Shipwreck Point

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Steakhouse
Shipwreck Point is an Upscale Steakhouse located on the Manasquan Inlet in Point Pleasant Beach. Every element of Shipwreck Point is designed to impress. From the ambience of finely crafted materials, intimate lighting and warm fireplaces to the friendliness of the expert staff, an exquisite menu and wine list, Shipwreck Point delivers a first class Steakhouse experience at the Jersey shore.

Several cuts of prime and dry aged meats, a diverse wine list of rare and contemporary vintages, modern and traditional side dishes and homemade desserts are available. We have the seafood you would expect at the shore and an ocean fresh raw bar. Our highly trained bartenders serve a variety of domestic and imported specialty beers, inventive cocktails and other liquors. Whether it is an after work or dinner drink at our bar or a meal to celebrate and remember, Shipwreck Point is the destination of the sophisticated diner.

**Complimentary Valet Friday and Saturday
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3.8
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4.0
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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant place- service was good they tried for sure. Food was very good, had the 6oz filet cooked to perfection. Mac and Cheese side was to dye for.

JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We have enjoyed eating at Shipwreck on numerous occasions but will not be going back. The service was excellent but our meal was terrible. How you ruin a steak is beyond me. I hope they can get back on track.

t
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Not this time bad experience

Was my favorite place down the shore

CD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing...
The ribeye special was perfect !
Drinks done right & our server Peter was great
It was my boyfriends birthday & we traveled hour & half to come to eat here. Worth the trip

GM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been wanting to visit this restaurant. They were participating in restaurant week and we took advantage of it. We were a party of three and ended up ordering the entire restaurant week menu. Everyone enjoyed their selections and they also offer a wine special. The restaurant sits across the street from the Manasquan inlet with large windows to take in the view and our waitress was excellent. We will be back!

TK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Realizing that each night could be different, we just didn’t experience the issues that some reviewers outlined. Service was prompt and attentive (Taylor was great!) and the food was delicious with excellent beef (ribeye, hangar, short rib) and fish (cod). My only request- please get some big ice for the great bourbon choices you have.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Don’t waste your time/money. Took one hour for our appetizers to arrive. Food was terrible. Super loud where you could barely hear the person next to you. Packed us into their one dining area like sardines. Wait staff very friendly and apologetic. We will never go back here.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The meal was subpar, service was slow, place was so noisy you could not hear. I would never go back or recommend it to anyone.

GT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I come here about 6-7 times a year, change of pace from all pizza parlors and fish restaurants in the area. Up until last Friday night I'd say it wasn't bad but now it's just plan terrible.
Even before we ordered there were signals this wasn't going to be a good experience. We were shown to a table that not only rocked on its legs but tend to spin around; we moved ourselves. Ordinarily there is subdued lighting but tonight the lights were full up, like at a night ball game. I asked the waiter why so bright, he said a lot of folks had been complaining that their meat wasn't' cooked like they asked for so they had put up the lights in order to show the customers they were wrong, just couldn't see well in the dark (?) Hmmm 1. We had an 8PM reservation and we asked to see the New Jersey Shore Restaurant Week menu (it was restaurant week), we were told the menu ended at 7PM. Hmmm 2. I asked for a JD on the rocks; I eventually got a glass of ice that someone at the bar had managed to spill some JD into, more of a refreshing summer drink than a cocktail. Hmmm 3. We ordered the French onion soup, it came in the work's smallest crock, more like a coffee cup than a crock; oddly enough the soup spoon was also down sized to match (I guess because a regular soup spoon won't have gotten into the crock's mouth). Hmmm 4. The second course was worse yet. I order the 8 oz filet, medium; I got what had to be a 6 oz filet blackened on the outside and till bleeding on the inside! The carrot "accompaniments" were raw and tasteless while the garlic broccoli rabe was mostly stems and lacked even the faintest hint of garlic.
We had enough, check please!
Oh, I forgot to mention the they no longer serve their signature pop overs, doughy rolls are now available, "we're trying something new" I was told.
It's disappointing but perhaps not surprising, all good things must come to an end and so does the attraction of Shipwreck Point.
The 1 star is for the parking valet.

