Palmer's Crossing
Palmer's Crossing

Palmer's Crossing

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.palmerscrossingrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2015674800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday -Saturday 5:00pm-11pm

    Bar Hours Sunday - Thursday 12:00pm-11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 12:00pm-2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Sergio Hurtado (formerly of Tolima Restaurant, Chatham, NJ)
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private party facilities for up to 50 guests. We have a variety of sit-down and buffet packages to to choose from.
  • Private Party Contact: Alan Garrabrant 2015674800x593
  • Entertainment: HAPPY HOUR MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 5:00pm to 7:oopm



    Late Night Happy Hour Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm to 12am

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clinton Avenue
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking available on sight - no charge
A word from Palmer's Crossing
Palmer's Crossing Restaurant and Bar features "New American Cuisine". Our Fall Menu consists of Home-style Comfort Classics with a Special Twist!!
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Palmer's Crossing reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (4)great for brunch (4)romantic (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)good for groups (2)special occasion (2)vibrant bar scene (1)fit for foodies (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • average fare in Tenafly
    deliusfanVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The reviews looked good, so I made a point of going to this restaurant, which is inside this Tenefly-situated hotel. Caesar salad didn't seem to have fresh Parmesan. Mushroom bisque was fine if a bit heavy. Crab cakes were tasty, but as an appetizer sized portion, this ended up being way too large. scallops in lobster-spring pea risotto was extremely heavy. There was no room for dessert, clearly, after such large portions.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice find
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This place is in my neighborhood and I was unaware of it. I was very happy with this choice. The restaurant was well lit, the staff were friendly, the food was fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great atmosphere
    Sg0517
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good food, great atmosphere. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took a shot in the dark...and hit!
    dumbputter
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    1st experience at Palmers Crossing. We were pleasantly surprised. Welcomed warmly. Great bartender. Very friendly server at the table. Food well presented. Everything tasted very good to excellent. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-So meal!
    Lettucelover
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We tried Palmers Crossing after reading previous diners reviews. Being unaware of the restaurant before, we decided to go for their Friday Roast Beef Buffet. The beef was tough and required lots of chewing. The rest of the buffet onsisted of not deveined boiled cocktail shrimp. Lettuce wedges, caedar salad, grilled mushrooms, corn on the cob, mac and cheese, mashed white potatoes, roasted white potatoes, soggy cold julienned sweet potatoes and creamed spinach.for dessert, chocolate or tiramisu cake slices. No beverages included. The buffet ispriced at $21.95 pp . Coffee was $3.95. The restaurant is connected to the hotel in Tenafly which makes it very convenient or hotel guests.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will miss this local gem
    Foodview
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food was always delicious & consistent! Atmosphere was comfortable with low noise levels. Service was always friendly & above & beyond! Will so miss your delightful restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • neighborhood reliable
    jersey111VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    If you need a quiet place for a business lunch--this is it. Gently priced wines and an adequate lunch menu--friendly service
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 60 reviews are from the Palmer's Crossing reviews archive.
  • Another pre-packaged food emporium
    Clemie
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    It wasn't bad, but I won't go back. The Clinton Inn has a very good reputation, but this restaurant did not live up to it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out for my mother's 96th birthday
    earlybird
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Palmer's is an easy place to get in to as you can pull right up to the door and there are not stairs from the main entrance. This makes it ideal for someone not able to walk far. The restaurant was busier than usual but the service was faster than usual, which was good. Our waiter was very attentive and gracious. The food was very good and the Early Bird menu had ample choices. The only thing I'd suggest is for the Apple Pie a la Mode. We all agreed the pie should be warm not straight from the fridge, for a nice contrast with the ice cream. Actually it should never be ice cold!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food for an anniversary
    Roberta
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Service was very slow because there was a big party that ordered ahead of us. The waitstaff thought they kitchen was too slow too. My fish was perfectly cooked only the sauce seemed to be exactly the same as the frogs legs entree which is not how they were described on the menu. We would go back and try other dishes and see if we are served faster next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holiday choice
    Luvbuggy
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Christmas day leaves little choices for restaurants open on the holiday. We selected Palmer's for that reason, plus it offered wheel chair access which we needed and required short traveling time. There were large family parties that day so the noise level was up. The menu was limited but a nice variation of fish, beef and chicken. The soups and salads were excellent, the entrees had undercooked veggies, overcooked or fatty meats and the fish tasted as if it had been frozen. The dessert offerings were varied and very, very good. Overall, we felt it was a good dinner and a nice place but not someplace that we will return to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanksgiving
    holidaydiner
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Great Thanksgiving Meal. Great Atmosphere. Excellent Wine List. I will definitely return for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service. OK food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Although the service was great and attentive, the food did not live up to expectations. Idea was there, but flavor and quality was lacking. I am a little disappointed as I expected better for the price. The wine selection could have been a little better as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner with friends
    JRS150
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Had read the good write up in the Bergen Record and thought we would try out. Had made reservations for a Saturday night thinking it would be crowded for a Bergen county restaurant. There were only 3 other tables of seated customers. We all had the prix fix dinner. Food was good, but when the mashed potatoes came out on all our dishes, they were not from scratch, very disappointing. Shared the Lava which was okay. Service was great and had a good wine list, but the restaurant was basically empty.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy
    Bobgata
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    This is a nice restaurant in a classy hotel. Why go to a beer and burger type bar when you can enjoy a much nicer experience and pay similar prices or even less. Great Happy Hour cocktails and food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food disappointing, ordered
    denise
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    food disappointing, ordered salmon ..it looked like I ordered potatoes with a side of salmon menu very limited bartender/waiter was very attentive
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem is Right
    FoodforLife
