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Cross & Orange, Asbury Park, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Cross & Orange, Asbury Park, NJ
Cross & Orange
508 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ
(732) 361-5502

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  New American - Eclectic

Food Quality: 2 1/2 Stars

Service: 2 1/2 Stars

Decor: 3 Stars

Overall Rating: 2 1/2  Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Attractive decor with an open, rustic and inviting feel

A creative menu using fresh, farm to table ingredients

Free on-site parking

Price: Expensive

Value: Very Good

Noise Level: Moderate -High

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy upscale, casual ambiance with an eclectic menu.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer a traditional menu with "Old World" dining amenities.

Recommended dishes: When available, The Roasted Chilean Sea Bass; The Confit Pork Wellington wrapped in a bacon pastry with mustard; and The Cod with Couscous.

Liquor: Full bar service. A vibrant bar with a good selection of specialty cocktails. Limited selection of wines by the glass.

Restaurant Review

Cross & Orange offers a unique twist to casual upscale dining.

Owned and operated by brothers Bob & Chris Fahey, they have created an exciting, fresh addition to the Asbury Park dining scene. Their approach to food preparation and it's fun and energetic ambiance are a perfect fit the Asbury Park dining scene.

The decor is is very attractive with an open rustic, inviting feel.  As with many new restaurants, Cross & Orange have taken hold of the trend to avoid fancy, stuffy carpeting and table linens in favor of industrial chic bare wooden floors and wooden tables without linen coverings. appearance.

A popular feature of the restaurant is the the lining of multi-colored books behind the bar to give it a mid 1800's charm. The books represent inspiration from the cultural and culinary diversity resulting from mass immigration to New York during the 1800s,

The kitchen serves a seasonally changing menu using fresh local, farm to table ingredients for the preparation of creative, non-traditional, new American style dishes.

The menu, similar to the multi-colored books behind the bar, is scratch-made, with using a wide range of multi-colored ingredients, again reflecting the cultural diversity and hands-on approach of themed 1800's.

They offer free guest parking in a private lot in the back of the Cross & Orange building, located on Lake Ave (one block south of Cookman Ave).

Cross and Orange is open seven days/week:
Tuesday  -  Thursday, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday, 4:00 pm - 9:00pm
and Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm for Brunch, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm for Dinner
Happy Hour is 4 - 7pm, Tuesday - Friday

(updated: June, 2018)

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