275 Bellevue Ave, Montclair
Easy good service and the food is good -> good for casual outing with friends
Amazing service along with drinks and food. I see some people complaining about the price but I felt it was more than reasonably priced. What a fun atmosphere as well :). Have been telling lots of people about it already! Will visit again if I'm in that part of the state.
Disappointed... four of us, not too busy, ~$380 w alcohol & tip... for that amount, I expect little things... you know, like getting our order correctly. Also, the food was good, but I don't know if it was good enough for the price.?. The best thing about the place was the key lime pie. I don't plan on going back.
The food looked good and tasted great. The waitress was attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and professional Excellent ambience and beautiful restaurant decor. I like the large outdoor seating area.
Came here for drinks and food and left very happy and full.Apps: grilled octopus is very flavorful and perfectly cooked.Clams were plentiful and well seasonedMains: halibut- it was the special of the day and it was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing.
Very fine spot! We had a table on the patio. The train is loud when it comes by, but it's just occasional! Very kind server, and all our dishes were good, even the coffee! Lively atmosphere. Highlights: fried artichoke hearts, and the occhi di lupo, a spicy veal bolognese pasta dish. Will return!
Visited De Novo for the first time this evening. My husband and I had a reservation for a table on the patio. The setting was lovely. We enjoyed dining outside and watching the train pass by throughout the evening. This area is covered fully and would be enjoyable rain or shine.Menus are online via a QR code. I'm not a fan of this, as I don't enjoy using my phone during a nice night out. We started with the tuna tartare and the fried artichokes. The artichokes were definitely the highlight of the appetizers. Just delicious! The tuna in the tartare was a bit too compact.For our meals we had the mushroom pappardelle and the yellow fin tuna steak burger. Both were very good!For cocktails we had a spicy mami, a purgatory, a Manhattan, and an old fashioned. They were all quite enjoyable except the purgatory. This drink was black (due to the charcoal). The color alone was a major turnoff. It didn't have any bourbon flavor at all. After the ice began to melt it tasted like a flat coca cola. The spicy mami was delicious and definitely lived up to its name... very spicy!We finished up with the bread pudding. It was very good.Service was average. Nothing positively memorable but nothing negative either.Price is a bit high for the food, drinks, and service enjoyed. Good for an every once and a while visit!
I used to order the ink squid pasta with lobster. Until I learned it was not and they started using "lobster" and made it a very small portion.
Overall the food is very good if you like Italian cuisine. The calamari appetizer was a little too chewy for my taste and it can get crowded here on a weekend so expect to be seated very closely to other people. There is seating in the back outside and a good spot for parking which can be tough sometimes in Montclair.
We're locals who used to frequent denovo often. But the last 2 times I ordered takeout, I've been sorely disappointed. Tonight for $30 I got a pasta order that was supposed to include peas and pancetta--there were a few peas and a few pieces of pancetta. The Caesar salad was abysmal--brown lettuce cut into small pieces, a couple pieces of park, a few croutons and gelatinous dressing. I guess they think you won't notice your meal is terrible until you get it home, so think they can get away with it. Oy.
Excellent gnocchi, literally melts in your mouth. Friendly service and nice décor. Love the flowers!
Wonderful chic atmosphere. Cocktails and elegant food. Great place to meet friends. Always a lovely time.
Had lunch there today. The salad was tasty but the smallest salad I have ever had. Added shrimp, got 3. Would have been okay as a before dinner salad but pretty skimpy for lunch. Have ordered this before and it was much bigger. Time to try somewhere else!
Kitchen is small on top of a dishwasher that sprays while people pass with food. The food is kept downstairs where there is dust and dirt. Then you have to walk it outside before bringing it up to the kitchen. And the train comes by and guests sit outside breathing in 10xs the emissions from a car while eating. And if your lucky the train blows it's horn right there making you deaf. But as long as you like poison with your meal this is the place to eat.
Great atmosphere, delicious food and drinks. My friends favorite spot when they visit me in Montclair.
275 Bellevue Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043