My wife and I had dinner there July 7th, and sorry to report, the food was awful. We had visited the Red Bank location the prior week, and everything was pretty good, especially the fish tacos. Fast forward to Asbury Park, where this time I had Swordfish. I am still sleepless at night wondering what it was that I gutted through out of amazement. Best description: a tasteless overly microwaved hot mashed granular pulp. Really sad for a place with so much potential. As a throw-in, service was very slow.
Friends of Badlands get together for Light of Day supporting Parkinsons, excellent evening and meal.
The meal was great. Fresh oysters and bread. The dinner was delicious. The service was wonderful. A perfect night out.
The best venue for true S.O.A.P. and Jersey Blues music. Excellent menu, food and ambiance.
Drove down from Morris County for lunch and will happily go back. I went to Asbury Park as a child in its heyday and I'm happy to see after decades of tough times the area is going through a much-needed renaissance. I'm glad McLoone's is playing a part believing in this old beach resort town...
We were extremely pleased with all of the gluten free/vegan and additional modifications that the menu allows! We will be back!
Very disappointed having been to the other properties... the food was cold on more than one dish
weren't thrilled at all with the menu this time around (and no specials) and only 3 out of 4 of us enjoyed what we ordered.
It was ehhh...
Service was interesting. She kept asking us if we needed a refill (twice). We hadn't ordered anything yet.
The appetizer (crabcake[s]) only came with one. How is it possible that the menu is plural and we only get one? Still, it was good and i would've liked another.
The Caesar salad was water and the dressing was bland.
The place is well known for its burgers, which delivered.
Dessert tasted like any other Applebees/Houlihans/Fridays apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.
I paid 100 bucks for the meal and I wasn't happy.
We reserved a table on open table. It does not for outside tables. We were sent back and forth between inside and outside before we got seated. The steak was overdone. The vegetables and fries were cold. When I sent the fries back to get some hot ones, they reheated them! The waitress may as not have been there.
We tried McLoone's Asbury Grille for the first time for a lunch date. We've been to many of the other McLoone's restaurants, but unfortunately the Asbury Grille did not meet the McLoone's standard. We thought the restaurant was in need of a make over and our server came up short. Our server was extremely blase' with little or no energy. When she addressed us, she was rarely stationary and spoke to us as she was walking by. It took her 15-20 minutes to take our lunch order (after we asked her twice to order), yet she didn't seem very busy. She was definitely not the top caliper that we've experienced at other McLoone restaurants such as Robinson's and the new Rum Runner.
We sat outside with live music which was wonderful, I had the mex-Tex burger but the multi grain bun was bigger than the burger and service was not attentive.
Family night out for the four of us. Food was good but portions a bit small. Waitress okay but often served by other staff.
We throughly enjoyed our meal. The crab cake starter was a pure joy. I especially enjoyed the stuffed flounder with lobster roulade and extraordinary mashed potatoes. Dessert was a wonderful key lime pie with graham crust. wife loved her shell fish fetuccini. We have eaten at Mc'Loones on several occasions and have always come away more than satisfied.
Food and service was good but not over the top good. Location is great right on the boardwalk overlooking the ocean. It was pouring down rain the night we were there do we couldn't eat outside.
I've been here a dozen times, but the past few times the quality had been lacking. Several times food has not come out as requested and they seem to be regularly understaffed since our servers disappear for long periods of time.
Short rib sandwich was great!
The service was great, but the restaurant wasn't well kept. The fans had clumps of dust hanging off of them and there was an overall musty smell in the place. The drinks were perfectly made, but the clams smelled overly fishy and the buffalo clam dip had a hair in it. We paid 100 dollars for 2 drinks and 2 appetizers.
Brought my out of town friends to show them around the places we used to "hang out" during my teenage years in 1960's. Grew up in Asbury Park & many memories collected on the beach & boardwalk.
One thing we thought unusual, however, was when we ordered no appetizers before dinner, our small plates were taken from the table (waitress specifically mentioned removing them). Left no convenient place to put down our oil dipped bread.
My friends & I have dined out together in many types of restaurants, from chains to very nice places in NYC, & have never had our plates removed.
We enjoyed our meals. Creative combinations and outstanding traditional dishes. Great job maintaining ambiance of former Howard Johnson's! Your restaurant helped show them what an amazing place AP was and is. Many thanks.
It took a very long time for my food to be served. It was wrong and had to be remade. There was no offer of compensation for the length of time or error. The place was very loud. Happy hour was confined to bar area only.