Chakra

4.3
1622 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(201) 556-1530
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Ciszak
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Arcadian Avenue
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Entertainment
DJ every Saturday from 10PM to Midnight
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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.
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

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.

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4.3
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4.7
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

2nd time there. Food is prepared differently so get some new taste sensations. The duck and hangar steak outstanding. Chicken was moist. Sushi was average. Service the 2nd time was great. First time it was not as attentive. Like the couch style seating. Doesn't look like much from outside but ambience inside is nice and friendly. Decent wine choices as well.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Chakra has great food and drinks. The Sea Bass and Lobster Cakes were fantastic. This restaurant has a romantic ambiance and I highly recommend for date night.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Such a great restaurant... everyone is so nice and accommodating. The food as amazing. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The restaurant is so beautiful it looks like you’re in Marrakesh the menu is small but very different and very delicious. Martinis or ice cold, the service is spot on I would recommend this restaurant to everyone all I can say Is D Lish

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We went to Chakra for about the 4th time. We find the service very spotty. Sometimes the waiter is on top of things and is helpful and other times, they are no where to be found and not helpful even when they are around. This time we had a new young waiter who was unfamiliar with the items on the menu and seemed lost when we were ordering. Other waiters eventually came around and were very helpful. The food was good and the sorbet for dessert was great. But the service, once again, was very spotty. If Chakra can fix the service issue, they will be a very good restaurant and one that we would go to much more often

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food is exceptional. No one makes better calamari or crab cakes, they are just awesome. The bourbon sirloin steak was to die for. The Romain J. Garrett Cabarnet was wonderful. The atmosphere and service were great. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I love the atmosphere at Chakra but I service and the food needs improvement and consistent.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Menu very short, food is HORRIBLE. People not quite attentive!!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excellent customer service and phenomenal food. Definitely my new go to spot.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This was our second dining experience at Chakra and we thoroughly enjoyed it both times. The service, ambience, meals, and desserts were all fabulous.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

One of the most romantic restaurants in Bergen County!

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Although the food was very good the restaurant itself lacks that special ambiance for the a high end restaurant, there is just something missing nothing special about it.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I enjoyed my mother’s day dinner with my family at CHAKRA. As always, everything about CHAKRA is awesome! My go-to place for special occasions! ❤️❤️❤️

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and great service. I would recommend getting the duck duck goose - amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Such a beautiful restaurant! I came here with my boyfriend, because I wanted to surprise him with a beautiful, fancy dinner. It was awesome! The place is so beautiful and very romantic! Service was amazing. Food was good. Loved it!!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great atmosphere, cool vibe. Service was good but not great. The food was a little disappointing. I got the salmon and it was dry and over done. My date got got the octopus and it was good, tender, tasty.

Go for the chill vibe and atmosphere not for the food.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Had a wonderful time at dinner. I can’t eat gluten and dairy and they had a ton of options. Plus they had excellent gf raisin bread rolls which was a really nice touch. Our waiter was very nice and accommodating. I had the grilled octopus and the flat iron steak which were both excellent. Loved the creative cocktails too. I can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

As always hits the mark. Refreshed menu is a plus. Sushi/rolls offering is truly unnecessary,almost never requested and does not signify fusion cuisine by any means. Stick to your guns. Sides not that sophisticated and should be payed bit more attention to. Bartender has to get some mixology lessons as well (simplicity is not always the king).

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had reservations, they took 30 minutes beyond the reservation time to seat us. When I asked they said that they just needed to clear the table, 20 minutes passed and they where still cleaning tables. The waiter took a good amount of time to reach us after we where seated, his service wasn’t to well and the whole mismanagement put a damper on the evening. The food was cooked well and delicious along with the mixed drinks.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always a pleasant experience, food and cocktails were great! I recommend Jason as your server!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

WE HAVE BEEN TO CHAKRA SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE YEARS- THIS TIME THE FOOD WASNT GREAT.CRAB CAKE WAS TOO OILY, OCTOPUS WAS A LITTLE DRY.
OTHER THAN THAT FOOD WAS GOOD

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Very tasty food. Nice combinations. Interesting cocktails

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This is a high end beautiful restaurant. The decor is unlike any in the area. The Crab Cakes and Chilean Sea Bass was wonderful. This night we were celebrating our grandaughters engagement and I would definitely recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.

The only issue we had was that there was a large corporate group right next to our booth, which was the last one in the rear of the room. The noise level made it difficult for us to hear each other. In the future, with a similar size group, I would recommend not seating other guests in that adjacent booth.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Beautiful restaurant. Food and ambiance... 5 stars.
This place is perfect for a first time date or special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Beautifully prepared meal. The lobster cake was extraordinary. A perfect night

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I rated Chakra 5 stars on Yelp. Food is always awesome as is the service. A very next ce touch was the homemade cookies given out at dessert!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We went for valentines Day it was Very nice. I love the ambiance. Extensive wine collection and the food is great.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Made a reservation a month in advance. They called the day before Valentines Day looking for a credit card and to tell us that it was $112pp(over $300 in the end for 2 with no alcohol). At that point we had no other choice but to accept. When I pushed back "It is list on our website and you should have checked" not handled very well guys. Restaurant well appointed. Four courses were served with many options for each, all i chose were very good. The waitress, who was brought in just for that night had a big smile and was very helpful. Probably was the pivotal thing that kept the night from being a complete disaster. After 3 hours that went by quickly I had to get up and ask someone for our dessert. I was told the kitchen was backed up. Any other night the time would not have been an issue but on this night it was important to be home early and in bed. Pretty pricey for the experience.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This restaurant is New Jersey’s gem. The food is absolutely delicious and great quality. Waiters are always so friendly and courteous. The chefs wife is very nice and always friendly when walking into the restaurant. This is one of the best restaurants I have experienced and I have come to this restaurant so many times that I lost track. AMAZING FOOD QUALITY AND SERVICE!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day here is a must!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Second time doing their Valentine’s menu and was disappointed that the menu was pretty much the same menu as last year. Such a shame for management to not invest in a special menu. Same boring desserts too. Not delicious at all. Just looks so fancy but tastes so weird and bland. Ambiance is what keeps tricking us to come back. Wish they would take advantage of what they have and actually make really yummy food.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Default local spot for all occasions without going into NYC.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Overpriced food that was just ok. $28 for a small ounce or so of FARMED salmon and a small side salad with vinaigrette. My date had black pasta and shrimp that was about the same price and it was bland. The ambiance is nice.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

They seemed short staffed yesterday. Our waiter was great, it seemed like there were people from management walking around, but not helping. Usually service is awesome though.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was great. The only issue I had was a couple that had a reservation time of 15 minutes later than mine was seated prior to my date and I being seated.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Still an excellent restaurant after many years with the spiced sea bass being a particularly subtle but tasty dish. Sushi options were also a hit. Funky Yoga decor, makes for a great romantic dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic service! Server knew everything the restaurant had to offer. Wide selection of wine and mixed drinks; I recommend the habanero margarita. Great place for a special occasion or important business meal .

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I’ve been here before. The food was not as good this time. Really disappointing. Also, the waiters were so busy and distracted. Took them almost 30 min to take our order. Later with the dessert menu, it was given to us, but the waited didn’t come back for 25 minutes.

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Over priced sub par food. Two items we ordered we so fatty that we couldn't eat them. I would have ordered a replacement, but our service we was so bad that or server didn't come over to the table- it was 25 minutes after the food had been brought to the table that he checked in with us about the appetizer. He took a drink order from us when he removed the inedible appetizer, our main meal came and the wine that was ordered still hadn't arrived. The main meal included mushrooms- an allergy that he was informed about. Yet again 20-30 minutes passed before he came to the table to check on the food (still not having brought the drinks) Don't waste your time or money on this place

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The wait for our table was short, the staff was knowledgeable and helpful, the decor was exquisite but the wonderful tasty ribeye was too fatty. The side dishes were also excellent. So, be wary about your main entree.

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