Best Restaurants in Bergen County 2018

From diners to delis, here are the winners of our 2018 Best of Bergen Readers' Choice Awards.




Bagels

1. Goldberg's Famous Bagels
Multiple locations
goldbergsfamousbagelsnj.com

2. Ronnie's Hot Bagels
118 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.664.4543

3. Buono Bagels
875 Rte. 17 
Ramsey
201.825.2500
buonobagels.com

Bakery

1. Rispoli
23 Emerson Plz. E.
Emerson
201.265.4009

824 Broad Ave.
Ridgefield
201.943.6002

2. B&W
614 Main St.
Hackensack
201.342.5577

3. Palermo Café and Bakery
Multiple locations
palermobakery.com

Barbeque

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

2. Kimchi Smoke
301 Center Ave. 
Westwood
201.497.6333
kimchismoke.com

3. Reilly's Rib Cage
49 W. Church St.
Bergenfield
201.771.7200
reillysribcage.com 

Beer Selection

1. Biggie's
430 Rte. 17 S.
Carlstadt
201.933.4000

1315 Rte. 17 S.
Ramsey
201.962.9099
biggies.com

2. Miller's Ale House
270 Rte. 4 E.
Paramus
201.342.4800
millersalehouse.com

3. Midland Brew House
374 N. Midland Ave.
Saddle Brook
201.797.0070
midlandbrewhouse.com

Breakfast

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

2. Stateline Diner
375 Rte. 17 N.
Mahwah
201.529.3353
statelinediner.com

3. Sogno Coffeehouse & Creperie
48 Westwood Ave.
Westwood
201.497.3628
caffeanello.com/sogno

Brunch

1. Farmhouse Café
15 E. Madison Ave.
Cresskill
201.266.8931

301 Center ave
Westwood
201.664.8424
farmhousecafenj.com

2. Haven Riverfront Restaurant & Bar
2 Main St.
Edgewater
201.943.1900
havenedgewater.com

3. Ivy Inn
268 Terrace Ave.
Hasbrouck Heights
201.393.7699
ivyinn.com

Burgers

1. Biggie's
430 Rte. 17 S.
Carlstadt
201.933.4000

1315 Rte. 17 S.
Ramsey
201.962.9099
biggies.com

2. Shake Shack
479 Rte. 17 S.
Paramus
201.241.2381

1 Garden State Plaza Blvd.
Paramus
201.576.8096
shakeshack.com

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

Butcher

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

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

3. Steve's Market
41 W. Main St.
Ramsey
201.327.9466
stevesmarket.com

BYO Restaurant

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

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

3. St. Eve's 
611 N. Maple Ave. 
Ho-Ho-Kus
201.857.4717
stevesnj.com

Candy/Chocolate

1. Conrad's Confectionary
107 Westwood Ave.
Westwood
201.664.2895
conradsconfectionary.com

2. Hanna Krause's Home Made Candies
89 Westview Ave.
Paramus
201.843.0337
hannakrausecandy.com

3. Critchley's Candies
812 Kinderkamack Rd. 
River Edge
201.967.1800
critchleyschocolates.com

Cannoli

1. Rispoli
23 Emerson Plaza E.
Emerson
201.265.4009

824 Broad Ave.
Ridgefield
201.943.6002

2. Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace
10 Triangle Plz.
Ramsey
201.995.6800
uncleg.com

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

Cheap Eats

1. The Habit Burger
Multiple Locations
habitburger.com

2. Cuban Eddie's
110 W. Shore Ave.
Dumont
201.338.2382

216 Rivervale Rd.
River Vale
201.497.6888
cubaneddies.net

3. 3 Chicas Mexican Kitchen
637 Wyckoff Ave. 
Wyckoff
201.848.4700
3chicas.com

Cheese Shop

1. The Market Basket
813 Franklin Lake Rd.
Franklin Lakes
201.891.2000

300 Sicomac Ave. #2
Wyckoff
201.891.1212
marketbasket.com

2. Jerry's Gourmet and More
410 S. Dean St.
Englewood
201.871.7108
jerryshomemade.com

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

Chinese Restaurant

1. Golden Dynasty
825 Franklin Lake Rd.
Franklin Lakes
201.891.7866

295 Kinderkamack Rd.
Hillsdale
201.358.8685
goldendynastynj.com

2. Hanami
​41 Union Ave. 
Cresskill
201.567.8508

31 Center Ave.
Westwood
201.666.8508
hanamirestaurant.com

3. Baumgart's Café
Multiple locations
baumgartscafe.com

Coffeehouse

1. Cool Beans
304 Kinderkamack Rd.
Oradell
201.634.1400
coolbeansnj.com

2. Sogno Coffeehouse and Creperie
48 Westwood Ave.
Westwood
201.497.3628
caffeanello.com/sogno

​3. American Bulldog Coffee Roasters
31 N. Broad St. 
Ridgewood
201.857.4176
americanbulldogcoffeeroasters.com

Cupcakes

1. Mr. Cupcakes
385 Kinderkamack Rd.
Oradell
201.483.8897

700 Paramus Park
Paramus
​201.265.1000
mrcupcakes.com

2. Cupcakes by Carousel
31 N. Dean St.
Englewood
201.608.5092

192 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.389.3090
cupcakesbycarousel.com

3. Kara Kakes
​799 Franklin Ave. 
Franklin Lakes
201.485.8889
kara-kakes.com

Custom Cakes

1. Palermo's Custom Cakes & Bakery
Multiple locations
palermobakery.com

2. Carlo's Bakery
12 Wilsey Sq.
Ridgewood
201.962.9080
carlosbakery.com

3. Carousel Cakes*
5 Seeger Dr.
Nanuet, N.Y
845.627.2323

carouselcakes.com

Diner

1. Stateline Diner
375 Rte. 17 N.
Mahwah
201.529.3353
statelinediner.com

2. River Edge Diner
516 Kinderkamack Rd. 
River Edge
201.262.4976
riveredgediner.com

3. Tom Sawyer
98 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Paramus
201.262.0111
tomsawyerdiner.com

Donuts

1. Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Rd. 
Hillsdale
201.666.0472
demarestfarms.com

2. Glaze Donuts
358 River Rd.
New Milford
201.483.8634
glazeartisan.com

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

Farmers' Market

1. Ramsey Farmers Market
2 Monroe St.
Ramsey
201.675.6866
ramseyfarmersmarket.org

2. Westwood Farmers Market
250 Old Hook Rd. 
Westwood
destinationwestwood.com/farmers-market

3. Glen Rock Farmers Market
1 Harding Plz.
Glen Rock
grfarmersmarket.com

Fish Market

1. The Market Basket
813 Franklin Lake Rd.
Franklin Lakes
201.891.2000

300 Sicomac Ave. #2
Wyckoff
201.891.1212
marketbasket.com

2. Anchor Seafood
10 S. Kinderkamack Rd.
Montvale
201.930.9170

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

Food Truck

1. Callahan's
10 Broad St.
Norwood
844.468.3641
callahanshotdogs.com

2. Empanada Mania
62 S. Washington Ave. 
Bergenfield
201.374.2150
empanadamania.com

3. Sanducci's Wood Fired Pizza
620 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.599.0600
sanduccis.com/pizza-truck

French Restaurant

1. Café Panache
130 E. Main St.
Ramsey
201.934.0030
cafepanachenj.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

Gluten-Free Goodies

1. Biddy O’Malleys
36 N. Van Brunt St.
Englewood
201.608.5545

191 Paris Ave.
Northvale
201.564.7893
biddyomalleys.com

2. Momma's Kitchen
15 W. Grand Ave. 
Montvale
201.746.9777
mommaskitchennj.com

3. Nectar Café
175 Rock Rd.
Glen Rock
201.857.0825

Gourmet Grocery

1. Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace
Triangle Plz.
Ramsey
201.995.6800
uncleg.com

