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TedyB Feb 3, 2007 10:09 AM

Just moved to Bergen County...Just outside of Hackensack. Looking for good restaurants, of ANY sort to try in area. Rt 46? Rt 17? etc. Any ideas?

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    mc0218 Feb 8, 2007 02:00 PM

    Luka's is great
    Bensi - great casual italian (Paramus, Hasbrouck Heights, Hillsdale, North Arlington)
    River Palm - Edgewater, Fair Lawn, Mahwah
    Park and Orchard - E. Rutherford
    Village Gourmet - Rutherford

    1. sixelagogo Feb 8, 2007 01:36 PM

      Pandan on the borders of Emerson and Oradell on Kinderkamack road is a Thai place with some of the best, and classiest, Thai around..I wholly recommend the whole fried fish, though they sometimes post it rather scary-like...I've never had a bad, or even medicocre, meal there.

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        TedyB Feb 8, 2007 01:33 PM

        THANKS TO ALL!...I have a few months of eating to do, and will keep everyone posted.

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          Concetta Feb 6, 2007 08:03 AM

          I'm glad to see you're getting some suggestions. Although I now live in CA (grew up in Mahwah; parents from Bogota), I get back enough to second Bangkok Garden, Nellies, Kinchley's and Campania (had a great dinner there back in Oct.). For Italian, I'd also add Andrea's in Waldwick, Arturo's in Midland Park (though they're not BYO anymore), and Sevini in Allendale (ditto re: no BYO). The Lido in Hackensack used to do good pizza, but I don't know about them today. Does anybody know how the Spanish food in Moonachie is these days?

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            dock Feb 6, 2007 12:11 PM

            segovia's is still there, still crowded and still serving enough food for a week. i prefer wondee to bangkok garden for thai.bhoj is the best indian by far. brooklyn pizza in hackensack is closer that kinchley. china 46 is near you and its excellent. luka's is too small and there is always a wait. campania is terrific. i was there last wed. nite and it was great. much better than a weekend for obvious reasons. i wish i knew about joeypotsand pans then. my wife had a special of escalar. never had it before but it was just like chilean sea bass except not endangered. liked it so much she found it the next day and cooked it at home. and it was half the price of the sea bass.

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            nancyl126 Feb 5, 2007 05:34 PM

            It's hard to believe living so close to Manhattan that there are very few good restaurants in Northern Bergen County. Sure you can find some loud, overpriced places in Tenafly/Englewood. Cafe Panache and Saddle River Inn are favorites but Saddle River Inn is very old school and Panache has been known to have attitude with "unknown" customers.
            Some of my favorite places are: Sakurabana for sushi in Ridgewood (they are presently closed for renovations but will reopen early in March) Bistro En in Teaneck for French/Japanese (you can get breast of duck and pate with your sashimi). Bangkok Garden in Hackensack for Thai
            Axia in Tenafly for upscale Greek, Fat Kat in Little Ferry for contemporary American, Kinchley's in Ramsey or Nellie's in Waldwick for Pizza. "joeypotsandpans" who contributes to this site has a nice Italian BYO in FairLawn called Campania.

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              AGH Feb 4, 2007 08:00 AM

              Be sure to go to Bhoj in Elmwood Park. The Indian cuisine is varied, authentic, and delicious. The service is extremely friendly and helpful, and It's the best Indian food in the area.

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                kleinfortlee Feb 3, 2007 04:57 PM

                luka's in ridgefield park...off 46...byob...on main street...not dressy or expensive...delicious northern and southern italian cooking...small, maybe 40 seats

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                  NYCnowLA Feb 3, 2007 04:51 PM

                  For Japanese try Umeya in Cresskill.

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