Visiting Northern NJ for the Big Game? Restaurants Near MetLife Stadium and the Meadowlands

If you're visiting North New Jersey for the Big Game at MetLife Stadium, you'll want to make reservations at area restaurants soon!
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Jan. 20, 2014 - PRLog -- Will you be visiting the northern New Jersey-Meadowlands area for the Big Game at MetLife Stadium on February 2nd? You'll be pleased to know that a diverse mix of cultures, charming communities, a regional business hub and tourists, all coexisting in the shadow of the Meadowlands Sports complex, has proven to be a winning combination for restaurateurs and lovers of fine dining.

The Meadowlands region straddles sections of Bergen and Hudson Counties and includes communities like Rutherford, East Rutherford, Secaucus, Lyndhurst, Carlstadt, North Arlington, Moonachie and several other towns and is loaded with great restaurants!

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For visitors to the North Jersey area, here are a few Meadowlands area restaurants that you may want to check out:

Biggies Clam Bar in Carlstadt
Biggies Clam Bar is a well-established New Jersey landmark, having opened their first location in Hoboken in 1946. They now operate three very popular North Jersey restaurants; Hoboken, Ramsey and Carlstadt. If you're staying in the northern New Jersey area for the 'Big Game', chances are there's a Biggies location near your hotel. Carlstadt, in the heart of the Meadowlands area, is home to Biggie’s first full-service, full bar, restaurant. It features Biggie's traditional menu from Hoboken, complimented by new items, including oysters, tuna tacos and a number of entrees and pasta dishes. The Carlstadt location also offers the opportunity to pair your meal with any of 18 draft beers and many more bottled selections. With nine televisions in the bar room and another six in the dining room, Biggie’s is an excellent place to catch the 'Big Game' if you can't swing tickets!
430 Route 17 South, Carlstadt, New Jersey; 201-933-4000

Caffé Capri in East Rutherford
If you're visiting the North Jersey area for the first time, you've got to 'go Italian' at least once. And if you're going to try Italian in the Meadowlands region, you should consider Caffé Capri in East Rutherford. Caffé Capri serves a blend of both traditional and modern Italian cuisine, with a menu that ranges from meat and seafood to pasta dishes and wood burning brick oven pizza. They make their own mozzarella daily at Caffé Capri and the pasta is cooked to order. Signature dishes include a crab cake and a crostino appetizer, Chilean sea bass, oven-roasted veal osso-buco, linguini with white clam sauce and farfalle alla Capri style with diced prosciutto, ham, onions and peas in a light pink sauce.This cozy restaurant also offer an espresso bar, flavored cappuccinos, home-made gelati, live music and a private party room.
119 Park Avenue, East Rutherford; 201-460-1039

Centanni Ristorante in North Arlington
Centanni is another popular spot for Italian food in the Meadowlands area. Centanni offers an excellent selection of Italian, Chilean, Spanish and Argentinean wines. This restaurant has a loyal local following that speaks volumes for the food and service in this demanding marketplace! Popular dishes at Centanni include Penne a la Vodka, Chicken Marsala, Chicken Francese, Chicken Centanni and Cappelini Seafood. Centanni's well-trained, customer-focused staff makes sure guests are well attended to and happy. Centanni is a 10-15 minute drive from the Meadowlands Sports Complex.
11-35 River Rd North Arlington; 201-246-0100

Gianna's in Carlstadt
Gianna's is an authentic old world style Italian restaurant that provides great food in one of the region's most charming, yet casual settings. By importing the freshest quality Italian ingredients and changing their menu daily, Gianna's can offer a greater variety of unique Italian favorites, all in generous family style portions for two or more people. Single orders are also available. Gianna's offers a private dining area that can accommodate intimate gatherings of 20-70 guests. As with many of the restaurants in this feature, Gianna's is located less than 5 minutes from the Meadowlands Sports & Entertainment Complex.
843 Washington Avenue; Carlstadt; 201-460-7997

Kilroy's Sports Bar in Carlstadt
Kilroy's is one of the region's newest and biggest sports bars. With over 6,000 Square feet, 100+ TV's and a state-of-the-art sound system, Kilroy's is a great spot for sports fans. Kilroy's offers a full menu of sports bar favorites, featuring signature dishes along with a full sushi menu, 40+ beers on tap and signature cocktails. They pride themselves on their burgers and they will even source the finest beers and wines and match them with your steak dinner. Kilroy's has a busy schedule of events and entertainment, so visit their website to find out what's happening weekly.
645 Washington Avenue; Carlstadt; 201-896-8900

Martini Grill in Wood-Ridge
Are you in town for the 'Big Game' and staying at a Meadowlands area hotel? How does free shuttle service to and from one of the area's most popular dining spots sound? Martini Grill offers a stylish ambiance, great menu and amazing martini selection. This Wood-Ridge restaurant has transcended trends and the fickle tastes of New York-North Jersey area diners, mainly because they do it right. Martini Grill recently received both Best Chef and Best Martini honors from the readers of Bergen Health & Life magazine. Martini Grill has a popular Happy Hour every Monday-Friday from 4:00-7:00 pm, with a Tapas menu available at the bar. There is live jazz every Friday and Saturday. Free shuttle service is available to and from hotels in Wood-Ridge, Carlstadt and East Rutherford so you can enjoy the latest drink specials without having to drive. If you're hosting your own 'Big Game' party, Martini Grill also features a full off premise catering menu.
187 Hackensack Street, Wood-Ridge; 201-939-2000

Roma Restaurant in North Arlington
Can it get more Italian than this? Owner Charles Biondolillo of Roma Restaurant was trained by his father Pietro, an authentic master chef from Italy. Charles has perfected the skills of bringing true flavor to the dishes he serves in Roma Restaurant of North Arlington and the reviews speak for themselves. Another local favorite, Roma offers a casual, family-friendly atmosphere, occasional live entertainment and authentic Italian food. Roma Restaurant is less than a 15 minute drive to the Meadowland Sports Complex.
33 Crystal Street, North Arlington; 201-991-2550

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