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“Simply the BEST”
Review of Oliver A Bistro

Oliver A Bistro
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Ranked #2 of 52 Restaurants in Bordentown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Walnut
Transit: River Line
Hamilton, New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simply the BEST”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

My wife and I have been going to Olivers for about 4 years. The menu is constantly changing with the seasons. Everything on the menu is 5-stars. We have never had a complaint on anything put on the table. The soups especially the sweet potato and coliflower are the best I have ever had. For starters try the asian mussels appetiser or the pecan/cranberry salad either are spectacular. Some of the entrees have a little french infulence but they also offer excellent fish dishes and beef without the cream sauces. Tonight we had the St Patricks Day corn beef and cabbage $45 special for two. Corn Beef and Cabbage is not exactly associated with 5-Star resturants but this was on another level. All the servers are very attentive and friendly especially Bruce and Danielle our personal favorites. If you are a party of 2 ask for a romantic window seat when you make your reservation. Its a busy place so reservations are a must on weekends. Enjoy!!!

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank dmorrissey2
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English first
Hamilton, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Absolutely Lovely!”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our first dining experience at Oliver last night. We will be back time and time again! This place is absolutely charming, unlike most BYOB's in our area. We had no reservation and arrived around 8:30pm. We felt lucky that they were able to seat us immediately. Our table was in the very front of the restaurant where we could watch people passing by on the sidewalk. The atmosphere was romantic. Our server was very attentive, but did not hover.

We enjoyed the special dinner for two for $45. It was an amazing deal on five star quality dining. We started with the mushroom crostini and it was one of the most delicious appetizers that I've ever enjoyed. We moved on to enjoy a soup/salad course, both of which were wonderful. Our dinner selection was the crispy chicken with roasted brussel sprouts and a creamy seasonal risotto. My husband and I agreed that the chicken was amazing! Everything was cooked to perfection and served hot. All of our selections were absolutely scrumptious. We couldn't resist the caramel bread pudding for dessert and it did not disappoint.

Don't pass up the chance to dine at Oliver A. Bistro!

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank CindyPatterson
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Holland, PA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Our reservation was for 7:30 on a Saturday night. Place was very busy, but we were warmly greeted and immediately taken to our table. The menu has a nice selection. We immediately started out with the special cheese plate. This plate had a large amount of cheese, along with poached pear and honey balsamic reduction garnish. We had seared scallops with risotto, both cooked to perfection. The only suggestion was the sauce the meal was placed on was more like soup and could have been thicker. The pork dish and crab cake also got great reviews. We finished with a cup of coffee that could rival Starbucks and two large servings of berry cobbler & pineapple cake that was enough for the four of us to share and leave some behind. We plan on putting Oliver's on our top restaurant list. Great service and a pleasant experience.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank sam r
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Ivyland
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Who would believe?”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Who would believe Bordentown could have a restaurant other than a diner? WOW- Had a great value dinner $45/couple this Friday. Restaurant was as BYOB! Could not find a reason to rate this restaurant less than five stars.

  • Visited March 2013
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4 Thank Robert S
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new york
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Very nice high class food but very small and tight tables.. price is high and some meals are small.The salads are very good.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank bennetjo
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