2. The Market Basket
813 Franklin Lake Rd.
Franklin Lakes
201.891.2000
marketbasket.com

3. Maywood Marketplace
78 W. Pleasant Ave.
Maywood
201.843.8361
maywoodsmarketplace.com

Gourmet Supermarket

1. Wegmans
100 Farm View
Montvale
551.249.2200
wegmans.com

2. Whole Foods Market
Multiple locations
wholefoodsmarket.com

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

Greek Restaurant

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

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

3. The Greek Village
254 Livingston St.
Northvale
201.750.8570
greekvillagenj.com

Ice Cream

1. Van Dyk’s Ice Cream
14Ackerman Ave.
Ridgewood
201.444.1429

2. Conrad's Confectionary
107 Westwood Ave. 
Westwood
201.664.2895
conradsconfectionary.com

3. BrainFreeze
370 River Rd.
New Milford
201.265.5055
brainfreezeicecreamnj.com

Indian Restaurant

1. Nirvana Indian Kitchen
29 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale
201.818.2300
nirvanaindiankitchen.com

2. Bombay Hut
W. Prospect St.
Waldwick
201.857.3266
bombayhut.com

3. Kailash
22 Oak St.
Ridgewood
201.251.9693
kailashindiancuisine.com

Italian Deli

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

2. A&S Fine Foods of Wyckoff
525 Cedar Hill Ave.
Wyckoff
201.447.0800
asfinefoodsnj.com

3. Dante's Italian Deli
570 Kinderkamack Rd. 
River Edge
201.262.3232

Italian Restaurant

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

2. Andiamo
23 Hardenburgh Ave.
Haworth
201.384.1551
andiamorestaurant.net

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

Japanese Restaurant

1. Matsu
140 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.722.9388
matsunj.com

2. Sakura
371 Franklin Ave.
Wyckoff
201.848.6988
sakurawyckoff.com

3. Hanami
​41 Union Ave. 
Cresskill
201.567.8508

301 Center Ave
Westwood
201.666.8508
hanamirestaurant.com

Jewish Deli

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

2. Harold's Kosher Market
67 E. Ridgewood Ave. A
Paramus
201.262.0030
haroldskosher.com

3. Tenafly Kosher Deli
22 Washington St. 
Tenafly
201.567.3033

Korean Restaurant

1. Kimchi Smoke
301 Center Ave. 
Westwood
201.497.6333
kimchismoke.com

2. Kimchi Mama
7-09 Fair Lawn Ave.
Fair Lawn
201.703.2905
kimchimamafairlwan.com

3. Bop N Sushi
441 Broadway
Westwood
201.722.8687
bopnsushi.com

Mediterranean Restaurant

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

2. Mediterraneo
23 N. Broad St.
Ridgewood
201.447.0022
mediterraneoridgewood.com

3. Mado
570 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.265.3629
madorestaurant.business.site

Mexican Restaurant

1. Blue Moon Mexican Café
Multiple locations
bluemoonmexicancafe.com

2.  Pancho’s Burritos
214 Main St.
New Milford
201.225.2554
panchosburritosnj.com

3. Rosa Mexicano
60 Riverside Sq. Mall
Hackensack
201.489.9100
rosamexicano.com

Mozzarella

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

2. Dante's Italian Deli
570 Kinderdamack Rd. 
River Edge
201.262.3232

3. Annabella's House of Mozzarella
​900 Paterson Plank Rd. 
East Rutherford
201.804.0303
annabellasmozz.com

New Restaurant

1. Circolo
53 Franklin Tpk.
Waldwick
201.882.1818
circolo.info

2. Red Bowl
26 E. Prospect St. 
Waldwick
201.857.5828
redbowlnj.com

3. Azúcar Cuban Cuisine
​171 Schraalenburgh Rd.
Closter
201.660.7977
azucarcubancuisine.com

Outdoor Dining

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

2. Haven Riverfront Restaurant & Bar
2 Main St.
Edgewater
201.943.1900
havenedgewater.com

3. Locale Café & Bar
208 Piermont Rd.
Closter
201.750.3233
cafematisse.com

Pancakes

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

2. Brownstone Pancake Factory
860 River Rd.
Edgewater
201.945.4800
brownstonepancakefactory.com

3.​ Maywood Pancake House
92 W. Pleasant Ave.
Maywood
201.880.7842
maywoodpancakehouse.com

Pizza

1. Kinchley's Tavern
586 Franklin Tpk.
Ramsey
201.934.7777
kinchleyspizza.com

2. Brooklyn's Coal-Burning Brick-Oven Pizzeria
161 Hackensack Ave. 
Hackensack
201.342.2727

15 Oak St.
Ridgewood
201.493.7600
brooklynspizza.net

3. Sanducci’s Pizza Kitchen
620 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.599.0600
sanduccis.com/pizza-kitchen

Prix Fixe Menu

1. Ivy Inn
268 Terrace Ave.
Hasbrouck Heights
201.393.7699
ivyinn.com

2. Haven Riverfront Restaurant & Bar
2 Main St.
Edgewater
201.943.1900
havenedgewater.com

3. Pearl Restaurant
17 S. Broad St.
Ridgewood
201.857.5100
pearlridgewood.com

Restaurant Ambience

1. Saddle River Inn
2 Barnstable Ct.
Saddle River
201.825.4016
saddleriverinn.com

2. Café Panache
130 E. Main St.
Ramsey
201.934.0030
cafepanachenj.com

3. Haven Riverfront Restaurant & Bar
2 Main St.
Edgewater
201.943.1900
havenedgewater.com

Romantic Restaurant

1. Saddle River Inn
Barnstable Ct.
Saddle River
201.825.4016
saddleriverinn.com

2. Ivy Inn
268 Terrace Ave.
Hasbrouck Heights
201.393.7699
ivyinn.com

3. Café Panache
130 E. Main St.
Ramsey
201.934.0030
cafepanachenj.com

Seafood/Fish Market

1. Biggie's

430 Rte. 17 S. 
Carlstadt 
201.933.4000

1315 Rte. 17 S.
Ramsey
201.962.9099
biggies.com

2. Varka Restaurant 
30 N. Spruce St. 
Ramsey
201.995.9333
varkarestaurant.com

3. Bonefish Grill 
601 From Rd. 
Paramus
201.261.2355
bonefishgrill.com

Steakhouse

1. River Palm Terrace
Multiple locations
riverpalm.com

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

3. Allendale Steakhouse
95 W. Allendale Ave. 
Allendale
201.962.9797
allendalesteakhousenj.com

Sushi

1. Matsu
140 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.930.9388
matsunj.com

2. Hanami
​41 Union Ave. 
Cresskill
201.567.8508

31 Center Ave
Westwood
201.666.8508
hanamirestaurant.com

3. River Palm Terrace
Multiple locations
riverpalm.com

Tapas

1. Cravings Tapas Bistro
Wilsey Sq.
Ridgewood
201.857.8533
cravingstapas.com

2. Finca
20 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.444.1199
fincanj.com

3. Tapas de Espana*
​7909 Bergenline Ave. 
North Bergen
201.453.1690
tapasnj.com

Tea Shop

1. Harmony Tea Room
224 Fairview Ave.
Westwood
201.664.2608
harmonytearoom.com

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

3. Village Tea Shop
10 S. Maple Ave.
Ridgewood
201.857.0230

Vegetarian Restaurant

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

2. Simple Green Café
25 N. Spruce St. 
Ramsey
201.661.8905

3. The Sensible Fork
14 Oak St.
Ridgewood
201.857.8686

Vietnamese Restaurant

1. Simply Vietnamese
1 Highwood Ave.
Tenafly
201.568.7770
simplyvietnamese.info

2. Pho Miu
​255 Pascack Rd. 
Township of Washington
201.497.3915

3. TC's Little Taste of Saigon 
419 Goffle Rd. 
Ridgewood
201.445.5509
tcslittletasteofsaigon.netwaiter.com

Waterfront Dining

1. Chart House*
Lincoln Harbor, Pier D-T
Weehawken
201.348.6628
chart-house.com

2. Haven Riverfront Restaurant & Bar
2 Main St.
Edgewater
201.943.1900
havenedgewater.com

3. Le Jardin
1257 River Rd. 
Edgewater
201.224.9898
lejardinnj.com

Wings

1. Biggie’s
430 Rte. 17 S.
Carlstadt
201.933.4000

1315 Rte. 17 S.
Ramsey
201.962.9099
biggies.com

2. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza
Multiple locations
acfp.com

3. The Cornerstone 
84 Broadway 
Hillsdale
201.666.8688
thecornerstonenj.com

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