Ventanas at the Modern
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.
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.
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Needs vegetarian meals and a little bit more privacy seating wise.
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.
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.
Brunch was amazing food and vibe! Looking forward for dinner!
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.
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.
Food was delicious. Portions are a little on the small side, but delicious. Scarlet, the bartender made the perfect drinks all night
Very average food
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.
AMAZING! Our waiter was so nice and knowledgeable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We are so happy to hear your experience @ VENTANAS was well enjoyed. Have a great day, Lauren.
Clothesline Bacon App, Skirt Steak, Sweet Potato Wedges
We appreciate the 5 star review!
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.
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!
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.
We appreciate the feedback and we will definitely take it into consideration. Have a great day!
Great service front desk and my server Kenny was amazing. Music and ambiance was great! Thanks again!
We will definitely let Kenny know you enjoyed his hospitality. Happy you hear you enjoyed your experience @ VENTANAS.
Cocktails and service was amazing. I would definitely come back again.
Great service & great food, good vibe. Bar service was excellent too.
We appreciate the review, Jim! Join us for our VENTANAS Cocktail Hour weekdays from 4-6PM.
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.
I took my bestie out for her bday service was good food/drinks great will def be returning ;)
We appreciate the review! Join us for our VENTANAS Cocktail Hour weekdays from 4-6PM.
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.
What a great place. I recommend a few things here:
Shrimp Tempura Sushi
And the Brussels sprouts
The entire staff were great, attentive and so professional. Highly recommended
We appreciate the time you took to recommend certain dishes from VENTANAS! We look forward to your next visit with us.
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.
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!
It was amazing, great place for a date night.
Frank and I had fun lol
And the bartender made some great drinks
We appreciate the kind feedback, Glenda!
Very nice, elegant restaurant, food was good. All the staff were pleasant.
Won’t be back. Pretty place, service completely lacking.
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!
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.
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!
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!
We appreciate the detailed and informative review, Lissette. We will let our staff know about this review to ensure it does not happen again.
Great food and great service. The art and decor was really nice as well.
We are so happy to hear, Adeola! We look forward to your next visit.
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!
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.
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 .!!
Great food, amazing ambience!
Food and service was great
Thanks for stopping by, Farika!
Great staff. Great food.
We appreciate the review!
Perfect place for a special night out. Great music, food, service, and an eclectic crowd. We loved it and will definitely return.
We appreciate the kind words, and we are happy to know you enjoyed your experience. Have a great day, Matt!
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!
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!
We appreciate it!
I love the food and the service. Definitely I will go agaian
We appreciate the kind words, Adriana. We look forward to seeing you again.
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.