Cafe 37

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495 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice place to have a nice meal consistently.

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KG123
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a nice first experience at Cafe 37. We sat in the corner by the door (by choice - we were offered a few tables to choose from), so we were a bit removed from the other patrons and had a sense of privacy. The food was very good and served hot. I like BYOBs as long as I'm aware of the policy, and Cafe 37 called to confirm our reservation and remind us of that. We will go back.

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vipProudNJTeacher
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved discovering this restaurant. The food was excellent. I had one major complaint though-we were seated right next to the door and it was freezing cold! I resented this because if we were a party of four or more, those tables were towards the interior of the restaurant and although I would definitely return because the food was so good, I will always make sure we are seated away from the door.

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Fidel67
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we went to Cafe 37 and it was as good if not better than before. The waitstaff was tremendous, friendly, professional and knowledgeable about all the dishes and answered questions perfectly. The food was spot on, fresh, local ingredients and cooked spot on. Can't wait to return.

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vipDonnaK
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been awhile since last visit, but the food is just as delicious as we remembered it. Everything was flavorful and presented perfectly. This is a definite must try for anyone looking for a great meal in Ridgewood..

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vipKathyO
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us decided to have the prix fix four course menu. There were some hard choices because we wanted to taste it all! The food, the service and the Justin Cab we drank were excellent!! Thank you Chef Cesar and all the cooks and staff! Fab!

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good menu with outstanding choices. The food was excellent.This restaurant came highly recommended and the experience and food met if not exceeded my expectations!

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ENZOW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Cafe-37 on February 15, 2020 with my wife for dinner. We arrived a little before 6 o’clock Reservation. As we walked in the place lighting was wonderful set just right. The place is very clean. The wait staff was very wonderful and very helpful to me and my wife. From appetizer, main course, and dessert was very good. I would recommend anyone to eat at Café 37. I give them an A+ overall experience.

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vipRCA2121
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Have been several times on regular nights and the food is great. Went on Valentines Day and was disappointed by the prix fixe menu. For 250 bucks, you could have done better.

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MelanieW
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s day lunch
Cafe 37 is one of our favorite restaurants,food is always exceptional, service outstanding

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blm409
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Food quality and presentation as good as any 5 star restaurant we've been to. Not only did it look beautiful, everything tasted delicious. Soothing ambience leaning tastefully modern. Would come again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day romantic dinner. Staff was very attentive and food was delicious. We’ll be back.

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demandingcritic
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place- attentive staff, delicious food, and a great value. The 4 course price fix option is unbeatable in this town!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

It was freezing cold. After many complaints, they finally turned the heat up after we froze through our whole meal and were about to leave.

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Harriet
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful dinner present from our son...loved the food, the ambience, and the friendly staff. My husband and I will definitely go back to this BYOB in Ridgewood!

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vipdinnerfor2
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The complementary roll was flavorful and there was olive oil on the table for dipping. The special crab cake appetizer was thoroughly enjoyed by two of us. When our guest asked to have a vegetable instead of risotto as accompaniment to hie entree, he got it. Presentations were nicely composed. A nice place to have dinner with friends.

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AlaneB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for lunch with two other girlfriends. We each ate light - had one of their salads which were delicious and nice presentation. The atmosphere was pretty quiet, smallish intimate dining room, service was friendly, polite, helpful and prompt. We had some special requests for some dietary needs - no dairy for instance, and switched a salad dressing from one menu choice to another and all was done graciously.

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vipCLisa
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the service was great!! We loved it! We have been there 4 times :)
Our waiter Rene (not sure of spelling) was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great date night. Small restaurant was a bit noisy, mainly due to a large party taking about about a quarter of the restaurant. Staff was very attentive. Food was outstanding. Make a reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous !!

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vipBFA001
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Ridgewood, Service and Food excellent

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vipAmkiju
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

PLACE IS TERRIFIC

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Nira
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite local restaurant, I have been here many times and it is always tasty friendly and an overall great experience.
It is kind of upscale, so it is a great place for special occasion.

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vipKathyO
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to get together with extended family for an outstanding dinner at Cafe 37. Chef Cesar Sotomayor and his staff went above and beyond to make our dinner selections outstanding.

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MikeG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've had several great meals here.

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Mavey4
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Beautiful presentation. Varied menu. Wait service attentive. Great dining experience!

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vipTeresaG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve Menu - delicious! Great & friendly service.

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vipC5HHK
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious New Year's Eve meal! The complimentary glass of champagne was much appreciated. The froi gras was the best I've ever had!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pleasurable!

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vipLindaMcG
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Already made another reservation so that should tell you everything you need to know!

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vipDrJS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!

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SusanaM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I came to Cafe 37 due to the reviews, but it was a big fiasco. The entree, octopus was decent accompany by spinach and potatoes. The venison, was cook right with pink center soft and juicy while the side dish was same as the entree spinach and potatoes and a little sauce that was overwhelming and concentrate for the venison which itself is a strong flavor. The other person who dinning with me had the Tuna Tartare Bruschetta with a brioche underneath a little on the rancid flavor, overcook zucchini and and too much sauce mayonnaise like on it. The lamb chops were the worse note since we request medium rare and they were burned. there was two and a half left on the plate out of the 3 it comes. When we let the waitress know, she replied, that is the way they seared. I commented back that seared meat does not need to be burned. And she raised her voice saying is a seared technique. And asked if I want to take the rest home. I said, the reason they are still in the plate is just what I commented to you, No I do not want to take burned Lamb chops home. Thank you. The place was cold, many of the customers had their coats on it, therefore the food got cold pretty quickly while still eating. Very disappointed!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really liked this place. I thought the service was fantastic. It’s not a place I could dine at every week but I’d start going here once a month and be very happy.

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vipshirleya
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great dining experience. I am a repeat customer and the food and service were excellent. I normally sit outside-this was my first time sitting inside. Inside was intimate and provided the perfect backdrop for great conversation. We had the roux fix menu which was great value for money and actually runs a number of hours almost everyday so I’ll be coming back another day to do that menu choice again. The staff including the chef were friendly informative and warm. Great Sunday evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent prefix meal – four course meal. Everything was delicious.

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RobinM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been there in awhile and I don't know why...always amazing and will plan on going there more often!

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JaneM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always,a lovely way to spend an evening. Service is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Cafe 37 for my birthday. We had the price fixe menu, which is the same food as their regular menu. Our meal was delicious! I went to work the next day telling all my coworkers that they have to go there! I’m pretty particular about my wine glasses when I’m m bringing really good wine and they have nice glasses if that’s what is important to you.

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GJRN
New York Area
37 reviews