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Tides Café

The one big reason you have to visit Seabrook this year

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January 8th, 2018
The newly renovated Tides Café sports a timeless, coastal look, more efficient layout, and better acoustics.

The newly renovated Tides Café sports a timeless, coastal look, more efficient layout, and better acoustics. 


Besides touring beautiful apartment homes and meeting fabulous people, there’s another reason to visit Seabrook this year. The Tides Café recently reopened, and you’re going to want to see it for yourself.  

The café now boasts timeless coastal décor, modern lighting, and brand new food-service equipment as well as improved acoustics. The major renovation improves flow, efficiency, and ambience at the popular restaurant located in Village Center, one of two clubhouses at the distinctive Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J.

Better, better, and better

“The new design doubles the size of the previous serving area. It spreads out the themed stations to allow for a better flow. Diners now have the ability to navigate directly to their station of choice and avoid a single queue,” says Project Manager Karen Kollmer.

In addition to better flow, diners can expect better acoustics. 

“We used acoustical ceiling tile and natural product, like cork, around the fireplace that absorbs sound,” Kollmer says.

The back of the banquet seating and acoustical panels on the walls also absorb sound in the space. 

“Better acoustics give the diners an overall better experience,” Kollmer says, adding that it was one of the project’s priorities based on customer feedback.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Tides now features the new Signature Dining menu with fresh, cooked-to-order choices. Choose from salads, entrees, paninis, and more.

Residents can also dine at two other on-site restaurants. The Fireside Restaurant features a variety of salads and grilled foods, as well as beef, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian entrees. The Princeton Restaurant features buffet dining, including hot entrées and Sunday brunch staples. 

Next up

Seabrook is undergoing several lifecycle renovations to enhance the community for current residents and anticipate the future interests of prospective residents. This year, the community plans to add a new restaurant on the first floor of the Town Square Clubhouse, revamp the fitness center, build a new “Central Park” outdoor venue, and add an additional elevator to the on-site continuing care neighborhood.

The Tides Café was first on the lifecycle renovation list. “We know that dining is a major satisfaction factor for our residents as well as our future residents,” Kollmer says.