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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 - 9:00 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

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Another excellent dinner at Oliver's

This was our 4th or 5th visit to the restaurant. During the week (Tues - Thurs) the menu has a focus on burgers, but has plenty of other choices. Great mussels in a thai sauce, and the jersey tomato salad were winners as well. My wife and I both had burgers, but it frankly doesn't do justice to say... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Charlie L
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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was our 4th or 5th visit to the restaurant. During the week (Tues - Thurs) the menu has a focus on burgers, but has plenty of other choices. Great mussels in a thai sauce, and the jersey tomato salad were winners as well. My wife and I both had burgers, but it frankly doesn't do justice to say just... More 

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Mass
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a very enjoyable family dinner (including 2 teenagers) - the menu for 'burger' night was perfect. A nice variety and everyone really liked their meal. The service was great - it took a while to get our food but we really did not notice. The waiter apologized and comp'd our appetizer but it was really unnecessary. Try the... More 

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Saw the menu on line & came anxious 2 try a specific item. We arrived & the item wasn't on the menu!

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ate at Oliver's for the first time and really enjoyed it. It's a small, quaint BYOB with a lot of charm. The service was excellent and the food was unique and prepared very well. I highly recommend one of the specialty mac-n-cheese dishes, even if you just try a small bowl as an appetizer. And the burgers are awesome! Give... More 

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My Husband and I had not been to Oliver's for a couple of years. We came for a late lunch recently on a Friday. I made reservations because I recalled that this smallish restaurant fills up quickly. A good move, because it did. They now have a few tables out on the sidewalk. We chose inside with air conditioning because... More 

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Olivers is a small place with some charm. It put bordentown on the map For fine dining What it a special occasion or a quiet dinner on the weekend it sets the mood

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great service, food excellent, unique burger night menu items, very noisy but fun. Reservations a must. We were there on a Thursday night and had reservations but saw many folks standing outside waiting.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were there on a Wednesday evening when Tues-Wed-Thurs were hamburger special nights. Oh, my, but the burgers were good! Perfectly cooked and a salad to accompany rather than fries. We also had fresh Rhode Island oysters with a delicious orange mignonette. We'll go back!

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place is great. Must say really nice place. The service and food is great I say try and your good back. But it's BYOB.

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I went here based on a good friend's recommendation. I must say that the appetizers were really good...I mean set the bar high type of good. Too bad the entrees were not. Over cooked salmon is a big no-no. For a place with a small menu, perfecting the items on it are a must. Again, loved the starters but the... 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: 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?