New Bergen County Restaurants to Try in 2019

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Aumm Aumm Pizzeria, Englewood
What: a new outpost of the beloved North Bergen pizzeria

One customer says: "This place is excellent! I've always gone to the original location in north Bergen and this location is larger, yet food is on point. Loving it!"

Carlito's Barbecue Taqueria, Paramus (inside Garden State Plaza)
What: a "Tijuana-inspired taqueria with barbecue tacos on hand-pressed tortillas"

One customer says: "The distinction best mall food may be a dubious honor but it's an honor nevertheless & Carlito's is absolutely worthy."


Osteria Crescendo, Westwood
What: The restaurant will offer house-made pasta and salumi cured in Viaggio's basement as well as large-scale entrées, such as whole fish for two and large in-house dry-aged steaks. At the bar, street food will be served, including radicchio and Gorgonzola arancini.

D'Avant Sushi, Fort Lee
What: Japanese fusion, sushi and sashimi in a beautiful, modern space

One customer says: "Think upscale cafe with Japanese American style sushi, salad, Asian fusion noodle dishes, etc. The interior is chic and on point. Service was really attentive and they also gave each of us a coupon for our next visit."


No. 12, Ridgewood
What: a BYOB speakeasy — yes, you read that right — serving up seafood, tapas and 90s music

One customer says: "Secret passcodes and a 'find the side door' entrance to this funky new place. Oyster bar and chefs table style meal, hipster staff and cool music fills the air."

Somos, North Arlington
What: Latin fusion and creative cocktails from chef-owner Juan Placencia of Costanera in Montclair

One customer says: "From start to finish, the food was outstanding - we especially loved the Ahi Tuna Ceviche, Mussels, Squash Causa and plantains with skirt steak - and the service was top notch. Cocktails are amazing too. Great for a date night or fun dinner with friends."

Technique, Westwood
What: French American Bistro serving classic French cuisine
One customer says: "Food was excellent - incredibly tasty mushroom soup and cured salmon, fantastic coq au vin and lamb shank, perfect creme brûlée. Chef personally visited the table to inquire about the tastes! A great addition to the growing Westwood dining scene."


Ventanas, Fort Lee
What: "modern American Cuban Asian fusion" — say that five times fast — this hip new spot is a partnership between N.J restaurateur Alex Duran and Chef David Burke

One customer says: "The ambience and vibe was amazing. Staff was great. I represent several high profile clients and will definitely be bringing them here when they are in town."


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