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Jul 16, 2010 04:48 AM

Dinner near Carlstadt

Hi Chowfolk,
I will be visiting my nieces (20-somethings) near Carlstadt/East Rutherford NJ next weekend and am looking for a fun place to take them for dinner. Any type of food is good. Don't need an "over the top" place, just one that has great food, good atmosphere and not too loud so we can talk and catch up. Looking forward to your suggestions. Thanks!

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  1. Some places worth considering...

    Sabor Peru
    Park and Orchard
    Risotto House
    The Ivy Inn
    Segovia Steak House
    Dolce Novita

    Risotto House
    88 Park Ave Ste 2, Rutherford, NJ 07070

    The Steak House
    455 Passaic St, Hackensack, NJ 07601

    Sabor Peru
    8 Highland Cross, Rutherford, NJ 07070

    Ivy Inn
    248 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542

    Dolce Novita Restaurant
    107 Moonachie Rd, Moonachie, NJ 07074

    2 Replies
    1. re: fourunder

      id also add Paisano's in Rutherford and Tina Louise in Carlstadt to the above mentioned (except Park & Orchard, wouldn't return there)

      Tina Louise
      403 Hackensack St, Carlstadt, NJ 07072

      Park & Orchard Restaurant
      240 Hackensack St, East Rutherford, NJ 07073

      1. re: yogi70

        We ended up at Paisano's and had a good meal. It was a bit noisy at first, but things quieted down after a while. Thanks for all the suggestions - we will try some of the others on the next trip!

    2. I love Sabor Peru; the food is great, it's something different, and it's got a fun vibe--and it's BYO.

      Bistro 55 on Rt 17S in Rochelle Park (less than a mile south of the mall and Rt 4) is hip/trendy (if you want to be the cool aunt/uncle) AND the food is good, but depending on when you go it can be a little loud. Not "I can't hear myself think" loud (imo), but it's a bustling place.
      Personally, I think Park and Orchard is a bit dull, even if they do still have a good wine list.

      Sabor Peru
      8 Highland Cross, Rutherford, NJ 07070