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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2013

We've been to Halcyon a number of times and always have enjoyed it, but this time it was disappointing. I had the caesar salad and the spicy frito misto. Both seemed as if they had been plated earlier in the day--lettuce soggy with dressing, the fried shrimp and calamari also somewhat soggy and chewy. My husband liked his clam chowder and the tuna in his appetizer. But the tomato salad that accompanied the tuna was drowned in dressing and not as fresh as it should have been. We won't be going back anytime soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2013

One if the draws in going to halcyon is the ambience.
Food is seasonal and nicely presented. It's always a bit noisy but that adds to the liveliness.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2013

Wonderful restaurant, great food, friendly staff... Perfection!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2013

Very nice restaurant in Montclair where you can have a cocktail.
Be prepared for some noise as the night goes on.
All our dishes tasted good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2013

This restaurant although very pretty was a disappointment. A special salad with duck and fruit was the only thing I liked. The fish was properly cooked but the dishes were loaded up with sauce which pretty much ruined it for me. Beside the unnecessary calories the taste of the fish was obliterated. One of us asked the waiter if the lemon pie had meringue on top. He said yes but it turned out to be whipped cream instead. The restaurant gets extremely noisy as the evening progresses.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2013

My wife and I had a wonder dinner. Started with fresh bread with a plate of flavorful olive oil and the sweetest balsamic vinegar for dipping. Shared an order of super fresh jump crab. Entrees were halibut with a fantastic sauce and a large fresh greens salad on the same plate. My wife had cod over cannelloni beans and a light pesto sauce. Both were delicious. We added a side order of thinly cut parmesan french fries. They were awesome. Service was very professional and attentive. We had wine by the glass for $10 per 8 oz carafe. You can see they spend a small fortune on the decor, with beautiful wood and marble throughout the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2013

Halcyon is a wonderful experience, outstanding service, amazing food, beautiful ambiance, energetic "the place to be" - the bar is vivid and energetic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2013

As much as we enjoyed ourselves, this place has a severe personality disorder. On one hand it's a fine restaurant with nice atmosphere, good service, and a fairly varied menu. On the other hand....and glass partition.... is a lively bar area, and a big screen TV that doesn't help with the already very high noise level at Halcyon. The food is worth the trip, but i think with it's sister bar Egan's next door, it could be more a restaurant than a bar, though i don't see it happening. Be warned the crowd, and the marble walls both add to a VERY loud dining experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2013

Took wife to Halcyon for her birthday. Great atmosphere. Great food and great service. Highly recommend Halcyon and already have recommended it to friends.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2013

As always, we had a wonderful time at Halcyon. You can NEVER go wrong going there. The food is delicious, the staff friendly, the ambiance is lovely. Always a pleasure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Great food & wonderful service, looking forward to another great time at Halcyon soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2013

What would have been an exceptional dining experience was RUINED by the horrible service. We were a party of 4 on a Saturday night. The place was busy (which made the noise level very high), but small enough that the servers should not have been overwhelmed. We saw our server when we sat down and when we ordered. Everything was delivered to the table by runners - no interaction from our server until we complained about not getting a refill on our wine. It was really quite disappointing, since the food was fabulous. We were hoping for a nice dessert, but the server would NOT come to the table. When we finally flagged him down to inquire, he just dropped the check (didn't even ask if we wanted coffee)! Not worth the VERY high price.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2013

As returning customers, we are never disappointed, the food is spectacular, service excellent, ambiance romantic yet energetic. We love dining at Halcyon and will continue to do so every friday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2013

The restaurant is very nice including a big beautiful bar. The fish entrees were very good. Caesar Salad was just ok. The service was not good. They were trying but appeared understaffed. Took a very long time to get drinks, water and bread and if not for a helpful busboy we probably would never have gotten that. Bar staff was borderline rude while trying to get a drink when we waited for our table.

Has the potential to be very good but they need to get their act together.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2013

Made a last minute reservation for Friday night and there were few choices. Threw a dart and hit halcyon. It was very good. I believe most people that review know little to nothing about food so while I do read comments, barring a tidal wave of negatives, I go. My friends asked why Halcyon and told of the dart method. They asked if I read the negative reviews on all the sites. And I did and a preponderance were decent. We liked all the dishes we ordered. We crossed tasted so all got a chance to comment on everything. Our criticism was for the Halibut and Soft shelled Crabs. The flavors were spot on but there was too much salad on the plate. And a minor comment, the fabulous fries on the muscles get too soggy. Need another presentation.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2013

Always a pleasure. Wonderful food, great service, lovely ambiance, oh, and did I mention how amazing the food is???

