The Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub
The Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub

The Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cranfordhotel.com/
  • Phone: 9082762121
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm


    Dinner:

    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walnut Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub
Built in 1893, The Cranford Hotel is a comfortable casual dining restaurant, offering a wide variety of American cuisine and warm hospitality in a rustic historically preserved building. Whether an intimate dinner, cocktails at the bar or cheering on your favorite sports team, the Hotel truly has something for everyone.
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The Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (5)neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (3)late-night find (3)good for groups (2)romantic (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)special occasion (1)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Saturday evening dinner
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    It was good but not as good as the previous Monday. Everyone has an off day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Monday dinner
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The Cranford Hotel has always been a dependable place to go for lunch or a light dinner. My husband loves their burgers. I tried the BLT with fried green tomatoes. I have to say this took the BLT to a whole other level! I cannot wait to go back and get it again. I have been craving it for the last few days! Also, I must say, I had one of the best Cosmo Martini's I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice neighborhood place.
    adatenight
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had a good dinner with my girlfriend. The server was friendly and answered any questions we had. But it gave me the impression that it would be a better place to have lunch than dinner. Or even a drink and something to eat at a later hour. I will be keeping the place in mind for a future visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dining close
    robert
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The overall space and service was good and they seated us promptly as we had a reservation. the stake sandwiches were dry. choose another selection if dining there.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place To Dine
    BigNewfs
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was a nice to dine at. Friendly staff, food cooked to order and reasonable pricing on the menu. I would recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected more
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took the family out for brunch on Mother's Day. For a 12:00 noon meal, the menu was all lunch and dinner selections. The one and only special was dinner choice, although sounding good, was not appealing at that time of day. The service was fine, but the food was not anything to rave about. I ordered salad with salmon and expected grilled salmon. Maybe I missed the description on the menu because it was lox over greens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.1
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 12 reviews are from the The Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub reviews archive.
  • First time
    gurululu
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We took my mom here for Easter Brunch at 12 pm. So I'm not sure of the climate on a regular day. It was not crowded at all. The waiter was exceptional. The food came out quickly and everything was fresh. I had a difficult time choosing from the variety of yummy menu choices. There were a lot of comfort foods, which really made it difficult to choose. Mom got the pot pie, which really was delicious. My family was happy with their dishes. I got the Waldorf chicken salad sandwich on super fresh pumpernickel. I thought the flavors were good, but I was turned off by too much mayonnaise. If you like extra creamy, that's great. But I use mayo sparingly. I should have mentioned that to the waiter.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good lunch spot
    JMAC
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    just went over for a quick lunch because i heard the burgers were good. i wasn't disappointed. we each enjoyed a very tasty burger with fries and a very cold beer. we went at noon and there were plenty of empty tables making it fairly quiet. they appear to have outside seating in warmer weather so it seems to be a great lunch spot to me.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great anytime. This time was lunch but I have done dinner or bar food and drinks. Never disappointed
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    MKW2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Wonderful service-as always! Food is always of a high standard!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We go here often we live near
    time2dineVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We go here often we live near by and have not yet been disappointed its a great last minute go to restaurant for us and a good menu to choose from
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very dependable
    nicksmoak
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    This is a good standby and reliable restaurant. On this particular occasion the service was outstanding. Spent a couple of hours and was not rushed!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veggie Tower
    fultonVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    HI The hotel is a fun place for couples and groups. Has a great vibe. I recommend the Portabello Tower. Just delicious. And of course, the Irish Coffee!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good craft beer, food just OK
    CranfordNewbie
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The beer selection has greatly improved since the first time I visited in May. They have 5-7 craft beers on draft (though not much local). The decor is drab and hasn't been updated since the 80's. The outdoor seating is nice, but was closed last weekend because the outdoor heaters weren't working. The food pricing is a bit scattered... there's the normal priced appetizers ($6-12) burgers and sandwiches ($9-11) then the main entrees $20+ with very few appealing dishes under $20. The few dishes that I've had have been OK.... the grits were very rich and bacon-y!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service & ? Food Quality!
    Jwsuckow
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    With Poor Service & Questionable Food Quality at best I cannot recommend the Cranford Hotel from my most recent visit! The server seemed aloof, uninterested had an attitude like she would rather been anywhere else & was just waiting for her shift to end! The food quality was not good. Please note I have been to the Cranford Hotel dozens of times over the years & never had these opinions before. It is a first! However I haven't visited in months so perhaps things have slipped a bit? Just watch out. It may have just been an off night but like I said it had always been a "good" place in the past!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food , service, are great
    time2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Food , service, are great atmosphere is very good as well and prices reasonable.I go there often always a safe place to go for being satisfied
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Rivals a Steakhouse
    bailzy
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    On a Friday night we booked this late for our first visit. Availability was great. Food was unexpectedly awesome. We had fried hot peppers and steaks as the meal highlight, and the NY Strip steak was cooked to our desire. It was delicious and filling. It was not that busy inside, but outside the tables were full. The neighborhood is quiet enough to have an outdoor conversation even though the road is a mere 10 feet from the tables. I'd recommend trying it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    time2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    We live in Cranford and can walk to the Cranford Hotel. I love this place. Feels like home. Our waitress had many many outdoor tables that day so service was a little slow
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.