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
14 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (7)neighborhood gem (7)romantic (6)great for lunch (6)good for groups (5)fit for foodies (4)notable wine list (4)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Food was good, but service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/17/2010
    Food was good, but service was somewhat spotty. We were made to feel rushed as we sat at the bar prior to sitting down for our dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We keep returning to this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 11/12/2010
    We keep returning to this gem for his ambiance, delicious food and lovely staff. We always have such a great time visiting this lovely restaurant. Peter, the chef is top notch, as is the wait staff, including Sharon who is very attentive and intersting. We shall keep coming back as long as you continue what you are doing. It is a winner!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The new menu has lots of appealing
    Susan
    Dined on 10/22/2010
    The new menu has lots of appealing items, both old and new plates. We came for a late lunch-there are extended hours until 3. It was nice and quiet compared to the usually buzzing dining room with lots of talking. The sun shown warmly into the room and it was wonderful. Nice option to be able to go later if you're looking for the same good food without the usual energetic noise that's present during a more traditional lunch time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had excellent service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/15/2010
    We had excellent service and very good food. This is a nice place for an occasion. The open layout makes it more appropriate for a lively evening than a romantic one.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, a great dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 9/10/2010
    As always, a great dining experience with a great chef, wonderful waitor staff, and the ambiance is excellence. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice large room with natural
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/9/2010
    nice large room with natural light and large windows tables not too close together excellent service good food, simple and fresh, not overdone or pretentious good value for money for lunch not cheap but good food not too noisy, possible to have a conversation
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is always good and
    Susan
    Dined on 8/20/2010
    The food is always good and they'll make you most anything you want...on or off the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My pork chop was very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/13/2010
    My pork chop was very good but the veggies were too buttery for my liking which spoiled any real 'fresh taste'. Sort of old school cooking. My wife's lasagna was tasteless and the noodles were overcooked, as if it had been pre-made, frozen and then reheated. Drinks were very good, and the appetizers were excellent. We've decided to go there once again (we've been there multiple times and this visit was about the average), sit at the bar and only order appetizers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't go on Sunday when the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2010
    Don't go on Sunday when the chef is off. Too expensive for the quality of the food. Spacious room. Varied menu. Good bread and spreads. Tasty but soggy salad. Antipasto was fair. Overcooked pasta. Pleasant and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent lunch food and ambiance.
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 7/8/2010
    Excellent lunch food and ambiance. Perfect for conversation. Long liesursely lunch. Unhurried. Would go again for lunch or dinner if we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a pleasure dining at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/6/2010
    Always a pleasure dining at Bacari Grill. Great service, lovely ambiance and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went for our daughter's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/30/2010
    We went for our daughter's birthday and had a great meal. They accommodated our wishes and althought there was a bit of a wait, the food was great and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience. Wish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/24/2010
    Great dining experience. Wish it was in my neighborhood. Drink prices are a little high for a non city restaurant. Appreciate an all adult crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • our dining experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/14/2010
    our dining experience was wonderful, not only did i go for lunch for my birthday , i returned there three time the same week for lunch,even brought my husband! A real find and i recommend it highly to anyone who likes GREAT food: Phyliss
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food was way below par --
    ReviewmanVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2010
    Food was way below par -- especially for the price
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Finally went here with my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/12/2010
    Finally went here with my husband after years of wanting to try it and what a great find! The food was excellent and not ridiculously priced and service was great. Can't wait to go here again! I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful space, good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/2/2010
    Beautiful space, good food. entrees seemed a bit over-priced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place! Had a wonderful
    Jeanius
    Dined on 1/18/2010
    Great place! Had a wonderful lunch there and will definitely be back for dinner before long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I went to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/23/2009
    I went to this restaurant the night before X'mas. I ordered Lentil soup and Slow roasted Duck. My wife ordered Filet mignon steak and my mother in law ordered Clam linguini. Lentil soup was OK, but every other dishes were not good. Especially, Filet mignon was so dry and had unpleassant flavor. When you pay more than $30 for steak,you would expect decent quality. But I literally thought Outback's one was better than this place. And pasta was utterly blunt. I liked the ambiance. But considering the overall experience, I will not go back to this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service here seldom
    Susan
    Dined on 12/21/2009
    Food and service here seldom fall short of expectations. If they just had a Sunday Brunch buffet or some tables outside in the summertime it would be perfect........!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We really loved this place
    JeffinshVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2009
    We really loved this place and enjoyed a great meal with friends. The staff made us feel welcome and comfotable. The food was delicious. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bacari Grill never fails to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2009
    Bacari Grill never fails to please. Fantastic atmosphere and food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, dining at Bacari
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 12/1/2009
    As always, dining at Bacari is a romantic experience. T he ambience, wait staff and chef all make the expeience wonderful. It is a place I keep returning to for its charm and up scale dining
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a nice place for
    BackByrner
    Dined on 11/17/2009
    This was a nice place for lunch. The menu was varied for all appetites and the service friendly and accomodating (except for the gentleman who seated us and was miffed when we asked to be seated at a table away from the sun). Beyond that, it was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always a delightful dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 11/8/2009
    As always a delightful dining experience. The staff and chef are outstanding. The owners are fantastic people keeping the restaurant vibrant, clean and fresh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was excellent but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2009
    The food was excellent but the service was poor. I'm not sure if the waiter was overwhelmed or just not good. We had to wait for 20 minutes for him to take our order. After I asked for the manager for the wine list, I called the waiter over to order some appetizers. He asked me - didn't he (mgr) bring the wine list?? Hello I wanted to place our order. Our guests were even complaining about the wait to place the order then the time for the food to come out. Totally unacceptable. I would never bring anyone there again. The service from the bar to the wait staff was poor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing special. I didn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/5/2009
    Nothing special. I didn't love the meal for the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As always a pleasant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/4/2009
    As always a pleasant experience with great food, thanks to Peter, the chef. The wait staff is also most attentive, and it is a p lace I always look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation was honored, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/19/2009
    Reservation was honored, service was EXCELLENT . . . drink delicious, and food was fantastic . . . great place!!! Very pleased!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant consistantly
    Susan
    Dined on 6/19/2009
    This restaurant consistantly has the largest, most delicious scallops around. We wanted something that used to be on the menu and they did their best to accomodate us. Especially great service this visit! Just wish they'd consider putting some tables outside during the nice weather months. That would make Bacari Grill THE go-to place....hands down!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu has changed and some
    Nycfoody
    Dined on 5/21/2009
    Menu has changed and some favorites have been removed. Service was very attentive
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The restaurant was a little
    goodfood4you
    Dined on 4/23/2009
    The restaurant was a little cramped and noisy. The service was ok nothing spectualar considering the menu is kind of pricey. The food was good but nothing to write home about. They definitely need to expand the selections on menu as there is only 1 chicken dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went on a Fri night and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/27/2009
    We went on a Fri night and we had a great time at this hip, cool restaurant. Bar scence was great, bartender made great mojitos! Food was excellent, especially the presentation of the appetizers! I would highly recommend this place, and we will definitly go back again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The maitre'de barely looked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/23/2009
    The maitre'de barely looked up from his cell phone conversation to greet us and didn't check the reservation book when we announced we had 7PM reservations. We were not offered to check our coats. The food was really good. The bread was my favorite part of the meal - they have some interesting spreads! The cheesecake tasted like Lemon Meringue. There were 2 other couples there. With 3 waiters working, I should not have to repeatedly ask for my water to be filled. The drinks were extremely strong to the point that we didn't even finish one. Also, when I order something from their specialty drink menu, I should not have to wait 15 mins for it because they have to go downstairs to get Kahlua. The music was dreadful. 5th floor please?!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice neighborhood find. Always
    Nycfoody
    Dined on 3/1/2009
    Nice neighborhood find. Always good food and attentive service
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a solid bet. The food,
    mwstaudtVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2009
    Always a solid bet. The food, service, wine list and atmosphere are always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place was very nice, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/6/2009
    The place was very nice, but I did let open table know it was my husbands birthday and Bacari didnt acknowledge it, I didnt want to say something while we were there because my husband was with me.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The scallop dish with mango
    Susan
    Dined on 2/5/2009
    The scallop dish with mango risotto was fabulous! The cappucino is the best around. If you're limited to an hour for lunch, this may not be the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We hadn't been to Bacari in
    NancyzVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2009
    We hadn't been to Bacari in years but were delighted to find it as fun and fresh as the last time we visited. Innovative menu, friendly staff, and casual.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place, my wife and I
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2009
    Great place, my wife and I have been going there for years. We also had a confirmation party for my daughter in one of the catering rooms. The service and the food is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate