The 10 most popular Bergen County restaurants on Instagram you need to try

With a plethora of diverse cultures living in New Jersey, it’s no wonder this alluring state is home to such an eclectic mix of restaurants. Bergen County alone gives its residents a taste of everything from American to Lebanese cuisine and we’re here to break down some of the most talked about eateries on social media.

We’ve compiled a list of the most Instagram-popular independent restaurants in Bergen County (those with fewer than four locations) that you need to visit the next time you’re thinking about dining out. So before you decide to plan this month’s Girls Night Out or celebratory drinks for that new promotion, check out this list for the best options around:

HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
Location: Edgewater
Hours of operation: Sunday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Phone: (201) 943-1900
Favorite features: The only thing more beautiful than the interior decor is the New York City skyline view customers get from their seats.

#Bellinis #BdayBliss #BdayLove #Us #LovelySaturday

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Midland Brew House
Location: Saddle Brook
Hours of operation: Sunday – Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m., Thursday 11:30 a.m.- 2 a.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Phone: (201) 797-0070
Favorite features: This 2015 newcomer’s unique mix of food choices including coal oven pizza, grass-fed beef and 40+ beers on tap, will have you coming back for more, while weekend parties will make you never want to leave!

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CRAB CAKE BLT w/ french fries ????????????

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Location: Edgewater
Hours of operation: Sunday – Thursday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Phone: (201) 945-2020
Favorite features: The interior design of this multilevel restaurant is simply breathtaking. Add that to perfect mesh mix of Mediterranean, Asian and American dishes and you’ve got yourself a dining experience you’ll never forget.

It looks angry, but it was yummy ???? ???? #fish #foodporn

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Bistro 21 
Location: Lyndhurst
Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday 4p.m. – 2 a.m.
Phone: (201) 636-2399
Favorite features: This is the place to be during any sports season, from their delicious brick oven pizza to their 35 HD TVs.


Panchos Burritos
Location: New Milford
Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Phone: (201) 225-2554
Favorite features: Their drink menu is insane and their food platters make us look forward to cheat day.

Dinner is served!

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Cedars Lebanese Cuisine
Location: Wallington
Hours of operation: Sunday – Thursday 12 p.m. – 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Phone: (973) 470-8880
Favorite features: Fresh cuisine served daily in a nice open dining area, who could ask for more? NJ celebrities like Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Wakile family and the Jersey Bosses of Last Squad Standing can’t get enough of this place.

What happens when… Zio wants to try Lebanese food! ????

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Location: Ridgewood
Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Phone: (201) 445-5125
Favorite features: This comfortable establishment will make you feel right at home, from the bright ambiance to the friendly service. The Montclair location is a fun destination as well.


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one of the many things that are so great about bergen county

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Biagio’s Ristorante
Location: Paramus
Hours of operation: Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Phone: (201) 652-0201
Favorite features: This family-owned eatery offers authentic Italian cuisine that will make your mouth water.

Pregnant or nah.

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La Havana 59
Location: Moonachie
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Phone: (201) 964-9515
Favorite features: Traditional Cuban dishes mixed with live music? Yes please!

Ropa vieja!!!!!

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Juju on that beef

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Menya Sandaime
Location: Fort Lee
Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Phone: (201) 482-4141
Favorite features: This is not your typical store-bought ramen! Expect delicious Japanese ramen dishes with traditional accented decor.

menya good as ever

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Methodology: The OMJ Index, an algorithm that assesses popularity on Instagram based the number photos posted, the number of people who posted them and geolocation data.