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Christopher's Restaurant at The Heldrich

3.3
3.3
38 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Enjoy Christopher’s, The Heldrich’s casually sophisticated restaurant and one of the best restaurants in NJ, serving freshly prepared specialties to delight the discriminating palate. The trendy cosmopolitan bar is a welcome haven for savvy cocktails and beverages, and spirited conversation. The cuisine and ambiance of The Heldrich are destined to be a favorite of locals and guests alike. Two private dining rooms within our New Brunswick restaurant Christopher’s are the perfect venue for special occasions, and alfresco dining is available in season. To make a reservation, please call 732-214-2200.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am
    Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
    Bar
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 214-2200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    New Brunswick

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.3
3.3 based on all time ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.2Value

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  1. B

    Brian

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Needed a light lunch before a Sunday 3pm show at The State Theater. It doesn’t get any more convenient. I was pleased with the food and service. They could use a little update on decor but it was fine. Good place.

  2. j

    jka123

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Food was good service was horrible. One girl worked the whole restaurant and bar !!! She seated us took our orders got our drinks and brought our food. The whole restaurant was full and a few people at the bar . We waited exactly one hour and ten minutes for a sandwich. I do not blame the girl she did the best she could. This is the second time we ate there before a show at State Theater and had the same experience They definitely Need to hire more help

  3. NB

    NorthBrunswickDAS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    New Year’s Eve, terrible service and food. Really with no excuse, as the bar and restaurant were not crowded, since it was a reservation only event with a limited food menu. Very disappointing. Bar ran out of ginger beer to make one of their signature cocktails, Irish Mule. No bread or drinks for almost an hour after being seated, not even water.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New Years Eve

  5. p

    peterg

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    The seafood wasn't fresh had a very fishy taste and smell to it.

  6. SK

    SharonK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Went for a pre-theater meal. Server was pleasant but overall service was slow. Food was mediocre at best. Will not be returning.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I made a reservation for breakfast at 1045 and when we arrived the restaurant said that they stop serving breakfast at 11. When we checked the reservation system they had me noted for 1130, which was for their lunch service in the bar. Seems to be an issue between the open table reservation system and theirs which was very frustrating, especially since I was looking forward to a nice brunch since we were celebrating a birthday. The restaurant was completely unhelpful but the manager of the hotel was lovely and even validated our parking ticket. Be careful if yuh book a reservation through here. I would call the hotel directly since the system is not synced. Place looked empty on a Sunday during the height of brunch, which makes me wonder how good the food or service is anyway.

  8. s

    susell

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The restaurant accepted our open table reservation but had an event so we had to go elsewhere

  9. j

    jka123

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience2

    Food was ok but service was horrible

  10. n

    noelle

    New York Area

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience2

    Although the food was good, the service was quite slow. We waited at least a half and hour for hamburgers and my husband's fries were cold.

  11. d

    drlkat50

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place right across the street from the State Theater. Under staffed but the staff stepped up to the challenge. I have to give them an A + .Two individual took the orders, served, and made drinks. They were absolute dynamos and made our evening great!!!

  12. M

    Marty

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Had to have dinner in the bar because of a special event in the dining room. But then, they had two smaller special events in the bar. Which made it extremely crowded. Although our server was great, one of our dinners came out cold.

  13. P

    Peari

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Great job! We really had a wonderful dinner with you folks last Saturday night. The food was delicious, and the service was great. I would have given all 5-stars except for the folks at the next table who had a young daughter roaming all over the place and being a distraction. She should have been sat down by her parents, but they, evidently, weren't up to the task. So, it wasn't your fault. But, it still effected our meal. Hope we'll see you again soon.

  14. l

    luv2dine

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    There was a private event at the restaurant so we were seated at the bar lounge, which was fine. They had a table reserved for us and though they were busy catering to the private event, the servers were attentive to us. It was a bit noisy because we were in the bar area and a lot of the guests from the private event were in the bar. But it was fine for our purposes because we were trying to catch a show and just needed a decent place to eat that was close to the theater. Overall a good experience.

  15. TH

    TerriH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We went for a quick lunch before a 2:00 PM show at the State Theatre. There was only one person working who was not present in the room for almost 10 minutes. Service was slow and given our short time window it was stressful. I ordered the Mezza plate which was lame.

  16. l

    lawrencef

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    came for lunch before a show. we had a reservation and were seated promptly in the bar area as the main restaurant wasnt seating. only complaints were that both my medium rare burger and my wifes medium burger were both very well done. also a strange fee on the bill at the end. P.A.F. when i questioned it, was told that it was a property access fee but couldnt explain why it is charged or what exactly it was. would not return

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The food was very good the service was too slow probably not to server, Most probably the fourth of the kitchen

  18. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall1food3service2ambience5

    We made a reservation in connection with a State Theatre show across the street. Not enough staffing caused our server to be over extended. Service was very slow, no fault of hers, and the food was mediocre. They should have opened their larger dining room as well to accommodate all the diners. Very disappointing compared to previous visits.

