Fairmount Eats (Hackensack)
Recently I was in Hackensack, NJ. I decided to stop at the Fairmount Eats. I wasn’t hungry but wanted to wait out the traffic and heard the food was good. Hackensack is close to New York and the traffic is significantly worse than South Jersey so I decided to sit at a diner instead of sit in my car. I didn’t wait too long because the food was out in the blink of an eye.
Fairmount Eats Atmosphere: A
Fairmount Eats resembles more of a bar than a diner. It’s located on the corner and has a small parking spot. Looking back, I should have verified there was parking before just stopping by. Anyway, there was a small lot. Inside has plenty of tables, a few booths, and an open kitchen to watch the chefs prepare the food. It’s a cute, modern building, and you never feel like you’re sitting on top of people.
Fairmount Eats Coffee: A
The coffee at Fairmount Eats was good. The waiter brought plenty of refills and it was brewed hot and fresh. Thankfully, because I was unusually tired that day.
Fairmount Eats Food: B
The Fairmount Eats menu has plenty of options from breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are known for their lunch specials and salads. I decided to order the goat cheese and spinach salad with grilled chicken. The goat cheese salad came with candied nuts, bacon, spinach, and of course, chicken. It was a hardy portion of chicken too! The salad was good, but I do wish the dressing was mixed in.
Fairmount Eats Service: A
The waiter at the Fairmount Eats was great and the food came out fast. He was one of the best waiters I’ve had in a while and I couldn’t have asked for a better waiter. I was in and out of the Fairmount Eats within 30 minutes.
Fairmount Eats Cost: $$
For the salad and coffee, it was $18 which was more expensive than I was expecting.
Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back to Fairmount Eats?
I liked the Fairmount Eats and it was a good stop. While pricier than the average diner, it was fresh food and I would go back.
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