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American Bistro

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24 Washington Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110-3447
973-235-0505
Today
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations
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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Good for:
Romance

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
American bistro

American bistro does a great job for catering parties and their food is amazing. They are very accommodating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
1JMang
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Nutley, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nutley, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

American bistro does a great job for catering parties and their food is amazing. They are very accommodating.

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I remember this restaurant as being quality food with impeccable service. Now the place looks tacky and the food is no more than average. Waiter put order pad down his pants. Oh, and the prices are stil $$$$.

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Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Overall bad experience, starting with drinks at the bar. Bartender was unfriendly and made 2 bad cosmos. Our 4 drinks cost $39 (one was a beer). The tables are too small and on top of each other. There is no room for the waitress to walk. To make matters worse, the meals are served on oversized plates that don't fit... More 

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NJ
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went here between Christmas & New Years when looking for a nice place. We found it! When first looking at the menu, I thought prices were very high. However, after eating I thought the prices were probably in range for a very good restaurant. They did bring out plates of pepperoni, cheese, and peppers. My mom ordered bowl of... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Reserved a table for 10 over the holidays. They not only had our table ready but also had adequate number of servers on hand to handle our group. Even though, we ordered a variety of appetizers and entrees, including fish, all our dishes were brought out on time, were hot, and were delicious. A plus is the complimentary antipasto and... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Food is very good and generous portions. Don't bother to order appetizers, they give you peppers, cheese, and pepperoni to munch on while looking over the menu. The ambiance is quaint. Make reservations if you want to be seated. Very popular restaurant and for good reason too.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This has been our favorite place to eat for over 2 decades. Chef Ken cooks everything personally. The service is professional and personal. The wine list is well matched to food and they are fair with pricing. The menu is extensive and always well presented. No left over "specials", the large menu accommodates every taste bud and dietary need. Plan... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Love that anti pasta plate that is provided on the house and enjoy the calamari as well.. Bartender is always attentive, professional and nice to chat with. Food is good but weekends are a bit too busy for us so we visit on weeknights.

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Belleville, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My family and I have been going to this resturant for years. First, the servers are always attentive and pleasant. You immediately start off with a cold app ( on the house) which consists of pepperoni, cheeses, olives, peppers, etc. We enjoy the escorale soup and the fried calamari which is cooked perfectly. From the bar there are a variety... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As others have mentioned the Bistro is quite small, but not because they want it that way. Simply a lack of available space. As such it cannot be described as romantic. Just the same the place is usually full because of the food. The food is tasty and a good amount. The menu is extensive. Most of our group of... More 

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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: Romance

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?