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BEST STEAK RESTAURANT River Palm Terrace 1416 RIVER ROAD, EDGEWATER, (201) 224-2013 41-11 ROUTE 4 WEST, FAIR LAWN, (201) 703-3500 209 RAMAPO VALLEY ROAD, MAHWAH, (201) 529-1111 RIVERPALM.COM A trio of superior steakhouses with a sextet of wins as the best of Bergen, River Palm Terrace continues to tantalize the taste buds of (201) readers. A bonus is the on-site butcher at each location who hand-cuts the steaks daily to ensure freshness. BEST THAI RESTAURANTS Gao Thai Kitchen 63 W. MAIN ST., RAMSEY, (201) 962-2691 GAOTHAIKITCHEN.COM Hungry for pad Thai? Well then try the Pad Thai Pratoo Phi at Gao, a dish of sautéed jumbo shrimp, garlic shrimp paste, egg, crushed peanut, brown tofu, beansprout and Chinese chive – and it can be prepared gluten free! Gao offers a delectable Thai menu of noodle and rice dishes as well as a variety of fiery seafood dishes, classic duck favorites and curry entrees galore. > RIVER PALM: CHRIS MARKSBURY; GAO: CHRIS MONROE; PIMAAN: ANNE-MARIE CARUSO RUNNERS-UP: ALLENDALE STEAKHOUSE ALLENDALE MORTON’S HACKENSACK The Bergen dining scene can boast some prime restaurants for those who truly enjoy a great steak. Allendale Steakhouse and Morton’s maintain their impressive reputations for quality cuts prepared to perfection. RUNNERS-UP: PIMAAN 79 KINDERKAMACK ROAD, EMERSON RIDGE THAI RIDGEWOOD Soups, satays, noodles and fresh fried rice are among the standouts offered at Pimaan and Ridge Thai. Both boast comprehensive Thai menus, bursting with flavor and some occasional heat. 2016 EDITION | (201) BEST OF BERGEN GUIDE 31