About Alycia's Bistro
Alycia's Bistro is American Cuisine with a contemporary twist. Everything is cooked fresh from scratch, in-house, from our dressings to our desserts. We aspire to use the freshest ingredients in all of our dishes by using Local and Seasonal ingredients as much as possible. This reflects in our Seasonally ChangIng menu. We offer a modern and casual setting, and are a BYOB. Bring your wine for Our Award Winning Spiced Sangria. A must try !!
Please visit our website for our most up to date menu.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner:Tues-Thur:5:00PM to 9:30PM
Fri-Sat 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Sunday: 5:00PM to 9PM
$30 and under
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering available for all events. Special holiday packages.
Private parking behind the Restaurant
Across from Freehold bus station
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
Valentines Day will feature a 4 Course Prefix Menu for $59.95 per person.
Alycia's Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Made a reservation, ended up having to w ...
Made a reservation, ended up having to wait for our table. Then we were sat at a table with the cold breeze coming in from the front door. We were not welcomed to the restaurant and had to ask for bread. We had the impression that our server had loads of other priorities over us. The food was quite good, except the chicken and waffles I ordered had the most unusually hard and gamey chicken I had ever eaten. Like it had just been defrosted. That or perhaps I've never had farm raised chicken, either way it was not tender. The carrot cake was passable. Terrible service from the front door to the check. In my opinion you will have a better time someplace else.
Enjoyed great meals (8 of us) on the se ...
Enjoyed great meals (8 of us) on the second floor of Alycia's. Since it was a Tuesday evening it was very quiet. We had a great round table and was able to enjoy great conversation during our meal. (That doesn't happen much anymore when eating out). Our waitress Lindsay was very professional, outgoing, and provided exceptional service. We had a variety of meals from the menu and everyone was very satisfied with their meals.
As always I love Alycia's food. Everyth ...
As always I love Alycia's food. Everything is top notch. BUT everyone at my table complained about the noise level. At peak dining times it's almost impossible to carry on a conversation. They really need to figure out a way to dampen the sound. I'll be back but maybe have to learn sign language to be able to communicate with my dining companions. Alycia's cuisine is really delicious and her wait staff is very knowledgeable about ingredients. That is very much appreciated.
We had a wonderful meal with friends. Ou ...
We had a wonderful meal with friends. Our reservation was honored with a smile from the hostess. The service was very good, with all the staff helping each other. The food was was fresh and tasty.
W felt the value was worth the price. Being a BYOB made it even better.
We will tell friends, and, of course we will return.
Loved the concept of farm fresh foods an ...
Loved the concept of farm fresh foods and local cuisine. There heart is in the right place but the finished product needs fine tuning. We order the 18 he pork belly salad and was sadly unimpressed. I ordered the scallops and came to find that it was mostly butter that it was topped off with, I believe it read a corn butter on the menu. With some fine tuning this place has the right atmosphere and heart in mind.
wish we knew about this place sooner, wh ...
wish we knew about this place sooner, what a great restaurant in Freehold. Food was very fresh and tasted great. I am very particular with desserts and usually go with chocolate, but went with the carrot cake. The carrot cake was amazing, quite possibly the best we ever had. Lastly, the server was fantastic and actually helped with everything.
We've become a regular at Alycia's Bistr ...
We've become a regular at Alycia's Bistro. The food is always fresh cooked to order and I've never had a bad meal here. If you are a wine drinker they are BYOB which is a HUGE savings. Ambiance sitting outside in the summer is nice though the tables are a bit tilted sometimes.
Whatever you do, save room for dessert. I'm a huge fan of the home made ice cream!
The place fills up later in the evening so if you want to go there on a Friday or Saturday night, either go early or get reservations.
Well prepared food with variety to satis ...
Well prepared food with variety to satisfy different palates. Service was excellent. Food was served at a pace that was good for eating and conversation; not rushed. BYO kept cost down. Indoor and outdoor dining available. Parking was available behind the restaurant.
Food was good. The service was awful. ...
Food was good. The service was awful. Every part of the process : ordering each course , getting the CORRECT drinks to the table, getting the check , having the check picked up took way to long. The restaurant had maybe 6 other tables downstairs a large party up stairs that ruined our dining experience. It was our 15th anniversary and I wanted to go to a place we had never been, however we won't be returning.
Good to have another option in Freehold. ...
Good to have another option in Freehold. Very casual drop in type of atmosphere. That is likely to change given that it was packed for dinner on a week night. Always get the flatbread as an appetizer. It's never disappointed. All ingredients are locally sourced and the farms are listed on the menu. Food is simple with the exception of their pastas. All have creamy sauces. I guess that is why it's called a bistro. No pesto, no aglio olio, no tomatoes.
Will return just wouldn't order any of the pastas.
Food was good but when my wife did not w ...
Food was good but when my wife did not want the potatoes or polenta (on a diet), they charged us $4.95 for a vegetable instead. Main courses were priced on the high side and for a restaurant to charge extra for a substitute, is not good business. Our waiter was new since he had to call over a more experienced food server often. Basket of rolls? Only 2 rolls. Pretty petty. Not the best experience but the food was decent.
