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Esty Street

4.4
1078 reviews
$31 to $50
American
FOR ALL INDOOR DINING RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT AT 201-307-1515. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE & THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION & SUPPORT.

A fine dining staple on the Bergen County restaurant scene since 1992... resembling a swank private club makes this restaurant a truly luxurious dining experience! The Eclectic American menu features classic dishes with an inventive twist and sometimes international flair!

We Are Accepting Reservations Tuesday Through Saturday from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Reservation Are Limited As We Are Maintaining Social Distancing Protocols In Our Private Dining Meadow; see photos in our photo gallery. Reservations Can Be Made On Open Table Or By Calling The Restaurant At 201-307-1515

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Our Take Out Service will still be available for your convenience.




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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1078 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.6
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3.9
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SamuelH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

(Wow) what a great dining experience I had last night at Esty street. My reservation was for 6:30pm and as soon as I walked in I was seated promptly, and the experience started for us. The hospitality as well as the service was beyond my expectations. The menu was well put together and the drinks were made to perfection. Very knowledgeable staff that recommended wonderful food, and wine pairings for dinner. It was just what I wanted. We will be back very soon and highly recommend anyone who has not yet have the opportunity to dine at Esty street yet. Thank you for a great night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience on Esty street restaurant was great. The service was outstanding food came out on time and steaks was cooked to perfection service was excellent ,the server did a excellent job coming back to our table making sure our drinks and food was tasting to our expectations also thump's up to the chef food was outstanding.

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Mitzi
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Nothing like it was...must have changed chef. Food was undercooked and either bland or way too much seasoning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn’t have asked for a better date night with my fiancé!!!! As we pulled up we could see the beautiful white tents lined with lights. As we were greeted by the staff and walked to our table the overall decor of the lights, white tents and floral arrangements made us feel like we were on vacation somewhere almost tropical. The food was exceptional from our appetizers to the desserts.Not only was the presentation impressive but the creative flavors were excellent!! We will definitely be going back soon. If your looking for ambiance paired with delicious food and a staff that literally bent over backwards for us then you must go to Esty Street.

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jimf
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time to Esty Street in a week. Couldn’t be better! Ambiance incredible. Dining in Esty’s outside meadow is like no other outside venue. The service was right in line with the elegance of the outdoor space. Some new items have been added to the menu. The chilled Maine Lobster appetizer was beautifully presented and the flavors fresh and balanced.
Esty Street is going to be our new go to place. We promised them our continued support and will encourage all of our family and friends to do the same. You won’t be disappointed!

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jimf
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience from beginning to end was outstanding. The outdoor “meadow” is one of the best outdoor dining venues in the area. Our food was spectacular. Service was attentive while not being intrusive. Even through these trying times Esty Street has managed to succeed!
Thank you Kim and Steve for making our night out a great one. Keep it going; our community needs a fine dining experience like Esty Street!

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rightarmman
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the area
Wait staff is knowledgeable, kind, and responsive.
The food is exceptional - prepared with quality food and lovely presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The server did an excellent job explaining the menu. The presentation was great also. Beautiful Decor. Will definitely be back.

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MarkM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared an anniversary dinner with my wife, absolutely amazing evening. Staff, including management, were attentive all evening and the food was the best I’ve had in a long time.

We shared a seafood tower to start and it could’ve feed 4 people easy. Wife had the sea bass special for dinner (I ate half) and I had the rack of lamb. Both were cooked perfectly.

Can’t wait to go back!

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vipBrianC
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

I've dined at Esty Street many times in the past and truly enjoyed the experience. The food was unique and delicious while the service was very attentive. Both have gone downhill significantly with my most recent visit.

Regarding the food, we started with the Spicy Tuna Tartare appetizer. The tuna was well-presented but tasted extremely fishy and not fresh. I mentioned it to the Manager, Steve, and he whisked the dish back to the kitchen without even being seen again. We then had the bone-in NY strip and bone-in filet. These steaks lacked flavor and were not how I remembered them to be. The accompanying vegetables were extremely salty to the point where they were not even enjoyable. At this price point, that is unacceptable.

Similarly, the customer experience we received was very poor. We arrived at the restaurant to find a beautiful tent filled with only 4 other tables seated. The staff was slow to respond. I asked our waiter what types of bourbon were available. To my disappointment, the server was not aware and there was no menu (digital or paper) available outlining what bourbons were available. In previous visits, the wait staff had been intimately familiar with the available liquor and even made suggestions. Really that should be expected when you order a $22 Manhattan!

Saddened by the decline in quality of food and service, I was ready to head out and so I asked for the check. To add insult to our experience, the tuna app still appeared on the bill. Had the Manager, Steve, taken an interest in the customer experience, he would have ensured the undesirable appetizer was removed.

While once a fantastic place to eat, it seems the only thing that stayed the same was the 5-star restaurant prices.

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MarkM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been to Esty in a few months, but everything was fantastic as always. Dined outside and loved their set up. Best I’ve seen in the area since outdoor dining began. Food was great and staff was very knowledgeable. Loved the new menu. Management came to our table a few times to see how we were enjoying our dinner, very nice of them.

Used the restroom inside and noticed that tables were nicely spread out apart for indoor dining and it was beautifully decorated as usual.

Will be back soon.

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vippittypie
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

DONT GO!!!! We spent a fortune for a horrible dining experience with zero apologies from management. Waited to be seated, then brought to a dirty table. Waited for drinks, then appetizers. Took an hour and a half to be served entrees. A table of 6 got up and left, another group with a reservation was never seated and a group celebrating a birthday had an altercation with the host. Don’t ask people to pay $52 for a piece of fish for that kind of experience. I work too hard for my money and there are many other option in the area. Will NEVER GO BACK!!! Should have left instead of wasting my Saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

This was an absolutely awful experience. We waited over 40 minutes for a cocktail after we sat down. They had no more of the short ribs but didn’t tell us until after we had ordered 30 minutes prior. We got three out of the four meals and waited an hour for the fourth meal. All meals were undercooked — literally raw veal! For the amount of money this place is charging, the service and food should be impeccable! The food was awful. This was not our first visit but it will most certainly be our last. One waiter and bus boy felt awful and we felt awful for them. But the owner needs to get it together. This was a disgrace of a meal. If you can’t seat people with impeccable service, turn customers away. What a waste of a dinner out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Don’t go here. I’ve been before and it was amazing but the service was so awful I got there at 5:50 and left at 9:30. My 92 year old grandma was with me and they took almost and hour and a half to get us our entrees.

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KristenF
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, delicious drinks, impeccable service!

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vipdini
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

always diverse and changing menu. food and atmosphere is amazing.

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vipFred
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We never got any bread with dinner, and service was slow. Good was excellent.

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JohnP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife's 40th birthday there. We celebrate special occasions like our anniversary and birthday there. The staff was friendly, safe and attentive. The food as always was amazing. It was a very nice way to spend the evening enjoy conversation and delicious food and drink. Highly recommend going to Esty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never ate. Had 8pm reservation and no one acknowledged we were there for over 10 min. Then after talking with host finally waited another 20 min before leaving. The place was clearly overwhelmed and service and communication were beyond poor.

Esty Street
Responded on 16 September 2020

To All Of Our Valued Guests. On Saturday evening one of our chefs had an unforeseen accident in our kitchen. Our immediate focus was to be sure our chef would be OK. Unfortunately, he was not able to complete the shift. This put an unusual strain on our kitchen service and impacted Esty Street’s “5 star” reputation for the evening. We apologize to all of our guests for the inconvenience and pledge that we will do everything possible to prevent a similar situation going forward.

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Rockinrobin
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were celebrating our anniversary with friends. Our reservation was for 7:30 pm and did not get seated until 8 pm. We placed our wine, appetizer and dinner order promptly and were served our wine right away. By 9:15 we asked if we could be served some bread and inquired about our appetizer and dinner. Appetizers were served at 9:30 and when we asked several of the waitstaff what was happening with our dinner ( none of the 10 tables around us were served either) we were informed that the line cook & the chef had quit. I feel that someone should have informed us of the situation and I believe we should have been comped for our appetizers at least. We will never go back and will spread the word about this unprofessional dining experience, as we live around the corner from this restaurant.

Esty Street
Responded on 16 September 2020

To All Of Our Valued Guests. On Saturday evening one of our chefs had an unforeseen accident in our kitchen. Our immediate focus was to be sure our chef would be OK. Unfortunately, he was not able to complete the shift. This put an unusual strain on our kitchen service and impacted Esty Street’s “5 star” reputation for the evening. We apologize to all of our guests for the inconvenience and pledge that we will do everything possible to prevent a similar situation going forward.

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vipC5HHK
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The kitchen seemed to have been struggling to get food out. People were complaining of the wait and the wait staff seemed to be stretched thin. The food was delicious so it was a shame that things weren’t running smoothly. The host needs to be more professional. His actions seemed unprofessional and a bit obnoxious

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Rain
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No doubt that this is an expensive restaurant but the experience was worth it. The service is attentive but not intrusive. The food is delicious: well-prepared and fresh. We ate outside and the owners made the ambiance as lovely as when we dined inside

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vipEdM1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience3

We were seated at the reserved time of 8 PM. However, due to an “ilmergency” in the kitchen we did not get our main course until 9:50. When we complained the manager indicated that a member of the kitchen staff had fallen ill and he would comp our drinks for the inconvenience (-$50 in cost). However , when the bill came we were charged the full amount. Bottom line is that management has zero concern about the customer experience. We would not recommend this place to anyone.

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vipSM7461
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love! Esty Street is a fantastic restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere are terrific. Steve is a wondeful host. He is always warm and welcoming. Kim the owner is very nice as well. The outdoor dining is beautiful. Always enjoy eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, staff, service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks the outdoor setup is really nice.

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Nicole
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely outside set up! Had a great meal and experience

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vipKathi
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous. Their outdoor setting is beautiful!

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marimar
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not our first time at Esty's , and under the circumstance we should not critic at all but, our conplain was that one of the dishes we order, the Soft Shell Crab was overlly fried. A restaurant like Esty's should pay more anttention to the cooking. It actually was burnt.
Overall like we said before they are doing the best to accomodate everyone. Just keep an eye on the stove.

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BrianW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Esty Street has created a beautiful ambience with their outdoor dining setup. Tables under the tent make you forget you're outside while tables on the grass give the feel of eating in a quiet garden.

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vipBMichele
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on point and never disappoints. Great service, beautiful tented area and food was delicious as always, definitely a neighborhood GEM!

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vipTheDiner
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience. Beautiful tented area in their meadow. Fine dining at its best right now. Food was very special.

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vipTopcat
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a little slow, but it was a busy night outdoors.

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vipKathieD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do everything to perfection!

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vipWayneH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic
Separation of tables was .ore than adequate

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JayM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's ok. Nice ambiance and service is above average. Not sure who the host is but he spent the evening sitting at another table dropping F bombs and cursing non stop. He was talking where there whole area could hear him. Honestly not there to hear him talk about himself.

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vipRHHH
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious as usual, appetizers were excellent and main dishes were wonderful. Mark was friendly and knowledgeable, but main dish was slow coming. 8 pm reservation, departed at 11:05. Will be back to enjoy another enjoyable occasion.

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vipSusan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The restaurant set up a beautiful space in the garden and it was enchanting to sit in the rain and dine.

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vipJgnj
New York Area
37 reviews