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Best American Restaurants in West Orange


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A photo of Sweet T's Southern Eatery restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Montclair
Booked 29 times today
Sweet T's Southern Eatery is a delightful spot for authentic Southern cuisine. The restaurant has garnered rave reviews for its delicious "soul food", including acclaimed dishes such as beef ribs, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, and collard greens. According to patrons, the eatery offers "exceptional food and service" in a "lovely, relaxed environment". It is also known for its "superb" Southern staples like fried wings, shrimp and grits, and fried catfish. One reviewer even claimed that Sweet T's offers "Southern Cooking at its best". The "welcoming and fun" atmosphere and "tasty food" make it a must-visit for lovers of Southern cuisine.
A photo of Halcyon Brasserie restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Montclair
Booked 38 times today
Halcyon Brasserie definitely stands out as an exceptional contemporary American cuisine restaurant. The glowing reviews emphasize the attention to quality and creativity in the food, with items like coconut shrimp sushi roll, truffle parmesan fries, seafood paella, and watermelon burrata salad being hailed as exquisite. The restaurant ensures a memorable experience by providing not only superior cuisine but also an enchanting ambiance, including cozy booths and live music. However, some patrons found the noise level and lighting to be less than ideal. Patrons also highlighted the commendable service staff who were attentive, helpful, and friendly. Not only the food selection, but its espresso martini and other potent drinks have also gathered praise. The restaurant is mentioned as a preferred choice for special occasions, thanks to its upscale and lovely atmosphere.
A photo of Alto Rooftop restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Montclair
Booked 31 times today
Alto Rooftop shines as a premier cocktail bar, boasting an impressive variety of cocktails, local beers and a modern ambiance. The bar's panoramic view of Manhattan, elevated by its rooftop location, adds a unique touch to the overall experience. Patrons laud the excellent service, flavorful food, and particularly, the innovative cocktails - with favorites such as "Palomo" and "Goodfella". The venue's vibe is enhanced by special touches like firepits and table fires, which provide warmth on chilly evenings. Emphasis on safety measures amidst COVID-19 has further garnered positive reviews. Overall, Alto Rooftop promises an enjoyable experience with delicious cocktails and food, set against a stunning backdrop of the cityscape.
A photo of The Highlawn restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • West Orange
Booked 29 times today
The Highlawn is acclaimed for its distinctive American cuisine. The restaurant has received rave reviews from customers, emphasizing its excellent food and service. One patron noted, "the food was really good and would definitely come back," while another celebrated the restaurant's "typical American fare." A variety of dishes like the Black Sea Bass and the Chilean Sea Bass, oysters, and tomahawk steak are praised for their quality and taste. The restaurant’s high-quality service is consistently pointed out in reviews, with one customer stating: "Service was amazing. The food (crabcakes, tuna tartare, steak) were all excellent and cooked to perfection." Its ambiance and stunning views of the NYC skyline further enhance the dining experience at The Highlawn, making it a must-visit for lovers of American cuisine.
A photo of Walnut Street Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Montclair
Booked 7 times today
Walnut Street Kitchen is a highly-acclaimed dining destination in Montclair renowned for its top-tier Contemporary Italian cuisine. Many patrons attest to the exceptional quality of the dishes, with favorites including the swordfish, crab cake, and the pork chop. The chef's innovative culinary approach is highly praised, with dishes showcasing unique flavors and fresh, local ingredients. Diners find the menu to be creative with incredible attention to detail. Customers also commend the wonderful service and relaxing ambience, with one calling it a "true gem." The restaurant also caters to vegan customers, offering a good selection of vegan options on the menu. Walnut Street Kitchen is also noted for its excellent, specialized vegan options, making it a versatile dining spot.
A photo of Allegory restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Montclair
Booked 3 times today
Allegory is well-regarded for its excellent American cuisine. Located in Montclair, costumers regularly praise its spectacular food and outstanding service. It showcases fresh ingredients and dishes are expertly prepared, from the salmon and steak to the unique cocktails. One reviewer noted the use of locally grown ingredients from their own rooftop garden. The restaurant is appreciated for its beautiful ambiance, perfect for dates and special occasions. Another reviewer writes, "This meal was one of the best we’ve had in a while." With its attentive staff and high-quality food, Allegory provides a memorable dining experience. Multiple reviewers have promised to return, a testament to its lasting appeal.
A photo of McLoone's Boathouse restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • West Orange
Booked 48 times today
McLoone's Boathouse stands as a beacon of great American cuisine, featuring a beautiful lakeside setting perfect for brunches, dates, and celebrations. The restaurant is praised for its exceptional service, with reviewers mentioning professional and pleasant servers who offer great drink recommendations and go above and beyond to enhance the experience. The consistency in the delightful experience received high remarks from the guests. Diners have raved about the delicious pulled pork sandwich, crab cakes, Steak Frites, and more. Their outdoor patio invites customers to enjoy their food while luxuriating in a serene reservoir view, often described as romantic and calming. The ambiance, combined with the great food and dedicated service, makes McLoone's Boathouse a must-visit American restaurant.
A photo of Avenue Bistro Pub - Verona restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Verona, New Jersey
Booked 10 times today
Avenue Bistro Pub in Verona is a hidden gem of American cuisine. Patrons rave about the excellent service, friendly staff and lively atmosphere, making it a popular spot for a night out with friends or family. Visitors frequently praise the wide menu selection and the delectable dishes, such as the highly recommended tuna tacos and flatbread. The restaurant's great selection of wines is also a highlight for many. “Amazing food...beautiful restaurant and very friendly service”; “One of my favorite places!”; “Allergy friendly, great food, amazing service, good price during happy hour” are some glowing tributes paying testament to the restaurant's culinary excellence and unrivaled hospitality. This establishment's commitment to quality and customer satisfaction contribute to its status as a beloved American cuisine hotspot.
A photo of Calandras Italian Village restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Caldwell
Booked 16 times today
Calandras Italian Village combines authentic Italian cuisine with a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, creating a truly enjoyable dining experience. Reviews highlight the quality of the food and the excellent service, with many customers specifically recommending it for both lunch and dinner. The pre-fixed menu offers a variety of choices, including a wide range of main courses and tasty desserts such as chocolate or vanilla cannoli. Whether it's for a birthday celebration, family gatherings, or a simple night out, Calandras has managed to impress with its outstanding food and service. Moreover, the ambiance, particularly during special events, adds to the overall dining experience and makes reservations highly worthwhile. The restaurant is also noted for its bakery, suggesting a broader 'Italian village' experience beyond just dining.
A photo of Crabbae - West Orange restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • West Orange
Booked 10 times today
Nestled within Bond’s Tavern, this modern day “speakeasy” brings flavorful large portions of delicious caribbean fusion specialties, music & ambiance.
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