Giovanni's Bicycle Club

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112 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Bar Seating
  • Group Bookings
  • Happy Hour
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!
What 112 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.0
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

the service was awful. we will not rush back

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside. It was a beautiful night. We enjoyed the service and the atmosphere. Will come again!

VB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meeting friends had an early dinning so service was slow Even though the place was empty I have been there many occasions when it’s been crowded and the service at that time had been excellent

AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

This was our second time dining at The Bicycle Club. My daughter and I have birthdays a day apart and have been celebrating with lobster dinners for about 25 years. We were surprised the place was packed and quite noisy on a Monday night and glad we made reservations through Open Table. Our table was ready with our name on it when we arrived. It was quite busy (noisy too) and service was a little erratic. We were greeted with a basket of warm and delicious little garlic knots with a dipping sauce. We ordered a bottle of wine ($36) which had a screw cap but was presented in an ice bucket at the side of the table. We had to pour our own wine. My husband and I ordered salads which came with a little cup of Italian dressing (we were not given a choice) and were fresh and crispy. My husband had chicken parmesan which he said was very good. My daughter and I each had steamed lobster, which comes cut and cracked. I was a little disappointed this time that the lobster was on the small side and not bright red as usual and my daughter's was a little larger and covered in tomalley. There was no side vegetable, lemon or garnish provided other than melted butter, and we had to ask for and then wait for the lobster utensils. We were also presented with a small square of tiramisu with a candle to share and a few waitstaff sang happy birthday to us.

JF
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Place is cozy, waiter service is quick, but the best part was the food

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with grandchildren they loved it and the gluten free pizza was the best my husband had ever had

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was really good except it does get noisy

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Waitir could care less about anything, he spilled the butter on the table and didnt know how to make it right if u disnt tell him 3 times. Horrible service

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always on point here. Service was very good.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.👍

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

Seemed to be disorganized. We were kind forgotten.

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

Good food and a fun night Anthony and Ted were great

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!

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!

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.

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

OT
New York Area
6 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!

KI
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was Ok. Nothing special.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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?

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

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.

c
New York Area
25 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

BD
New York Area
19 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.

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:)

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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