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About Chakra

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.

W 144 Rte 4 E
Paramus, NJ 07652
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Arcadian Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 556-1530

Website:
http://www.chakrarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
DJ every Saturday from 10PM to Midnight

Executive Chef:
Thomas Ciszak

Additional:
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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Give Thanks together at Chakra. Join us for a feast 12:30PM - 7:30PM. Three-Course Prix-fixe Menu with all our holiday favorites. $49 per person.

Private Dining

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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (22)
Good for a Date (19)
Special Occasion (15)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Cozy (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Business Meals (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Authentic (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Casual (2)
Healthy (2)
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Organic (2)
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Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food in a noisy atmosphere with careless service - they were courteous in deducting the cost of the cold meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved everything about this restaurant. Delicious, creative food. The truffle pizza was the best!. Can't wait to return. Would Br great if they brought back the entertainment that they had. Would definately go there often. Keep up the good job.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had 630 reservations on a Saturday night. Restaurant starting getting crowded. Service got slow , mistakes on our order than mistake on our bill. Not in our favor....
Food was very good

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

my first tine and loved it!
i frequent dining in NYC.
loved the ambiance but the big warehouse space should have a bigger after dinner crowd - an upscale lounge and some dancing.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food! Not cheap but absolutely worth it. Try the duck!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great meal. Everything was perfect. Definitely coming back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was great. Good service and the decor was outstanding

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very nice, casual elegance. The staff was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The menu was diverse; food was delicious. Eric, our server, was well informed and quite attentive!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Chakra never disappoints. Love the ambiance and it was just want a needed after a hard day.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Organic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food was outstanding. The Bourbon Prime Ribeye Steak was so tender and flavorful. It was amazing, Our waiter was great. Can't wait to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Had an amazing experience. Will highly recommend it

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very nice place, romantic and relaxing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Always a great special occasion place. Very romantic and cozy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Didn't meet my expectations: couldn't get my favorite wine because it's coming only by bottles but not by glasses; very poor appetizer & dessert menus.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Overall with welcome upon entrance, to the service, food, ambiance it was a great experience. I will be going back and telling others about it!!

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Vegan, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great restaurant. Food was delicious and service was unbelievable. Will definitely be returning on a regular basis!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Best waiters ever very attentive to all your needs . Octopus for an appetizer was definitely delicious . My bill came out cold had to sit in the back and a couple drinks total bill was over 200 definitely not worth that

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Lovely.. romantic... food very good... price fixe interesting.. will be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The room itself was beautiful. We did go on a summer Tuesday night in July but the place was literally empty. 2 people at the bar and one other 3 top eating. On top of that, the service was absolutely horrible. We were totally forgotten about even though we were the only ones there. Not sure how they can keep up.

The food was good, and fairly priced for what you got, but nothing spectacular.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We dined here for our 25th anniversary. The food was great. The service was outstanding. They gave us complimentary champagne to celebrate and decorated our dessert with a chocolate "Happy Anniversary" sign. It's always great but a bit pricey so we can come too often.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We went for my wife's birthday. The service was outstanding. Chakra's ambience was romantic and allowed us to truly appreciate the wonderful crispy trout, salmon and wine. She loved it and so did I.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Service was great! Food was top shelf. Will be back

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Totally enjoyed our dinner.. the food, drinks and service were tremendous...

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

One of the great fine dining restaurants. Lovely food& service

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Best waiter ever The restaurant was empty bc of a holiday but it's one of our favorites and the atmosphere and food is always excellent

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Hot Spot, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great food. Wonderful drinks. Just started happy hour. Nice addition. Love the atmosphere.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Everything about this restaurant is excellent. Have been dining there for several years and have always been totally satisfied with the food, the service and love the atmosphere. An excellent restaurant for any occasion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The waiter Pierre was very good, though at times disappeared for a bit...watermelon martini was excellent, as were the otopus, beets, and pizza appetizers.

The 40 day aged steak was a joke however. It was not aged at all, and was gritty and tasteless. They did remove it from my bill on their own accord - I did not ask

Overall very expensive, and the inability to provide a great tasting steak put a curious hole in an otherwise intriguing first visit

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Dark and bad lighting, but very romantic. no noise at all. No valet parking.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic
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