Fiesta Hut is the place to go to find terrific homemade Mexican fare in East Rutherford. Located across from Railroad Avenue Park, Fiesta Hut looks like a diner from the outside, because that’s what it used to be! But this family business does not serve diner food. It advertises that only “real” Mexican food is served, and after eating here, it’s hard to argue. First of all, unlike many BYOB establishments in the area, there’s a full bar. And the margaritas are a special favorite with the regulars. Everything on the menu, from the chips and salsa to the tacos, burritos and other entrees are made from scratch.
Vicario’s Market Gourmet has sandwiches and other classic deli fare. It’s also a great spot to get your motor humming in the a.m. with one of their High Protein Muffins, a bowl of Oatmeal & Almonds, Egg Whites & Turkey on a low-carb whole wheat roll, or an Egg White Omelet with Turkey & Spinach.
Later in the day, you can feast on one of their healthy entrée salads, like the Spicy Chicken Caesar. The sandwich menu features Mesquite Buffalo Chicken with Muenster cheese, Italian Cheese Steak with sautéed peppers & onions, and a Roasted Portobello with artichokes, fresh spinach, roasted pepper & balsamic vinaigrette. Pasta dishes include Ravioli stuffed with lobster & cheese, Farfalle with grilled chicken & prosciutto, and Penne with sun-dried tomatoes, peas & pink vodka sauce.
Vicario's is open Mondays through Saturdays.
Vicario's Market Gourmet
242 Market Street
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
If you’re in the mood for Thai cuisine that combines fragrant herbs and spices, head to Bangkok Garden for lunch or dinner in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Bangkok Garden's menu offers up a nice list of regional dishes like Massaman Curry with coconut milk, potatoes and peanuts, Pad Prid King with red curry, green beans and chicken, beef, or pork, Pla Pard Prig, a whole, deep fried fish topped with garlic chili sauce, and Crispy Duck with the chef’s special spices.
Lunch specials give you lots of choices starting at $7.95, with a main dish, soup, salad, or spring roll, and Jasmine tea. Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant is open every day from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Good-tasting Chinese cuisine is easy to find in Rutherford, at the Ruyi Kitchen. Located at the corner of Union and Santiago Avenues, Ruyi Kitchen is the place to go for classic cuisine to eat in or take out. The dining area is cozy and clean, a nice spot for lunch or a family dinner. This is what you should expect from a family owned and run business! All of your Chinese favorites are here, from the soups and appetizers to the fried rice, lo mein, entrees and diet selections. Everybody raves about the General Tzo’s chicken and the tofu, too! You can be sure that whether you stay or take your order home that everything will be made with the best ingredients, and to order.
Located across from Lincoln Park, Sabor Peru prides itself on preparing and serving tasty Peruvian cuisine. Come for lunch or dinner and check out the charming decor, with comfortable seating and friendly atmosphere.
If you’re new to Peruvian food, don’t worry. The friendly wait staff will be more than happy to help you with your selections. You will find a menu loaded homemade soups and ceviches, both of which are specialties. Folks rave about the tender octopus in the ceviche and the Peruvian chicken noodle soup. And whether you get the stir-fry, grilled or breaded entrees, you and your family will always be eager to return.
Visit Sabor Peru's website to learn more about this Rutherford restaurant.
Whether you’re a longtime Thai food fan or an adventurous eater looking to experience a new style of cuisine, Pimaan Thai Restaurant is a must-try eatery in the Bergen County area. This authentic Thai restaurant stays true to tradition in every recipe, using only the freshest herbs and highest quality spices to flavor each unique dish.
Every item on the menu is also artfully plated, creating an upscale feel that pairs perfectly with the décor. Pimaan Thai Restaurant offers an affordable lunch menu with your choice of entrees served with soup and salad for one low price, as well as larger rice and noodle dishes that make very filling dinners. Favorites like pad Thai, rad na and fried rice come with your choice of protein, and there are also a number of different styles of curries to choose from. Add a Thai iced tea or coffee to your meal for an even more authentic experience.
Pimaan Thai Restaurant
79 Kinderkamack Road
Emerson, NJ 07630
Ambiance, service and, of course, good food. That’s what Yamada Sushi is all about. Located at the corner of Park and West Pierrepont Avenues, the goal of Yamada Sushi is to make Japanese cuisine “the new comfort food.” You’ll certainly feel comfortable when you walk inside and see the beautiful and comfortable dining room.
Yamada is one of the many BYOB establishments in the area, so don’t forget your favorite bottle of wine, beer or even sake, for a real authentic experience. The food is known for being both artistic, delicious and affordable. The lunch box and roll specials feature delicious sushi, sashimi and udon bowls, all for a great price.
The classic diner gets turned up a notch at the Candlewyck Diner. Located at the corner of Hackensack Street and Patterson Avenue, the Candlewyck recently went through a renovation and the place looks great! You’ll like the homey décor, with a fireplace, nice tables and plush booth seating. Regulars like to talk up the service, which seems to get better every time you come back. And everything on the menu is good because only high quality ingredients are used. Free range meats, the freshest seafood and local dairy and produce products are combined by the Candlewyck’s chef to bring you what is referred to as “Fine Diner Food.” Make sure to check out the daily blue plate specials, always a delicious bargain. The house-made soups, salads, sandwiches and platters are all good as well. It’s a great spot to bring the family!
If you’re looking for a casual yet upscale dinner spot with a reliable menu of American fare favorites, you’ll find it at Andiamo. There’s nothing pretentious about this classic eatery, but its dimly lit dining room, handsome bar, and grand exterior all make your dining experience feel special.
Andiamo is known for its expansive dinner menu of Italian pastas, chicken dishes, seafood creations, and premium cuts of steak, and it also offers a more casual pizza menu that’s perfect for a laid-back meal. At the full bar, you’ll find a long list of draft beers, wines, and classic cocktails. If you’re looking for a more exciting dining experience, Andiamo also frequently hosts popular comedy dinners with well-known comedians and up-and-coming local talent. No matter the occasion, you can always rely on Andiamo for an elegant, filling meal.
For a complete schedule of upcoming dinner shows, visit the Andiamo website.
23 Hardenburgh Ave
Haworth, New Jersey 07641
When owner Stephen Henderson originally opened The Kitchen, the restaurant only had 20 seats. The demand for the eatery's excellent food quickly outgrew their ability to serve customers, and after just two years in business, The Kitchen moved to a new space, with fantastic results.
When you walk in, you’ll be dazzled by the stylish decor, which includes a bronzed tin ceiling, crystal chandeliers, and a leaf-patterned wallpaper that’s stunning. But all this plays second fiddle to the food, which regulars report is out of this world. After you place your order, the chef will send out an amuse-bouche to tantalize your palate. Some of the prime dishes that diners rave about include the dark, flavorful lobster bisque and the grilled veal rib chop with a Gruyere popover. The place’s signature dish, the fried chicken and waffles with buttermilk gravy, is sure to inspire repeat visits to this Englewood eatery.