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Dining in Downtown Ridgewood - Tarvin Realtors

One of the things our agents love most about the Ridgewood area is all the great places to eat. Indeed, Bergen County has a bustling restaurant scene, with new spots opening up every month. Whether you're looking for a satisfying breakfast, a quick and tasty lunch, or a memorable dinner, here are some of the top restaurants we recommend.

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Restaurants for Bacon - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Love the smell of bacon in the morning? Our agents sure do, and we recognize it as an essential component of any delicious breakfast. Bacon is so good that it has its own official day of recognition. December 30 is National Bacon Day, and because this day is conveniently located between the holidays, it's the perfect opportunity to load up a plate of this delicious, salty, and satisfying treat.

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Restaurants for Soup - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

As the weather changes, so do the foods you crave. This time of year, as fall winds rush through the trees, it's so nice to warm up with a big bowl of soup. Whether you love chili, chicken noodle, or ramen, Bergen County's restaurants are ladeling up some goodness. Here are some of the top spots our real estate agents recommend for soup.

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Gluten-Free Dining - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Dietary restrictions and preferences don't have to stop you from dining out when you live in Bergen County. If you're on a gluten-free diet, it's easy to find local restaurants with quality menu items just for you. 

A gluten-free diet excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat and other grains. While it helps reduce symptoms of Celiac disease, this diet has many other benefits, including weight loss, reduced inflammation, and energy. We know the best spots if you're looking for local restaurants with gluten-free options. Check out this list of recommendations from our agents.

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Beer and Pizza Around Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Nothing goes together quite like pizza and a good beer. It's that malty flavor of an ale that really complements the doughy goodness of pizza crust. Of course, no place does beer and pizza quite like New Jersey. With International Beer and Pizza Day coming up on October 9, our agents are preparing to celebrate the day at their favorite Bergen County eateries.

If you're searching for the best place to grab a cold beer and the perfect pizza, here are some of our favorite local options.

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Chocolate Day Destinations 2022 - Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Chocolate is on many people's list of favorite foods; for some, it's something close to an obsession. Although you don't need a reason to treat yourself, International Chocolate Day is observed on September 13, so mark it on the calendar and plan to visit a local Chocolate Day destination.

Our agents recommend getting your chocolate fix by visiting the following shops.

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Beer Lovers Day Around Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

September 7th is National Beer Lovers Day, and what better way to celebrate than to unwind with a pint of your favorite brew? If you're moving to a new neighborhood, it may be more difficult to find a place. There are plenty of Ridgewood homes for sale, but are they near any good pubs or breweries? Do they serve the beers you like? We've got you covered. Here's a roundup of our favorite places to have a beer in Ridgewood and the Bergen County area.

  • Gearblock Brewing Company - 140 Franklin Turnpike Suite 2, Waldwick, NJ 07463
    Inspired by a love of automobiles and their inner workings, Gearblock Brewing Company serves up a wide variety of award-winning craft beers near Waldwick homes for sale, Friday through Sunday afternoons and evenings. They have everything from pale ales to stouts, plus sours, fruit beers, hard seltzers, and several seasonal offerings, all handcrafted and delicious.

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Paramus Food Truck Festival - Tarvin Realtors

The Paramus Summer Food Truck Festival will arrive on August 14th, and we couldn't be more excited. This family-friendly event at Paramus Park Mall will feature music, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, shopping, and much more. There will be more than 20 food trucks available, and our agents have identified some of their favorites:

  • Angry Archies
    If you're a fan of crustaceans, be sure to stop by the Angry Archies truck. In addition to crab cakes and lobster rolls, you can find chicken sandwiches, chicken fingers, lobster mac and cheese, truffle fries, potato salad, and more. The selections may vary a bit, but one thing you can count on is that their crab poutine will be making a grand appearance at the event.

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Fine Dining - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Whether it's a romantic date or a family celebration, an elevated dining experience can really set the scene for life's special moments. Our agents love heading out for a great steak, fresh seafood, and a nice glass of wine on the weekends. Thankfully, the Bergen County food scene does not disappoint. We have many upscale restaurants where you can wine and dine with the people you love the most.

When casual dining just won't cut it, you can enjoy a high-quality meal at one of these Bergen County fine dining destinations.

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Chocolate Ice Cream - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? If you're a fan of chocolate, you're not alone. In fact, so many people love chocolate ice cream that there is an entire holiday dedicated to the flavor. June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, and our real estate agents can recommend some great Bergen County ice cream shops to visit in celebration. 

  • Van Dyk's Homemade Ice Cream: 145 Ackerman Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    Van Dyk's Homemade Ice Cream is a small, family-owned ice cream shop. They make all of their own products in-house, and their ice cream is smooth and creamy. 

    In honor of National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, ordering chocolate would make sense. But Van Dyk's also has chocolate chip, chocolate peanut butter, cheesecake brownie, and coffee chip. They sell pints and quarts to take home for later, and their milkshakes have quite a following, too.

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Burgers in Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Nobody is quite sure who invented the hamburger. Some say it originated in Hamburg, Germany. Others say it originated in Hamburg, New York. There's even evidence to suggest medieval folks ate meat patties similar to hamburgers. Regardless of which of these theories you subscribe to, one thing is for sure: Burgers are delicious.

Luckily, May is National Burger Month, the perfect occasion to treat yourself to one of these juicy, mouthwatering creations. If you're looking at Ridgewood homes for sale, we recommend some nearby burger restaurants.

  • The Office Tavern Grill: 32-34 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    The Office Tavern Grill is a laid-back neighborhood bar where you can enjoy drinks and burgers with friends. Their Tavern Burger is a crowd-pleaser. Made from 100% ground chuck, it comes topped with provolone, stout-braised onions, bacon, and burger sauce.

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Bergen County Bakeries for Pi Day - Tarvin Realtors

March 14th is a big day for pie lovers throughout the country. Every year when Pi Day rolls around, area bakeries put out their best pies of the year for everyone to enjoy. Our agents know that looking at real estate can work up quite the appetite and recommend the following bakeries where you can find a slice of pie and a little rest and relaxation.

  • Reinholds Quality Bakery - 32 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ 07463
    From cupcakes to cookies to custom cakes, Reinholds Quality Bakery, located near these Waldwick homes for sale, has it all. And, of course, that includes pies in a variety of flavors. Customers also rave about the Yum Yums, twisted cinnamon donuts with a delicious glaze topping.

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Order a Margarita Around Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

The margarita was invented in Mexico in the 1930s, and since then, it has become ever more popular in the U.S. and beyond. Now, there's even a holiday to celebrate this tasty drink: National Margarita Day! It's coming up on February 22. The best part is that all you have to celebrate is sit down, relax, and enjoy a margarita. So, we recommend you take a short break from looking at Ridgewood homes for sale and stop by one of these restaurants.

  • Sangria: 1033 MacArthur Blvd., Mahwah, NJ 07430
    The restaurant might be named Sangria, but they make delicious margaritas, too. This is a convenient place to stop if you're looking at Mahwah homes for sale. They're open daily for dinner, and their menu includes a delightful selection of Spanish favorites, including albondigas, tostones, and paella. The bartenders at Sangria make a delicious margarita, served in a tall glass with a slice of lime. They also have a great selection of Spanish beers and wines, along with sangria and sangria cocktails.

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Private Event Rooms - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

For special events, you go out to celebrate at a restaurant. For very special events, you book a private dining room in the restaurant, so you and your guests can enjoy great food and have a great time without disturbing or being disturbed by the other customers. Which restaurants have private dining rooms, though? It can be a challenge to organize, especially if you've just moved to a new neighborhood. Fortunately, we can help. Our agents know the Bergen County area backward and forwards and, once you've moved into your new home, can help you find the best restaurants with private event rooms near you. Here's a list of our favorites.

  • The Rail Yard Tavern - 14-26 Plaza Rd. N, Fair Lawn, NJ, 07410
    Designed to evoke memories of old steam trains, The Rail Yard Tavern is nonetheless a fully modern establishment. With a focus on pizza and steak, they offer a variety of delicious menu options made with the best and freshest ingredients. They also cater to private events, from birthdays to holiday parties to corporate events and more.

