Best in Bergen 2020: Food and Restaurants

From diners to delis, here are the winners of our 2020 Best of Bergen Readers' Choice Awards.
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BAGELS

1. Bagel Nosh
799 Franklin Ave.
Franklin Lakes
201.847.9455

24 E. Prospect St.
Waldwick
201.652.9746

2. Goldberg’s Bagels of Wyckoff
327 Franklin Ave
Wyckoff
201.847.9199
gfbwyckoff.com

3. Ronnie’s Hot Bagels
118 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.664.4543
ronnieshotbagels.com

BAKERY

1. Rispoli Pastry Shop
Emerson Plaza East
Emerson
201.265.4009

824 Broad Ave.
Ridgefield
201.943.6002
rispolipastryshop.com

2. B&W Bakery
614 Main St.
Hackensack
201.342.5577

3. Sook Pastry
24 S. Broad St.
Ridgewood
201.493.2500
sookpastry.com

BARBECUE

1. Fink’s BBQ Smokehouse
26 West Madison Ave.
Dumont
201.384.3210
finksbbqsmokehouse.com

2. Kimchi Smoke Barbecue
301 Center Ave.
Westwood
201.497.6333
kimchismoke.com

3. Fire Pit BBQ
357 Essex St.
Hackensack
201.489.3473
firepitbbq.net

BEER SELECTION, CRAFT BREWERY

1. Hackensack Brewing Company
78 Johnson Ave.
Hackensack
201.880.1768
hackensackbrewing.com

2. Brix City Brewing
4 Alsan Way
Little Ferry
201.440.0865
brixcitybrewing.com

Alementary Brewing Co.
58 Voorhis Ln.
Hackensack
201.968.1290
alementary.com

3. Bolero Snort Brewery
316 20th St.
Carlstadt
201.464.0639
bolerosnort.com

BEER SELECTION, RESTAURANT/BAR

1. Biggie’s
430 Rte. 17 S.
Carlstadt
201.933.4000
biggies.com

2. Miller’s Ale House
270 Rte. 4 E.
Paramus
201.342.4800
millersalehouse.com

3. The Shannon Rose
1200 Rte. 17 N.
Ramsey
201.962.7602
theshannonrose.com

BEER SELECTION, STORE

1. Bottle King
Multiple locations
bottleking.com

2. Total Wine & More
1001 Main St.
River Edge
201.968.1777
totalwine.com

3. Stew Leonard’s
700 Paramus Park
Paramus
201.649.0888
stewleonards.com

BOWLS

1. Playa Bowls
Multiple locations
playabowls.com

2. Wild & Hearty (formerly Samba Bowls)
37 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.857.5015
wildandhearty.com

