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“Eros Cafe did good by us” 4 of 5 stars
Review of After Athens/Eros Cafe

After Athens/Eros Cafe
19 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070
201 729 0005
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Ranked #14 of 50 Restaurants in Rutherford
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Bethel (Canton), North Carolina, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Eros Cafe did good by us”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visited the Eros Cafe on a recommendation of friends, and were not disappointed. We were in Rutherford for five days and enjoyed our first visit so much we visited a second time. The traditional Greek dishes we ordered were well prepared and thoroughly enjoyed. The pastries and desserts are rich and satisfying. I noted a number of negative comments here, but found ample parking in a lot behind the restaurant, and the staff was pleasant and quite capable. I look forward to visiting again on my next NJ trip.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Bad news”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

After Athens used to be a restaurant good enough that we took friends there. Now, we'd be embarrassed to take people there. Poorly trained staff and poor quality food. Have you ever watched a server fillet a fish with a dinner knife? It's not pretty, especially when you've paid $23 to have a bony mess left on your plate. And how can a Greek restaurant serve stale baklava? We drove half an hour to go there, and we won't do it again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Hoboken, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The decent food is not worth dealing with HORRIBLE staff.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

This place is in an ok location, could not find parking, but was still impressed with the inside decorations & whatnot. However besides the pretty views and average food, the staff is ridiculously lazy and rude. The only food that is decent on the menu is the cafe style food (wraps,salads,gyros) but if you want a dinner (steak,chicken,etc) you will be disappointed. Ok if you want to go for a coffee and desert-- you won't be too disappointed with the food but when you have to deal with any of the staff there prepare yourself for the rudest and most careless people. The MANAGER, who you would expect to be the most helpful one, was a rude and nasty woman. Didn't want to do anything extra to help the customers at ALL, we had a large group and needed help splitting the bill--FORGET IT. She snapped on us and would not help, she threw the receipt down and said you figure it out. I don't know how such a b**** like that can hold a managerial position.. The owner must be related or never there. Anyway.. The waiters are also lazy and careless especially once the tip is already included in the bill, they must feel they don't need to clean the table or come back to check on the table.. Horrible. I will never go back there and the entire group I was with agrees!!!!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Natick, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Sweet life”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Good place with several differently styled sitting areas. Tasty cakes, especially Greek one, also pies and Belgian waffles.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Clifton, New Jersey
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105 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Enjoyed dining while sitting on a patio behind the restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We arrived before the crowd and soon it was very lively and crowded on a Tuesday night. The food was excellent, I had grilled octopus, which was awesome. My husband had the lamb kebabs. We shared a dip accompanied by great warm pita bread. It is a very well priced restaurant.

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