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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

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Sun 10:30AM - 1:30PM

A Toute Heure Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
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Local Ingredients (17)
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Cozy (11)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Romantic (8)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (6)
Casual (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
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Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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Good for Groups (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

One of my favorite places. Their menu never ceases to amaze me. Highly recommend

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Food quality and service both excellent. Tables little too crowded together. Timing of prix fixe dinner also excellent. Reputation well deserved.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

My niece and I had a great lunch. Nice atmosphere, great service, and the ATH muscles were, as usual, delicious! It was a pleasant, relaxing lunch

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I had dinner here with a friend on a Friday night. This place has a very cozy atmosphere and the staff are very attentive. The menu is small but wonderful. I wound up getting 3 dishes from their bites and appetizers section because I couldn't decide on just one thing. I ordered the butternut squash soup - delicious and hit the spot on a cold night. I also ordered the Txistorra (sauteed​ ​chorizo​ ​&​ ​shrimp,​ ​fingerling​ ​potatoes,​ ​mushrooms,​ ​jalapeno garlic-herb​ ​pan) - very tasty (close up of this dish is included in my review); and finally the Sprouts (roasted​ &​​ ​fried​ ​brussel​ ​sprouts,​ ​sesame​ ​seeds,​ ​thai​ ​chili​ ​sauce​) - fantastic and probably my favorite of the 3. That said, I would get them all again. My friend order the Barnegat Sea Scallops (with cauliflower/​ ​turnip​ ​puree,​ ​oyster​ ​mushroom fricassee,​ ​sage​ ​brown​ ​butter). I did not try her entree but she loved it. I highly recommend this restaurant but suggest making reservations if coming for dinner being that it is a small place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We had lunch at A Toute Heure:. The food was delicious and the service great: we go back again

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Fabulous and fresh food, great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The food is always amazing! If it is busy the service can be slow but it is always well worth the wait.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always friendly. Best octopus and organic farm foods . Fabulous coffee and dessert. Warm and kind accommodating staff ....we love Victoria. Already miss Olivia and Dan. We feel st home. Late nignight and never rush feel after ten or later ....

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

wonderful as always, brought my son's there for the first time they too loved the food.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

As always - Fantastic!!!. Excellent service and wonderful food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was not nearly as good as when under prior managment. Food was good, but the experience overall was average. Under the old owners it was obvious that the entire staff was happy, and it radiated throughout the restaurant.

As my wife and I were having our wine - before ordering anything - we were presented with the check - for a nearby table, and as she presented the check the lady asked "who's paying?" When dinner came, my entree had no grilled seasonal vegetables as the menu promised.

ATH has always been a special place for us, but we will be looking elslewhere from now on.

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 (Bath)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was excellent, plates cold although food was warm. Bread was cold, not just room temperature, but really cold. Service was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We have been going to ATH since the earliest days of the business. This is the first time going since the restaurant was sold to a new owner in the Speing 2017. I was very impressed. The food and service was every bit as good, even a touch better. This visit we had about five or six of the small plates and they were all great. We skipped entrees and dessert. Will will go back and try more dishes.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We had lunch at this restaurant . The food was very fresh and delicious . Some of the dishes were very well creative,

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our new favorite spot. Great food, charming atmosphere, friendly service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The service was very good and the waitstaff was friendly. The mussels in all three ways were fantastic. We weren’t rushed and had a really enjoyable evening. The restaurant was cozy and the noise level was fine . Parking can be a challenge but there is a town parking lot a few doors before the restaurant.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Really really good french type cuisine in very quiet setting. Grilled octupus and chicken was fantastic as was the grouper. Friendly service. One of the best restaurants in Union County

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I’m very disappointed with the owners’ lack of transparency regarding their special occasion pricing. Their menu on Open Table for New Years Eve was not updated to reflect their New Years Eve pricing nor were the sky high prices reflected on their menu when we sat down at our table. I can understand hiking prices for special occasions, but the owners’ total lack of transparency on their pricing seems rather underhanded. In any event, $300 plus for a dinner for 2 at a BYO is completely ridiculous anywhere west of the Hudson River regardless of the occasion. Food and service were good, though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Visit was New Years Eve. I like to review a menu before I go for dietary planning and budget. There was a special 4 course menu. Had no idea until I sat down at the table. It would have been nice to know beforehand. Although the food was quite good, I would not have made reservations. The value was not there for me. On top of high prix fix charge, they was an additional charge for coffee. That really put me over the top. At that point I felt the price was really ridiculous. Next time full disclosure would have been nice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The restaurant is very cute And feels like a farm home. However, the menu is very limited, the food is simply fine (not wow!) and is overpriced - with no reasonable priced options. The mussels in the fondue had little flavor and the black bass was tasty, but not anything special. I won’t be going back - as there are too many other good restaurants that have a fuller menu, more reasonably priced with better tasting food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We always looked forward to coming here for special occasions. However, this time for my wife's birthday, after a change of owners, it no longer feels special. We didn't have a good first impression, when, upon arriving, we were pointed to our table and not escorted to our seats. The staff, although competent, was not as personable as the previous staff. Although never inexpensive, the prices seemed to be more extreme. The presentation of my M.C.S. (Mexican Corn Salad) appetizer seemed somewhat haphazard and not very appealing. The dish itself was ok, but if I ever return, I would not order it. My wife enjoyed her Brussel sprouts, bringing the leftovers of the large portion home. She also enjoyed her entrée of scallops, except for the bits of sand that remained, demonstrating less than pristine preparation. My pork chop was large and well-prepared. However, again, the presentation left something to be desired, burying the accompanying vegetables in a flat mess under the chop. For desert I had a healthy portion of crème brulee, which was very good. However, my wife's apple crisp was not what she expected. It had an apple slice and cubes strewn about, some smears of caramel on the plate, and what seemed like an afterthought of crisp/crumbs tossed on the side. Also, her birthday candle was presented on my desert, not hers.

Although not bad, our experience was only good, not special. It didn't match our very positive experiences with the previous owners/management/staff, especially at these premium prices. I don't anticipate returning any time soon.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a standing reservation at the old place for years - ate there more than 100 times. This is just not close to what it once was. Prices have not changed but the product surely has. Sad to say but we won’t be rushing back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Honestly, I knew something wasn’t right when we sat down. Now that I’m home and googled it, I can see that the ownership changed in March. Not a disappointing experience, but certainly not what it was. Service wasn’t as great and knowledge of product just wasn’t there. They need to step it up to stay on top.

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

Wonderful food and great atmosp

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great place to relax & eat!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food and service were above average but prices were pretty steep compared to when the previous owners were here. Would recommend but would warn about high prices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Absolutely fantastic. Not much else to say.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Outstanding creative food. Attentive service and just a delightful evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We’ve been to A Toute Heure a few times and it never disappoints. Food is delicious, service is great, and staff knows the menu very well and can give recommendations. BYOB is a plus as well. Make sure to make reservations well in advance! The fresh rolls are incredible. I could just eat that as my meal. Next is trying the brunch!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very good food and cuisine.
A little noisy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We love this restaurant! The service is always terrific. On our last visit, the octopus and tuna tartare apps were excellent.
However, the duck, which was so sensational on our last visit was over cooked and was disappointingly not crispy. Since the restaurant wasn’t busy we were pretty disappointed by this dish.
Dessert of chocolate bread pudding was delicious.

All in all, we’ll we’ll be back - just hope they get their consistency back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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

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

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 4, 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 26, 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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