Oscar's Restaurant

4.1
20 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Oscar's Chef and Owner Oscar Romano began his career as a line cook in 1983 at the famed Archers Restaurant in Fort Lee, New Jersey. In 1985 Oscar was appointed Executive Chef of Fort Lee's Piccolissimo Restaurant, where he developed a menu that led to critical acclaim and "lines out the door at 10 o’clock on a Monday". In 1992 he departed to become the first Executive Chef of Englewood Cliffs' Grissini Restaurant, elevating the restaurant into a North Jersey institution.

Chef Romano again accepted the challenge of running the kitchen of a brand new Italian restaurant at Solaia in Englewood. Romano remained at Solaia for over a decade, turning it into one of New Jersey's premier upscale restaurants.

In 2012 Chef Romano decided to go out on his own. He bought Milano Ristorante, and in 2017 changed the name to Oscar's.

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
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  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 20 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.1
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3.9
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Luna
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My family and friends frequent Oscars often because it is ALWAYS a comfortable/ relaxing atmosphere with great service and fantastic food. I recommend the salt & pepper shrimp for an appetizer.
Outstanding.

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Barb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. However, there wasn't a $23.95 lunch special. Also, when booking, only 11:30 and 11:45 time was available. We were the only party in the restaurant for our entire meal.

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LeonardF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

A bad experience from start to finish. I made an open table reservation to celebrate my birthday. Never acknowledged despite being part off the reservation and my aunt telling the waiter.

I had to practically beg someone to take my coat or show me where the coat room was upon entering. The service was some of the worst I have experienced as everything took forever to come out and no-one ever came over and asked how we were doing. The food portions were meager (when they finally arrived) for the cost. And as a last insult, the waiter who was asked to split the check put 1/2 on my card and the whole amount on my aunt's further delaying us from escaping this nightmare.

Some examples of food and drinks:
My son and I ordered a Long Island iced tea and we thought they went to Long Island to get it. When they finally arrived with the drinks they were practically clear, tasted funny, we had to send them back and settled on a beer and a glass of wine.

My son ordered chicken parm and it came with a very small piece of chicken and probably a little over 15 pieces of penne pasta as a side.

When I finally received my seafood over pasta dish which was supposed to be Fra Diablo, the sauce was bland and the Lobstertail was rubber. For $33 it came with two clams, two shrimp, and two muscles in addition to the rubber tail.

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vipCathyL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations and we were seated in the dining room and while there were a few tables it was not packed. After waiting 15 minutes with no one stopping by with menus, water, etc we flagged someone down and they brought over menus. After 20 plus mins with no one coming to bring water or ask us for a drink order we got up and left. The wait staff seemed disinterested and there was also a strange smell in the restaurant almost like burnt oil. I have never left a bad review for a restaurant before but I have to in this case.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were there for very early seating so it was practically empty. Food was outstanding and Chef Oscar even came out to say hello.

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vipUrbanCuisine28
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Somewhat disappointing this time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner with my wife that was great!

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VijayV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Reservation for Valentines Day, so we expected the place to be a little busy. However, the complete lack of service was utterly mind baffling. We were going to be 5 minutes late, so I called ahead just to let them know, and was told not a problem. If only I'd known.

Got to the restaurant and stood in the entrance for about 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. Finally a waitress comes up and says she just needs to take water to this one table and she'll be right with us, and if we'd like to take a seat at the bar and get a drink feel free. So we sat at the bar. Ten minutes later no bartender. Finally someone walks by, and we ask if we can get a drink. The guy rudely says "Well what do you want?" The actual bartenders comes back and takes our order -- I order a beer and my wife a cocktail. My beer gets poured, and then the bartender walks away without a word. The girl from 25 minutes ago finally must have delivered that water because she came back and said she could take us to our table now. We asked her about the drink we were still waiting for and she was completely flustered. Keep in mind we'd been here for at least a half an hour now with virtually no service. We get seated and everyone around us is talking about terrible the service had been. 1 couple said they'd been there for 2 hours and only just gotten their salads. The young couple immediately next to us offered us their bread with a comment of "You should take some you won't be getting anything else soon"

We wait about another 10 minutes and no one comes back to the table. Based on the service so far and the feedback from the other tables we decided to get up and leave. As we were walking out the door the rude waiter from before was leaning over a chair chatting to another table, looked up and must have recognized us and again rudely and sarcastically said "Seeeee ya".

Sorry to say, you won't. Truly a disappointing experience. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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vipUrbanCuisine28
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Polished, welcoming staff. Willing to accommodate dietary restrictions by modifying preparation of my fish. The spiced bass was in beyond delicious!!

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Joel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Milano's/Oscars for many years and never disappointed. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Rockland.

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vipDavid
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful gem! Owner (Oscar) is incredibly gracious! Food is excellent!

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vipJeanneL
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

when we showed up for dinner with our reservation number, they did not have it. Fortunately we were able to get a table anyway. Either a problem with opentable or with Oscars. Food was mediocre

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vipspeech
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We throughly enjoyed our meal and look forward to returning to Oscar's.

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vipAndreaK
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We came in mother's day and I know it was busy but the service was lacking. Food was good but very expensive and portions we're small. I left hungry. If it will survive you need to give bigger portions or lower prices.

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DebbieM
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience2

I've been to Oscar's twice. Both times my meal was excellent. Our waitress was so pleasant and made the dinner even better. Great wine pour. I will return.

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BrendaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly, Great service, food was excellent. Orange salmon was done perfectly and very tasty.

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AnitaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Oscar's twice during restaurant week. After having lunch there and being totally impressed with the food and service, I returned for dinner later that week. The dinner staff was good but the waiter at lunch was just the best!

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AnnaV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! I will definitely be going back.

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YankeeFan
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food Quality was excellent as was the service....Price was appropriate....We would return anytime!

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SteveA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was stellar! In addition to the regular menu, there were seven or eight specials, all of which sounded great

I had the lobster tails (4) in France Diablo sauce. Fantastic. My guest had half of a lobster stuffed with crab and shrimp in a vodka sauce. That was also excellent.

I think I’ve found a new favorite Italian restaurant. Bravo, Oscar!!

FAQs

Oscar's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (845) 359-0608.

Oscar's Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 20 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.