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Apr 11, 2010 11:54 AM

North Jersey: best place to eat outside?

Now that it's getting warmer out, what are some great restaurants with an outdoor patio?

One suggestion:
Baumgart's Cafe
The Promenade, Edgewater, NJ

Great view of the skyline, nice place to shop also

Baumgarts Cafe
59 The Promenade, Edgewater, NJ 07020

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  1. I had enjoyed the outside dining at Sushi Lounge in Totowa a few times last summer. I look forward to going back now that it is warm again.

    Sushi Lounge
    200 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

    1. Cafe Matisse in Rutherford. Amazing food, beautiful courtyard patio.

      Cafe Matisse
      167 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070

      1. BAUMGARTS aint good
        A Mano in Ridgewood has a few tables outside
        Oceanos just noth of 4 on saddle river road
        is wonderful for fish and raw bar

        A Mano
        Ridgewood, NJ, Ridgewood, NJ

        Oceanos Restaurant
        2-27 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

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        1. re: foodismylife

          "Great restaurants" followed by "Baumgart's" is a corruption of the word "great". Super-mediocre is more fitting.

          Most outdoor seating in Bergen is in front of the restaurant on a noisy street. For the ultimate in outdoor dining serenity, cross the river to Half Moon in Dobbs Ferry...

        2. Kevin's Thyme in Ho-Ho-Kus. Only open a few nights a week, though.

          1. Not sure where in North Jersey you are looking - - Hunterdon County has many wonderful outdoor dining spots - - too many to mention here but a few are:

            Perryville Inn, in Union Township, Hunterdon County. The food is excellent and the outdoor dining less formal than inside the restaurant. However, I don't know whether they are set up outside this early in the season.


            The Stockton Inn has a very nice outside garden dining area, and sometimes has good entertainment. The food is better at Perryville Inn though.


            In Clinton, there was the Old River House with outside tables on a patio near the "waterfall". The Old River House closed but I recall someone (Ambrose?) posting on another thread that Nino's, a decent Italian Restaurant in Clinton, was taking over the location.

            Finally, Circa in High Bridge usually has four or five tables outside, on a sort of terrace in front of the building. Food and atmosphere are very good at Circa, there's usually a nice level of activity in the restaurant and bar area, and occassionally live music. Note, however, that unlike the other places mentioned, these tables face the street. They're a good spot to watch the goings-on in town, but less bucolic than the other places mentioned.


            Perryville Inn
            167 Perryville Rd, Hampton, NJ 08827

            Stockton Inn
            Main Street (corner of Bridge), Stockton, NJ 08559