Indigo Kitchen
Indigo Kitchen
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Indigo Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.indigosmoke.com/#!indigo-kitchen
  • Phone: 9737072950
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Lance Knowling
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Wine
  • Catering: Call us for Inquiries

Getting there

  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street or Parking Lot across the street
A word from Indigo Kitchen
At Indigo Kitchen, chef/owner Lance Knowling will present modern american soul. Indigo Kitchen will also serve the classic dishes the original restaurant was known for.

be open seven days a week serving lunch, dinner, and an incredible Sunday Brunch. A full take-out menu will be available as well.

Indigo Kitchen is the perfect setting for a casual night out, that special meal you've been planning, or take-out for the family. Catering is available for all types of events.
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Indigo Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
  • I really enjoyed their "take"
    LBJ2011
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    I really enjoyed their "take" on Caesar salad and I loved the fried chicken with sweet potato mash. Good food without pretension
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • great place
    MicDenBurVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Fantastic service. Large portions, great food. Friendly service.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic
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  • The food needs more flavor,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    The food needs more flavor, it was very bland in my opinion. My waitress was very nice, but the staff needs to be more aware of keeping the buffet stacked with plates. The music was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, a Kansas City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Great food, a Kansas City oasis in New Jersey! Ribs were excellent and we liked the decor.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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  • Excellent food and service
    MontLife1289VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Excellent food and service in the heart of Montclair.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • We decided to try Indigo on
    MontLife1289VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    We decided to try Indigo on a whim, while driving through Montclair one day. We also had seen it on OpenTable and the menu looked good. When we arrived, we were greeted by the matradee and seated at the window, which we enjoyed. The artwork was exquisite and the music reminded us of a coffee house. Overall, the food, ambiance, and service was great and would definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic
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  • Worth the visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    From start to finish, it was a nice experience. Server Judy was patient with us since it was our first time there. She was fast to open and serve the wine we bought with us. She made suggestions since several sounded great. What's more important is I saw other servers and staff being just as attentive to their customers. That is a sign of a great place. We left before seeing Judy. She caught us outside on the sidewalk to thank us for coming and invite us to come again. I would come back to try other items on the menu recommended by friends who have been here on a regular basis. Chef Lance works magic in the kitchen.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Excellent contemporary take
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    Excellent contemporary take on traditional Southern food. We went to dinner on a weeknight- very convenient after attending the movies in Montclair. Try the pull apart bread with anything (unless you don't like butter) - the brisket and the catfish were both terrific as were the sides.My husband enjoyed the potato crusted scallops as an appetizer. I tried the lobster spring roll which was delicious but the lobster was wasted in it. We were too full for dessert but will definitely return. PS Background music made for a terrific atmosphere.
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  • What a fabulous meal! Didn't
    JerseyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    What a fabulous meal! Didn't know anything about it; chose it based on reviews. Delicious food. For a mostly BBQ place, lots of non-BBQ and veggie options. Every morsel of food was scrumptious. On a Sunday night the restaurant was far from full other than a few tables and one large party. Given that, we thought the service was a little slow and inattentive. When the waitress came to our table she was friendly and helpful, but there was a long wait between courses. Maybe they need additional help when they have a big party in the house.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good. Service was
    emb1
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Food was good. Service was mediocre. The staff was friendly enough but rushed and not very efficient. We waited at our table for a long time without menus and then where rushed to order. Dinner took a long time to come out (which was fine) but then we where rushed out the door because they needed our table for a large party.
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  • The food was good but not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    The food was good but not that memorable. Corn fritters are no longer offered, that was a disappointment.
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  • Great food and great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Great food and great service. Portions are normal size not overly large so if you are hungry order an appetizer, luckily they are all wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great menu, delicious choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    great menu, delicious choices creatively prepared. Not too noisy or crowded, friendly servers and customers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • More than pleasantly surprised!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    I am hesitant to go to upscale soul food restaurants as most I've been to come up lacking. That was not the case with Indigo Kitchen, EVERYTHING was DELICIOUS! Most of us were talking about "needing to come back" half way through the main course. Our leftovers didn't even make it home as we finished them on the car ride home, after our show. There are only two cons to to Indigo Kitchen: 1. It's a BYOB, but there are two liquor stores within walking distance. 2. It is almost impossible to decide what you want from the menu! It all looks so good. I also just want to leave a shout out to the waitstaff. Our server was incredibly attentive and really knew the menu well. Just a great experience overall.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Indigp Kitchen, Montclair, NJ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    This was comfort and Soul food at its best. Service attentative in a quiet night. Mood is casual cool, easy to spend ttime, especially since its BYO. Kudos to the evening special, 13 Hour BBQ brisket of beef. Southern fried checken and greens were outstanding. Although there were no kids there, they would have a nice time. Cannot understand eating in a burger retaurant, sports bar or Greek diner when food of this quality and level of cooking represents unique all-American fare, frequently televised on the Food Network, but right here in New Jersey, not Savannah.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch in Montclair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Nice brunch buffet - good selection & came with soup of the day and dessert of the day.
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    great for brunch
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  • Service was great and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Service was great and the food portions were perfect.
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    fit for foodies
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  • We enjoyed having brunch at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    We enjoyed having brunch at Indigo Kitchen. Nice atmosphere with good food. The staff was very nice although food was a bit slow coming out of the kitchen. All in all we liked it and will definitely try this restaurant again.
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    great for brunch
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  • We went on a Saturday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    We went on a Saturday night and had a really great experience. The ambiance was really welcoming with some really good music playing and we were given a really warm welcome by the hostess and the server. The server was very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly and really enhanced our evening. The main event, the food, was terrific. We started with lobster spring rolls and the scallops, for entrees we had the crab cakes and herb chicken with risotto. We finished with the home made donuts which we were given on the house as we had the last two! We also had the pleasure of meeting the head chef who came out to talk to guests which was a really nice touch. We'll definitely be going back!
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  • We went to Indigo Kitchen
    PenelopeVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    We went to Indigo Kitchen with friends from Ridgewood. We'd never been before and were wowed. The food was excellent. The chef stopped by our table twice during the evening and the service was just what it needed to be. The BYOB keeps the check down of course, but the four of us ate dinner for $180, including tip. Appetizers were delicious, the entrees excellent and the donuts for dessert....great fun. I would go again in a heartbeat.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Made a last minute reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Made a last minute reservation and we were not disappointed. Food was great. It is byob with a great store in walking distance. We had rhe virn soup and scallops to start and both were tasty and light, the soup had great favor and had a nice suttle kick. For our mains we had the ribs and fried chicken. This is a upscale joint so don' expect moms chicken and ribs. Chicken was well seasoned with herbs that added a unique flavor. The sides needed some seasoning work bit the mini biscuits and cornbread were to die for, they just didn't provide enough.The whipped sweet potatoes were delish.Finished with mini donuts which could've been better. The service was extremely slow and they could use better logistics for front of house.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Had a pan seared fish special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Had a pan seared fish special that disappointed my wife because it was hardly pan seared if at all! Fried chicken for my daughter was fair at best. Appetizers shrimp w/black bean humus, pull apart bread, salad were great. The catfish was good but the portion size was on the small side.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • My husband and I went to Indigo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    My husband and I went to Indigo Kitchen for valentine's day. Loved that most table were filled and we were still able to hear each other speak. The food was excellent. I enjoyed the beet salad. We ordered the specials which were also excellent. I loved that the portions were an appropriated portion and not super sized. It allowed me to enjoy my meal without feeling like I had to unbutton my pants. It also saved room for dessert. The red velevet cake was not a typical layer cake and was fabulous. Definitely want to go back.
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    fit for foodies
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  • The fact that this establishment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    The fact that this establishment is sometimes characterized as a "soul food" spot is misleading. The menu provides a much broader selection while retaining several examples of traditional southern comfort food. The staff delivers service which is both welcoming and professional within the tastefully eclectic, New Orleans jazz themed dining space. There is no doubt about my returning to this BYO restaurant to partake in the next phase of their evolving seasonal menu.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • A bucket list "to-do" for sure!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Great food, great fun and great atmosphere! My compliments to Chef Lance Knowling for having compiled a 5 star menu of some of my down home favorites. The Louisiana corn velvet soup and the lamb chops were absolutely scrumptious! The staff was extremely hospitable and attentive. Chef Lance and his business partner, Leonard Murray even paid us several tableside visits just to make sure our every need/desire was met. Now that's what I call personalized service :-)
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Really liked the experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Really liked the experience. The staff was friendly and healthful, especially when it came to my boyfriend's birthday. They allowed him to pick out one of their pastries--and they put a candle on it, so cute. He really liked his special birthday treat. The food was delicious and filling. I definitely would recommend this restaurant .
