David Burke’s VENTANAS Restaurant and Lounge Now Open in Fort Lee

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Now open: Ventanas, The Modern, 200 Park Avenue, Fort Lee. Photo by Gabe Collazo.

VENTANAS, a new modern American-Cuban-Asian fusion restaurant and lounge, celebrated their grand opening last week in Fort Lee. Restaurateur Alexander Duran of Son Cubano and culinary titan Chef David Burke have brought their 7,000-square-foot restaurant, comprised of a tapas lounge, bar, and a dining room, to The Modern, a two-tower, 47-story residential tower in Fort Lee.

Chef Burke collaborated with Andrew Riccitelli, formerly Executive Chef of New York City’s Bagatelle, on the vision for VENTANAS, while Son Cubano Executive Chef Ricardo Cardona consulted on the restaurant’s Latin-American accents.

The menu emphasizes Latin and Asian ingredients, and the food offerings sound truly fusion. Signatures dishes include Pastrami Smoked Salmon Arepas, Oxtail and Pepper Jack Cheese Croquettes, and Tuna Tartare Tacos. The cocktail menu is extensive and offers a Sake Martini and a Coconut Daiquiri.

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Tuna tartare tacos. Photo by Gabe Collazo.

VENTANAS features floor-to-ceiling ventanas, Spanish for windows, and the interior design aims to evoke an ambiance reminiscent of old Havana. And those looking for late night options will be happy to know that on weekends, the restaurant and lounge will feature live music and dancing.

The restaurant sits within a two-acre public park, directly between The Modern’s two glass towers. According to VENTANAS, the community’s residents will soon be able to order both room service and poolside food service.

VENTANAS is located at 200 Park Avenue in Fort Lee, NJ.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I am looking forward to bringing some friends and clients to enjoy your restaurant Helene Feldan Riverfront Realty

  2. Horrible $8 valet waited 20 min for car after submitting ticket asked valet Alejandro where the car is and he relued just got the text never acknowledged that he ignored the tkt. ssked for $ back he saisxwe parked the car, the couldn’t find the key when car finally came they neglected to take the key from
    the car in front of us. I went in and adked for the mgr’s help tge valet is pvt co. So who hired them! I asked for a way to contact the owner and he gave me a wrong email. waited 40 min to park the car! Dinner was mediocre for the $360
    ck was excuted to have a mojito, it arrived with whole mint leaves not muddled , awful drinks which by the way came 20 min after the appetizers were served! I’m never going back!
    DO NOT RECOMMEND AT ALL!!!

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