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“exceptional food” 4 of 5 stars
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Bistro 18
18 South Fullerton Street, Montclair, NJ 07042-3359
(973) 233-0800
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Ranked #51 of 177 Restaurants in Montclair
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“exceptional food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Both the service, friendliness of the owner and delectable food should please most diners. The ambience is that of a NY bistro. We come back again and again.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 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
Massachusetts
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Food Fine - Service very professional”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We were treated to a dinner at Bistro 18 by friends living in Montclair. We were seated in a strange windowed front porch with our view being a closed hair salon. Despite the poor ambiance, the restaurant seemed very popular and throughout the dinner the waitstaff showed great professionalism and service. Bistro 18 suffers from the archaic blue laws of Montclair and therefore it's BYOB - which we failed to know ahead of time. The Maitre d' was very quick to offer to telephone a local wine shop which delivers for free - another nice touch dealing with a bad situation. The food while fine wasn't anything outstanding but overall it was a pleasant evening.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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USA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Good Moden Italian Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

Went here recently for my wife's birthday. The menu, while limited had a lot of intriguing options for a modern take on Italian cuisine. We all enjoyed our meals and the service was good. It was a little bit on the pricey side but I would say it was worth it.

Visited October 2011
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New Jersey
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Enjoyed lunch very much.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

I had a salad and half a sandwich, which came with delicious french fries.
Everything was tasty, fresh and well prepared. The wine we brought was
a good accompaniment. And not that expensive. I'll be back.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NJ
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82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Civilized Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

This is one of the two or three best Italian choices in Montclair, and we've been to almost all of them. Service is impeccable. The experienced staff seems genuinely happy to assist you and knows their job. We've been their a number of times and the food has always been fresh, well prepared and presented. While not cheap, the value is very good as the quality is very high. Unlike many other such places in the area, you are not face with overwhelming noise levels. You sit at a comfortable table and can actually carry on a pleasant conversation. I plan to go back within a week.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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