Bel Posto
Bel Posto

Bel Posto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.belpostonj.com/
  • Phone: (201) 880-8750
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;

    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Sunday & Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Continental, Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Contact our Gourmet Pantry Manager for catering details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact our Events and Banquet Manager for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Ponzini-Ramos 2018808750
  • Entertainment: Our entertainment schedule and performer profiles are available at www.marrones160.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beech Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Bel Posto
The Bel Posto menus have been designed to employ old world Italian flavors to compliment hearty, American classics: steaks and chops. Bel Posto is a fully equipped restaurant/bar/catering facility constructed with 3 full service bars, a spacious cocktail lounge, outdoor and upper terrace a la carte seating, and two dining rooms that accommodate over 200 people each. The lower level includes two hand crafted mahogany bars, a waterfall, a stage for live entertainment, a dance floor, the cocktail lounge and an a la carte dining room. The upper level includes one full service bar, two terrace gardens with outdoor seating, a dance floor, banquet seating for parties and corporate functions, and a romantic bridal suite.
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Bel Posto reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (5)fit for foodies (4)romantic (4)special occasion (4)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Halloween Blast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Our meetup group visited for Halloween and had a wonderful time. The food is excellent Italian (I had the Chicken Parmesan). The house wine is good but the Amaretto Sour was too week to taste the amaretto. The DJ played a nice selection of music and everyone was dancing. Everyone was in costume - some very unique (Coronal Sanders and his date a chicken).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    Lamorita
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    First time at Bel Posto, surprised because there was a Halloween party and we were not 'prepared' for the event, but overall it was good, just loud music later, but it was a party!!. The hosting team was not the nicest, but everybody else was. Menu is concise which usually leads to good plates. Wine by the glass may not be the best option. Food was fresh and tasty, will go back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Entertainment
    Anex43VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was overdone and service perfunctory. The kitchen still has a lot to do in getting its act together. At least they listened to the "no salt" request this time so the food was properly salted. We go only for the entertainment.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food & entertainment
    NJHousewife
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Bel Posto is a wonderful place to dine. My husband & I were there for 2 1/2 hours because the atmosphere was very relaxed & they had a husband/wife singing duo there, who were incredible. The breads & desserts are all freshly baked at the restaurant & they have a deli connected to the restaurant. I can't wait to return for another great night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood find
    MLK17VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Finally got to this restaurant. Was pleasantly surprised. Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 88 reviews are from the Bel Posto reviews archive.
  • Great meal with live entertainment
    GoodcookieVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, well prepared food, polite service, live entertainment.....The Caprese salad w/heirloom tomatoes (perfectly ripe) with roasted peppers, imported olives and buffalo mozzarella outstanding! Veal francese and sole Francese was tender, well sauced and nicely plated with mashed potatoes and an assortment of fresh, al dente vegetables. The service was very nice and we wanted for nothing. There is valet parking (free) and the host, Rick, was gracious and attentive throughout the meal. They have live entertainment beginning at 7:30 on Saturday night (a singer and electric guitar player) and there is a large marble floor for dancing. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhemling
    Dine4Fun
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We tried this place for my daughter’s birthday. The location is very nice. Unfortunately the service was not what I anticipated. The food and presentation was average. I would be hard pressed to go back.
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  • highly recommend!
    inoo
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I had dinner with friends here and come again with family including mother in law. Every staff was kind and happy to recommend menu and of course every food was great nothing to be left. What I had was seafood spagetti, pork chop, tiramisu, and coffee! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good entertainment,
    Anex43VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    They have good entertainment but the kitchen needs work. Still over salting food even when we said no extra salt. Veal saltamboca over spinach did not come over spinach. The wre willing to fix it but we were too far along in meaal.
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  • Food was Excellent
    Lilac123aVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. I had the fillet of sole francaise and my husband had shrimp arrabiata. Both were done very well - sauces were delicious - I would definitely order again. The dessert was a berry pastry tart which was done with fresh cream - crispy, sweet, and not a ton of calories. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful and Delicious
    1njgalVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This lovely establishment has a great lounge area in addition to a lovely large doing room with marble floor for dancing. Music on the weekends…great food ad service. The salmon was excellent…a friend order pasta primavera which she loved. I was recently here with our golf group and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their dinner. If you arrive early enough you can enjoy happy hours with discounted drinks! They service is wonderful and they go out of their way to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Closed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    When we arrived at 6:30 PM the restaurant was closed and we had to scramble in order to find another restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mather's day
    nino
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    when I made reservations they didn't mentioned it was a brunch we were waiting for the menu like fools, but on the other hand the food was great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Food was great. Not sure why more people don't gravitate here - it's a great place with excellent dance music for the over 40 group.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • noteworthy serice
    bkly
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    nice to go somewhere where service actually means something
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We got seated right away,
    kvissy105
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We got seated right away, food was good but a little too salty. We ordered 2 specials and unfortunately they were out (sea bass) but we replaced w/ filet of sole. Price was also reduced to accomodate. Very friendly wait staff!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, Great Sushi
    TonyP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Nice place for the family to eat. Limited menu and expensive. Well rounded with nightlife, Sushi Bar, Regular Bar area and restaurant area. Valet parking. ..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    cesgVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went here for Valentine's Day. The food we ordered was delicious. The tables are a little close to each other but not uncomfortably so. We enjoyed a lovely Barolo. The prices were reasonable. My only criticism was the service. It was a bit slow and disorganized. Though it was Valentine's Day the time we sat down to dinner wasn't overly crowded. Our server took a long time to bring out our courses. She seemed overwhelmed at times. We didn't stay for dessert or coffee because it was getting late. But everyone was especially nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Happy with Staff & Service
    veros925
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    We realized after we ordered that there was sushi, yet were never given a menu, nor was it mentioned by our server. The food was good and reasonably priced. My lamb shank was ok, the broth was better than the lamb, and the drinks were watered down. I ordered a pomegranate martini that looked & tasted like fruit punch. I sent it back & got a replacement that was better, but it still was not made properly. We sat around for quite sometime in between asking if we needed anything. We stared at the waiters talking in the corner as we waited desperately to ask for water. For such a beautiful restaurant, I would think the staff would be more friendly & accommodating, but that was not the case.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • elegant dining with personality
    middleage
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    the food was first rate as was the impeccable service. Perhaps most striking was the quiet elegance that radiated throughout the room. The service was top notch and the food was authentic , the sushi was fresh and pasta was the best ive had in years. I would go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is excellent and expensive.
