OK, I am a bit biased. The Reservoir Tavern is located just outside my home town. I’ve eaten dozens and dozens of meals there. I recommend ordering a pie, a cup of pasta e fagioli (Joy’s favorite), and a side of Toasties.
If you are driving up Route 287 in New Jersey, perhaps on your way to New England or New York State, get off on Exit 43 and make a right-hand turn at the top of the exit. You will not regret it: