Amelia's Bistro - New Jersey

4.3
576 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Amelia"s Bistro offers new/eclectic contemporary dining experience. Dining room, outdoor patio and bar are available.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 576 people are saying
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CharS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Amelia’s Bistro was a 1 out of 5. Their staff lacked the customer service skills necessary for a pleasant first experience (on so many levels). 15mins into being seated & still weren’t greeted by our server. The same server served my 16yr old niece an alcoholic beverage, placed incorrect food orders for 2 out 3 guests and had the audacity to lack the professionalism necessary to fix the situation. It’s possible that Amelia’s doesn’t cater to a specific group of people however, that should be made apparent to future patrons.

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vipMarinaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

average food of a diner quality, service was nice though

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great brunch spot it gets crowded and drink service can be slow, but worth it highly recommend bloody bacon!

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Mattlif13
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We live in the area and go to Amelia's on a somewhat regular basis. We went there on Sunday for brunch with a friend. I specifically asked if the restaurant had sugar-free pancake syrup as I am a diabetic. The waitress said they did so I ordered waffles. My friend asked if they had half-half for his coffee and the waitress said they did. Well they had neither. He returned the coffee but I ate the waffles without syrup. My problem is that not only did they say they had what we asked, but no one from management (hostess) came over to apologize. There are other places for brunch in the area and it will be a long time before we go to Amelia's again.

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KrissyMannix
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

This restaurant is not nearly as good as it used to be. I can't understand the high stars given here. I don't think there was 1 thing we ordered that was "good". Including the wine! I sent back the rose & the white was just ok. Food felt processed, tasteless, nothing was fresh. The turkey "reuben" had very salty cold cut turkey (like from the grocery store), a sprinkle of sauerkraut & a little bland Swiss cheese . The Russian dressing was on the side, which is fine, but it looked straight out of a Kraft bottle. The flatbread was almost a completely white cracker w a few toppings. The cauliflower dish was drenched in too much creamy sauce. The only thing we had that came close to decent was the tofu spring rolls, but that was probably because they were fried! A big disappointment because a few years ago this place was great.

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vipAdamD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Friendly staff but food was at best mediocre. Calamari was borderline inedible and my steak way too tough.

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vipJoselyn
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome food, nice place. Needs more waiters…

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vipfbibbiani
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

It really wasn’t good
Food preparation was careless. I order a goat cheese and roasted tomatoes omelette and it turned out to be plain diced raw tomatoes and cheso blanco and some spinach leaves, which were not described in the menu.

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MichelleU
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our time at Amelia’s. We arrived around 3 and were seated promptly in the outdoor patio. So nice! Our server was great and brought our food out fast. The food was excellent - lavender lemonade, Japanese tempura, Peruvian churrasco and chipotle chicken blt were great. My only complaint was the steak was over cooked when I specifically asked for medium well. That happens sometimes but overall GREAT!

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vipTerenceD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great especially the braised ribs. Wish there was a better selection of wines.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our (me and my boyfriend) second time at Amelias and it definitely did not disappoint! The hummus I loved making myself, so fresh!!!!!! The BLT wedge was sooooo good and the steak was absolutely amazing. Love me a good skirt steak! I would love to go back very soon!

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vipSpa4
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. The mango chicken and calamari were out of this world. Hands down the best food we have had in a while.

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iowavlaprof
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While in Jersey City for a conference I ordered from Amelia’s twice on DoorDash. It was so amazingly tasty. Gorgeous vegetarian dishes, and I’m not a vegetarian. I convinced a friend to go to the restaurant on our last night there. Dinner was fabulous. It’s rare I love a restaurant so much I’d eat there 3 out of 4 nights on a trip. If I lived here I’d be there several times a week. The Spicy Mezcal Margarita was to die for. I will miss this place!

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vipRandB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good as usual. We went during a very busy brunch time, however the service was unusually slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A neighborhood gem for sure! My second time there and I was not disappointed. Food and drinks were excellent. You must try the Affogato Martini! We were 5 in our party and all were very pleased with appetizers and dinners.

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ErylidS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food!! Will go back!

