Delta's

4.3
1170 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Comfort Food
Located in the heart of New Brunswick’s cultural district, Delta’s is a celebration of the spirit of the South.
Featuring traditional and not so traditional Southern cuisine, creative cocktails, and live music in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

When making a reservation please keep in mind:
-Reservations are held for 15min past reservation time
-The entire party must be present to be seated on busier nights
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Closed, Tuesday: 5:00pm - 2:00am,
Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am,
Sunday: Brunch 12-2:30pm Dinner 3:30pm - 7:30pm
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Phone number
(732) 249-1551
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate a party of up to 200 for a completely private affair. The size of the parties that we can accommodate during our regular business hours will vary between 15 and 50 depending on the date and time requested. Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Large Party Coordinator: (732) 249-1551 ext. 23
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Catering
We provide catering for pick-up and delivery to certain locations. Please check our website for pricing.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Richmond
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Parking details
On street parking is very limited. We recommend that our guests park in the Hyatt Hotel deck located a block from Delta's, or the Quincy Apartment lot also located a block from Delta's. Valet service is provided by the City of New Brunswick outside the restaurant for $15.
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Public transit
5-6 blocks from the New Brunswick Train Station.
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Entertainment
Live R&B Tuesday and Friday, Live Band Karaoke Thursdays, Live Jazz Saturday, and DJ late night Saturday
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Great place and fantastic ambience. Had dinner but the food was very salty and my date and I could not eat it all.

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SS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a very good time they just need to have better parking

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PG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

TO BE HONEST THE PLACE HAS VERY NICE DECOR & ATMOSPHERE. THE APPETIZERS WHERE GREAT FRESH AND CRISP. WE ARRIVED EARLY FOR DINNER. WHEN IT CAME TO THE ENTREES THEY FELL DOWN MY TURKEY CHOP WAS DRIED OUT AND MY WIFE'S FRIED CHICKEN HAD NO SKIN. THE CORN MUFFINS THEY SERVED AT THE ONSET OF THE MEAL WHERE COLD AND PROBABLY NOT MADE IN HOUSE. WHEN WE POINTED OUT THE ISSUE CONCERNING THE CHICKEN TO OUR WAITRESS SHE DID APOLOGIZE AND THAT WAS IT NORMALLY MOST RESTAURANTS WOULD HAVE HAD A MANAGER STOP BY TO SEE WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS AND TRY TO OFFER AN ACCOMMODATION. I'M NOT ONE WHO LOOKS FOR SOMETHING FOR NOTHING. I JUST WANTED A NICE DINING EXPERIENCE. THEY NEED THERE OLD FRONT OF THE HOUSE MANAGER BACK. BY THE WAY WE DINE OUT 2 TIMES A WEEK. WE HAVE BEEN DELTA'S DINERS BEFORE NOT TO MUCH RECENTLY WE NOTICED THE DECLINE IN QUALITY. JUST TO BE CLEAR I STILL TIPPED THE WAITRESS 30% ON 100$ TAB.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The waiter Jennica was amazing! She was very prompt and courteous. My friend and I enjoyed our time there yesterday

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C
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deltas was amazing from the food , drinks and ambiance I will definitely be returning. Honestly the best restaurant I have been to in a while . The staff is fantastic and the food is cooked to perfection .

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JW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in the neighborhood and went to Delta's for dinner and could not be happier. The entire experience from start to finish was excellent. Great drink menu and the fried chicken .. yuuuum!

Will definitely go back soon and recommend to friends.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was good..and the portions were kinda small. I ordered the shrimp and grits. I wound up ordering another entree due to the fact I was still hungry.

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall I like Deltas. The food is pretty good. The ambiance is nice. Noise level is a bit loud for my taste but I do enjoy the music. The service is decent as well. No complaints worth mentioning so that’s a good thing.

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WH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were on a date night; we were a little disappointed because the band cancelled for the evening but overall it was good.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The hostess with glasses almost caused me not to stay at the restaurant. She was not friendly, not helpful and never greeted a guest, in the hour I waited, with a smile. I would like to recognize the guy with braids who was helping out at the hostess' podium. He smiled, he greeted people when they walked in and when they left. He was customer focused, and with him, you can ensure first time customers, like myself, return.

