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33 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ
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Ranked #1 of 179 Restaurants in Montclair
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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
New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Probably my favorite place in Montclair. The food is spectacular. The service is absolutely first rate. It's not inexpensive, but it's worth every penny. My go to place for a romantic dinner.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Amazing food. Unbelievable flavors. We order trbee entrees and share them, eating in courses, because it's too difficult to choose just one entree. Worth every penny!

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fort lee , new jersey
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249 reviews 249 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
282 helpful votes 282 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
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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146 reviews 146 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Additional Information about CulinAriane

Address: 33 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ
Phone Number: 973-744-0533
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
Open Hours:
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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