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Varka Estiatorio

30 N Spruce St, Ramsey, NJ 07446-1905
+1 201-995-9333
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“grilled octopus” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (30 reviews)
“fresh fish” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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30 N Spruce St, Ramsey, NJ 07446-1905
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1 - 10 of 255 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We went with a group of 8, and they had put us near the kitchen which was loud, when we asked to move they did so immediately. We ate appetizers family style, Varka chips, were tasty, pan fried cheese ok, calamari delicious, portobello yummy. Watch...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bonnie L
Maps827503, Owner at Varka Estiatorio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting us, Bonnie! We're glad that we were able to make your experience more enjoyable by moving your group to a different table. We're always happy to accommodate however we can! It's great that our appetizers, lobster dinners, and more made for a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really great experience, very good menu and wine selection and really good service. The shrimp scampi was excellent and my NY strip was delicious. The place has great ambiance and we will be back for special occasions. It’s a bit pricey with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 463nicn
Maps827503, Owner at Varka Estiatorio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Delicious surf and turf are always ingredients for a great evening, Nic! We're thrilled you especially enjoyed the shrimp scampi and our New York strip. Our pricing maybe premium, but so is the quality of our food -- we promise it's worth it! Looking forward...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

The food, drinks and atmosphere are great at Varka. Having heard rave reviews and having had a drink or two at the bar, we finally decided to dine at the restaurant. While the meal was delicious, it was somewhat surprising that the prices on the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jenna G
Maps827503, Owner at Varka Estiatorio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate you giving us a try, Jenna, and we're glad you enjoyed the meal. We're sorry if there were any miscommunications, but we make it clear on our menu that our pricing is based on per pound. If you have any questions, our team...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Visited for a birthday. Fresh, fresh seafood, simply presented. Generous portions (we had three apps and 4 entrees for 4 people, and that was probably 2 entrees too many). Small fagri fileted was enough for 2. Good wine list, for the most part reasonably priced....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank srl56
Maps827503, Owner at Varka Estiatorio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us, srl56! We're thrilled you and your party left happy and stuffed. If you have any questions about the portion sizes, you're always welcome to ask for recommendations -- we're happy to help. Hope you'll make it back...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

I visited this restaurant based on the recommendations of a friend who lives in the area. The restaurant itself had a warm atmosphere, respectable wine list and friendly hostess who showed us to our table with a warm smile. I ordered an appetizer (mussels), salad,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ChoosyTraveler0901
Maps827503, Owner at Varka Estiatorio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in, ChoosyTraveler0901! We're sorry you were disappointed with our mussels and scallops -- that's certainly the last thing we want to see. We appreciated your honest feedback and will make sure we maintain the quality of our seafood. We also appreciate...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

The food was great. Varka spreads. Lobster gyros. Grilled scallops. Halibut. Bass. The service was the worst we've ever experienced at a high-end local restaurant. The waiter ignored our table all evening. Got orders wrong. Served coffee in a saucer with a puddle of spilled...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jeff K
Maps827503, Owner at Varka Estiatorio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're pleased that you thought our food was great, Jeff, especially the lobster gyros and our halibut, but we're sorry if our service didn't match the taste of our food. You should always receive attentive service, and we apologize if we didn't do our best....More

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Varka Estatorio in Ramsey is among the very best restaurants in Bergen County. Greek food at its . best! Expensive, loud, and always busy. Since this was a family celebration There were lots of fabulous dishes To share. We began our “greek” feast with an...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Maps827503, Owner at Varka Estiatorio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking your family celebration here, Barry! We're absolutely honored. It's wonderful you and your party were happy with the food, our service, and the atmosphere. Glad everything was perfect from start to finish. Next time you're here, definitely give our dessert a...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Fantastic kitchen... and cook... there is a wall of Ice with fresh fish on it.. you can pick your dinner... prices are by weight of the fish or colossal shrimp.... really fantastic Huge Tiger Shrimp Appetizer of flash fried thin NON greasy Egg Plant and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Fisherman123-2
Maps827503, Owner at Varka Estiatorio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so happy that you loved our fresh seafood, Sid! It's fantastic you especially enjoyed the tiger shrimp. We can't wait till the next time you make it our way again -- so much to explore on our extensive menu! Until then, Varka

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Celebrating my cousins birthday, we had a great time the food was amazing fresh tasty, the help very attentive.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank maria d
Maps827503, Owner at Varka Estiatorio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the celebration here, Maria! We're so happy that you guys all had a wonderful time and enjoyed the food. Come back our way soon! See you next time, Varka

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Back at Varka again and had a wonderful meal. Varka seems to know how to keep customers happy and satisfied by offering fresh delicious seafood; of course at a steep price. We were a party of eight and ordered some appetizers family style and then...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GoldnAdvice
Maps827503, Owner at Varka Estiatorio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for returning! We're thrilled you and your party left happy and satisfied after the meal. It's fantastic you guys loved the zucchini chips and grilled fish. Glad you were satisfied with our service, but if you have any feedback, we're eager to improve....More

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They have a license......don't know if you can bring your own, sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
Description
At Varka Estiatiorio, we're dedicated to serving our guests the kind of fresh European seafood few Americans ever experience. Inspired by authentic Mediterranean recipes, our menu is filled with fresh, zesty flavors. Working with select fishermen and exporters, we guarantee the shortest time between the net and your plate. Elegant and inviting, our restaurant is the perfect space for enjoying a nice lunch, celebrating a birthday, or even hosting a corporate party. With seafood as fresh and recipes as authentic as ours, you'll be transported from New Jersey to Greece in a single bite.
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