Dine “Out” on Hudson River Views

THE VIEW FROM HAVEN RESTAURANT IN EDGEWATER, NJ

THE VIEW FROM HAVEN RESTAURANT IN EDGEWATER, NJ

There’s something so relaxing about eating outdoors in the summertime — almost like a mini-vacation for a few hours. Thankfully, Gold Cast North has scores of outdoor dining spaces sought after in these balmy months.

They come in many shapes and sizes — from a few sidewalk tables to elaborate patios. Here are some suggestions for dining al fresco with great views.

Face north to see the George Washington Bridge or south for a peek at the Empire State Building. Dine at sunset to watch the sun turn the Upper West Side a reddish hue, then linger after dark to gaze at the sparkling skyline. Here are four options along River Road in Edgewater, in order of formality.

from a larger report on NorthJersey.com

ORAMA

Where: 595 River Road, 201-945-2020

The space: Stunning views from a waterside patio that can seat 60; a separate, smaller second-floor balcony, set just outside the dining room, sets you above the water.

The cuisine: Modern American with global influences and two separate menus — a less-expensive lounge menu available on the patio and a much pricier full dinner menu available on both the patio and the balcony.

MAVI MEZE GRILL

Where: 725 River Road, 201-941-0066

The space: A rustic covered patio with the waves of the Hudson crashing beneath your feet.

The cuisine: Turkish: grilled kebabs and Turkish dumplings are highlights.

HAVEN

Where: 2 Main St. (45 River Road for GPS), 201-943-1900

The space: A big riverside patio “café” seats more than 70 and is partially shaded by canopies.

The cuisine: Modern American, including big-ticket steaks as well as burgers and sandwiches.

PIER 115 BAR AND GRILL

Where: 115 River Road, Edgewater, 201-313-2155

The space: Two outdoor areas, a serene “river deck” and a more informal Q Dock to the south of the restaurant.

The cuisine: Upscale sports bar/gastropub — burgers, sandwiches, pizza as well as more expensive entrees — with an extensive beer selection.

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