Northvale Classic Diner

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Northvale Classic Diner (Northvale, NJ)

Recently I found myself in Northern NJ at the Northvale Classic Diner.  By that, I mean the Northvale Classic Diner is one of the most Northern diners I’ve been too.  The State Line Diner is just as far North but a little further west.

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Anyway, I arrived at dinner time, and the Northvale Diner wasn’t crowded.  I was excited because I was hungry.

Northvale Classic Diner Atmosphere: A

The Northvale Classic Diner is a typical Nj modernized North Jersey diner.  You walk into the building next to a giant dessert case.  Immediately I saw the red velvet mini cakes, which called my name.

The Northvale Classic Diner itself has plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar.  It’s modern, clean, and open.   It’s a nice clean restaurant, and you don’t feel like you’re sitting on top of anyone.

Northvale Classic Diner Coffee: A
The coffee is Lacas Coffee from South Jersey!  I was surprised because Lacas is brewed over 100 miles away, but I didn’t complain.  The coffee itself was good, and the waiter brought plenty of refills.

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Northvale Classic Diner Food: A
The Northvale Classic Diner menu has a lot more unique and upscale options than many diners.

A few Northvale Classic Diner menu options that caught my eye were:

  • Salmon burgers
  • Goat cheese salads or spring mix with balsamic vinaigrette
  • Organic grass fed pound burgers
  • Turkey burgers

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For an appetizer, I ordered one of my favorite appetizers: The Mezze platter.  It came with four types of hummus, pita bread, olives, and grape leaves.  I thought it could use a bit more pita bread but other than that it was good.  The sundried tomato hummus was my favorite!

They proudly serve 100 organic grass fed beef and burgers, so I decided to order one. I decided to order the tuna burger, which was served on a brioche bun and choice of french fries. You get several potato options, including onion rings, but I went with sweet potato fries.  I don’t know the last time I ate a tuna burger!  The tuna burger was cooked perfectly.  I appreciated how crispy the fries were too.

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Northvale Diner Dessert: A
After walking in next to the dessert case, the red velvet cake caught my eye.  I ordered the red velvet cake with vanilla ice cream.  As most people know, red velvet cake is my favorite, and I have high expectations for it!

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The red velvet cake was delicious, and the frosting was thick but still sugary.  One of my favorite cakes so far!  I appreciated how much frosting was on the cake.

Northvale Classic Diner Service: A
The waiter was friendly, and the food came out quickly.  I have no complaints there.

Northvale Classic Diner Cost: $
For my burger, coffee, appetizer, and dessert, the cost was $30.

Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Northvale Classic Diner:
I liked the Northvale Classic Diner, and it was one of my favorite diners so far.  If I’m up in the area again, I’ll be back to the Northvale Classic Diner!

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: A
Dessert: A
Service: A
Overall: A
Price: $15-20

You can see all of the diners I’ve been too here.

Questions for you:

What is your favorite appetizer?

Have you ever had a tuna burger?

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  1. Hollie, I have been reading your blog for several years and I always have so much fun with the diner reviews! Your writing style is charming in general, but the restaurant summaries are super fun. Although I live in So Cal, I did attend schools in NY and VA so I am acquainted with some of the towns you mention. Certainly hope that your tailbone heals quickly. Your running skills are incredible!! I often read your posts on instagram too. I post bi-weekly at triplethreat_training.

    1. I really appreciate you stopping by Michelle! Sorry for the delay! Where did you go to school? I’ve been to a couple of diners in the So Cal area. Admittedly…I wish I lived there lol.

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