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Apr 12, 2011 08:58 AM

Restaurants that do brunch near Ridgewood, NJ

Hi Chowhounds,
Can anyone recommend a fine dining establishment in the Ridgewood, NJ area that is handicap accessible? Looking for a place to do brunch on Mother's Day. Mom doesn't like sushi though. :( Thanks for your help!

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  1. Mediterraneo on Broad St. One of the best in Ridgewood. Unpretentious, creative dishes prepared with care. You won't be sorry if you go here.

    23 N Broad St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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    1. re: menton1

      Does Bistro 55 do brunch like South City did?

      1. re: Picnicchef

        Yes they do. Haven't been there for brunch (yet), but I've been there at closing on Sat. night, when they're setting up the tables!

    2. I had a very good meal at the new restaurant called Pearl on South Broad.

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      1. re: tommy


        fyi...their Facebook page says they are open Sunday from 4:00 pm -9:00 pm.

        Their actual webpage is useless.

        1. re: Bosmer

          I'd recommend that people call a restaurant for specific hours, especially on holidays.

          Had an excellent veal chop, mussels, and lobster ravioli. I won't pass any judgment based on just a single meal, but if those dishes were any indication, the kitchen is capable of good work.

      2. Dim Sum Dynasty serves dim sum at brunch times, but if your mom doesn't like sushi, she may not like dim sum. Still, it's a nice place, with great atmosphere; last Christmas, we were renovating our kitchen and went there for Christmas dim sum ... tasty and very memorable.

        Dim Sum Dynasty
        75 Franklin Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

        1. Thanks, everyone! Am thinking more creative, trendy American, or Italian. Those seem to fit the bill for my 89 year old mom.

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          1. re: ceej2008

            Lets get one thing straight, fine dining and ridgewood lately in the same sentence, not happening. We like Restaurant X in Congers for a nice Sunday brunch. Check out their website, we did Mothers' Day there one year. Great assortment, at least 12 courses maybe more, pass around, butler style to each table, so noone is slobbering over the buffet tables sans sneeze guards. Very elegant, affordanble and just plain relaxing. Not too far either. Enjoy.

            1. re: doxy216

              I think Village Green and Latour would be considered fine dining. I don't think ridgewood has lost any fine dining restaurants lately. But I agree that very few are destination restaurants. Although this Pearl might surprise everyone.

              Village Green Restaurant
              36 Prospect St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

              1. re: tommy

                Village Green closed on Sundays. Latour? Eh. One might try Chakra in Paramus, since the new chef/partner took over it's been getting all kinds of kudos.

                There's Picnic in Fair Lawn, but hopefully they do a better job with the restaurant than they do with their catering business...

                W 144 Rte 4 E, Paramus, NJ 07652

                1. re: menton1

                  Oh, closed on Sunday. That's horrible. Not a good choice for Sunday brunch, but fine dining I think.

              2. re: doxy216

                Thanks doxy216. I'm from Minneapolis, so didn't realize that Ridgewood is not a destination for decent food. Mom actually lives in Hawthorne, I just didn't think there was anything in that town worth checking out. Will check out Restaurant X.

            2. My sister (who lives in San Diego) found a restaurant called Bottagra. Anyone heard anything bad about this one? She made reservations already.

              80 Wagaraw Rd, Hawthorne, NJ 07506