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • love Indigo Kitchen - recently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    love Indigo Kitchen - recently changed menu a bit - chicken tacos on apps, very good
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • Brunch at Indigo Kitchen.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Went looking for a brunch place and saw this in Montclair. My fiancee and I have been to toast, but we wanted to try something new. We get into the place and it was empty and dead silent. There is another table in there but it was weirdly quiet. Like the quiet where you feel weird talking or making noise. More upbeat music maybe? We opted for the buffet since it was basically everything on the menu (except waffles) for $16. Buffet had hot food, and was quite tasty. Chicken was a solid 8/10 and bacon was thick with great flavor. Turkey sausage was nothing to write home about. Overall I would give the food a 7.5/10. Service was average. Would I come back again? Worst napkins ever.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Ultimately, it will be the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Ultimately, it will be the service that kills this restaurant. The water was served warm. The entrees came out while we were eating the appetizers. We were asked if we wanted dessert, and we replied "not yet, we need to digest first." We were then served the check. The food isn't bad, but not memorable or outstanding either. It seemed like there was an emphysis on speed, even though the restaurant was fairly empty on a Saturday evening.
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  • Delicious & elegant comfort food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Cozy space with outstanding food & service. Arrived 5:45 on a Thurs. without realizing they offered an early bird special. Appetizer, entree & side for $15 from the regular menu. A great value. The shrimp & grits were light, the BBQ short ribs & brisket were tender & juicy. A terrific first experience. Will go back soon.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The food and the service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    The food and the service were top shelf. I'm glad I was urged to try it and even more glad that I did. Terrific.
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    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    This was our first time. It was a find in a very competitive area. Service was friendly and attentive. Food menu had a great mix of barbecue and beef favorites. Very reasonably priced for excellent food in a casual atmosphere. definitely will go back again.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Nostalgia Materialized
    cleocreek
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    I frequently solicited Indigo almost a decade ago. Then they closed, I also moved away, etc. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of taking a friend there for brunch. We chose the buffet option. Although the food was good, it was not spectacular. The buffet includes many items similar to other venues. The brunch menu itself, however, has a host of yummy treats listed that are not always included in the buffet. I know the food here tastes yum - try their mac n cheese, whipped sweet potatoes, BBQ sauce (omg!), and pull apart bread (fav!) - so after enjoying my buffet meal, I ordered the aforementioned items to go.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Great to have chef Lance Knowling
    Manoavino
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Great to have chef Lance Knowling back in Montclair. First time to the new place we were great fans of the old. Sampled the great BBQ and a bunch of sides all very good. Service could be a little better.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Comeback!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    Best BBQ in town! So happy this restaurant came back to montclair. The upscale version is nice, though obviously more expensive. The fried chicken is amazing, and side dishes do not disappoint! The service is exceptional, but the food should come out warmer. I haven't seen the place full, so I hope it can last in the ever-changing restaurant landscape of montclair.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • The food at Indigo Kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    The food at Indigo Kitchen is always fantastic, the atmosphere is wonderful, and the staff is amazing! Don't miss it!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food, relaxed atmosphere,
    TLHK
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Great food, relaxed atmosphere, modern decor, attentive staff and BYOB. What more could you ask for? The BBQ chicken tacos were great and my husband really enjoyed the corn chowder.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • the Sunday Family Dinner for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    the Sunday Family Dinner for Four is a great deal!
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • I went to Indigo with two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    I went to Indigo with two other people and we ordered quite a variety of food. In general, the food was good. The portions are small (unless you order the sampler) so do not go there if you are looking for a hearty meal. The catfish was tasty as was the pulled pork and bbq chicken. The shrimp and grits, collard greens and corn crab soup were all good. The BBQ ribs were mediocre and I would not recommend them. I wasn't very fond of the red velvet cupcake or the banana nut bread pudding, but the two people I went with did like those desserts. Overall, I do think its a great place to go for dinner, but only if you're looking for a light dinner. Skip dessert and get that at another place.
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  • 3rd visit, and we know what
    CarrieLFVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    3rd visit, and we know what we love. We LOVE the mac-n-cheese, and the fried chicken is delicious. Thank you Indigo Kitchen.
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    neighborhood gem
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