Friday, March 29, 2013

Luka's of Bogota

 29- March-2013
   Luka's, the landmark restaurant in Ridgefield Park, had it grand opening in it's new location in Bogota. After 23 successful years in Ridgefield Park the owner Luka had an opportunity to give his restaurant a significant upgrade, which he could not afford to turn down. With the lease on his former space coming up for renewal Luka was approached by the owner of the strips of restaurants that are located at the turn of River Rd  before it goes under the CSX tracks. Luka had always like the site with in lager front windows, a pathway that could have a few tables set outside for some causal "Summer Dinning", and one big feature a parking lot. As part of the agreement the Landlord redecorated the entire space, and upgrading the Kitchen, working  with Luka  to give him a first class Establishment to serve the patrons from the local area.
   An important part of the new location is that is still near the Ridgefield Park community, so close in fact that some of his regular costumers can walk to  dinner. And now so can the residents of Bogota can sample his take on Italian cuisine. Along with the parking lot, and access to major highways patrons came in from Long Island, and points West came to join in the Grand Opening.
   Luka , along with his son Nick, can now have a larger, or open space to entertain their guest. With larger, more modern space  Luka hopes that this will help his son to continue to grow, and build on the foundation that his Father has started.  He also is looking forward to growing with his neighbors Boxcar  Bagels, and Bogota Chinese Restaurant. Luka sees the trio of eateries as being a good mix of taste in food. He has always been a fan of Boxcar Bagels, and hope that some of those customers will come back for dinner with him. Along with some of his regulars will return in order to have a nosh for breakfast.
   The menu is the same as before with Luka himself creating some old , and new specials.
   Luka's Italian Cuisine is located at 10 River Rd. Bogota, NJ  across from Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept Engine Co. #3 . The phone number is 201-440-2996 ( which is still the same)
 and their website is:

The new location at 10 River Rd. Bogota, NJ

Open doors..

.. to a newer, and brighter space.

With some of the same personal touches.

Luka with some original customers Marika & Nikitas 

Sharing a bottle of  wine.
Luka with his son Nick 
With the old sign ready for it's home.

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