Second night of business.
Second night of business. Delicious wedge salad that was too big. Recommended to them cutting it down a bit. Steak expertly aged, and prepared. Delicious. Fries could have used an interesting sauce or a slightly thinner cut, but otherwise great. Creme brulee perfect. Cheesecake good, not great.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful first impression!
J and K quietly opened 2 weeks ago. We noticed them on Open Table so we made a reservation. It wasn't necessary since they were less than half full but this will change as soon as the word gets out. If you are looking for a NYC quality steakhouse in Essex County this is it. The steaks are every bit as good at Sparks, Peter Luger or Keen's. And while the food is not inexpensive, it is considerably cheaper than NYC. We ordered their $50 3 course prix fixe which includes an appetizer, main course and dessert. We had to take much of it home as the portions are quite large. We shared the Caesar Salad, the Iceberg Wedge, the Ribeye and the Strip steak. The food was excellent and the steaks were cooked perfectly. We will certainly return soon.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed everything from the
Enjoyed everything from the fresh rolls to the chocolate molten cake!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were pleasantly greeted
We were pleasantly greeted at the door and then shown to the dining room. Since we were early eaters, we were offered the option to choose our seating. Nice touch! We were not shuffled to a small table for two people. The server promptly greeted us and explained the menu then opened our wine and placed the bottle in an ice bucket. Our food was delivered with a minimum of wait time and was served hot and delicious. We shared a creme brulee, it was good-a little more than average. Perhaps give some thought to the dessets We were very pleased with the overall experience and will return!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A True NEW Gem! Excellent Food!
We are big fans of the J&K Steakhouse (Dover), but when we heard they were opening a Montclair location - we were thrilled. We had our first dining experience in Mtcl just the other night - and I must say, it lived up to the expectation. The prices are comparable to NYC, but if you're in the mood for a great steak - you're not going to find one in Northern NJ for less than $40. It's also ala carte, but they have a great 3 & 4 course Prix Fixe option for $50 and $56. The food is definitely NYC quality and the srvc is great. There are a couple of things I would suggest to make the establishment more diner friendly (close off kitchen to dining room, hang art work, etc.) but nothing that should keep Montclairans away. BYO. Def check it out!
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food - minor service issue.
This was our second visit to J and K Steakhouse. Once again the food was excellent. We found the steaks to be as good as any we have had in NYC. We again had the prix fixe since we think it is the best value. The only glitch was with the service. When the bill came we noticed that they had charged us for a dessert which is included in the prix fixe price. The person in charge had no idea how to take the dessert off our bill. After what seemed to be a long time he told us that he had no idea how to remove a charge from a bill and that his solution was to give us another dessert to take home. We really didn't want another dessert (that we had to pay for) to take home but they didn't really give us any other choice.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to this 3-week-old
We went to this 3-week-old steakhouse to see what the fuss was about regarding their original location which has been very popular. We arrived for our 7:15 reservation and were greeted and shown to our table immediately. They were much busier when we left at 9:15 than when we arrived. The steak was delicious and was cooked exactly as ordered and the grilled shrimp was tasty as well. The staff seemed experienced and professional and was fairly attentive until we tried to get out check. However, the maitre di (or owner?) quickly responded when we flagged her down. The decor was high quality and appropriate, although a bit sparse. We like that fact that J&K is BYOB.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Value for Steak House
The food here is excellent,the wait service attentive and professional, the ambience dark. Tables are however large allowing for a comfortable atmosphere. The steak (the quality was top-rate and the price fair) may be combined with an appetizer and desert at the very reasonable fee of $50. Both the soup appetizer and desert may be easily shared allowing for even better value.Other entrees are very fairly and even moderately priced. My wife's salmon was an enormous portion,well prepared for only $22. Worth an occasion visit for steak lovers and others seeking good, high quality,well-served food at a fair price.
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, rude service
The evening did not get off to a good start. Our waiter was one of the worst I have ever encountered: sour, arrogant and all-round unhelpful. He belittled our choices, scoffed at our questions and elevated our blood pressure to levels that were unhealthy for steak consumption. The food was outstanding, though the fact that the fries arrived 10 minutes after the steaks suggests the problems are not limited to just the front of room staff. I will give this place another chance because the food was so good, but the owner needs to sack all the waiters except for the one young guy who stepped in to help us with his rude colleague.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was great and very
Service was great and very accomodating - one of our party was about 30 minutes late and we waited to order, but the waiter was not at all bothered and did a great job to make us feel unpressured. Steaks were tender and flavorful. Made for a great evening - will return
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A REAL steak house in Montclair
J&K Steakhouse is the real thing - prime steaks, aged, seasonsed and prepared perfectly. Plus, I appreciated the reasonable sizes of some of the steaks that ordinarily only come in gigantic sizes. Their truffle creamed spinach was delicious. The baked potatoes were the largest potatoes I have ever seen in my life. Easily serves three! My dessert could have been better so that is something they should work on, but it was OK.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great steaks in minimalist setting
Steaks are really good and you can bring your wine - which is fabulous. However the place could use some art work and the kitchen entrance should be concealed. (It is not an open air kitchen, the entrance way with stuff strewn about is exposed, very birght and generally unappealling.)
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great addition to the Montclair
A great addition to the Montclair list of restaurants. Everything was very good- food, service, and ambiance. We will definitely eat
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Filet Mignon and Salad!
Excellent and reasonable prixe fixe dinner. The iceberg salad was excellent. Could make a meal out of it. Filet was wonderful and cooked to order.....wonderful that it's a byob.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been to this restaurant 3 times over the last 2 months. All 3 times, we have wanted a cup of espresso to end our meal. Although it's on the menu, we were told they don't have espresso. They don't even have an espresso machine!! It's a minor thing but don't put something on the menu if can't provide it.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great new place in Montclair
We have been to their location in Morristown a couple of times. We went on Saturday night with a party of 6. The restaurant was not very busy but it is also the summer. Waiter was very good and accomodating. Food was very good. They have very fair prices, the 3 and 4 course dinners are well priced, and it's BYOB!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been here five times and it hasn't disappointed yet. Great food, service, and prices. Plus byob. Fantastic place.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak to perfection
If you are looking for a great steak, look no further. You don't need to go to a hotel restaurant.
Local restaurant. Pretty decor. Quiet enough to hear a conversation.
But the real focus is on the food. Tasty. Go for the pix fix. Large portions. Worth every penny !!!!!!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great, food,
Everything was great, food, service, and the ambiance. A wonderful addition to the Montclair restaurants.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best steak ever!
Celebrated my husband's b day with friends. We all felt it was the most tender and savory steak ever! We will be back very soon. Highly recommend!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM