Fare: Modern American with International Influences
Price: Very Expensive
Food Quality: 3 1/2 Stars
Service: 3 Stars
Decor: 3 1/2 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
One of the Best restaurants in Northern New Jersey
Food is creatively prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients
A destination restaurant for wine aficionados with an impressive wine collection of 135,000 bottles
Noise Level: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy high end fine dining, including creatively prepared food, excellent service, and an impressive wine collection.
Not Recommended For: Diners on a limited budget who prefer a casual setting with traditional American menu items.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Mishima Wagyu with smoked vanilla, prune and bronze fennel: The Fire Roasted Eggplant with Kombu and Earl Grey, and The Kingfish Ceviche with Smoked Avocado and Menton Lemon.
Liquor: Full service bar with and over fifty varieties of wines available by the glass.
One of the top upscale dining spots in northern New Jersey. Restaurant Latour is located in the Crystal Springs Resort, a 4,000 acre high end Alpine themed hotel resort.
This is a destination restaurant and a good choice for diners without budget restrictions looking to celebrate a special occasion.
The kitchen is under the direction of famed chef Anthony Bucco. Prior to coming to Restaurant Latour, Chef Bucco held Executive Chef positions at many notable restaurants including Jonathan Waxman's 1 Hotel Central Park in NYC, The Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, NJ, Stage Left in New Brunswick, NJ, and Uproot in Warren, NJ.
Chef Bucco is committed to a menu that is seasonally inspired, using the fresh local produce and foraged ingredients.
They offer two menu options: the 5-course "Anthology" menu and the 7-course Chef Degustation "Chef's Tasting" menu. The Anthology menu offers diners a choice from 5 different categories.
Restaurant Latour is especially popular with wine aficionados. While there, ask for a personal tour of the cellar. It contains an impressive wine collection with over 135,000 bottles.
The dining area interior is attractive, elegant, though somewhat "Old World" conservative. The dining area is set in a small intimate space with cherry paneling and plush Oriental carpet, with a background of soft tasteful music.
A highlight of the ambiance is the scenic view looking through the floor-to-ceiling windows out over the golf course to the Kittatinny Mountains. In the summer there is outside dining on the patio that gets you close to nature with an unfiltered view of the Kittatinny Mountains.
For that special ambiance, arrive for dinner in time to take in the sunset over the mountains. It's a plus for a romantic occasion.
In the warmer summer months, there is outdoor dining on the patio with scenic views of the Kittatinny Mtns in the direction of the Delaware Water Gap and Pennsylvania
The "white glove" service is attentive. not annoying, deferential, and unhurried. Plan on spending three hours for a memorable dining experience.
Dress Code: Upscale casual. No athletic wear, jeans or shorts.
Not recommended for children. Children under 12 not admitted
Restaurant Latour is open from Thursday through Sunday.
Dinner hours: Thursday to Sunday; 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve & New Years Day.
Reservations are required. For weekend dining, suggest making reservations at least a week in advance.
(updated: September, 2016)
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