Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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TENAFLY

AXIA TAVERNA ***

Executive chef Alex Gorant deftly bridges Greek and American cultures, creating an upscale modern Greek menu in a sophisticated atmosphere.

Prices: Appetizers $6 to $18, entrees $17 to $40. Hours: Lunch noon to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Dinner 5 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Liquor, wine: Full bar, 26 wines by the glass that are almost all Greek; full wine list also offers an extensive Greek selection as well as a good selection under $50. Noise level: Substantial when busy. Credit cards: AE, D, DC, MC, V. Reservations: Recommended; required for Friday and Saturday nights. Accommodations for children: Items on request, highchairs, booster seats. Dress: Smart casual. Early-bird specials or deals: No. Takeout: Yes. Parking: Lot, street. Reviewed: April 11, 2014.

* 18 Piermont Road, Tenafly; 201-569-5999, axiataverna.com.

RIDGEWOOD

ROOTS STEAKHOUSE ** 1/2

No Ridgewood restaurant screams luxury like Roots, with a clubby dining room and menu of gleaming seafood platters, brawny steaks and towering desserts.

Prices: Appetizers $6.95 to $22.95 (chilled seafood platter $37.95), entrees $20.95 to $42.95 ($79.95 for a porterhouse for two). Hours: Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dinner: 4 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Liquor, wine: Full bar, 142-bottle wine list dominated by California reds and about evenly split between bottles under and over $100. Noise level: Substantial when busy; the rolling food carts add to the clatter. Credit cards: AE, D, MC, V. Reservations: Recommended for Thursday to Saturday. Accommodations for children: Items on request. Dress: The restaurant asks men to wear collared shirts. Early-bird specials or deals: No. Takeout: Yes. Parking: Valet at dinnertime Tuesday to Saturday; otherwise street and municipal lots. Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2014.

* 17 Chestnut St. …

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