A Toute Heure

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1704 Reviews
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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.

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Sunday Supper @ ATH

Sunday Supper is the start of a new tradition at A Toute Heure that takes equal parts from the history of the restaurant as well as the heritage of the chef and owners. We think that food is a shared experience, and building a sense of community and connection is as integral to the meal as the ingredients! The three course meal begins at 6:30pm and the theme changes every month - bring a nice bottle of wine and you’re set!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 31, 2019

Ends: December 30, 2019

Availability: Sun 6:30PM-7:00PM

ATH: 3-Course Prix Fixe - $45/pp

Join us Tuesday - Friday from 5:00pm - 6:30pm!
We are offering a wonderful 3- course dining experience for $45/pp

**Does not include sales tax or gratuity**

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 2, 2019

Ends: January 3, 2118

Availability: Tue-Fri 5:00PM-6:30PM

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This has been one of our favorite restaurants since it opened. When it first changed hands, it seemed in keeping with what we always loved. Today’s meal was a huge disappointment & we will not be in a hurry to go back. Very limited menu & did away with the cheese board we loved & looked forward to. Service was very slow, as well. So sorry to have to say this 😞

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HF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The new executive chef is a significant step down. For starters, we got a mediocre green salad, and an a heirloom tomato salad that was several small chunks of tomato strewn across a plate, like a tomato exploded. The chicken roulade was gimmicky, but not that special. The dessert was okay.
The service was off in odd ways. First, when they cleared the main course, they left the table with several shells from the mussels on the table, as well as crumbs. When they came to wipe the table, they left several crumbs and some remnants of the main course detritus. The server interrupted us while we were eating the dessert to ask us if we were done and if she could clear the table. Usually, the fact that people are still actively eating something is a good sign they are not done.
The rolls were still fantastic, though.
Overall, the meal came out like it was prepared by an overeager child who wanted to show off, rather than an assured chef looking to present the most tasteful food.
Very disappointing, since this used to be my favorite restaurant in NJ.

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JH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 33rd Wedding Anniversary at A Toute Heure on Friday 6/14. This was our first time eating at this wonderful restaurant. The food and service were excellent! It was a beautiful night so we sat outside/sidewalk seating. The only downside is that the outside seating area is a little tight, but we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We will definitely be back!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Haven't been here in about 10 years but since they started serving brunch, and I needed to go somewhere special for a belated Mother's Day celebration, I decided it was time to go back. And I'm glad i did. Everything was incredible. The service was friendly and mostly attentive, the atmosphere casual yet chic, and most importantly, the food was REALLY good. Danish blueberry pancakes were delicious! Coffee was some of the best coffee I've ever had with a meal. Even the tap water tasted great. We were also very appreciative of their willingness to make almost any menu item vegetarian. If i had to nitpick, my only complaint would be that the restaurant was fairly empty, so at times it seemed the staff used their extra free time to talk amongst themselves, sometimes leaving me looking for help when we wanted more coffee, etc. But when they did appear, they were extremely friendly and helpful. I will say, too, that it's a bit on the expensive side ($110 including top for three people with no alcohol or dessert), but i knew the prices ahead of time, and my mother's happiness was more than worth it. It's not a place to go every weekend, but i'll certainly be back next time I'm looking for soemthing a little special. Highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sea Bass dinner was very good as well as the Halibut special. Waitress did a great job as well

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M
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We were here on a Friday in June. The app menu had a leek vichyssoise which I assumed, during June, would be served cold but it was hot! My wife had tile fish and I had halibut but the fish was unnecessarily VERY salty. The noise level was such that conversation was different. Now, we have been here before and always had a great experience but I was told that it recently changed hands. So it goes!

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience. Wait staff is attentive and informative. Food flavor and creativity is amazing, and the quaint atmosphere makes it feel very cozy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit and our first since the kitchen changed hands. The shaved spring vegetable salad and mussels poached in coconut milk, cilantro, and a mild curry were new to us and made excellent starters. Our server was wonderful and we really enjoyed the option of BYOB. Glad they are still operating at such a high level.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Delicious food, although hot appetizer was served cold. Service really frustrated me though. I rarely saw our waiter, and when I did he kept interrupting my conversation with my dinner guest. Very rude. I’d go back though. I’d just hope to get a different waiter.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The outside seating ambiance was nice however the seating was really uncomfortable. Food and service were excellent.

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l
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great, very creative, exceptional service. A somewhat negative point - the dining room got so loud on Friday night that we could barely hear each other or the waitress.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my second time dining here. The food was delicious, coffe was very fragrant and delicious as well. Highly recommend. Would love if there was outdoor seating for the season. It was pretty chilly inside for me. But enjoyed my experience.

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S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good, not great, but I’d definitely try it again. Unfortunately the servers appeared overwhelmed and inexperienced that night b/c too many people were crammed into the room and my husband kept getting knocked into by staff and other diners. Servers needed to be reminded to bring side dishes out so those came out late. Too bad as it’s a cute place with a lot of potential.

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GM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

We’ve been going to ATH for years, unfortunately it’s gotten progressively worse over the past year or so. The NY strip I ordered rare was overcooked and tasted like a generic steakhouse strip. It was not up to par with what I normally expect from ATH. My wife had the tilefish, which was decent, but unremarkable. It’s a shame, I wanted this place to remain the same or improve after it changed hands. If i’m paying $48 for a steak I expect more.

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BT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant!!

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NJ
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Steak Tartare, a nearly tiny portion that lacked flavor--surely no pizazz--came with over-toasted brioche that was unappealingly hard all the way through. All Greens Everything salad was good. Rohan duck came with kale sprouts that seemed like small pieces of deep-fried kale that was bitter enough not to be in balance with the rest of the entree. The "crispy potato confit" was anything but toasty; it was soft and not flavorful. Chicken confit was good, though not remarkable. The dessert choices were very limited and, at least to us, unappealing. The senior wait staff was very good; the junior wait staff was not good, simply untrained.

This was not our first nor our last visit, but we're going to take a break, as this was not a good meal 35 minutes from home.

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FP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good but very expensive for what it is. Wsh the new owners well but my friends and I will not be returning. Too many options at this price point.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here multiple times and have never been disappointed. Always pay for the extra bread rolls, they are amazing.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a great experience and delicious food. Place was so cozy and inviting. Will be back...

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LB
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely awesome!!! The four of us opted for the chefs tasting menu, very reasonably priced. You get what the chef brings you, which is always fresh, seasonal, locally sourced, and creative. The chef is talented and a rising star. If you haven’t had the tasting, make a reservation and let the restaurant know you’re interested in the chefs menu. See pictures for yummy ness

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s
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Much A do About Nothing:

We heard the hype...the farm to table experience...the warm ambiance, but sadly the restaurant did not live up to its grandiose expectations.

We started with the beef tartare, which was barely ok. Then the toasted octopus, which was a literal salt bomb. Imagine perfectly tender octopus ruined by a salt foam and out of place salmon roe. The mains were disappointing, the chicken roulade for my wife and the duck for me. The chicken was bland and the duck was chewy with a flavorless potato brick as a companion. The dish was surrounded by what looked like raw granulated garlic and fried kale. Finally, we ended with what they called the Twinkie. Spoiler alert, it did not taste like a Twinkie at all. It tasted like a semi sweet cake that an amateur baker could have made. In summation, the restaurant plates well and creates dishes which look beautiful but taste bland. For a name like a Toute Heure they are certainly producing mediocre food all hours of the day.

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J
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Farm to table food prepared by an amazing chef with great service. I highly recommend!

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome spot. Great unique food choices!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Cozy atmosphere. Best meal we’ve had in a while.

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FW
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time back since the ownership change and loved everything. Same great atmosphere, excellent service and Chef Capella’s food is outstanding. His octopus interpretation was some of the best I’ve had and the duck was melt in your mouth. Will def be back!

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FN
Philadelphia
113 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lunch at Toute Heure was simple soup and salad. The leek vichyssoise soup was excellent. It was served hot. It was thick. Very filling. I ordered the burrata with strawberry rhubarb. A small burrata. The strawberry rhubarb dressing was rather plain but ok. The ice cream serving was very small at $3.00 a small scoop and it tasted more like water ice or non-flavorful gelato. Service was friendly especially by the host. Waitress was considerate. There was nothing over the top to for the overpriced lunch.

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IS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Thanks for a wonderful brunch, the food was delicious and we enjoyed ourselves

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RH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Easter brunch... outstanding as always. The trout was fantastic, as was the leek soup.

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NJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great appetizers and entrees. The desserts were just so-so and not very sweet. Suggest the chef consider hiring a pastry chef to create better desserts.

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L
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey, but you do get what you pay for. BYOB helps. Creative menu, unusual combos....great service.

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k
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

It ain't what it used to be--this local restaurant was one of our favorites--and that includes many restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, NYC, and Paris.
No longer.
Skimpy portions, duck and fish dishes that needed seasoning, and New York City prices have combined to cross this old favorite off our list.
We just returned from a NCL cruise to the Bahamas. The Haven restaurant on board was far superior.

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FD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about A Toute Huere from the staff, to the chef, the sous chef, the decor and the service. They're not only serving incredible food, but they're creating an atmosphere where camaraderie with the other guests is encouraged. ATH has been hosting several wine collaboration dinners and has most recently introduced 'Sunday Supper' the last Sunday of every month. The tables are communal and so it's a wonderful table to truly enjoy the experience of a shared meal.

As far as the food, while you certainly can't go wrong with ordering directly from the menu, our suggestion is to call 48 hours ahead of your reservation and request the chef's tasting menu. It's the best way to see Chef AJ's talents shine and get a feel for the flavor profiles he's building.

Lastly, engage with the staff - they're all wonderful, many have been at the restaurant for quite awhile and can be an excellent resource if you have any questions about where the ingredients are sourced from, their favorite dishes, etc. Don't miss out on the opportunity to try something new!

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XZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

innovative food concept, the flavor profile needs a little bit of work in trying to get some of the dishes more balanced. But the octopus was one of the best I've ever had. Others were okay in taste, but fun in terms of preparation.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, the wait staff was attentive, friendly, and fast, and the ambiance was pleasant. Will definitely return

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ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved it and Adam, our server, was spot on with his recommendations! Wish this restaurant was in our neighborhood. Would and will absolutely go back!!

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch.

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TG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will back! My husband thoroughly enjoyed his birthday dinner!

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal with great service. Nothing more to add

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K
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Perfect place for brunch , quaint and cozy . I would have given 5 stars for the food , but the biscuits were really bland . The mussels were excellent and my friend loved the bacon.

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