Best Restaurants 2014

Start with bagels and brunch, end with seafood and steak. Take a look through the best restaurants Bergen has to offer.



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Bagels

1. Goldberg’s Famous Bagels
327 Franklin Ave.
Wyckoff
201.847.9199
goldbergsbagelsnj.com

2. Ronnie’s Bagels
118 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.664.4543
ronniesbagel.com

3. Bagel Nosh
24 E. Prospect St.
Waldwick
201.652.9746

3. Celebrity Bagels
30 W. Railroad Ave.
Tenafly
201.894.5555

Bakery

1. Sugar Flake Bake Shop
257 Westwood Ave.
Westwood
201.664.1253
sookpastry.com

2. Sook Pastry
24 S. Broad St.
Ridgewood
201.493.2500
thesconepony.com

3. B&W Bakery
614 Main St.
Hackensack
201.342.5577

Bar Food

1. Biggie’s Clam Bar
430 New Jersey 17 S.
Carlstadt
201.933.4000

1315 New Jersey 17 S.
Ramsey
201.962.9099
biggiesclambar.com

2. PJ Finnegan's
274 Fairview Ave.
Westwood
201.664.7576

3. The Cornerstone
84 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.666.8688
thecornerstonenj.com

Barbecue

1. Fink’s BBQ Smokehouse
26 W. Madison Ave.
Dumont
201.384.3210
finksbbqsmokehouse.com

2. Cubby’s
249 S. River St.
Hackensack
201.488.9389
cubbysbarbeque.com

2. Blind Boar Bar-B-Que
595 Broadway
Norwood
201.784.6900
theblindboar.com

3. Stickey's Barbeque
321 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.664.4227
stickeysbbq.com

Breakfast

1. Jack’s Café
325 Broadway
Westwood
201.666.0400
jackscafenj.com

2. Raymond’s
101 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.445.5125
raymondsnj.com

2. County Pancake House
140 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.444.8395
countrypancakehouse.net

3. Northvale Classic Diner
247 Livingston St.
Northvaleh
201.767.6267
northvaleclassicdiner.com

3. Rutherford Pancake House
40 Park Ave.
Rutherford
201.340.4171
rutherfordpancakehouse.com

Brunch

1. Haven Riverfront
45 River Rd.
Edgewater
201.943.1900
havenedgewater.com

2. Jack’s Café
325 Broadway
Westwood
201.666.0400
jackscafenj.com

3. The Cornerstone
84 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.666.8688
thecornerstonenj.com

Burgers

1. Biggie’s Clam Bar
430 New Jersey 17 S.
Carlstadt
201.933.4000

1315 New Jersey 17 S.
Ramsey
201.962.9099
biggiesclambar.com

2. The Iron Horse
20 Washington Ave.
Westwood
201.666.9682
theironhorse.com

3. Bobby's Burger Palace
610 Bergen Town Center
Paramus
201.368.7001
bobbysburgerpalace.com

3. Shake Shack
479 New Jersey 17 S.
Paramus
201.241.2381
shakeshack.com

Butcher

1. Westwood Prime Meats
190 Westwood Ave.
Westwood
201.664.0069
westwoodprimemeats.com

2. Kocher's
634 Bergen Blvd.
Ridgefield
201.945.9086
kochers.com

2. Waldwick Prime Meats
384 Main St.
Wyckoff
201.447.3340
waldwickprimemeats.com

3. Swiss Pork Store
24-10 Fair Lawn Ave.
Fair Lawn
201.797.9779
swissporkstoreoffairlawn.com

BYO Restaurant

1. Café Matisse
167 Park Ave.
Rutherford
201.935.2995
cafematisse.com

2. Matsu Sushi & Grill
140 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.930.1896
matsunj.com

3. Sanducci’s Trattoria
620 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.599.0600
sanduccis.com

Candy/Chocolate

1. Conrad’s Confectionery
107 Westwood Ave.
Westwood
201.497.6280
conradscandy.com

2. Matisse Chocolatier
260 Grand Ave.
Englewood
201.568.2288
getfreshchocolate.com

3. Hanna Krause’s Homemade Candy
89 Westview Ave.
Paramus
888.657.2973
hannakrausecandy.com

Cannoli

1. Rispoli Pastry Shop
824 Broad Ave.
Ridgefield
201.943.6002

2. Hackensack Pastry Shop
184 Hudson St.
Hackensack
201.487.1085

2. Lyndhurst Pastry Shop
256 Ridge Rd.
Lyndhurst
201.939.3951
lyndhurstpastryshop.com

Caterer

1. Fabulous Foods
5 Willow St.
Moonachie
201.438.1212
fab-foods.com

2. Biggie’s Clam Bar
430 New Jersey 17 S.
Carlstadt
201.933.4000

1315 New Jersey 17 S.
Ramsey
201.962.9099
biggiesclambar.com

3. Market Basket
813 Franklin Lake Rd.
Franklin Lakes
201.891.2000
marketbasket.com

Cheese Shop

1. Jerry’s Gourmet
410 S. Dean St.
Englewood
201.871.7108
jerryshomemade.com

2. Fairway Market
30 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Paramus
201.444.5455
fairwaymarket.com

3. Chez Cheese
10 Washington St.
Tenafly
201.568.2050
