Laboratorio Kitchen

4.7
1394 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.

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
What 1394 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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Love2eat
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice seasonal menu. Excellent service. Our fish dish was under cooked and sent back to the kitchen. They brought back an entirely new piece which we were no expecting. Very good experience.

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MJWager
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They rushed us out! Even tried to clear our first course when we were literally eating it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Autumn menu! Can’t wait for the Winter version! Great staff- very attentive! Food is simply spectacular!

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KastriotG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere. Food was delicious and very well presented.
Good service. All staff is working together to serve the customers.
I was impressed and I don’t get impressed that easily. I have high expectations as a Chef and Food Service director.

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vipZIODINO
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was as fun and inventive as ever. Laboratorio’s signature characteristic is serving well known standards, such as, fettuccine and meatballs with elevated technique that makes you remember and love a childhood fave. Right alongside are some truly innovative dishes such as the torchon of Foie gras. If they could improve in one area it would letting the servers give the diner more space. I know diners have a clock on them but just backing off a bit would not make one feel that way.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as usual!!!

DJ
vipDoctorJoeE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipJacobF
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Beautiful atmosphere! Fantastic service!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The wait staff was a little too attentive to the point where it wasn’t an enjoyable experience. We went around 7 and by 7:20 it was too loud to hear the person across the table from me. I really would have liked the service to have backed off and allowed me to enjoy spending time with people I was dining with but filling my water after every sip was TOOOO IMPORTANT… food was okay but not what I thought it was going to be.

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vipDaleL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and exciting rather than typical Italian dishes. My mushroom risotto with sausage bits, lump crab meat and crisped spinach leaves was fantastic! Also appreciated the warm rolls given at start of meal. Only negative was the restaurant did not ask a very boisterous group of guys to quiet down a bit!

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CharlesB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Amazing dinner. Seafood was very fresh. Excellent meal and service. Will definitely come back soon. Remember to BYOB.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service good food a bit noisy but nice atmosphere

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vippetert
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding. Much more reasonable than our other favorites Saddle river Inn, Cafe Panache and Haven. Excellent in every aspect with very large staff for your dining pleasure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service (Lorenzo) was outstanding. We got there with another couple early (6:15) and noise level was fine. By the time we left (around 9) it was really loud, as the tables were full. We had to practically yell to hear each other. But I could go deaf there and still go back. The food was incredible. We will be back regularly! Who says we have to talk? 😊

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JGerman
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Montclair. Great menu, excellent service and nice atmosphere. Also conveniently located to several walking distance parking lots.

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AmaniA
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So considerate, gave us an anniversary tiramisu on the house!

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vipCindy
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service and nice ambiance

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NeilL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly excellent experience. Highly recommend it

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Pretty
New England
42 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ravioli appetizer delicious

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RichardC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, tasty & delicious. Will definitely be back!

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AngCD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret in NJ . Fine dining at it’s best !❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing, great ambiance and service was impeccable. Chef was extremely friendly and welcoming. I would certainly dine again.

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LinaS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Meatball is a must to have. Overall it’s a gem.

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Cheers
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Laboratorio Kitchen. The food was excellent with many difficult decisions to made from the menu on what to order! The decor and atmoshphere is upscale, yet comfortable for a date night or celebration. The staff were warm, attentive and friendly. The pace of the service was perfect.
We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mario was excellent

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vipJeffreyC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner. BYOB

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vipKevin
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food was outstanding Our waiter was helpful, informative and funny!

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NYChris
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great food, beautiful ambience and perfect location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is owned and operated by it's chef. James does a wonderful job. The restaurant is immaculate and tables are spaced so that the diners are not on top of each other.The menu is somewhat small,but enough. The food is all prepared by James.I had the arugala salad and cavatelli with tomato cream sauce. It was terrific. All in all a really good restaurant and nice place to eat. Make sure you have reservations.

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vipFjason
Philadelphia
224 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good great as always. Love the veal and beef meatball. Special ravioli always enticing.

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RichardK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Not a long wait for our food to be brought to our table (only half the place was filled). Our server Mario was outstanding. Have the reason I'm definitely coming back. The risotto was awesome.

Can't wait to go back.

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parkgirls
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor is beautiful and staff very pleasant and efficient
The food was excellent!!

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vipDanC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attention to detail in ingredients, preparation, presentation and service. A special place.

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mistermac2000
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, very attentive staff. Our server, Mario, was charming.

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DF1234
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A cool and friendly place but not a must go or return to spot for us. Food was 'good' but won't bring us back.

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vipNiki
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Will return again!

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vipAnthonyB923
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. Friendly staff especially the waiter Jenero! Food is the best in the the area!

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vipALPS
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Something was "off" last night. Either that or the preparations were ill conceived. Nothing about that too thick tuna steak was appealing, nor was the sauce for the scallops. The trout was as good as always. Rolls, espresso and service were all good. I gave it three stars because of prior better experiences.

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StevenL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent. It is a bit noisy and the tables a bit too close together (unless you want to listen to others conversations).

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 1394 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.