Amelia's Bistro - New Jersey

4.4
401 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Amelia"s Bistro offers new/eclectic contemporary dining experience. Dining room, outdoor patio and private party room are available.
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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amelia’s is a true gem in the Jersey City restaurant scene. Dinner and brunch are both fantastic! Delicious food, great service and wonderful ambiance. One of my favorite restaurants.

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MN
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone at our table enjoyed their meal. Deserts were great. Service was efficient and friendly. It was our third time here and we will be back.

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RB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience, will never go back. We have been a old customer of Amelias and have visited many times but this was a horrible experience. We will never go back
the food was bad the service was even worse

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CB
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amelia's is a traditional American restaurant with a sophisticated selection of comfort food entrees. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed - just the type of neighborhood "gem" most of us want. The service was superb - and even though the restaurant was full we never had to raise our voices to be heard. I live in WashingtonDC but definitely plan to visit Amelia's the next time I'm in Jersey City

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food is mediocre at best. My salmon was given to me undercooked and after I asked them to cook it some more it came back to me still pink inside. I don’t think I will be giving it a second chance.

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

They were very busy on New Year’s Day and the service was a bit chaotic.

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CT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great had the buffalo cauliflower and I fell in love. Our waiter was very attentive

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good, service was ok. Coffee is horrible. They do not know how to make a good espresso. Americano also tastes horrible.

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m
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Awesome tapas and cocktails!

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We like this restaurant however the food for brunch this time was distinctly average. The service is always good and the menu is extensive and perhaps that’s the problem. The food arrived slightly warm and not great flavors. Bloody Mary’s were good though. All that said I’m not giving up on this one.

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e
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Upon reading all the past reviews I was really looking forward to Brunch. We walked in to a bright happening place Sunday morning and we’re promptly escorted downstairs to a windowless empty dining room. Not the same fun vibe as upstairs. It did quickly fill up. The downstairs also had an unpleasant odor. We were first served some cold muffins with jelly and no butter. I will say the service was good. The food not so much. The OJ advertised as “fresh squeezed “ wasn’t. I ordered the chicken and waffles which many reviews commented on and the waffles tasted like the frozen, toaster kind. The breakfast flatbread was skimpy on ingredients. All and all a mediocre meal at best. Would not go back.

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W
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our first time. We have been exploring Jersey city from Manhattan. Service was great. Our server was quick and knowledgeable.

Loved the variety of tapas. The only negative was our special entree of the day. The snapper was a little overcooked. We ordered it because it looked really good.

Oh well. Would go back for another try.

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JW
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cute bistro, good place for brunch with friends. Amazing service, we cozied up in the corner and had conversations while being served delicious food and drink.

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MK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amelia’s is consistently good. Good service, great food, small plates if you’re like me & you like to share a try a variety of things on the menu.

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H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local favorite, very diverse menu and everything I've had so far is super delicious. Amazing value for the price, and the outdoor seating is quaint and quiet.

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CD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food, nice staff but it was very slow service for how few patrons were there.

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BF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My girlfriend and I have been here a number of times, and we keep coming back for the food. She loves the Salmon salad because they cook it to perfection. I've tried a number of their other dishes and they have been hit or miss...the smoked salmon is the best of the benedicts and enjoy their breakfast potatoes . We are also big fans of the muffin basket. The staff are usually friendly and the food often comes out quickly. Service seems to slow down especially during the brunch rush...we are usually waiting for the check for quite a while (this time was no different). We usually get coffee beforehand because it's weak and usually comes out luke warm.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a wonderful restaurant for casual dining during lunch to compliment business associates on their hard work for the program they presented to executives.

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Restaurant week selection wasn’t much to brag about. The short ribs were bland and was not presented well. Needless to say, it wasn’t very tasty.

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JB
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real find. Diverse menu. Reasonable prices. Great atmosphere. Food was "excellent" ... delicious and ample portions. Very nice servers. I met friends there but it's great for special occassions too. They even have a private room downstairs.

