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Nov 4, 2009 10:30 AM

Dinner suggestions around Allandale, NJ????

Some friends and I are attending a bridge tournament this Saturday in Allandale, N.J. We are from NYC and don't know the area at all or even the towns near Allandale to be able to do a search on this board for restaurant suggestions.

We're looking for a good restaurant - not super high end, fancy or anything - for dinner after the game. Italian, French, Spanish, Greek, American or other ethinic foods are fine. We just want to avoid any chains or diners and no Chinese food. Some place on the quieter side where we can talk and relax would be good as well.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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  1. We have a few favorites in the area. In Ramsey, one town up, on Rt 17 N, Greek City, excellent greek , nice atmosphere in strip mall with Kohls, etc. Pizette for Italian in strip mall off Main St. in Ramsey, Janices Bistro, our favorite, in HoHoKus, Savinni in Allendale for Italian is also very good. Hope this helps.

    Greek City Restaurant
    1300 State Rt 17 Ste 12, Ramsey, NJ 07446

    1. a mano in ridgewood for off the charts pizza directly from a naples oven
      also great gelato
      byob also
      oceanos at the end of saddle river road at rt 4 east is expensive but worth it greek fish raw bar and other items pretty rooms not byob tho

      1. The local favorite for casual is The Allendale Bar & Grill....or better known simply as the ABG. For Spanish, there's Sabor Latin Bistro of El Cid's in Paramus.

        Check out this site for many other choices in the area.

        Assuming you are going to travel back south via the GWB, some of the towns you may want to concentrate on are, in no particular order:

        Washington Township (Bacari Grill)
        Fair Lawn
        Rochelle Park (Bistro 55) .
        River Edge
        Englewood (It's Greek To Me or Bennie's) .
        Fort Lee/Palisades Park (Korean)