Ventanas at the Modern

4.4
1263 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
Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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vipquirkyrocket
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great as always.

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CassandraC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing , the service was phenomenal and I was definitely be coming back ! We had a great time !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diane’s surprise 60th birthday was a great success. Food and staff were outstanding

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vipHecbad
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very nice environment , but the food and service was very disappointing. Note that this is NOT an Gluten Free restaurant. Server were ok which was a disappointment as they automatically charge 18% tip regardless of the size of your party so you would expect an great service , they have A LOT to improve in this area .
Food was OK at best , my wife is gluten intolerant (mostly wheat) and the server did not notify us that the fries and other sides were fried in a pan where other wheat based ingredients were also fried) , unreal .

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The tuna was black and brown! The food was not good at all, the drinks were watered down. I’ve been here once before and I will never go back.

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CortneyC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff food choices amazing the ambiance is beautiful. My fiancé really enjoy her birthday!!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 4 days ago

We are delighted to hear that you chose to spend such a special day with us @ VENTANAS. Happy Belated!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

This is my 2nd time at Ventanas, the first time was for dinner. This time I went for brunch, the server left a lot to be desired. He was pretty inattentive and seemingly distracted. The food was definitely good and they play jazz music during Sunday brunch so it’s a little loud but definitely a nice atmosphere. I’ll be back.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate the feedback and we will definitely take it into consideration. We are happy knowing you will be a returning customer. Have a great day!

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Sdee24
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Where do I begin, I came in with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday. We did originally have our reservation for 4 people but when we came we ended up being 5 people and they did accommodate that which we very much appreciated. But after that it was downhill, the hostess that walked us to our table and was extremely rude to my friend for absolutely no reason, it’s very loud in the restaurant and my friend couldn’t hear the hostess talking to her, the hostess became extremely rude and even when my friend apologized saying she couldn’t hear her the girl was still very not nice.
After we were seated it was just one thing after the next with service and food being really subpar. One example, we asked for a sushi roll with brown rice, they said they don’t have brown rice but they have black bean rice, we said we will take that, and when the food came out the sushi roll came with white rice and a bowl of black bean rice on the side, almost laughable but still when we said something we where met with attitude from the servers.
I can go on and on, it wasn’t a great experience at all, won’t be back

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MarkD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived and valet. The doors to walk into are grand and the ambiance is very luxurious like walking a red carpet. Vibe is super trendy. Dress to impress. Food came quickly and did not disappoint. The patio area has fire pits serves for both heat ( if you do not like heat then don’t sit next to these pits for you will be uncomfortable)and cosmetically pleasing. Pond in the center with waterfall it’s beautifully landscaped and there is plenty of places to take pictures. Menu prices are a bit pricey but you get quality.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 4 days ago

Mark, we appreciate the positive, and detailed feedback. We are happy to know that you and your party enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to your next visit with us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent as well as the entire restaurant. I appreciate that the music was not excessively loud which allowed people to have a conversation without screaming at each other.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 4 days ago

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us!

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vipDanaK
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress Maggie was amazing and the manager, Greg was very affable and accommodating. Other than swatting the annoying Spotted Lanternflies, was a nice outdoor brunch.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 4 days ago

We are happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us @ VENTANAS. We look forward to having you back in the near future.

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LeahM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Too much of a hype . We ordered Korean BF . Presentation was bad , not what I expected . Like I ordered from a regular Asian take out . Not worth the traffic to get there !

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 4 days ago

We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us, Leah. We would love for you to give us another chance in the near future. We hope you have a great day.

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Deebri1016
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with great food & drinks! I highly recommend!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for the feedback, Deebri! We hope you have a great day!

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EvilynA
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very amazing ! I highly recommend. Thank you for a great night🥰

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate the kind words! We are happy to know you enjoyed your time with us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The ambiance was energetic and fun. However, we did not feel comfortable at this restaurant. Not one person who worked there or the waitstaff were wearing masks and the tables were very close together. The entire restaurant and bar were packed. With the uptick in covid in NJ, there were absolutely no precautions taken. No one asked our vaccine status or shared the restaurants employees status.
The service and food was good but it seems irresponsible during this time to not take any measures.

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LudmilaP
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got Kenny as our waiter and the new manager where great hostess
Very helpful and knowledgeable of the menu.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate the positive feedback, Ludmila. We are happy to know you enjoyed your time with us @ VENTANAS.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience5

We celebrated birthday party for two!
Dinner menu wasn’t special. Some sushi and fish. I ordered salmon medium rare on the menu. It came out too salty and not even rare but crunchy. They over cooked it!
When I ordered surprise cake for my friend, waiter came and asked about if we would like any dessert. And then came to us second time to confirm if we want anything, only after third time he brought the cake! I was so disappointed by unprofessional service.
Only good note about the restaurant is atmosphere and decoration. That’s all!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 4 days ago

We're terribly sorry to hear about your experience. We will bring this review up with our staff to ensure it does not happen again. We hope you decide to give us another try in the near future. Have a great day!

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vipRobbi
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We dined in the outside patio. It was lovely.
Pros
Empanadas, Tuna tartare, chicken, fries are excellent.

Very cheap amount of pretzels in olive oil. One jar fir seven people is not enough!

Service is slow.

Desserts are divine.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate the detailed feedback Robbi!

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vipPescatarian
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I took my friend for lunch for her birthday. She warned me that she would be 15 min late. So when I checked in, i told the hostess. She said they don’t seat until the entire party is there, but if i wanted to wait for her at the table, i could do so if i started ordering drinks and appetizers. There were maybe 2 other tables in the whole place, so being rigid with the rules seemed unnecessary. The food was very good- please add some vegan options. I had seaweed salad, guac and rice and beans. Other places have more options to offer than that. Our server was fine. The setting both indoors and out are a cut above, and the presentation of all the food is very artful.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate the feedback. We will take your feedback into consideration. Have a great day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great time @Ventanas

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JealeneR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it! Perfect date night and in love with the service 100% recommended excellent

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

Jealene, We are delighted to hear that your experience with us was a pleasant one.

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CornalinaG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience ever! Great service!
The food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, food and service. The only problem was when my guest and I had post dinner cocktails at the outside bar …. I don’t mind paying up for the atmosphere, cigar and drinks but that was the lightest pour of Tawny Port I’ve ever had … I had 3 of them and I don’t think they equaled one traditional drink to go with my cigar!!! You should call it “Tiny-Port”! 😅

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is beautiful, me and my friend love it, and the service was amazing, Harold was very good with us, and the food was excellent, I will come back . Thank you

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We will let Harold know that you enjoyed his hospitality. We hope you have a great day, and thank you for the feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Food was decent. The scenery was very beautiful. The service was pretty bad considering it wasn’t even that busy at the time that I went. Oh and to top it off, my mother knew where my girlfriend and I were going even before we went and surprised us by paying for our dinner. She called directly to the place and paid for the bill over the phone … ready for this … $250 charge for Marc Jacobs two days later. Literally scammed my mother when all she was doing was a kind gesture for my anniversary. Never coming here again. This place is all hype !!

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vipBrianC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Terrible food came out cold ordered the tomahawk steak an it came out cold

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 2 days ago

We're terribly sorry to hear about this, Brian. We will let the Chef know about these comments to ensure it does not happen again.

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AlfredoP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great people! Perfect date spot. Was treated like royalty!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate the feedback! Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience, Alfredo!

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vipBrunch
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Celebrating my birthday is why I decided to go w girlfriends. Took waiter almost 20 minutes to even greet us. Ordered guacamole w plantains, come w like 6 chips- ordered more - never came! Ordered again and waiter asked if we really Needed them…..wt???
Food was interesting but cold. Been to many David Burke locations- this is a disappointment for foodies! More of scene- the 6 -8 bobbleheads STANDING BEHIND the hostess station when you walk in is extremely off putting! No one smiles , not warm or welcoming. And don’t tell me you don’t sit people until full party arrives- how obnoxious! I sat down anyway - but what did it matter with no waiter to serve us! We are not cheap, and had someone been there to server me I guarantee my bill would have been much much more!

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SaadaT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! We literally tried one of everything on the menu just to give it a go and….amazing to say the least! The service was great the manager came around to each and every table to ask how everything was and to make sure we came back lol. Valet park on site we were seated in less then 5 mins and everyone was super nice and energetic!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 5 days ago

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us @ VENTANAS. We look forward to your next visit!

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RomaineM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usuals a good time was had. Good food, good vibes, great service.,

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Made a reservation but still had to wait over an hour. We then waited over 20 mins for a waiter to order. Horrible.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 4 days ago

We apologize for your wait times. Typically towards the weekends we do get a high volume of reservations, which may have caused us to get backed up. We hope you decide to give us another try in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This place has potential but misses a lot of the marks. Food was just ok. Arrived cold. Ambiance was non existent. I was able to hear everyone’s conversation and clinks of cutlery. Lighting doesn’t make any sense. Beautifully lit outside and pitch dark inside. My server was definitely capable but was basically working by himself so he didn’t really have a chance to do his job properly. They were out of most good sounding things on the menu. Drinks were decent. Someone yelled at the bartenders right in front of costumers - “are you here to work or talk” - very unprofessional. Wasn’t seated until 30 mins after reservation. Just overall disappointed. Cotton candy & cake pop dessert was sadly best part of entire meal. Was told it’s better on fridays & saturdays. Not sure I’d return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

This was the perfect place to have my birthday dinner. The food was perfect drinks were amazing fell in love with their drinks. Service was good could’ve been better. Every restaurant has its pros and cons for me it is was great cons I would say busy hours would be around 8 to 9 do expect to wait about 20 min to see your waitress again & I had one request which was dessert requested at the end of the dinner and it was skipped overall everything was good.

