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About A Toute Heure

A Toute Heure, the local bistro located in the Centennial Village of Cranford, uses the freshest ingredients sourced from local farms + markets. Their new American menu is an exploration of the best ingredients the season has to offer. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the charming dining room. The food is incredibly wine friendly, so BYO.

Opened in May of 2007, this small bistro, is making an impression with their strong connection to local farmers and artisans.

232 Centennial Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
*Reservations taken for all services*
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12 noon - 2:00 pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday : 5:00pm - 10:00pm
"Last Sunday" Brunch (last Sunday of each month) 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Cross Street:
Elm Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 276-6600

Website:
http://www.atouteheure.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available on Centennial Avenue (free parking), as well as in two public lots at the corner of Centennial & Lincoln (metered parking). We do ask that you have consideration for our neighbors and do not park on residential streets.

Public Transit:
Cranford train station (Raritan Valley Line of NJTransit)

Executive Chef:
Alexandre Gomes

Private Party Facilities:
Small, private parties are welcome in the bistro during hours in which we are closed to the public (private dinners, showers, small receptions, business lunches, etc..). For more information, please contact us.

Private Party Contact:
ATH Catering: (908) 276-6600

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

A Toute Heure Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Local Ingredients (16)
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Cozy (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Authentic (9)
Seasonal (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (7)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Business Meals (4)
Organic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Another great meal at my new favorite place! Excellent service and food cooked to perfection.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Very quaint and cozy, the new owners didn't disappoint, just as good as it was under previous ownership. Hard to get a reservation though and you cannot book more than 30 days in advance. Overall great food and ambience, service was good. A little on the pricey side.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Under new management as of May 2017 apparently. Food and service still fantastic. Our ‘go to’ date night restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent! Delicious. Good value . We had a party of 6 & each person was delighted.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I have been here several times since the new owners took over. The food has been superb on all occasions. I particularly think the grilled tuna lunch dish is the best I have had anywhere! We had a party of 4 last Friday and everyone was thrilled with their choices.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Staff went out of their way to accommodate us, most appreciated. The best BYO in Union County IMO. Every dish we had was ne plus ultra. A must visit for everyone who enjoys great food. Destination dining for a fraction of NYC prices. Go tonight!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

ATH never disappoints. The Creative food is always delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great ambience, exceptional attention to customers and divine food that never fails to delight.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The tasting menu is worth twice what you pay for it. Best meal we’ve had since moving into the area a year ago. Can’t wait to come back.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Happy to see some familiar faces taking care of us at ATH. The whole meal was a party in my mouth - did not disappoint. Looking forward to our next meal at ATH.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

First time to Atoute Heure with new owners. Wow, was it great! Every single thing we had was exceptional. The potato/leek with truffle oil soup was heaven in a bowl. Scallops were perfection! Tuna tartar fantastic! We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

First time there and won't be my last. Excellent. The staff was exceptional and the food was outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

First time visit and the experience was excellent.
Will go again. Make sure you get reservations and request indoor or outdoor seating. Tables seem to accommodate 2-4 people. BYOB Smart Casual Dress. Expensive, but the food, service, and ambiance will not disappoint.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at A ‘Tout Heur! The food was wonderful as was the service. The mussels were exactly as we recalled and love them. And the Creme Brûlée was superb - the squash and all spice were a taste surprise.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We’ve lived in town for a few years and finally made our way over to ATH and it did not disappoint. We had great meals and the updated ambiance was a bonus! We’ll definitely be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My wife and I returned to the restaurant for the first time since it was taken over. From our apps to the main course, to desert, the food was OUTSTANDING. We both commented on the flavor in our pork chop and chicken dishes was incredible. We will be coming back very soon. I would highly recommend given the new owners and chef an opportunity to show off their talents.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Met a friend for lunch. Great menu. Order d the fish of the day which was week fish or weak fish. Delicious. Well prepared and presented.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

First time at ATH under new ownership. Still working out some kinks (no special butter with the Parker Rolls, which weren't fully baked), but everything else was amazing. Food presentation was beautiful. Flavors were spot on. Overall, they're getting the kinks ironed out - but the meal was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent service and the food was spectacular. My husband had the pork chops and said they were the best he had ever eaten. I had the Moroccan Chicken which was beautifully spiced and delicious.
Great service- never rushed- yet the wait staff were attentive.

