Where to Eat in Montvale: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Montvale is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 7,844, reflecting an increase of 810 (+11.5%) from the 7,034 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 88 (+1.3%) from the 6,946 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Montvale

1. 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.

2. Pesto Italian Bistro

168 F Kinderkamack Rd, Park Ridge, Nj, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 201-690-6101
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Pesto Italian Bistro

Reviewed By DanoNJ - New Jersey

I didn't expect to have such a good meal in a nondescript strip mall restraint. Food was very good, service excellent and the room was comfortable but a bit loud (they could use some sound dampening). Also, prices were fair. Apps all tasty, salad comes with each dinner and main courses were all very good from Pasta Pest with Crabmeat and Tuna to Chicken Balsamico, and Cavatelli with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe.

3. The Saddle River Inn

2 Barnstable Ct, Saddle River, NJ 07458-3051 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 46 - SGD 66 +1 201-825-4016
Excellent
64%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 190 reviews

The Saddle River Inn

Reviewed By onlyMes - Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

Truffles Truffles and More Truffles. This place is an institution. Must call months in advance or check for cancellations. We had Umbria Truffles in the risotto special and a Tomahawk veal chop topped with truffles. This place is a BYOB so we brought in a early vintage bottle of OPUS 1.
The meal, wine and service was fabulousa.
This place is not opulent but more rustic somewhat like a barn.

4. Dairy Queen

Chestnut Ridge Rd, Montvale, NJ 07645 Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food +1 201-391-3684
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Dairy Queen

Reviewed By Iegep - Land O Lakes, Florida

We stopped in here for a cone the other night and it was great! I loved the old school look of this Dairy Queen. We all enjoyed some cones even though they only accept cash. What a great little spot for ice cream !

5. Rockland Bakery

94 Demarest Mill Rd W, Nanuet, NY 10954-2989 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Lunch
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

Rockland Bakery

Reviewed By hunter112 - Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Specifically, my daughter-in-law, to know what a gem this place is. She and my son flew in from Seattle, and after that first hot, fresh bagel straight off of the oven, she had me bring her back two more times. It's a consumer-friendly industrial experience, where you put on your plastic glove, and pick from bins and racks of the freshest, best tasting baked goods you ever ate. I've heard from many restaurants in the area that their breads, served next to their signature dishes, come from Rockland Bakery, and it's no Wonder (yes, pun intended!)

I plan on visiting more frequently, and not taking this wonderful place for granted any longer.

6. Savini's Restaurant

168 W Crescent Ave, Allendale, NJ 07401-1541 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 131 201-760-3700
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Savini's Restaurant

Reviewed By MariaPaps - Wayne, New Jersey

Some people choose restaurants for the food, other people "eat the atmosphere." Savini's offers both--tasty food and lovely atmosphere. I just came home from a work-related holiday dinner and felt compelled to write a review. Our group met up at the bar prior to our 6 pm reservation. I ordered an espresso martini which was served quickly and with a smile. It was delicious. When we were seated for dinner, we started with a variety of appetizers--oysters Rockefeller, eggplant rollatini, calamari, grandma's meatballs, mozzorella caprese, and tortellini in brodo. All the appetizers were delicious, sharing was okay, and service was expediant. A variety of entrees were ordered by the group, including sausage cavatelli, veal parm, ziti bolognese, seafood genovese, rack of lamb, veal milanese and chicken picata. Some entrees looked more appealing than others (a bit too "old school" in the plating, but all were tasty). For example, the sausage was oddly cut into cubes, the picata was plated rather simply with mashed potatoes and green beans/carrots, and the veal milanese did not include the arugula salad; the veal parmesan looked like it had been plated by the local dinner cook, and the seafood although fresh and delicious was also served on plates that looked like they belong on the Jersey boardwalk with a pale blue & coral pink shell motif. If anything should be improved, it would be the plating--something more visually appealing and contemporary would up the overall dining experience, especially with the prices being what they are. Some finesse would elevate the food and complement the atmosphere. Even the bread is basic --something that anyone can buy at the supermarket.

7. Louie's On The Avenue

160 E Central Ave, Pearl River, NY 10965-2532 Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Dinner SGD 21 - SGD 51 +1 845-735-4344
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Louie's On The Avenue

Reviewed By NTH233 - New York City, New York

We have lived in the Pearl River area for several years and have never gone to Louie's on the Avenue before...now we know what we have been missing. We had a wonderful experience here. The Service was excellent, the atmosphere is comfortable and homey with 4 separate and charmingly decorated rooms as well as a bar and outside patio! The food was excellent! Perfectly prepared, seasoned, and served lickety split! We will absolutely be back many times! Appetizers, 2 drinks each, dinner, and coffee about $110 with tip!

8. 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.

9. Fire & Oak - Montvale

100 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Montvale, NJ 07645-1803 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Sushi, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 201-307-1100
Excellent
33%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 245 reviews

Fire & Oak - Montvale

Fire & Oak is a unique American Grill. Serving gourmet comfort food made from the freshest ingredients. With menu items ranging from sushi to fresh ground burgers to prime steaks, there is something for everyone. With accommodations for parties of 2-150, Fire & Oak is available for intimate dining or corporate and private events in 2 available private rooms.

Reviewed By JenniferPS - Hillsdale, New Jersey

The food is great, service is great. If you go a little earlier than the lunch crowd, your food comes out very quickly. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the steak salad I just had recently is smaller than last time I was there. Same price, less steak. Could have been a fluke, until my friend went the next week and came back with the same comment. We were both hungry after we ate the entire plate. Otherwise, it was very delicious. Next time I'll order something on the side.

10. Peppercorns Restaurant & Bar

176 Colony Ave, Park Ridge, NJ 07656-1009 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 201-391-2818
Excellent
27%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Peppercorns Restaurant & Bar

hours Monday thru Saturday 11:30am. to 1:00am. Sunday 1:00pm to 1:00am Serving lunch and dinner seven day a week with our regular menu or our blackboard specials or our bar specials

Reviewed By josephc300 - Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey

We go to Peppercorns practically every Friday night with friends; sometimes during the week as well. The staff are like family. We have had many items on the menu. All the soups are very good. Chicken wings, flatbread pizza and nachos are some of our favorite apps. Often we have dinners salads we either grilled chicken, salmon or steak. All are large and very tasty. The burgers are great. The CLT I one of my favorite sandwiches. You can't go wrong with any of the other sandwiches. Every day there are different specials that are all very good. One of my favorite dinners is the steak. I ask for Montreal steak seasoning on it. It is quite tasty and a good value. I'm never disappointed. Most times we share a sundae with or without the brownie. The beers and drinks are very good as well.

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