The Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub

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164 reviews
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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.
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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Haven't gotten their act together since the kitchen renovation. All I hear is how backed up the kitchen is, REALLY! But every Saturday night?

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O
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

New and improved menu! Great selection of beer and stouts.

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W
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Casual, easy dining for a weekday night. It was quiet, the service was very good, and we could sit and visit as long as we wanted. The burgers and sandwiches were excellent.

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K
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server Chelsea was excellent , made great recommendations for my entree and wine. Loved the steak and the Malbec . Great cozy atmosphere .

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AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

GREAT wings!!! Great service, very cozy ambiance!

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SU
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the hotel . NEVER disappoints.

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MJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great waitstaff. Brendan was great

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NY
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is our go to place often on a Saturday night . It’s casual & has great burgers !

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TM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

They changed the menu recently and some of the better sandwiches are no longer available. Burgers and fries are always good as are the salads. They have a number of local beers which are good as well. Always crowded but the noise level is tolerable.

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S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Service was wonderful. My husband had the blue cheese burger and it was cooked just like he requested. I had the short ribs and they were amazing. There is always a great seasonal cocktail on the menu. There is something for everyone on the menu - even the kids.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Very noisy. Short staffed. Took forever to get extras-had to get up and ask the hostess for ketchup, honey mustard, etc. Couldn’t get a side salad with my chicken fingers. I have the last 20 years eating there. Soup was bland as was the chicken wings. Wish they would go back to the old menu-too many odd selections for my taste. Very disappointed!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Burgers and appetizers were not as good as nearby restaurants such as Stagehouse and Darby Road.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and food for date night. Nice view of Manhattan commuters coming home from work

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Hour and a half wait for food and food came out wrong. Service STUNK.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service drinks were good, food is good but portions have changed since my last visit and some of my favorite items were removed from the menu.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had yet another lovely time at the hotel tonight with family from out of town. Since we were catching up we lingered linger than usual, but we never felt rushed or a bother. The new lighting added to the ambiance and the new menu items were delicious, as was the old standby salmon which is the best. Jackie our server was very helpful and professional. A true local gem.

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ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and service. The bartender misunderstood my drink order, but even that was efficiently taken care of, and a great meal was had by all. Loved the corner table!

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NJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Same old, cozy Cranford Hotel, with a refreshed menu. Great tap selections and an excellent burger. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their entrees and service was great. Speed of service was also great and the restaurant was packed.

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner Christmas Eve. The food was excellent from the Calamari appetizer to the burger, salmon and mussels that we ordered for dinner. Our server John and food runner Randy were terrific.

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AD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can always count on a good meal. My wife's chicken was one of the best she's ever had.

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j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Ate here Christmas Eve and it was just terrible. Had calamari where all I tasted was cooking oil that had not been changed for some time (you know that burnt oil taste). Lamb ragout was just as bad. Pasta was over cooked and had zero flavor. My wife hated her sandwich just as much. Skip this place. Not worth the time or money.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Normally the service is very good. However, our waiter did not come over for like 20 minutes. A table that sat after us had their waiter come over well before ours. We had to go up and ask if we even had a server. He finally came over and said he didn’t see us sitting there. Then the beer I ordered they ran out of. Usually the service is very good. However, we asked for more water and it took forever to come and had to ask multiple times. This is not the usual of what had happened when previously there.

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WL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I used to work at the Summit Bank Operations Center on Walnut Ave. The best treat was having lunch at The Hotel. Always a fun place!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I am there right now and usually the service is pretty good but tonight I am sitting there and other tables servers came over to take care of them but ours is not. I asked for more water that never came. We sat and waited for server for like 20 minutes before we had to get up and ask if we even had a server. He came over and said he didn’t see us sitting at our table. The beer I order was taking a long time to come then they told me they ran out. Plus no more water.

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JL
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cranford Hotel is such a cool place! We sat on “the porch” and our server was so personable and nice. Great beers on tap and yummy appetizers (we got the mussels and Brussel sprouts) the goat cheese and fig sandwich was also really good. We will definitely be back!

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C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Dear Cranford Hotel,

As someone with celiac your gf options are just mediocre . Could you consider adding gluten free bread or gluten free chicken tenders or gf pizza to your menu . The stuff you offer gluten free should be naturally gluten free to begin with. Adding more exciting things to your menu would be ideal.

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, cozy dinner. The beer, food and service were all outstanding.

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B
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Absolutely a major disappointment since reopening. Prices up several dollars, food quality down. Hamburgers cost $3 more and are smaller. Grilled chicken sandwich was inedible. Service took forever. Doubt if we’ll go back. So disappointed. This was a place we could always rely on for good food and prices.

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AR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the new menu! Roast Chicken entree and shrimp and grits were delicious, we licked our plates clean.

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SR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed the meal, we were seated right away with a reservation was told there was a wait without
Service was good had delicious appetizers and main meals were really good
Plenty to chose from the drink menu
Great for a night to meet friends and have a leisurely meal

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R
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Three star service rating is on the kitchen. Food took a long time for cheeseburgers and fries. Wait staff was great.

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MV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Stopped in here for a Saturday night dinne. Dark inside and nothing fancy. Menu was varied, special menu had craft beers, cocktails and appetizers of the day. Portions were small for the price. Fish and chips only 2 medium pieces for 18.
Won’t be running back but it was good for a one/done

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SU
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local spot ! I had the yummy salmon ! Great cocktail great prices!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

After waiting for our drinks to arrive at the table and waters to be served... we noticed that water was splashing on our table. It was a leaky air conditioning vent . We told the waitress and she remove our drinks. They were refilled sometime later at the same level of liquid that we returned them at! Very unimpressed with the service and the appearance of this restaurant. Old and creepy I would say. Also no compensation for the water dripping all over everyone at our table! Horrible. Should Have complained but to who? Management didn’t seem to be available. ! 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

We have dined here many times and enjoyed each time. EXCEPT THIS TIME. All I can say is that the service was terrible. We had to ask 3 times for a refill of water before we got it. Our waiter seemed disconnected from servicing his tables. It took almost 50 minutes before our entrees to come out, just sandwiches. We asked for a drink from the bar, 3 TIMES, before we finally got it.

I hope this was a one time occurance, but not sure we will return.

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K
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creat evening!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good place to get together with friends or for a date. We went on Saturday night at 7:00pm and I was surprised at how much older the crowd was (70s+). Not sure if that's every Saturday night, but I'm in my early 40s and that was odd for me. But, the food was good and the drinks were better! They forgot to bring us our appetizer and apologized profusely and gave us a free round of drinks. Fine with me. Would definitely go here again...hopefully when it's not senior night!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We sat outside which was so nice. The food was good but the service was so slow! This was our second time here dining outside and it was the same problem as the first. Way too slow and no communication.

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

Great food and Atmosphere

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MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food in a comfortable atmosphere with excellent service!

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