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About The Dining Room
The Dining Room at Hilton Short Hills Hotel - All of the charm… without the formality
The renowned formal restaurant, the ‘Dining Room’ at the Hilton Short Hills hotel has re-opened for dinner with a more relaxed, casual dining experience, suitable for special occasions or business dinners.
Led by Executive Chef Richard Kennedy, our team of experienced chefs have created a contemporary American menu, sourcing Certified Angus Beef, small-plate portions, local ingredients and delectable homemade desserts.
In addition to our new menu, house specialties are offered daily including wine pairings from our wine list.
In keeping with the fresh, sophisticated style of the menu, the room has been enhanced with striking artwork by local artist Jim Inzerro, bringing a vibrancy to the space.
41 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday-Sunday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weekend Brunch: New a la carte menu available after 9:00am
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00 pm (closed Sunday)
Across from the Short Hills Mall
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is complimentary for all restaurant and hotel guests.
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Let us cater your next private event. Our flexible space can accommodate parties of all sizes.
For corporate dinners or private occasions, the private dining room is available for groups up to 25. The Dining Room itself can also be hired exclusively for private events.
The Dining Room Ratings and Reviews
The good and service were excellent however the room ambience has been changed since we were last there and we missed the darker more intimate room. We would have preferred the former setting that was more like a fine restaurant dining experience than Dining in a hotel dining room. The new atmosphere is more suitable to breakfast or lunch in a business hotel than fine dining in the evening. That is our only suggestion. Other than that one disappointing issue, the food and service were superior as always.
Restaurants stand and fall by their food and the food at the Dining Room is delicious. Everybody enjoyed their food. It was creative with unique touches that I haven't seen much before such as the combo cocktail sauce/gaspacho that came with the shrimp cocktail. I used to eat at a very nice BBQ restaurant that has long since closed and would order brisket and mac and cheese and I would enjoy the intersection of the two on the plate where the BBQ sauce coated the mac and cheese and vice versa. The Dining Room actually combines them in their Waqyu brisket BBQ mac and cheese and it is quite tasty and reminiscent of my previous experience. They also have a very creative cocktail menu. Other highlights were the avocado toast and the filet mignon medallions with peppercorn sauce. The only problem we encountered with the Dining Room is that they seemed quite short-staffed for a Saturday night and the service is very leisurely. Don't go unless you have a lot of time.
We went here for lunch because they were offering 500 points on open table . The parking lot was 2 floors down from the restaurant. The service was good and the food was very tasty, however, $6.00 for a big cup of coffee was high.
We had a problem getting our 500 points. The restaurant didn’t put it through correctly . I finally got it corrected. I would recommend this restaurant if you do not care about points.
Menu and ambience has changed dramatically since my last visit. No longer a comfy, inviting, cozy atmosphere. Now cold, stark and barren of customers. Went on a Saturday evening during holiday season and restaurant was empty. Food choices were unimpressive as was the taste. Service was slow, uneducated on menu, and inattentive. Will not return.
We used Open Table to make a reservation at The Dining Room at the Short Hills Hilton. We live close by and have been there many times. We wanted a nice place for dinner with an out of town relative. We received a reservation and were set....we thought. We arrive to the Hilton and see a sign at the doorway stating the dining room is closed but the bar is open.
We did NOT want to eat at the bar, we wanted to eat in the dining room. The food is the same but the atmosphere is different.
The Hilton should have made note on Open Table. It was a disappointing experience.
We were only here for lunch because we spent our wedding night at the hotel 25 years earlier. I dropped several hints that it was our 25th wedding anniversary yet no one picked up the ball and did anything which I would have expected at a place of this caliber. Also, my husband and I were itching for a bloody Mary but found out that the bar didn't open until two and it didn't occur to me that we couldn't get a cocktail with lunch at a place that actually has a bar. We both had the create your own salad option and it was delicious.
Lunch service was terrible - the restaurant was nearly empty and the wait staff barely showed up, got the beverage order wrong, never checked on anything. The food was only fair and overpriced - $24 for a casesar salad with salmon, the salmon was delicious, but the salad was just a bit of lettuce with tasteless dressing. Very disappointing.
Food decent but missing brunch items that had been mentioned on the website ie caviar. Limited choices on the brunch buffet items on the occasion of Mother's Day. The waitress was attentive but appeared embarrassed when we mentioned missing items from Brunch. Again, I would lay the blame square on management in this instance. We remember past years, and Brunch these days at the Short Hills is not even close to the variety of food they had. I would have been delighted to spend $70 per person if there was a larger choice of items, but this was a ripoff
The food was yummy, the mac and cheese was absolutely out of this world. The tomato bisque with grilled cheese croutons changed my life. And the service was kind, attentive and entertaining.
My only two things that aren't exactly complaints are that I ordered a Malbec, a wine I order every time I see it on the menu, I fairly certain was a merlot. And the crispy top to the creme brûlée was clearly not freshly prepared. It was cold, like refrigerator cold. However it was still tasty and I ate the whole thing.
Have been here for brunch many years ago and really enjoyed the food and ambiance, went again recently and was very disappointed, will not return. Food was poor quality, the only thing I enjoyed was the omelette, also dress code very relaxed, sweat pants and base ball hats !!!
Our Anniversary plans got marred by some family losses so we opted to just do a quiet dinner and decided to book here. We have been here before and were shocked to see a full house of diners but pleased also as I think it's an under utilized location for dining. Maybe a great marketing campaign would help attract diners more frequently... it seems to just get diners who are staying at the hotel. It's also across the street from the Short Hills Mall which is open late and offers a variety of restaurant options, therefore; the Hilton must do something to see a benefit in The Dining Room. There are some interesting items on the menu and good wine choices. The staff was friendly but they have to do something with a sudden swell in dining; the high number of diners seemed to throw the staff and service was slow... But despite the slow service we commend Olga and Rebecca for their professionalism... the slow service meant we lost our appetite and we took have our meal home with us. I'd go again but I'm hard pressed as to how soon that would be.
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