Park and Orchard, East Rutherford, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Park and Orchard Restaurant
Park and Orchard Restaurant
240 Hackensack St.
East Rutherford, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  New American

Price:  Expensive

Food Quality:  3 Stars

Service:  2 1/2 Stars

Decor:  3 Stars

Overall Rating:  3 Stars

Note:  Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four Stars = Best in Class

Serves a mixed menu of healthy vegetarian & meat dishes without the use of anti-biotics,and hormones.

Attractive, industrial chic ambiance

Value:  Good

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy a healthy food with a mixed menu of vegetarian, seafood, and meat dishes in an attractive industrial chic setting.

Not Recommended For:  Budget conscious diners who prefer  a traditional American style menu in a casual family setting.

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Grilled Wild Sockeye Salmon with field spinach, braised leeks, and chestnuts; The Meat and Wheat Free Lasagna with ricotta cheese & basil; and the House Made Linguini al Pesto with yellow & green wax beans, cherry tomatoes, and almonds.

Liquor:  Full Service, Vibrant Bar Scene with Extensive wine list and craft cocktails.

Restaurant Review

The Park and Orchard is a great place to come if you are a vegetarian, or are on a gluten free diet, and are out dining with omnivores. While they are not predominantly vegetarian, they serve a mixed menu of vegetarian, seafood, pastas, and meat dishes, prepared with many organic products --- when available.

The Park and Orchard is owned and operated by co-owners Andrew Guarino and General Manager, Dave Madison, with the kitchen run by Executive Chef, Christopher Albrecht.

Chef Albrecht.comes with impressive credentials, having received his formal culinary training at the Culinary Institute of America. Prior to coming to the Park and Orchard, he served as Executive Chef at Craftsteak at the MGM Grand Hotel., and the Craftsteak in NYC, the Terra Momo Restaurant Group as a chef at the Eno Terra restaurant, an advisor to their Canal Farm in Kingston, NJ.

Chef Albrecht is enthusiastic about the connection to local organic farms and is opposed to the use of ingredients using pesticides, anti-biotics, and hormones.

The interior of the Park and Orchard is attractive.The interior features an exhibition, open kitchen, a large bar set against an exposed brick wall, and an attractive industrial chic, dining area, The dining area is done up with charcoal toned walls, wood flooring, intimate booths with leather bench seating, wooden tables set with charcoal table linen and napkins, and soft overhead lighting.

There is on site parking.

Book early if you plan to dine when there is an event at the MetLife Stadium.

The Park and Orchard is open six days per week,Tuesday & Wednesday, 12pm – 12am, Thursday 12pm -1am, Friday 12pm -12am, Saturday 5pm -12am & Sunday 11am-8pm

( Updated October, 2016)

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