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Esty Street

4.2
1197 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We so appreciate your support & patronage as we are coming out of the COVID pandemic. Like most other restaurants we are understaffed & are diligently working to hire staff to our team. Hopefully, this will end soon and people will be returning to the workplace. To this end we have suspended dining in our outdoor meadow for the rest of the year.
Our entire team is working as hard as they can to be sure you are well served. Please understand if our service times are longer than usual. On out end we have limited the number of reservation we are taking to be sure we are serving our guest to the best of our abilities.
Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation during these difficult times for Esty Street & the entire hospitality industry. Let's all try to express empathy, compassion & love for each other.
We Are Accepting Reservations Tuesday Through Saturday from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Reservation Are Limited.
Our Take Out Service is still available for your convenience.

Offers

  • Code Word GiGi

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    We are please to offer you a complimentary glass of wine with your dinner Tuesday through Friday. Each week we will select a 'Special Red' & a 'Special White' to compliment your Entree selection. Your server will be happy to let you know what wines we are serving when you mention code word GiGi and will be happy to serve a glass with your Entree. No substitutions, please. We will post which wines we will be serving each week on our Facebook & Instagram sites. We are looking forward to serving you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1197 people are saying
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JonathanN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Arrived 5 minutes early for our 2 year anniversary. 5 minutes into standing there we were told the bartender didn’t show up for his shift so they were running late - it would just be 5 minutes. For 15 minutes we stood there next to 3 open tables and every 5 minutes the waiter would come by and say “we’ll be right with you”. They never did.

20 minutes after our reservation and after 25 minutes of standing there we finally decided to call it.

The ambience was great, the food coming out looked great, and I’m empathetic to the waiter doing his best while short staffed in these times.

However, there’s nothing about my personal experience that I can say was anything but disappointing, especially on a special occasion. It’s also slightly frustrating that there is a $25 charge per person that doesn’t arrive for their reservation but if the restaurant itself is not prepared for your reservation then the accountability isn’t mutual.

Overall, looked good and was hoping for the best - unfortunately left without disappointed and without being seated.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food is good… nothing outstanding. I do not usually write reviews but I was so disappointed I had to write this…

I have eaten at many fine dining experiences. It was ok!

The service and wait was not acceptable- 1 person doing it all.

Will not go back… almost $500 for 3 people with nothing extravagant in wine… not worth the $$$.

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JoelN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my GF here for her birthday. We started with the Russian Caviar and Champagne and then to a 3 course meal. Siemian ( I believe that's how his name is spelled) was amazing server; professional, fun, and added so much to the experience.

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vipJgnj
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent as usual!

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vipfredg
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wow

really really good

I will be back soon.

Really enjoyed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Our waiter Ray was really funny and attentive. Fantastic food and overall experience. Will definitely come back!

Had the fall salad and the Artichoke special as appetizers. Both were really good. The bread for the table came with a really good pesto. Enjoyed the Ciabatta and Sourdough rolls.

For entrees we had the filet mignon which was perfectly cooked and melted in your mouth. The sea bass special was also amazing. The sauce was a really nicely done sauce.

For dessert we had the crème brûlée cheesecake that was very rich and decadent.

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DavidC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding job by the waiter explaining the food choices and making suggestions that turned out to be delicious.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular as always From our server Simeon(forgive me if I spelled it wrong) was wonderful good ense of humor Very attentive to our group.Food spectacular in flavor and presentation and quantity

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vipJgnj
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Usually we have great service experience but this time they were short staff so normal one hour dinner extended to over two hours with poor table service. We were kind of put off by Maitre’d who was obviously over extended and far too pushy on individual menu items like a pushy car salesman.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely incredible and the staff was amazing

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DanD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was efficient and very friendly. The food delivery was timed beautifully. the food was of excellent quality and prepared very well.

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vipBelinda
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional and friendly staff. Amazing food!

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MarkM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Esty for my wife’s birthday the last weekend and as always they didn’t disappoint. Steve greeted us by name at the door and made us feel like family. He knew my wife’s favorite cocktail and immediately had one brought over without even asking. (She thought I reminded him so it made me look good, but it was actually Steve!) we ordered the Umami appetizer. Always one of my favorites. Super fresh and a beautiful plate. My wife got the Seabass and I ordered the surf and turf. I wound up eating my dinner and half of hers because it was too good to pass up. Loved the entire evening. Can’t wait to go back for the holiday season. It’s always decorated beautifully!

