Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
New American Cuisine served in a warm, passionate, romantic atmosphere. (Tented canopy seating requires a minimum of 5 guests). Voted for Best Cocktail, Most Romantic and Best Girls Night Out. Recently won Best Crab Cake in NJ competition.
Paramus, NJ 07652
American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5PM - 10PM
Thursday - Saturday 5PM - 11PM
Sundays Closed for Private Events
Lounge open till 2AM.
*Late night lounge menu offered until one hour pass the last seating for the dining room
Private Parties Welcome
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
DJ every Saturday from 10PM to Midnight
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Join our Wine Club. Log on to our website chakrarestaurant.com and enter your email address. Monthly wine dinners with special guests.
Chakra Restaurant welcomes private parties and special events seven days a week. Whether hosting a business meeting, corporate event, or a private party for 2 to 200 guests, Chakra provides the perfect environment.
Chakra Ratings and Reviews
We dined at Chakra for a date on a Saturday night. It was a 6:15 reservation, so I wasn't surprised that the restaurant had only a few guests at that relatively early hour, but the restaurant was still more than half empty when we left at 7:30. I was surprised to hear there was only one special - an enormous steak - which my date and I were not interested in. The menu hasn't changed much since the last time we dined at Chakra. I remember being quite impressed the first few times we ate there, but the dazzle seems to have dulled. The calamari is still good and the kale salad was fine. The crab cakes are fine, too - nothing I can't make at home myself - and the simple grilled salmon is just that, simple - again, nothing I can't make at home myself. There was no tonic at the bar so an awful tasting gin and tonic (not sure what they tried to mix the gin with) had to be sent back and 3 (!) habanero margaritas left me stone cold sober, so I'm not sure there was any actual alcohol in them. This used to be our go-to romantic date destination, but it's now officially off our list and we won't be returning. It's just not worth it.
I didn't like the fact that when I asked for a booth through Open Table and then got to the restaurant, I wanted to make sure the booth I requested would still be available but I was told it's for larger parties only that night of 4 or more... Then I was rushed while sitting at the bar to sit and we asked for a corner table where the Manager said he can't hold the seat to long and we would have to sit quickly because people are coming in. Not one party along the whole back row sat by us our entire dining experience. Looking across the way at the booths we wanted however, we saw two tables being seated with a couple -- (2) people. Needless to say we were upset and mad. And the fact that they charge you if you want blue cheese stuffed olives at $3 p/ stick. I rather have it hidden in the cost of the drink than to be told I have to pay for olives. Lastly, I wanted an after dinner drink and the waiter told me of one he liked and I sampled it with my guest and we liked it enough to try it. When I got the bill, it was $22 p/ glass. TELL ME UPFRONT WHAT THE COST IS WHEN IT'S THAT TYPE OF PRICE. Last time I'm going there for dinner again. Manager and waiter were deceitful.
We have been to Chakra several times for Thanksgiving and was always satisfied. This time the food was great as always but the service was a disappointment. We were rushed as soon as we entered the restaurant. My plates were taken away before I put my fork down. The waiter didn't offer coffee or tea with dessert and placed our bill on the table before we started on our dessert. The food was wonderful but I wish we had time to enjoy it.
Came in for the thanksgiving prefix menu. I've Been here a few times and the food and service are excellent! This was another great meal! The managers and owners clearly care and it shows in the way the wait staff approaches their jobs! I will return again!
We consider Chakra to be one of our favorite restaurants! Outstanding attention to detail, with an emphasis on customer satisfaction at all times. Last Saturday night, we brought two friends who were new to the area... They were impressed by the lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Yes, it is definitely expensive but worth every cent...
Grilled octupus with white bean purée. Chargrilled smokiness over a rich, silky smooth bed of bean purée.
Crab cake. Jumbo lump, zero filler with a sublime refreshing pea shoot garnish
Hanger steak with chimichurri. Perfectly marinated, tons of flavor, nicely chargrilled without becoming blackened and bitter
Cocktails are unique and generous. Expansive wine list also.
Desserts are delicious and the French press coffee is outstanding.
