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“Amazing restaurant !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mattar's

Mattar's
1115 State Highway 517, Allamuchy, NJ 07820
908 852-2300
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Allamuchy
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing restaurant !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We had the most delicious dinner last night at Mattar's Bistro. The food is excellent - we highly recommend the crab cake appetizer and the steaks are outstanding! Others in our party ordered the risotto and the mahi mahi. Both were excellent. The service is impeccable, from the waiters, bartenders and the bus boys. We were greeted warmly by the hostesses and Mattar continually walks the room, making sure all are enjoying the evening.

Absolutely wonderful evening ... Can't wait to return !

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
NY/NJ
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423 reviews 423 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
“Best place around, always a good meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I'll admit that I know the family and that we come here often enough, but it stikes me that I never leave upset about a waiter/waitress, a cold dish, or slow service. They just know how to run a really good restaurant and put out good food. Our eggplant and mozzerella appy was really good and the humus plate nicely done. My scallops with bacon were seared nicely and perfectly cooked. Good wine and beer selection as well. Mattar himself is the perfect host.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Always enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I have enjoyed this restaurant for 28 years and it had never disappointed. The food and service are always excellent, and Mattar is a wonderful owner who remembers you, greets you by name and personally checks on each patron during the course of their meal to ensure that their expectations are being met. Nice wine menu and a full service bar. The food menu is varied from light dishes, soups/salads, brick oven pizza, burgers, and sushi to full course dinners. The calamari is excellent and the best I have ever had, juicy and succulent. Standouts for the main courses include all the veal dishes, which are prepared in a number of different ways, steaks, lamb chops, and baby back ribs which are always perfectly cooked, and the cedar planked salmon, grilled mahi mahi and shrimp/scallop dishes are wonderful too. Dessert standouts include the sour cream cheescake with raspberry and chocolate sauces and the baked brown sugar apple crisp. End the meal with a cappuccino or specialty coffee. Entertainment on Saturday evenings after 9PM in the lounge area. Will always return!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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84 reviews 84 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

Mattar's is always a good bet for a good dinner. The menu is varied and has some surprises; the crab cakes are NOT the junk you get at other places. Mattar's serves a cake that is 90% crab and only a little bit of bread! There are very few places that will do that. Of course there are plenty of very good selections. Mr. Mattar knows everyone's name even if you haven't been ther for a few months; don't know how he does it. The waitstaff does not greet you with "high guys", they are closely watched ny Mattar.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I met a friend here for a meal and the food and service were very good. The atmosphere is good but it's a big place so it can look deceptively empty. Mattar's has a really nice patio/porch which is really nice when the weather is good. I had grilled fish and it was perfectly prepared.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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