chezcheeze.com

Cheesesteak

1. Biggie’s Clam Bar
430 New Jersey 17 S.
Carlstadt
201.933.4000

1315 New Jersey 17 S.
Ramsey
201.962.9099
biggiesclambar.com

2. Jack’s Café
325 Broadway
Westwood
201.666.0400
jackscafenj.com

3. Grillers
180 Kinderkamack Rd.
Emerson
855.248.2814
grillersnj.com

Chinese Restaurant

1. Golden Dynasty
295 Kinderkamack Rd.
Hillsdale
201.358.8685
goldendynastynj.com

2. Baumgart's
158 Franklin Ave.
Ridgewood
201.612.5688
baumgartscafe.com

3. Hanami
301 Center Ave.
Westwood
201.666.8508
hanamirestaurant.com

Coffee House

1. Moon Doggie Coffee Roasters
108 W. Pleasant Ave.
Maywood
201.556.0111
moondoggiecoffee.com

2. Sogno Coffee House
425 Broadway
Westwood
201.497.3628
sognocoffee.com

3. Cool Beans International Coffees & Teas
304 Kinderkamack Rd.
Oradell
201.634.1400
coolbeansnj.com

Cupcakes

1. Zoe's Cupcake Café
740 Chestnut Ave.
Teaneck
201.357.8828
zoescupcakecafe.com

2. Kara Kakes
Franklin Lakes
201.741.3509
kara-kakes.com

3. Cupcakes by Carousel
31 N. Dean St.
Englewood
201.608.5092
cupcakesbycarousel.com

Diner

1. Stateline Diner
375 New Jersey 17 N.
Mahwah
201.529.3353
statelinediner.com

2. Matthew's Diner
4 Franklin Tnpk.
Waldwick
201.447.1411
matthewsdiner.com

2. Northvale Classic Diner
247 Livingston St.
Northvale
201.767.6267
northvaleclassicdiner.com

3. The Ridge Diner
125 Kinderkamack Rd.
Park Ridge
201.391.4242

Farmer’s Market

1. Ramsey Farmers Market
Main St. Train Station
Ramsey
201.675.6866
ramseyfarmersmarket.org

2. Abma's Farm
700 Lawlins Rd.
Wyckoff
201.891.0278
abmasfarm.com

3. Closter Farmers' Market
19 Vervalen St.
Closter

3. Ridgewood Farmers' Market
6 Garber Square
Ridgewood
201.445.2600

French Restaurant

1. Café Matisse
167 Park Ave.
Rutherford
201.935.2995
cafematisse.com

2. Latour
6 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.445.5056
latourridgewood.com

3. Madeleine’s Petit Paris
416 Tappan Rd.
Northvale
201.767.0063
madeleinespetitparis.com

Frozen Yogurt

1. Twist
163 Westwood Ave.
Westwood
201.497.3242
twistfrozenyogurt.com

2. Let's Yo
833 Franklin Lake Rd.
Franklin Lakes
201.848.0096
letsyoyogurt.com

2. Planet Swirl
44 Franklin Ave.
Ridgewood
201.857.4455
planet-swirl.com

3. Red Mango
Multiple Locations
redmangousa.com

Gelato

1. A Mano
24 Franklin Ave.
Ridgewood
201.493.2000
amanopizza.com

2. Rita's
3 Miller Rd.
Mahwah
201.529.4237
ritasice.com

Gluten-Free Goodies

1. Sugar Flake Bake Shop
257 Westwood Ave.
Westwood
201.664.1253
sugarflakebakeshop.com

2. Whole Foods
300 Bergen Town Center
Paramus
201.226.1244
wholefoodsmarket.com

3. Baked in a Cup
70 E. Main St.
Ramsey
201.962.3377
bakedinacup.com

Gourmet Grocery

1. Market Basket
813 Franklin Lake Rd.
Franklin Lakes
201.891.2000
marketbasket.com

2. Whole Foods
300 Bergen Town Center
Paramus
201.226.1244
wholefoodsmarket.com

3. Great Foods
225 Kinderkamack Rd.
Oradell
201.265.2235
greatfoodsmarket.com

3. Jerry’s Gourmet
410 S. Dean St.
Englewood
201.871.7108
jerryshomemade.com

Greek Restaurant

1. Varka Estiatorio
30 N. Spruce St.
Ramsey
201.995.9333
varkarestaurant.com

2. The Greek Village
211 Livingston St.
Northvale
201.750.8570

3. Axia Taverna
18 Piermont Rd.
Tenafly
201.569.5999
axiataverna.com

Health Food Store

1. Organica
246 Livingston St.
Northvale
201.767.8182
organicanaturalfoods.com

2. Whole Foods
300 Bergen Town Center
Paramus
201.226.1244
wholefoodsmarket.com

3. Natural Selection
357 Fairview Ave.
Fairview
201.945.7200

Hummus

1. Mezza
20 Jefferson Ave.
Westwood
201.722.8822
mezzawestwood.com

2. A Taste of Greece
935 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.967.0029
atasteofgreecenj.com

3. Hummus Elite
39 E. Palisade Ave.
Englewood
201.569.5600

Ice Cream

1. Conrad’s Confectionery
107 Westwood Ave.
Westwood
201.497.6280
conradsicecream.com

2. Van Dyk’s Ice Cream
145 Ackerman Ave.
Ridgewood
201.444.1429

3. Bischoff's
468 Cedar Ln.
Teaneck
201.836.0333

Indian Restaurant

1. Brick Lane Curry House
34 Franklin Ave.
Ridgewood
201.670.7311
mantranj.com

2. Mantra
275 Route 4 W.
Paramus
201.342.8868
itsgreektome.com

2. Kinara
880 River Rd.
Edgewater
201.313.0555
kinararestaurant.com

Interior Design (Best-Dressed Restaurant)

