- 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
Day Boat Scallops
Cauliflower purée, micro herbs chive oil
14oz prime NY strip steak, house cut fries, herb salad
We have been to at least three iterations of restaurants in this location. This one is the best one. Succinctly put, this is very attentive/responsive service (not bothering you every minute though), excellent cuisine with that freshness of ingredients that you know when it hits your tongue, in a nicely decorated space. This is perfect spouse date night or first date fodder for when you want something above the norm in terms of a dining experience, but not pretentious.
Food and service are outstanding. My wife is very picky about her food, but even she very much enjoyed our visit here. Our only criticism is with the noise level. There was a large party and another party of 4 which were loud. This was our first time here, so maybe it's not noisy all the time.
Our first visit after several attempts at weekend reservations. First, the staff was on top of our reservation, called about an hour before to alert us that they were running late due to unexpected rain. We dined late (9 pm) and the place was still full. The waitstaff was reasonable, if not a bit gruff...maybe a long day. Appetizers were exceptional, creative, and delicious. Entrees were spotty..Salamon was phenomenal, steak, a bit tough. Overall a positive experience and a definite return is in order.
Best in Montclair!
The food was great as well as the service. Had a great meal!
Pleasant decor, good lighting not too bright not too low. Food was really good. Loves the summer menu with locally sourced products.
the shrimp appetizer was spicy and delicious. The sauce was ripe for dunking bread in to sop up the last drop. The scallops were juicy and complimented with a cauliflower puree. Outstanding!
Laboratorio does not disappoint and tonight was no exception. Fantastic everything including the steak au poivre which is excellent.
Slow service. 2nd time here and it wasn’t as great as I remembered. Appetizer was great but pasta was dry and tasteless. I was able to replace it with delicious scallops. Made up for it. They were very accommodating with the change which was appreciated. Too long to bring dessert. Sadly may be a while before I return.
A perfect dining experience! Our waiter (Sam) was terrific - knowledgeable, friendly, professional and attentive without hovering. The food was amazing! My husband and I shared the mussels appetizer - full of flavor and tender and the peach salad with fresh ricotta (light as air) - a delicious combo - both were wonderful. I had the homemade spaghetti with duck confit - the best pasta dish I’ve ever had! My husband had the homemade linguine with seafood - also excellent. Portions are hearty so we are going to enjoy this again! We ended dinner with a decadent chocolate tort. A new favorite restaurant and we will be back!
Great place and food. I would definitely recommend this place. Will be going back soon.
Excellent food service
One of my favorite all time restaurants
EXCELLENT MENU AND VERY GOOD SERVICE.
A GREAT PLACE FOR DATE NIGHT
Great service and food!! Never disappoints!!
We needed a night out after the storm!
This is by far the best restaurant in Montclair-a standout for food, service and ambiance-
Little noisy, but the service and food was excellent! Indoor and outdoor dining. Definitely go back again!
Very nice atmosphere, great service, and food was quite good. Meal was excellent. Only criticism would be that I would have liked a few more salad selections. Will definitely return.
Love Montclair and this was our first time here. Food was great and the staff was excellent. BYOB like most places there. Highly recommend this place we will for sure be back!
Table was 6’ apart inside, all wait staff had mask, Mario our waiter was terrific and food was outstanding.
Everything about this restaurant is wonderful. The tomato appetizer was superb.
Service was excellent! Everything was delicious - would definitely recommend!
Service was terrific and food was delicious. We shared the manila clams as an appetizer and salmon and trout for dinner. Food was cooked to perfection and very tasty. A bit noisy for me. Overall, a great experience.
can’t say enough about this spot! my absolute favorite restaurant in jersey! food is to die for and everyone is so friendly!
Excellent menu of creative and very fresh dishes, both traditional ones and new creations. Definitely worth a visit.
Nice food at the restaurant. Was pretty quiet which was nice.
Food was outstanding, service attentive. We out outside which was fine and less noisy than inside. You are eating on tables set up on bumpy asphalt that was part of the parking lot, but it worked out fine. We had shrimp appy (a meal in itself) wonderful fig salad, special haddock dish (huge portion, but well prepared) and the seafood risotto. BYO keeps it very affordable. Would definitely do this again.
I ordered steak. It tasted good, nicely seasoned but was tough to chew. I had to keep spitting out the unchewable pieces. I told the waiter who should have either offered something else, offered a dessert or taken the steak off the bill. I won't go back and won't recommend.
Food was good but the service was a bit disappointing.
Great food and service. The pace of the service was excellent & the food was super. We did not have dessert- next time!!
Spot-on understanding of how to create an outstanding outdoor dining space and a kitchen that’s at the top of its game. BYOB adds to your wine pairing options with a menu that’s spot-on in terms of its diversity, creativity, and deliciousness.
Second time there. Ate outside this time for less noise. Food still good but a few items needed improvement: salad had almost no goat cheese or almonds, peach appy proportions were off and it also needed seasoning. Service spotty. Entrees very good. Will give it a 3rd try.
Everything was wonderful, except that both my husband and I order decaf cappuccino and we both work up in middle of nite. Seemed like it had caffeine.
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!!
Laboratorio Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 746-6100.
Laboratorio Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1315 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.