There will be days when you look up at the sky and all you see are clouds shaped like lamb chops and big blocks of feta. We have all daydreamed about the delightful flavors of Greek food. Travel may not be possible for most right now, but you can transport your taste buds to the beautiful beaches of Mykonos or the port side of Athens.
We have compiled a comprehensive list of the best Greek restaurants around Bergen County to satisfy your Mediterranean cravings and take you on new culinary adventures.
254 Livingston St, Northvale
The restaurant is neat and casual and has all of the classics of Greek cuisine on the menu: dolmadakia (Greek Grape Leaves), spanakopita (Spinach Filo Dough Pies), saganaki (Greek Fried Cheese), Pastichio (Baked Pasta), and souvlaki (Grilled Meat). The standout dish here is the pastichio, a simple, lasagna-like hearty dish that is sure to please any palate.
“Greek food is simple and elegant, with flavors subtle to robust, textures smooth to crunchy, fresh and timeless, nutritious and healthy. Preparing and enjoying Greek food, here at GREEK VILLAGE, is an adventurous journey into the cradle of civilization and the land of the Gods of Olympus. Discovering, tasting, experiencing Greek food: truly one of the joys we invite you to share with us.” The Greek Village
1300 NJ-17 #12, Ramsey
This simple strip mall location may be deceiving since the food at Greek City is authentic and delicious. The interior is casual and appealing. The star dish is easily the grilled octopus, which while pricey — $24 — is incredibly tender, flavorful, and enjoyable. Another star is the lamb souvlaki, a generous portion that does not skimp on the meat.
“Greek City's elegant & unique space is perfect for delicious food within a family-friendly environment. Situated in Ramsey, New Jersey, Greek City accommodates groups of friends or family for lunch or dinner, seven days a week. Owners Teddy and Jimmy will be more than happy to make a recommendation. Bring your favorite wine to indulge with one of our traditional platters.” - Greek City
935 C Kinderkamack Rd, River Edge
Phone: (201) 967-0029
A Taste of Greece is compact but cozy. The owner is Themis Mourelatos, a native of Athens, who brings authenticity and flavor from his hometown. This spot is known for its grilled meats and dolmades (stuffed grape leaves). In fact, the dolmades, bathing in a delightful lemony sauce, are the best in Bergen County. And don’t take our word for it, celebrities love this Greek food gem. Cameron Diaz gave her recommendation as well!
99 W Park Ave, Park Ridge
Greek Corner Grill is the definition of charming and delicious. The two stars of this menu are the Moussaka and the Greek Corner Salad. Their moussaka is rich, creamy and comforting and the Greek Corner Salad is a plentiful and delicious mix of octopus, calamari, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, fennel, arugula, and romaine.
30 N Spruce St, Ramsey
Varka is one of the highest-end Greek restaurants in the county. The interior is classy and sharp. The place has long tables adorned in sleek white table cloths and also features a fancy bar. The food is not only delicious here, but so beautiful to look at. The Greek salad is a classic, with big chunks of feta and fresh red tomatoes. The saganaki is extra crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. However, the winning dish here is the swordfish kabob, a unique twist on the standard beef, lamb, and chicken kabobs of Greek cuisine.
Locations in Clifton, Cliffside, Englewood, Fort Lee, Ridgewood, and Westwood
This Greek chain restaurant has six locations throughout Bergen County: Clifton, Cliffside, Englewood, Fort Lee, Ridgewood, and Westwood. They offer a variety of dishes that are a mix of traditional Greek food, as well as a more Americanized adaptation. Their décor has a Greek Island flair that makes eating their extra fun. Although the restaurant is more Americanized than others on this list, their many Bergen County locations and fresh ingredients still make it on our list.
238 Broadway Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
Taverna Mykonos does its name justice and transports your taste buds to the Greek Islands, with its wide variety of fresh and flavorful seafood. The menu has a variety of simple, but mouth-watering whole grilled fish. In addition, Taverna has many interesting entrees such as their Mykonos Seafood Pasta which features most of the ocean’s creatures on one plate. If you love seafood, this is the Greek spot for you.
220 Blvd Hasbrouck Heights
Sofia’s is a family-owned Greek restaurant with a cozy interior and a large menu of delicious Greek specialties. Sofia Youssis, the chef and owner of Sofia's Mediterranean Grill, learned everything she needed to know about cooking from her Greek mother and grandmother. "I still have my mom's and grandma's recipes," says the Paramus resident, who was born in Athens. This sweet family-owned restaurant is the perfect final entry on our list for the best Greek restaurants in Bergen County.