Best seafood in New Jersey. Great environment with great people. Service is great and the seafood is outstanding.
This is always a place where you can count on an excellent meal. Outstanding in every way.
Fine. What I expected
Fantastic food, service, and ambiance as always!
Great food and service
Very nice experience and food
Excellent but pricey. Food was fantastic! Drinks were excellent. Dessert was great. Very crowded and noisy, but it was Saturday and the pace was hopping. Great restaurant!
Varka is always amazing, never disappoints. Grapefruit martinis are my favorite!
My wife and I went Friday night and we expected to be wow’ed. We had heard how great it was. Well, we were let down. It was very dark, I strained to read the menu. The wait staff was very attentive without being overbearing. The noise level was low (for a full restaurant). The appetizer we shared of stuffed calamari saved the meal. It was phenomenal!!!!!!! Grilled perfectly . Stuffed with feta, it was delicious. On the other hand , our entree’s were ordinary. My wife’s Chardonnay lobster was tough and she complained there was hardly any Chardonnay flavor. I had the Plaka sea bass which was cooked perfectly, but was in a plain tomato sauce with 3/4” thick slabs of two whole slices of tomato and onion. You might find thinner slices on a diner burger .
Again, the food was not bad, just ordinary for the price and the hype of the restaurant . We will not be returning.
Great restaurant. Fresh, well preparedfood. They have truly mastered seafood. Professional, but warm service. Love this restaurant!!
Family dinner for four. Excellent service from beginning to end. Great selections from appetizers to entries, to dessert. Large wine selection and full bar for cocktails. Highly recommend especially if you enjoy Mediterranean fish dishes, although my daughters filet mignon was really good and on the level of a quality steak house.
Food and drinks are AMAZING! Our server was a little slow and wasn’t the most friendly. However we did enjoy ourselves and will be back!
The freshest fish around and the portions are very large! Definitely enough to share. The tomato salad was the best - so ripe and tasty! The Lup de Mer fish was outstanding! Highly recommend for a special occasion!
A must go to place - you will not be disappointed. One of my favorite restaurants
The lunch we had was outstanding!!! We usually go for dinner. They NEVER disappoint.
Fantastic as always! The food and ambiance are both wonderful.
Too expensive for the quality that day. Octopus was super salty.
We always enjoy dining @ Varka. Love the lobster salad!
Best fish I have ever had and the service/ambience was impeccable.
Great staff and experience. Highly recommend.
Christmas Eve dinner with a friend and Vargas mad an exceptional experience to kick off the holiday!
Awesome dining experience from start to finish! Service, food and ambience is top notch. Couldn’t be more pleased!
We went to Varka on Christmas Eve and although the restaurant was nearly filled to capacity the service was impeccable. One of the specials was stuffed lobster and it was delicious and festive. Our experience was wonderful!
We ordered the pan fried calamari as an appetizer and honestly it was tough. I expected more from a restaurant like this. Was considering the octopus as an appetizer but $29??? A bit overpriced I thought. I had the Diver Scallops as an entree. It was excellent. And my husband had the Chilean Sea Bass. Also excellent. The Sea Bass was prepared like a fish stew which my husband wasn’t crazy about. But I tasted it and it was devine. Dessert was molten lava cake which was excellent. And presentation was beautiful. Cappuccino to top off our evening was also great. High quality coffee with thick froth. It was alittle loud but all and all we had a great experience. Be prepared all dinners are expensive $35-44. And the steaks are much higher.
This use to be a very special place to dine, but the last couple of times they just don't seem to care if we are customers or not.
Fresh fresh fresh...from the Greek tomato salad to the oysters , lobster and Dover sole. Well prepared and hot plated. Delicious meal.
Consistently great food and attentive staff.
Major drawback is the raucous din that detracts from the food experience.Extremely difficult to have conversation at your table without yelling and very frequent,"What did you say?"throughout the dinner.
So..avoid Saturday night!
Service suffered because they were way too busy. Best fish house around
It's always a wonderful experience at Varka, from the warm greeting upon arrival straight through to the delicate, tasty cookie on the way out. I haven't tried anything at Varka that I haven't liked and most of the items I absolutely love - especially the octopus, my favorite!!
Good very good
Great food, great table, Ernesto is a hunk.
For a beautiful restaurant that comes highly recommenced the service was sub par. For NYC prices I expected a better steak. Their house favorite never disappoint.
Food was yummy, but service was not attentive enough and the restaurant is very loud. I was also unpleasantly surprised by the price of my lobster:(. Would have liked to been given a heads up about it by the server. I would go back again... but would have appetizers at home!
Great food and service
One of the best fresh fish restaurants in Bergen area. Excellent lamb chops and lemon chicken. Delicious zucchini and eggplant chips. Even their artisan bread with Greek oil is amazing. One of our favorites
There’s no better restaurant in New Jersey.
Service was excellent and food is always consistent and delicious.
We took our son out for his 30th birthday. The food was amazing. We are loved all our meals, from appetizers to our entrees.
We came to celebrate our anniversary. We arrived early to enjoy the spicy Marguerita. The bartender was excellent and so was the cocktail. The vibe here is great and so is the food. Excellent experience .