A Toute Heure
Excellent ingredientsVery good dinner, top notch ingredients - especially the vegetables. All dishes wee delicious. Kudos to the kitchen.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA real gemExcellent original food preparation using
fresh local ingredients. Menu changes
Have to reserve weeks in advance on
weekends.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMmusselsWhat a wonderful restaurant for mussels. My girlfriend and I went for mussels,pizza and dessert.
Foodie delight.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome as usual!We had an awesome dinner at A Toute Heure on Friday. The appetizers are great and we always have a hard time limiting ourselves, so we had a sample of three different oysters, squash blossoms filled with ricotta and pea puree & pig tails with a spicy chili sauce and mint. For dinner my wife had the goat shoulder and I had beer brined chicken. We finished the dinner with goat milk panna cotta with rhubarb and a smore trifle with ice cream and brownies. The service and staff were great, too. This is our favorite restaurant.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat and interesting foodWe had the rabbit and asparagus terrine and the flatbread appetizer. Both were good. For entrees we had the cannellini and the tilefish special -- again, both great. Portions are very sufficient but not overly large.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Meal!We love ATH but do to the fact it's about an hour's drive, we only get here occasionally. This said, the food continues to be stellar. Started with their braised mushrooms which were out of this world and some oysters which were fresh and delicious. For dinner we had their fish of the day, which was perfectly cooked and I had Chef Kara's famous mussel pot. Having heard about them, I finally got to try them and they were wonderful.
ATH is a great place to eat in- Great vibe, great, caring caring owners.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a gem!We are only sorry that it took us 6 years to try A Toute Heure. The owner Andrea could not have been more welcoming and the staff is young, friendly and well trained. Standouts include the lard biscuit with onion jam and the bacon cake (yes), a delicious upside-down cornbread with caramelized bacon. The croque madame was also perfect and all of the egg dishes looked inviting.
We shall return!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Excellent!My fiancée and I have been frequenting A Toute Heure since we moved to Centennial Village in 2010. The quality of the seasonal menu selections, locally sourced food and attentive, friendly service has been maintained, if not exceeded in our three years as returning diners.
We consider ourselves very fortunate to have a five star Manhattan level restaurant less than a block away from our home. We think so highly of ATH, we have booked our wedding reception there.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSophisticated DiningWe had high expectations for this restaurant and they were well exceeded in everyway and every area. The decor was neat, clean and romanticly charming . The service was personable, friendly and sophisticated. The food was farm fresh , amazing pairings that we wouldn't have thought about with just the right amount of seasoning and flavor. We tried 2 appetizers, 2 entrees and had oysters to start . The dessert was amazing as well. We have been raving about this place all weekend and plan to come back very soon ! The menu changes a lot so rest assured you will get the freshest ingredients !!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it.Service was wonderful, food was delicious. We had a fantastic dining experience at this charming restaurant.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFABULOUSWe had a most memorable time. The food, atmosphere & staff couldn't have been more inviting.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect! IEverything was perfect! I took my mom out for an early Mother's Day lunch on Saturday. We had never been there before, so the waitress gave us a mini-tour of the menu. We had a cheese platter to start, served with delicious bread, garlic knots, honey, apple butter and a delicious herb butter. So great! I then had the chicken dumplings and ricotta gnocchi - absolutely divine! I did find the white wine sauce to be a bit on the salty side, which is the reason why I didn't give the food 5 stars. My mom had the fish of the day - porgie, with spring vegetables. She loved how light it was and that it didn't make her feel stuffed. For desert, she had a scoop of pistachio ice cream, while I had their lemon bar with lemon-lavender ice cream!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply Amazing!!This place never ceases to leave me amazed. The food is nothing short of perfect. Everything, from something as simple as the amazing bread (fresh baked, comes to the table hot, crispy, flaky) served with tarragon butter, to the marinated olives (so simple yet done perfectly), to the falafel balls (ridiculous), every single piece of food was incredible. The pistaccio ice cream served with my dessert wasnt particularly great...but it was an accompaniment to the rhubarb custard tart which was outstanding. Went for an early mothersday lunch...my mom was blown away. ATH is just a step above the rest. I will eat anything they put on the menu. Not a cauliflower fan at all, but at ATH id try it with no hesitation.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingCelebrated our fifth wedding anniversary and they always seem to exceed our expectations. By far our favorite restaurant and we dine out frequently5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFood not exactly as describedOverall i enjoyed the food but some minor critiques. 1st i both had the duck i hate when items are stacked. We had the duck. The duck sat on roasted duck fat potatoes w spicy broccoli rabe on top & sunny side up egg. Delicious, however I felt the broccoli rabe didn't add anything & was a little too spicy therefore making the egg & the duck by default spicy. My 2nd critique would be the dessert menu. I ordered a caramel chocolate cake with chocolate covered pretzel ice cream. Now maybe it is because I'm a pastry chef but I would never advertise the item the way it was listed. I couldn't taste an oz of caramel and the ice cream was just chocolate with pretzels crunched up on the bottom. However overall the food was good & I would return.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMit did not disappoint! Weit did not disappoint! We have heard rave reviews for years and finally had an opportunity to have dinner. The pork loin entree (pot au feu style) was heated thru and every bite brought together all the nuances of the ingredients from start to finish. Homemade pasta let the lamb meatballs shine through and the apple cake with mole ice cream made it a memorable birthday dinner for my husband. Warren Zevon on Pandora was a bonus for background music and ambience.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMC'est bonneThis small, intimate dining spot in Cranford, NJ is wonderful. The staff is attentive, the menu is seasonal, the food is delicious and the service is impecable. My friends and I look forward to dining here. It is a BYOB.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is incredible! ByThe food is incredible! By far one of the best restaurants in the area. I love that they use local produce.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I had a wonderfulMy friend and I had a wonderful time at A Toute Heure. The service was great - several different members of the staff either served our food, cleared our dishes, or just stopped to see if we were pleased with everything. We especially appreciated the fact that the owner stops at the tables. At ours, she explained the specials and later checked to make sure we were enjoying the special fish dish - the grouper - which was delicious. All in all, a fantastic experience.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways LOVE eating here.Always LOVE eating here. The food is delicious and the service is spectacular. Andrea and Cara are always so gracious .
