Among the Best!Certainly this Montclair restaurant is among the best in the state offering fine food,excellent service in a pleasant atmosphere at reasonable prices. A special place for a special evening or for just an evening in which to relax, be well served.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely ambiance, mixed food resultsMy friend and I dined here a few days ago. Their service and ambiance are both excellent. I had their special beef and fontina ravioli, which was extraordinary. My friend had their "signature" barracondi (spelling?) with spaetzle, and was a little disappointed. She said the fish was "ok". I tried her spaetzle, and frankly it was dried out. Elementary mistake in a fine dining establishment.
As for our salads, I could almost hear Gail Simmons saying "could use a little acidity".
Overall, very, very good; but missing the mark to be great.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been to Fascino"s severalHave been to Fascino"s several times and will return for several more!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA Wonderful Meal - We'll be back!We tried Fascino's for the first time during Montclair's Restaurant Week - it definitely lived up to all the good things we'd heard about it over the years. We had an early seating so were able to enjoy a quiet booth in the back - the warm décor and attentive service matched any top-rated NYC restaurant. Our dinners were delicious - my husband had the chicken breast and I had the fluke - both excellently prepared and beautifully presented. Unfortunately we were pressed for time so had to cut our dinner short but the bread pudding made a wonderful take home dessert. We will definitely be back - would love to try the chef's tasting menu next time.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, we tried theExcellent food, we tried the three course and five course special and they were both outstanding! Interesting selections on the menu and they also had specials for the day so there was a varied selection. Would definitely go back to try other dishes. Also, it's a BYOB which is an added benefit having your favorite bottle. Service was very attentive and server was familiar with all the dishes. Highly recommend.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been going here forWe've been going here for some time. Food and service are always better then good. I have a severe hearing loss and an effort is always made to seat us in a spot that makes it easier for me to hear.
Sally Kofke4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFascino has spectacular foodFascino has spectacular food and wonderful friendly service. I highly recommend it to any lover of food and family!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe wanted a quiet, romanticWe wanted a quiet, romantic spot for our anniversary and this was it. We were able to bring a bottle of our favorite wine and enjoy (BYOB) it with an excellent meal. We had a four course vegetarian tasting meal and a five course chef's tasting meal. Our only disappointment was that one of my courses on the four-course was served on the five course as the base for another dish with meat on it. We like to see lots of different dishes.
Our waiter was great and we definitely will go back.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful date placeFood was absolutely amazing. Definitely best for a special occasion. Going to try their other restaurant - Nico's.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe don't make it to this neckWe don't make it to this neck of the woods very often but we'd definitely return the next time we're in the area.
Service is excellent without being stuffy or pretentious.
The food is creative, fresh, and well executed. It tastes good, too.
Our non-meat-eating 14yo daughter made a meal out of the mushroom soup (which is no ordinary mushroom soup with its fava beans, hen of the woods, etc) and the mascarpone polenta fries with gorgonzola fonduta. The shaved zucchini salad was bright and fresh with it's sweet, sweet honey crisp apples. I eschew chicken dishes in favor of more interesting options; my baramundi was delicious but I got to finish my wife's chicken and it was remarkably good.
The apple crostata was delightful, too.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNever fails to disappoint.Never fails to disappoint. Excellent, excellent, excellent...and Tony our waiter....poised and perfected3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMontclair's BestProbably Montclair's finest restaurant (Culan Arianne is the other contender for the role),this restaurant offers an interesting menu,an attentive and correct wait staff in a pleasant ambience. It is also fairly priced in the bargain. Well worth regular visits.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AM