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Fine Dining BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT Dong Bang Grill RUNNER-UP: SO MOON NAN JIP PALISADES PARK Stellar bulgogi, kalbi and seafood pancakes make the popular Palisades Park restaurant, So Moon Nan Jip a constant mainstay on the Korean dining scene. BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT Brick Lane Curry House 34 FRANKLIN AVE., RIDGEWOOD (201) 670-7311, BRICKLANERIDGEWOOD.COM It’s three times in a row for this British-style curry house that specializes in classic Indian dishes like tandoori chicken and samosas. Diners may choose from among 10 different curries daily, ranging from creamy tikka masala to the potent phaal. RUNNERS-UP: KAILASH AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE RIDGEWOOD MANTRA PARAMUS Garlic and onion naan bread, a samosa trio and a dosa station with a variety of rice and lentil crepes are just some of the treats at Kailash. Mantra oozes a romantic and atmosphere and exotic dishes like Kesari Jhinga tiger shrimp. 40 2016 EDITION | (201) BEST OF BERGEN GUIDE BEST NEW RESTAURANT Brasserie Brandman 103 SPRING VALLEY ROAD, PARK RIDGE (201) 746-9990 BRASSERIEBRANDMAN.COM You’ve got to love a menu with dishes like Shrimp Gigi, organic Tuscan kale, fig salad and pork tenderloin schnitzel with shallot confit, arugula, radishes and cucumber. Executive Chef Jeffrey Kellish has created an eclectic gastronomic adventure that is sure to please the palates of the most discriminating food lovers in Bergen. BRICK LANE: CHRIS PEDOTA; DONG BANG: LESLIE BARBARO; BRASSERIE: THOMAS E. FRANKLIN 1616 PALISADE AVE. FORT LEE, (201) 242-4485 DONGBANGGRILL.COM Not once, not twice, but three times (201) readers have selected Dong Bang Grill as the best for its Korean menu. Barbecue, noodles and rice and so much more give this Fort Lee fave a leg up on the competition.