3. Blended Bowls
100 E. Main St.
Ramsey
201.934.3220

BREAKFAST

1. Raymond’s
101 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.445.5125
raymondsnj.com

2. Country Pancake House
140 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.444.8395
countrypancakehouse.net

3. State Line Diner
375 Rte. 17 N.
Mahwah
201.529.3353
statelinediner.com

BRUNCH

1. Farmhouse Café & Eatery
15 East Madison Ave.
Cresskill
201.266.8931

301 Center Ave.
Westwood
201.664.8424
farmhousecafenj.com

2. Park West Tavern
30 Oak St.
Ridgewood
201.445.5400
parkwesttavern.com

3. White Maple Café
47 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.447.1953
whitemaplecafe.com

BURGERS

1. Biggie’s
430 Rte. 17 S.
Carlstadt
201.933.4000
biggies.com

2. Bareburger
Multiple locations
bareburger.com

3. Shake Shack
479 Rte. 17 S.
Paramus
201.241.2381

1 Garden State Plz.
Paramus
201.576.8096
shakeshack.com

BUTCHER

1. Steve’s Market
41 W. Main St.
Ramsey
201.327.9466
stevesmarket.com

2. Westwood Prime Meats
190 Westwood Ave.
Westwood
201.664.0069
westwoodprimemeats.com

3. Wyckoff Prime Meats (formerly Waldwick Prime Meats)
384 Main St.
Wyckoff
201.447.3340
waldwickprimemeats.com

BYO RESTAURANT

1. Sanducci’s Trattoria
620 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.599.0600
sanduccis.com

2. Café Matisse
167 Park Ave.
Rutherford
201.935.2995
cafematisse.com

3. Fino Ristorante
114 W. Allendale Rd.
Allendale
201.995.1100
finoristorantenj.com

CANDY/CHOCOLATE

1. Conrad’s Confectionery
107 Westwood Ave.
Westwood
201.664.2895
conrads1928.com

2. Mrs. Hanna Krause Candy
89 Westview Ave.
Paramus
201.291.5388
hannakrausecandy.com

3. Critchley’s Candies
812 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.967.1800
critchleyschocolates.com

CANNOLI

1. Rispoli Pastry Shop
Emerson Plaza East
Emerson
201.265.4009

824 Broad Ave.
Ridgefield
201.943.6002
rispolipastryshop.com

2. Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace
10 Triangle Plz.
Ramsey
201.995.6800
uncleg.com
3. Dante’s Italian Deli
570 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.262.3232

Morano’s Italian Gourmet
1 E. Main St.
Ramsey
201.825.8020
moranos.com

CHEESE SHOP

1. Market Basket
813 Franklin Lake Rd.
Franklin Lakes
201.891.2000

300 Sicomac Ave. #2
Wyckoff
201.891.1212
marketbasket.com

2. Jerry’s Homemade
410 S. Dean St.
Englewood
201.871.7108
jerryshomemade.com

3. Chez Cheese
10 Washington St.
Tenafly
201.568.2050
chezcheeze.com

CHINESE RESTAURANT

1. Golden Dynasty
825 Franklin Lakes Rd.
Franklin Lakes
201.891.7866
goldendynastynj.com

2. T.S. Ma Chinese Cuisine
637 Wyckoff Ave.
Wyckoff
201.891.8808
tsmachinesecuisine.com

3. Hanami
41 Union Ave.
Cresskill
201.567.8508

301 Center Ave.
Westwood
201.666.8505
hanamirestaurant.com

COFFEEHOUSE

1. Starbucks
Multiple locations
starbucks.com

2. Ridgewood Coffee Company
90 E Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.493.1002
ridgewoodcoffeecompany.com

3. American Bulldog Coffee Roasters
31 N. Broad St.
Ridgewood
201.857.4176

4 North Spruce St.
Ramsey
201.574.8070
americanbulldogcoffeeroasters.com

 

CUPCAKES

1. Mr. Cupcakes
Paramus Park Mall
201.265.1000
mrcupcakes.com

2. Cupcakes by Carousel
31 N Dean St.
Englewood
201.608.5092

192 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.389.3090
cupcakesbycarousel.com

3. Kara Kakes
799 Franklin Ave.
Franklin Lakes
201.485.8889
kara-kakes.com

CUSTOM CAKES

1. Palermo’s Cafe & Bakery
389 Liberty St.
Little Ferry
201.336.9918

187 Main St.
Ridgefield Park
201.641.1654
palermocafe.com

2. Carlo’s Bakery *
95 Washington St.
Hoboken
201.659.3671
carlosbakery.com

3. Carousel Cakes *
5 Seeger Dr.
Nanuet
845.627.2323
carouselcakes.com

DINER

1. State Line Diner
375 Rte. 17 N.
Mahwah
201.529.3353
statelinediner.com

2. Chit Chat Diner
515 Essex St.
Hackensack
201.820.4033
chitchatdiner.com

3. River Edge Diner
516 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.262.4976
riveredgediner.com

DONUTS

1. Glaze Donuts
2151 Lemoine Ave.
Fort Lee
201.585.6085

358 River Rd.
New Milford
201.483.8634
glazeartisan.com

2. Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Rd.
Demarest
201.666.0472
demarestfarms.com

