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HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
  • Address:
    2 Main St.
    (Across from Home Goods) Edgewater Harbor
    Edgewater, NJ 07020
    Neighborhood:
    Edgewater
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.havenedgewater.com
  • Phone: (201) 943-1900
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Monday-Friday 11:30am-5pm
    Dinner Sunday - Wednesday 5pm-10pm, Thursday 5pm-10:30pm, Friday -Saturday 5pm-11:30pm
    Brunch Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm
    Limited Lunch Menu Saturday-Sunday 3pm-5pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Peter Larsen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Ashley Perez (201) 943-1900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: River Road
  • Parking: Valet
A word from HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
NEW YORK TIMES RATING......"Very Good"
"Sophisticated Ambience & Polished Cooking"
Located just 20 feet from the Hudson River and midway between the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel, HAVEN is a cornerstone of the new Edgewater Harbor development. HAVEN features extraordinary Manhattan skyline views; Modern New American cuisine with classic roots; a comfortably chic aesthetic; outdoor seating; and a lively bar scene presenting a well-balanced mix of classic and contemporary cocktails. Executive Chef Peter Larsen's menus balance local seasonal ingredients, bright but complex flavors and seasoning, and creative, modern technique. Chef Larsen is a graduate of the Royal Culinary Academy of Copenhagen, Denmark. Most recently, he held the positions of Executive Chef at The Goodwin and Artisanal (both in Manhattan). The team that made 3Forty Grill a success -- owner Jerry Maher and partner Kerri-Ann Sweeten -- are committed to bringing the same passion to HAVEN. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "great spot for brunch with a million dollar view. we expect to go back with an new group of friends"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was the second time I had been to Haven since it opened. This time I took my family there for the Sunday brunch offering. The atmosphere and the view as always are top notch. The service was 1st class. The selection on the pre-fixed brunch menu is adequate and certainly eclectic. Two in my party got the French toast and enjoyed it though they thought it was a touch too sweet. One of my daughters ordered the pork belly and sweet potato hash. It was quite extravagant. The egg on it was poached perfectly and there was great balance between the salty smokiness of the pork belly and the creaminess of the hollandaise sauce. I would only say that the greens in my Korean Chicken salad were too large for such a hearty green. We will return."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the view of NY City was great and the staff was friendly and attentive...overall it was a great experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The view is beautiful. Service was excellent. Went there for brunch and the food was pleasant, but average and the menu is not as interesting as the price would warrant. I had the "Healthy" eggs benedict, eggs were perfectly poached, but the avocado and avocado sauce, through green, had been preserved with something like vinegar, so it lacked the taste of fresh and felt a bit preserved. Home fries were soft, but for a soft homestyle home fries were very greasy (nothing was crisp and oil did pool a bit on the plate). This was true for all the dishes with home fries. The bright spot was our dining companions chorizo dish, though it was still very oily."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Good not great. I have been here a few times and it is still not too the level of 340 Grille which would be awesome. Hopefully it gets there"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Incredible view and beautiful restaurant aesthetically. Food was decent, not great by any means. Service was what you would expect. I would recommend Haven for drinks, maybe appetizers or a happy hour. Back patio was great and inside of restaurant romantic. Good to meet for drinks on a first date. Valet parking $5."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The restaurant is lovely with a nice outdoor seating section. We were not very pleased with the food. The short rib papardelle had a little too much citrus and the french cut chicken was bland. We settled for the burger, which was great. Lunch is a better option."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The overall dining experience was great though a bit pricey. Staff was very helpful, friendly and attentitive without smothering."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It is very common for steak tartare to be served with crackers or toast points of some kind. Waiter was asked and just said no and then didn't even bring a piece of bread. Heirloom tomato salad for $13 was 95% grape tomatoes. If too early for heirloom or you just don't have them, change the name on the menu and don't charge for something you don't have. Short Rib entree was good but came out barely warm. We had hoped the food would be as good as the view but it's not. If I returned, it would be for a burger - they should be able to get that right."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "nice view, but the food is not good. dessert is too sweet and main dish is just average. not impressive"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My wife and I had another wonderful dinner at Haven. I have settled on the Tuna Tartare as my go-to appetizer and this time I had the short ribs as my entree. Everything was delicious, including the Caramel Sundae for dessert. We will be back soon. Highly recommended...if for nothing else than the very good service and the magnificent view. Enjoy!!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Menu is limited, but food was amazing & so was the service😃"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Lunch at Haven was wonderful. I had the soft-shell crab tempura sandwich--WOW! My friend had the grilled goat cheese sandwich and loved it. Inside or outside, the place is so pleasant and relaxing. The lunch menu is diverse enough with appetizers, sandwiches and salads, and, of course, the signature burger. I liked that, with the sandwiches, you had a choice of mixed green salad, fries or quinoa salad. We both chose the quinoa salad and loved it. We had split the heirloom tomato salad first--that is my all-time favorite dish. I'm glad I have days off during the week and can enjoy such a wonderful place for lunch."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I was looking for outdoor dining and discovered this restaurant. We arrived in the middle of a big thunderstorm, needless to say we were seated inside close to a window, so the view was still great. We arrived before 7PM and were pleasantly surprised the restaurant offered a set menu option for $48 (well worth it), the scond pleasant surprise was the quality of the food. My seafood risotto was excellent, so was the appetizer of tuna tartar. My dining companions were all happy with their steak orders. Dessert arrived for our friend, who had a birthday to celebrate, with a candle. I had mentioned that fact online in my reservation and had not reminded anybody about it. So nice surprise that management thought of it. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We went to this relatively new restaurant for the first time. Located on the water in Edgewater, we were impressed with the ambiance and good energy. The lounge area where we started, was intimate and pleasant. The restaurant is very lovely but the outside dining area is outstanding with great views of NYC. Our table was located beautifully. We did want to order a couple of items that were already gone, so we took substitutes. I had the entree salad with shrimp….excellent. The duck entree was enjoyed by my dining partner. We were pleasantly surprised that the dessert was complimentary due to the fact that we could not get the items that we originally wanted. The service was excellent…we would return to Haven in the near future."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Based on glowing reviews in the July issue of New Jersey Magazine, I was hoping to love Haven. While the food was quite good, the view of NYC from anywhere in the restaurant beautiful and the service was close to outstanding, felt the prices were high. Used to BYOs in the Essex County area that have equally flavorful meals, but without the view and hefty price tag. If you're in the Bergen County area this is a gem and easier to park than going into the city."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I was celebrating my girlfriends birthday and they made it perfect. Even though it was pretty windy they found a way to make sure she could blew the candle. Amazing Service & Great outdoor dining."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have been a resident of edgewater for the last 4 years and Haven is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants. You can't beat the view and the food is amazing!! So many great things to try. For Brunch the french toast is a must. Also want to say the Cesar the Manager gave me and my friends the best service we have had in a very long time. Because of his great service, I can't wait to go back next weekend!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The garnishes used in every course overpowered the dish. Ravioli appetizer was dry but floated in tasteless sauce. Salads were dripping in dressing. Steak was raw but dripping in butter. Even the desserts were poor: lemon tart tasted like mediocre pudding, salted caramel ice cream was all salt, apple tart had no apples. The Haven was also extremely noisy. We will never return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Directions using open table was not helpful (got lost)"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I had booked through open table and ate at this restaurent for the first time. I requested a table outside for my boyfriends birthday for the view and when I arrived I was told it was first come first serve and I don't think that's fair for that. The food was ok, dessert was de-lish. I came from Brooklyn to try it out but I don't think it was so special. I am a chef and I didn't recieve the attention the customers Are suppose to recieve when they request a special occasion dinner."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I did not enjoy it. Our service guy was very friendly but the guy who served the bread,drinks and sets the table was very rude. When I first came in the restaurant I wanted to sit at the outside table. Eventhough I requested to sit down outside table a day before when I made the reservation, when I get there they said I had to wait 45 minutes and I observed there was no waiting list and there was an available table. The hostess whom we asked to sit outsidd table was very rude. I ordered stake which supposed to be spicy instead served sweet and not tender. The desert was disaster. The prices you pay in return crazy expensive. Out of 10 scoring my score is 2. I would not go to this restaurant again and would not recommend to nobody."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It is easy to get to, easy valet parking, great view, great food. Can't say more than that."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We celebrated my birthday and we were looking to dine outside. We found the perfect place. the food was delicious and presented well. The wait staff and wine steward were wonderful. Our party was pleased with their dinner selections. The desserts were all delicious. Will defnitly go back."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Have had Sun brunch 5 times and great so wanted to try dinner. Great location, great view, food is very good. Prices a litttle on higher end, $27 for chicken dish, and was still hungry. Will definitely come back, though maybe for their prix fix or just have a different entree."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Lovely atmosphere, with a nice variety of food. Everything was well prepared."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very enjoyable experience even with severe thunderstorms resulting in a loss of power in the middle of the meal. Hamburgers, meat and seafood entrees were excellent; octopus appetizer was ambitious but bland. Prices are high so the restaurant needs to hit every dish on the mark. Very good service but sometimes a struggle to keep up. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It was a little hectic regarding the host and seating availability, but once seated, experience was great - nice view, perfect sunny day, good food - mediocre service only because of the time it took because of hecticness"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great view Good food and friendly staff Brunch was beautiful outside by the water We had 8 bellinis...ver good Want to try dinner inside at night"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We ordered the hangar steak and the duck. Both were VERY well prepared. The "yellowfin" ceviche appeared to be ahi in a very spicy marinade. Not quite as good. The wine selection is quite nice and fairly reasonably priced. But, really, the Haven has a view that is quite special, along with convenient self-parking."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This time we tried the new happy hour at the bar. It may not have caught on yet and, for the sake of the restaurant, I hope it does; but I kind of liked it not being overly crowded. The happy hour choices are great: good beers, wines, and cocktails, great bar food choices. And you can order from the regular menu too. We went off the happy hour menu to share one of our favorites: the heirloom tomato salad. Fabulous. Next on our list is lunch (especially now that we can sit outdoors) and sunset special dinner (also outdoors)"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Excellent all around.only criticism. Is they were out of a lot of items on menu and valet parking charge is high "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The backyard patio is lovely but be prepared for the wind. I live in the area so I was prepared. When you are sitting near the water it's very windy so if you are having hot food, it can get cold fast. The service was slow and the food was overpriced. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The view was nice. Service was good. But where was the lobster in the Seafood Risotto? I had one small chunk hidden in the delicious black rice; there were 3 medium shrimp and the two halves of a sliced scallop served on top. Tasty but not overflowing with seafood. Will we return? I don't think so, with the many other dining choices available in Bergen County."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "A nice find on the waterfront in Edgewater. The view of the Manhattan skyline is fantastic, and the food is very good. The pretzel encrusted calamari is cooked perfectly with tender pieces of squid. Service was also spot on. Definitely worth going to. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "One of my new favorite places to be. Food delicious with a twist on some old brunch favotites."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • " This spot has it all. Décor- neat, modern. The staff is attentive and accommodating. There was an interesting selection for brunch that had my party dying to try everything. Everyone was smiling in this restaurant - staff and patrons alike. We all enjoyed the food."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Small portions, one slice of bread (no bread basket), and high price-to-portion ratio when compared to Waterside and River Palm (which has the same high end cars outside, including mine!). However, good for drinks on their terrace with NYC view. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Wife and I wanted a convenient but upscale experience after taking the ferry from a play. Could not be more complementary. Food was great they made accommadations and the service was outstanding. Only wish the weather was warmer the outdoor seating looked like an "experience" I will be back"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Modern decor with great view of NYC skyline. Food was great, but drinks were a little weak. Not cheap, but priced fairly for the Edgewater area. The only downside I could think of is that the sidewalk built next to the water is very limited. Not a lot of space to walk along the water after dinner, but plenty of benches to sit on. Overall great place with a nice view. Definitely check it out. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014