Again-LOVE this restaurant. Lovely managers and waitstaff nicely round out the entire experience.
Atmosphere was very romantic. The waiter was courteous and attentive. My entree selection was the Chilean sea bass, potatoe wrapped shrimp w bok choy. My husband selected the hanger steak. Neither of us were impressed with our meal. There was no flavor at all. Maybe if they hire a new chef we would return. It’s unfortunate as the ambience was super cozy and relaxing.
This was our second time here and we came back because we loved it the first time. The food was excellent again but the service once we got to our table was terrible unfortunately. The hostesses and bartenders were great, the waiter and bus staff was terrible.
We had had a nice dinner at Chakra a month ago, so decided to go back. Unfortunately, a very large birthday party (80 people?) was being held there at the same time, and the kitchen couldn't keep up. The waiter did his best, but we waited a long, long time for our entrees. To Chakra management: if you're going to book a large party, don't fill the rest of the place, too! Don't think we'll be going back.
My Wife and I went to Chakra to get out for her birthday, 8pm on a Saturday night. We really liked our corner table (both on couch) and the overall ambiance of the place. Ordered the small Sushi/Maki/Sashimi platter and Crab Cake for Appetizer. We had the Steak and Ahi (Tuna) main courses. Food was great. Waiter (I believe his name was Vinnie) was very nice and attentive. Highly Recommend.
The food was good but the service was disjointed. We had to ask for bread for the table, and it took a long time to get our appetizers and food. They forgot one of our appetizers which they gave us free of charge. Our waiter never came over to ask if we wanted to refresh our drinks. The managers were looming on the floor and were in the way of the wait staff doing their jobs.
The service was amazing. Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable. I had everything that or server recommended and it was delicious. From the drinks; to the entree; to the dessert. The ambiance was excellent. The place is beautiful and the decor is very romantic. I loved everything about it. Definitely will be returning.
Dinner with a colleague. Found the restaurant on this app. Figured it looked good. The outside of the place doesn't do the inside justice. Very nice decor, comfy and cozy feeling. Food was impeccable. Steaks and seafood was very good. A must try if you're in the area.
Disappointing. The restaurant is gorgeous and extremely romantic. Lovely place. I've wanted to go for years, and finally did Saturday night with a reservation. Restaurant was half empty, which surprised me. We weren't acknowledged when we walked in by the host at the desk as he prepared to seat guests ahead of us. Another man seated us, but was distracted as he took us to the table, and said he'd bring a beer and wine list, but never did. Our server eventually arrived (it was not busy) and got the list for us. We eventually ordered. Food came out fast. My TC Steak was ordered medium and came out medium rare; my dining companion's lamb was cooked medium instead of medium rare. We did not raise the issue; I'm sure they would have fixed it but at these prices, I shouldn't deal with mistakes, one after another. Server was difficult to find when we finished, leading us to waste time waiting. As others did, food is substantially overpriced. I don't mind paying the price in exchange for service. It's a gorgeous venue, but I expect better attention you detail and more attentiveness to your guests.
Make a reservation early in the week and ask for one of four of their better tables. All of the tables are fine, four are better. Romantic date or special occasion makes the bill seem easier, order what you want you can't miss, the marinara sauce was so good it made the fried calamari better than great. Like oysters? call ahead to see if there available. Dessert, get the Waffle. Get here but don't take my table.
Chakra must mean "disappointing" in another language. Though i ate there on a Wednesday night (and therefore can not properly judge its true ambiance) it was still too slow and the big dining space gave the few tables who were in attendance feeling adrift and abandoned.
Unfortunately the waiters were clearly in synch with the slow night by dragging their feet to service the tables, and i as an past waiter myself i am careful to not be demanding in any way. Our waiters attentiveness is something.you would expect on a busy night but not on a slow one. My table of 4 ordered a bunch of appetizers, (the best being their sushi rolls and their crabcake) and also drank two bottles of Siver Oak cab and still couldn't get timely service
In fairness i must admit when at our table our waiter was very personable and friendly, just disappeared to the kitchen too often and left us feeling he wss back their on his phone instead of properly caring for the 5 tables that had guests
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.