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About Park West Tavern

The Park West Tavern is a Modern American Tavern serving only the finest and freshest ingredients in all Food and Beverage.


COMFORT FOOD WITH AN ATTITUDE

30 Oak Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Ridgewood Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 445-5400

Website:
http://parkwesttavern.com/

Public Transit:
Block from the Ridgewood Train Station

Executive Chef:
John Halligan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Park West Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Casual (12)
Comfort Food (12)
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Bar Seating (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Seasonal (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Authentic (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Anytime someone asks me what is your favorite food in Ridgewood, I usually always say Park West Taven. If you are looking for a great burger or steak this is the place to go - but if you need a Gastro Pub meal this too is the place to go. Or if you are simply looking for a decent piece of fish - again this is the place to go. I come here for the Wine and Beer list, the service and the atmosphere - toss in valet parking in a neighborhood difficult to park and you have a GEM. I would even recommend this location to Private Parties. I have had two 50 PLus Parties in their loft upstairs. On this occasion, we had Burgers and Fish and everything was perfect

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our Ridgewood friend recommended Park West for a small family reunion brunch on a Saturday. We had a lovely gathering and the restaurant staff provided us excellent service and a table in a quieter spot in the restaurant which made conversation easy and audible. Food was delicious as well. And the hostess graciously accommodated us by taking numerous photos of the group with a variety of phones! Thanks so much to Park West for your kindness to us. Jayne Sahadi Chapel Hill, NC, originally a Jersey girl

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

We do not go to the PWT often, because everything is so good! It's not just a place that you'll just get a little something. The cocktails are delish, so you'll have to have one of those. Then you flip the menu over and you know everything is going to be so good you will want to try more than an entree, and you'll be happy you did, but it ends up being $. Always a lovely experience - the staff are all great, and the restaurant is nicely decorated. It makes our short list of places that we know is going to be great every time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Dinner was fantastic! Loved the new seasonal items on the menu. Perfect for a date night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very loud even thought we said it was a date night and the restaurant was half empty. They cleared tables away to make room for live music while we were still eating and made us very uncomfortable with the staff standing over us so we left. Will not recommend.

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Good value, great food and service what more do you want

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food is solid, not spectacular. The waitress was capable, not friendly. The noise level was high, not conversational. The bloody cosmo was great !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Overall, it was good but I think it is a bit pricey. I ordered the steakhouse burger which is $20 and I ordered it medium. It came out almost well done so if you are charging $20 for a burger then make sure it's cooked to order. My wife enjoyed the seafood special which was grouper and we enjoyed the dessert. Service was very good.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Really excellent food and service. The oysters were a great start. Had a 9 year old with us, who is on the cusp of adult/kid menu. She ordered the hangar steak and mashed potatoes for $8 off the kids menu, and it was like and adult meal! The ahi tuna salad was amazing, not what I expected. Salmon delicious also. Service friendly and helpful.

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

Food and service was excellent. My husbands “cowboy steak” was a little smaller then expected ( tasted great and cooked perfectly). It also had a VERY small amount of “sides”. If you can call it that. There should either be a better serving of sides or an a la cart option

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very loud. Service rather slow.

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

Great waiter!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I've been here many times, and I've never had a bad experience, nor a bad meal here. The food is always top-notch, as is the exemplary service. Parking in Ridgewood is tough, so allow yourself plenty of time to find parking. I had to park 2 streets away and walk over, after looking for a spot for 20 minutes, so other than that, it was 5 stars.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great to find a brunch spot with a great menu and complimentary drink.

Have had dinner here as well with family!
Delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The service was poor. We had to keep asking another server to find our waiter. Menu is mostly overpriced " bar food" .
Very very loud. We had 3 couples and we couldn't hear over noise from the large bar crowd. Do not go if you want to talk to your dinner companions. The food was so-so... they were out of all the " specials" and the meals were very overpriced for what was serviced. Thumbs down. There are so may better restaurants in Bergen County .

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This place was fantastic from the beer to the food. Highly recommended. There r tons of places to eat in Ridgewood and this should b at the top of your list

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

New menu with not as many choices as old. However, every item was very well executed. The presentation of the brisket sausage os a show stopper. Love it here. You HAVE to try it if you havent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Went here for my birthday w family. We ate outside on the back patio which was charming, food was delicious and great drink/beer selections. Our server was very efficient, knowledgable and personable. Would recommend for sure!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very disappointing evening. Had to return my steak twice as it was raw both times with a 15 minute wait in between. Not as much as a drink or dessert or anything offered but the manager said " ask for me next time and I'll take care of you "? Won't happen/

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Enjoyable meal but disappointed that some of our old favorites on the menu were gone. The need to bring back the old ahi tuna salad, watermelon/buratta app and the short ribs!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Go to Roots if you want a great, warm and seasoned steak! Park West Tavern should take steaks off their menu. All of our food came out cold and lacked any seasoning also not cooked to the right temperatures.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Park West has an imaginative eclectic menu that we find a nice break from the usual chain restaurant fare. A great beer on tap selection (diverse rather than large) adds to the charm. You can still get a burger (it's a good one), but exploring the more exotic selections will bring culinary rewards.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Food is consistently great and our service was also very good. I highly recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Always good food, always good service, and always a good value.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Service was incredible and very attentive. Portions were nice and prices were reasonable

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Park Tavern was wonderful. We had a large party. The servers were attentive and in good spirits. They had great suggestions from the menu. I had the Branzini fish, which was cooked to perfection! I would highly recommend Park Tavern.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Our first time here. When we first walked in the AC was so cold but they were very accommodating and raised it for us. (Most people were wearing sweaters) Our service was terrific. We waited a normal time to get our food and when it came out, it was nice and hot. My hubby ordered the waffle and fried chicken - HEAVEN! I ordered a BBQ chicken salad, could have used more of the cheese, corn and other add ins. My lil one got the sliders and fries - cooked perfectly and fries were super yummy!

We will be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

we were late fore reservation of 5 people and waited only 5 minutes to secure table - not that crowded for a Sunday brunch but this was the middle of the summer. Very good selection- food good to high average- had eggs benedict and english Muffin was dry and overdone.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food preparation continues to decline -
My fish arrived broken up and cold!
Chef needs to check food before sending out

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Went to this restaurant recently. It was busy and the service was attentive. The Decour was good, and the place looks like it's a lot of fun. However, I was let down by the food. It was nothing more than fair to almost good. When you are in New Jersey, and there are so many diners that offer very good food, you really have to offer a meal that in terms of taste is a real notch or two above a diner. Presentation was very nice, but I thought I could have gotten a better meal at the Stateline diner. And clearly, pricing was not commensurate with what it would have been in a diner. I feel no real incentive to return

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

When we had our first date will be back every year

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

A good place for a quick lunch or meal and drinks with friends.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Exceeded our expectations

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

I have been to Park West many times. Love their seafood tray of oysters, crabmeat and lobster.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The food was absolutely phenomenal. What I didn't like was it took a while to get our food even though not many people there and once we were done eating the waiter didn't come by us for an hour which on a normal day wouldn't have been bad but we needed to get back to work. Also in the ladies room the stalls were disgusting.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We were originally looking for a relax place for after-moving dinner (aka a very long day of work) so we thought of a tavern and this place came up very quickly. Food was amazing but this place was a bit more nice looking then what we expected to be was really more or a nice dress up place not a run in for a drink and some food.

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

Unfortunately this place was not as good as we were expecting. The food wasn't cooked the way we ordered it and we had to have it sent back. The burger was bland and not worth its high price tag. I don't think I would ever come back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Fine food. Good service. Has large variety of good wines. Would recommend for a casual dinner.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

One order was incorrect but otherwise was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual
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