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Anyone have a favorite BYO in Northern NJ?

Please give me some names to BYO's in Northern NJ. I am feeling like I keep going to the same ones and need some ideas. Thanks.

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  1. I like Mezza Luna in Allendale and Aldo's in Wyckoff.

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    1. re: RONNIENJ4

      We tried Mezza Luna on Saturday and it was wonderful. The food and service were both great and the portions were nice and big except the Ouso Bucco which was very tastey but not very large.
      The prices were very reasonable so we will be going back again soon.

    2. cuisine type? any particular area of north Jersey?

      1. There's over 100 just in Bergen. Can you narrow the field with some criteria?

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        1. re: menton1

          Is there a website where BYO's in Bergen County are listed? Thank you in advance.

          1. re: ELA

            http://www.byobguide.com/directory.php

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              Thank you.

        2. I like all types of cuisine and I would also like the restaurant to be reasonably priced. Thanks for your help.

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          1. re: thestickman1

            ALL rIDGEWOOD RESTAURANTS ARE BYOB
            a mANO FOR nAPLES PIZZAS AND SALADS AND SPECIALS
            ALSO HAS A FEW TABLES OUTSIDE
            sorry for the caps i am and remain an idiot

            1. re: foodismylife

              All Ridgewood restos are BYOB? What about JB Winberie, Smith Brothers, and the Office? Maybe you meant Rutherford?

              1. re: menton1

                the only ones worth going to are, and that list is very small regardless.

            2. re: thestickman1

              wow, thanks for narrowing it down LOL!

              anyway, three great Italian places: Gencarelli's Cucina in Montclair, Paisanos in Rutherford and Rocca in Glen Rock, are all byo. The Seafood Gourmet in Maywood is a small restaurant attached to a fish market and is byo. Mo Pho in Fort Lee is a wonderful Vietnameese byo. Tina Louise in Carlstadt is an asian (Thai/Chinese?) byo. Also, Fuki Sushi in River Edge is awesome and byo. hope these help.

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              Tina Louise
              403 Hackensack St, Carlstadt, NJ 07072

              Seafood Gourmet
              103 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood, NJ 07607

            3. Sabor Peru in Rutherford. Hands down the best food, best vibe, and the right price.

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              Sabor Peru
              8 Highland Cross, Rutherford, NJ 07070

              1. Pretty much every restaurant in Montclair is BYOB. We absolutely love both Table 8 on Bloomfield Ave (http://www.table8nj.com/) and Corso 98 on Walnut St. Osteria Giotto (on Midland) is wonderful. And for a special occasion (or not, depending on your budget), it's hard to beat Culinariane (also on Walnut).

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                Corso 98 Restaurant
                98 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042

                Culinariane
                33 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042

                Osteria Giotto
                21 Midland Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

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                1. re: stevenb30

                  agree with steve on Culinariane---place rocked my world

                  1. re: stevenb30

                    Add Fascino and Passione to that list. We've had excellent dinners at both, several times. We also like Table 8 and Culinariane, but have tried Corso 98 twice and didn't find it exceptional .

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                    Fascino
                    331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042

                    Corso 98 Restaurant
                    98 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042

                    Culinariane
                    33 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042

                    1. re: stevenb30

                      Went to table 8 last night and it was incredible. The owner Dimitri was so very accommodating and interesting. His food is manhattan quality at a reasonable price. Our party of five ran the gamut with his diverse menu and everyone was blown away by the flavors. I will be back!

                    2. http://www.beekmanwine.com/prevbyoind...

                      1. Chef's Table in Franklin Lakes

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                        Chef's Table
                        754 Franklin Ave Ste 7, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

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                        1. re: LIV286

                          Very nice place - classic French bistro cuisine, done really well. Their cassoulet is exceptional.

                          1. re: LIV286

                            .

                          2. Tutto A Modo Mio in Ridgefield is one of our FAVORITES! It is not expensive at all but soo GOOD!

                            Others we like:
                            The Stable in Ridgewood
                            Latour in Ridgewood
                            Table 8 in Montclair
                            Cafe Metisse in Rutherford
                            Chefs Table in Franklin Lakes
                            Anthony David's in Hoboken

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                            Anthony David's
                            111 10th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

                            Tutto A Modo Mio
                            482 Bergen Blvd, Ridgefield, NJ 07657

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                            1. re: NJfoodLover

                              bennies in englewood
                              spassos in cresskill
                              both very reasonable

                            2. everyone thank you very much!!! How about some more Italian BYO's? thanks

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                              1. re: thestickman1

                                over 25 Italian listed here...

                                http://www.beekmanwine.com/prevbyoind...

                                1. re: menton1

                                  Bella Piazza in Fairfield on Rt 46

                                2. re: thestickman1

                                  My favorite Italian BYOB places in the Morristown area are:
                                  Il Mondo Vecchio in Madison--very reasonable for a fancy dinner
                                  Brick Oven in Morristown--great place for a date if you don't have to be anywhere in a hurry, more casual/loud atmosphere

                                  both of these places have really great service. this is important to me because a lot of byob places in the morristown area try to turn over the tables too quickly and make you feel uncomfortable about finishing your bottle!!

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                                  The Brick Oven
                                  425 Grand Ave Ste 2, Palisades Park, NJ 07650

                                  Il Mondo Vecchio
                                  72 Main St Ste 1, Madison, NJ 07940

                                  1. re: thestickman1

                                    Italian BYO's
                                    Sal Anthony's-Carlstadt
                                    Justins-Wood-Ridge & Hawthorne
                                    Sorrento's-East Rutherford
                                    Vivo-Lyndhurst -both BYO & Have full bar-a nice option and no cork fee
                                    Angelo's-Lyndhurst-The BEST Manicotti!
                                    Casa Guiseppe-Lyndhurst

                                  2. Try Micheal Angello's in North Arlington. Located on Ridge Road you
                                    will not be disapointed. Every dish I have tried is very good. They have
                                    a thin crust square pie that is incredible.

                                    1. Marra's in Roseland-- Italian, very small and kind of hidden away, but wonderful food, reasonably priced, great service.
                                      La Famiglia in Bogota-- traditional Italian fare, also very good

                                      1. Lorena's in Maplewood

                                        1. Madame Claude in Jersey City; Lorena's in Maplewood; CulinAriane in Montclair. All worthy of repeat visits, we think.

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                                          Madame Claude Cafe
                                          364 1/2 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

                                          1. Thank you everyone for you help!!!

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                                            1. re: thestickman1

                                              Any reports of the places you've gone to, stickman?

                                              1. re: menton1

                                                for people on a budget may I recommend 2 small BYO restaurants in new jersey....
                                                Mangiamo! Pizza & Restaurant (by gap)
                                                501 Route 17 South
                                                Paramus, NJ 07652
                                                (201) 225-0555

                                                and

                                                Uncle Paulie's, a Peruvian rotisserie chicken shop, has opened along West Pleasant Avenue in Maywood NJ....

                                                Just went to both this week and had delicious and reasonably priced entrees. will be going back...

                                                1. re: MommyLovesToEat

                                                  We also enjoy this cuban restaurant
                                                  Casual Habana Cafe
                                                  125 Main Street
                                                  Hackensack, NJ 07601-7103
                                                  (201) 880-9844

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                                                  Casual Habana Cafe
                                                  125 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601

                                            2. I like Granita Grille in Westwood. Haven't been in a while, but also like Mezza Luna in Allendale. I also like Masago in Ridgewood. I haven't been there yet, but everyone who I know who has gone to Chef's Table in Franklin Lakes has liked it.

                                              1. We are blown away by Picnic, The Restaurant in Fairlawn. I think Zagat chose it as the best
                                                new restaurant in New jersey.

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                                                1. re: tafttiger

                                                  Zagat does not "choose" anything. Supposedly, it's chosen by the readers. But Boston Market was in Zagat up to a couple of years ago, and was a "best buy". OMG.

                                                  1. re: tafttiger

                                                    Picnic is one of our favorite new restaurants in the area. Great food, nice vibe and lots of variety. We also love Chefs Table. Food there is great, but the vibe is a littl older and stuffier. Saddle River Inn is also another great staple in the area. Also have been hearing great things about St Eves in HoHoKUs.

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                                                    Saddle River Inn
                                                    2 Barnstable Ct, Saddle River, NJ 07458

                                                  2. For upscale, I like the Saddle River Inn in Upper Saddle River, Bergen County.

                                                    For moderately priced Italian, I enjoy Cafe L'Amore in Oakland, Bergen County

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                                                    Saddle River Inn
                                                    2 Barnstable Ct, Saddle River, NJ 07458