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Fine Dining Mekong Grill Simply Vietnamese BEST VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT (TIE) Mekong Grill 24 CHESTNUT ST., RIDGEWOOD, (201) 445-0011 1 HIGHWOOD AVE., TENAFLY, (201) 568-7770 There is a small but marvelous list of Vietnamese restaurants in Bergen and (201) readers have singled out two that offer authentic and savory dishes. Try the Vietnamese pork chops or the Pho Tai Nam at Mekong, which also offers a fried calamari dish with a tangy sweet Hoizon glaze. Simply Vietnamese serves up a festival of flavors including barbecue ribs with lemongrass, Hanoi crabmeat soup, and curried coconut shrimp. Don’t miss the Saigon rice noodle salad. BEST GREEK RESTAURANT Greek Village 254 LIVINGSTON ST. NORTHVALE (201) 750-8570 GREEKVILLAGENJ.COM Opa! Lovers of Greek food are dancing over the spanakopita, broiled cheese with lemon and shrimp Mikrolimano, not to mention the mousaka and lam Kokinisto served at Greek Village. RUNNERS-UP: SOFIA’S MEDITERRANEAN GRILL HASBROUCK HEIGHTS VARKA ESTIATORIO RAMSEY Sofia’s offers traditional gyros, souvlaki, pastichio and some succulent shrimp Mykonos. Don’t miss it. Varka, a constant favorite among readers, is renowned for its ambience – particularly in summer when alfresco dining is available – as well as its bountiful menu. 34 2016 EDITION | (201) BEST OF BERGEN GUIDE MEKONG: MICHAEL KARAS; SIMPLY VIETNAMESE: DON SMITH; GREEK VILLAGE: BERNADETTE MARCINIAK Simply Vietnamese