McLoone's Restaurants

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November
28
On November 28, 2016, the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association (NJRHA) honored Tim McLoone as Restaurateur of the Year at the 2016 NJRHA Annual Awards Gala held at the Liberty House in Jersey City. The Annual Awards Gala, a black tie event created to honor the winners and celebrate the restaurant and hospitality industry, is traditionally held the Monday evening after Thanksgiving and hosts approximately 350 people.
Posted on November 28, 2016
June
17
On November 28, 2016, the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association (NJRHA) will honor the State's best and brightest along with their friends, family, business associates and peers at the 2016 NJRHA Annual Award's Gala to be held at the Liberty House in Jersey City. This year's honoree as Restaurateur of the Year is Tim McLoone of McLoone's Restaurants.
Posted on June 17, 2016
May
4
Champagne flutes in hand, dozens of invited guests explored the multi-tiered structure, which features soaring interior spaces and views of the river from every inch of its length. "I call this the aquarium," one guest said, as he led friends through a glass door into a second-story dining area and bar. The space, at the south end of the building, terminates in a window-filled cupola and is enclosed by glass doors that, in nice weather, will be open to the river and sea breezes, said architect Jay Anderson, of the Rumson firm Anderson Campanella.
Posted on May 4, 2016
February
18
Nearly three years ago, superstorm Sandy swept in and destroyed McLoone's Rum Runner in Sea Bright. But work is under way to bring the it back to life. The restaurant, at 816 Ocean Ave., is being built at a higher elevation along the Shrewsbury River, at the site of the the original. "Construction is ongoing, (we are) pouring concrete for footings now," said Susan Belfer, spokeswoman for McLoone's Restaurants. "We are hoping to open by November/December 2015."
Posted on February 18, 2015
January
30
Red Bank THE ROBINSON ALE HOUSE THE SCENE: One of the newest go-to spots in the downtown, The Robinson Ale House provides a low-key yet upscale night out for people, owner and restauranteur Tim McLoone explains. McLoone says of The Robinson Ale House, which opened Dec. 6 last year, was named after his wife Beth and her family, which carry the last name Robinson and grew up in Red Bank.
Posted on January 30, 2015
December
12
Gary U.S. Bonds is one of the giants of rock 'n' roll. Yet, in one of the quirks of music history, it took him 20 years to finally play Asbury Park. He did so in the early '80s, long after his hits "New Orleans" and "Quarter to Three" kept rock alive in the early '60s.
Posted on December 12, 2014
July
29
With its serene ocean views in Pier Village, McLoone's Pier House makes for a fun-filled Sunday. Head to the exquisite brunch, then shop around the various shops.
Posted on July 29, 2014
April
15
McLoone's Rum Runner in Sea Bright, destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, will be rebuilt at its Ocean Avenue location abutting the Shrewsbury River and reopen before summer 2015, according to a report by Word On the Shore.
Posted on April 15, 2014
April
14
The borough planning board has given the approval to McLoone's restaurants to rebuilt their Sea Bright location, the Rum Runner. The restaurant, located at 816 Ocean Ave., was flooded and destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, but will be rebuilt at a higher elevation.
Posted on April 14, 2014
March
19
On April 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm, McLoone's Boathouse will host a press conference and luncheon to formally announce its support for The Griffin Bridges Program at Seton Hall Preparatory School through a sponsorship of their Third Annual "Building Bridges 5K." As an alumnus of The Prep, owner Tim McLoone is supportive of Seton Hall's continued efforts to make quality education accessible to all, regardless of their socio-economic background.
Posted on March 19, 2014
February
24
McLoone's Boathouse in West Orange, NJ has once again partnered with The Griffin Bridges Program at Seton Hall Preparatory School in hosting their Third Annual "Building Bridges 5K" set to begin with a 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run at 9:00 AM and the official 5K Run/Walk at 9:30 AM on Saturday, May 10th.
Posted on February 24, 2014
January
3
Tim McLoone's Rum Runner is coming back. McLoone, the restaurateur and musician, this week said his first eatery, overlooking the Shrewsbury River at 816 Ocean Ave., will be rebuilt and, hopefully, ready for business in early 2015. The Rum Runner, flooded and wrecked by Super Storm Sandy, has been closed since the storm hit 14 months ago.
Posted on January 3, 2014
December
28
Tim McLoone has created a restaurant empire that all started with his love of music. After graduating from Harvard University, McLoone decided to open his first restaurant, McLoone's Rum Runner in Sea Bright, NJ in 1987. He not only did this to become a restaurateur, but also to establish a place for him and his musician friends to perform. "I played in lots of bands wandering from place to place trying to get jobs, and I decided that I wanted to have one place to call my own, and my band can play there." McLoone said.
Posted on December 28, 2013
December
27
Pier House is the second of several restaurants opened by Tim McLoone and it has made quite a name for itself since its opening in Spring 2005. With dazzling oceanfront views, the location is the perfect place for weddings, parties, entertainment, and memorable indoor & outdoor dining experiences.
Posted on December 27, 2013
December
22
McLoone's Rum Runner, a Sea Bright restaurant damaged beyond repair by superstorm Sandy, was approved for a $3 million loan earlier this month, clearing the way for it to rebuild and open in time for the summer. The summer of 2015, that is. "Now we almost start the process over," owner Tim McLoone said, thinking about approvals from the state and the borough, the demolition and the construction that will leave the new restaurant eight to 10 feet higher than the old one.