FK
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I ordered stuff clams for an app all it consisted of was breadcrumbs, no clams at all even diced, no flavor. My fish was good and my pumpkin cheesecake. Food was unremarkable.

Both tables on either side of us were wobbly. One couple changed tables.
Really inexcusable in a high end restaurant.

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Our server was

OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stopped in for quick dinner before a show. Very good . will return for a more leisurely meal . Beautiful place.

DT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Too Expensive, value isn't there, too loud and too long

d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

A simple porterhouse for 2 ordered medium rare was overcooked. Of course it could have been corrected if anyone ever came over to our table to check on things. We were seated and drink orders taken, 10 minutes later 3 other servers had asked if anyone had come to the table. When we finally ordered, it was another 20 minutes before a food runner came with salads. Another 20 minutes before a soup that was ordered came and then dinners came immediately after that by a food runner. Our waiter NEVER CAME BACK TO THE TABLE. Ordered items were missing and never came. When we were almost done with dinner, he finally showed up and when told items were missing he gave some BS that the kitchen was out and no one told him. To make up for it, "desserts are on the house." The final straw was that we were charged for the desserts. We paid and left because we just wanted to get out. Several other tables in the room we were in had similar complaints. If there are problems in the kitchen he's a news flash...tell the table that you are having kitchen issues and let them know instead of leaving them there twiddling their thumbs. No one in management ever came around to check on things either. The poor kid filling the water glasses (after I had to get up and look for the water pitchers) was apologizing because he was around the tables and knew it was bad.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Do not go to this establishment. Nearly every aspect of our dining experience was a mess. They are disorganized, overpriced and not good at the restaurant game. The website, which we had checked out in advance, had an entirely different menu on it. We went they're expecting that menu. First sign of trouble.
They brought out a $16 shrimp cocktail plate with three shrimp. We sent it back. They forgot to bring out salads; never served a course to all of the table members at the same time. The wait staff and manager that we spoke to are frustrated with the way things are going at Shipwreck Point. They expressed concerns about the ownership micro managing staff members that know what they're doing.

This place is way too expensive, given the competition in the area. You would do well to spend your money elsewhere. Our dining experience was certainly a shipwreck. All of the members of our party expect this place to be closed before too long unless changes take place and they get their act together.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

That’s just the beginning- when we first got there ordered 110.00 bottle of wine making sure there would be a 2nd because we would be ordering it. Guess what-no 2nd bottle! Had to order another wine which came,was put on table Waited another 15 minutes for it to be opened.

LN
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our appetizer was excellent as were our scallop entree and filet. The vegetables that accompanied our entrees were undercooked and could not be cut. Desserts were wonderful and the wine list very diverse and affordable.

DV
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Steak was not cooked to order and sent back 2 times to get it right.
Waiter was unattentive and looked overwhelmed.
Too loud!

Last visit here I had great dinner and waiter, which is why I returned.

I would try this again, when it’s not as crowded.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just about the worst possible experience you can have . Our 39 th anniversary dinner was not to be at Shipwreck point . I Jane never ever in my life gotten up and walked out of a restaurant . But after 45 minutes of nothing we were forced to leave ( not even sure they cared ) . But sometimes things are serendipitous ..... we. Left there went around the corner and found ( our first time there ) Danny’s Bistro ...Food was amazing and service impeccable . My suggestion to Shipwreck is take your staff out to dinner at Danny’s bistro and see how professional and courteous they are . Service was amazing . We all understand that things happen ...but when it’s not handled properly after that it kind of leaves a sour taste . No more shipwreck point ...or Grill for that matter and we were years long customers . I used to recommend this restaurant all the time . Never again

JA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal, got to try out the updated menu - happy to see scallops back as a main dish, bacon app was good too.

MF
New England
31 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was average and the prices were very high. Ordered lobster and was told would come with a side and then notified it did not and then overcharged for a vegetable. Service was slow and mistakes were made.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Wayyyyyyyyyy overpriced with a limited menu. I’ve eaten here before, and it was expensive. Now it’s crazy and not much to choose from.

e
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My husband and I had a very nice dinner. The food was very good. It was a slow night only one other couple. The light where quite bright and there was no music playing. Is all we heard was the football game from the bar. For the amount of money we spent I had wanted it to be way more romantic

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong having dinner at Shipwreck Point. Between the ambiance, excellent food, drinks and fantastic service we always make Shipwreck Point our go to place for special occasions or just a night out. The owners Richard and Terry are two most friendliest people we have ever met and make us feel at home every time we have dinner here. You will definitely not be disappointed!

