We made an open table reservation for DelMonico for after our sons graduation at Montclair State University. The graduation ran late, and while I was looking for the restaurant’s phone number, the restaurant actually called me to check our eta. They understood our situation, held our table, and we had the best dinner! It was a wonderful celebration, our server was great. He made great suggestions- and the appetizers, dinner and drinks were awesome. Shrimp, steaks, chicken, scallops- filet mignon was mouth watering. Definitely recommend!
We went for Mother's Day. It was very full and busy. The food was excellent as it always is. I had the filet mignon - which cut like butter. The crisy onions are delicious and the garlic mashed potatos were delightful. We all had steak and were extremely satisfied. The service was excellent. A little slow, but I'm chalking that up to the holiday crowd.
Went for the first time for dinner, on Mother's Day. Service and food at most restaurants usually suffer a bit on holidays, but not here. Steaks were outstanding, service was friendly and efficient. Try the Mango Cosmo if you go...it's fabulous!
Waiter was extremely slow, drinks were never refilled
Unbelievable place great service great atmosphere unbelievable food can't wait to go back
Went for easter dinner, had a very enjoyable time, food was delicious!
Our server Sean was absolutely fantastic! He was attentive, knowledgeable, and extremely friendly! The food was amazing! Our filet medallions were tender and cooked to perfection! We will absolutely return again!
No idea how this restaurant achieves decent reviews.. Service was awful, one fish is on the menu, salads were sloppy and poorly made, portions were small and food was a total disappointment.nothing was worse than the service. Left feeling good to get out of there.
The wait staff were great, the food was spot on, and the price was the best part. Will be coming back for sure.
everything from food, to service, to drinks was outstanding. our server Mike was so attentive. Being in the service industry it is always great to go somewhere and absolutely love everything about it. Spoke to ownership as well before leaving to let him know it was phenomenal.
This is the 3rd time here. Never disappointed. Excellent food and service!
Wonderful as always...Brandon and his staff make you feel right at home..
Great dinner and host
Food is excellent. Staff is always courteous and attentive. Great steaks!
AMAZING HIDDEN GEM ! Service was impeccable! Great ambiance! Amazing Food !
Love this place
The food is fantastic
The owner is very hands on and very accommodating
Service was great. Our waiter helped us make decisions on which meals to choose and he was spot on. Good size portions. Sangria a little pricey for a small glass but overall great night out!
Overal a phenomenal experience for my first time here with my wife. Delicious food and excellent service from Frank! Excellent pricing for the amount of food and drinks we had!
I have no idea why we've never eaten here before -- it's hiding in plain sight, right on Route 23 in the middle of Cedar Grove, and prices are literally half what you pay at the "name" steak houses in NYC.
But choose your menu items carefully -- my wife's filet mignon was excellent, but the "small" Delmonico steak (actually a ribeye) was half the thickness of a normal, restaurant-quality ribeye and not particularly tender -- and no trace of the "traditional char" that it was supposed to have. It's possible that the "large" version is the correct thickness and consistency, but no one at my table ordered it; I'd want to see one before ordering a steak (other than a filet) here again.
To be fair, there are lots of other menu choices -- i.e., it's not strictly a steak house, as the name implies. Appetizers and side dishes are quite satisfactory, as is the service. Reservations are a good idea, particularly on weekends.
food was excellent, our server was very knowledgable about everything, had a great time
I love everything about this place!! Never disappoints. Cozy eclectic atmosphere with top notch food.
Great local restaurant! The service was outstanding! The food is okay but the service makes it worth the trip!!
Food was very good and service was great. My filet was overdone but did not interfere with the experience
Extremely pleasant experience. Very professional and friendly. Food was great!!
Very professional service. Knowledgeable and friendly staff and good food. A local gem.
It was my first time dining at this spectacular little “hidden gem” and I was disappointed only that I Have not discovered it sooner . OK, let’s start with the reason I did not give five stars for service, perhaps I’m not judging family due to the fact that it was Valentine’s Day, and one of the busiest nights. That being said, the girls did their best to pay us as much attention as they possibly could. It took a long time to get our drink orders in, but again it was packed. We were a little annoyed that the food took so long to come out And did not get to enjoy our oysters and appetizers as everything apparently was fired up And put in all together. The wait staff is exceptionally young, and They seem a little inexperienced, so factoring all that In , We were still very pleased, and think they did a great job. The food came out all together, but when it did boy was it delicious! The fillet mignon was done to perfection, so chewy and prepared at the perfect temperature. Great selection of oysters, great selection of wines by the glass and bottle, and fairly priced! I was very impressed by the menu selection and all the variety. I was trying to ask the manager about the typical clientele that frequents this establishment, We were surrounded by very young couples, and I was a little put off when he replied that this place was not a meat market if that’s what I was looking for. He quickly realized his mistake and apologized which I thought was very classy And after that he was extremely informative about the restaurant, typical clientele, and happy hour specials .
I gave this a very high noise rating Once again only because it was Valentine’s Day, it was very busy, tables were on top of each other, and the lady behind me Was talking in an unbelievably high pitch loud voice that made me want to scream.
This really is a great place I’m so happy we discovered it finally, We had a wonderful experience and will definitely go back again.
Food was great. Service was amazing. The manager was super attentive and personable. I would recommend to everyone.
Pretty atmosphere, great service and the food doesn’t disappoint. We’re regulars at the Sunday happy hour, yet also chose this for a more formal Valentines Day dinner.
A real surprise on my first visit. The bar is warm and cozy, and martini made to perfection. Ambience could use a slight upgrade but an enjoyable relaxed atmosphere. And a big WOW on the food: from the PEI oysters, salads, asparagus, garlic potatoes, and the perfectly cooked large Delmonico ( we had two DM and two filet mignons) in our party. All the hot dishes were hot and everything fresh. This could become a go-to new place. Pricing very reasonable on drinks and dinner/sides. A great first experience. Service was good and friendly.
Great food, great staff, great value!
Service was great Ashlee was very nice, Atmosphere was very good.
Will be back.
Service and food was wonderful. Loved that it’s so local and so good.
Food, service always very good. Staff is very friendly, makes you feel so welcome.
Great food great atmosphere great service and overall enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for making it a great evening for both of us. We would definitely go back.
A very pleasant surprise! I didn't know exactly what to expect going to Del Monico for the first time. Very nice dinner atmosphere and a spectacular dinner menu. So many choices and so varied, it was difficult to decide. I started with the garlic shrimp appetizer which was good, but could have had some more garlic. That's my taste.
I chose the surf & turf entree. Besides the lobster tail and filet, it came with a dish of sauteed shrimp, which I hadn't expected. It was an extra which I thoroughly enjoyed. The generous portion of scalloped potatoes and vegetables were excellent. The steak was prepared just as I requested so the entire meal was delicious.
The only thing I would caution is that, although it can be less expensive if you choose other menu options, it should be rated three dollar signs as my meal was fairly expensive. I do think it was worth it and I will be returning to try something else from that eclectic menu.
Great food and ambiance
Great dining experience as always. Have never been disappointed with food or service. I think I have tried just about everything on their menu. The staff is outstanding and go the extra mile to make sure you are well taken care of.
Everything was excellent
Average food. You get a lot for your money, but quality is just OK
I live in the town and was just looking for a place close by to eat at. i had never been to DelMonico's before and we were justin the mood for a steak salad. Although the steak salad on the menu was not exactly what we wanted they accommodated us with the salad of our choosing, the Waldorf Salad and gave a 2 small fillets perfectly cooked to our liking. Our waitress was beyond helpful and we are looking forward to going back again.
We were too stuffed for dessert but next time.