Village Gourmet, Rutherford, NJ
I don't understand why locals in my area (East Rutherford and Rutherford) RAVE about this joint. There is nothing interesting here at all. The only thing good is that they have a wine shop attached so it is one of the few places in Rutherford that you can get liquor for dinner.
But I say remember to bring a bottle and go to Sorrento's on Park, Mignon on Park, or definitely Taos.
Village Gourmet, I believed, is owned by the same guy that owns Mignon, Taos, and Tina Louise. Taos is phenomenal. Mignon is very good. Village Gourmet is definitely skippable. Definitely. I just don't get it. Is good, nonchain, food that hard to come by in NJ that everyone can praise this bland place?