Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant
Rooney’s provides innovative, diverse dishes with the concept of fresh seafood at the heart of its cuisine. The menus at Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant continually change to offer a different dining experience at each and every visit to this exciting oceanfront restaurant. The stylish architecture, relaxed setting and creative menus make this year-round oceanfront restaurant a favorite on the Jersey Shore
It's a big ocean...someone has to embrace it.
Seafood Cobb Salad
lump crabmeat, shrimp, avocado, egg, crumbled bleu cheese, cherry tomatoes, red onion, lemon tarragon vinaigrette
Spanish yellow rice, chirizo, shrimp, scallops, mussels, little neck clams
The location, the food and the service are all outstanding! We had a great time cant wait to go back!
Birthday celebration was perfect at Rooney’s! 5 stars across the board!
Eaten here many times. Never disappointed. Waiter was pleasant and easy going. Helped us customize some of the dishes more to our liking.
My favorite oceanside restaurant.
Staff was remarkable- so friendly & helpful
There were bugs on the ledge of the window and wood rotting in the corner. Food was fantastic service was awesome drinks were a little weak.
Rooney’s never disappoints! It’s a must go to every time I’m in Long Branch.
Service was very slow, drinks orde
Food is great! Must order the shrimp for an appetizer, they’re huge and delicious. The staff is very friendly. Parking on site. Great views of the beach.
We notified restaurant that it was a birthday nothing. I had Asian salad there were five tiny cubes of tuna. My brother had yellowfin tuna overcooked my husband stuffed flounder he said it was delicious but small portion.
The location and ambiance I guess make up for small portions and large prices. Service was very good and we had a lovely table in the shade overlooking the ocean. We will return since there are very few locations that seat you that close to beach. Raw oysters were great!
Nice outdoor seating. Server was friendly and nice but service was not good. (ie. Server forgot my drink, didn’t bring us bread like the other tables, didn’t give us a steak knife or ask if we wanted pepper with our food. Dropped the check abd completely disappeared. After waiting 15 minutes we walked to the front where we waited for someone to run my card.
Not to be missed. 5 star all around.
We were a party of 3 and all our meals were perfect. We are on vacation and returning again tonight.
Went out for my birthday. Staff couldn’t have been nicer especially our waitress. Had a great table by the open window. Food was terrific! Couldn’t have ask for a better experience.
Excellent service. Extremely accommodating. Scallops and skirt steak delicious. Halibut was a bit dry , over cooked. Brought new piece without hesitation and was excellent. View is amazing.
The day was great...the folding windows were open looking right at the ocean..Our meal was wonderful the fish was so fresh..the service excellent.
We've been to Rooney's several times and it never ceases to be a great experience. We ate outside and had a great view of the ocean on a beautiful day. All the food was great and service was excellent.
The food and service was good. The problem was with their management team standing in the dining area using walkie talkies to communicate with the hostess stand about open tables. It was non stop and quiet loud and distracting. It was like listening to an episode of Cops. Most restaurants that use that kind of system at least have earbud in as to not to bother the guests, but not here. Will probably be back but they should address their communication strategy.
Love it! Great place overall! Thanks for a great dinner!
The service and food is exceptional. Always a favorite.
The hostess was a bit rude when we didn’t get to our table quick enough because we were settling our bar tab. The bar was less than attentive, had to flag a bartender down and the bar back was rude when asked to help with getting the bartenders attention.
Mind you, no one was busy assisting other clients at this time.
Our server at dinner was lovely though.
Great food and oceanfront location. Definitely recommend.
Great service, seated right away at reservation time. Food amazing.
We had a window seat and the view was amazing! One of the best oceanfront dining closest to us! Love it!
Everything was excellent except for one the hostesses at the entrance who was quite rude
The food and staff were excellent. Great View. A must visit spot when going to Long Branch or the surrounding area. Manager was very hospitable as was staff.
The setting and view was beautiful. Even for a busy Friday night, I still felt like I enjoyed an intimate fun dinner with my family to celebrate my birthday. The food & drinks were wonderful, literally everything was so good. Nicole was awesome, such a sweetheart. I love the water & the view of the ocean from the restaurant. I will certainly be back!
Always enjoy the location of Rooney's and the ease of parking. Our first time back since start of Covid and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was just all good and felt like old times
I can only rate the outside dining area, which was amazing. The view and breeze off the water were perfect. Our waitress was outstanding. Drinks were great! Unfortunately, the food did fall short a bit. The calamari was great. The seafood and chips was too sweet and I personally don't care for corn tortilla chips. I ordered the seafood creole, the rice was undercooked and the overall flavor of the dish lacked the authentic flavors of creole. The pork chop was overcooked and the sauce was too sweet. The manager did remove the seafood creole from our bill but questioned me as if he was annoyed that I had the nerve to send it back. I think they need to revamp their flavors and not be afraid of adding a little spice to some dishes.
Our server was great, and Halibut was delicious!
Loved sitting out on the lower patio and seeing the ocean. Great for outdoor dining.
Had been for brunch but not for dinner. We had our reservation and checked in about 10 minutes early. I noticed there were two empty high tops in the bar area and asked if they were available and the hostess said yes so we asked to take one. Being across from the bar which had 2 bartenders and maybe 6-8 people sitting at I figured one bartender would wait our table or come for a drink order. The other high top was seated and we waited to be greeted. The restaurant was packed, and just coming out of Covid restrictions, so I figured they may still be a little short staffed. About 5 mins of sitting with not even the bartenders acknowledgements and 10 servers passing us on the minute still no acknowledgement. A man who I thought might be the bar manager came by and asked both our tables if we had been helped. A floor manager then came by and said he would work on getting someone over. Our waiter came by and asked for a drink order and being we hadn’t had been in for dinner I asked what he enjoyed most off the menu. He made his enthusiastic suggestions and said he’d return with our drinks. We went with his suggestions and started with the delicious short rib appetizer and lots of that warm Brooklyn baked bread. We did a surf and turf ( not on the menu) combination, the steak needed a little salt, which I never add salt to my food. The lobster, sadly,was slightly over cooked. We make garlic butter instead of drawn butter at home which adds a ton of flavor to lobster, the lobster needed that or just a little salt. We cook a lot at home to our tastes so going out is a nice break. I applaud the staff and teamwork I saw there with what looked like no empty seats. We took the majority of our main courses home, and we’ll be back, but maybe post beach season.
A bit pricey for the portions and sides that came with it and quality was so-so. My wife had the halibut and was a bit dry and I had the shrimp fra diavolo and sauce was just ok and very small past portion. Otherwise all was good.
I love the service, food and ambiance.
Rooney's is my favorite restaurant at the Jersey Shore! Always fabulous from the moment you sit down to the moment you finish your meal. The only negative thing I will mention is that special requests for tables should be honored when one is making a reservation.
The food and service was great. It’s best to make reservations because there was a nice buildup of people waiting.
Good service and good food with lovely views of the ocean.
Excellent service. The grilled oyster appetizer was amazing. We all enjoyed it...even the first-time oyster eater and non-seafood guest. We all had different fish entree: monkfish special, halibut, salmon, and branzino, and we all shared a taste with each other. Every single entree was equally amazing...fresh, prepared to perfection, and delicious! Planning a return visit soon.
We joined 2 other couples for lunch with an oceanview. We sat on the patio which is not quite indoors but not outdoors either. Our server was very friendly and informative. She was so helpful when 2 wanted to share a dessert. She plated them separately for each one. We had 2 orders of calamari for our appetizer. 2 people had the stuffed flounder, 1 had the lobster mac n'cheese, 1 had the creole type dish, and 1 had the flounder sandwich with an upcharge for the fries. I had the Cobb salad with grilled shrimp which was tasty but not presented as I expected it to be. It was more like a chopped salad. The Cobb salad typical ingredients were there but the pieces so so small you never got a full flavorful bite of each one. A good variety of beers from what I heard our server mention. Moderately priced. Seems like you are paying for the oceanfront location and slightly above average food. We laughed a lot and enjoyed our lunch.
Great seafood, great service and view. Too noisy though.
Great seafood, service and view.
Great highly recommend
Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3224 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.