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what's your favorite greek place in bergen county?

trying to get an idea of some new, good, homey, Greek restaurants in the Bergen County area. Im not talking about a fancy schmancy upscale Greek joint like Varka or Nisi where im gonna spend $90 on a whole grilled fish. im talking more of an old school, mama in the kitchen makin the Spanakopita and Pastichio in the back type of place. ill start with one i like alot, though im looking for some others to try...

a taste of greece in river edge is great. whats your favorite?

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Varka
30 North Spruce Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446

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  1. It's JUST over the border in Essex, but Stamna Taverna in Bloomfield (1 mile in off the GSP) wins HANDS DOWN!

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    Stamna Restaurant
    1049 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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    1. re: Curlz

      i second Stamna

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      Stamna Restaurant
      1049 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

      1. re: borntodine

        I third Stamna! Although, to be honest, I haven't tried the other places mentioned in this thread, but Stamna is excellent.

        Also, if you are willing to branch out to Lebanese cuisine instead of Greek, then try Kamil's in Clifton, which is outstanding and very inexpensive. The atmosphere of the indoor section of the restaurant is very basic, but there are lots of outdoors tables, which are nice on a warm evening.

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        Kamils Restaurant
        1489 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011

        Stamna Restaurant
        1049 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

    2. I would highly recommend Eros Cafe in Rutherford, NJ.

      1. oceanos a little pricey but well worth it
        great raw bar and awesome fish
        outdoor seating also

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        1. re: foodismylife

          Greek Village in Northvale.

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          The Greek Village
          211 Livingston St, Northvale, NJ 07647

          1. re: menton1

            ive heard a lot of good things about this place - gotta check it out

            1. re: menton1

              ditto greek village here- stellar food w/ terrific prices...has never failed to impress me and my dude

          2. your new favorite greek place may very well be Mykonos in Fair Lawn, from the owners of Oceanos. set to open in a few weeks. I've not eaten there, but the place is visually stunning, and i'm assuming the quality of food and service that we know from Oceanos will flow over to Mykonos.

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            Oceanos Restaurant
            2-27 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

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            1. re: tommy

              I can't wait to check this place out. I called Oceanos and it looks like the opening will be in about 2 weeks.
              I eat at the GreeK Village about once a week for lunch since it is next to my job. For a nicer night out we do either Oceanos for more seafood or Axia in Tenefly for other greek dishes.
              For casual dining or take out we go to A Taste of Greece in River Edge.

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              AXIA Taverna
              18 Piermont Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670

              Oceanos Restaurant
              2-27 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

              A Taste of Greece
              935 Kinderkamack Rd, River Edge, NJ 07661

              1. re: NJfoodLover

                I agree, Axia is excellent, however; a bit expensive.

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                AXIA Taverna
                18 Piermont Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670

                1. re: joisey al

                  anyone have any opinions of Sparta Taverna in Ridgefield Park? Passed by it on our way to Luka the other night. Always open to trying a new Greek place. thanks.

            2. I love Taverna Mykonos. It's the same owners as Oceanos, but totally different. Love the feel of it. The food is great, well priced and the service is fantastic. It's not the mom in the kitchen Greek place but the food is terrific.

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              Oceanos Restaurant
              2-27 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

              Taverna Mykonos
              238 Broadway, Elmwood Park, NJ

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              1. re: scholar399

                Wow! Do I feel old. I remember the spot where Oceanos is when it was Kind's Dairy! Then Peter's Whale (?)...Lived just down the block.

                1. re: njmarshall55

                  You are correct! It was something before Peter's Whale, which started in Glen Rock in the strip mall that has jalepenos.

                  1. re: njmarshall55

                    And now Oceanos blocked the entrance to the bike path along the river....:-)

                    1. re: RUK

                      Grew up across the street on Brookside Ave and ran our dog in the field behind there. Great place for hitting golf balls, too.

                      1. re: njmarshall55

                        Ah yes, husband has been practicing for years golf there.