This was our fourth meal here,
This was our fourth meal here, and the food was delicious, but for the first time, the service was slow!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I have been coming to The Orange Squirrel since it's opening.. We LOVE everything about it. The atmosphere is trendy but laid back, there's not a hint of pretense about it. The Service is always stellar and the owner/chef is always there & checks in to see how your meal was. The food is just AMAZING! I always get the filet mignon and mac & cheese...it's my favorite. My hub loves their Rib-Eye and Filet & we both love the pastas, Veal Meatballs and Prince Edward Mussels... you've never, I repeat, never have eaten a Meatball this delicious and mussels this tasty! We are Italian so to eat a meatball and say it's just as good as mom's is a HUGE compliment.
We've taken friend & family to our "favorite restaurant"..all love it!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Most people wouldn't even
Most people wouldn't even know this find restaurant is located on Bloomfield, NJ- but it is worth the trip if you live within the surrounding countries. Fantastic steaks, great sides, perfectly seasoned entrees. It never fails to disappoint. Last night the service was fantastic but there have been a few occasions that it could have been stepped up a notch. Seems like they worked it out- so happy to have this spot in my town,
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
very crowded and noisy but
very crowded and noisy but the food is exceptional.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bloomfield surprises with wonderfu
There aren't enough superlatives for the food and service at this wonderful gem of a restaurant. Perusing the menu, we knew it would be difficult to choose given so many terrific options. Everything we had was delicious. Portions are reasonable. Our server, Greg, provided attentive, seamless service. As we were raving about the food, the chef came out to see us which was a treat in itself. Our dessert had a lovely 'happy anniversary' message written on the plate as a special surprise. Can't wait to return!!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service can tend to be slow
Service can tend to be slow in this somewhat cramped and noisy restaurant
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
Love this place - food is amazing - the owner is right there watching things - delicious . GO GO GO
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to the Orange Squirrel several times and it never disappoints. I have never tried anything there that was not delicious nor have I ever been with anyone that did not enjoy their meals as well. Everything is made fresh, presentation is wonderful and the ambiance is comfortable and welcoming. I highly recommend this place, just make sure you have a reservation on the weekend.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A gem right hnder your nose!!
A balanced menu with an assortment of pleasantly balanced savor leaving you with a desire to further explore. Highly recommended !!
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my wife there for her birthday and I was pleasantly surprised at how excellent the food was. The Owner is the head chef behind the recipes and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good bite!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow! What a great restaurant! My scallops were perfect. The food was flavorful and aesthetically pleasing. The service was great - just the right amount. The food was inventive, and quirky but not pretentious. Clearly the chef's passion for good food was evident. I can't wait to come back.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food - every entrée
Excellent food - every entrée was superb. The appetizers took awhile to come out but were so delicious that we forgot about the delay! The only complaint I would have is that the waiter never told us the specials ( we later saw them on the board) and it was really hot in the restaurant.
I would honestly say it is the best meal I have had in a very long time...I would recommend it to everyone!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place! Avoid the tart...
Went on a Tuesday evening, and there was only 1 other table seated. Very small place, only 12 tables. seems like it would be loud but happening for a weekend dinner. The food was amazing and well worth the price. My boyfriend and I shared the creme brûlée, but it was a little small. Decided to try out the tart as well. We should've stopped at the delicious brûlée! Overall, we can't wait to go back!
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding As Always
Just had another incredible meal at Orange Squirrel. Chef Francesco truly knows how to masterly prepare locally sourced (lots from his own garden) ingredients to turn up an inventive, tasty meal.
His new pizzas are out of this world!! Any fish is a solid option and so is the rib eye, pot pie and pastas.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hosted by the chef
We went to lunch this past week at The Orange Squirrel. It was great. The menu offers a lot of choices - one can have two fabulous appetizers . . . or a complete entree. And it was terrific to be served by the chef - Francesco. He was so charming and accommodating. I would definitely go back for lunch and dinner.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unusual- in a good way
Here was a place we've been looking forward to trying, and every dish came out with a twist. Our favorite was the tuna. Perfectly cooked to rare, it came with a side of popcorn, that looked odd but went perfectly with the sear on the fish. Our only complaint was the portion sizes were a bit small for the prices charged, but we'd go back again to try more of the menu.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
i didn't know it was there.
I had been driving by this little gem of a restaurant for 5 years without realizing what it was. i was looking for a place to eat in Montclair, and the orange squirrel kept coming up. when I put in top restaurantsi n Bloomfield - It was the number one...and for good reason. it's not cheap - but it's worth it. great appetizers - and the who;e bronzini filleted at my table was delicious!
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent meal and very attentive
Excellent meal and very attentive service. Will certainly go again as I want to try more of the menu.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
only criticism would be the noise level.
way too loud.
could barely have a conversation...
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was awesome and the owner came to speak to us personally. The beer selection was awesome and the food was great. TOTALLY GREAT!!!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fav spot in North jersey
Love going here, always awesome. Chef Framcesco is the best!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is outstanding and
The food is outstanding and the owner and staff atre unusually helpful and friendly. I would definitely go back. Can be noisy on the weekends.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful restaurant, weird name
We hosted a group of 8 at this lovely little restaurant based on a friend's recommendation. The menu selections were good, I had the pork shank which was cooked to perfection! Everyone else had a beef selection. Several were dissapointed that the chef sliced the ribeye (why???) That garnered a thumbsdown from a few althought the steak was still very tasty. The noise level is almost unbearable when you are first seated, but before long, you notice that your group has become a little noisy too. It was a a very enjoyable meal. Very pricey though for the location and cramped space. I will return, but NOT when I am hosting - this restaurant is way to expensive to make that mistake again!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Orange Squirrel never disappoints
The review title says it all. The ribeye is quite addictive. It is hard to get a table, but you need to make sure you do!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
There is a reason why it's been voted one of the top 25 restaurants in nj. The food was excellent, the service was perfect. We plan on going back soon with friends.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary and we loved the place. The service was really good and the food was excellent. The Chicken Pot Pie and the Dry Aged Rib Eye were our main course choices and we both enjoyed a lot.
We will definitively go back.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the name
I had a nice experience. The food was really good. We were not rushed.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Found the food to be outstanding!
Found the food to be outstanding!
Very creative; out of the "norm" dishes, prepared with exquisite detail!
My wife and I were very pleasantly surprised on our first of many to come visits!
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM