Outdoor Dining Options in the Bergen County Area! Summer is finally here and Bergen County residents are ready for the unique pleasures that can only come from outdoor dining! The 2018 mybergen.com Outdoor Dining Directory features a variety of local al fresco dining options from some of the region’s best restaurants. Enjoy!
There are certain basic characteristics that distinguish a great restaurant from an average one, a combination of quality food and a positive overall dining experience can keep a restaurant filled with satisfied customers for many years. Amarone Ristorante in Teaneck has apparently perfected this basic formula. Amarone has long been a very popular Bergen County dining spot for lovers of fresh seafood, pasta, chicken and veal dishes. Located near the intersection of Teaneck Road and Cedar Lane, Amarone has a reputation for friendly servers who will accommodate special dietary requirements and healthy dishes whenever possible. Amarone offers a quaint outdoor dining patio that you’ll love. Reservations for patio dining are highly recommended. For reservations, call 201-833-1897 or visit amaroneristorante.com.
Andiamo Restaurant, 23 Hardenburgh, Haworth, NJ
Situated on a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood in Haworth, this family-owned restaurant and bar has been a popular Northern Valley dining destination for more than 25 years. The vibe at Andiamo is a happy one and perfectly suited for anything from an intimate first date to a family gathering to a large office celebration! Andiamo specializes in Italian and American dishes, including prime meats, fresh fish, over 25 pastas, and their very popular thin crust pizza. They have been voted best Italian restaurant 4 times, and have received many awards for their wine list and outdoor dining venue. Zagat has described the weekly special dishes at Andiamo as, “Specials that are TRULY Special” and new specials are introduced regularly. Enjoy your meal al fresco with one of Andiamo’s signature summer cocktails or a pitcher of sangria, surrounded by a beautiful landscape and candlelight. For more information, call 201-384-1551 or visit andiamorestaurant.net.
Farmhouse Café & Eatery, 15 East Madison Avenue, Cresskill and 301 Center Avenue, Westwood, NJ
Farmhouse Cafe’ & Eatery is one of the most unique dining spots in the area. Farmhouse Cafe’ & Eatery has convenient locations in Cresskill and Westwood and both are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Treat yourself to an enjoyable and unique cafe’ experience at this very charming find. Whether it’s a great big family breakfast, a relaxed business lunch or an al fresco dinner with friends, there are a lot of reasons to put Farmhouse Cafe’ & Eatery on the list of Bergen County restaurants you must try. For more information, call 201-266-8931 (Cresskill), 201-664-8424 (Westwood) or visit farmhousecafenj.com.
Gerry’s Place, 595 Broadway, Norwood, NJ
How does a perfectly aged steak or perhaps a delicious thin crust pizza, a large glass of ice cold beer, served on a lovely outdoor patio appeal to you? Sounds good, right? How about the best authentic Shepard’s Pie in the area, complimented by a pint of Guinness? That could work too I’ll bet. But wait, it gets better! How much fun would it be to treat the entire family to a full-blown steak & eggs brunch? Perfect! Well, Gerry’s Place can cover all of these options and more. Gerry’s Place also features outdoor dining! Visit Gerry’s website to find out what all the excitement is about. For more information, call 201-660-8340 or visit gerrysplacenj.com.
Pier 701, 701 Piermont Avenue, Piermont, NY
Did someone say tiki bar? The summer is finally here! Why not take a mini-vacation to one of the hottest outdoor dining spots in the area? Located just a short distance from Bergen County via Routes 9W, 59, 287 or the PIP, Pier 701 in Piermont, New York is a modern waterfront restaurant that features a unique combination of American and Mediterranean cuisine. It is also one of the most popular dining destinations in the nearby Hudson Valley, with an outdoor deck, a breathtaking Hudson waterfront view for dining and, yes that’s right, a tiki bar! For more information, call 845-848-2550 or visit pier701nj.com.
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