River Palm Terrace

★★★☆☆
  • 1416 River Rd

    Edgewater, NJ 07020

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  • 201-224-2013

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Hours
Mon. - Thu. 12am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 12am - 11pm;Sun. 4pm - 10pm

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My friend and I visited this place after seeing a juicy commercial of their steaks. \r
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We spent quite a lot of money here and ordered all their top of the line items. We ordered the seafood platter for apps that came with lobster tails,

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★★★★★

My friend and I visited this place after seeing a juicy commercial of their steaks. \r
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We spent quite a lot of money here and ordered all their top of the line items. We ordered the seafood platter for apps that came with lobster tails,

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My sis and I took my father here for his bday, because of all the hype about the best steak and seafood in the tri-state area. We were soooooooo disappointed and disatisfied with the food you have no idea! my steak was like charcoal! its supposed to be this upscale place and they served us nasty chopped iceberg lettuce with our choice of steak, filet mignon, or fish. Who serves iceberg! I get that in my subway sandwich! Anyways, it was sooooooo expensive, and soooo not work the $.

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★☆☆☆☆

My sis and I took my father here for his bday, because of all the hype about the best steak and seafood in the tri-state area. We were soooooooo disappointed and disatisfied with the food you have no idea! my steak was like charcoal! its supposed to be this upscale place and they served us nasty chopped iceberg lettuce with our choice of steak, filet mignon, or fish. Who serves iceberg! I get that in my subway sandwich! Anyways, it was sooooooo expensive, and soooo not work the $.

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girlfriend took me here for my birthday, made a reservation 3 weeks ahead. when we got there, we waited for 10-15 mins. they then sat us right next to the kitchen. anyway when we complain they didn't care. don't waste your time here it's not worth half of what they charge.

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★☆☆☆☆

girlfriend took me here for my birthday, made a reservation 3 weeks ahead. when we got there, we waited for 10-15 mins. they then sat us right next to the kitchen. anyway when we complain they didn't care. don't waste your time here it's not worth half of what they charge.

Pros: none

Cons: service, decor, food

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We made reservations for 7:30pm. Upon arriving, we were told to go to the bar without an ETA for actual seating. We had to ask several times about the reservation and the hostess was very casual about being "backed up". Upon being seated (at 8:30), I advised the manager that we were very unhappy. The meal was okay at best. The food is definitely not worth the wait. The commercials claim that they are the best steak house in the tri-state area however there is no porterhouse cut of steak. There was little flavor. The bartender and waiter were pleasant and that is the most I can say positive about the experience. The manager merely said that we can show our face at the door next time and there will be no delay in seating. I seriously doubt there is a next time. We have had far superior food and service at the other area restaurants such as Flemings, Arthur's, Ruth's Chris, Franks?, and the Chart House.

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★☆☆☆☆

We made reservations for 7:30pm. Upon arriving, we were told to go to the bar without an ETA for actual seating. We had to ask several times about the reservation and the hostess was very casual about being "backed up". Upon being seated (at 8:30), I advised the manager that we were very unhappy. The meal was okay at best. The food is definitely not worth the wait. The commercials claim that they are the best steak house in the tri-state area however there is no porterhouse cut of steak. There was little flavor. The bartender and waiter were pleasant and that is the most I can say positive about the experience. The manager merely said that we can show our face at the door next time and there will be no delay in seating. I seriously doubt there is a next time. We have had far superior food and service at the other area restaurants such as Flemings, Arthur's, Ruth's Chris, Franks?, and the Chart House.

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Went on Sat. 9/13, it was TERRIBLE! We had a reservation, but were seated right next to the entrance where many people were waiting. They were spilling over to our table. The service was horrific although our waiter was very attentive to the two larger tables next to us. My steak was way undercooked, he forgot one side [the manager finally brought it to us], no one refilled our water, no one asked if we were satisfied, and my boyfriend had to repeatedly ask for his drink. We skipped dessert and went elsewhere since we could not bear sitting there another minute. The steak is decent. Better choices in the area are Ruth Chris [Weehawken], Morton's [Hackensack], Flemings [Edgewater], and Arthur's Landing [Weehawken]. Spare yourself, there are plenty of other great restaurants and these other choices maybe even more economical than River Palm.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went on Sat. 9/13, it was TERRIBLE! We had a reservation, but were seated right next to the entrance where many people were waiting. They were spilling over to our table. The service was horrific although our waiter was very attentive to the two larger tables next to us. My steak was way undercooked, he forgot one side [the manager finally brought it to us], no one refilled our water, no one asked if we were satisfied, and my boyfriend had to repeatedly ask for his drink. We skipped dessert and went elsewhere since we could not bear sitting there another minute. The steak is decent. Better choices in the area are Ruth Chris [Weehawken], Morton's [Hackensack], Flemings [Edgewater], and Arthur's Landing [Weehawken]. Spare yourself, there are plenty of other great restaurants and these other choices maybe even more economical than River Palm.

Pros: valet parking

Cons: service

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The River Palm Terrace is a very nice restaurant that is known for having the best steaks around! Zagat has consistently rated the River Palm Terrace as New Jersey??s top steak house and one of America??s top restaurants. They also have wonderful seafood. The River Palm also has a location closer to our home, on Route 4 in Fair Lawn. It's a bit pricey.

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★★★★☆

The River Palm Terrace is a very nice restaurant that is known for having the best steaks around! Zagat has consistently rated the River Palm Terrace as New Jersey??s top steak house and one of America??s top restaurants. They also have wonderful seafood. The River Palm also has a location closer to our home, on Route 4 in Fair Lawn. It's a bit pricey.

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I went to River Palm Terrace for a business dinner the other night. Although the outside looks classy, the service and food was average at best. The food was bland and if you are looking to pay upscale prices, as other posters have mentioned - Wolfgang's, Del Frisco's or Peter Luger's in New York City can give you great steak, appetizers and seafood for the same price. I cannot understand the hype about this place, as I could have cooked a better meal at home.

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★★☆☆☆

I went to River Palm Terrace for a business dinner the other night. Although the outside looks classy, the service and food was average at best. The food was bland and if you are looking to pay upscale prices, as other posters have mentioned - Wolfgang's, Del Frisco's or Peter Luger's in New York City can give you great steak, appetizers and seafood for the same price. I cannot understand the hype about this place, as I could have cooked a better meal at home.

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People have rumored that this place has the best steak on the west side of the Hudson, but I would beg to differ. For a supposed upscale restaurant, the food was average, the ambience was bland and the service was horrible. I went to impress my girlfriend's family for a nice evening out, but I ended up regretting ever going to RPT. If they don't change the staff at this restaurant, I would have to say it's on the downswing towards gourmet history. You can risk it if you want, but don't believe the hype.

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★★☆☆☆

People have rumored that this place has the best steak on the west side of the Hudson, but I would beg to differ. For a supposed upscale restaurant, the food was average, the ambience was bland and the service was horrible. I went to impress my girlfriend's family for a nice evening out, but I ended up regretting ever going to RPT. If they don't change the staff at this restaurant, I would have to say it's on the downswing towards gourmet history. You can risk it if you want, but don't believe the hype.

Cons: rude staff

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If you are looking for an upscale dining experience, skip this restaurant, spend the $6 toll to goover the bridge and head into Manhattan. This is a restaurant that charges "upscale" prices and provides you with unwarranted attitude and bad decor. Though we had reservations for 8:30, we were not seated on time. When we were finally seated, the menus were just left in a pile on the table. The waiter was extremely rude to us, telling one member of my party, "Don't order what she's ordering!" No wine list. When I asked for wine, the waiter said "No." I suppose he was trying to be "cool" or funny. I don't appreciate that during a meal anywhere. Water glasses not refilled. I was sorry to have wasted an evening at this establishment. I still can't believe how rude the staff was.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you are looking for an upscale dining experience, skip this restaurant, spend the $6 toll to goover the bridge and head into Manhattan. This is a restaurant that charges "upscale" prices and provides you with unwarranted attitude and bad decor. Though we had reservations for 8:30, we were not seated on time. When we were finally seated, the menus were just left in a pile on the table. The waiter was extremely rude to us, telling one member of my party, "Don't order what she's ordering!" No wine list. When I asked for wine, the waiter said "No." I suppose he was trying to be "cool" or funny. I don't appreciate that during a meal anywhere. Water glasses not refilled. I was sorry to have wasted an evening at this establishment. I still can't believe how rude the staff was.

Pros: valet parking

Cons: rude staff, delayed seating, boring decor

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The absolute best porter house steak I ever had... Would go back every week...

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★★★★★

The absolute best porter house steak I ever had... Would go back every week...

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A restaurant that has been in existence for quite some time should have the mind to hire a competent and polite staff. They were nothing but RUDE. There was one female waitress in particular that absolutely had the WORST attitude I have ever witnessed. She was disrespectful to elder PAYING patrons. As the table was cleared, they spilled sauce all over my guest's clothes, managing to stain both the dress and shawl. It took almost an hour to get us the bill. No apologies, no accomodations. Every patron had to go to their server to pay the check in order to leave the establishment. The female server did nothing but walk around complaining about how miserable she was and that she didn't want to be there. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! You will only walk away with a greased stomach and extremely poor service, if you can call it service.

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★☆☆☆☆

A restaurant that has been in existence for quite some time should have the mind to hire a competent and polite staff. They were nothing but RUDE. There was one female waitress in particular that absolutely had the WORST attitude I have ever witnessed. She was disrespectful to elder PAYING patrons. As the table was cleared, they spilled sauce all over my guest's clothes, managing to stain both the dress and shawl. It took almost an hour to get us the bill. No apologies, no accomodations. Every patron had to go to their server to pay the check in order to leave the establishment. The female server did nothing but walk around complaining about how miserable she was and that she didn't want to be there. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! You will only walk away with a greased stomach and extremely poor service, if you can call it service.

Pros: NONE

Cons: , SLOW, RUDE

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They tired to serve us T-bone steak with a separate piece of fillet mignon on the side as a porterhouse steak fot two. When I complained about this to the manager, she curtly replied that I was wrong. She further stated that all restaurants do this and should be pleased that they included the extra piece of fillet mignon.

This was the second and final time that they will pawn off a t-bone cut as a porterhouse at my expense as we will never return to this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

They tired to serve us T-bone steak with a separate piece of fillet mignon on the side as a porterhouse steak fot two. When I complained about this to the manager, she curtly replied that I was wrong. She further stated that all restaurants do this and should be pleased that they included the extra piece of fillet mignon.

This was the second and final time that they will pawn off a t-bone cut as a porterhouse at my expense as we will never return to this restaurant.

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WOW. I've been to some great steakhouses, but the River Palm is my favorite. Not only are their steaks top-shelf, but their lobster tails are second to none. Order the surf & turf, and get the best of both worlds! They have a good wine list, gret mixed drinks, and outstanding dessert (the tiramisu is my fav). Their staff is also very professional. Nice ambience as well, especially after the new rennovation which boasts a greatly expanded bar area. A MUST for anyone in the area.

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★★★★★

WOW. I've been to some great steakhouses, but the River Palm is my favorite. Not only are their steaks top-shelf, but their lobster tails are second to none. Order the surf & turf, and get the best of both worlds! They have a good wine list, gret mixed drinks, and outstanding dessert (the tiramisu is my fav). Their staff is also very professional. Nice ambience as well, especially after the new rennovation which boasts a greatly expanded bar area. A MUST for anyone in the area.

Pros: Professional Staff, Best Steaks & Lobster, Nice Ambience

Cons: Price, Sometimes Vry Crowded

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I've been to all 3 RPT locations. Although I prefer Mahwah (less crowded than Edgewater, cozier than Fairlawn) the food is consistently excellent with with a broad menu, and professional wait staff. The wait is usually minimal with reservation at Mahwah. I have not had better steak in NYC!

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★★★★★

I've been to all 3 RPT locations. Although I prefer Mahwah (less crowded than Edgewater, cozier than Fairlawn) the food is consistently excellent with with a broad menu, and professional wait staff. The wait is usually minimal with reservation at Mahwah. I have not had better steak in NYC!

Pros: Great food, broad menu, good service

Cons: Edgewater too crowded, Fairlawn too big

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Good luck finding a better porterhouse for 2; Luger's is maybe 1% better, but RPT's cottage fires are unique and NO ONE can touch them.

Great Filet. Wine list is very good (Sparks is better) with some good values. Occasional wine specials include magnums of Silver Oak.

Overall, no one in NYC can touch RPT, including Old Homestead. Try RPT in Fair Lawn, less crowded.

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★★★★★

Good luck finding a better porterhouse for 2; Luger's is maybe 1% better, but RPT's cottage fires are unique and NO ONE can touch them.

Great Filet. Wine list is very good (Sparks is better) with some good values. Occasional wine specials include magnums of Silver Oak.

Overall, no one in NYC can touch RPT, including Old Homestead. Try RPT in Fair Lawn, less crowded.

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I had taken my San Francisco guest to Peter Luger's this summer at their request to try what they heard was great things of the steaks and the abusive waiters...the food was mediocre and the staff was pleasant...We then went to the River Palm and the steaks were outstanding the service was great, better atmosphere etc...why make the trip to Brooklyn when everything you need is in your own back yard.

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★★★★☆

I had taken my San Francisco guest to Peter Luger's this summer at their request to try what they heard was great things of the steaks and the abusive waiters...the food was mediocre and the staff was pleasant...We then went to the River Palm and the steaks were outstanding the service was great, better atmosphere etc...why make the trip to Brooklyn when everything you need is in your own back yard.

Pros: excellent food, service, no wait

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The RPT is a really nice little steakhouse if you don't want to hoof it into the city. Its easier to get a table and the meats are very good. Not quite as good as the countries best, but better than some stalwarts in NYC. I've been around the country and have tried some of the best (Harris', Lugers, Hereford House, etc.), RPT is a B-level place which is well worth the time and money. Enjoy it.

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★★★★☆

The RPT is a really nice little steakhouse if you don't want to hoof it into the city. Its easier to get a table and the meats are very good. Not quite as good as the countries best, but better than some stalwarts in NYC. I've been around the country and have tried some of the best (Harris', Lugers, Hereford House, etc.), RPT is a B-level place which is well worth the time and money. Enjoy it.

Pros: Little waiting, Meat

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Filet was somewhat of a disappointment--not much flavor and on the tough side. Prime Rib was cold and very fatty--Drinks were good though--Very expensive--I've had much better for less

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★★★☆☆

Filet was somewhat of a disappointment--not much flavor and on the tough side. Prime Rib was cold and very fatty--Drinks were good though--Very expensive--I've had much better for less

Pros: Nice decor, Polite Staff, Comfortable

Cons: Overpriced, Average Meat, Low on Value

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This is always my first pick for any special occasion. Yes, the steaks are phenomenal, but that's just the beginning. From the clams casino through the house salad with blue cheese (on the side, please) to the outrageous sorbets and ending with the sinful mudpie, THIS restaurant is # 1.

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★★★★★

This is always my first pick for any special occasion. Yes, the steaks are phenomenal, but that's just the beginning. From the clams casino through the house salad with blue cheese (on the side, please) to the outrageous sorbets and ending with the sinful mudpie, THIS restaurant is # 1.

Pros: could be quieter

Cons: valet parking only, bar crowded

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The food is everything; the waiters are great, but they essentially don't honor reservations (wait with reservations of 30 - 45 minutes are typical).

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★★★★★

The food is everything; the waiters are great, but they essentially don't honor reservations (wait with reservations of 30 - 45 minutes are typical).

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The food is as good as the service. I recommend it to friends all the time.

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★★★★★

The food is as good as the service. I recommend it to friends all the time.

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Great service, steaks as good as any steakhouse in New York. Fish entrees are also outstanding!
Sometimes you need to wait for your reservation as they tend to run late, but once you eat, you did not even remember that you waited.

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★★★★☆

Great service, steaks as good as any steakhouse in New York. Fish entrees are also outstanding!
Sometimes you need to wait for your reservation as they tend to run late, but once you eat, you did not even remember that you waited.

Pros: good food, lots of choices, good service

Cons: wait too long, loud at times, hostess favorites

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Been going to River Palm Terrace for years. Don't believe it when you hear the best steakhouses are in NY. There's three River Palm's in NJ, all of which arguably tops any steak place in NY [Keen's (NYC) and Flames (Westchester) are very close runners up]. Steaks are dry-aged (surely a choice of the discriminating chef). The porterhouse for two is the best cut in the house. I always eat it by myself. Per dollar, you get more for your money at River Palm. River Palm is surely a distinguished restaurant, with Edgewater being my favorite location.

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★★★★★

Been going to River Palm Terrace for years. Don't believe it when you hear the best steakhouses are in NY. There's three River Palm's in NJ, all of which arguably tops any steak place in NY [Keen's (NYC) and Flames (Westchester) are very close runners up]. Steaks are dry-aged (surely a choice of the discriminating chef). The porterhouse for two is the best cut in the house. I always eat it by myself. Per dollar, you get more for your money at River Palm. River Palm is surely a distinguished restaurant, with Edgewater being my favorite location.

Pros: Steak

Cons: Waiting for table

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The River Palm chain, currently at three locations, offers amazing steak, lobster, and other steakhouse fare at prices a lot more reasonable than its New York brethren. Always crowded, you need to wait at prime time, even with a reservation. But it's worth the wait. The family-style salad bowl (usually refillable) is marvelous. And the choice of potatoes/rice, etc. is included. Sides are excellent. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

The River Palm chain, currently at three locations, offers amazing steak, lobster, and other steakhouse fare at prices a lot more reasonable than its New York brethren. Always crowded, you need to wait at prime time, even with a reservation. But it's worth the wait. The family-style salad bowl (usually refillable) is marvelous. And the choice of potatoes/rice, etc. is included. Sides are excellent. Highly recommended.

Pros: great food, excellent portions, good value

Cons: crowded, occasional waits

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I was so thouroghly disapointed that I had to laugh.
The wait staff were all poor Peter Luger wannabees and the food was horrible. A NY strip was as flavorless as a supermarket special can be. A a beautiful looking piece of Chilean Sea Bass was bland and flavorless. Cant even nring myself to try again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was so thouroghly disapointed that I had to laugh.
The wait staff were all poor Peter Luger wannabees and the food was horrible. A NY strip was as flavorless as a supermarket special can be. A a beautiful looking piece of Chilean Sea Bass was bland and flavorless. Cant even nring myself to try again.

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Been going to The River Palm for years and it easily matches and arguably exceeds any of the NYC steakhouses. The steaks are dead-on (their porterhouse is as good as it gets), service is flawless, the wine list is impressive, and the appetizers are sensational. They recently expanded the place to accommadate the crowds and I actually prefer the atmosphere there as compared to the Luger's and Wollensky's of the world..it's just nicer. It's minutes from the GWB and well, well worth it.

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★★★★★

Been going to The River Palm for years and it easily matches and arguably exceeds any of the NYC steakhouses. The steaks are dead-on (their porterhouse is as good as it gets), service is flawless, the wine list is impressive, and the appetizers are sensational. They recently expanded the place to accommadate the crowds and I actually prefer the atmosphere there as compared to the Luger's and Wollensky's of the world..it's just nicer. It's minutes from the GWB and well, well worth it.

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I've eaten at many famous steakhouses. River Palm Terrace is not that well known relative to Luger's, but they're definitely one of the best in the North Jersey/Metro NY Area. River Palm will give a Luger-headache waiting for a table, but the steak will force a Chicago Chop House-smile on your face. The fare are on par with those in Manhattan, but if there's one place to go for US Prime Dry-Aged steak and a fairly-priced wine list it's RPT. Theres three of these places in my home, the Garden State. Do what I did: search the web for their website and a menu, go there and educate your taste.

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★★★★★

I've eaten at many famous steakhouses. River Palm Terrace is not that well known relative to Luger's, but they're definitely one of the best in the North Jersey/Metro NY Area. River Palm will give a Luger-headache waiting for a table, but the steak will force a Chicago Chop House-smile on your face. The fare are on par with those in Manhattan, but if there's one place to go for US Prime Dry-Aged steak and a fairly-priced wine list it's RPT. Theres three of these places in my home, the Garden State. Do what I did: search the web for their website and a menu, go there and educate your taste.

Pros: Service, Steak

Cons: Waiting for a table, Small/good crab cakes

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This is the epitome of the American steakhouse: few decorative embellishments, hardwood floors, a no-nonsense but impressive staff and Prime steaks, chops and seafood prepared simply and served in generous portions. One of the regular menu…

 

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