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vipReenieb03
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Ventanas last night for a belated birthday celebration. The restaurant was hopping with a quite crowded and vibrant crowd. Although the restaurant was very crowded I have to thank Angie who went above and beyond accommodating us with putting 2 tables together since we had so many appetizers and needed the room. The food and ambiance are fabulous as always! This was my 3rd time dining and my friends first time, and she was thoroughly impressed. We started with spinach and goat cheese empanadas, deliciously crispy and jam packed with spinach and goat cheese! Then had the lobster dumplings that were so spectacularly filled with delicious,‘fresh lobster. A delight to the senses! And our last appetizer was shrimp ceviche. That was ok, the shrimp were a bit on the tiny side and lacked ingredients and yummy lime juice. Our dinners were a beautiful picture of octopus and scallops with some broccoli stalks, cooked to perfection and my friend had delicious crusted tuna with tiny balls of sticky rice. Beautifully presented and mouth watering both entrees!
And our show stopper dessert was ice cream sliders with yummy chocolate chip cookies, vanilla ice cream and gooey s’mores texture. Delightful and delicious! I would just add one ingredient to that dessert….some hot chocolate syrup. All in all a wonderful meal, in a happening and chic environment! Thanks to Jason our server who was bit swamped with tables but handled it all well.
One last note, not crazy about the added gratuity on the bill. It was only 2 of us.

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on September 15, 2021

We highly appreciate the detailed feedback! We are delighted to hear that you and your party enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you have an amazing day!

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LHBH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good. Loved the live jazz. They brought back good memories. Although the service was very good, my wife abs I were disappointed in two things - a mandatory gratuity of 20% ( which I would understand if we were a large party), and the audacity of the waiter suggesting that we could leave an extra tip for him. We always leave 20% for good service, but it’s obnoxious to ask for more. That has NEVER happened before and I can assure you that I’ve eaten in many restaurants in many states and countries.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The food and service were awful! Usually food is great and the service is so accommodating but last night was a complete disaster for Ventanas… The waiter was a real jerk off… very unprofessional… The clothesline bacon was terrible… it almost tasted like jerky tough..
The tomahawk steak for two had to be the toughest steak that I’ve ever eaten in my life… we were going to go back next week for Jill‘s birthday… but that’s not happening it’s either the river palm or we’re going to the city to Mastro‘s

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded on September 9, 2021

We're so sorry to hear about your experience at our establishment. We take our customer service very seriously, and will most certainly look into this claim. Please email me at tduran@duranentities so I can have more info about this experience. We hope you have a great day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really great ,food was really good. my crew and I ended up getting the lobster of the day. It was just a little too much for me. The place is going to be very expensive . I think I had six people with me for my birthday dinner and we ended up paying like $1200. We had an amazing waiter the drinks were flowing so no one really minded the price lol but just know when you go there, bring a hefty pocketbook or wallet. Enjoy!

Ventanas at the Modern
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate the rating and feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I wasn’t impressed with the food although my salmon was cooked to perfection the arroz Moro was a pitiful leftover looking serving and the bok choy looked like it was hidden under the fish to hide how much it lacked the green leafy parts. The shrimp tempura appetizer was a small store bought size portion and the lobster wonton was absolutely terrible to my taste buds.

Me and my 2 friends agreed we would not return for another meal because the experience was a lot less than we ever expected.

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vipJackieH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Drinks are fantastic, food is ok, service is mediocre at best. Overall the experience is not worth it, it has so much potential because the restaurant itself is nice and as mentioned the drinks are on point but unfortunately the service is not up to par for what you are paying. This is a nice place to get a drink & take a picture but thats about it.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The setting of the restaurant was beautiful, but the service we received was terrible. Our waiter only came to the table to take our orders then only stopped by once after we received our order. We had to ask a food server for assistance with getting boxes and the check. But before that we waited at least 30 minutes for our waiter came back to the table. We were polite the whole time but when the waiter came to give us the check there seemed to be a attitude change. Which was quite odd considering her servicing all the other tables around us with a more positive attitude. Terrible customer service.

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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 1263 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.