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Le Jardin

1257 River Rd. (North St.) Send to Phone
201-224-9898 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
On the palisades of the Hudson, Le Jardin is a garden of delight.
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Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Fri.-Sat.
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4.5 rating over 3 reviews

Le Jardin Restaurant Review

: Le Jardin’s menu is mostly French --- as one might guess from the name of this congenial restaurant perched on a cliff overlooking the Hudson River. Dishes such as côte de veau and roasted duck a l’orange for two are centerpieces, but simple grilled meats, seafood and pastas complement. There’s something for everyone, but the overall impact of the food is compromised a bit due to a lack of focus on the quintessential elements of any one cuisine. Service is friendly if inexpert. You may have to pour your own wine but it will be selected from a thoughtfully chosen list. Despite its minor failings, dining on the terrace at sunset or after dark, with the nearby George Washington Bridge twinkling with headlights, has its charms.

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Place is a joke
by lsfoodie1 on Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:41 pm
 
Oh my...where to begin?

We were in for dinner on Fri night. Menu is pretty standard old school stuff...nothing exciting and absurdly expensive. I guess you pay for the view of the GW?

Cocktail not made properly and zero alcohol.

Anyway, $17 shrimp cocktail with watery cocktail sauce. Guys, next time drain the horseradish prior to mixing with ketchup.

Ordered the $35 NY Strip, med rare. Arrived at the table, cut into it and it was almost well. There was a drip of red that came out, but the steak itself was grey on the inside.

I had to call the waiter over as he never came back to check how everything was. He did apologize. He asked me what I wanted to do. I said that I would like the steak cooked properly. He took the steak.

The "manager" comes over and apologizes. He says the steak will be right out.

Steak comes back waaaaayyyyyy too fast to cook properly and rest, etc... "Manager" asks me to cut it and look. Well, surprise to nobody, it was raw. "Manager" says perfect!

I proceed to ask him, shocked as I was...I said, "this is perfect?" and he says yes, it's perfect. I only wish that I had taken a picture for anyone who would see this review. I asked if he knew what med rare should look like. He says yeah, like the first one that came out.

So, I said than this is not perfect, correct? This is where all crazy begins. He mutters something I don't understand, then asks what I want. I tell him to take the steak, bring me my check and we will leave. He starts yelling and says fine, but you are paying for the steak.

The waiter comes over and sheepishly drops the check and before he could walk away, I told him to take the check back to the "Manager", take the steak off or the police are going to become involved.

At this point, I get up from the table to avoid any other issues...my 11 year old son was with us. I walk toward the waiter, toward the bar and the "Manager" walks up to me and starts shouting obscenities at me.

I asked to speak with the owner...ta da...HE IS THE OWNER!

I just laughed. I paid the check and we walked out never to return again.

If you are looking for a place to have a great meal...this is not the place. If you are looking for a place to pay super high prices for exceptionally mediocre food and horrifyingly bad service....THIS IS THE PLACE!!
 
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