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Raquel
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there on Sunday first time, loved the place, the food, the service the atmosphere. Found parking easy, definitely going back to try the rest of the menu. Nice area to stroll around after a full and happy belly :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ❤️they’re so kind , omg I can’t describe the food is so delicious

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Chiquita49
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Went for brunch on a Sunday morning. I had the brioche French toast and my husband the chicken sausage with biscuits and gravy. We both enjoyed our food, though my husband thought the dish should have included an egg, poached or fried, to make it complete. We each got a Bloody Mary and were both disappointed. Yes, only $4, which is great, but not much flavor other than the vodka and tomato juice, and lots and lots of ice in a rocks glass. We ate inside, as it was a bit rainy, and the room was freezing. Music was a strange eclectic mix--pop from early '80s followed by hardcore Beastie Boys--not sure what vibe they're going for. Staff was super friendly, which to me is a big component of my rating. So overall, good not amazing. Would try it again since some other menu items intrigued me, but will not get the Bloody Mary!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted my son’s baptism lunch at Amelia’s and they did an excellent job. Everything was fantastic from food to drinks and service was fast, friendly and attentive.

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SaviR
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Our food took too long and food was ok.
Staff was friendly.

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JacquelineK
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time going to Amelia’s this past Saturday, and I really enjoyed it. The food was so delicious, I ordered the Kobe mini burgers and they were so yummy! From the bun, to the meat to the fries and side dipping sauces! When we sat down, we were served our water and complimentary chickpeas to make hummus. You had to smash it yourself and I thought that was so fun. We ordered the orange chicken for an appetizer and it was insanely delicious! My friend had the steak with plantains and yuca and it was so flavorful! I will definitely be back! Our waitress was also very sweet, as well as all the others who served us water etc … our waitress was even nice enough to snap our pics a few times. Such a wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

One (slow) bartender on staff. We ordered apps after the bread, and our meals. And our drinks only came ~45 minutes later once we had finished our entrees. Didn't even really want the drinks at that point and they were not good. Food was good but it really does ruin the whole experience. The place was just not that busy at 9:30pm

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

All of the food was delicious, we had tapas and dinner. Would definitely recommend!

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DennisS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, value and ambience - food was okay

KM
vipKevinM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Father's Day Brunch...very special...perfect for our celebration...a Jersey City jewel...

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DavidO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, diverse menu. Food is perfect every time.

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JoannG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious flavors in everything we ordered. Will definitely come back.

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AImA
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and good prices. Sat outside and saw lots of dogs walk past too which was an added bonus

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Mamacita
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was GREAT !!! Food is ok. Music was too loud. You are shouting when trying to have a conversation.

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ClaireT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, food was good not amazing. Slider burgers come without any garnish just cheese... pretty plain. Pesto shrimp was nice but very cheesy thick sauce which I didn’t expect.
Service was excellent though

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the restaurant. We were out of town for the weekend. The host were very accommodating from the time we arrived until we left the restaurant. I was very impressed that they were aware of my special request for wife’s birthday. The host were knowledgeable and helpful of explaining the entrees on the menu. We enjoyed the food, atmosphere and ambience. Overall, the food was delicious and the service was exceptional. We will back again soon.

Thank you

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Dezlova
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as drinks, accommodating staff and great prices.

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vipScubaSteve
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Innovative fusion of various foods. The Tempura Shrimp and Ginger Glazed Chicken were spot on, however the Short Ribs Lollipops fell short for us... Mini Kobe Sliders were just ok as they were not dressed up. Fig & Smoke Old Fashioned was excellent and the Lucky Charms Shots were fun and recommended. Worth a visit!

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Happy2eat
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was very good but beware that the supposed background music was extremely loud. Our server did his best to lower the volume.

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beachfam
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a last minute reservation to have dinner with our daughter after seeing her brother off to his Prom. Service was great. Food delicious. Music outside a little loud...but we just had to speak louder:) Would highly recommend Amelia’s!!

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ClaudiaK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend Amelias to anyone who likes superb food! Creative menu and quality!

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JEFF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good service, great value, good food. French toast was great, fried chicken was very good, a little heavy on the mayo in the Cole slaw though!

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vipSherryM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and already can’t wait to come back!

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SontaiaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! First time and it was my mother's birthday and I had out of town guests it was truly wonderful! The food was excellent we were full after the starters and tapas! Would definitely will be back!

FAQs

Amelia's Bistro - New Jersey offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 332-2200.

Amelia's Bistro - New Jersey is rated 4.3 stars by 576 OpenTable diners.

Amelia's Bistro - New Jersey does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ameliasbistro.com/#gift.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.