KM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Warning, do not eat at this restaurant, service is terrible unless you have 3 hours to wait for a meal. Overpriced and horrible s experience, you will get divorced if you go there for an anniversary.

A
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Food was very average. For the prices you pay you would expect for great food and service. Service was horrible they took 20 mins to take our drink orders. Everyone in the whole place was frustrated with the poor service. Don’t waste your time at this place.

M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t seen my ate-daughter in years and now she’s married. Treated them to dinner.

r
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience2

After one hour we were told that it was a problem and then our dinner food would be next in line to be prepared. I got up paid the bill for the appetizers and walk out without much concern from the staff at all or the offer to cover my drinks or anything else that we had it was a disaster

LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Been eating here for about 5 years always amazing. This visit was terrible something must be wrong in the kitchen. My clams on the half shell came out submerged in melted ice cubes. My tuna dish had nothing in it that was on the menu except the tuna. Totally different dish. My wife’s pork chop was supposed to be medium well. Instead it was undercooked. Just about raw close to the bone! Used to be a great restaurant no idea what happened but a total disappointment and wast of my time and money!

JJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was phenomenal! I had the summer Grilled Peach salad which was delicious, with the perfect amount of dressing and goat cheese (not too much) and the pistachios added a perfect crunch. My husband had the Caesar salad with anchovies and raved about the freshness! For my meal I had the Tuna, prepared rare and it was quite possibly the best tuna I've ever had! It was served over a puree of carrots (?) and baby bok choy... so good! My husband had the NY Strip and it was perfectly cooked and thoroughly enjoyed. As accompaniments, we got the long hot peppers and the mushrooms and onions. The long hots were nice and hot but served in a little too much oil... could have done without the pool of oil on the plate! The mushrooms and onions were perfect! Our only complaint was the noise level - you could barely have a conversation and had to listen closely to hear the waiter speak. Perhaps it's the tin ceiling? The bar seemed quieter (but was also less crowded with only a few guests at the time). Overall a wonderful meal and we will return!!

MZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

My husbands steak was tough full of fat and grizzle and based on the price of $45.00 it was totally unacceptable. NY prices without the quality. The bacon sauce was very sweet. The Brussels sprouts were supposed to be roasted however they were blanched and hard. No flavor. The filet mignonette I had was slightly overdone with no flavor either

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday bartenders excellent servers outstanding and all courses from appetizers to dessert were fantastic our 5th time back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Apparently the executive chef quit but that is something we should have known from the start. I am a set expectations type of person so if my wife, her friend, and I knew that we would have been more OK with sitting down at 8:30pm and not getting our main meal until 10:30pm. Also, the chef leaving has nothing to do with the lack of service we received that evening. Case in point, we were seated and no one showed up to our table until 20 min after we were there. Usually I will get up to get someone but I was so frustrated I wanted to see how long it would take to have someone come over. Usually this place is great but I was severely disappointed in the meal as well as the service this night.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Servers were good but kitchen staff obviously overwhelmed and ill-prepared. We went there on Friday evening and left after waiting 2 hours for our entrees. We were not the only customers with excessive wait times for entrees. Restaurant is in a great location but as other reviewers noted is very noisy which one could overlook if everything else is up to par. Avoid until management gets their act together.

F
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Our party of four was promptly seated for our 6:00 reservation. Service was prompt and attentive until our appetizers arrived. We had to ask for popovers Our dinners did not arrive together. The Béarnaise sauce I ordered for my filet mignon was cool and gelatinous; I sent it back The sides were served family style without serving spoons. The mushrooms she did not return to see how we were faring. We ordered dessert and were on the verge of canceling it because it took so long to arrive. There did not seem to be any front of house management at all. While I’m sure this restaurant won’t suffer as a result of this review, it’s so disappointing that the establishment doesn’t care that service is as important as food quality. I’m not impressed.

LG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was slow. The lobster tails were overdone and not worth the $72 price tag. My husband had the steak and it was good. The location and views are great but overall a disappointment.