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“Best place around, always a good meal”
Review of Mattar's

Mattar's
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Allamuchy
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
NY/NJ
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422 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
“Best place around, always a good meal”
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
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English first
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Always enjoyable”
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
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Hope, New Jersey
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168 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
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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1 Thank Jim S
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
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
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Thank Sinistral
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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Elegant”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Excellent entree choices and specials. Nice wines to complement any meal choices, with wonderful service. A bit on the high priced end, but certainly worth a visit.

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