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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
9:30 PM
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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

4.5
678 reviews
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$30 and under
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Ethiopian
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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair, NJ is a favorite for both vegans & meat lovers with its authentic Ethiopian food. All of our foods are prepared with imported Ethiopian spices prepared daily. The friendly staff and warm decor makes Mesob the perfect place to relax with family and friends. Our Injera, a delicious sourdough Ethiopian flat bread that you wrap your food with, makes Mesob a favorite with kids, where it’s a treat to “eat with your hands.” (but we also have silverware, if you prefer!)
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Ethiopian, African
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(973) 655-9000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Akberet Mengistu
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Street
Additional
BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 678 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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olddice 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and food, very quiet and pleasant atmosphere. Definitely bring your favorite drink.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

This is a very popular restaurant in Montclair. I’ve lived in town for many many years but have never been until the other night. The food was amazing. However, I asked in the reservation for a quiet, romantic table and we were seated, once a host and a waitress wrapped up their conversation, between a couple with a baby and a table of three adults and three children. We asked to move And were accommodated at a two top at the front of the restaurant. They could stand to put candles on the table and make things more inviting. The wet napkin given at the beginning of the meal was neither hot nor cold and wrapped in a plastic package. Overall, incredibly unromantic but the food was good. The service leaves a lot to be desired. I echo what other people have said in reviews about looking for the server. Go for the food.

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ColleenR 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Was our first time there and will certainly be back soon! Loved the Happy Birthday song :)

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I've been going to Mesob for years. Each time it is an amazing meal with warm, attentive staff. I can't recommend this place enough

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentines Day and had a wonderful experience. We have been to Mesob a number of times in the past and we are never disappointed. Great staff, food and ambience.

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vipMagaloneys (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

It was a fun and delicious experience. Our server showed us how to eat and it was easy to pickup and enjoy the sampling of their wonderful food.

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RiyaL (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

worst customer service I had ever had. Server was super rude.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was DELICIOUS.

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vipNJ2dine (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Food delicious, service attentive and atmosphere pleasing. From the minute you walk in you can smell the pleasant odors before you are seated by the friendly servers. Do yourself a favor and enjoy this wonderful establishment.

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SandraL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This is our 4th time eating there and we keep coming back.
The food is really delicious! We like the spiciness of it and also the variety!
Our friends went for the first time and loved it.
Plus the waitress was so friendly and patient!

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BlueBuda (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Mesob has become a staple in our dining options in this town. Food is always authentic and tasty. Great for groups and lots of vegetarian and non vegetarian options. We love coming here with damily and friends. Staff is damily fron ownership and they take pride in the food and service.

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vipkathleenk (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Would go back!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Always very good

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The abrupt announcement of a Birthday was by blasting a song loudly. It interrupted the ambiance, the conversation and the overall mood. My guests and I plugged our ears, and we noted other guests at neighbouring tables doing the same. There were three different occasions in the evening when everything halted for a birthday. Understand, we are young and enjoy loud music. This was loud enough to distort the song. We would expect this at a chain restaurant like TGIFridays, not at an adult oriented establishment, one who presents itself with such an intimate vibe.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The food is always amazing. Seems like we had to wait forever to get a server to order, but the taste of the food more than makes up for what they lack in service.

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GTMS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Great tasty food, the place is small so make sure to make reservations.

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ENJOYMENT (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

It was our first time eating Ethiopian food and it was a pleasant surprise. Very different experience yet very good and inviting . We loved the whole experience from eating with your hands tonthe injera bread which is so soft and so good

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DrDei (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

As a connoisseur of Ethiopian food this is by far the best in NJ and possibly NYC. Every aspect of the meal was excellent. If you’re famished beware because you’ll have to wait a bit.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Eclectic food choices were either bland or spicy. The chicken dish was very good. Everything else was boring.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Very nice staff, excellent decor and delicious food. Amazing flavor and taste without the issue of leaving with your cloths smelling like the food. Great date spot - bring your own wine/beer.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Mesob is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is amazing, and I just love the smell of the cloves and spices as you walk in. I always have a great meal here.

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vipJMaz (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

I love Mesob! I brought my team from work here for dinner, 5 of us all different ethnicities and they all loved the food, the variety

The only bump this night was the service. I think they were understaffed and very slow to open our wine, slow to take orders.

Montclair is a BYOB and the hostess gave us some BS about not putting our liquor on the table and then waiter said it was cool. I think she was in a bad mood because they were busy

But I've had so many good meals there I would give them the benefit of the doubt

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paymoregetmore (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

My 2nd or third visit to the restaurant. Once as a carnivore and once as a vegetarian. Both times plenty to choose and preppared with love.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and very good prices.

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woohoo (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food! Absolutely love this place. The atmosphere is lovely.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Montclair NJ!

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vipHelen (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

This is always a great experience! One caveat-noise level on Saturday nights is intense.
Wonderful food-BYOB

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Kassim10 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food quality and presentation. Great service, nice decor, energetic feel and lively ambiance. They were busy when we went, but service was flawless and welcoming. Overall, a good value for the money in an authentic setting. Very enjoyable.

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vipAster (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

I love this place! It is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner!!!

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