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Inspired by the ninth annual running of the “Ultimate Los Angeles Restaurants” poll currently in progress over on the Chowhound LA board (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/747594), and with some time on my hands, I present the “Top New Jersey Restaurants” poll of 2010.

Most of the following is taken and adapted directly from the LA board. I’ll keep the poll open until noon (ET) on December 27 and post the results shortly thereafter.

=> The concept here is simple: everyone is asked to list, in ranked order, your top restaurants in New Jersey that you would recommend to Chowhound friends or to Chowhound visitors from out-of-state. Since, at its most essential, this forum is about the food, your ranking should be based 75% on food and 25% on everything else.

If you’re the patient type or process minded, please read on. The folks in LA have come up with some pretty good guidelines. Otherwise, skip to the bottom.

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This poll asks Chowhounds to list TEN restaurants in New Jersey that they’d recommend: FIVE in the category of over $25 per person, and FIVE in the category of $25 and less. (The price estimate is inclusive of FOOD ONLY for an average dinner order for one person.) If different voters choose the same restaurant in both price categories, the total points will be tabulated together and the restaurant will be ranked in the category for which it received the most points.

You are encouraged to vote for exactly five restaurants per category. You may choose to cast votes only in the over-$25 category, or only in the $25-and-under, but don’t vote for the same restaurant in both categories.

If you vote for five restaurants in a category, your first choice will receive 5 points, your second choice will receive 4 points, third choice will receive 3 points, and so on. If you respond with more than 5 choices per category, only your first 5 listed choices will be included. And no “ties” please.

If you vote for fewer than five restaurants in a category, your choice will be tabulated with as many points as the number you voted for (so if you vote for only three restaurants, your first choice will carry three points, the second two points, etc.) This is to avoid the results being weighted in favor of those voters who make the fewest choices. Also, in case of a tie in the final tally, the number of five-point voters is used as a tiebreaker.

I will assume the first restaurant on your list is your first choice and so on; to avoid confusion I’d prefer that you not number them.

If you vote for a restaurant that you know has closed within the last twelve months, please note that by putting “(RIP)” next to it. Likewise, if you know it’s new within the last 12 months, please note that by putting “(NEW)” next to it. If two or more related restaurants with the same name and same basic menu get votes, I will combine the results.

Please make it clear what place you’re voting for. Spelling counts, and please include the city/town to avoid confusion among similarly named but unrelated establishments. If you make a mistake or just change your mind, go ahead and post again; please re-cast your entire vote and not just the changes ... tell me it's a re-vote and I'll take care of it.

Remember, this poll is for New Jersey restaurants only, all cuisines, all price-points. For purposes of this poll, any establishment that serves prepared food or drink counts as a restaurant. Diners? BYOB? Food trucks? Chains? Pizza, ice cream, and hot dog joints? 7-Elevens? They're all eligible.

One last point: you’re welcome to ask questions or make positive comments, but I’d ask you not to post criticism of other voters’ choices on this thread. If you must vent, please wait until the poll is closed and the results are posted. If you just can’t wait for that, start a new thread (but be sure to follow Chowhound’s posting rules). And please note that I am not a Chowhound employee nor is the poll endorsed by Chow.com and CBS Interactive; this is strictly a volunteer effort.

The more replies we receive the more useful are the poll’s findings, so please vote. (In its first year, the LA poll had 23 voters; last year, their participation had grown to 100 voters.)

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So, in ranked order for “over $25” and for “$25 and under,” what are the top Chow-worthy restaurants in New Jersey that you would recommend to Chowhound friends or to Chowhound visitors from out-of-state?

Cast your votes as a reply to this post. Thank you for participating!

  1. OVER $25
    Nicholas, Red Bank
    Lorena’s, Maplewood
    Seabra’s Marisqueira, Newark
    Shumi, Somerville
    Atlantic Bar & Grill, South Seaside Park

    $25 AND UNDER
    Casa Vasca, Newark
    Oyster Creek Inn – Crab Room, Leeds Point
    Chand Palace, Parsippany
    Nobi, Toms River
    El Familiar, Toms River

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    Casa Vasca
    141 Elm St, Newark, NJ 07105

    Atlantic Bar & Grill
    24th Ave and Central Ave, South Seaside Park, NJ 08752

    El Familiar
    1246 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753

    Oyster Creek Inn
    41 N Oyster Creek Rd, Leeds Point, NJ 08220

    Shumi Restaurant
    30 S. Doughty Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876

