Fire & Oak - Montvale
Fire & Oak - Montvale

Fire & Oak - Montvale

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://southcitygroup.net/
  • Phone: (201) 307-1100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Dinner: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Kenneth Trickilio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: 2 Private Rooms Available as Well as The Hotel Lobby Bar with Room for 50-75 for Cocktail Events
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Derek Fiore 2013071100
  • Entertainment: D.J. & Dancing Every Thursday Night from 9:00-Close
  • Special Events: Mondays - $1 Oysters
    Tuesdays - Half Priced Select Sushi Rolls
    Wednesdays - Blackened Swordfish
    Thursdays - Whole Fish Night
    Fridays - Shanghai Lobsters
    Saturdays - Surf & Turf - Chef's Seasonal Preparation
    Sundays - Prime Rib Night - Queen Cut with Loaded Potato & Salad $19.95

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grand Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking right next to restaurant
A word from Fire & Oak - Montvale
Fire & Oak is a unique American Grill. Serving gourmet comfort food made from the freshest ingredients. With menu items ranging from sushi to fresh ground burgers to prime steaks, there is something for everyone. With accommodations for parties of 2-150, Fire & Oak is available for intimate dining or corporate and private events in 2 available private rooms.
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Fire & Oak - Montvale reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (41)vibrant bar scene (34)neighborhood gem (32)fit for foodies (27)special occasion (24)hot spot (23)romantic (18)notable wine list (15)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Good food, too noisy
    GpDiningVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I've been a regular at this place. It very nice and good food. There is one thing that seems like they cannot take care of - managing the noise level. It may be OK for the bar area, but make it very hard to have a conversation in either dining areas
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    JudiS
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Fire and Oak is perfect. Great atmosphere, interesting menu, outstanding service, cool bar with an extensive wine selection. Will go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farewell Dinner
    Queen
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    As a frequent diner at this restaurant, I had to go there for one last dinner before moving out of town. For me Wednesdays are the best because of the Swordfish special. Best blacked fish I have had and it is really complimented well with the sweet potato hash and voodoo sauce. Good Food, Good Service and Great Staff!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks
    JackVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Party of 4. 3 of the 4 ordered steaks and they were cooked as ordered and very tasty. 2 had the dry aged NY strip (special) and I had the ribeye -- all very good. I would not recommend the calamari appetizer though (pieces too large, and very chewy -- inedible in my opinion. The manager did take them off our bill.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Step Above
    marylynn
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The has a NYC vibe. The service is friendly and efficient. The bar area has seating & it's first come first serve,; nice but a bit noiser. The dining areas are very nice and the noise level reasonable. I would suggest reservations on weekend it is very busy. As for pricing, I would say the price range varies from $20-$50 with burgers, steaks and sushi offered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my very favorites!
    Carene212VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I love this place! I bring my family, grandkids, business associates, and friends. This place has it all. The Service is the very best. We even try to sit at Jolenes area because she is terrific with our young grandchildren and the manager as wesll as the receptionists are always friendly. Any excuse to come here.. it can be romantic or just fun. The food is always good and my very favorite is Lobster night on friday The dog likes sunday or anyday someone orders the prime rib, he gets the bone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Luv2Eat631
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    If you love food and a nice ambiance you must try this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    foodlovers
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was very good. It came out quickly and was extremely enjoyable. However, we could not see it because it was too dark in the restaurant. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive but was a tad overbearing. And on top of it, since it was so dark inside, we could not see his face. Especially my girlfriend, who really couldn't see his face. Overall, an enjoyable experience. But we will only be going back for lunch, when we can see our waiter and our food. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was incredible!
    Luv2DineNYC
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Fire & Oak was recommended by my client and it did not disappoint! From the elegant ambiance when I walked in to the lovely service and tasty menu, I enjoyed my time there! I know the next time I am in Montvale, I will make sure to visit Fire & Oak again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good dining spot
    Redlox
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a great dinner with friends. Excellent appetizers, superb cocktails, accommodating service. Wish this restaurant had an outdoor area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but incredibly loud
    JoyC
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have eaten here many times before and decided to give it another go on Saturday night. Went on Open Table an hour prior to my reservation time and was shocked to find there were tables available. Living in the area for years, I can tell you that restaurants like this get a quick reputation and those reputations are hard to shake. The food and service is good, very good in fact, but the noise level is insane. The problem with the tables in the front is the proximity to the bar and the problem in the back room is that is big and wide open with obviously poor acoustics. On a positive note, all of our food was way above board, asparagus soup, crab cakes, salad and a burger. I just wish they could rectify the noise level issue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    USRRES01
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is the place in the neighborhood my husband and I go to when we want to relax, have good food, and have a great steak with all the trimmings. The ambience is upbeat, and the service is wonderful. I recommend sitting in the dining room instead of the area where the bar is... it's beautiful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, very loud
    tinawina
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The 5 of us had a fantastic dinner. The service and food and wine were wonderful. The noise level in the restaurant was very loud, however, and it didn't look like there were any quieter tables in either of the two rooms. It's really too bad because I wouldn't run back to Fire and Oak because of that alone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit dissapointing.
    CJpapendick
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had been here several times and it was consistently good. Took my wife for her first time and while the service was excellent, the food was mediocre at best. We both got steaks. Mine wasn't cooked close to medium. Parts were raw. Had to send it back. Appy was good, wine good but when you want to charge what they charge for a steak, at least cook it to order.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and ambiance
    Memeglee
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I have dined here about 6 times in the last several months. Every dining experience has been great. From just appetizers at the bar to dinner for 2 in the restaurant. The food is delicious, the ambiance is romantic and the service is awesome. A definite find. Would recommend to anyone. Don't think it's a place for families with young children but that works great for us!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic People!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Waiter was the tops! Made a great night even better. Great food & wine list. Waiter made us feel like we were sitting at home entertaining. So relaxing & comfortable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had an enjoyable experience dining at Fire and Oak. The grilled salmon was outstanding and done perfectly. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to go!
    mitchVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always consistent - the pear lychee martini is delicious and the burgers are always fresh and done to perfection
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sloppy
    DiningOut
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Good sushi. But my salad, which did not even come with chicken in it on the menu looked old and had chicken in it as if they reused an old salad to make mine. The salad also had so much orange in it You could taste nothing else, I couldn't even eat it. As if that wasn't bad enough our oysters were gritty and obviously not appropriate for serving but we were still given 3 that were completely inedible, the ones that were edible were still of far lower quality than we expected from such a nice establishment. My sushi was Good but not enough to make up for my expensive yet wildly underwhelming meal. I wanted to love it but the kitchen seems unable to keep up with the kind of food they are trying to serve. And none of the staff made up for it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service not so good
    unhappy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    There was a lot of chit chatting of the employees behind the bar...That was a least of it...Took a long time to get the drinks and they weren't that busy...Ordering it also took a while but the best of it all after we finished out meal it sat in front of us for 20 minutes before someone even came over and asked if we wanted it wrapped...That was a little much. So he eventually came back and left again to get dessert menus. When bringing over my husbands coffee, this waiter did not use a tray and was trying to hold the coffee, cups and creamer which he put inside my husbands cup. I was a waitress and that was disgusting. So overall, the food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always eager to return
    RandiVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is our neighborhood go to restaurant. We love that bread is not served! They have many clean choices. Consistently good. Staff is always very friendly. Nothing more to say.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business travel
    Milhaus
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Business travelers should not be turned off by proximity to hotel. They are separately operated. Waiter was spectacular with excellent recommendations. Unique dishes. Only turn-off is the noise level. Difficult to hold conversations, but still enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 327 reviews are from the Fire & Oak - Montvale reviews archive.
  • a bar, not a restaurant
    griska
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    As many said before, the place is really nice. As often happen, they took great care of the place, but the kitchen....I tried the "so-called" kobe burger, that had no flavor at all. The truffle parmesan fries I received where cold and the flavor was dead wrong, like they fried them twice. The BBQ ribs...simply out of a plastic container, dry, bald.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Friday Evening
    MontebelloNY
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Started with the Crispy Calamari, they tender and flavorful. Ribeye was perfectly cooked, with a loaded baked potato (could be a meal). Do not recommend the monkfish, that was over cooked and dry. The service was very professional and attentive, glass was alway filled with water. Wine list, has a very good selection and wine is served at perfect temperature. Great place for a romantic dinner or family get together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would I recommend... Maybe
    Wavers
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I took my folks to this restaurant for their Anniversary while they were in town. I'd been there before and it was a good experience. This time the service was just horrible, the Hostess that showed us the table was fine, just the server "Jolene" , I wasn't looking for Silver service, but this was just appalling, more akin to being served ad a bad Diner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!!!! New local favorite
    Dinner4FiveVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Shocked at how great this place was. NYC quality ambience, great for a date or family. Food is incredible. Try the tuna tartar. It's amazing. We tried about 8 things, they were all very good. Will recommend to everyone!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Restaurant
    vipreviewVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My wife and I dined here for the first time and we were very satisfied. The restaurant decor is very romantic and the food and presentation wonderful. There is an ample Sushi Bar of which my wife feasted on wonderful California Rolls. We shared Mussels Fra D'ovolo which were ample in number and probably the best I have ever tasted. There is a large selection of Beef, Poultry and Fish dishes on the menu and numerous specials that were offered. I chose the half-spring organic chicken which was delightful. We shall definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Parmesan ruffle fries are excellent. They are very accommodating about switching out sides. Meals are pricey but the atmosphere is very nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always consistent
    mitchVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great adult atmosphere, good service - my wife had the crab cake app and the caprese salad which was very good and I had the striped bass w/ asparagus which was well prepared and quite tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WHAT A SUPRISE, A HIDDEN GEM
    KleeVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Housed in a Marriott Residence Inn on Chestnut Ridge Road in Montvale is a hidden gem of a dining establishment called Fire and Oak. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the service at Fire and Oak. The plate presentations could have been from an established 4 star restaurant. All of the ingredients were fresh and top notch in quality. Service was attentive and professional. I would frequent this restaurant again for the outstanding meal I had there this week. Worth a stop for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    MVC1955
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Sushi presentation was nicest I have ever seen. Wait service was horrible. 3 of four dinners came out at once. The fourth dinner came out as the other three finished eating. Awkward, uncomfortable for my guests and for me. And you had to constantly flag someone down for water. To make it worse, the manager was not apologetic, but rather made a comment how everyone "cleaned their plate"... When the grouper dish finally came out, it was very undercooked... Embarrassing. Frustrating. Should have taken that dinner off the tab, or offered some restitution... An after dinner drink, desert on the house or some other form of expression of sincere apology... But nothing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good steak excellent truffles fries
    BusyT
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Good steak, excellent truffles fries, good service, nice location, sometimes a little noisy but still ok to chat
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Daniel rocks
    prm8VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Excellent service, very good food. I always love this place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A busy Saturday night
    PaulB
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    As usual F&O was buzzing but we got our table OK. Service was friendly enough but not quite 'personal' for this price restaurant. Although they did swop a beer that we ordered but did not like...and not charge for it. Food was good as usual with excellently cooked steaks and great fries. They just need to do something about the noise levels which, at times, make it almost impossible to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never fails
    Yankeefan1VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Love this restaurant. The food and service is top notch. The managers, Patrick and Joshua, frequently visit the tables to assure satisfaction. The hostesses are always accommodating and service is fast but never rushed. Menu choices are limited however there are several specials. Sushi is beautifully presented and portions large. Noise can be tough during the week but rarely an issue on weekends. Overall, superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jim's rewiew
    nightout
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Good food excellent service nice decor. To loud for romantic dinner but good for bar scene or just a night out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing beats professional staff !
    jmlesqVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This has become our favorite local spot for a family dinner out. The menu is diverse (something for everyone and a solid kids menu), the food is consistently good and the service is always impeccable. It's so nice to be taken care of by well trained professionals who are attentive to your needs and make every meal feel special. Especially good for large groups.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Job
    TomS23
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was a holiday Mother's Day that said Service was great and the food was prepared as if it was any day
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good!
    kc1201
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our dinner was outstanding as always. This is a restaurant that knows what it is doing. Have never had a bad meal. We go about every 6 weeks sometimes less. Staff is always friendly!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Ribs
    shelstanVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    If you love "Fall off the Bones" Ribs, go to Fire and Oak!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall