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About 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!

800 Ridgewood Road
Washington Township, NJ 07676
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

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)

Cross Street:
Pascack Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 358-6330

Website:
http://bacarigrill.com/

Executive Chef:
Peter Angelakos

Additional:
Banquet, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bacari Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
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Neighborhood Gem (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was top notch. Can’t wait to go again. Not waiting for an occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always an enjoyable meal at Bacari. As an added treat they also serve very tasty Japanese rolls and sushi. Service always good and you can hear yourself and other members of your party speak! Tables are well positioned to give you maximum privacy. Look forward to returning again and again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had a 5:00 reservation, which was great, because it was quiet and the staff was very attentive. I chose the trout special with wild rice and a delicious cabbage. The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection. My husband had the crab cakes and meatballs which he enjoyed. We shared a delicious caesar's salad. I thought it was a bit pricey, but everything was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Let me start off saying that the food is delicious. For appetizers we ended up having the Burrata, maki rolls and Brie cheese. Away everything go serve just made it look even more appetizing. For the main course we ended up getting scallops which melted the moment we took a bite out off it! That’s where we ended up having to Apple crumb cake which was also very good. The service was also phenomenal! Our server Jason made sure he took care of us and made sure we enjoyed the meal. This is the place that we will be coming back to and will make sure to request Jason to be our server as well even though everyone from the staff that came by was very pleasant!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The halibut cheeks, which was a special and not inexpensive was disappointing. It arrived with a nice presentation but was overcooked and dry with little flavor. I suggested this location and was sorry that it wasn't a more favorable experience for my friend who hadn't been there before. Her bay scallops and spaghetti was mediocre and she brought most of it home for her husband. Not because of a oversized portion, that was not the case but because the dish was disappointing in taste.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Best restaurant and wine list in NJ...great service and ambience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Always a great time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We had a late lunch and were probably in between there lunc/ dinner but they sat us and the service was excellent .. lunch menu and price were excellent.
Although we are not far we forget to include Bacari Grill on our list of " go to " restaurants in our area but this experience has changed that for sure !! We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Lunch was good. Chicken Parm and some penne with a little desert and a salad. Happy with the service. The place fills up for lunch quickly. I just wish they would give the dining room an overhaul. Some paint would be nice.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I had not been to the Bacardi Grill in years so we decided to give it a try. Like most of us, it has aged, but unlike most of us, it has not aged well. It was very tired and worn inside with the most disgusting, dirtiest ceiling I have ever seen. That really skeeved me out but that was only the start. My daughter, a teenager, and I, in a half empty restaurant, were shown to the worst table in the restaurant, all the way in a little alcove by itself on top of the emergency exit door. I politely asked for another table and we were shown to a tiny 2 top next to a dirty, food encrusted wall. We should have gotten up and walked out right then and there but we stayed and ordered dinner. I wish I could say things got better but they didn't. We started with an order of fried calamari that was billed as spicy, tossed in a garlic butter with banana peppers. The calamari was fairly bland and not crispy at all. It had some sliced peppers thrown on it but I did not taste the garlic butter. For an entree, my daughter ordered the pasta Bolognese. When I asked her how it was, she made a face and I asked her how it compared to her favorite, the Bolognese from BV Tuscany in Teaneck and she said, 'not even close.' Needless to say she left most of it. I ordered a special of trout on a bed of spinach and wild rice with apples and walnuts. I really wanted to like the dish because the flavors really worked but the trout was so overcooked it was like eating sawdust. I left about a half of it because there wasn't enough water on the table to get it down. Of course after that, we were not sticking around for dessert nor will we be returning. I can't understand the decent reviews that this restaurant gets. Are people so used to mediocracy that they don't know or appreciate lousy, overpriced food in a worn, dirty setting?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

My Burger was very fresh, good and enjoyable however that was 1/3 of the meals. My mothers sandwich was apparently tasteless, my wifes fish sandwich was she believes undercooked and also not tasty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Dinner was very good. However, after drinks, dinner & dessert we paid the check. Not 10 minutes later while finishing coffee, the server came and took the tip folder saying "I need to close this out." Needless to say, we left.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Food is consistently good. This time those in our group of four were happy with the Sonoma chicken salad sandwich, the hot and crispy sweet potato fries, the naked burger, a special salad, and excellent cappuccino. On a previous occasion, the restaurant was about half full and having a conversation was easy. This time, however, the full restaurant resulted in a high noise level that made casual conversation difficult. Service was average at best, and we had to ask for our bill and then had trouble finding our waiter to pay it. I'll return because of the great food, but will hope for a quieter experience and a more attentive waiter.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

