Dining in Asbury Park

Asbury Park has some of the finest restaurants, pubs and cafes in Monmouth County. There is a cuisine for just about everyone. While in Asbury, drop in for a great meal and some fabulous cocktails 

 

Getting That Coffee Fix

Asbury Park Roastery
803 Second Ave & The Grand Arcade Convention Hall

 

Asbury Park Roastery is a small coffee roasting company nestled in Asbury Park and brewing strong since February 2007. The Roastery specializes primarily in fair trade and organic coffees, brewed perfectly and served simply.
 

They offer coffee, organic loose leaf teas, accessories, and confections.

 

 

 

Craft Brewing
 

Dark City Brewing Co.
801 Second Avenue

 

Dark City Brewing Co. is Asbury Park's first ever craft brewery. These passionately crafted beers reflect the eclectic and unique city in which they are brewed; from smooth malty porters to hoppy crisp ales, Dark City has a taste for every pallet. Made using local ingredients Like coffee from Asbury Roasters.  some of their signatures Brews are even named for local music artists and beloved bartenders.

 

 

Bier Garten/Ale Houses/Pubs
 

ASBURY ALE HOUSE
531 Cookman Avenue

 

With 52 beers on tap the Asbury Ale House has the largest selection of craft beers in Asbury Park, featuring 12 of New Jersey's most popular local brews.
 

A full bar and large dining room serving gastro pub style food in a casual atmosphere are a perfect spot for a family gathering or to watch your favorite team on a landscape of tv's.  Don't miss the 'Jersey Fries' - oh!
 

ASBURY FESTHALLE & BIERGARTEN
527 Lake Avenue

 

Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten brings an authentic Biergarten experience in Asbury Park. A tradition that Europeans have enjoyed for centuries - communal tables where friends and strangers mingle in a lively, friendly atmosphere. With over 100 biers to choose from, you'll need to snack on a soft pretzel with Liptauer cheese while you decide. Traditional fare including wursts is sharing the menu with Oysters "braten" and even a bright crisp kale salad with riesling dressing. A finishing touch of apfelstrudel and a schnapps is not to be missed either.

 

JOHNNY MAC HOUSE OF SPIRITS
208 Main Street

 

Although they only serve one food item, Johnny Mac's is a cool place to meet friends and unwind after a long week, ask anyone. On the outside, you may spy a small eclectic pub on Main street but step inside this conversation-starter for a unique experience. Hand-painted phrases and unique artifacts grace every inch of this roomy downtown tavern. 

The purchase of any alcoholic beverage gets you a FREE crisp and yummy personal pizza made to order 7 days a week or a custom omelet on Sundays! 

 

 

 


Italian Cuisine
 

PASTA VOLO
419 Bond Street

 

Pasta Volo is the place to go for the freshest, most delicious made-to-order pasta you'll find in The Garden State. Generations of culinary expertise go into each pasta creation. Everything from the homemade sauces, the perfectly curated toppings, and the pasta itself are served in a compact container perfect for dining in or taking your meal on-the-go.


BRANDO'S
162 Main Street

 

This neighborhood cucina has the flair of an Italian gentleman. Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, the menu features Italian specialties, prime meat, and line-caught fish. Starters have layers of flavor and texture. Pizza is fresh out of the fiery oven at the end of the bar area. The sleek copper bar is a great place to meet friends, share a meatball trio and savor the flavors of Italy.


 

BELMONTE'S 
632 Cookman Ave

 

Combine good Italian cuisine and Frank Sinatra. That's a great night. Belmonte's serves classic Italian dishes with intense flavor profiles. The appetizers are divine, hot bread to your table.

 

BYOB

 

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Jamaican/Island Influence
 

Mark's Place
621 Main Street

 

Born in Kingston Jamaica co-owners, Chef Mark & Paula Samuel, have cooked up a quaint 11-seat Jamaican eatery on Main Street, a few doors down from the iconic music club, The Saint. The menu spans a wide variety of cultures in addition to traditional Jamaican dishes. New to this cuisine? No worries, a warm welcome, and stirring flavors await you at this 'in-the-know' Asbury destination.

