Fare: New American
Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 3 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Their seasonally changing, innovative menu is well prepared using fresh local ingredients.
Quiet, romantic ambiance: Funky with a touch of sophistication.
Noise Level: Moderate
Recommended For: Diners who come to enjoy a quiet, romantic, white linen table, fine dining experience
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer a high energy, trendy, casual dining experience.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Rack of Lamb with roasted root vegetables with sage and a cranberry demi glace; The Marichiatta with barramundi, calamari, mussels and clams in a spicy red sauce over squid ink tagliatelli; and The Hand Cut Strip Steak with creamed arugula crusted over triple cooked truffled potatoes.
Liquor: Full bar service featuring a selection of signature cocktails and an affordable wine list.
In a town noted for it's excellent variety of good restaurants, the Hotel Tides Restaurant and Bar is one of the best kept secrets in Asbury Park.
Located in a quiet residential street, four blocks from the beach, and away from the busting downtown and boardwalk area, It's set inside a restored boutique Victorian hotel.
Don't be put off by the weathered, white exterior of the hotel. Once you enter you will soon be surprised by it's charming, tastefully appointed ambiance.
The entrance is from the hotel lobby with upscale ambiance, stylish seating, a water fountain in the background, and an attractive small cozy, bar with the dining area in the back. The dining area has been partially restored and is highlighted by the 1920’s era pressed tin ceilings and ornate tin walls. Decor is funky with a touch of sophistication.
The ambiance is cozy and a great place for celebrating a quiet romantic occasion. It's one of the few white linen table " Old World Style" restaurants in Asbury Park.
The kitchen has changed hands recently and is now run by Executive Chef - Julio Cruz. However, the quality of preparation and presentation, has not noticeably changed. His seasonally changing, innovative menu, uses is well prepared using fresh local ingredients.
Service is well trained, friendly, attentive, and unobtrusive.
Parking is limited during the summer and you may have to drive around to find a spot near the restaurant.
The Hotel Tides Restaurant is open five days/week: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday Dinner from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Friday & Saturday Dinner from 5:30pm -10:00pm
Happy Hour Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
(updated: June, 2018)
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For the complete experience, stay overnight at the Hotel Tides.