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C
New York Area
268 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food and service was adequate. The bartender was excellent. He really knew his business. Nice setting.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food! Went here for a special reunion and everything delivered!

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DW
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My friend and I enjoyed a lovely Sunday brunch outdoors. The food was very good. We were not rushed. Prices were reasonable. I would recommend Amelia’s to my friends and family.

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KG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great apps. Tuna Tartare was awesome and the 6 bites we got.

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GB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, service was bit slow and environment can be more lively. But overall excellent food and great value for money.

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Brunch was good, lots of choices. Just strange that after we ate, server brought the check without ever asking if we wanted coffees/dessert. We probably would have had something but since we had the bill we paid and left.

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D
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

The people were nice, but the food was mediocre at best From the bread and chickpeas forward, I felt like it was a restaurant for people with very bland tastes.

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JL
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great! Kung pao cauliflower was awesome as well as the chicken meatballs. Flatbread pizza was light and yummy. Great place to order a bunch of little plates and share.

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W
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went for brunch...Advertised as “american food” the menu was a little to adventuresome for my taste. Coming from the south when I order biscuits and gravy I expected something far different then what I was served. It was basically two huge chicken sausages with two doughy biscuits and just a tiny bottom layer of what seemed like hollandaise sauce lining he plate. Did not hit the spot at all for there take on comfort food. And that is pretty much the jist of the menu. The chef does his or her take on traditional comfort food which I’m sure “does it” for some but was not satisfying to me and my table. Otherwise ambiance was nice and our waiter was accommodating.

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J
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Celebrated Fathers Day at Amelia’s for brunch. Food was so good and a great atmosphere. Service was good although waitress didn’t provide the full specials which we had overheard another staff member provide to another table. When asked we were informed there weren’t any specials. After a lot of prompting she finally got the information we needed. After that it was good service.

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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place. Great service

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was poor. Our server went missing after taking our order and I had to go to the bar to get my drink. The food was lackluster and kinda cold. Overall an underwhelming experience.

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DG
Los Angeles
669 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Not one of my best experiences at this establishment. Hostess was very kind and accommodating. Waiter very apathetic. Virtually ignored and requests for two eggs, instead of 3 and cooked well done, ignored. Even water had to be filled by another waitperson, when she was helping other tables. Omelet was decent from my friend, but my dish extremely disappointing.

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OT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent evening at Amelia’s on a Friday - light crowd due to holiday weekend. We ate outside which was lovely. Started with the shrimp appetizer which was very delicious. For mains we had the Chilean sea bass which was excellent. Also the pear salad which was good though not out of this world, and added blackened chicken which was actually a huge quantity. Cocktails were good as well. The mains came out a little bit slowly but the waitress was very nice.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Slooow service. Seated quick, apps quick, food great, ambiance amazing. Our server, just ours, was very slow with entree delivery and very with slow drink delivery. The brunch champagne was not chilled. It took an eternity to get the check. We would give it another try however. Brunch was very tasty and so where the drinks. Saw the manager running around trying to make things right.

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AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Amelia's was awesome. Service is always friendly and consistent. Food is always amazing.

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A
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We ordered small plates and a couple of flatbreads. Food was really good - not complicated, but fresh and tasty. Waiter was happy to bring them out a couple at a time, and they were all hot when he served them. He did disappear at times, but that's better than being rushed out the door. Brownie Sundae dessert was ok, brownies themselves kind of dry. Good beers and wines.
Noise waxed and waned, overall not bad.

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T
Tulsa
173 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very creative menu in a cool space. We went twice we liked it so much.

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here for brunch, food and staff are always great and accommodating.

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j
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a terrific variety of choices with items I have not seen at other restaurants. I tried the chicken tiki masala meatballs and the brussel sprouts, bacon appetizers. Both were filling and well prepared. We will be back soon.

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