The Marina at Oceanport opened at the former Fort Monmouth marina late last month, just in time to take advantage of the last weeks of summer. Since its opening, patrons have been flocking to the waterfront restaurant and bar, which occupies the renovated marina building formerly operated by Fort Monmouth. The facility is currently operating under an operator’s agreement between FMERA and the restaurant owner, Mario Criscione.
“The marina restaurant opening for business represents another step toward the work-live-play atmosphere FMERA seeks to create within Oceanport,” FMERA Executive Director Bruce Steadman said. “Borough residents and visitors can now enjoy firsthand the experience of water-front dining and the beauty of the local area.”
Indoor seating for approximately 60 patrons at tables and a bar inside the restaurant is currently available, as well as outdoor seating overlooking the water for another 50 patrons. An additional dining room, seating approximately 30 guests, will be constructed. For those looking to “dock and dine,” the restaurant has boat slips available at its easternmost piers, closest to the public boat launch.
The restaurant recently announced on its Facebook page that it is hiring for full-time and part-time help, including hostesses, bartenders, and servers.