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Oliver A Bistro
Oliver A Bistro

Oliver A Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.oliverabistro.com
  • Phone: (609) 298-7177
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Matthew McElmoyl
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Many options for catering. We deliver or you can pick up. Also cater off-site

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walnut
  • Public Transit: River Line
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Christ Church located at 130 Prince St is a half a block away and allows the public to park in the lot.
A word from Oliver A Bistro
We are a 55 seat intimate BYOB located in a charming historic downtown area.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "It all started a couple months ago, when I first dropped in for lunch with my soon to be girlfriend. The food was amazing and so was the service. We were mesmerized. Soon everytime we wanted to go out for lunch or dinner, Oliver's was the only place on our minds. Our first waitor had such poise, control, and manners that we origionally confused him for the owner without any reason besides the fact that he seemed to care so much about our individual dining situation. This place had gained a special place in my heart, and is definitively the best restaurant in the Bordentown area, and my personal favorite whenever I want great food, with equally great company. I have never been so enthralled by a buisness, or by it's staff before."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had a reservation for 8 on a Tuesday. The service and food were excellent. such a great place so close to home!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Staff was extremely attentive and the food was fabulous. Couldn't ask for more!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We viewed online what apparently was the weekend menu - met two other couples all driving at least one hour to get there - it was burger night but it worked out just great for all of us. My first fried chicken with waffles - meatloaf that passed the grumpy older guy's test - excellent soup - good salad - attentive staff and a "Well Done" for the restaurant. We wish it were local to us - it would be a weeknight gp-to for us."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Each of us had a different entrée two burgers and the special crab salad) and each was better than the other. Great for conversation at the table."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This is a family run restaurant with and extremely creative. Great food, flavors and tastes"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Why did you change your seating arrangement? Now you get to have a romantic dinner with those seated on both sides of you. Killed the ambience with the metropolitan style seating and uncomfortable chairs. Pricing is metropolitan also $$$$. Used to love this place. Doubt I'll be back. :("
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We dined at Olivers on a Friday night. One person in our party ordered 3 small dishes. Instead of asking how the food should be brought out, they brought 2 of the 3 dishes out (one at a time) and we sat and ate nothing waiting until the 3rd dish came out. NOT GOOD!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The menu got smaller since the las time I visited Oliver's but was still good. A couple of more additions might be helpful."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The website reflect one menu for Friday night, but upon arriving the sides were changed! I really was looking forward to Brussel sprouts and risotto with my crispy chicken. They were serving califlower and truffle fries (which were not that impressive)."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I always find the food very good and the prices very reasonable: soup, 1/2 salad and a burrito made a delicious meal."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Wonderful experience and the food.....amazing!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinning experience at Oliver A Bistro. Service was beyond excellent! Food was good. Only complaint is it was very noisy and we couldn't hear ourselves speak. I will definitely recommend to friends and family."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Oliver a Bistro is a local favorite. We always enjoy our meals. Lunch and dinner are great!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Olivers offers an outstanding, menu with an attention to the detail of preparing wonderful dishes. Now they have add "Burger Nights" on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday…..the best burgers varieties that I have seen on a menu in a long time and not surprising, prepared perfectly! The restaurant was bustling with lots of diners enjoying an upscale, more casual menu. They also offer tasty small portion desserts for $2 each that are a perfect ending for those of us with a sweet tooth. Olivers is a neighborhood gem and worth visiting if you have not. BYOB is just another added plus. Go and enjoy!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Still fabulous: Burlington County's best restaurant."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Another great dining experience at Oliver's. The Friday fixed price menu is a good value for the quality and size of each dish. The mushroom bruschetta is delicious. Our server recommended the Miso salmon dish. He said it was "outstanding!"... Well...he was right. It was the best salmon dish that I've ever had. Large piece, cooked perfectly. Excellent combination of flavors. I'd highly recommend. Their desserts are also delicious..even the coffee. Slightly pricey, but well worth it for a special occasion or an occasional treat...or just for a great meal!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We recently met our relatives for lunch at Oliver and had a wonderful meal. The soup and sandwich combos are fabulous. We also enjoyed the Greco Dip (hummus) and Chevre Crostini appetizers. Oliver is a BYOB which saved us quite a lot compared to restaurants with over-priced wine. We plan on returning soon and spending some time in the quaint town of Bordentown."