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TF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

On our first visit to Delta’s, it was for a birthday dinner and in the mood for good soul food. Although the portions were generous, the food was unremarkable.
I ordered the smothered chicken and there was barely any gravy. The Mac and cheese and collards were just OK.

Since we really wanted to try brunch, we gave them another try the next week. Not sure if it was the crowd or if our server was still learning the ropes. Our reservation was at 1p we arrived 10 minutes early, and the place was packed. We were seated promptly and ordered a carafe of the mimosa’s. There was a table in the corner that was having a loud conversation and practically screaming across the table.

No one asked them to lower the volume on their conversation, and one of the guests kept leaning back and hitting the chair of a person sitting my table. In comparison, a larger group was throwing a party in the private room and you could barely hear them.
On to the brunch food, after ordering our meal; it took over 1 hour to receive our food. This is not an exaggeration, it took 65 minutes to receive bland French toast, unseasoned grits and runny eggs.

Our server did not record our order correctly, and did not come back to check on us. One person in our party ordered the short ribs muffin and was told they couldn’t poach the eggs, but would be scrambled. However the menu clearly read, homemade muffin topped with short ribs and a poached egg with hollandaise.

The chef falls short of the menu descriptions and it was more of a club experience instead of an upscale dining experience.

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t
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great vibe, good food at very reasonable prices, really popular. Very loud, but fun. So glad to find a place where people of color are in the majority for once! Really enjoyed it.

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KA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was so so. Nothing great. Waiter was very nice & attentive. It was very loud even though we were seated upstairs. Won't be going back

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s
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall the experience was great. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. My only complaint is seating... seating seems to be a bit on the crap side.

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CW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience. I had not been in some time but the food and service did not disappoint!

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NR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I ordered the fried whiting with jambalaya grits. It was supposed to be chicken, shrimp and sausage with peppers and onions topped on the grits. When our waitress brought out our meals, there was but 1 piece of chopped chicken on the grits. I told her that the toppings were missing. She took the plate back to the kitchen and came back WITH the plate telling me that she was told that the toppings were grinded up in the grits. How insulting?!? Instead of telling me that my jambalaya grits were missing the toppings, I was expected t believed it was pureed down into my grits! smfh. unreal.

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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I love Delta's for brunch! The chicken and waffles is my personal favorite. The front of the house staff is always attentive, and the food is always good! The best part about brunch is the $7 pitchers of Mimosas. Parking in the area is a challenge and they do provide Valet for $15, but we find that its just as easy to UBER and enjoy a few cocktails.

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ER
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was great but the food left much to be desired, and the expensive drinks were downright nasty. Delta's has been a long time fav of mine. I haven't been to Delta's in years and I was very disappointed with the quality of their food and drinks. Also, I utilized the valet and when retrieving my car, the attendant literally drove my Cadillac like he was in a Nascar race. I don't think I will ever return to Delta's after this experience.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional and friendly. Food and drinks were fantastic, especially the oxtails with cabbage and hush puppies. Harlem chocolate cake was yummy. We'll definitely be back.

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DM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy dining at Delta’s, but two things made this visit better than most. 1: the live music was great and 2 our table server was fantastic! I believe her name was Nikea and she was awesome!! So I wanted to give her and the band that played Tuesday evening a shout out and extend a big KUDOS!

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S
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb service and an excellent selection of food!

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LK
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It has certainly been awhile since I was at Delta’s; and the return didn’t disappoint! Wonderful customer service and delicious food. The hostess and our server were so pleasant and easily engaged. Offered meal suggestions and nice conversation. Quick walk to our venue. Limited parking; but you can valet for about $15 for 3 hours.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The customer service and experience I received at Delta’s in how they handle business is extremely disappointing. Especially for a restaurant whose food quality is mediocre and over priced. 1st Friday’s they require you to pay a cover charge if you don’t have reservations even when you just want to dine in. The venue is too small to make people pay to get in as if it’s a club or even room dance. I made reservations and called 40 minutes prior to make them aware of my late arrival due to traffic. The young lady I spoke to replied with just saying don’t worry about it, we’ll see you when you get here. When I arrived, the bouncer/$10 receipent, immediaty informed me of my reservation being cancelled as a no show and that I needed to pay a cover charge without even knowing my name. In addition, he stated there’s a 15 minute grace period allowed before they cancel the reservation. I asked to speak with someone since the young lady I originally spoke to prior to coming to the restaurant, did not inform me of such thing. After waiting to speak with someone about the situation for 15 minutes, the alleged manager on the shift immediately stated I need to pay the guy $10 for cover charge and if I dine in I would have to show my receipt/proof in order to receive the $10 back. The alleged manager did not even listen to the reason why I even wanted to speak with someone in the first place. The point is the lack of communication with their staff in making awareness of their no show policy at the time I called to confirm my reservations, was a mishap on their part. Since to recover is devine, is not a part of their policy or culture, the manager failed in attempting to resolve the problem. I will not be attending this restaurant ever again and would not recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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n
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I frequent Delta’s often and we got together to celebrate 2 birthdays. Our reservation party size decreased from 6 to 4 and as a result they decided to move our request from the downstairs booth to upstairs. We weren’t happy with this choice and went back and forth with the staff about it. It just didn’t make sense what they were asking of us, especially when there was a party of 2 sitting in the same size booth they didn’t want to honor for our party of 4. Eventually our request was honored and about an hour after our reservation we were seated but then our server was not the best. Nonetheless, we enjoyed ourselves since the ambiance and entertainment outweighed the rest.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!!

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LW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We went to brunch for my husbands birthday. The seating and live dj was great but the wait for the food was ridiculous. Also they ran out of Mimosas. But we’ve been there multiple times and I love Deltas so they got a past this weekend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty good place

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NI
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I normally love this place for Sunday brunch. But after today, yeah we need a break from Deltas. Over 90mins, for my food to arrive. Luke warm and to scared to send It back, couldn't wait for another 90mins! We all have bad days, today was definitely Deltas.

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WK
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was good. The potatoes were super spicy. I have dined here before and the food was excellent. I believe the got backed up as far as the kitchen. The hostess came and personally apologized for the wait and even discounted the meal. Excellent customer's service.

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I had to wait 15 minutes to be seated even though I made a reservation thru OpenTable. The food came out 1.5 hr after ordering. The server didn't check on our table, or even give an estimate of how long it'll take to be served. After patiently waiting for almost 2 hours, the food came out which was mediocre.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 5

Although we had reservations we still waited 15 minutes to be seated. The area where we sat was hot. When I started to sweat, I took my jacket off. I was still hot after that.

My meal was OK, but my wife’s blackens water melon salad was not blackened and the entree was was the pasta dish from the Restaurant Week menu. The Watermelon salad was nice t good and the pasta dish was mush and did not taste good. The waitress substituted the Red Snapper for the pasta.

The service was good, the waitress was pleasant.

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My parents came to visit from NC and I thought this would be a nice touch of southern hospitality. I love Delta’s layout and the food is pretty good. We enjoyed the band although it was a bit loud making it hard to hear each other. We had pork chops, chicken, ribs and turkey wings between the four of us. The chicken was just okay and the asparagus I ordered was not cut to remove the tougher end of the stalk. Other than that the food was really good. Overall my parents enjoyed the meal and had a good time.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 5

Drinks and food were great, however the waiter was extremely rude.

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PG
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This is my second time at Delta's. First time was great. This time was a disappointment. I was on a date. She ordered pan fried fish on the price fixed menu. it was dry as cotton. I ordered a fried fish in a spicy sausage gravy. It was tasteless with three tiny pieces of sausage. The calamari was tender but tasteless and it was supposed to be spicy. The service was fair but it was not her fault. She was waiting on a party of 25 aside from us.

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DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated 27 years of marriage - the ambiance, food and sangria made our night it even more special.

Looking forward to the next event!

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m
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Needa more parking or parking validation and need more food portions for the loney they charge you.

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GA
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

First time going earlier in the evening. My guess would be that's why the food wasn't that hot. Still delicious, just a little cold.

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GD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of my favorite spots for soul food and great atmosphere went with my 12yr old daughter and enjoyed every moment...a must try...

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DW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I had the smothered pork chops and the pork chops taste good a little old maybe yesterday's I'm going to cook and I can tell the difference between a fresh pork chop in the older pork chop the gravy was too salty add to rice and gravy with it too much gravy string beans were good but atmosphere what's the best part of the meal.Chefs please be easy on the salt

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