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About Pink

Pink, a tiered dining room offers a Buffet for $34.95 on Friday evenings ($29.95 on Themed Friday Night Buffets) and $39.95 on Saturday evenings. Tableside cocktail service compliments the delicious fare, which includes dishes like fresh seasonal salads, authentically prepared pastas, a variety of entrees and delicious desserts.

The restaurant's decor is highlighted by swanky stained gunmetal floors, white subway tiles behind the bar and bright pink wool chairs to complement the restaurant name. This indoor restaurant allows seating for up to 300 people to eat and gamble with views of the racetrack.

1 Racetrack Drive
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Open during live racing: Fridays & Saturdays @ 6 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 843-2446

Website:
http://www.playmeadowlands.com/dining

Entertainment:
Live harness racing - post time 7:15 pm

Catering:
Pink’s tiered dining area combines upscale buffet with amazing views of the live horse racing action from every seat in the house. Table-side cocktail service complements the delicious buffet fare. The indoor restaurant allows seating for up to 300 guests to eat and drink, with the convenience of individual TV and betting terminals. The décor features swanky stained gunmetal floors and white subway tiles behind the bar, with bright pink, wool chairs to complement the restaurant name.

Parking Details:
Valet available for $5
General Parking is Free

Public Transit:
NJ Transit Bus 160
NJ Transit Bus 703
Free Taxi Service from Secaucus Junction provided by Good Fellas Taxi Service

Executive Chef:
Chef Dennis Sammarone

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Fri 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Pink Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (11)
Live Sports (9)
Good for Groups (9)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Casual (7)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
People Watching (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great place for dinner and entertainment. Buffet is amazing for such a reasonable price . The Executive chef was such a nice guy he came out to greet us at end of the night and asked us how the food was . The horse racing is the cherry on top, makes for such a great night out!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fun, Cozy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent buffet. Menu changes with seasonality of ingredients. Squid Ink pasta salad was fabulous, as well as the salmon and london broil. Service at the buffet and at the table was spot on. Always a good place to have fun and do a bit of gambling.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I brought my husband there for an evening of dining and fun for his birthday; neither of us had ever been to a race. The experience exceeded my expectations! The food was quite delicious(everything!!) and the staff very friendly and accomodating. Special kudos to the Master chef; my husband was blown away when he came over to our table to greet us! Very memorable evening and we will be sure to visit again next time we're in E. Rutherford, N.J!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a great time! From the hostess Dawn and Marissa to Dennis and Jonathan - we were greeted with great smiles!
The food is always excellent and the service is very good.
We'll be back soon!
:)

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Pink offers diners a fun night at the races. The buffet is good as well as the service. It is a great place to enjoy your night with friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dennis the chef offered a great buffet with outstanding selections of fish meat turkey salads cheeses pasta ice cream pastries etc. Dennis walked around chatting with customers and greeted the customers as though they were his family. He was sincere and caring. He added an ice cream bar to the buffet which is our favorite desert and everybody there enjoyed it.

Jonathan is the head carver at the buffet and is vey accommodating. Dawn the hostess did a great job helping customers obtain desirable seating. We look forward to coming back to Pink at the Meadowlands.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As usual had a great time with friends. Food was good, love thoroughbred racing and overall good time!

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Fun
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We go every year to the track to celebrate everyone’s birthday at once
We love being at a table together and the convenience to betting
It is great fun

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our experience at pink was fantastic! We are not big fans of buffets but everything was wonderful!. Our waitress, Diana was super friendly and attentive to our table. The dining and the added fun of the races made it a memorable night for our family. We celebrated my wife's birthday! Only drawback was 20% gratuity and 7% tax added on to the bill in addition to $40 per person for above average buffet food. I don't mind paying for great service but we basically served ourselves from the buffet and service staff only cleared plates and delivered drinks. Would be better if the $40 was all inclusive....

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a wonderful evening. Food and service were both exceptional. The view from our seats was great. Between the view and the television we didn't miss a moment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We love going to Pink, never had a bad meal there. The service is excellent and the food can't be beat. Chef Dennis does an amazing job, very creative and personable. The table and seating arrangement makes it very comfortable. They can't do enough for you! You won't be disappointed with the service and especially the menu. Highly recommend The Pink Restaurant. Will be going back!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We were warmly greeted by the staff from the hostesses Dawn and Marissa to our servers Diane and Laura. I love how they all work together to make us comfortable. Lovely staff!
We were also greeted by the chef Dennis, LOVE the salmon!
Although we didn't hit big in the horses, we had a great time because of the service.
We will be coming back!
:)

Thank you!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Laura was an excellent server! She is very pleasant and attentive!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Came to pink on a recommendation from a friend. So glad I did! We had ourselves a great time! The all you can eat buffet was delicious and very reasonably priced 29.95 where else can you go and stay for 5 hours. Definitely got our money's worth, and too boot we also had some luck with the horses. Definitely an enjoyable evening, I will be back and I'll bring my friends.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Buffet food is just average but what can you expect for a race track. Decent selection but some food was cold. Service for cocktails was better than I expected. Overall ambiance is exactly what you came for, a somewhat upscale dining experience for people who like betting on horses. If you do not enjoy the race track experience, I would suggest you look elsewhere.

