Brasserie

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471 reviews
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Mediterranean
Brasserie offers Mediterranean cuisine in a beautiful downtown Ridgewood setting. We are a BYOB restaurant. We look forward to serving you!
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DW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Review was posted on Yelp
Food fair—-service fine .

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Was a great dinner, very relaxing. Food was great.... will definitely make it a regular.

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PA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are Ridgewood residents but had not yet eaten at Brasserie. We decided to go last friday night and were happy the food was so good. Both my husband ad I loved the hummus bowl with mushrooms; we ordered an extra serving. The octopus was ok, not great, and the serving size small. The duck breast was a bit overcooked but the flavors were great. The mussels were good, made without butter and tasty. We did not have dessert. The staff was friendly without hovering. We had a good time.
There was a very loud table right by ours, which we were ok with but which some clients did not seem to appreciate.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our first time in the "new" Novo Brasserie and, when compared, to its predecessor - the old "Novo" - it was a disappointment. The food was just "OK". Nothing that justifies the prices.
The service was prompt (we were the ONLY diners at 6:00PM on a Friday evening...….)

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Experience fine but would like to see a few specials, maybe a farm quality salad with no cheese
Chicken was dry, uninspiring - not bad, but could be better

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is fabulous! We’ve had Charles as a waiter the last couple times...not our favorite waiter...he is a little slow to respond to our table...

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RF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

One person in our party ordered the hangar steak medium rare. It arrived well done. When the waiter finally returned to inquire about our meal and was informed about the steak he could not have cared less. He never apologized nor Informed anyone. When we left nobody acknowledged what had happened. Very disappointing dining experience.

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AK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pretty, nice ambiance. Service was very attentive and the food was devious. Especially the cauliflower appetizer and salmon entree.

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TE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time diners...everyone enjoyed their meal. We will be back!

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Apps and entrees were delicious! Staff was friendly and pleasant! I highly recommend!

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JL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff was very attentive and friendly.

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AA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This is our 2nd visit. We came maybe 1 year before and were really impressed. This time around the food wasn’t as good, seemed to be cutting corners and the presentation was lacking. Most likely won’t be returning.

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Valentines

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BA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING food. Was there for lunch - and the place was empty - which was perfect as I needed a quiet table. Would love to go for dinner - but I hate Northern NJ, so I probably will never go back! :)
But if I did - I'd go here (BTW, it's a BYOB).

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LL
Atlantic City
43 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The place was very nice inside. Service was good. The food was average. Wasn’t to many people in the restaurant so that’s cause for concern.

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D
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is my second time there. I enjoy everything about the dinning experience!

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MA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great ambience and some unique menu items. Food was good but not excellent.

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SH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

8 PM reservation. A few tables open. Surprising considering how good the food was and it was Friday night. I had the hanger steak and it was delicious. My wife had the chicken and she enjoyed that too. Mussels and tacos were both excellent starters. I would go back.

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v
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Benn here several times, never disappoints.
Brought friends, always enjoy.
Food and service delightful.

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RA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A nice break from the mundane. Interesting menu and excellent presentations. Portions are small so if you are hungry you'll need to order at least a couple of appetizers to share. BYOB is a real plus. Ambiance is pleasant. Able to converse without shouting. Staff was kind and accommodating. A bit pricy, but not out of line for that caliber of restaurant.

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JG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Cute restaurant. The menu and decor doesn't seem all that different than it was with it's previous name/ owners. The food was good but nothing memorable. I wish the owner would kick it up a notch and create a menu that really wows and makes you come back over and over again because it is a cute spot.

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LF
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a real gem in Ridgewood . There are so many interesting dishes on the menu. We tried the Mediterranean cigars, the polenta and the cauliflower appetizers and they were all outstanding. The food is really top quality and the presentation is beautiful. For our main courses we had the chicken schnitzel, the branzino and the salmon. All were delicious. The ambience is so sophisticated and the decor is beautiful with comfy chairs and posh wallpaper and cool lighting fixtures. I was really surprised at the level of design . It’s like a cool city bistro. We’ll be back !

