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Bacari Grill

4.1
4.1
197 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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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  • 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)

  • Phone number

    (201) 358-6330

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Peter Angelakos

Menu

Antipasto

$15, selection of five

  • Prosciutto

    • Capicola

      • Grilled Zucchini

        • Oven Roasted Mushrooms

          • White Bean Hummus

            • Tzatziki

              • Sopressata

                • Asiago Cheese

                  • Marinated Olives

                    • Roasted Red Peppers

                      • Eggplant Caponata

                        • Artichoke Hearts

                          • Oven Roasted Tomatoes

                            • Feta Cheese

                              • Ciliegine Mozzarella

                                • Grana Cheese

                                  Appetizers

                                  • Fried Calamari$12.00

                                    dueling sauces

                                    • French Onion Soup$7.00

                                      melted gruyere cheese

                                      • Fresh Mozzarella & Beefsteak Tomatoes$10.00

                                        prosciutto di parma, balsamic reduction & extra virgin olive oil

                                        • Burrata Caprese$12.00

                                          fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, evoo

                                          • Vegetable Dumplings$8.00

                                            sweet chile sauce

                                            • P.E.I Mussels$12.00

                                              white wine, lemon, anisette, fresh tomatoes, garlic herb butter

                                              • Lamb Sliders$9.00

                                                tomato compote, tzaziki

                                                • Jumbo Lump Crabcake$15.00

                                                  warm corn relish, avocado coulis

                                                  • Colossal Shrimp Cocktail$15.00

                                                    grilled pineapple salsa & cocktail sauce

                                                    • Fresh Shucked Oysters

                                                      please ask your server for todays selection

                                                      • Market Price
                                                    • Lobster Cocktail$21.00

                                                      lobster, jumbo lump crab, shrimp, avocado, citrus vinaigrette

                                                      Salads

                                                      • Caesar Salad$7.00

                                                        • Bacari Salad$8.00

                                                          toasted pistachios, dried cranberries, grape tomatoes, sherry vinaigrette

                                                          • "Chopped" B.L.T. Salad$10.00

                                                            romaine, blue cheese, bacon, tomatoes, red onions

                                                            • Greek Salad$11.00

                                                              tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, red onions, olives, feta cheese, evoo, balsamic syrup

                                                              • Arugula Salad$10.00

                                                                crumbled gorgonzola cheese, candied walnuts, raspberry vinaigrette

                                                                Poultry

                                                                • Pecan Crusted Chicken$23.00

                                                                  whole grain mustard cream sauce, sautéed spinach, orzo rice blend

                                                                  • Chicken Milanese$23.00

                                                                    breaded chicken breast, arugula, ciliegine mozzarella, grape tomatoes, red onions, balsamic vinaigrette

                                                                    Fresh Seafood

                                                                    • Salmon$22.00

                                                                      pan seared, rainbow quinoa, lemon dill butter

                                                                      • Ahi Tuna$32.00

                                                                        soba noodles, julienne vegetables, soy garlic sauce, wasabi, pickled ginger

                                                                        • Swordfish$32.00

                                                                          blackened, chorizo sweet potato hash, broccoli rabe, apricot beurre blanc

                                                                          • Red Snapper$30.00

                                                                            sautéed spinach & roasted peppers, basil mashed potatoes

                                                                            • Colossal Shrimp$32.00

                                                                              grilled, scampi butter, red pepper coulis, yukon gold potatoes, sautéed spinach

                                                                              • Day Boat Scallops$31.00

                                                                                pumpkin risotto, butternut squash, peas, apple beurre blanc

                                                                                • Chilean Sea Bass$34.00

                                                                                  spinach, lobster mashed, shellfish creme

                                                                                  Steaks & Chops

                                                                                  • Double Cut Pork Chop$25.00

                                                                                    applejack brandy sauce

                                                                                    • New Zealand Rack of Lamb$28.00

                                                                                      mint goat cheese crème

                                                                                      • Flat Iron Steak$26.00

                                                                                        barbecue rubbed

                                                                                        • Farm Raised Grass Fed Rib Eye (14 Oz. )$41.00

                                                                                          • 14 Oz. Dry Aged Ny Strip$44.00

                                                                                            red wine demi glaze

                                                                                            • 18 Oz. "Prime" Bone in Rib Chop$44.00

                                                                                              • 10 Oz. Filet Mignon$38.00

                                                                                                brandy peppercorn cream sauce

                                                                                                Pasta

                                                                                                • Farfalle$19.00

                                                                                                  spicy italian sausage, fire roasted peppers, tomato cream sauce

                                                                                                  • Penne$17.00

                                                                                                    seasoned chicken, vodka tomato cream sauce

                                                                                                    • Campanelle Bolognese$19.00

                                                                                                      ragout of beef, pork, prosciutto

                                                                                                      • Seafood$26.00

                                                                                                        linguini, shrimp, clams, mussels, salmon, pomodoro sauce

                                                                                                        Brick Oven Pizza

                                                                                                        • Classic$10.00

                                                                                                          pomodoro sauce, mozzarella, basil

                                                                                                          • Margherita$11.00

                                                                                                            san marzanno tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil

                                                                                                            • Bacari$13.00

                                                                                                              caramelized onions, spicy italian sausage, pomodoro sauce, mozzarella cheese

                                                                                                              • Arugula$14.00

                                                                                                                arugula, tomatoes, red onion salad with white balsamic vinaigrette, mozzarella, asiago, paremsan, prosciutto, balsamic syrup

                                                                                                                Sides

                                                                                                                • Loaded Baked Potato$5.00

                                                                                                                  • Country Mashed Potatoes$5.00

                                                                                                                    • Sweet Potato Puree$5.00

                                                                                                                      • Broccoli Rabe$5.00

                                                                                                                        • Haricot Verts$5.00

                                                                                                                          • French Fries$5.00

                                                                                                                            • Pomme Frites$5.00

                                                                                                                              • Sautéed Spinach$5.00

                                                                                                                                • Grilled Asparagus$5.00

                                                                                                                                  • Onion Rings$5.00

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                                                                                                                                    What 197 people are saying

                                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.1
                                                                                                                                    4.1 based on all time ratings
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                                                                                                                                    • 4.2Service
                                                                                                                                    • 4.1Ambience
                                                                                                                                    • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                                      Ponz

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Reviewed on January 17, 2020

                                                                                                                                      overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                      We eat here once a week and love the food and service.

                                                                                                                                    2. R

                                                                                                                                      Reviewman

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      412 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                      412 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Reviewed on January 9, 2020

                                                                                                                                      overall3foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                      Eaten here a few times. It pulls in a brisk local clientele and depending on the time you go, it could be very filled. However for me, it's time the venue gets an overhaul. It's getting real dingy inside.

                                                                                                                                    3. e

                                                                                                                                      edr261

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Reviewed on November 24, 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall4foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                      Had a great pork chop entre. Nice ambiance. It was my first visit and I plan to go again.

                                                                                                                                    4. BF

                                                                                                                                      BergenFoodLover64

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Reviewed on October 31, 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                      One of my favorite places to bring fiends and family !!! Great food and wonderful service, every time.

                                                                                                                                    5. NM

                                                                                                                                      NicholasM

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Reviewed on October 2, 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                      Great menu and always delicious. We will be back again. The bar has great atmosphere as well.

                                                                                                                                    6. R

                                                                                                                                      Rich

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      45 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      45 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Reviewed on September 15, 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                      Aside from the exceptional offerings on the menu and the mouth watering appetizers, we also love the burgers.

                                                                                                                                    7. ME

                                                                                                                                      MEF1

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Reviewed on September 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall2foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                      Bar tender could not be bothered to put any effort into being pleasant

                                                                                                                                    8. FT

                                                                                                                                      Food4Thought

                                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Reviewed on August 2, 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                      Great bar scene and great food. The antipasto is a great deal to start .....

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                                                                                                                                      hf201

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Reviewed on July 11, 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                      Love, love, love Bacari Grill! I've never had a bad bite of food or a poor service experience there. It also has a very pretty interior.

                                                                                                                                    10. BL

                                                                                                                                      BergenLP

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Reviewed on June 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall2foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                      During my last two lunch visits I was disappointed with both the food and service. The bread on my sandwich was rock hard one time and I told the waiter and hostess, yet nothing was done to remedy or offer a substitute. The next time my steak sandwich had as much grizzle as meat. I don't know what changed from just 2-3 years ago when I went there more often for dinner.

                                                                                                                                    11. JL

                                                                                                                                      JimL

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on August 23, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                      After a long absence we dined early on a Thursday; ok so it was our 48th anniversary but we didn't tell them. The service and food were exemplary. Our waitress made good recommendations and was attentive. By the time we left the noise level was up but in general the ambiance remained welcoming and vibrant. We will not stay away for long

                                                                                                                                    12. KM

                                                                                                                                      KathyM

                                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on August 15, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                      I used to love this restaurant and was excited to come back after many years. The bar was lovely as always and I had a delicious cosmopolitan. But the food really was not like the Bacari grill I remember. To start we got the classic calamari and it was chewy and just not really good then we got the meatballs which were so dry and garlicky. My companion got a pizza for dinner which was undercooked and terrible. It tasted like frozen pizza and it was half raw. I got the tuna which was OK but the seasoning that encrusted it tasted like a spa. It was lavender encrusted. My other dining companion got the halibut special which I tasted and thought was good. The service was great, our waiter was attentive and lovely but the food disappointed me.

                                                                                                                                    13. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on July 5, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Waitress Ashley was great!

                                                                                                                                    14. TM

                                                                                                                                      ThomasM

                                                                                                                                      Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on July 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Outstanding! Always consistent. The wait staff are always friendly and personable. It’s our refuge during a hectic week for great cocktails and a fine meal.

