Ventanas at the Modern

4.3
1156 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Latin
New Jersey restaurateur Alexander Duran (Co-owner @SonCubanoNJ) has launched VENTANAS Restaurant & Lounge, a Latin- Asian-American fusion eatery at The Modern, a new residential development from SJP Properties in Fort Lee, NJ.
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Latin American dining is getting a boost from David Burke, the chef behind BLT Prime, the steakhouse at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.
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David Burke, who lives in Fort Lee, is the culinary managing director at VENTANAS. Along with Chef Brian Morales, they will create a menu blending modern American, Latin and Asian Flavors. Sourcing locally & responsibly from nearby farms and purveyors to reflect the best of each season.
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The 7,000-square-foot space will seat 150 people in the dining room, which comes with a chef’s table, 80 people in the Red Room, and 75 to 100 people on the outdoor terrace bar and lounge.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1156 people are saying
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ClaudiaG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food5service2ambience1

Needs vegetarian meals and a little bit more privacy seating wise.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great, but a little overpriced for the portions you receive. Appetizers bring more portion than entrees. Service was great and the ambiance was amazing. Would only come here for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

It must have been the worst food I’ve ever eaten. The silver wear was as dirty as it can be. Just look how dirty the windows are when you walk
Inside. 200 for a steak cooked well done when asked for medium well and lobster that wasn’t even cooked. I would never recommend this place nor will
I ever come
Here again. The champagne dream was excellent though. For the food was disappointing. Very dissatisfied and I paid 500
For a horrible dinner. Lesson learned.

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Coco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing food and vibe! Looking forward for dinner!

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PolinaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Really not worth the price you pay for the food. The place is trying to be a lounge, a high end restaurant, and a sports bar all in one. Unfortunately, it’s not succeeding in any of those.
Considering their prices, the services should have been impeccable. However, we often had to flag the waiter as he would disappear. The appetizers were spaced out too far. One of them came out cold and was clearly forgotten. The steak was a joke, considering what it cost. The worst part was paying for toro sushi and very clearly receiving regular tuna. We know good quality fish and this was not even a question.
When we brought up several of these issues to the waiter, he apologized, but no effort was made to make it right.
Really, not a place we would visit again for dinner. There are much better places where they actually put effort into quality.
This was good for one thing - to step out for a drink.

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vipDP123
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Our steak came cold..and the kobe beef sushi roll came out cold too..We had to wave out to the server for steak knife and chopstick and soy sauce.. we had to wave out the server for our 2nd drinks too..
We waited like 1hr for the entres to be served.

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Drea
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Portions are a little on the small side, but delicious. Scarlet, the bartender made the perfect drinks all night

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ElenaL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very average food

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TeresaVK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary at Ventana. We asked for a romantic table (more secluded) and that is exactly what we got when we arrived. We sat at a high top table facing the water. We were promptly attended to and our waitress Yesenia was wonderful. Angel the head maitre d' came over end of the night to ensure we had a great experience. The dessert we ordered had a cute happy anniversary chocolate accent and they gave us a champagne toast! Absolutely wonderful setting. Great value and everything we ordered was very well made, temperature on point and good portions. This place is great for a romantic night, girls night, special event etc. They also have valet parking. Awesome experience and we will be back! Below is what we ordered and our thoughts.
- Guacamole: so well served, has a little kick and great portion. The plantain chips were excellent pairing with this dish.
- Lobster Dumplings: You can actually see the lobster pieces in the dumpling. We were intrigued and pleasantly surprised by this dish. (4 dumplings)
- Herb Roasted Chicken: I am on a special diet and this was oven roasted and served over the best brussel sprouts and mashed sweet potato. Perfect bite when combined.
- Sesame Crusted Yellow Fin Tuna: my husband was raving over this dish and how fresh it was!
- George Washington Bridge dessert: I mean seriously THE best. Just trust me and get it. Perfect for sharing.

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CIERRA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Our waiter was so nice and knowledgeable.

