Located in upscale Ramsey, N.J., on Main Street, Bar Boutique welcomes you to its intimate and idyllic lounge combining Manhattan chic with a modern local vibe. Batches of unique cocktails are crafted and wines are matched to your specific tastes. Savory and sweet eats also are available, along with a wine retail store for a bistro-to-go, making Bar Boutique the perfect place to relax and unwind while giving your senses a treat. It's not just taste, it's all your senses, smell, the sound of clinking ice and taste and the visual of a beautiful cocktail.

Owner Andrew Matarese opened the doors to Bar Boutique in the fall of 2021 with a clear vision to continue the tradition of sharing his passion for wine with others just like his family had done for generations. Prior to the grand opening, Matarese earned his MBA and advanced wine and spirits certification while working full-time as a wine importer and distributor. During those formative years, Matarese traveled extensively to South Africa, France, Italy, South America and Napa Valley, Calif. During his travels, he visited renowned vineyards, tasting cocktails and savoring stories about worldly wines and winemaking. According to Matarese, each wine tells a story, and he loves nothing more than to share those stories with Bar Boutique’s patrons.

Bar Boutique
Bar Boutique
Bar Boutique
Bar Boutique

With 12 seats at the bar and 15 spots for sit-down indoor sipping, the interior area at Bar Boutique is a mixture of a rustic and modern style with comfortable colors such as camel, crème, black and gray along with vaulted ceilings, soft leather seats and sparkling crystal chandeliers. Bar Boutique has an outdoor dining area with an awning perfect for those balmy summer dusks; and heaters for crisp fall afternoons and brisk spring days. With its relaxed and elegant vibe, both patrons and palates are whisked far away from their troubles once they step inside Bar Boutique.

"Featured Stories & Reviews"

North Jersey, make that New Jersey in general, isn't exactly overflowing with cocktail bars. So when one opens, we take notice.

Actually, we do more than that. We peek inside.

Here we take a look at Bar Boutique, a chic wine and craft cocktail bar and wine shop that just opened on East Main Street in Ramsey.

The brainchild of Andrew Matarese and co-owned by Matarese and his mother, Sheri, Bar Boutique is designed to give both wine and cocktail drinkers a chic, airy spot to enjoy made-from-scratch cocktails and both high-end and more affordable wines by the glass. It also offers a vast array of wines — 3,000, in fact — for sale that range in price from $12 to $1,000.

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Featured Reviews

Jennifer Valdes

This place caught my eye about a week or so ago while I was in town. Finally made it here tonight and I loved everything about this modern chic eclectic wine bar. Not only are they a wine bar but they also serve exquisite hand crafted cocktails made by knowledgeable mixologists. On their menu they feature small bites that can be ordered to nibble on. I ordered the bar board (which consisted of meats and cheeses as well as mini bread nuts honey and preserves) aka charcuterie board. They have fancy machines that dispense different ounces of unique wines, perfect for tastings or a pour of choice. I did two tastings and one pour as well as a cocktail. Also they have bottles of wine and spirits for purchase to go.

I was more than pleased with not only the board, wine and cocktails but also the atmosphere and the service. Everyone was so friendly and attentive. It was nice meeting Allen (AL) and Jackie behind the bar. Perfect place for an intimate date night or even a night out with a friend.

Bar Boutique Brings Wine, Chic Cocktails & More to Ramsey

A new wine and craft cocktail bar is now open in Ramsey. Bar Boutique serves fun, unique drinks and also provides a wine shop as well. Of course, the full bar features top-notch wines and handcrafted cocktails created by their mixologists. Meanwhile, the artisanal retail store inside provides a great selection to take home.

The 1,280-square foot Bar Boutique gives off a “modern chic European” vibe, according to co-owner Sheri Matarese. For instance, the interior features crystal chandeliers and vaulted ceiling. Sheri lives in nearby Franklin Lakes, but has always loved the Ramsey dining scene. She owns the bar along with her son, Andrew; who earned his MBA and advanced wine and spirits certification while working full-time as a wine importer and distributor. During this time, Andrew also visited an array of vineyards across South Africa, France, Italy, South America, and Napa Valley. As a result, Bar Boutique incorporates creative flavors and ideas from even the world’s lesser known distilleries and vineyards.

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Open seven days a week, Bar Boutique offers a seasonal menu of worldly light bites satisfying every tastebud. Catered by Park Ridge’s beloved 2021 Best of Bergen gourmet market, B&M tailors a specific lite-bite menu that complements each of Bar Boutique’s unique wines and cocktails. And if light bites aren’t your thing, sweets and savory snacks also are available to pair with your beverage. Bar Boutique also partners with Ramsey’s favorite, L’Arte Della Pasticceria, for a delectable menu of finger foods and pastries.

Step inside the relaxed, elegant Bar Boutique today and experience the best curated cocktails outside the city, along with an individually tailored food and wine experience. You will not be disappointed.

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