                                                                                                                                    15. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on June 1, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Food and service were great!

                                                                                                                                    16. l

                                                                                                                                      lsm2598

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 26, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Great food. Nice place. Only thing I would have liked differentbwas that our appetizer came out long with our salads prefer appetizer served separate from salad but other than that everything was great

                                                                                                                                    17. R

                                                                                                                                      Rich

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      45 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      45 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      A pleasure for a weekday dinner. We love the place!

                                                                                                                                    18. j

                                                                                                                                      jcommer

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 4, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Excellent grilled octopus appetizer.

                                                                                                                                    19. B

                                                                                                                                      Barbara

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 22, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Wonderful dinner and superb service totally enjoyed expect a return real soon

                                                                                                                                    20. KK

                                                                                                                                      KevinK

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      31 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      31 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 12, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      We started off with an antipasto that was excellent. Their veal chop was perfect and short ribs full of flavor. Our waiter was sweet and accommodating. We will definitely go here again if even just for drink and brick oven pizza.

                                                                                                                                    21. TV

                                                                                                                                      TVD1

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      51 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      51 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                      This was our first time back to Bacari in a few years and it was excellent! The service from start to finish was 2nd to none. The food was great and we can't wait to go back

                                                                                                                                    22. EL

                                                                                                                                      ELLENB

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      25 reviews

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      25 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 27, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Bacari Grill has very good food, service and the decor is very nice. I've never had anything but a very good meal at Bacari -- lunch and dinner.

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                                                                                                                                      producer18

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      50 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      50 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 19, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                      First time back at Bacari Grill in many many years. It's not that I've avoided its off the beaten trail for me. Nonetheless, it will not be that long for my next visit. The food was great as well as the service. While the windowed room and general spaciousness of it is comfortable, it leaves you with a feeling of it being stark. Some large plants (perhaps silk) and trees appropriately positioned would go a long way for sprucing things up. Will return.

                                                                                                                                    24. k

                                                                                                                                      krmmahr

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Excellent service and food was very good. I was not happy with the noise level. We arrived early - at 5pm and the dining room was almost empty and quiet. By the time we left - about 7 - on a Saturday night we were screaming to each other at the table. I would re-think a Saturady night at this restaurant.

                                                                                                                                    25. KB

                                                                                                                                      KateB

                                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 26, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                      The oysters were amazing! My fiancé and I had a wonderful date night dinner at Bacari Grill this weekend. From start to finish our meal was exquisite. We had the crab cake appetizer, which was out of this world, and an assortment of oysters to start. For our entrees I had the sea scallops, cooked to perfection and my fiancé had the halibut special which was equally as delicious. Both entrees were generously portioned as were our wine glasses (a great bonus). To end our dinner we each got double espressos and shared a warm apple crumble style dessert that was accompanied with a lovely caramel ice cream-so good. We will definitely be going back soon. Don’t think twice. Enjoy!

                                                                                                                                    26. MT

                                                                                                                                      MissyT

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      I find that having lunch here is always a good choice. They are accommodating, the waiter was very attentive and gave all the proper information for the specials of the day. They have a great overall menu and their sushi is well presented and very fresh.

                                                                                                                                    27. S

                                                                                                                                      Sandy

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      86 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      86 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 23, 2018

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Incredible menu, service and wine list! An awesome critic's choice every year!

                                                                                                                                    28. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 29, 2017

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Food was great, good variety on the lunch menu.

                                                                                                                                    29. P

                                                                                                                                      Polly

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 21, 2017

                                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Great ambiance, good food and service. Our waitress was attentive and very pleasant. We'll certainly be back.

                                                                                                                                    30. DH

                                                                                                                                      DavidH

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      28 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                      28 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 18, 2017

                                                                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                      OK. OVERPRICED.

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                                                                                                                                      Agejo

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on November 18, 2017

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                    32. E

                                                                                                                                      Ebbie

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      33 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      33 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on November 16, 2017

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                    33. f

                                                                                                                                      food4me

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on November 8, 2017

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                    34. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 27, 2017

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      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!

                                                                                                                                    35. C

                                                                                                                                      Chris

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 19, 2017

                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                    36. S

                                                                                                                                      Sandy

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      86 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      86 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on September 20, 2017

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                    37. M

                                                                                                                                      Mike

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      44 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      44 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on September 14, 2017

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Always a great time.

                                                                                                                                    38. C

                                                                                                                                      Chick

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      139 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      139 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on September 14, 2017

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                    39. R

                                                                                                                                      Reviewman

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      412 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      412 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on September 6, 2017

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on August 30, 2017

                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                                                                                      Pascack Road

                                                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                      Washington Township

                                                                                                                                    • 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)

                                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                      Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

                                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                                      Fine Dining

                                                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                                                      Smart Casual

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                                                                                                                                      AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                    • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                      Peter Angelakos

                                                                                                                                    • Additional

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

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