Amelia's Bistro - New Jersey

4.2
594 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Amelia"s Bistro offers new/eclectic contemporary dining experience. Dining room, outdoor patio and bar are available.

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 594 people are saying
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vipEatinGoodJC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual spot for brunch

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Coll
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Amelia's has a casual, welcoming vibe. It's a step above a basic diner with a pretty diverse menu. I went only for brunch so can't speak for the dinner or lunch options. Our waiter was great, very attentive and friendly. Prompt with our food and ($4!!) brunch cocktails. The food itself was just OK, really nothing too special but also enjoyable enough (I had the breakfast flatbread, others in my party had an omelette, breakfast burrito and chicken and waffles). I'd give the food a 3/5 stars since it was a little bland but would up my rating based on service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service could’ve been better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were seated in lower area there was a weird smell… if we had not been on a time constraint we would have left. The food was very good.

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EricF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great. Really enjoyed the evening.

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NJfoodie1950
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, food and service. Family friendly. Went there for a Saturday brunch. Plenty of menu options.

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LAURDON
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! The staff was as kind as could be. A wonderful first time experience. Definitely will be back!

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Oasisj
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, cheap brunch drinks and a cool spot. A bit cramped and not a chill vibe.

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TJMannion
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch with my cousins. Attentive staff, great grid and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The food menu was all over the place with no true identity. The complimentary chickpeas and frozen rolls were weird and unnecessary. The atmosphere is dated, humid, and filled with children, and the restrooms are too bright and filthy. The mozzarella sticks were soggy and cold. I can’t stress enough at how disjointed the food menu is. There is poke bowls, steak, flatbreads, pasta, guacamole, short rib, etc etc. I understand the concept of having something for everyone, but this was nothing more than a diner. No clue why the neighborhood flocks to this place.

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MyaA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bf and I really enjoyed the short rib mac & cheese and the buffalo penne. We just moved to NJ and have been looking for a local brunch spot and have found one!

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vipPlympat
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice staff, nice ambiance, good food. Doesn’t get any better than this….

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Momo
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience for my birthday brunch! Everyone was nice and the food was amazing (I had the risotto Benedict)
It was very sweet that they also brought us 2 delicious little hot donuts w a caramel sauce out at the end for my birthday! Would 10/10 recommend and will be back for sure😊

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vipDory
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Not sure what happened but definitely felt like this last food experience was super meh. The pancakes were belly bombers and the biscuits were severely lacking in salt and butter as they were really bland and not remotely enjoyable. The bellinis were fantastic as always but that’s not great if I’m still starving.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Meh. Went for brunch and the waiter forgot about us. Lots of little flying bugs near our table. Although I made the reservation for outside, we’re told there were no outdoor tables. 10 minutes after we sat inside, we watched the staff move two tables from inside to outside to accommodate other parties. Overall a very sub-par experience.

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David
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Took 15-20 minutes for drinks and halfway through the meal the server just stopped coming back. Had to walk inside to ask for the check. Had high hopes for the place.

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TheodoreM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amelia's has plentiful outdoor seating and a wide variety of food to please any palate. The location is convenient to Grove St and Exchange Place path and the NY Waterway ferry. Great views of the Statue of Liberty or the New York skyline are just steps away

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vipRobinH
St. Louis
33 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Needed to accommodate both vegan and gluten free friends and there were good choices. Will return!

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CharS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

average food of a diner quality, service was nice though

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SamanthaL
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice spot, food was decent, nothing spectacular.

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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
21 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
13 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
Los Angeles
3 reviews
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
16 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.

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 4.2 stars by 594 OpenTable diners.

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.