Amelia's Bistro - New Jersey

4.6
493 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
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Food and service good. The distance between my husbands chair and the guest who came well after us was mere inches. No Not acceptable these days. As a result we will not be back

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Krista
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is incredible! The prices are very fair considering how much food you get with each dish! Highly recommend, but do try to sit either inside or under a heat lamp if you prefer to eat outside. (OR bundle up!) There's some tables outdoors that have no heat lamps (ie our table) and the brisk, fall/pre-winter weather makes it hard to concentrate on anything else other than how cold it was. We had a reservation for indoor dining and were told it would be a 30+ minute wait for a table inside even with the reservation... understandable given the COVID space restrictions, but still frustrating, especially since we were freezing the entire time. I will definitely be back, but hopefully under a heating lamp or inside!!`

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Nicole
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a very pleasant brunch at this spot over the weekend. Nice atmosphere that offers indoor and outdoor dining options. Made reservations for 1pm and was not seated until 1:40pm. Despite our wait, the hostess was pleasant. We were given the options to order off either the brunch or lunch menu, and drinks were only $4.

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vipMeggers
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good and the server (Ron) was so accommodating especially as we had a 5 year old with us. The mimosa brunch special was amazing and overall value for it all has made This place my new go-to brunch spot!

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shreyas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with friends. Definitely recommended

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vipMPaulJC
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al fresco til death! The seared tuna bowl is a flavorful, filling yet light lunch choice. Quality ingredients, terrific preparation, and excellent service from Danny G. A hot toddy cocktail for fall? Yes, please!

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vipKate
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely setting on a corner in Jersey City. Menu was fantastic. Service was fantastic. Coffee and water refills often. Hostess and waiter was pleasant and responsive. Food was a bit below fantastic. Western omelette could have been a bit more flavorful, seemed like chef just added un sautéed peppers and ham in middle of an already cooked omelette. Banana pancakes were incredible though. Restrooms very clean. Everyone following great COVID protocols. Despite, omelette issue- this place definitely deserves the 4 stars.

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Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Top notch food and drinks. This is my new favorite spot. Our waiter was so attentive and helpful.

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Kimber
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Came here for the first time for Sunday brunch and dined outside. The service was very good and everyone was very friendly. I enjoyed my crab cake Benedict except the English muffins were a little hard to cut through but the crab cakes were delicious. My husband had the risotto Benedict and he enjoyed it. We also liked the complimentary mini corn muffins they started us out with. We would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amelia’s Bistro was amazing. From presentation to employee customer satisfaction, I’ll definitely will be heading back to this place

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AnujaM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We only ordered vegetarian dinner whatever the menu had to offer. Everything was great except the flat bread was a little undercooked.!

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vipStefanieT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was pleasant. Good food. Service was slightly slow. Nice afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Just wanted a low key place where I can catch up with a friend- without having to be dressed up. Nice and casual. Great service. Great food. Parking was easy bc it’s not in the center of it all.

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ProperDiner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Went for brunch. Nice staff. Had steak and eggs. Food was tasty. Wanted to do outdoor seating, but looked a little makeshift (which is understandable in the time of Covid) so we sat inside. Gave me kind of a rustic feel. Nice artwork. It was pretty empty as i believe regulations currently allow up to 25% capacity. Social distancing was in place and servers had on masks.
Overall I had a good experience and would come again to try lunch or dinner menu.

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BryanN
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to eat had great service by everyone

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RobbyThunder
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Has a food critic & business consultant the place has so much potential the muffins they bring out to start are amazing however they need help with efficiency,servers, deliver of items food, presentation. Overal had a great experience and the food was delicious

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Appetizers were unbelievably great overall- the Risotto cakes were good but I wouldn't order them again. Short Rib Lollipops were a 9/10, and the Crab Cake Sliders were a 10/10.

The Chicken Sauvignon tasted very good but the chicken was a bit dry. The Churrasco skirt steak was similar, in that the taste was amazing but it was extremely chewy.

Drinks were hit or miss, we ordered Espresso Martinis and what we got was literally espresso and vodka in a martini glass- not ideal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy food. Waitress was awesome.

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KValvin
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fidel took care of us from beginning to end. Loved his suggestions, food, ambience. Will go back again.

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Chirag
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outdoors. All the staff had masks. We brought our puppy and it was very pet friendly.

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jcmoe
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Exceptionally delicious brunch, interesting menu

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was great , tried the crab cake for brunch and chicken and waffles ; food was average could be better the English muffin of the crab cake was a little dry more egg would be better . The waffles were nicely made chicken was crispy breast not so flavorful but nice and crunchy on the outside . Drinks were not very sweet (tried the mimosa and Bellini la) . Our outdoor table was on slanted part of the curb which made the dining just a little uncomfortable .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met our daughter from NYC to save

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PeterV
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here since it opened back in 2000. Although it's changed hands over the years it's maintained the great food & service.

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Tracy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Amelia’s went completely down hill. Bad service, bad drinks, gave me a coffee cup with lipstick on it. Used to be my favorite brunch spot- disappointing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely family brunch together in a charming outdoor setting. The food was delicious and service was excellent.

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DaveG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food to the service to the atmosphere (even during the rain), everything was great. Thanks to Danielle? (our server) and the rest of the staff for making the night great.

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vipGerry
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always have a good experience at Amelia’s and have been going there for at least 8 years, maybe longer. Service is very good—management and staff competent an in sync. Drinks and food are solid—nothing that blows you away but never disappointing. This is a COVID-19 review and they are doing their best to accommodate and stay in business in these times. Where they are situated, the sidewalks are narrow but low trafficked so eating outside there is fine. They are also kid friendly, which we appreciate.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bistro is a great place to just sit down outside and have a great meal during these unique times.
Our waitress was very attentive and on top of everything. The food is really good and you get plenty for what you pay for.
The street the bistro is on is not that busy, so you can have a good conversation.

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TruptiG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The ambience is good but food isn't great. There is outdoor seating which was really nice. We ordered the omlette which was completely flavorless. Wouldn't recommend

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Afigs
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was ok and one should note that they only serve a small selection of wine. Most things we asked for they didn't have, which is also understandable because it's Covid. The pasta with seafood was pretty good and had nice flavor. The ceviche was delicious, as I was told by another guest I was with (I don't eat ceviche). Overall, not bad, but not sure if I would return.

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AlyssaD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outdoor dining area is really cute and spacious, food is fantastic as usual!

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vipSteffanieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience- great food and great service!

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NehaG
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Loved outdoor dining!! Delicious food. We had a wonderful date night

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IvyJo
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The staff was not just friendly, they were warm and they seemed happy working there. We ate outside due to COVID but the setup was great. I felt like I was in NYC. The restaurant is very well managed. This will be one of my go to spots for special occasions going forward.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to Amelia’s for dinner and loved it so arranged to try brunch with a group of friends. The food was great ! We had a mix of things, the French toast, steak and eggs, crab cake Benedict, lobster Benedict, breakfast burger, andddd chicken and waffles. Lol we all loved our dishes and paired with miles, mimosas, manmosas. No complaints, our waitress and all the service was great! Will definitely dine again 👍🏽

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AngelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The restaurant needs to be updated. It looks rundown and out of date. The food is good but more expensive than it’s worth. My one complaint is that the server brought out our kids dinner before appetizers and our dinner without asking us. Then offered to take it back and keep it warm. The kids dinner would’ve sat under heat lamps for at least 20 minutes. That’s just gross and unsanitary.

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DeniseH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food tasted like i went to a local dinner. Food had no flavor. Was very bland. No going again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious!

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 4.6 stars by 493 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.