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

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.havenedgewater.com/
  • Phone: 2019431900x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • 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 2019431900x

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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
151 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (122)great for outdoor dining (113)special occasion (84)romantic (77)fit for foodies (60)neighborhood gem (55)great for brunch (50)great for lunch (35)good for groups (34)notable wine list (28)hot spot (26)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Beautiful restaurant & view
    Dinesalot
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent overall, Beautiful Decor, killer view Great outdoor dinning. Please expand Menu. Plenty of parking . Convenient location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and view.
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The restaurant is overlooking the Hudson and Manhattan with a terrific view. Try to reserve an outside table if the weather is good (requires a call - can't do it through Open Table). Food is very nicely done. We had the tomato salad and duck; both were delicious. Service is relaxed; this is not a place you want to rush through. Wines are $10 and up per glass - a tad higher than we usually expect. There is a $5 valet parking service, but it's not required. The restaurant has a lot down the block where you can park yourself (no charge). Beware! THE OPEN TABLE MAP LOCATION IS INCORRECT!! It put's this place in Ft. Lee, over a mile away. Google Maps has it about right.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently great!
    Raphy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    WE have been visiting here pretty often over the past year or so and the food and service are consistently great. The place and view are absolutely beautiful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nice dinner
    Lizzie71VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Overall I would say the experience was pretty good. It was my second time dining there. The appetizer portions are a bit small but tasty. I had the hanger steak. It was enjoyable. Good service. I think the food was pretty good, not amazing but it could be...slightly overpriced for the quality of food but I would still go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unruly patrons!!
    BeaWNY
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    if not for the table of 6 loud and obnoxious women that sat in the middle of the dining room, it would have been an enjoyable evening! The kitchen needs some tweaking. The bread was stale and my guest's salad was OVERDRESSED. Love the style of the restaurant; the decor and of course the view. The servers were pleasant yet somewhat distracted. I will return - had been there before for brunch and loved it. Hope venue continues to improve and flourish.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was horrible
    Fridayniteout
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Took forever to get served. Food was not great . Save your money go elsewhere
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary Dinner
    cesg
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My husband and I dined here for our anniversary. They treated us to a complimentary glass of champagne. We sat outside and enjoyed a lovely view of Manhattan. We ordered the oyster tasting and grilled octopus-both were delicious. I had the Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass and my husband had the Crispy Moroccan Monkfish. Both were outstanding. For dessert we shared the Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sundae-perfect ending for a perfect dinner!! Service was impeccable. Will definitely return and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a view! And great food too
    MaryB
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food and service were both terrific. Add in a million dollar view of NYC and you couldn't ask for more! I would recommend Haven to anyone for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I went to brunch with my husband and the food was not all that great. The waiters and the gentlemen pouring the water were very pleasant. We ordered steak and eggs. The steak was burnt. The home fries were overcooked and mush the best thing on my plate the scrambled eggs that I added salt to. I wouldn't want to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at Haven
    JSWEET
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I thought the food was OKAY, we were on a date and the scallops came out cold and the waitress was not there when we needed wine. The food was NOT as good as it should be for a place like that. Maybe in time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LUCILLE & FRANK
    frankVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    TOOK A LONG TIME TO GET OUR 1ST DRINK, 1/2 WAY THROUGH DINNER ORDERED 2ND ROUND OF DRINKS, NEVER CAME. FINISHED DINNER ASKED FOR OUR SERVER, NASER, TOLD HIM TO FORGET THE DRINKS WE DIDN'T GET, ORDERED TWO COFFEES AND ONE APPLE PIE. IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES MY WIFE'S COFFEE CAME, BUT NOT MY COFFEE AND APPLE PIE, AS MY WIFE FINISHED HER COFFEE, MY APPLE PIE CAME BUT NOT MY COFFEE, TOLD SERVER TO TAKE IT BACK AS WE WERE READY TO LEAVE AND TO HAVE NASER GIVE ME THE BILL. IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES HE CAME WITH THE BILL. VERY DISAPPOINTED, WILL NOT GO BACK, ITS A SHAME AS THE FOOD WAS GOOD AND THE LOCATION IS VERY NICE, BUT THER SERVICE NOT GOOD AT ALL.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MikeR
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ambiance is complimentary to the riverfront location. The staff is friendly and service oriented. The food is good but served barely warm.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic find!
    Kateydid
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    First let me say that the address on the website is incorrect- the restaurant is on main st not river road. But anyway, Dwight out server was friendly and fantastic. Food and wine were great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    Superb
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    One of the best restaurants I've been to in most recent times. Food was great. View was great. Restaurant was clean, calm, top notch! Highly recommendable. Will definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Views, views, views
    Tricia01
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have had brunch here on many occasions, the service is always good, as is the food. When the weather is nice and you can sit and enjoy the views from the terrace, it is very special. We haven't had dinner there but would certainly not hesitate to recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Haven Riverfront-Super!
    BergenEaterVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a gem on the Hudson. Not only is the view outstanding, the food and service are excellent.. Add tot that a varied wine and cocktail list and you have the perfect spot for a romantic evening under the stars. I would recommend it to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent location, food, service
    Great
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a well located restaurant, a little hard to find with GPS. Great view of the Manhattan skyline with outdoor seating Service was excellent as was the food
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Gem
    darenjgirl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Tucked away on the water and even offered valet parking. Greeted quickly and with big smiles and seated right away. We thought it was going to rain so initially sat inside but quickly relocated outside when it cleared up. I put the noise level moderate, while comfortable outside it was getting loud from just one table of women inside so I'm sure it could've probably gotten to an unbearable level with more people but not sure. We thought it would be small "NYC portions" so we ordered an appetizer. The portions exceeded expectations and we were full fast. Saved some for later so we could try the panna cotta and bread pudding which were both excellent, perfect texture on two dishes that are hit or miss. Upscale decor, feel and treatment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Romantic!
    Angels
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The view is breathtaking both outdoors and indoors. The food was cooked to perfection! The calamari, risotto and steak were delicious. The waiter was very cordial. He even offered us a taste of the wine before purchasing. A very romantic place suitable for a special ocassion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    MerryVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We celebrated our friends' twenty-fifth anniversary on Friday night at Haven. We had a wonderful time. The food was outstanding and the wine was amazing! The view is breathtaking. And the service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was ok. It was a Friday night and we thought we had plenty of time. Around 11... We felt rushed. Scene is pretty. Good is solid.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Haven Riverfront is a haven!
    Lilac
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very welcoming staff brings you to your table offering gorgeous views of upper Manhattan in a modern, sleek dinning room. Outdoor seating available weather permitting. The food is fresh, creative and delicious. I particularly liked the citrus shrimp salad. The only flaw was a way-too-sweet salted caramel ice cream sundae. It's a pricey menu, but certainly worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot
    SkipVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Views were fantastic, Food was very good and wine was very reasonable. I would recommend having lunch/ dinner outdoors to capitalize on the view
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just another great meal at Haven
    KenBVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This time my wife and I took my mother-in-law to lunch at Haven for her 83rd birthday celebration. Everyone had a wonderful time in every way...the view is spectacular, the food is delicious, the service is helpful, and the manager and hostess are always so very cordial. We will be back very soon for some more great food and another all around wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another wonderful brunch at Haven
    KenBVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and I again had Sunday brunch at Haven and it was as good as always. I had the pork belly sweet potato hash with two poached eggs and my wife had the salmon spread. Both were delicious...and with the two bloody marys that accompany the price fixed menu, what could be wrong? Absolutely nothing!!! I know we will do this many times in the future. Try it, you'll love it!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anonymous
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The inside of the restaurant is so-so in terms of ambiance and, especially the bar area, incredibly noisy so nothing to recommend for itself. Their biggest asset is the outside terrace facing Manhattan; however, you can't really book a table outside so it's useless to waste time and book a table, like we did, specifying you want a table outside: you still get told upon arrival you have to wait 1 -1 1/2 h for a table outside. That kind of put a damper on the entire evening for us. Food was so-so but terribly overpriced. Service not very impressive: bus boys were flying around like chickens without heads (one whisked away my husband's cutlery set before we could stop him). All in all, not sure money well spent.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Dinner
    Tinapay
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The short rib and monkfish were good. Calamari and scallops were also excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New York comes to New Jersey
    JHearte
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Sitting outdoors at HAVEN RESTAURANT with a scenic view of New York City is a wonderful way to dine. The food was artfully presented, and quite tasty. Service was excellent. If you get there before 7, for their fixed price menu, it is an excellent deal. A truly lovely place for a magical dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!
    Steakluva24VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    First if all, the service from start to finish was awesome! I sat outside with a phenomenal view of NYC. Our waitress was very friendly and prompt. The food selection was amazing. The portions were big and the desserts were also delicious. I can't say anything wrong about this place other than, I wish I knew about it earlier!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarbVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The view is spectacular, the ambience is amazing, the food was outstanding and our server, Elizabeth was amazing! I would return in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good find
    NeNaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I will come back here every time I feel like a good meal in a nice place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavenly Haven
    1njgalVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Second time dining at this fabulous restaurant in Edgewater….with a wonderful view of the NYC skyline. The food is fabulous…happened to be Hudson County Restaurant week so they offered a wonderful menu with many choices. The salmon was exceptional. Service was great…very attentive…and the ambiance the best. They have a lovely interior lounge area if you want to stop by for a cocktail…but the outside dining can't be beat. Look forward to my next dining experience at Haven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Haven was Heaven
    phylsmeals
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Went to Haven for Restaurant Week and before we went I thought it was a little expensive The outdoor view and the delicious food made it worth the money
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Haven = heaven
    cgerstle
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    wonderful Riverside outdoor dining with spectacular view of Manhattan. We have eaten there three times this month because we love their fish preparations, especially their Seabass served over noodles with a light the delicious soy sauce based soup. The fluke I had was perfectly crisp on the outside while juicy inside. On another occasion had monkfish which was also delicious. On the lighter side there dinner salad with shrimp and space the and very generous. My only complaint was the chicken sandwich with the grilled chicken was dry and poorly seasons but who cares since it came with the most delicious french fries.service was excellent, they couldn't have been more accommodating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT NIGHT!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very accommodating in arranging outdoor seating. The food, view, staff and attention to detail was impressive. Lots to choose from on the dinner menu - interesting and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Upset with reservation policy which does not allow tables for outside dining one of the best assets of the restaurant and even with a reservation was seated in terrible location of restaurant
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  • good brunch good view
    vicsevenVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    great spot for brunch with a million dollar view. we expect to go back with an new group of friends
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd Trips to Haven
    Camel18
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and even better view
    LZENG
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was excellent, the view of NY City was great and the staff was friendly and attentive...overall it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Waterfront view of NY
    lisenyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet