The Fit Foodie: Bergen's Best Restaurants
Bergen Health & Life Magazine offers a guide to the Bergen County's best restaurants.
Gotham City Diner is a family-friendly restaurant decorated in a funky NY style that offers traditional deli sandwiches, burgers and wraps as well as many mouth-watering culinary creations. Breakfast selections are extensive (their homemade buttermilk pancakes are par none) as are the entrée choices that range from custom salads with over 65 toppings to NY sirloin and deep-sea scallops. There’s literally something for everyone. Both restaurant locations are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Home delivery is available as well.
Gotham City Diner
550 Bergen Boulevard, Ridgefield | 201-943-5664
39-10 Broadway, Fair Lawn | 201-398-9700
Lisa’s Turkish Kitchen
54 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood | 201-251-8686
If you’re looking for an authentic experience, Lisa’s Turkish Kitchen is the place to go. The menu is filled with mouth-watering specialties like Manti dumpling filled with lamb and a garlic yogurt; lamb and chicken kebabs with sumak seasoning; gyro cooked with a secret blend of seasonings on a rotating spit and served with Lavash bread, rice and green salad; and stuffedgrape leaves. On Thursdays, guests can also join in some bellydancingfun. There is also curb-side pickup available as well.
185 Hackensack Street, Wood Ridge | 201-939-2000
When you’re looking for great food and a fun atmosphere, the Martini Grill is the place to go. The décor is playful, and so is the menu. For example, there’s arrowhead spinach with oyster mushrooms, crisp bacon, goat cheese and chopped egg in a sherry vinaigrette; fusilli tossed with sautéed chicken and medley of seasonal vegetables; swordfish topped with sun-dried tomato and lemon caper sauce over wilted baby spinach; pan-seared filet medallions with jumbo shrimp, roasted peppers and mozzarella in a light garlic sauce…and that doesn’t even include any specials. And, of course, the martinis are exceptional.