Zaferon Grill

4.6
177 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Zaferon Grill is a new concept restaurant offering a unique experience inspired by Mediterranean traditions and flavors. The ambiance is contemporary, casual and inviting. The open-kitchen design allows guests to watch their food being prepared.

Our culinary creations are fresh and nutritious featuring organic, hormone and antibiotic-free meat and poultry, wild caught fish and organic produce finely blended with herbs and spices. All of this is complemented by flat bread baked in-house daily.

There will be something for everyone to enjoy at Zaferon Grill. Guests can enjoy freshly blended juices from the juice bar or one of the many items on the menu which also include gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options.

We use locally sourced products so long as available, and are committed to sustainable practices.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Mediterranean, Organic
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
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Phone number
(973) 433-7533
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Charles Mullen
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Catering
Please contact us for more information on catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grove Ave
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Parking details
Parking is available both behind the restaurant (accessible via Grove Ave) and along Grove avenue. Some parking is available on Bloomfield Avenue as well as in the surrounding neighborhood.
Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 177 People Are Saying
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LG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive service. Also was very interested in our feedback, which was given. The chef offered us dessert at no charge for our feedback. Very much appreciated. Will definitely return. Would also like to see the menu offerings enlarged.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met friends for dinner. We had eaten there before and were impressed enough to invite friends to join us. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The menu is not huge but had something for everyone. Try it out.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Second time at this lovely restaurant. Really enjoyed everything on the menu that we ordered. Very mindful of people’s dietary issues and allergies. Excellent service!

We will most definitely be back!

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C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was well prepared and fresh. I had Halibut over a lovely corn salad and my friend had Lamb which was excellently prepared.

The atmosphere was bright and inviting.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. So nice to have this place in Verona. Have the cucumber yogurt soup !!

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OT
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Freshest ingredients and creative combinations...reasonable portion sizes...understated, but beautiful space...BYO. We’ll be back.

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S
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Place: delicious food, so well prepared and served in a very nice setting.
Bring your own wine. And save room for dessert. We’re so happy we found this place we will return. Soon

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful and accommodating service staff! Delicious food, perfect gathering spot.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful all around. We have a new favorite!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner. Best restaurant in the area.

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s
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

inviting environment clean sleek bright comfortable..menu for brunch was varied and interesting. Everything was nicely prepared and light in consistency including dessert. I would like to return for dinner

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KP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants. I love farms to table, organic restaurants and Zaferon did not disappoint. I had the summer salad, yogurt marinaded chicken skewers and pomegranate sorbet with vanilla gelato. Each course will prepared well, nice combination of herbs and perfect proportions and simply delicious. One small criticism was the dressing on the salad was a little to tart for my taste. Overall, a great dining experience and we’ll be back.

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BV
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, our dinner was excellent. I started with the grilled octopus, which was very tender, and had the cowboy steak special - perfectly done. My wife had the oysters and then the lamb, which she enjoyed very much. We had a reservation but actually the restaurant was not crowded so we could have just walked in. Not inexpensive, especially for a BYOB, but the food was fantastic.

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H
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good but the menu has s very limited selection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome and staff really friendly. Love the blending of flavors. Well worth the trip.

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LF
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have raved about this restaurant and brought my parents along for dinner this Friday night. It was a hit! The restaurant is beautiful, the service is terrific and the food is outstanding.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Farm fresh and delicious!! I love that the food is organic, and no antibiotics used in chicken.

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitstaff and nice combination of Mediterranean and American cuisines. Great location for us as we live in town as well.

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NJ
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch BYOB. Love the creative cooking. Great prices for what they serve. Efficient staff. Glad to have Zaferon nearby.

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RI
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. We've eaten here many times and never have been disappointed. The food is always very good and the service is excellent. We highly recommend it.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was great- from the front of the house to the wait staff/ everyone was so friendly and attentive. Unfortunately, the food was bland.

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SP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very noisy
Cramped tables
Food took too long

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H
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner. Food was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

If I had gotten this food at a casual Mediterranean restaurant at a fair price and with better portions, I would have been ok with it. They serve up middle of the road semi-Mediterranean cuisine and plate it as if it is elevated Michelin Star cuisine. This place tries too hard and doesn’t succeed.

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding from start to finish. Staff is extremely courteous and attentive but not bothersome. Presentation of dishes was right in line with the best. Every bite was delicious. Kudos to Soody and her entire staff for a wonderful experience. Planning a return trip asap!

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f
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our second time back at this cozy eatery. The live music is not too loud and adds to the dining experience. The staff is attentive and the food is very good.

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OT
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love this place- the new menu is quite good and the service is impeccable- 'The owner is a wonderful host and always most accommodating--Just brought food conscious friends who also raved--

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This small, intimate restaurant is a winner. We loved the menu. Small plates are very shareable. We had a delicious flatbread with gruyere cheese and carmelized onions and crispy bacon. We shared grilled octopus which was creatively prepared and barbecued ribs. There were many other items on the menu that were appealing We wish we had room for dessert which we were told are prepared by a French baker. We stopped in for a midweek dinner. We will be back, This is a gem in the middle of Verona.

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PH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Booked a reservation for Mother's Day not realizing that they were only offering a prefixed brunch menu for the day. Essentially, $30 got you a mixed salad appetizer. A small portion of creatively prepared French toast. Coffee, biscotti and a little mixed fruit for desert. A little steep for the offering in my opinion. None the less, everything was fresh and delicious. I left intrigued enough to give it another try for dinner at some point.

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N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch today! All the food was yummy and the wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Will definitely come back.

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ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We have visited Zafron Grille in the past and were very happy. They had just changed menus 2 days ago and we were pretty disappointed in the choices. And what we ordered was not that great. The lamb dish was not even available and the lobster dish was very dry. The choices were so limited (and no specials), left 2 in our party to choose the salmon burger and the kabobs, which we just ok and not what we expected that we would be ordering for a nice dinner out.

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VM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This past Saturday, we ended a wonderful afternoon listening to the London Symphony Orchestra at NJPAC with another remarkable experience in Verona dining at Zaferon. What a lovely restaurant! The elegant yet casual atmosphere was a perfect transition after that great performance. I had a delicious duck comfit as an appetizer and superbly cooked grilled halibut as an entrée but still I could not resist tapping into my husband's truffle sauce fettuccine that was superb. The lime tart for desert was the perfect ending to an overall fantastic day. We will do it again!

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h
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great brunch, wonderful ambience - great find in Verona!

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars and always find the service friendly, the food fresh and delicious and the atmosphere welcoming.

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f
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative twist on American cuisine. For example the bread served was one large flat bread to tear and share with your friends. It was served with thyme butter. Highly recommend the braised short rib flat bread. From the tapas menu, the fettuccine alfredo was decadent without being overly rich and the portobello mushroom with crunchy lentils was satisfying as well. The burger was cooked to perfection, as was the skirt steak. We were too full to order the modern takes on classic desserts that we saw other patrons thoroughly enjoying. Next time when we come we will save room!

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t
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Love this place

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s
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the ribeye for two, asparagus and spinach. Delicious.

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LF
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dinner and regret not going to this newer restaurant sooner. The meal and service were terrific and both the the dining room and ambience were lovely as well. A delightful surprise. I have already recommended Zaferon to friends and family and look forward to returning myself.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Place is very modern,. I had the roasted chicken which was absolutely delicious, on par with the best bistro in Paris. My husband had the halibut which was also excellent!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal. Great service.

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