Fare: Contemporary, with eclectic Southern & Italian influences
Price: Moderate - Expensive
Food Quality: 2 1/2 Stars
Service: 1 1/2 Stars
Decor: 2 Stars
Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Exceptional, creatively prepared food -- Uses fresh, farm to table ingredients.
Noise Level: Moderate - High (2nd floor)
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy a BYOB with creative, fresh farm to table; hand crafted food.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer simpler, more family oriented comfort food menu.
Recommended dishes: When available, Lobster Pot Pie w/ Fresh Lobster, Veggies, Creamy Sauce, Flaky Pastry Topping; Guinness Braised Short Ribs w/ Creamy Mushroom Polenta; and the Bone-in Pork Loin Chop w/ Chunky Mashed Potato, Roasted Grape Pan Sauce, House Veggies.
Alycia's Bistro separates itself from the many mediocre, Freehold family run restaurants with it's creative, scratch menu.
Owned and operated by Alycia and her husband Michael Frances, this 120 seat bistro is situated on on two floors with the main dining room on the first floor providing seating for 38.
The attractive interior has a casual, modern feel with soft tan walls, dark wooden floors, and wooden tables set with woven place mats. There is a huge script along the wall of the stairs leading up to the 2nd floor with their theme "Love, Laugh, Eat".
The 2nd floor dining area has poor acoustics with tables spaced close together. For queiter conversation, ask to be seated on the 1st floor dining room.
The main reason to dine at Alycia's Bistro is for the carefully prepared dishes made with fresh farm to table ingredients.
Co-owner/Chef Alycia received formal culinary training at the French Culinary Institute in New York City.
The seasonally changing menu is prepared from scratch using local fresh farm to table, seasonal ingredients grown in Chesterfield, NJ. Menu items are prepared using using non-frozen or re-heated ingredients
Chef Alycia's contemporary menu has a variety if items with a variety of influences. The Italian influence acquired from her Italian family background and the Southern USA, French and Thai influences, from her formal training.
The desserts are excellent with a nice variety of home made desserts.
There is limited on-site parking, still a plus for downtown Freehold.
Outside dining on the wrap around porch is available during the warmer months.
Private parties can be hosted for up to 60 people.
Alycia's Bistro is open Sundays, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Tuesdays 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Wednesdays 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Thursdays 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Fridays 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; and Saturdays 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm.
(updated December, 2016)
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