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2013

We had an 8:15pm reservation and were not seated until 9pm. Service was slow all night. We were offered free drinks as compensation which was nice. I would try it one more time before I decide not to return, since the food is excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2013

my husband and my friend ordered a steak "special" and they said it was terrble.
no taste and not a good piece of meat

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2013

Always a great meal. Best seafood in town!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2013

Food was outstanding, creatively and beautifully arrange on he plate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2013

I had called a few days earlier in a panic because I couldn't get a reservation anywhere in Montclair that wasn't 6:30pm or 9:30pm. When I called Halcyon the hostess was so helpful and called me back within a half hour with an 8:30pm reservations because she was able to "move somethings around:)". The food was exellent (scallops to die for) and the vibe was exclent- somewhere you can get dressed up to go out to eat. The parking lot can be a little tight but overall this place is great! It looks like there is a pretty good outside patio area too. Looking forward to that in the summer

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2013

We will be back soon. The food was fabulous!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2013

It's always a wonderful experience at Halcyon, the food is exceptional, service to perfection, and the ambiance is lovely.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2013

Sat at the bar. Great wine list. Service was quick and efficient. Will def return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2013

once again we were very pleased. Our waiter was excellent, much patience and friendly explaining the specials not once but twice when asked. The food was great and just the atmosphere. Will be back. Also the young lady who seated us should also be praised for her friendliness and making sure we were happy where we were seated. Again a nice night out to celebrate a friends birthday. Thank you all.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2013

The most amazing food... A great chef in every way! The staff is wonderful, service perfect, always a pleasure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2013

We enjoyed everything about our dinner. Private lot in rear was convenient, especially in Montclair on a Friday night. We were greeted warmly and seated. Our waiter was friendly and attentive without being annoying. The food was delicious. We ordered a fritz misto to share as an appetizer. I wouldn't do that again because it was a very generous portion and filled us up a little too much before dinner, it was excellent, though, tender, spicy. Our dinners were both excellent. My wife had salmon and I had shrimp in a curry sauce. Will go back again soon.
One of the best in stiff Montclair competition.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2013

We had dinner at Halcyon on a Thursday night. The restaurant was nearly empty yet the waitstaff were slow and inattentive. The food was so heavy that I still felt full the next day, even though I ordered a fish dish that should have been light.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2013

Pleased to find that Halcyon was open on Easter Sunday evening. We often dine at Halcyon, good menu and specials whether its a romantic dinner for rwo or dinner with family and friends its a good venue.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2013

Excellent service,food, and ambiance. Went for a birthday dinner and had the halibut and branzino. Both were perfectly cooked. We live nearby and wonder why we never ate hear. We will return

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2013

Can't cook fish at a Fish place

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2013

We got off to a bad start when the hostess wanted to seat us in the bar area at a "high table", even though we had a dinner reservation and the restaurant was empty. The bread that was served once we were seated was very cold, as though it just came out of the refrigerator. Overall, the food and service were very good. I do believe the restaurant is very pricey for the neighborhood.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2013

Food and dining experience were excellent!!! The Cod was delicious! I would highly recommend this restaurant and the meal to everyone!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2013

That was my second trip to Halcyon and the food is simply amazing. The best seafood place I've ever been to and I go out all the time. The jazz band was great, too :)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2013

Amazing food, wonderful service, lovely restaurant...always a pleasure!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2013

Great stop for an upscale Montclair dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2013

Fantastic food, equally great service, beautiful space. Halcyon doesn't disappoint.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2013

Our party of six relived old memories and made very special new ones at this perfectly run establishment. Requests made during our reservation were accomodated without fail. The food was fresh, delicious and uniquely presented; the raw bar is worth the visit alone! The decor was hip and relaxed and the ambiance kicked it up a notch. Our server, Samantha, was as professional as they come; a true star. We're definitely going back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 2, 2013

I had a gift certificate so my wife and I figured we'd give it a shot. We drove from central NJ and were initially surprised at what a pretty restaurant it was. I started with an expresso Martini which was great and my wife started with a glass of Charaz which was also quite good.
For appetisers my wife had two shrimp which were the size of baby lobsters and were delicious. I had the quesadia which was exce;;ent. For dinner I had the Mariscada which was fabulous and my wife had the scallops which were equally as good.
The sorbet desert was out of this world. The portions were very generous and I must say I was full for 2 days.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 1, 2013

So much fun, great food, fantastic service, all around perfect experience.

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