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Park West Tavern Will Be Renovating from February 25th to March 7th .

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Park West Loft will be opening to the public while the Park West Tavern is going through it’s renovations from Monday, February 25th through Thursday, March 7th.

Management says on Facebook that , “There will be some dates that we will be closed to the public for our Private Events.Please contact us for more details! We thank you all for your constant support and can not wait for you all to see the new updates! “

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Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce and Valley Hospital Present 2018 Restaurant Week


December 31,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce and Valley Hospital Present 2018 Restaurant Week , Sun, January 14, 2018 – Thu, January 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Ridgewood Restaurants participating in the 2018 Restaurant Week.  Please call the restaurants directly for reservations or menu selections.

Restaurant Weeks start
Sunday-Thursday, 1/14/18-1/18/18
Sunday-Thursday, 1/21/18-1/25/18
Dining Out or Catering Home,
Wine is an extra treat,check out the Sweet Treats.

Blue Sushi Japanese Restaurant



Latour Restaurant

Leon Mexican Cuisine

Lisa’s Mediterranean Cuisine

Manjal Indian Cuisine
Dinner only

Park West Tavern

Pearl Restaurant

Piccolo Bistro

Raymonds Restaurant

ROOTS Steakhouse
Lunch only

Dinner Only

Shumi Japanese Cuisine


Steel Wheel Tavern

The Office Tavern & Grill

The Sensible Fork
Lunch only-Sun-Th
Will honor at dinner Fri/Sat

White Maple Café

Catering/Take Out

Chestnut Deli & Catering
Dinner for Mon-Thur

SMOKED to go

Endless Possibilities Catering

Specialty Foods & Beverages

Super Cellars Wine & Cheese

The Wine Seller

Sweet & Nutritional

Ben & Jerry’s

Samba Bowls

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Ridgewood’s Downtown For The Holidays & Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

The Ridgewood Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Downtown For The Holidays & Tree Lighting Celebration
Fri, December 01, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: E. Ridgewood Ave and Memorial Park, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Ridgewood NJ, You do not have to go to NYC to see the lighting of a beautiful tall Christmas tree…

right here in Ridgewood, we celebrate the starting of all the Holidays with the lighting of a 60-80ft. beautiful tree.

Starting at 5:30-7pm,
-Santa will be in the Park for the
“wee” little ones.
-On the streets, the RHS Marching Band and Holiday Chorus will be marching and singing up and down E. Ridgewood Ave…making Merriment with their instruments and voices.
Just added, ride Santa’s trackless train…this will be fun! (FREE)

On stage is where the excitement happens, lots of singing and dancing by the kids to help us get ready to light our beautiful tree….”Magical” are the words they use.

7:30pmish is the lighting of the tree.

following will be music on stage and
in the streets…

SANTA will be in Park (8-9pm) waiting for your list and checking it twice…and Santa’s track-less train. (will end at 8:55pm-streets open up at 9pm)

There will be no parking on E. Ridgewood Ave from Walnut up to and including parts of
S. & N. Broad St.

Please note the streets that will be closed for this event will be from
Walnut Street up E. Ridgewood Ave. included
S. & N Broad St from 5:30-9pmish.

What’s happening in Ridgewood during the Holiday Season….
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Santa will arrive at Columbia Bank
(60 S. Broad St.), free gifts for all the kids
10:30am FREE Movie at the Bow-Tie Cinema-
movie will be ELF, Will Ferrel.
2-4pm Santa will now be at Memorial Park at
Van Neste Square, weather permitting.

Saturday, December 2,9, 16, 2017 – 12N-3pm
Visit SANTA at his house in the center of Ridgewood, Memorial Park at Van Neste Square.
weather permitting.
Saturday, December 23, 2017 – 12N-2:30pm
weather permitting.

Come to do your Holiday Shopping in historic downtown Ridgewood and dine at our delicious
restaurants. Give yourself a gift of shopping and dining.

The Ridgewood “tradition” is supported and presented by the members of the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce as follows…

Columbia Bank
Valley Hospital
Van Dyk Health Care
Freedom Bank
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Prestige Family of Fine Cars
Atlantic Stewardship Bank
Park West Tavern
Santoni’s Pizzeria
Pearl Restaurant
ConnectOne Bank
West Bergen Mental Health
Serendipity Labs
Clemente Orthodontics
Serendipity Labs Ridgewood
S&SO Produce Farms
Country Pancake House and Restaurant
The Village Health Coach
Charles J. X. Kahwaty, Esqu.
Biltmore Tuxedos
C.C. Van Emburgh Inc.
Beyband International, Inc.
Janjigian Trading Co,, Inc.
Ridgewood Party Rental
Life Opportunities Unlimited
E. Clark Travel
YWCA of Bergen County

for details call 201-445-2600, [email protected]

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Park West Tavern Celebrates St Patrick’s Day today


March 17,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Park West Tavern celebrate St Patrick’s Day today .Park West Tavern turns green for the day.

Todays St Patrick’s Day today Festivities include :

Listen to live authentic Irish music by The Poor Finnian’s from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The music continues later on when The Declan Power Band performs at 10:00pm.
And a surprise visit from the Ridgewood Irish Dancers.

Traditional Irish Fare served all day
Corned Beef And Cabbage
Fish & Chips
Lamb Stew with Barley
Bangers & Mash

Park West is Located at 30 Oak St
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Call (201) 445-5400

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New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie attended a political fundraiser in Ridgewood at Park West Tavern

video courtesy of Boyd Loving’s 

October 12,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie attended a political fundraiser in Ridgewood on Tuesday October 11th and flew into the Village on a NJ State Police helicopter. Members of Ridgewood’s police, fire, and Emergency Services departments were on standby at the Benjamin Franklin Middle School for the early evening helicopter landing. The helicopter landed without incident; a two (2) vehicle motorcade (NJ State Police provided) subsequently transported the Governor and his party from the school to the $5,000 per attendee fundraising event, which was held at the Park West Tavern on Oak Street.

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Ridgewood Guild Kicks off Small Business Saturday with 2015 Winterfest


On Saturday, November 28, 2015 The Ridgewood Guild will sponsor its fifth annual Winterfest, to coincide with Small Business Saturday!

Memorial Park at Van Neste Square will set the stage with special holiday performances by The Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus and Declan Power!

The park will be decorated, there will be ice sculptures,  horse drawn hayrides around town, cookies, candy canes, complimentary hot chocolate a trackless train ride and more!

So, come downtown to enjoy the festivities, welcome in the holiday season and support your local businesses! Learn more about what Ridgewood Businesses are doing for Small Business Saturday!

Join us for Small Business Saturday!

Shop Small Ridgewood!
November 28, 2015

Win 1 of 5 Ridgewood Guild $100 Gift Certificates to use at any participating business (listed below)

All you need to do is:

1. Follow @ridgewoodguildnj on Instagram
2. Like the Ridgewood Guild on Facebook
3. Post a selfie tagging @ridgewoodguildnj and #shopsmallridgewood

You will automatically be entered into the random drawing! Have fun shopping small (and local) this year!

Participating Ridgewood Businesses:

Mango Jam
Chestnut Deli and Catering
Markosian Fine Art Jewelry
Wostbrock Home and Floors
Backyard Living
Kate Spade
Gardiner and Co.
Jekyll and Hide
Coco Curtain Studio
Suite 201
Social by Suite 201
Vintage 61
Pangea Coins and Jewelry
Rossi’s of Ridgewood
Ridgewood Cycle
Goffle Brook Farms and Garden Center
Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique
Village Eyewear
Red Velvet Luxe
Beer’s Flower Shop
The Quilt Spot
Park West Tavern
Ben & Jerry’s
The Green Olive Branch
Bazaar Star Beadery
Pinot’s Palette
Greenwich Nails
Karma Organic Spa
Araya Rebirth
Carlo’s Bakery
La Tour
Ridgewood Culinary Studio
Super Juice Nation
A Mano
Italia di Gusto
Best of Everything
Fish Urban Dining
Greenbaum Interiors
The Daily Treat
Cupcakes by Carousel
Flackman, Goodman, and Potter
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

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The Park Steakhouse Park West Tavern Golf Classic


The Park Steakhouse Park West Tavern Golf Classic
Fri, September 25, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Location: New York Country Club, 103 Brick Church Road, New Hempstead, NY, 10977
Cost: $200 per person

The Park Steakhouse Park West Tavern Golf Classic

When: Friday September 25th, 2015

Where: New York Country Club
103 Brick Church Road
New Hempstead, NY, 10977
845 362-5800

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Registration, Breakfast
Practice at the Range

12 Noon – Shotgun Start

6:00 p.m. Cocktail
Reception and Awards

Entry Fees: $200.00 per Golfer

We hope you will join us for a fun day of golf at New York Country Club. The day starts with a breakfast, followed by an on the course surprise lunch prepared by both restaurants staff. Capped off with a Cocktail/Dinner reception.

Proper attire & soft spikes required

The Park Steakhouse & Park West Tavern Golf Classic Entry Form
New York Country Club
Name of Golfers:
1. _____________________________________________________ I wish to purchase the
2. _____________________________________________________ following # of $200 tickets
3. _____________________________________________________ # of Golfers_____________
4. _____________________________________________________ X $200= $____________
I/We will attend the Cocktail Reception only. @ $50 per person # of Guests__________
Please make checks payable to The Park Charities

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RCNG invites you to an Open Business Networking Mixer


The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Networking Group
Tue, April 21, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Park West Tavern – Park West Loft, 38 Oak Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – 6:00-8:00pm
Park West Tavern – Park West Loft – (second floor)
38 Oak Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Cash Bar – delicious lite fare food
FREE Valet parking
Put away your scarves and hats-
Let’s do business!

$20 Chamber and ICC members
$30 non-chamber members

Rsvp by April 17, 2015
[email protected]

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Eight of Ridgewood’s Best – Ridgewood NJ Restaurant Reviews



Ridgewood NJ Restaurant Reviews
January 17, 2015 By Michael Shetler

Eight of Ridgewood’s Best – Ridgewood NJ Restaurant Reviews

If you’re looking for a sophisticated dining experience and are tired of the ordinary, you’ve come to the right blog post. We discuss some of the best restaurants in Ridgewood offering a pleasing atmosphere, great presentation and which are known for their excellent food and service.


– LaTour is a high-end French-American Restaurant with which was presented with the Certificate of Excellent Award for fine cuisine in 2014. They have a reputation for putting customers first and serving food on platters fit for the gods. Eat your fill of gourmet and enjoy the almost regal atmosphere at Latour.

Pearl Restaurant

– Pearl in Ridgewood has the tagline, “Our restaurant is as unique as the pearl.” They market themselves as the kind of place you go for very special occasions, one that will be memorable for years to come. The food is 5-star gourmet and they focus a lot on the customer experience.

Brick Lane Curry House in Ridgewood

– If you have a taste for Indian food and pristine service, Brick Lane is a great experience. They feature “spiced to order” Indian classics and a lunch buffet that features some of their best curry. They even offer a vegetarian menu and they make the dining experience an unforgettable one.

Park West Tavern

– If you like an environment that is a bit less classic and formal, how about Park West? Complete with a full bar and wine list, Park West features some of the best American favorites, like steaks and seafood, for starters. You’ll feel right at home at Park West.

Diwani Indian Restaurant

– Diwani is a favorite in Ridgewood due to its more casual atmosphere. When you enter, you will notice a TV playing Bollywood movies and the menu focuses on Indian curry and naan. If you like Indian cuisine in a casual atmosphere, with a slightly lower price tag than other high-end restaurants in our Ridgewood Restaurant Review, this is the place for you.

It’s Greek to Me

– As its name implies, It’s Greek To Me serves great Greek cuisine in large portions with a simple atmosphere and patio seating. The menu offers both classic (traditional) and modern Greek food items and the atmosphere matches the setting nicely.


– If brunch is your forte, try the delicious American upscale Raymond’s for a delicious brunch. Combining the best of breakfast and lunch foods for a savvy eating experience, Raymond’s is one of our favorites in our Ridgewood Restaurant Review. It’s also affordable and offers a fashionable look that will make you feel right at home.


– Next on our Ridgewood Restaurant Review is a classy Italian eatery called, “Due.” Due features fine Italian dining with a truly authentic flair which they call, “a journey in flabor, aroma, and presentation.” Due encompasses the best of what we know of gourmet restaurants-that its about the presentation of food and the whole experience, not just the food. They make dining out an almost spiritual experience.


– If you want a great place to celebrate, Natalie’s is a great choice. They specialize in gourmet veggie salads and unique menu items, and offer a great environment to celebrate any special occasion.

Of course Ridgewood has more restaurants worth visiting. But we hope this sampling gives you a taste of what’s here – Ridgewood, New Jersey has many great restaurants which provide a memorable dining experience with great food and a unique atmosphere. We hope you enjoyed this Review. Now go out and enjoy a great meal at one of these memorable dining establishments.

About Michael Shetler

Michael Shetler is a real estate marketing professional and Bergen County Market Master. He has a particular expertise in internet marketing and real estate video. Michael is a full-time Realtor® residing in Glen Rock, NJ and recipient of the NJAR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award in 2009 , 2011 and 2013.

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Free Parking available Friday and Saturday at the Park West Tavern


Free Parking available Friday and Saturday at the Park West Tavern

Free Parking on Friday and Saturday

The Park West Tavern is proud to announce that we will be offering free parking in a secured lot on Friday and Saturday evenings.

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Starting November 28th, 2014

The lot is located next to the Wells Fargo Bank at 41 North Walnut St, Ridgewood NJ, approximately one block away from the entrance to the restaurant. There will be an attendant in place as well as a sign clearly visible from the street.