To us, Park & Orchard is more than our favorite place to eat. It's our favorite dining experience, altogether. We used to live a lot closer and now, have to travel as hour to get there, but we're never sorry we made the trip. Now, its a great place to meet our closest friends from Bergen County and points further north, "half-way". The P&O experience is terrific from the greeting you get by their Maitre D' through the delivery of the food. The service is attentive. One never has to wait long once at the table (okay; if you come prime-time on a Saturday, you may had to wait... But so what? The bar is AMPLE with tables to boot and the drinks are all top-shelf.)
As for the food?
Well... This is where P&O really separates itself from the run of the mill eatery. They have a wide range of standard fare with something for everyone. And having recently become vegetarian leaning toward vegan, I have no trouble finding food to meet my particular dietary requirements and tastes! And trust me - no one goes home hungry. The portions are more than ample and always served fresh and piping hot from the kitchen. Oh! And if you like bread with your meal? OMG. Theirs is the best. The rice medley they serve as a side dish is decadently buttery and melts in your mouth with just a hint of nutty wheat-berry crunch. It's really tasty and filling. The appetizers and soups are all incredible. They will grill fish to your liking and prepare a steak to your satisfaction. Their pasta dishes and stir fries are all fabulous. And with dishes like "Ants on a Tree", its a culinary adventure worth taking.
A nice touch is seeing the owner, Buddy, emerge to great every diner at every table! His presence is felt and welcome.
Forget about dessert. If you actually have the room left in your second stomach, you will be richly rewarded. The apple crumb pie thing is scrumptious. Their chocolate cake? A good way to die. All worth it and if you're like me and enjoy a good cup of coffee after your meal? They always have piping hot, fresh coffee on the boil.
Try Park & Orchard. You won't be sorry you did.
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