Have been to Toast in Asbury Park a couple times this summer and found it to be a nice luncheonette type place offering a limited but tasty offering of breakfast and lunch, with both inside and alfresco seating. Food was well prepared and the service always seemed friendly and helpful.
I brought a friend who is a lifetime local resident and owns a home that overlooks Deal Lake from Wannamassa. Today seemed to be a great time to sit on the shady side of Cookman Ave and enjoy a midday meal.
This seemed the best idea given that it was pretty full inside and the noise level was fairly loud. We requested a table out front and were led outside and seated with a couple menus.
Time passes. 10 minutes. Nobody comes and offers drinks or anything. Several other outside tables are brought their orders.
Time passes. 15 minutes. Nobody comes and offers drinks or anything. Several other tables have drinks refilled.
It is obvious that Waiter Guy has seen us sitting at the table with menus and no drinks.
Time passes. 20 minutes. Nobody comes and offers drinks or anything.
Other tables have bills brought to their tables.
Time passes. 25 minutes. Nobody comes and offers drinks or anything. As waiter guy collects bills & credit cards from other tables, we decide to bolt, and had a nice meal down at Old Man Rafferty's.
This friend had heard good things about Toast, and had been looking forward to trying it. She is a lifetime local in the area and has a lot to say about the local dining scene to many friends and family. She is now resolute in never having anything good to say about Toast in Asbury Park