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Good food, casual atmosphere for first date in Bergen County?

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Looking for something casual, but with good food, and not too pretentious for a first date. Pub style, or wine and cheese bar...

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  1. had a very nice meal at the twisted elm in Elmwood Park last weekend.

    http://twistedelm.com/

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    1. re: yogi70

      For the most part, I liked the Twisted Elm, but service in the kitchen was erratic the night I went. Ordered very basic things and while they all sounded great on the menu.....I can't say anything was exceptional in the execution except the burger.. We had ....

      The Hot Crab Dip
      Almond Crusted Fried Brie
      Duck Fat Jersey Disco Fries
      Tavern Custom Blend Burger
      Chicken Under a Brick
      Hanger Steak.
      Skillet Mac & Cheese

      We did notice the Lobster Grilled Cheese and Pizza were popular at the other tables. The rooms were dark and there's sufficient space between tables for some privacy....but I thought the room was a little too dark and very noisy with a full dining room....of families i.e., kids.

    2. Grand Cru in Englewood. Absolutely perfect for your criteria. Fits them to a "T"

      1. check out Just Grapes in Elmwood Park. It is a perfect 1st date spot.
        Wine and Tapas
        http://www.justgrapeslounge.com/about...

        1. If you're in northern Bergen County, Peppercorns in Park Ridge.

          1. DON"T DO IT !!!!!!!! Nothing good comes of first dates! You have a great first date then next thing you know it's 18 years 2 kids later and the highlight of your days is posting on a food review web site!!!!