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. Jackets are recommended, but not required.
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, When available, The Curry Lamb Neck with lentil cracke, and nigella seed slaw: The Steelhead Trout with squash, wild wintergreen, and roe; and The Charcoal Pasta with espellete, broccoli, and sesame
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 run by Executive Chef Aishling Stevens who took over the position in 2018. The menu at Restaurant Latour, is seasonally inspired, using the fresh local produce and foraged ingredients. Chef Stevens offers an inspiring menu and continually pushes the envelope to come up with new creations.
Restaurant Latour is especially popular with wine aficionados. It contains an impressive wine collection with over 105,000 bottles. Every day at 3 p.m., a complimentary public cellar tour is offered to everybody who signs up for it at the hostess stand by the Crystal Tavern.
In 2018, Restaurant Latour was inducted into Wine Enthusiast's America's Best Wine Restaurant Hall of Fame. Restaurant Latour is the only restaurant from New Jersey included in the newly-created Best Wine Restaurant Hall of Fame, which also boasts industry royalty like Daniel, Eleven Madison Park, Gramercy Tavern, Per Se and The French Laundry.
Restaurant Latour has also earned the Grand Award, which is Wine Spectator's highest honor, something it's held every year since 2006. Only 91 restaurants worldwide hold the distinction.
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 un-filtered 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.
Not recommended for children. Children under 12 not admitted
Restaurant Latour is open 4 days/week: Thursday - Sunday for Dinner: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
They are also 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: December, 2018)
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