    HPTNJ
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Food is excellent and expensive. Spacious setting, usually quiet because it is never full.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service,upscale not stuffy
    zatlVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Really good food, warm and friendly service. Surprisingly great sushi!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music and Dinner - A Rare Find
    drfsf
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Bel Posto is one of the few places that you can enjoy music with your dinner. It has a nice ambiance and the food is good. The service is particularly outstanding. The staff and the owners are forever catering to your needs.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING
    DeStefano
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    My office celebrated our Christmas Dinner there on Friday evening and had an amazing time. We were a group of 8 people. We enjoyed dinner and danced around afterwards with their live DJ. Great crowd! Will recommend for group dinners or date nights.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet comfort food
    BijouxVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Perfection in the pappardelle with Bolognese sauce. Great Cesar salad with avocado. For dessert there was a cannoli with Sherpa milk ricotta which was amazing- crispy just filled pastry with a light and creamy center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food And Entertainment
    Anex43VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We have been there a number of times and will be back. The food is very good and well prepared and presented. The staff is great and works hard to provide an enjoyable experience. They also have entertainment and a nice dance floor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was awful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We had to send our first entree choice back as the meat was Inedible tons of grizzle and fat. They were accommodating and asked us to order something else off the menu. So we decided on a pasta fish figured we couldn't go wrong with that. The pasta dish was mediocre. Nothing special. It's too bad this place can't get the food portion together because the atmosphere is quite elegant. However the food falls way short of elegant!! Don't waste your money on this place.
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  • Fun Evening With Good Entertainment
    Anex43VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We have beet here before and, as usual, had a fun evening listening and dancing to the C Notes. Friendly and courteous service. Attentive without being intrusive. For was very good and they were happy to accommodate dietary restrictions. Will be back again.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    John
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Great place, definitely going back. Food was fantastic, the waitress was knowledgeable about the menu, and overall ambiance was great for a romantic dinner. Great selection, will be going back several times just to work through all the interesting items on the menu.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • This was a flawless experience.
    BijouxVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    This was a flawless experience. From a stellar Ceasar salad to our amazing entrees. This chef knows how to cook fish. Ny Mom and I shared a whole Branzino roasted in salt. The fish was amazingly tender, juicy and not at all salty. Just delicious . The chef filleted and split the entree for us in the kitchen. We didn't even ask. The portion was plenty for the two of us. My sister ordered the swordfish and let me tell you that was totally to die for. It was roasted with tomatoes, olives and fresh herbs. The sweet tomatoes and sauce was a flavor explosion. Just amazing. The Maitre D and waiter couldn't be nicer. Even when we arrived 45 min. late and I screwed up my open table reservation .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining And Dancing
    Anex43VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Saturday night visit with friends. Friendly crowd, good food and service. While not on the menu, they have gluten free pasta.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is very good. service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Food is very good. service needs to be worked on. Great duo the nights I was there "C" notes. Huge dance floor
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very inventive Italian cuisine.
    BijouxVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Very inventive Italian cuisine. Although the kitchen had a few snags in getting Dinner out they acknowledged the errors and took my entree off the bill. They need to be careful with menu descriptions also. A special was described as sole with Meyer lemon and I'm sure it was hake or cod but definitely not sole.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IT'S NOT A TRADITIONAL ITALIAN
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    IT'S NOT A TRADITIONAL ITALIAN MENU. TOO MANY WEIRD DISHES.
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  • Very welcoming staff!!!!!!
    fitfreddie
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    had a wonderful night out...pre father's day..Great spot for dining and dancing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    Neveragain
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    The service was terrible and the manager had a attitude. The food was average at best. They were clearly overbooked and understaffed. In Bergen county there are plenty of places to go that are much better. We ordered wine with our dinner and we got it after we ate our dinner. Just a terrible experience with average food.
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  • Perfect!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    This newly revised restaurant is an absolutely beautiful gem. But this doesn't equate to a stuffy atmosphere. The staff was friendly and the food was perfectly prepared. We were there for an anniversary dinner and are planning many more enjoyable meals, but also look forward to a light meal in the lively bar area! I've also heard that the weekend brunch was impressive. I encourage other Prospect Avenue area neighbors to take advantage of this great addition to our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • incredible bread!
    JG12345VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    we were no expecting much at this restaurant attached to an apartment building. we were truly surprised. i always think that if the bread is good , that;s a great precursor for a good meal. The bread here is amazing! baked in house as is are all the pastry and deserts. we had a variety of fish and all were great. a true surprise and a great meal
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    fit for foodies
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  • great experience
    lu2dineet
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    From the moment we walked in ,we were greeted with friendly welcoming service . The service was prompt . The food was good, the service was excellent .my wife ,and I will be returning .
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what expected
    SUNNY
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    I was very excited to try this restaurant out because of the great menu on their web site, only to learn they never updated it. Didn't find too much that pleased me or my guest. Found it very loud. Big party there & felt I was at a Wedding with tables surrounding the dance floor. I don't think I would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic