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American Bistro

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24 Washington Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110-3447
973-235-0505
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic
Description: American Bistro is a neighborhood Italian/American Restaurant situated in...
American Bistro is a neighborhood Italian/American Restaurant situated in Nutley, New Jersey with Amazing Food, Large Portions, Great Bar, Stellar Wine List, & 5 HDTV's in the Bar Area to watch all the games. Owned & Operated by Chef Kenny Mahon since 1994.
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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Eclectic Dinners

Kenny makes the most delicious unique dinners in addition to Italian favorites. I just love the grilled tuna with broccoli rabe and pasta. the antipasto is wonderful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Robin L
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Nutley,NJ
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Nutley,NJ
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kenny makes the most delicious unique dinners in addition to Italian favorites. I just love the grilled tuna with broccoli rabe and pasta. the antipasto is wonderful!

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Thank Robin L
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here for my boyfriends 30th birthday dinner with his parents. We were seated very quickly and the waiter brought out the small plate of antipasta. My main course was the chicken savory, and it was amazing!! The plates are extremely oversized everything we ordered didn't fit on our table. After we were done our waiter brought over a... More 

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Thank danakm201973
New York City, New York
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600 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to American Bistro last night hearing mixed reviews but decided to try for ourselves. First of all, Johnny our waiter was terrific. He was camp, but professional, all at the same time. Ask for him.....you'll enjoy the banter! Now to the food. The little nibble plate they bring out is welcomed. Their bread sucks. How do you not... More 

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Thank sockster
Jersey City, New Jersey
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103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I am in Nutley and going out to dine, American Bistro is always my first choice. They have magnificent portions but the best thing is that allow you to order half portions for half the price but with a dining partner, sharing dishes with no extra charge is the way to go! Food was excellent but the service a... More 

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Thank Albert P
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We went here for a "repast" dinner. The food buffet was just OK; in fact a little below average for restaurants in the area. The food was just warm at best. Quality, IMO, below average. If this is a reflection of their restaurant experience I would not come here.

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Nutley, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We had dinner at American Bistro on 9/11/15. The waitress was friendly and the restaurant was not full. The appetizer platter they give you is great! However, the entrees were sub par. The pork chops on the Pork Chop Valdstano were tender but the sauce did not have ANY Marsala wine in it. It tasted like the burnt bottom of... More 

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Thank susan r
Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Was at American Bistro in Nutley for a private family birthday party. The food was truly delicious. My entree was veal franceis and it was delightful. They also had a delicious artichoke appetizer and fried zucchini sticks. I will be going back again for dinner soon!

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Thank Leo728
Nutley, New Jersey
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Tiny restaurant in size with a with many delicious food offerings. Large portions, excellent service, and fine selection of wine available. My favorite, Rigatoni Romano or pork chops. Seating at the bar available. Chef is the owner and makes sure every meal is cooked to perfection. Reservations suggested on the weekends.

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Thank jlm207
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Have been there on many occasions. Again some dishes are great like the Pork chops...and others like the pasta, so so. We were there for a funeral luncheon buffet & everything was very good.

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Thank Rosiet150
Budd Lake, New Jersey
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were ignored by the staff,after 20 minutes being seated we left. Seriously rude people. I would never go back there. EVER

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Washington Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110-3447
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Nutley
  • Phone Number: 973-235-0505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

American Bistro is a neighborhood Italian/American Restaurant situated in Nutley, New Jersey with Amazing Food, Large Portions, Great Bar, Stellar Wine List, & 5 HDTV's in the Bar Area to watch all the games. Owned & Operated by Chef Kenny Mahon since 1994.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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