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Permanently Closed - A Toute Heure

4.4
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$31 to $50
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American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. A Toute Heure has been a mainstay of Cranford, New Jersey since 2007. An early adopter of the farm to table movement, ATH is dedicated to supporting local purveyors and using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. A Toute Heure means "At Any Hour" and was designed to have a forward thinking yet crowd pleasing menu. The chef has a mastery of cuisines from all around the world and utilizes French, Italian and Japanese cooking techniques to deliver wide ranging flavors. Though the food is elevated, the ambience is down to earth and the service is incredibly friendly. A Toute Heure is a B.Y.O.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.3
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmralt23
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place could have closed when times were tough. They could have turned it in and no one would have faulted them for it. But they didn't. They chose what was right over what was easy and we all benefited for it in amazing food. Their pick up service was impeccable. My wife and I ordered pick up from every major holiday and birthday over the shutdown. Saturday night we dined there. Every table at least 6 ft apart. Everyone masked. The ambiance was so nice and pleasant even with the restrictions. My wife ad I had a great time.
And the food...Their salmon- amazing! Their mussel pot- to die for. and the brussel Sprouts?!?!?! Awesome! Whoever can make brussel spouts that good needs to be open. All in all, with so many "knuckleheads" out there it is nice to be in a place where someone can succeed following the rules to keep us all safe while making meals that we will remember forever. Bravo!

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BenW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have eaten at ATH before and the food/service was excellent. They have a good setup with outdoor dining right now. My only issue was that the menu right now is very small with 3-4 items on each menu section (small plates and large plates). There were also no specials. I don’t blame the restaurant, as I’m sure it is difficult to run the place in these times. The food was just as good as it was before Covid, but just be aware of the smaller menu options.

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WontBeBack
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Second time eating here over the years. Had the Short Ribs, To me they were bland and tasted reheated in a microwave. Carrots on side were undercooked, polenta cake was soggy. Brussel Sprout app was decent. Service was good. Doubt I will return given the price point ($36) for the Short Ribs.

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vipDebbiD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Have gotten take out a few times lately but this was first dine outside experience. It was terrific. Food and service really great.

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jamesp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was prepared perfectly. Would recommend highly.

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vipLucagee
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

First time I have not loved it. Food had a lot of salt and muscles were not great. Love this place and even though I am providing this less than stellar review it still beats most restaurants in NJ, always great service!

JW
JoeWestfield
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always wonderful food. I came as a party of 5 to sit outside. The table was near the back of the restaurant outside and my chair view was that of the trash cans - so not too pleased by that. But overall a great restaurant and food - just define where you are being seated.

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vipLucagee
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and service and with BYOB rivals one if the best restaurants in NJ.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! We appreciate that there was multiple vegetarian options. Delicious as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor sitting due to COVID-19

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here to celebrate our five year anniversary and also our first date night since the closure. The staff was amazingly attentive and it was very clean. Never once felt uncomfortable. The food was exceptional. Had the grilled octopus, green tomato salad, ceviche for an appetizer. For an entree we had the short rib and bourbon brined pork chop. Everything was cooked perfectly, we were very impressed. Not one complaint and we are foodies. For dessert we ordered the homemade cheesecake. It was so good that we ordered an extra two slices to go. Definitely worth the money. Glad we decided to come here for our first night out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The outside seating is great and you feel very comfortable. All in all a wonderful dining experience.

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vipNancyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was great. Service was friendly. Food was good. We just think it is overpriced.

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vipMagdaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Felt very safe with good distinace between tables and servers being very mindful. Food was spectacular. Gnocchi was the best I've had. I'm so glad we could eat here again.

BJ
BruceJ
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Menu is very limited and does not change and lacks a variety of fish. The server was inexperienced, was not knowledgeable about the food, she forgot to give us wine glass or open our wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first outdoor (out of home) dining experience since Covid lockdown. Much needed! Food was awesome, service was attentive & informative, the new menu items that we tried were delicious. Owner welcomed us, and thanked us for coming out. We were seated minimum 6 ft from other tables, you can tell they put a lot of thought into the logistics. We’ll be back.

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LyndaT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. First meal out after quarantine. Thank you! Waitstaff was outstanding.

KD
vipKenD
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

SUrprised to get a reservation here last minute, I guess thanks to coronavirus. My appetizer of gnocchi was way to salty, everything else excellent. Their mussels continue to be fantastic, although now only one preparation.

HJ
HJKP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was just delicious. Each bite is better than the last one. We felt like we were the only ones there. The service was just perfect as we sat by a romantic window filled with candles. It was a perfect rainy night date.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect jewel. Mysel’s were beautifully seasoned. Parker rolls could be a reason in and of itself to go to this restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice Valentine’s Day dinner. Prefixe was a surprise and not mentioned when we made or confirmed our reservation...but very well done none the lesss

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AcerKK
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

5 course Valentines Day dinner. Salad was ok but very simple. Lobster bisque should have been warmer. Cannoli was very good. They forgot to bring us our sorbet, we had to ask for it. We had ask to ask for bread also. We waited way too long for our entree. The beef was excellent but the potatoes were undercooked, hard and cold and then they brought dessert before we finished our meals. Since the service was so slow they had to rush people out to make room for the second seating.

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vipJimmy
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

not sure what happened here new owners ?? The prices are through the roof. Good meal , great ambiance, but wow. Not sure this will last at this price point.

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vipReviewer1
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant is still charming and worked well for dinner with dear friends.

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PhyllisR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Under prior owners, it was one of my favorite restaurants. Under new ownership, service was terrible. Ordered steak was overdone and poor quality. Noise was so bad that our conversation consisted of screaming to one another and still could not hear. Hot beverages were served slightly warm. I would never go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Disappointing . Went there for my birthday, they never acknowledged.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’scbirthday

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ShelliE
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

My meal, while it looked very good lacked flavor. My pork was cooked well, but was tasteless.
Our server was very nice.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Chef is excellent and spot on with his flavors. He is very thoughtful, friendly and welcoming.
Absolutely love the entire experience. Had Brunch and dinner and two times each and loved it every time.

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viprustielynn
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent but a little overpriced. The service was excellent and I would recommend it to everyone

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vipdoctormike
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Will not return for a while...great the first time ( very expensive) but upon return the menu is limited and does not change enough to bring you back

MM
vipMartinM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Superb multi course NYE dinner. Inventive, attractive , and delicious. Terrific service - efficient, personal without being obtrusive. Class act all around.

TC
TopCat
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Farm to Table
Inventive presentations and oppositions
Of main and sides

Excellent Romain salad

Beignets not like NOLA Cafe du Monde
More like fried donuts holes. Only thing on menu the didn’t meet or exceed expectations

JW
JoeWestfield
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I really like this restaurant. It changed ownership - the food is quite good but the service for our entrees were really slow.

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Ginny
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Christmas Eve dinner was a fixed menu, but took forever to serve. Food was just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was well prepared and tasty but the dishes were a bit disparate. Also, would have been better to have slightly smaller portions at a lesser price.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing brunch for the first time after eating at their sister restaurant 100 Steps for dinner. Same level of quality and a more intimate, French bistro style.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It used to be one of our favorite restaurants. However, the quality of the food went down.

JD
JulesD
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal! We will be sure to return.

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RaymondP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Was surprised that we were able to get a reservation - under the previous ownership reservations were extremely hard to come by, sometimes not available for 3 or more weeks. I chalked it up to this being a Thursday night. Was more surprised to find we were the only diners in the restaurant when we arrived and that was the case for the entire time we were there. Reception was warm and we were promptly seated. Upon receiving the menu, we were immediately told that the catch of the day - exactly what my wife wanted, was not available, so she elected to get the Mussel Pot and I ordered the Short Ribs. We ordered the pizza appetizer to start. No sooner did our server placed our order did she come back to the table, overly apologetic that the chef informed her the Short Ribs were not available as well. Note: there are only 4 main courses on the menu and we were down to 2. At this point, I should have just gotten up and left, but decided to order the chicken. At $38 it definitely was not worth it. In all fairness, the Mussel Pot was exceptional and very reminiscent of the original owners' recipe.

I have dined at a toute heuer in the past more times than I can count and have had nothing but exceptional experiences. Friends and family that we have taken there raved about the quality of the food and the experience. This was all under the previous ownership. All that is in the past - the restaurant is no longer what it once was.

Unfortunately a gem is gone. I can't see myself ever returning and will be sure to warn anyone else to steer clear of this establishment.

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Permanently Closed - A Toute Heure is rated 4.4 stars by 1808 OpenTable diners.