ASBURY PARK – After launching the Asbury Ocean Club last summer, the luxury residential and hotel development is pulling back the curtain, opening The Gallery to a number of dinner reservations, starting Thursday, December 12, 2019.
With 14 tables available, this intimate dining experience is the first exclusive opportunity for locals to indulge in exceptional cuisine, a curated wine list and handcrafted cocktails that only residents and hotel guests have had access to. so far.
“We have seen continued interest from the community and visitors to Asbury Park to experience Asbury Ocean Club first hand, so we are delighted to welcome new guests to the property,” said Brian Cheripka, Vice -Senior President, Field and Development at iStar.
Just as the Asbury Ocean Club Residences and Hotel opened in Asbury Park, The Gallery brings a level of fine dining to the Asbury Park dining scene. Upon arrival at the hotel lobby for dinner reservations, guests will be escorted to the Gallery Bar where pre-dinner cocktails can be enjoyed before being escorted to their seats.
Operated by David Bowd of Salt Hotels, guests will enjoy Asbury Ocean Club Executive Chef Michael Dunston’s modern take on East Coast cuisine in an exquisite candlelit setting paired with personalized luxury service.
A new menu debuts each season; the fall/winter 2019 menu offers a selection of small plates, greens and larger dishes, with dishes such as lobster and greens, honey walnut squash soup, beef carpaccio with pepper, ray milanese, osso bucco Sauerbraten, duck for two and more. Guests also have access to the hand-picked wine list and expertly crafted cocktails, such as the “Winter Oak,” which incorporates barrel-aged gin from local Asbury Park Distilling Co., as well as vermouth. dry, fig-vanilla syrup, lemon juice and Angostura bitters.
As the design lead for Asbury Ocean Club and iStar’s multi-billion dollar overall redevelopment project, Anda Andrei, in collaboration with Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture, is the person behind The Gallery’s interiors.
Around white marble cafe tables, seating includes Danish walnut chairs, while planked walnut walls frame iridescent green upholstered cushions. Overlooking the pool deck and landscaping, the space includes an enormous Italian table carved from a single piece of wood, along with a limited-edition leather chair by Charles Kalpakian and a vintage Ultrafragola mirror by Ettore Sottsass.
Reservations open 30 days in advance and can be made by phone (732.825.6000) or via the website. Residents and hotel guests will be granted priority reservations and a certain number of daily reservations will be reserved for guests and residents. For more information, please visit: asburyoceanclub.com/hotel/restaurant/