  19. M

    Mikey

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Good food and drink. The burger was delish.

  20. AD

    AltheaD

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall3food1service2ambience5

    The buffet was cold. Food should be warm to hot and not cold.

  21. GM

    GordonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Christopher's in the Heldrich offers excellent food and attentive service in an ideal location in the heart of the New Brunswick nightlife district

  22. AH

    AudiannH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I enjoyed a peaceful atmosphere while dining. The avocado toast was filled with flavor, and the concierge was very attentive to all requests.

  23. AR

    AROne

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    The bar restaurant was empty but still had very slow service. The food was fair.

  24. DT

    DavidT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Mother's day brunch was nice but not worth the price paid. Not very crowded and yet the service was slow. Advertised "bottomless" mimosas for mothers but they only offered 1 complimentary mimosa. I had made online reservations but I was not on the reservation list. Overall, not too happy.

  25. FH

    FraniaH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    If going to the State Theater, you can't beat the location. We gave ourselves plenty of time and enjoyed the evening. Dining was a pleasure, they were busy, as would be expected. Wait staff was friendly and as attentive as they could be with what they handled. Getting the check was a bit long but that did not make for a bad evening. Also, we did let them know that we had tickets to the theater when we sat down but that was one person and there was a rotation of three people working with your table. All in all, I did give then a very good to excellent review. My Salmon was amazing, their Nacho platter was very good and the dessert, amazing. The berry tart pastry crust was perfect and my guest Cheese Cake a delight. Great time.

  26. JG

    JoeG

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    This was for Easter brunch so not sure how the restaurant is otherwise although its a nice place and it looks like it could potentially be good. The brunch though was a bit ordinary. A nice selection but expected a better quality and more premium foods for the cost. The wait staff could have been more attentive but they were very nice. Overall, an ok brunch and an enjoyable time.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Family get together

  28. L

    Leelovesfood

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved this experience!! The martinis were delicious, we tried two different ones and enjoyed the salmon and the quinoa bowl immensely!!! We will be back for sure!!

  29. JS

    JeffS

    Philadelphia

    97 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Not a go to... stuck in the bar area. Limited menu , too few servers, and food was lukewarm and tasted marginal. Definitely skip the Caesar salad. Burger was just ok.

  30. JC

    JanC

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We chose Christopher's Restaurant at The Heldrich because my son was part of The Army Field Band and Soldier's Chorus staying at the hotel Monday & Tuesday, leaving on Wednesday. They were performing at the State Theater Monday evening at 7PM. I made our reservation for 4:15PM on Monday, as my son needed to report to the State Theater by 5:40PM. His/our food took over an hour to come so we had to immediately ask for a container for him to take it across the street with him and eat it after his sound check at the theater! Otherwise, everything was good...food was tasty, bartender was pleasant and helpful, etc.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It was very nice and extremely convenient to the theatre and parking. Service was excellent. The food was very good.

  32. C

    Chris452

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great good and service

  33. R

    Rachel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I was in town for work and had a business dinner here at the suggestion of a colleague. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly, and our food came out quick. Atmosphere was nice and their cocktails were really good. If I'm in the area again, I'd stop back in for dinner and drinks.

  34. HZ

    HankZzski

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We ate in the bar area and it was nice for an early pretheater meal . The restaurant was unavailable because of a New Year’s Eve event! I would like very much to experience the restaurant.The bar menu Was very limited!

  35. LB

    LisaB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Mediocre food, poor service in a nice setting.

  36. HN

    HeidiN

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The service was very slow; the soup was luke warm; the salad dressing was too tart; the main course was too salty; it too a long time to get the attention of the server and we had to wait a long time to pay the check. Overall the food was poor quality the service not professional. Other customers were complaining as well. Overpriced for what was provided.

  37. GE

    GET2U

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    1.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    The dining room is usually not open, so dinner is served in the bar. The service was horrible.

  38. JB

    JohnB

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We reserved an early seating before a show and got confirmation. When we showed up the restaurant was hosting a reunion. In the restaurant we were told to check with the bar. We looked in the bar area and nobody was there to ask and it was far from what was expected. We called the number and only got a recording to leave my name and number for a call back. When I chose the prompt to speak with someone nobody picked up. We left in the rain and went somewhere else.

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  • Neighborhood

    New Brunswick

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am
    Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
    Bar
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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