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any good ideas for dinner in bergen county?

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fancygranola Feb 28, 2009 07:59 AM

I am always at a loss for a great dinner restaurant. I am into either "joints" or 5 star, nothing mediocre in between. Hate the cheesecake factory. Love BYO's. Any ideas for Bergen or even Rockland counties?

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    fourunder RE: fancygranola Feb 28, 2009 08:15 AM

    List some preferences of actual places you have been to and liked, will then help others in providing suggestions for you. Define your idea of a "joint" by example and we will also have a better idea of what you are looking for. My go to spot is Dinallo's in River Edge for lunch and Sunday Dinners.....it's too crowded any other time. I also like The River Palm Terrace....but only the Edgewater location.

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      JRBlack RE: fourunder Mar 1, 2009 06:53 AM

      I second the recommendation to provide more info on your parameters, but in the meantime, Relish in Sparkill, not far north of the Bergen-Rockland border might suit your needs. The food is excellent. While it's not BYO, on Sunday nights they don't charge the usual corkage fee.
      www.relishsparkill.com

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      jimboyoo RE: fancygranola Feb 28, 2009 08:41 AM

      A very cozy, no frills, family-owned-and-ran Italian place, which is BYO and has a wine store right next to it:

      Big Red Tomato, on Anderson Ave, in Fort Lee NJ.

      LOVE them, and their pasta dishes are cheap! Like between $8-$12! I've been there on numerous occasions, never been disappointed with their food.

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        mom22tots RE: fancygranola Mar 1, 2009 07:10 AM

        Ravi NY, just over the border into Rockland is relatively new and very good. For byo, we like Mediterraneo in Ridgewood...very cozy, authentic mediterranean food.

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