Ventanas at the Modern

4.3
1538 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 1538 people are saying
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YenP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is amazing. I love the service and food. Ventanas restaurant exceeded my expectations I will be coming back. Thank you!

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Mlserjs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful place... hospitality was great also, but food was okay, could’ve been much better for the price.

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Xavier
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food didn’t have any flavor. Our server was great. Great hospitality at Ventanas.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to go on a fun date with my husband, and since we recently moved to Fort Lee, I figured we should give Ventanas a try! We read about their strict dress code online, so we got all dressed up, which set the mood right away for a fun evening. (We noticed once there that the dress code wasn't quite as strict as it said online... but it's all good.)

We were greeted with warmth and excitement by the hostess and the manager (I think?) and led over to our table. Our server Josh couldn't have been better. He was kind, attentive, and it seemed like he really wanted to make sure we had a very special night.

The overall vibe is just really fun. It seems like people are there to have a good time! And the food was delicious. We both got salads, then I had the salmon, and he had the steak, and we were very satisfied. Dessert was delicious as well!

The price point is definitely up there, but I feel like it makes sense. The service was really top notch, the food was delicious, and again the vibe is super fun. Definitely the kind of place to go if you want a special night out!

Would recommend!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 2 days ago

Davide, We very much appreciate your detailed review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your overall experience with us @ VENTANAS. We look forward to your next reservation with us.

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vipRenisha
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing Jasson went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for us we had a little hiccup but the manager Jose came over and took care of us our dinning experience could have went to the left but because of these guys it was A1 thanks once again for the amazing service we will definitely be back

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DonteR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service very helpful staff. Really great food.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate the rating, Donte!

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SUGEILLYP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our reservation was at 10:15 and we did not get seated until almost 11:00. The waiter was not too attentive and took to long to come to our table.

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VilmaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The waiting time was too long my reservation was for 10:15pm I wait for my table until 11:00pm

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 2 days ago

We are sorry to hear about your wait time, Vilma. We appreciate you leaving a 5 star rating!

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DanijelaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at Ventana's and I had an amazing time. I was celebrating my birthday there, and I was welcomed by the manager who was soo generous. Our waiter, was soo polite and friendly, and really made my night special. I will definitely be returning soon.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 2 days ago

We're so happy to hear, Danijela! Thank you for choosing to dine @ VENTANAS. We look forward to your next visit with us!

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CristinaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My reservation was at 9:15 and not until almost 10:00 we got to sit on out table. Service and food was excellent though. Overall good

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 2 days ago

Sorry about the wait time, Cristina! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a kind review. We hope you have a great day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Space, Great Food and Great Service! Will definitely go again!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate the kind feedback!

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JessB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was amazing! She was very knowledgeable about the items on the menu and made great suggestions. I regret not remembering her name.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 2 days ago

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your service @ VENTANAS. We look forward to your next dining experience with us!

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Digle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent although pricey. The food was excellent

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate the feedback, Digle. We look forward to seeing you again!

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BolaK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our waiter was very kind, he made sure we were good the entire time. I appreciated that.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 2 days ago

We are happy to hear, Bola! Thank you for choosing VENTANAS!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Bad food and service.

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HELLOBRIGGY
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I thought this place was going to be fancy according to the dress code but it was literally like going to the club but with everyone sitting down to eat a fancy meal lol

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deeg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food did not meet expectations at all, especially for the prices. Very disappointed.

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vipSTEPHENM
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent dinner and fun night out!! One of my guests is vegetarian and was disappointed at the LACK of a vegetarian main entree. Otherwise a wonderful dinner.

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BrownT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was not up to standards. Told our waiter I didn’t like it but did not insinuate i wanted to change it because I didn’t want to be a bother. He did not offer to change my plate or even asked if he could
Cook it or fix it more. We did not receive the pretzels sticks every other table got when they were first seated so I found that a bit rude.

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Leeonie
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food was not good at all and the elevator music did not make it any better. The server we had was really nice and I think it was the owner or manger who introduce himself. I noticed it was a dj they had playing music you listen to in an elevator which was odd.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
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 on January 16, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 20, 2022

Thanks for the feedback, Julesa!

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PRISCILLAA
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
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

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 20, 2022

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us @ VENTANAS! Thank you for stopping by and we look forward to your next visit.

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Brit
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
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

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 20, 2022

We appreciate your patience, Brit. On Saturdays we are extremely busy, but we will make note of this to ensure it does not happen again. We hope you decide to visit VENTANAS again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 20, 2022

We appreciate the feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
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

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 20, 2022

We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us @ VENTANAS. We hope you decide to give us another try in the future. Have a great day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 20, 2022

We appreciate the rating!

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Kmonae
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
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 on January 15, 2022
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

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 20, 2022

We are so happy to hear, Sefton. Thank you for choosing VENTANAS!

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vipmichaelb
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
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!!!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 20, 2022

We will let Angel know that you appreciate his level of service. Thank you for stopping by, and we look forward to your next visit!

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Sf714
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
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 on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate the rating!

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RebeccaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience !! over all had an amazing time.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 20, 2022

We appreciate the review, Rebecca!

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doctorG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food2service5ambience5

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

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 20, 2022

Good morning. Our credit card fee @ VENTANAS is 3%.

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vipALPO
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 20, 2022

We appreciate the time you have taken to leave us a review! We are delighted to know that you chose VENTANAS for your dining experience.

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vipMaravilla
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
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

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 20, 2022

Thanks for stopping by VENTANAS! We hope you decide to dine with us again in the near future.

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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.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on January 20, 2022

We're terribly sorry to hear about your service issues, Yaya. We will be addressing this review with our staff in hopes of finding out what may have happened. We hope you decide to give us another try in the future.

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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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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 4.3 stars by 1538 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.