Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn, New Milford
An air of “exclusive” where all are welcome. The name “Sanzari” in Bergen County is too big to fail, especially where Italian restaurant critics are a dime a dozen and not shy about spreading the word. Experienced wait & chef staff; great food selection & ambiance.
Green Papaya, River Edge
BYOB Thai/Asian-fusion that is always a full-house, but I’ve never had to wait. Stands among others of this genre because the taste of the food is phenomenal – flavors are complex and so tasty you’ll be challenged not to clean your plate every visit. Doesn’t leave you with the food “hangover” like many Asian spots. They type of place you’ll get cravings for.
Jersey Boys, New Milford
Cozy feeling, but big enough for the family or happy hour with friends. Traditional American fare with prompt, polite service. Nicely done interior with New Jersey themed-décor.
Garden Café’, New Milford
Popular for business lunch crowds, who enjoy the large patio/garden seating on warm days. Indoor seating also available. Specialize in soup, salads, sandwiches. Friendly staff.
Panchos Burritos, New Milford
Very popular for happy hour & weekend crowd -reasonably priced margaritas, sangrias, and beer. California-style Mexican cuisine, well executed. Live entertainment on some days/nights.
Casual Habana Café’, New Milford
This is the newly-opened, second location of Casual Habana (also in Hackensack). Airy, yet intimate feeling inside; some window seating available in street-side room. Dedicated tapas bar/lounge, Cuban traditional fare that has a down-home deliciousness, but the polish of an experienced chef.