Who doesn’t love a good BYOB restaurant? You get to pair your favorite wines (or liquors) with your favorite foods while avoiding an inflated bar bill.
Here are 5 BYOB’s recommended by Patch readers. Let us know your favorite BYOB.
The new kid on the block, Session Bistro is fast becoming the new hot spot of Maywood offering freshly prepared food and sushi in a casual atmosphere. Located right next door to the historic Maywood Train Station, Session’s also offers live jazz on the weekends.
Session Bistro, 245 Maywood Ave., Maywood; 201-880-7810
2. 354 Steakhouse
This off-the-beaten-path Cuban steak and seafood restaurant is owned by the original chef of J.D.’s Steak Pit in Fort Lee. The menu offers both A Taste of Cuban choices and Old Time Steakhouse favorites. Their portions are large and their prices are reasonable.
354 Steakhouse, Cliffside Park; 201-941-0499
Located in the Urban Farms Shopping Center, Delpino’s is a family-owned restaurant that offers authentic southern Italian food at great prices in a casual setting. They’ve been feeding Franklin Lakes since 1993.
Delpino’s, 829 Franklin Lakes Road, Franklin Lakes; 201-848-0909
4. I Gemelli
Don’t blink or you’ll drive right through South Hackensack and miss one of the best hidden gems in the Bergen BYOB universe. Family-owned, make sure you make a reservation because weekends are busy. Order the seafood platter appetizer for four (or more) and you won’t be disappointed.
I Gemelli, 268 Huyler St., South Hackensack; 201-487-4220
Family-owned, Wyckoff's own Aldo’s also offers a wine shop, Pane & Vino. You can bring your own, or purchase it from the shop. Aldo’s has been preparing fresh Italian food for over 25 years and they have a very loyal clientele.
Aldo’s, 393 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff; 201-891-2618