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HELP! Need a sexy bar/lounge in Northern NJ!

fvc496 Oct 27, 2008 11:04 PM

I've been going crazy and I'm hoping for some help here! I'm looking for a place to take a date; something cool, sophisticated, dark and cozy, cocktail lounge are all good keywords. Some place with couches and/or banquettes for two would be ideal. Ideally, I'm looking for something in or around Paramus, Ridgewood, Westwood, Park Ridge areas.

I know where this may be in Manhattan, however that's not an option. It doesn't matter if it serves food or not; it could be in a hotel (though what I've seen of NJ hotels, that's unlikely); it could be a niteclub (though definitely NOT a dance club or music venue); piano bar is OK (think 50s chic). Please help!!!

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    ekdd RE: fvc496 Oct 28, 2008 12:28 AM

    might consider chakra in paramus on rt 4w near garden state plaza; the food is pretty good too albeit overpriced. Also Mantra on 4east is a good place for for drinks (and indian food) with a lounge in the front

    1. sixelagogo RE: fvc496 Oct 28, 2008 03:03 AM

      Bistro En in Teaneck, off degraw (i think) has got the vibe yer looking for...i can also second mantra as well ...nothing like bursts of flame to say "hot hot hot!"

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        fvc496 RE: sixelagogo Oct 30, 2008 12:49 PM

        Thank you both. They were excellent suggestions.

        PS: funny thing about Bistro En; if I'm not mistaken, I think I used to WORK there 30 years ago, though it was a fern bar back then.

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        Petitebee RE: fvc496 Nov 1, 2008 02:46 PM

        You may want to consider Sabor in North Bergen or Hawthorne depending you your location.


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          steelydad RE: fvc496 Nov 6, 2008 11:41 AM

          Sad to say that is probably a contradiction in terms for non 20 something bars in the tristate area~!

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            Welcoboy RE: fvc496 Nov 7, 2008 06:02 AM

            eagan's on walnut street in montclair is a very nice place. bring lots of cash.

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              Curlz RE: Welcoboy Nov 7, 2008 03:20 PM

              I like Egan's, but wouldn't call it cool, sophisticated or cocktail lounge material...it's a terrific bar, though!

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              NJfoodLover RE: fvc496 Nov 7, 2008 07:31 AM

              I second Chakra as an option. You can also check out South City Grill and sit bye the bar area where there are some couches.
              Another place to check out is Harvest Bistro in Closter.

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                foodyum RE: NJfoodLover Nov 9, 2008 07:33 AM

                Grand Cru in Englewood (next to Bergen PAC). Mostly a wine bar but they do serve cocktails too. It gets an older crowd.

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                rickhall28 RE: fvc496 Nov 15, 2008 01:41 PM

                Your answer is "South City Prime" (Rt. 23 Little Falls behind Willowbrook Mall)...one of the few true supper clubs in NJ

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