Wayne definitely could support a few good restaurants. It is a sharp contrast to Totowa which punches well above its weight. Benissimo, Nicola, Spiga, Cynthia's, etc. Or, Fairfield.
Agreed. Very good point Paul.
Looking at a map, perhaps the weird location of Wayne is one of the reasons. The only thing we really disliked about this restaurant was how annoying it was to get to from the major highways. Coming from the east it's a good 15 minutes from either 80 or 208 unless you loop around to 202.
Wayne is one of those huge, sprawling places left over as other towns are formed. Parsippany, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Woodbridge etc are others.
Although I've never been a huge fan of Wayne, I did always feel there would be more quality restaurants. It seems to have a lot -- it seems vast, a lot of highway access, main roads, retail, etc. Maybe I am wrong, I don't know.
Like I said, while I was never a huge fan, I would go on occasion, visit friends, maybe hit the mall, etc. -- and I felt it was "convenient" so to speak, at least for me, coming from Northeast or Northwest Bergen County. Route 80, 46, and 208 can get you there, although you have to deal with Route 23 (I hate Route 23, LOL). I guess being it's not convenient off the GSP or the TPK could be taken into consideration.
On the restaurant side -- there was that one Italian restaurant, on Hamburg Turnpike, not too far over the Wayne border. It was a stand-alone building, pretty good reviews, good food, and I had heard a few people complain about the owner having a poor attitude. Anyone remember this place?