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Our family of four had a sumptuous lunch on Mother's Day. Our favorite items included the tomato soup with cheddar cheese, Mediterranean appetizer, spinach salad, skewered shrimp with papaya slaw, and the mac and cheese with beef. The service, as always, was impeccable. We have dined here more than 25 times over the last few years and have NEVER had a meal that is anything less than excellent!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Friday night $29.99 special which is 3-courses is the best buy anywhere! The bruschetta is fabulous and the entrees (fish, meatloaf, etc) are delicious. And the portions are big! You must try to save room for dessert, though. I did not order the "Friday special" as I chose just the specials in course which was cioppino and it was scrumptious - chock full of shrimp, scallops, clams and mussels over a spring pea risotto. Not your typical Italian-made dish, but really delicious! BYOB lets you enjoy your own great wine and saves you money. Service at dinner can be slow so bring your patience. It's worth the wait! And they started taking Amex a while ago which is great! I can now bring clients!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I certainly enjoyed a very good dinner; this time it was tapas style with great soup, a salad, and braised short ribs cheese and mac. All well-prepared with the usual attentive service."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The food and service is always excellent at this little place in the heart of Bordentown. Reservations are a must on weekends and on-street parking can be a challenge, but it is certainly worth it. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The service, the food, the ambience... everything was top notch. Never fails to impress. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our visit to Oliver's for dinner. The wait staff could not have been friendlier or more obliging. We went on a Thursday evening & the place was hopping! Very eclectic food choices and everything was delicious! "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "One of THE Best Kept secrets in NJ. We have Never been disappointed."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I loved that you could bring your own wine and the food was comfort food with a twist. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The menu is not broad but there is enough variety; however a few more choices would be good. The food is amazing. The bread basket at the start of the meal is wonderful..crisp, thin rounds of bread, seasoned ..delicious. The wait after 1st course, for entrée, was too long. There may have been only 2 waiters. "Energetic" noise level is too noisy for us! Tomato bisque, Crab risotto and lemon dessert were outstanding. Size of servings is nice, not overpowering. Cost value is extremely fair."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food is very quality. My wife and I went in with 2 other couples and we had a fanastic time. Service was on point. We went during Restaurant Week and also Burger night. We selected the Burger night menu, but both looked wonderful. The burgers were perfectly cooked. The chicken and waffle were another highlihght. Dessert was very good and very fresh. We will certainly return."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "This is about our fifth visit to this restaurant, and they have never disappointed us. Food is well prepared, fresh, and innovative. Bruce, our waiter, is a pro."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "first time, great experience would come back again"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Meal presentation and taste were outstanding! Neighborhood gem, great for special occasions, or just dining out."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed the meal but not sure about a return. Very small menu."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Has always been our favorite for great weekend dinner and has now expanded the dining experience to a casual weekday venue! If you can't make it for dinner, lunch is also recommended!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "burgers were excellent cooked as ordered and topping swere spot on. we had the carmarlized onions and cheddar, boursin and blue cheese w/truffle oil."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined at Oliver's many times. We decided to try out their new burger night. I ordered the homemade veggie burger and my husband the crab cake sandwich. The veggie burger was roasted veggies ground up and made into a patty. It was very mushy in consistency but tasted OK. The crab cake was small and served on a croissant even tho my husband asked for it on a Kaiser roll. I see why they did not give him the roll because it would have overwhelmed the crab cake and made it apparent how small it was."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We love Olivers! New midweek menu is great and affordable in addition to their Friday prix fix! Desserts are to die for!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Excellent service. Excellent food. Very consistent."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We went on a Wednesday night and had an outstanding meal. The bite size desserts were fabulous."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We have been going to Oliver for sometime now and the food is always top notch. We started with Ahi Poke that was delish! After a very very very long wait we finally had dinner served. It was as good as always, but the wait is not worth it. We were there about a month ago and just when I was on the verge of annoyance with the wait, the food arrived. So we thought we would try it again. This time it was even longer and less patrons in the restaurant. This has always been the issue with Oliver for us. The wait staff even looks uncomfortable that the food is not coming out. I understand that maybe he is just one chef trying to do everything himself, but I know we will not be back for quite some time if ever. It's a shame, great food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Super food, service, choices. Very a creative menus for different nights of week."
    Dined on 3/12/2014