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American Bistro

24 Washington Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110-3447
973-235-0505
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Ranked #1 of 63 Restaurants in Nutley
Price range: $40 - $60
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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English first
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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Maplewood, NJ
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited American Bistro for take-out, as we were in the area. My daughter ordered the artichoke starter, and some sort of risotto. Both items were just OK, nothing to write home about. The service was friendly, but since the restaurant was full we had to wait more than half an hour for our order to be completed.

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Kearny, New Jersey
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108 reviews 108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This smallish restaurant, separated by a wall from the bar, area is always packed. Upon being seated they bring out a platter of antipasto and set you up with with a drink to settle in and read the vast menu. Unless you are a repeat customer coming in for something specific it will take a while to decide: fish, chicken,... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food here is great! i have been going here for years and never had a bad meal! The menu has a huge selection, no one would have a problem finding something to eat.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Simply stated one of the best restaurants around stuffed pork chop is to die for along with the tuna steak. Must visit this little quaint restaurant superb atmosphere service and food. :) complementary appetizer was a treat. Return time and time again. Luv it.

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East Hanover, NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food here is always amazing. My favorite is the rock shrimp appetizer. They give you antipasto when you come in which is super nice and keeps us coming back. It's the little things that count :) The dinners are awesome. We love Johnny the waiter. He's awesome. Definitely great Italian food and we drive all the way from Randolph,... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Excellent Food, excellent service, great place! If you ask a local for a great place to eat, this is where they would send you!!

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Additional Information about American Bistro

Address: 24 Washington Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110-3447
Phone Number: 973-235-0505
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Nutley
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
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: American

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