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Halcyon Brasserie
Halcyon Brasserie

Halcyon Brasserie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.halcyonbrasserie.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
Diner Reviews
  • "Great new summer menu, a must try! Lovely ambiance, nice staff, a great place all-around!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Celebrated girlfriend bday with her parents ..Good food and wine celebrated with good company .. Introduced her parents to this gem in Montclair, was a little nervous at first . Soccer game was on and the bar crowd was a little overly excited about US chances of advancing in tournament. Which is to be expected. Parents expected a lower noise level. However, the game ended soon after appetizers arrived , so parents enjoyed their meals and wine. GREAT BDAY Celebration once again .."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Appetizers were great but entrees were just ok. Server took our appetizer order then disappeared. When we asked if we could order dinner she seemed surprised???"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I was in the mood for seafood and we found this lovely place off the main drag in Montclair. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the service was outstanding - very professional. My husband and I shared a calamari salad that was delicious. I had the simply seared scallops, lemon kale and parmesan fries - yummy! My husband had the paella, which he said was fine, but a little dry. Even with that, we will definitely go back for another try!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Not much more to say, I love Halcyon. Service, food and location are solid. There is a vibrant bar upstairs for after dinner....give it a try, you wont be sorry"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Halcyon used to be my favorite fish place in NJ. Maybe it was just Saturday Night, but I will not go back. The fish was over cooked. The waiter was nasty and unhappy and the food delivery people had no idea which table to deliver the food. The bar scene is active and noisy. Oh well, I think management needs to train the staff and have there chef(s) focus on the food. Management it is time to manage while business is still good. Best of luck, but get focused."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great menu, great wine list, beautiful ambiance, energetic, great staff and awesome food… what else could you ask for! S&J"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great ambiance. Especially loved the appetizer dumplings and the "simply grilled" section, but everything was delicious. A pretty place, but don't plan on having a quiet romantic dinner here. This is a noisy, noisy restaurant, due to the loud bar scene, which is not really separated from the dining area, except by a low partition. We would go back, but maybe not on a Saturday night when the bar is rockin'."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "As regulars, you can get use to the menu after a while, however, the specials are always fresh and new… Beautifully prepared, great flavors, always a pleasure. In addition, soon the summer menu will come out and will have an array of wonderful new dishes. Halcyon is a MUST TRY!!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food, service. Everything was good, not great, and not cheap. Without getting not-picky, my wife and I we're out for a special occasion and both left feeling disappointed."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "great restaurant. worked around our garlic sensitivity. perfect"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I've eaten here numerous times, the apps are amazing, the food overall is great. It can get a little pricey if you have dinner and drinks, but well worth it for a great night. We sat in the upstairs lounge, perfect for a date and more of a NYC lounge feel. One of my favorite places to go in Montclair hands down"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food and the service was wonderful. Problems - be prepared for a quite a noisy restaurant as the tables are pretty close to each other and be prepared to spend money as its pricey. They ran out of the one dessert we wanted (which is a shame since we didn't eat that late.) Definitely would recommend. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Everything about our evening was lovely--except that the members of my family gathered in a booth and as far from the bar as possible were literally shouting at each other to be heard. It was comical at first, but quickly became wearisome. it's just too large ( and successful) a bar scene to share the dining space with seated guests. And the meal is too expensive to shout through."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Always a pleasure... Wonderful food, mice staff, lovely ambiance. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Nice place. Clam chowder was good. Ceaser salad not very good. Tried the salmon it just OK not great. Very pricey. Won't be back"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Meeting friends for dinner here - one with a food allergy. The restaurant took good care of us. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and not overly attentive (which I like, am not a fan of overly chatty wait staff). The ambiance of Halcyon Brasserie felt comfortably elegant. Though some of the items seemed overpriced, it was a nice dinner-out and we were able to linger over our meal (a Tuesday night) and not feel rushed. Everything we had was delicious (a couple of specials and the pan seared scallops)!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Went for an early dinner on Mother's day and we enjoyed the meal very much. Food was excellent. Service was good, but not great - had to ask for more water a few times... Wine was very good, but potentially a bit pricey. Overall, it was a great special night out! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always consistent, amazing food... our favorite place!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Took mom for dinner on Mother's Day. The service was friendly and food very good. Cozy and elegant atmosphere ask of a boot if you have 5 or more. Crab cakes were among the best ever. Snapper with finger lug potatoes thumbs up. Tuna a bit dry. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Been here since we discovered it 4 years ago and has since been a regular. Never disappoints the food is always great . Went here for Mother's Day had the Prince Edward mussels for appetizer it is a must try and overall we all enjoyed the food ! Overall a wonderful experience. Always ."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The service was outstanding, drinks were well made and food was well prepared. We had a salad, shrimp and oysters for an appetizer and salmon for dinner. Very, very enjoyable."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Wonderful meal and great service. Can't wait to go again!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "we have dined at Halcyon several times and the experiences have always been good--good food, good service--somewhat pricey but splurge and have the oysters"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I have never been to this restaurant before. Met my friends for dinner after work. Overall great place / Great food - However over priced. A glass of wine was $15.00. We have 3 appetizers and shared 2 entrees. Our bill was $178.00 "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "There are many restaurants in Montclair, however, Halcyon stands out! The food is wonderful, staff professional yet friendly, ambiance always lovely, energetic bar scene (fun to watch)…We are regulars there and highly recommend this restaurant … You simply can't go wrong with Halcyon! S & J "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We are always looking for a great dining experience without having to travel to the city. 12 minutes from home, Halcyon was so convienient. The staff was wonderful, food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "loved it, can't wait to go back... already recommended it to two of my friends. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We can't say enough about Halcyon, the food is amazing, the staff friendly yet very professional, ambiance lovely. Just to name a few fav's, Red Snapper, Swordfish, Moules & frites, Filet & salad/frites are amazing, all the appetizers are wonderful, my fav, Beet Salad, 3 ways salmon, won tons, yo name it, you just can't go wrong. Halcyon is a must try!!! S & J"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We are regulars at Halcyon and each time we go it's a wonderful experience. The food is amazing, staff friendly yet professional, lovely ambiance, they just added more seating in the outside (back of the restaurant) in addition to the great deck and seating already there, it's perfect for the spring when the weather is just perfect at night. But the again, the food is perfection! Never bored, menu changes with the seasons and always plenty of special. S & J"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "While waiting for our party to arrive a friend and I got glasses/sm carafes of wine that were ridiculously expensive. In part it was my error b/c the alignment of pricing on the menu says "glasses/8oz carafe," which led me to think glass portion was 8oz and that the other price was for a half carafe but not so. Thus, my 8 oz serving was 16.00 and my friend's was 15.00 so I started the evening in over thirty five dollars without yet eating. Still, I enjoyed a delicious meal... I would recommend the tuna appetizer which was fresh and delicious. The red snapper was a nice portion and was both flavorful and satisfying. My individual bill was 103.00 which is expensive but sometimes you want quality and that involves spending a bit more. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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