Cafe 37

4.8
706 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The latest BYOB restaurant to open in beautiful Ridgewood is Café 37 a new, modern American Cuisine restaurant based on seasonal items and culinary creativity. Located at the corner of Broad and Hudson Street, Café 37 offers a diverse menu of seafood, meats and pastas, as well as classic dishes that are prepared on the spot, simple in design and generous in portions. All desserts are created in house.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious every time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.!

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JaneB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were excellent. Plating was beautiful. A little bit of a wait for appetizers but it was Saturday night and worth the wait. Don’t like the credit card charge fee. We enjoyed our evening and we will return! Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We love the food and understand that we are paying for the presentation and quality. But it is absurd to charge a convenience charge on a bill over $200, it’s ridiculous!
As per the server they prefer cash and he stated that there was a sign on the charge. Honestly, we didn’t see it and if this was the case, why weren’t we advised at time of reservation?
Not sure if this policy is legal but it definitely has turned us off from going again.

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vipMichelleG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing meal- I highly recommend the paella, the risotto and the shrimp

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Cindy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Culinary Delight! A sensory indulgence without pretense. Chef Sotomayor is always on his game...everything from initial food ideation to presentation to consistent quality of ingredients to an exceptional taste experience. How does he do it?? Still dreaming and talking about last night's meal! Looking forward to dining there again soon. ps -the vibe is low key, casual and comfortable.

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vipNickC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very attentive service and food was delicious. try the Pork Riblets for you main course... Terrific!

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coolits
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great. I ordered the bronzini and my husband ordered the special, risotto with seafood medley. The green salad was refreshing. However, the desserts are okay...not the best part of the meal. We are satisfied with the service.

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Fran
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Service was superb. Highly recommend.

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vipJeff
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Noise was high. It's a small room..they had a large Christmas party...got loud.

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vipzippy
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Value was just ok

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing as always

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JosephC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Apps were very good however the ribeye special was average. We also dined outside, and so some of our party was cold and some were hot Depending on where the space heaters were located.

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pandagirl
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fresh interesting dishes. Everything was delicious and service was particularly excellent. We will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really Great

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vipAndyT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants for 'foodies' in Bergen county hand down. Been there 3 times and each time i have chosen a different dish that never has failed to go beyond expectation. Wish there was a way to taste everything on the menu in one siting. Guess i'd have to have 14 + people at my table each having a different plate. I've recently eaten at the CIA, Cafe 37 takes first honors. Sorry, but it's true.And yes, best of all, it's a BYO.
hanks guys for always having me leave with a great big smile on my face and a happy tummy. Cant wait to return.

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vipRainey
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This restaurant is incredibly small and the architectural layhout is a disaster. They could have easily made more floor table space by cutting the women's bathroom in half. e went durinig holiday season and the restaurant was completely booked & packed: an essential Covid Petri Dish because the place is so small,This restaurant used lousy architects or none at all and opened to such a tiny space. The food is not exceptional but ordinary except for a few dishes. The Desert was also a disaster and where it should have been warmed it was taken out of a freezer. Also since they were busy we were rushed to complete our dinners and to leave and therefore this restaurant is not conducive to a long business meeting or a long reconnaissance dinner. Also there is no liquor license and they should tell you this on the website or on Open Table

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Augusta
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent, though the portions are on the small side. The dishes are innovative and very tasty.
The waitstaff is friendly and polite. Overall, a very pleasant dining experience.

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arlynec
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always fabulous the food never disappoints. Sad that we can not sit outside anymore under the tent. We enjoyed the great outdoor space many times over the last year. Inside the restaurant there was a bit of a heat problem. It would not turn off and with the warm weather last night it was a bit uncomfortable. Otherwise Cafe 37 is always 5 stars.

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vipMickeydee
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service, you must go!

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digelok
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant in Ridgewood, NJ. This was my second time eating here. The first time, we were able to eat outside. Yesterday we ate inside their dining room which was somewhat small. Everything from the appetizers, main course to the desserts were delicious and plated beautifully. Service was impeccable. A terrific find, especially if the weather allows to dine outside. Will definitely be back!

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vipDuke
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Consistently high quality with a welcoming staff. Cafe 37 continues to be a local favorite.

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vipilovefood
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the service was very attentive. The beef carpachio and goat cheese ravioli were delicious, as was the shrimp tempura. Scallops and paella were delicious, and the banana foster bread pudding dessert was a special treat. Will definitely come back, and the only setback was the timing. We had plans after dinner and it took 2 hours from start to finish because there was a mix up with our order. It was busy though and they were very accommodating with the error. The price was also high for BYOB, but it was worth it. Happy to have found a new spot to enjoy.

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MarissaD
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Small restaurant perfect for date night. BYOB and there is a wine store across from the restaurant. The truffle risotto, Asian ribs, filet were all out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family reunion

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vipshirleya
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved last minute and Cafe 37 was able to accommodate us outside. We got cold outside and they moved us inside. Very attentive and great service. The food was also great

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Rockinrobin
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!

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vipDannyA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Evening

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JoeV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great as is the ambiance. A nice well laid out seating arrangement with great service. We’ve been there about six times and we’re never disappointed!

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SherryLP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive staff - worked hard to keep us comfortable and didn’t rush us.

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Katherina
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing food!
Yes, prices are above average but the service and quality are way above average as well.

Suggestions:
Do not go if you are in a rush,
Do not order dessert,
Do BYOB,
Do dress warmly to sit in a huge outdoor space,
Do enjoy!

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Diningenthusiast
London
28 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a beautiful outdoor (but protected) setting right in downtown Ridgewood -- what could be better??!?

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vipDariaP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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rightarmman
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful meals. Everyone enjoyed… perfectly prepared… ya gotta try their desserts. Save room!
Thank you Alain…

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viprxk2
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We dined outdoors as it was not too cold. Lighting was low but the effect was pleasing. The food was excellent and the wait time between courses was reasonable given that the restaurant was busy. A bit on the expensive end of the scale (plus a significant “convenient fee” tacked on) but still a good value given the quality of the food and service.

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GinaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, from the food to the service. Will definitely be going back.

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vipNicky
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, outstanding outdoor area, food was delicious and can’t wait to go back.

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ajvgoesout
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out with a couple of friends to dinner. From the host who greeted and seated us to the wait staff everyone was friendly and extremely efficient. Wonderful ambiance and we were not rushed at all. The food was incredible, so delicious and beautifully presented. I will definitely be back!

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vipPeterF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food great outdoor all is very good

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Fam1ly4food
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could not have had a better dinner, on beautiful night in Ridgewood New Jersey. The wait staff and the owners of Café 37 were just the best!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe 37 using the Order Online button. Cafe 37 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 857-0437.

Cafe 37 is rated 4.8 stars by 706 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.