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Laboratorio Kitchen

4.8
4.8
1775 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Laboratorio Kitchen offers guests a modern atmosphere paired with seasonal food and tender service. We are a BYOB restaurant. Chef/Owner James DeSisto has a seasonal a la carte menu featuring fresh seafood, pasta, steaks, and appetizers. In addition there is a chef’s special menu featuring local and seasonal food from all over NJ, PA, and NY please keep in mind this menu changes weekly. Chef DeSisto also has gluten free and vegan options for guests as well. Our outdoor patio is weather permitting, if we cannot accommodate outside due to weather we will move you inside depending on availability. Some must try’s are the giant meatball, house made pastas, steak au poivre or our delicious day boat scallops!! Do not skip dessert everything from start to finish will be memorable, so come in and enjoy culinary excellence with us!

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    DINNER Monday: CLOSED Tuesday- Saturday: 5:00-10:00PM Sunday: 4:00PM- 9:00PM

  • Phone number

    (973) 746-6100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    James DeSisto

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your next party at Laboratorio Kitchen, contact us for details.

  • Private party contact

    James DeSisto : (973) 746-6100

  • Neighborhood

    Montclair

  • Parking details

    <br />

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,775 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Contemporary American

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  1. D

    Divagoblue

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Limited parking on Fri. night. Rode around several times and finally got a spot in parking garage few blocks away. We agreed late afternoon to a dining time change by the restaurant, which was fine with us. Waited for table to be cleaned and were happy where we were seated. Took awhile for waiter to bring our menus and come back to take our orders. Winter burrata was excellent and mushroom risotto and steak done to perfection! Shared chocolate mousse and it was a nice light touch after our meals. We have eaten here a few times a year and this was the first time we had a time change and parking issue, but we will continue to go back because it is one of our favorite places to dine in Montclair!
  2. c

    cathyd

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our third dining experience and all 3 were delicious! It is now one of our favorites!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious
  4. f

    foodie4life

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite food, stellar service, great value!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cute restaurant. Nicely decorated as well. The service was quick. Some staff members could have been better rehearsed in terms of menu and communicating with the guests. For apps we ordered the ravioli and burrata ( forgot to take a picture ). Burrata wasn't the best it was tough and not melt in your mouth type of burrata. The pesto sauce for the ravioli was amazing. Entree portions were decently size and tasted good wished the server came by to see if we wanted cheese or pepper but they didn't. Overall cute place to celebrate a birthday or romantic dinner.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, no complaints at all.
  7. f

    foodiegirl

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. Always a great dinner with great service and ambiance.
  8. d

    davidp

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was outstanding. Very good service. They only had a few dessert offerings but wasn’t sure if that was by design or they had run out of some others. Coffee was delicious though.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! Compliments to the chef and not to mention the BYOB!
  10. s

    sassy

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine here weekly. Everything is always great!!!
  11. TK

    TKIA

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Flavorful, well-plated food, not very expensive, quiet, great date spot
  12. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious and well presented. Restaurant decor is modern and cozy. Staff is very attentive. This is a sure bet for a wonderful night out and is BYOB!!!
  13. k

    karenw

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious appetizers and homemade cavatelli. Cooked to perfection.
  14. LL

    LouisL

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our dinners at Labratorio. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. We always look forward to returning.
  15. R

    Richochez

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You won't find better food anywhere. James is a genius and his staff shows their love of the restaurant.
  16. FZ

    FrankZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good. We had a birthday dinner there.
  17. SE

    SERAFINV

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Montclair. I’ve been there many times, and it never disappoints, amazing food and amazing service.
  18. MS

    MugdhaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. The food was really good. The portions can be a bit smaller but the food was really good.
  19. SD

    SheriD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a bad meal at this place! Everything is fantastic!
  20. s

    slyons

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All dishes were excellent as well as the service . Highly recommended
  21. h

    hsnassoc

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always here! Well prepared and tasty with attentive service. Giant meatball was a big hit at our table!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Another great meal at Laboratorio Kitchen. The food is consistently delicious and always enough for leftovers.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious. Excellent quality
  24. BS

