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On a budget in Bergen - help!

nab71 Sep 8, 2011 06:00 AM

What are your favorite inexpensive (entrees under $20) restaurants in Bergen County? We are on a budget - we have young kids and need to hire a sitter for "date night," so my husband and I are looking for some new ideas that don't cost a ton.

What's your favorite "joint" to eat at? Favorite hole-in-the-wall? Would prefer places with some vegetarian options (husband eats no beef or poultry, will eat fish) and not Asian/Indian - mediterranean is okay. Any tapas places? French bistros that don't cost a fortune? As an example, we love Janice a Bistro in Ho Ho Kus, but it's too $$ for us right now. Pubs are fine, as long as there's more than burgers on the menu. Love BYO places. Thanks!!

Ho Ho Restaurant
108 N James St, Woodbridge, NJ 07095

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  1. menton1 RE: nab71 Sep 8, 2011 08:05 AM

    PJ Finnegan's in Westwood, one of the better Irish Pubs in Bergen. Comfortable, nice food, some excellent daily specials. Very reasonable.


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      nab71 RE: menton1 Sep 8, 2011 09:23 AM

      thanks! they got a nice write-up in 201 magazine recently. do you think they have some good vegetarian options?

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        menton1 RE: nab71 Sep 8, 2011 10:45 AM

        Just salads. I guess they could make you a veggie plate. Best veg options are at Asian places, but you nixed those. And there's always Pasta marinara at a pizza joint...

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