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Park East - Hazlet
3352 Highway 35 South
Hazlet, NJ 07730
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Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Private Party Facilities:
Park East offers modern style Banquet/Private dining facility on our second floor. Recently updated in 2010, with two main bars an exquisite dance floor, and a state of the art sound system, this upper level can transform from a elegant catering area to NJ's hottest late night Lounge.
Private Party Contact:
Christopher Sanborn (732) 739-2002
We provide entertainment 7 days week.
A word from Park East - Hazlet
Park East is the ultimate expression of what a high-end casual restaurant should be. The owners represent a convergence of different styles and experiences ranging from fine dining to elite night life environments. The Park East concept can best be described as trans-generational: an expression of
the evolution of cuisines, vibe dining, service and ambiance, not to mention the highest ranked sushi in the area. Park East creates the highest quality dining environment in what is one of the greatest indoor spaces in New Jersey. "Park East is not a restaurant, it"s an experience..."
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This place is fantastic. Their
drinks are potent so watch out! We've been there for special occasions and dinner. Their room is actually really nice, cozy, well set up, TVs everywhere so you can show those baby picture videos at weddings. Decent dance floor and DJ set up. The food! So, so good! Their combinations might sound a little avant garde to some but the truth is, they work lovely together. The sushi is out of this world!"
Dined on 6/15/2014
The food was great. The bar was
fun and lively. Just a little bit expensive. "
Dined on 5/9/2014
Arriving early for our 3 pm
reservation we were the first of 5 large parties to check in. The vestibule was full of waiting patrons that diners had to walk through with food in their hand to return to their tables upstairs. They seated every party that came in after us. When I inquired what the hold up was at about 3:20, they said we would be seated in a minute. We don't understand why we had to wait when we got upstairs a good portion of the tables were empty and ours was half set. We had to ask several times for setups. At 3:20 we headed down to the buffet. There was a carving station that had ham and prime rib on it. The ham was gone and not replaced along with other food items and the Sushi was not cold. All in all a disappointment."
Dined on 4/20/2014
Been here many times for brunch at
it is normally great. This year service was awful and food was just ok. Everything this time was extra, not one beverage was included with a costly brunch. Asked 5 times for coffee refills and still no one came back. Food was surely not worth it this trip and it cost us more for less. Had to ask over and over for dishes to be cleared and more water. Not going back. "
Dined on 4/20/2014
This was out first time, and it
was Restaurant Week. The dinner was great, and we would go back ONLY during Restaurant Week. The regular menu is very expensive. For example, some of the entrees were around $30 , where we had appetizer, main dish, and dessert for same amount. The food was delicious, and service was excellent. However, food was too expensive for such a casual restaurant on a normal night. It's a bar, not a "fancy restaurant" .They advertise as a business casual dress, yet it is very casual when you get in there. There is outdoor dining, there's a bar with young people dancing, and a very casual feel to it."
Dined on 4/12/2014
You walk past an extremely loud
bar, just to get into the restaurant. Second, we walk past ANOTHER bar smack dab in the middle of the dining room; what's up with that? And loud - SO LOUD, we couldn't hear ourselves talk. Well, to be honest, this is a BAR. No hiding it. A BAR, where they TRY to give you creative food. OK so the chef is imaginative. And I guess if you are at a table with the guys, this place would be a home run. HUGE TVs EVERYWHERE you look. No dinner music. JUST LOUD NOISE from the BAR! How can this possibly be a family eatery or a date night? Yes, this was a memorable meal, but not because of the food or service. We could not WAIT to leave (as we both had migraines from all of the noise!)"
Dined on 4/11/2014
Never a bad meal! Excellent
service and all around great experience."
Dined on 3/22/2014
Chilean Seabass with rice cake was
to die for! Will be back again just to order this!"
Dined on 3/15/2014
Best sushi I ever had. Much pricey
then other sushi places in the area but definitely worth the price. Will be going back with friends soon!"
Dined on 3/14/2014
My family of five enjoyed our meal
here very much on Saturday night. However, the dining room is extremely loud and I would not go back until they make some changes to the acoustics. What a shame for such a nice restaurant with a great menu."
Dined on 3/8/2014
I'm a Park East junkie. I was
leaving the house and the six teens watching TV asked where I was going. I said, "Park East". I was immediately asked, "Can we come?" This place has never let me down. I always order the Tuna Pizza and sushi. If you haven't been here yet, go, you will love it."
Dined on 2/22/2014
It is beautiful! And the sushi
boat was so fresh and delicious"
Dined on 2/15/2014
We visited Park East Sunday
evening around 5:30, good bar crowd - we sat in the dining room. I have been to Park East a number of times in the past, and it is a great place to watch the game, have some drinks and appetizers. They also have excellent sushi. The one knock I have is,they seem to be changing the menu often, and there is no continuity to it."
Dined on 1/26/2014
This last time at the Park East
has done it for me and my family. We will not go back there AGAIN! I have had issues with poor service and terrible management, but the food was always good until the last time. The food was sub-par, the salmon was super dry and my lava cake was fully cooked with no lava center. The heat was not working right and everyone at my party and all the seats around us has to wear our winter jackets to eat. The server was sweet, but the management could care less that everyone was so cold, my children's fingers were frozen. We made reservations2 weeks in advance, showed up on time and they didn't have a place ready for us, they made us stand in front of the dining area for 5 minutes while the manager looked annoyed"
Dined on 12/31/2013
Decided to go out for Christmas
Eve dinner at 5:30pm. Seems like the menu was very different from the last time we dined. Filet was good and perfectly cooked to order, sea bass was very oily, chicken was dry and rice tasteless. Gave me the wrong bar drink, when I mentioned it I was told initially it was correct, I had to show the waiter the menu. Might have been an off night due to the holiday. Don't plan on going back."
Dined on 12/24/2013
We dined at Park East for
Thankshiving Dinner. Our party of 5 included 1 senior and there was something on the buffet to suit everyone. The food quality was above your typical buffet, served hot and nicely presented. The staff went out of their way to accomodate us and created a festive holiday atmosphere for all."
Dined on 11/28/2013
Park East has a great selection of
lunch specials at GREAT Prices!"
Dined on 11/22/2013
Punk rock shrimp app was really
good. The sushi was fresh. Only issue was the music was way too loud for a restaurant."
Dined on 11/15/2013
We have been going to the Park
since it opened but the past few dining experiences were horrific. The new menu is rather limited and quality is inconsistent. The service was horrible. There were only 2 tables dining and more servers than clients, yet our server disappeared for 20 minutes at a time. The "football" crowd over ran the dining room and that clearly drove dining customers away, especially if you had children. I did see a manager hiding in the hall but he never made his way to the dining room for comments. It's a shame that the owners have let this place slip because it used to be a great place to dine."
Dined on 11/3/2013
The service is very poor. We did
make a reservation and seated at our set time. However, we waited 20 minutes for a server to come over to our table after. Then another 30 minutes for appitizers with no site of our waitor. My boyfriend decided to go to the bar himself for another drink because he knew it would faster. As he was paying for his drink a manager approached him to say can you please move. I have two people that want to sit and pay for drinks. How rude?! If you want to wait a long time with poor service to have amazing food then this is the place for you."
Dined on 11/2/2013
Weave been to Park East multiple
time and usually the only pleasent thing is the food. This time we had the best waitress. She was kind and funny! She was quick and seemed to care. The only bad part was my dessert was over cooked so she got me a new one and that one wasn't good either. The chefs need to watch the timing. Overall it was the first time I have been there where I will go back just because or waitress was amazing!! They need her train everyone else because normal I am very mad because of the service and wait time."
Dined on 10/19/2013
Took my wife out to dinner and, as
always, our dinner was great. We brought some friends with us (a few old customers and a few new) and they were very impressed with the service, the food and the bar scene afterwards. Our waiter, Ted, was awesomely friendly. Can't wait to go back there again soon."
Dined on 8/31/2013
Our server chris was a gem .he was
very pleasent &on top of everything"
Dined on 8/17/2013
The sushi was amazing, the
chillian sea bass and filet minion were amazing and the dessert menu was perfect."
Dined on 8/10/2013
We sat in the restaurant and had a
nice dinner. The decor was spectacular, although there are TVs all around showing the night's sporting events. The food was good, but different than we expected. The best way to describe it is that it was Americanized to the point of hard to describe. The special sushi rolls were good, but a combination of things that you wouldn't expect (e.g. Crab, mayo and deep fried). Overall, we enjoyed it, but that may have been more because we left the kids at home than the food."
Dined on 8/10/2013
We were pleasantly surprised by
the quality and innovation of the menu selections. Also, we found the creative drinks (martinis, etc.) to be lots of fun. We had tickets for a concert and were pressed for time. Our friendly and wait staff ensured that could make our show without being rushed."
