Shipwreck Point- Point Pleasant, NJ
Shipwreck Point is such a cute little spot on the corner of Inlet drive. It is definitely one of the finer food establishments in Point Pleasant. However, if you’re looking for a great ocean view, this is not the spot to go. If you’re looking for good food not far from the beach and boardwalk, this is your spot.
We started off with drinks as usual. At the risk of looking like alcoholics, which we are not, you will see a common theme on our blog is that drinks are a must! I got the Prosecco Peartini, which was a pear flavored martini topped off with Prosecco. I guess I may not be a pear fan because I’ve definitely has better martinis. I am a huge Prosecco fan though! I should’ve went with my first instinct and gotten the pineappletini. The waitress led me toward the pear! She did say it was popular though, so I would give it a try if you like a perfume like pear taste. Paul got the peach margarita which he loved. They have a good wine list as well if you would like to purchase a bottle or a glass. We each got a piece of bread served to us from their bread basket. It had the consistency of a croissant in a cupcake like shape. It was crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The apple cinnamon butter that accompanied it was to die for. Both were really good. Paul followed with the New England clam chowder soup which was a special and the baby iceberg wedge salad. The wedge salad came with blue cheese buttermilk dressing and smoked bacon, right up Paul’s alley!
We both had an 8 oz. filet mignon. We got the parsley shallot butter sauce and the Au Poivre. Sauces come at an additional $2.50. I love pepper, so the Au Poivre is made for me. It provides the perfect bite of pepper to my filet mignon. Otherwise, I may be the nut job to ask for hot sauce. We got two sides as well. The tater tots with asiago cheese were a special. They were awesome, not soggy. Tater tots remind me of when I was a kid, however these had an adult twist on them with the cheese and chives. We also got the truffle mac & cheese, another thing I always feel compelled to try. I think the mac & cheese could have been a little creamier, but overall I thought it was good. For dessert, we had the apple and berry crisp tart with Tahitian vanilla ice cream. It looked much different than I pictured it in my head. A basic way to describe this is a soft apple sponge cake loaded with baked berries and Tahitian vanilla ice cream on the side. The “tart” was served hot and the ice cream was amazing and complemented it perfectly. The menu was concise and not overwhelming, something I definitely like to see.
The atmosphere was nice as well. There is a big round bar when you first walk in. The dining room is a small area. The fireplace built into the wall was a nice touch. Some of the tables were a little close together, but not a real issue here unless you make it one. The ambiance wasn’t anything special. It was pretty ordinary in my opinion.
Customer service was overall good, a few weird instances during the night that I will get to in a little. I like that they had the valet service. The valet guy was very nice and even walked us in and held the door for us. Hostess was welcoming as well. Our waitress was very attentive and came over right away to start us off with drinks. I feel like she was a little klutzy. She dropped the menu on me by accident, dropped a fork by my foot, and then at the end of the night dropped her pen multiple times. It ended up being more amusing than annoying. We didn’t wait too long for our food and were overall very satisfied with the customer service.
Overall, there’s great food at this establishment. I would definitely recommend getting steak of some sort if you eat steak. If you don’t eat steak, the menu offers up something that everyone could eat.