Park and Orchard, East Rutherford
Not Hackensack, but Park and Orchard is terrific. Enormous menu and fair selection for vegetarians. Plus good service and excellent wine list. Can get a bit noisy. Not super expensive.
Definitely worth a try.
I have eaten no less than a hundred meals at Park & Orchard, a few recently. It remains one of the finest places in New Jersey to find great wines at relatively reasonable prices. Wine and beer by the glass remains a delight.
The food is centered on big flavors. The portions are not as large as in earlier years, but they are still good for sharing. What Buddy and JK make well, they make very well: Stir fries, enchiladas, the pasta with chicken sausage and hot peppers, the chicken meatloaf--they are all delicious. In fact the vegetarian choices are consistently wonderful The salad dressings are still memorable, particularly the Asian and the Tofu.
You have to be a little careful, and stay within their strengths. You can still get a terrific meal and a terrific overall experience. They're wonderful people, and I love to support them.
Park & Orchard Restaurant
240 Hackensack St, East Rutherford, NJ 07073