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131 Grove St, Montclair, NJ 07042-4045
973-744-3506
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
To Haiti and back all in one night

Off the main area of Montclair restaurants. Not a lot of skill in the waiter & buss boy. When he filled our water he filled it all the way to the rim. They assume that you are eating 3 course meal Soup, Salad, Entree. We felt like we were in a foreign country. The food! Wonderful (small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
JAR655
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Off the main area of Montclair restaurants. Not a lot of skill in the waiter & buss boy. When he filled our water he filled it all the way to the rim. They assume that you are eating 3 course meal Soup, Salad, Entree. We felt like we were in a foreign country. The food! Wonderful (small) empanadas of many... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have been many time and felt that I wanted some fish " gros Sel" for unrefined sea salt last night. The atmosphere was convivial, as usual, especially when welcomed by the owner who is very warm and welcoming. He enticed us to try some raw conch that is a special Caribbean recipe and was spicy ( too much for... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I have tried several items off the menu. I LOVE spicy food and am not shy about aking the chef to bring on the heat. Dining here is never a disappointment.

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Newark, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

While I don't eat Haitian food often I'm certainly not new to it. The reality is you're paying for the atmosphere. The food is delicious, but overpriced. I've had great (maybe even better) Haitian food from "hole-in-the-wall" restaurants, which this certainly is not. And for that reason I want to say I'd eat there again, but for the price it's... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This place was as cold as ice. The instant we walked in the door the hostess walked towards as if she wanted to attempt to escort us back out of the restaurant. So unwelcoming and such a cold thick tension in the air. My family and I all felt the same. She told us what tables were reserved right off... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

In term of Haitian restaurant and food, this is a classy little place in Montclair. The manager is Haitian and as Montclair, the clientele is mixed. Set up near Walnut station and in a very quiet and nice neighborhood, parking is not a problem. The owner/manager ever present is extremely welcoming and friendly. One of the great benefit of Montclair... More 

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New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

I'm very surprised to see the high rating for this restaurant. Please let me set something straight. First of all, this restaurant is very expensive. We spent close to $100 for two people with no drinks and the tip. The food was not that good. The best thing on the menu was the Creole, but that was served in a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We found the staff as pleasant and as composed as possible but they can't serve what hasn't been promptly prepared. Sadly, the staff was also not prepared to accurately describe the food. The food when it finally arrived was delicious but really overpriced. The selection was vast - there is certainly something for everyone, including vegetarians. Thankfully we got our... More 

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Edison, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Clean and elegant restaurant & Very delicious food. I would never trade it for another Haitian restaurant

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant in Montclair to enjoy while chauffeuring our son to and from a middle school dance, located Saveur Creole on Trip Advisor and decided to try it. The service, atmosphere and food- with the exception of dessert- were terrific. There is an small area decorated with flowering plants to sit outside and the inside is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 Grove St, Montclair, NJ 07042-4045
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: 973-744-3506

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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