Restaurants in Montclair

Best Restaurants

“The food and the ambience were pretty good. The classic ceviche is spectacular… any of the ceviches they have, really. Worth the visit. Oscar was our server and he was amazingly attentive and helpful.”

4.8 Superb193 Reviews
Luigino's Parmigiana 173 Glenridge Ave, Montclair Salad • $$

“This restaurant was amazing. Kesha the server was amazing she was attentive and wonderful kind. The food outstanding, I had the short ribs I didn’t even need a knife . I would definitely come again, thank you for the food and wonderful service.”

4.6 Superb136 Reviews
Turtle + the Wolf 622 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair American • $$$

“A BYO restaurant with phenomenal food! Everything we tried was delicious and the staff that helped us was super attentive. Would highly recommend a visit to Turtle + the Wolf!”

4.7 Superb78 Reviews
Brick + Dough 110 Walnut St, Montclair Pizza • $$

“Best Gluten Free pizza you will find. Reminds Me of the days before I was diagnosed with Celiac, I will be back for more”

4.6 Superb119 Reviews

“Went for my birthday on a Tuesday night. Surprisingly packed for a weekday but I did make a reservation.The enclosed patio is the best. Great place for pictures since there’s lots of lights and greenery. The ambiance was nice and the food was amazing. The cocktails from my knowledge were also a hit- mango mojito was our favorite. The blood moon cocktail was alright. Our server was very friendly and checked on us often. Even brought out a complimentary macaroon for my birthday. A lovely restaurant! Will definitely be returning.”

4.5 Superb177 Reviews
Mumbai Maskaa 150 Valley Rd Suite 6, Montclair Indian • $$

“Felt like in Mumbai, one of the must visit restaurants in NJ. This place is newly opened... ambience is awesome and so is the food.Lage menu selection available, it's a long list of appetizers,entree, desserts..etc and there is special Mumbai items menu. Their lunch buffet is even better, gets you full in $14 with nice dessert at the end. Tried:Panner Tikka (⭐⭐⭐⭐)Spinach chaat (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)Panner special (⭐⭐⭐⭐)Pav bhaaji(⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)Misal pav(⭐⭐⭐)(ask to make it spicy)Chai at the end was perfect.Service was also good. We were welcomed and looked after till the door again.Free Parking is available.Will definitely visit again for trying out more items.Wheelchair ♿ accessible.Vegetarian options: AvailableDietary restrictions: Can customizeParking: AvailableKid-friendliness: YesWheelchair accessibility: Yes”

4.8 Superb141 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Nami Nori Montclair 378 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Sushi Bar • $$$

“I always say to people that I bring here that they serve flavor bombs that explode in your mouth. This place is a true experience. Atmosphere and service are always top notch and the food never disappoints. They serve non-vegan and vegan items so it is a great place to go with a mixed dietary restriction group. They can even take care of Gluten Free people as well. Would give this place 6 stars if I could.Vegetarian options: They offer vegan options on their menuDietary restrictions: Gluten Free options”

4.4 Superb175 Reviews
BOSCHETTO 111 Grove St, Montclair Italian • $$

“That someone really cares about every aspect of running a restaurant is clear at Boschetto. High quality ingredients are expertly prepared and courteously served in a comfortable unpretentious environment. Unhesitatingly recommended.”

4.8 Superb107 Reviews
Meet Me at Madison's 121 Watchung Ave, Montclair Cafe • $$

“I love a home run...a trifecta :)It's a cozy but clean location...bright & warm vibe with the woods & metals. What can make it more welcoming???!!! A baked goods, sandwich, and other goodies glass showcase as soon as you step in....sorry no picture!The service is AMAZING by far #1 on my list of places BUT not over bearing. They took care of all our needs with kindness & gentleness while allowing us to enjoy our time together.The food tasted as if from FARM TO TABLE...fresh, crisp, warm and light. The arepas were perfect...my grandma and mom are straight from Colombia so arepas are huge...these meet the criteria, soft but cooked on the inside and grilled perfectly, moist not dry. My son's Eggs Benedict was delish and the bread wasn't the usual English muffin instead a thick slice of heavenly toast. The avocado toast was unbelievable and scrumptious. I had both Arepa dishes...both very good but the beef and cheese was exceptional :)Look forward to going back!”

4.4 Superb114 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

“The food and the ambience were pretty good. The classic ceviche is spectacular… any of the ceviches they have, really. Worth the visit. Oscar was our server and he was amazingly attentive and helpful.”

4.8 Superb193 Reviews
Luigino's Parmigiana 173 Glenridge Ave, Montclair Salad • $$

“This restaurant was amazing. Kesha the server was amazing she was attentive and wonderful kind. The food outstanding, I had the short ribs I didn’t even need a knife . I would definitely come again, thank you for the food and wonderful service.”

4.6 Superb136 Reviews
Turtle + the Wolf 622 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair American • $$$

“A BYO restaurant with phenomenal food! Everything we tried was delicious and the staff that helped us was super attentive. Would highly recommend a visit to Turtle + the Wolf!”

4.7 Superb78 Reviews
Brick + Dough 110 Walnut St, Montclair Pizza • $$

“Best Gluten Free pizza you will find. Reminds Me of the days before I was diagnosed with Celiac, I will be back for more”

4.6 Superb119 Reviews
Cornbread Montclair 372 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Soul Food • $

“The food was delicious. the service was wonderful! the chicken was incredibly juicy and perfectly fried! And the staff is so friendly! This is a fantastic restaurant! And it’s also black owned!”

4.9 Superb134 Reviews

“Went for my birthday on a Tuesday night. Surprisingly packed for a weekday but I did make a reservation.The enclosed patio is the best. Great place for pictures since there’s lots of lights and greenery. The ambiance was nice and the food was amazing. The cocktails from my knowledge were also a hit- mango mojito was our favorite. The blood moon cocktail was alright. Our server was very friendly and checked on us often. Even brought out a complimentary macaroon for my birthday. A lovely restaurant! Will definitely be returning.”

4.5 Superb177 Reviews

“loved this place! I was in Montclair for a visit and looked for a vegan place. This was well reviewed so decided to go - the food and the people are amazing! I came back two days later and had again the power bowl and strawberry banana smoothie - I would take this restaurant back home with me.”

4.8 Superb169 Reviews

“I recently tried the lamb gyro at Falafel Guys, and it was nothing short of amazing! The flavors were exceptional, and the meat was incredibly tender. The customer service was top-notch, with quick and efficient service. The spot was also very clean, adding to the overall pleasant experience. I give Falafel Guys two thumbs up and highly recommend trying their delicious food!”

4.9 Superb111 Reviews
Mumbai Maskaa 150 Valley Rd Suite 6, Montclair Indian • $$

“Felt like in Mumbai, one of the must visit restaurants in NJ. This place is newly opened... ambience is awesome and so is the food.Lage menu selection available, it's a long list of appetizers,entree, desserts..etc and there is special Mumbai items menu. Their lunch buffet is even better, gets you full in $14 with nice dessert at the end. Tried:Panner Tikka (⭐⭐⭐⭐)Spinach chaat (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)Panner special (⭐⭐⭐⭐)Pav bhaaji(⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)Misal pav(⭐⭐⭐)(ask to make it spicy)Chai at the end was perfect.Service was also good. We were welcomed and looked after till the door again.Free Parking is available.Will definitely visit again for trying out more items.Wheelchair ♿ accessible.Vegetarian options: AvailableDietary restrictions: Can customizeParking: AvailableKid-friendliness: YesWheelchair accessibility: Yes”

4.8 Superb141 Reviews
Paper Plane Coffee Co. 61 N Fullerton Ave, Montclair Coffee Roasteries • $

“Very stylized coffee shop. As the name suggests, the seats look like a plane. The croissant was very nice and was made perfectly. Serive was quick and nice. This is a very nice coffee shop to go too”

4.8 Superb134 Reviews
La Fontaine Cafe 12 N Willow St, Montclair Cafe • $

“Amazing Turkish and European inspired food and cafe in the heart of Montclair! The owner/operator Pinar is the sweetest and friendliest, and her delicious food always leaves you satisfied and wanting more! We Love the Doner sandwhich, chicken chipotle sandwhich, coffee and tea selection is amazing - go for the pistachio latte!! And if you’re lucky you meet Bade!!”

4.9 Superb92 Reviews
Nami Nori Montclair 378 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Sushi Bar • $$$

“I always say to people that I bring here that they serve flavor bombs that explode in your mouth. This place is a true experience. Atmosphere and service are always top notch and the food never disappoints. They serve non-vegan and vegan items so it is a great place to go with a mixed dietary restriction group. They can even take care of Gluten Free people as well. Would give this place 6 stars if I could.Vegetarian options: They offer vegan options on their menuDietary restrictions: Gluten Free options”

4.4 Superb175 Reviews
BOOMCHIA The Madison Building, 427 Bloomfield Ave Suite 101, Montclair Health Food

“This place is, with out a doubt, the best Acai/Chia pudding place I have ever been to. On top of that, the chia pudding recipe tis shop is using is something distinctly different from other chia pudding I've had. It's blue, and tastes far more awesome than normal chia pudding.I accidentally discovered this little shop while visiting a friend near Montclair. I live in NYC - caught a train to Montclair Bay St station, and wandered up the block from there looking for some treats to share with friends.Jackpot.I don't live near Montclair, and this location is not convenient to me. However, I now go out of my way to visit this shop whenever I'm passing through the nearby train line.Worth it.If you (please) bring boomchia to downtown Brooklyn, I would eat there everyday. As it stands I'll have to settle for once a week.”

5 Superb63 Reviews
BOSCHETTO 111 Grove St, Montclair Italian • $$

“That someone really cares about every aspect of running a restaurant is clear at Boschetto. High quality ingredients are expertly prepared and courteously served in a comfortable unpretentious environment. Unhesitatingly recommended.”

4.8 Superb107 Reviews

“I love a home run...a trifecta :)It's a cozy but clean location...bright & warm vibe with the woods & metals. What can make it more welcoming???!!! A baked goods, sandwich, and other goodies glass showcase as soon as you step in....sorry no picture!The service is AMAZING by far #1 on my list of places BUT not over bearing. They took care of all our needs with kindness & gentleness while allowing us to enjoy our time together.The food tasted as if from FARM TO TABLE...fresh, crisp, warm and light. The arepas were perfect...my grandma and mom are straight from Colombia so arepas are huge...these meet the criteria, soft but cooked on the inside and grilled perfectly, moist not dry. My son's Eggs Benedict was delish and the bread wasn't the usual English muffin instead a thick slice of heavenly toast. The avocado toast was unbelievable and scrumptious. I had both Arepa dishes...both very good but the beef and cheese was exceptional :)Look forward to going back!”

4.4 Superb114 Reviews
Libélula Bakery and Kitchen 5 N Fullerton Ave, Montclair Latin American • $$

“As a Dominican, I wholeheartedly approve this place - 100%! When I first visited, all I could think of was, 'Oh God, I hope this place never closes!' It's become my go-to spot for Saturday breakfast, and for good reason. The food is delicious, beautifully presented, and authentic. The mangú is a perfect representation of plátano power, and the ceviche is simply divine! I'm so glad I found this gem, and I look forward to returning for a fantastic breakfast/brunch experience.Parking: Paid $10 dollars for parking at the Chase Bank parking lot location right next to the restaurant”

4.8 Superb95 Reviews
Zeugma Grill 44 S Park St, Montclair Mediterranean • $$$

“Should be best best restaurants list in NJ!”

4.6 Superb262 Reviews
Cap't Loui 10 Park St, Montclair Seafood • $$$

“The atmosphere alone won me, the food was fresh, the drive was very respectful and the hospitality is tier, the best location of all locations with the best sightings in the ”

4.7 Superb135 Reviews

Online Reservation Available

Zeugma Grill 44 S Park St, Montclair Mediterranean • $$$

“Should be best best restaurants list in NJ!”

4.6 Superb262 Reviews
Scala Del Nonna 32 Church St, Montclair Italian • $$

“Santiago was the best waiter!!!!! He really knew how to handle all aspects of our dining experience. Friendly, professional and welcoming!! He was working his tail off as waiter, food runner and bus boy all in one!”

4.4 Superb59 Reviews
Jack's Surf & Turf 718 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Seafood • $$

“The food was delicious. I definitely recommend this restaurant for the food and the friendly service and atmosphere.Parking: Park across the street at the museum parking lot.”

4.3 Superb108 Reviews
Gioia Mia 331 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Italian • $$$

“Restaurant is at the former Fascino location with same chef and waitstaff (but new owner and renovated space). Food is as fantastic as ever! Very attentive service. The pastas are awesome. The pan seared sea scallops with smoked cauliflower is to die for. BYOB.”

4.3 Superb103 Reviews
Laboratorio Kitchen 615 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair New American • $$

“Food is always fresh very tasteful. The staff is friendly and welcoming to everyone. My only downfall is finding parking because the parking area across the street fills up extremely quick.”

4.5 Superb315 Reviews
Fresco da Franco 15 Church St, Montclair Italian • $$

“I held my daughters bridal shower at Fresco Da Franco last weekend and my guests are still reaching out to compliment the service and excellent food. We had family style service and rented the entire venue. The Bar Franco was a great welcome spot for our guests to shower my daughter with happiness. Cannot recommend this venue enough for your next event !!!”

4.2 Good287 Reviews
Eagle Rock Cafe 202 Bellevue Ave #1B, Montclair Cafe • $

“Ladies and gentlemen this is one of the best cafes in and around clifton-paterson- garfield area where you can grab a very flavorful coffee and enjoy a little studying time. The cafe has plenty of seats for everyone and plenty of outlets. Mario and jason are both great baristas and are phenomenal with the customers. I definitely come here often and study and enjoy the environment and vibes of cafe. It can get a little hectic and loud when there are inconsiderate people around but all in all one of my fav cafes. They always have new drinks and the baristas are very creative. Well done!”

4.8 Superb50 Reviews

“I can’t speak on anything but the food because I got it delivered, but it was so good I had to come here to give them their 10’s. Food was piping hot and BOMB. Best Thai food I’ve had besides another spot I frequent”

4.2 Good132 Reviews
Dutch's Sandwich Shop 16 Church St, Montclair Sandwich Shop • $

“I had a very pleasant experience at Dutch’s. The owner and staff were all friendly and helpful. We ordered 2 sandwich platters for a school event with a variety of their sandwiches and wraps. Not one sandwich was left behind!And, the breakfast sandwiches…good luck trying to choose one! All I’m going to say is run ? don’t walk! Top Tier ✨”

4.6 Superb85 Reviews
De Novo European Pub 275 Bellevue Ave, Montclair Gastropubs • $$

“I have been to De Novo several times. Each visit is more delightful than the last. It begins as soon as you enter the room. The hosts are incredibly friendly and helpful. A great way to start your evening. The food and the service are some of the best in Essex County. Highly recommended. I can’t wait to return.”

4.2 Good75 Reviews

“I always saw this restaurant walking or driving by and always wanted to go in For apps we got the jalapeno samosa and they were amazing. We also tried the cauliflower bites and this spinach chaat which were amazing. We also got the achari chicken as an app and with the chutneys it was probably the best thing on the menu. For main course we got a butter chicken and a paneer tikka masala and were solid options. Service was good. Everyone was attentive. Kinda small place but loved the decor and the mural on the wall.”

4.5 Superb133 Reviews
Samba Montclair 7 Park St, Montclair Latin American • $$$

“It's a wonderful restaurant, beautifully decorated and most of all, Celiac safe (gluten-free). The dishes are deliciously prepared. Do not hesitate to make reservations to Samba. Tudo estava tão delicioso!!!”

4.4 Superb446 Reviews
pastaRAMEN 6 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair Italian • $$$

“Amazing food. Can swing it with a kid.Food:Amazing!!Clams and focassia- wanted to lick every bite, kid found clam hard to chew (that's more my kid than anything)Tonkasu ramenPalate cleanserCarbonara and scampi ramenSo so but still greatGyoza cacio e pepeMy kid ate the chicken katsu ! And the cacio e pepe and ramenKid was not bothered by loud music or darkness. We preenptively gave him an iPad so he wouldn't make a sceneThey do adhere to the 90 min limit. Totally fine but if they seat us late, shouldn't we get an extension?”

4.1 Good444 Reviews
Toro Sushi 44 Upper Montclair Plaza, Montclair Japanese • $$

“I love this place! Me and my family have come many times. The service is amazing and the place is homey and welcoming! I personally love the salmon lover roll and sushi tempura roll.”

4.5 Superb54 Reviews

“Bivio was divine! The pear, prosciutto and Burrata was so fresh. Both the pear and prosciutto were sliced super thin just the way I like it. The Margherita pizza was delicious and so was the special Ciao e Pepe pizza. I highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

4.8 Superb20 Reviews
Scala Del Nonna 32 Church St, Montclair Italian • $$

“Santiago was the best waiter!!!!! He really knew how to handle all aspects of our dining experience. Friendly, professional and welcoming!! He was working his tail off as waiter, food runner and bus boy all in one!”

