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Join us for Brunch Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Bar Open until 11:00 pm on Friday & Saturday. Allegory Bar open with a limited bar food menu only available from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm.
Please see hostess for seating
Take Out - To Go Dining available through Open Table
Courtesy Curbside 15-minute parking available at MC Hotel front driving entrance
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- 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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Our morning was wasted trying to eat at Allegory. My husband and I made a reservation for 11am. We showed up at 10:30 and were told that because of a wedding party, we’d have to come back at 11. Ok, no problem. We come in 11 and are seated. 10 minutes later our waitress comes out to take our order. A few minutes later, she comes back out and says “The manager wanted me to let you know that the wedding party is still working on their food. The wait for your food will be about 45 minutes.”. Disgusted, we decided to leave. Our time had been wasted. My question is, since the wedding party was already seated at 10:30, why wouldn’t you tell us at 10:30 that there will be a wait on food? Why wouldn’t the manager themselves come talk to us? That is a move of a coward! My husband and I are no strangers to fine dining. I’m not sure what kind of manager hides from their responsibilities.
Server was friendly. Food was overpriced and overrated. $27 for cheese and grapes. Vodka drink was weak.
I will never return to this restaurant. A party of 10 for brunch is not a big deal. We sat at a table for 20 minutes without a server. When the server finally came he had a horrible attitude. We waited another 15 minutes for the coffee, tea, and juice to come and placed our order. After an hour and a half we asked for a manager and were told there was not one there. Magically after another 10 minutes a manager appeared. He laughed in our faces so we decided to get up and leave without eating as our food never came out. Completely unacceptable customer service
just don't wast your money. have a drink on the roof then go to a better restaurant on Bloomfield Ave.
Excellent food and drink and service! Just don’t understand why the music has to be so loud - making it difficult to hear each other speaking.
The gentleman that served us was very nice, but took a long time for service and food delivery. Good had good flavor, but menu is limited and food was cold. Not worth ordering dessert. Probably a great place for drinks at the bar.
This was my third time coming to Allegory and probably the worst experience of the three times. To keep it short, my girlfriend and I ordered the burger (well done) and it took about 45 minutes to come out. When we cut into our burger it was cooked to about medium temp so we had to wait another 15 minutes for new plates with burgers at the correct temp.
The lack of service and noise was overwhelming. The music was so loud we couldn’t talk- even outside . The table was dirty - so we were moved inside. Still super loud. No one came to wait on us- so we left— very disappointed. The hotel looks beautiful. I’ve been to the bar on the roof before and it was lovely .
We didn’t get to try anything- so the review is only based on the service- cleanliness and intense, loud music.
Eggs were out of this world.
Took awhile to place my order but the food was amazing!
It was not clear that the Rooftop opened at 2. That’s where I thought that I was booked. That info needs to be clear. The service was extremely slow although it didn’t see to be that busy.
This is our second time here since the new chef. The first time was excellent, but we were very disappointed this time around. First, we booked an outdoor table but then were told when we arrived that they only had indoor tables available. No apologies. The house music inside made conversation challenging (and it was early, no one was at the bar). We were also told only after we sat that the menu was abbreviated. Only 3 entree choices. I got a burger with fries and the fries, while hot and crispy, tasted like melted plastic. Not an exaggeration. After a very quick dinner we left and sadly we likely won’t be back.
Terrible food service over priced awful
Made aware of an extremely reduced menu 5 minutes before our reservation. Food was bland, to say the least. Service was really bad.
The service was fine but the food was awful. The deviled eggs tasted like vinegar - very briny. The risotto was basically a bowl of white rice topped with mushrooms. Absolutely no flavor whatsoever. Go here for drinks on the rooftop but eat somewhere else.
Slow Service. Bartender was rude when I requested paper menu for my 2 guest that were in there 80's. They could not read off the phone for the menu. Overpriced for the service we got.
We went here for predinner drinks with friends, but I would absolutely come back for dinner! The drinks were very well made, and the house cocktails were creative and delicious!
We came here when it first opened a couple of years ago and said we’d never return. But we heard that they brought in a new chef so gave it a try. And we are so glad we did. I’d love to recommend our favorite dish, but everything was delicious. But if I had to pick…Start with the Meyer Lemon salad and then have the Salmon. As a cocktail, go with the Poloma. Or order anything else and you’ll be just as happy.
This was our first time here. The hostess ignored us and we did not get seated for 8pm rsvp until 8:45pm. Our waiter was great, but we received our main dishes and were almost done with them and our appetizer came after.
Excellent experience at Allegory. The brunch was delish.
Brunch was delicious. Service was great. They split plated two entrees for us to share. The spicy chicken salad and the egg and pork belly sandwich. Highly recommend. The ambiance is a little cold and lacking energy or warmth.
We had seen the middling reviews, but figured it's a fancy new restaurant in town, so we should check it out ... and it was middling. The room has the boutique hotel ambience, as best as they can at limited capacity. The food is pretty good, not great, not awful -- but not memorable at all. (And they ran out of brussels sprouts. How do you run out of brussels sprouts?) Great service could have made the difference, but ... servers were cheerful but not attentive. They should be able to start a conversation about the menu. They should anticipate needs. But in both Allegory and later upstairs at Alto, they just took orders. I should add -- the supervisors in sport coats were exactly the kind of on-point and always-on experts you'd expect in a top restaurant. I wish the rest of the staff could follow their lead.
Great job to the chefs. Flavorful and well presented.
Great location, nice decor but terrible food menu options with limited drinks.
Service was good but I wouldn’t hurry back!
So much potential but fell very flat. Get someone in there to whip the ambience into shape. Train your servers better, they’re not elevated enough. Could be so good.
Nothing wrong with the visit. Food was overpriced and average.
They never answer the phone so when we wanted to change our reservation from 4 to 7 people, we couldn’t do that and open table doesn’t allow more than 4 for this restaurant. We had to make 2 separate reservations and ask them to combine the tables when we got there. It was obvious that they could but the waiter had to check with his manager. The service was very slow. The bread tasted Smokey which none of us liked. My son’s Mac and cheese was severely undercooked, not al dente. The Bites menu which is on open table was not available either.
The wait staff is very poorly managed - not attentive, took 1 hour to get our food, the venue is extremely noisy - also they don't wipe the table down with disinfectant after use
In COVID TIME: Ambiance was lacking but only because all the furniture was moved out for social distancing. Food was EXCELLENT. Service (mostly hosting) was haphazard because the poor people had to mind the upstairs bar and be away from the host stand which was not efficient. A bit hard to get the waiters' attention but we assumed they are on a skeleton staff since they are unable to be open at full capacity. We still had a nice experience. THE FOOD was worth the other nuisances.
Amazing experience! From the moment we walked in top notch service!
Valentine’s Day menu was HORRIBLE. Very strange food and left still hungry
I had a lunch date here for Valentine’s Day and it was perfect. We were seated immediately and greeted by our waitress soon as we sat. All employees were accommodating and adhered to the COVID-19 protocols. The food, and it’s presentation, was good (side note: they give you a lot of fries!) as well.
Good place to eat for brunch. Wish we had the regular menu to choose from for lunch.
To start when we got to the table the table was dirty. I had to ask the person who seated us to clean it 3x as he kept missing spots. At one point I asked for the rag myself. The 24hr smoked pork looked like a fatty boiled chicken. No way it was cooked more than 10 min. When I asked the server about it she said well thats the way the kitchen makes it. We asked for a cappuccino and it was undrinkable burnt coffee. For being near Raymond's and Toast for brunch options it sure needs to step it up.
Great restaurant with delicious food! Lovely ambiance
Service was poor. Waiters kept bringing wrong amount of glasses and plates. Also would bring the wrong fetid to the table. Drinks just okay...prices are reasonable to high...atmosphere is nice...lighting should be lower to give more of an ambiance and not like you’re eating in a dining hall.
Food and service is always amazing! Place is super clean and felt extremely covid safe. Can’t wait to go back !
Very nice and good with social distancing! Had a mimosa that was very good, but disappointed with the portion size for the price. Food was still delicious though! And very nice interior
Brunch was delicious! I got the burger with an egg and it was by far the best burger I've had in a long time! The burger was so juicy and hit the spot. My sister also got the avo toast and she had nothing but great things to say about it! Everything was delicious.
I have also experienced dinner before here. The muscles entre was delicious and completely different from any muscle dish I've had before. ! And, the devil eggs were outstanding. Both experiences were fantastic. Will 100% be back!
Excellent service, location menu selection. Exceeded expectation.
You can order delivery directly from Allegory using the Order Online button. Allegory also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 329-5600.
Allegory is rated 3.5 stars by 134 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.