Where to Eat in Fair Lawn: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Vergie Nakamoto

Fair Lawn is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, and a suburb located 10 miles (16 km) from New York City. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 32,457, reflecting an increase of 820 (+2.6%) from the 31,637 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,089 (+3.6%) from the 30,548 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Fair Lawn

1. Oceanos

2-27 Saddle River Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-4814 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 201-796-0546
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Oceanos

Reviewed By AAndTMD - Maryland

Really loved the food. Atmosphere good , a little crowded and loud but the seafood was excellent. Very creative, everything perfectly done. Those who had the non seafood options were pleased as well. Decent wine list. Price reasonable for quality. Will definitely be back when in the area!

2. Sook Pastry

24 S Broad St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-4303 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 201-493-2500
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Sook Pastry

Sook Pastry is a French bakery / pastry shop that opened in the Historic District of Ridgewood, NJ on March 15, 2011, by 3 Alumni of the Legendary Payard Patisserie of the Upper East-Side. Our new Sook Gourmet Chocolates Ganache, Truffle, Praline, Fragonard, Givrette, Mendiant, Rocher and Muscadine are made exclusively with the finest Valrhona™ Chocolates.

Reviewed By travlin'cook - New Jersey

This bakery is great solo, friends, family and what I usually do, take home! Sook has the most incredible baked goods that were ever created in Bergen county. She is the most gifted pastry chef. Their almonds croissants are incredible as is everything else she creates! Oh, and BTW, the coffee is awesome also.

3. River Road Hot Bagels

13-30 River Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-1813 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 201-791-5646
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Reviewed By irishwhiskey135 - Elmwood Park, New Jersey

This place is terrific for getting a quick breakfast sandwich or a bag of freshly baked bagels.When I purchase a bag of bagels to bring home I always find that there are one or two extra bagels in the bag that I didn’t request.very customer friendly.

4. Justin's Ristorante

234 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ 07506-1940 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +1 973-423-4345
Excellent
63%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 104 reviews

Justin's Ristorante

Reviewed By Connie L - New Jersey

First time at this byob restaurant. We found street parking but you can also park across the street at the church. We started with the stuffed artichoke which was good and under ten dollars. For entrees my niece had red snapper and I had the seafood special with pasta in a pink sauce. Both were very good. They bring a plate of dessert samples to choose from and they all looked good. I can't remember the name of the dessert I chose but it was good.

5. Zadies Bakeshop

19-09 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-2308 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Kosher +1 201-796-6565
Excellent
79%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Zadies Bakeshop

Reviewed By alanroytbak - Fair Lawn, New Jersey

I come here every week, everything here is freshly daily baked. If you come towards the end of the day, you can see almost everything is sold out. Best time to come is in the morning when things are just fresh out of the oven.

6. Latour

6 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-3819 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible French, European, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 201-445-5056
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 201 reviews

Latour

Reviewed By paul3776 - Paramus, New Jersey

Lovely upscale, romantic French restaurant at the end of Ridgewood Ave. with a small municipal parking lot adjacent to it. The food quality is exceptional having been prepared by Chef/ Owner, Michael Latour who is a cut above the average chef. This is a BYO restaurant decorated primarily in white shades.

7. The Capital Grille

1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652-2404 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 201-845-7040
Excellent
57%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 229 reviews

The Capital Grille

You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their "Achievement of Excellence Award." Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Located at Garden State Plaza.

Reviewed By MiseryEE - Virginia

Had dinner reservations here for an early Valentine's Day dinner celebration. Our waiter Franklin was impeccable with his service and making sure we had everything we needed during our dinner (we hope our tip reflected our happiness with him!). Best lobster bisque we ever had...creamy with large chunks of lobster in it. The Filet Mignon, Tenderloin, Lobster tails and South African Lobster Tail was cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly. Not lost were the sides too...probably the best Au Gratin potatoes I've ever had. Dessert was fantastic too which we weren't able to finish due to being so stuffed from everything we had prior. Can't comment on the wine selection as we didn't order drinks but it looks like they had a nice wine collection.

While this meal was more on the pricey side of what we normally spend when we go out, I knew what the prices were going to be before hand and I thought everything we had was reasonably priced for what we got.

8. RoCCA - Glen Rock

203 Rock Rd, Glen Rock, NJ 07452-1706 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch SGD 52 - SGD 79 +1 201-670-4945
Excellent
49%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

RoCCA - Glen Rock

Reviewed By LMarshUK - London, United Kingdom

Rocca was hose not for a friends' night out because we actually wanted to have a conversation and unlike some other local Italian restaurants, this isn't too noisy. It's a pleasant dining room, with tables far enough apart for privacy. The menu is interesting. I ordered the cornmeal crusted calamari and hot peppers with a ramekin of hot tomato sauce as a starter it was very nice. My friend had the unusual fired artichoke and olive salad which she really enjoyed. Other salads were ordered as well. For a main course, I ordered the daily special, which was Chicken Marsala, served with mushrooms in the sauce, and mashed potato. The chicken was tender and the potato was good, however the sauce was extremely salty. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as I had hoped.

The four of us shared two desserts; the ricotta fritters with raspberry sauce and the mini cannoli. They were both very good but I would say that the ricotta fritters were unexpectedly exceptional.

This restaurant is a BYO, so we brought a few bottles of wine which were graciously opened for us and left to enjoy in a variety of stemware. This always helps the budget, so our meal ended up costing $169 including tip, for four diners. We had a very nice evening. By 9:30pm though. The restaurant was completely empty of customers besides our table. The staff began to set tables for the next day and eventually made it clear that they wanted to close up. We had been there for 2 1/2 hours so I can't say that we were rushed out, but as we were enjoying our evening so much and it wasn't very late, I would have preferred not to have to leave before we wanted to.

9. Guernsey Crest Ice Cream Company

134 19th Ave, Paterson, NJ 07513-1208 Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout American
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 49 reviews

Guernsey Crest Ice Cream Company

Yum, The greates Ice Cream around

Reviewed By DJAOrange_MA - Orange, MA

I've been coming here since I was a kid. Whenever I visit Paterson, I never leave without first getting my favorite lemon ice cream cone. Look I traveled many places both in the US and abroad, nothing compare to this Ice Cream. I love Guernsey lemon, but try your favorite. Their prices are cheap and you get plenty on the cone. So take my advice if you're ever in Paterson pay them a visit.

10. Gotham City Diner

39-10 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-5401 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 201-398-9700
Excellent
36%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 178 reviews

Gotham City Diner

previously called Gogtham City Grill

Reviewed By Al154 - Phoenix, Arizona

The Gotham City Diner looks more like a restaurant than a classic diner in my opinion but that does not detract from the food and the attraction. I stopped in for lunch with a friend and it was quite crowded on a November Saturday. There is a lot of parking space but it was still hard to find a spot which says something about the popularity of this establishment. The interior decor has a New York theme to accentuate the diner concept. We were seated quickly at a corner table and ordered a short time later. There were lots of choices on the menu so I had a BLT and my friend ordered a chicken salad. The BLT came with a huge dill pickle and a side of coleslaw. It all tasted great and the service was quick in spite of the large crowd. Two thumbs up!

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