4.4 Superb59 Reviews
Jack's Surf & Turf 718 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Seafood • $$

“The food was delicious. I definitely recommend this restaurant for the food and the friendly service and atmosphere.Parking: Park across the street at the museum parking lot.”

4.3 Superb108 Reviews
Gioia Mia 331 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Italian • $$$

“Restaurant is at the former Fascino location with same chef and waitstaff (but new owner and renovated space). Food is as fantastic as ever! Very attentive service. The pastas are awesome. The pan seared sea scallops with smoked cauliflower is to die for. BYOB.”

4.3 Superb103 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Libélula Bakery and Kitchen 5 N Fullerton Ave, Montclair Latin American • $$

“As a Dominican, I wholeheartedly approve this place - 100%! When I first visited, all I could think of was, 'Oh God, I hope this place never closes!' It's become my go-to spot for Saturday breakfast, and for good reason. The food is delicious, beautifully presented, and authentic. The mangú is a perfect representation of plátano power, and the ceviche is simply divine! I'm so glad I found this gem, and I look forward to returning for a fantastic breakfast/brunch experience.Parking: Paid $10 dollars for parking at the Chase Bank parking lot location right next to the restaurant”

4.8 Superb95 Reviews
Cap't Loui 10 Park St, Montclair Seafood • $$$

“The atmosphere alone won me, the food was fresh, the drive was very respectful and the hospitality is tier, the best location of all locations with the best sightings in the ”

4.7 Superb135 Reviews
Ray's Luncheonette 99 Walnut St, Montclair Diner • $

“My favorite place on earth food is amazingly delicious and well portioned. The owners wife & husband, staff are wonderful they make you feel like family it’s a family owned business and there hospitality exceeds my expectations. All there dishes are sooooo good recommend everything.”

4.9 Superb61 Reviews
Stuff by SJ 342 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Bakery

“Amazing place to have a cupcake decorating party for kiddos! SJ did a great job of guiding the kids through decorating cupcakes focused on the party's theme! Super impressive!”

4.8 Superb79 Reviews
Good Chicken 114 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Chicken Wings • $

“Stumbled upon this establishment while out there working. Amazing wings. Pretty much all I had. But will definitely be back. Wings were on point. Service was on point. Ambiance was chill.”

4.8 Superb64 Reviews

“You will not find a fresher, more delicious, authentic, amazing sandwich anywhere. This place is the real deal. I had the "Fonz" which is chicken cutlet (thin and crispy and perfect) fresh mozz, roasted red pepper, arugula, balsamic. Tough to park but for that sandwich you figure it out.”

4.8 Superb63 Reviews

“I am glad I saw their delivery van when I was driving by. I did a Uturn and hoped I stumbled on a yummy bakery. This place is gem. Small space for dining in so I decided to order a cappuccino and almond croissant to go and drive to a nearby park. I also got a container of their poppyseed hamantaschen cookies. Everything was top notch and delicious. Service was quick and friendly. First authentic croissant I have had in recent memory. I really appreciate that the baked goods were flavorful and not sugary. Perfect.”

4.7 Superb82 Reviews
Minias Montclair 22 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair Breakfast • $

“I have never had a bad meal here. From cuban sandwich , empanadas,.salads and Mangu. Everything is delicious. The coffee is pricey but good. I recommend going for lunch. The ladies that work there are very nice. Happy to find this great addition to Lackawanna. ​”

4.7 Superb82 Reviews
Fish Delish 590 Valley Rd, Montclair Seafood • $

“Food is amazing, can't find nothing like that elsewhere. Everything is super fresh, tasteful and healthy. Once you leave this spot you instantly become a fish lover lol, Would give 6 out of 5 stars if possible.”

4.7 Superb69 Reviews
Jackie's Grillette Montclair 614 Valley Rd, Montclair Mediterranean • $

“You may think this is a divey diner but, no, it is certainly not. It’s a cute and cozy spot with good food. They have a number of Mediterranean dishes which was lovely to behold. I had a side order of hummus which was clearly homemade and it was a generous portion. So much so that I had to take my tuna sandwich to go. Even the sandwich was enough for two people. The smoothies looked yummy, as I saw many customers ordering them. Next time! There about 8 small tables so it may be tough to find a seat; however I was able to get one for just me. You did need to order food at the register but they will bring your order to your table. Also everything was surprisingly affordable for upper Montclair.”

4.7 Superb67 Reviews
Thought in Motion Waterbar 127 Valley Rd, Montclair Coffee Shops • $

“I don’t typically leave reviews, but I loved this place! I stumbled in and the interior was so inviting and calm, exactly what I needed the day I found Thought in Motion. I got a golden milk latte and an infused water (recommended by the staff). Both were DELICIOUS. I was having a rough day and Sandy came out and just gave me beautiful pep talk. She had no idea that I needed that. Beautiful shop, beautiful staff. Thank you! I’ll be back❤️”

4.9 Superb40 Reviews
Teglia Pizza Bar 438 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Pizza • $

“Going to the Hot Tuna concert last night at the Wellmont with my son and stopped in for pizza before the show. The pizza was out of this world! Great crust, toppings were all quality and the staff was great. The owner Joe was friendly and place was going.”

4.7 Superb64 Reviews
Absolute Zero Ice Cream 410 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Ice Cream Shop • $

“I’ve been coming here for over 2 years now and all I have to say is that this place never disappoints. They all have a smile and bring amazing energy to the customers. This is the only ice cream place I come to and I know others that came with me love it as ”

4.7 Superb63 Reviews

“The most delicious and flavorful desserts!”

4.6 Superb90 Reviews
Cafe Moso 307 Orange Rd, Montclair American • $$

“I absolutely love this place! From the food, atmosphere and customer service. I have used them twice to cater my baby shower and a recent birthday party. Zinna the owner is super sweet, professional, punctual. She truly wants the customer to be happy and checks in with you. My family and friends loved the food and I will always use them in the future.”