3. Abma’s Farm
700 Lawlins Rd.
Wyckoff
201.891.0278
abmasfarm.com

FARMERS MARKET

1. Ramsey Farmers Market
2 W. Main St.
Ramsey
201.657.6866
ramseyfarmersmarket.org

2. Glen Rock Farmers Market
924 Prospect St.
Glen Rock
201.444.9398

Paramus Farmers Market
475 Fairview Ave.
Paramus

3. Westwood Farmers Market
40 Crest St.
Westwood
201.723.8807

FISH MARKET

1. Peter’s Fish Market
190 Godwin Ave.
Midland Park
201.444.3331
petersfishmarket.com

2. Maywood Seafood Gourmet
103 W. Pleasant Ave.
Maywood
201.712.8558
seafood-gourmet.com

3. Anchor Seafood
10 S. Kinderkamack Rd.
Montvale
201.930.9170

FOOD TRUCK

1. Empanada Mania
62 S. Washington Ave.
Bergenfield
201.374.2150
empanadamania.com

2. Callahan’s
201.275.0622
callahanshotdogs.com

3. Eat My Balls
199 Market St.
Elmwood Park
201.852.2534
eatmyballsnj.com

FRENCH RESTAURANT

1. Café Panache
130 E. Main St.
Ramsey
201.934.0030
cafepanachenj.com

2. Latour
6 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.445.5056
latourridgewood.com

3. Madeleine’s Petit Paris
416 Tappan Rd.
Northvale
201.767.0063
madeleinespetitparis.com

GLUTEN-FREE GOODIES

1. Whole Foods Market
Multiple locations
wholefoodsmarket.com

2. Sweet Avenue Bake Shop
153 Park Ave.
Rutherford
201.935.2253
sweetavenuebakeshop.com

3. Alt Eats Café
622 N. Maple Ave.
Ho-Ho-Kus
201.444.1300
alteatscafe.com

GOURMET GROCERY

1. Market Basket
813 Franklin Lake Rd.
Franklin Lakes
201.891.2000

300 Sicomac Ave. #2
Wyckoff
201.891.1212
marketbasket.com

2. Maywood Marketplace
78 W. Pleasant Ave.
Maywood
201.843.8361
maywoodsmarketplace.com

3. Steve’s Market
41 W. Main St.
Ramsey
201.327.9466
stevesmarket.com

GOURMET SUPERMARKET

1. Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace
10 Triangle Plaza
Ramsey
201.995.6800
uncleg.com

2. Trader Joe’s
404 Rte. 17 N.
Paramus
201.265.9624

20 Irvington St.
Westwood
201.263.0134
traderjoes.com

3. Wegmans
100 Farm View
Montvale
551.249.2200
wegmans.com

GREEK RESTAURANT

1. Varka Restaurant
30 N. Spruce St.
Ramsey
201.995.9333
varkarestaurant.com

2. It’s Greek to Me
Multiple locations
itsgreektome.com

3. A Taste of Greece
935C Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.967.0029
atasteofgreecenj.com

ICE CREAM

1. Van Dyk’s
145 Ackerman Ave.
Ridgewood
201.444.1429
vandyksicecream.com

2. Conrad’s Confectionery
107 Westwood Ave.
Westwood
201.664.2895
conrads1928.com

3. Brain Freeze
370 River Rd.
New Milford
201.265.5055
brainfreezeicecreamnj.com

INDIAN RESTAURANT

1. Downtown Dhaba
266 Center Ave.
Westwood
201.664.0123
dhabadowntown.com

2. Nirvana Indian Kitchen
29 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale
201.818.2300
nirvanaindiankitchen.com

