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Glass Woods Tavern - Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

123 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch

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Welcome to one of the best restaurants in New Brunswick, NJ. This urban contemporary eatery features a distinctive regional menu that consistently impresses locals, visitors and critics alike. The remarkable staff of our acclaimed restaurant serves with effortless grace and attention to detail.

Treat yourself, and your guests, to everything from “Power Breakfasts” consisting of a variety of options from grab and go items to our hearty buffet which offers made to order omelets. Lunches consist of creative soup, sandwich and salad combinations and simple, but elegant dinners are comprised of inventive starters, enticing entrees and decadent desserts. Select from our wide variety of wines to top off your perfect meal.

Hosting a special occasion? Our private dining room’s custom-built granite table and floor-to-ceiling glass doors set the scene to make any occasion memorable.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(732) 867-2300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
George Crea
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Private party facilities
Private dining room that can accommodate up to 16 guests. We showcase family-style dinner menus perfect for family gatherings, rehearsal dinners, or business meetings. We can also customize limited menus to fit your groups' special needs.
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Private party contact
Eugene Hall: (732) 867-2271
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Cross street
Neilson Street
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Public transit
The New Brunswick train station is a five minute walk to the hotel.
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Join us for Live Jazz on Thursday nights from 8:00pm - schedule available on
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Special events & promotions

Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 123 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.7  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nina (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 3, 2017

Waited 30 mins and food was cold. There were only 3 other people seated so it wasn't busy. Very unhappy with the service.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Seat yourself restaurant...why have to book a wait staff or hostess around? Bartender had to get a waitress out to us. Slow service, incorrect order.

vipSB2014 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2016

A really nice find. I opted for dinner here because I wanted to enjoy a jazz group performing there as part of the New Brunswick Jazz Project. While I could have just enjoyed the music from the bar, my friend and I were really glad we opted for dinner. I had the scallops, which were cooked perfectly and set atop a really delicious faro die for!! My friend had the brisket, which was hands down the best brisket that I have ever tried. Really great food!! Where this restaurant fell down, was the service. We were glad that we had planned to be there for 3 hours as it took every bit of that time to get from drinks to check. If we weren't there for the music, this would have been unacceptable. But we are planning to go back...the food was just that good.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 17, 2016

This was the first time we visited this restaurant, and it was very disappointing and we would not return. From the time we arrived-and there was no manager or greeter so we didn't know where to go - till the time a waiter different than ours handed us our check without a word or eye contact and walked away, it was not very pleasant.

When we arrived there was one other diner in the room, yet it took forever for our server to get to us then come back for a drink orders. We decided to order drinks and or meal the same time. It was at least 10 minutes before our starters arrived, before our drinks. We sent the starters back and waited another five minutes for the drinks to arrive. By the time we were eating our meals, I think there were a total of five other people in the room, and the service was terrible.

A small point but an irksome one: our server was pleasant enough but kept referring to us repeatedly as "you guys." We are both 67 though it's nice to have a friendly server that terminology always rubs me the wrong way.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on August 3, 2016

Mickey the bartender was excellent. Great stop.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Server was excellent. Very attentive to food already in our party.
Good was good

JaneB (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

The food was meh. I did not care for the okra and corn side. The Cajun seasoning on the steak was too heavy. The risotto appetizer did not mention that these were actually fried risotto balls.

vipRVince (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 27, 2016

There for a birthday with a pretty finicky wife ;) and she and i were duly impressed. Our waitress Michelle was attentive and fun. The drinks were tasty and the food delicious. Michelle then hit it out of the park when she presented my wife with a beautifully chocolate inscribed personal birthday desert. We wouldn't hesitate going back when we are in the neighborhood.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 17, 2016

Live band and excellent food.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

The food was good but a bit overpriced. The dining area was very nice. Overall nice experience just overpriced for the quality of meal/service.

vipbakster21 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 6, 2015

Looked forward to trying the Glass Woods - overall food was good and preparation times were relatively short. I was surprised at the overall customer service though - had to track down a server to be seated, and had to ask to check in for the reservation when it was almost overlooked. Hope this area improves for the next time I visit.

vipDonDon (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2014

This is our first visit to this hotel restaurant and it was most enjoyable.

wxman (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2014

Saw this 1000 point restaurant and made reservations for after the NJSO concert Sunday.
Lobster mac and cheese had lots of lobster in it.

