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Alto Rooftop, Montclair, NJ

Alto Rooftop

4.0
4
371 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
  • Great for scenic views
  • Great for creative cocktails
  • Fancy
With sweeping views of the NYC skyline and the Watchung Mountains, Alto Rooftop sits on the 9th floor at The MC Hotel, Autograph Collection. Open year round, the menu features playful bar bites and a curated cocktail list that captures the eclectic spirit of Montclair. Alto is the place to meet for a relaxing lunch (Fri.-Sunday), date night or for sharing food and drinks with friends. Alto is where daytime drinks can turn into late night vibes.
Come and experience striking sunsets, signature cocktails, fun delicious bites, and curated vibe with DJs weekends after 9PM.

Make a reservation below to experience Montclair’s only rooftop bar or email us at Altorooftop@themchotel.com to inquire about group/table bookings, 9+

Please note Alto is for 21+ after 7:00PM. For full dinner options, please make a reservation at our hotel’s restaurant, Allegory. Please see the Alto website to dress code details.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, American, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (973) 329-5505
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    For all group Reservations or Events, please email Altorooftop@themchotel.com
  • Private party facilities
    For all group Reservations or Events, please email Altorooftop@themchotel.com
  • Neighborhood
    Montclair
  • Cross street
    Bloomfield Ave/Orange Rd
  • Parking details
    Self Street Parking & Charged Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 371 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Essex

    Romantic

371 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not what I expected. It was ok. At best……………..::.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    First, we (party of 2) arrived on time for our 8 pm reservation and we were made to wait downstairs for a full hour "because they've reached capacity". Just as we were talking about leaving, they finally let us go up to the rooftop. Surprise! It was not full at all. Most people there were just standing around and we were sitted right in the middle of them. The menu came and there was much on it and my husband was hungry. We waited for someone to come take our order, but it wasn't happening so we left. It was 2 hours of my night that I could not recover, 2 hours for nothing. We will definitely not go back.

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  3. MarkR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful view but took very long to get our drinks. Also the food we ordered had to be sent back three times because the order was incorrect. Also ordered a round of drinks for friends and they never received them.

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  4. JoeCianci

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful rooftop with great service atmosphere, vibes and views. Asian infused cuisine was nice as well as the bourbon selections! Wife and I had a amazing time!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Both the drinks and the ambiance were phenomenal! Great atmosphere, overall cute spot!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu is limited and the food was just ok. Drinks were pretty good. Service was just ok despite it not being super busy. Cute atmosphere, vibe and views. I recommend just coming for drinks and a view.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Natalie, my server was great and attended to all the needs of my party. Great times.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience at Alto Rooftop in Montclair! The ambiance was fantastic with stunning views and a lively atmosphere. The food and drinks were top-notch, and the service was exceptional. The DJ playing that night was awesome, playing all the great jams. It was a vibe! 👏🏼 It was the perfect spot for a night out, and we can't wait to return!

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  9. FrancisA

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice view the food was ok the service are really like the place will come back definitely

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  10. Sammy1019

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visiting and will be my last. My husband and I asked to be seated in a slightly shaded side of the rooftop patio and the hostess told us she couldn’t and had to seat us in a different section due to the server. We proceed to a table and after sitting for about 10-15 min we see her bring two other couples to the same section she said weren’t available. We even heard one couple asking for shade and she says ok this seems to have the most shade, again in the same area we were told wasn’t available. If that wasn’t enough, we figured we’re here let’s order a drink and it was no better. Ordered cranberry and vodka and it was bar water with a splash of cranberry and vodka. The only highlight was our server who was friendly and attentive and took the drink off our bill. Otherwise, this place was a bust and it’s a shame because it’s a nice space and close to our home. Will never return and would not recommend.

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FAQs

Alto Rooftop is rated 4 stars by 371 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 21 times today
Google Map for Alto Rooftop

690 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-2202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bloomfield Ave/Orange Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Montclair
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, American, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Self Street Parking & Charged Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (973) 329-5505
  • Catering
    For all group Reservations or Events, please email Altorooftop@themchotel.com
  • Private party facilities
    For all group Reservations or Events, please email Altorooftop@themchotel.com
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