Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.88mi
  2. Distance: 2.24mi
  3. Distance: 2.40mi
  4. Distance: 2.51mi
  1. Distance: 1.88mi
  2. Distance: 2.24mi
  3. Distance: 2.40mi
  4. Distance: 2.51mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.88mi
  2. Distance: 2.24mi
  3. Distance: 2.40mi
  4. Distance: 2.51mi
  1. Distance: 1.88mi
  2. Distance: 2.24mi
  3. Distance: 2.40mi
  4. Distance: 2.51mi

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
View Larger Map

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
See All
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Sort by
S
168 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

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

My wife, a friend and I went here for dinner the other night, we've all been here before and have enjoyed dinners here in the past. This evening was no exception as we arrived early and the restaurant filled quickly for a Thursday night. The service was great and the food was good, my wife was a pinch disappointed in her food as the meat was a bit over cooked. That aside, we will be back again, the service is great and the staff is always helpful and polite. a really great neighborhood eatery!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2015

Besides continuing to be a personal favorite, for years, Bacari Grill was the only place my co-workers and I went to for special occasion lunches, and now that we've all retired, we still make it a point to have an annual dinner reunion there once a year when everyone is in town.
We always enjoy creating our own antipasto from the great selection, and for main courses, this time around the highlights included chicken Milanese, pecan crusted chicken, brined pork chop with apple jack brandy sauce, salmon and scallops - all delicious.

In addition, my daughter's wedding shower was held there in the lovely private room upstairs. The staff was terrific and so attentive to every detail of the planning. Our guests had a wonderful time and raved about the ambiance, the great food and the friendly service.

Our family also likes to have Christmas Eve dinner there, but don't wait too long to make a reservation. It books up fast!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2015

One of the best lunches at Bacardi. The swordfish was perfectly cooked. The perfiteroles were very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2015

We have lived in town and this is one of our favorite places to go. Have a lot of friends who go there as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2015

Bacari 's main dining room has large windows overlooking trees and lends itself to a lovely summer's evening for dining. We found service to be attentive, although it was early and the room was not yet full. I had the rack of lamb which was delicious as was the campanelle bolognese. The bacari salad was excellent. We'll return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2015

This place is usually packed for lunch and dinner. The food is good, not great and the space could use an over haul.

But how can you argue with the regulars who don't seem to mind one bit?

I had the penne with chicken and it was good with one caveat -- the chicken was breaded and fired. This made me wonder if the chick is left over from other diners! Maybe that's me, but I've never had penne and chicken where the chicken was breaded and fried before being added to the pasta!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2015

We have been here before and it is our special celebration place. Everything was really good, drinks food service. My only complaint is that there was a kid with his mother and maybe grandmother and the kid was playing a game or something on his phone. It was really loud and they were right next to us. Kind of annoying and no one said anything. That should not be allowed. We ere there for a relaxing dinner and that noise kind of ruined it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2015

We had an enjoyable time Bacari Grill. The good was delicious and the service excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2015

My wife and I went there because she chose this restaurant as part of her birthday gift. We had been there before and we have never been disappointed. This time was no exception. The appetizers were unique and delicious, as was the rest of the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2015

Three of us had an excellent lunch, enjoyed by even the pickiest of our companions. The fixed price menu choices were delicious although it would have been nice if the price had been listed rather than having to ask our server. The salads, soup and entrees were delicious as was a sandwich ordered by one of us. Our server seemed annoyed at a couple of our questions. Other than that, the food and the ambiance were terrific and we cannot wait to return.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2015

Bacari never dissppoints. The lobster cocktail is delicious - fresh, lightly seasoned seafood over greens is a fantastic lunch choice that won't fill you up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2015

I have been to Bacari many times for dinner, but this was my first time going for lunch. The lunch menu was extensive and very reasonably priced. The lobster cocktail was DELICIOUS - perfectly seasoned and contained and abundant amount of seafood. Despite the fact that we lingered after our meal, our server never made us feel rushed and allowed us to just sit and chat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2015

This place is wonderful! The staff, the food, the environment was just amazing! I was glad that I chose it to be the place to propose to my fiancée a year ago, and that's why we returned for our engagement anniversary!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2015

The food here is always fresh and delicious. There are many healthy choices and Their power lunch is great! Service is always great and everyone is friendly and helpful. Hosting my daughters shower here next weekend and i have no doubt everything will be wonderful and all our guests will be delighted. Hats off to Bacari. We will come here whenever we are in town. Thanks for all you do to make it such a great place to come to and dine and relax!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2015

The Barcari Grill has been around a long time and really needs an interior overhaul. It's a bit dingy. That said, it always seems to pull in a crowd of aging retirees.
The food can be hit or miss. They added a sushi bar complete with sushi chef which is weird in that it's an Italian restaurant.
The food won't make a major impression on you and that's too bad. This is such an interesting place and considering how it fills up, it could really be a great restaurant in the right hands.
Instead it's basically and OK neighborhood place.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2014

We were a group of six ladies out for o lunch. The food was excellent Everyone enjoyed their choice, we had a nice bottle of wine. We shared a few desserts and they were excellent as well. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2014

The only criticisms I have had about the Bacari Grill are the noise level in the restaurant and the tables are close together to pack people in and as result you feel cramped and it is always noisely and hard to carry on a conversation

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2014

Decent fare. Could be made WAY better by creating it from scratch instead of pre made matzo like dough