I had the Ivory King Salmon which was fresh but lacked in taste; however, the chorizo potatoes were delish! Wish there was more of them on my plate. Asked for Rosé but they were out of it, bummer. Also loved the Bacari sundae. Yum! Def recommend getting that dessert!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Great From start to finish!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Very nice place. Good hamburger. Service was actually a bit too attentive in some ways, not enough in others. For example, I asked for a Grey Goose on the rocks with three olives. I received a Grey Goode on the rocks with a piece of lime? On the other hand, the wait staff hovered around constantly-- asking for our order, when our drinks had just been served, and then we ordered, our food arrived in literally five minutes. And it wasn't something like cereal which you could understand if it was made in two minutes.!!! But these service issues aside, the place was lovely and I had a great get together with an old friend. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Healthy, Business Meals, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Enjoyed a nice leisurely lunch with a friend in a fairly quiet ambiance

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Took my children ages 14 and 12 for their moving up ceremonies. Everything was delish! Recommend the fried calamari and the burrata cheese appetizer
Had the blackened swordfish special and it was flavorful and cooked perfectly
Our waiter was also super nice and helpful.

Thanks Bacari Grille for making our special night even more special !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Good food but dining room needs a face lift. Dirty walls, very dirty dropped ceiling and marked floors, they need to spend money to update. As this takes away from a truly nice restaurant with excellent food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We always love this restaurant and went for our anniversary. Everything was delicious as usual except for my filet mignon. The first came out overdone so they were king enough to make a new one for me that arrived after everyone else had finished their meal (also fine) but the replacement was awful - no char, soggy and grossly over-peppered. They did not charge me for it but it took away from the evening celebrating our anniversary. Our waitress was wonderful though....I'll be back but will stay away from beef.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Good food. Good service

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Best restaurant around...great menu , awesome service and unequaled wine list! The Proprietor, John, is gracious, attentive and a genuine pro!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Our server Stephanie was fabulous

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 18, 2017

I had a good experience at this restaurant so I invited my niece from UK to celebrate her birthday. I had informed the host when they called to confirm the reservation. The waiter was not very interested in serving us. He stopped at our table only 3-4 times while I saw him hover around other tables many times. There was no acknowledgement that this was a celebration. Bacari is good place and I wouldn't discount it for one unsatisfactory experience. But maybe a little more attention to how wait staff is treating customers is needed.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Best biz lunch spot in NJ!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Bacardi Grill never disappoints!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2016

Love this place, food is excellent , the service is great. I was here with my girlfriend and she loves it as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2016

We were a group of ladies who had not seen each other in awhile and John B was most helpful and patient in helping us select from the menu. We were happy to see the great offerings at lunch. Each one of us selected something different from the menu. We were all happy with our choices. John was very attentive throughout our entire stay, thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Great food, professional and attentive service...awesome wine list that doesn't empty your pockets! A fantastic restaurant!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2015

As great as I remember from years ago. Something for everyone on the menu!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2015

I don't understand the stellar reviews of this place. I was excited to try it and was very disappointed. The food was mediocre, the service was rushed and they even turned the lights up all the way around 10PM showing us we were taking too long! For the expense of their food, I would not recommend this restaurant or return.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2015

We ordered four different menu items and all said their meals were great. Service was attentive and not overbearing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2015

Awesome service, delicious meal!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2015

The sushi was extremely fresh and delicious. Staff was very friendly and efficient. Classic pizza was also delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2015

Had a great lunch with a good friend. Waitress was very mindful and respectful of our time and interjected at all the right times. Our meals were great and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2015

the atmosphere is very nice for a quiet conversation with friends or a date.... wine is good and the pizza specialties have a lot of good choices... also great greek salad...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2015

A really terrific restaurant with good food and great service. Wish there were more vegetarian entrees is my only suggestion. Excellent wines by the glass with a generous pour and the sundae was out of this world!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2015

Never dissapointing always charming my go to place in the area for an enjoyable time

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2015

The place does a brisk business. Lunch and dinner will see a lot of folks eating here.

I've been here a number of times and the food is OK. It's just nothing special. If they upped the menu with a better chef it could be a great find. As it is now, not so much.

It's not horrible by any means. Just nothing special to note.

The service is generally a problem which brings it down a notch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2015

It is a local favorite that we go to regularly, everyone in our family is always able to find more than one selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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