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About Laboratorio Kitchen

Laboratorio Kitchen offers guests a modern atmosphere paired with seasonal food and tender service. 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 don't forget the wine.

615 Bloomfield
Montclair, NJ 07042
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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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 746-6100

Website:
http://www.thelaboratoriokitchen.com/

Parking Details:

Executive Chef:
James DeSisto

Additional:
BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Laboratorio Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (23)
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Romantic (20)
Casual (17)
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Worth the Drive (16)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Business Meals (8)
Authentic (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Tapas (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
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Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Excellent food, excellent service, just a bit noisy!

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Took group to dinner to celebrate 2017 and kick off 2018

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

What a gem! First time at Labratorio and we were blown away! Food was perfection. So delicious, full of flavor, and I love that they had a small menu. You can tell they concentrate on the quality of the food they offer. Husband had the steak au poive - delicious! I had the trout with potatoes and warm arugula, beyond amazing! For dessert the pear tarte - amazing!! Not sweet, so homemade and the ice-cream on top was not your ordinary vanilla for sure. I give the food a 10! Atmosphere so cozy and music/ambience a 10 as well. We loved our waiter Alex and can't wait to come back again!!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was my first time here. My girlfriend and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary. Our experience exceeded our expectations and was nothing short of very special. Jeremy, in addition to the rest of the staff members were very professional and attentive, food was phenomenal, atmosphere was sleek and sophisticated. We couldn't believe the steak we SHARED was actually one entre, considering how large the portion was! This was our first but definitely not our last time at Laboratorio Kitchen. Thank you for making our anniversary extra special!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent ambiance, food, and service! Highly recommend we will definitely be going back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was wonderful as was the friendly service. Unfortunately, there was a party of ten women that were so loud we were unable to enjoy our meal. Why is it that when people are in a group they find it necessary to speak so loudly as to ruin it for others.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Awesome staff awesome owner

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Best NY strip in many years. Better than the steakhouses. Better than Australia/ New Zealand from where we just returned.
Have dined here multiple times and always 5 Star.
Can be noisy on Friday, Saturday. Sunday evening was delightful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Exceptional dinner, and service. The steaks are huge and great quality. Seafood was so fresh and we really enjoyed the salad special with the bacon and avocado dressing. We will come back and tell our friends.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went to celebrate my daughters birthday. The food was excellent and the staff was polite, helpful and friendly! Would recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Been here twice now and always have a good experience.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our dining experience at Laboratorio was very good. The house made burrata was better than expected and my NY strip was well cooked. Our waiter,Alex was awesome- He was honest in his recommendations and accommodated the kids.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Way too loud and our table was right next to kitchen -- not good

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and service. The waiter was very nice. We forgot a bottle of wine and the waiter let us know that we could call the local store and it would be delivered to our table. The wine was delivered quickly and we were able to enjoy it with our dinner. Specials were also delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We made a reservation late in the day on our way back from upstate NY, the food was amazing and the service even better. What a great place to celebrate a birthday, beautiful decor and even more beautiful food!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Tapas, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The portions were large. The pasta was al dente and the meatball flavorful. The scallops were perfectly cooked with sumptuous butternut squash. The crostini with amazing blue cheese and figs were delicious and the burrato with a hint of truffle oil and olives were also delicious. The dessert menu as limited but my friend and I were too full to try. I would highly recommend this place Alex took very good care of us checking on us periodically this is a must try and go back again restaurant!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My wife and I went without any prior
Recommendation and were pleased with our experience

Although a Touch loud due to hard walls and a rectangular room, we were able to enjoy the meal and converse.

The appetizers and main entry were exquisitely prepared. The cost was a bit higher than average, but the portions were so large that we both brought back half our meal! I had the lobster special and my wife had scallops

We will most likely be back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was our anniversary. We had a great meal and great service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Laboratorio was recommended by a friend. For as many times as I have driven down Bloomfield avenue, I never noticed it. Boy, are we sorry. What a great restaurant. The food was excellent, and the service was top notch. We had the trout and the sole. Excellent! Can't wait to go back and try other dishes.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not bad not great. The place was only 10% full when we arrived and they stuck us with a “ u don’t matter” table next to the kitchen....and we had a reservation.

1 person found this review helpful.
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always wonderful

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great BYOB in downtown Montclair - delicious steaks and scallop dinners. Fantastic service from Lorenzo and a nice surprise dessert for our friend’s birthday. Definitely recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food, outstanding service but noise level is just too loud

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My second time here. Everyone loved their meals on both occasions. Able to park within two blocks both times, and it was a Sat night. Will be returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

My food was excellent. I've eaten here before, but I thought the food was better this time than in the past. My other companions were very happy as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent food, service was attentive, but not intrusive. Nice decor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Wonderful meal at Laboratorio Kitchen. Imaginative and varied menu. Beautiful presentation and great, attentive service. I had the scallops, which were cooked and seasoned perfectly. Lovely, tranquil setting, too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Small plates - delicious! Puréed cauliflower - the best! Brought foodies last night and we all left with rave reviews. Thank you.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

It was a cute spot; food was average and a bit pricey; not outstanding but not bad by any means

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent in every way. The food was top notch, and the service was attentive and professional. Plus modern and inviting décor. We will be back!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing steak would Definitley eat there again. Waiter was great too

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

First time there and we loved it. Have already recommended it to friends and family and look forward to returning and trying more dishes.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

All around excellent dining experience. I highly recommend Laboratorio Kitchen!

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is a special place. The menu was so filled with great offerings that it made choices difficult. The food was well-prepared and the quality of the ingredients was immediately obvious. All items ordered were outstanding.

The restaurant has a relationship with a local wine shop which makes it possible to get a great bottle of wine for what one might commonly pay for a glass of wine elsewhere.

It is well worth the trip!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

MY WIFE AND I HAD DINED THERE ONCE BEFORE WHEN IT FIRST OPENED. WE DECIDED TO TRY IT AGAIN AND IT TURNED OUT BE BE A REAL TREAT. THE RAVIOLI PASTA APPETIZER WAS GREAT. WE BOTH GOT THE TROUT AND IT WAS DONE PERFECT. GREAT FLAVOR AND VERY FRESH. THE PEAR TART WAS A GREAT WAY TO FINISH OFF A TERRIFIC MEAL THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. I DEFINITELY WOULD REFER THIS TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS A NICE NIGHT OUT. LOUIS C

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Above average food for very high prices. Service is attentive and they care.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Very good service, and an inventive menu make this place a sure bet for dinner out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

We just didn't realize it was BYOB, but they were very accommodating with a wine list from the liquor store across the street who actually delivered the bottle of wine for no extra charge.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

My husband and I came here to celebrate his birthday. It was very good, with excellent food and service, and a nice atmosphere. I had the lamb chops, which were perfectly cooked, and he had the risotto, always a go-to for him, and it made him happy. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great service

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