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About Martini Grill

Martini Grill, just off Route 17, offers an exceptional dining experience with its stylish, romantic Tuscan setting, welcoming service and an artfully created menu. Its "European" cuisine leans heavily toward Italy, nods frequently to France, and often stretches trans-Atlantic to classics unique to these shores. Chef/Owner Aret Cakir, a Culinary Institute of America graduate with classic French experience earned in the kitchens of Maxine's of Paris and Le Cirque of New York City, creates the most delightful dishes with first-rate ingredients that find their way into his kitchen from around the world. The list of executives and celebrities jetting in and out of Teterboro that he also caters to includes Britney Spears, John Bon Jovi, Johnny Depp, Denzel Washington, Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn and Martha Stewart. Enjoy the exquisite weekly specials, the extensive martini & wine lists and live jazz Friday & Saturday.

187 Hackensack Street
Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American, French

Hours of Operation:


Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm

Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
Moonachie Rd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 939-2000

Website:
http://www.martini-grill.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7 pm.

Catering:
Corporate or private parties.

Parking Details:
Private Parking Lot.

Executive Chef:
Aret Cakir

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Martini Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Romantic (4)
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Good for Anniversaries (3)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Business Meals (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Amazing food and cocktails. The only issue was the place was FREEZING cold.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very disappointed at the Martini Grill. This was the restaurant where many years ago we announced our engagement...We have been dining at Aret's cozy little Italian place since it was called Osso Buco... He always paid close attention to the tenderness of his Calamari and his signature anchovy dip. His special meat dishes were prepared to perfection and accompanying vegetables were always fresh and tender. Aret would visit your table and tell you how he hand- picked those little green beans. Every dish was excellent but last Friday...we were not the only guests complaining about the food that night. Our Calamari was so chewy, you couldn't eat it. The Broccoli Rabi was so old it was tasteless. Others in the room complained about the vegetables being inedible because they were raw. We asked for Aret, we were told he was busy in the kitchen. Perhaps Aret wasn't even there.
In his defense, I will admit my husband's Stuffed Pork Chop and my Ahi Tuna Salad Appetizer were excellent. The olives, eggplant and bread are always a special touch and wine list is excellent and fairly priced. Many of us have also enjoyed his signature dinners on New Year's Eve.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

A little disappointing - go there 5-6 times a year. Risotto wasn’t cooked well. Very hard.
Carrots we cool to cold and hard. Lobster was over cooked. Reminded me of microwaved pizza texture.
Generally a really nice place and food typically great! This time it was a solid meh.
I’ll go back but now wondering if something changes in the kitchen.
Service was also slow. Wasn’t that late but felt like they we slow and strange they were not more attentive to the table.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

excellent food and service....our martini's were amazing!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Martini Grill is one of our usual go to places. We have eaten here many time with no disappointment. Seafood is fresh and prepared as requested. My filet mignon arrived hot and medium as requested. Portions are healthy and occasionally enough to take home. Jimmy took good care of us this time and always.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had dinner with friends at Martini Grill. The inside is very cozy and warm. The appetizers were excellent. My husband said it was the best calamari he had in a long time and the lobster bisque soup was just so yummy. Our entrees were also excellent. The portions were a very nice size. We had creame brûlée for dessert and I can't remember when I had one that was better. I think we have found our new favorite. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent food as always! I am never disappointed when I eat at the Martini Grill!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Been there several other times. The service was off.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

We have always had a great experience here. The stuffed sole and the filet mignon with shrimp were delicious as well as the lobster bisque. The berry sangria is my favorite sangria ever! Lastly, service was top notch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised with everything at the Martini Grill. One criticism was our martini's were not served until after our appetizer was served.
Dessert was amazing! Presentation of all dishes were top notch.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I've eaten at the Martini Grill on numerous occasions and always found the food to be quite good. However this was the first time I have gone for dinner as opposed to lunch. Only complaint during lunch is that service is slow. They advertise live music on the weekends and there was none. We used a groupon so it was a spectacular value but there are some limitations so I'd suggest calling to find out more info before purchasing a groupon. Still well worth it. The Martini's were meh, mostly because I just wanted a regular gin martini and all they had were vodka based specialties. But I'm sure those are more popular with the masses. The restaurant is nicely decorated and has good ambiance. Overall I would recommend it esp if you're local to Carlstadt, Woodridge, Hasbrouck Heights, etc.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

First time at the Martini Grill and will not be the last. Everything was very good. I enjoyed my swordfish and my husband enjoyed his salmon. We split the appertizer which was plenty for the two of us. I especially loved the olive bread that was brought to the table.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great Beer, Romantic, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Second visit to the Martini Grill and will definitely plan on a third! Food and martinis were delicious. Highly recommended!!

Tags: Live Music, Healthy, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Excellent food presentation and taste!

