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La Catena

4.2
132 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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At La Catena you'll enjoy a warm, friendly environment and authentic Northern Italian cuisine. From mouth-watering Appetizers, robust and flavorful Entrees to its sumptuous Desserts, you will not be disappointed. Join us today for lunch, a cocktail in the bar lounge or dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch served Monday through Friday 11:30am until 3:00pm Dinner served Monday through Thursday 3:00pm until 10:00pm Dinner served Friday: 3:00pm until 10:30pm Dinner served Saturday: 5:00pm until 10:30pm

Weekend Lunch and Sundays available for Private Functions, please contact us.
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Phone number
(908) 725-9300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Please contact us for information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Bridge Street
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Special events & promotions
We have three distinct Private Rooms seating up to 90 people, please contact us for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOliverCinci (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on October 3, 2017

The food was just OK and the server treated me like I was an inconvenience. This restaurant might be better for dinner but is not a good lunch spot.

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vipThyme2Dine (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

Enjoyed the ability to not feel rushed during a business meeting. Service was superior. Staff was very helpful on target with menu suggestions. Dining room was nicely painted with scenic views and seats were very comfortable. Did not have any alcohol, but the bar also looked like a place you want to stop and enjoy a cocktail or light bites. Note - it was tricky to pull in - the entrance is on a highway with a merge area right where you need to turn in to the parking lot.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

As always, La Catena is simply amazing! The food, the service, the attention to every detail is always spot on.

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techchaser2 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Appetizer menu and side dishes for entrees were limited and lack what I would consider the standards. But food and service were both very good. Can't blame the restaurant for the table of obnoxiously loud people across the room.

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Scanafrana (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 25, 2017

Have eaten here many times. Food and atmosphere always very good.

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vipJerseyNancy (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

We had a fabulous Mothers Day dinner. Mom liked the lamb, hubby liked the veal, daughter liked the chicken and I enjoyed seafood. Tiramisu dessert was the bomb, so was the chocolate cake. A good night was had by all 😋

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JoeC (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Overall good food, excellent attentive staff. Price is expensive. Soup, 1 pasta, 2 chicken and 1 fish and 3 desserts cost over $160 without tip. It's been over a year since we last dined here and remember it as much better. Lobster Bisque was fishy tasting and very thin. Past dish was fair, Chicken dishes were OK and Shrimp dish was good. Food overall was good, but I'm giving La Catena 4 stars because of the service which was very good. Even though the meal was very good, I expected better for what I would consider fine dining, Next special occasion I will probably think of another establishment to give a try.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food, reasonable prices and good service..ggod wine/good sauces etc...

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Went there for lunch on mother's day. Had a great meal. Great Eurpoean style service and very professional. Nice ambiance too.

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AlaninNJ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

Because it was Cinco de Mayo, the restaurant was very quiet. The service was awesome, the staff was really friendly and spent some time with us.

The food and drinks were very good and we'd go back to try other dishes.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

Not impressed. The place was empty on a Saturday night which was suspicious to me. I ordered a chicken and shrimp dinner which consisted of a bone in breast, a few shrimp, 3 pieces of small broccoli and a little potato patty thing about the size of a quarter. I don't think this was great value for the price. Service was fine. They have an extensive wine list but I asked for a Riesling and they didn't have any to offer.

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JudynRay (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Luuuuuuv this place! Do not ever go here. I want to keep it to myself!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

Really nice Easter dinner. Food was classic Italian and very tasty and authentic.

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vipDineoutoften (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

As usual, this restaurant was fantastic. Food was excellent, service was impeccable, no one rushed us. Waitstaff was friendly but not intrusive. We were a party of 10 and all ages. Everyone loved their food. I highly recommend this establishment.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 8, 2017

La Catena is a hidden jewel. Would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys great Italian Food. The food is a little pricey but the value is well worth it.

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vipezed01 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on April 8, 2017

Caesar salad had odd bits of lettuce some of which was wilted. The waiter never checked with us (even to offer fresh ground pepper) but when he came to take away the plates I said we didn't care for it. No response from the waiter. We had fish and a chicken dish. Both were tasteless. The maitr'e di had no reaction when we said we didn't like the entrees. We weren't expecting 5-star dining but this experience was more like Olive Garden than a good restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on April 8, 2017

Staff was nice - but service was terribly, painfully SLOW - and we sat down early at 6:30 when there were few other diners there yet. Food was good but not great, and for the prices they charge it should be great. Setting is very nice - brought us back to when we were in Italy. Not going back any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

I've been going to La Catena with a group of 6 a few times/year for about 10 years. The Maitre d and the wait staff are superior! Perfect amount of attention (not too much, not too little), attention to each and every detail, friendly, and always make us feel appreciated. The food is outstanding as well and reasonably priced for the quality. I cannot say enough good things about La Catena. It's a real gem of a place.

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RedWineDrinker (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

Wish they insisted on stricter dress code. It's a nice place and people should not wear jeans.
Food is great! wish also menu was not so limited. All in all , highly recommend it.

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Karthik (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

OK food - typical American Italian. Nothing close to "Northern Italian" cuisine they advertise. Heavily over priced. Exorbitant. Service is very poor

Not worth it

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