We went to Stella Marina on the boardwalk in Asbury Park on saturday night. We have been there before, including new year's eve and always enjoy the food.
We arrived at 9 p.m. and we sat on the lovely rooftop deck, what a spectacular view from there, it will be just fabulous sitting up there this summer.
With all these extra seats on the deck the kitchen was very backed up, the table near us had been waiting for thier entrees for 2 hours.
Our Apps arrived an hour after ordering them and then our entrees arrived 5 minutes after that. I can understand being backed up, but a nice gesture from management would have been to buy us a couple of rounds of drinks while we waited the hour. The staff seemed confused, food runners kept coming up without a clue as to where to drop food, going from table to table asking if this was their order.
You should try stella marina, with a bit of fine tuning, this will be a gem of a place in asbury park.