- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Fresh made tagliolini, spinach pesto, truffle butter, locatelli cheese
14oz prime NY strip steak, house cut fries, herb salad
Day Boat Scallops
Cauliflower purée, micro herbs chive oil
We ordered scallops, ravioli and pasta with a veal/beef meatball - it was all delicious. The restaurant was a little loud, but we had a wonderful time!
We ordered the meatball and shrimp as appetizers, and halibut and steak as entrees. All of them came out amazing. Friendly staff and great service as well.
We were there for mom’s 97th birthday. We had a great meal. Our server was excellent and the tres leches cake was outstanding! It was our first time there but it definitely won’t be our last.
The menu is always interesting. I find the appys and salads to be difficult to choose between. We had the special tomato/burrata/fig salad, the arugula salad and shrimp arrabiata. We had two pasta entrees (rigatoni and tagliatelle) and a special halibut. Portions are very generous and well prepared. Service is nicely attentive and entire staff is pleasant and professional. Great place
Overall food was very tasty. We had the meatball and ravioli appetizers, both were very good. For entre we had the scallops and the salmon. The scallops were delicious but the salmon wasn't very good. It was overcooked and dry. The arugula and watermelon salad lacked flavor. The service was fine, not great. We felt extremely rushed. Trying to finish 3 courses and a bottle of wine in under an hour was not the best experience. We would have liked to order some espresso with dessert but unfortunately didn't get to because the waiter brought us the check before we got to order it even though we didn't ask for the check.
Nice place with good service, tasty food and pleasant atmosphere.
Everything was fabulous, our waiter (Marco) was great and very attentive, the hostess was so friendly, the food was delicious, it was a great night with great friends!!
Amazing Food and Service! Was SHOCKED at how good the food was... I knew it was going to be good but wow! Those scallops were the best I've ever had!
Our server Genaro was fantastic and just the right amount of attentive! He always made sure our drinks were refilled and checked in regularly to make sure we didn’t need anything. Food was also incredible, especially the mushroom risotto (chorizo added so much flavor, and loved the fried spinach on top), as well as the prime strip steak (perfectly cooked and tender).
Hostess was very personable! Food was great; even before our food was served we were enticed by the sights and the aromas of the dishes being served around us.
We went to Laboratory after a friend recommended it and I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was very attentive, atmosphere was nice and the food was delicious. This is the perfect date spot.
I love this place. It never disappoints.
I'll definitely be coming back!
I'll definitely be coming back!
I'll definitely be coming back!
Fantastic overall. Service was excellent and dinner was delicious. We were seated timely and in a location that was exactly as requested. The entire experience was a 5 out of 5.
Wonderful food. A must try is the giant meatball and they mean it. Just fantastic sauces. BYOB a huge plus as well.
Our food was great! One thing that surprised us was the need to put in the entire order (apps and entrees) at the same time…we were hoping to enjoy appetizers while we continued navigating the menu. All in all though, wonderful meal, good service, and a great experience.
Food was excellent! The service was fantastic!! The staff really made us feel so well taken care of Atmosphere so relaxing Definitely will return!!
The food was absolutely amazing and wasn’t overpriced. The service was great and loved the atmosphere. Definitely coming back!
Outstanding food; creative dishes; friendly, attentive service.
We’ve been to this restaurant about three times and were never disappointed. We booked a reservation last week and it’s nice to see this restaurant is still under the same chef/ownership.
The restaurant is located slightly north of the very busy hub of Montclair’s restaurants and easy to miss if you’re driving by. The restaurant itself is well decorated in a modern style and if I had one minor criticism it would be that it can get a little noisy. Somehow, in today’s world noisy has become synonymous with energetic and chic. But then again I could just be showing my age.
The service is friendly, attentive and the food is on the money. It’s easy to fill up on the warm, fresh bread that’s placed on the table before your appetizers. My steak was seasoned well and cooked perfectly. The seafood tortellini was outstanding. The prices are about average for food and service at this level.
I guess the biggest compliment I can give this restaurant is that in the wealth of so many fine Montclair restaurants, this is one of the few I go back to in a heartbeat.
This was the 4th time back to Laboratorio Kitchen in the past 2 months. I invited 2 friends and they loved it just as much as I do. I highly recommend the mussels appetizer....the white wine sauce is DELICIOUS!!!! They have a wonderful staff and lively atmosphere. I will definitely be back.
Food was outstanding. Creative menu and varied items. Service was great. Nice use of a parking lot for outdoor dining , with an interesting painted wall and festive strung lights. Very accommodative.
Friendly service and simply incredible food!
Amazing food, Quick and Generous Service. Salmon was amazing
I love this place! Food is the BEST! Service is excellent, what a friendly place! I recommend it highly, you will love it!
I had a vey good and enjoyable meal. Starting with a delicious mussel appetizer, followed by perfectly cooked scallops in a very good sauce and finally an excellent carrot cake. I would actually rate LK 4.5 stars
Small, reasonably quiet restaurant with excellent food and great service! If you forget to bring your wine, they will give you a list of alcohol that you can purchase from the liquor store next-door, which delivers within a few minutes.
Great ambiance.. food amazing!! It’s noisy and full of life. It’s small and ticking so if your still social distancing may not be for you. We still felt comfortable
Very nice selection of non-meat items on menu. Salad and fish prepared to perfection. Service extremely attentive and very well timed.
Outstanding food and service. Loud but in a good way! And BYOB—always an added plus!!!
Delicious food, excellent service from the entire team, and Lorenzo (server) was fantastic!
Excellent Italian cuisine, professional service and BYOB. Ambiance is friendly but respectful. A bit noisy as every table was full the night we ate there. Try it!
Great place to eat, waiter was great and very polite.
Extremely pleased with out dining experience at Laboratio Kitchen. Salad and berry dessert were fresh and flavorful. Main course (salmon) was delicious, cooked just as ordered. We ate outdoors adjacent to parking lot, so there was a bit of noise, but string lights helped the ambience. Service was exceptional. Highly recommend.
The restaurant was immaculate.The decor was just right.Not too much.The food was exceptional from salads to appetizers to the main course.I had the organic chicken with mashed potatoes and carrots.Just right. Really,very good.My first time in this restaurant but not my last.Tbe cook is the owner and the food shows the prep and quality that only an outstanding chef and owner can give.
The servers were very attentive. My only complaint was that many of the specials and menu items were not available.
Absolutely great from start to finish. Everything fresh made and delicious.
Laboratorio Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 746-6100.
Laboratorio Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1281 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.