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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (20)
Romantic (19)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Authentic (10)
Business Meals (10)
Fun (10)
Casual (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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·Dined 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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 13, 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Halcyon remains our favorite Montclair restaurant

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was well prepared and fresh, but we left feeling sort of gouged after ordering a couple oysters and two drinks each--definitely just need to be prepared to spend a lot of money if you are going to order drinks and apps or dessert in addition to your meal.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The ambiance and food is very good. The plates are presented artistically which matches the ambiance and e enhances the overall experience. Will definitely go back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This restaurant does not disappoint. A dependable, delicious dinner! Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A+++ Delicious food and professional service! Thank you for a lovely evening!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Most excellent, had guests for dinner everyone had an amazing meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food and ambience here are exceptional. Portions are a bit small for the price. On the pricey side, but worth the cost if it's a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
1 person found this review helpful.
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My date and I were galking about how much we enjoyed the food for days after. Everything was cooked to perfevtion and we received the best servuce experience ever.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I've been to this restaurant probably 7 or more times, and not once have I ever been disappointed with the food.

Give it a try, you will make it one of your favorite.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Casual, Fun
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

amazing food ! we especially go for the shrimp and filet mignon tacos and oysters! But everything we ever get is great!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This place is very overpriced-$15 for a glass wine and most entrees are around $30. And my dish was tiny. I was still hungry when we left. Not worth the money.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great seafood spot! Both the grilled and raw oysters were delicious. Wanted to try everything on the menu so definitely lots of return visits. A little pricey but worth it since the ingredients were top quality.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Live Music, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

A delight. Seafood was awesome. A definite do again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The dinner was very good. The portion size was small. It was a very expensive night but i would go back for a special occasion.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Go here all the time. Must have been an offfff nite.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great and the building is a special place to our family - we will be back every time we are in town!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Awesome service. Friendly staff. Great food. Decent prices. Loved it and can't wait to return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our second dinner at Halcyon. Both were pretheatre. Food and service excellent. Highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and wine list. Perfect for special occasion or nice dinner

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great spot! Food is delicious, and the resturaunt/ bar is beautiful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I’m fussy fish eater. Food was excellent, fish perfectly prepared

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

As usual, food and service were excellent--an enjoyable place for a family dinner or a dinner wit a good friend. the specials are often attractive. Expensive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We go here often. Service this nite was offfffff!

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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