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“Ambitious and getting there”
Review of MES REVES - CLOSED

MES REVES
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Baldwin Street
Description: It is a fairly new resturant, opened since Feb, 2011
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Couldn't get a Saturday night reservation anywhere in Montclair, so we tried Mes Reves and got one with no problem. Therein lies part of its charm: it's as good as probably 70 percent of the restaurants in Montclair, but because it's in neighboring Bloomfield, you can actually get in. And park on the street.
The staff is great. The portions are more than ample, including the escargot, which in many other restaurants is meted out like hospital Advil. The room is fairly noisy, so that's good or bad depending on your tastes. The food is ambitious, and I found my sauteed skate a little heavy; it could have used a few more tomatoes to leaven the taste. But all in all a very pleasant experience, and I'm pleased to see Bloomfield having its own nascent restaurant scene. Give it a try!

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Had a really good dinner at Mes Reves. My wife ate the beef bourguignon and I had the duck breast. Both ere cooked exceptionally well. chocolate souflee was also delicious. We were slightly less happy witt the appetizers (seared fois gras and crispy sweetbreads). They weren't bad at all but not qite to the same standard as the entrees. BYOB. Nice ambience. We will definitely be bakc.

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Thank David G
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Started going to Mes Reves several months ago and have now tried just about everything on the menu. While we usually dine in Montclair, this chic little oasis is right next door in Bloomfield. The menu is short, but every item is interesting and well prepared. The fois gras and sweetbreads are always cooked just right. Our favorite starter is the calamari caesar salad. The skate entree is wonderful as is the duck breast. If you like steak, go for the green peppercorn bordelaise sauce. The very reasonable prices make it easy to return on a regular basis.

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Thank B3Brown
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We don't often venture beyond Montclair's scores of fine restaurants but Bloomfield had a restaurant week so we decided to try Mes Reves. The $30 dinner menu was limited but between the four of us we tried 3 of the 4 appetizers and entrees and all three desserts. Everything was delicious and beautifully prepared. The staff was friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a return visit to check out the full menu and hopefully a 5 star rating.

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Thank gfalzer
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stumbled upon this place while searching for a place in Montclair... Thankfully my Yelp radius was set wide enough :)
Very well prepared food, with reasonable prices (except the overpriced lamb). Nicely decorated space with friendly, if a bit slow, service. Our party of eight enjoyed escargot, mussels, foie gras, crab cakes for apps - duck breast, rack of lamb, steak frites, and steak au poivre for entrees - souffles, creme brulees for dessert - along with our 3 bottles of BYO wine, and it was a great evening!! Will definitely be back!!!

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Thank JakeLat
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