 

 

 

 

Mediterranean/Middle Eastern
 

LENTIL TREE
808 5th Ave

 

With a casual atmosphere, Lentil Tree is unlike any other restaurant in Asbury Park. They feature a selection of delicious food, great beverages, tasty pastries, books, and backgammon, with the best Mediterranean and Middle Eastern experience along the shore. Join them outside on their heated outdoor patio with a full hookah bar and performance stage with weekly events. Lentil Tree is vegan-friendly, take out friendly, pet-friendly and people friendly.

 

 

 

MOONSTRUCK 
517 Lake Avenue 

 

American-Mediterranean Grill housed in a Victorian-style building overlooking Wesley Lake. Decadently appointed, three stories and outdoor tables. Vast menu.

 

 

 

 

 

Casual Breakfast/Lunch


DJ's RESTAURANT
626 Mattison Avenue

 

Owners DJ and Ron love their community! A warm welcome awaits you each time you arrive. The rustic dining room is just the start of a cozy meal with friends. Start your morning with a stack of pancakes and crispy sizzling bacon or a muffin brimming over its wrapper with delight. Lunch serves up chicken salad, made daily, with sweet little cranberries and walnuts will leave you wanting one more scoop. In the evenings' meatloaf sits happily on the menu beside Asian noodle soup, expertly prepared burgers and specials that are crafty and comforting.

 

TOAST
516 Cookman Avenue

 

A breakfast destination with a beach house atmosphere. Toast serves up breakfast, lunch, and brunch with a twist. Don't let the name fool you, 'toast' isn't the only specialty here. Irish eggs benedict served with crisp and flavorful potatoes spice up a classic breakfast menu.
 

If you're feeling racy try the Red Velvet Pancakes.

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese/Fusion
 

TAKA
660 Cookman Avenue

 

Simple, elegant and consistently first-rate fusion Japanese cuisine and sushi. Everyone has a favorite dish at Taka!  The menu beautifully showcases everything from Crispy Japanese chicken thighs to Japanese meatloaf served in individual stewing pots and of course fresh and innovative sushi rolls and sashimi.

 




Small Bite /Cocktails
 

ASBURY OYSTER BAR
1300 Ocean Ave

 

(inside the Grand Arcade at Convention Hall)

Located in the historic Convention Hall on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. The Asbury Oyster Bar provides a unique dining experience offering a curated selection of selfish, fine cheese and wine, as well as charcuterie. Our full-service cocktail bar is sure to please with a collection of handcrafted mixed drinks to pair perfectly with your meal.

 

 

 


 

Farm-To-Table/Eclectic Cuisine
 

LANGOSTA LOUNGE
1000 Ocean Avenue

Langosta Lounge is the perfect blend of city and sea, lounge and restaurant, vacation and mid-week escape. Live music, Tapas, Sushi, and farm-to-table specials are just the beginning! One of the best views at the Boardwalk, this gem will wash away all the stress from your week.

 

Experience the world via creative cuisine and inventive libations and live music!

 


 

 

Sweets/Desserts
 

CONFECTIONS OF A ROCKSTAR
550 Cookman Avenue, Suite #104

 

A steady beat on Cookman Ave featuring signature cupcakes created by Drummer/Artist/baker  Kimmee Masi who is rockin' audiences daily (seriously, you can find her on the drums in her shop window)! Start your day off with a heavenly cinnamon bun or nibble through macarons in every color and flavor. Cupcakes are whimsical creations exploding with flavor and made from scratch. In this fun and funky pink shop - peanut butter cups become the filling between layers of custom designed cakes that translate your design into sweet dessert!

 

CHOCOLATE SAGE
1006 Main Street

 

Amazing chocolate confections, bonbons, and chocolate treats crafted using the finest ingredients available. Each chocolate is prepared in small batches with singular attention paid to technique, flavor, and appearance.
 

Chocolates that are practically edible art that is designed to please your sense of sight, smell, touch, and taste.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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