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Jul 30, 2007 07:53 AM

Bar / Grill in Northern New Jersey

Any suggestions to bar / grills in New Jersey. I've been to the Grande Saloon in Clifton, NJ, the Crows Nest in Hackensack, NJ, the 101 Pub in Bogota, NJ.
Looking for new places to try.

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  1. I like Baily's Smokehouse in Blauvelt NY, Erie St. It's a restaurant/sports bar, BBQ not necessarily grill. Very good stuff.

    1. Ronnienj4 - depends on your age ~


      1. Patsy's Tavern in Paterson, 7th. Ave. and 17 Street--Been there forever. This place defined Italian food and pizza for me. Marilyn, the owner is very warm and the 2 waitresses have been there with her for a long time. The pizza is exceptional.

        Belmont Tavern in Belleville--Another Italian place that has been there forever. Great food and ambience.

        Portuguese Tavern, Crooks Ave. in Clifton--Portuguese barbeque restaurant. Nice ambience.

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        1. re: fred the fressor

          Hi - Is the belmont tavern the place that has really good chicken savoy?

          1. re: michele cindy

            Yes. The chicken is cooked with vinegar and it takes a long time to prepare. We were sitting near the kitchen and it looked like an assembly line, but the meal was worth it.

          1. re: RONNIENJ4

            In NNJ, there is probably a decent bar for a burger & beer in just about every town. No need to travel, unless you are looking for a particularly distinguishing feature. What town are you in?

            1. re: menton1

              I disagree. There are very few good burgers and only slightly more pubs that are anything special whatsoever.

            1. re: RONNIENJ4

              Perhaps so, but the poster never asked for "special" bars. (Crow's Nest is special????)