Mediterranean Restaurant Coming in December to Hudson Riverfront

Taverna Veranda is an upcoming restaruant and bar headed to Bergen Ciunty. It is expected to open in Edgewater sometime next month.

The “spacious eatery” will offer indoor and outdoor dining featuring Mediterranean fare and a “focus on Mediterranean comfort food” and the “occasional contemporary twist”.

It’s from restaurateurs Constantine Youssis, Moutaz Ali and Aldo Abdallah. They all collectively have vast hospitality experience in Manhattan, including restaurants Nerai, Falucka, and Gardenia. Youssis’s family also operates Sofia’s Mediterranean Grill in Hasbrouck Heights.


Executive Chef Nestor Moina previously helmed the kitchen at Pergola (NYC) and spent his culinary career at many other New York restaurants including Serafina, Beacon, and Remi.

Taverna Veranda is housed in a former Chase branch that’s been totally transformed. The new space includes white-washed brick walls, polished concrete floors and cast iron planters with greenery throughout. Reclaimed wood can be found on accent walls and Taverna Veranda’s bar was made from an entire tree. Solid walnut tables wrapped in cast-iron are spread out across the dining room floor with chairs to match.

The menu (View Menu) will include a number of Large plates, mezze options, and a “Simply Grilled” menus. They will have an extensive wine menu with over 100 wines by the bottle from Greece, Lebanon and Cyprus in addition to Italy, France and Napa Valley. Also planned is a a menu of specialty cocktails.

With 3000 square feet of space, it includes 82 seats indoors and an outdoor patio for 48 guests that overlooks the Hudson River.

Taverna Veranda
725 River Road
Edgewater, NJ

[photo source: Taverna Veranada]


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