Bacari Grill
Bacari Grill
  • Address:
    800 Ridgewood Road
    Washington Township, NJ 07676
    Neighborhood:
    Washington Township
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Bacari Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://bacarigrill.com/
  • Phone: 2013586330
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm (opening time on Sundays may vary due to private events)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Peter Angelakos
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pascack Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bacari Grill
Since the Amoratis family opened the doors of Bacari Grill nearly a decade ago in Washington Township, NJ, the restaurant has achieved a hard-earned reputation for excellence in fine dining, and friendly, professional service. If you are seeking a relaxing, tasteful environment for dining, a creative martini in the lounge, or banquets for every occasion including corporate functions, Bacari Grill is the perfect choice!
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Bacari Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)great for lunch (7)special occasion (7)romantic (6)good for groups (5)fit for foodies (4)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great restaurant in neighborhood
    KleeVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Bacari Grill is a reliable dining venue for both lunch and dinner. The food is consistently fresh and tasty. Good plate presentation. Bacari Grill has become a nice "power lunch" setting for business people as well as "ladies lunches". The servers are very attentive and eager to please. You will not be disappointed by this establishment. It has been in business a long time so that proves something. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clean plates
    Foodies
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Fish tacos were great. Veggie & pita grilled nicely. BLT salad vibrant and perfectly dressed. Pesto chicken on chibata delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bacari grill
    KleeVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    A great local restaurant- Something for everyone. Good business lunch spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ranger
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I found it to b a 100 star rating from the food to service. im sold and currently a regular customer..love it
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable lunch
    mcm090304
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent service and nice lunch selection. Great quality food. Would recommend highly
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food typically great, service so-so
    hf201
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We have always had great experiences at Bacari. So, when we planned our anniversary dinner there recently, we had reasonable high expectations. The food delivered on those expectations; the service was spotty compared to previous visits. We tried to book a table for two at 7:30 through Open Table. It showed openings only at 6 or 9. We opted for 6 (earlier than we would like for a special occasion). When we got there at 5:55, maybe a third of the tables were occupied. When we left around 7:30, it was only about 3/4 full. Why so few options through Open Table? The next day we got curt emails asking why we didn't honor our reservation. Huh? Also, our server left out several specials we overheard another server offer the table next to ours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best priced fixed lunch
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    At $16, great buy, salad, fish, desert! All portions were regular size. Very nice seating. Very good and attentive service. Best buy aroung town.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Lunch
    ReviewmanVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Pizza was good. Plus ziti was good too altho sauce was not so great. Place gets crowed for lunch with the geriatric squad
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 89 reviews are from the Bacari Grill reviews archive.
  • Great time with good friends
    sleepingdog3
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    My friends and I were looking for a nice restaurant at which to gather for a ladies' lunch that would allow us to spend a lot of time together, as well as enjoy a quality meal. Bacari Grill was spot on in both these categories. Our server was very gracious, never rushed us, seeming to know we were enjoying our time together. We tried a platter of antipasto items to start, which was fabulous. So much to choose from, everything tasted fresh and flavorful. A couple of us got the Power Lunch special- a great deal for the price. All in all, an excellent dining experience for all who attended. Thanks Bacari Grill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Setting
    HankMVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Very nice place. Good menu, quality of food is very good. Wait staff is very friendly
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was above agerage
    RobG
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    The food was above agerage and the lunch menu is very good. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Place Worth a Repeat Visit
    nirnie
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    We have gone to Bacari about half a dozen times with friends and it's always a pleasant experience. the tables are large and spaced well, the service is prompt and the food good, not great, but when you're in the middle of a good conversation, you don't necessarily concentrate on the food. The prices are fair and the inside and outside of the restaurant are both pleasant to look at. It's definitely a repeat experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My high school friends have
    JATS
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    My high school friends have been meeting here for lunch every year around the holidays. The staff is very accommodating and never rushes us out. Sometimes we're there for hours! The food is great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very noisy, food was okay,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    Very noisy, food was okay, service was terrible. They serve warm water (no ice). They try to do too much. Sushi, italian, steak, and everything in between.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambiance was great, food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2011
    Ambiance was great, food was fantastic and service was outstanding! Great night out!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • have been there a few times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/8/2011
    have been there a few times and has always been consistant
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have eaten here many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/2/2011
    Have eaten here many times and feel the quality of the food has declined. Also, they need to revise the menu from time to time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2011
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. The place has an intimate, understated elegance that is warm and inviting. From the moment we stepped through the main doors, we were treated very well. Service was efficient and attentive without being distracting. All of the food we ordered was incredibly tasty. The menu itself has something for everyone. We even ordered several sides because we didn't want to miss out on anything. Even the desserts were wonderful. (Suggestion - get the sundae; you won't be disappointed!) We will definitely bring our friends and visit again very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time there and I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2011
    First time there and I expected better. Waiter was there to take an order and bring it. Nothing more. Asked for a window table and there were three available and was told they were reserved. Two remained open for the evening. I had made my reservations two weeks in advance but didn't ask for a window. As said, food was good but just regular, nothing exciting.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent, server was a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2011
    excellent, server was a little busy and kept apologizing for not getting to us. would definitely recommend
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a lovely restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2011
    This is a lovely restaurant and the special of soft shell crabs was delicious. It was my mother's birthday and they made the appropriate fuss.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/5/2011
    Consistently fine restaurant. Have been here four or five times and each time food is excellent, service is friendly, efficient, attentive, atmosphere is lively without being intrusive. I keep coming back because I know it will be a fine exprience for me and my dining guests.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Acceptable venue for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/4/2011
    Acceptable venue for lunch but nothing stands out and this is after coming more than a few times times over a span of several months.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I enjoyed every aspect of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2011
    I enjoyed every aspect of my dining experience and felt that there was a price point available for most budgets.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good, service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2011
    Food was good, service was below par considering the price and atmosphere (lack of knowledge on wine, forgotten pizza appetizer).
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasureable experience.
    Sammy914VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2011
    Always a pleasureable experience. Good wait staff, excellent tuna & salmon dishes. Dumplings left a bit to be desired (too doughy). All in all a good place for dinner & drinks
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bacari has been one of my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 5/26/2011
    Bacari has been one of my favorite dining haunts, and the owner, Carol, is most caring and concerned with her guests. The staff is fabulous taking care of your every need. The chef, Peter, prepares and executes wonderful culinary delights. Over-all, it is one of my favorite dining palaces. Harold
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food - imaginative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2011
    Very good food - imaginative and wonderful and consistently that way.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doesn't get better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/9/2011
    Upon arrival I was greeted by John Amoratis, the owner of Bacari Grill. I felt immediately comfortable and had one of the best dining experiences I've had in recent years. The food and the preparation was superb. It was a great experience overall and I give it my highest recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food at Bacari was much
    Dave
    Dined on 5/3/2011
    The food at Bacari was much better than expected and so was the atmosphere. Great place all around. Prices were decent too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We used to come here often.
    ManwasihungryVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2011
    We used to come here often. First time back in awhile and I noticed the crowd is smaller and the food was not as good as before.
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  • We have been there many times,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    We have been there many times, Friday night the service was very slow. The food was fine. I am glad to have a place, locally, that has a lively bar sean and you can go after a movie.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our third time at this
    LadydiVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    It was our third time at this restaurant and we were not disappointed. We were seated prompty and service was attentive. Food was delicious and we shared salad and two main courses. The shrimp were large and tasty and the salmon prepared perfectly....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch at Bacari Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/2/2011
    Overall a very nice dinning experience. Service was excellent but we were never rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were late for our reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    We were late for our reservations and they were extremely behind with their reservations which was fine since there was a bar scene but with the bartender not wanting to wait on us it set the evening off to a bad start. service was really lacking. Bartender literally ignored us for over 10 minutes. I went with a group of people, my boyfriend and I are both in the food / restaurant business so we are very tolerant but this was inexcusable. The food quality lacked to the point that we did not even stay for dessert. it was our friend's birthday and we requested a special dessert that we did not even move forward with. We left and went to another place for drinks and dessert. Sad, we were really looking forward to going.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We are always pleased when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2011
    We are always pleased when we come for dinner. I had the grilled filet and it was very good. My boyfriend has the seafood pasta and he didn't enjoy it as much. Good thing he ordered the half portion because it was more then enough! There pizza is a great appetizer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bacari Grill does an excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2011
    Bacari Grill does an excellent job of making "basic" American dishes. I had the roasted duck and my wife had the Hanger Steak. Both were done to perfection. Out appetizers, the Oysters Rockefeller and Shrimp Cocktail were also excellent, as was our dessert, the Apple Almond Spring Roll. We went to the restaurant on a Friday evening and the place was lively with several groups dining. Not a place for a quiet meal, but a place for an enjoyable and delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for our "getting together";
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/17/2011
    Perfect for our "getting together"; more than enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Live but only around the corner.
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    Live but only around the corner. Love the food and table service. Great combination of foods, spices, Presentation is appetizing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have always loved this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/10/2011
    I have always loved this place! Food very seldom disappoints and service is always great. The only reason it wasn't an outstanding overall experience rating was because when we got there the parking lot was jammed. There was not one single spot to park and if that wasn't bad enough there were three other cars besides ours stuck with very little room to maneuver. We were finally told we would have to park on the street. We later found out that there were two parties booked and no valet parking attendant. The situation was not handled very well. Our party of four went on to have a fabulous time and great meal anyway!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic