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CulinAriane

33 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ
973-744-0533
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Ranked #1 of 170 restaurants in Montclair
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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
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
Montclair new Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It can be difficult to get reservations on short notice, but book ahead and treat yourself! Menu changes seasonally, and all dishes are well and creatively prepared. Seafood and game dishes (venison this winter) are favorite entrees. Lovely atmosphere, knowledgeable and attentive (but not overbearing!) staff, along with a BYOB option makes each meal here special.

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USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Off the beaten path and tucked in a mostly residential setting in Montclair, away from the busy drag, sits a "hidden gem" as the owners themselves define it. And I cannot but agree. This is a perfect place to bring special people or celebrate a special occasion. Among many delicious items on the tasting menu, I have to single out... More

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