725 River Rd.
Edgewater, NJ 07020
Phone: (201) 943-3131
Fax: (201) 943-7502
This barbecue house in Harlem has managed to wedge a small slice of biker and country culture right into one of the city's densest urban neighborhoods. Pit Platters include pulled pork and delectably moist barbecued chicken, while some of the Specialty plates venture a bit further from Texas, with Churrasco Chicken Steak and Korean Style BBQ Beef Ribs making appearances. There's plenty of beer and whiskey for the authentically thirsty, but nobody will laugh if you order water to wash your meal down, either.
The original Cotton Club was a Harlem institution during the Roaring 20s. Politicians, gangsters, movie stars and other celebrities congregated here. They delighted in fine dining and drinks while listening to the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald. Today, the club's new incarnation is part of the latest Harlem Renaissance. In addition to Swing Night on Mondays, jazz and blues nights are popular the rest of the week, and the Gospel Brunch is a treat on Saturday and Sunday.
Pisticci is a warm, welcoming Italian eatery which is located within Columbia University's hinterland. Needless to say, this charming restaurantwhich is adorned with exposed brick walls, a trompe-l'oeil library in its bar area and constantly changing art installationsis popular with both the students and faculty of the University. The menu at Pisticci offers the restaurant's interpretations of classic Italian fare and serves up delectable gems like the Roasted Garlic Bread, the Tiger Shrimp Over Tuscan Beans, and the Maltagliati Pasta With Ricotta, Spinach And Lamb, followed by a delicious Tiramisu. The restaurant promotes up-and-coming artists by displaying their artwork on its walls, and it also hosts live jazz music performances that feature local musicians periodically.
Toast is a casual place where you should head, to grab a quick bite of a delicious burger or dig your teeth into some yummy chicken wings. Team it up with a glass of fine liquor from the bar. The food here is amazing and fits your bill to the fee. Grilled Chicken Breast Pasta will surely whet your appetite while Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap is a good option for a light snack. Choose from the many options of burgers available. Smoked Salmon is one dish you just cannot afford to miss. So raise a 'toast' if that private party or a special occasion is some where around.
Bettolona is a popular pizzeria in Harlem, known best for its amazing Margherita and Prosciutto Pizza. A fond local hangout place, it sees a lot of young crowd eating intimate dinners or having a fun time with friends. The Gnocchi is by far the best pasta that is served in town. The pizzas are freshly oven-baked and crafted for perfection. Great for the student community in the area to grab a quick bite, Bettolona's USP is that it understands the taste-buds of the people and hence, strikes the correct notes. Try the delivery and take away options that they provide at no extra cost.
Located on the Jersey coastline and nestled amidst various shops, Greek Taverna offers shoppers a break from their activity. With outlets in Montclair and Glen Rock, this place has earned itself a reputation of serving a healthy meal made form locally sourced, fresh organic ingredients. Gorge on tantalizing authentic Greek fares of Moussaka, Arnaki, Tris Gastras and Pastitsio. Diners are welcome to bring in their own wine to complement the food. Dine on the patio and enjoy splendid views of the Hudson as you relish your meal.
A real homey ambience is what greets the diner at Kitchenette. Resembling Mom's kitchen at home, Kitchenette envelops one in its warmth and familiarity and of course, its house-cooked meals. Starting from exactly 8a, Kitchenette begins its day with churning up eggs, toast and milkshakes for all who need a slice of tender loving care. Grab a cup of coffee and some breakfast and feel completely at ease as the staff goes about making the experience special. Kitchenette serves simple American food that is most familiar to the locals. Its used furniture and unassuming demeanor make it one of the most comfortable places to be in.
Fleming's, with various outlets across the country, is renowned for serving steaks made from prime beef which is rich in flavor. Located close to Jersey's shoreline, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Edgewater offers diners a wonderful meal in its elegant ambiance. Apart from their esteemed steaks, they also serve salads, seafood and soups. If you are visiting this place on a Sunday, try out their Prime Rib Dinner: a complete meal consisting of the main course with a variety of sauces, side dish, salad and a dessert for a sweet finish. The private dining room is well facilitated with communication accessories, making it a great place to host your next meeting.
Occupying a beautiful waterside location within the Riverbank State Park, Riverbank Grill offers an enchanting avenue to take in the beauty of the Hudson River. Sit-out under an umbrella on the picturesque courtyard to enjoy a beer or two, with stunning vistas of George Washington Bridge. The food menu offers pub grub and classic American fare like chicken and waffles, buffalo wings, salmon sliders and more. The expansive space can accommodate 200 guests and is ideal for groups as well as private events. Check website for more.
Located on the serene Jersey shore Le Jardin offers a tantalizing fare of French cuisine. Guests can gorge on delectable dishes of chicken, lamb, pork and seafood cooked with herbs and spices with a French flair. The dining room is lit with subdued lights and a fireplace at one end casts a warm glow, that cocoons its diners in a cozy ambiance. Guests can choose to dine on the patio and relish their food in the cool sea breeze. Those who choose to dine on the terrace, can enjoy splendid views of New York's skyline. If you plan to visit this restaurant, remember to leave your trainers and jersey at home.
Community Food & Juice is the second restaurant from the husband and wife team of Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lahman, who also own the Clinton Street Baking Company, located on Manhattan's Lower East side. Their restaurant on the Upper West side is a large, airy space with clean lines. The menu features many American favorites, which have been given a global twist and are prepared with fresh, organic ingredients. Notable items on the menu are the rice bowl offered with a choice of three different toppings, and the natural grass-fed beef burger. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a weekend brunch as well. In keeping with its green ethos, the cutlery used in the restaurant is made of potato starch, while the industrial feel tables are made up of reclaimed wood. For timings, please check the website.
Open on the Upper West Side for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, Le Monde offers a world of dishes for the glory of France. From escargot to poisson to bouillabaisse (at least on Sundays), to pommes frites and legumes, Le Monde has it covered for all things French. The service could be better, but that's part of the Francophone experience. Le Monde houses a large space and caters to large groups if needed. Brunch easily gets packed, and the long wooden bar is a nice space for a pre-dinner drink. Brush up on your Franglais and enjoy!