Tenafly Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Tenafly

April 14, 2018 Marissa Gamble

Tenafly /ˈtɛnəflaɪ/ is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 census, the borough's population was 14,488, reflecting an increase of 682 (+4.9%) from the 13,806 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 480 (+3.6%) from the 13,326 counted in the 1990 Census. Tenafly is a suburb of New York City.
Things to do in Tenafly

1. Samdan Restaurant

178 Piermont Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626-1561 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern Dinner, Lunch +1 201-816-7343
Excellent
44%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Samdan Restaurant

Reviewed By Peter G - Harvard, Massachusetts

SAMDAN is our favorite restaurant in Cresskill. We return there as often as we can -- sometimes solo but usually with family or friends. The menu of Turkish delicacies is varied and almost everything we've tasted there has been delicious. Grilled meats like lamb or chicken or beef shish-ke-bab are always delicious; so are the fish dishes as well as vegetarian specialties with eggplant, hummus, chickpeas and other ingredients. We've never been disappointed at Samdan!

Service is always welcoming and friendly. Prices are reasonable. Go for lunch -- go for dinner! We'll continue dining at Samdan as often as we can!

2. Axia Taverna

18 Piermont Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670-1716 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 201-569-5999
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Axia Taverna

Reviewed By jerseygirl138 - tenafly, new jersey

Tried this restaurant again... Aleays busy... Was so noisy i got a headache... Big groups... Sound carried...no kebobs only entrees ... They recommended half rotisserie chicken and i thought was pretty basic but well prepared. No greek salad on menu only Horitiki salad.... Very pricy for small place with view of railroad tracks... I won't be returning ... There are lots better in neighboring towns and better priced!

3. B & W Bakery

614 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-5913 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 201-342-5577
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

B & W Bakery

Reviewed By Jesse P - Hackensack, New Jersey

They're famous for their crumb cake- and it may be the world's best.

We also love the Rainbow Cookies- they are also one of the best we've ever had!
Numerous other cookies & pastries we have had are excellent!

On the negative side we don't love the spice cake or the small hand-held fruit pies- but maybe we just don't care for these items in general.

4. A Taste of Greece

935 Kinderkamack Rd, River Edge, NJ 07661-2311 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 201-967-0029
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

A Taste of Greece

Reviewed By Elaina S - New York

This was my third time dining at TOG. This visit I dined with 7 friends for a birthday dinner and we got to try a bunch of things. We actually ordered way too much food! We had two orders of the meatballs which were very tasty, but a little too greasy for me. We also had two orders of pan fried eggplant which I would go so far to say is the best eggplant I have ever had! We ordered zucchini cakes as well which were also quite yummy. The appetizers are a nice portion size so next time we would only need one eggplant, and one meatball. There were leftovers to take home. I tried a lemon chicken soup which was also tasty, but I was hoping for lentil instead. We ordered a Greek salad and a horitaki salad both which very good, but we definitely didn't need them amongst our 5 plates of appetizers. For dinner were were all so full, but everyone enjoyed gyros (most were packed to go after a few bites) and I had a lamb shish platter. The lamb wasn't as good as the previous time I ordered it. This time it was slightly more overcooked than I would like, but still enjoyable. I highly recommend giving this place a try! Everything is good, fresh, and flavorful!

5. Amarone Ristorante

63 Cedar Ln, Teaneck, NJ 07666-4406 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 41 +1 201-833-1897
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Amarone Ristorante

Reviewed By Inothreeputt - Oradell, New Jersey

Probably eat in Amarone once or twice a month. Very consistent service, excellent menu and accommodating hosts (Nick and Nick). Kind of quiet, but nothing wrong with that.

6. Fink's BBQ

Madison Ave, Dumont, NJ Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 201-384-3210
Excellent
33%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 95 reviews

Fink's BBQ

Reviewed By Malvinsty - New York City, New York

I was craving for chicken bbq and found this on tripadvisor.
It is situated along the road so you won't miss it. Upon entrance, we were greeted with servers and had a table right away. Few non-alcoholic drinks. Menu is simple but food is soo great. They have two kinds of bbq sauce, almost the same taste but totally different texture. I hope they come up with different bbq sauce to pair it with a specific meat.
Big servings and price is just right. A little noisy, you have to speak a little louder. Server is greaaaat!
Will be back.

7. Balthazar Bakery

214 S Dean St, Englewood, NJ 07631-4199 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast +1 201-503-9717
Excellent
79%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 82 reviews

Balthazar Bakery

Reviewed By Fornovo - NJ

When Balthazar first opened, I worked within walking distance. Several years later, I was relieved that there would now be a longer distance between me and the bakery. But the memory of the buttery croissants, scones, and palmiers compels me back.

The key is to buy lots of stuff when you go. All of their items freeze remarkably well, even the delicate pastries. The breads are to die for, all of them, but especially the cranberry/pecan. Whatever is left of your baguette from the night before makes a delicious breakfast of toast (with real butter, preferably Irish, on top). And the staff is helpful and calm even in the face of an endless line of people asking questions about the ingredients.

Another piece of advice is not to focus on how much you just spent for treats and breads. It's worth it!

8. Xaviars On The Hudson

71 Grant Water, Yonkers, NY 10701-3581 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 914-965-1111
Excellent
64%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 609 reviews

Xaviars On The Hudson

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson is Peter X Kelly’s latest addition to the Xaviars Restaurant Group. It sits in the water on the only turn of the century Victorian pier still in use on the Hudson River. X2O’s Main Dining Salon's 25 foot vaulted ceiling and 3 walls of glass frame offers views of the George Washington and Tappan Zee Bridges, as well as sunsets over the Palisades. Guests encounter dishes incorporating classic French technique with Italian and Spanish influences, and Asian embellishments which create a wholly original cuisine unique to the Hudson Valley. The Dylan Lounge is a vibrant, up-tempo space with a sophisticated and playful bent that offers guests more dining options. Guests are invited to sample a variety of small plates and sushi, while dining at the Communal Table, sushi bar, or at traditional banquette and table seating.

Reviewed By lc332016 - Putnam Valley, New York

The food tasted delicious and view overlooking the river was amazing. Unfortunately, 2 members of our party got sick that night. The one thing they ate in common was the seafood crepe appetizer.

The service left a lot to be desired. The main course was served immediately after the appetizer. We had to remind the server several times about our drink orders. The ala carte side dish was served after we ate our entrées. Lastly, I did not appreciate having an 18-20% tip automatically added to our tab since the service was lacking.

I would return to this restaurant for drinks during the warmer months so I can enjoy the Hudson River views.

9. Simply Vietnamese

1 Highwood Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670-1850 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 201-568-7770
Excellent
39%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 82 reviews

Simply Vietnamese

Reviewed By HaverfordColl - New York City, New York

Decor is nothing special. Service is friendly and fine. Food is delicious!

Went here often with my dad when he was using a cane because there are no steps at all to get in to the restaurant and the wonderful soups always were flavorful and comforting. I also love their summer rolls and lemongrass chicken-- an extremely mild dish.

Located in the center of downtown Tenafly half a block from the historic train station and walking distance from Clinton Inn Hotel. Great place to go with groups.

10. Tenafly Diner

16 W Railroad Ave, 07670, Tenafly, NJ 07670-2082 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 201-567-5522
Excellent
29%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Tenafly Diner

Reviewed By lfbmonkey - fort lee , new jersey

First time here. Burgers were recommended & did not disappoint . We tried the Bronx which oozed with melted onions. Also the cheddar cellist! Nice big toasted bun & fresh lettuce & tomato. I liked you could switch out the fries with many other choices so we had broccoli- di- rabe ?? in a diner?? & avocado with salsa. Both good. My aunt had the meatloaf which she enjoyed and took home as it was very large. Excellent soups of vegetable barley & matzo ball.

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