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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently excellent

Imaginative menu with really good food. Service is very friendly and efficient. Recently went there with several friends for an engagement party and had a great time. BYOB. Prices are competitive, particularly as the food is so good. The only difficulty with this restaurant is parking, which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Stanner57
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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348 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Imaginative menu with really good food. Service is very friendly and efficient. Recently went there with several friends for an engagement party and had a great time. BYOB. Prices are competitive, particularly as the food is so good. The only difficulty with this restaurant is parking, which is a problem in Bordentown, NJ. It's worth the walk, however.

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Thank Stanner57
New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quaint restaurant in a quaint town. Food & Service were top notch, prices very reasonable. Well worth the drive.

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Thank remba03
Yardville, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of all the cute little restaurants in the cute little town of Bordentown this has been our favorite so far. We have been there a few times and have never been disappointed with the food or the service. Portions are good. Hot food is served hot while cold is served cold. Burger nights are really good on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,... More 

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Thank 30cheri59
Burlington, New Jersey, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Made New Year's Eve reservations, which was for a special price fix meal. My expectations were modest as past special occasion meals elsewhere have not been all that good. Not here! Pleasant staff, intimate atmosphere, and very good food made us fans of Oliver's.

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Thank Ralph B
Bordentown, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Great food, service, atmosphere, and prices! The mushroom bruschetta is delicious and so are the mussels in red sauce. I have always had good meals here. It's BYOB too.

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Thank MissyJ1203
Marlton, New Jersey
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285 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

It was a crowded Saturday night and still we had great food and service. The salmon was most excellent as was the beef dumplings. It is a bit noisy but we had a window seat for a little more quiet experience.

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Thank Dennis08053
Bordentown, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Cozy, quality, always consistent, service oriented, and just great food!! One day f Bordentown's finest -- a must for anyone looking for a very tasty lunch or lingering dining experience.

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Thank AngelaP1995
Bordentown, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Another great meal at Oliver A Bistro. I have been here many times and it is consistently always very good. Chef Matt continues to get so much great flavor into his inventive soups and dishes. The service is always very knowledgeable and friendly. I also love that it is BYOB. Whether it is burger night mid-week, or getting together with... More 

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Thank adeluca455
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131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

The title of this review is actually a quote from my colleague. The service was great. The food quality/ taste was delicious. The atmosphere was good. The price was reasonable. The bathroom was clean. Heather was very knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and made great suggestions. There are many choices that also looked very good along the quaint downtown area. I understand... More 

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Thank Jeppy405
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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222 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great weekday menu with Burgers as a theme but there was much more as well. Salads, Apps, and Soups and lots of specials. The Waiter was very very good new the menu in and out. Service was really good. Reservations necessary on the weekends as well there is a full menu on Fridays and Saturdays. BYOB we found the food... More 

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