    Chand Palace
    1296 Centennial Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854

    1. $25 and Over

      Luigi's , East Hanover
      Andres, Newton
      Saddle River Inn, Saddle River
      Highlawn Pavillion, West Orange
      Lighthorse Tavern, Jersey City

      $25 and Under

      Bangkok Kitchen, Caldwell
      Bar Cara, Bloomfield
      Rutts Hut, Clifton
      Tierney's, Montclair
      Star Tavern, Orange

      -----
      Bangkok Kitchen
      391 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006

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

      1. OVER $25
        Nicholas, Middletown
        Bernards Inn, Bernardsville
        Due Terre, Bernardsvile
        Copeland, Morristown
        90 Acres, Peapack

        $25 AND UNDER
        Chilango's, Atlantic Highlands
        My Kitchen Witch, Monmouth beach
        Bistro 73, Benarrdsville
        Labrador Lounge, Normandy Beach
        Yumi, Sea Bright

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        The Bernards Inn
        27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

        Labrador Lounge
        3581 State Route 35 N, Normandy Beach, NJ 08739

        Yumi
        1120 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ 07760

        My Kitchen Witch Cafe
        29 Beach Rd, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750

        Due Terre
        107 Morristown Rd Ste C, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

        1. Over $25
          Bistro 44, Toms River
          Dish, Redbank
          Daniel, Point Pleasant Beach
          Bay Avenue Trattoria, Highlands
          No 9 Restaurant, Lambertville

          Under $25
          Nemo, Keyport
          Mumfords, Tinton Falls
          Peking Pavillion, Manalapan
          Kanji, Tinton Falls
          Four Seasons Thai, Piscataway

          1. Over
            1) Orange Squirrel Bloomfield
            2) Serenade, Chatham
            3) Fernandes Steakhouse, Newark
            4) Chez Catherine, Westfield
            5) Elements, Princeton

            Under
            1) D'Oro, Chatham
            2) Honey Brown's Summit
            3) Coda, Maplewood
            4) Anjelica's, Sea Bright
            5) Cafe Monet, Millburn

            -----
            Cafe Monet
            309 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041

            Chez Catherine
            431 North Avenue West, Westfield, NJ 07090

            Anjelica's Restaurant
            1070 Ocean Ave Ste 1, Sea Bright, NJ 07760

            Honey Browns
            7 Union Place, Summit, NJ 07901

            2 Replies
            1. re: coldbeer

              Coldy, Ive made 4 attempts to get into the Orange Squirrel but no luck. Instead the other night i tried Bar Cara in Bloomfield as well. Food was good and nice bar area. I was impressed. If you haven't been there look into it. It was worth it. Bif

              1. re: bifpocaroba

                It's on the short list...but when I get over there I feel guilty about not patronizing the "Squirrel" I usually sit at the bar anyways. Will have to get to Bar Cara.

            2. OVER $25:

              1) AMA- Atlantic Highlands
              2) BAY AVENUE TRATTORIA- Highlands
              3) A TOUTE HERE- Cranford
              4) FERNANDES STEAK HOUSE- Newark
              5) YUMI- Sea Bright

              UNDER $25
              1) SHANGHAI BUN- Matawan
              2) NORTH OF THE BORDER- Red Bank
              3) ADA'S CARIBBEAN CUSINE- Long Branch
              4) NUNZIOS- Long Branch
              5) KUNYA THAI- Atlantic Highlands (gets my vote for best new restaurant of the year)

              1 Reply
              1. re: sockster

                OK - Let's try this one more time:

                Over
                1) Lorena's, Maplewood
                2) Nicholas, Red Bank
                3) Belford Bistro, Belford
                4) Bay Avenue Trattoria, Highlands
                5) Bistro 44, Toms River

                Under
                1) Dish, Red Bank
                2) DeLorenzo's, Robbinsville
                3) Shanghai Bun, Matawan
                4) Kanji, Tinton Falls
                5) Harold's Deli, Edison

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                Belford Bistro
                870 Main Street, Belford, NJ 07718

                Bistro 44
                44 Washington St Ste 2C, Toms River, NJ 08753

                Shanghai Bun Restaurant
                952 State Route 34 Ste 6, Matawan, NJ 07747