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vipedwl
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

When you're paying top dollar for a meal, expectations are high. Esty fell short of our expectations. We were seated immediately, but sat for 15 minutes before anyone came over to take our overpriced cocktail order. We waited another 15 minutes before the drinks arrived. The staff seemed confused, 3 people came over asking if we got our drinks. I still don't know who our waiter was; it's too bad the service was so poor because the food was very good.

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Anniversarycrew
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third dinner for a special occasion at Esty Street. The staff are so welcoming and professional, everyone is treated as a special guest. The food is incredible. We can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our second visit of Esty Street this month. We just love this place. Everything was fantastic, starting from service to food to drinks. Service was great, Our server Sam was outstanding. With his suggestion I order 7 Spice Hawaiian Tune, probably best tune I have ever had. Kitchen knows what they doing. Everything was quick, food, drinks service. Highly recommend visiting this place. Esty Street now our favorite restaurant in Jersey.

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IchibanVan
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, greater specials, and amazing staff!!!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We tried Esty for the first time recently on a Friday evening and were so impressed with the service and food that we returned just a week later with new guests. This time around however was extremely disappointing. it was a Saturday evening and it was obvious that the staff from the maitre’d to bartender to wait staff were extremely overwhelmed with the crowd. Service was extremely slow and inattentive. Both at the bar as well as at the table, it took at least 20 minutes to just receive menus and much longer than that to get an order submitted. Our experience was the complete opposite of the previous week that we have no plans to rush back anytime soon and certainly not on a Saturday night.

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vipYummy
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was a Sat night. A special occasion, lovely food but the price, service and dessert leaves us feeling disappointed.
The inside is still the same and warm and cozy but the initial background dinner music - some classics by Frank Sinatra and other being played at an acceptable volume moved into very loud pounding funky soul playlist with You Dropped A Bomb on Me being replayed every 3rd song for the last hour or so of our 3.5 hour meal.
It was a 6:30 reservation. We left the restaurant after 10:00pm.
Warning on the prices for mixed drinks and not very generous pours - maybe stick to wine.
Food was tasty, pace of orders coming out of the kitchen was very slow, apps and entries were tasty but dessert was very lacking and bill was too expensive for what we received.
Unfortunately It will be a long time before we can stomach the cost of returning here but we wish the new chef good luck!

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vipLorraineA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

We haven’t been to Esty Street in a long time but figured we’d give it a try we were celebrating my husband’s birthday initially it was very inviting our waiter was very friendly and kind. We had a table for two and the restaurant was not very crowded .Within a half hours time more people came and I felt the seating was too crowded. We had a couple sitting so close to us that it was hard for me to hear our own conversation and that is when the service began to decline because it didn’t seem there were enough waiters for the amount of people .my appetizer was very good but once again that was in the beginning of the evening and my entrée was filet mignon ,which was over cooked and I did not send it back because we waited so long for it to come and I didn’t see my waiter to flag him down. We decided not to stay for dessert because we could not hear each other speaking. I felt the price for what we received in quality of food was extremely high I would not recommend this place and it’s too bad because it has so much potential

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vipAdamS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Esty is always a great choice! It's an incredibly upscale environment, service is great, drinks are awesome, and the food is fantastic. The owner, Kim, is great to talk to and the front-man, Steve, is the star of the show. He always is there to joyfully greet us and make my family feel at home. A+

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Ladytraveler
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simeon was a wonderful waiter. Friendly and most efficient.

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luvgoodfood
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food and service left much to be desired. Very overpriced

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Service great, atmosphere lovely but food average.

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vipErinD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a very special date night (just got engaged) and had the best experience. Our server, Simeon, went above and beyond to make the evening special for us. Incredible place, food, and service.

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feedme11
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I have not eaten here in about 2 years. I was sad that one of my favorite items had changed and was not up to my expectations. In the past they offered a kobe beef carpaccio with pickled watermelon that was beyond outstanding!!! It was pricey but so exceptional that it was so worth it! It was heaven! Now the menu item is less costly but the size of the dish was very very small. The preparation was not at all exciting. Just a few slices of beef with arugula and a few shavings of parmesan cheese. Unremarkable. My entree was also disappointing. Tuna. I had to send it back as it was overcooked. They were very gracious and prepared another for me, but overall the dish was also not exceptional. It boasted having crabmeat...none present as far as I could tell. A lot of rice which was overly seasoned. Perhaps they are having a rough time... Covid has been weird for sure. I will give them another chance at another time. The service and ambiance are truly wonderful and they are very nice people. I hope they bring back that kobe beef carpaccio!!!

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MarkM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been to Esty in a while and I glad to say everything was amazing as always. Steve always greets my wife and I and treats us like family. He even remembered my favorite bottle of wine and promptly delivered it to our table. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable (my wife always has a thousand questions on the menu and he answered them all). My wife got the surf and turf special, she loved it, their crab cake is the beat I’ve ever had. I the tuna entree which was unique and had great flavor.

All in all, another great night at Esty. Will be going back soon. The decor is always gorgeous for the holidays.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Honestly I was extremely disappointed. Was told this place was great so decided to give it a try. We waited more than 1.5 hours for 2 steaks, no appetizer. No apology, no invitation to coffee or dessert considering the ridiculous wait. I understand people are short staffed but this was terrible. At one point we were told steaks would be out in 6-7 minutes, 30 minutes later they came. Not worth the wait.

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vipK175
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked Chef Christine Nunn's food at her other ventures in Ridgewood and Fairlawn, so were curious to try Esty Street now that she's there. We had always liked the ambience of Esty Street -- cozy tables, soft lighting, good noise level -- and the fact that it has a liquor license and takes reservations. But pre- Christine Nunn, it had kind of fallen off our radar food-wise. Now it will be back on the list. The dinner we had last night was really delicious, and the service was good, although the restaurant is short on staff right now. It is not inexpensive but it offers a combination of attributes that aren't easy to find in this part of New Jersey.

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vipChristineG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

You need to get your bar in order with the basics, change up the music, Frank Sinatra is great but not for 2 hours, meal sizes should be bigger especially at such a high price. Was our special place before bought many years ago and we try every couple years to give it another chance….we will keep trying every few years. Keep trying.

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Fran
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice dinner celebrating our Anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was amazing. The manager Steve was beyond accommodating to our request and so nice. As our night was flawless . From service to cocktails to apps to entree and desserts
What a top notch experience. Can’t wait to go back.
Thank you esty street

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TimB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambiance set in a cool neighborhood, off the beaten path. Simeone was our dude that evening and was extremely knowledgeable and professional, w a great sense of humor. Enjoy Esty Street!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This had to be one of the best dining experience I have ever had. The food was very good. The drinks were great. The restaurant was short staffed so everything took a while. Excellent overall experience.

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JWAa
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Service was way too slow. Took 3 hours to get through a two course meal. The hosts and waiters were friendly and apologetic but the wait for food was far too long. I would go back once normal service returns.

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vipLORIG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Food is always great here; however, they ran out of main entrees(lamb, bone-in filet) and we had 7pm reservations. These are covid times and they were way over booked esp since they had I think 2 waiters (host helped them out)
All in all dinner was 4 hours! It took 39 mins just to get a bottle of wine. Our waiter was as friendly as can be but what was missing was an upfront ‘please be patient…’. We were left hanging for so long with dirty dishes left on table.. very unfortunate as I have always enjoyed going here. As long as they keep taking too many reservations for the amount of food and staff the reviews will continue to be poor. Maybe we will try again in the Spring!

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AndrewB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

AWFUL! I waited 1.45 hours for my dinner! I had mostly bone, barely any meat. The waiter was SUPER understanding and helped. My wife ordered the Hawaiian Tuna with crab and avocado. NO CRAB, NO AVOCADO! Just a tuna filet soaked in salt water broth and asparagus under.

I am beyond annoyed. I waited almost 2 hours and, AND had a $400.00 with tip BILL! No, I'm not making that up.. $343.65 + obviously tip. SERIOUSLY $400 for maybe a $150 dinner at best. I've had CHEAPER and BETTER in Manhattan

NEVER will be dining there again, and NEVER recommending.

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JohnP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always select Esty for special occasions. We celebrated my wife's birthday and had a great time and enjoyed a special meal. From the appetizer to the drinks to the main course and desert it was just great as always.

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frankp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went during the week so it was not busy. Therefore the service as great. Also, the atmosphere was perfect for a quiet dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Delicious appetizers. Mains were only so-so, possibly because the kitchen is short staffed. Won’t be back for a long while.

FAQs

Esty Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 307-1515.

Esty Street is rated 4.2 stars by 1197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.