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517 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7107
+1 732-988-0123
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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202 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The word that comes to mind when thinking about Moonstruck is "Beautiful". The place is a treat to the senses; gorgeous to the eye and flavorful to the taste. I started with the house salad with gorgonzola, ample is size and variety, and pretty darn good. My entree was one of the specials, Branzino fish, a delicious seabass from the... More 

Thank JFK49
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good and consistent food. I tend to go for the asian shrimp dish mostly, but once in a while they'll have a interesting sounding seafood special. They've been in biz for years and years (even before expanding into their current spacious 3-level lakefront AP local,) so you know they're doing something right. Well worth a visit - a bit... More 

Thank ModMick
Ocean, NJ
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Moonstruck is my choice for special occasions. I have been a fan since Moonstruck's first location in Ocean Grove. When it moved to a much larger location in Asbury Park, I wondered if the quality of service and food would suffer. I must say that excellence prevails and I remain a loyal patron whether if it's for a couple's night... More 

Thank Nancy R
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of Moonstruck is quite amazing. The owners began in a small storefront location in Ocean Grove and took the chance to move to Asbury Park before the full Renaissance and Restoration of this great seaside community. The food is superb and the service outstanding (I always ask for Bruce as his waiting skills are most professional along with... More 

Thank mothersalon
New Jersey
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ambiance and location. Unfortunately verrry pricey! Food was average and the service was good.

Thank JersseyGirl
Brick, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought we got upgraded to first class. Every expectation was exceeded. Hostess delivered unfinished bar drinks to the table, wait staff fully attentive, plates cleared before ensuing course, food served purposefully to the correct guest. Food was awesome, a good selection and plated perfectly.

Thank pete-frequent-diner
Manalapan, New Jersey
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279 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Luckily we were able to reserve the 3rd floor private room for a special birthday party. I was able to have up to 20 people, but luckily it was 18 because we fit perfectly. Everything was perfection from the moment we arrived. For a Friday evening party we were able to pick the time, otherwise on a Saturday it has... More 

Thank Audrey3091
Newark, New Jersey
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Amazing ambience -- and amazing food. Great appetizers. Great bronzino. Top 5 Italian restaurants in NJ.

Thank Gman248
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

They offer wonderful discounts on certain appetizers and beverages. Service is stellar. The food is delicious and the atmosphere inside is warm and cozy. In warmer weather, the porch offers a view of the lake. Happy hour is Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 6 PM.

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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Right from the door the experience was great. We asked our server for suggestions and he was right on the money. He suggested a clam appetizer which was excellent. He then suggested meals for dinner. I ordered the fish suggestion and my boyfriend ordered the rack of lamb. Both delicious. We then ordered creme brulee for desert. It was delightful.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7107
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-988-0123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?