Tags: Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I'm sorry that I don't know her name but the girl that showed us to our table noticed that I was having trouble walking (bad knee) and especially going up and down the steps with dishes and throughtout the evening she carried my food to my table. I sincerely appreciated her help and kindness. She certainly made my experience at Pink much better than it would have been without her effort.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Jackie our waitress was excellent she is very friendly and knowledgeable, and Terry our bet taker was very nice person and always available to to get our bets in , it was a very nice time

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

It was odd to have the executive chef Dennis ask us to write a review, keep your cooks from over cooking the meat dude!!!!

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This is a buffet. Food was good, but not exceptional. This is a race track, so of course there is lots of noise and people.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Very nice experience. The chef comes out towards end of the night to make sure you enjoyed yourself.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great for an adult night out! Trackside dining, great view of track, friendly attentive staff. The only downside was the buffet was in the smaller side. They had a few salads, soup, cheese platter, assorted breads, steamed veggies, a pasta dish, a chicken dish, a pork dish, a salmon dish and someone carving a cut of beef. The buffet used to have more choices a couple years back. There were a decent amount of dishes but if you don't eat steak or salmon like me it became limited real fast. Food was very delicious tho. The staff couldn't do enough for you! Whenever you needed something they were on top of it. They had an cream sundae station and some small treats like mini cannoli, cheese danishes, cookies and a fruit (melons, grapes, strawberries, pineapple)
platter too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Had a great time celebrating my husband's birthday.
:)

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

If it wasn't for the live horse racing I wouldn't come here. Even the horse racing isn't enough to bring me here very often. Food and service need much improvement to be a draw for dining.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

A great way to watch Harness racing. It can be loud but come on, it's the track!! If you want a peaceful dinner The Big M should not be your choice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Disappointed. Picnic food for dinner was not what we had anticipated with advertisement saying " buffet varies". Plus, baked potatoes were undercooked and too cold for butter to melt. Other items were close to warm. Ran out of chocolate ice cream served out of a basic cardboard tub. How hard is it to keep ice cream ready in the freezer for days without concern of spoiling? Won't go back.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We went on Saturday June 10, 2017 for a date night. Service was horrendous. Waitress brought us a drink we didn't want and would not take it back. We were never offered coffee at the end. They also tried to give us a terrible table with no view to start. Buffet was good. People working buffet were very nice.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great atmosphere, front desk always friendly and welcoming. Love the fact that Chef Dennis Sammorne stops by each table to say hello and talks with each guest as if they are old friends. Menu delicious, excellent presentation of platters, a good spread of items and selection varies each time we've been there. Serving line staff very professional and helpful. It does appear that the waitstaff assigned to guest tables are thinly spaced out and service was slow. We needed to ask three times for a refill on coffee and never got it. I don't think it's the staff persons fault, they just need more servers.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great night at Pink! Met up with old friends for a night at the track. Buffet dining was great as you could eat as much as you want whenever you wanted. Desserts were fun where you could sample everything they have.

Tags: Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Very good dining spot at the track to enjoy a good meal while watching and betting on the horses. The best staff worker is Robert. He points out the special foods and is always on top of his game. The table service is greatly needing improvement though. The server to table ratio is too high and you can spend over 20 minutes waiting for drinks on a Saturday if not longer. Suggest ordering 2 drinks at a time. The head chef does come out to follow up on the experience which is important.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Was a great date night. Food was very good, our waitress was excellent. The buffet services do everything to try and please and make you happy. Was a great experience. The chef came to every table to make sure the experience was a good one.

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

Excellent buffet and food excellent staff was a great evening

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We come at least twice a month.
We had Ralph who was our waiter, he is a great guy. Great service.
Can't wait til out next time!

Tags: Seasonal, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Simply awesome !!! Outstanding time good food perfect view of the finish line. If they could only give us the winners for each race that would be perfect..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

What a great time we had on Saturday night. There were 6 of us for my birthday. We all wore "pink"! The buffet was surprisingly delicious as most buffets are kind of blah. I had the pork which was outstanding and the veggies were crisp and fresh. The chef, Dennis outdid himself and we told him do when he stopped by our table to greet us (very nice touch). Our waitress, Diana worked was so friendly and when she saw my flowers and found out it was my birthday brought me cheesecake with a csndle and sang. All the staff was so very friendly! Loved it👍

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great night celebrating Mother's Day!! Great table at the window overlooking the finish line!
Very enjoyable. Will definitely go back

Thank you

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The buffet was delicious. The staff is so nice and is it a fun night at the races.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Live Sports
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Had a great time with friends eating, drinking and gambling. Jackie our waitress was very nice and there when we needed her. Good exp and would do it again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We frequent Pink as we are race enthusiasts. The food is on par with any fine dining restaurant. Not your typical buffet, food is excellent. Chef Dennis comes around and says hello to the customers. Makes you feel very welcome.

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

We arrived at Pink at 7:15 and the ribs were all gone. How can a buffet run out of ribs at 7:15? That's unacceptable. Also, the lobster bisque was very salty.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The food was fine and the service was very good. The waitress came by often to take away buffet plates and refill water and take more drink orders.

My only complaint is a small one - they had a lady walking around taking bets at the tables, but she only came to our table once and spent most of the night at the table next to us attending to a large party. I can understand going to where the big money is; however, perhaps the Meadowlands can have more than one of the mobile bet takers walking around. At least I got some exercise walking up to the teller machines to place my bets.

Tags: Live Sports, Special Occasion
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