Influenced by the food and cultures of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, Novo’s menu is a journey through contemporary Mediterranean cuisine.

With an emphasis on locally grown, fresh, seasonal ingredients, the menu changes frequently and will always surprise and delight our guests. Novo combines the classic with the contemporary to achieve bold, exciting and comforting flavors among its innovative culinary compositions.




Click here to view our brunch menu, featuring our Classic Buttermilk Pancakes with a Mediterranean twist.



Click here to view our lunch menu, featuring Salmon Salad with arugula, squash, pineapple, and cashews.



Click here to view our dinner menu, featuring our Jerusalem Artichoke Ravioli with wilted cress.

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"With its gentle lighting and soothing tones of blue and cream, the modern dining room of Ridgewood's Novo lulled me into a false sense of calm. Then the food began arriving, and I spent the rest of the evening on the edge of my seat."




Chef Elie (Eli) Kachlon is a dynamic chef that creates unforgettable and innovative Mediterranean food. He is meticulous about the cooking process and takes great pride in sourcing local, fresh ingredients for his distinctive dishes. Chef Eli grew up in Israel, and has been working in kitchens for most of his life. He pursued his dream of cooking professionally when he attended Tadmor Culinary School in Israel. Upon graduation, he worked in some of the most renowned restaurants in Tel Aviv.

After moving to America, Chef Eli worked in several of New York’s most well respected and highly acclaimed restaurants, including the two Michelin star rated Gordon Ramsay at the London and the one Michelin star rated Oceana. His extensive foreign and domestic work experience has bred a strong understanding and appreciation for culturally accurate cuisine. However, his recent tutelage in America has inspired him to embrace the individual characteristics and strengths of the local Mediterranean cuisines, but to merge these distinctive elements into cohesive dishes that all share a modern American touch.

As the Executive Chef of Novo, Chef Eli brings a new and inventive approach to the classic Mediterranean cuisines. He takes full advantage of the freshest local meats, fish and produce while incorporating the best imported Mediterranean ingredients.

Chef Eli is intent on keeping his food fresh, local and delicious.


Novo offers free parking 7 days per week in our private lot, located at 120 Franklin Ave. in Ridgewood and free valet parking every Friday and Saturday evening!

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