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
Value: Very Good
Noise Level: Moderate -High
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.
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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