Stern & Bow

4.6
364 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Stern and Bow: a casual, upscale restaurant from Russell Stern of Harvest, featuring seasonal, eclectic American cuisine, premium raw bar, wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, oven-roasted dishes, craft cocktails and much more.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFirsttime
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Friendly and attentive service. Recommending the fried oysters. They're fantastic. Will be back for sure.

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IvanB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hanger steak was great but my wife had the branzino dish. It was excellent.

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TimmaryS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was delicious, wine was great. Service was meh, but unclear if it was due to being short staffed, covid regulations, or the waitstaff just not being on point that night. The crowd is definitely the “upper middle class about to retire/already retired” so be prepared to not see many 20 or 30 somethings. Definitely try the calamari.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed it...service excellent..prices more than fair

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vipmdm0910
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I went for ladies night. The music was great as was the food and drinks! And a special thank you to the nice gentleman that paid our bill!!

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Shaann
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jsmes is the best.. but all of the employees are very sincere and nice.

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debbiep
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding. So personable and knowledgeable. We went with her recommendations and were not disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty, well seasoned, nicely presented. Cocktails were balanced. Especially enjoyed the Pear cocktail and the seafood forward menu options. Staff was professional, fun and attentive. Enjoyed it and look forward to the next time.

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Hope
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Stern & Bow. The drinks were great, I had a Mojito and we shared the Paella which was very good.

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SuzieT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall good food so we would come again for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waited way too long for service after we were seated but wait staff was very good after that. Food was very good.

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ZohraR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is amazing! We had oysters, the spanish octopus, a lobster pasta special and the duck. I will be back for the oysters. And fyi this place had valet parking which was nice. My assumption is that this is due to the outdoor dining but I'm not sure.

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JeffL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience all around. Great atmosphere and maxing food and drinks.

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GarenS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! I highly recommend!

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vipSMKAPL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Best oysters I’ve ever had. Great atmosphere with great service. Also love the creative menu the chef comes out to meet people. Food was 👍🏽 fab.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing for all 3 families great menu service and staff!! Wouldn’t go anywhere else!

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vipPhilandAnnitsa
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner and the maitre'd are real restaurant men and they set the tone for this quality establishment. First, Stern and Bow has a professional bartender who knows how to make a drink. Do yourself a favor and order a cocktail. Then, move on to wine and oysters. Stern & Bow has a thoughtfully curated, well-priced wine list. As we go for the seafood, we stick with chardonnays. We just had an Italian chardonnay - wish I remember the name because it was excellent. As for the oysters, the place is known for its oysters. They have a selection of East Coast oysters from Montauk to Maine, some West Coast too. I don't pretend to be an expert on oysters but I also don't need to be as the waitstaff is knowledgeable. At this point, your night has already been a success but if you order an entree, the fish is well-prepared and delicious. The grilled octopus is also a winner for an appetizer.

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vipsj704
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our time at Stern&Bow was enjoyable! Service was wonderful and food was delicious. Outdoor dining set-up was great for these times. We look forward to returning soon!

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JohannaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The dining area inside is nice. The music is just loud. Thought the price of the food is not expensive considering the ambiance but then , the price wasn’t that expensive in relation to portion size ...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & spot to have date night, whether 20s or 60s. The place had families too when we were there. Great overall space, good food & drinks.

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vipRich
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Large selection of oysters.

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MarcS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time for me at the restaurant. Heard great reviews prior to going. All the reviews were accurate!

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vipJohnY
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue coming back to this neighborhood gem because their food never disappointed us and always enjoyed their top quality dishes! Service is also outstanding at all times...

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JohnC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an excellent place. The service, the food, the decor, the music, plenty of parking, clean, excellent ambiance. Will definitely come back

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HankR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and loved the options on the menu. We will have to go back to try everything that I wanted to try.

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TereseG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Thought there were the outside igloos and it was just a tent.

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AnnaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service excellent. I would definitely visit again.

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vipvkinc74
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience1

Sat outside, zero atmosphere. Food was ok, just ordered the wrong things this time. The jambalaya balls were not great, very dry. Oysters good as usual. Drinks good.

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SteveH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and was not disappointed at all. Service was fantastic, very attentive and fun waitress. Food was very good and felt comfortable there.

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deedee
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent, food was delicious
We had a great experience

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TerciaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, great food and drinks - great place to be!

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viptiffkap
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ever since Stern & Bow opened it has been a staple go-to-restaurant in our lives and is consistently GREAT! The food, the staff, the ambiance is all amazing. Cannot say enough good things and now they have ladies night on Tuesdays with live music!!!

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vipHelenez
London
28 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went their for lunch with a friend and sat outside. The inside has a nautical atmosphere and the outdoor tent was set up well for Covid protection. The food was good and the servers were really pleasant and helpful. Glasses of wine were moderately priced. Great cocktail menu and bar appetizers. I probably would have enjoyed it more with better company. Will definitely go back.

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Drfoodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food & ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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vipSMKAPL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in The 5 town area by far. Feast food. Great menu. Great service and great atmosphere. Beat oyster bar in the Tri state area.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was wonderful. The food was exquisite and the ambiance entertaining. Love the live music and viewing of classic movies. We will definitely be back.

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vipBarbaraD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always, ALWAYS A FABULOUS TIME’. We love S and B!! The best food and people??? Amazing, ALWAYS!!

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Taylor
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! We could not stop eating oysters. Every time we come to Stern & Bow we know we're in for a special treat. Highly recommend!

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Jennifer
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Food and staff are wonderful, and the restaurant is beautifully designed. Definitely going back :)

FAQs

Stern & Bow offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 750-3350.

Stern & Bow is rated 4.6 stars by 364 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.