Where to Eat in Glen Rock: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Matilde Konrad

Glen Rock is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 11,601, reflecting an increase of 55 (+0.5%) from the 11,546 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 663 (+6.1%) from the 10,883 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Glen Rock

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

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. Marc's Cheesecake

251 Rock Rd, Glen Rock, NJ 07452-1745 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Soups +1 201-857-0880
Excellent
71%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Marc's Cheesecake

Reviewed By TwoJsandR - New York City, New York

PHENOMENOL! This is THE BEST ice cream we have had in New Jersey. This is a truly homemade shop where the ice cream in made in small batches and high quality ingredients are used. He doesn't pump air into the product therefore making each bite creamy and smooth, the way ice cream should be. I grew up on van dykes and cannot believe I'm only now discovering this savory gem! We sampled many flavors today and will go back when we have a cooler. But the honey lavender was ethereal if you like that sort of thing. He makes a dairy free chocolate ice that is smooth and delicious. The mint ice cream was white so NO artificial green dye, which I appreciate since my son likes that. He gets creative with Hot Blonde (chunks of blondie with a hint of cayenne, very fun). Lemon basil that tastes like summer. And if you aren't adventurous his cookie dough is delicious.
STOP READING THIS AND GO THERE NOW. I'll never go to van dykes again.

6. Starbucks

224 Rock Rd, Glen Rock, NJ 07452-1709 Seating Breakfast +1 201-493-8261
Excellent
48%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Starbucks

Reviewed By robcurtross - New York City, New York

While wandering through town while waiting for a business meeting to start in Ridgewood, I stopped by for a coffee and a chat at this friendly neighborhood center. At one time, a nearby grocery store was town center -- now Starbucks seems to be at least a competitor.

It is also somewhat unusual because it is located in part of what was once a filling station in the center of town; now it shares the space with a jewelry store.

Food and drink is standard; cleanliness is excellent; the restrooms do not need a code to get in; and the staff is friendly and efficient. WIFI worked fine as well.

7. El CID Restaurant

205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Spanish, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 201-843-0123
Excellent
50%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 232 reviews

El CID Restaurant

Reviewed By jacers1 - new jersey

Came to this restaurant on a Monday night based on reviews from friends and on TripAdvisor.
Very disappointed. Very expensive for mediocre food. Also, seems they are in a rush to serve you your meals and to clean the table.
No ambiance either.
Will not be going back here again.

8. The famous Kosher Nosh

894 Prospect St, Glen Rock, NJ 07452-3727 Reservations, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Israeli, American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 33 +1 201-445-1186
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 128 reviews

The famous Kosher Nosh

The Kosher Nosh in New Jersey is a Bergen County institution. We offer Kosher Catering, Kosher Delicatessen, Appetizing, Family Dinning, and we are doing it the Kosher way since 1976. The Kosher Nosh's Catering is available in your Homes, Hotels, Social Clubs, Yachts, as well as at the many Temples and Synagogue in the area.

Reviewed By David S - New York

Really enjoy their Friday deal on a take out Shabbat dinner. You get a fancy challah, chicken, soup and 2 sides with the package priced under 30$. Add a second chicken for about $15.

Always fresh and tasty.

I often bring to a relative in NYC.

9. Mediterraneo

23 N Broad St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-3801 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Seafood, Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 66 +1 201-447-0022
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 179 reviews

Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo was created out of a desire to explore and share the unique, seasonal, healthy opportunities of the Mediterranean Cuisine, from the shores of Southern Europe to the coast of North Africa. At Mediterraneo, we carefully and without compromise choose each ingredient for its authenticity, quality, and freshness. We invite you to join us and discover for yourself why in 201 Magazine, Best of Bergen, Mediterraneo has been voted the "Best Mediterranean Restaurant in Bergen County" several years in a row. Whether it's a business lunch, a friends get together, a romantic dinner for two, or a private party, we will make sure to offer you a wonderful dining experience. We recommend the delicious, authentic Spanish tapas, the tender Moroccan lamb tagine with dried fruits and our fresh fish, daily imported from the Mediterranean area.

Reviewed By Dneuburger

We've been here before and were sorely disappointed on our most recent visit. The service was very slow (to the point where it seemed they were short staffed) and the food was average at best. The paella was not good, the char was substandard and the lamb shank lacked flavor. Perhaps the tapas are the way to go here but for these prices I will be going elsewhere. #epicrestaurantfail

10. Van Dyke Ice Cream

145 Ackerman Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-4205 Takeout American +1 201-444-1429
Excellent
68%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Van Dyke Ice Cream

Reviewed By LWL3333 - Ridgewood, New Jersey

Tonight after dinner we went to Van Dyke's and got on line with oldsters and teens and families and singles to get some of the best ice cream we have found in more than 40 years of living in Northern New Jersey. I had strawberry chocolate chip with chocolate sprinkles, and my wife had capacino chocolate chip with chocolate sprinkles, As always we both loved our choices. We have probably seen several hundred young teens pass through the Van Dyke's hand serving of ice cream in cones and cups behind the counter. We love this place, even if it is a bit dated and hasn't changed since we first started going there in the '70's. the choice of flavors available here is huge and delicious.

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