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CulinAriane

33 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ
973-744-0533
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Ranked #1 of 172 Restaurants in Montclair
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: This tiny hidden neighborhood JEM is nestled in the middle of a residential area of Montclair, N.J. With its Modern American menu of insane flavors CulinAriane offers those who are fortunate enough to snag a reservation an evening of quality Food, and Service. I've only dined hear three times, but Soooo look forward to getting back in.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: This tiny hidden neighborhood JEM is nestled in the middle of a residential area of Montclair, N.J. With its Modern American menu of insane flavors CulinAriane offers those who are fortunate enough to snag a reservation an evening of quality Food, and Service. I've only dined hear three times, but Soooo look forward to getting back in.
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English first
fort lee , new jersey
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187 reviews 187 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Closing to relocate to Verona, this husband & wife team will surely continue their success. What a great meal we all had. My mussels with chorizo and shrimp were one of the best mussel dished I ever ate. The broth was superb. The chorizo did not overpower but rather properly enhanced the dish. The pork chop was succulent- maybe the... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have enjoyed this quaint wonderful gem for a few years. I will be sorry to see it go in early Sept. 2014 but wish the Duarte's much success in their new venture in Verona NJ. The ever changing and seasonally appreciated menu was always a wonderful surprise.

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Montclair new Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went there to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary. Called in advance to make reservations. Got there 5 minutes early, we were "greeted" by a rather surly woman who asked for my name twice. I asked her if they took credit cards(again twice) and she barked YES at me. We were seated and our waiter, who did not give us his... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The popular and quaint setting in Montclair is a wonderful place to have a special moment or to meet with a group of friends. From the time you enter the restaurant, you feel like you are one of the Duarte's family. A warm greeting is a nice precursor to a wonderful meal. I recently atre with a group of 5.... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A definite go-to for a fabulous meal! Don't miss out, I recommend highly for any occasion. We have enjoyed CulinAriane's incredible menu and exceptional service for years. We never even discuss where to go ... they never disappoint!

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New York City, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Quaint, open space with a fantastic menu. Gracious staff and outstanding food! Lived up to the hype!

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New Jersey, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I had not been to CulinAriane for several years and decided to go there for my birthday. They served fresh , luscious ingredients with the utmost care. Each course was a beautiful work of art. I especially loved the corn crusted oysters as an appetizer and the scallops as my entree and my husband loved his grilled... More

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USAFret
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The restaurant is small and very popular so it can be a challenge to get a reservation but stick with it as you will be very happy you did. From start to finish everything was superb. There is a nice seasonal menu with something for every taste. The steak was prepared a perfect medium well not the usual just north... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in town! Everything is incredible. I can't even say enough about it. We like to order three entrees for two of us and have them in three courses so that we can enjoy an extra one because they are all so delicious.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Arian is an absolute wonder in the chef community! She relies on the true flavor of food to create amazing combinations of taste, display, texture, variety and most of all quality in her dishes... I was floored by the chef's tasting menu! I will return again and again! Best oysters, tuna, venison, filet mignon etc. that I have EVER had...... More

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