Come to the Renaissance Meadowlands in Rutherford, New Jersey, and you're faced with a choice: jump on a train to downtown Manhattan or pop around the corner to check out the incredible Meadowlands Sports Complex, home of the New York Giants. Luckily, our Navigator Michael is on hand to help whichever you choose. Or try out the amenities closer to home with a sumptuous meal at our in-house restaurant, Finch's, or a quick dip in our indoor pool. With guest rooms featuring everything you need for a great night's rest, nothing is left to chance when you stay with us.
You're bound to have a dandy time at Jim Dandy's, a finger-licking barbecue joint with informal service and tasty grub.
Offering up heaping helpings of succulent barbecue specialties, Jim Dandy's is a great stop for fresh-from-the-grill favorites in Rutherford. Whether you're in for a half-rack of ribs or want to go whole hog with the full rack, Dandy's has you covered. There's little to complicate this straightforward family-owned smokehouse. Simply step up to the counter, place your order, and wait in eager anticipation as your meal is grilled to perfection. A range of classic southern sides like mac and cheese and coleslaw round out the tradition barbecue fare at Jim Dandy's.
Address: 102 Park Avenue, Rutherford, 07070, NJ, United States
Phone: +1 201 896 2224Hotel: Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, Rutherford
Distance: 1.4 mi
Pair a classic milkshake with your burger and fries. Dip the fries into your milkshake for a sweet, savory and unexpectedly delicious treat.
Located right in the heart of Rutherford, Bergen Burger is setting the bar higher than other burger spots in the area. While the menu may be short, each of the seven burgers offered is an entity unto itself, whether the exotic spice of the Filipino or just the classic Americano, a custom blend of chuck and short rib brisket. Bergen also makes their own veggie burger and mozzarella, showing just a fraction of the dedication that is bringing burgers to the next level in Rutherford.
Address: 16 Glen Road, Rutherford, 07070, NJ, United States
Phone: +1 201 460 1895
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 10:30 AM to 09:00 PM,Friday from 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM,Saturday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM,Sunday from 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Website: http://www.bergenburger.org/Hotel: Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, Rutherford
Distance: 1.4 mi
Come for their awesome breakfast bagels. Freshly scrambled eggs, toasted bagel, melty cheese and ham is the perfect way to start your day.
Bob's Bagels is a great quick stop for breakfast and lunch served atop a variety of bagels, wraps and fresh bread. If you're in the mood for something a bit more substantial, full breakfast plates including omelettes, home fries, pancakes, and numerous breakfast favorites are available throughout the day. For big events, check out Bob's famous party bagel, a gigantic single bagel stuffed with three pounds each of macaroni and potato salad, big enough to feed twenty.
Address: 100 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, 07071, NJ, United States
Phone: +1 201 340 4165
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 05:00 AM to 08:00 PM,Sunday from 05:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Website: http://www.bobsbagel.com/Hotel: Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, Rutherford
Distance: 0.7 mi
Shop for premium cigar brands like Swag and Nester Miranda, while masters offer exclusive rolling services and impart useful trivia.
From the outside, the Cigar Emporium appears like just another building with bare red-bricked walls. Inside, however, it offers an ambience reminiscent of a vintage cigar lounge. Its ceiling and walls are tiled with intricately-carved blocks, and are adorned with ornate chandeliers and a large clock. Patrons can lounge on plush sofas, placed on polished, wood-decked flooring. One can purchase hand-rolled cigars in luxurious packaging, with a choice of brands such as Alec Bradley, Casa Magna, Jamie Garcia, Gurkha, Ashton and San Cristobal. They also supply a range of premium humidors, tobacco, hookah, cutters and lighters. Their television screens are always tuned on to major sporting events like the National Football League. Cigar connoisseurs can host a barbecue or a party at their lounge and patio, with facilities like a mobile tent, and an exclusive cigar roller and humidor service. Their experts also educate guests on the finer nuances of smoking cigars.
Address: 607 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, 07071, NJ, United States
Phone: +1 201 438 8760
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 02:00 AM,Saturday from 10:00 AM to 02:00 AM,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Website: http://www.cigaremporiumnj.com/Hotel: Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, Rutherford
Distance: 1.6 mi
Solving the age-old problem of too little frosting and too much cupcake, Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes puts decadent pleasure in every bite.
Founded by a fluke in Nutley, Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes is an incredibly unique dessert location that has managed to pioneer in the field of cupcakes. The signature item at the shop is, as the name suggest, stuffed cupcakes, whose insides have been replaced with delectable mousses, candy, ganache and more. A fantastic cake-maker already, co-owner Maureen Jaret struck gold when she wanted to give a portable taste of her baking abilities to Sunday brunch regulars. Since then, the shop has experienced amazing success, offering a huge lineup of cupcakes with flavors ranging from simple chocolate or vanilla to more complex creations utilizing the flavor of eclairs or tropical tarts. A cupcake that's tasty to the last bite, Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes have to be eaten to be believed.
