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American Bistro

24 Washington Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110-3447
973-235-0505
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 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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Ridgewood, N.J.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were greeted warmly upon entering - even though this was our first time at this restaurant. The food and service were excellent, and the prices very reasonable for the quality and quantity of the food. Complementary antipasto and biscotti were a nice touch. Would definitely return.

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Nutley, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Food is AWESOME!!!! A must place to visit. The food is consistently delicious, and the portions are great. Cold antipasto included with all meals.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I have been coming to this restaurant for many years. I just recently went back after not going for a while and it still has the same great qualities. The food is amazing and the appetizer prior to your meal is sensational. I got the chicken ala casa and it was better this time than it has been in years... More

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