Hi- DC hound in unfamiliar territory. I need suggestions for a restaurant in Northern NJ (Bergen or Passaic Counties... could go a bit further) where we can have an intimate family celebration. A private room would be nice, but am thinking more of "back of the restaurant" atmosphere where our group could be tucked away, even if part of a larger dining room.
Cuisine is not inherently important- but American, European is more our pace (Italian, French, Greek) with the grandparents in tow... (Not really Indian, Thai, Chinese restaurant kind of grandparents). Would do lunch or dinner.
The Brownstone in Paterson and the Paris Inn in Wayne have been suggested to me but I have no idea. Would love some chowhounds to weigh in with other thoughts and suggestions.
Our party would be in the Spring (April/May) so no need to take holiday crunch into consideration.