Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.40mi
  2. Distance: 0.54mi
  3. Distance: 0.72mi
  4. Distance: 0.88mi
  1. Distance: 0.40mi
  2. Distance: 0.54mi
  3. Distance: 0.72mi
  4. Distance: 0.88mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.40mi
  2. Distance: 0.54mi
  3. Distance: 0.72mi
  4. Distance: 0.88mi
  1. Distance: 0.40mi
  2. Distance: 0.54mi
  3. Distance: 0.72mi
  4. Distance: 0.88mi

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
View Larger Map

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Special Occasion (23)
Romantic (21)
See All
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Casual (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (8)
Fun (8)
Authentic (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Tapas (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sort by
S
431 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Been here twice now and always have a good experience.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined 4 days ago

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined 5 days ago

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service3
value3

 
·Dined 6 days ago

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value2

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

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

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (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.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always wonderful

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

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

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

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

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!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great service

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I made reservations for 6:30 and our party of 4 got there early. They sat us down instantly and the service was excellent. The couple we were with had the Steak Au Poivre. The portion was hugh and the steak was delicious. Tender and Tasty. My husband had the Trout which is said was also delicious. I had the lamb chops and it was a healthy portion. They were tender and delicious as well. Will be going back. This is a BYOB and definitely worth trying.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

The wife and I drove there just for the food and we loved every last morsel

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This restaurant went way beyond expectations!! Loved the food and service. we had the fish special and a crostini special both were to die for OMG!!! My wife complains about something at every restaurant we have been to, except this one!!! Great job, we will be back

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Exceptional all across the board from service to food. It was a pleasant surprise to see James hosting his restaurant, loved the free dessert that's a great touch.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

OVERALL VERY GOOD RESTAURANT. BYOB IS A PLUS. SERVICE EXCELLENT.FOOD QUALITY EXCELLENT. PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET A PLUS.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 19, 2017

We've eaten in laboratorio several time. Never disappoints. Would recommend highly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fantastic spot, great food and service. Restaurant is noisy.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

great service by Alex and team.. food though was average. Too much salt on everything. Chicken was slightly overcooked and trout was as well. Potatoes were too salty. This was after we said go easy on salt.. had a feeling... the salad and cristini were good.. actually took the figs and cheese and put it on the salad. Overall Overpriced for what we got and too many other options in the area to go back again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

Heard very good things about this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Servers were friendly and had a good knowledge of the menu. Food was delicious and presentation was aesthetically pleasing. we were not rushed, which is always a plus!I will definitely be going back

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on September 14, 2017

I like to share small plates with a variety of textures and flavors. This restaurant accommodates that. Good for girlfriends out, a creative conversation, post work, a date. All good. The service was good, the food was delicious, and it wasn't too loud.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.