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“Much better than the typical storefront Chinese restaurant”
Review of China Chalet

China Chalet
Ranked #7 of 34 Restaurants in Florham Park
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Bloomfield, New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Much better than the typical storefront Chinese restaurant”
Reviewed October 5, 2011

Stopped in the other night for a quick dinner; I left full and satisfied.

The restaurant is spacious and well-lit with attractive decor and an attentive wait staff. The steamed pork bun dumpling appetizer was moist without being mushy, yet bland, and could have benefited from more seasoning. The pork ribs in red wine sauce was indeed sweet and delicious, with the meat literally falling off the bone.

I will definitely make a return visit to see if the service and quality of the cuisine remains consistent.

Alert for those with allergies: the restaurant serves roasted peanuts in a small bowl as a complimentary appetizer.

  • Visited October 2011
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florham park
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“Not as good as you think - small portions and food allergies not taken seriously”
Reviewed May 10, 2011

Portions were very small. I ordered the special dumpling as recommended by the front desk and it came in very small container (dipping sauce container). Additionally, my son has food allergies and when I started to talk to the first lady, she "yes"'d me to death. It is not taken seriously because my son ended up having an allergic reaction after consuming the food. We ordered steamed cod and steamed mixed veggies. How can you go wrong? I'm suspecting that they may have put the veggies in a strainer and not steamed them but dunked them in a pot of hot water (same pot of hot water used to cook wheat noodles)...so I believe it was due to cross contamination. Food allergy sufferers, please be aware!

  • Visited May 2011
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New Jersey
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“Authenic Sichuan Food”
Reviewed October 8, 2009

The Chef at China Chalet is from Chengdu and produces some very good and authentic dishes. Forget about the common American-chinese dishes (not bad), and ask your waiter to recommend a meal that someone in Chengdu would order.
Of course, this assumes that you can withstand the hot and occasionally numbing flavors of Chengdu.
The atmosphere is upscale for a Chinese restaurant, prices somewhat above average, reflecting the higher quality food.

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“Pretty good Szechuan food, especially for NJ”
Reviewed April 30, 2009

Pretty good Szecuan food, especially for NJ

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