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SM
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This restaurant is tastefully decorated with a casual luxe style. We admired the green and white glass milk bottle collection. The food (mushroom hummus, salmon spinach salad, beet salad) were all good. The pita looked and smelled freshly baked, and more like a small foccaccia. It is a BYOB restaurant, that's ok; but they didn't have any juices, and I mean any! nor did they make anything but espresso, so no lattes, no cappuccinos. Service was sweet, but not thorough, and we were the only ones in the restaurant for lunch on a Wednesday. The food and atmosphere will not disappoint, but something else might.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The hummus is the best. Everything is delicious and the atmosphere is great.

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was well executed & service top notch. Beautiful Decor. A Ridgewood Gem!

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A
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I had eaten at this restaurant once before and had a good experience. My second experience was the exact opposite. The service was so incredibly bad this past weekend, that I will never go back. The restaurant was EMPTY yet I had to get up and out of my seat to look for a waiter/waitress. I brought a bottle of wine, the server opened it and walked away. I finally asked another server to come back with wine glasses, she put them on the table and walked away. She didn't even pour the wine! They had ample opportunity to clear the appetizers from the table and provide new flatware and didn't do that either. It's very unfortunate considering they have good food but not good enough to put up with that level of service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall this experience was amazing. From the service to the food also the ambiance was phenomenal. Our server Charles did a great job. He was on point! He also catered to me being a vegetarian. The food was great as well. The attention to detail from Charles was seen by not only me but the table next to us. The manager Mike was great and he made sure our experience was awesome. Thank you !! I’m sure we will be back atleast once a week.

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T
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Everything was good except the menu online is different than in the restaurant.

Also I asked for a club soda twice and the first tome it came perfectly in a glass with ice. The second time it was abruptly handed to me in a canl which took me by surprise.

But the food was good and location was cute

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JW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Lovely menu but food was a little disappointing compared to predecessor Novo. Found Israeli salad bland without feta and or seasoning. Bronzino nicely cooked but very under seasoned.

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NM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I’m good on this place. Went 4 years ago and was happy to see they scaled back their menu prices & simplified the menu a bit. I ordered the salmon which they inexplicably paired with a salad although the menu said it came with Farro risotto and roasted cauliflower. Also the service was mediocre especially considering it was the end of the night and not that busy. This place is back on the black list. Never going back. My wife likes going their for brunch with her friends, so maybe try that.

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RK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Better when it was Novo.
No one was in the restaurant which was odd for a Ridgewood restaurant.
Waiter was blah.
Food was average.

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NE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First time there was on a week night. Great menu, delicious food at good prices. Prix fix menu Sun- Thurs for $29. Beautiful decor. Will be back!

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b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the whole thing - except. While he food portions were perfect and the cuts perfect from mussels to shrimp. - they are too bland!!! Add some spice to the food. The salad tasted good and was awesome. Except - the dressing was soooo bland.
The Payeya A shrimp perfect. Mussels excellent. Rice. Outstanding. AGAIN. no sauce. No flavor.
If this chef could just get daring with sauces and seasonings. - they will have a 10. If they don’t dress it up, they will not be around.
My suggestion? Keep the same menu. But add dressing. As sauces. Add tastes!!

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RS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great and overall service fine. When one person finished their meal, they took their plate away while others were still eating. That continues every time someone finished. Made us feel like we had to hurry to finish. Leave plates until the last person is done.

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l
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a good meal there, although I wouldn't go far out of my way to eat there. My salmon was overcooked (for me) and I had to send it back. They were very accommodating and took it immediately.
actually, I think part of my problem was that I ate the eggplant chips as an appetizer and they filled me up. I probably would give it a second chance, if it were more convenient for me.

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary. It was quiet and romantic. Food was amazing.

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PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

No Diet Soda options available. Only full sugar options.

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E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The appetizers and small plates are delicious. The duck in filo is fabulous. The main course selection is very limited.

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RB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was the best part... Really tasty and interesting. Service was slow and inconsistent -- they brought three out of four dishes and then waited several minutes before the fourth. Waiter came and went and would disappear for long stretches of time. Ambiance was fine, but nothing special -- cost was pricey for the value received. While it was a positive experience, I would not go back there again -- too many other better choices.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Too many better Mediterranean restaurants in ridgewood then settling for this one. Gave this place a second chance but sorry to say it was disappointing. Everything was just ok nothing worth coming back too.

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