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Halcyon Brasserie, Montclair, NJ
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Halcyon Brasserie

4.6
4.6
1700 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 744-4450

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Please Visit our Website for all Private Party Inquiries & a View of our Private Event Menu Packages. Visit Halcyonbrasserie.com

  • Private party facilities

    Halcyon Brasserie is able to accommodate you for private events. The possibilities are endless for you to customize a company outing or an intimate family gathering. We look forward to speaking with you in regards to handling all your hospitality needs and thank you for your consideration.

  • Neighborhood

    Montclair

  • Cross street

    Forest Street

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot in The Rear of the Restaurant on Label Street. ( Egan & Sons)

  • Public transit

    Walnut Street NJ Transit Station

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ every Friday and Saturday Night in our Lounge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,700 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Got the scallop and oxtail special, which was absolutely delicious! A little pricey for the size of the entree, but delicious food and a really good overall experience.
  2. MB

    MBZ76

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Great food and good service. Restaurant was very crowded and very loud though.
  3. KP

    KatP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made reservations but found seats at the bar. The bartenders were absolutely wonderful and attentive. The found was delicious and the oysters fresh! The noise level was definitely loud and I personally found it a little difficult to hear. Besides that - I love the atmosphere and it was a wonderful place to celebrate my husbands birthday!
  4. JS

    JohnS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    our go to restaurant for a night out to alleviate stress
  5. s

    shortstack

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding food across the board with well balanced flavors and great textures. It was very loud and the service was spotty but overall I would return.
  6. LD

    Live2Dine

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just amazing, as always! It never disappoints...EVER!
  7. D

    Dave1

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The did and service here are both excellent. We plan to come back often.
  8. b

    bgbg

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very loud, service was good
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great however, the fire alarm kept going off which was very disruptive To a nice brunch
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My wife and I are regular customers. I’m a paella lover so it is the only dish I order. It is outstanding each and every time I order it. My wife usually orders a salmon or other seafood dish and she’s never disappointed. You can’t go wrong at Halcyon Brasserie.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is perfect for dates or catching up with friends! Service was friendly and attentive.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Lovely waitstaff.
  13. LD

    Live2Dine

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Halcyon Brasserie; I come here at least once-a-week. It is always solid and never a bad meal. My favorite “go-tos” are the crab meat cocktail, butter crab roll, the roasted oysters, filet mignon, and the white chocolate bread pudding. Because their tequila selection is limited (nothing additive-free), I usually have DJ 1942 on the rocks here. However, I was recently introduced to the Paloma (tequila and grapefruit) by my server and it was delicious. Overall, this place is excellent!
  14. C

    Chef5

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! Sarah our server was phenomenal and personable and professional. She was fully knowledgeable about the menu and catering to my gluten free concerns. The 2 maitre D’s were terrific too! Great all around and we will now be regulars!
  15. GL

    GLong

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    2 of us happen to be sitting next to a table of 4 adults. For a good hour, my nephew and I listened to the 2 males and 2 females berate the server and owner and discuss non-stop about how one man's food was terrible. Questioning the cost, or was it "actually worth it", or it "wasn't what he expected." Then they proceed to talk about the server (our server) who was lovely and working her butt off. They said she mislead them into thinking she was getting the Manager but it took too long. Then the owner came over and made a joke about someone not having the "holiday spirit" and the 4 lost their minds again because the extremely obnoxious man who could not understand what he was eating (because he's from Florida apparently) is Jewish. I finally approached them when they were talking to the owner and the irony - they seemed appalled that we were appalled by their grotesque, hyperbolic, unnecessary over reaction to a dish which could have been simply changed for something else. They ruined an evening out where I expected to relax and have a pleasant discourse, not to experience the arrogance of a group who took pleasure in making us and those serving them miserable. The fact that that behavior was allowed to manifest has soured me on Halcyon. They should have been asked to leave, without equivocation. Allowing them to stay gave them the platform and sideshow they wanted.
  16. MC

    MCDM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The service was extremely slow and the food is overpriced for what you get. The manager/owner is extremely rude and self-serving.
  17. LR

    LouisR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner but more importantly when we were leaving our car would not start. Marshall realized this and asked what he could do to help even offering to drive us home.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food. The cod diner was fabulous…
  19. BR

    BabsRN

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although I can’t remember their names, the bartenders were fantastic. We chose to dine at the bar, and they are all very professional and friendly. Our only negative for the evening was an exceedingly and loud drunk man. While we were able to move further away from him, we were impressed by the bartenders ability deal with him professionally and in a very courteous manner. Kudos to them for dealing with this challenging situation.
  20. D

    Dave1

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. Whether you go for a full dinner or a series of appetizers and sushi it is excellent!!!
  21. C

    Chellie

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went to Halcyon for my bestie’s bday dinner. Place has an amazing atmosphere. Food was amazing! Great place to go for a special occasion!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We would have enjoyed the evening more without the multitude of reminders of when we needed to leave, starting at the beginning of the meal and continuing throughout. When we ordered a last round of drinks we were asked if we wanted to take them “to go” because we needed to leave soon.
  23. NY

    NYKer

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, lovely setting
  24. A

    Annonymous

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Love this place, a staple for a nice night out. This place has style, great drinks, great bartenders. Beware booking a table in the bar area (per open table there is that option) but the hostess blankly stated “no that doesn’t exist it’s first come first serve” even though there are dining tables in the bar area. I’m sure they’ll figure that out eventually. I still recommend!
  25. KB

    KBNJ

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    We were supposed to be a party of four but our guests had to cancel last minute so it was just my husband and myself. We have been going to this restaurant for about seven years and it has been at times not up to point until last night. Our appetizers were good. My husband ordered the tuna which came so cold that he had to send it back. Our server found out that it was the second time that night that the tuna was returned. My husband did not order anything else because I had ordered the Paella and there was enough to share. The Paella was the worst I have ever had in my life and I have eaten it in the best places between NJ, NY and Spain. It was devoid of flavor, not salt, pepper or saffron! The shrimp was overcooked and some of the chicken wasn’t good either. The kitchen was so off for a Friday night! We are so disappointed and doubt we will be going back. It’s really a shame. On the positive side, our server Sarah was wonderful and caring!
  26. O

    Olliemom

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Drinks were great, beet salad was delish and both the paella and miso salmon were outstanding. This was a very random find and a little off the beaten path for Montclair but so happy we found it. Will be back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Service was slow and perfunctory
  28. JK

    JKh23

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Disappointed with service - didn’t know specials - not around much - brought check before seeing if we wanted dessert then took forever to come so we could pay- had to go to her
  29. RP

    RuthP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Halcyon for my birthday. Had 5:30 pm reservations. Food was excellent, waitress was nice and the prices were not too expensive compared to some of the other restaurants we have been to. I loved the atmosphere! Very chic - the place had a great vibe. Would definitely go back. Grilled oysters were good, entrees were delicious and you can’t go wrong with any of their desserts. Only thing is their cappuccino machine was broken.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I would eat here again. The paella dish was amazing and totally worth the price. Sushi was also excellent along with the oysters. The seafood was very fresh. I felt the ahi tuna was over priced at $40 since it was no thrills. Over all though the ambiance, service and food made this an excellent place for us to celebrate our anniversary.
  31. L

    Loveforfood328

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great time! Went for a girls night dinner. We had great food and drinks. Polite and happy staff and service. Didn't rush us out. No complaints! Can't wait to go back.
  32. a

    aedh

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    The space is beautiful and festive -- really a fun night out! Food was good and cocktails were great. We loved the live music. Unfortunately the service really lacked. Seems like all the tables were seated at once, so I understand how that's a challenge, but surely is addressable with some better managing of reservation times? We were shuffled between servers and pretty much ignored. most of the time -- I'm truly not a picky customer but was a disappointment, especially given the cost and that we were there for a special occasion. I'll definitely try again because everything else was great.
  33. RJ

    RudyJ

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My hubby took me to this restaurant for the first for a Sunday Brunch date. My impression of this place as you walk in was-cozy, welcoming, intimate, good ambiance and well decorated. Our waiter Nicole was very attentive, friendly and amazing. We ordered drinks-I had espresso martini and my hubby had a coconut margarita-the drinks were refreshing and delicious. I ordered the egg Benedict with Smoked Salmon - it was good portion and it was delicious. My hubby ordered the burger and juicy and it was excellent. Our overall review with this restaurant, Halcyon Brasserie, has great staff, good food and drinks. We would highly recommend the restaurant. Hopefully next yearI will be booking my hubby’s bday bash at Halcyon Brasserie.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful semi-circle bar. Great ambiance. We’ll be back.
  35. t

    trez058

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The atmosphere is lovely and very inviting, but the food is not worth the price.
  36. LD

    Live2Dine

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food is always excellent. We had the 2 orders of the crab cocktail, shrimp cocktail, grilled oysters, burrata salad, kimchi fried rice, butter crab roll, and baby back ribs. The kimchi fried rice was really salty but they were extremely receptive to remaking another dish for us. Lisa was our waitress, who recommended the DJ 1942 (yum), was amazing. It’s always a solid choice for any occasion and a little salt won’t deter us from keeping Halycon on our “go-to” short list.
  37. MV

    MarkV

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh seafood makes this place great. Party had the paella, tuna, and filet mignon. Everyone left satisfied and full. Dessert was also lovely with bread pudding and cheesecake, which were light and flavorful.
  38. CH

    ChristopherH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Overall experience was pleasant and relaxing
  39. G

    Glenn

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    first level is very nice but the second floor is like sitting in someone's attic. nowadays when you go out for dinner and request a table for 2 you some how get punished and seated in the corner somewhere away from everyone.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Sunday brunch. The food was delicious. There was hardly anyone there which I’m not sure why.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1700 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 38 times today
Google Map for Halcyon Brasserie

114 Walnut Street Montclair, Montclair, NJ 07042

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Forest Street

  • Neighborhood

    Montclair

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Contemporary French / American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot in The Rear of the Restaurant on Label Street. ( Egan & Sons)

  • Public transit

    Walnut Street NJ Transit Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ every Friday and Saturday Night in our Lounge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (973) 744-4450

  • Catering

    Please Visit our Website for all Private Party Inquiries & a View of our Private Event Menu Packages. Visit Halcyonbrasserie.com

  • Private party facilities

    Halcyon Brasserie is able to accommodate you for private events. The possibilities are endless for you to customize a company outing or an intimate family gathering. We look forward to speaking with you in regards to handling all your hospitality needs and thank you for your consideration.

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