The Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park

Ever wonder what the phrase “Very Bohemian” means? I think you can find the definition at Asbury Parks Langosta Lounge. The “very comfortable, relaxed style” is evident in everything from the decor to the staff, the menu and the clientele. Every inch is consistently inconsistent! “Very Bohemian!” We mosied in feeling like we just “fit”. We never expected to fall in love with this eccentric treasure…but we did!

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, there is nothing better than putting down the convertible top and cruising to the beach. Yesterday we ended up in Asbury Park seeking something a little different. And we certainly did find it in the Langosta Lounge. Their business card says “Vacation Cuisine & Libations” – inspired by the places we travel and the people we meet. That fascinated me. I love travel and I love food. Was this the place near home that could “take me away?”

We sat at the bar and decided to order a few menu items. Just like the atmosphere, the selection on the menu was intriguing. We compromised and settled on 3 items. Calamari 3 ways (Brazilian Vatapa, Dialdo Sauce and Thai), Tuna & Shrimp Ceviche and the Langosta Enchilada. 3 Fabulous choices! The Ceviche, with its mango, onion and limy goodness literally was a celebration of flavor! The Tuna truly melted in my mouth. I would have been satisfied with just that, but was too curious about what was next. The Langosta Enchilada is something that I normally would not order, but was very glad that I expanded my horizon. It was excellent. Of course, I could never recreate that dish at home…so I will have to go back! The Calamari was crunchy and the sauces were each very deliciously different. But I was actually too stuffed to truly enjoy it. I will have to start with that next time!

We were not as adventurous with our Cocktail choice. We had a very nice bottle of Savignon Blanc but while probably should have tired the Sangria. It looked so refreshing! Filled with fruit. Watching the Steve, the bartender, make his exotic concoctions was fun! From Bloody Marys from scratch to Blue Margaritas, he was really fun to watch. A “mix Master”!

Did I mention the entertainment? Again, the phrase “very Bohemian” comes to mind. The “Stringbean and the Stalkers” were great! If I closed my eyes, I wouldn’t be able to decide if I was in either New Orleans or the Tropics. They were so eclectic. Very soulful, very cool, very jazzy. The scruffy surfer dude with his harmonica and voice was so fun to listen to. An amazing asset to the Langosta Lounge. Again…very consistent!

Next time the suns comes out on a beautiful afternoon, you can find us at the Langosta Lounge!

The staff tshirts say:

Hay percados
mas grandes para frier

which means:
Stay Cool
There’s bigger fish to fry

I think that will be my new motto!

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