Ventanas at the Modern

4.4
1518 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Latin
Restaurateur Alexander Duran of Son Cubano and culinary titan Chef David Burke bring Modern-American, Asian, Latin Fusion fare to Fort Lee, New Jersey with the opening of VENTANAS Restaurant and Lounge at The Modern.

Our menu showcases America’s melting pot of flavors with an emphasis on Modern-American, Asian and Latin fusion. Signature dishes include Lobster Dumplings, “K-Town” Wings & Calamari Rings, Clothesline Bacon, Tuna Tartare Tacos, Chef Burke’s Patented Salt-Aged Beef, the VENTANAS Sushi Roll, and more.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Weekend Celebration

    $134.01 per personPrepaid

    Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2022

    Join us in Celebrating Valentines Day @ VENTANAS! Spend this special day of love enjoying live music, dinner specials, and our romantic ambiance with your significant other. With plenty of fantastic options to choose from on our 4-course prefix menu, VENTANAS is the place to be on Valentine’s Day. Saturday // A la Carte Menu Sunday & Monday // Prix Fixe Menu Tax and Tip Included

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1518 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I was disappointed with my visit.I had the Empanadas n 3 sides because I’m a vegetarian which all tasted okay . The waiter also said they cook most of the fried dishes in the same oil which is not good. My spinach empanadas were fried in shrimp oil. She had lamb which wasn’t good but the bacon rack she loved. The drinks were weak and didn’t taste good, especially considering they change $27 per drink. The music was like elevator music and the service was meh. I do not recommend.

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JulesaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service is on point
Be mindful it’s japenese/American style.
But overall very 😊

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PRISCILLAA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was burnt complained to waiter and he had nothing to say.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I loved it, everything was good starting with the appetizers, the food, the drinks, the service and the atmosphere we had a great time; yes I would come back again

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Brit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still had to wait even though we had a reservation, only thing is I wish they payed attention to the notes in the reservation. A birthday dessert would have been nice for my man after dinner. However It was a busy Saturday night and overall experience was good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Overpriced. The drinks were $25 each and were terrible. Couldn’t drink them. The food was ok but not worth the price. Our table was so small and the space between tables was very uncomfortable. People from table next to us almost sat on my lap to get out of their table to go to rest room.
Wouldn’t go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was good too, will go back again.

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Kmonae
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

We had a reservation for 7:30, we didn’t sit until 8:10pm. The table distance from each table was too close. Definitely not intimate or punctual. The food was good so I recommend this place for take out.

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SeftonS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here my wife and I truly have such a good time eating here food is absolutely amazing and the atmosphere at night is such great setting and the staff are so wonderful

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vipmichaelb
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our most favorite restaurant… the management headed by Angel and staff are always there to help and the kitchen staff completes the delicious meal
A Keeper!!!

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Sf714
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

This was an incredibly disappointing experience. Upon arrival, the ambiance was nice. We checked in and where told our table wasn't ready but we could have a drink at the bar while we waited. We got our drinks and receive a notification that our table is ready. Oddly enough, it was the table right near us that had been empty upon arrival. It was clear this was a ploy to extract more money from you... more on this later. We were seated in a sardine style situation. I mean, you're literally a foot from the person next to you. We waited some time to place our order and when the food arrived, it was just unfortunate. The lobster dumplings lacked any dimension and tasted only of salt and lemon. My entree (fish) was swimming in butter and tasted of nothing making it virtually inedible. Thankfully, my husband did enjoy his entrée. We ordered the churros for dessert which were crispy on the outside and raw on the inside so again, inedible. The kicker though was when we received our bill and noticed that we were significantly overcharged for our 6 cocktails. We asked the server for an explanation and where told that our drinks were $24 and that they charge $3!! FOR ICE! We politely asked him to review the menu because it clearly stated the drink we chose was $14. He went to his manager who adjusted the bill and then said that the menus are outdated. So you're providing your clientele with menus that show a completely different price? We were also charged a credit card fee before being asked what method of payment we'd be using. Ultimately, I am writing this review to bring this lack of transparency to others attention. It is unacceptable to knowingly overcharge patrons and take advantage of people who don't notice the charge or who may be too distracted to look at their bill. We will not be returning.

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Shelikes2eat
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern, hip spot with great food and great music. Interesting food options and pretty desserts. Excellent service.

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RebeccaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience !! over all had an amazing time.

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doctorG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The food was very mediocre, definitely high prices are not justified
6 % credit card fee automatically added to your bill. Seriously?

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vipALPO
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was exceptional. Food was really good. Vibe is really nice, but the music was just a little too loud for me!

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vipMaravilla
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The restaurant attempts to be upscale and tries to make an impression to cater to an "upper class" demographic, but they fail at both of these marks. There's security guards posted throughout the restaurant which gives a feeling of unsafeness. The front lobby area smells like dirty mop water. My waitress did not pay attention to my needs, had an unpleasant attitude and was extremely unfamiliar with wine and how to serve it. The food was over seasoned, over cooked and mediocre. If you're just looking for a place to give the impression that you spend money on quality food and service, look no further. I think I would have been open to return, just to sit at their bar, but my waitress really turned me off from ever returning.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, for it being my first time have such a great time. Will recommend friends/family and overall an amazing vibe. Extremely happy for coming here will be here next time

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YayaLove
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I celebrated my birthday here and the 3 stars are for the food alone. Tip is included, so the servers weren’t attentive at all. I was told that there was a specific dress code to follow and jeans were not allowed; so everyone in my party followed code. Upon arrival, nearly EVERYONE had on ripped jeans, sneakers, hats and t-shirts. One person in party had on a skully, and as soon as he walked in, a big deal was made for him to take it off. The server took forever with our food and drinks. Finally, before getting the check, we asked for a round of shots. 20 minutes later, no shots. We informed them that we changed our mind and immediately after doing so, the shots were brought to our table. Again, the food was great. I just wouldn’t be back due to the service.

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Gilbert
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service is very bad, slow, easy 20min pass by without anyone checking on you

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Brandon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently visited Ventanas at the Modern for the first time with my girlfriend. The food was excellent and had tremendous service from Kenny. He was excellent and his shadow for the day was also a great help. We will definitely be visiting Ventanas again thanks to him.

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JeimmyA
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Ventanas is a beautiful restaurant, food was ok definitely overpriced. The ambiance could be better if it wasn’t for how crowded it gets, tables are on top of each other and the bar is worse. Overall nice place I’m sure in the summer is way better because you’ll be able to use the outdoors.

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Destiny4Life
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience3

They need to tell ppl from the door that you can not bring birthday cakes into their establishment! I wasn’t the only disappointed person that got told to leave their cake in the car. Lack of any of any vegan options was disappointing. Definitely would give that place a 1.5 star ⭐️ I drove over and hour 1/2 for that bullish!!!

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

Great for a date night!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 10, 2022

We appreciate the review!

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vipJohnny
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The ambiance and food is excellent..however the service was mediocre..i felt as though i had a rapid dinner. The waiter was overly aggressive to take my order, and closeout the bill..he appeared to be on a time constraint..not an ideal dinning experience for an elegant restaurant.

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Malan650
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome if your celebrating a birthday or something special this is the place to go. It's a little pricey but well worth it I strongly recommend it 👍

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 10, 2022

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us @ VENTANAS!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1st time coming last Friday evening, made reservations and got seated quickly upon arrival. They had good food, decent size portions, and very quick service. Shout out to our waiter Josh he was very efficient and helpful with our dining experience.

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jesseniag
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great drinks were great and my waiter was amazing a knew everything

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thanks for leaving a review, Jessenia!

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KellyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a high end, "Meat packing district style" restaurant in New Jersey, then this is the place! The decor is absolutely stunning, from the lighting to the mural on the wall...absolutely breathtaking.

I can't compliment the wait staff enough. All of the staff was so pleasant and everything ran like a well oiled machine. Our main waiter was so knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations.

Now for the food! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Tomahawk steaks for 2! Man, the way this cook made this steak was to die for. So succulent , so tender, so flavorful!! I also recommend the following sides: hipster fries, sweet plantains and charred broccoli.

For dessert we finished the night with CHURROS! I'm a tough critique when it comes churros because they are my FAVORITE dessert, but these hands down were top THREE! They paired it with a guava paste and passion fruit caramel sauce... let me tell you, if I could drink the passion fruit sauce I WOULD!

Overall, this place is worth EVERY penny. Top service, top taste, top place!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 10, 2022

Kelly, In a time where hospitality is highly scrutinized, a review like this truly makes us feel appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday! Sushi was amazing and they even bought out dessert for me on the house. It was beautiful.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 10, 2022

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience!

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LoriR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Celebrated my daughter’s birthday here and I have to say the food is EXCELLENT, and so is the ambiance. The service isn’t great—but I think that’s because they know an 18% tip is built into the final bill. Although not a large fee—being charged to use a credit card was a bit surprising.
A surprise ice cream birthday dessert was also provided, which was a very nice touch.

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deedee
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I attend the restaurant for date night and the atmosphere and food was amazing!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 10, 2022

Great to hear, Deedee! Thanks for stopping by!

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NickyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing experience. This is one of my favorite places and it is amazing every time. The Tuna Amore role was delightful and the Sweet Potato Puree was so delectable. The octopus and scallop dish sung to my heart and to top it off with delicious with the apple pie tacos. I love this place it never disappoints.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thanks for the kind review, Nicky! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us @ VENTANAS!

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vipCyn78
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lobster dumplings are THE BEST! They’d were so good we ordered it twice. The branzino and the salmon delish. Our server Josh was amazing. Great place good vibes

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thanks for the kind review, Cyn!

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vipDevitaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I have visited this restaurant on multiple occasions and my expectations were great. This time I was very disappointed. I paid $45 to reserve the table for brunch with a few friends from out of state. We arrived to the restaurant and couldn’t take advantage of the valet parking because vendors were cleaning up from the party from the night before. We end up parking across the street. The food didn’t have any flavor and taste. Probably won’t be having dinner/lunch here again. This is very upsetting cause we loved this restaurant.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 10, 2022

We are sorry to hear about that, Devita! This was in fact after our NYE Celebration, and we are sorry to hear that it interfered with you dining experience. We hope you decide to give us another try in the future.

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Kusia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Creative festive celebration, great ambiance, not so good service. We had to wait for a very long time to be seated. Our waiter was very nice.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 10, 2022

Sorry to hear about your long wait times. We hope you decide to give us another try in the future. Have a great day!

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Berrie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Beautiful place…. Made reservations and still had to come in and wait … the seating arrangement was awful uncomfortable and awkward… the food was very blah and the drinks were weak don’t think I will return.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 10, 2022

We are sorry to hear about that, Berrie! Perhaps we had an off night. We hope you decide to give us another try in the future. Have a great day!

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Dineak
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great from start to finish. The drink and food was great

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thanks for stopping by VENTANAS!

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GenequaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday celebration for mother . It was everything I expected

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Will definitely return again

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on December 29, 2021

We appreciate the feedback!

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You can order delivery directly from Ventanas at the Modern using the Order Online button. Ventanas at the Modern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 583-4777.

Ventanas at the Modern is rated 4.4 stars by 1518 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.