Brix

3.8
33 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Nestled in the middle of prestigious Essex County, New Jersey, Brix offers a dining experience were casual comfort meets sophistication, all in one experience. American cuisine with influences of Italy , cocktails, brick oven pizza, and a warm knowledgeable staff are what have the neighborhood raving about Brix Restaurant & Pizza Bar.



Established in March of 2013, Brix offers a unique dining experience where customer service is priority and culinary passion stands out in every dish that is plated. Brix also hosts private events in the upper dining area which can accommodate up to 120 guests. The trendy bar scene also draws many with entertainment every night of the week in our bar room, giving guest an elevated and more intimate dining experience in our dining room. Happy Hour, Karaoke, Music Bingo & DJs are all part of the weekly line up. Come taste for yourself what the buzz is all about!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Diner temperature check required
What 33 people are saying
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3.6
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3.4
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3.6
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimS
Poconos
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant said there was a “glitch open table shouldn’t have booked reservations”. I was told someone from open table was suppose to cancel with me. Horrible. It is Mother’s Day! We were lucky to find another local place to seat us. Turned out to be a blessing as we had an amazing meal someplace else. Aside from the mistake - no one really cared to help! The manager (I assume) literally said “I cancelled 18 people. I don’t know what to tell you”. No apology, no urgency to help. Will not return and open table should remove this place as they do not honor reservations made on the site.

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jonl
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brenda our waitress was excellent
Restaurant noisy could use some sound baffles
My wife’s short ribs were salty understand they are cooking all day which lead to this
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AnitaS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and a fantastic atmosphere.
Everyone in our group enjoyed their dinner.

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UnHappyCustomer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The restaurant was quick and good with seating us. Once we sat down our waitress was nice. However, we waited over an hour for our food and by the time we got it, some parts were cold as if just warmed up. We were in the restaurant for over 2 hours and maybe a handful of times were we checked on. Then the music would go super loud and then it would be really low. Just a very unpleasant experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

If I said the service was horrible, it would be greatly understated! The waitress took our water and we never saw her again. Somebody else brought out our food. And we have an asked to see her to get the check we would’ve definitely had dessert and at least one more cocktail each. But They never gave us the chance to order anything else.

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BridgetF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very nice. I had crab meat cocktail it was delicious and the filet mignonettes were very good.

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Nynixiii
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came for senior special so it was empty. Food still good.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the restaurant was super cute. i took my sister and her friends out to dinner and they loved it. the music was great and the food was delicious and the service was good. they took the necessary precautions and it was spacious enough to feel comfortable and safe. definitely would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I'm a former server so it really takes a lot for me to give a 1 star for service. But it was the day before Valentine's Day, and the restaurant wasn't full at all, my server maybe had a three table section. I called ahead to make sure we were just allowed to order off the pre-fix menu as my fiancé is vegetarian and plus we would of spent more money and had a higher bill, thus a higher gratuity ordering off the menu (I always start with tipping 20% and goes up from there, this server would of gotten no tip probably if someone other than me [or another person who's also served] was their patron. So I ask for the regular menu because like I said and called to make sure we could still order off the regular menu (which we could), and another table with a different server had the regular menu, so when I asked her, she a actually scoffed and said "do you need that menu" as if I was doing her a disservice of ordering off the regular menu because she thought us not order (2) $60 pre-fix orders would hinder us from tipping, so I tipped her 20% just to spite her, not that she probably cared. Needless to say, won't be going back. Oh and the rice balls had a cold center but that wasn't her fault.

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EllenD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Beautiful setting, just a bit chilly as we were seated outside just before the

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Nynixiii
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and drinks were good and we felt safe with the social distancing from other parties. However the service was subpar.

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vipDearanij
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Brix was a nice place to take my entire family (5 small kids included). The service was great and they were very accommodating setting up our table. The food was average pizzeria type food. There wasn't anything special about it, but what we ordered came out in a reasonable time and was prepared well. If your looking for a nice family restaurant without any high expectations, Brix is a nice find

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GreatChoice
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had seen several good reviews on social media and have been wanting to stop in being it is a new restaurant in my area. My mother was visiting from Florida and my girlfriend and I wanted to take her out to dinner.Mom decided she'd like Italian food. So, I took them to Brix. Everything was just great all around. The atmosphere was great, service was great, food was superb.. We shared the artichoke appetizer, which we all loved.. My Orecchiette Alla Norcina was delicious! And, Im not a guy who usually takes a doggy bag, if its on my plate its gone, but the portion could easily fed two.. Mom loved her spinach raviolis and Brittany loved her shrimp fancese (which is a favorite). I highly recommend it whether its date night or a group event.

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vipPamey
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We found Brix by accident because it was listed under Montclair in Open Table but actually is in Belleville. We were the only patrons there on a Saturday night when we first walked in. The food was great but the waiter actually forgot about our Caesar salad appetizer. Its not that he was busy!! He made good by wrapping it up so we could bring it home and not charging us. They had a great micro brew selection of beer as well as a decent wine list. The ambiance was very nice and the bathroom was clean and done up.
We would definitely go back, as long as we didn't want to go to Montclair!!

