The Cake Lounge

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$31 to $50
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Italian
The Cake Lounge is a contemporary restaurant, bar, and lounge that is inspired by classic Italian cuisine with a sweet twist. As a brand extension of Palermo's Bakery, known for their pristine cake making across the metropolitan area, the Bruno family created The Cake Lounge, wanting to create a unique Italian dining experience.

The chic, warm ambiance of The Cake Lounge is adorned with custom cake creations and a full service bar that serves drink and dessert pairings.

The concept of fusing homemade pastas and seasonal ingredients along with their cake expertise makes The Cake Lounge the perfect date night, happy hour spot or any group event. Buon Appetito!
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R
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, it was a great time we spent there for all of us on Thanksgiving!!!! We will be back soon.

MP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was just my personal experience and I understand everyone's experiences can vary. There were some food crumbs on the booth seating area which can happen at times. The meatball sliders appetizer tasted fine/good but the bread and perhaps the presentation was slightly lacking. The complimentary bread was good though. The main chicken dish was presented well but it was probably my mistake of ordering that particular dish. The chocolate pyramid dessert tasted great but seemed to lack in size. The ambiance of the restaurant was nice but considering it isn't quite up to par with a fine dining level/experience, the prices seemed a little high; but maybe that's just me. Glad I used the groupon and got most of my money's worth.

S
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had appetizers; meat and cheese plate and the Calamari. The meat and cheese plate was kind of boring. The calamari was a bit tough. I would not order it again. The drinks were amazing. The linguini with clam sauce was very good, as well as the veal dish that my wife had. Overall a good experience.

LD
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner was excellent. Others in my party were not as happy as I was. I had Osso Buco and it was delicious. My husband, sister-in-law and her boyfriend had the zuppa di pesce. They all complained there was not enough shell fish and way too much fish in the dish. I know most folks order it for the shell fish so I didn't find their complaints out of line. Otherwise dinner was good. Afterward, we went to the bakery downstairs and were sorely disappointed. Nothing we ordered was fresh. Stale..stale...stale.

1
New York Area
463 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely dining experience. Great service...nice ambiance. We love palermo shrimp entree...comes with salad. They had a wonderful singer who entertained... good energy.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It took awhile but i was able to get someone to work with me. Its. Ot their fault the servers arent that well trained and barely have staff. I guess its a bad thing when there isnt that many people there as guests a few in between here ans there but not full to the brim on the night we went. It was very nice of them to remake our wedding cake free of charge for our anniversary since we couldn’t make it the 1st year. But it was also hard to make sure it was going to go right. This place needs a little work other than that its good.

SR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went in and there was nobody to help us. There seemed to be multiple parties going on. It was very confusing on where we had to go. We didnt get to eat bc anyone we spoke looked at us like we had 3 heads. So this will be our first and last time. I do not recommend.

JZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Came here about two years ago and I loved it! Just went to celebrate our anniversary with another couple and it’s definitely not the same. While the food was good, it was nothing extra special like I remember. Drinks were not good and super expensive. They were expensive before but they were amazing so I didn’t mind, this time I did mind paying that much. We were the only people there at 7:30 on a Friday. Ambiance 2 years ago was candlelit, perfect for a date night, this time not romantic at all. I hope they can pull things around to how I remember the restaurant. The restaurant is very beautiful and it would be a shame to see it not do well.

ES
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Convenient, local, a nice atmosphere for a couple or a group. Good service. 2 out of the 3 dishes we tried were so so. One was good.

HR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the service. We will certainly be back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and friendly service.

EO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

very disappointed with service. Food was only adequate and have had better food in past

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the service is wonderful. It has wonderful ambiance and I recommend it highly to anyone who wants a delicious Italian dinner.

H
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I took my husband here for his 38th birthday. I was expecting more of a restaurant experience... it felt more like we were interviewing a caterer? I don't know how to explain it exactly. The food was good... it just wasn't a regular restaurant exactly. But our waiter was lovely and the service was good.

M
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

My family went for Mother’s Day and it was a set menu and price. The dishes on the menu had no explanations which would have been ok except the waitress didn’t know either. I ordered the Verona chicken dish for my son and was told it was stuffed with mozzarella and eggplant but it wasn’t. It was stuffed with asparagus prosciutto and mozzarella. Big difference for a 15 year old. The food was good but the service and knowledge of the dishes were disappointing.

S
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent! Ordered chicken parm. Generous chicken cutlet portion, sauce was delicious and tasted like my grandma’s sauce (sweet, rich red color, thick). Had side salad and hazelnut mousse in a flute and cappuccino for dessert. BF had country chicken entree. Generous portion with fresh ingredients. He left no morsel on the plate. Modern, clean and comfortable decor. Waiter attentive and pleasant. Definitely will be back. Highly recommend.

P
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I bought a groupon to try the restaurant, we went in 10 minutes prior to our reservation time, a large party was still there, waited for someone to help us, no one came, the hostess then arrived for her shift, went in the back did not come out, I asked for a manager, he didn’t come out, we had tickets for a show so could not wait around, we left, before the coupon expired, made another reservation, before leaving for the seating time I called to make sure the groupon would be excepted because I bought for 4 people but now only 2 could go, the bartender tells me the groupon would not be excepted for 2 people, again no manager to speak to, his tone was very arrogant , so with that we decided to not go at all, not friendly at all, not willing to accommodate the customer at all, we would not want to go to a restaurant that at the least is not friendly, and we will never recommend or go back.

g
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat. Always delicious food and great service.

MS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the setting in the room with the beautiful large booths. Our server Jerry ? was so attentive and friendly we enjoyed how thoughtful he was. Everything from the apps to dessert was so fresh and delicious. We will definitely be going back. Loved this place.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Portions large. Tried various appetitizers- mussels, cheese plate, caprese and Caesar’s salad. Dishes were shank, steak, two chicken dishes. All were equally delicious. Very accommodating and friendly staff. We will definitely come back.

g
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even when they are hosting a large grouo service doesn't slack. Ordered from the regular menu thiscweek and everythng was great. My linguini with white clam sauce was delicious.

S
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for a few years now. Every time we go the food just gets better and better!

The staff is just amazing. Rosco, the bartender, is the master mixologist and one hell of a GREAT guy!

Drew, who sings, well, he just gets better and better. What an amazing talent he has.

Jerry, he is the utmost professional who runs that restaurant like clockwork!

Overall, everyone compliments each other and that by itself is what makes The Cake Lounge #1

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always love this restaurant and always give it five stars. However, this time service was lacking and one dinner was not prepared as requested and the filet mignon was well done instead of medium rare. Think it was just an off night and they seemed understaffed. I will still go back.

DM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was delicious, service was excellent, plate presentation was beautiful & the cakes they had in display from Palermos bakery were amazing.

1
New York Area
463 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant...nice ambiance..attentive servicr... fabulous food. The dinners come with salad...we hadn't realized and ordered caprese appetizer which was excellent. I love shrimp palermo... great dining.

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is fancy little restaurant located in Little Ferry (NJ). The service was great, food was good. Drink menu was reasonable price. I also got little birthday cake :) I would defiantly recommend this place to my friend

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service ambiance and food outstanding

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. The staff was courteous and took very good care of our party. We were here to celebrate my wife’s birthday and we had a great time!

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service is very good. Food is average. Didn't find menu or specials all that creative. All in all it was okay.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience3

The service was not good at all. We sat for 15 or more minutes before a waiter came to get our drink orders. The whole meal was that way - long wait to order, long wait for food, long wait for drinks. Food was very good. service was awful.

AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ITS A NICE PLACE TO VISIT NICE SIZE PLACE AND ACCESIBLE AND WITH PARKING LOT THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD AND ITS COZY AND THE SERVICE IS VERY GOOD

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Beautiful place and good food. Live music and nice ambience!!

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Christmas Eve fixed price/4 course meal was the best I have experienced at the Cake Lounge.
They had a home run with this menu! The food choices were fabulous and presentation was great!
Service was amazing!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

1
New York Area
463 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Second time dining here. Great energy..busy before Xmas with loads of guests..delicious food...terrific music/singer. A lovely evening!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Highly recommend. One of my fave places.

ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my Uncle’s & my Birthday here and everything was perfect! The whole family loved their food, cake was amazing, service was phenomenal. Our waiter was Carlos, he was very attentive and took great care of us the whole night. The restaurant ambiance is beautiful, I would recommend it for any occasion!

t
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommended!! Rib eye was cooked to perfection and seafood fresh . Deserts are amazing. Be sure to leave time after dinner for drinks and fantastic music.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thanksgiving dinner

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