HOME > Chowhound > New Jersey >
Apr 18, 2007 08:03 PM

Need Secaucus - Union City Recommendations

'Working here (Secaucus) every week with a small group of colleagues and need some recommendations for chowish places. Not much that weve found in Secaucus proper but what about the surrounding area? We get into Manhattan once every week or two but, even though it's not far, don't always want to deal with the parking.

Seems to be a lot of Hispanic and South American places in Union City, but don't know where to start.

Any suggestions within a short drive (usually don't get out of the office until about 7-7:30)?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. In Moonachie, which is only a few minutes from Secaucus, is Segovia, a spanish restaurant that is very good.


    Also in Moonachie right near Segovia, is Bazzarelli, a family owned Italian place. Nothing fancy, but generally good food.


    In East Rutherford, there is Park and Orchard.


    Hope this helps...

    1. Ok, just started working in Secaucus, and i've taken a drive around the town.

      - Feel Good Cafe (mostly dominican/cuban with some spaniard dishes) very good - 1309 paterson plank rd secaucus.. 201-223-5670

      - la estrella del Caribe ..very very good.. Dominican cuisine, mostly seafood dishes - 875 Paterson Plank Rd, Secaucus, NJ‎ - (201) 863-3223‎

      2 Replies
      1. re: nfiniti

        I'd recommend two restaurants in Secaucus: Linda Thai Kitchen and Il Forno.
        Linda Thai Kitchen has some very good food. Go for the chef's recommendations. It's a small unassuming place run by a Thai couple, Sam in the Kitchen and Nong serving. She is as wonderful as the food. The food is northern Thai, which I have found to be different than other Thai. Think of it as a regional cooking, Thai style. Some Thai restaurants are operated by Koreans or Chinese. This is Thai owned and operated.
        Il Forno, looks like another pizza place, but has an extensive menu, will cook to order, and has a nice garden for dining, if the weather is right. Both restaurants are quite reasonably priced.

        Linda Thai Kitchen
        204 County Ave, Secaucus, NJ 07094

        1. re: 070Don

          Linda's and Giovanni's Deli for sandwiches with their still-warm just made mozzarella are the best options I've found in town in the 6 years I've been working here.

      2. try "mi bandera" on 32nd st in union city (upstairs huge place located between kennedy blvd and bergenline ave). it has one of the best churrasco steaks around. the best black bean soup, maduros, good sangria. on and on.

        2 Replies
        1. re: estela dela

          Mi Bandera does have some great Skirt Steak very moderately priced, so I will have to second this recommendation.

          1. re: estela dela

            'Mi Bandera' also has a 'happening' bar scene as well as delicious food.

          2. There really isn't anything IN Secaucus other than La Estrella del Caribe, which has remained consistently good over the years. I'm also wondering if you've ventured in to Hoboken? Plenty to choose from there, and there are now enough lots that if you don't find street pkg, you have options.
            Other ideas (without knowing how far away you're willing to venture...that would help all of us help you!):
            (NOTE: Rutherford is a dry town, so it's BYO wherever you go)
            In Rutherford:
            Spring Grill (Thai)
            After Athens (Greek)
            Sabor Peru
            Queen Regina Margherita in Nutley
            The Ironbound section of Newark has great Portuguese and Spanish restaurants

            Give us a little more to work with (i.e., within an X mile radius) and I'm sure we can offer more ideas!

            1. I'm not 100% certain the restaurant is still there, but for years there was a fantastic Japanese restaurant in the center of town called Suga. If it's still there, give it a try. The food is always fresh.

              1 Reply
              1. re: lhmom

                We have been going to Suga's for years and feel that Peter has the best Japanese in the area. It is right in the center of town. I think the area is called the Plaza.