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“Mediocre at best” 2 of 5 stars
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Baumgart's Cafe
158 Franklin Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-3206
201-612-5688
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Ranked #65 of 100 Restaurants in Ridgewood
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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“Mediocre at best”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Everything is fried. The eggplant had no flavor, the calamari was tough and the chicken "in a tomato vinaigrette" was much too sweet.

We saw some very plain looking American food go by. Looked like frozen French fries.

If you want Chinese, go somewhere authentic, if you want a burger go to Five Guys. If you want ice cream, Ben & Jerry's is across the street. Skip Baumgart's.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Very good food and efficient service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Everything here is fresh and is consistently good. Sort of a combo restaurant and ice cream parlor. You can get Chinese. Thai or Japanese food.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“fresh food, great atmosphere, and really quick service!!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you need a place to go for a quick delicious meal, or a place that there is something for everyone, this is it!!! Food is served so quickly, and it is very kid and family friendly!!!

Visited March 2013
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Wonderful lomein”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I love Baumgarts and their lomein they use the fat noodles instead of the skinny noodles and it really improves the taste i also love the dessert and how its a cafe its really wonderful!Not to be confused with lamian or ramen.
Lo mein

American-Chinese-style Lo mein


Cantonese style lo mein
Traditional Chinese 撈麵
Simplified Chinese 捞面
Cantonese Jyutping lou1 min6
Literal meaning mixed/stirred noodles
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Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 拌麵
Simplified Chinese 拌面
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Lo mein (Chinese: 撈麵) is a Chinese dish with wheat flour noodles. It often contains vegetables and some type of meat or seafood, usually beef, chicken, pork, shrimp or wontons.
Traditionally this is a variation of wonton noodle soup. The soup is simply separated from the noodles and other ingredients, and served on the side.

  • Visited February 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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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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“Consistent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Been going here for several years, never had a bad meal or experience. Great for Sushi, Chinese, or even their "American" food, burgers and fries. Don't leave without having some of the home made ice cream.

Visited February 2013
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