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Wed, 2/21
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Bistro 18

408 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
Driven by our passion for food …

Found in the heart of Montclair, Bistro 18 offers extraordinary food (organic meat, wild fish and house-made pasta) with fresh seasonal flavors, remarkable taste & interesting textures as we adapt classic recipes for contemporary times and create new exciting ones.

Offering a neighborhood bistro atmosphere …

We seek to provide you with an unique experience of a charming and friendly restaurant with old world service and knowledgeable staff.

Please join us in our atrium or two main dining rooms.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10pm. Sunday: 4pm-9pm
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Phone number
(973) 233-0800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
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Private party facilities
Bistro 18 welcomes your private events. Whether hosting a business meeting of 10 people or a special party up to 60 people, Bistro 18 offers special menus and a trendy environment.

Seating is available in the main dining room and in the atrium. You can book the entire restaurant, using both the areas for a sit down dinner or use the atrium for walk around appetizers with a full sit down dinner in the main dinning room.
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Private party contact
Oscar : (973) 233-0800
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Cross street
Bloomfield Ave.
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Parking details
City parking lot across the street from Bistro 18 & next to Bangz, City parking garage located behind Bistro 18, Street parking available.
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 408 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

A snowy night and an 8:45pm post-movie reservation. Overall food was prepared well. The escargot fra diablo could have been hotter (temperature; the spice was spot on), so I was concerned for future dishes. The pumpkin squash ravioli was perfectly portioned and caramelized walnuts a perfect complement. Hanger steak entree adequate, and seafood medley perfect and well presented. For a slow night due to weather, i think the staff was anxious to leave, but ambience and overall experience pleasant

vipTonyTroiano (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

awesome as always! Bistro 18 has become a staple for us!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

It was our first time here and overall we enjoyed the evening and the food was very good. The atmosphere was just OK, and we ended up with an acceptable table after I rejected the first two--one right by the door on a very cold night; the second right outside the bathroom bathed in fluorescents, despite the fact the the restaurant was practically empty. The waiter was efficient but not overly friendly, which was OK, but didn't enhance the experience at all. Overall, a good meal for an everyday night.

vipMarks (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fish meals are usually the best. We sat at the window seating which we always find a pleasing experience. Service was attentive and easy going. We’ve been there several times. It’s our go to place when we want a reasonable seafood dinner while enjoying a nice bottle of wine. The restaurant is BYOB.

vipCaro712 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was fabulous, but we had to keep searching for the waiter.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great location, delicious food, amazing service!

Doodoo (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The cocaine train kept running to the bathroom. Also when I reserved o didn't expect to then get the worst table near the front door. So I asked for a better table and was obliged. That said table choice from the host was the one all the way in the back next to the restroom. When a guest says they don't want to sit near the door typically should give you the insight that the table in the bathroom is also not ideal.

We would've been fine sitting there, honestly. It's just that we had a group having g some fun that kept going in pairs or triples to the bathroom to do a little tootsky. They kept knocking on the door as if the coke fairy would only answer with a particular knock. That knock was something like, "Hey Tina open the f-ing door". Good for them for real but horrible for my quiet evening on my wife's birthday.

Food was solid and our waiter great.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was very good, but was a little expensive for what it was. Ambience was a little too quiet and lack the energy I was hoping for.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Risotto was wonderful. Salads shy of ingredient. Service right to the point.

vipjaybird51 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great menu with a variety of items. Good service and ambiance although not sure I would want to sit outside in the atrium in the middle of winter. BYOB keeps the cost down which is good. We were happy with our dinners but absolutely LOVED the tres leches cake. Would recommend.