Halcyon Brasserie

4.6
1562 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Halcyon is a fine seafood brasserie, specializing in the freshest local catches, boasting a full service raw bar, upstairs lounge, and tranquil atmosphere. At this time we are offering indoor dining and take-out Tuesday-Sunday. In order to ensure proper sanitation between reservations, we have a strict time limit per table. Thank you for your understanding as we adapt to these challenging times.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 1562 people are saying
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vipYteagle
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Slow service ( 15 minutes after we sat down before our drink order was taken)
Ungracious service ( waiter asked to order as we ordered the drinks)
Table so small could not fit enter on table until appetizers were removed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halcyon Brasserie has an extremely inviting ambiance, great for a date night. The decor is fun, lots of flowers, and very romantic. Food was amazing, well plated, presented in style. We enjoyed our night and our waiter was funny, attentive, and knowledgeable. Would recommend for sure and will definitely dine again.

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mikedperl
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, great atmosphere but a bit loud like an ecochamber. Food was a little disappointing. We had the scallops which were underwhelming and the Paella was good but was nothing special. The side of bok choi was lifeless. The highlight was the Kale Salad special and the Harvest Salad.

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JohnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

our favorite local restaurants, always a good selection of oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They were surprised I showed up for a reservation. It wasn’t my first choice of table and too close to the live music.

My favorite server wasn’t there , but food was still excellent !!

If you wanna spend $150+ for a date and have her happy it’s worth it, depends on what your piece of mind is worth

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KimberlyT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service was lovely. The tacos were terrible and don’t reflect the quality of the other dishes. It was quite disappointing.

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NestaF
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here for my Husbands Birthday. From our amazing grilled oysters to special Kale salad to main course, everything was absolutely so delicious and delightful! Food was amazing!!! Ambiance and waiter was wonderful! My husband was so thrilled. Perfect night and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

One server for all of upstairs on a Friday night. Food was mediocre. Had scallops, crab cake and steak. Best item was appetizer of tuna tacos.

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vipMichael
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and its presentation was absolutely first rate. Portions were very large, which some may see as a distraction, but no one’s hunger will survive this restaurant. A wonderful place

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ShellyL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time, and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It looked closed from the outside but it was definitely open! We walked in and it was beautiful! It wasn’t loud, it was a super cute restaurant. My friends and I will 100% go back - we all said how nice everything looked and how delicious the food was as well.

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vipDACS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu - different choices that most restaurants have.

TM
vipTaraM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful restaurant both inside and out in beautiful Montclair. My friend and I enjoyed the ambiance very much, food was delicious, drinks were top notch, and service was great. We waited a while towards the end to get our check (waiter must have been very busy as we didn't see him for almost 30 min towards the end), but overall a great night.

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DickW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good atmosphere. Good food. Service can be spotty. Servers are conscientious, but inexperienced.

SG
SuziG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday Brunch & it was exceptional. My friend & I will be back for more mimosas & flat bread. :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and 2yr old daughter decided to have an early dinner here on a Saturday. My wife and I really enjoyed the seafood, and our daughter loved the margherita flatbread. The decor and ambience were really nice. The service was also really good. I would highly recommend going here.

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Mollyd
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there for my birthday. Excellent as always.

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vipRonnie
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous restaurant with amazing food. Great place for special occasion or for casual dining.

KD
KarenD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! First visit and will definitely return!

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BenG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a great atmosphere. The paella is excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We booked and requested outdoor. Halcyon called morning of and stated would not be doing outdoors seating and would we like indoors. I tentatively agreed, checked with my friends. We went, got seated literally in a spot everyone needed to pass by our table to enter dining area. Also seated us next to another party, despite areas with no one seated. It’s a narrow space. At the end of our meal, friends went to bathroom in rear. Discovered they were seating people outdoors! Furious, my first experience with this restaurant and won’t be going back. The food was fine, pricier than any other option we had- given only doing indoors. And, fwiw all restaurants in area around them were seating outdoors.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for date night. Food was delicious and ambiance was romantic.

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Dalmiry
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good the food was amazing! Our server made sure to check on us which was nice considering it was busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time in this place and we had the same waiter! Mark if you see this you’re an absolute gem!!! Excellent service and excellent food! Pretty sure I’ve finally found my favorite restaurant in jersey!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on a Thursday night and as requested we had outside seating. The service was pretty good and the outside ambiance was fun and great! The noise level was manageable considering it is outdoor. We ordered different dishes and they were all equally delicious! Will definitely be back when we are back in town.

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vipTerynC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mackenzie, our server, was absolutely amazing. Outdoor ambience is a nice touch. Food was absolutely delicious - had the grilled oysters, beau soleil oysters, caesar salad [LOVED], sushi special of the day & paella. Their wines by the glass selection is pretty good. Overall great first experience, definitely coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Seated outdoor. First, it took 5 to 8 mins for the hostess to come to the table to seat us. Then the waiter was very slow, the soda we asked for first was flat so we asked for another soda and the waiter never came back to the table with the drink. So my husband had to go to the bar to get our drinks. The bartender felt so bad that he gave us the soda on the house. After the waiter saw us drinking he never apologized or asked even once if we were good. The service needs improvement. Also, the the paella dish we bought didn’t have lobster. It had 3 shrimp, one scallop and lots of chicken. Not worth the money spent.

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vipBKLNMAMA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa our waitress, was fantastic, she knew the menu and made dining an experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was excellent. Drinks were delish.

KD
vipKenD
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sophisticated dining in an out-of- the-way part of Montclair. The food was fantastic, although the portion on my main course was a little skimpy. Service was friendly but a little slow and disorganized. My wine came well after our appetizers. Firsts - duck salad and thai-style mussels, superb. Mains: a swordfish special with sweet potato- wonderful. My main was billed and scallops with English-pea gnocchi and vegetables - only 3 scallops and 2 gnocchi hiding somewhere on the plate of mostly veggies. Good but for $38 I expected more. Flourless chocolate cake for dessert was excellent. Lovely decor, a bit on the noisy side.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was fresh and fast and very flavorful!

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foodies
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were quite surprised to be charged $3.00 for a second cup off coffee in addition to the $3.00 for the first cup.

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BIGBLUIZ
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant good food great service hard to park. Have quarters ready for meters . Expensive for what they give. Portions small. But fresh and delicious. . Noisey but was a fun place that has a huge bar. I will go again but not anytime soon. Will wait till the winter bc parking is hard to find a space.

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vipSALLYGEE
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been to Halcyon many times. We sat outside under the tent. It is a great structure and we felt very comfortable.
The food is always good but this time, my husband ordered simply grilled salmon. Although it was tasty, the size of the portion was about 4x3, definitely NOT a portion size for anyone. It came w/ broccoli rabe and potato but he was still very hungry. My simply grilled shrimp were good, also with a side of potato and brussel sprouts. The portion was 5 small-medium shrimp.
The apple crumble was delish.
They should work on portion size.
Next time, I will approach the manager.

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vipavidtraveler
Atlantic City
51 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here often because ofcthe great food and staff. One of our Montclair favorites

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ChrisW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu, cocktails, and service are all stellar!!

KC
KellyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute restaurant! The food and drinks were really good.

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Maria
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Halcyon! Food, staff, outdoor - all amazing !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

We ordered the lobster flatbread special, the lemon zest over whelmed our palates. Cornish hen entree was bland, skin was not crisp, and polenta watery. Scallop entree the protein was cooked properly but the accompaniments were inedible. On the upside the mussels were delicious as usually and the services was excellent. I’ve been to Halcyon many other times and will give benefit of the doubt that this was a one time experience.

FAQs

Halcyon Brasserie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 744-4450.

Halcyon Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 1562 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.