Son Cubano in Fort Lee Will Be Worth the Wait.
The good news: Bergen County is about to become home to its hottest restaurant in … well maybe ever.
The bad news: We’re still a year out.
But let’s focus on the good news. The eatery is called Son Cubano, a Fort Lee outpost of the West New York and Miami hot spots that have gained loyal followings since the first location opened its doors along the Hudson five years ago. The new restaurant will open in a 7,800-square-foot indoor-outdoor stylish space (complete with a live DJ and valet obvs) situated in what’s sure to be a stunning 2-acre park in Fort Lee (which, if you haven’t heard, is officially on fire.) The park, which will also include walking paths, water features, a theater, a museum sits between a duo of 47-story luxe apartment skyscrapers known as The Modern and The Modern II, so yeah, the place will have a pretty built-in clientele from the get-go.
We were the first to get a snippet of scoop from owner Alex Duran, who told us the new space is one of the aspects he's most excited about. “It’s all about beauty, a beautiful restaurant with an outdoor patio that backs up on park space,” he says. ”Anyone who goes will feel beautiful and have fun.”
In terms of fare, you can expect Cuban cuisine with Asian (NOT SPANISH??) influences, heavy on fresh seafood ceviches and crudos, small bites like crispy pork belly chicarrones and a solid steak offering, paired with flavor-infused sauces of chimicrurri or pepper sofrito, plus wok entrees. The place will be totally upscale and if it’s anything like their other spots- gorgeously designed, with VIP seating.
In other words, it’ll be the place to be come spring. That would be next spring. (Sigh.)