Fare: New American
Food Quality: 1 1/2 Stars
Service: 1 1/2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class 3 Stars
A good choice for dining if you are planning to go to the theater, or staying at the Heldrich Hotel
Quality and creativity of Food is below par compared to other New Brunswick high end restaurants.
Noise Level: Moderate
Dress: Smart Casual
Recommended For: Upscale diners who enjoy a contemporary setting with an a vibrant bar scene and a new American menu.
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who enjoy a casual style setting with a traditional American menu.
Recommended dishes: When available, Grilled Kobe Flat Iron Steak with Au Gratin Potatoes, Spinach, Caramelized Shallots, and Horseradish Butte; The Seared Sea Bass with Purple Potato Puree, Baby Carrot, Asparagus, and Lemon Caper Vinaigrette; and the Baked King Salmon with Pea Risotto in Lemon Butter Sauce
Liquor: Full Service Bar, Bar scene is vibrant.
Christopher's restaurant is a good choice for dining if you are planning to go to the theater, or staying at the Heldrich Hotel, or are looking for a sophisticated dining spot with a vibrant bar scene.
This restaurant complements the swanky, modern decor of the Heldrich hotel it resides in.
The attractive large bar, across the hall from the restaurant is a popular and trendy gathering place with the happy hour crowd, and for diners looking to enjoy a pre-dinner or post-theater cocktail in an elegant setting.
Christopher’s Restaurant also serves a bar menu.
The restaurant is large with seating for over 200. The decor is contemporary with high exposed ceilings, lighting shining down over the tables in the three dining areas, and an open kitchen with stainless steel counter tops as the focal point of activity.
In most towns in NJ, Christopher's Restaurant would shine as one of it's top restaurants. However, in New Brunswick with many excellent destination restaurants to choose from, the quality and creativity of their food is below par when compared to the choices available to diners in New Brunswick.
The limited menu is eclectic, and of good quality, though many of the items are uninspiring.
The service at Christopher's Restaurant is friendly, though slow at times.
(updated October 2016)
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