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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

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% 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)
Good for Groups (7)
Casual (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Pre/post Theatre (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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Everything was perfect! Absolutely no complaints. Food was delicious. Recommend the octopus appetizer and the filet mignon tacos. Can't go wrong with any entree! Will definitely be back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Always a great meal and a great time!

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

Had a wonderful experience with 4 adults and 2 children. Their seafood was fresh and delicious!! I highly recommend going!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I'm a regular at Halcyon. They have great food and drinks, beautiful decor and outstanding service! My favorite dish is the grilled octopus. There's also a cozy launge upstairs.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Really enjoyed a great meal - everything was very good. My husband thought the cod dish with white beans was outstanding. My mom and I loved the crab cake.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

We were there on a midweek evening and found a couple of seats at the bar and attentive , friendly bartenders to make us feel very comfortable. Had cocktails and an appetizer there before we were seated for dinner. Atmosphere was warm, attractive and inviting. Our meals were well prepared, attractively plated and delicious. We would definitely go back for dinner on a regular basis but because of the high price point it wouldn't be that often sad to say. For a special occasion it was worth it. We will go back for visits to the bar without dinner.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Very nice place. Excellent service. Nice ambiance with cozy tables. Great place for a date.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Always good food, service and scene

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

delicious. prompt and ready at time of our reservation. pretty. excellent service. just great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Food beyond great
Service Stellar
Great Bar
My new fav place in Montclair

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Wasn't as impressed with food as I had expected and was told. Very pricy for ok food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The meals were delicious, but the noise level was so incredibly loud that you needed to almost yell to be heard. The prices were OK, particularly if you don't order an entrée and order a couple of appetizers instead of one appetizer and one entrée. The fish tacos were an appetizer that I had for dinner. They were small, but tasty and enough for a meal.

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

Enjoyed a 3 hour dinner with friends. We were all there for the first time based on a friend's recommendation. Food was great; never felt rushed. Our waiter was Mario, and he was friendly, knowledgeable, and provided excellent service. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Dinner for 4 on a rainy Friday night. Had great seats by the front window. Delicious cocktails to start. Try the grilled oysters and the fish tacos. Great service. Expensive, but worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We were really looking forward to dining here to celebrate multiple birthdays with friends.
Unfortunately the evening turned out to be a horrible one because of the EXTREMELY loud noise in the restaurant, coupled with 4 very drunk, loud and obnoxious people at the next table, to whom our server clearly catered. We waited over 1 hour to receive our appetizers. We had to ask multiple times for water, bread (which has to be requested) and when we might expect to receive our first course. All the while, the table next to us was being served multiple drinks and appetizers. Several times their dishes were delivered to our table in error, which only irked us even more as we had not been served any of our order up to that point.
It was rather unfortunate too because most of the food we finally got to eat was quite good--the chicken was prepared to perfection; the beet salad was outstanding, as were the large and fresh shrimp.
The paella fell short, as it contained mostly gloppy rice and little seafood. The tuna, ordered rare, was delivered well done. But to the server's credit, he did promptly deliver a new tuna as ordered.
If you want to dine at a restaurant where you can actually carry on a reasonable conversation, this is definitely NOT the place to go on a Saturday night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Great atmosphere . Awesome food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

We went for a family dinner. The menus was both simple and unique. Atmosphere was very nice. It was a little pricy but the food was delicious

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Never disappoints. Delicious seafood. But there is also a very good selection of non seafood items.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Really an outstanding place. Always has been great but it seems that new manager Marshall has up its game! The quality is what you'd expect in a fine NYC restaurant, but without the NYC prices. We'll be back. They also did a great job for our holiday party upstairs. Great bartenders as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2017

One word: Branzino. Get it. Oven-roasted. That alone closes the deal for a return visit. Class act service. Upscale and quality decor. Halcyon is the go-to for special occasions between 2 or 4 diners.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Had a very loud table that ruined many diners meal. Management moved people that complained but many other people were stuck. They should have asked her to keep it down.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentine's day - food was very good, service was good, the waiter was helpful in choosing a selection from the menu. They have a nice bar it was small but good for a quick drink.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines Day. Food was great, service was great. We had a very enjoyable evening. If you are looking for something a little different in Montclair such as a bar and bar scene with great food and ambiance. This is it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Such a treat that Halcyon was open on a Monday for our pre-Valentine's day dinner! I found out that they will be open Mondays from now on (yeah!). Dinner was wonderful as always and there was some nice live music. What is great about Halcyon is that it is a lively place, yet you can carry on a conversation while enjoying dinner.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2017

we went there with family members to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had an excellent meal and an enjoyable evening. The menu has changed and some old favorites were gone but all the food we had was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Been wanting to try this place for awhile now. Finally got the chance and it was not at all what I expected. The appetizers were great but it went down hill from there. All the staff was OK at best. Could use a class on customer service or two!!! Passed on the dessert and went a few doors down to RED EYE and what a difference. Had a great dessert and were served by people that appreciated our business. The desserts were fantastic and help get the salty dinner taste out of my mouth!! Not rushing back to Halcyon anytime soon!

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

Our only complaint was that the service was not good. We sat for long periods of time without our waitress stopping by to check on us, re-pour our wine, ask if we need anything, etc. It was a busy Saturday night. Perhaps they were short wait staff. If that was the case, the waitress should have mentioned that at the start of our meal and asked for patience. But she did not. The food was good though and ambience nice although a bit loud as the evening passed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Enjoyed the food and atmosphere very much!! Great vibe and worth the 25 min drive!

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 10, 2017

The food at Halcyon is excellent! My husband and I enjoyed the Grilled Octopus appetizer (one of the best I've ever tasted!) and the Grilled Romaine Ceasar Salad, which was delicious. We ordered the Shrimp and Grits which was prepared in an Italian-inspired savory tomato broth, with Parmesan in the grits...scrumptious. We also ordered the fish special,which was mahi mahi served over a bed of spinach and truffled risotto. Absolutely delicious! A bit on the pricier side,but well worth it for the ambience and excellent food. One of the best meals I've had in a while.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

I never tire of this place! Food is always spot on. You can't go wrong.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Food and atmosphere were good but
everyone at the table, without exception, found the prices of the appetizers unacceptably high.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Excellent food. Great service. We enjoyed our dining experience immensely.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Excellent food quality of fish was very good
Everything was delicious

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Very average experience but costly in comparison. Won't be back.

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

Perfect location for a birthday celebration! Food was fabulous. Waiter was very attentive. Overall my family and I enjoyed the special evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Very good seafood selection, away from the hustle of Montclair, nice ambiance, great service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Spent an early New Years Eve there. Great spot. Loved our table, the menu and our waitress was terrific. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We went for New Year's Eve, and were happy with the menu and the service. I would go back, but the hefty prices mean I'll save it for special occasions. It was beautifully decorated for the holidays, and all staff, starting with the hostess, and our lovely young waitress, were friendly and attentive. We very much enjoyed our first ever visit to this lovely restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

I have enjoyed many lovely meals at Halcyon. My swordfish over lemon kale was arguably the best entree I've ever had there!

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