4.6 Superb81 Reviews
Laboratorio Kitchen 615 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair New American • $$

“Food is always fresh very tasteful. The staff is friendly and welcoming to everyone. My only downfall is finding parking because the parking area across the street fills up extremely quick.”

4.5 Superb315 Reviews
Fresco da Franco 15 Church St, Montclair Italian • $$

“I held my daughters bridal shower at Fresco Da Franco last weekend and my guests are still reaching out to compliment the service and excellent food. We had family style service and rented the entire venue. The Bar Franco was a great welcome spot for our guests to shower my daughter with happiness. Cannot recommend this venue enough for your next event !!!”

4.2 Good287 Reviews

“I can’t speak on anything but the food because I got it delivered, but it was so good I had to come here to give them their 10’s. Food was piping hot and BOMB. Best Thai food I’ve had besides another spot I frequent”

4.2 Good132 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

“We order from here all the time online and just recently went to eat in person for the first time!!! Food is amazing one of the best Indian restaurants in North Jersey! Highly recommend!”

3.8 Good55 Reviews
Panda Express 1 Normal Ave, Montclair Fast Food • $

“This location always has fast service and friendly staff. They also have a drive thru. Their food is always hot and fresh. If you are looking for genuine Chinese food this is probably not the place especially because there are tons of other places in the area. But it is a good value for the portion sizes and still pretty tasty. I tried their limited time hot chicken and was disappointed. For "fast food" there are some real healthy options on the menu like the beef and broccoli.”

1.9 Poor7 Reviews
De Novo European Pub 275 Bellevue Ave, Montclair Gastropubs • $$

“I have been to De Novo several times. Each visit is more delightful than the last. It begins as soon as you enter the room. The hosts are incredibly friendly and helpful. A great way to start your evening. The food and the service are some of the best in Essex County. Highly recommended. I can’t wait to return.”

4.2 Good75 Reviews
Cafe Moso 307 Orange Rd, Montclair American • $$

“I absolutely love this place! From the food, atmosphere and customer service. I have used them twice to cater my baby shower and a recent birthday party. Zinna the owner is super sweet, professional, punctual. She truly wants the customer to be happy and checks in with you. My family and friends loved the food and I will always use them in the future.”

4.6 Superb81 Reviews

“I always saw this restaurant walking or driving by and always wanted to go in For apps we got the jalapeno samosa and they were amazing. We also tried the cauliflower bites and this spinach chaat which were amazing. We also got the achari chicken as an app and with the chutneys it was probably the best thing on the menu. For main course we got a butter chicken and a paneer tikka masala and were solid options. Service was good. Everyone was attentive. Kinda small place but loved the decor and the mural on the wall.”

4.5 Superb133 Reviews

Cheap Eats

“The food here is sooo bomb. I come here all the time with friends. I’ve liked everything on the menu but my favorite is the chorizo sopes!!! With a close second being either the tamales or the Bisetc a la Mexicana!!”

4.8 Superb41 Reviews
Local Coffee 107 Watchung Ave, Montclair Coffee Shops • $

“5 stars for their vanilla latte with oatmilk and their iced chai latte. In a quiet, less busy area of Montclair, Local Coffee hit the spot on a cool weekend morning for a small hit of caffeine. Their oatmilk latte was still robust and milk to coffee ratio was good. They also so half-caf for people like me who love the flavor of coffee but cannot take a full caffeinated drink. The iced chai was flavorful and creamy, not too sweet yet still rich in flavor. Interior is fresh and welcoming. Service is fast and friendly. Limited seated. Restroom is clean. Street parking. Will come back!”

4.8 Superb37 Reviews

“I've tried a lot of croissants from every bakery that offers them and this place currently has the best! The plain ones are perfect. These are also the same ones offered at paper planes.”

4.6 Superb65 Reviews
worldFlats - Montclair 58 Church St, Montclair Vegetarian • $

“A fresh, delightful option for lunch!Unfortunately, they were out of vegan cheese, but the server was quite knowledgeable about the options and made thoughtful and useful recommendations. The food was delicious, prices reasonable.Dietary restrictions: Vegetarian and vegan optionsParking: Paid parking garage nearby”

4.7 Superb46 Reviews
Benvenuti Montclair 20 Church St, Montclair Ice Cream Shop • $

“The service was quick and attentive despite being the only worker available. Everything in the location was clean and delicious. Overall, thankful for this late night bite! It was delicious, cost efficient, and a great source for ice-cream craving satisfaction!”

4.6 Superb57 Reviews
Kreme & Krumbs 147 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Ice Cream Shop • $

“The ice cream is so delicious! Had the guava cheesecake flavor and it was divine. They have different flavors every month I think. The negative is that the ice cream is pricey and the portion doesn’t match the price. It was $11 for the pictured ice cream.There isn’t really space to sit and eat your ice cream in the store. It was empty when I went so I found parking right outside on the street.”

4.5 Superb79 Reviews
Falafel Hut 3813, 213 Bellevue Ave #4, Montclair Falafel • $

“Really good!I had the chicken shawarma platter and the chicken was perfectly flavored but it was a bit overcooked and dry. It was right before closing so I won't hold it against them. The rice was really flavorful and fluffy. The salad was fresh delicious.I would return again!”

4.6 Superb51 Reviews

“Me and my family's favorite place to order our pizza from, hands down best pizza in our whole town especially the pepperoni (Next to Brick and Dough for me personally).”

4.8 Superb29 Reviews
Proven Poke Co 19 Church St, Montclair Seafood • $

“Musubi for days! So good So fresh! Ill be back”

4.6 Superb48 Reviews
Efi's Gyro 521 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Greek • $

“I tried EFI’s today from just passing by without looking at any reviews/ knowledge about the place i was PLEASANTLY surprised on the food! I got 2 lamb gyros and spanakopita to go. The lamb meat was GOOD but I got some nasty hard pieces. But, after getting rid of the pieces the gyros were great STUFFED with fries and I Loved it! I would 100% go back but i would personally try the chicken instead. The spanakopita was great and enough to share between two!”

4.5 Superb72 Reviews

“I had Greg and team from Mezoco my wife's 50th surprise birthday party for about 60 people. The food was plentiful and got rave reviews. Setup was perfect. Working with Greg on the menu was painless. Would 100% use again and recommend to anybody who loves Mexican food--some of the best I've ever had. That salsa... amazing.”

4.8 Superb28 Reviews
Applegate Farm 616 Grove St, Montclair Ice Cream Shop • $

“Delicious ice cream, plenty variety of flavours, the staff was really nice, the only thing is that I didn't see any place to sit, we ate the ice cream in the car.”

4.4 Superb133 Reviews

“This was my first time visiting Mattarello bakery and I will definitely come back!When I walked in - I was welcomed by smiling and happy barista.It was hard to choose what I wanted to try,they have a lot off different cookies,pastries and cakes,the lady who was working there helped me to choose the perfect pastries to try.I had bombolone donut with custard cream, lobster tail with chantilly cream and a large cappuccino.Everything tasted amazing.Fresh,a lot(!!!)of filling which made me really happy.For coffee lovers - they have different types of milk to choose for your cappuccino,latte or matcha latte.I had a cappuccino with almond milk and look at the cute bear!I can’t wait to come back another time to try something new!?☕️ ”

4.5 Superb65 Reviews

“Do I feel like I'm "stepping out" on Belgiovine's when I'm in Montclair but decide to come here instead? (I do.) But it'll only take one visit for you to be a true believer as well. It's small. You walk in and aside from the squad of friendly workers at both main counters you'll first encounter the amazing breads (and treats). All the shapes, styles and sizes your carb-loving heart desires will be found on one of these racks. Expertly made... dense, sturdy, flavorful, with a mighty crust (that'll give your Fixodent a workout!). Take a few steps towards the 'back' and now you're at the deli and it's overflowing with options. Each item looks bewitching and alluring and before you can even finish saying, "A pound of..." - somehow it's already sliced and bagged and the guy is waiting on the next item you need. (Maybe it's that luscious square of eggplant parm that they've intentionally left "posed" on top of the spatula or the Italian hot dog platter or that mountain of sauteed broccoli rabe that you know it's going to have that perfect 'bite'.) And as soon as you get home you immediately start crafting what's to be a most perfect sandwich with their seeded semolina, fresh ball of mootz (so creamy and delectable), and a few other odds-and-ends you snagged. Thank goodness this town is big enough for more than one amazing Italian deli and I don't have to pick which is my all-time fave.”

4.5 Superb61 Reviews
Mercado 605 Valley Rd, Montclair American • $

“Amazing cafe to work, coffee. One of the best burgers I've had in my life. All the food is extremely fresh. Very well maintained and feels great to be there. Def going back.Only negative is that it closes at 4pm. We felt that it can generate so much profit if it can serve dinner with this quality of food”

4.4 Superb91 Reviews
Samba Montclair 7 Park St, Montclair Latin American • $$$

“It's a wonderful restaurant, beautifully decorated and most of all, Celiac safe (gluten-free). The dishes are deliciously prepared. Do not hesitate to make reservations to Samba. Tudo estava tão delicioso!!!”

4.4 Superb446 Reviews
Charm Thai Cuisine 600 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Thai • $$

“Such a great family owned restaurant! We got: app (fried chive, crab Rangoon) meals (yellow wonton noodle chicken, chiang-mai know soi) dessert (coco/mango custard). Everything was delicious! Atmosphere is super cute & festive. Very clean. Staff was kind & efficient. We visited on a Sunday afternoon. Great prices & excellent portion sizes. Definitely recommend for a date night or family meal. Thank you!”

4.5 Superb117 Reviews
24

Le Souk

Le Souk 51 Watchung Plaza, Montclair Middle Eastern • $$

“Great food and nice atmosphere! We did the small plate appetizers. The beet salad and monk baba ganoush were especially delicious. Falafel was so good too and not dry at all.”

4.6 Superb55 Reviews
Sushi Koshi 109 Watchung Ave, Montclair Japanese • $$

“Amazing and kind place to enjoy a fabulous meal. 10/10 recommend, I also left my phone behind only to return and it was protected and in great hands :), we will be back.”

4.5 Superb82 Reviews
pastaRAMEN 6 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair Italian • $$$

“Amazing food. Can swing it with a kid.Food:Amazing!!Clams and focassia- wanted to lick every bite, kid found clam hard to chew (that's more my kid than anything)Tonkasu ramenPalate cleanserCarbonara and scampi ramenSo so but still greatGyoza cacio e pepeMy kid ate the chicken katsu ! And the cacio e pepe and ramenKid was not bothered by loud music or darkness. We preenptively gave him an iPad so he wouldn't make a sceneThey do adhere to the 90 min limit. Totally fine but if they seat us late, shouldn't we get an extension?”

4.1 Good444 Reviews
Kai Yang 345 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Thai • $$

“Tried Thai food for the first time last week. The food at this restaurant was so good that I'm still thinking about it! I tried the pineapple fried rice and mango sticky rice. Both dishes were amazing. The spot itself is vibrant and cozy. The staff were really friendly, seemed to genuinely care about our dining experience. I will definitely be returning!”

4.5 Superb68 Reviews
Basil Indian & Thai Grill 117 Watchung Ave, Montclair Indian • $$

“Attended a private birthday party there, requested mild flavor and ALL the foods are delicious! From the owner and crew are great especially Mavi! She brightened the room. It is highly recommended.”