12345 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2014

Although this is a hotel restaurant, it should not be overlooked. Reservations are usually 1,000 points and the food and service are both great!

vipPNLD (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 9, 2014

This is actually not a bad place food-wise; but as far as the service goes, this place is inconsistent with its service. One night you might come in and have someone stay on top of your service and the next you'll have someone disappear on you for large chunks of time. We experienced the latter even though the restaurant wasn't busy.

Another thing to note is that the menu is very limited. I get that it's a hotel restaurant, but having a new special per week to choose from might be a nice change of pace.

vipHerky (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on May 27, 2014

The only reason that I went here was that there was a thunderstorm and I couldn't leave the hotel. Surly service, over-salted food, hotel lobby ambience; not much to recommend.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 23, 2014

Not sure if I was there on a slow night but it seemed like the bartenders were also the ones taking food orders. There was no one at the entrance to greet or seat us. There were a lot of television, perhaps too many. But the food was fantastic.

vipOperavore (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 16, 2014

Meeting friends here for dinner was a good choice as it was centrally located and parking in the hotel garage was very reasonable. Close to theaters makes it good for before or after a show. Ultra modern atmosphere a bit cool rather than cozy but a cheerful waiter haloed warm it up. The service was a bit slow however due to a major event in the ballroom, which probably backed up the kitchen. Very good filet mignon although menu selections were limited.

vipAngie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2014

Great for a breakfast meeting. the food was good and the noise level was moderate.

vipjjbd (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on May 2, 2014

We were at a conference and decided to stay in for dinner. Had the Lobster Mac & Cheese which was very good.

vipGreatExperience (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 26, 2014

Great brunch/ breakfast. Omelette are creative and nicely prepped to order.

JasonK (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 24, 2014

We had to wonder around to find a waitor, and we noticed others did to, but once seated the customer service was great and the food was amazing. We both ordered the steak and it was perfectly cooked. A little on the pricer side. Great date night venue.

vip0077 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 9, 2014

We have dined at the Hyatt times over the years, with changing menus and decor. This time was pleasntly different. We were seated immediately upon arrival, although the restaurant appeared busier than usual; our greeter was very gracious. Our server quickly proffered menus and told us the evening's specials, The menu appeared limited, but that was deceptive--there are choices for just about about any taste. The prices were reasonable, although the wine was a little pricey, though delicious. The food arrived promptly, and at the proper temperature, and was brought by a very ebullient server. The food was very good. FYI, the 'small plates" aren't that small---my wife had 2 of them, and had trouble finishing her meal. Great staff.

vipBruceBrecht (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 29, 2014

The service and food was exceptional. The dishes were creative and had tremendous flavor. I had the Seafood Bisque which was perfect with alot of meat and the base was exquisite. The Sea Bass dish is not you usual. It was in what they called a salsa but it was so much more. My fiancé had a fresh salad and the Filet Mignon in a Knob Creek sauce that was amazing. We suggest the carrot cake for dessert which we split because they do give you a lot of food. The waitress was phenomenonal and very attentive. The only drawback is parking and walking or an 18$ valet charge. If your in the area for a night out then that is negligible. One note is they are going thriugh a menu change so ask for the lunch menu also which I ordered from.

babci (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on March 3, 2014

great breakfast buffet. try the omelets!

Bobtoni (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

Good place to go for special occasions. They offer special menus. Good value for your hard earned money......and it gets away from the sometimes hustle bustle of other New Brunswick restaurants.

veros925 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to go for a drink to unwind or to get a simply great tasting meal. My brunch experience was awesome. The buffet has wonderful options including juice and coffe for only $19. That can't be beat. Omelettes made to order, fruit pancakes, potatoes, fruits, cheese, danish, cereal, name it! I chose the eggs Benedict off the a la carte menu and it was perfectly prepared. Lattes are splendid as well. Will always come back love love!!!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2014

Was there on a Friday night and we were a party of three. Ordered a chicken panini but got the soprasetta panini. It was good but not what I ordered and since it took a long time to arrive I didn't complain. Ordered a beer before food arrived and after finishing my meal told the waitress to forget about it. Good food but very disorganized

Julia (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2013

It is a hotel tavern. I usually have very low expactations for hotel dining (pricey, not good). The dish I've ordered (red snapper) was excelently done and not very expensive - $24. I may eat there again on my next trip.

vipjoe2 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2013

Passing through the area on the way home. Very pleasantly surprised.d The food was delicious. Recommend the crab cakes.