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Bar / Grill in Northern New Jersey

RONNIENJ4 Jul 30, 2007 07:53 AM

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. michele cindy RE: RONNIENJ4 Jul 30, 2007 08:02 AM

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

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      fact81 RE: RONNIENJ4 Aug 8, 2007 12:15 PM

      Ronnienj4 - depends on your age ~


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        fred the fressor RE: RONNIENJ4 Aug 8, 2007 10:48 PM

        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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          michele cindy RE: fred the fressor Aug 9, 2007 05:29 AM

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

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            fred the fressor RE: michele cindy Aug 9, 2007 07:58 AM

            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.

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          RONNIENJ4 RE: RONNIENJ4 Aug 9, 2007 06:00 AM

          What has age to do with it?

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            menton1 RE: RONNIENJ4 Aug 10, 2007 07:38 AM

            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?

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              tommy RE: menton1 Aug 10, 2007 02:33 PM

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

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            RONNIENJ4 RE: RONNIENJ4 Aug 12, 2007 04:57 AM

            Bergen County area

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              menton1 RE: RONNIENJ4 Aug 12, 2007 10:24 AM

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

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              RONNIENJ4 RE: RONNIENJ4 Aug 12, 2007 05:56 PM

              No, no no!!!
              Doesn't have to be special, I originated this message and never asked for special. Answer to the question, is the Crows Nest special?, no not at all. Just looking for suggestions on places to have a beer and a burger, maybe listen to music, maybe just hang with friendly people, that's all. Just looking for suggestions...thanks...

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                fact81 RE: RONNIENJ4 Aug 27, 2007 04:29 PM

                Eds Tavern in Saddle Brook, NJ Its on Market Street. Cheapest beers you will find in Bergen County. $2.25 for any draft all day every day


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                NJgourmetchef_Iamnot RE: RONNIENJ4 Aug 31, 2007 07:51 PM

                Hey Ronnie, I've been to the Mason Jar in Mahwah several times this year for lunch during the week. I always get a burger and have always thought it was great. There is a bar area.....and I do seem to recall seeing a jukebox. Not sure what you had in mind when you say listen to music.....I don't know if they ever have live music there.

                I've seen posts elsewhere on this site complaining about this restaurant (food, service) but I've never had a problem there.

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                  RONNIENJ4 RE: RONNIENJ4 Apr 11, 2008 01:06 PM

                  Does anyone have any new suggestions for Bar/Grill in Northern NJ???

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                    MarcS RE: RONNIENJ4 Apr 11, 2008 01:33 PM

                    In Montclair, try Egan's on Walnut St. It's a great bar, grill and restaurant.

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                      Curlz RE: MarcS Apr 11, 2008 07:37 PM

                      Agree that Egan's is a good choice...but stick to the 'bar' food (burgers, wings, fish and chips, fries) vs. the $$$ entrees. My $ .02.

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                      JuliaE RE: RONNIENJ4 Apr 11, 2008 03:43 PM

                      Dutch House Tavern in Fair Lawn. Great burgers and bar pie, fun crowd but no live entertainment, unless if someone's playing a great tune on the jukebox and folks sing along.

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                        sixelagogo RE: JuliaE Apr 13, 2008 04:48 AM

                        I'm in a constant search for a great burger in NJ (since clifton beef and ale closed i'm hard pressed to find anything worth the calories)...can you elaborate on the burger and where dutch house is located?

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                          tommy RE: sixelagogo Apr 14, 2008 08:33 AM

                          they use great beef (from the Swiss Pork Store across the street). however the cheese and bun are pedestrian and the atmosphere can be a bit too pubby for my taste.

                          skip the cheese for sure.

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                      agnesrob RE: RONNIENJ4 Apr 13, 2008 05:47 AM

                      I like The Iron Horse in Westwood or Davey's Locker in Montvale.

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                        menton1 RE: agnesrob Apr 13, 2008 07:16 PM

                        Disagree about Iron Horse... way past its prime IMHO. Go around the corner to PJ Finnegans, for a great atmosphere and some terrific pub/comfort food.

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                        RONNIENJ4 RE: RONNIENJ4 Apr 14, 2008 08:07 AM

                        This past Saturday night we went to Maggie's Bar and Restaurant in Carlstadt, NJ. We sat in the restaurant area (not at the bar). Excellent food, great prices, nice waiter staff. Will definitely go back.

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