Still Time to Vote for Meadowlands Chamber Members in Best of Bergen Round Two

Meadowlands Chamber members need your votes to be named winners in the 2023 Best of Bergen Awards sponsored by NorthJersey.com’s (201) Magazine.

More than 50 members of the Meadowlands Chamber made it to the second and final voting round of the competition. Votes can be cast online through Jan. 12, 2023.

Celebrating the best our communities have to offer, round one of the 17th annual Best of Bergen poll started with open nominations from the public in October and November. People were invited to nominate one Bergen County-based business per category — Food & Drink, Health & Beauty, Places to Go & Things to Do/See, and Shopping & Services.

Following the initial nominations, the top seven most nominated Bergen County-based businesses in each category were tallied to advance to the second round. All winners from the second round and final voting stage will be published in the (201) Magazine March 2023 issue. Meadowlands Chambers members who win Best of Bergen will be published in a separate article on the Meadowlands Media news blog.

Members of the Meadowlands Chamber who made it to the final round are listed here. The full list of nominees can be found at northjersey.com, where the online voting also takes place.

Shopping & Services

Best Home Maintenance Service: Order & Ease, 1280 Wall Street West, Lyndhurst

Best Car/Limo Service: Vander Platt Executive Limo, Franklin Lakes

Best Collectibles Shop: Goffin’s, 64 Park Ave., Rutherford;

Steve’s Coin & Stamp Shop, Rutherford

Best Insurance Agency/Agent: Dan Meredith, 50 Union Ave., Rutherford

Best Formal Wear: Saks Fifth Avenue, American Dream Mall, E. Rutherford;

Biltmore Tuxedo, Station Square, Rutherford

Best Men’s Fashion Store: Saks Fifth Avenue, American Dream Mall

Best Nonprofit: Bergen Volunteers, 64 Passaic St., Hackensack

Best Party Entertainment: DJ Express Entertainment, 29 Ridgefield Ave., Ridgefield Park

Best Printer: Impressive Printing Inc., 313 Tenth St., Carlstadt

Best Shopping Center/Mall: American Dream Mall, East Rutherford;

Westfield Garden State Mall, Paramus;

The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack;

Bergen Towne Center, Paramus

Best Tech Repair: YouBreakIFix, 711 NJ 17, Carlstadt

Best Wedding Venue: Il Villaggio, 651 Route 17 North, Carlstadt;

The Graycliff, 122 Moonachie Ave., Moonachie;

The Venetian, 546 River Road, Garfield;

Seasons Catering, 644 Pascack Road, Washington Township

 

Places to Go & Things to Do/See

Best Art Gallery/Museum: Tilt Museum, American Dream Mall, E. Rutherford

Best Bergen Landmark: American Dream Mall, E. Rutherford;

Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus

Best Craft or Paint Activity Place: Board & Brush, 84 Park Ave, Rutherford

Best Downtown Destination: Rutherford Downtown

Best Family Attraction: DreamWorks Water Park, American Dream Mall, E. Rutherford;

Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, American Dream Mall, E. Rutherford

Best Kids Party Venue: Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, American Dream Mall, E. Rutherford

Best Live Music/Theater Venue: Williams Center, Rutherford;

Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N Van Brunt St, Englewood

Best Movie Theaters: Center Cinemas, Rutherford

Best Place to Work (< 50 employees): American Dream Mall, E. Rutherford

Best Place to Work (> employees): Jim Dandy’s, Rutherford

 

Best Food & Drink

Best Alfresco Dining: Elia Mediterranean Restaurant, 240 Hackensack St., E. Rutherford

Best Breakfast: Rutherford Pancake House, 40 Park Ave., Rutherford

Best Carry Out: Biggie’s, 430 NJ 17, Carlstadt;

Jim Dandy’s, 102 Park Ave., Rutherford

Best Barbeque: Jim Dandy’s, Rutherford

Best Catering Services: In Thyme Catered Events, 25 Concord St., Moonachie

Best Chef: Antonio de Ieso, Fiorentini, 98 Park Ave., Rutherford

Best Cheese Shop: Vinny’s Mootz, Lyndhurst, NJ

Best Dessert Menu: Fiorentini, Rutherford

Best Donuts: Top That! Donuts, 8 Highland Cross, Rutherford

Best Fine Dining: Fiorentini, Rutherford

Best French Fries: Jim Dandy, Rutherford

Best Greek/Mediterranean: Elia Mediterranean Restaurant, East Rutherford

Best Happy Hour: Biggie’s, Carlstadt

Best Italian: Fiorentini, Rutherford

Best Kid Friendly: Biggie’s, Carlstadt; Jim Dandy, Rutherford

Best Local Coffee: Erie Coffeeshop & Bakery, 10 Franklin Pl., Rutherford;

Ara Coffee, 6 Ames Ave., Rutherford

Best Lunch: Biggie’s, Carlstadt; Jim Dandy, Rutherford; Suprema, 92 Park Ave., Rutherford

Best Meal for the Money: Biggie’s, Carlstadt; Jim Dandy, Rutherford

Best Mexican: Azteca, 15 Park Ave., Rutherford

Best New Restaurant Since October 2021: Fiorentini, Rutherford

Best Pizza: Song E Napule, 106 Park Ave., Rutherford

Best Romantic Restaurant:  Café Matisse, 167 Park Ave.;

Fiorentini, Rutherford

Best Seafood Restaurant: Biggie’s, 430 NJ 17, Carlstadt;

Elia Mediterranean Restaurant, E. Rutherford

Best Sushi Restaurant: Yellowtail, 17 Park Ave., Rutherford

Best Thai: Red Basil Thai Cuisine, 4 Glen Road, Rutherford

Best Wine Store: Masons Cellar, 32 Ames Ave., Rutherford

Best Wings: Biggie’s, 430 NJ 17, Carlstadt;

Jim Dandy, 102 Park Ave., Rutherford

 

Health & Beauty

Best Blowout: Salon Valerie, 288 Park Ave., Rutherford

Best Colorist: Ximena Rivera, Salon Valerie, 288 Park Ave., Rutherford

Best Woman’s Hair Stylist: Ximena Rivera, Salon Valerie, 288 Park Ave., Rutherford;

Marta Mehlmann, Elite Salon & Spa, NJ-17, Hasbrouck Heights;

Iryna Grzywniak, Elite Salon & Spa, Hasbrouck Heights

Best Hair Salon: Elite Salon & Spa, South 65, 2802, NJ-17, Hasbrouck Heights;

Salon Valerie, 288 Park Ave., Rutherford

Best Nail Salon: Elite Salon & Spa, South 65, 2802, NJ-17, Hasbrouck Heights

Best Personal Trainer: Mary Elizabeth Carter, Underground Trainers, Rutherford

Best Spa Services: Elite Salon & Spa, South 65, 2802, NJ-17, Hasbrouck Heights

Best Waxing Services: Elite Salon & Spa, South 65, 2802, NJ-17, Hasbrouck Heights

Best Men’s Haircut: Marta Mehlmann, Elite Salon & Spa, NJ-17, Hasbrouck Heights

Best Medical Services: Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Ave., Hackensack

 

 

 

 

 

 

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