Very EnjoyableThe food was great and the atmosphere was fantastic. Going on a weeknight between 6:30 and 7 was perfect. we will come back. If what you are looking for is good food, good service, an informed waiter, and quick but not to fast service, you will enjoy this restaurant. They also have a full Gluten free menu which is a nice touch.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mothers Day dinnerExcellent atmosphere, top notch service and delicious!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHorseradish crusted crab cakesHorseradish crusted crab cakes were wonderful, minimal filler used, very tasty and highly recommend. Staff very cordial, and attentive when needed.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough the restaurant isAlthough the restaurant is a little pricy, my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was very good. We shared an appetizer salad and two entrees, which the staff dividend in the kitchen. The restaurant is very pretty. Definitely will go back and recommend the restaurant to others.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the moment we arrivedFrom the moment we arrived everything was excellent, the staff are very friendly and professional, the wine, drinks and food were all excellent. Great ambiance, very sophisticated restaurant with a great bar area, a great local find without having to travel all the way into New York CIty.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very nice time.We had a very nice time. Although Chakra is really not a restaurant for children, we found that they were flexible in finding a menu for our ten-year-old. The service was courteous and knowledgeable, although a little quick to clear away our glasses and dishes. The food was delicious. Will definately return.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always top notch...Food is always top notch... Service is impeccable. Their timing is also great They dont rush you if they know you are enjoying an intimate between course conversation and are ever helpful4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great time when withAlways a great time when with the hubby or for a "lady's night". The Crispy Calamari Salad is always a must. My friend has The Simply Grilled Salmon and said it was delicious, insted of our usaual martinis we opted for a wine night. Always a great time with great food and atmosphere.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome ExperienceFantastic restaurant - ambiance was wonderful, food was even better. Highly recommend for special occasion as the price was up there.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food.... ambiance wasGreat food.... ambiance was wonderful. A memorable night.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food and ambianceAwesome food and ambiance as usual but also too expensive. Cost puts it out of reach of many.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were the last seating onWe were the last seating on Easter Sunday and I'm sure everyone was ready to call it a day but our service was very friendly, helpful and efficient. They ran out of one of the desserts but offered us 2 additional choices which were both delicious.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place can be a littleThis place can be a little pricey if you're a college student like myself but its a great place to go for a special occasion such as an anniversary. I had the skirt steak of beef which was perfect and my boyfriend had the simple salmon which is always delicious. The hostess was very accommodating and seated us next to the beautiful waterfall since we were unable to sit at a bungalow like I had requested when we made the reservation a month ago. They always make it a point to tell you that it is not guaranteed that you'll have one and they're mainly for large groups so you can't really get mad. This place has such a beautiful ambiance it keeps us coming back. I definitely recommend it to all couples.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI WAS WELCOMED from the minuteI WAS WELCOMED from the minute i arrived. From the drinks to the desert, everything was perfect.The hostess to the young man that served us water could not have been any better.THANK YOU FOR A GREAT NITE OUT . YOU GET A TEN, I CAN NOT WAIT TO RETURN......3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA Special MealLove, love, love this restaurant! I went here with my family for my 50th and it was a memorable evening. The food is fabulous, creative and sigh-inspiring delicious. The french fries with truffle oil and 3 sauces is a must-have. My 17-year-old son had the rigatoni with slow roasted rabbit and was in heaven. So tender and flavorful. I had the diver sea scallops special with brussel sprouts and a bacon foam. Fabulous! The dessert with bananas, caramel, peanut butter, whipped chocolate and Hawaiian seat salt-- amazing! I closed my eyes after just about every bite. I can't think of enough superlatives to describe this meal. The price makes it a special occasion restaurant for us, and it is always a special event.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't come here for sushi....allDon't come here for sushi....all you get is a lot of rice.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good. The serviceThe food was good. The service was great! Lots of staff & a waiter who took the time to make sure everything was great. Friendly greeting at the front door! High volume of noise/music.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMRecommended to start withRecommended to start with a drink in the lounge area and catch the ambiance. Food was fantastic, waiter made special accommodations for my veggie friend and combined a side from one dish with fish from another to make our night. The dessert was outstanding. Fun atmosphere and romantic. My only complaint is the wine selection was sub-par but again the waiter returned our "Wine by the glass" order and credited it against a bottle in the mid range pricing which wasn't great but drinkable. The prices are a little high but a good option to going into NYC for a comparable meal at higher prices.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMwhat a great place. The foodwhat a great place. The food was delicious from apps to dessert. If you have room for dessert, order the cotton candy "tree" with macaroons. we will definitely go back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMJust like in Manhattan!Great place on Rt.208 I passed it 1,000 times & never thought it is so awesome inside – looking at the building outside you will never tell. Great food, very comfortable sitting area & very friendly staff!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAtmospheric American withAtmospheric American with very good food and an unusual, exotic decor. Large, dimly lit dining room. Can get very busy on the weekends. Noise levels can be high. The bar gets crowded. This is a popular restaurant, and sometimes it's hard to get a table.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a surprise!From the moment we entered the restaurant until the moment the time came to collect our coats we were treated as if we were celebrating a very special occasion! We booked within an hour of our reservation on a busy Saturday night and wow! what a surprise we had. The outside of Chakra looks like an old warehouse but once you step inside, nothing could be further from the truth! Sumptuous cushions on sofas, soft candle light, exposed brick walls, well placed spot lights above each table so one can read the menu, amazingly prepared food with exquisite desserts. The cocktails were to die for! All in all, a very good and unexpected experience and we can't wait to return to try some of the other temptations on an amazing menu!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place. Ambiance, food,Great place. Ambiance, food, servers, great bar area. I thought Julia was the best waitress but Alex last night proved that all these guys do it right. Even the bartenders are all on point. Try the Pear martinis in the lounge before dinner!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome eveningA beautiful room that transports you from the minute you walk through the door. The service and food continue the fantasy that you have left Jersey and are perhaps in NYC, California or Miami - a destination where food is respected. We enjoyed sharing sushi rolls as starters, then three if us had the crabcakes. These were full of huge lumps of moist crab meat with only enough filler to keep it together from pan to plate. Clearly they were not deep fried as they were not in the least greasy. They were light and moist. Couldn't be happier with the attention we received from Fausto our server. You must try the specialty drink from the cocktail menu made from bacon infused bourbon, mottled cherries, etc. Might sound strange, but it was awesome3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are a group of 3 50 somethingWe are a group of 3 50 something couples who get together several times of year. We are somewhat load and rowdy, but insist on good food, wine and drink. Chakra is perfect for us. We get early reservations as we tend not to rush, we started with drinks at the bar at 5:45 and did not leave our table until 9:00.
In my 2 visits the food was is good to excellent, the wine list is extensive with many moderate price selections, with a good selection of wine by the glass.
Our favorite part of the evening was the Green Apple Cotton Candy with French Macaroons.
Service is top notch, friendly not stuffy and no one pushing us to leave so they could turn the table over. I'm sure much to the dismay of the large line waiting by the door at1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible ambiance, stunningIncredible ambiance, stunning décor, extremely well-trained, enthusiastic, accommodating and energetic staff and best crab cake I’ve ever had. The combination of candlelight on evey wall and table, star dusted ceiling and well thought out music - creates the feel a party is ready to break out any minute which completely enhances the dining experience.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AM