Restaurant at The Hotel Tides
Restaurant at The Hotel Tides

Restaurant at The Hotel Tides

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hoteltides.com/
  • Phone: 732-897-7744x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Parenty
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine
  • Entertainment: We strive to keep you entertained. We offer art openings monthly and feature local artist at least twice a month.

    A full selection of events is always available at www.hoteltides.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grand Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Restaurant at The Hotel Tides
Featuring New American Cuisine, our chef highlights fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients. Helping to feed the "Farmer to Chef" trend, local markets are key ingredients in our menu at the Hotel Tides.

The whimsical, intricately detailed tin ceiling and walls - dating back to the 1920's - demanded a ten month renovation, showcasing the cultural heritage and history in modern day Asbury Park.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Restaurant at The Hotel Tides reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (22)neighborhood gem (22)special occasion (16)romantic (14)good for groups (8)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (3)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Superb
    Foodforthought
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food as always was excellent...actually, better than usual. I had the scallops--they were sweet and cooked to perfection. The sauce enhanced the flavor of the dish without overwhelming. My friend ordered the blueberry infused pork belly as an appetizer and found it delicious. The same held true for his duck entree. A gem of a restaurant in a residential section off the beaten track in Asbury.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    Dani
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food and service were both amazing. We ordered the duck and scallops and both were cooked to perfection. Make sure you don't skip out on dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just perfect
    janet
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The menu is interesting, the food is superb, the service is impeccable. You are lucky indeed if you get an opportunity to dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marred by large parties ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've been here several times and have always thought food, ambiance and service were excellent, particularly given surprise location in iffy residential Asbury Park. This time half the room taken up by very large wedding party who were (understandably) loud and rambunctious, soon to be followed by two smaller but still substantial groups on our half of the restaurant. This definitely compromised our ability to enjoy what we had hoped would be a quiet dinner. I wish the restaurant would have let us know in advance - we had out of town guests who were definitely put off. Food still very good, but not quite up to priors, particularly the new vegan bolognese which was too sweet. We will hope for better on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always
    JAS36
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Party of 4 couples had various items. The new Fall menu was just out so no "specials". The carnivores in the group all enjoyed their meals, no complaints. My wife's Halibut was awesome. My Duck was very good. Would get it again. No deserts in the group. Just coffee/espresso for us. Only complaint is that we didn't go overboard on the food with apps/salads/deserts and had a couple of drinks or glass of wine each. Still the bill w/tip was $150.00 per couple. Prices have gone up here but you can still enjoy a very good meal. Just be careful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hotel Tides
    orrie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    food was great!! started out with 4 apps all great!! the shrimp coctail, crab cake,calimar ( didnt like the sauce) and an arugula salad with goat cheese all awesome!! then i had the scallops with the heirlom tomatoes and my husband the berkshire porkchops everything was delicious!! the wine list was not so good so we skipped that and the choc bread pudding was to die for!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had a pre dinner drink at the small but stylish bar - very generous pours! Crowd seems to be more local even though it is a hotel. Excellent service and food was very good, though not everything was hot. For instance, steak was hot, but potato on the same plate was not. Eggplant meatball appetizer was tasty but warm, not hot. Nearby parking is a bit challenging.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent overall
    BobnMare
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have dine here several times and have never been disappointed. That speaks for why we keep coming back and telling our friends the Restaurant at Hotel Tides.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place in Asbury
    gregostVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have already recommended this restaurant to 2 friends. Food, Service and ambience were terrific. All four of our entries were delicious and the bar tab didn't break the bank. Will definitely be back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in an interesting hotel
    lovethetheatre
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The Tides has good food and wine and the decor is very cool. The waitstaff is so nice and helpful, we had a really great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • brought friends from north jersey
    debster
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had eaten here twice after discovering the restaurant when we went in for a drink. ambiance is warm and comfortable. everything we have eaten there has been prepared to perfection. our friends were impressed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique B&B feel
    AboveparVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Good food, attentive staff, slightly different but unique decour. Try the eggplant meatballs. Sounds strange but taste great. The Chef came out and spoke with us, a very nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding food
    pattygVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was our third time to the restaurant. All three times have been outstanding. We went on a Sunday night so it was empty. We enjoyed everything we ordered and the wine list had some very good and reasonable selections. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BGK71
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Marvelous menu selections,beautifully plated,outstanding service, incredible food. Wait staff( Chris in patticular) are the very best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood gem on steroids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    If you want a civilized meal, off the beaten path, in a beautiful setting - this is your place. Food once again excelled. Service friendly and efficient. Dining room gorgeous. Our friends from out of town could not believe it. A local treasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    DeeDee
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Excellent food and nice bar area. Our family of four enjoyed a nice meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Who knew that a place like this could exist in the state of NJ. In a converted old house, now apparently a boutique inn, is a hidden gem of a restaurant. The dining room feels like some sort of fairy cave - a great deal of thought and innovation went into the design. Service was perfect, martinis from the bar impeccable, food was inventive and delicious. It is not cheap, but in line with the quality of the experience. There is absolutely NO walk-in traffic, so you feel like you've discovered something special. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never a bad meal, always delicious!
    garynpatti
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    for the quality of the entre n appetizers the price is spot on! and the wait staff is always friendly. whenever we are up this way, we ALWAYS make reservations at The Hotel Tides; enjoy, we do!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 108 reviews are from the Restaurant at The Hotel Tides reviews archive.
  • A Wonderful Surprise....
    MaryHVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    a little off the main thoroughfare in a residential neighborhood, Hotel Tides hides a wonderful dining experience behind an unassuming façade. A plain exterior belies the modern interior which greets you as you step through the door. A small bar in the lobby area before the main dining room is available for before or after dinner drinks. We were promptly seated for our 7:30 reservation . A small but interesting, not overly priced wine list is offered. The menu is seasonal and the food descriptions made us want to order everything. My dining partner had the BEST crab cake ever and my burrata and tomatoes were exceptional. Main courses of the pork chop - a huge serving and my scallops w/ arugula salad and grilled peaches were flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best kept secret of the jerseyshore
    Mere
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Outstanding food and service. The chef is excellent. Good wine list. Always pleased every time we dine at Hotel Tides.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elizabeth
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Warm friendly atmosphere , creative excellent food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent find in Asbury Park!
    theconsultant
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My husband and I dined here for a date night dinner -- it was a Friday late night (9pm reservation). Of all things, a customer's picture of the ceiling (inside the restaurant) posted to Yelp caused me to be a little apprehensive about dining here. But to my pleasant surprise, the food was great (nothing to write home about, though), service was wonderful, and it wasn't too noisy or too quiet. It's a pleasant restaurant, and on a casual night when I'm looking for a nice-casual meal, I'll probably come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    buddygurl
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Been here once before. While the last time was slightly better, the food was still delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great off the beaten track find
    Rustyeh
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised to experience fine-dining in the Hotel Tides, which I hadn't found in Asbury Park previously. I went with my wife and daughter on Mother's Day, and we had excellent food, with superb service. It is a few blocks from the beach - but it's an easy walk - and worth the effort. The food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    pattygVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This was our second time to the restaurant and it exceeded our expectations. And we loved it the first time. I was a little disappointed in the lack of specials but the regular menu did not disappoint. My husband had the short ribs which I had on our previous trip. He loved them. I had crab crusted halibut that had a to die for pistachio romanesco sauce. The dining room is a little loud but in no way did it detract from the food. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    Diamondgrl
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Not too crowded on a Saturday night. Portions not very big. Generally we watch what we eat by not ordering an appetizer to curtail calorie intake. I suggest to order a salad or appetizer or you can walk away hungry. Would like to see some more veggies included with the main course. Vegetables are not expensive and necessary. The halibut is my favorite. Delicious...fresh. Very pricey for what you get. They have my favorite wine there-Gaston Malbec.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost excellent
    FoodForThought
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Returned for a second visit after a gap of 2 years. Our first dinner was a very pleasant surprise - food and service was very good and the room was attractive and comfortable. My wife and I knew we would be back. This visit was not disappointing. We started with generously poured cocktails. All dishes were flavorful, well prepared and presented. This time we were a party of 5 and we all thoroughly enjoyed our choices. The only negative was the bread - soft, doughy rolls. Really?
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All I can say is WOW!
    buddygurl
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    All I can say is WOW! I didnt know what to expect from the outside...the hotel has a strange Bates Motel-esque blue neon sign outside, and the neighborhood is, shall we say, so-so. Then, when we walked in on Easter Sunday, to find NO other patrons in the restaurant I really started sweating. I thought for sure my family would have tons to say about my horrible restaurant pick. Well when the appetizers came, I heard my boyfriend say "WOW!" I couldnt believe it...he's not a "WOW" kind of guy. Then I tasted my appetizer as I started hearing my daughters, my son, my sister, my niece, and my mom all commenting "Oh My G-d!," "This is SO good," "Here, taste THIS..." and those were just appetizers! The dinners were just as AMAZING! A definite fave!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enchanted evening!
    Annmarie
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Beautifully decorated, excellent service, wonderful friendly and courteous staff, superb entertainment, delicious food and priced reasonably!!! Wine was also fabulous!!! I'll be back.....Thank you!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Egg Plant "Meatballs"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Start with the Egg Plant "Meatballs" ... and you know you will want to come back to dine again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Pleasant
    IrishWitchyVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Mushroom soup was just great, creamy and filling. Pear Martini is perfect and one is enough! Artic char was moist and perfect after eating that soup. Service is always perfect and music was playing in the lobby. The menu is limited, but always has something for everyone. The room is also enchanting (the word my 5 year old grandson used to describe the place). Well behaved kids only! I don't think they have a kids menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experiences at Hotel Tides
    Diceman
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Have eaten here many times and they are very consistent with service, food and atmosphere. Recommend the short rib, duck breast, smoked lobster mac and cheese. Great room too! This place is a hidden gem in NJ.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Gem
    JulesVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Love this restaurant. Decor amazing, food wonderful, staff so nice and attentive. Great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The food was great...the Short Ribs were very, very good! The mushroom soup was the best I ever had. My only problem with the whole experience was where it was in Asbury Park. Bordering on a half decent area, but very dark and quiet. I was not happy walking to my car after dinner. Not easy to find a parking spot near the restaurant and we had to park around the block. Not as vibrant an area as Cookman Ave. I think if The Tides had valet parking I would not even hesitate to go again with my girlfriends over and over again! It was that good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband's 40th!
    AmyB
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We had dinner here with my parents and two friends for my husband's 40th. It was the perfect setting! Quiet and cozy. everyone enjoyed themselves and the cocktails, appetizers, and entrees were prepared wonderfully. Our waiter was attentive as well. My husband got the lobster mac and cheese and he said it was the best mac and cheese he has ever had. I ordered the chicken roulade which I found delicious. My friend got the short ribs and loved them! For dessert, I had the fried cookie dough which was, as you might expect, amazing! Thanks Hotel Tides for a relaxing and fun evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Asbury's Best
    BColby
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Great, varied menu, frequently updated. Innovative cuisine. Friendly staff. Love coming here for a quiet date or a small group gathering. Nice place to relax and not feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    pattygVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We were a little nervous when we arrived at 6:30 on a Saturday night and were the only party in the restaurant. Now the weather was not ideal but it wasn't that bad. Some other parties came in later. Definitely a slow night. We went off our waiter's recommendations since it was our first time. We shared the crab cake app which was excellent. Not a lot of filler. My husband had the short ribs which is their most popular entrée. I had a lamb special. It was all excellent. We also shared dessert. We would recommend to others and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used to be better
    Chioti
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This was the third time we've been their and et me first start by saying that we enjoyed our previous times and I would have considered the restaurant very very good...but not exceptional. After this last time I have downgraded the restaurant to good/average. So...what was the problem? THE FOOD. We had a party of eight and ordered four different appetizers and three different entrees. Out of the seven dishes I would rate one as outstanding (the Eggplant Meatballs appetizer) and the rest as average. Probably the biggest complaint would be lack of seasoning. It appears the chef didn't know of salt or any other spice. When you leave thinking the calamari at Chili's is better than the one you just ate...you know there is an issue.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • been meaning to visit this spot
    AmyB
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    a cozy dining experience. The atmosphere is relaxing and inviting. the boutique style of the hotel spills over in to the dining room. Our waiter, Carl, was welcoming and cheerful and informative. The menu was interesting and unique enough with it being an issue for a pickier eater. We started with the soup. Portions were plentiful and I had the butternut squash soup which was delicious with a dab of creme fraische (spelling???) on the top. For my meal, I chose the bacon-wrapped bison meatloaf and potatoes and I think veggies if I recall correctly. It was sinfully delectable! Cocktails were also great and refreshing. The only drawback was the large party seated near us which came across as very loud and overwhekming in the small dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Solid winter meal
    ComplicatedGal
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Went for my bday, will go back. Food good, atmosphere was Friendly and warm. Good vibe there, service helpful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic