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Feb 27, 2014 08:01 AM

Meadowlands area lunch?

Looking for recommendations for a lunch location in the Meadowlands / Teterboro area.

Will be taking a business owner out and don't know the area well. Company is in the Carlstadt industrial zone, between the stadium and the airport.

Would like to find a relatively close location. Thanks

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  1. I would say rutt's hut, but being its a business owner.. unless he wants to drink cheap beer, might not be a good fit

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    1. re: coldsolderjoint

      yep, that'd be my preference. unfortunately, he's a bit more formal so looking for an area restaurant.

      1. re: coldsolderjoint

        Try one of the Segovia restaurants. Both are open for lunch and within a minute or two of each other.

      2. Segovia Restaurant - 150 MOONACHIE ROAD ~ MOONACHIE, NJ, 07074 ~ PHONE: 201.641.4266 ...

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        1. re: wblorch

          Thanks (and to ebchower for the rec). Looks great. Will give the Moonachie Rd location a try.

          If anyone else has other local recs, please share.

          1. re: Foody4life

            What exactly are you looking for? a pleasant meal or to impress the guest?

            1. re: fourunder

              Prefer a full service place with reliable food. Quiet enough to discuss some business. Out within an hour. Doesn't have to be fancy.

              Last time there we went to Berry Creek Café on Moonachie Ave at the suggestion of a couple mgmt guys but without the owner. It wasn't good. Food nearly inedible (choked down a special steak sandwich).

              Looking around for a step up from there.

              1. re: Foody4life

                Definitely Segovia. It's a nice place where you can discuss business, if you want, and delicious food!!

                1. re: Foody4life

                  Biggies Gets a bad rap, but I suspect they have never really been and they are basing their comments on the other Biggies locations. The people I know who have been there all enjoy it... i mention them as you want to hit and run in an hour.


                  With due respect to others....I find Segovia to be a step above a diner these days.

                  Some others...






                  1. re: fourunder

                    Thanks. I'll be up there a a lot so appreciate the recs.

                    Have you been to Gianna's? How's the food? It's super close to my customer.

                    Tell me more about Segovia. Not your fav?

                    1. re: Foody4life

                      Gianna's is a typical Northern New Jersey italian American that offers individual and Family Style dining....i have not been recently, but have been in the past. I would consider it Rustic. It has many fans....and they have Tripe on the menu which is seldom found on a Daily menu.

                      Segovia's is your typical Spanish/Portuguese ...large portions with greasy yellow rice, Potato Chips and beans served with every entree. I don't find it very inspired or exceptional, just abundant. There was a time you could get some Nice Steaks, Seafoods or Fish, but I have not seen that to be the case in the last 5 years or so when it comes to quality items served. Segovia always comes up as a possible place to go to before any event at the Meadowlands, so it's a place I go to as the choice of others. To me it's boring and they overcook everything. I would also surmise your Client will have been there many times before...if that's the type of place he likes is one thing...but if I were to take a business client to similar old standby in the area, I would take him to Stony Hill Inn or II least your client will realize you value his business enough to know you took him to an expensive place he may or may not normally do for lunch. The food can be great or simply mediocre on any given day at either place


                      If you suspect your guy may prefer the meat and potatoes Segovia offers....consider or offer instead to go to La Fusta on Tonnelle Avenue. I have not been there in a few years, but it's a destination restaurant on Weekends for many Latin Families specializing in Argentinian style preparation of meat.


                      The Bergen Record just made mention of Bareli's. Lunch is probably most likely more reasonably priced.


                        1. re: fourunder

                          I don't think Tonnelle Ave meets his requirement of being nearby.

                          1. re: ebchower

                            Front Door to Door from Gianna's to La Fusta is 7.1 miles according to Google Maps. ...pretty much all highway driving. 10+ minutes may not be nearby for others, but it is for me and it may be for him....however, the OP did not ask for nearby. but * a relatively close location* I suspect as well, it would be easy for the OP to jump onto the Turnpike from there, where I believe he will be traveling back South.

                            Driving the the shorter distance on Liberty Road from the Moonachie Road/Empire Road intersection can easily be the same 10+ minutes to the little Ferry spot....It's a matter of perception and travel time for me, not distance.

                1. re: jwjojo

                  I've heard good things about this place.

                  1. re: fourunder

                    It is really good! BYO and fantastic food.

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