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vipfoodsies
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food, brick oven pizza's were incredible especially for the half prize before 7pm! Tried almost all pizza's! Entree servings were huge and can be split so it was perfect that we have pizza's as appetizers and split the 6 entrees, we were a group of 16 and there was more than enough. Unfortunately, the server forgot our calamari fritti but it's ok, we'll go back to try that. Best part is the Karaoke which starts at 9pm on a Friday. It's fun, energetic and folks seems in a different world just having a great time.

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FirstReviewer887
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my g/f here for her bday, a little surprise dinner with some of her friends. The place is absolutely phenominal in terms of service and has a very unique Ambience. We were in a big group which just felt so fit for the place however i observed couples and larger groups having just as great of a time. there known for their brick oven pizza, which is what we ordered and it was definitely not a let down. I would recomend this place to anyone looking for a quick bit or a nice dinner, great food and service. I will definitely be going back.

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vipMerwin
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good, basic Italian. Wouldn't recommend straying far from predictable dishes.

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vipkandj
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Who goes to Belleville for good pizza? There's pizza everywhere you look. Pizza wars on every corner. And pasta? Everyone and their mother (and mother's mother) makes good pasta.
Well, maybe but honey, when the waitress says "people like us for our sauces" and "our pizza is really pretty good" you can believe her. Creamy Alfredo with mushroom ravioli ... home made. Fig and onion pizza. It's also a sports bar, and I am so NOT a sports bar gal but ... the game was rather interesting. What can I say?
Great late night hours -- and reasonable! If this was Brooklyn or Manhattan the prices would be 50% higher and the NY Times would be doing a cameo. Go now before they find it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2013
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Although making a reservation a week in advance, when we arrived there was no table set up for us. We had to wait a long time for drink and food service, they were simply unprepared for the large crowd.

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TTTT1
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We found this place through open table and thought let's give it a try! The food was great. We got fig and cheese pizza to die for, ago tuna, ravioli, chicken park, cannoli, carrot cake, and a pitcher of sangria all great, the server was wonderful, we even met the owner! Def will go back.

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vipBriana
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2013
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the staff was very attending. Generous food portions for the price point.

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MD815
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2013
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The drinks were great and the service was alright. I really enjoyed my food. We had a nice time while eating here. We definitely will be coming back here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2013
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good local spot with an nice menu. Portions were nice sized for the price so great value. Service was friendly and attentive and the manager was personally visiting tables during the night checking in. Food overall was good and they were willing to accommodate dietary needs.

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Nani
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We too my mother here on Mother's Day for a super early dinner and the restaurant was pretty empty. That meant fast and attentive service. It was great to not have to wait forever as we were all pretty hungry.
The coconut shrimp and Margherita pizza were the table favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2013
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Def a place to go with a group of friends. Def woul recommend it to others. Manager/owner was a pleasant

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lovetodance
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience1

The food was great and I love that you can purchase variety of tapas and share among group at table. Energetic scene at bar. Deliciousddessert!

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AngelaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2012
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Only two tables occupied and the service was very slow. My friend was served her entree 10 minutes before mine. When my pizza finally came out it was cold. Luckily I took home my leftover pizza, heated it in the oven and it was amazing. I will be back to give it another chance but will hold of on recommending to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2012
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant is very comfortable. The food was good and the wait service was excellent. They were having a comedy night and although, we did not have reservations, they had a cancellation and were able to accommodate us. The show was almost 3 hours long and terrific. The cost was very reasonable. This was definitely a find and we will definitely go back again. Highly recommend this place!

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vipDecadentDiner
Philadelphia
155 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2012
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good, though a little light on seasonings, and the service was friendly. They have good sounding football specials, and a good selection of beers on tap. My only issue is that the "tapas" are really more small plates, having an Italian spin more so than a Spanish taste.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What I liked about Brix:

Menu wasn't 20 pages long
Noise level was tolerable - really not too noisy at all although this would change with the entertainment they bring in, but that is expected
Friendly Staff
Owners ACTUALLY walked around to great customers and ask themselves how things were. When was the last time that happened
Food was delicious
Food was delivered in a timely manner - AND HOT!

Overall excellent dining experience. Highly recommended. Will definitely be going back

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vipJanTrish
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2012
Overall2food1service3ambience1

I wuold hardly call small meatballs, or mozzarella in carrozza tapas - I would however call it cicchetti, and I think this place has a chance to be reinvented. The french onion soup, another non italian classic was excellent, the seafood salad would benefit from seasoning otherwise would be at home in any fine sicilan christmas eve dinner table - Brix tapas has an identity crisis.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Brix! The place is beautiful, comfortable and welcoming! Steve and Ann were wonderful as well. They greeted everyone with a genuine welcome and stopped by tables to chat with their customers and check on their meals.Service was excellent! Stop by for a pleasant dining experience! Large portions and great brick oven pizza!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2012
Overall1food1service1ambience2

first they gave me a bad table just at the entrance with all the people passing by that was not good, sangria and food also not good... don't go back again

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You can order delivery directly from Brix using the Order Online button. Brix also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Brix also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 751-7001.

Brix is rated 3.8 stars by 33 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.