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Van Gogh's Ear Cafe

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1017 Stuyvesant Ave, Union, NJ 07083-6024
+1 908-810-1844
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 18:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Menu isn't extensive but includes lots of interesting options. Bring you own alcohol -- always a plus in my book! But what I like best about this place is the ambience -- the mismatched furniture, funky art, cozy sofas and armchairs, etc. Delightful! Music two nights a week is a special bonus.

Thank Mimmom24
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I went there on a Tuesday when they had live music. I suggest you get there early if you want a seat. The menu is short and simple. I had a pizza and it was spectacular. I'd definitely go back again.

Thank Keynah
New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I used to come here once a week for girls night for dinner and the food was great.. The menu now doesn't have many options and the food is mediocre. They use to serve a Tomato Basil Pasta that was to die for but no more :( The place still has a nice ambiance but the food is just not... More 

Thank ambar715
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

It IS Eclectic and fun as a reviewer points out below. Gret place to realx- listen to music, listen to a poet or two- or just read a book. The have jazz adn blues on the weeknds- Check out the schedule- THis is one of my favorite places in Union to hang out. Very comfortable atmosphere- very very unique. Try... More 

Thank ddogmay
Cranford, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Cozy and cool place to go for delicious dessert and coffee. Mismatched couches, chairs and tables are everywhere. Dimly lit and great for a romantic night or catching up with friends in what feels like a living room. They have live jazz or entertainment some nights and charge a small cover so call before you head there to find that... More 

Thank Erica A
New Jersey
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I used to go here when I was younger, and while it's still the same eclectic atmosphere, it's still a trendy place to go. One of the few late night venues in the area, and the coffee drinks are quite delicious. I've been there more than once recently and haven't been encouraged to leave any of those times. The wait... More 

1 Thank Topeze314
New Jersey
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Van Gogh's Ear is a fun place to get coffee or tea and light food. The decor is comfy and inviting...sort of eclectic. There are books and board games that you can take down and play while sitting on comfy chair or couches around a coffee table. It's great!

Thank Lieberhofer
Union, New Jersey, United States
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

My first time having food here and the caesar salad was excellent. The lettuce was crisp and the dressing was really tasty.

Thank Deanna D
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Laidback cafe, best desserts and alot of coffee and tea choices. They also have an array of lunch and dinner options. Great for meeting up with friends. So e nights you can catch live musicians.

Thank sdgomes
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

My wife and I received a gift card for this restaurant. When we looked on line at the menu, it appeared to have an interesting mix of unique dishes and traditional pub food. Upon entering, we encountered a unique young (we are "mature") environment that was lively, music filled and was friendly. We had a very attentive young man as... More 

1 Thank ARNOLD R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1017 Stuyvesant Ave, Union, NJ 07083-6024
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Union
  • Phone Number: +1 908-810-1844

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