Sunday Brunch for 6
I enjoyed my experience overall. The food and service were excellent, and they had a full kids menu as well. We all left well-fed and happy. The only down point is that the server mistakenly swapped our left-overs, and I was really looking forward to them! ;) We will definitely return.
2/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meal was excellent with
The meal was excellent with one exception; the French onion soup. We suggested they work on it.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Montclair Bistro is a wonderful
Montclair Bistro is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant where one can find fine dining. I especially like that many entrees can be ordered in a small version for those of us with smaller appetites.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not too busy when we went
Not too busy when we went (8:30PM on a weekday), so it was quiet, warm & welcoming. Attentive service; the blackened fish and the steak entrees were perfectly prepared - delicious! We'll look forward to returning soon.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our second time at Monclair
Our second time at Monclair Bistro. We mentioned on our reservation that we had theater tickets. First thing our server, Nina, asked was when do we have to leave? We appreciated her concern for our time schedule. Food was delicious. We each shared. The salmon kabobs were amazing with just a hint of cinnamon. Unusual combo but It worked. The presentation of all the dishes was artfully done. special thanks to our server Nina. We never felt rushed but we made to the theater with time to spare. We will definitely return.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
They made last minute accommodation
They made last minute accommodations for one of our disabled guests, changing tables, making sure we were comfortable, all done with grace and generosity.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food at Montclair Bistro
The food at Montclair Bistro is always excellent. My husband and I have dined there regularly for at least 5 years. The wait staff are attentive and friendly. The restaurant is elegant but relaxed. The chef, Henry, offers a very nice menu with impeccably prepared dishes. I like the fact that Henry, walks around the restaurant and talks to the guests as they enjoy the great food.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
food and service here are
food and service here are excellent - Ive eaten here 10+ times and the food is always great - M
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Do try this restaurant out!
Do try this restaurant out! Food, staff and ambiance were wonderful. Be sure and order the Grand Marnier soufflé!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Montclair Bistro is one of
Montclair Bistro is one of our go to places. We have never had a bad meal there. Henry, the owner/head chef always comes out to see how everything is. One of our favorites.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been to Montclair Bistro
We've been to Montclair Bistro twice, for brunch and for dinner. We were pleased with both experiences. Overall the food we've had has been excellent.
The service when we were there for brunch was not good. They were under-staffed and everything took a very long time. However, they were nice about it, bringing free "appetizers" of fruit bowls and such while we waited, which was especially thoughtful since we were there with a 3-year old. For dinner, however, the service was perfect.
The ambiance is nice, but could use some updating. And many of the patrons were old (though we were also there for an early, 6:30pm dinner).
Overall, we'd recommend.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I celebrated ten years together and the place was perfect. The host situated is in cozy corner, which almost seem like private room. We truly enjoyed ourselves and food was delectable. I was truly impressed with service and the overall quality experience.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good brunch with a group
A group of 6 of us and 1 baby had a nice Sunday brunch here recently. I really enjoyed my two eggs with toast and potatoes. Others on my group had the French toast (good), the salmon Benedict (good) and their two course brunch option with the shrimp cocktail (also good).
They were very attentive with refilling drinks and bringing requested items including delicious jam.
I am glad we tried it out and plan to go again when we have more company in town!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the filet special topped
We had the filet special topped with shrimp. It was gorgeous
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this small neighborhood
I love this small neighborhood restaurant. The noise level never seems to get out of hand and the place has a small, intimate atmosphere. I love their warm brussel sprout salad--it's extraordinary. The service provided was well-timed, gracious, and friendly without being intrusive.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was superb and
The service was superb and the food beyond delicious. It was our first time but not our last.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely neighborhood restaurant
Food, staff and service all excellent. Looking forward to going back and trying out the other menu items.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get The Pear Sorbet with Champagne!
I liked the waitress, and the pear sorbet dessert was surprisingly very delicious! Much better service than the last time.
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummies in Montclair
By far the best restaurant in the Oakland Hills. Some excellent dishes - charred spinach salad, brussell sprouts, and an excellent wine list. The potato gnochi is perfectly done. And the starter consomme is perfect. My friend had striped bass which he said was wonderful. Great place for a special meal.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is very good and the ambiance is pleasant. Our waiter seemed to forget about us though. .
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood dining
Montclair Bistro provide a wonderful dining experience with an elegant ambiance, friendly and attentive service and excellent food.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a wonderful restaurant.
What a wonderful restaurant. The food was fantastic as well as the presentation. Great service overall.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had been to the restaurant several years ago. After this last visit, my wife and were surprised it had taken us this long to return. The food and service is amazing.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was really good. We had the surf and turf special which was cooked just right. We still don't get why it costs more though if you use your Living Social deal. Doesn't make the most business sense. Dessert was good too. The service could have been more attentive. She seemed to disappear for quite a bit (not a lot of checking in).