1. Café Matisse
167 Park Ave.
Rutherford
201.935.2995
cafematisse.com

2. Haven Riverfront
45 River Rd.
Edgewater
201.943.1900
havenedgewater.com

3. Chakra
144 Rte 4 E.
Paramus
201.556.1530
chakrarestaurant.com

Italian Deli

1. Casa Del Sol
115 Broadway
Woodcliff Lake
201.391.5671
karenventura.vpweb.com

2. Dante’s
570 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.262.3232

3. Lotito’s
81 Interstate Shopping Center
Ramsey
201.327.6066
lotitosdeli.com

3. Nonna Clementina
272 Closter Dock Rd.
Closter
201.750.7272
nonnaclementina1.com

Italian Restaurant

1. Sanducci’s Trattoria
620 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.599.0600
sanduccis.com

2. Caffe Anello
429 Broadway Ave.
Westwood
201.786.8137
caffeanello.com

3. Savini
168 W. Crescent Ave.
Allendale
201.760.3700
savinirestaurant.com

Japanese Restaurant

1. Matsu Sushi & Grill
140 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.930.1896
matsunj.com

2. Kiku
5-9 Rte 9 W.
Alpine
201.767.6322

3. Daruma
45 N. Dean St.
Englewood
201.567.9600
darumaenglewood.com

Jewish Deli

1. Kosher Nosh
894 Prospect St.
Glen Rock
201.445.1186
koshernosh.com

2. Harold’s Deli
10 Polito Ave.
Lyndhurst
201.935.2600
haroldsnydelilyndhurst.com

2. Nosher Rye
51 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale
201.995.1204
nosherrye.com

3. Noah's Ark
493 Cedar Ln.
Teaneck
201.692.1200
noahsark.net

Korean Restaurant

1. Organic Tofu House
88 Godwin Ave.
Ridgewood
201.251.7734
organictofuhouse.com

2. Spring
97 Homans Ave.
Closter
201.767.8830

3. So Moon Nan Jip
238 Broad Ave.
Palisades Park
201.944.3998

Kosher Restaurant

1. Kosher Nosh
894 Prospect St.
Glen Rock
201.445.1186
koshernosh.com

2. Noah's Ark
493 Cedar Ln.
Teaneck
201.692.1200
noahsark.net

3. ETC Steakhouse
1409 Palisade Ave.
Teaneck
201.357.5677
etcsteakhouse.com

3. NoBo
1400 Palisade Ave.
Teaneck
201.837.1000
nobowineandgrill.com

Mediterranean Restaurant

1. Bibi'z Restaurant
284 Center Ave.
Westwood
201.722.8600
bibizlounge.com

2. Mezza
20 Jefferson Ave.
Westwood
201.722.8822
mezzawestwood.com

3. Mediterraneo
23 N. Broad St.
Ridgewood
201.447.0022

Mexican Restaurant

1. Blue Moon Mexican Café
327 Franklin Ave.
Wyckoff
201.848.4088
bluemoonmexicancafe.com

2. Pancho's Burritos
214 Main St.
New Milford
201.225.2554

3. 3 Chicas
637 Wyckoff Ave.
Wyckoff
201.425.0463
3chicas.com

Mozzarella (Fresh)

