We went to celebrate a dear friends law school graduation and had an amazing time. The staff were attentive and helpful. The food and ambience were excellent and the live entertainment was a blast. Would definitely return.
waiter was on his phone all night never came to table to see if we needed more drinks after he took our order i had to leave my table to look for him !!!! will not be back for new year again I spilled a drink on the table the bus boy came out cleaned everything up was very polite so i Tipped him he deserves a 10
fabulous bar and great bar tenders and makes fabulous drinks. The menu choice was fabulous as so many choices depending upon your mood.
Before you read our review, know that on this Saturday night the place was packed. Some people like it! We were early diners. Bar was jammed! 3 - deep. Dining room almost empty, but filled up as time went on. Full by the time we left. Service was good when we sat down and got less attentive to bad by the time we were able to get our check. Nice singer at the electric piano though hard to hear over the din! Food was pretty good (not great - Chicken Murphy, dry and overdone med. rare prime rib. Drink prices fair. Very weird venue. Enough TV's to be a sports bar but decorated like a 60's disco palace. No separation betwn bar and dining so nice room and music ruined by the bar scene. Probably good for watching games, but seems to be trying to be everything to everybody and is nothing for anybody. Still - packed when we left. I don't get it.
Arrived into a private party. Offered a table in a back corner. Noise level was at nose bleed levels. Left to both their and our relief. Holding a 100000 point card for the dinner. Living 150 miles w, not likely to use. Less than happy with the loss of the points! Rated food service and value, as I had to if submitting this survey. Really have no idea on these, since, with their approval, we left.
Not a favorite of music. Hard to have a conversation...
We dined here before several times, and decided to bring 4 of our friends to dine with us. On Friday night they have a singer, who is extremely loud, to a point where we could not order food as the waiter could not hear us and we had to point to items on the menu. When we, politely and discreetly, asked our waiter to ask the singer to lower the volume just a bit so that we could at least hear each other, the singer stopped the music, while people were dancing and having a good time, and announced to the entire restaurant that he has to stop the party as "people are complaining that I am too loud. If you have a problem, it's that table over there" as he pointed at us. We were mortified! We live in town and know a lot of people who were there that night and it was BEYOND embarrassing!
In addition, the buss boy, while cleaning up, spilled the whole glass of water all over the table and us. Not only did he not apologize, he did not even come back to clean up! We had to start cleaning up ourselves, until the waiter came and cleaned the mess up.
Overall, I would NOT come back here, nor would I recommend this place to anyone, unless you like to be embarrassed and get stuff, unapologetically, spilled over you.
Food was disappointing the steak was poor. Burger good
Food was mediocre and tasteless but the entertainment was great! Fun place
A mixed bag. Great live music venue, great bar. Service is inconsistent. Food is only fair; I would expect better at these prices. If you are coming for the live music at 7PM and are going to eat, pasta is your safest bet. If the quality of the food were better, overall rating would be 4 stars or better.
Food is pretty solid but they have too many different menus. The selection is overwhelming. Service is sketchy. We often couldn’t locate our waitress and it wasn’t that busy. They need people to remove dirty dishes, and refill water glasses. At 10 pm the DJ was blasting music, so we had a hard time hearing each other. We enjoyed our food.
The food was very good. Especially the duck entree. However, we were not told that our food would come out in an hour. I later found out that they waited for the duck to be customer ordered. Also , I was told that the dancing/music would start at 9. Nine came and went. We left after 9:30. Still no dancing. We were there to make a decision whether to have a private party there.
Food was pretty good. I had the fried soft shell crabs which were a bit too crunchy. My wife had the duck which she enjoyed. I would have sent back my dinner but it took so long to get dinner served I was afraid I would get too cranky if I waited again. That's why I only gave 3 stars. I would go back tho as the menu was pretty interesting. The appetizer and drinks did come out in a timely manner
Almost canceled Saturday night after reading reviews, but called and spoke with the receptionist and I voiced my concerns and she was shocked when I explained that I was a little nervous about the reviews. After hearing her protest about reviews, I made her a deal that I would keep my reservations, but that I would hold her personally responsible if the night was a bust. Half way through dinner I went out and gave her a big hug and told her that I was very happy with service and food.
The food was pretty darn good, but what stood out for me was how hard the wait staff was working. Jorge was our server and he really gave it his all and gave good recommendations as well, as did the others.
I have already recommended Par 440 to plenty of friends. Give it a try, I don't think you'll be sorry.
Music was so loud couldn’t hold a conversation. Staff overwhelmed.
WE WERE EXCITED TO FIND SUCH A LOVELY NEIGHBORHOOD PLACE , FEATURING A COMPREHENSIVE MENU AND UNIQUE CHOICES. WE WERE PLEASED THT OUR MEALS CAME OUT TOGETHER AND PIPING HOT, TOO. EVERYONE ENJOYED THEIR FOOD. HOWEVER, WE WILL NOT BE BACK BECAUSE OF THE PAINFULLY LOUD AMBIENCE. WE HAD TROUBLE CONVERSING AT OUR TABLE AND SUFFERED RINGING EARS BY THE TIME WE LEFT.
PAR 440 is located at a public golf course in Short Hills, NJ. Ambiance is very good. Restaurant is nicely designed, large, attractive bar area, lots of different seating types and relatively new. The food is good but not excellent. Service is very good. Sunday brunch crowd was sparse. Menu too long... there were 4 of them. View of golf course was very nice. Heard that PAR 440 is crowded most days but not on our Sunday late morning. I need to try it for lunch or dinner.
Excellent atmosphere and delectable food , including outstanding entertainment E.R.I.C. A definite hot spot to unwind and have a good time.
Love the place, food and service, but the NOISE level is overwhelming. They need to do something about that! If only asking noisy groups of drinkers to tone it down. Your review should provide food-specific options. Their seafood is especially good.
We were to celebrate a birthday! Service was good, the food was very good - but the noise level was awful First background music a bit loud from the bar - THEN "entertainment" And it was awful, loud and out of tune. Some guy who I later found out was Frankie Vallie's brother was the singer. We asked to have it tuned down, but we were ignored. This facility is not meant for loud music with a guy attempting to sing karaoke style. I was glad when we left and my ears were ringing for a long time. Not a happy celebration at all - we couldn't cary on a dinner conversation. Probably won't return.
Was out first time at Par 440. Went for dinner on a Friday night with another couple and did not realize that there was music. We were seated at a table immediately in front of the musician and the speaker. It was the worst dining experience I ever had. Took all the enjoyment out of the evening. Had to basically scream to have a conversation. It was literally painful to be seated at this spot. Additionally, the service was inattentive and quite slow for a dinner of 3 hamburgers and a pizza. When I mentioned our experience to the hostesses, they could care less. The food was good, but the overall experience was awful because of where we were seated and the level of service.
Loved Happy Hour at bar and E.R.I.C. put on a great show. Dancing and having fun.
Went and sat at the outside bar after dinner. Bartender gave out glow in dark bracelets. I took a walk down to the fire pit. Had so much fun that I didn’t realize till next day that my legs were covered in mosquito bites.
Very good food and service. We were there a a night with entertainment which was also good but they need to open up room to dance.
This was our second time there. Food is good, not great. Nice place to go with friends or to eat outside.
We loved the place & will definitely return!
Par 440 is next to a golf course. The outdoor seating is great for watching the golf players, either playing on the course or playing at the driving range. The burgers are great. They even put the restaurant's logo on the hamburger buns.
This was not our first time but this was a first for just plain bad. I don't know what was going on there but many surrounding tables were complaining and the wait once our order was taken was 45 min. Lots of apologies but still way too many things went wrong during the course of the meal.
A wonderful restaurant in a fun place. The food was delicious.
The service was incredibly slow. When we were first seated nobody came to our table. We waited so long time athat eventually I had to physically get up and go ask where our waiter was. The actual wait staff was pleasant but just SLOW. Also after we finally placed our order, it took a very long time for our food to arrive. On the plus side, the food was good, but the slow service was so frustrating and made me question if i would ever return. It’s a shame because I was really looking forward to dining here!
A very enjoyable, reasonably priced restaurant. Service is excellent, and has a good children’s menu. Although they have three different food menus — grill/entrees, sushi, and pizza — I’ve consistently ordered the best ahi tuna burger I’ve ever tasted!
Both Mario’s (manager and waiter) were fantastic .Food was great . Gonna come back for the live music!
Outstanding service by our server, Roe. The menu is extensive and creative. The food is delicious. We sat outside overlooking the golfers at the driving range. Very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere.
Great atmosphere and service. Food was very good. We would definitely go back!
Really pretty space with indoor and outdoor seating. Menu has items at all price points - reasonable salads, pizzas, burgers and then more expensive entrees.
Manny is awesome
Overpriced for diner quality food.
Won’t go back. This was my 7th time there. Bad service yet again. Many mistakes with the orders. Waited forever for bread. No water refills. Horrible steak. Fish over cooked and dry.
Great food. Menu is huge almost overwhelming because there are so many choices. But everything we got was delicious
Par 440 is always great! The ambiance, the food, and the service never disappoints. I’ve been to lunch and sat outside on the deck overlooking the golf course and was impressed with lunch menu , food, and service. The happy hour at Par 440 on Friday’s, which features a R&B singer is fantastic, too. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and had a great meal and enjoyed the DJ on Saturday night. All of the staff were friendly, very professional, and catered to us to ensure it was a perfect evening. I’ve recommended Par 440 to all my friends.
What a place! Step back in time to the 50s, with vintage movie stars winking from the walls. To the seventies, with a cloud of disco balls hanging from the ceiling and dance tunes between crooner sets. To the 90s, with rustic wood wall paneling! Yes, these themes all coexist in fine resplendence at Par 440. But wait there's more - ever wonder where the Real Housewives of New Jersey and their men go to dine and disco dance? Well wonder no more. They too are there, with their finely coiffed 'dos, lipo'd bodies and chiseled faces. So I guess we also stepped back in time to the aughts! The food is okay; the service definitely needs some work (it took them twenty minutes or so to honor our 8p reservation and seem a bit short staffed). The crooner was amazing - a beautiful voice, but very, very loud. Do not go here for quiet conversation.
But oh, the people watching! Can't be beat!