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Italian Restaurants for World Pasta Day - Tarvin Realtors

Get ready, pasta lovers: October 17 is National Pasta Day. Spaghetti, rotini, tortellini, farfalle, tortellini, fettucine, linguine – the list of pastas is endless. This simple dish is delicious, versatile, and nutritious. And since New Jersey is loaded with Italian influence, it's hard to pick just where to carbo-load with a heaping bowl of pasta. So, our agents did the tasting for you. Here's a list of some great spots to celebrate the Italian delicacy in and around Ridgewood. Mangiamo!

  • From Scratch - 44 E Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    After five years of serving delicious primarily Italian dishes, From Scratch was turned into North Jersey's first pasta bar. And as the name suggests, everything in this airy restaurant is prepared from scratch using simple but the highest quality ingredients. You can choose from a variety of 12 pasta dishes, from pappardelle alla bolognese to tonnarelli cacio e pepe to ravioli stuffed with spinach and ricotta. With every pleasurable bite of their inventive pasta dishes and combinations, you'll have to remind yourself that you're in Ridgewood and not somewhere in Campania, Italy. After touring Ridgewood homes for sale, be sure to visit this place and satisfy your cravings with mind-blowing pasta.

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Pepperoni Pizza Around Ridgewood - Tarvin Realtors

Pepperoni is the country's most popular pizza topping, and it's easy to understand why. The round discs are lightly spiced, so they are flavorful but not aggressively so. And they pair well with other toppings such as sausage, mushrooms, or onion.
Pepperoni Pizza Day is on September 20, and you'll have plenty of local pizzerias to choose from if you'd like to enjoy this delicious dish. The following are some of the restaurants our agents head to when they're looking for great pepperoni pizza in and around Ridgewood.

  • Santoni's Pizzeria and Restaurant - 88 Godwin Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450  
    Founded over 30 years ago, family-owned and operated Santoni's Pizzeria and Restaurant has become a local favorite. It has a comfortable neighborhood pizzeria feel, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that will make you want to make many return visits. Pizzas are made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, and you can get your pepperoni fix with a Santoni's Special (pepperoni, sausage, peppers, onions, and mushrooms) or a Meat Lover's (pepperoni, ham, meatballs, sausage, and bacon).

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Pastry Shops Around Ridgewood, NY - Tarvin Realtors

Who doesn't like pastries? They're available in almost endless varieties and flavors and are delicious for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. Luckily, the Ridgewood, NJ, area has a good number of bakeries that will satisfy your sweet tooth with yummy pastries:

Our agents recommend stopping by these amazing pastry shops to treat yourself.

  • Sook Pastry 24 S. Broad St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    Keum-Sook Park brings an impressive culinary resume to Sook Pastry, which has earned local and national awards for its delicious pastries. Check out the display case for drool-worthy, elegant creations like The Prospect, which combines pate a choux, puff pastry, vanilla pastry creme, and chantilly. Or choose other options – including savory or sweet crepes, fruit tarts, croissants – with a long list of variations to suit your tastes. The list of pastries is extensive, so you're sure to find plenty to please your taste buds and plan a return visit to the shop.

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Ridgewood Restaurants for Filet Mignon - Tarvin Realtors

Many beef connoisseurs would argue that there is no cut of meat more tender than filet mignon. That's why, when you order it in a restaurant, you want to make sure you're in a place where they do it right. 

Here in the Ridgewood, NJ, area, we're lucky to have some of the best steakhouses in the Northeast just minutes from our doorstep. These are the places our agents go for perfect filet mignon in the Ridgewood area, and we highly recommend that you check them out when you're in town.

  • Roots Steakhouse - 17 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    Offering cooked-to-perfection steaks in a traditional setting, Roots Steakhouse is a reliable destination for a great meal. Choose the perfectly tender 12 oz. filet mignon, or go with the 8 oz. petit filet mignon if you're trying to save room for dessert. Located just minutes from these Ridgewood homes for sale, Roots Steakhouse also serves up some outstanding seafood, including Maine lobster and one of the best raw bars in the Ridgewood area.

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