Always love this place, food ambiance and service is always phenomenal. Unfortunately this visit our waiter seemed to have been more concerned with socializing with the hostess instead of serving our table. We had to ask other servers numerous times to assist us.
We had an outstanding dining experience with every meal being top class. We had a delightful waiter Nico too whom made our dining experience most enjoyable!
Good service! High noise level!
As always, Varka was perfect
The food is always fresh and tasty, the service wonderful
The restaurant is a bit noisy, but other than that, there is nothing bad to say about this restaurant
Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty very exceptional
Service, ambiance, cocktails and food were all incredible. Left nothing to be desired. This was my first time to Varka but definitely not my last.
Best restaurant in New Jersey, hands down. Wonderful warm atmosphere and super nice staff and ownership.never disappoints.
Everything is generally pretty good at Varka. Loved the Filet although the fries weren't crisp at all rather soggy this time around.
Fried cheese was yummy. Cheese cake dessert was good too!
Went here for my anniversary with my fiance. The staff was very friendly amd informative. The ambiance was very romantic and warm. I had the veal porterhouse special of the day and it was outstanding. I drove about an hour to get there and it was so worth it. Highly recommend it for anyone.
Thank you to Stavro! The Fagri and Greek Salad was top notch! Looking forward to returning.
Varka never disappoints! Had a terrific meal! Cold lobster , arugala salad, grilled whole fish filleted. It doen't get much better!!! My favorite restaurant in Bergen County!
We love Varka and are regular guests. The food, service, and ambience is off the charts
I've eaten more multiple times and each time has been a great experience. Food is always very fresh and cooked perfectly and the wine they have is always top notch. Service was excellent and although it was a busy night with people waiting, we were never pressured to leave even though we had ordered a couple of rounds of drinks after dinner. Will always consider them for special occasion meals or anytime my wife and I want to dress up and go out for a nice dinner!
Favorite local place, great fish, fresh veg. Service was professional as always, however, they were pushing drinks a bit more than usual today.
The manager was very accommodating and our waiter Nick was great!
Food was very good.. but over priced. The octopus was good, but wasn’t worth the $28 they charge. The Lobster Gyro was unbelievable and would go back just to eat that again as an entree. I ordered the halibut and was cooked perfectly. Wish they had more of a cocktail/drink selection. All I saw were martinis.. great place for a business spending account.. but would have to make it a special occasion to leave there paying $100/per person.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Varka. Everything was fresh and delicious. We started with the Greek salad and fried calamari for main course we had the bronzino and lamb chops. Would definitely recommend friends and family. Nice atmosphere great food good service. The cocktails weren't the best though. Will order a bottle of wine next time.
We celebrated my sister-in-law's birthday this weekend at Varka and had an amazing meal. Two orders of octopus for 6 people plus a beet salad, lobster taco and mushroom appetizer were perfect (although one can never get enough of their octopus!). Each couple then split an angry lobster and we split two desserts. Yes, I could have eaten more lobster but when you add all of their amazing bread into the equation, it was certainly enough. Great food, great atmosphere, and very attentive service. Varka continues to be my favorite Bergen County restaurant!
Tried Varka for drinks and apps with my husband and another’s couple. One round of drinks and a few apps (half of which were vegetarian) cost us $100 per couple before tip! I wish the prices were more reasonable. Great ambience and love the bar area. Our waiter was not very attentive. Had the beet salad, Greek tomato salad, tuna special appetizer, shrimp Santorini and grilled octopus - all were ok but nothing special. Not sure if we plan on coming back any time soon
All the meals we had were delicious from halibut, chilean sea bass, shrimp and salmon. The most outstanding part of our meal was the octopus appetizer. The octopus was the best I ever had!
Expensive for outside NYC. Service was good. Bill was confusing.
We have been at the restaurant a couple of times really very good !!!! but the last time in January that we were there on a Thursday night with family I was very disappointed with the food, What happened ?
Spectacular meal. Not for the faint at heart. $300 lunch.
Can't wait to do it again!
Food was great, but service was not reflective of the price. We couldn't even get our waiters attention for a second drink when our entrees came out - which he never came to check on. Would have stayed longer and ordered dessert but got the check instead. Disappointed as the food was truly delicious, but for the cost and lack of attentive service, was unfortunately not worth it.
We had a 630 reservation on a Saturday night and we were seated right away. Next time I would not place my dinner order at the same time as our appitzers because the meal came out right after we finished our first course. The food was delicious but I am assuming it is not cooked to order because both the appetizers and main course came out so quickly. Our server was very good and attentive. We did wait awhile to order our desert which was fine with our server. It is definitely a pricey restaurant as my appitzer was $28 . We did love everything we had and would def go back. I also would only go before 7 on a sat night bc the noise level was very loud when we left at 830 and the bar was so crowded, you could not get near it at that time.
Overall we really enjoyed our dinner
Went for my husband’s birthday. Food was so fresh, you pick your fish out of “the boat”. Service was excellent! Plus We ordered dessert)the doughnuts so delicious) and it was on the house for his birthday! Will tell all my friends and family and will definitely go back!
The service was poor. Food was good but overpriced. Overall not as good as it was in the past.
We hadn't been to Varkas for quite - it's certainly not the cheapest place to dine, and it was as delicious as ever. So happy to have this gem in our neighborhood!
Varka never disappoints! Took a friend for lunch for her birthday. This was my 1st time for lunch & it was just as wonderful as dinner. Do not miss the grilled octopus or the sampler platter of Greek spreads. The bread & olives alone ,that they do generously put on the table are delicious. Great fresh food every time.
Excellent service and food! Highly recommend! Fagri and Dorado was excellent!
One of my favorite local restaurants. Food always fresh and perfectly prepared. Great service! I highly recommend.
Went there for New Year's Eve, dinner and energy were fantastic. This restaurant never disappoints.
This was a New Year’s and anniversary celebration. Fantastic food. Fresh, perfectly and simply prepared fish. Really pretty exceptional. Service wasn’t perfect because it was very busy- they forgot silverware and were too rushed And it was noisy but otherwise, a wonderful meal.
Great food and atmosphere!
What can I say. Varka has been around forever so they must be doing something right.
The wait staff is excellent with just the right amount of attention. It is a Greek restaurant so don't expect fancy sauces as it is very clean food but cooked to perfection. Portions are very
hearty. The ambiance is nice. Sometimes a little loud if you are seated by a big party. They are New York City prices but remember no toll or parking fees and you are getting NY quality food. One of the very few restaurants in Bergen County with this high a caliber. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys NYC quality food but does not want to travel far.
Delicious grilled octopus appetizer (big!) and ample fresh salad. Great bread too. Entrees a bit problematic: halibut overcooked on first try and sea bass overwhelmed by tomato broth and onion slices. Simpler would have been better. Place got busy and our server was distracted by big tables. Got bailed out by front of house man. I think we will give it a second try with more careful selections.
Excellent food must have the octopus