The Hot Grill: Hot Dogs and More

When you're in the mood for a classic hot dog head over to The Hot Grill in Clifton. Order your hot dog "all the way;" you'll receive a fried Texas sausage with chili sauce, mustard, and raw onions. Make sure you pair your hot dog with a side like fries or onion rings. If you like gravy try the French fries with gravy, sauce, and cheese. You can also get a terrific cheeseburger. Put chili on your cheeseburger if you're really hungry. Don't be surprised to find a line when you arrive. Breakfast is served from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and noon on Sunday.

The Hot Grill
669 Lexington Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
(973) 772-6000

Amarone Ristorante: Authentic Italian Feast

For an authentic Italian meal look no further than Amarone Ristorante, Teaneck’s premiere Italian eatery. Amarone takes classic Italian dishes and imbues them with personal touches, similar to old style home cooked meals. From the warmth of the atmosphere to the wine selection every bit of Amarone conspired to make and unforgettable dining experience. Chianti, a bold Italian wine, seems like the natural choice to accompany dinner of rich pasta and succulent meats. All the favorites are right here. Start out your meal with a fresh Caprese salad or funghi Portobello, which is mushrooms grilled in a garlic, balsamic, and olive oil mix. Fried calamari comes in your choice of sauce, while the Carpaccio features thinly shaved slices of beef with arugula and cheese. Amarone’s signature pasta dish is fettuccine Amarone in a traditional Bolognese sauce. There’s also lobster ravioli in champagne cream sauce, and broccoli and sausage with diced tomato.

Amarone Ristorante
63 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 833-1897

Classic Quiche Cafe: A Local Classic

Pot pie’s sophisticated older brother is paid homage to by the Classic Quiche Cafe, a Teaneck eatery that specializes in quiche and so much more. This underrated dish is the star of the menu among many other heavy hitters.

Appetizers include such upscale fare as mussels, fried mushrooms with melted cheese, and a cheese and fruit platter for something fresh and tasty. For something truly different try the cold peach soup with shredded coconut. More traditional soup choices abound of course, including corn chowder, French onion, and garden vegetable. Besides sandwiches and wraps, Classic Quiche Cafe offers specialty entrees including vegetarian chili, raspberry chicken, and homemade manicotti. Quiche flavors include bacon mushroom, crabmeat, asparagus, and apple walnut.

Classic Quiche Cafe
330 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-0150

Victor’s Pizza: Neighborhood Pizza in Teaneck

Pizza shops tend to come and go, but Victor’s Pizza will most likely be around for a long, long time. That’s because the food here is just that good. Think your standard pizza shop fare prepared with the only the freshest ingredients and cooking tactics employed by great chefs. There are an array pizza choices, coming in sizes large and small, and they include such delights as stuffed meat, cheese steak, and broccoli for the health minded pizza consumer. Victor’s also offers traditional white pizza, which differs from its more popular counterpart due to lack of sauce. Victor’s also serves up an array of pasta, including baked ziti with your choice of meat, fettuccine Alfredo, and spaghetti in a variety of preparations. Calzones and strombolis are also on the menu, coming in flavors like pepperoni, ham and cheese, and spinach. Victor’s also does catering. Let them take over your next event and be the hit of the party.

Victor's Pizza
540 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 836-0306

Veggie Heaven: Tasty Vegetarian Fare

Vegetarian food options can sometimes be lacking in our meat-centric society. That’s why places like Veggie Heaven are so vital. Here you can get food that rivals in flavor that of its carnivorous counterparts. What’s great about Veggie Heaven are the little surprises. Vegetarian green tea cake has a unique flavor, while the scallion pancakes are a bit of fried, doughy paradise.

Veggie Heaven’s menu is a bit large, so, it can be intimidating to new diners. Rest assured that no matter what you choose, whether it’s yam fries, steamed spinach dumpling, or sautéed snow peas and water chestnuts, you will leave satisfied. There is also a great selection of tofu dishes, including a mixed vegetable and curry tofu combo, tofu with ginger and scallion sauce, as well as Szechuan style. There is even a vegetarian pepper ‘steak’ for veggie lovers that miss the sizzle!

Veggie Heaven
473 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 836-0887

Regina’s Steakhouse and Grill: Grilled Steaks and More

Like the name says, Regina's Steakhouse and Grill specializes in steaks and burgers grilled to perfection and paired with the freshest toppings. Offering a more sophisticated interior than your typical steak house, Regina’s offers diners a cozy environment perfect for business dinner, family get-togethers, or date nights. The menu is sure to impress all who enter Regina’s. Think your classic steakhouse fare with an upscale twist. The prix fixe menu offers a sampler of sorts to be shared for just $53. This is probably the best way to sample most of Regina’s great Hors d’oeuvres. They include tuna tartare, mini crab cakes, and oysters Rockefeller. Main courses include prime cut steaks, whole fish as well as filets, along Regina’s specialties. These include sesame ahi tuna, slow roasted duck, and blackened swordfish with two-potato hash. For dessert Regina’s evens offers party and catering menus. Wow your friends and loved ones with gourmet Hors d’oeuvres as well a nicely stocked buffet of delicious items.

Regina's Steakhouse and Grill
827 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 862-1996

Joeyness: Mediterranean Delights

In the mood to treat yourself to some fresh, organic Mediterranean food? Fast, friendly service by Joey – nicknamed Joeyness — and his mom make this a must if you’re hankering for some yummy hummus or a scrumptious falafel wrap. How about a gigantic grilled beef kofta wrap with tahini dressing? Yum. Also on the menu are meat and veggie platters served with Mom’s special rice with toasted vermicelli. If you’ve never heard of lamajun — Mediterranean style pizza — now’s your chance to give it a try. Joey’s a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, so he knows how to do it right. Prices are a bargain, especially for food of this caliber and generous portions.

515 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(201) 461-2700

BV Tuscany Ristorante: Have a Seat at Our Table

Tuscany is noted for its stunning cuisine. BV Tuscany Ristorante does this region proud with its menu full of classic dishes encompassing all the goodness Italy has to offer. From seafood infused pasta dishes to exotic cuts of meat (think wild boar) BV Tuscany offers diners a truly unique experience. With such a fantastic menu it may be heard to choose. For starters calamari frittes aim to please, while the Portobello con risotto is drizzled with decadent white truffle oil. For pasta dishes spinach and ricotta dumplings are a twist on the traditional gnocchi, while the rigatoni alla vodka comes in delicious vodka cream sauce. Entrees include osso bucco Milanese, served with saffron risotto and lemon zest. Veal scallopini in white sauce is hard to pass up, as is the filet of sole sautéed in lemon and butter. There are also an array of vegetarian dishes for meat-free diners, and these items are just as tasty as their meatier counterparts.

BV Tuscany Ristorante
368 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 287-0404

Lazy Bean Café: Get Your Coffee Fix

Lazy Bean Café serves special coffee. These fabulous brews are prepared one cup at a time. They also put a great deal of thought into the coffee they serve. They even combine blends, such as the deadman’s reach, which is comprised of several different rare coffees for a serious kick. The fare at Lazy Bean is surprisingly healthy. Garden fresh salads like the string bean and the avocado are fresh and tasty accompaniments to Lazy Bean’s selection of paninis. There are grilled veggies with herbed ricotta cheese, eggplant parmesan, and tuna salad. Daily soups come in flavors like potato leek and tomato rice, while frozen yogurt is a great finish to any lunch or cup of joe. With flavors like Heath bar, cookies and cream, and peanut butter how could anyone resist temptation?

Lazy Bean Café
1404R Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 837-2326

Yakitori 39: Authentic Japanese Cuisine

Yakitori 39 specializes in chicken skewers of all kinds in an homage to the popular Japanese dish. Every part of the chicken is utilized in these perfectly cooked delights. Choices include chicken skin, heart, gizzard, wing, liver, as well as many other meats. Yakitori 39 also offers a great selection of vegetable appetizers. Enoki mushrooms are wrapped in sumptuous bacon while cherry tomatoes and asparagus are a great accompaniment to any meal. Appetizers include potato salad, seasoned boiled egg, and kimchi tofu. Yakitori 39 also offers an array of tasty sushi, including spicy tuna, eel cucumber, and California rolls. Many authentic Japanese libations are also available at Yakitori 39. These include sake, wheat wine, and plum liqueur. The individually priced skewers can add up rather quickly, but the quality of the food and the experience itself more than make up for it. Yakitori 39 is a great place for celebrations of all kinds, from birthday dinners to anniversaries.
Yakitori 39
252-254 Degraw Avenue
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-0700

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