I love this place, but unfortunately lat ...
I love this place, but unfortunately lately I have been disappointed with the lack of creativity with their specials. Over the last three months I have seen the same dishes listed as specials. Also on my last visit, I was taken back that I couldn't get a dish served over rice instead of fettuccine. I thought it was supposed be freshly farm to table made.
We loved it... the food and the service ...
We loved it... the food and the service were excellent. Everything we had was wonderfully prepared, very fresh and presented very nicely. The combination of flavors were wonderful.
We sat in the corner so the noise level was tolerable. But we could see that seated elsewhere it would have been hard to have a conversation.
We definitely plan on coming back and introducing other friends to this place.
This was our second time dining at Alyci ...
This was our second time dining at Alycia's, which is located in an old house on West Main Street (Route 537) in Freehold, NJ; there's a small parking lot behind the restaurant, as well as ample parking by the old train station across the street. You can eat outside on the large porch (note that it's a busy street, so that may take away from the experience), or inside either on the first or second floor (caution: the second floor requires climbing a fairly steep set of stairs), It's an attractive restaurant, with nice artwork, good service and a diverse menu featuring items from local farms and fish markets. While the prices aren't for the budget-conscious, it's BYOB, so you can save on the bill that way. A great local find.
This was our second trip to Alycia's Bis ...
This was our second trip to Alycia's Bistro. After the first time that we ate her we could not wait to come back. I got the Shrimp & Grits that are on the regular menu. Everything was both tasty, fresh and piping hot when it reached the table. My husband opted for the short ribs. He required no use of a knife. The meat was so tender it practically fell off of the bone. we went on a Sunday night. It was not busy when we first got there at around 6:00 but quickly filled up after that. the establishment is not very large so when it fills up it can tend to be a bit noisy. Either way it is still worth the trip.
Great food. Lousy air conditioning. The ...
Great food. Lousy air conditioning. The only unit they had on the first floor was a window less unit. We were there on A hot Saturday night in August. All four of us melted. Needed to leave before we passed out Also busy and service was acceptable at best. Plan on coming back on a cool weekday in the fall to enjoy the delicious food.
Alycia's is a great addition to Freehold ...
Alycia's is a great addition to Freehold's dining scene. Interesting, creative, fresh food. There is outdoor seating which looks fun for when it is not 95 degrees out days on end. Service was very good- we were not neglected and our server had such a friendly and warm personality. There is parking in the back but on a Saturday you may want to just head to the Bank of America parking lot- as trying to get out of the driveway if you do decide to check the small lot in back, is very tricky unless someone takes pity on you and lets you through. BYOB enables you to spend more on desserts! Desserts were amazing- the cheesecake was excellent and the homemade ice cream was the best I have ever had. If you try anything, it must be the peanut better ice cream!
First time at Alycia's Bistro for our gi ...
First time at Alycia's Bistro for our girls' night out group of 4. Thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes we ordered from the grilled peach appetizer (one of the day's specials) to the tasty desserts of pistachio tartufo and flourless chocolate cake. All 4 entrees ordered at the table were delicious - seabass, salmon, crab cakes and scallop - tried them all! Only complaint - they dropped the check without asking if we needed anything else. Poor manners!!!
First visit. Loved everything except the ...
First visit. Loved everything except the noise. Seafood risotto and shrimp and grits were great. Neither my wife nor I could finish our portions (lunch the next day!) Service was a bit rushed in between the appetizer and main course but otherwise attentive. All deserts are made in house. Carrot cake was wonderful (took some of that home as well). We'll be back
We had a wonderful dinner with friends! ...
We had a wonderful dinner with friends! I never thought I'd go for the waffles and chicken, but it was incredibly delicious! We loved all the fresh food tastes and really enjoyed everything we ordered (including dessert). The entire wait staff was excellent! Our server, Karen, was very accommodating and extremely pleasant. She took time to answer any of our questions about the menu and was exceptionally attentive to anything we needed. I would definitely recommend Alycia's for a wonderful dining experience!!
New restaurant for us. Small place that ...
New restaurant for us. Small place that uses only locally grown ingredients. They list the farmers and ranchers on the menu. So you know where everything was sourced. They make great salads and flatbreads. The chicken dishes are also very good.
While the restaurant was wonderful, the ...
While the restaurant was wonderful, the initial seating was not. We had a 7:30 reservation, waited for the hostess in a line for 15 minutes. We then were told it would be another 15 minutes. We sat at 8:05. The restaurant foyer is very small and there is no where to wait. We wound up back outside but if it were winter or raining it would have been an issue. They need more workers hosting and seating. They also need to know when to not overbook.
I have loved all of my previous visits t ...
I have loved all of my previous visits to Alycia's, but my meal choice this time wasn't as great as usual. The scallops were cooked perfectly, but the pesto risotto and spinach were over the top salty so I essentially paid $28 for four scallops since the rest was inedible. Bummed about this...
The food was very good and prepared as w ...
The food was very good and prepared as we asked. They were helpful in providing extra plates since we shared a dinner and salad. There is outdoor seating but you'll hear the traffic noise from the street. Parking is available but can fill up at peak times.
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