Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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WESTWOOD

BAT BARRY'S ** 1/2

Despite its substantial noise level, this upscale American bistro has an air of intimacy, a leisurely pace and a menu that's much more focused than many competitors.

Prices: Appetizers $6 to $12, entrees $13 to $26. Hours: Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday (bar until midnight), noon to 11 p.m. Friday (bar until 1 a.m.), noon to 11 p.m. Saturday (bar until 2 a.m.) New late-night bar menu 10 p.m. to midnight Monday to Saturday. Liquor, wine: Full bar, a good selection of 20 wine bottles for $20 each. Premium wine list also available; seasonal cocktail menu. Noise level: Substantial even when not full; hard to converse when packed. Credit cards: AE, D, MC, V. Reservations: Recommended for Friday and Saturday nights. Accommodations for children: Items on request, highchairs. Dress: Smart casual. Early- bird specials or deals: No. Takeout: Yes. Parking: Municipal lot next door to Westwood movie theater, metered street. Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2013.

* 170 Center Ave., Westwood; 201-666-2200, batbarrys.com.

EDGEWATER

RIVER PALM TERRACE ** 1/2

River Palm Terrace is a classic steakhouse with a twist: It also has a sushi bar spinning jazzy, all-encompassing maki. Look for several well-executed seafood dishes among the usual suspects in the meat-and-potato lineup.

Prices: Appetizers $7 to $18, entrees $23 to $47. Hours: Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, dinner 3 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday (the bar menu is available until 11); 3 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday (the bar menu is available until midnight); 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Liquor, wine: Full bar. Noise level: A lot of happy ambient noise, but conversation wasn't a problem. Credit cards: AE, D, MC, V. Reservations: Recommended. Accommodations for children: Chicken fingers or hamburgers, but there is no printed children's menu, highchairs, booster seats. Dress: Smart-casual (no tank tops on men). Early-bird specials or deals: No. Takeout: Yes. Parking: Valet and street. …

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