Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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CLIFFSIDE PARK

CINAR ***

This modest-looking restaurant, which sits along a low-key commercial strip, offers customers glorious food.

Prices: Appetizers $6.95 to $8.95 (shareable platters run $12.95 to $26.95), entrees $12.95 to $26.95. Recommended dishes: Cinar tomato salad, mixed kebab platter, manti, kazandibi. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. Noise level: Not an issue during my visits. Credit cards: AE, D, MC, V. Reservations: Recommended for Friday and Saturday nights, and for parties of more than 10. Catering available. Accommodations for children: Items on request, highchairs. Early-bird specials or deals: $11.95 lunch special 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Takeout: Yes, and delivery. Parking: Street; can be challenging. Reviewed: May 8, 2015.

* 677 Palisade Ave., Cliffside Park; 201-941-5650, cinarnj.com.

TOTOWA

SPIGA ***

Passaic County has one of its best high-end dining options in this spacious upscale Italian restaurant.

Prices: Appetizers $8 to $15, entrees $18 to $29, specials can run higher. Recommended dishes: Gnocchi with pesto, cavatelli pasta with short ribs, rack of lamb, crabmeat-encrusted Alaskan salmon. Hours: Noon to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Noise level: Not an issue. Credit cards: AE, D, DC, MC, V. Reservations: On Saturday, accepted only for parties of six or more. Accepted all other days for all parties. Accommodations for children: Items on request, half-portions, highchairs. Early-bird specials or deals: No. Takeout: Yes. Parking: Small lot and street. Valet parking on holidays. Reviewed: July 31, 2015.

* 331 Union Blvd., Totowa; 973-389-0200, spigaitalian.com.

SUFFERN, N.Y.

CRAFT HOUSE ** 1/2

Owners Craig Levy and Robert Beckert have opened a gastropub with fine-dining flair just past the Mahwah border. …

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