Lovin’ It Local: Art, Culture, Restaurants and More in Englewood

An array of famous entertainers—including Dizzy Gillespie, John Travolta and Tony Bennett—have called this Bergen County ’burb home. Englewood boasts a diverse community of 27,000, plus restaurants, galleries, a first-class performing-arts venue.

Galleries, Home Furnishings and More

Arielle’s Gallery

Arielle’s Gallery
20 N Dean Street
Novel and playful, this shop of American-made crafts includes paintings, sculptures and glass, plus fine jewelry and custom framing. 201-894-0405; ariellesgallery.com

Eve & Nico
7 N Dean Street
Shop global imports made by women around the world, including baskets, glassware, handbags and jewelry. 201-408-5160; eveandnico.com

Midday Gallery
8 N Dean Street
This long-standing fine-art gallery offers contemporary and traditional works, framing jewelry and gifts. 201-568-4454; middaygallery.com

Palisade Furniture
185 S Dean Street
This family-owned, price-conscious furniture store has a 90-year history in Bergen County. You’ll find furniture (even mattresses) for every room from name brands such as Uttermost, Hooker, Stanley and Rowe. 201-568-3500; palisadefurniture.com


185 E Palisade Avenue
Setting itself apart from pharmacy chains, this independent drugstore still compounds prescriptions and has diversified with a humongous selection of home decor and gift items. In this jam-packed, multilevel outlet, you can purchase anything from luxury hand cream to vases and apparel. 201-569-1345; buckleysrx.com

Good Eats


Balthazar is a destination in its own right. With delectable from-scratch breads, scones, cookies, cakes and more, this bakery has supplied notable restaurants, hotels and gourmet shops since 1997. Here, at its New Jersey production outpost, the often-long line amid the delicious aromas is part of the fun. 24 S Dean Street, 201-503-9717; balthazar.com

Patisserie Florentine
10 S Dean Street
An elegant little bistro for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch with scrumptious baked goods, sandwiches, salads and quiches.

Blue Moon
23 E Palisade Avenue
Tasty Mexican standards, plus fiesta hour Monday–Friday; music on weekends.

45 E Palisade Avenue
Now serving mostly Chinese cuisine, this retro ice cream shop retains its charm with counter stools and photos of old-time Hollywood stars.

Come For A Show

Since opening in 2004, this top-notch venue has hosted a diverse range of performers in comedy, dance and all genres of music. An on-site gallery features the work of local artists.
201-227-1030; bergenpac.org

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