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Costanera Restaurant

4.3
667 reviews
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$30 and under
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Peruvian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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About

Costanera, Montclair's celebrated restaurant, offers authentic and bold Peruvian Cuisine in a warm, casual atmosphere. The restaurant's owner and executive chef, Juan Andres Placencia, creates dishes with only the freshest, high-quality ingredients prepared with refined, elevated cooking techniques. Located in the heart of Montclair, Costanera is open for lunch and dinner six days a week.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Peruvian, South American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
HOURS OF OPERATION

All Inclusive Lunch Hours
Wednesday - Monday: 12:00PM - 3:30PM

Dinner (Served all Day):
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 3:30PM - 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 3:30PM - 10:30PM

CLOSED TUESDAY
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Phone number
(973) 337-8289
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Juan Andres Placencia
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Catering
Costanera Restaurant offers on and off premise catering. Please contact Giovanni Olivera or Juan Placencia at the restaurant directly for further information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Street
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Parking details
A three story parking deck is conveniently located behind our restaurant. Enter on Park Street or North Fullerton Avenue.
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Public transit
NJ Transit Train

Walnut Street Station on the Montclair-Boonton line.

From station walk north on Walnut Street to N. Fullerton Ave.

Turn left on N. Fullerton Ave. and walk to Bloomfield Ave.

Make a right turn on Bloomfield Ave., and end on 511 Bloomfield Ave.
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Special events & promotions
We offer special event prix-fixe menus for large groups. Call the restaurants or email us at costanera511@gmail.com. Include proposed date, time and group size.
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 667 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Miusa (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

Consistently good food. Friendly staff. BYOB definitely helps.

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973diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

Yummy food, good lighting, byob. The crab cake app was delicious as was the octopus salad. The steak is always good.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 11, 2017

The food was good, but the atmosphere was a little lacking.

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Bassthumper (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

We always love coming here. We used OpenTable to get a reservation because on Fridays it can be very crowded. I really appreciate the hostess who at first was going to seat a couple who had no reservation in front of us. When she realized that we had a reservation and gave us the better choice of a table. Service is great, octopus salad is excellent as is grilled steak!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 3, 2017

Delicious food, great service, well informed servers

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vipDrJS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 30, 2017

Fantastic!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

1st time dining in Montclair and I lucked out finding this gem. Helps to be adventurous eaters and the menu did not disappoint. From authentic appetizers to hearty, comforting main courses including excellent vegetarian option. Topped off with innovative Peruvian dessert.

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vipLetseat (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 28, 2017

We had a great dinner here on a Friday night. Seafood stew and short ribs were both excellent. Service was very good on a busy night.

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Citislicker (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

So glad we finally dined at Costanera! The food, service and vibe were all great. Can't wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

We had a great experience. The waiter was friendly and attentive, food was very good, in particular, the octopus salad was amazing. We will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

Costanera delivered yet again. Always a pleasant evening of delicious food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 8, 2017

Twas great!
Good was excellent.
I'm thinking of going again.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 7, 2017

Food was delicious and the server was attentive and knowledgeable. Really had a phenomenal experience for dinner, great place to go.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

Great food but you have to constantly ask for water to be refilled. Never realized how much a full glass of water was worth.

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vipPassMeAFork (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 16, 2017

What an enjoyable meal. Probably the best ceviche that I have had in NJ and some of the freshest seafood around. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on March 5, 2017

I Had a reservation at 6:45pm. The hostess took my name and didn't say anything back until I approach him 15min later asking for my table. He said he was waiting for one table to leave . I wait other 15 min the table left and he sat another couple and never apologize for the wait. Terrible service. I left.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

We love coming to Costanera for the delicious ceviche, lomo saltado, grilled octopus and the tacu tacu! Can't wait to come again!

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vipSKfoodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 3, 2017

The ceviche is always fresh & delicious! It has a nice ambience

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PaulD (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

My wife is VERY picky with regard to how her fish is cooked. The owner discussed it with her and assured her it would meet her desire or he would replace with any other dish. The fish was cooked perfectly. The grilled octopus special was outrageously delicious. Lovely time.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

We met friends for dinner on Saturday night. We had reservations and we were promptly seated as soon as we arrived. Service was excellent and the food was great. We had steak, fish and lamb. Everything was cooked perfectly and it was very tasty. Portions are large and very reasonably priced. You can bring your own wine.

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