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18 South Fullerton Street, Montclair, NJ 07042-3359 (Bloomfield Ave.)
(973) 233-0800
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good overall

Rounded up from 3.5. We had the Mediterranean seafood salad as an appetizer, the cavatelli with lobster tail and the angel hair with lump crab meat. The seafood salad was fresh, above average overall. The cavatelli with lobster tail was very good and I enjoyed it. Lobster was fresh and the pink... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Chris G
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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English first
Montclair, New Jersey
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Visited on a Friday night and the restaurant was less than half full. We ordered the mussel special and a Caesar salad to share among three of us. The mussels were delicious and tender with the sauce being a little spicy and tasty. The Caesar was overdressed and dressing a bit heavy. Ordered a capellini dish with lump crab meat... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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67 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Rounded up from 3.5. We had the Mediterranean seafood salad as an appetizer, the cavatelli with lobster tail and the angel hair with lump crab meat. The seafood salad was fresh, above average overall. The cavatelli with lobster tail was very good and I enjoyed it. Lobster was fresh and the pink sauce it came with was tasty. The angel... More 

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nj
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101 reviews 101 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Met friends for dinner here and were greeted very warmly by the staff. We had the choice of sitting in the atrium or inside. As it was so cold we opted for inside. Salads were big enough to share and were very good. I ordered the big eye tuna and just loved it. Raves for the hanger steak and snapper.... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We celebrated my parents' 50th wedding anniversary in the new party room. It was a fantastic experience. The room is a good size with lots of natural light. The service was the best we had in a Montclair restaurant. The food was fresh and well-prepared. Bistro 18 worked with us and gave us a lot of flexibility in the menu... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We sat outside by the window, it was a little different because they recent bought the place next door but did not combine the areas yet. Next time I might be asked to sit in the main dining area. Food was really good though!

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Montclair, New Jersey
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31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

class: upscale not gourmet. I expect food to be well cooked so assessment depends heavily on sauces. Spent $50 pp Menu varied with some less common choices. Plates well cooked but sauces average. Presentation very good. Starter a) snails- were out of shell and rubbery (frozen/canned?); sauce heavy with no strong taste. b) chicken tortilla- good presentation but bland taste.... More 

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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164 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is the second time we've eaten in Montclair, and the second time we've had poor service. Our conclusion, based on our limited experience, is that the restaurants in Montclair think we're all doing them a favor by coming to Montclair. The food at Bistro 18 was actually good, and you've got to love BYOB. But the service was poor... More 

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new jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

i have eaten at bistro 18 over ten times in the last 2 years, and it is one of my favorite places! i should branch out more - but the lobster and crab quesadilla is the best appetizer I have ever had!!! i usually have the rack of lamb or sometimes the lamb shank - but this last time I... More 

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NJ, USA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were looking for somewhere new to try and found this on Opentable. Reviews were good so we decided to give it a try. We really enjoyed the whole experience. We were warmly greeted and show to the only table for 2 on the outside seating. I had the lobster quesadilla which was full of lobster meat and delish, and... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 South Fullerton Street, Montclair, NJ 07042-3359
    (Bloomfield Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: (973) 233-0800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?