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Laboratorio Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1555 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 small plates menu available (Tuesday thru Thursday) and daily specials every night. Chef DeSisto also has gluten free and vegan options for guests as well. Keep in mind we are a BYOB restaurant so dont forget the wine.

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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, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Popular dishes

Menu

We source our ingredients locally, use only grass fed meat, and the freshest seafood in the market. Please inform your server of allergy or dietary restrictions. Vegan-vegetarian options upon request

Appetizer

  • Veal and Beef Meatball$13.00

    grandma's plum tomato sauce, pecorino cheese, basil oil

    • PEI Mussels$14.00

      meuniere style, fresh herbs, butter, white wine, cherry tomatoes, lemon zest

      • House Made Ravioli$14.00

        ricotta, pecorino, basil-spinach pesto, jumbo lump crab

        • Shrimp Arrabbiata$14.00

          spicy red pepper, garlic, butter, parsley

          • Fig and Gorgonzola Crostini$12.00

            local honey, walnut, balsamic syrup, rosemary

            Salad

            • Baby Arugula$11.00

              green apple, goat cheese, Rosemary vinaigrette, toasted almonds

              • House Made Burrata Cheese Puttanesca$13.00

                capers, olives, tomatoes, micro greens, aged balsamic

                • Organic Greens$11.00

                  mixed lettuce, parmesan cheese, cranberries, walnuts, balsamic dressing

                  Entree

                  • Idaho Rainbow Trout$27.00

                    crispy potatoes, paprika butter sauce, warm arugula, chives

                    • Prime NY Strip Au Poivre$39.00

                      cognac peppercorn sauce, mashed potatoes, baby carrots

                      • Wester Ross Atlantic Salmon$29.00

                        potato purée, haricot verts, caper butter

                        • Day Boat Scallops$30.00

                          cauliflower puree, chive oil, spring micro greens

                          • Local Mushroom Risotto$25.00

                            chorizo, crispy spinach, lump crab meat

                            • Organic Chicken$24.00

                              pureed potato, baby carrots, lemon-butter, fresh herbs

                              • Steak Frites$39.00

                                14oz prime NY strip steak, house cut fries, herb salad

                                Pastas

                                • Fresh Rigatoni Pasta$23.00

                                  Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, fresh garlic, tomato cream sauce

                                  • Homemade Linguini$28.00

                                    scallops, shrimp, jumbo lump crab, seafood tomato sauce

                                    • Fresh Pappardelle$25.00

                                      veal and beef meatball, tomato cream sauce, fresh herbs, locatelli cheese

                                      • Hand Rolled Ricotta Cavatelli$14.00

                                        tomato cream sauce, fresh basil, and shaved pecorino cheese

                                        Last updated: April 1, 2022

                                        What 1,555 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                        4.7
                                        4.7 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.8Food
                                        • 4.7Service
                                        • 4.5Ambience
                                        • 4.6Value

                                        NoiseModerate

                                        Loved For

                                        • New Jersey - North

                                          Contemporary American

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                                        1. A

                                          Annie

                                          New York Area

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined today

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Food was excellent and service was great. Would definitely return. The only considerstion is that the service is so fast that it doesnt feel like a ‘hang out’ and chat place but maybe it ls just us. Overall fantastic experience.

                                        2. AD

                                          AlphonseD

                                          Toronto

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          This was a pleasant surprise! Walking in felt comfortable with the staff friendly and the ambiance relaxing but not over done. The bread! OMG the warm rolls were outstanding sorry to say because I had two 😱 The mussels appetizer was just amazing in flavor. Shared it with my brother in law & we both were devouring the bowl.( did drink the broth too ) Ordered the salmon special and it was served over spinach and also was outstanding My guest had the Mushroom risotto with chorizo sausage. You know when you found a gem when there are way too many things on the menu that you would have ordered but had to pick one ! I will be back many times !

                                        3. CM

                                          CrisM

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food was great. Water and desserts seemed a little pricey tho.

                                        4. BK

                                          BrittanyK

                                          New York Area

                                          2 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                          Food was so good!! Loved that it was BYOB. Service was great.

                                        5. GT

                                          GailT

                                          New York Area

                                          13 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          13 reviews

                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The best restaurant in NJ not even close Ingredients are authentic and fresh Amazing service Wonderful ambiance Friendly and warm

                                        6. KS

                                          KimberlyS

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food is consistently delicious. I always have a wonderful meal when I go there for dinner. One my favorite places in Montclair!

                                        7. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Everything was perfect from start to finish. The food was amazing, the service attentive, the table spacing was just right and the noise level was that of a busy, fun restaurant but perfectly acceptable. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The Shrimp Arrabbiata, PEI Mussels, Day Boat Scallops and Swordfish were complete hits! And the Spring Pea Salad was amazing! Our new favorite place!

                                        8. MR

                                          MargeR

                                          New England

                                          42 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          42 reviews

                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Loved, loved , loved it all! Food outstanding, service was just terrific- what a kind and helpful staff, noise level was a bit high for me and it was difficult to converse but I can’t wait to come back on a quieter night. Truly a gem!

                                        9. H

                                          Hank206

                                          New York Area

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                          First time at this restaurant. My wife and I loved our meals. Wait staff very friendly and attentive. Appetizers, main entrees and shared dessert were delicious. We will be back. Only downside is it can get very noisy depending on how crowded it is.

                                        10. HX

                                          HighX

                                          New York Area

                                          39 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          39 reviews

                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                          overall4food4service3ambience3

                                          Enjoyed our meal... interesting and well executed specials. Really like that it's BYOB. Though there early... on the loud side.

                                        11. JB

                                          JeffreyB

                                          New England

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          This was a newly visited BYOB restaurant for me, though the establishment has been in operation for 7 years. It was a great value and I will be going back!

                                        12. ES

                                          EmilyS

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Delicious and classy! All around lovely experience!

                                        13. PJ

                                          PJGC

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We went here on Mothers day. It was a nice time. They had pretty real tulips near our table. The tables were close to each other but you felt enough privacy. The staff was friendly in a relaxed way. Jazz music played during the meal. We had a yellow beet salad and a bean salad and both were tasty and served nicely. We had seafood linguini and mushroom risotto. Both were good but the risotto seemed slight on mushroom. The lump crab meat in it was delicious. We shared a berry and cream frech desert. The fruit was fresh snd sweet. Really enjoyable experience.

                                        14. S

                                          Silverback

                                          New York Area

                                          7 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Laboratorio Kitchen has earned my "go to" restaurant when I want delicious meal presented with excellent service.

                                        15. N

                                          Noel

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing food! Amazing service! Highly recommended!

                                        16. A

                                          Ashley

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food, and our waiter was so sweet! We will definitely be back again soon!

                                        17. DC

                                          DeanieC

                                          New York Area

                                          3 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                          The place is a really nice BYOB, good energy great staff! The food presentation was beautiful and tasted great! Overall it was an awesome dining experience. The only negative was the noise level, very loud!

                                        18. R

                                          Rustha

                                          Atlantic City

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service3ambience5

                                          Food was great. Our waiter was a bit curt but the food was amazing so we can't complain! Hostess and the rest of staff was great.

                                        19. ZI

                                          ZIODINO

                                          New York Area

                                          52 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          52 reviews

                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Attentive but not cloying service. Food was as good as anywhere. The standard menu is “alta cucina” and always outstanding. However, the seasonal menu puts Laborotorio over the top. We both had the home made rigatoni with spring vegetables - to die for. It is our favorite place in Montclair.

                                        20. CC

                                          CC89

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great place to take a date. Staff was very attentive. It's byob, but they'll give you something to chill bottles of wine that you bring.

                                        21. N

                                          Niki

                                          New York Area

                                          27 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          27 reviews

                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Wonderful. Service was outstanding

                                        22. TH

                                          TomH

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Service and food was terrific. Will be back.

                                        23. w

                                          wojo3116

                                          New York Area

                                          11 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Absolutely delicious food and great service. We will be back again!

                                        24. SM

                                          StephenM

                                          New York Area

                                          9 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Good is absolutely delicious. Ample portions and just impeccably prepared.

                                        25. MI

                                          MICHAELP

                                          New York Area

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Enjoyed our time there. Food with terrific. Service was attentive.

                                        26. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Washington DC

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent food and service!!

                                        27. F

                                          Frequentdiners

                                          New York Area

                                          23 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          23 reviews

                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                          First time dining at Laboratorio. Pleasant surprise!

                                        28. BC

                                          BillC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Fantastic food and service! I would say you have to try Laboratorio.

                                        29. AB

                                          AnthonyB923

                                          New York Area

                                          24 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          24 reviews

                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Perfect stop for perfection for dinner! Best place in NJ

                                        30. GS

                                          GinaS

                                          Miami

                                          41 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          41 reviews

                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                          One of my favorites. Every time I have a chance I go there. Everything is very good. One unfortunate detail - risotto used to be to die for but in the past year it’s consistently not so good- watery and tasteless

                                        31. S

                                          Sammy1019

                                          New York Area

                                          17 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          17 reviews

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing meal and service, will definitely be returning.

                                        32. BH

                                          BraggHouse

                                          New York Area

                                          162 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          162 reviews

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                          The specials were fabulous!

                                        33. SC

                                          SarahC

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                          The food was wonderful!!

                                        34. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Jacksonville

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Food was fantastic. Service was great. Will definitely be back.

                                        35. Y

                                          Yummo

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Everything was amazing , The food the service . Would absolutely come back.

                                        36. KD

                                          KennethD

                                          New York Area

                                          3 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                          Great food. Would highly recommend and would go back.

                                        37. JC

                                          JoeC

                                          Chicago

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          All of our appetizers, meals and deserts were fantastic. Service was great

                                        38. AB

                                          AnthonyB923

                                          New York Area

                                          24 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          24 reviews

                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Chef James is a magician in the kitchen! Best food in the State of NJ!

                                        39. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Philadelphia

                                          13 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          13 reviews

                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          An absolute triumph! One of Montclair's best gems for years. Fresh pasta prepared to perfection.

                                        40. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          69 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          69 reviews

                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                          Fabulous dinner on all fronts - everything was perfectly prepared and tasted delicious. Our waiter Lorenzo was a gem and helped make everything wonderful. It was our first time there and won't be the last!

                                        Safety precautions

                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

                                          • Limited number of seated diners
                                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                          • Extra space between tables
                                        • Protective equipment

                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                          • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

                                        FAQs

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

                                        Laboratorio Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1555 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                        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, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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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