1. Jerry’s Gourmet
410 S. Dean St.
Englewood
201.871.7108
jerryshomemade.com

2. Dante’s
570 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.262.3232

3. Casa Del Sol
115 Broadway
Woodcliff Lake
201.391.5671
karenventura.vpweb.com

3. Piccolo
484 Bergen Blvd.
Ridgefield
201.313.0200
piccolosgastronomia.com

New Restaurant

1. Caffe Anello
429 Broadway Ave.
Westwood
201.786.8137
caffeanello.com

2. Haven Riverfront
45 River Rd.
Edgewater
201.943.1900
havenedgewater.com

3. Memoire
16 Chestnut St.
Ridgewood
201.857.8899

Olives

1. Fairway Market
30 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Paramus
201.444.5455
fairwaymarket.com

2. Pickle Licious
384 Cedar Ln.
Teaneck
201.833.0100
picklelicious.com

3. Kings
70 Union Ave.
Cresskill
201.541.4900

381 Washington Ave.
Hillsdale
201.722.4690

85 Godwin Ave.
Midland Park
201.251.4808

112 N. Maple Ave.
Ridgewood
201.493.4924
kingsfoodmarkets.com

Outdoor Dining

1. Café Matisse
167 Park Ave.
Rutherford
201.935.2995
cafematisse.com

2. Haven Riverfront
45 River Rd.
Edgewater
201.943.1900
havenedgewater.com

3. Varka Estiatorio
30 N. Spruce St.
Ramsey
201.995.9333
varkarestaurant.com

Pancakes

1. Country Pancake House
140 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.444.8395
countrypancakehouse.net

2. Maywood Pancake House
92 W. Pleasant Ave.
Maywood
201.880.7842
maywoodpancakehouse.com

3. Rutherford Pancake House
40 Park Ave.
Rutherford
201.340.4171
rutherfordpancakehouse.com

Pizza

1. Pizza Fusion
15 Oak St.
Ridgewood
201.493.7600

2. A Mano
24 Franklin Ave.
Ridgewood
201.493.2000
amanopizza.com

3. Pompillio's
223 Westwood Ave.
Westwood
201.664.9292
pompiliospizzeria.com

Prix Fixe Menu

1. Café Matisse
167 Park Ave.
Rutherford
201.935.2995
cafematisse.com

2. Latour
6 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.445.5056
latourridgewood.com

3. Il Mulino
132 Veterans Plaza
Dumont
201.384.7767
ilmulinodumont.com

Romantic Restaurant

1. Café Matisse
167 Park Ave.
Rutherford
201.935.2995
cafematisse.com

2. Haven Riverfront
45 River Rd.
Edgewater
201.943.1900
havenedgewater.com

3. Chakra
144 Rte 4 E.
Paramus
201.556.1530
chakrarestaurant.com

3. Harvest Bistro
252 Schraalenburgh Rd.
Closter
201.750.9966
harvestbistro.com

Seafood Restaurant

1. Biggie’s Clam Bar
430 New Jersey 17 S.
Carlstadt
201.933.4000
biggiesclambar.com

2. Oceanos Oyster Bar & Sea Grill
2-27 Saddle River Rd.
Fair Lawn
201.796.0546
oceanosrestaurant.com

3. Haven Riverfront
45 River Rd.
Edgewater
201.943.1900
havenedgewater.com

Seafood/Fish Market

1. Peter's Fish Market
86 Godwin Ave.
Midland Park
201.444.3331
petersfishmarket.com

2. Seafood Gourmet
