Need suggestions for Asbury Park/Ocean Grove New Jersey restaurants
My family and I will be spending the Labor Day weekend in Ocean Grove. I did a search here for restaurants but the ones that came up were dated.
We love seafood, Italian, French food. All suggestions will be appreciated.
If you've read the threads you already know that there isn't much in Ocean Grove. I would recommend the short drive to Asbury where there are a number of options: Bistro Ole, Taka, Sister Sues, Market in the Middle, etc. For Italian you can try Jimmy's, Posilipo and Carmines (although I've only been to the former). For seafood, I would recommend a trip to Pt. Pleasant Beach and try Spikes. For French, the pickins are pretty slim. Actually I can't think of any in the area. Maybe another hound will chime in. Good luck.
Here's some HELPFUL info, a recent post to my inquiry on OG:
Nagle's (formerly an Apothecary, now a basic diner), is on Main, a couple blocks in from the ocean. Good for a cone after the performance, too.
Coffee shop / bakery across the street is good, but not necessarily for dinner.
Captain Jack's is a fancy-looking place, but like everything else in OG, dry.
Moonstruck is within walking distance, across the bridge in Asbury"
-- btw town is BYO
Thanks everybody for your suggestions. We wound up at Moonstruck overlooking the lake. We really enjoyed the food and sitting on the 2nd floor porch having dinner. The restaurant has a nice buzz to it and the wait staff was very accommodating and polite.
I had the Mediterrean antipasto as my main course and it was delicious. It contained grilled vegetables, roasted pepper, carbonata, fresh mozzerella cheese, tomatoes, hummus and other tasty ingredients I can't remember. ($15.00). My spouse had a special-baked halibut that was so light and flaky which came with mashed potatoes and fresh succotash (29.50). Both portions were large but not heavy. For dessert we had coffee and shared black & white creme brulee (7.50). The dessert was totally delicious and the black portion (chocolate) gave it an extra scrumptious taste.
I would definitely go back to try some of the other dishes which sounded good.