              2. Over $25:

                Ama Ristorante - Atlantic Highlands
                Yumi - Sea Bright
                Nicholas - Red Bank
                Doris and Ed's - Highlands
                Belford Bistro - Middletown

                Under $25

                1. Kunya Siam- Atlantic Highlands
                2. Kanji - Shrewsbury
                3. Navesink Fishery - Atlantic Highlands
                4. Barnacle Bills- Rumson
                5. Taliercio's Gourmet Deli- Middletown

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                Belford Bistro
                870 Main Street, Belford, NJ 07718

                Navesink Fishery
                36 N State Highway, Middletown, NJ

                Barnacle Bill's
                1 1st St, Rumson, NJ 07760

                Yumi
                1120 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ 07760

                Taliercio's Gourmet Deli
                500 State Route 35, Red Bank, NJ 07701

                1 Reply
                1. re: J M S

                  OK - I think I figured this out:

                  Over
                  1) Lorena's, Maplewood
                  2) Nicholas, Red Bank
                  3) Belford Bistro, Belford
                  4) Dish, Red Bank
                  5) 90 Acres, Peapack

                  Under
                  1) North of the Border, Red Bank
                  2) DeLorenzo's, Robbinsville
                  3) Flaky Tart, Highlands
                  4) Pad Thai, Highland Park
                  5) At The Table, Asbury Park

                2. Over:
                  Blue Bottle Cafe, Hopewell
                  Brothers Moon, Hopewell
                  Under The Moon, Bordentown
                  Vidalia's, Lawrenceville
                  (No fifth, I don't eat at that many places over $25:)

                  Under:
                  Padrino's, Hamilton
                  Inn of the Hawke, Lambertville
                  Marhaba, Lambertville
                  Sweet Lorraine's, Lahaska
                  Kanji, Tinton Falls

                  2 Replies
                  1. re: Heatherb

                    No fifth under $25, either, unless they moved Lahaska to NJ

                    1. re: Deb Van D

                      Oops. Sorry - didn't mean to annex Lahaska!

                  2. Over $25
                    Belford Bistro, Middletown
                    Piccolo Italia, Ocean
                    Moonsturck, Asbury Park
                    Wolfgang Puck, Atlantic City
                    Old Homestead, Atlantic City

                    Under $25
                    Laico's - Jersey City
                    Danny's Steakhouse - Red Bank
                    Barnacle Bill's = Rumson
                    Kanji - Tinton Falls
                    Rigoletto's - Middletown

                    -----
                    Laico's
                    67 Terhune Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305

                    Belford Bistro
                    870 Main Street, Belford, NJ 07718

                    Barnacle Bill's
                    1 1st St, Rumson, NJ 07760

                    1. where are all the Bergen County-ites?!

                      Over $25
                      Nisi Estiatorio - Englewood
                      Axia Taverna - Tenafly
                      Samdan - Cresskill
                      Bennies - Englewood
                      River Palm Terrace - Edgewater

                      -----
                      AXIA Taverna
                      18 Piermont Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670

                      Nisi Estiatorio
                      90 Grand Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631

                      Samdan Restaurant
                      178 Piermont Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626

                      Bennies
                      54 E Palisade Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631

                      River Palm Terrace
                      1416 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020

                      1. Over $25
                        Bistro 55, Rochelle Park
                        Blu, Montclair
                        Fascino, Montclair
                        Mompou, Newark
                        Taka, Asbury Park

                        Under $25
                        Ah' Pizz, Montclair
                        Chengdu 1, Cedar Grove
                        Next Door, Montclair
                        Stamna Greek Taverna, Bloomfield
                        The Taco Truck (the restaurant), Hoboken

                        -----
                        Fascino
                        331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042

                        Chengdu 1
                        89 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

                        Next Door
                        556 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

                        Stamna Restaurant
                        1049 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

                        1. Over $25
                          Blackbird Dining Establishment (Collingswood)
                          Frog and the Peach (New Brunswick)
                          Rat's (Hamilton)
                          The Ebbitt Room (Cape May)
                          Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar (Atlantic City)

                          Under $25
                          Niko's Trapezi (Long Branch)
                          Nemo (Keyport)
                          Moghul (Edison)
                          Lil' Masters Grille (Fair Haven)
                          Spirito's (Elizabeth)

                          and this was incredibly HARD to do!

