Giovanni's Bicycle Club

4.3
102 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Established in 1969, Giovanni's Bicycle Club offers fine Italian cuisine in Englewood Cliffs.

We also have room for large parties, please contact us for more information. Large groups are always welcome!
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4.2
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ME
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I ordered Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce. The Bolognese sauce is red. This sauce was pink. It was not appetizing and not what I ordered. Plus, there was barely any meat in it. I told the waiter, but he was clueless. He didn't send the manager to talk to us. I don't like to make a scene in a restaurant, but I wish I had.

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had lunch, lamb chops were great as an appetizer and veal with asparagus, sun dried tomatoes and capers was very good. I would go back there again.

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LY
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always first rate. The service is great and the food is delicious. Special requests not a problem. And the garlic knots are to die for!

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it, food was excellent, service was great, our waitress "Anne" was fantastic. Definitely going back.

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GA
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went on Mother's Day. Limited menu was a bummer but I understand. Salmon was delicious. Servers were on top of things.👍

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Seemed to be disorganized. We were kind forgotten.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and a fun night Anthony and Ted were great

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Monday night is Lobster night at The Bicycle Club! You get a whole lobster and a side order for only $14.95!!! Delicious bread and garlic knots, great atmosphere! They also have karaoke!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite place!!! Love they go extra with cannolis at the end of the meal! It’s the little things like that that sets them apart & why it’s always my first choice of restaurants!

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AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We have dined here twice now. Both times we were there for an early dinner. We had reservations but it wasn't getting crowded until about 6 pm. The food is pretty good here. We have really enjoyed the pasta dishes and seafood. The Chilean seabass was good but not great. We had an issue with our rice for the risotto being undercooked but the server did have new rice brought to us. The brocolli rabe is perfect here. Nice wine selection. This is not going to be a quick dinner. They cook the meals fresh and do not rush you. A lot of options on the dinner and dessert menus.

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LH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our second time at the restaurant. The waiters were excellent and ver attentive. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Highly recommend want will be back! the pizza and the main dishes are excellent and love the garlic knots

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Came out of desperation with kitchen half moved out of my house. Surprised by a Monday lobster special. They did a good job even with a very busy restaurant. Much improved across the board with new ownership. Service was great!

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MG
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

My son & I enjoyed lobster special. We came first time for lobster & Karaoke. We already recommended to friends! Staff was very friendly but the service was slow throughout starting with not getting our drink order but I understand it was a busy night. Food including hot antipasto and garlic knots were great. Great parking. Karaoke staff was phenomenal. A very enjoyable evening. Worth the trip for lobster. Will come again.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, amazing atmosphere and very delicious food!!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

everyone was very accommodating and friendly.
The only issue with "my specific" group was the beer selection was limited.
otherwise we were very happy.

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K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoyed the Chicken Marsala, which had a very nice flavor. My dining companion had the Chicken Cacciatore, which was delicious, too.

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OY
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING FOOD. Service was great. Menu prices reasonable. Good size portions, extensive selection veal, chicken, chops, seafood, pasta and gourmet pizzas. Delicious appetizers you will savor. Drinks at the bar or your dinner table enjoy LIVE DJ Pete Lopez, music and lights dancing the night away. Met Ms. Crystal lovely owner of GBC very welcoming, warm and charming. Giovanni’s Bicycle Club is close to the George Washington bridge with large area parking on property. Everything we ordered was delicious and superb. You will enjoy yourselves and dine on excellent food. We had a wonderful night. Really well done Giovanni’s Bicycle Club we will be back.
GBC delivers. Available for private parties.

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P
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

We have dined here a few times and the service was fantastic as was the food. On this Saturday night the staff seemed overwhelmed and the food was sub-par. Upon entering , the desk was unattended. It took 15 minutes for us to explain we had a reservation. They seemed shocked that we had a reservation. There was no order to check-in. The food and service really fell short. It was a very disappointing experience.

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G
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Ordered medium rare bugers. Came out well done. Otherwise good.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

This dinner was my birthday celebration. I have mentioned this at the time of reservation made. There is no special treat for that at all. Then why you asked customers what is the occasion?

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GP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Had short ribs with papardell, New Year’s Eve it was ok at best, salad for table was sparse and overpriced for quantity

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F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The pizza is consistently very good but the salad was somewhat stingy and bare of anything interesting.

