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Varka Estiatorio

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30 N Spruce St, Ramsey, NJ 07446-1905 (East Main Street)
+1 201-995-9333
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15:30 - 22:00
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Sun 15:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is consistently superb. We loved the Varka chips, the salads, the octopus, the salmon, the swordfish kabobs, the wonderful desserts. The menu is ohysically oversized and unwieldy. Try to look at it online before you go. Our waiter was not knowledgeable about the wine and was impatient and aloof. Didn't smile once. Didn't welcome us or say hello. Approached... More 

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Varka is very overpriced. The service is pretty good, but it should be for what the waiters make 💰that work there, haha. I was not impressed with the food. In this area you can get fantastic meals at half the price.

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Thank HotwaxNYC
Woodcliff Lake
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to varka for special occasions. It’s noisy, crowded and expensive, but there's something that brings us back time after time. We pick out the fish we want and how we want it made. The bartender makes drinks the way we order and the service is great. And did i mention that it's expensive. Yes, very!

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Thank davidhQ669LD
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive and just average food. If you're a tacky Cougar or guy looking for a Cougar, this is your bar. The folks looking for attention are all here, but I can't figure out why.

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Thank Kobus R
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive but worth every penny. Great wine selection as well. Wait staff was very efficient. Very nice ambience

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always excellent! We shared the Greek tomato salad. Where do they get such delicious tomatoes year round? Another app we always get is the Varka chips. The grilled octopus is great. I had the halibut and my wife had the filet mignon. Both were exceptional. Others at my table had the loupe de mer. We shared the baklava and the... More 

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Thank Joseph C
UK
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food, outstanding service and great wine. Restaurant has a real buzz and i just wish they could open one in London! Every dish i have tried has been fabulous but the octopus and langoustines are a must!!

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Thank dp478
Ramsey, New Jersey
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

title tells it all-food and service very good but almost impossible to have a real conversation due to noise

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Thank MAGNEFORCE
Ramsey, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place is top-notch, and has never disappointed in all the years that I've been going. It is an upscale dining experience, for sure, but it is worth every penny, in my opinion. Grilled octopus, grilled calamari, Varka chips, swordfish kabobs, raw bar, loup de mer, I could go on and on! Save room for dessert, and do not miss... More 

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Thank melizzo
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Up scale Greek food excellent fish dishes. Super service and a cool bar which is rear for NJ restaurants.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
15:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 N Spruce St, Ramsey, NJ 07446-1905
    (East Main Street)
  • Public Transportation: N.J. Transit to Main Street, Ramsey.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Ramsey
  • Phone Number: +1 201-995-9333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?