41-11 Route 4 W. (Saddle River Rd.)
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
209 Ramapo Valley Rd
Rt. 202 & Rt. 17
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Fare: Steak House
Price: Very Expensive
Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 3 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 USDA Prime beef
Attractive, clubby ambiance
Value: Given the quality, though prices are very high, the value is good
Noise Level: High during weekend evenings
Dress: Upscale casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy high end steaks and seafood, and a vibrant bar scene.
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer a casual setting with a casual family menu
Recommended dishes: Prime T-bone steak, Prime butcher cut filet mignon, and the Nature loin veal chop.
Liquor: Extensive wine list with over 300 selections and a decent selection of specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant.
The River Palm Terrace has three locations in New Jersey, and while you can expect similar reviews with the other two locations, especially with the quality of food and prices, recognizing that each restaurant has its own personality, this review is for the Edgewater location.
The River Palm Terrace is popular with dining patrons who come to celebrate a special occasion or for entertaining business clients.
The dining room decor is classic steakhouse with dark rustic wood and brick, hardwood floors, etched-glass panels, and high ceilings.
The walls are lined with lots of autographed photos of celebrity visitors.
Tables are set with linens along with large fat-bladed knives.
River Palm Terrace prides it self with it's well prepared Sushi servings and has added an unusual twist to a steak house by featuring a sushi bar in a prominent place in their restaurant.
The River Palm Terrace serves USDA Prime beef. USDA Prime is the superior grade with exceptional tenderness, juiciness, flavor and fine texture. It has the highest degree of fat marbling and is derived from younger beef.
The steaks are sourced from selected ranches and are dry-aged in their restaurant for 28 days.
Their seafood is fresh and brought in daily from the Fulton Street fish market in NYC. Other seasonal seafood offerings not available locally are flown in overnight from their origin.
The wait staff are well trained, attentive, and anticipatory.
The dining area tends to get noisy and boisterous, especially when seated near a large group gathering.
Valet parking is available
(updated January 2016)
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