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Cafe Monet
Cafe Monet

Cafe Monet Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafemonet.info
  • Email: cafemonet@gmail.com
  • Phone: (973) 376-8555
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Wes Sawi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Cafe Monet
Cafe Monet is a charming French restaurant which opened in 2005. Chef Wes Sawi, a native of Egypt, with cooking experience in France and at Les Rendez-Vous in Kenilworth.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant has been a favorite for years But our most recent experience was disappointing Food & service were not what we have come to expect Has ownership changed?"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "when we got there we has plenty of time before the show, but the time went by quickly. I had duck pate and the off the menu duck cassoulet. my wife had the hangar steak. food and service was top notch"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at this gem of a restaurant. I had the best rack of lamb that I ever experienced."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Nice quiet spot in downtown Milburn. Parking can be a issue. Only one side of the restaurant was open, with about 5 tables, greeted immediately, and sat at an small table that had to be moved . Food traditional French! Very rich very good! I would recommend the beet salad, and the poached Salmon! Overall a nice experience!!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Mediocre greeting. Service with a bit of attitude. Uneven service among the tables as far as when food orders were being put in. (The last table to arrive was served first. The first table to arrive was the last one to get their check). Extremely long wait for food. Would not recommend this as a place to eat before going to the Papermill. Would have to say most of food was very good to excellent. The surprise at the end was that they take cash only - who knew! Was not told that ahead of time. Very unusual for a restaurant in Millburn not to take credit cards."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Food was excellent as usual at this very friendly and romantic neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The salads were very good. The quality of "deux" dishes were only fair. Duck confit was two overcooked duck legs, without any sauce, with a side of lettuce. Mussels in white wine were OK. Our main courses were inconsistent in quality. The duck breast was delicious, but the meat was over cooked again. Overall though it was the best of the dishes we had. Lamp chops were disappointing. Asked for rare, but got medium well. The server never came back to check. A cute place but with quality of food being inconsistent. The nice touches was a little delicious morsel of avocado mouse on toast served at the beginning, and truly fantastic bread. We will give this place another chance but insist more strongly on the correct interpretation of rare meat."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We love this restaurant, the waiter is outstanding. The owner visits the patrons to ensure that everyone is pleased with the food. We have dined here many times and always look forward to our return. Attention to details in food preparation and presentation is obvious. Try the beet salad and skate. Save room for dessert."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Wonderful hostess with a great sense of humor. Charming, slightly bizarre waiter. Food was quite good but my duck was overcooked. Wanted medium rare and was closer to medium well. Really enjoyed the ambiance and people which made up for the overcooked duck. Delicious creme brulee, which is a favorite. Bring your own makes this a very well-priced spot. Just ask your duck to be cooked rare!!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "An eclectic, yet thoughtful, interior design. The staff are charming and the food is delicious."
    Dined on 7/2/2013
  • "Salad was crisp and well-balanced, skate was flavorful with delicious celery root, and lamb chops were coooked perfectly medium rare with a nice portion of a double and a triple chop. Service was very nice, and they bent over backwards when the server forgot to mention to my DC that the smoked trout was prepared with salmon instead that night - comping the replacement appetizer and bringing a complimentary dessert for me as I was finished with my entree earlier (we had asked for entrees with no delay as we had a movie showing to get to). That was really above and beyond. What a nice way to spend a cozy evening in a cafe when it was cold and icy outside!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Great food for all around. From the fresh baked rolls, through the lobster bisque and ravioli appetizers, to the rack of land and sea-bass entrees, each course was delicious. Dessert was good but nothing special. The service was good considering a very busy New Year's Eve. A nice touch with the roaming guitarist."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "15 minutes before the menu arrived and our wines were put on ice. Nearly two hours before our entrees arrived. One member of our party asked if the chef could prepare a vegetarian dinner, and we were to told "of course". While, overall, the food was good, the grilled vegetables were pretty abysmal. Maybe it was just a bad night. It was our first time going to Cafe Monet, but I do not think we will be going back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Service was poor. Busy for the holiday and only one sever who was snobby and very impersonal. Slow service"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is, by far, one of the best restaurants in the Maplewood/Millburn/South Orange area. Better than many of my NYC favorites, and right around the corner."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "If only we lived closer...Three of us dined here on a cold evening. Everything we ordered was delicious. The menu, although not the largest, has the kind of food we like. Our entrees included a rack of lamb, skate, and coq au vin. Each dish was nicely presented, generous, and tasty. The server was knowledgeable and we felt very comfortable in the room. Prices are quite reasonable when you factor in that it is a BYOB."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Cozy, friendly, well-prepared and presented food, knowledgeable wait staff. My husband's escargots were tasty (dipped my bread in) We both had the salmon papiiotte which left us a little hungry as iit is served with about two slim asparagus, some greens but no carbohydrate."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Food was very fresh, well prepared, a small but well thought out menu. But then we couldn't resist the seasonal specials that were delicious. Trout Almondine. Beef bourgignon, server was more than helpful describing the dishes and was flawless at anticipating our needs. Great ambiance, felt like I was travelling thru France. Smaller restaurant offering a la minute dishes, great find and it was local to the playhouse."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "While the food was good, the waiter was unclear about the food preparation and ingredients. It's not a great place for breakfast or brunch, since the menu is limited. Much better for dinner."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "The food itself was pretty good, just not outstanding. The pate was only okay; the carmelized onions made the pate dish. Both of our entrees were good, not remarkable. We definitely enjoyed the perks of the BYOB. The downfall of the restaurant was the service. It took forever to get our app, and even longer to wait for our dinner. It's not that we were rushing off to a play or anything, it was just well beyond a relaxed casual eating pace."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We had a lovely QUIET meal,well served, and very tasty. the portions were perfect and the wait staff very attentive. This is not a large restaurant,but one that very welcoming and perfect for a romantic dinner. The biggest problem is lack of parking, We most definitely go back as they also were attentive to the fact that we were going to the theater."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "The meal was great and well worth the price for the tasting menu."
    Dined on 10/22/2013