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Halcyon Brasserie
Halcyon Brasserie

Halcyon Brasserie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.halcyonbrasserie.com/
  • Email: Halcyonevents@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (973) 744-4450
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:30PM Dinner: Sunday - 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM Bar: Friday and Saturday - 2 AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary French / American, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please Visit our Website for all Private Party Inquiries & a View of our Private Event Menu Packages. Visit Halcyonbrasserie.com
  • Entertainment: Live DJ every Friday and Saturday Night in our Lounge

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Forest Street
  • Public Transit: Walnut Street NJ Transit Station
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Lot in The Rear of the Restaurant on Label Street. ( Egan & Sons)
A word from Halcyon Brasserie
Halcyon is a fine seafood brasserie, specializing in the freshest local catches, boasting a full service raw bar, upstairs lounge, and tranquil atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "I celebrated my Birthday with Family Sunday April 13th for Dinner. I had been there once before and absolutely loved it!!! Once again, I was correct! My Birthday couldn't have been better! Thanks"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Halcyon has a fine variety of beautifully prepared seafood. My cilantro-encrusted cod was some of the best I've had, and my wife loved her crispy black bass. The single scoop of blood-orange sorbet was an excellent way to end a fish dinner. The place was a bit noisy near the bar at about 7PM, but quieted down considerably by 8."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The restaurant makes you feel like your suddenly transported to NYC or San Francisco. Great Service, Ambiance and Food."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Called in reservation and used Open Table. Am also a frequent and repeat patron. Brought special guests for first visit/dining experience. Requested booth seating on call and on-line booking. Disappointed not to have this seating option. Wait staff was overly delay in taking food orders."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "You can never go wrong dining at Halcyon. The food is perfection, the staff is amazing, the ambiance is lovely, great cocktails… It is always a lovely experience dining at Halcyon. S & J"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our 1st dining experience @ the Halcyon and it will definitely will not be the last. Very pleasant, professional and service-orientated restaurant. Host made us feel welcome and our Server Samantha was amazing. It was obvious that the Service Team enjoyed their jobs and great customer service was noted. The filet mignon was done perfectly and the curried shrimp with coconuts was delicious. See you soon."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "So here is our message to Halcyon. You're restaurant and bar is great but the snobbery of your hostess and waitress not so much. The hostess asked us to sit down at our table vs the bar when we arrived early (we declined) and the waitress rushed us off our table when no one sat at our table after. There is no need for that kind of customer service, even in the top NYC restaurants we never experienced that. They looked annoyed to be there and when we spent over $400 on dinner we don't expect that kind of service. The bar staff is top notch though, we loved them."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Can't go wrong with Halcyon! The Moules & Frites are THE BEST! We have traveled to Paris and have had Moules multiple times and I can honestly say these are the best right here in our own backyard! Everything else is wonderful too, never had anything at Halcyon that hasn't been superb each time! A must try!!! J&S"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The mussels were amazing and so many! Our server Laura was great and had a wonderful sense of humor."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Amazing food, amazing staff, amazing ambiance, can't ask for more... We are always pleased dining at Halcyon! A must try!!! S&J"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Excellent food, sophisticated ambience, poor service. The waiter was absent, would disappear even though the restaurant was empty."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We are regulars at Halcyon (for years) and we are never disappointed. We are foodies, therefore, we have been to many high end restaurants from east to west and in-between. And when you find yourself constantly comparing their chefs with Halcyon's chef… then saying Halcyon is better… You know it's perfection. Halcyon is a must try, you will be hooked! S&J"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We are NEVER disappointed in the quality of the food at Halcyon. I highly recommend the scallops- best I've ever had. It's a bit difficult navigating around the very crowded bar but once we were seated it was a great experience."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I had a wonderful dinner on my birthday. The server was courteous, and knowledgeable about the menu."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Loved this place! Great food, you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Exceptional food, service, ambiance… A great menu, food prepared with excellence!!! We believe everyone should experience Halcyon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went for dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday. Our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter joined us. We had a wonderful time--very good food and service--it is one of our favorite spots in town to dine"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This is m,y husband's favorite Montclair restaurant and one of my top four. The menu is varied and interesting, the food is beautifully and subtly prepared and seasoned and very satisfying. We did Valentine's Day a couple of days early because of expected terrible weather and have done anniversary dinners before because we like the decor, the ambience and the quiet. We will return to introduce friends to Halcyon next week. The service is exceptional -- just solicitous enough to meet all our needs and not at all intrusive."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time, the best food, the best service, simply the best!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I am in a search for the restaurant that has great BACKGROUND music. If the bar is lively that's one thing but when the music is so loud you can't talk at your table that is bad. Also the choice of music really sucked , it was more like a disco then a dining experience. There ought to be a middle ground , music that informs the bar and also the diners. I was very disappointed in ambiance and service.food was really good though."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I love seafood. Halcyon is a great place for great food in that regard. Great raw bar and entrees. The space is really annoying, in that the tables are too close together and the noise level is deafening. I made a reservation well in advance and was seated upstairs, which I didn't know existed. I wasn't asked if I wanted to sit there, but it was quieter than the noisy bar area. The service was very nice. The waitress could not have been sweeter. It's not four star, but we were happy. The food is very good. The only disappointment was dessert, which was a peach tart that was served somewhat cold. Also, it was my wife's birthday, which was told to the restaurant three times and they didn't acknowledge it at all."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The bar in the main area was packed so we waited upstairs where it was initially much quieter. The barmaid was confused as to where we should sit since we were waiting. Then she got "talked to" for where she sat us which must have been for diners. It was odd and made me feel a little strange. Our table was ready on time. All tables are really secondary to the loud and packed bar. So there was little room for talking at a normal level. It took a half hour to even get bread. The food was good. Nothing out of the ordinary and slightly over priced. It all took so long we didn't opt for dessert. In the end I am glad we tried it but I would stick with their sister restaurant next door, Egans."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Visited Halcyon last Wednesday night. So glad we decided to try it. Comfortable, upscale atmosphere with a European feel, exceptionally large and comfortable booths allow privacy and conversation without the usual noisy scraping of chairs and clanging of dishes. Cocktails were delicious, food exceptional. Crackling fire tricks the eye. Our waitress was exceptionally knowledgeable about the food, drinks and menu. Never felt she was trying to push a certain appetizer or anything else on us. Perfect place for a cold winter evening. Next time will try eating at the bar. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "i love this place.. they have great food and it;s really pretty. service is great.. they know us as we come here often. you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The overall dining experience was excellent. The only problem with this restaurant is the noise level. For that reason I booked our reservation at 6:30 but still, by 7:30 it was so noisy we had to practically shout at each other to be heard."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This restaurant is one of my favorite go-to establishments in Montclair. The menu is elegant and always prepared to delight one 's palate. Whether for intimate dining or a small group, you will enjoy your dining experience and will want to return."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Visited Halcyon for first time for dinner on a Wednesday night at 8. The tables were only half full but the bar, which is open to the dining room, was packed with animated people talking loudly, and ever louder as the evening progressed. The food and service were quite good. I especially enjoyed the grilled artichoke starter, and the roasted whole branzino. The waitress and the chef were very helpful at accommodating my spouse's special dietary needs. But for the decibel level we would be anxious to return. Perhaps there is a day of week and time when the bar crowd isn't so revved up. After we departed we stopped in their pub next door (Egan & Son) to compare the noise level. Although a pub, It was not nearly as noisy as in Halcyon!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "FIrst time at Halcyon, and WOW!!! Made a reservation for 4 in advance (wasn't crowded when we arrived but filled up quickly) and was seated right away. Service was excellent and the food was among the best seafood I've had in the area...very fresh and well prepared. Not a cheap night out, but definitely worth it and less than NYC with all the ambiance. All in all a great place to enjoy a special occasion and/or special friends."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "From the Samon Three Ways, Sea bass, to ages steak, the food wasy perfect, the staff wonderful, and ambiance perfect!!!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great open space, tuna Tartare excellent, Goat cheese salad delicious. Grilled salmon excellent. All food was delicious. booked upstairs for dinner the space was open airy and romantic. Music was great it went from r&b to lounge music to house. Blood orange margarita was outstanding. an overall great place. Crowd was mixed from yuppie to hipster to trendy to wealthy. I think the service was great but if you are looking for a more restaurant feel you should book the downstairs. if your looking for having to flag down your waiter than upstairs is key."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "A new and much improved menu makes this restaurant a pleasure to behold! The grilled unadorned shrimp were perfectly cooked and a grilled artichoke appetizer made this a light satisfying meal."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We love Halcyon, a wonderful place to celebrate or just a weekend date. We go every Friday and love it each and every time. Amazing food, great staff, perfection."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Halcyon has consistently good food and a very pleasing atmosphere. The staff is always professional and accommodating. A sure thing!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The food is excellent, staff really pro yet friendly, ambiance lovely. Had a awesome time."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We had a lovely time, amazing food, great staff, really nice place all-around."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "food was good but lacked some refinement. service was uninspired but adequate."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great fish. All four of us enjoyed dinner.I usually prefer a BYOB in New Jersey, but the drinks were good and the food was terrific. We will be back."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "You can't go wrong with going to Halcyon. The food is exceptional, staff friendly yet professional, ambiance lovely and romantic. Can't say enough about the food, it's wonderful."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Had a wonderful dinner (great chef!!!) Friendly staff, beautiful ambiance. Can't go wrong with Halcyon!!!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The last two times we have been here we have noticed a dramatic difference in service and food. It used to feel like an event, you were treated really warmly by the wait staff, your waiter would greet you and introduce themselves, very helpful and knowledgeable on the menu ....now it feels like they do 'drive by' stops to your table and are inconsistent on service. The food was just ok - nothing spectacular. I ordered the tuna which is on the menu and it was literally drenched in sauce, so much so that I could not eat the green beans. They could have just drizzled the sauce and it would have been great. Also our cesar salad had way too much dressing, something I really dislike. I ordered a bellini and it tasted like the champagne was flat."
    Dined on 12/7/2013