Restaurant 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.
Food should have been hotter, but really good experience
As always, excellent food, service and ambiance...we have never had a bad meal here and the waitstaff is expert, prompt and usually very funny! The menus change by the season and are often experimental and always interesting. Excellent wine list!
Hotel Tides was a great local spot. Everything we ate was delicious. We had the two specials and the jumbo lump crab spring rolls and finished with the cheesecake. Would recommend.
Awesome as always. Chris is the best.
Always love dining or having a cocktail at the bar at The Tides.
Was celebrating the Christmas season by having a delicious meal there with my cousin.
The main course was outstanding (John Dory special). Dessert (cheese cake) and espresso were mediocre.
Best food I’ve had in a long time and the service was excellent as well!
The rack of lamb was tremendous! The service was attentive and friendly. The decor was to die for...
Great food and terrific service. We ordered the rack of lamb and the short ribs and both entrees were incredible. The service was great!
The food is really good. The staff was attentive and professional.
Thanksgiving Eve Dinner was a joy - delectable food, impeccable service and atmosphere - sublime! A truly perfect experience which we look forward to relocating very soon.
Love this quaint old place. Cozy atmosphere, polite service, great food. I ordered a rack of lamb and got 8 ribs. Unbelievable. Great honest martinis. Just. Delightful place and well worth the one hour drive from our home It’s out special occasion place.
I'm actually writing this review because we had a reservation here for 9 people on a friday night. We were coming a long way to have dinner and then go to a play in Deal. There was torrential rain, flooding and traffic all the way. I kept in tough with the restaurant for our time frame. After 6:45 we knew we were never going to be able to have dinner in time, so I asked if we could cancel. Most restaurants would have been very mad. The gentleman here could not have been nicer and wished us safety on the road. Another couple who lived closer, did go for dinner. They are FOODIE'S and loved the food and met our gentleman.
I will try to go another night.
We were there with 8 people celebrating a birthday. Everyone of us enjoyed our dinners our cocktails and wine. Our waiter was very attentive. The room wasn’t loud so we could hear each other speak . It was a perfect night
Went to celebrate my mother in laws 80th Birthday. Food was awesome. Staff and service were amazing. Highly recommend. 4th time I have been there. Each time was great.
Always a pleasure to have dinner at the TIdes. Repeat customer since I moved in the area
Service was good but not great. Place was cozy and ambiance was good. Had a drink at the bar after dinner and bartender was very good as was the small crowd there
Nice ambiance great friendly service and good food. Delicious cocktails as well
No one was there when we arrived. Only one couple when we left. We like it this way - very quiet and the service was great. But the food we average (we sent back the "veal tenderloin" that was only a very dry veal chop). The price was outrageous excepy for bottles of wine.
I heard great things about this little gem of a restaurant and was not disappointed. It's nestled in the back of what appears to be a long forgotten bed and breakfast from the 20s or 30s. One step through the door though and you're instantly transported to it's heyday, half expecting to see bowler hats on the bar or a lounge singer adorning a flapper dress. Cocktails were delicious and the food was very good. Not "best meal I've ever had" good by far, but still a strong showing with inventive dishes and reasonably complex flavor profiles. The unique ambiance of the dinning room, live music (and even tap dancing) echoing in from the lobby bar, as well as the friendly service all helped to craft a memorable experience. If you're looking for something different for your next date night or special occasion, the restaurant at Hotel Tides is definitely worth checking out.
My wife and I were looking for a place to celebrate our wedding anniversary just a couple days early and went here based on suggestions of a few friends. Start to finish, though, it was an experience in mediocrity. Very dreary dining room, bland service and bland food. The food wasn’t bad per se- we had crab spring rolls (too dense to properly be called spring rolls), capellini fra diavlo (that my wife modified to be mild, so the chef was kind enough to change the sauce to a marinara), short ribs with grits and an order of brussel sprouts. Everything needed salt and pepper- not just the proteins but the sauces and sides were all badly underseasoned. Tiramisu was just average. My wife’s cocktails- a dirty vodka martini and an espresso martini- were made well. Service was just blah- he had zero personality and only offered the most basic of service. When I made our reservation I noted that we were celebrating our anniversary yet no mention was made- not like we were looking for a song-and-dance routine, but some acknowledgement would’ve been nice. Lastly, while the tin ceilings were a nice throwback touch to the decor, the room as a whole was very dank and depressing. We won’t be back.
First visit and I'll go back very soon. Excellent food and atmosphere. You'll enjoy for sure !
The ambiance of the dining room is just spectacular along with the specialty cocktails and amazing food prepared fresh. The entrees are a bit more than some other restaurants, $30-35, but well worth it based on portion size and quality. The swordfish and scallops were the best we've had anywhere. I would recommend this place for a special occasion and romantic evening...
The food was way over priced and that good. We were glad we had a gift certificate. Sorry to say because it has a lot of potential.
A hidden gem. The food, ambiance and service were outstanding. We have been passing by this place for years and had no idea it was this special.
I stayed an the Tides Hotel years ago and loved the feel of the bar and restaurant, but had never eaten there before. Six of us went for dinner and everyone of us said it was one of the best meals we ever had.
The appetizers, especially the Mexican shrimp and the calamari. The entrees, short ribs, pork Milanese, swordfish...everything was outstanding. We had no room for dessert, but we'll be back...soon and often!
Romantic, quiet, excellent food, service and background music.
Our very favorite restaurant to go to for special occasions. Actually, I would go there anytime. Outstanding menu and service.
Fabulous choices. Beautifully prepared. Delicious. Wonderful, creative cocktails. Wonderful service. Beautiful.
It was fine, even good, but not amazing. I don't really understand the hype -- it's definitely a hot spot, but just not sure why. Might go back and sit at the bar which seemed lively and fun -- the dining room is a big block of open space with interesting tin ceiling and wall decor that probably added to the loudness. It was one of those places we felt we had to try, but it didn't live up to our hopes.
Great time at The Hotel Tides. Awesome service. Started with a warm welcome from front desk and our host. Great work to accommodate all food preferences. Our group was well anticipated.. tables set in perfection followed by wonderful food. Perhaps minor modification in menu, a swap in type of squash, but dish was excellent and wouldn't have changed a thing.
Would have given the food five stars if there had been a decent dessert menu. The quality of the food was excellent and beautifully prepared, the menu varied, and the flavors excellent but the desserts were limited, cliche and unimaginative.
Gets better and better every time we go
Love this place
This restaurant’s top ranking in Asbury Park is well-deserved! Great food, lovely atmosphere. We had the Mexican shrimp cocktail, which was fantastic. The calamari was excellent. Our entrees (chicken and the pasta) were perfect. And the cocktails were great! We’ll be back!
Don't let the outside fool you. What looks like a casual hang out magically turns into a fine dining experience once you walk inside. A water wall and plenty of artwork make the atmosphere interesting as you walk through the bar area to the dining room. The dining room wall and ceiling treatment combine to make an elegant atmosphere. The food was amazing. They accommodated a large party of 16 with 24 hours notice, and each plate from the duck and calamari appetizer to the day scallops or short rib dinners, was cooked to perfection. The service was top notch. The wait staff was attentive to all our needs including several small children from 1 to 9 year olds up to the matriarch whose birthday we were celebrating. We vacation annually at the shore and have a family night out. Our usual haunt was not able to accommodate us, and we are thankful. What a great find We now have a new favorite place for our family dinner. Also, I live locally and will be retuning with my wife for a date night soon.
Just an amazing spot. Food and service are great. Definitely recommend to all
Food and service were both very good. Paperdelle Bolognese was delicious. Crab cake appetizer a little bland. Overall a nice, relaxing dining experience.
Very nice dining experience at the Tides! Bartender and Waiter/Servers were super nice. We sat on lovely front porch with cocktail prior to dinner. Meal was fantastic! Little bit pricey but well worth it. We will definitely be back!
This was our second dining experience at the Hotel Tides. Again, we were very pleased with out meal and service. Everyone was pleasant, accommodating and aiming to please. We were celebrating the anniversary of our first date, (what can I tell you, my husband is a romantic!) and the evening was so enjoyable. The ambience gets just as high a rating as food and service. I guess you can say, The Hotel Tides has it all! Thank you for a memorable evening!
Wonderful atmosphere great food great drinks.... Great service ... extremely pleasant and make you feel like you’re part of a community