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

dsolley Jul 28, 2012 06:21 AM

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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    yogi70 Jul 28, 2012 09:47 AM

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


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      fourunder Jul 28, 2012 02:25 PM

      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.

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      lemarais Jul 29, 2012 12:33 PM

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

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        NJfoodLover Jul 29, 2012 01:49 PM

        check out Just Grapes in Elmwood Park. It is a perfect 1st date spot.
        Wine and Tapas

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          ebchower Jul 29, 2012 03:20 PM

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

          1. jrvedivici Jul 30, 2012 07:10 AM

            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!!!!

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