Seventy Seven Walnut
Seventy Seven Walnut

Seventy Seven Walnut

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seventysevenwalnut.com/
  • Phone: 9737448777x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Foti
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grove
  • Public Transit: NJ Transit train is within 2 blocks.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: On street parking plus municipal parking lot available across the street.
A word from Seventy Seven Walnut
Seventy Seven Walnut offers seasonal cuisine in an upscale, casual setting. Great low key jazz plays unobtrusively in the background. We always feature Mediterranean inspired fare, using the freshest ingredients that are harmonious with the current season. Executive Chef Daniel Foti delights diners with wonderful
dishes such as a roasted grouper in parchment paper with tomatoes, cremini mushrooms, olives and seasoned with rosemary, and a 5-Spice Pan-Roasted Pork Chop served with sweet & sour cabbage, bacon lardons and potato gratin. There are gluten-free and vegetarian dishes as well.
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Seventy Seven Walnut reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (31)romantic (19)special occasion (15)good for groups (6)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • New Menu happiness!
    BraggHouseVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    So excited for the new monthly menu changes, September is a winner!
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  • very nice experience
    famtime
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Thank you very much to owners for very present evening. Deliciously prepared meal in nice surrounding and professional service. Definitely recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real disappointment
    louiserf
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was overpriced, salads were skimpy and my husband's pork chop was tough and inedible. No wonder the restaurant was half empty.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Relaxing background music
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Nice ambience and friendly service. Food is a 7 out of 10.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We arrived at 7:15 for dinner on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was quiet though the area was quite busy. Orders were taken within a short amount of time. Food came out hot and delicious. Service was a bit on the slow side, but fairly attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Meal Nothing Special
    AEC1303
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    There was nothing particular special about this restaurant. The staff were really nice, the atmosphere was great but the food was fair. I didn't dislike it, I mean but food was perfectly decent, but with all of the amazing restaurants in Montclair, I don't think I will be going back
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JMHumphreysVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Really impressed with the flavor of the food and the nice, comfortable atmosphere. Had heard Montclair had some nice restaurants, so on a recent Friday night when we had to meet some folks late at EWR we figured we'd leave NYC, take advantage of good food and byob in Montclair then head to the airport. 77Walnut thoroughly impressed us. Comfortable enviro. Friendly service right at the door. The menu seemed typical American bistro (pork chop, roasted chicken) but I can assure you the flavor was much beyond typical. Clearly some heart went into the cooking. And we got to enjoy one of our favorite wines from home w/o the manhattan sized corkage fee! We'd definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place! BYOB!
    FFJimVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was very good. Bronzino with the black olive risotto was outstanding! Had split a couple Apps, the Lobster Bisque was great but needed to be reheated & the clams had an excellent smokey flavor. My wife had 1/2 order of the special Short Rib Ravioli which was great & 1/2 order of the Lobster Fettuccine Which was a little bland. Overall we really like the place, the owner is very personable & hands on. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • great place
    luckyme7
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service. Great environment. Would definetely recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT...WILL BE BACK
    honestyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were REALLY impressed with everything at the restaurant. The recommendations were spot on, and the willingness to alter dishes to taste was greatly appreciated. Finally, the pace of the meal was excellent, as they kept us moving along without rushing us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A winner!
    TravelfiendnjVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    From the moment we pulled up in the car and the owner, Frank, greeted us, we felt right at home. The service was friendly but professional. The food was delicious. It's rare to order and receive Arctic char rare, but it was cooked just the way it's supposed to be. The salads were very fresh. The short ribs, the special for the evening, were just that - out of this world! The desserts were also outstanding. Frank has hit the home run here. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    LetseatVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were so happy to have gone with our friends last Saturday to this restaurant in Montclair off the beaten path of Church Street. We had been to this restaurant under it's two previous names and owners. I have to say this one I hope stays in this location. All 4 of us loved the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yet Another Montclair Dining Gem
    JJVV
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Montclair continues to grow its reputation for classy upscale restaurants in the suburban shadows of NY. Went to 77 Walnut for a spur of the moment dinner. All the food seems to be locally sourced if that's important to you. Had the chicken lime soup and duck breast. The soup was hearty and flavorful but the portion was a tad small. The duck was excellent and the cous cous side was a great complement. The restaurant is BYOB with a liquor store around the block. We sat outdside on a great summer night, so I can't comment on the ambience inside. It's a realatively small and new place. I bumped into the owner at the end and he was kind and gracious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmetme
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I was so pleasantly surprised by both the ambience and the innovative delicious menu! Will be back for sure...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • barbara
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Salmon with succotash was so delicious...really special. My husband thought his swordfish was good, not great, and portion was on the small side. Prices high for what we got. Waiter was gracious but messed up our friend's order. Expected better given caliber of restaurant and price point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very disappointing and overpriced
    Balann
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Dinner started of very promising with really good lobster appetizer. Went downhill from there. Chicken entre was much to salty. Second entre of seabass in parchment was OK but the dollop of mashed potatoes served with it was totally uninspired. Not worth high price tag.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Restaurant
    AnthonyVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    From the moment you walk in the door Frank the owner makes you feel like family. He is so friendly and makes sure your dinning experience is perfect. The service was outstanding as well as the food. Fresh delicious fish and the rib eye was one of the best I've ever had. A must go to in Montclair.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So happy we found this place
    Beadi
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food, service, ambience was just perfect. We are very picky so not easy for us to give 5 stars. Now that Culinariane is closing their doors in the next couple of months, we have a replacement for fine dining, and it's just down the street. So happy that we're going back next week to take another pair of friends. Highly recommend the lobster appetizer and the cod as the entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • silkcityVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This was our third time visiting this new establishment, and it did not disappoint. the service was impeccible, and the dinner delighjtful. good food, good company, and fine wine made it a terrific evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food/Bad Services
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I tried Seventy Seven Walnut this weekend for the first time. The food was great. Unfortunately the service was not. We specifically asked our server to bring our appetizer as a separate course prior to the salad/soup but all three dishes came out at once. Moreover, there was no bread course for our table though other tables got bread. Otherwise, the service was spotty at best. When my pasta was served the server asked if anyone wanted pepper but didn't wait for the response -- so no pepper for me. Empty water glasses sat for long periods. Very inattentive. We were in and out in an hour and a half rather than the 2 1/2 hours more typical of a nice meal in a nice restaurant. It is a shame as the food was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to Montclair
    Patricia
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We loved our dinners (swordfish and lobster pasta); I would give this restaurant 4.5 stars. The service was fine, but impersonal (not that I like overly-chatty waiters, but this woman never looked at us, though she was efficient). We went on a weekday, and the noise level was not a problem. I expect that when crowded, it could be a problem. Overall, we were very pleased and will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    While the menu is limited, everything we had was excellent.Nice atmosphere and tables well spaced. Warm welcome from owner and service was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ..... but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Not to mince words... food and service were excellent but..... SMALL portions, VERY EXPENSIVE, limited menu, long wait for food, parking a bit of a problem especially when there's a ball game. Just what I really don't need, another restaurant who can't find the balance between quality, quantity and reasonable price. Prices are so high for what you get, why go back again when at those prices I can choose from dozens excellent restaurants in the area for $5-10 less per person. BTW it was BYOB, so alcohol is not included... though bottles of smart water at $6 a litre is! No more than $2 in the store... really 300% markup??? Considering the prices.. it would have been a nice touch to charge even half that price.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Choices
    LLKLVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Food was very good - menu had some choices that were out of the ordinary vs "typical" Montclair, especially the various fishes. Prices were good as well, nothing astronomical.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Smakelijk
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Loved the food. Service was very professional and discrete.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish as always!
    BraggHouseVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We have been so impressed over the past 4 months that this week we brought two different groups of friends to dine with us at 77 Walnut - and they all loved it too!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food, fabulous service
    hhhk
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This restaurant is wonderful. We took friends and the high expectations we had from other reviews were surpassed. They have really made the space successful as well, so the ambiance corroborated the wonderful menu, food and service (our waitress was an absolute doll). Another Montclair gem.
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    fit for foodies
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The atmosphere,the friendly and accommodating service and the delicious food made the evening perfect. I have been there twice and it was equally a good occasion both times.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our family enjoyed our dinner together at 77 Walnut. The food and service were excellent, and the beautiful, relaxing decor made everyone feel good. The menu had something to please everyone. The dishes were classic and perfectly prepared. We shared a great evening together and never felt rushed or hurried. Lots of great food and conversation. I don't often write Opentable reviews, but I had to comment on this fine restaurant.
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  • Great find!
    CraigD
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had eight in our party. Half of the group has either restaurant or culinary experience. The food was excellent from the foie gras to the crusted cod; very delicious. To make the dinner all the more enjoyable, the staff was excellent. We appreciated being able to bring our own wine. And the two artist at the table gave high marks to the artwork décor. We will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 40 reviews are from the Seventy Seven Walnut reviews archive.
  • Sunday dinner
    MarksVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Tried out new restaurant for the first time. We got to sit outside on a quiet Sunday evening and enjoyed two excellent fish dishes. Cheesecake was also delicious.
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  • montclair gem
    maestromuffinVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    this was my first time here at 77 walnut - most of the restaurants in montclair seem to be around Bloomfield ave…and i was very happy with the entire meal. my friend and I both had the tasty and well prepared double cut pork chop. it overlooks a softball field - I think we won! give this place a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Food was ok
    BrittanyVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I think that I really wanted to like this place. The food sounded great. However everything was just like... 75-80% of what it should have been. Nothing was incredibly spectacular. The service was not bad. They don't serve alcohol which really detracts from the meals... and in fact, they don't even really serve real drinks. Just water or some weird homemade soda. I wouldn't go back, but I wasn't incredibly disappointed or anything.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was very good and the service was excellent. Frank, the owner was friendly and made us feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a new gem in the crown of Montclair
    silkcityVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This interesting location on Walnut Street has had several iterations over the past several years. The latest is by far the best. The seasonal menu and well crafted dishes in an inviting dining area make for a perfect match. Add to that the fact that it is BYOB means that this is now a regular return. It does get crowded on Saturday nights,but the servers are knowledgable, efficient and friendly. 4 1/2 stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Fabulous, will be back
    MAS2013VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I felt warm and cozy, yet classy, the owner walked around making sure everyone was happy, the crab dumplings were wonderful. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First impressions are deceiving
    Alfresco
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    At first I was a little skeptical since we just made the reservations less than an hour before we arrived, especially for a Saturday night at 7pm. When we arrived there was one other table eating dinner so naturally I thought my first impressions were correct. The restaurant was very well decorated and had wonderful jazz music playing thought the restaurant. We ordered the crab dumplings and mushroom tart as appetizers which were fantastic. As the appetizers came out so did the other patrons. The restaurant quickly filled and soon was as loud as any New York City restaurant. Overall the food was excellent and the service was equally as good. We will soon return.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food & Attentive Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Their menu has great selection which made it hard to choose. Luckily there were 4 of us so we could try several dishes and they were all delicious. We went for dinner but I'd love to try their brunch as well. The server was knowledgeable of the menu and offered good suggestions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Spring Menu was delightful!
    BraggHouseVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We returned for our 4th visit and were so excited with the options on the new spring menu! We really enjoyed: Spring Garlic Soup, Crab Wontons in broth, Swordfish and fish (Cod?) with lima beans in parchment which was served with some kickass mashed potatoes. The service and owner were delightful as always, such is the plus of dining early! My husband loved the cheesecake, it wasn't my favorite style, but this was fine as I was full. We look forward to returning and trying more items on the new menu and the outside tables.
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    Neighborhood Gem
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  • Brilliant jewel on Walnut Street
    MontMickVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    New favorite place. Genteel and friendly staff. Refreshing to be greeted upon arrival and acknowledged, thanked even, at the end of the evening. Such hospitality and manners go a long way in making for an enjoyable meal. The food inspires: insalata siciliano-shaved fennel, orange, onion, arugula, pecorino. Brilliant. Amazing garlic soup, spaghetti with olives, golden raisins, pignoli, orange zest, pepperoncino - delicious. Swordfish steak and five spice pan roasted pork chop are elegant and perfectly portioned. Beautiful art adorns the walls; great attention has been given to table settings, real porcelain and beautiful flatware. Owner Frank and his talented brother, Chef Daniel, are doing something truly special in Montclair.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate