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The Chef's Table

754 Franklin Ave, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417-1364
+1 201-891-6644
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good12%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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754 Franklin Ave, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417-1364
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This long standing French food restaurant has been a local favorite of ours for many years. This is our 2nd visit to this small intimate restaurant now under under new management with a chef actually trained in France who wants to get back to his...More

Thank DHG716
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet Ambience but hectic service. Good appetizer and entree in the buffet. Dessert was excellent. Can't wait to try their dinner service.

Thank Ashita P
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The restaurant is located in an unfortunate place; but the inside more than makes up for the strip mall atmosphere on the outside. Beautiful and intimate setting, with tables not to close to one another, service exemplary, and an interesting menu. We were slightly disappointed...More

1  Thank tomntanya
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I was there several years ago prior to the Chefs Table closing and enjoyed it, well last night we went back with the same people and we all thought it was even better. The appetizers were nothing short of spectacular and the main courses were...More

Thank Robert F C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

What a disappointment tonight. The server was the worst we have ever experienced. I have to say that previous owner's service was not the best but it should not be worse than before.

Thank jjulief
Flavien T, Owner at The Chef's Table, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Hi this is the chef owner of the chef's table restaurant, could you please tell me what went wrong in the service aspect? Did you enjoyed the food

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Not quite the same, but they're working out their kinks. Friendly waitstaff, but it is missing the old homeyness and coziness of the original Chef's Table and the Mrs.

Thank mayenh190
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Our 2nd visit with the new owner,We arrived on time for our reservation ,the place was mostly empty and were seated right away.then the problems started A 45 minute wait for a menue. 2 people at the table were not given menus. A 35 minute...More

Thank tony w
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with another couple. Sorry to say that new kitchen doesn't come close to prior chef. Not A keeper.

Thank jingi13
Reviewed 17 December 2016

My wife and on ate at this restaurant and entertained many guest here for almost 20 years. We developed a friendship with Claude and Dolores Bailles who live in nearby Oakland. (They met in unusual circumstances; he was a cook and she a bookkeeper at...More

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Any concerns about the quality of this highly-rated French restaurant might slip with new owners are unfounded: The Chef's Table has maintained the superb quality of food and coupled it with the kind of service that separates the good from the great. Every course was...More

Thank kgdemarrais
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Linda B
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Response from amyhhs | Reviewed this property |
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Carolyn B
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Response from JeanB37 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is still for sale, but they are still the top notch restaurant they have always been. I have frequented this restaurant religiously over the past 20 years and am back for a visit from Tennessee. Guess where... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 754 Franklin Ave, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417-1364
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Franklin Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 201-891-6644
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