4.4 Superb128 Reviews
Toro Sushi 44 Upper Montclair Plaza, Montclair Japanese • $$

“I love this place! Me and my family have come many times. The service is amazing and the place is homey and welcoming! I personally love the salmon lover roll and sushi tempura roll.”

4.5 Superb54 Reviews
Bivio Pizza Napoletana 107 Pine St, Montclair Pizza • $$

“Bivio was divine! The pear, prosciutto and Burrata was so fresh. Both the pear and prosciutto were sliced super thin just the way I like it. The Margherita pizza was delicious and so was the special Ciao e Pepe pizza. I highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

4.8 Superb20 Reviews

Latest Reviews

Soho Pizza & Grill 540 Valley Rd, Montclair Pizza • $

“Best I have had in Montclair since moving here recently Originally from Boston our North End Italian Section among best in USA - SoHo definitely right up there I will be back again and again Friendly and helpful owner Chaz”

4.4 Superb21 Reviews
Jefferson's Cafe 88 Maple Ave, Montclair Soul Food • $

“I Am Always So Happy To Order Anything On Their Delightful Menu. The Food Is Always Prepared With Love And Care!! .. The Dinners Are Hot And Oh So Delicious! .. I Highly Recommend Jefferson's Cafe! Absolutely And Unequivocally Delicious Homemade Food!!! 10 STARS!!!!”

4 Good79 Reviews
Montclair House Grill 12 Church St, Montclair Restaurant • $

“The female manager was very nasty to two employees when I was there. She told one of them loud enough for everyone inside the restaurant to hear that he had two strikes and she would send him home and then turned to another worker and said that she was going home too. Wtf, the food was good but that woman needs to go back to the handbook and look at how to speak to employees when patrons are around. I was very uncomfortable and not sure I’ll be back. That is not the way to treat others.”

4.2 Good82 Reviews
Zeugma Grill 44 S Park St, Montclair Mediterranean • $$$

“Should be best best restaurants list in NJ!”

4.6 Superb262 Reviews
Proven Poke Co 19 Church St, Montclair Seafood • $

“Musubi for days! So good So fresh! Ill be back”

4.6 Superb48 Reviews
Brasil Paradise Grill 180 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Brazilian • $$

“Fantastic food and service- you won’t be disappointed”

3.8 Good80 Reviews
Pappardelle Ristorante 77 Walnut St, Montclair Italian • $$

“Pappardelle Restaurant is a wonderful local Italian restaurant with great food and service. You feel like you are part of the family when you eat here. Augustine greets you when you arrive and you are seated in their lovely dining room. This Montclair BYO restaurant provides the perfect place to gather with family and friends. Service is prompt and attentive and the menu is varied with something for even your more finicky eaters. You will not be disappointed by both the familiar Italian standards and the creative specials. We recently hosted a holiday party for 24 and the group is still talking about the event. Pappardelle provide choice of packages at different prices for groups . We chose a package which began with family style appetizers followed by pasta and salad courses and then a choice of several main dishes with dessert and coffee. We were not rushed and enjoyed our evening. Thank you to Augustine and his staff for creating a memorable event for our group.”

4.1 Good55 Reviews
Brick + Dough 110 Walnut St, Montclair Restaurant • $$

“Best Gluten Free pizza you will find. Reminds Me of the days before I was diagnosed with Celiac, I will be back for more”

4.6 Superb119 Reviews
Bro's Sandwiches 206 Bellevue Ave, Montclair Sandwich Shop

“The sandwich I had was really good”

4.8 Superb41 Reviews
Teglia Pizza Bar 438 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Pizza • $

“Going to the Hot Tuna concert last night at the Wellmont with my son and stopped in for pizza before the show. The pizza was out of this world! Great crust, toppings were all quality and the staff was great. The owner Joe was friendly and place was going.”

4.7 Superb64 Reviews
Palato 377 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Italian • $$

“Amazing little Italian in Montclair. Great service with delicious appetizers and entrees. Guazzetto and Polpettine to start followed by lasagna and caserecce that were as good as it gets. Affogato for desert and you are perfect.”

4.9 Superb121 Reviews
Belgiovine's Pizza 712 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Pizza Delivery • $

“Their pizza is awesome and now I hear they expanded their menu to include hot sandwiches. Meatball parm, chicken parm. Garlic knots and salad too. I’m in heaven!!”

4.3 Superb21 Reviews

“The most delicious and flavorful desserts!”

4.6 Superb90 Reviews
Basil Indian & Thai Grill 117 Watchung Ave, Montclair Restaurant • $$

“Attended a private birthday party there, requested mild flavor and ALL the foods are delicious! From the owner and crew are great especially Mavi! She brightened the room. It is highly recommended.”

4.4 Superb128 Reviews

Most Popular Restaurants

Sweet T's Southern Eatery 387 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Soul Food • $$

“Great Sunday Brunch with my BFFs. Food was really good and was so much that we all had leftovers the next day. Highly recommend for starters the cornbread and deviled eggs. For main course, I recommend the catfish, collared greens and black-eyed peas as well as mac and cheese. We also enjoyed the live band with a vocalist who covered well recognized songs. A truly fun afternoon.”

4.1 Good400 Reviews
Cuban Pete's 428 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Cuban • $$

“This place used to be such a hidden gem in Montclair. The food is still delicious. I’m giving them three stars because I had to move my seating to the outside area because they had small bugs that kept landing on me. It’s 80 degrees and I’m outside sweating because they can’t hire an exterminator.”

3.5 Good276 Reviews
Halcyon 114 Walnut St, Montclair Seafood • $$$

“Arrived 10 minutes before 3pm reservation on Sunday. Although many tables were not occupied they expressed hesitation since they were transitioning from Brunch to Dinner. We were directed to go wait at the bar. The bartender was aggressive with my son, who is a youthful 22 year old that he couldn't sit at the bar if he was not 21. After ordering drinks, my son ordered a soda,. After about 15-20 minutes, I went back to the hostess and asked if our table was ready and she was surprised we were waiting for a table since her colleague who we checked in with never mentioned us. Ultimately we were seated at a nice table near the front window and had a good meal.”

3.8 Good218 Reviews
Noches De Colombia 19 Elm St, Montclair Colombian • $$

“I finally had the chance to have a sit down meal by myself and was not disappointed at all. 5 stars in all categories is very rare for me to give but when its perfect its deserving. My server had me scan a code for a review of his service but i lost it. I believe his name was Manuel (my apologies if i may be wrong). I was there on Tuesday about 5pm party of 1 my total was $68. I had the Mary Mar with roasted potatoes along with sangria if that helps you figure out the server. He deserves special mention for exceptional service. From my dining experience i tend to remember the level of service before i remember the meal. Servers set the tone and create the dining experience from beginning to end. It's imperative they are well trained and understand the importance of the role they play for the restaurant. The food is outstanding in taste and presentation. The atmosphere is relaxing and the place is well decorated. Thank you for the perfect dining experience.”

4 Good181 Reviews

“Had dinner here last night. Delicious, innovative menu. Try the crispy duck crostini, duck fat patatas bravado. Everything we had was great.And our server, Melissa, could not have been more helpful.Highly recommended (as are, reservations - this place is popular and gets busy).And, it’s BYOB!”

4.2 Good171 Reviews

“loved this place! I was in Montclair for a visit and looked for a vegan place. This was well reviewed so decided to go - the food and the people are amazing! I came back two days later and had again the power bowl and strawberry banana smoothie - I would take this restaurant back home with me.”

4.8 Superb169 Reviews
Cornbread Montclair 372 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Soul Food • $

“The food was delicious. the service was wonderful! the chicken was incredibly juicy and perfectly fried! And the staff is so friendly! This is a fantastic restaurant! And it’s also black owned!”

4.9 Superb134 Reviews
Paper Plane Coffee Co. 61 N Fullerton Ave, Montclair Coffee Roasteries • $

“Very stylized coffee shop. As the name suggests, the seats look like a plane. The croissant was very nice and was made perfectly. Serive was quick and nice. This is a very nice coffee shop to go too”

4.8 Superb134 Reviews
Applegate Farm 616 Grove St, Montclair Ice Cream Shop • $

“Delicious ice cream, plenty variety of flavours, the staff was really nice, the only thing is that I didn't see any place to sit, we ate the ice cream in the car.”

4.4 Superb133 Reviews

“Everything you want in a Greek restaurant and more! I absolutely loved everything I ate. Delicious!We walked in on a busy Saturday night without a reservation and they were kind enough to find a table. Our service was nothing short of perfect. Waters always full and a delightful attentive wait person.Very affordable for such generous portions! Definitely get the hummus, it was fresh and so good. Would definitely return! 5 stars!”

4 Good126 Reviews
Mesob 515 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Ethiopian • $$

“Mesob never disappoints, it offers top decor, friendly and super attentive staff on top of the flavorful and plentiful portions that warms both the belly and soul. You can tell that this is a labor of love.Kid-friendliness: Our 1 year old went in on both the meat and veggie sampler. The Highchair was sturdy, clean and staff was friendly and playful with our little one.”

4.2 Good124 Reviews
Raymond's 28 Church St, Montclair American • $$

“There is always a buzz at this place. I love the breakfasts mostly because I really like their bread. My lunch date had the grilled cheese and it was large enough for 2.”

4 Good120 Reviews
Allegory 690 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Bar • $$

“First time visiting after hearing about the place from some friends. Music was not too loud so was able to enjoy a nice conversation. If Diego is working make sure to ask for the espresso martini, he makes the best I have experienced.”

3.7 Good119 Reviews
Ani Ramen House 511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Ramen • $$

“This was my first visit to Ani Ramen. It was just before noon. What was annoying was that their web site was down and Google said they open at 11:30am but it was posted that lunch starts at noon on their door. It appeared that it opened at 11:30am so I waited outside for 20 minutes for no reason. I ordered the No. 3 Chef's Special. I was talked into adding ajitamaa. Who am I to argue with the experts. I enjoyed my meal in the dark while using chopsticks with limited experience and listening to upbeat music not in English. I also received a complimentary side of Japanese Cucumber. The food was great with emphasis on the kakuni and ajitamaa.”

3.9 Good119 Reviews
Porta Montclair 499 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair Pizza • $$

“I’ve been here twice, once with a late party and a party of 6 and both times we had incredible service and the food is delicious. Even the basics are incredible. No children’s menus so if your kids are picky then make sure to look at the selections. We had the chicken cutlet (served with a garlic parsley oil if you like), meatballs, margherita pizza, carbonara pizza. The carbonara pizza is to die for. Excellent marinara sauce and meatballs. Get the bread basket to soak up the sauce!”

3.7 Good115 Reviews

Quick-service Chains

Discover More In Montclair

Points of Interest

Nearest Cities

Frequently Asked Questions about Montclair

What are the best dog friendly restaurants in Montclair?

- Here are some popular restaurants where you could enjoy a meal with your furry friend:

What are the best gluten free restaurants in Montclair?

- Here are some of the best gluten-free restaurants in Montclair:

What are the most popular restaurants in Montclair?

- The most popular and well-regarded restaurants in Montclair include:

What are the best restaurants that deliver in Montclair?

- Popular restaurants in Montclair that is known for their delivery services:

What are the best takeout restaurants in Montclair?

- Here are some excellent takeout restaurants in Montclair: