About The Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub
Built in 1893, The Cranford Hotel is a comfortable casual dining restaurant, offering a wide variety of American cuisine and warm hospitality in a rustic historically preserved building. Whether an intimate dinner, cocktails at the bar or cheering on your favorite sports team, the Hotel truly has something for everyone.
Cranford, NJ 07016
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday : 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub Ratings and Reviews
Very nice old historic landmark in a very nice town. Staff was excellent, restaurant/bar was clean. Nice ambiance. However, the appetizers we had (eggplant caprese and grilled shrimp were tough and over cooked. Thought the prices were a bit high given the quality of the food. The service was excellent and the staff was friendly and welcoming.
We hadn't been to this place in a while and we like the outdoor dining. It was our anniversary but we really were lax in planning ahead so we thought this might be a casual answer to our dilemma . We reserved on line and arrived promptly. We had no trouble being seated quickly. The food and drinks were good and we were able to be seated outside. Great celebration!
Went on July 4th. Not a good idea. One waitress was waiting on all the outside tables. Tried her best but task was impossible. Food was good and gladly we were not in a hurry. Usually things are better at other times. Always a good place for a casual meal and a glass of wine or beer.
Just stay away. Our experience was horrific. I brought my parents, wife and kids for Mothers' Day. They had nothing special in place for Mothers' Day (that's fine). We sat down at 4:45 and ordered drinks, appetizers and our main courses. 20 minutes later we had our drinks, and it was only 40 minutes after that when the appetizers arrived - after we had to check on them. When they did arrive, neither the calamari nor the french onion soup were actually finished cooking. The manager eventually brought us appetizer plates - 2 of them for the 6 of us.
When dinner finally showed up, it was ... not good. Fish and chips I got was greasy and mushy. Both my parents for the Penne with Friends. One had a bunch of broccoli and sausage; the other almost none. And both were swimming in oil. My son's pizza was burnt to a crisp.
After this mess of an experience, all of which we mentioned to them, they didn't take anything off the bill or give us anything to make up for the disaster of our Mothers' Day meal.
We won't be back, that's for damn sure.
I made a reservation for Mother's Day this year and was disappointed . The restaurant was understaffed . They had one waitress taking care of all the tables in one section including the outside tables (total of probably 12 tables at once ) . We felt ignored . The fried food tasted like the fryer oil hadn't been changed in months . Everything fried tasted like burnt oil . The history of the establishment was great , and I enjoyed our large table . Unfortunately do to the poor staffing and bad food we will not be returning . These problems can easily be solved, and I hope this review resonates with the owner .
My kids and I took my wife and mother to the Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub for a Mother's Day brunch. This was my first time here, and it was a beautiful experience. The service was excellent! I definitely will recommend this restaurant to my family and friends.
It was a nice experience to try something different- a lovely building, location is very nice, I had fish and chips - which they give you 2 battered portions of fish & it was a bit soft, somewhat mushy. There are other place worth spending your bucks with the value of the food they charge you. Our waiter was attentive and helpful.
The Cranford Hotel is a great place. The building has been there since 1893! When you enter through the front door, you get a feeling of being in a special place. The bar room has a magnificent wooden bar which wraps around the room. The bartenders are very skilled and mix perfect drinks.
The food is very good and the portions are large. The menu has something for every taste.
I like having a table on the porch, but the booths in the room with the fireplace are comfortable and cozy, especially on a cold winter's night!
The service is outstanding! The staff is very friendly and attentive. This is a great place to have lunch/dinner before/after a movie, or just for an enjoyable time!
Very disappointed. I was talking up the pork osso bucco I had the week before. I got an email on Friday telling me it was still featured. We invited friends to go with us expecting to all get it. We were told there was only one portion left. It looked and tasted like it was left from the week before. The guys got burgers which are always great!
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