3. Tabla
16-18 S. Broad St.
Ridgewood
201.444.4055
tablaridgewood.com

ITALIAN DELI

1. Casa Del Sole
115 Broadway
Woodcliff Lake
201.391.5671
casadelsole.biz

2. Jerry’s Homemade
410 S. Dean St.
Englewood
201.871.7108
jerryshomemade.com

3. A&S Fine Foods of Wyckoff
525 Cedar Hill Ave.
Wyckoff
201.447.0800
asfinefoodsnj.com

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

1. Savini Restaurant & Lounge
168 W. Crescent Ave.
Allendale
201.760.3700
savinirestaurant.com

2. Andiamo Restaurant
23 Hardenburgh Ave.
Haworth
201.384.1551
andiamorestaurant.net

3. Sanducci’s Trattoria
620 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.599.0600
sanduccis.com

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

1. Kiku Restaurant
365 Rte. 17
Paramus
201.265.7200

2. Hanami
41 Union Ave.
Cresskill
201.567.8508

301 Center Ave.
Westwood
201.666.8505
hanamirestaurant.com

3. Sakura Bana
43 Franklin Ave.
Ridgewood
201.447.6525
sakurabana.com

JEWISH DELI

1. Kosher Nosh
894 Prospect St.
Glen Rock
201.445.1186
koshernosh.com

2. Tenafly Kosher Deli & Caterers
22 Washington Ave.
Tenafly
201.567.3033

3. Foster Village Kosher Delicatessen
469 S. Washington Ave.
Bergenfield
201.384.7100
fostervillagekosherdeli.com

 

