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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

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for a Date (11)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Whatever you have, end the meal with zeppoles!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The Shepard’s Pie Rocked! You must get the Zepoles!!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We waited over 40 minutes with a reservation! Waiter took forever to take our food order and food was mediocre to poor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A wonderful dinner on Saturday night. The two hostess were so friendly upon arrival. Seated promptly. Servers all terrific and friendly. Fish dinners were outstanding. The only complaint it was cold where we were sitting- by the windows in front. Otherwise a terrific place for a casual dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Always good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

While we lived the ambience it was too noisy to easily converse. Our main course we're fair. The apps were yummy as was the dessert. Our server was not particularly attentive or knowledgeable. Do love the water on the table. Would come to the bar but probably not dinner

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Was very happy with food and service! Nice place to get together with family and friends but drinks can be pricey! But then again that everywhere you go! I would definitely return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fun, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was excellent as was the drinks. Noise is a bit high on a Sat. evening, but loved this restaurant. Our server Juan was outstanding!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Solid meal. The short ribs were good. Good layout and nice service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our waitress, Melinda, was professional, friendly, and attentive, without being overbearing. I requested the back room and was pleased that my request was honored. Thanks for a great evening!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good restaurant setting separate from a lively bar area. Comfortable seating, spacing ok
Split an app of filet mignon spring rolls which was good. Had a main of hanger steak salad, delicious
Excellent cocktails and very reasonable and good wine list
Service was excellent, not to fast or slow
Seated promptly per res time

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I've been to Park West Tavern many times and the food, drinks, atmosphere and service are all consistently great.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The place is nice and the food is good. I would have really appreciated a lunch menu- I went on a Saturday and they only offered a brunch menu. I was pretty dissappointed, I wish that would have been stated on the website.

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Made the last reservation on Open Table listed at 9:45, sat at 9:45 and were then rushed to rider as the Kitchen was closing at 10:00. Don't like being rushed, if the Kithen closes at 10 shouldn't offer reservations at 9:45

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fabulous dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a table near the window and found it to be very cold with drafts. We asked our server to move us and he did. Thank you for that. Very accommodating.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very wide variety of options on the menu to satisfy a wide array of tastes. Eaten here a few times and have never been disappointed. Good atmosphere and service. Food and drinks are a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Have been here twice now and can't wait to return. Food was awesome in taste and presentation. Our Server had the perfect balance of keeping an eye on us to make sure we were ok but not bothering us either! Very nice young man.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Steak was tasteless. Salmon and lobster ravioli were good. Service was poor. Too few servers or undertrained servers, don’t know which. Will think twice before returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

we were rushed by the waiter. The chef had changed the menu and the made popular selections not as good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great menu, food and service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Myself and 3 other friends met for dinner at PWT. When we walked in - the place looked promising with decent décor and what seemed like a lively bar scene.
We ordered a couple of appetizers - the spring-rolls and the calamari. The spring-rolls were OK, but nothing to write home about. The calamari tasted fishy and we had to send it back.
For entrees we ordered the pasta w Bolognese sauce, a hanger steak, a burger and the short ribs.
The pasta was good - but I found the pork based sauce a little bland. The hanger steak turned out to be a philly cheese steak and not a steak. The philly cheese steak was rather small and was average at best. In addition, it was ordered with fries but arrived with a salad. When we asked for a replacement it arrived 10 minutes late. The burger looked good and was pretty good and would have been the only menu item I would consider reordering. Finally the short ribs were not fall off the bone soft and dry and we had to ask for more sauce.
We decided to pass on dessert.
All in all - many mishaps with average and below fare and OK service.
Considering the many other options in Ridgewood - we won't be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Real bummer... last few visits were outstanding. Unfortunately my wife’s salmon was pan fried and swimming in sause.
My medium burger was raw... sent it back without much success.
Server could care less.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My friends and I had a wonderful time. Very nice atmosphere, clean, food was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A fun casual place that’s much more then just comfort food. A few good specialty items at a reasonable price

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

They changed up the menu so my favorite dish is no longer my favorite dish. The appetizers came out very greasy. Service great!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Outstanding food and a nice business casual atmosphere. John, owner, has created a gem. We love the Park West Tavern!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was outstanding. Always enjoy the great food and attentive staff.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good food and service but loud and a bit overpriced. Love the valet parking and will definitely go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Quality food and top notch dining experience! The menu changes seasonly and offers fresh ingredients and extremely tasty recipes. I enjoy eating and drinking here with my family and friends often!

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

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 on November 17, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 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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 (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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 (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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 (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 18, 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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