Where In Bergen cnty can I get food like this
After eating again at Xavier s in Piermont and Restaurant X in Congers both right over the NY border near northern Jersey. . I know they are Peter Kelly restaurants. I couldn't help but wonder if we have anything to compare in the county or am I relegated to going to NY state for a superlative meal composed of local bounty. Are their any chefs in the area who are dedicated to local ingredients . I found this in Virgina and in other places but not in northern NJ. Any suggestions I like the idea of using local produce since we have so many farms in the area.
It's hardly "relegated", Piermont is literally just steps over the border...My favorite is Velo in Nyack, which I like even better than the 2 places you just mentioned.
Yes, it's a sad state of affairs for "New American" in Bergen...Chakra in Paramus has a new chef/owner and is getting kudos, although I haven't been there.
Picnic in Fairlawn is also getting raves...
Haven't been in years, but the place persists. I think it's a bit past its prime, in need of a makeover both to the menu and perhaps the environment. But, like the Saddle River Inn, it has some very loyal fans. It's also a place catering to these "insiders", if you are not a regular, you will be treated differently. (Same at SRI).
Rosemary and Sage in Riverdale, just off of I-287. Not Bergen, but minutes away.
Rosemary and Sage
26 Hamburg Tpke, Riverdale, NJ 07457
I never hear much on the boards about Cafe Matisse - but I think it is up there in comparison. Great attention to detail, both in food and service. It is BYO -so that is a plus as well. Very creative, changing menus.