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The Robinson Ale House Asbury Park

4.5
4.5
604 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Robinson Ale House Asbury Park is an oceanfront restaurant on the famous Asbury Park boardwalk. The restaurant is housed in the iconic Howard Johnsons building, and customers are treated to panoramic views of the ocean and the historic Convention Hall.

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Booked 39 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 774-1400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Walter Quiteno

  • Neighborhood

    Asbury Park

  • Cross street

    5th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Please check our website for our Entertainment Schedule.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 604 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Robinson Ale House is a gorgeous restaurant with beautiful views of the ocean both inside and outside. The seating is comfortable, the food was amazing, and the service was fantastic!

  2. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    The food was ok, however the experience was a little disappointing. We chose this restaurant for it's gluten free options (They have Gluten free and Gluten Free Available), but my wife asked for the salmon (which is listed as Gluten Free) and was told that they couldn't make it gluten free. We appreciated our server being patient as we went through a few other options that were listed as gluten free or gluten free available to see if they actually were going to make them gluten free.

  3. AK

    AllanK

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Penne Vodka was bland, Hamburger was cold, flat iron steaks was ok, not very good. The margherita flatbread was fine.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took the family here to celebrate Father’s Day! Not our first time there and glad we went! Service was impeccable and the food..amazing as always! The tomato bisque is sooo good!

  5. JP

    JulieP

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good food, good service and good times!

  6. CK

    ChrisK

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great meal at RAH! Great seats, view, ambiance, drinks, food, service. And best of all, good live music that wasnt blasting so we can still talk and have a good time.

  7. AF

    AllanF

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, server was awesome! Would definitely go back!

  8. DG

    DebbieG

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Calamari were crispy and delicious. We both has the flat iron steak which was cooked to perfection. I substituted hasselback sweet potatoes for the fries. Key lime was refreshing.

  9. CM

    ChristopherM

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Geoff was making a real effort as our server, but he seemed like he mad connections with customers effortlessly. Good food. Nice scene. This could be a tourist trap that doesn’t care about the cuisine, but I’ve never had a bad meal there.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    We have been here a number of times and each time prior I would say was 3-4 stars and no complaints. I will chalk this past Saturday up to an anomaly and likely just not enough staff, but either way with the summer crowds coming we will probably stay away for a while. It took almost 30 minutes for apps. soup and a caesar salad. entree did come in 15 minutes after and no issues. then we were itching for some dessert and coffee and maybe some water and a drink refill during dinner and it was crickets. By the time server did come back it was 10pm and we bailed before dessert. The food is never excellent, but always good for the price. Also. the entertainment played a nice guitar, but he should leave it as an acoustic set only. This is twice now that we have to eat dinner through very bad vocal renditions of The Doors and Bowie.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    The food was horrible. The service was non existent.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Belated Mother’s Day

  13. A

    Ashz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was just eh, nothing special. Good drinks tho

  14. DA

    DAD1

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good choice for a last minute birthday lunch celebration; nice view and food was good; staff was very pleasant, friendly and attentive.

  15. J

    Jamie

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Starting with an excellent cocktail, finishing with a delicious dessert! Our server, Ali, was attentive, friendly and took fantastic care of us! The Gluten Free options were plentiful, which was actually the main reason we chose Robinson’s!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Super friendly staff. Everyone was nice

  17. t

    todds

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Fun atmosphere and great ocean views but food mediocre.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great first time visit with Mom for Mother’s Day. Andrea made it amazing! The food was great and again, Andrea made it amazing! She is charming and very attentive. We will be back! Thank you Andrea and team for making my Mother’s Day wonderful!

  19. A

    Ashlei

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2

    Made a reservation for Mother’s Day. Was not made aware at any point that it was buffet only until we were seated. Significantly overpriced buffet for food sitting out all morning.

  20. RS

    RachelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Beautiful Mothers day brunch! Will definitely be back

  21. e

    emcee

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    The restaurant design was well done, the view of the ocean was really nice, the waiter seemed inexperienced but made a good effort, the food was mediocre at best. Will not be back.

  22. CS

    CynthiaS

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice lunch outside on boardwalk. Emily, our waitress, was friendly, attentive and professional. Nice to see hard working severs.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday was fun experience

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice experience. Waitress was very friendly and attentive. Not the cheapest but food and service were on point.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food. Awesome time!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5

    Very Slow Service!!! No idea of Specials… Server knocked water all over table then vase with flowers ran away… Thought maybe an offer for a desert in house … nothing… Oh well???!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great service!! Will be back here for sure!!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Friend visited- Fresh seafood & good service

  29. CK

    CK612

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    This remains a favorite for the view (inside), but the exterior seating is nothing to be desired and their steak sandwich was incredibly fatty (twice!!). We are returning customers and will likely go back, but I was definitely disappointed this past visit.

  30. LC

    LaurenC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The grilled salmon is delicious. Our waitress, Roz, made the experience the best! She selected an excellent flight of beer for us and was friendly and kind. Fun night.

  31. EE

    EileenE

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious and the view was amazing. Loved our server!

  32. DA

    DAVIDG

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were just saying that Robinson's is consistently good on all counts. Food, service and ambiance. Been coming here for years and always a good meal.

  33. P

    Pamela

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Heather was a great server and the food was awesome we will definitely be back. It was definitely worth it.

  34. KC

    KeturahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, excellent service. We will be back for sure!

  35. S

    Skicat25

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun time! Great food, music and view.

  36. RO

    ROBIN

    New York Area

    761 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    761 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Service attentive and thoughtful. The food was good and the seating with ocean view a plus.

  37. d

    dani

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    they did not rush us to get out. food was amazing staff incredible

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Everything was very good. The waitress was very polite and courteous. The only complaint would be that the Manhattan clam chowder could of been a little more hearty. Mostly broth and not much clam for the money

  39. FT

    Food4Thought

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    Food quality was very low, nothing like Red Bank location.

  40. LD

    LisaD

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place never disappoints. The service is friendly and quick. Love the interior. The food is flavorful without salt. We did sit o front of the live music which was a little loud. Still a 5 star experience . We will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Robinson Ale House Asbury Park is rated 4.5 stars by 604 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 39 times today
Google Map for The Robinson Ale House Asbury Park

1200 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Asbury Park

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Walter Quiteno

  • Entertainment

    Please check our website for our Entertainment Schedule.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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