Address: 231 Franklin Avenue, Nutley, 43017, NJ, United States
Phone: +1 973 667 7778
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM,Thursday from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM,Friday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Website: http://www.stuffedcupcakes.com/Hotel: Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, Rutherford
Distance: 3.8 mi
Visit the legendary Carlo's Bakery and get a taste for why this Hoboken shop is home to TV's Cake Boss.
Carlo's Bakery is famous for filling TV screens with family and fondant every week on Cake Boss, but the shop has been around much longer than most people would know. The family-owned bakery has been turning out stunning cakes in the heart of Hoboken since 1910. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming and the bakery offers wedding cakes, sweet treats and classes to cater to whatever dessert experience you desire.
Address: 95 Washington Street, Hoboken, 07030, NJ, United States
Phone: +1 201 659 3671
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM,Friday to Saturday from 07:00 AM to 08:00 PM,Sunday from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Website: http://www.carlosbakery.com/Hotel: Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, Rutherford
Distance: 10.1 mi
At this popular neighborhood pub you'll see a rotating selection of interesting and hard-to-find craft beers on draft.
Don't go by the name, as it doesn't even hint at all the awesomeness in this fantastic establishment. This gem of a bar on Queen Anne is a haven for beer worshipers with a practically endless selection from which to choose. There's a healthy number of craft beers on tap rotating everyday so there's always something new. Apart from this, there's also a good selection of cask-conditioned ales if you're up for it. The owner's passion and love of beer oozes through every pore of his establishment, much to the delight of the regular and soon-to-be regular patrons.
Address: 257 Queen Anne Road, Bogota, 07603, NJ, United States
Phone: +1 201 342 9887
Website: http://andyscornerbar.blogspot.com/Hotel: Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, Rutherford
Distance: 7.8 mi
Located in a nondescript strip mall, this place offers up a good selection of wines, craft beers and small (but tasty) plates.
As the name suggests, Just Grapes Lounge is an intimate wine bar standing in a slightly hidden location in the city. Decorated in warm hues with subdued lighting and candles for added effect, there's a distinct calmness about the space. On offer is a great selection of meticulously chosen wines. Accompanying them is a small selection of food and heavenly tapas.
Address: 213 US Highway 46, Elmwood Park, 07407, NJ, United States
Phone: +1 201 773 3998Hotel: Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, Rutherford
Distance: 6.8 mi
This is a solid all-around bar with a good selection of beers (on tap and bottled) and basic pub fare.
Lazy Lanigans goes by the tagline 'Where Time Stands Still' and what you'll see inside may very well make this come true. The cozy little bar is a great place to chill-out and let time flow slowly, along with the beers. On offers is an above average selection beer and some great pub grub for the hungry souls. The Irish fare deserves a special mention. All in all, a great little local spot in which to hang out.
Address: 604-606 Main Street, Hackensack, 07601, NJ, United States
Phone: +1 201 342 6677
Website: http://www.lazylanigans.comHotel: Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, Rutherford
Distance: 7.5 mi
This brick building, with its stained glass windows and steeple, looks more like a country church than a library.
The sprawling public library standing on Boiling Springs Avenue is a fantastic treasure-trove of all kinds of books in the city. The huge facility is housed within a majestic building with a historic character. The library boasts a stunning repository of books, CDs, DVDs and other material, making it one of the city's best branches.
Address: 143 Boiling Springs Avenue, East Rutherford, 07073, NJ, United States
Phone: +1 201 939 3930
Website: http://eastrutherford.bccls.org/Hotel: Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, Rutherford
Distance: 1.7 mi
This beautiful park bordering Teaneck Creek features gardens and trails that wind through wetlands, trees and fields.
Experience the vivid sights and sounds of nature at this fantastic natural reserve in Teaneck. The current reserve site was once a dumping ground filled with garbage and was transformed to its current state due to the efforts of the non-profit that currently governs it. Today, the park has more than 1.3 miles (2.10 kilometers) of nature trails and a rich variety of flora and fauna. There's a regular program of ecological activities and exhibitions as well.
Address: 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, 07666, NJ, United States
Phone: +1 201 836 2403
Website: http://www.teaneckcreek.org/Hotel: Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, Rutherford
Distance: 8.5 mi
Treat your taste buds to some of the most amazing cupcakes in the city. Try not to gawk when they tell you it's all vegan.
Established with a view to offering vegan baked goodies in Rutherford, Sweet Avenue has quickly grown from a catering-only establishment in 2006 to one of the city's most loved bakeries today. And not without reason; their heavenly cupcakes have more than a fair share of following from not only vegans, but the sworn non-vegan populace as well. Their catering service is always in demand.
Address: 153 Park Avenue, Rutherford, 07070, NJ, United States
Phone: +1 201 935 2253
Website: http://www.sweetavenuebakeshop.com/Hotel: Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, Rutherford
Distance: 1.3 mi