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Oliver A Bistro

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218 Farnsworth Ave, Ste A, Bordentown, NJ 08505-1817 (Walnut)
River Line
+1 609-298-7177
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food!

I've been wanting to get to Oliver's for quite a while, especially since I live nearby. We made it tonight! Yay! We had reservations, and when we arrived, the guy that greeted us seemed a bit confused. Not sure why. However, he sat the three of us at a table for six....maybe because we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
DLanders
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Bordentown, NJ
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Bordentown, NJ
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I've been wanting to get to Oliver's for quite a while, especially since I live nearby. We made it tonight! Yay! We had reservations, and when we arrived, the guy that greeted us seemed a bit confused. Not sure why. However, he sat the three of us at a table for six....maybe because we had originally reserved for four and... More 

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Yardville, New Jersey
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stopped in two Saturdays ago. It seems they are a reservation only type place ( at least on Saturday nights) and the only place to eat was out on the sidewalk café tables. No problem as there was some street music 2 doors down. We were given menus, drinks and bread and then ...nothing. No one. Gone. Finally they... More 

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Tabernacle, New Jersey
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We took a chance at this restaurant after reading such good reviews here on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. It is a gem of a BYOB with such unique food prepared with great care by an obviously very talented chef. The menu is very varied and has soup to nuts, they offer different hamburgers as well as shrimp n'... More 

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

we have eaten at other restaurants in the area. Oliver's was always booked. we were lucky to get a table on Friday night. I can honestly say I had one of the best meals I've ever had. It was a simple crispy chicken dish. My wife and I shared the mac and cheese appy .Great stuff! She had the filet... More 

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Still pond MD USA
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went there the Saturday before Mother's Day with my inlaws. The service was great! Thank you Bruce and Hannah! The appetizers and soups came right out. We all had specials and each one was made with social care. Great flavor and presentation.

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Jersey Shore
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This place is a hidden gem among a row of restaurants and colonial homes. Fantastic, inventive and great tasting food; attentive service; quality all around. The food really is the star at this place and continues the tradition of farm to table done well by a Chef that can cook and blend flavors. This place has it all in every... More 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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289 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Located in Bordentown, NJ, where parking is typically hard to find and the small restaurant has no parking lot. We ate with friends and, fortunately, arrived early because we did not have a reservation. A useful tip, therefore, is to make a reservation (at least on a weekend night) as the place filled up fast. The restaurant is BYOB and... More 

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Oliver's was a very pleasant surprise yesterday. We were there for a family event. The restaurant is quaint and homey as well as service that is truly professional and outstanding, Phillip was the key to the success of this event. The food was excellent, I had one of their house specialties a crusted Chicken dish, with risotto, it was outstanding.... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Enjoyed a very nice meal of 6 Oysters on a Half Shell with Orange Mignonette and then tasty shrimp skewers with tropical sauce and rice. Wonderful flavors and all Gluten-Free! Very nice server by the name of John was attentive to my dietary problems and very friendly. A real pleasure to dine here. Would be happy to go back!

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It's not a bad restaurant. I do like the Matt's Big Buritos that they offer, but it's a strange atmosphere. Not geared toward children. There is only 1 highchair and if it's in use, you're SOL. Pricey also for what you get.

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Additional Information about Oliver A Bistro

Address: 218 Farnsworth Ave, Ste A, Bordentown, NJ 08505-1817
Phone Number: +1 609-298-7177
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Bordentown
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 218 Farnsworth Ave, Ste A, Bordentown, NJ 08505-1817
    (Walnut)
  • Public Transportation: River Line
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Bordentown
  • Phone Number: +1 609-298-7177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?