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“Comfortable space with excellent food”
Review of Cafe 37

Cafe 37
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Ranked #8 of 130 Restaurants in Ridgewood
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Previously a Thai restaurant...has been opened about 3 weeks...EXCELLENT FOOD and SERVICE
Maywood, New Jersey
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132 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Comfortable space with excellent food”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

Six friends went to Cafe 37 after a recommendation by a mutual friend. This BYO has outside seating as well as an inside dining area. While the inside is small, it does not feel crowded. I would give it 4.5 stars if that rating was available, We were all pleased by both our appetizers and main courses. Specials for the evening were a Buffalo Rib-Eye and a mixed shellfish - both were very good though a bit pricey. Our server did not tell us the price of the specials before hand, nor did anyone ask. Portion size was ample. I had excellent lamb chops while others had ribs and salmon. The entire meal was enjoyed by all of us. On a Friday night, this restaurant offered two seatings and a reservation is definitely recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Hackensack, New Jersey
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Café-37 is a nice new restaurant among many found in Ridgewood, NJ. The décor is tastefully done in a relaxing environment. The service is very knowledgeable regarding their menu, friendly and helpful. The food although a little pricey was well worth it as the portions were surprisingly larger than expected and everything was cooked perfectly and delicious. I would highly recommend this place and definitely would go again.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Andrew E
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Midland Park, New Jersey
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice meal, quiet atmosphere!”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Nice space for this restaurant. The tables were spaced well and it felt quiet for a group of 6 for talking and catching up. The appetizers - soft shell crab was "good" as per husband and the duck pot pie was fabulous (needs to be an entree) with salad, which was a tad over-dressed. Onto entrees - lamb was excellent, as well seafood special! Sorry, too full for dessert!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Kim W
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Won't be going back to Cafe 37!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband and I visited when they first opened and thought it was pretty good. Since we enjoy a variety we hadn't been back in a while until last month. Mt husband ordered the Ahi Tuna and thought it wasn't as fresh as it could be but it was edible. To my regret I ordered the Seafood Pot and was sick for days later. I was rather hungry when I began eating so I didn't pay much attention but after several bites I realized something in the dish was foul smelling. I won't be going back even though they have some fabulous desserts.

  • Visited March 2014
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4 Thank Silvia P
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Ridgewood, NJ
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109 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Average dinner”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

I went to Cafe 37 wanting to love it. I just don't feel it lived up to its reputation. The appetizers were good, but I wasn't blown away. The seafood bowl dinner was very small and not very impressive. My filet was prepared really well, but the wine reduction sauce tasted like brown gravy.
Desserts were excellent. We shared the bread pudding and the cream brulee This restaurant did not have the "wow" factor.
I think the waitstaff was excellent. Very attentive and very pleasant.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Nan53
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