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Bistro 18

18 South Fullerton Street, Montclair, NJ 07042-3359
(973) 233-0800
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Ranked #52 of 171 restaurants in Montclair
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bloomfield Ave.
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72% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have eaten here several times and each time I had a very good meal. Most recently, my family of 5 (3 teenagers) went there for dinner and each of us found something interesting to order on the menu. We all liked our meals, the waitstaff was attentive and the overall experience was very positive. We were in the restaurant... More

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Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We intended on going to another establishment , couldn't find a parking space and when we finally found one it was for Bistro 18... So we decided to try it! So glad we did. We were seated a table for two immediately on a Saturday night and yet the restaurant was packed. Gracious owner and waiters ...we ordered the special... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I met a friend for lunch and was pleasantly surprised at Bistro 18! It had been a year or so when I last was here. The lunch was fresh and yummy! The parking was very convenient. I would come back often and certainly recommend it!

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Belleville, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We have been to Bistro 18 on several occasions. We found the menu to be very nice and the food to be of outstanding taste and quality. Service was excellent as well. The atmosphere is quite welcoming, especially the glassed-in area where one can look out onto the streets of Montclair and view the hustle and bustle of this busy... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

One could argue about whether this deserves a fifth star and it would probably rate one in a town without so many great restaurants. The menu is very nice and the specials are always good. The atmosphere is welcoming whether you are in the tinny restaurant itself or in the greenhouse-like area just outside it.

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new jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten at the restaurant several times. I want to preface this review with the fact that the food is excellent and so was our service once we sat down. When I go that there for my 730 reservation I was told we couldn't sit down until the entire party was present. I was there with my son and... More

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Verona, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I have had the opportunity to visit many restaurants as customers and reviewer and I must say that repeating my visits to Bistro18 is like returning to Ricks Place in Casablanca, The feeling is as though you slipped into a old pair of comfortable shoes. How do I love thee, let me count the words.Montclair N.J. has been gifted with... More

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East Rutherford, New Jersey
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I haven't been to Bistro 18 in almost two years and we decided to go for a nice Saturday night dinner. I have always loved this place, both the ambiance and the food. What happened? The food was no more than mediocre! Who is cooking? We just looked at one another and were shocked at the poor quality of the... More

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

"Driven by our passion for food..." is this stylish bistro's credo; they prove it to be true. The restaurant is off Montclair's "beaten-path," (that path being Bloomfield Avenue or Church Street) and thus I feel compelled to spread the word. The menu is exceptional, the atmosphere varied (they have a quaint mood on the main floor, and an enclosed patio... More

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New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We decided to go here for Mother's Day at the last minute. This was our first visit. The room is tiny and looks like no thought was given to decorating it. I ordered sparkling water and was brought a giant bottle of Pellegrino, which I could never have finished. Small bottles were not available. We started with a shared Watercress... More

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