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c
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The wait staff was exceptional! We really enjoyed our meals (kids lasagna, shrimp francese, and Capellini ala Amanda) and the bread with dipping sauce was very delicious. As the other reviewers noted, be patient. It did seem to take quite some time to receive our meals.

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B
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Made a holiday eve reservation for 845
Restuarant open til 12


SERVICE
horrible
waiter couldn't answer how many shrimp in a shrimp cocktail appetizer

Waiter served app& entree at same time

Served a "glass" of house wine was 1/4 full (3 oz )

Served cold food

Atmosphere
80's rap and house music for dining area -

FOOD
Food greasy not cooked and not edible

Slimy brown ice burg lettuce
For side salad

Served cold food


Manager gave us check at 1015 and said he is closing
Then paced with his jacket on 10 feet Away from our table

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

The quality of the food is really, really poor. Undercooked pasta, salty, flavorless sauce, $12 cocktails were horrible, cheap, supermarket coctail mixer would do better. Service was good but nothing will compensate poor quality of food. Absolutely never coming back.

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LT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food is very good but the service takes a bit too long. Our waitress took a while to get to us and our drinks took a long time. She was great once she got us, but in general every time we've been there it's taking a long time to get served.

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SI
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience with friendly staff and great food. Definitely on my list for the next time I'm in the area.

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BD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Consistently great food and great value. Our go-to place when we need a good meal at a decent price.

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HC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love all the dishes we have tried so far.
It's been our Monday invites for friends & family for Lobster Monday and more~
We love the garlic twists and the incredible sauce/dip served with the bread.
We have been spreading the good food to share with all our family & friends and have yet to bring more people who hasn't been to BC yet~
We are very pleased with the team & service and of course, Sam & his staff who have been accommodating us with extra attention every time we are there.
We wish continued success and are happy to introduce BC by word of mouth and bringing them to dine with us~
I am a returned customer from the early 80's:)

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JM
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love their lobster special on Mondays but have never had a bad meal there. Have also seen some good entertainment on occasion. Wine, a bit pricey but everything else is wonderful.

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b
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Giovanni's Bicycle Club is a gem for Happy Hour. Discounted cocktails, friendly and expeditious service, clean ambiance every afternoon. They serve complementary bar thin crust pizza. It was delicious, just the right amount of sauce. Food is generally comfort fare, well prepared, large portions. Mainly, a fantastic neighborhood gem where you can spend a few hours, enjoy a ball game on TV and not spend an awful lot of money to have tasty, delicious food. A must try, I am there again and again. Good job Giovanni!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have eaten here several times, never disappointed. Food is always good and what makes it more impressive is the diverse menu - fish, chicken, beef.... all are good!

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AK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Comfortable neighborhood place to eat. Food was well prepared and delicious. Generous portions. Service was attentive without hovering. Good for lunch also - they have a very reasonable buffet lunch on weekdays. Would definitely go back.

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RB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I was surprised at how good it was, considering the immense menu, which, in my experience is usually a bad sign. Pasta was cooked perfectly. They gave us a free sample of the pizza, which was outstanding.

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b
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A hit every time. Make sure you get there for happy hour! The bar pizza is delicious, can't beat the price!
Service is friendly and timely! Ample portions at superb prices. The staff goes out of their way to accommodate every request. It's a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Great for a casual dinner with the family that will not break the bank! Food quality is very good. A must try!

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KV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Overall enjoyed our dinner. Food was very good and the Restaurant Manager was very gracious and treated us to a appetizer and dessert. Our waiter was charming, but service was spotty on Saturday evening.

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H
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Large menu; very accommodating for people with special food needs/allergies etc.

Wait staff is friendly but not overbearing. Food is reliably good.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for the Monday lobster special it was absolutely not a disappointment. From the garlic knots that were on the table, to the calamari that we had for appetizer that was perfectly cooked. The lobster was amazingly cooked we had three out of the four choices and I'm sure the The fourth one was great too. I'm definitely recommending this to everyone that I know.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great

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b
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Met with friends and enjoyed the happy hour drinks and bar menu. Service was very friendly and attentive. The bar pizza is great. Food in general, very tasty and well prepared. You can enjoy a game on TV as we did. Will be back for their specials and great Happy Hour value. Don't miss it!

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