Favorite New Restaurant - TIE
Bergen foodies have eclectic tastes, choosing these very different establishments as the best new restaurants in the county. Noel and Eileen “Biddy” O’Malley have brought a taste of County Clare to Northvale. There are standards like fish and chips and shepherd’s pie, but Biddy’s has an eclectic menu of American favorites. There is also a children’s menu for the “itty Biddys.” Next is Empanada Mania, for those who are mad about those tasty turnovers. Their savory meat pies leave customers begging for more.
191 Paris Ave., Northvale
62 S. Washington Ave., Bergenfield
SAGE, FAIR LAWN
ST. EVE’S, HO-HO-KUS
Up-and-coming on the dining scene are three exciting restaurants that have already developed a loyal following. Mezza in Westwood offers flavorful Mediterranean fare in a hip setting. Sage is always a wise choice with plenty of apps and pasta and a variety of entrees. And St. Eve’s, nestled in the charming downtown district of Ho-Ho-Kus, has a terrific menu and ambience to go with its eclectic interior design.