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Allegory, Montclair, NJ

Allegory

3.8
3.8
243 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Join us Monday to Thursday*****
Breakfast 7:00 am to 11:30 AM*****
Lunch 12:00-3:00 PM *****
Dinner 5:00-10:00pm*****

Friday & Saturday *****
Breakfast 7am-12pm *****
Dinner 5pm-10pm *****

Sunday
Breakfast 7am-12pm *****

Bar Open until 11:00 pm all week*****
Bar Menu available 4pm- 10pm daily*****

Complimentary Valet Parking for Allegory guests dinning for breakfast, lunch or dinner, up to four hours. The server can validate your parking.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (973) 329-5600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please reach out to our Reservations@themchotel.com
  • Private party facilities
    Please reach out to our Reservations@themchotel.com
  • Neighborhood
    Montclair
  • Cross street
    Bloomfield & Orange Ave
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is currently not available. Self parking only.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 243 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

243 Reviews
  1. JCfromNJ

    New York City

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Do not eat here. Food is mediocre at best and service is probably the worst I have experienced in a long time. If I could give it 0 stars I would. We were told to sit anywhere (no one else was in the restaurant which should have been our first warning). When we chose a table we were then told we couldn't sit there. I found the manager who pretended to care that we weren't greeted and found us a table. That was the last we saw of him. We waited a long time for service and when the food came, we had no silverware, which was eventually brought to us and practically dumped on the table. Our dessert was brought while plates were still on the table and when I asked them to take the plates away so we could eat our dessert we were told he couldn't. The noise from the bar carried into the dining area. This was not good for our older guest who found the noise challenging but may not be an issue for other people. What a miserable experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    No ambiance and very limited menu. Food was relatively dull, and only one or two items on the menu were appealing.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We actually did not eat here. We were looking forward to a high end dining experience, as the website seemed to allude, but it was basically a sleepy hotel bar. A very nice one! And the people were very nice (so I gave 4-stars for service), and the ambiance was nice…. For a hotel bar. We were disappointed this was not made more clear when we booked the reservation.

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  4. SimonZ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I’ll go there again only if it’s raining hard. They do have comp valet parking. Made reservations for the dining room and when we got there were told a group of about 20 people had reserved the entire dining room that held maybe 100 places. We could sit in the lounge. If it hadn’t been raining we would have left. Food was ok but when we asked for bread they didn’t have any. Really? My wife asked for Sangria and was brought something else for $14 a glass that tasted like red ink. Coffee after dinner usually comes with sugar but had to ask. Server brought 3 little bags. There are no table cloths so utensils are put on the table between courses just as previous diners did. Were they sanitized between customers? Yuck. Dinner of 2 salads 2 fish entrees one dessert and one drink was $155. Plus tip. Definitely an Allegory for a real restaurant. The good news is there are always tables available. I wonder why?

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was good, service was okay. Was sat at a table that was not very clean. We had reservations and no one knew was what happening. Didn’t even have utensils to eat. The floors looked like the place need it a mopping. Honestly we could have gone to the diner

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  6. ArmineK

    New York City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was fair at best, service was slow, poor experience overall.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor service upon arrival and just got worse. Tried to sit us at a table that was still not cleaned or bussed from a previous customer and then a waiter never came by. After 20 minutes, I had to chase down a waiter who said he wasn’t aware that we were sat in this area and he’d come by soon. Took our drink and appetizer order and we waited another 20 min for those, only for octopus appetizer to come out burned to a crisp and oysters to come out without oyster forks or any forks for that matter and the drinks to never come at all. After going to the bar directly to collect our drinks, lead bartender who was dismissive and had tons of attitude didn’t acknowledge that drinks were never sent. Finally, our steak and salmon entrees that we ordered medium came out well done. Seems like no one even tried. To the left of our table another couple was having a heated exchange with a person that we determined was the manager, so poor service and food appears to be the theme here. Very disappointed as we had looked forward to our reservation. Will absolutely never return.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing Christmas Eve dinner. The food was incredible and the service was too notch! Highly recommend.

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  9. MichaelE

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch was wonderful.The waiter was very friendly and we had a lot of fun with him.Great time.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This was the absolute worst service I experienced. My family and I came on a Saturday night. It took the restaurant 15 minutes to seat us. The restaurant was not busy and there were a lot of tables available. The hostess said they were figuring out where to put the 3 of us. Once seated, it took almost 30 minutes before we got a glass of water and were offered menu’s at our table. A couple that was seated 15 minutes after us was serviced before my family. A waitress dropped a glass and it took 10 minutes before anyone picked it up. Overall the Service was terrible!!!!!! I will NEVER visit Allegory again. They need more and better staff before anyone visits.

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FAQs

Allegory offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 329-5600.

Allegory is rated 3.8 stars by 243 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Allegory

690 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-2202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bloomfield & Orange Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Montclair
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is currently not available. Self parking only.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (973) 329-5600
  • Catering
    Please reach out to our Reservations@themchotel.com
  • Private party facilities
    Please reach out to our Reservations@themchotel.com
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