    BetsyS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining option for family holiday gathering. Plenty of food choices and attentive staff
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. Great service. King of cramped seating.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    All food was delicious except my risotto. Hi sent it back once because it was so salty I couldn’t eat it. The second time was equally salty. I did not send it back a second time. I am Gf so it was a big disappointment. However everything else was yummy so we will be back again
  27. DV

    DianeV

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Never a bad meal here. Excellent and creative dishes. Has become one of our favorite Montclair restaurants of all time. Just wish the staff was a bit friendlier.
  28. P

    Priceyformediocrefood

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was amazing!!! every single thing we ate. we had the burrata crostini, arugula salad, garlic clams. the sauce on the garlic clams was so beautiful you had to make sure there was more bread to get every drop. the strawberries and balsamic on the crostini was delightful. the entrees were amazing. the fresh pappardelle with tomato cream sauce lovely - with the large meatball. the meatball was good not great but good. the salmon - perfect. the other pasta entries - the dishes were wiped clean. we took our 24 year old daughter and her fiancee for her birthday - perfect. elegant, modern, food worth it. desserts beautiful and delicious. huge bowl of berries with fresh whipped cream. flourless chocolate cake with raspberries. sam was our server. we'd ask for him again. the bus crew was attentive and so sweet. definitely recommend and, we'd go back no hesitation.
  29. d

    denisel

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    good food good value but they need to update their online menu as no longer offer small plates option
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Laboratorio is fantastic!
  31. g

    genek

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good suburban NJ Italian food. Excellent, fresh fish.
  32. N

    Niko

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food preparation and food presentation were outstanding. Service was impeccable with very. close attention to detail. Although the menu may appear 'small' when viewing it on line, there was also a full page of 'specials' offered on a Saturday nite; choosing was quite hard since all sounded like gourmet dishes! Our meal started with delicious warm bread. For apps, we had salad with a rosemary Vinaigrette, clams in a tasty sauce (great for dunking bread), and meatball (more the size of a meatloaf!). All were delicious! For entrees, we focused on the special fish dishes and homemade pasta specials: Wonderful! Its a BYOB and we all cant not wait to go back! This will be a new favorite!
  33. A

    Angelina

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience3
    Steak was excellent, risotto was way too salty unfortunately
  34. SL

    StuartL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Food was excellent, ambience was great, service was excellent. This restaurant has become one of my favorite restaurants.
  35. AB

    AnthonyB923

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing better this side of the Hudson River! Food excellent, staff tremendous, value amazing.... must try!
  36. EP

    EileenP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday on Sunday evening and loved the restaurant. The burrata with strawberries and balsamic vinegar was out of this world. We loved our dinners and will definitely be back soon. Others have mentioned the noise level which is a little loud but I didn’t mind as we were talking and laughing the whole evening.
  37. TT

    TomT

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Very good restaurant. Food and service are always good. The noise level is beyond energetic. You often cannot hear your dinner companion speak. It’s not a date restaurant unless you’ve already been on several dates. LOL. That is the one thing that brings the overall rating on the restaurant down. When we decide on going out to dinner, that is often a consideration.
  38. TT

    TonyT

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We’ve dined here many times. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. The service and food were great as usual. We felt way too rushed vs in the past. We’ve been here this time of year many times. We were asked to leave at 90 minutes as we were taking the last sip of our espresso. If we were advised we would have done our best. Wasn’t a pleasant experience.
  39. n

    nyguestlynda

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant looks wonderful with the recent renovation. The food and service was just great. The only issue, and it is a biggie…the noise. I would love to see what they might be able to do soften the noise levels a bit.
  40. TZ

    TracyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Was delicious. Very attentive staff. Lovely place to dine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Laboratorio Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 746-6100.

Laboratorio Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 1775 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Laboratorio Kitchen

615 Bloomfield, Montclair, NJ 07042

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Montclair

  • Hours of operation

    DINNER Monday: CLOSED Tuesday- Saturday: 5:00-10:00PM Sunday: 4:00PM- 9:00PM

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    <br />

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    James DeSisto

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (973) 746-6100

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your next party at Laboratorio Kitchen, contact us for details.

  • Private party contact

    James DeSisto : (973) 746-6100

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