                          1. Under 25:
                            Leela's Trinidad Cuisine: Montclair http://www.leelastrinidadcuisine.com/
                            Mekong Grill: Ridgewood http://www.mekonggrillrestaurant.com/
                            El Caney (cuban): Bergenfield
                            Chowpatty (Indian): Iselin
                            Greek Village: Northvale

                            Over 25:
                            CulinAriane: Montclair http://culinariane.com/
                            Nisi Estuario (Greek): Englewood
                            Red Wolfe Inn: Belvidere

                            ok- you got me on this one- I really can't add to the list (please note my obvious disappointment in the fine dining experiences of NJ

                            )

                            -----
                            Nisi Estiatorio
                            90 Grand Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631

                            The Greek Village
                            211 Livingston St, Northvale, NJ 07647

                            Culinariane
                            33 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042

                            Chowpatty Restaurant
                            1351 Oak Tree Rd, Iselin, NJ 08830

                            Red Wolfe Inn
                            130 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ 07823

                            Leela's Trinidad Cuisine
                            180 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

                            El Caney
                            48 W Church St, Bergenfield, NJ 07621

                            1. In no particular order:
                              Over $25.00
                              Lorena's (Maplewood)
                              Blue Bottle Cafe (Hopewell)
                              Belford Bistro (Belford)
                              Blackbird Dining Establishment (Collingswood)
                              Bistro 44 (Toms River)

                              Under $25.00
                              Delorenzo's (Robbinsville)
                              Under the Moon (Bordentown)
                              Nemo (Keyport)
                              El Sham (Hamilton)
                              Siam Spice (Toms River)

                              This was not easy as there are several more in each category that could be listed.

                              5 Replies
                              1. re: tom246

                                Thanks for your post, tom246. Please note that the order of the restaurants on your lists does matter since there will be weighting applied. The first gets 5 points; the fifth gets 1 point. Feel free to post again if you wish to change the ranking from those above.

                                1. re: njfreqflyer

                                  And here I was, going all alphabetical. Knowing that order matters, here's my revised list:

                                  Over $25
                                  Blu, Montclair
                                  Taka, Asbury Park
                                  Fascino, Montclair
                                  Bistro 55, Rochelle Park
                                  Mompou, Newark

                                  Under $25
                                  Stamna Greek Taverna, Bloomfield
                                  Chengdu 1, Cedar Grove
                                  Next Door, Montclair
                                  Ah' Pizz, Montclair
                                  The Taco Truck (the restaurant), Hoboken

                                  SHWEW!

                                  -----
                                  Fascino
                                  331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042

                                  Chengdu 1
                                  89 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

                                  Next Door
                                  556 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

                                  Stamna Restaurant
                                  1049 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

                                  1. re: Curlz

                                    Got your update.

                                  2. re: njfreqflyer

                                    Hi NJ, sorry for not reading the instructions more carefully, now I get it :)

                                    My over $25.00 stays exactly the same. My under $25 in order should be:
                                    Delorenzo's (Robbinsville)
                                    Nemo (Keyport)
                                    Siam Spice (Toms River)
                                    El Sham (Hamilton)
                                    Under The Moon (Bordentown)

                                    1. re: tom246

                                      Got your update. Thanks.

                                2. I had no trouble coming up with my Top 5 that are OVER $25, but in my neck of the woods I can't find five whose food I'd care to eat again for under $25.

                                  So here goes:

                                  OVER:
                                  Lorena's -- Maplewood
                                  A Toute Heure -- Cranford
                                  CulinAriane -- Montclair
                                  Tre Piani -- Princeton
                                  Rat's -- Hamilton

                                  UNDER:
                                  Madame Claude -- Jersey City
                                  Big Chef -- Jersey City

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

                                  1. Okay, I've given this much thought. I'm here to represent Morris & Sussex Counties...

                                    Over $25:
                                    Tabor Road Tavern (Morris Plains)
                                    Grato (Morris Plains)
                                    Pazzo Pazzo (Morristown)
                                    Farm 2 Bistro (Rockaway location)
                                    Krave Café and Caterers (Newton)

                                    Under $25:
                                    Chili Willie's (Boonton)
                                    Sweet Jane's Café (Johnsonburg - find THAT on your map!)
                                    Anthem Sandwich Shop (Denville)
                                    Yama Sushi (Denville)
                                    Thai Chef (Denville)

                                    -----
                                    Yama Sushi
                                    5 E Main St Ste 5, Denville, NJ 07834

