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“Great place for brunch...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mattar's

Mattar's
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Allamuchy
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Long Valley, NJ
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182 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great place for brunch...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

Mattar's with it's pleasant balcony for al fresco eating continues to serve excellent meals at reasonable prices. You can choose to eat inside or on the balcony but whatever your choice the food is top notch. After being seated and drink orders taken the brunch is your destination. Wiith a great choice of appetizers, fresh fruit and vegetables plua a steamship of beef, and several hot dishes of chicken, fish and ziti you can't go wrong. If you've left enough room you'll have your choice of over ten desserts.

Visited May 2011
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NY/NJ
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422 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“Local restaurant, local family, great place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2011

Ever since the re-model, I've come to love sitting on the outside patio at Mattar's. But its not really the atmosphere that brings us here, its the food. Always conistently good. The Mattar fmaily knows how to treat their guests and feed them. The menu offers a wide enough selection to have just something quick and light or a full course meal. It might be a little pricy compared to some other nearby restaurants, but its not NYC prices and you do get what you pay for.

  • Visited May 2011
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New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Restaurant! Never had a bad experience! Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2009

We moved to this area in October and a friend recommended this restaurant to us. This is, by far, our favorite place to eat! We eat out often and have had our share of steak houses, fancy places in NYC... But, Mattar's is top notch with their food and service! You pay half the price of NYC restaurants for delicious food and a very attentive, friendly staff. Mattar, the owner, is always there and walks around talking with everyone and is very welcoming. They have a very nice dining area that is suitable for dates, families, business... The bar area is also very nice and loungey. You can eat in there also. Two nights per week they have entertainment, which is nice. The bartenders are also excellent. We haven't have a bad server there yet. Very professional. The steak is great, especially with the peppercorn sauce. The pork chop is also very good, as is the smoked gouda pizza. You always get plenty of food and the sides are big enough to share with one or 2 people. They also do parties downstairs. We love this place!

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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“For that Special Occasion - It's worth the trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2008

This was a birthday celebration dinner and we had reservations for 8 pm on Saturday night. We arrived at 7 pm and were welcomed by the owner of the restaurant who was warm and welcoming to us as we entered the restaurant. We went into the bar/lounge, which was very nicely decorated, and you had your choice of seating areas, some tables if you wished, or if you preferred the bar as we did you could sit there. Sitting at the bar, I noticed that it has some elephant décor to it, and in talking to the owner, he express that the elephant was his favorite animal, and that was reason elephant decor. It was 7:30 and we asked if we could be seated for dinner knowing that we had reservations for 8 pm, it wasn’t a problem and we were seated with no problems, as it wasn’t that crowded that night.

Our server introduced herself to us and promptly took our drink order. Fresh warm bread with a selection of butter, dipping sauce and olives were placed on the table in quick fashion. Drinks arrived quickly, and the dinner menus were passed out, our server noted that the specials were printed in the menu, which was nice. One thing I can’t stand is trying to remember what the specials were when the waitress rattles them off, by the time she tells you what the last one is, you forgot the first one, so that was really a nice touch.

Reviewing the menu, I noticed that everything on the menu was priced al la carte, which if you weren’t prepared could be a shock, but I reviewed the menu and the prices before reservations were made so it wasn’t a problem besides we were there celebrating a birthday and birthdays only come once a year. Prices on the menu were in the moderate range and not that bad.
I ordered the Cockles and Cod with Smoked Gnocchi, Pork Lardon and Cured Tomato s and it was excellent, my partner ordered Medallions of Beef Tenderloin with Pancetta, Fava Bean and Cippolini Onion Ragout which were done perfect for being medium rare. I wish I knew how they did it. The other couple that was with us one had ordered Seared King Salmon with Sautéed Spinach, Artichokes and Carrots and remarked that it was very good, and the Organic Truffle Chicken with Herbed Spaetzle and Haricot Vert which was also very good. Everything arrived at the same time, and the server remarked that the dishes were very hot and to be careful. The food portion for each of us was just right nobody remarked that they were stuffed. We all remarked on how enjoyable the meal was though. We enjoyed our meal so much that we didn’t have room for dessert, so we all decided to pass on it, but the menu looked good though.
We left the restaurant very satisfied, the food was delicious, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful, what more could you ask for.
Therefore, if you’re ever in the neighborhood of Allamuchy Township in northern New Jersey it’s worth the trip to check out Mattars Restaurant. The dress is neat casual and the food is delicious so check it out and enjoy!

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