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Oliver A Bistro

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218 Farnsworth Ave, Ste A, Bordentown, NJ 08505-1817 (Walnut)
River Line
609-298-7177
Website
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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
something very special in the heart of Bordentown

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Joe B
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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Victoria
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We ate lunch with a friend at Oliver's Bistro and had a great meal. The food was very good and the service excellent. Although quite busy we were able to chat easily.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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131 reviews 131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My pal and I have visited Oliver's often but last evening we picked the perfect evening to introduce my son to dining at this venue. In addition to the regular menu there was a prix fixe menu from which we all made our selection. This included a soup or salad starter, an appetizer and an entree. All were excellent in... More 

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bordentown, nj
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We live locally, but haven't dined here for dinner in several years. Our friends made reservations for 7:45pm on a recent Saturday , and we entered the restaurant to a packed house. I thought the food may not be up to par when trying to accommodate so many patrons, but I'm glad to say I was wrong. My husband and... More 

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Columbus, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It's been 3 years since I reviewed this restaurant. We love this place! The food, the wait staff, the friendliness you feel the minute you walk thru the door. Have to try it Tues-Thurs when they have hamburgers that are amazing. The "Father Tucker" is one of the best burgers, ever! And don't miss the desserts that are made "in... More 

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Out on a Thursday night is not something my husband and I do routinely,however this past Thursday we had dinner with my brother and sister-in-law. I wanted some place small and some place my sister-in-law hadn't been to. Olivers was the perfect place and on top of it was a BYOB. It was freezing that night but so cozy when... More 

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Bethesda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Was the food good? Yes it was. What made it even better though we're the smiles and the friendliness of those waiting on me. The scallops in corn sauce were a worthwhile choice as entrée (although it would be good to know the prices of the specials at the outset, so to avoid surprises with the check) as well as... More 

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Burlington, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

BYOB, very good food... service was good ..not a big menu, but everything was good. a little pricey..

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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: 609-298-7177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?