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Went for dinner. I'm around town most of the week/weekend but never visited. Staff is super friendly, patient and helpful. Menu was surprising to see the variety, esp. Asian Fusion-dishes with traditional Skirt Steak, Filet and fish options. Crab cake appetizer was 2 cakes and really tasty w/fresh mango salsa - would recommend to anyone. Meatloaf and mash potatoes WERE DELICIOUS. Good beer selection, all around great dinner option when in Tenafly/Englewood area with a variety menu and quiet dining experience. Bar - Large enough for happy hour/sports Dining area - quiet, with fireplace, but homey Staff - Very kind, attentive and patient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pedestrian fare - what you'd
    joyboyVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    Pedestrian fare - what you'd expect in a hotel lobby.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food/Great price
    Bobgata
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    We have enjoyed Happy Hours here and now have come for dinner. Everything was good, as expected. The food is very good and prices are reasonable. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Valentine's dinner was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Valentine's dinner was good but it was served on old dishes with plenty of scratches. It took away from our enjoyment of the meal. Service was attentive
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tenafly Treasure
    1njgalVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    We have dined at Palmer's Crossing many times and always enjoy the experience. We love the table closest to the fireplace...makes for a cozy romantic ambiance. I ordered the salmon...it was not on the menu but they were able to accomodate me...and it was excellent. My boyfriend ordered the pasta primavera and he enjoyed his dish as well. The service is attentive. A great choice in the Tenafly area....located in the Clinton Inn.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful restaurant with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Beautiful restaurant with pleasant staff. Great for late dinner when the restaurant is quiet and relaxed. Definitely going back. Food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In each of our last three
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    In each of our last three visits to Palmer's Crossing, in Tenafly, NJ, my wife and I enjoyed quite lovely dinners. During the week, we've found only a few patrons (we could choose our table), but on the weekend one should definitely make reservations. The reason for this, I presume, is not the food, which is quite good—American modern—but because the restaurant is in the Clinton Inn. But during the week in cool or cold months we take a table by the blazing fireplace in the main room where it's a little romantic and quiet. I've taken my wife there three times for our anniversaries, and we've always liked everything about the food. Excellent menu, excellent dining. De gustibus, of course, but we've eaten at most of our local restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went there for Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Went there for Thanksgiving and it was fabulous. Every single item that we ate from Appetizer to Main course was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    I'd say the best part of the dinner was our appetizers. Brisquet eggrolls and seafood nachos were very good. As for my dinner, I liked my chicken, but my wife's steak was overcooked. The Z-100 music they pipe in doesn't really fit with the restaurant and can't be popular with the clientele who seemed to mostly be in their 60's. Our waitress was inattentive even though the place was half empty. Overall, it was a decent diner, but I won't be rushing back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would definitely go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    I would definitely go back to this restaurant again Peter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were the only people in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    We were the only people in the dining room on a Saturday night. What's the need for reservations? Food was mediocre at best.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We dined on a Sunday night
    Lawrence
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    We dined on a Sunday night and, with the exception of one couple at the bar, had the whole place to ourselves. You get a free bottle of wine on Sunday nights with the purchase of two entrees. Great food, nice portions, wonderful service and resaonable prices....we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hotel dining. Good but not
    RulesdocVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Hotel dining. Good but not a place to return for an evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    This is a neighborhood restaurant so we always feel welcome and well treated. The food is good. The pastas and meats are well prepared. They have a tremendous wine list. Palmer's Crossing is a delightful restaurant with caring service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everytime i have been here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    Everytime i have been here I am always pleased with the food and service , Great find.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tenafly Treat....Palmer's Crossing
    1njgalVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    Always enjoy Palmer's Crossing in the Clinton Hotel in Tenafly. We select the table near the fireplace, which gives us the ambiance of coziness. We find the food outstanding...from the salad to the entrees. Sometimes we find it rather quiet and wonder why more people have not discovered a great restaurant right in town. I recommend trying PC...you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Despite the fact that Palmer's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    Despite the fact that Palmer's Crossing is an expensive and thus considered relatively fancy restaurant, the food was pretty bland if not miserable. Worse, they did not serve the food as promised on the menu for Christmas (a turkey dinner with no gravy? No cranberry sauce?)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Worth Going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2011
    For a place with so few people, it was noisy and uncomfortable with unattentive service. Food was mediocre and at least one dish tasted like the sauce came from a can or bottle rather than anything fresh or unique.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to dine and drink.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/16/2011
    Great place to dine and drink. Highly recommend it !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the food & service will
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/25/2011
    Love the food & service will definitely go back! Great find!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There was a bit of confusion
    Cathie
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    There was a bit of confusion about where we could be seated. They tried to shove us in a table near the hostess stand and near the front door. When we asked to be moved, they put us at a booth near the kitchen door and the table was so close to the booth seat my 6 ft. husband couldn't fit in it. Then we asked to sit at a regular table in the heart of the restaurant and they gave us a hard time and said other people had reserved specific table locations and they'd be coming in in an hour. When we presisted they gave us a table in front of the fireplace. Alas, another group never did come in for this table so we felt we were lied to over something so silly as a table location. The food was good, but the servings were quite small for the money
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  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    Excellent service and food. I will definitely be attending Palmer's Crossing again. Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was wonderful,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    The service was wonderful, however I found the menu a bit limited. I've eaten there before and enjoyed the food much more. Perhaps the kitchen was having a bad night.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Palmer's Crossing is part
    Lawrence
    Dined on 10/9/2011
    Palmer's Crossing is part of the Clinton Inn. The decor is very elegant and modern with comfortable seating and a quiet atmosphere. We took advantage of an offer on their web site, a free bottle of several types of Salmon Creek wine with the purchase of 2 entrees. This offer is located on the 'news' tab of the restaurant's web site. They will only offer one bottle per table, unless you have seperate checks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet