The Iron Whale, located on the Boardwalk in Asbury Park, is quite a departure from the previous ventures of the McLoone Restaurant Group. It features a rustic, yet still contemporary design in the spirit of seafarers, with prominent reclaimed wood, ropes, and gas lanterns.
The menu, by executive chef Michael Dolan, features inventive takes on seafood including a "Taco Bar," hence the title "Whale". However, it also includes a wide selection of meat presentations, or "Iron".
With its Asbury Park Boardwalk location, outdoor ocean view dining is a strong feature of the Iron Whale. Indoors features an open kitchen, a fireplace, and a private meeting or party room. The Iron Whale is another exciting addition to the already resurgent Asbury Park scene and is open seven days a week for brunch, lunch and dinner year-round.