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

Food was amazing, ordered tuna app. to share, plenty of food, salad had a wasabi dressing which was so good. I had the salmon over veggies & noodles, great taste, my friend had the pork loin, she loved it. The presentation was so nice & the food was delicious. We also tried the Martini's, I had the fig & she had the mango, both were very good. I am looking forward to going back & getting different ones.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Delicious food and great service. The martini s were awesome. We loved everything about this place. The seafood mix appetizer was amazing.

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

The staff were gracious, although a just bit slower than we wanted. We had explained that we were in a bit of of a rush.
The food was divinely prepared. There were 3 of us and we all happened to order the duck, which was great! The cocktails were prepared precisely to our orders. This restaurant is definitely a find and I look forward to going back, when I can eat at a more leisurely pace.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great. Food is perfect

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

This restaurant is a great special occasion dinner spot. The ambience is warm and cozy with just the right amount of classy touches. With a warm and welcoming environment, and a beautiful jazz accompaniment playing in the background, it will make any special occasion that much more special.

But where this place really shines is the dishes that come out of the kitchen. For appetizer we went with a grilled tomatoes, and plant, red peppers, and mozzarella. We also got a seafood medley in a rich and extremely delicious broth. For entrée I went with the perfectly cooked and tender line shank on a bed of garbanzo beans and fresh summer medley vegetables. For dessert we couldn't have gone any better with a double whammy of crème brûlée and tartufo. I highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Went here with a Groupon. The service was impeccable. The woman who served was so genuinely friendly and helpful and caring. The breads, the martini options, the main courses, the special lamb ragout app was outstanding!! Place is a neighborhood gem. If you want something very similar that is perhaps closer to your home, try PJ Rufo's. Very similar. Highly recommend this place. The bar had two extremely loud women who clearly knew the staff, so that was a bit annoying during dinner but not a huge downer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This was an excellent restaurant. The portions were very generous and the music on the weekend was a nice added touch!

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The food and drinks were amazing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Martini grill was a nice restaurant. The martinis are great and food was good...I had the sword fish. They had a musician playing guitar. He played italian songs along with some johnny cash Billy Joel etc. Though service was a bit on the slow side, it was still good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Live Music, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

First time here and they did not disappoint us at all. Martinis where excellent and the food was just as good.
Toni are waitress was awesome.
Would good back in a heartbeat

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 13, 2017

A very pleasant surprise! Creative menu, delicious food, welcoming staff and gracious service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Very nice, most unexpected
some if the best duckling i have had in years
Martini table delivery was special

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Enjoyed the meal perfect for date. Worth returning.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Good Food and Great service. Romantic night with my fiancé.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Tables near the bar should be avoided on nights when there is music. We were going to be seated in one and had to coerce the manager to move us. Once that happened, everything was great. We started with a spinach stuffed portobello mushroom which was superb. My wife had seafood linguini without the linguini. Grilled vegetables substituted for the pasta. Nice that there's a kitchen willing to accommodate a change. I had the linguini bolognese. The pasta was perfectly al dente. Ended with the shared delicious godiva dessert. Also recommend the house by the glass Malbec. Lastly, Toni was our server. She is charming and attentive. Reservations are needed and I would ask to be seated at one of her tables.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 7, 2017

We had a very lovely dinner and it was enjoyed by all of us in our party. I especially LOVED the Razzle Dazzle martini!

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2017

It was quiet Monday night, on the early side, so it was not busy.
We ate at the bar and the bartender/server was very good.
The food was fabulous and PLENTY.
I would definitely go back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentine's day dinner at the Martini Grill was terrific in every way. Cozy atmosphere, fabulous food, helpful / knowledgeable server...All reasons we plan on returning!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Excellent pear salad to start. Loads of gorgon zola and walnuts with greens. Wife had seafood medley and I had linguini bolognese. Large portions to take home. Too full for dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Server was nasty she was rude and terrible to her co-workers.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Had wonderful meal, the portions are extremely generous. Loved the live entertainment, will definitely go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We went here for our anniversary. It was very nice. The food was excellent. The portions were generous. Our waitress, Toni, was great.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

loved every thing about our dinner, food is always delicious and cooked to order..

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

We shared the mozzarella appetizer to start. A slight twist as it included eggplant and the usual tomato. My wife had mixed seafood and I had chicken chanterelle. Both were hot and good size portions. Do yourself a favor and leave some room for the Godiva chocolate dessert. Martini Grill never disappoints.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The appetizer and soup were outstanding, the entree and dessert were average. Given they were charging 85 bucks a person for NYE; expected much better food.
It's probably a good deal when ordering a la carte but the prix fix menu isn't worth it given how expensive it turns out to be with mandatory 20% gratuity

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Food was very delish. Portions were large and served on an attractive plate Colorful and pallette pleasing .Service was excellant .Toni the server had been there for 12 yeats and was knowledgeable about the drinks and the menu. Nice quiet atmosphere Very good restaurant I defintely would go back

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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