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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 - 11:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    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
Great food

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Leo728
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Clifton, New Jersey
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  • Romantic
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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

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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Nutley, New Jersey
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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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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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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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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Nutley, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great little place with great food.. Definitely recommend to friends and family .. Living in Nutley we have great restaurants here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Food is always good here. I like that they give you free appetizers and great portions. Chef Kenny is hands on and always walks around to make sure everyone having a good experience. Been here many times and always good.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is the types of place u would just drive by & not know to try it. So it was recommended & it's awesome You need to make resv they bring u out a nice antipasto- ( no charge ) who does that anymore?The sangria is fruity but creeps up on you its that smooth. My friend had a huge... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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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
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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
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?