Where’s the Beef? At BiBi’z in Westwood

Bibi’z Restaurant/Lounge specializes in global American fare with a decidedly Mediterranean twist. In response to popular demand, the Bergen County restaurant is adding its prime Angus beef shoulder tenderloin special as a feature on its menu. The shoulder tenderloin special is complemented by sautéed mushrooms, Gorgonzola brûlée and rosemary imbued jus. It is served with roasted red potatoes and Brussels sprouts.

Shoulder tenderloin or teres major, also referred to as beef shoulder petite tender or bistro filet, is a cut of beef derived from the shoulder blade (chuck). It is considered the second most flavorful cut of the steer, one of the most tender beef muscles and very similar in quality and flavor to filet mignon. While the cut comes with a more manageable price-tag, it isn’t often used because it requires special skill to butcher but it makes for a very tender and uniquely flavorful dish.

Ida Martin, founder and owner of Bibi’z Restaurant/Lounge commented, “Our prime Angus beef shoulder tenderloin entrée is basically the perfect marriage of flavors. It is so satisfying and hearty. In the past we offered it occasionally as a special but the demand for the dish became so intense we decided to add it to our list of permanent menu offerings. Pairing it with tangy blue cheese brulee, sautéed mushrooms, braised Brussels sprouts and perfectly roasted red bliss potatoes takes this dish way beyond meat and potatoes.” Martin recommends a full-bodied red wine like Feudi del Duca Montepulciano, deep and dark with oak and plum flavors.

The prime Angus beef shoulder tenderloin will be offered for $26 as a standard entrée during both lunch and dinner.

About Bibi’z Restaurant/Lounge 

Founded by Ida Martin in 2011, Bibi’z offers global American fare with a Mediterranean twist. Bibi’z Restaurant and Lounge is located at 284 Center Avenue in Westwood, NJ. Bibi’z is open Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). Catering and private dining facilities are available. Chef Mo Kablouti, former owner of Cafe Rafaella’s in New York City and Rafaella Italian in Wilmington, NC, heads the kitchen team, creating soul-satisfying food in healthy renditions.

Bibi’z also offers Happy Hour six days a week in the lounge from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and “Girls Night Out” every Thursday with drink specials in the lounge and dining room.

BiBi’s Restaurant/Lounge
284 Center Avenue

Hours of Operation:

Closed Monday
Tuesday: 12:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 to 11:00 p.m. (bar until 12 a.m.)
Saturday: 12:00 to 11:00 p.m. (bar until 12 a.m.)
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Weekly Specials:

Happy Hour Every Day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the lounge and patio.
$6 cocktails | $5 wines | $3 beers

Twilight Tuesday’z
Four-course menu, includes glass of wine | $30

Wine’Down Wednesday’z
25% off every bottle of wine with dinner entrees

Live Music & Ladies Night
$6 cocktails | $5 wines | $3 beers

Prices are subject to change.

Heidi Raker Goldstein is our Bergen county regional editor. A locavore, cooking enthusiast, publicist and mother of three junior gourmands. Heidi is equally comfy in greasy spoons and high-end restaurants. When she’s not visiting local farmers markets and farm stands in Bergen and Rockland counties, this New England native, former Manhattanite and Bergen County resident is busy running her PR and green marketing agency, Raker Goldstein & Co., buying food, planning menus, cooking food, writing about food or simply eating. Heidi also writes at Redhead With A Fork, a life|style blog. To reach Heidi, email her at heidi@rakergoldstein.com.