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The Robinson Ale House – The Best Place to be in Asbury Park

The Robinson Ale House is the ideal place for a night out or quick lunch. The rustic beach decor and circular booths offer a special atmosphere to the Asbury Park Boardwalk. Situated at the famous Howard Johnson’s building near the conventional Hall, this beautiful establishment provides a wide selection of wines and beers, various menu selections, and features live entertainment during the weekends. Robinson Ale House is open every day of the week for curbside pickup and delivery from 11 am to 8 pm. As one of the many ways that Robinson Ale House uses to express their gratitude they offer you 2 homemade chocolate chip cookies with every order you place.

The Robinson Ale House was designed to create the best high-end comfort food available. Everything in the establishment looks brand new, from the ceiling to the detail work on the flooring. The booth seating reflects the setting on the upper floor and is very inviting. The Asbury Park was designed by Sydney Gierlatowicz-Mauhs and Terry Gierlatowicz of TSG Design LLC. The two designers were also the ones behind the design of Robinson Ale House in Red Bank, and most of the design elements of the two buildings are similar. However, the Asbury Park building is designed with a lighter element to create synergy with the beachside venue.

Chef Walter Quiteno has crafted a beautiful menu consisting of pomegranate swordfish, cheese creole shrimp, spicy garlic mussels, fish tacos, and much more. Bugger selections range from the traditional to the black bean and turkey options. The salad selections range from the classic chicken cobb and caesar to a salmon Nicoise and Robinson’s trademark mesclun topped with balsamic vinaigrette, dried cranberries, apples, walnuts, and feta.

In 2008, McLoone, the mind behind Robinson Ale House, became one of the first people to settle on the Asbury Park boardwalk. Since then, McLoone has developed the upstairs Supper Club into one of the most popular establishments in the area featuring delicious meals and live entertainment during the weekends. When McLoone came to Asbury in 2008, he was among the first people to sign a lease. Some of the buildings the lease signers inherited were in good condition while others were in different degrees of decay. Currently, the condition of most of the buildings has significantly improved and many people want to be a part of it.

When The Robinson Ale House was established, there was almost no culinary reason for people to visit the establishment. (What used to be there was an ARS Account Resolution, after all.) The venue looked okay, the food and service were good but nothing out of the ordinary. The reason why the Robinson Ale House became successful over the years is due to reputation and trust. Presently, The Robinson Ale House in Asbury Park employs more than one hundred and fifty people with the main dining area boasting a seating capacity of more than 125 people and the outdoor area featuring a seating capacity of 80 people. Chef Harris Rivera is now in charge of the Supper Club special event team, which features Jazz Brunch and Big Band Evenings on Sunday, Karaoke on Monday, Drag Karaoke on Tuesday, Dueling Piano on Wednesday, Special Acts on Thursday, and showcases on Friday and Saturday.

Cindy Chavez