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“Great, and I do mean great...steak, seafood, etc..” 5 of 5 stars
Review of River Palm Terrace

River Palm Terrace
1416 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020-1537
(201) 224-2013
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Ranked #1 of 68 Restaurants in Edgewater
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great, and I do mean great...steak, seafood, etc..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is the restaurant we go to for a special occasion meal. It really can't be beat. I had my first taste of octopus at River Palm and now I am spoiled because no place can top this wonderful appetizer. Just great grilled octopus with wonderful seasoning. My husband and I always get the porterhouse for two, spinach and share a baked potato. Simple, but really good. The only complaint I have is the noise....so many people frequent this restaurant that unless you go early, the sound is overwhelming. The wait staff is really good and you feel that you are almost alone in the restaurant. We have also had sushi and enjoyed it very much. The sushi chef comes over to make sure all is ok....that is really great service. I will continue to think of River Palm as a great place to go when something needs to be celebrated....no matter how small. If you haven't been there....you are missing out on a great meal. GO

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Edgewater, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awful food.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I was attending a wedding reception and on the menu was pork chops and cherry peppers. I requested medium rare. The pork was over done and very dry. I requested another and the center was cold and raw. Also, seems the cherry peppers were simply taken out of the jar and placed on the plate. The pork chops were approx. 1/2 inch thick. All good cooks know that pork chops must be double cut for proper searing, placed in the oven and sauteed on the stove basted with butter and cherry peppers, maybe a clove of garlic and thyme in the last 5 minutes of cooking. The dish was a mess and awful. It had no flavor and total lack of simple presentation. I will never eat in the River Palm Terrace again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best Steakhouse in New Jersey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My girl friend and stopped at the river palm restaurant in edgewater. the host greated us and asked if we would like to sit in the bar area or dinning room, we chose the dinning room. Our
waiter was named Rich we ordered our appetizers I had little neck clams on the half shell they were great.My lady had this huge crab meat cocktail that was also fantastic. Then came this
beautiful chopped salad great. Our main course two rib eye steaks done mouth watering to perfection. I am putting this restaurant on top of our list.

  • Visited August 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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Fair Lawn, NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Worth Every Cent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

River Palm Terrace in Edgewater (not the other two locations) is my favorite restaurant in New Jersey. It is a consistently perfect meal served by a knowledgeable and excellent team. It is expensive, but we think it is worth it for the consistently excellent quality of everything they serve.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marco Island, Florida
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111 restaurant reviews
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
“excellent meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My attorney took us out for a meal on the Saturday night prior to father’s day. Well, I did refer a case to him and he made a small bundle on the fee so it seemed like a nice gesture. I chose River Palm Terrace in Edgewater because I think it’s better than the two others in Fair Lawn and Mahwah. We arrived about 15 minutes late for our reservation time of 7.30 because of the traffic on River Road. Valet parking is mandatory. They had all the Lambos, Bentleys, Jags and MB’s lined up in front. The four of us walked in and there was a mob in the vestibule. We went to the bar to get a drink and I thought, easily an hour wait. Surprise when 10 minutes later the very cordial hostess said our table was ready. They include a house salad with the entrée which was very nice and very tasty. We either had the beef rib eye and the halibut. Not cheap, $38-40 each but they all were served perfectly as ordered. We ordered sides as well since the entrée does not arrive with any… the beets were terrific. Hey. It’s a NYC type steak house. If you live in Iowa the prices might give you a stroke but compared to the top NYC places, it’s a steal. As we ended the meal, our very competent waiter Daniel left us and we had Rodger who was in training. He needs more training. We got Daniel back and everything went swimmingly. This was a special occasion for us and my guess is for most of the rest of the world when your attorney picks up the check as well as the valet tip. We liked it very much and highly recommend River Palm Terrace.Excellent food and service and the lady at the front desk is charming.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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