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The Heldrich

The Cultural Heart of New Brunswick

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Themed Dinners: Cuisine with Concepts

The best local restaurants with creative menu items to  cater to your group. 

INC American Bar and Grill

Located in the same building as The Heldrich, this trendy, new modern restaurant specializes in small plates with big novel flavors and an extensive selection of whiskey. Groups can book the private “Iron Room” with seating capacity for 22 people, or reserve the main dining room (with seating for up to 50) accented with a wall resembling a honeycomb.

Christopher’s Restaurant

The Heldrich’s urban-chic restaurant is designed to comfortably accommodate 200 guests with banquettes that can divide the room into three areas. There’s also two private dining rooms that feature a seating capacity of 10-24 guests and an outdoor dining area serving another 50 guests. The menu features a well-rounded selection of options, including burgers, sandwiches, and salads as well as seafood and steak entrées.

Catherine Lombardi

Located within walking distance of The Heldrich, this second-floor Italian restaurant gets you a bird’s-eye view of the Theater District, thanks to 21 windows that line the spacious, deep red interior. Dishes embody the Italy-meets-Brooklyn cooking style of the owner’s grandmother, the restaurant’s namesake

Steakhouse 85

Billing itself as a twenty-first-century rendition of the classic American steakhouse, this upscale restaurant focuses on surf and turf – just done in new and inventive ways. Favorites include the Applewood smoked bacon appetizer, dry-aged steaks seared on the cast iron grill, and crab-stuffed shrimp.


With a cozy atmosphere, doughnut flights and live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night it's no surprise that this elevated pub is one of our must-visit eateries. Just steps from the hotel, this historic building has been lovingly restored with the original wood beam ceilings, iron chandelier fixtures and an old train set that chugs along the interior. Plus, conference attendees on our BCP (Benchmark Conference Plan) package can have a private dinner on site at no additional cost to the group!