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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Whole Maine Lobster Roll
lemon, celery, dill, fries, coleslaw
Peel 'n Eat Shrimp
We love this place and were relieved to have outdoor dining during this time of covid. We just missed your green chowder. 💕
Food was delicious.
Good food great servive
Great food and outstanding service. Best Cocktails.
Birthday very nice time
Great Seafood. Favorite place in Asbury for excellent fresh seafood
Food was great!
Excellent, can’t recommend this restaurant enough. It’s the best place to eat or have drinks in Asbury Park.
I was excited to try simply because I had to book a few weeks in advance to reserve a table. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff was very friendly and efficient. Drinks were also excellent. We ordered class casino and fisherman's fry (the fried kale was delicious) shrimp cocktail lobster bisque and burrata all delicious. We shared a lobster crab and shrimp kettle. The portion was so generous there was so much food! You have to give this place a try!
We went for dinner Saturday and it was great! The rose was delicious and we got the buratta app and oysters and shrimp, so good! We also ordered crab legs which were great. Our server was awesome and we liked the outdoor set up. Super professional and laid back with great food. Would reccomend!
I was waiting for it all week cause of the fabulous reviews and the service was great and the food was too.
My only concern was that tables didn’t seem to be 6 ft apart but that was it. My 4 year old loved her meal.
We will definitely go back next time we are down by the shore!
The oysters were not fresh. Our burgers were overcooked. They both came out very dry and well done when they were ordered medium and medium rare. My prosecco tasted as if it had come out of a tap. The cocktails were watered down.
Our server was lovely and helpful.
Food took over an hour
Wanted to try a new spot, and asbury has been successfully hosting outdoor dining for the past few weeks. Upon arrival until departure we had a great experience, with the food, service and ambiance. Can’t wait to go back!
Family get together for first time since COVID. great food. A little expensive but well worth it. Great raw bar.
Service by Arby was attentive and meticulous. Always a pleasure to see her !!
The experience was “just ok.” I don’t recommend the oyster. They tasted as if they’d been watered down ahead of being served and were absolutely flavorless.
The Bloody Mary was awesome, as were the peel and eat shrimp.
Bonney read is one of our favorite restaurants, the food is always fresh, and the service is great. They set up out door seating in a spacious way and we felt very safe eating there with our family.
Great Seafood Restarant down in the Jersey Shore! Excellent service, nice vibe and delicious food!
We love the Bonney Read! They are handling the transition to outdoor dining beautifully. Service was prompt, as always the food was fresh and delicious, the cocktails were strong, and we had an overall lovely evening.
Great food and dining experience
My husband and I love this restaurant. It was our first time eating there since Covid-19. We were in a shady spot and the food was delicious. Our lobster roll was a bit overpowered by dill and $30 seemed a bit high for the portion, but everything else made up for it, especially the clams casino, yum!
The food and drinks were delicious and the service was great! My fiancé and I got the shrimp, snow crab legs, and lobster bucket. It was all very good. We were seated right in front of the speaker and the music was loud so that was the only negative. Other than that, everything was wonderful and we left happy!
Food is creative and absolutely amazing! Great value for the price.
This is our favorite place in Asbury. The seafood is really high quality and very relaxing vibe.
food was mediocre at best.... overpriced and bland. I watched our waiter smoking on a vape inside the restaurant and then touching plates, etc..... not sure if thats ideal right under our current conditions. sitting outside @ Asbury park was the best part.
The Bonney Read
Scores always out of 5
Carl & Nicole: 4.5
We absolutely LOVED our server Isabella. She made our experience !!
We had clams and oysters from the raw bar, the octopus, and the steamed lobster, crab, and shrimp kettle. Seafood was fresh and delicious. The octopus was incredible. Only note: the shrimp were boring- their peel and eat cold shrimp are way better. For dessert we received a complimentary key lime pie dessert and it was AMAZING. We’re generally not into key lime pie but WOW this one was out of this world!!
Drinks: very good
We got the painkiller and mai tai. Very sugary but that’s what those drinks are!
Overall: We are huge Bonney Read fans and have been many times, will continue to visit again and again. Their fresh seafood and fun atmosphere never disappoint. Don’t miss the octopus and steamed kettles!! #shorelovesfood #njfoodie #monmouthcountyfood #asburyparkeats
Everything was very well done. My wife and I felt very safe.
Our waitress made the entire experience outside pleasant. She was efficient, personable, timely, courteous and experienced. The food was good. Drinks are slightly expensive.
Amazing all around! - incredible restaurant Chef James Avery has!
Food was hit or miss. The burrata and mussels were good. The octopus and steamed clams were very chewy.
We’re frequent patrons here, great food consistently
The food was great, as was the service. Only issues I felt was the size of the tables for a party of 4. There were these small round tables, which didn’t hold a lot of space for multiple plates at a time. But the food definitely made up for that 😊
Thank you so much for a wonderful evening on a beautiful night. Weather was perfect. So glad for outside dining at this time.
Great food and service. Staff and servers doing a great job under CoViD precautions.
First time out with pandemic, we were worried about social distancing and crowds, but no need to worry. Tables were spaced, felt very at ease. You download the menu on your phone.
The only thing I was not happy about is that they shortened the menu, however we found plenty of great food.
Loved the entire experience from beginning to end. Truly spectacular service coming out of quarantine. The staff took every precaution- thank you!
Great service from waitress, Kristen. The seating on cookman was excellent and very cool ambiance. Of course, the food and drinks were very good, as well! Looking forward to going back.
Our favorite restaurant. Food is delicious and always fresh.
On the night of our reservation, it began to rain 6/29/20 at 8pm. The hostess tried sitting us at a table in the rain with no cover, however, there were two other tables available with covering. When I suggested if we could sit in one of the covered tables she became annoyed and stated that the rain was unexpected. She called over what appeared to be a manager, and she was equally annoyed. Clearly, weather is unpredictable, but what was even more unpredictable were the attitude of the employees in this restaurant.
Bonney Read offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 455-3352.
Bonney Read is rated 4.6 stars by 723 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.