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Cliffside Park or Guttenberg area, seeking

A decent place for a Friday evening dinner, up on the hill kind of place, can anyone speak for Benito, or Villa Amalfi, or something better?

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Villa Amalfi
793 Palisade Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

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  1. Just looove Rumba Cubana, in North Bergen, 75th and Broadway. Exceptional Cuban cuisine, nice ambience as well.

    1. Villa Amalfi is nice and the food is good. I was there for a small wedding.
      There is also Le Jardin www.lejardinnj.com
      It is a french restaurant in Edgewater with a view of NYC.

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      Le Jardin
      1257 River Road, Edgewater, NJ 07020

      Villa Amalfi
      1006 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753

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      1. re: NJfoodLover

        Excellent, thanks. will be back with a report on Le Jardin.

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        Le Jardin
        1257 River Road, Edgewater, NJ 07020

      2. Ditto Le Jardin.

        There's also another hot-spot, I believe in Edgewater, that several friends had been talking about, but I can't remember the name. A real hot-spot. I am just drawing a real mental blank here.

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        Le Jardin
        1257 River Road, Edgewater, NJ 07020

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        1. re: ELA

          is it the River Palm Terrace?

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          River Palm Terrace
          1416 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            No, LOL. I don't remember if it's a new/newer place or what, but it's a real hot-spot. One person described it as the home of the beautiful people. I am fairly certain it's Edgewater. This is killing my brain!!! LOL.

            1. re: ELA

              interesting - i used to live in Edgewater and i have NO idea :) could it be Grissini in Englewood Cliffs?

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              Grissini
              484 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                No, I know that place as well. I'll have to ask them again. Thanks.

                    1. re: ELA

                      Edgewater is not exactly a location for hot spots...By "hot spot", do you mean a place that attracts Sopranos wannabees? Or is it a younger, hipper crowd of BP's?

                      1. re: menton1

                        yeah, i'm totally stumped on this one, and that doesn't happen very often :) the only new-ish restaurant in Edgewater that comes to mind is Shahrzad, and that's hardly a scene.

                        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                          Sorry everyone -- I'll have to find out. I was exhausted when my friend mentioned it and I thought he said Edgewater. I'll find out. Thanks.

        2. I really like Benito. The service is excellent and will stear you to what is fresh and exccellent. I've gone back on a number of occasions and it never disappoints..

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          Benito's Ristorante
          7000 Kennedy Blvd E, West New York, NJ 07093

          1. VA is OK. Good food. I kind of feel it has jumped the shark a bit, but many people still enjoy it. If you are looking for something "up the hill" why not look at Englewood Cliffs? The Assembly, Cafe Italiano, The Cliffs Steakhouse, and there are a few more. There is also David's in Cliffside Park. I have been meaning to go back there for a long time now. Last time I was there is was very good.