                                    Thai Chef
                                    28 Diamond Spring Rd Ste A, Denville, NJ 07834

                                    Pazzo Pazzo
                                    74 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960

                                    1. Under $25 (very easy)
                                      Chengdu 1, Cedar Grove
                                      Colonial Diner, Lyndhurst
                                      Rutherford Pancake House, Rutherford
                                      La Gran Via, Union City
                                      Tortilla Sunrise, Verona

                                      Over $25
                                      Sabor Peru, Rutherford
                                      Solar do Minho, Belleville
                                      Picnic, Fair Lawn
                                      Bloomfield Steak and Seafood, Bloomfield
                                      Culinariane, Montclair

                                      -----
                                      Solar do Minho
                                      15 Cleveland St, Belleville, NJ 07109

                                      Culinariane
                                      33 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042

                                      Chengdu 1
                                      89 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

                                      Sabor Peru
                                      8 Highland Cross, Rutherford, NJ 07070

                                      Colonial Diner
                                      27 Orient Way, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

                                      La Gran Via Restaurant
                                      3905 Bergenline Ave, Union City, NJ 07087

                                      1. OVER $25
                                        Bernards Inn, Bernardsville
                                        Blue Bottle Cafe, Hopewell
                                        Boulevard Five72, Kenilworth
                                        Matt's Red Rooster, Flemington
                                        Perryville Inn, Perryville

                                        UNDER $25
                                        Nomad Pizza, Hopewell
                                        Kimchi Hana, South Plainfield
                                        Marhaba, Lambertville
                                        Origin, Somerville
                                        Blue Fish Grill, Flemington

                                        -----
                                        Kimchi Hana
                                        6101 Middlesex Mall, South Plainfield, NJ 07080

                                        Perryville Inn
                                        167 Perryville Rd, Hampton, NJ 08827

                                        Blue Bottle Cafe
                                        101 E Broad St, Hopewell, NJ 08525

                                        Blue Fish Grill
                                        9 Central Ave Ste 4, Flemington, NJ 08822

                                        Marhaba
                                        77 South Union Street, Lambertville, NJ

                                        1. Gosh, I know I've either forgotten or had to leave out several quality eat places in both categories, but what the heck.

                                          OVER $25
                                          Union Park Dining Room (Cape May)
                                          David Burke Fromagerie (Rumson)
                                          Shipwreck Grill (Brielle)
                                          No. 9 (Lambertville)
                                          Bay Ave. Trattoria (Highlands)

                                          Under $25
                                          El Meson (Freehold)
                                          Ota-Ya (Lambertville)
                                          Eurasian Eatery (Red Bank)
                                          10th Ave. Burrito (Belmar)
                                          Kanji (Tinton Falls)

                                          [no credit for honorable mentions, but still... Nicholas, Hamilton Grill Room, TAKA, Daniel's, Vic's, The Boathouse, North of the Border....]

                                          -----
                                          Eurasian Eatery
                                          110 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

                                          David Burke Fromagerie
                                          26 Ridge Road, Rumson, NJ 07760

                                          Union Park
                                          727 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204

                                          Shipwreck Grill
                                          720 Ashley Ave, Brielle, NJ 08730

                                          North of the Border
                                          176 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

                                          The Dining Room
                                          12 Woodport Rd Ste 1, Sparta, NJ 07871

                                          El Meson
                                          44 Monmouth Ave, Freehold, NJ 07728

                                          No. 9 Restaurant
                                          9 Kline's Court, Lambertville, NJ

                                          1. OVER $25

                                            One 53, Rocky Hill
                                            Blue Point Grill, Princeton
                                            Peacock Inn, Princeton
                                            KC Prime, Lawrenceville
                                            Dock's, Atlantic City

                                            UNDER $25

                                            Blue Claw Crab Eatery, Bordentown
                                            Nomad Pizza, Hopewell
                                            Captain Paul's Firehouse Dogs, Lawerenceville
                                            Bent Spoon, Princeton
                                            Olive's, Princeton

                                            1. Over 25
                                              Due Mari (New Brunswick)
                                              Elements (Princeton)
                                              Robongi (Hoboken)
                                              River Palm Terrace (Various)
                                              Sophie's Bistro (Somerset)

                                              Under 25
                                              Two Pitas in a Pod (Hoboken food truck)
                                              Topaz Thai (Belleville)
                                              Fiore's House of Quality (Hoboken)
                                              Paratha Junction (Franklin Park)
                                              Kinchley's Tavern (Ramsey)

