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Halcyon Brasserie

4.5
1070 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Romantic
Halcyon is a fine seafood brasserie, specializing in the freshest local catches, boasting a full service raw bar, upstairs lounge, and tranquil atmosphere.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary French / American, American
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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
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Phone number
(973) 744-4450
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Please Visit our Website for all Private Party Inquiries & a View of our Private Event Menu Packages. Visit Halcyonbrasserie.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Forest Street
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Parking details
Parking Lot in The Rear of the Restaurant on Label Street. ( Egan & Sons)
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Public transit
Walnut Street NJ Transit Station
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Entertainment
Live DJ every Friday and Saturday Night in our Lounge
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.

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What 1070 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful restaurant, decent food with great service.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was a little slow. Our server took forever to come to the table however the food was great (calamari app and chicken entree) and the drinks were very strong. Overall nice experience!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent for gatherings with friends , not load at both table , and didnt feel rushed

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We have been to the Halcyon before and our most recent visit was just as excellent. NYC like ambience coupled with top shelf food.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Wonderful in every aspect . Would like to know about daily events there . Maybe specials ... music...etc.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Predictably fine seafood. Experienced wait staff, dishes change regularly with a broad selection, good raw bar, and you can make a reservation throughOpen Table( competitors in the area do not offer that option and it hurts them)

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our favorite spot

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent time!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went here for brunch, the food was pretty good - large portions. The restaurant space is very attractive.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was my third time at this establishment and the service at least for my group was avg. The server seemed like she did not want to be bothered with us . I ordered the steak special which was mostly fat!! and the steak tacos, well lets just say " where was the steak in them. Upon leaving , I said thank you and she responded " OK " ?? and just walked away. Never was treated like so, so. Probaly will not be back. It's sad.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My first visit, and I wasn't disappointed. Nice atmosphere and food. Thank you.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Made reservations for a birthday but staff (hostess) has to be reminded. Overall, it was a nice dining experience but nothing amazing or worth the cost. Service was ok, not super attentive.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I have gone to this gem of a restaurant many times and every time I dine there I have a great experience. The only downfall is that parking is a little challenging. However, the food ( kudos to their chefs) is nicely flavored with each bite, the place is cozy, very nice ambience , their service is top notch. It’s well worth the dining experience.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We went for Sunday brunch and the food was wonderful. It was a quiet day so the noise level was low. I would definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This restaurant is OK and I will return. The food and service were good. One knock is that the two kinds of clams they serve are very very small and not remotely worth $2.00 each. A seafood restaurant should do better. The oyster selection was good on the night we were there and my date's filet mignon was cooked perfectly. Salad had a lot of lettuce and dressing but was unremarkable and not worth the money.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I choose this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The reviews said it was a quiet, romantic spot and good for a date. It was St. Patrick's Day, so it was none of the above. But food was good, a bit pricey.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was fresh, tasty and plentiful, but everything was served lukewarm. We had uniquely prepared mussels, cod, salmon and swordfish. When leaving, I mentioned this problem to the hostess so that she could alert the chef. I received a shrug of her shoulders. The overall service was minimal and inattentive. Too bad !!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Lovey restaurant, bravo to the Chef. The specials and menu are always exceptional and the staff is friendly yet very professional. This is a lovely place for special occasions to couples date nights as it is very romantic and there is a lovely lounge upstairs with another bar.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Halcyon is just lovely inside. The decor adds to a fine dining atmosphere. Service was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Oysters were well chilled (so important!) and Paella, Branzino and Scallops entrees were all delicious . We will definitely be back!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Only complaint was 3 appetizers came out and had to wait for the 4th. Should’ve come out together

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great ambiance and good food, but be prepared for city prices, minus the quality service. The staff was very friendly, but I don’t think the level of service was on par with most higher end restaurants.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Halcyon Brasserie has it all. A lovely atmosphere, great drinks, marvelous service and most importantly, fabulous food. It's not a large menu, but well varied with nice sized portions. The crab cakes, mussels, paella and fish tacos were fabulous! We can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Absolutely amazing service and the food was outstanding. Had to change resv last minute and they accommodated us with a smile. Oyster oyster oysters. Place was one of the greatest dining experiences I had in a while

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

very disappointing. first the good--good drinks and octopus appy. Bad-bland swordfish, very average skatefish, dishwater coffee!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

They no longer offer their "simply grilled" menu, which I was extremely disappointed about... and they wouldn't modify their menu accordingly. My only complaint.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Airy, clean and wonderfully furnished. The most important thing to me though is the food. Quality and chief's ability to combine different spices created a pleasurable experience for my taste buds. Though pricy, you get what you pay for. Will return.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful Valentine's dinner. Second visit and impressed again. Great selection of fresh seafood and affordable wines. Thoroughly enjoyed the New Bedford Scallops. Solidly on the date night list for good.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic from entering thru the meal and exiting .

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went here for Valentines Day. Our food was very good. Excellent Brussel Sprouts. I had the Strawberry Sea Bass it was excellent. Our waiter was attentive and a nice guy. No price fixe for V day that was great. We have been here for dinner before and it’s always such a nice inviting place.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Pecan crusted cod was oustanding! Excellent service; attentive, but not intrusive. Excellent wine list and creative cocktails.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was awesome.
Server was very attentive
Kitchen was slow.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Cute place tucked away in Montclair, away from the bustle of Bloomfield Avenue. Solid menu and drinks. Get the grilled lobster and the orange upside down cake with the lavender gelato! Fantastic!

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

The grilled Maine lobster and oven roasted branzino was delicious. They both had the write amount of seasoning. The drinks were a good balance of strong and savory.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Grilled octopus was tough. Should have been beaten more prior to cooking. Portions are small and measured. Good to try once and move on. $9 for pomme frites? Come on

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The grilled oysters with olive oil and parmasean cheese were amazing. My cod was perfectly cooked and mouth watering at every bite and my partner really enjoyed his salmon dish. This place is a great local gem.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

We took our son to dinner at Halcyon. We were looking for a seafood restaurant on a Monday night. The restaurant has great ambiance and had a great jazz trio. Food was good. Restaurant was a bit loud.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We enjoyed the food but had a 8PM reservation and were not seated till 8:40PM.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Atmosphere and decir is great, raw bar is fantastic but pricey. Salad portion was tiny and fried calamary were over fried and placed on the he top of french fries that I didn't order. I very single dish was spicy.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Nice neighborhood spot, food was okay, filet mignon was over cooked, sea scallops were fresh and cooked well as was the grilled octopus. Service was okay. Overall a very clean, well maintained facility, nice bar area and lounge, the table area is small and tight and the noise level is very high, not a place for a quiet dinner and conversation.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Drinks were good. Food was amazing!!!!!
I think they need more dessert options without hazelnuts (I’m allergic) so I skipped dessert that night.

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