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About Halcyon Brasserie

Halcyon is a fine seafood brasserie, specializing in the freshest local catches, boasting a full service raw bar, upstairs lounge, and tranquil atmosphere.

114 Walnut Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary French / American, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:30PM
Dinner: Sunday - 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Dinner: Monday - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Brunch: Sunday - 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Bar: Friday and Saturday - 2 AM

Cross Street:
Forest Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 744-4450

Website:
http://www.halcyonbrasserie.com/

Entertainment:
Live DJ every Friday and Saturday Night in our Lounge

Catering:
Please Visit our Website for all Private Party Inquiries & a View of our Private Event Menu Packages. Visit Halcyonbrasserie.com

Parking Details:
Parking Lot in The Rear of the Restaurant on Label Street. ( Egan & Sons)

Public Transit:
Walnut Street NJ Transit Station

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Halcyon Brasserie is able to accommodate you for private events. The possibilities are endless for you to customize a company outing or an intimate family gathering. We look forward to speaking with you in regards to handling all your hospitality needs and thank you for your consideration.

Halcyon Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (19)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Romantic (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Bar Seating (14)
Business Meals (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Fun (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Healthy (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Casual (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (5)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Server was attentive and friendly. Food was good. We were not rushed.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The seafood is always fresh. The service always a cut above. Whenever I'm in Montclair, I make it a point to have dinner here. Halcyon really is my favorite Montclair place!

The jazz - especially on Monday night - is a very nice touch. I liked it!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere, not great on parking but once you're inside its worth it. The menu is wonderful as well. I hope I can dine there again soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We've been a few times. Food and service were both very good and consistent. Nice atmosphere and bar. We'll be back.

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

Monday night was not our first time at Halcyon, but it was memorable. When we walked in (meeting another couple) fire trucks and firemen were present and the alarm was going off. Other patrons waited outside, but we were meeting friends and it was freezing so we ventured to the bar. Our drinks were awesome (old fashions)and the bartender couldn't have been nicer although the entire staff had been subjected to this intermittent blasting for over an hour. When our friends arrived we could not find another place open on a Monday night locally and we decided to stick it out. Everyone got fish and salads, one was better than the other. The swordfish with the butter sauce and beat salad were both sublime. The staff apologized all evening. Finally the alarms were ceased. They gave us 15% off our bill and some cocktails on the house. We definitely will be back. They handled a very uncomfortable situation with grace.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service at first was a tad slow, but picked up and everything else was great!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great restaurant, beautiful decor, great staff and excellent food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We go here often. Service this nite was offfffff!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

First time here and was definitely not disappointed. The oysters were delectable and the tuna entree was perfectly prepared. The serving staff was attentive without being intrusive and helped us navigate our meal. Highly suggested.

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

The food and service were very good, but the restaurant was empty, so I'm not sure what it's like when the place is filled or very busy. I thought it was very expensive (high end NYC prices) for the location and type of place.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

All aspects of our dining experience was a 10 out of 10. Halcyon never disappoints!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Terrific food and service. Noise level was very high on a Friday evening. Very difficult to hear your table partners. Would recommend that they install some noise buffers but otherwise a great place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This place has been consistently good over the many years that we have been going. Very good food. Very good service. Overall great find and place to eat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My meal was excellent. I had the roasted chicken and ordered a side of the Brussel sprouts with bacon.. sooo yummy

Will definitely go back!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We enjoyed our night out at Halcyon. Our server was busy but still as attentive as he could be. He was helpful with our questions and pointed us in the right direction for our choices. The oysters and cocktails were great as was the banana bread pudding! We will go again.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food is first rate and their oyster shucker is a master. Not a bit of grit or shell to be found. And the oysters themselves were cold and delicious. I've never been disappointed here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Went there for an early birthday dinner they were very kind food was good little pricey I would definitely go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food and service was amazing. The only downfall for this restaurant was the music might be too loud for some people. So at times it be difficult to hear the people with.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Beyond overpriced!!!! Food was good but will not pay that kind of money for what it was. Your restaurant is in Montclair; not New York

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This is where you go when you want a consistent high end experience without pretentious wait staff or clientele. It's not cheap, but doesn't feel overpriced given the service and setting. We hit fit for special occasions like new jobs, anniversaries and Valentines.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Have been here many times. Always enjoyable with delicious seafood and accompaniants.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went for date night with my husband. Always love the food and ambiance. Could use some more "sound reduction". It was difficult to hear the conversation at times.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was amazing! Such depth of flavor and creativity. One of the best restaurants in Montclair!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Always a great meal

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was excellent if you are into seafood. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. Atmosphere was very nice. Would definitely go there again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food was very good along with the service ambiance and drinks. The place was not noisy, although it was a Thurs nite and we sat down at 630. We sat on the bar side and ordered several appetizers and drinks. Everything was very good, the calamari was ok, I think I just expected it to come out different. Def a very good place for any occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Very ozy & romantic place. Food was AMAZING. I would recommend this place for a date night. I'll be returning.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Very good, but very expensive ! Most expensive meal I think I have ever had in Montclair.
Don't order wines by the glass. We ordered 3 glasses and it came to $50. Good reason we prefer BYOB restaurants! Food was VERY good though, especially the Branzino. Server was excellent. Hostess however had the personality of a potted plant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The seafood is always fresh and delicious and the jazz on a Monday night was a lovely addition.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food and wine were excellent. The waiter was kind but overall the staff was not very welcoming. Not sure why...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

An enjoyable, expensive dinner as usual--always good

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The service was incredibly slow - it took nearly 20 minutes for us to be served. We ordered apps, one of which was the fish tacos. They were in a hard taco shell covered by a soft one, both of which appeared to be store bought (El Paso -esque). The beat salad was very good. We left after eating our apps despite originally intending to stay for dinner. The slow service and poor food just didn't amount to sticking around to pay $30+ for entrees. Will not come back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Oysters are always super-fresh and wonderful. Staff is knowledgable about the varieties.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Overall the food was delicious. They ran out o f the rosé I ordered and they did not bring bread to the table. We ordered 2 appetizers but only one came to the table. The server came to the table plenty of times towards the beginning but we had to flag him down for drinks later on during the meal. We are going back and giving them a second try but it was a bit disappointing since I was so excited to go there.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Was pleasantly surprised at how superb and genuine the staff was from the recommendations to the service. The food was outstanding. Had the snapper special, swordfish, creme brulee, tuna poke and cocktails. EXCELLENT! I cannot wait to go back just for the taco app. It is three huge tacos and everyone in the place were ordering them!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I was very disappointed with the quality of the food. Swordfish was extremely dry and bland; special salad with watermelon was also not very well executed. Sorry.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great food and service. The lamb chops were underwhelming but everything else we had - seafood tower, paella, calamari were all delicious!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Fantastic food and very good service. Bread was offered quite some time after we had been there and already ordered our food. We were starving and bothered by the delay for bread. It's kind of odd to ask if a table wants bread. Wine list could be better. Food was great and other than the bread so was the service. Also just served tap water without asking if we would like sparkling water. Noisy place but that didn't bother us.

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

Great food, service and wine list. One of our favorite restaurants in Montclair!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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