Favorite Business Restaurant!
Every time I visit Montvale and stay at the neighboring Courtyard, I come here for dinner. Food is very good, always a good dinner/app special. Highly recommend to the weary business travelers!
2/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice place and food is
Very nice place and food is well above average. Our server started out as very friendly, yet got more curt as the dinner service went on. He brought our salads and appetizer at the same time - and our entrees came out before we were finished with salad/appetizer. The french press coffee was full of grounds and when we sent it back he said, "It still might come out this way again." (Like he was trying to convince us to keep the bad pot!) He left the check on our table without so much as a thank you...Not cool coming from the very same server who interrupted me during his taking of my dinner order so he could say thank you and good night to the couple at the next table!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food great service, had
Good food great service, had a business dinner, they accomodated our requests, will go again.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
love this place. best around. owner josh 'gets it' unlike many other restauranteurs. great wine selection, great entree options (nice variety) and don't miss out on the tuna tartar apps. fabulous!!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always consistent for the
Always consistent for the neighborhood. Good, strong drinks and steaks were cooked exactly as requested. Our only drawback on our most recent visit was our waitress, who was terrible. She was pregnant and serving us in the back room enclosed by the wine case. She was slamming everyone's dishes on the table, never checked back on us and just had a horrible attitude in general. Maybe she was hormonal or something, but then maybe a pregnant woman shouldn't be waiting tables.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place conveniently located
Nice place conveniently located but extremely noisy
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good. It was our first
Very good. It was our first time dining there and we were pleasantly surprised. I found the negative reviews to have absolutely no merit. Steaks were great, as were aps and desserts. Service was very good as well. It was a bit loud, but not so loud that we had to raise our voices to hear each other. Would definitely recommend this spot.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been there a few times,
We've been there a few times, always amazed that we are actually in a Courtyard hotel. Great ambience and energy level. Food is consistantly good. Priced very appropriately, though dont think the steaks match the prices. Fresh seafood everytime. Big enough for a group but designed to not feel like a huge open dining room.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We use to go to Fire and Oak
We use to go to Fire and Oak on Friday's but the noise level in the bar area is so high you couldn't even talk.
So, we went on a Sunday and discovered that it was so much more pleasant and no noise. Now we only go on Sunday. We have sampled several things on the menu and have never been dissappointed. I especially like the Volcano which is a salmon sushi and the Lollipop chicken is also good if you want small meals.
The service is always efficient and friendly.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a group of 5 folks for a mentoring lunch. Food was great and we had a good discussion. I will be returning.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sometimes u gotta have a burger
We went for a nice meal perhaps steak but the burgers looked so good we decided to try them. They didn't disappoint, they were excellent. The best we've had in ages! The calamari appetizer was good as well. Our waiter was attentive and we overall enjoyed our experience. Next time we will ask to be seated in the main dining room for a more formal meal.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Dinner at Fire and Oak
We dined here with another couple on my birthday and have dined several times in the past. The food is always excellent. A variety of different and tasty selections. Service is great and the desserts are to die for.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fire & Oak is alway consistent.
Fire & Oak is alway consistent. Best food and bar scened in the area.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although not good for the
Although not good for the diet with large portions the opinions at our table were unanimous that these were some of the best meals we have had in a VERY long time. Will DEFINITELY be back.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable. Have been
Very enjoyable. Have been there a number of times and always enjoy the restaurant. Give it a try.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would recommend it to my friends
Nice place with cozy interior, good food, no complains.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the restaurant and was quite surprised by it. I was a bit suspicious of the location, especially since it was attached to a hotel, but it blew away my expectations. I will return and soon.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't be fooled by the hotel location because this is a great find . With a menu ranging from burgers to oysters to beet salad to grilled fish it is great for families , couples and groups. Simar to Houston's in Hackensack , Fire and Oak has mastered the grill as well as good drinks and something for everyone . I'd return..
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food has always been great
The food has always been great there. I can't get enough of their signature Fire & Oak burger. My colleague and I both have that and we both loved it! Service is fast and outstanding that we were in and out within an hour which is great for a quick lunch.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a business meeting over lunch. Food was great.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Visit will go back
My wife and a couple of friends were in a "let's try something new" mood and what a pleasant surprise.....Although a little noisy, if you are seated by the bar, was a very good. Our server was professional and knowledgeable fun to be around.....the food was excellent ...My wife ordered the scallops with lobster ravioli, I ordered the standard rib eye, both were great...prepared as ordered. We will be back....a good choice....give it a try you will be satisfied....
My wife and I dine out quite often in the area, this restaurant is without a doubt was a good find...outstanding place!!!!!!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
All was excellent except..... the drinks are expensive and then they seem very watered down! I'm not a drinker - one (maybe two if I'm out for the night) so it's annoying to get a weak drink.
I would think twice before bringing co workers or clients here for that reason... as a nice dinner out for me and the hubby it's fine. I just wouldn't order drinks anymore.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed once again!
This is the 2nd time that we have dined @ Fire & Oak this summer and I think that we have truly found a place that we're going to now put in our regular "rotation" of restaurants. Service @ the bar (Erin) was excellent and @ our table (Dan) was also very good and had great command of the menu. I had probably their most popular appetizer, the BBQ Chicken Lollipops, which are one of the best items flavor wise that you will ever eat. For entrees we got the 10 oz. filet (me) w/ spinach and the seafood risotto (my fiance). This time we did not have any room for dessert because everything was so yummy, which we could not even finish in the first place! As I said above, we will definitely be back to Fire & Oak!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was the first time my husband and I went and we thought food was great. A little pricey though so we would probably go back on special occasions
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fire and Oak
Food was much improved from last visit. Bread should be brought to table without having to ask for it. Noisy restaurant which does not allow for too much conversation. Waiter was very attentive.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
FIRE & OAK
wanted to plan a fun night out with my girlfriends, just to unwind a bit after an intense week at work. made the right decision to go to F&O , it was fun, the bar scene was energetic. we ordered several cocktails and made our way to the more comfortable dinning setting. The food was delicious. Our waitress recommended that we start off with the parmesan truffle fries, which were addictive and amazingly good. The wait staff was attentive and the service was good. We plan on going back.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a family get-together (adults only) there recently and we couldn't be more pleased, superb food and service. We'll certainly be back and will recommend it to friends.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about Fire and Oak was pleasant. We arrived 30 minutes early to have a drink at the bar and our table was ready and waiting for us. We ate in the "Candle Room" which was a perfect choice for our small group of 4. The specials were appetizing and the waiter was very knowledgeable in answering our questions and providing recommendations. Food was served hot and perfectly cooked with just the right amount of wait time between courses. We'll definitely be back!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun With Friends
Went to Fire & Oak with a girlfriend on Sat evening - had a nice table in the side room where we overlooked the bar. Great staff - very accomodating and prompt service. We ended up just hanging out and relaxed and felt no pressure to pay our bill and leave. Good food, good drinks - really nice place. The atmosphere was relaxed and casual but the restaurant was beautifully decorated and lit. Big bonus for the rest rooms - very private, clean and zen-like
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delectable Dining, Awesome Ambiance
I have eaten at Fire & Oak several times now and have had a wonderful time and left stuffed every time. The hosts/hosteses, bartenders and servers are all knowledgeable and professional but also friendly and fun which is something that will keep me going back to a place for sure. Tuna Flatbread = AMAZING, Mussels fra diavolo = AMAZING and I've had Filet Mignon twice which has been amazing each time. Perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. This restaurant is a fantastic asset to Montvale!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice. I'd go back.
Very nice restaurant with nice decor and ambience. Service was very good and accommodated a gluten free diner with lots of care and compassion. Food was tasty and menu had good variety. I would go back. Pricing is listed as $$, it's more like $$$, but not bad.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Me and me wife had a great dinner and then we moved to the bar for some drinks. Music was great and the combination of great restaurant and then bar with music (Thursdays there is a DJ) is excellent. My favorite restaurant of the zone by far.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was really good
food was really good
noise level is high
service was excellent
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the minute you walk into this restaurant you know that it's a go. The hostesses greet everyone with charm even though the restaurant may be busy. Notably, jessica, alison, raquel and kelly. We sit in the front room which is actually quieter than the back. We request this on open table. The food and service never disappoint. Joanne and Gerald are excellent. We have eaten the sushi, fish and veal. Next we will try the steak which gets raves from friends. This restaurant is a true neighborhood gem, especially on a weekend when the traffic and crowds are tough. A five star plus on all levels
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't say enough...
We were at Fire and Oak several nights in a row. We hadn't gone often because it is in our neighborhood and we like to venture out. This is my second review because I need to reiterate how great this restaurant is. Christian, our waiter, was amazing. The bread, salads and main courses were perfection. The portions are extremely generous. A Sunday night was busy but very quiet since there was little bar scene. All in all, tops on every level. Don't miss out.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM