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About Casserole Bistro

Casserole Bistro is a taste of the whole world. Chef Johnny Arango's best dishes. All dishes are made fresh to order. Whether it's Italian cuisine you are looking for, or International flare, Casserole Bistro has it.

377 Broad St
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
International, American

Hours of Operation:

Monday closed


Lunch:

Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm


Dinner:

Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
James St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 742-3529

Executive Chef:
Chef Johnny Arango

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Bloomfield Restaurant Week
We're Cooking Up Something Special!!
Enjoy Prix Fixe Menu for Lunch and Dinner
AUGUST 3 - 9, 2014

Casserole Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.0

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (8)
Casual (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
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Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Delightful restaurant, a bit of a hidden gem. This was my 4th time over a period of a couple of years and will now make an effort to return sooner as the food is consistently good. Wait service attentive without being overbearing. Pleasant surroundings. Chef works to accommodate requests from guests. All around worth a visit. Parking a bit tough but there is a public lot not far from the restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Casserole Bistro is a wonderful place to dine. It’s very cozy and romantic. The food is made fresh and is delicious. I would highly recommend people to stop by for a heartfelt meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Many interesting and innovative choices along with several "standards" for less adventurous diners! Excellent chef. We all enjoyed our meals as well as the diners sitting around us, most of them repeat customers. It is a BYO which we liked and we were set up very professionally...all food came beautifully presented as well. We also liked that the chef was flexible about substitutions. So...here is my pet peave. The ambience. The space is truly dreadful, at least to my interior designer eyes. It basically looks like a run down luncheonette and the tables do not have tablecloths, or attractive settings. Lots of tacky artificial flowers/decorations/tv (which wasn't on thankfully) I strongly feel that for the excellent quality of the food and service the decor could be easily and not too expensively improved to look like a cozy, warm, and inviting bistro. Please still go try the food and support these nice people, I intend to continue to recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We’ve always had excellent meals here, and can’t wait to return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall wonderful experience, food was flavorful and well balanced. A favorite now that we have experienced it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was our third time here and as wonderful as the first. Salads were crisp, fresh and flavorful. There were 4 of us and we each chose a different entree. Everyone was most satisfied. My scallops were a generous size and oh so fresh.............perfectly cooked. Seafood risotto was most flavorful and quite fillling. Salmon was a bug hit as well. Even the simple veal parmeggian was satisfying. The service was attentive without being oppressive. I'd highly recommend this lovely bistro for dinner with friends or a cozy evening for 2.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great local BYOB restaurant. Food is very very good. I've been here a few times and have never been disappointed. Service is very good. I highly recommend Casserole Bistro.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Creative menu. Food was carefully prepared and beautifully presented. The service was helpful, friendly and professional A real find.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Delicious food with a good variety of options! I had one of there small plates (mussels) and a salad (crab and avocado) both were delicious and the serving size was perfect. My friends enjoyed their dishes as well. Would definitely recommend this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food is lick your plate good! Excellent service, always consistent and never disappointed!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

There aren't too many places left in Bloomfield where you can get together with friends for food and conversation. Either music is blaring or the crowds is talking very loudly. here the food is great and so is the quiet ambience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

If you can get past the ambience - which is not good - the food is fantastic, service excellent, and good value. Plus BYOB. But know going in you're going for the really excellent food and not the ambience of plastic menus, tv in the room, takeout menus at door, etc..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Planning on being in the area, Casserole Bistro's menu looked good. Hubby likes BYOB and Tapas. Casserole Bistro had both. We were very pleased. They take reservations for 2 and are on Open Table. Even better. This place is tiny, we counted 42 seats. We had a cozy table against the wall. We were greeted and seated and our wine was opened and water was served. Warm garlic bread from the oven. We decided to just go for it and ordered almost all of the small plates. Everything was great. Rice balls were delicious. Nice twist on escargot. Cheesesteak egg roll could have used more meat, all we tasted was dough and onion. Onion soup dumpling were really yummy, a nice spin on an old favorite. Tuna 3ways, so good. Mussels and yucca fries oh my. Stuffed mushrooms ended up coming home and were great reheated the next day. No room for dessert. We will definitely be back to try the large plates.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

One of our fav's in the Montclair vicinity. Great food and menu. Consistently excellent!
Hidden Gem. BYO.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

As Always The Food Ambiance and Service was Top Notch

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This is a very small restaurant with a varied menu. The food was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We loved the restaurant, however, it was a bit warm in the corner that we sat. Perhaps an additional ceiling fan could have helped.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

We chose this restaurant based on reviews and came away very disappointed. The food sounded better than it tasted. A Cesar salad with house made dressing including anchovies had no taste. Six adults shared many of the appetizers instead of ordering entrees and no one found anything that was fabulous. Stuffed mushrooms were o.k. as was the calamari. My granddaughter ordered the steak albeit without the topping and it was tasteless. Supposedly it was marinated, but the taste was bland especially for a skirt steak.

I wish we had had a better experience. The waiter tried hard to get everything right, but the kitchen wasn't on target. Maybe it was the chef's day off.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The restaurant was small and had a homey feeling to it. Very cute place! The food was delicious. The special was swordfish and whoever had it said they loved it. I had the filet mignon which was also very delicious. Our apps were very good as well especially the onion soup dumplings. I would go back again to try their other items. Service was also good. Towards the end it got slow as they only had two waiters and all the tables (about 10) were full otherwise they were great!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

From start to finish the staff was spot on. They were very pleasant and accomodating and didn't disappoint whatsoever. The food was fantastic and the ambiance was great. I must have passed that place a million times and now have come to realize that place is a true gem.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great food and great service!! Will go back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Based on the rating I saw when deciding to try it I was expecting excellence. I was not disappointed! The food, service, everything was top of the line. Tell your friends that they have to go if they haven't and to tell others!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Always excellent food at Casserole Bistro. Don't let the name dissuade you from trying one of the area's best restaurants. No casseroles are served, just really well prepared dishes from several cuisines.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We chose Casserole Bistro solely from the reviews on Open Table and were not disappointed. Our table for 4 was waiting for us when we arrived. The servers were pleasant and attentive. I especially appreciated it when we were told that is a large party being served, it is a one-chef kitchen, and there might be a wait. We ordered appetizers and enjoyed them with our wine before ordering the main course. This seemed to cut down on the wait time, and gave us a chance to "visit" with our friends.

The portions are satisfying, and the food was delicious. The only failure of the kitchen was a curdled creme brûlée. Yuk! And please, offer a refill on the coffee. Despite this ending, we will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Amazing! Food, ambiance, service, all incredible! My favorite place to eat in the area!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food is consistently delicious and service is very friendly. Love that they serve regular menus for holidays.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Seated promptly for a 7:30 reservation, to make a long story short, we got our appetizer, a salad, at 8:20. Things did not get better after that. (A shame, the food isn't half bad.) You've been forewarned!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

I ordered the horseradish blackened salmon and my husband had the veal chop. Both were excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

The food was excellent!! The restaurant was packed so the food took a long time but the chef came out to apologize and the service was very good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Casserole is a place I will go back to. The food was delicious and the service impeccable.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2016

My skirt steak with chimichurri was generously sized and delicious. I requested salad substitution instead of the sides and the salad was also generously sized and delicious.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Love this place. Food is excellent!!! And the staff are all so accommodating and super friendly.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Food was bad. Had the mussels & they were inedible, however the sauce was good! There was not one mussel that had a body to it, just stringy pieces. After trying several, stopped eating. Salad was okay. Went with 2 friends& neither one liked what they ordered either. Was very surprised as the reviews were good & opentable highly recommended this place. We were also the ONLY people in the entire restaurant at 7:15 on a lovely Wednesday evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Wonderful selection of "small plates". The four of us made a meal of 8 or nine small plates. The one downside - it was a steamy hot night and the AC wasn't strong enough.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Service was good. Food was yummy. Was not too crowded. Interesting menu. Will go back again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2016

First time and will definitely go back. Had salmon and baramundi both of which were great!
Had the homemade rice pudding and it was perfect!
Owners on premises and very nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2016

As always, there food was delicious! I had the jumbo crab cake and it melts in your mouth. However, if you order the crab cake, you should order another dish as well. The crab cake is small and comes with a small side salad.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

We went there for restaurant week with friends. They were short handed so the service was a little bit slow. The food made it worth the wait. It's also a BYO restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2016

Great food and service! The seafood risotto and horseradish encrusted salmon were delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2016

First time here. Food was very good. Menu was extensive. Lots to choose from for a seafood lover and a meat lover. Staff very friendly. Will definitely go back.

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