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Culinary Gem!
Sunday brunch: I ordered the lobster cake benedict – a delectable variant to the normal eggs benedict, with aioli and a thin slice of tomato on an English muffin underpinning the delicate lobster cake, topped with poached eggs done to perfection, and a rich hollandaise sauce with a hint of chili. My husband also ordered a variation of the benedict, but with grilled, fresh salmon fillets topped by fried eggs cooked medium, which he exclaimed, “were exactly the way I ordered it!” Hollandaise sauce was served on the side. Crisp home fried potatoes were served along with these dishes – crispy on the outside and well-cooked on the inside. There was also a fresh fruit skewer to compliment our dishes. Dners are great too; we're coming back!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The is restaurant was outstanding in every respect. The hostess was warm and friendly. The waiter, Chaz, was knowledgeable, helpful, and engaging. Above all, the food was delicious. I had the roasted lamb; and my sister had lobster. Each was a. real treat. And, the price for this kind of food and service was more than reasonable. My highest recommendation.
Father Tom Doyle
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was awesome! It started with the woman who greeted us. Since I had requested a "nice table", she walked us around the restaurant and let us choose any table we wanted. All the staff were super friendly and personable! The food was amazing and came in shockingly large portion sizes which didn't bother us at all. We took the leftovers home and had them for dinner the next night :) The sauces were sooooo good! The prices were totally reasonable and they even have desserts that come in small or large sizes and are priced accordingly. We had two appetizers, two entrees, and one small and one large size dessert and the total only came to $112! We're talking about going back next week :)
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was a great choice for a quiet, enjoyable Sunday dinner.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my favorite
This is one of my favorite restaurants and very close to my home. Everything was perfect. We had the lobster special. I would have preferred a different vegetable and side with it than corn and rice pilaf.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is clean and
The restaurant is clean and nicely decorated. The big mirrors add a touch of elegance and interest to the dining area. They are so much more interesting than looking at a blank wall if you are the one unlucky enough to be facing the wall with nothing interesting to watch.
The wait staff were very professional, helpful and courteous. The food was delicious.
All in all, it's Montclair's best kept secret. We will definitely go back to this lovely restaurant.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The evening started off poorly
The evening started off poorly with a very ordinary and unnecessary tea cup of sherried chicken consomme. Then came a very tasty salad of heirloom tomatoes with pinwheels of mozzarella cheese and prosciutto and arugala. This was followed by a one of the best French onion soups I had ever had. The entree of crusted sea bass was extraordinary, although I would have preferred a lighter coasting or no coating at all with the delicate fish. The trio of small desserts: tiramisu, lemon curd with fresh fruit and a date nut bread was delicious and satisfying. My wife had already hinted she would like to go back, and indeed we will. .
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice meal - charming neighborhood
Enjoyed a delicious brunch - loved the French toast but bring your own maple syrup - then only serve the fake variety!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
On the Beaten Path
You've probably walked past Montclair Bistro many times on your sojourns through Montclair Village. The next time you're hungry for lunch or dinner, try stopping in. You're in for a treat. The wait staff is expert, the kitchen turns out wonderful food, and it's an attractive place to dine. Our party of 8 was very pleased with our dining experience at Montclair Bistro--and it's right on the beaten path!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great neighborhood gem!
It has been awhile since I have dined at the Montclair Bestro. My guests and I were not disappointed. The food, service and the ambiance were all excellent! We will go back soon.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
21st Anniversity Dinner
It was perect, The food was excellent. The chicken broth with cherry was outstanding. I CAN'T WIT TO GO BACK!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome, elegant dinner
I haven't tasted bread that good since I lived in Holland years ago. It was real French bread and I can't wait to go again. Great meal, good wine, great higher end date place. Birthday dinner did not disappoint.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice ambience, so-so food
This place has a wonderful, albeit a bit old style, environment. The food, however, is a bit hit and miss and definitely not top line
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Neighborhood Gem
Montclair Bistro is a great neighborhood find. The food is very, very good. Love the ambience there. And their specialty drinks are very tasty and different. Staff was very helpful and kind and professional. Feels like you could be at a French bistro!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming and quaint. Simple
Charming and quaint. Simple yet tasty menu. Priced reasonably for family or casual lunch.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a lovely dinner with friends at the Montclair Bistro. It is one of the few restaurants around where the ambiance is calm and you can talk with your table mates comfortably. The food is always delicious and its preparation is presented beautifully. Plan to return for another meal with friends soon.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Got in from the cold for a nice, warm comfort food meal. Love the Brussels sprout appetizer (again) and they had a Carmelites pumpkin soup to die for! Entrees were good and we had a great berry crisp for dessert. Nice and quiet, kind of late and just what we needed.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lobster Special is a Hit!
We really enjoyed the Lobster dinner that they are offering Mondays & Tuesdays throughout November. Will go again.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM