Recently I found myself in Northern NJ at the Northvale Diner. By that, I mean the Northvale 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.
Anyway, I arrived at dinner time, and the Northvale Diner wasn’t crowded. I was excited because I was hungry.
The Northvale Diner is a typical Nj 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 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.
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.
The Northvale Diner has a lot more unique and upscale options than many diners. There are salmon burgers, goat cheese salads, and many other modern and upscale options.
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!
I decided to order the tuna burger which came 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.
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!
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.
The waiter was friendly, and the food came out quickly. I have no complaints there.
For my burger, coffee, appetizer, and dessert, the cost was $30.
I liked the Northvale Diner, and it was one of my favorite diners so far. If I’m up in the area again, I’ll be back!
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?