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Le Salbuen

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97 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042-4038
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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124 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

This is my go to place when I want to impress friends, my wife, or myself. It's that good. I won't spend time detailing yummy dishes- just to to their website and look at the menu. I'm sure they serve a great lunch and dinner, because their chef is top notch. But it is unusual to find such great diversity... More 

Thank chickyskids
Montclair, New Jersey
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225 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

This small atmospheric cafe is perfect for coffee with a friend or a dinner date, or as in my case breakfast in solitary splendor. I enjoyed my aromatic cup of coffee and perfect vegetable fritatta with gruyere as I looked out of the window at bustling Walnut Street. The cafe's USP is organic, carefully-sourced ingredients. You can taste the difference.... More 

Thank Been2Bagan
Clifton, New Jersey
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times and I can't believe I haven't written a review! It's excellent . You can't get any closer to farm to table than this place. There coffee is excellent as well. We've always gone for breakfast but their lunch and dinners look just as good. It's very tight space inside so don't bring a lot... More 

Thank Nicole C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Breakfast in Paris - merely coffee and pastry - can't hold a candle to the breakfast choices at Le Salbuen. We've eaten breakfast here enough times, and ordered enough different offerings, to say with confidence that you'll find something delicious on the menu. And the coffee is aromatic and delicious. Go early unless you want to stand outside and wait... More 

Thank Barbara W
East Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Wonderful cuisine, attentive service and attention to detail. More than likely you will need a reservation. On a sunny day, outside seating is delightful. Very much has the feel of a Paris cafe.

Thank Papacarchy
Pequannock, New Jersey
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

I would not go here if you have a party bigger than two people. This place is tiny. We wanted to try breakfast here because we had heard that the food was good. We were warned that the service is not great, but decided to try it anyway. We arrived with our party, and were told that it would be... More 

Thank diana r
Northen New Jersey
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

My husband and I frequent Le Salbuen mostly for breakfast & lunch. We like the commitment they have to locally sourced produce and meats, which is one of the reasons we continue to patronize this restaurant. However we do so knowing full well we can't go directly to our errands or God forbid a meeting, because their exhaust system is... More 

Thank Delizete
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

I love this place! A very quaint and very unassuming little restaurant in the heart of Montclair. A few favorites on the menu include the shredded carrot salad. So clean and simple! And I absolutely LOVE their pork burger. The combination of ingredients are not what you would expect from a burger. Just delicious! I always look forward to returning... More 

Thank asperl
Livingston, New Jersey
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

I see the reviews- it is hot inside, service fine (but not terrible), Get past it, it one of the best meals I ever had. Menu is so incredible. Food is of the highest quality and is excellent. If you can get past the small space you will not be disappointed. Absolutely love it!

Thank Good T
New York City, New York
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299 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

We went to Le Salbuen after reading a review of the restaurant. It seemed like a great place to have a quiet after work dinner. The ambiance is rustic and charming with its mismatched tables clothes and chairs [we sat street side]. The menu has QUITE a few vegetarian selections [probably half of the menu]. we shared a squash "spaghetti"... More 

Thank PeterMmetroNY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042-4038
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?