A Stylish French Bistro Opens in...Asbury Park?

By Billy Lyons  |  January 9, 2014
Credit: Kaitlin Kall

Though Bruce Springsteen and amusement park rides may be the first things that comes to mind when we think of Asbury Park, the Jersey shore town is red hot with restaurant openings as of late. Pascal & Sabine, a European-style brasserie whipping up coq au vin and bouillabaisse, is the most recent addition to the boardwalk community, which was previously known in culinary circles primarily for fried cheese balls. The new restaurant, the work of local hospitality design group Smith, also boasts a top of the line espresso bar as well as a hidden back entrance bakery for those seeking a fresh baguette to go. The menu is the work of Grace Crossman and Paul Holzheimer, whose neighborhood's Neapolitan-style pizza joint Porta received an glowing New York Times write up over the summer. In total, the Asbury Park focused restaurant company operates five businesses including vegetarian haven Goldie's, so we're anxious to see what awaits us at the shore this summer - besides traffic jams.

601 Bangs Ave., Asbury Park, NJ; 732-774-3395