Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Recommendations

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Recommendations

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OAKLAND

CENZINO *** 1/2 This longtime standout is better than ever under new owners Regina and Vincent Vitti, who have brightened the dining room but left the excellent staff and regional Italian food intact.

Prices: Appetizers $8 to $14, entrees $18 to $35. Hours: Lunch noon to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Dinner 5 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday. Liquor, wine: Full bar, wine list that combines familiar names with some interesting selections. Lounge available. Noise level: Can grow relatively loud when full. Credit cards: AE, D, MC, V. Reservations: Recommended every day, and available on opentable.com. Accommodations for children: Items available on request, highchairs, booster seats. Dress: Smart casual. Early-bird specials or deals: No. Takeout: Yes. Parking: Lot. Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2013.

* 589 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland; 201-337-6693, cenzinos.com.

TENAFLY

TAVLIN ** 1/2

Tavlin is a gorgeous, comfortable restaurant with beautiful Mediterranean food to match, though its service falls short.

Prices: Appetizers $4 to $12, entrees $15 to $27. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Closed Saturday. After daylight saving time ends in November, Tavlin will open an hour after sundown until about 11 p.m. Saturday. Liquor, wine: BYO; kosher wine only. Noise level: Relatively low on our visits. Credit cards: AE, D, DC, MC, V. Reservations: Recommended for Sundays. Accommodations for children: Children's menu, highchairs. Dress: Casual. Early-bird specials or deals: No. Takeout: Yes. Parking: Street. Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2013.

* 7 Railroad Ave., Tenafly; 201-871-6060, tavlintenafly.com.

RIDGEWOOD

PARK WEST TAVERN ***

It calls itself a tavern and offers benchmark cocktails and a deep beer selection, but it's also home to some intricate fine- dining fare courtesy of executive chef John Benjamin. …

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