The Iron Whale

Client: McLoone’s Restaurants
Location: Asbury Park, NJ

Iron Whale is a new seafood restaurant on the famous Asbury Park Boardwalk by Executive Chef Michael Dolan,  in the recently completed Fifth Avenue Pavilion redesign. The high-class beachfront restaurant features an open-kitchen, that one can see from the bar, an attractive fireplace, seating indoors that accommodates 130 people, 34 bar seats, and an outdoor boardwalk dining space that will seat up to 100 guests.

The new eatery is located next to the Tim McLoone’s Supper Club and redesigned Robinson Ale House. Finishing touches are also in process for the famous exterior bandshell, which will feature 238 ADA compliant stadium seats, a raised stage, dance floor, and a rooftop restaurant and bar offering floor to ceiling  windows that lends to an open outdoor feel.


Architectural Design
Preliminary Design
Schematic Design
Interior Design
Design Development
Construction Documentation
Construction Administration
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During his tenure at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and after earning his Bachelor of Architecture, Tom has spent close to Thirty Years in planning, design, construction and contract administration for a wide range of large and small-scale projects. He joined the company in early 1997 and as one of MMA’s Principals, he has been responsible for overseeing the growth and success of the educational design studio for the last two decades. His responsibilities include contract generation, establishing budgets for hard and soft costs, design consultant coordination, and overseeing construction administration and project close-out. Tom attributes his success to his attention to detail, and his ability to work effectively with all stakeholders.