- 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
Butternut squash purée, red pepper reduction, five spice and garden herbs
Recently came across this restaurant while walking in Montclair, and loved the menu and look of the restaurant. We went for an anniversary dinner last night and the restaurant lived up to our expectations. There was a nice selection of specials in addition to the regular menu. We started with a burrata appetizer that had olives, capers, micro greens and a balsamic reduction drizzle. It was just the right mix of salty and sweet. My husband got a jumbo shrimp special with a saffron sauce that was delicious. I had the cavatelli dish on the regular menu. It was good also, but a little more basic than other menu options. Portion size was good. The service was exemplary. The waitstaff regularly refilled and was very attentive. Jazz music was playing in the background giving the atmosphere an upbeat vibe. We loved this restaurant. I think it’s my new favorite, and we will definitely be back.
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.
They rushed us out! Even tried to clear our first course when we were literally eating it.
Love the Autumn menu! Can’t wait for the Winter version! Great staff- very attentive! Food is simply spectacular!
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.
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.
Great, as usual!!!
Good food, great service
Wonderful food! Beautiful atmosphere! Fantastic service!
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.
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!
Wow. Amazing dinner. Seafood was very fresh. Excellent meal and service. Will definitely come back soon. Remember to BYOB.
Good service good food a bit noisy but nice atmosphere
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.
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? 😊
One of my favorite restaurants in Montclair. Great menu, excellent service and nice atmosphere. Also conveniently located to several walking distance parking lots.
So considerate, gave us an anniversary tiramisu on the house!
Good food, good service and nice ambiance
A truly excellent experience. Highly recommend it
Ravioli appetizer delicious
The food was outstanding, tasty & delicious. Will definitely be back!
Best kept secret in NJ . Fine dining at it’s best !❤️
The food was absolutely amazing, great ambiance and service was impeccable. Chef was extremely friendly and welcoming. I would certainly dine again.
Great food. Meatball is a must to have. Overall it’s a gem.
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!
Mario was excellent
Awesome dinner. BYOB
Great service and food was outstanding Our waiter was helpful, informative and funny!
Outstanding service, great food, beautiful ambience and perfect location.
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.
Good great as always. Love the veal and beef meatball. Special ravioli always enticing.
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.
The decor is beautiful and staff very pleasant and efficient
The food was excellent!!
Attention to detail in ingredients, preparation, presentation and service. A special place.
Excellent food, very attentive staff. Our server, Mario, was charming.
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.
Wonderful food and service. Will return again!
Always the best. Friendly staff especially the waiter Jenero! Food is the best in the the area!
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.
Laboratorio Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 746-6100.
Laboratorio Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 1395 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.