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Bistro 18

4.3
394 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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Cuisines
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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Cross street: Bloomfield Ave.
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What 394 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHocmommy (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Out which very good friends had a wonderful time,
Dinner was wonderful, service was great as usual

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restaurantmom (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Overall, we had a very pleasant experience. I had made a reservation via Open Table and I did not realize that I made it for the wrong night. In spite of the situation, the maitre d was very polite, friendly and accommodating and we were quickly seated. We ordered the vegetarian dumpling appetizer special that came with hoisin sauce and a spicy aioli dipping sauce. The dumplings were tender, crispy and very flavorful with the sauces. I ordered the perch special which was served with guacamole and a black bean puree over jasmine rice. The fish was tender and the entree was very tastey. My husband ordered the short ribs over mashed potatoes and thought they were wonderful. For dessert we ordered the apple strudel with vanilla ice cream which was perfect for sharing as it came in two pieces. We thought the prices were a little steep given the ambiance was a bit more casual than formal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

The host was very pleasant and accommodating. The meals were all delicious. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Year's Eve. It was busy, but service was quick and food was a slightly reduced set of their normal menu. A good meal.

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MrBill (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

In a trendy restaurant town like Montclair where competition is fierce, Bistro 18 maintains itself as a consistently good restaurant. I have never been disappointed in dining there. There are no throwaway entrees. Everything is freshly prepared with care. The service is great with a very friendly and accomodating staff. Cutting edge? No but every time we dine there, we are reminded what a good restaurant this is!

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TLS58 
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful food & service always!
Very interesting mixture of recipes and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

We were seated in a glass enclosed area outside of the restaurant itself. This is an area reserved for access to other shops in the strip mall. The restaurant was not full at this time so i'm not sure why they would seat people here. If the restaurant wants reviews of "ambience" they should seat their guests inside of the restaurant. Patrons of the other business came in while we were dining and were loud and disruptive. Other guests dining made similar comments. The host was friendly and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 1, 2017

We enjoyed our meals and the service was attentive but not intrusive. I loved being able to order wine (from a large selection) from a local wine shop and have it delivered within minutes. We live 60 miles away but would consider coming again when we’re in the area.

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Lanel (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 29, 2017

Perfect-o excellent each and every time I cut.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

My mom and I celebrated Thanksgiving at Bistro 18. The host, waitstaff were top notch, very attentive to our desires. Food was good, very tasty. Will be returning!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Cross street
Bloomfield Ave.
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(973) 233-0800
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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.
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Executive chef
JOEL
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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
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine