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The Dining Room

122 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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)
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Phone number
(973) 912-4756
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Kennedy
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Cross street
Across from the Short Hills Mall
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Parking details
Parking is complimentary for all restaurant and hotel guests.
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Special events & promotions
Let us cater your next private event. Our flexible space can accommodate parties of all sizes.
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM

What 122 People Are Saying
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vipMMaz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Greatest burger in town, with fast curteous service.

vipIlikefood (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

RobertA (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Was much better 15 to 20 years ago. Now just another hotel restaurant.

vipscott (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service were very good. The room was not crowded, which is a good find on a Saturday night, so it was quiet and we were able to enjoy our conversations with dinner.

vipraygun (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

vipMark (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

What delightful find. The food exceeded our expectations. We will be neck.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

vipMMaz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

One of the best burgers in town with an excellent wine list. Perfect!

vipNJDiner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Ignore my star ratings - we made a reservation through Open Table, received a confirmation and when we arrived were told that the Restaurant was closed!

vipEatalot (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 30, 2017

Make your own chopped salad option is excellent. However there are no prices marked and you will quite surprised at the prices when the bill comes.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

I was surprised by the quality for an in hotel restaurant. Ambiance fit a hotel, but the chef's food quality and flavor blends really rocked. Great surprise when I was after a good functional location for a business dinner.

vipGoodNeighbor (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

They kept running out of buffet items.

vipMMaz (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 21, 2017

best burger in town, always fresh, hot and delicious with great service.

vipMMaz (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

Great cheeseburger cooked to perfection, with excellent service.

vipMMaz (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 6, 2017

Great, fresh fruit. The best burger, every time. Great service too!

suzie71 (London)
2.0  Dined on July 3, 2017

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.

BMCD (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on June 26, 2017

Very very slow service

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

For Mimosa and Caviar the brunch was a big success. There were some great lollipop cakes. The food was great. A good time was had by all on Father's day.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on June 4, 2017

We go here all the time. Very good food and wonderful service. I highly recommend dinner and Sunday Brunch.