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2014

Made a reservation for 9:30, which was available. Traveling and knew I needed the late spot. I called to make sure it wasn't a problem. They said it was fine. As soon as I was seated the waitress came straight over to make sure I knew the kitchen was closing but "don't rush". The meal was bad. The bus boys were clearing plates while we had our forks in our mouths. Needless to say, they shouldn't say it's not a problem and have reservation times available when they clearly do not want you to come in. Will not return tot his restaurant at any time. Unimpressed all the way around.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service1

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2014

We have been dining at Barcari Grill for several years now, sometimes twice a week. The service is excellent, and we have never had a bad meal. The menu changes a bit from time to time, which is nice, and there are always interesting specials. Very nice wine selection as well. The restaurant is always full, even during the week, and on the weekend we try to get there early to get a table. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2014

Food was timely and delicious. Place is beautiful. My only negative is we overheard another waiter tell of the "specials" and we were not told of the ravioli appetizer.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2014

Bacari Grill was home of the birthday dinner with the family. It was the anniversary gathering for a good time with fine food and friends. On a Monday night, the bar was full, and two tables occupied. I suspect we were all going to a local book signing or the luscious room would have been empty.
A lackluster menu, aggressive prices for (previously frozen)Shrimp Scampi ($32.) or a way beyond the al dente stage linguini with a scattering of (previously frozen) seafood ($26.) was simply a mockery to fine dining. The smart folks were part of the pick-up scene at the active bar.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2014

Alway a pleasure! The food is consistently good as is the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2014

Bacari Grill is a reliable and formidable restaurant that is great for any occasion. The varied menu and selections will appeal to everyone and the food is tastefully prepared and presented by friendly and efficient staff. I would highly recommend this establishment for a casual or more formal meal. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2014

Had lunch at Bacari's with a group of former colleagues earlier this week. I'm vegetarian they aren't, we all found items on the menu to our liking. The food was plentiful, the presentation excellent, and most importantly the taste was delish. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 25, 2014

Bacari Grill is a reliable dining venue for both lunch and dinner. The food is consistently fresh and tasty. Good plate presentation. Bacari Grill has become a nice "power lunch" setting for business people as well as "ladies lunches". The servers are very attentive and eager to please. You will not be disappointed by this establishment. It has been in business a long time so that proves something. Will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 23, 2014

Fish tacos were great. Veggie & pita grilled nicely. BLT salad vibrant and perfectly dressed. Pesto chicken on chibata delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2014

A great local restaurant-
Something for everyone. Good business lunch spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2014

I found it to b a 100 star rating from the food to service. im sold and currently a regular customer..love it

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2014

Excellent service and nice lunch selection. Great quality food. Would recommend highly

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2014

We have always had great experiences at Bacari. So, when we planned our anniversary dinner there recently, we had reasonable high expectations. The food delivered on those expectations; the service was spotty compared to previous visits.

We tried to book a table for two at 7:30 through Open Table. It showed openings only at 6 or 9. We opted for 6 (earlier than we would like for a special occasion). When we got there at 5:55, maybe a third of the tables were occupied. When we left around 7:30, it was only about 3/4 full. Why so few options through Open Table? The next day we got curt emails asking why we didn't honor our reservation. Huh?

Also, our server left out several specials we overheard another server offer the table next to ours.

UPDATE: For the second time in as many tries, I went to make a reservation at Bacari Grill through OpenTable only to find that there were no tables available within 2 1/2 hours of my requested time. Since that was at 6:30 on a Thursday night in July I found that hard to believe. This time I called the restaurant directly, requested that same time, and was told "No problem. We'll look forward to seeing you then." I don't know what the problem with OpenTable is, but if you find the time you want isn't available, you should try calling the restaurant directly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2014

At $16, great buy, salad, fish, desert! All portions were regular size. Very nice seating. Very good and attentive service. Best buy aroung town.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2014

Pizza was good. Plus ziti was good too altho sauce was not so great.
Place gets crowed for lunch with the geriatric squad

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2014

My friends and I were looking for a nice restaurant at which to gather for a ladies' lunch that would allow us to spend a lot of time together, as well as enjoy a quality meal. Bacari Grill was spot on in both these categories. Our server was very gracious, never rushed us, seeming to know we were enjoying our time together. We tried a platter of antipasto items to start, which was fabulous. So much to choose from, everything tasted fresh and flavorful. A couple of us got the Power Lunch special- a great deal for the price. All in all, an excellent dining experience for all who attended. Thanks Bacari Grill!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2013

Very nice place. Good menu, quality of food is very good. Wait staff is very friendly

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2013

The food was above agerage and the lunch menu is very good. The service was outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2013

We have gone to Bacari about half a dozen times with friends and it's always a pleasant experience. the tables are large and spaced well, the service is prompt and the food good, not great, but when you're in the middle of a good conversation, you don't necessarily concentrate on the food. The prices are fair and the inside and outside of the restaurant are both pleasant to look at. It's definitely a repeat experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2013

good food, good service at a fair price.

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2012

My high school friends have been meeting here for lunch every year around the holidays. The staff is very accommodating and never rushes us out. Sometimes we're there for hours! The food is great too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2012

Very noisy, food was okay, service was terrible. They serve warm water (no ice). They try to do too much. Sushi, italian, steak, and everything in between.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.