Elaine
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    April 11, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 29, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.3
 
 
Elaine's Reviews
 
At Novu, fine dining is all about simplicity, personalized service, quality, and uncompromised freshness of food. <br><br>Those who know Tony I. Dumani as the executive chef of the River Palm Terrace in Mahwah, and now chef-owner of Novu, can expect an exceptional menu. The freshest seasonal produce, crisp and uncomplicated flavors, and creative presentation are the essence for the Chef's inspiration. <br><br>The regular menu embraces such consistent fare as prime aged steak, fresh seafood, and pasta dishes prepared to each customer's taste- and satisfaction. <br><br>Innovative and imaginative specials are offered nightly, adding variety and creativity to the menu. <br><br>At Novu, you will receive attentive and discreet service in a warm and charming atmosphere for a truly wonderful dining experience. Our BYOB policy allows you to bring your favorite wines to accompany your dinner. <br><br>We are open Monday through Saturday for dinner.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Perfect menu selections & specials
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I've dined there three times so far and never been disappointed and my friends agree. We've tried most of the appetizers, the cold seafood platter, the stuffed figs, the crab and avocado. All were delicious. A salad comes with dinner. I especially loved the stuffed shrimp entree and my husband had a steak which was done perfectly. It's a BYOB."
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
+1point
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Welcome to the The Dog & Cask, the newest addition to the Bergen County culinary scene! We welcome all who look for good hospitality, great food, and solid drinks.<br /><br />The Dog & Cask is a place for all occasions. From its reclaimed wood interiors and inviting fire place to its vintage looking upholstered lounge chairs; the Dog & Cask is a place without pretense. <br /><br />At The Dog & Cask we believe in true locally sourced foods and well-crafted drinks.<br />Chef Jason Ramos’ approachable seasonal cuisine is presented in an array of small plates, house made charcuterie boards and main dishes.<br /><br />Our innovative bar program offers vintage and modern cocktails crafted with small batch spirits, craft beer, boutique wines from small family owned vineyards, cask wine and barrel aged cocktails.<br /><br />We are open seven days a week with an Attitude Adjustment/Happy Hour on weekdays, a late night Happier Hour and a Sunday brunch<br /><br />We hope to see you soon!<br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
If you like beer
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If beer and/or cheese is your thing this is your place. Anything else not so much. My husband ordered lentil soup and had to cut one of the contents with a knife and fork, followed by the pork chop which came with mush represented to be spaetzel but no brussel sprouts as per the menu. I had a salad and the orecchiette pasta which I could have made better at home. Check the very limited odd menu before you go!"
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2005
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
0points
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With a focus on local products and seasonal produce Nick & Toni's Cafe Manhattan prepares fresh food simply. We source locally whenever possible and shop the NYC Green markets with twice-weekly visits to our neighbors at the Tucker Square market and others the including Union Square and Ft. Greene markets.<br /><br><br> The wood fired oven puts out perfectly crispy pizzas everyday at lunch and Sun-Thurs at dinner. Friday & Saturday nights be prepared for a special treat because, although there are no pizzas, many house specialties such as the Roasted Chicken, Whole Fish of the Day, or Scallops are prepared in the wood oven.<br /><br><br> We have a diverse and high quality selection of wines by the glass, and a moderately priced wine list. We also feature a full bar and an extensive cocktail list including a number of house infused alcohols that suit the seasons. <br><br> ** For reservations of parties of 5 or more please call the restaurant directly.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Don't let the "B" dissuade you
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The waiter explained when the inspector came they had organic greens soaking in water and he didn't like that so were given a "B" rating. They are fighting it. We tried a pasta dish for starters. We heard about the roasted tomato sauce on "Barefoot Contessa" and followed it with eggplant and mozzarella paninis and salad. Varied wine list. Very happy with our choices."
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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