The Ritz Cafe

4.4
229 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Thank you to all our customers! The Ritz Cafe is no longer accepting reservations on Friday and Saturday. We are open for lunch and dinner, first-come, first-serve.

Located in the quaint town of Northport facing the Harbor, The Ritz Cafe offers something for everyone. While children are enjoying comfort food, adults may dine on Gourmet fare in our casual and relaxed atmosphere. We offer a large selection of continental dishes including seafood, steaks, and pastas.

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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBarbaraT
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was very good—sorry I don’t remember her name. Food was very good, huge portions. First time here but will return. Overall a very nice experience

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SangeetaG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Not accommodating to make us comfortable as I had called earlier to ask if they can have 7 rather than 6.
Waitress was good with words more than service! Water came after asking few times. Cold bread after a long time. Food came with one person waiting for the entree until the rest of the people were almost done with the food.
Food was good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Disappointed with the waitresses service. She seemed annoyed and Irritated from the start. Will not return again.

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babs
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!

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vipscottn
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We live in walking distance from the Ritz Cafe, have passed it hundreds of times. We were looking for a dinner experience that was more than eating and saying goodbye, so we made the reservation here, met an hour early and walked around beautiful Cow Harbor Park and Northport Village. It is a small place with a huge menu. If you can’t find something to eat here...you are just not hungry. Both couples each shared excellent salads. We had the crabmeat stuffed shrimp, the linguine and white clams (never saw so many clams in one dish!!) the blackened swordfish, and the steak burger. All were WONDERFUL! The service was friendly. Would definitely repeat without ANY hesitation. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Kitchen took forever food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is always amazing. Unfortunately I think it’s just hard to get good wait service these days. Just expect a slower service for drinks and food. But the portion size and consistency with the food is always spot on.

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viptrish
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Staff was wonderful and courteous, maybe a little overwhelmed. Very nice dining experience.

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vipskikev
New York Area
232 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First tim here in a long time. Decor could use a little update. Service was excellent. Bread came to the table cold. Drinks were excellent. Entree were very good. Enjoyed our evening.

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vipscotch
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friendly & easy with a great menu

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PeterS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love the ambience and the service was fast!

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vipmama
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here! Food always great and service is over the top. Always a relaxed and fun night! A special shout out to our waitress Pam she was on point and made the night extra fun! Highly recommend, a quaint neighborhood gem!!!!!

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MicheleG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The Ritz was a wonderful reprieve for a Sunday afternoon. The service was awesome. Food was good. Oysters superb brunch a great value. Great to have this little bit of sanity in this crazy world.

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ThomasL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for burgers and drinks which were excellent.

Robin was a great server.

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vipReginaK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was awesome! But hate to say it, the place needs a paint job in the worst way! Kind of dark inside as well

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Mistymom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service

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MarianneA
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Ritz, we loved the location and especially the service and the spectacular food. Melissa was fantastic as were the drinks and our meal! Will return!

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DONNA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal with amazing personable service. We were not rushed at all. Perfect night!

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LuanaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with amazing service, went for brunch and had a great time

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DanaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, fabulous service...A++

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vipJimS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our dinner meal was excellent. Appetizers and entrees were delicious. Service was great. Never had a bad meal at the Ritz.

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vipsuzanne
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Night out with my honey

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RichardH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I have been to the best restaurants all over Long Island. The Ritz is our favorite. Great atmosphere great food, and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Robin was amazing! The food was delicious.

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TomS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Would dine here again!

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kittykat76
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dining experience at The Ritz Cafe! Great neighborhood find and will be back again and again. Promptly greeted and seated for reservation, Robin is absolutely fantastic, the food is plentiful and delicious, and the wine & drinks menu is great. Highly recommended.

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kittykat76
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service! Friendly attentive staff, nice drinks menu, great selection and choice of food items.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was phenomenal. I took my teenage daughter snd we had a great dinner. The food was delicious and service was impeccable.

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DanD
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service excellent, food is always very good. A great small bar/restaurant for any occasion

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hollieb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food… Friendly staff… Great experience

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RyanS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horribly rude hostess. They did not hold my reservation, then proceeded to make me wait outside in the cold until there was an open table.

I left and hardly even got an apology from said hostess or rude waitress who told me I was crowding the entrance.

I would never recommend this place, and I am never going back.

Not to mention, the restaurant was small, stuffy, uncomfortable, and smelled badly. If I could have given it zero stars I would have.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service have been going here for years and it’s always consistent.

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vipFoodWiner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise, loved finding this gem. Can't wait to make this a regular spot, especially as the weather warms up.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service.

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TomC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant for pre-theater dining for the John W. Engeman Theater. Might date always has the Peking Crispy Duck and declares it consistently excellent! My favorite is the Strip Steak with garlic mashed potatoes. Service has always been accommodating, attentive, and great!

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DylanD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid food in a lot of styles, great service and cozy atmosphere downtown in Northport. Great for dates, special occasions and parties! Love their pasta dishes, tuna and steaks and they have great calamari and clam appetizers. Solid assortment of wines, cocktails and beer. Smallish place and can fill up fast and can get loud. Reservations recommended. A constant favorite!

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Marcd
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for pre-theater, short walk through town, pleasant staff, food was reasonably good, I would go again, must be great in the summer!

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Howden
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice table by the window to watch the sunset, so that def ups the ambiance rather than tables in the back. Servers are attentive, we had an earlier dinner tonight, not as crowded and nosy as it can sometimes get

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FPNME
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reliably good food and service in a nice atmosphere with a low noise level. Try it on a summer night when Northport Harbor is in view and request a window table. Cozy on a cold winter night also. Highly recommend.

FAQs

The Ritz Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 754-6348.

The Ritz Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 229 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.