Posted on December 22, 2013
December
21
On Monday, December 16th, The Tim McLoone Radio Show hosted a live double taping of the program at McLoone's Asbury Grille on the Asbury Park boardwalk. The evening was dedicated to The Valerie Fund Center at the Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. In between the two tapings, a check was presented to The Valerie Fund as a donation from Oktoberfest 2013 that was held at McLoone's Boathouse in West Orange on October 27th.
Posted on December 21, 2013
December
20
An organization that brings much joy and music to thousands of people each year can trace its roots to the loneliness of a young boy. "When I was little, my brother was really ill. He had polio. We lived on the grounds of the veteran's hospital in East Orange and, with my only sibling ill for a good period of that time, I spent a lot of time alone," said Tim McLoone, founder of Holiday Express, an organization that will have brought 64 performances, gifts and food this season to about 20,000 disadvantaged people by Christmas.
Posted on December 20, 2013
November
27
Bobby Rydell was one of the early "teen idol" purveyors of the rock and roll sound. From his beginnings in the 1950s appearing on shows such as Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club, to being called one of the "most sought-after nightclub and concert acts in America" by Kim Summers, Philadelphia-born Bobby Rydell has continued to wow fans all over the world during his amazing 63-year career span. Rydell will be making a rare, Jersey Shore appearance at McLoone's Supper Club on Nov. 29 to share the music and the stories of his career and personal life with his biggest fans and newest inquisitors.
Posted on November 27, 2013
November
26
Twenty years ago, Tim McLoone held his first rehearsal with what would become Holiday Express, his rock 'n' soul band that has brought seasonal music, gifts and cheer to hundreds of people every year since. The band's first show, over Thanksgiving weekend in 1993, was in Connecticut at a resource center for, as McLoone put it, "children with children," or extremely young, at-risk parents. It was a depressing place, and it offered but a foretaste of what the musicians would encounter over the next 20 years.
Posted on November 26, 2013
November
1
At the event Arts Take Action: Sandy One Year Later, held at NJPAC on the anniversary of the superstorm, [Star-Ledger reporter Brian Donohue's] documentary with The Star-Ledger, Splinters & Sand, brought the owner of the shore's McLoone's Restaurants to tears. "I think Tim McLoone's reaction was a reaction a lot of people had, which was when they watched this documentary, they cried for the first time since the storm," said Donohue. "People get their emotions bottled up. You know, 'Suck it up and let's get through this. I'm not going to cry because there's someone worse off next to me.'"
Posted on November 1, 2013
October
29
Novelist Morrow Wilson has spent more than a year doing interviews of all kinds print, Internet and radio. All from the comfort of his own home. "Gone are the days when a book tour involves travel," reports the novelist. "Now you get on the telephone or the Internet." But in the case of Tim McLoone, Morrow Wilson is making an exception - taking the long commute from his New York City apartment in the Yorkville Towers to join Tim McLoone and his live audience in the far reaches of the Jersey Shore. The reason? Tim McLoone.
Posted on October 29, 2013
October
26
Eat, drink and meet a star athlete or two, all for a good cause, during Oktoberfest tomorrow at McLoone's Boathouse in West Orange. A benefit for the Valerie Fund, the event will include an appearance by the Devils' Martin Brodeur, who will be bartending. "We have a lifetime of obligation to the Valerie Fund," said proprietor Tim McLoone. "We decided to dedicate our year to fundraising."
Posted on October 26, 2013
October
19
This ain't no dinky county park hotdog stand. McLoone's Boathouse, a 12,000-square foot restaurant adjacent to Essex County's miniGolf Safari, is the kind of place where you'll want to go for Mother's Day brunch, have drinks with your office mates, take your family for dinner on Sunday nights... and possibly plan to have your daughter's wedding.
Posted on October 19, 2011
September
23
The ocean side event was held Sept. 18 and raised money to support the non-profit's efforts to bring music, food and money to needy families during the holiday season.
Posted on September 23, 2011
December
1
Tim McLoone is sitting in his favorite office, a booth at McLoone's Pier House on the boardwalk at Pier Village in Long Branch. At this hour, it's right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the lunch crowd who've come to enjoy not only the great food, but also the gorgeous view of the ocean this glass-enclosed beachfront restaurant provides. That view is one of the reasons McLoone, often called a Renaissance man for his visionary thinking, was the first to sign on the dotted line when the developers of Pier Village came to call.
Posted on December 1, 2009
October
27
Tim McLoone could best be described as a modern-day Renaissance Man. Schooled at Harvard and accomplished in music, athletics and business, he yearned to make a positive difference in the lives of those in need. In 1993, with the help of his musician friends, he founded Holiday Express, a volunteer, nonprofit and non-sectarian organization dedicated to bringing music, food, gifts and genuine friendship to the physically and mentally disabled, the homeless, those living with AIDS, and others in need during the holiday season.
Posted on October 27, 2009
August
25
Red found some crabby competition from McLoone's Restaurants and Bobby Chez. Conroy praised the "really moist, just-cooked" nature of McLoone's crabcake, while Michele McBride, morning host at Brookdale Public Radio 90.5 FM, the Night, said that for consistency, McLoone's was her favorite.
Posted on August 25, 2009
August
28
The voice of New Jersey? Gov. Jon S. Corzine? Sinatra? Springsteen? Tony Soprano? Try Tim McLoone. You can hear his dulcet tones in venues as cavernous as the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford and as cozy as a bar at the Jersey Shore. Or outdoors at a band shell at the beach or on the grass at Monmouth Park, between horse races.
Posted on August 28, 2007
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