On a hot summer day when I feel like escaping from my Hackensack workplace at lunch, I would like to go to a pub that is well-air-conditioned, with comfortable seats or banquets, and where I wouldn't feel uncomfortable alone ordering just a glass of wine and soup or salad.
This is pretty specific, I realize. What I'm looking for is something between a dive and a fancy bar. Something like the Maywood Inn but closer to Fairleigh Dickinson University. The food merely has to be edible -- it's comfort and escape I'm after!