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Apr 28, 2009 10:18 AM

Dinner tonight- water view, outdoors, and seafood --- any ideas?

Today is my son in laws birthday and we are looking for a place that fits this discription. Willing to do Point to Long Branch. Any ideas out there?

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  1. Asbury Park - Stella and Langosta both have outside tables in the nice weather. Start at one, walk to the other . . . .

    2 Replies
    1. re: MGZ

      ... and visit Watermark for a cocktail in between.

    2. Rooneys in Long Branch is the chalk pick for dining with a direct view of the ocean. I've noticed that the food reports lately have been better. Testosterone martinis as well.

        1. re: Tapas52

          Good pick Tapas! As far as Rooney's, while the view is nice, I can't recommend it for more than a drink and some raw bar items. Good luck.

          1. re: bgut1

            Agree with you about Rooney's, bgut. We've had very good shrimp cocktails there. But it's truly unfortunate that the cooked food is blech because the view is spectacular.

            1. re: RGR

              Still have to agree about the food at Rooney's. Seems that all the good new food in Long Branch cropping up lately is away from the water.

              Also, figures that since we snagged a late res at Shipwreck Grille this Sat that it will likely be raining ;o(

              1. re: seal

                For years I've followed the Monmouth County Seafood Corollary:

                "The quality of seafood is inversely proportional to it's proximity to water."

                The possible exception might be Doris & Eds.

                1. re: equal_Mark

                  I never felt the food at Doris and Ed's was anything to write home about, especially considering the very high prices.

                  1. re: RGR

                    Rooney's food is actually much better this year...especially teh shellfish items

                    and the lobster escargot may be the best meal/app ion teh shore...big chunks of lobster meat in a spinach and garlic sauce served in an escargot plate...very cool at $24

          1. re: MGZ

            Wound up at Kleins in Belmar. I tried to change their minds about this place, but could not. All in all it was not a Total disappointment. Reservation was for 7. Finally were seated at 7:40 even some of the tables were not occupied. Food I must say was good, better than the last time. Thank God for the scenery, as the service stunk. Resto not run very well. Had to find waiter to get items needed at table.

            1. re: Barbarella

              Don't you just hate having to go out to dinner with others when they choose a restaurant that you know will not be good? Disappointing to say the least.

              1. re: Barbarella

                Too bad sorry to hear that....better luck next time .Btw can you tell us about the food there?

                1. re: Tapas52

                  Standard Benny style seafood. As I recall the first item listed on the menu is "Fisherman's Combo - broiled or fried"

                  There website menu seems to currently be blocked.