                                              1. over 25
                                                1. Blu (Montclair)
                                                2. Elements (Princeton)
                                                3. Nicholas (Red Bank)
                                                4. Lorenas (Maplewood)
                                                5. Shumi (Somerville)

                                                Under 25
                                                1. North of the Border (Red Bank)
                                                2. Shanghai Bun (Matawan)
                                                3. Far East Taste (Eatontown)
                                                4. DeLorenzos (Robbinsville)
                                                5. El Meson (Freehold)

                                                -----
                                                Far East Taste
                                                19 Main St, Eatontown, NJ 07724

                                                Shumi Restaurant
                                                30 S. Doughty Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876

                                                North of the Border
                                                176 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

                                                Shanghai Bun Restaurant
                                                952 State Route 34 Ste 6, Matawan, NJ 07747

                                                El Meson
                                                44 Monmouth Ave, Freehold, NJ 07728

                                                1 Reply
                                                1. re: gwh912

                                                  over 25;
                                                  1-taverna mykonos, elmwood park
                                                  2-mantra, paramus
                                                  3-varka, ramsey
                                                  4-rocca's, glen rock
                                                  5-cafe panache, ramsey (altho has been awhile since last visit )

                                                  under 25-
                                                  1-tani, glen rock
                                                  2-bhoj, elmwood park
                                                  3-nelliesplace, waldwick
                                                  4-kinchleys, mahwah
                                                  5-rose's place , fairlawn

                                                2. Over $25

                                                  Eno Terra - Kingston
                                                  Blue Bottle - Hopewell
                                                  Blue Point Grill - Princeton
                                                  Aozoras-Montclair
                                                  Brothers Moon-Hopewell

                                                  Under $25
                                                  Hoagie Haven - Princeton
                                                  Ploy Siam-Robbinsville
                                                  De Lorenzo's Tomato Pie - Trenton
                                                  Four Seasons Thai Restaurant - Piscataway
                                                  Conte's - Princeton

                                                  1. Can't think of 5 for each category off the bat - maybe I can come back to add

                                                    Over $25
                                                    Cafe Matisse - Rutherford
                                                    River Palm Terrace - All their locations

                                                    Under $25
                                                    Roxannes - Mahwah

                                                    1. Thanks for all your votes. This poll is now CLOSED.

                                                      Results will be posted shortly.

                                                      1 Reply
                                                      1. re: njfreqflyer

                                                        I know the poll is closed but since there really aren't that many posts especially in the Bergen area, I figured I would add some even if they don't wind up in the final list.
                                                        There were some listed here already.

                                                        Over $25
                                                        Axia - Tenefly
                                                        Saddle River Inn
                                                        Segovia - Moonachie
                                                        Capitol Grill - Paramus ( I actually haven't been to this new location yet but I have been to 5 different ones across the country and always been thrilled)
                                                        Amanda's - Hoboken

                                                        Under $25
                                                        Greek Villiage - Northvale
                                                        E & V - Paterson
                                                        Paisano's - Rutherford
                                                        La Isla - Hoboken
                                                        A Taste of Greece - Riveredge

                                                        -----
                                                        AXIA Taverna
                                                        18 Piermont Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670

                                                        La Isla
                                                        104 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

                                                        E & V Restaurant
                                                        322 Chamberlain Ave, Paterson, NJ 07502

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

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

                                                      2. Over $25
                                                        Bona Vita Osteria, Summit
                                                        Cuilanarine, Montclair
                                                        Due Terre, Bernardville
                                                        Roots Steakhouse, Summit
                                                        Ninety Acres, Peapack Gladstone

                                                        Under $25
                                                        Honey Browns, Summit
                                                        Ah Pizz, Montclair
                                                        Taka Sushi, Summit
                                                        Tina and Loyuise, Carlstadt

                                                        -----
                                                        Taka Sushi Restaurant
                                                        95 Summit Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

                                                        Due Terre
                                                        107 Morristown Rd Ste C, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

                                                        Bona Vita Osteria
                                                        37 Maple St, Summit, NJ 07901

                                                        Honey Browns
                                                        7 Union Place, Summit, NJ 07901

                                                        1. Well, due to some technical difficulties with Chowhound, I've been delayed in getting the results posted, so I've included these 2 late votes. But, now the poll is really closed. Results are being posted in minutes.