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Fascino

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331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042 (Grove Street)
Lackawanna Train Station
9732330350
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: "The atmosphere of Fascino, with its minimalist cream and deep red decor...
"The atmosphere of Fascino, with its minimalist cream and deep red decor, borders on stark but not casual. The complexity's in the entrees, where flavors, scents and textures fuse seamlessly. Puree of kobacha squash soup with oregano crema and hazelnut oil wins the intriguing appetizer award, and the paper-thin sheets of beef carpaccio with truffle oil and petite salad are a beef purist's dream. Pastas, risottos and raviolis are all available as appetizers or main courses, but the duck breast with confit cannelloni and black fig compote or pine nut-crusted codfish might be hard to pass up." -- Mike Hess, AOL Digital City
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  • 80
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday dinner!

First time we ate here after hearing so many good things about it. The service was excellent and the menu choices were also great. My steak was cooked perfectly and I enjoyed my creme brûlée very much!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
aswierk
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Montclair, NJ
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Pros first: nice restaurant, very good service and relaxing atmosphere. And now to the cons, not too big of a menu but that's ok, however we were told that because it was Saturday some of us didn't have the choice of getting the 5-course menu, it had to be everybody or nobody. That's a bit too restrictive for my taste.... More 

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Montclair, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

First time we ate here after hearing so many good things about it. The service was excellent and the menu choices were also great. My steak was cooked perfectly and I enjoyed my creme brûlée very much!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Food was fresh and flavorful. Best sea scallops that I've ever tasted. Mascarpone polenta fries were excellent too! Excellent experience all around

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have to add to the kudos and awards that Fascino has had--always a top winner in New Jersey Monthly Magazine, great reviews,etc. We;ve been going here since it opened and have been through a very high high and then a flat spot and now reaching new highs in culinary delight. This is high quality fine dining as it should... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have eaten at Fascino several times and it is always delicious. Fresh, authentic with a twist an high quality.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We moved to montclair 1yr ago were surprised to find this delicious surprise here for the past 12years. We got a last minute cancellation and enjoyed the atmosphere, attention and dining. Our waiter was excellent, very knowledgeable and was on point with his recommendations, too bad we can't remember his name. but we'll be back..

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NJ, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've been to this restaurant many times and always enjoyed it. Attended a rehearsal dinner here last week for 48 people. The food was delicious and service was great! Pretty hard to do for 48 people who all ordered at the same time, but they pulled it off! Thats quite an accomplishment!

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There is something different, comforting, about a homemade meal. While the menu really provides a range of "found at the Farmer's Market this morning" to tried and true favorites (the homemade gnocchi is so good I've ordered seconds to take home), it all feels like a home cooked meal.

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Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food with excellent attention to detail Relaxed setting A favorite in an area with many choices

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As a vegetarian, I'm used to choosing between 3 different token options, two of which are usually "salad without the meat." But Fascino had a tasting menu full of vegetarian options! Portions are reasonable, I really enjoyed being served multiple small courses. Nice atmosphere and accommodating waitstaff, too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
    (Grove Street)
  • Public Transportation: Lackawanna Train Station
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: 9732330350

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

"The atmosphere of Fascino, with its minimalist cream and deep red decor, borders on stark but not casual. The complexity's in the entrees, where flavors, scents and textures fuse seamlessly. Puree of kobacha squash soup with oregano crema and hazelnut oil wins the intriguing appetizer award, and the paper-thin sheets of beef carpaccio with truffle oil and petite salad are a beef purist's dream. Pastas, risottos and raviolis are all available as appetizers or main courses, but the duck breast with confit cannelloni and black fig compote or pine nut-crusted codfish might be hard to pass up." -- Mike Hess, AOL Digital City
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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