KOREAN RESTAURANT

1. Dong Bang Grill
1616 Palisade Ave.
Fort Lee
201.242.4485
dongbanggrill.com

2. Spring Restaurant
221 Closter Dock Rd.
Closter
201.767.8830
springrestaurantcloster.com

3. Organic Tofu House
88 Godwin Ave.
Ridgewood
201.251.7734
organictofuhouseus.com

MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT

1. Mezza Mediterranean
20 Jefferson Ave.
Westwood
201.722.8822
mezzawestwood.com

2. Mediterraneo
23 N. Broad St.
Ridgewood
201.447.0022
mediterraneoridgewood.com

3. Sofia’s Mediterranean Grill
220 Boulevard
Hasbrouck Heights
201.462.0123
sofiasmediterraneangrill.com

MEXICAN RESTAURANT

1. Blue Moon Mexican Café
23 E. Palisade Ave.
Englewood
201.541.0600

327 Franklin Ave.
Wyckoff
201.891.1331
bluemoonmexicancafe.com

2. El Azteca Mexican Restaurant
91 Park Ave.
Park Ridge
201.391.4422
elaztecaparkridge.com

3. Pancho’s Burritos
214 Main St.
New Milford
201.225.2554
panchosburritostogo.com

MOZZARELLA

1. Jerry’s Homemade
410 S. Dean St.
Englewood
201.871.7108
jerryshomemade.com

2. Annabella’s House of Mozzarella
900 Paterson Plank Rd.
East Rutherford
201.804.0303
annabellasmozz.com

3. Dante’s Italian Deli
570 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge
201.262.3232

NEW RESTAURANT

1. Stern & Bow
171 Schraalenburgh Rd.
Closter
201.750.3350
sternandbowrestaurant.com

2. Brasserie Memere
107 Vervalen St.
Closter
201.660.8822
brasserie-memere.com

3. Pazza
794 Franklin Ave.
Franklin Lakes
pazzanj.com
201.848.5050

OUTDOOR DINING

1. Pier 115 Bar & Grill
115 River Rd.
Edgewater
201.313.2155
pier115barandgrill.com

2. Cafe Matisse
167 Park Ave.
Rutherford
201.935.2995
cafematisse.com

3. Haven Riverfront Restaurant & Bar
2 Main St.
Edgewater
201.943.1900
havenedgewater.com

PANCAKES

1. Country Pancake House
140 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.444.8395
countrypancakehouse.net

2. Brownstone Pancake Factory
860 River Rd.
Edgewater

717 E. Palisades Ave.
Englewood Cliffs
201.945.4800
brownstonepancakefactory.com

3. Maywood Pancake House
92 W. Pleasant Ave.
Maywood
201.880.7842
maywoodpancakehouse.com

PIZZA

1. Kinchley’s Tavern
586 Franklin Tpke.
Ramsey
201.934.7777
kinchleyspizza.com

2. Brooklyn’s Brick Oven Pizzeria
Multiple locations
brooklynspizza.net

3. Ray’s Pizza
6-02 Berdan Ave.
Fair Lawn
201.797.7117
rayspizzafairlawn.com

RESTAURANT AMBIENCE

1. Saddle River Inn
2 Barnstable Ct.
Saddle River
201.825.4016
saddleriverinn.com

2. Bacari Grill
800 Ridgewood Rd.
Washington Township
201.358.6330
bacarigrill.com

3. Café Panache
130 E. Main St.
Ramsey
201.934.0030
cafepanachenj.com

ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

1. Saddle River Inn
2 Barnstable Ct.
Saddle River
201.825.4016
saddleriverinn.com

2. Esty Street
86 Spring Valley Rd.
Park Ridge
201.307.1515
estystreet.com

3. Café Panache
130 E. Main St.
Ramsey
201.934.0030
cafepanachenj.com

SEAFOOD

1. Varka Restaurant
30 N. Spruce St.
Ramsey
201.995.9333
varkarestaurant.com

2. Oceanos
2-27 Saddle River Rd.
Fair Lawn
201.796.0546
oceanosrestaurant.com

3. Segovia Restaurant
150 Moonachie Rd.
Moonachie
201.641.4266
segoviarestaurant.com

STEAKHOUSE

1. River Palm Terrace
1416 River Rd.
Edgewater
201.224.2013

41-11 Rte. 4 West
Fair Lawn
201.703.3500
riverpalm.com

2. Park Steakhouse
151 Kinderkamack Rd.
Park Ridge
201.930.1300
theparksteakhouse.com

3. Allendale Steakhouse
95 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale
201.962.9797
allendalesteakhousenj.com

SUSHI

1. Hanami
41 Union Ave.
Cresskill
201.567.8508

301 Center Ave.
Westwood
201.666.8505
hanamirestaurant.com

2. Matsu
140 Broadway
Hillsdale
201.722.9388

Masa Sushi & Grill
81 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale
201.934.6616
masasushiandgrill.com

3. Yuki Hana
131 Kinderkamack Rd.
Park Ridge
201.391.3230
yukihanaparkridge.net

375 Liberty St.
Little Ferry
201.440.8268
yukihanajapan.com

TAPAS

1. Finca
20 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood
201.444.1199
fincanj.com

2. Sangria Tapas Restaurant
1033 Macarthur Blvd.
Mahwah
201.962.3310
sangriamahwah.com

3. Cravings Tapas Bistro
8 Wilsey Sq.
Ridgewood
201.857.8533
cravingstapas.com

TEA SHOP

1. Harmony Tea Room
224 Fairview Ave.
Westwood
201.664.2608
harmonytearoom.com

2. Village Tea Shop
10 S. Maple Ave.
Ridgewood
201.857.0230

3. Rolling Pin Café
341 Broadway
Westwood
201.666.4660
therollingpincafe.com

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

1. Veggie Heaven
473 Cedar Ln.
Teaneck
201.836.0887
veggieheaventeaneck.com

2. Simply Green Café
25 N Spruce St.
Ramsey
201.661.8905

3. The Sensible Fork
14 Oak St.
Ridgewood
201.857.8686
sensiblefork.com

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

1. Simple Vietnamese
546 Durie Ave.
Closter
201.660.7826
simplyvietnamese.info

2. TC’s Little Taste of Saigon
419 Goffle Rd.
Ridgewood
201.445.5509
tcslittletasteofsaigon.netwaiter.com

3. Mekong Grill
24 Chestnut St.
Ridgewood
201.445.0011

WATERFRONT DINING

1. Chart House *
1700 Harbor Blvd.
Weehawken
201.348.6628
chart-house.com

2. Haven Riverfront Restaurant & Bar
2 Main St.
Edgewater
201.943.1900
havenedgewater.com

3. Waterside Restaurant & Catering *
7800B River Rd.
North Bergen
201.861.7767
watersiderestaurantandcatering.com/

WINGS

1. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza
2101 Promenade Blvd.
Fair Lawn
201.796.2625

984 Rte. 17
Ramsey
201.818.2625
acfp.com

2. Peck Peck Chicken
250 Degraw Ave.
Teaneck
201.530.5858
peckpeckchicken.com

3. Planet Wings
93 River Dr.
Garfield
973.778.7787
planetwings.com

* — not located in Bergen County

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