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“Fabulous”

The River Palm Terrace
Ranked #9 of 93 Restaurants in Fair Lawn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $100
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous”
Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Had a wonderful Dinner. Our server Steve was great and made the evening most enjoyable. Loved it! We had the most delicious meal, great service, and a relaxing evening

  • Visited April 2013
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Paramus, New Jersey
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Classy with great food and service”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

I've only been to the Fairlawn location, but all of them are probably just as good. This is a top line restaurant. The service is great, the food terrific and the atmosphere is perfect for a date, a family or friends. Try the rack of lamb, it's to die for! I've never been disappointed at The River Palm.

Visited February 2013
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Andover, New Jersey
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good food, but a bit pricey”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

The steak was cooked to perfection and seasoned well. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal, but the price tag was a bit high for the quality. Not much in the way of entrees to 'wow' you, just basic steak, seafood regulars.

Visited December 2012
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Old Style Steakhouse, done the right way”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

The River Palm Terrace has become our special place where we celebrate special occasions. The service is always friendly and helpful without being over solicitous. The wait staff has no hesitation on giving the best recommendations and you would be a fool to not listen to their advice. The seafood is always fresh and the steaks are what you are there for. I would recommend the porterhouse for 2 on the sizzling platter. Just a great meal every time. Pick the right sides of potato, rice or veggie and you have a meal fit for a star. Everything from their appetizers, to the chopped salad (always get it with blue cheese crumbles), the delicious onion bread and the huge onion rings that come with some dishes. But save room for dessert. If they have the Chocolate Banana Cream Pie, don't hesitate. The price you pay is for quality and a welcoming environment. We always walk away happy and look forward to the next time we go back. Happy dining!

  • Visited June 2012
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Boca Raton, Florida
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281 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Fresh Seafood, Decent Steak, Crowded and Expensive”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

This is one of the few decent steakhouses in the area and as such, attract a good crowd. As a matter of fact, the dining room was overcrowded Thursday evening that neither patrons nor service staff could easily access tables along the back wall. We found this to be unsettled and potentially dangerous. The chilled seafood platter of lobster, crab meat and shrimp was excellent. The porterhouse steak was quite good but not outstanding. The sauteed spinach would have been good but is was incredibly oily. asparagus were cooked perfectly but no sauce or butter, the creamed spinach was dried out the has brown was just okay.

The service level of the host and hostesses and bartender were excellent. The dining room service was quite disappointing. Unfortunately for the waitstaff there were far too many tables packed into the dining room. However, there was not customer courtesy discount for terrible service. We actually waited 20 minutes at our table before anyone even came over to us.... Just sayn'

  • Visited July 2012
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