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690 Us Highway 46, Fairfield, NJ
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Description: Located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice place for hotel restaurant

I would say I don't agree with comments that service is bad. I've been here a lot over the last year and there might be delays when there are a lot of people but you can see the same everywhere. I like that it is a calm, comfortable restaurant to have dinner. Food is good, steaks definately are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
Andis K
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Caldwell, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Most Hotel restaurants are OK to good, but this one is excellent. We had an excellent experience "soup to nuts", the bread pudding is not to be missed. The food fish and meat were great and the presentation was special.

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Franklin, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I received some coupons for Restaurant.com so decided to try Chives as it was listed in our area. Because it was located at the Crown Plaza Hotel we figured it was probably pretty decent. I made reservations two days before as I was told reservations were recommended. When we arrived (6:00 pm) the place was empty and... More 

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Food was surprisingly good. I say surprisingly because being in a hotel (Crowne Plaza) you almost assume it will be second rate. Not the case. Between us we had the Red Caesar salad, a filet, spicy shrimp with penne, and a carrot cake. All good. The lady serving was pleasant, but the staff with a bit of management could figure... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We recently stayed had a funeral to attend in New Jersey and stayed at the Crowne Plaza. We booked a meal and area for the afternoon so that we could all be together between the burial and the service. Santiago and his crew went out of their way to make us comfortable. We were able to hang together and talk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I would say I don't agree with comments that service is bad. I've been here a lot over the last year and there might be delays when there are a lot of people but you can see the same everywhere. I like that it is a calm, comfortable restaurant to have dinner. Food is good, steaks definately are above average.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our family ate several meals together here over the past few days. For the most part, everyone enjoyed the food but the service was quite awful. The waitstaff was inattentive. We had to ask multiple times for things like missing utensils, drink refills, etc. Last night, it took 30 minutes after we were seated for the order to be taken.... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Servers were friendly but the little things were missing; Can I have a place setting? May I have a water? things like that. food was fine.

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The east indian guy who seated me had the personality of a mortician. I didn't feel welcomed at all. Took so long for my salad to arrive; I'd forgotten that I had ordered it! But the salad was served in a chilled bowl; that was nice. I ordered the "8 oz" filet mignon, cooked medium. It was WAY overcooked but... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Service was excellent; As I am a vegetarian, the fruits were fresh, the verities of breads, hash potato yummy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

they have a great selectionof steaks and grilled fish, I loved it. The bar is great too all of my family members met there after our wedding reception.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 690 Us Highway 46, Fairfield, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Fairfield

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?