In full disclosure, we were provided with some meals to enjoy the Crystal Springs Resort restaurants. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun. As usual, all opinions are my own.
Eating out during your family vacation to the Crystal Springs Resort isn’t hard to do. If you’re staying in a suite at the Grand Cascades Lodge you can easily cook up a meal in the kitchen, have a sandwich on the go in the Biosphere Café, or sit down for a casual to fine dining meal at several Crystal Springs Resort restaurants like the Crystal Tavern. Take a look below to read more about our dining at the Crystal Springs Resort restaurants.
Crystal Springs Resort Restaurants & Dining
Crystal Springs Resort Restaurants at the Grand Cascades Lodge
Located within the clubhouse at Grand Cascades Lodge, Crystal Tavern serves seasonal New American cooking with an emphasis on market ingredients yearround in the Clubhouse. The menu features salads with produce freshly picked from the garden and meats cooked on the grill or in the onsite smoker. A kids’ menu was available.
The Crystal Tavern is where my boys and I ate dinner during the first night of our stay and breakfast on the following morning. While reservations were preferred, they were not required. It says smart casual for dress. My boys were okay with jeans and no one frowned on their attire. We were able to be seated rather quickly for a weekday dinner and breakfast. The views were truly incredible and the service was top notch. When my youngest ordered a chocolate milk it was delivered with whip cream and chocolate sauce. He was delighted. Everything was delicious, just take a look. You can view the menu for this Crystal Springs Resort restaurant at this link, www.crystalgolfresort.com/dine/tavern.
The Biosphere Café
The Biosphere Café is located at the Biosphere pool and open during the Biosphere hours. It’s the only onsite location at the Grand Cascades Lodge for grab and go sandwiches, salads, foods, and drinks. The poolside cafe offers gelato and specialty drinks as well. Grab a meal to eat poolside, eat outside (in warmer months), or to bring back to your room.
Open during warmer months, this inspiring outdoor venue allows guests a truly unique “garden-to-table” al fresco dining experience with a backdrop of beautiful organic vegetables, flowers, herbs and the Kittatinny Mountain Range. The 100% organic garden was designed to be aesthetic, educational and to supply seasonal bounty to the Crystal Spring Resort restaurants. Watch as the Chefs pick the ingredients from the surrounding gardens and use them to prepare your meal right in front of your eyes. The Chef’s Garden at Grand Cascades Lodge brings fresh and local dining to a whole new level! Learn more at www.crystalgolfresort.com/dine/garden.
The Tuscan-inspired Springs Bistro is one of Crystal Springs Resort’s newest culinary masterpieces and features authentic Italian cuisine. During summer months guests can enjoy patio dining. Learn more at www.crystalgolfresort.com/dine/bistro.
Restaurant Latour is the finest of the Crystal Springs Resort restaurants. Located in Grand Cascades Lodge, guests enter a classically appointed dining room featuring a glass wall framing the sunset over the Kittatinny Mountains. Executive Chef Anthony Bucco and Chef de Latour Martyna Krowicka have developed entrees with flavors reflecting the tradition of haute cuisine pair with the artful presentations. Latour showcases the best of New Jersey’s bountiful farms and artisan producers. The chefs work closely with local farmers, purveyors and foragers. They follow the rhythm of the seasons to craft two ever-evolving menus that take guests on a fascinating journey that delights the senses.
This Crystal Springs Resort restaurant offers fine dining for adults and young adults ages 12 years old and older. Reservations are required. Learn more at www.crystalgolfresort.com/dine/latour.
You can learn more about the Crystal Springs Resorts restaurants on their site with this link.
Crystal Springs Resort Restaurants at the Minerals Hotel
Located in the Minerals Hotel, Kites is an ideal place to savor a meal with your kids. During mealtime hours they serve contemporary American cuisine and offer a great kids menu with tons of variety, fun desserts and crayons galore. After dinner, Kites provides a fun evening out with a DJ & dancing on weekends and amazing weekly dining & cocktail specials. Learn more at www.crystalgolfresort.com/dine/kites.
The Moonshine Bar at Minerals Hotel is a modern-day country bar in the mountains. Comfortable and familiar. Relaxed and easygoing. Pull up a chair and let the good times overflow. At the Farm Stand, feast on options from a locally influenced farm-to-table menu. Learn more about this summer option for Crystal Springs Resort restaurants www.crystalgolfresort.com/dine/moonshine.
Crystal Springs Resort Restaurants located off property
In the mood for a spirited Irish Pub? Visit Owen’s Pub with panoramic views of the Crystal Springs Resort’ Golf Club. Owen’s Pub is open throughout golf season serving an all-day menu highlighted with Celtic fare. The kids will enjoy the bagpiper, dressed in full regalia who performs on a knoll outside Owen’s Pub in the early evening hours. Owen’s Pub is located on Wheatsworth Road in Hamburg. You can learn more and see their menu at this link, www.crystalgolfresort.com/dine/ballyowen.
Bear Den Grille
Here’s another great option from the Crystal Springs Resort restaurants, the Bear Den Grille. Appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, hearty entrees and daily specials complete the all-day menu. Open throughout golf season, diners enjoy indoor and al fresco dining overlooking the golf course and driving range at Black Bear Golf Club. The Bear Den Grille is located on Route 23 in Franklin. Reservations are recommended. You can learn more and see menus at www.crystalgolfresort.com/dine/black-bear.
Family vacations are such a great way to spend time together, but sometimes eating out can be stressful and challenging. With these above Crystal Springs Resort restaurants, you can enjoy a great meal and keep the family travel fun continuing. You can learn more about the Crystal Springs Resorts restaurants on their site with this link.
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