Price: Moderate 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
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy and upscale dining experience with a well executed Mediterranean menu.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer a casual, family style traditional American menu.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Branzino a la Plancha with Sun dried tomatoes, fennel, Jerusalem artichoke, haricot verts & olives, and preserved lemon sauce: The Grilled Hanger Steak with Roasted fingerling potatoes & haricto verts, and demi glace; and The Jerusalem Artichoke Ravioli with Sunchoke purée, asparagus, peas, basil & mint, and sunchoke chips.
Formerly Brasserie de Novo, the new Brasserie Restaurant has been taken over by a new owner in mid 2017 and has since been rebranded with a new chef serving a well executed Mediterranean menu.
The decor and ambiance is upscale, elegant ---- open, airy and modern. Rustic tables are are set with white linen napkins, surrounded by comfortable creme colored chairs.
Owned and operated by Dorit Reiner who comes with accomplished restaurant experience. She currently owns the popular Brasserie French-American bistro in Tenafly.
The seasonal Mediterranean menu with influences from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, is well executed with contemporary twists. Ingredients are frersh farm to table, sourced locally.
Brasserie is open six days/week: Tuesday – Sunday from 11:30 am–5:00 pm, and for dinner Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday 5:00 pm–9:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
As with most downtown Ridgewood restaurants, metered street parking can be a bit troublesome, especially during Friday & Saturday evenings.
(updated: December, 2018)
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