Dined on 8/10/2013
The punk rock shrimp and calamari
was AMAZING...everything else was...EH. The boneless asian wings were actually overcooked chicken tenders. The waiter was great, the vibe was energetic (bordering on noisy). We will actually try again and make some selections from the sushi side of the menu where we've found some gems."
Dined on 7/19/2013
Unfortunately our experience was a
total miss! After seeing a packed parking lot there for quite some time, decided to take my family for our Fathers Day celebration. Upon arrival seated at a table in middle of room. Requested to be moved to an empty booth but was told it was "reserved". Got elbowed a few times by the gentleman next to me. Was advised there was a special menu only and after reviewing was not impressed. Long story short the place was so very loud we could not hear each other and as a result paid for our drinks and left. Very unimpressed! They felt it necessary to contact me to ensure my reservation was firm. At that time they should have advised there was a limited menu only available!"
Dined on 6/16/2013
Overall the meal was prety good.
Thought the prices were a little high for the area but quality and size could justify it. Had the hot antipasto appitizer which was delicious. Place was pretty empty when i got there so service was fine at first but slowed downed after we ordered. would return at the bar scene looked decent."
Dined on 6/6/2013
We were disappointed in our food
at Park East. Three out of five of us ordered the Chicken Parmesan sandwich. When it was served to us, it was cold and not enjoyable. The waittress offered to take it back and warm it,but if it was warmed in the microwave the bread would have been soggy and the chicken rubbery, so we declined her offer. She tried. We were not impressed with the selection on the $6.00 menu either."
Dined on 5/13/2013
Our family of 12 sat upstairs for
a Mother's Day Brunch. Our seating time was for 1:30 and our table was promptly ready. Despite it being a busy day, we didn't feel rushed to get out and while it was a buffet, the service was good. The food choices were well varied as you would expect at a brunch and the food was quite good. The dinner included unlimited Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's and other drinks were available for an additional charge. I would return here next year for the same brunch."
Dined on 5/12/2013
"I love the relaxed feel of this
place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The sushi was great, as well as the rice balls and of course the chocolate cake. Service was excellent and very friendly."
Dined on 4/29/2013
The energy in the restaurant was
great but the service could have been a little better. With all the loud noise in the restaurant te server could not hear anything therefore we never got the appetizer we ordered or a salad with on of the meals. I would go back and give it a try!"
Dined on 4/20/2013
Park East has something for
everyone and has great lunch time and drink specials."
Dined on 4/13/2013
We had a few problems but they
were all fixed quickly from server."
Dined on 3/28/2013
It's a wonderful night out, good
music and a great selection of food from sushi to steak."
Dined on 3/23/2013
My first thought was, "Robert
Irvine would have a field day in here." The decor was overwhelming. Tree branches on pillars which had icicle Christmas lights on them. Big screen TVs on all the walls back-lit in more Christmas lights; and a sushi bar with (you guessed it), more Christmas lights! The food was hit-or-miss. No bread basket offered. Sushi was decent. My French onion soup had BURNT cheese on top. Dinners were good, but overpriced. Dessert was presented without mention of the specials desserts listed in main menu or the ones listed in the sushi menu?"
Dined on 3/23/2013
I am always pleased with the food
at Park East. We went to dinner there Monday night and I had the duck and my friend had the stuffed pork chops. Everything was delicious. At first glance the place seems to be a sports bar with all the television screens placed around the room. However, the food is excellent and although you can order bar food if that is your liking, they also have a full dinner menu with an eclectic selection of dishes that also includes a full sushi menu. I highly recommend this restaurant for both dinner and lunch."
Dined on 2/25/2013
This used to be on the top of our
list for places to eat. After tonight, we will not be returning. The place was loud (we're used to that, but still), the staff was unresponsive, and the wait staff dropped the food on my lap (no joke!). The waitress then avoided us for a while without even acknowledging the incident. The manager was also, anything but helpful. Worst part was that with the restuarant.com deal, the 20% tip was automatically added to the bill. If you want pants stained by your food and an unresponsive staff, this is the place for you."
Dined on 2/24/2013
This place is a sportsbar/club,
not a restaurant. Although the dining room could be really nice, the dining atmosphere is ruined with TV's everywhere and flashing lights. While I love to dance, I prefer not to hear blasting 80s music while I am having dinner with my family. Come on, a DJ in the dining room at 7:30 at night? Not possible to have a conversation. Our waitress was so overworked, handling a party of about 30 people, our table and several others. Food was mediocre at best. The management is a mess."
Dined on 2/9/2013
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