Very nice setting and beautiful presentation of food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Lovely brunch outside! Excellent food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

What a lovely place this was to meet my sister for brunch. She and I have a lot of dietary restrictions and were able to make small alterations to easily enjoy a great brunch together. We decided to split two items and the chef was so nice and made us each separate portions, making additions to make each portion lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed outer visit.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary. I've been here in the past, but for brunch which is also a treat. We had the tixtorra and duck special for our appetizers. Both were scrumptious! I had the scallops for dinner and they were literally the best scallops I've ever had! My husband had the duck for dinner and it was delicious. The bread pudding and pear desserts are also amazing. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Love this place ! Great Food! Small and fun place!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Death of a restaurant. Hubby and I can overlook the noise level and the lack of polished service, but ATH, at its core, always served delicious food. Not a single thing we ordered this weekend was worthwhile. Roasted veggies came out tepid, soft-boiled egg was nearly ice cold (!). Octopus smelled not unlike lighter fluid. Mains weren't any better. Do not be swayed by recent reviews in the press - this restaurant has lost its appeal. Sure, there aren't many great places in NJ from which to choose, but ATH with new owners and a new chef needs to earn good reviews, not inherit them. Really, really sad about this.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Same name, new owners, new head chef, new menu. It's deceptive and disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The ATH mussels pot and the Parker house rolls are amazing!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was delicious and service was excellent! We will definitely be returning!

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

This is the first time we have been to ATH since the change of ownership. The food was good but I was very disappointed that they no longer have a Vegetarian Menu- this was once of the main reasons we went to ATH! I was informed that they would modify most dishes on the menu but then I just ate a bunch of sides...it was good but not amazing like how my meals used to be there. The bread was excellent as always but we didn't receive the butter they used to give (we had previously enjoyed homemade pumpkin, garlic, etc). My husband loved his duck meal and we had cheese to start which was excellent.
This used to be one of our favorite places- please bring back more vegetarian options!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food was excellent. The service was below average.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

One of the best dinners we've enjoyed in a long, long time. Simply put, the food was excellent. Wonderful and inspired choices, fresh ingredients that made the flavors pop and a courteous, engaged staff. Would absolutely recommend to family, friends and those interested in a great night out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We've have eaten here many times before. This is the second time we were there since the restaurant changed hands. The food was good. Not awesome but good. My husband thought the chicken was very good. They eliminated a lot of the specials. The rolls (famous) were a little greasy. I had a mussel pot that was under-seasoned and over-powered by a tomato base. A little disappointed as I had ordered the dish the time before and it was done really well.
I hope that this restaurant stays on point and stays consistent. It would be a real disappointment as this is my go-to place for mussels

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Still the fine place it has always been, as the new owners and chef have maintained the quality of a beloved local establishment.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Nice ambiance but food could be better given the price level. Prime steak was not tender, somewhat chewy and not juicy. Tasted more like chain restaurant steak rather than what you would expect from a fine dining restaurant and definitely not for $45, especially in NJ. My wife's fish was not bad, but again, not what you would expect for the price. 150 bucks later, the anniversary dinner did not live up to expectations.

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was attentive. It was difficult to talk as the room is small and the restaurant was full and noisy.

Although the rolls were excellent I think it is a little tacky to make you pay if you want more than one. The food is priced at a premium so I think giving two rolls would be nice.

Tags: Disabled Access, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

ATH is a hidden jem! The food was delicious, the ambience was relaxed and the staff friendly. Went with a group of friends and was overall an amazing experience. I can't think of anything that could have been better. I can't wait to return for another amazing meal and fun filled evening. Thank you ATH for providing an extraordinary experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I've been here a number of times and they're always consistent! Great food!! Excellent service!!! Duck is to die for!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Authentic, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The food was delicious! Mache salad with fresh local vegetables with mustard dressing was delightful. Mussels with wine, tomatoes, shallots and herbs was amazing. The broth was flavorful and seasoned perfectly. My sister had the soft shell crab sandwich which she enjoyed. She had the lavender creme brulee, which was exquisite. The texture was smooth and creamy with just a hint of lavender... Heavenly. I had the grilled peaches which were actually a bit more savory but a nice - not sweet finish to a great meal. Service was attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

A Toute Heure is a lovely restaurant and the five stars it has truly shows in all the details from the minute you walk in down to the little details of stellar service and even how good the candle in the bathroom smelt haha.

Overall it was an excellent experience and quality food. A little salty for my taste, but once again that is just my opinion (and everyone has different taste buds!) and the composure of each dish really is thought out and beautifully plated.

I would keep an eye out on their menus, it's seasonal and I'd probably let that be the deciding factor to if I went back or not, but the evening spent there was definitely worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Dinner was fabulous....every single thing was delicious and flavorful, including appetizers, main dishes & desserts! Alex, our waiter, and the rest of the staff were so attentive. The overall experience was great! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We were not impressed by the food. The tastes were muddled. The best part of the meal wete the rolls & the ricotta toast appetizer. I would not go back especially for the cost of what you get. This place used to be great.

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