Bonita by the River European Restaurant Opens in Edgewater, NJ

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Just in time for the official start of summer, Bergen County — and specifically Edgewater, NJ — is  upping its restaurant game. Besides, what better way to welcome the new season than taking advantage of outdoor dining options near the water. The owners and creative food-loving minds behind Harrington Park's Cork & Crust and Augie's Trattoria, along with Hilldale's Fig & Tomato, brings a new European-inspired restaurant with a Spanish focus that's sure to light up the Bergen County dining scene.


Opening Wednesday June 21, Bonita by the River in Edgewater is serving up authentic European dishes for your next night out. Its menu offers diverse Spanish, Greek, and Italian flavors — and some trusted favorites from the team's other haunts — for sharing or for enjoying solo.


Choose from tapas and other small plates including spicy filet mignon tips, fried burrata, truffle mac & cheese, and pastelillos, a take on classic empanadas filled with ground beef. Similar to their other restaurant, the menu also highlights signature flatbreads including the popular fig & prosciutto and classic margherita. For entrees, choose from mouthwatering lobster ravioli; chicken Madrid with panko, chorizo, and spicy cherry peppers; paella for two; and meat options including grilled lambchops, churrasco, and braised pork ossobuco. You can also enjoy fresh fish from the raw bar like oysters, tuna tartare, ceviche, or go all-out with the seafood tower. 


And speaking of (raw) bars, Bonita by the River will feature two additional bars including a champagne bar so you can toast to summer while sampling complimentary oysters or fish eggs, plus an outdoor rooftop deck for taking in tasty drinks and beautiful views. Thanks to its extensive list of fine wines, beautiful cocktails, and a full bar combined with a vibrant and lively atmosphere, this may quickly become your new go-to spot for your summertime adult nights out — and beyond. Bonita by the River is also available for hosting small and large special events.


Bonita by the River is open Tuesdays through Sundays for lunch and dinner, with live music nights on Fridays and Saturdays. Be sure to snag your reservation at Bonita by the River before they fill up.


Bonita by the River
190 River Road, 2nd Floor
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