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Foodiecooties
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

This place is nice for aesthetics and drinks. I do not recommend the food. The empanadas were not cooked all the way through, still doughy on the inside. The wings had no flavor. The fried duck dumplings with the roasted duck and fried rice were fried too hard. They never asked me how I wanted the temperature of my meat, I usually prefer medium well. I got it rare. Nobody was happy with their meal. I can recommend the lobster dumplings. The only thing that made me happy.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience! I will be making the Chef aware of this review to ensure this is not something that happens regularly.

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ElizabethV
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Started off w bug crawling out of napkin wrapped utensils. Drinks were fine. Bacon appy was delicious but literally 2 1/2 pieces for 4 people ($18.) next shrimp tempura roll made w fake crab! One of our
Branzino entrees was bad, fish had turned, the other branzino entree was good.
Would not recommend this expensive restaurant and will never return.
Also has to pay for parking w Valet when we entered, then made to pay again as we left.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We are terribly sorry to hear about your experience Elizabeth. I will bring this review up with the Chef to ensure it does not happen again. We hope you have a great day.

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LaurenK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable and even pointed out a seafood allergy ingredient in something we would have never guessed, a plum tart. The service staff was very attentions I loved that they sanitized the table between courses-I wish this trend would catch on everywhere! The food was creative, nicely presented and prepared as selected. Overall excellent experience!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We are so happy to hear your experience @ VENTANAS was well enjoyed. Have a great day, Lauren.

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Angelica
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clothesline Bacon App, Skirt Steak, Sweet Potato Wedges

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate the 5 star review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The vibe and ambiance is great. Super cute for photos. The food is not worth the money. Just not good. We got the Korean wings and calamari and that was good. But our 2 entrees were not great. Overall super cute. The sushi looked good. Would probably stick to appetizers or sushi next time.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy all of your food. We hope you decide to come back and try our other delicious food options. Have a great day!

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vipFirsttime
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Most of the food we've tried were delightful. All the Sushi rolls were awesome. My husband enjoyed the skirt steak too. I ordered the lobster roll and would prefer it to be less saucy. It was overwhelming & not good. The wait staff were friendly but ours disappeared for a bit. Also, for a dress coded establishment, they should make sure to place the coffee cup on a saucer so they can have a spot for the teaspoon and not serve inside of the sugar tray. Very miniscule detail that helps to make the experience questionable.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate the feedback and we will definitely take it into consideration. Have a great day!

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EvelynE
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service front desk and my server Kenny was amazing. Music and ambiance was great! Thanks again!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We will definitely let Kenny know you enjoyed his hospitality. Happy you hear you enjoyed your experience @ VENTANAS.

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vipJennifer
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Cocktails and service was amazing. I would definitely come back again.

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JimC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & great food, good vibe. Bar service was excellent too.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate the review, Jim! Join us for our VENTANAS Cocktail Hour weekdays from 4-6PM.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Happening place where people dress up to dine. A fun place to celebrate for birthdays. It’s nice to see an enforced dress code. Nice and energetic ambience. Take photos by the fire in the patio, Modern pond and mirrors. Hosts, valet and front door are all friendly and welcoming. Service was not as helpful with the menu choices and drink options. We had to inquire whether there was a daily special (and there were specials). Clothesline bacon appetizer is a fun table choice along with the cotton candy dessert. The seared tuna is recommended as an entree.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I took my bestie out for her bday service was good food/drinks great will def be returning ;)

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate the review! Join us for our VENTANAS Cocktail Hour weekdays from 4-6PM.

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viptweety
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I've been here for dinner and drinks. Love the ambiance . The food is consistently delicious. A few details from my first dining experience were left out this time, but still a wonderful and delicious experience.

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sullinl
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place. I recommend a few things here:

Guacamole 🥑
Shrimp Tempura Sushi
Salmon
And the Brussels sprouts
The entire staff were great, attentive and so professional. Highly recommended

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate the time you took to recommend certain dishes from VENTANAS! We look forward to your next visit with us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We really wanted to love the place but the food was very disappointing. The 3 dishes that we ordered were so bland and there’s really nothing special about them. I would say that the saving grace are the nice ambiance and superb service.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the dishes! We hope you decide to return and give us another shot. Have a great day!

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GlendaRivera
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, great place for a date night.

Frank and I had fun lol

And the bartender made some great drinks

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate the kind feedback, Glenda!

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Patrine
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, elegant restaurant, food was good. All the staff were pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Won’t be back. Pretty place, service completely lacking.

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vipashleyg
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an awesome dinner at Ventanas. The food and cocktails were outstanding. We really enjoyed everything and are looking forward to returning!

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vipSusie
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a birthday celebration for a friend. I suggested the restaurant as I had dined there and I forgot to use my open table $25 credit. Open table said that I can use it, but only at ventanas. The weather was very muggy so we decided to forgo the outdoor seating and we took a table at the window inside. The service was Ok, but I do not think that they have enough staff for all to run smoothly. We did get our dinners and it was what we ordered and my meal was delicious. I am not certain that my friend enjoyed his choice as much.
At the end of the evening, I almost forgot to give them the credit. They returned to tell me that the manager
said that they do not accept open table credits. I explained that I made the booking ion open table and I was told by open table that I could take the credit to use at Ventanas on my second visit. Finally, a wonderful hostess took over and she took the $25 credit. Is Ventanas staying with open table? If so, why would the manager tell the server that they do not take open table credits? In any case, all worked out and we had a lovely evening.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate the positive review, Susie! I will do some investigating on the Open Table credits and see if we can begin using them in the future. Nonetheless we are happy to know you enjoyed your experience @ VENTANAS!

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LissetteV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place is nicely decorated, nice vibe, attentive staff, but the utensils did not look clean (spotty), we asked for plastic. The brunch menu was okay. The mule I had was well made. The waffles and chicken I did not enjoy. The waffles tasted like a pretzel and the chicken was over cooked. I will return to try their dinner menu. I did enjoy the bacon and the GW dessert!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on July 12, 2021

We appreciate the detailed and informative review, Lissette. We will let our staff know about this review to ensure it does not happen again.

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vipAdeolaA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The art and decor was really nice as well.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We are so happy to hear, Adeola! We look forward to your next visit.

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ayafoods
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We had a reservation for 9pm but weren’t seated until 10:15. It was highly packed in the front but once we were seated we noticed there was an entire outdoor section that wasn’t offered to us and there were multiple open tables in the area we were at. No accommodation was met. I ordered the salmon with bok Choy and my salmon was undercooked. I love the appetizers like the spinach feta empanadas. Those are amazing! But the main meal was not good at all!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We hope you decide to give us another shot in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Too much noise, the food was horrible I was not really impress. The service was ok, the waitress has too many tables I have to wait 20 min until she realize I need another drink. The special of the day a lobster with fried rice really ?? I could make that a home, i mean really disappointed, the portion are small for the price I been in different fine dining restaurant and this one so far is the worst .. never again .. the valet parking were the only ones ton point .!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing ambience!

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vipFarikaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thanks for stopping by, Farika!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Great food.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate the review!

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Matt
Jackson Hole
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a special night out. Great music, food, service, and an eclectic crowd. We loved it and will definitely return.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on July 12, 2021

We appreciate the kind words, and we are happy to know you enjoyed your experience. Have a great day, Matt!

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Tanya
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our original reservation was set to be outside but due to the rain, we were seated inside in which I was very disappointed as the tables were very close in proximity. However, the manager/owner was able to accommodate us and allowed us to sit at a table seated for four by the window which I was so grateful for. Thank you for putting your costumers first!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on July 12, 2021

We are happy to know it was a pleasant experience, Tanya! We take our customer service very seriously. We hope you have an amazing day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate it!

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AdrianaD
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and the service. Definitely I will go agaian

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on July 6, 2021

We appreciate the kind words, Adriana. We look forward to seeing you again.

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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 1156 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.