The Cake Lounge

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233 reviews
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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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LD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
451 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 18 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

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 14 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

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 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and friendly service.

EO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

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 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 4 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

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
28 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MS
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
28 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
38 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
451 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Service ambiance and food outstanding

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

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 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

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 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

1
New York Area
451 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great thanksgiving dinner

B
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this restaurant. So glad I found it. Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. Added bonus, used a Groupon. I can’t say enough good things about this place.

TA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, appetizers, drinks and food. Celebrated our 1 year anniversary and my birthday.

t
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never fails. Food always is freshly prepared. It is always served hot which is an important point for me. Pasta is served al dente as it should. If you walk away hungry then something's wrong.The service is attentive but not overbearing. A small wine selection but nicely varied and fairly priced.

VS
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious. The lamb ragout over papardelle was very nicely flavored and satsfying. This salad for starters was goid with a nice house vinaigrette. My husband’s veal was excellent.

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