Mes Reves
Mes Reves

Mes Reves

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mesrevesnj.com/
  • Phone: 9734294888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Chef Q.
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Baldwin Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available at the Municipal parking lot between Pitt Street & Baldwin Street, just off Broad Street.
A word from Mes Reves
Pick up some friends, a nice bottle of wine and join us for dinner at Mes Reves. Our simple French bistro menu offers some of the Chef's favorites including Crispy Sweetbreads, Seared Foie Gras, Nicoise Salad, and a Pan Seared Rack of Lamb. Our friendly staff strives to provide a dining experience that is sure to exceed your expectations.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Mes Reves reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (29)special occasion (20)romantic (18)good for groups (8)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Always a great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was our 6th time at Mes Reves, we are never dissapointed. It has a very relaxed feel, and it is a BYOB, which I like. The staff is great, as is the service, and they are very friendly. They never rush you through dinner. Their chocolate souffle, is the best. I do know this if there is something you would like and it is not on menu, ask for it when you make your reservation and if they can get it they will. We have been there for special occasions and with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this local restaurant....
    Elainethefoodie
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We had a mini reunion gathering of several high school girlfriends on a misty Monday evening. They could not have been more gracious. Our food was so delicious that we were eating off of each others plates. When our charming waitress came to remove our dinner plates, they were empty! It is rare for any of us to eat everything on our plates, but this is certainly a testament to the quality of food being served. Several of us had the pork tenderloin accompanied by a sweet potato puree and roasted brussel sprouts. Even my friends who do not eat brussel sprouts loved them! We had ordered chocolate souffles at the begining of our dinner. When they arrived, they were so light I am not sure how they did not float out of their cups...heavenly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    NicoleMarie
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Everything we ordered was delicious. Perfect portions to enjoy an entire meal. It's a BYOB place and they never rush you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a good neighborhood choice
    Editchef
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I am really grateful for a good restaurant in the neighborhood that isn't the typical red sauce restaurant you find in this area. Food was well prepared and nicely served. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden gem
    3togomusselsVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    we are always happy to dine here, never disapointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I googled French restaurants in the area and this one popped up. After looking at the menu and finding it was a BYOB we decided to try it for our anniversary. Quiet enough to have a decent conversation, great service and very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every bite was a good bite!
    twoloons
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We just happened upon Les Reves and had one of the best dinners I can remember. Our service was so personal. When our server discovered that it was out first visit, she took extra care. The chocolate soufflé is well worth ordering. Some of the seating is tight, but that gives it a cosmopolitan atmosphere. We cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We came about 6:45 and left around 9:30, the pace of the service and meal allowed us to chat and eat the whole time. There were enough people around so we were not alone but we had our own space as well. The service was extremely friendly and informative. The food was well prepared and different enough that it was interesting. Overall a very pleasant romantic dinner and evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    MLK62
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Although unassuming from the outside, Mes Reves is a lovely little find. Wonderful food, attentive and knowledgeable wait staff, and a cozy ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    frenchie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Well worth the wait! On a budget, we waited for Bloomfield Restaurant Week to get the special deal. The food was fantastic and the next time we go we won't wait for a deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful first visit
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My husband and I recently visited Mes Reves during Bloomfield restaurant week. It was our visit and we will definitely be back! The ambience was intimate and not too noisy. All three courses in the prix-fixe menu were delicious and substantial. The service was wonderful and attentive. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Everyone in the group tried a different dish and we all loved the quality of food and the fresh ingredients used! The rabbit wash delish...I would have preferred a different side as the black rice was a little too dry for my taste. This is definitely a place we will keep on our list! Some of the patrons seem a little pretentious, I am not sure if it had anything to do with the fact that we were there with our toddler (well behaved foodie in the making :)). I guess some people are not used to kids going to restaurants!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great French food
    Baileymouse
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Nice but the server seemed unfamiliar with some of the food and had trouble explaining it to the customers. Not sure if it was due to a language barrier or not knowing exactly what each dish was, but I found myself describing things to the ladies at the table next to us. When I asked what was in the Crepe Suzette, she said "pancake." The food was great, though. I had the bavette, which was a nice skirt steak, very nicely prepared. My husband had salmon. For the appetizer he had the mushroom tart and I had the escargot. Dessert was Crepes Suzette for him, almond creme brulee for me. All in all it was delightful, I just wish I had known it was BYOB because we missed having some wine with such a fine meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met our expectations!
    BloomYum
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    As Bloomfield residents, there is no shortage of amazing nearby restaurants. We've been meaning to try this place for a while and finally head in during Restaurant Week. The service was great, staff was friendly and fast, food was delicious! I can now highly recommend this place and we will definitely be back at some point. I love that even during Restaurant Week, Mes Reves served food on their typical menu-- I hate when restaurants revamp a smaller / less expensive version of regular menu items but not this place! Mes Reves is on point! Escargot, Salmon, and Crepe Suzette = Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We went for restaurant week so there was a limited menu but something for everyone. The chef is excellent, presentation very nice, attentive and helpful staff and ambiance very nice. It was a bit noisy as you did have to raise your voice a bit to be heard. Looking forward to going back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great local spot
    chuia23
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I tried escargot & rabbit for the very time, it was great. service was amazing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    BloomfieldEater
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Restaurant week menu. Excellent, busy and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pierrkhan
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was my fourth time dining at Mes Reves my first time was when the restaurant first opened (4yrs. ago) service was slow (and no escargot). Since then the service has improved and so has the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food was delicious, but the service was not on par for the quality of the restaurant. Our waitor was very nice, but he was the only waitor for the entire restaurant. It was impossible for him to provide the quality of service one would expect. However, maybe it was an off night and the other waitors cancelled last minute.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite place!
    biscuitjune
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We chose this place based on other reviews and we were so impressed! First off, the service was more than outstanding. We were greeted and sat right away, never wanted for anything and even the chef himself came to talk to us when we had a special request (which he happily accomodated). Our food came out promptly and was as beautiful as it was delicious. Everything we ordered was executed perfectly and the chef even brought out a risotto dish for us to taste that he was trying out. We also had our kids with us and we felt very welcomed. Will definitely return very soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb!
    Larany
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This was not my first visit to Mes Reves. I love it, not only because the food is beautifully prepared and delicious, because the whole experience makes me feel special, from the waiter to the owner. A great menu and a place to return to time and again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dependable bistro
    NjMama01VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    As always, the food did not disappoint and we all enjoyed a variety of entrees (skate, salmon, steak au poivre, and duck). The service was a bit slow but we were happy to see the place more crowded than on some previous visits. We'd hate to see this restaurant fil since the menu is great and there are so few French bistro type places in north Jersey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always gracious and comfortable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    A real pleasure to dine where the chef takes his work so seriously. We had the steak frites and steak au poivre. Highly recommend both. Plus the lemon bar, a different take on a classic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 234 reviews are from the Mes Reves reviews archive.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was our second visit to Mes Reves and we were both disappointed to find that areas we hoped would improve like service and food quality actually declined. The chef/owner has a penchant for hanging out with friends in the front while the clearly inexperienced kitchen staff goof off. We could actually see them leaning on counters and chatting aimlessly. The lack of experience and attention to detail shows everywhere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Simply Great
    Stagecoach
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great food, Great people Great place!!! Cant go wrong. Try the Mussels, better yet try it all.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • votre rêves se réalise!
    twinbieVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Mes Reves remains a great little neighborhood restaurant to have a quiet dinner for two, or a convivial dinner for 4 or 6. Conversation is possible. The food, service (Lauren is the best!) and ambiance all add up to wonderful evening close to home. Everyone is always friendly and the menu remains interesting with specials that intrigue and delight.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • France in Bloomfield
    CuisinistaVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Exquisite French cuisine at non-NYC prices ,plus byo! Foie gras, salade nicoise with tuna tataki, short ribs, skate and desserts are must-haves. France-trained Vietnamese chef owner and his wife are gracious hosts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Decided to celebrate our 19th anniversary at Mes Reves. This was not our first time here. Mes Reves is officially our favorite restaurant! Kuan and crew went above and beyond from each special course. This is most certainly an amazing experience all should enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had a nice and quiet meal here. Food was really good and the staff was great. A BYO slightly out of the Montclair crowd but very high quality
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    3togomusselsVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I have eaten at Mes Reves several times and have not been disappointed. A gem in a neighbor hood that does not "get it,"the good food.The early price fixed is really a find and not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful night
    EricVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Warmly greeted upon arrival and seated immediately. Friendly service all night long. The food was all wonderful - mussels, crispy sweetbreads, pork, skate and the vanilla soufflé for dessert. All in all a wonderful,experience with a very warm staff and an even better selection of delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Enjoyable
    restaurantlover
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We had a lovely evening. The food was excellent - mussels and cornish hen, and fairly priced. We didn't order desert. The interior was surprisingly attractive, after viewing a less than inviting exterior. Our service was attentive and professional, punctuated by our waiter running half a block to return an umbrella left at table. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance
    Beebop425
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I made reservations on OpenTable and noted it was for a birthday celebration. The inside is simply decorated and feels like a mix of modern and rustic French village. Nicely done! Service was attentive and friendly. I had the Pork Tenderloin and my friend had the Cornish Hen. Both were done to perfection and the sides of Brussel sprouts and mashed potato and puréed sweet potatoes were creamy and flavorful. The chef came out with a complimentary Chocolate Soufflé that was not too heavy or rich....light and flavorful. It is a BYOB and I would recommend to friends and go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - slowish service
    momsniteout
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was very good. VERY good. However, it was very rich, and did not like me as much as I liked it. The service was on the slow side...ok for dinner, but we were hungry! Servers were friendly, but seemed a bit inexperienced. All in all, a nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    Mary
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I would recommend this place for something new, or a special occasion. My husband had the crab cakes and said they were the best he's ever had. My short ribs were delicious, and the portion was generous enough for me to get two meals out of it. The food and the service were top notch. Unfortunately the noise level was high and the tables were too close together (we were seated next to a loud, annoying group, but the restaurant really can't help that). While the food was delicious, the menu was somewhat limited, which is why I don't see it becoming our "go to" place. But I have recommended it, and we will be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Hollee666
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    After many great recommendations from friends, I took my husband to Mes Reves for his birthday. We both enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Foods service was quick. I loved my meal selection of the risotto and scallops. My husband enjoyed his steak which was cooked medium rare as requested. Many restaurants over or under cook the steak but Mes Reves got it just right. We would definitely go back for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    tndseb
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Mes Reves is a great place. Food, service all excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French for the "non" French diner
    Rarediner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We'd passed Mes Reves a dozen times without notice, but once I'd spied it amid Broad Street's more typical storefronts, I was intrigued. Our Anniversary provided the occasion to try what turned out to be a special, yet approachable restaurant. Excellent food and friendly, attentive staff. Upscale decor without a hint of presumption. We enjoyed each course and delightful conversation with the waitress. I'd recommend Mes Reves to anyone looking for a fine dining experience in the heart of Bloomfield.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    GregF
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Mes Reves is wonderful. We have been here several times and are never disappointed. Great food and great service. We continue to introduce new people to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Have now dined here twice and both times very pleased with service, menu choices, and overall dining experience. Staff very attentive, but not rushed. Pleasant, chic, comfortable space. Nice to have such an addition to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate