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“Good all around, great pizza!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Park Tavern and Restaurant

Park Tavern and Restaurant
250 Park Avenue, East Rutherford, NJ
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Cuisines: Italian
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Montreal, Canada
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“Good all around, great pizza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a location where I often go when visiting friends in the area. The meals have always been good, and the quantity is large, with fair pricing.

This most recent visit was with friends, and we were a group of six (including three children). Service was friendly and speedy, and orders were taken correctly and delivered correctly. With one exception all dishes were enjoyed -- the exception being the fish sandwich, which was not up to par.

The pizza in particular was excellent, and was enjoyed by three of the diners.

This restaurant has always been one where consistency is what brings me back. It may not be the best or fanciest in the area, but is it reliable and has good quality and pleasant staff.

Recommended!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Garbage is Good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My wife and I have been to Park Tavern only twice now, but we will definitely keep coming back to the Tavern.

They have a good sized bar and the bar staff appear very friendly. We only sat in the dining area on both visits. There is a large room that is sectioned off so parties or special gatherings can be more private. The smaller section has about 10 booths that can easily accomodate good sized parties, as well as individuals or small groups.

We ordered mussels (sweet versus hot) that come in a red sauce. They were very plentiful and cooked perfectly. They were not dry nor rubbery. The sauce is very good and is wonderful when being swept up with the tasty bread that is brought to the table. I uploaded a picture here on Trip Advisor.
I ordered the shrimp bisque, which was not really a bisque. It is more like a shrimp soup as the broth is not thick like a bisque, but more watery like a soup. It was good and has plenty of shrimp and vegetables.

We ordered a large Garbage pizza from the list of pizzas available. The menu has many other items but we love pizza and mussels. The Garbage has onions, pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, and meatballs. The crust is thin and crispy. They have the perfect blend of cheese and sauce. This pizza is really good and really heavy. We took most of it home and I ate some for breakfast the next morning.

The Park Tavern is a great place to get some "garbage" in your belly and suck down some very good mussels.

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Minnesota
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“best thin crust pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you're staying anywhere west of Met-Life stadium and you like thin crust pizza this place in downtown Rutherford can't be beat. Mussels are also delicious - plump and firm. I live in Minnesota but have been in the north Jersey area several time in the past few months and always make this a stop for either lunch or dinner.

Visited December 2013
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Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“Pizza! Pizza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Stopped in for a pizza with friends for lunch. The pizza was very good. Thin crust, nice and crispy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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“always a joy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

this is a place too frequent. It is clean, friendly and consistent. The staff is fast and welcoming. It has a home hangout feeling but everyone took a shower and put on a clean shirt before they came with granny and all the kids. there is a wall of tvs in the bar area so be warned on game nites you will make a friend. And girls this is where the boys are. They have party rooms family seating and booth areas something for everyone. We travel 30 miles to get there. There is parking but fills up fast. one handicapped space. the comfort rooms are always clean but limited seating and stair access. The food is American bar but good. My favorite is mussels with mild sauce and thin crust cheese pizza.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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