You MUST dine here in Cranford if you get the chance!!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA Toute Heure is a gem!A truly exceptional culinary experience not found elsewhere in northern New Jersey. A Toute Heure offers fresh, unique dishes, a knowledgeable and friendly staff...all in a delightfully intimate setting. From start to finish, you will savor every bite. The best of the best...highly recommended!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI have never felt as at homeI have never felt as at home at a restaurant as I did at "A Toute Heure". All of the wait staff were so friendly and helpful. The service was amazing to match the quality of the food. Definitely a 5 star restaurant with a home like feel. We will definitely be coming here again.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis visit was long overdueThis visit was long overdue but more than lived up to our expectations.
The care shown by the owners, chefs and staff is highly evident. Our meal
began with a mussel pot, so fresh and a delicious way to start. Appetizers of
of perfect frog's legs and salt cod croquettes, entrees of pork shoulder braise
and slow-cooked rabbit with lovely sides rounded out a top-notch meal. Ending with house-made ice-cream affrogato (you have to try it!)A Toute Heure has gone to the top of our list.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnifique!There are so many goodies to choose from on the menu that it's sometimes hard to narrow down your selections. The menu changes every month, aside from the standards, such as the mussels, so there are always new dishes to try. The rabbit on this month's menu melts in your mouth. This is an ideal place for a fresh, delicious, inventive meal with a lively, warm and relaxed vibe. The owner, Jim, and the servers go out of their way to connect with you personally and make you feel like a valued guest. Without doubt our favorite restaurant in NJ.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this restaurant! OwnersI love this restaurant! Owners are gracious and always willing to make your experience a food lovers' dream. Kara is awesome with creativity and innovation by taking classic dishes and twisting them into delectable dishes. They made my 50th birthday a real joy!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways consistent! AmazingAlways consistent! Amazing food and perfect service every time!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique restaurantThis restaurant is a rare find in NJ. I love that the owners support local farmers and get their fish fresh daily. The chef is extremely talented. If you want to go to a restaurant that is unique, go to A Toute Heure. The mussels are delicious, the best I have ever had.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fantastic food,Absolutely fantastic food, great friendly service.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLittle Gem in CranfordA real gem hidden away off the beaten path in Cranford NJ. Chef Kara is constantly changing the menu and incorporates the freshest ingredients. There is always something creative on the menu and the food is straight from the farm/markets.
Don't miss "Kara's Mussels" my personal fave in the restaurant. A pot of perfectly cooked Mussels in a saffron broth with tangy sausage meat. Great as an app or a full meal when served with fries.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've heard it all before...greatWe've heard it all before...great place with great food but if I could only easily get a table!!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fabulous.An absolutely fabulous meal! The food & service was wonderful. The restaurant is small, so the tables are close to one another, but that's not a problem when the food and service is superb.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe selected A Toute HeureWe selected A Toute Heure for a special birthday celebration and it did not disappoint! The food was excellent - my husband said his corned beef pot pie was the best pot pie he had ever eaten. We will definitely return.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM`This restaurant is a true`This restaurant is a true gem. The reuben meatballs were wonderful as well as the roast crimini mushroom salad. For entrees I picked the seared scallops and my husband the little neck clams both were excellent. All I can say is keep doing what you're doing.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an outstanding mealWe had an outstanding meal from beginning to end. The restaurant is small, but charming. The staff is attentive. The mushroom "meatballs" were excellent as was the confit of fennel. Love the cheese course! What to return once a month to try the changes in the menu.2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great!ATR is consistently wonderful and I enjoy it every time. The creativity of the food, its high quality coupled with just the right amoutn of attention from the waitstaff always provides a superb dining experience.11/27/2012 12:00:00 AMDown to earth spectacularWow. A hidden gem in Cranford New Jersey! We were totally blown away by the food and friendly service!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty, tasty!Honestly, I was a little skeptical, but I gave it a try since I am a foodie! I really loved it. The food was delicious and the presentation of their dishes is quite sophisticated. I will definitely make a reservation for dinner or brunch next time I am in the area.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Farm Fresh FoodThis was the perfect restaurant for a special dinner out with my husband. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, the food is delicious and it's BYOB. We started with a tasty hand-made pizza that had local cheeses and bacon with a sunny side-up egg on top (sounds unusual, but it was great). My husband had the chicken stuffed with turkey-feta sausage that he really enjoyed and I loved the fish of the day (black sea bass with an amazing celery puree and delicious root mash). We topped it off with dessert and their hand-made ice cream and then rolled ourselves out the door. It's not easy to get a reservation, so be sure to book in advance - it's totally worth the wait!3/1/2013 12:00:00 AM