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

April 15, 2018 Tonie Szymanski

Westwood (known as "The Hub of the Pascack Valley") is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 10,908, reflecting a decline of 91 (-0.8%) from the 10,999 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 553 (+5.3%) from the 10,446 counted in the 1990 Census. Westwood is part of the New York metropolitan area. Many of its residents regularly commute to New York City for work and leisure, many using public transportation.
Things to do in Westwood

1. Conrad's Confectionery

107 Westwood Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675-1714 Takeout Gluten Free Options +1 201-664-2895
Excellent
86%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 70 reviews

Conrad's Confectionery

Reviewed By Joyce M - Oakland, New Jersey

What a pleasant stop on Westwood Ave. My friend and I stopped In. She tried the
ice cream (Black Raspberry Choc Chip), and I tried the chocolate (DARK of course).
They were both yummy...."We have to come back here BEFORE Lunch next time"
was my friend's comment.

2. Mezza

20 Jefferson Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675-2222 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 201-722-8822
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Mezza

Reviewed By Kenvil63 - Cranford, New Jersey

My wife and I just returned from a week in Paris. Our expectations were not high for a bar mitzvah celebration with about 30 people of all ages.
We were quite frankly totally thrilled with the food, service, variety of offerings, and ambiance of this awesome discovery.
We enjoyed the flat-iron steak and accompanying potato a gratin side, the "tree" of multi-flavored pastry delights, the eggplant parmegianna that no one could finish there was so much but that all took home to prolong the experience.
This place reminded us of Aubergene which we had visited with all eleven of the "marching Griswolds" with its friendly service and food that rivaled any we had savored in St. Martin, New Orleans, Las Vegas, New York, St. Barts, and, yes, even in Paris. We can hardly wait for them to open up a new location in Livingston, NJ, a bit closer to our chateau off exit 137.

3. Sogno Coffee House

425 Broadway, Westwood, NJ 07675-1707 Takeout, Seating Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 12 - SGD 17 +1 201-497-3628
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Sogno Coffee House

SpecialtiesFreshly Roasted Coffee, homemade crepes, Gourmet Cupcakes & Cheesecakes, and fresh filled cannoli'sHistoryEstablished in 2012European-style coffee bar in Westwood offers freshly-roasted coffee and crepes prepared from traditional Parisian recipes.Sogno Coffeehouse opened in November under the direction of husband-wife team John and Alissa Vitale. The coffeehouse has a variety of moderately priced options -- a crepe with coffee runs between $8.50 and $10.45 -- in a setting inspired by traditional European coffeehouses and creperies.Opening a coffeehouse was a dream for Sogno co-owner Alissa Vitale and coffee/culinary expert John Vitale from the time they met. After the couple got married last year, the components of what would become Sogno -- Italian for "dream" -- began to come together when they went on their honeymoon in Paris and Tuscany.Sogno's one-of-a-kind coffee roaster, hand-built by the same father-and-son team of steel workers who built separation systems for Starbucks, also took some time to prepare. The roaster is prominently displayed in the front of the shop, where John prepares the beans

Reviewed By psudino - Weehawken, New Jersey

I visited Sogno Coffee House with my Mom for some light fare since it was between lunch and dinner. I ordered the espresso infused cannoli crepe and my Mom ordered the apple cinnamon honey walnut crepe. I also got the green tea frappe.

The food was Excellent! The flavors were intense and fresh and just wonderful all around. My frappe too was exactly what I was hoping it would be.

The service was good and the decor offers a nice setting.

4. Osso Buco

343 Broadway, Hillsdale, NJ 07642-1418 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 201-664-1600
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 91 reviews

Osso Buco

Reviewed By Ginny B - Jupiter, Florida

Exposed brick adds charm to this small but charming authentic Italian restaurant.
Classic dishes plus some specials make the menu and food appealing.
We had Chicken Parm, spinach ravioli, Seafood Bianco and the fish special.
Everyone was pleased with their dishes along with the fried calamari and clams appetizers and desserts delicious.
If you can get there early the sunset menu is a fabulous deal.

5. Pimaan Thai Restaurant

79 Kinderkamack Rd, Emerson, NJ 07630-1827 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 13 +1 201-967-0440
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

Pimaan Thai Restaurant

Reviewed By Farzu1111 - Mumbai, India

We visited the place for dinner on friday.. And we had to wait in queue for 30 mins.. So u can reserve in advance and go!! Food is tasty and good!!

6. Bellissimo

12 S Kinderkamack Rd, Montvale, NJ 07645-2137 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 201-746-6669
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Bellissimo

Reviewed By 874ronr

We recently had a holiday dinner at Bellissimo and it was fantastic. We have eaten here often and the food and service are outstanding. The restaurant was packed and yet the staff treats everyone like you are the only person there. Great selection of food and specials. Highly recommend.

7. Bacari Grill Restaurant

800 Ridgewood Rd, Washington Township, NJ 07676-4535 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television American, International, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 131 +1 201-358-6330
Excellent
49%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 124 reviews

Bacari Grill Restaurant

Reviewed By Cynthia F - Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Enjoyed everything I ordered, but can't wait to try other dishes as well.

Our server Stephanie is excellent, attentive and knowledgeable regarding the menu.

I loved the crispy crackers in the bread basket. Reminded me of melba toast but fresher, crisper and tastier. Fantastic accompaniments--sundried tomato butter, and jalapeno jelly. Outstanding.

Enjoyed the Bacari salad, but I should mention that I ordered my dressing on the side, and I substituted the sweeter dressing that normally accompanies the Autumn salad. Good size; not too big, not too small. With so many sushi restaurants in Bergen County switching to iceberg lettuce (to save money?), it was a pleasure to be served a mix of dark greens.

I enjoyed the maki combo but asked them to pack one of the rolls to go, since I knew I wouldn't be able to finish it anyway. Both the raw salmon and the raw tuna in the rolls was very fresh. It's a pleasure to have found a restaurant where I can order sushi and the hubby can order other things.

For dessert, my husband and I shared both the bourbon-pecan bread pudding and the sticky toffee pudding cake. Both were served with high-quality vanilla ice cream. The toffee cake was our favorite and I can't wait to return to Bacari and order it again. I am a big fan of toffee cake and am not aware of any other restaurants near home that offer it.

I should also mention that the night before my husband and I visited Bacari, I participated in an office party in their upstairs party room. The buffet was excellent; everyone enjoyed the food and commented on what a wide variety of choices there was, and the service was incredibly good.

8. 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!

9. 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.

10. Jack's Cafe

325 Broadway, Westwood, NJ 07675-2220 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 201-666-0400
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 92 reviews

Jack's Cafe

Reviewed By cory r - New York City, New York

This is a real foodie place. It's an old-fashion diner type place aesthetically, but beyond that....food, excellent food, and more excellent food. You go here for the food. Period. It's no frills, nice music, rock and roll theme, but it's all about the food.

The menu is a bit eclectic ranging from a delicious chicken salad, to a veal special, to a pasta, to a hanger steak, lobster bisque, a lobster roll, short-rib ravioli, and more. There's excellent flavor and taste in everything -- and the flavor is just layered into all of the ingredients. You get all of the nuances of taste and flavor.

Last time I was there, I had crab bisque -- done perfectly. Excellent flavor, perfect consistency, not to pastey or thick, and not thin or watery. Loaded with crab, vegetables, and whatever else they use. I then moved on to a short-rib ravioli, topped off with some hanger steak. I can't say enough -- taste, in each of the ingredients, all of the flavor profile, coming through -- just excellent.

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