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381 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
BYO Liquor, Delivery, Non-Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Between N. Willow St. and Glenridge Ave.
A word from Chatni
We are pleased to serve you in heart of Montclair, New Jersey. In Indian cuisine, Chatni refers to a wide-ranging family of condiments that usually contain some mixture of spice(s) and vegetable(s) and/or fruit(s)
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Wonderful to find such delicious
good close to home!"
Dined on 7/18/2014
The Chicken Tikka Masala and
Garlic Naan were delicious! My first dinner experience at Chatni was delightful. I look forward to going again during the lunch hour. The service was friendly, yet a tad bit slower than I hoped. Overall, it was an excellent experience. I recommend Chatni!"
Dined on 7/11/2014
It was great food and outdoor
dining area was a surprise bonus!"
Dined on 6/6/2014
Have eaten here often. The food is
excellent. Nice ambiance with minimal music volume greats a comfortable environment. Service can be spotty: they are always polite, but some things seem to get mis-communicated and this leads to longer wait times."
Dined on 4/5/2014
The food was good, the service was
unprofessional & confused. 1.) delay in taking our order 2.) from finishing our appetizers to getting our entrees took 40 min 3.) the server was argumentative. When I asked for the naan bread that's included with the dinner. Server argued the bread is not included although it says it on the menu. I said what!?? The server said that once she got in trouble with her mgr by giving a cust naan bread. I asked to see her mgr, she said he was not there. I said what!?? I asked to see the person in charge. After 10 min, another person placed the bread on our table without any explanation, no one stopped by and asked "how's everything". When dining out, I do not want to get stressed out. I will not come back Chatni."
Dined on 4/5/2014
Chatni has become part of a
regular rotation for myself and my girlfriend. Excellent food and service each time!"
Dined on 3/14/2014
The food here is fantastic. The
restaurant provides good service and is comfortable. The place was very clean, too. Finally, the prices are very reasonable"
Dined on 2/14/2014
We really enjoyed the food at
Chatni. Tikka Masal was outstanding and my son loved the chicken Tikka. Will definitely go back"
Dined on 1/25/2014
A group of girlfriends and I
decided upon this place at the last minute, but we're anxious to try something new in the neighborhood. When we arrived, the place was quiet, though very welcoming, and we were greeted by such a friendly staff. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding! They were very accommodating with any dietary restrictions and even overheard a friend of mine wish me a happy belated birthday and then took it upon themselves to bring out a delicious slice of chocolate cake (with a candle!) without my even knowing! We literally closed the place down that night, but they never made us feel rushed. We will absolutely return to Chatni for another meal -- and soon!"
Dined on 1/3/2014
Montclair is known for its
good-to-great ethnic food and there's no shortage of Indian restaurants. Having tried almost all of them, I find Chatni to be the best in town for quality and cost. The food is better than others along the Bloomfield Avenue corridor and the ambiance far superior to Upper Montclair's Brick Lane where one can't make a reservation often resulting in long waits, mediocre service and feeling of being rushed -- Chatni makes one feel welcome and valued. And like most Montclair restaurants, it's BYO so you can choose to bring wine, beer or both!"
Dined on 11/23/2013
Never crowded, always consistently
excellent food & service at reasonable price."
Dined on 10/19/2013
Went to Chatni for the first time.
The food was very good, and there was plenty of it. The chicken korma was tasty and mild, as I ordered. The others in our party were satisfied with their dinners as well."
Dined on 10/9/2013
We went here on a Sat. night and
even though the restaurant wasn't packed we were completely ignored by the servers. Took 10 mins for someone to even come by our table and once we ordered our server never came again only to deliver our food an hour later. We didn't have complicated dishes & since there was only a few tables seated I see no reason for the hour wait. Food was ok, but I've definitely had better & definitely not worth the hour wait. Would not come back because of the service."
Dined on 7/20/2013
food was excellent, well prepared
and spiced as requested service was very good a real find for good indian food"
Dined on 5/18/2013
While there are many (probably too
many) Indian restaurants in the area, this new one is fantastic. Big, interesting menu, good service. We overheard the Indian family behind us telling the waiter that it was the best Indian food in Montclair, which is a pretty strong endorsement."
Dined on 4/20/2013
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