103 W. Pleasant Ave.
Maywood
201.843.8558
seafood-gourmet.com

3. Paul's House of Fish
17 Union Ave.
Cresskill
201.568.9535

Steak Restaurant

1. The River Palm Terrace
209 Ramapo Valley Rd.
Mahwah
201.529.1111
riverpalm.com

2. The Capital Grille
1 Garden State Plaza
Paramus
201.845.7040
thecapitalgrille.com

3. Park West Tavern
30 Oak St.
Ridgewood
201.445.5400
parkwesttavern.com

3. Sear House
411 Piermont Rd.
Closter
201.292.4612
searhouse.com

Sushi

1. Matsu Sushi & Grill
140 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.930.1896
matsunj.com

2. Masa Sushi & Grill
81 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale
201.934.6616
masasushiandgrill.com

3. Nagoya
1007 MacArthur Blvd
Mahwah
201.818.9933
nagoyacuisine.com

3. Well Being
10 Knickerbocker Rd.
Dumont
201.385.5300

Tacos

1. Badlands Tacos
102 E. Main St.
Ramsey
201.818.2446
badlandstacos.com

2. Pancho's Burritos
214 Main St.
New Milford
201.225.2554

3. Blue Moon Mexican Café
327 Franklin Ave.
Wyckoff
201.848.4088
bluemoonmexicancafe.com

Tapas

1. Cravings Tapas Bistro
8 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood
201.857.8533
cravingstapas.com

2. Pintxo y Tapas
47 N. Dean St.
Englewood
201.569.9999

3. Taos
356 Paterson Ave.
East Rutherford
201.460.8988
villagerestaurantgroup.com

Tea Shop

1. Harmony Tea Room
11 Bergen St.
Westwood
201.664.2608
harmonytearoom.com

2. The Rolling Pin Café
341 Broadway
Westwood
201.666.4660
therollingpincafe.com

3. Victorian Tea Shop
209 Boulevard
Hasbrouck Heights
201.488.6651
victorianteahousecafe.com

Thai Restaurant

1. Pimaan Thai Restaurant
79 Kinderkamack Rd.
Emerson
201.967.0440
pimaanthai.com

2. Gao Thai
63 W. Main St.
Ramsey
201.962.2691
gaothaikitchen.com

3. Tom Yum
147 Terrace St.
Haworth
201.374.2111
tomyumnj.com

Vegetarian Restaurant

1. Veggie Heaven
473 Cedar Ln.
Teaneck
201.836.0887
veggieheaventeaneck.com

2. Roots Raw Café
408G Paulding Ave.
Northvale
201.956.5213
rawrootscafe.com

Vietnamese Restaurant

1. Simply Vietnamese
1 Highwood Ave.
Tenafly
201.568.7770
simplyvietnamese.wix.com/1

2. Mekong Grille
24 Chestnut St.
Ridgewood
201.445.0011

3. Little Taste of Saigon
419 Goffle Rd.
Ridgewood

Wings

1. Biggie’s Clam Bar
430 New Jersey 17 S.
Carlstadt
201.933.4000

1315 New Jersey 17 S.
Ramsey
201.962.9099
biggiesclambar.com

2. Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
984 New Jersey 17
Ramsey
201.818.2625

2. Tommy's Coal Fired Pizza
700 Paramus Park (Paramus Mall)
Paramus
201.261.1380
biggiesclambar.com

3. The Iron Horse
20 Washington Ave.
Westwood
201.666.9682
theironhorse.com

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