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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- 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
Very good restaurant if you’re just starting to eat at sleek restaurants. They have a variety of different ways to eat seafood like a raw bar, rolls, fried, etc. Food servings (entrees) are great. Some appetizers are super small. Beware of the service however as you may be looked down upon if you're in your early 20’s. (Waitress didn’t think we could afford the food)
Food, service and atmosphere was fantastic!
Sit outside under the tent and you can pretend you are away on vacation. Tropical plants and curtains swaying in the breeze! Everything was great! We’ll be back a lot!
What a wonderful meal! We've dined here in the past and this is such a pleasant upgrade. And then I noticed that they have a new chef -- Shawn Dalziel. Of course! I've always loved our meals at Laurel & Sage, his previous restaurant. The blackened swordfish was truly memorable. The scallops melted in your mouth. One of our guests said the crab cakes were the best crab cakes he'd ever eaten. The crispy calamari, while still giving you that crispy fried guilty pleasure was light and tasty. The service was very friendly, without being chummy and professional. I've always liked this restaurant but now I love it. I will definitely be back! Compliments to the chef!
The food was amazing!!! We had the oysters and tuna tacos to start. My husband had the paella and I had the swordfish special. So delicious, so much flavor.
Our server was very nice and attentive.
Very flavorful, healthy, and creative food entrees included lots of vegetables Excellent and unobtrusive service.
Food Fresh atmosphere very nice
Awesome!! Great service wonderful food and beautiful atmosphere.
Our Server McKenzie was GREAT. Thank you!!! Very attentive, explained specials in detail.
The food was excellent! Service was great as well...We will be back the next time we visit New Jersey!
Great food love the ambiance
Excellent food & drinks. Great wine selection. Outstanding service. Little noisy downstairs for conversation but much better upstairs. However while the downstairs is well lit (just right) the upstairs has a loungey ambience with less lighting.
Importantly, the seafood is very fresh and the menu has something for everyone. We will be going back.
Always a wonderful meal at Halcyon. The fish is fresh and perfectly cooked. Drinks are delicious! The ambiance of the place can't be beat. Looks no further, its a wonderful place to have a meal!
We went out to celebrate a graduation. We were greeted promptly by a friendly greeter and brought to our lovely table. Our server was extremely friendly and professional. He explained the specials and was patient with us. Food came quickly and was delicious. The timing between the appetizer and entree was a bit fast, almost felt like the plates were instantly swapped out. Not a big deal but not my preference for a celebration meal. Food was fabulous. We ordered a bottle of wine and our server was a pro at pouring and keeping an eye on when We needed refills. We enjoyed everything and all of us ordered dessert. The server was so sweet to put a candle in our graduates dessert! The overall experience was great. I did find it surprising how loud the restaurant was at five pm. We were glad we didn’t have our elderly parents with us as they would have been uncomfortable with the noise level.
We look forward to returning for another dinner soon.
Everything was perfect from start to finish. The drinks were delicious and unique. The food was divine.
Very noisy. Service was slow. One of our appetizers didn’t get to the table until everyone else was done. We waited 20 minutes before a waiter came over to our table to ask if we wanted drinks.
The restaurant has gone down in terms of cuisine. They have the wrong folks in this kitchen now. This used to be one of my favorite spots in Montclair but now it’s like being in a celebrated chain restaurant.
We made our reservation on open table and requested outdoor dining. When we arrived, we were escorted to a table inside. The bar was packed the restaurant was crowded and very noisy. The air conditioning was blaring. I went back to the hostess and confirmed that I had requested outdoor seating. She went outside to check if seating was available for us and it was. We had a choice of tables outside and chose a table near a quieter group that was dining. They were very accommodating because the speakers to the radio were directly behind our table and they quickly lowered the music upon the request. Our drinks were ordered and quickly delivered our food came out and was all very tasty. We didn’t feel rushed we felt very relaxed. We were all full from the delicious food so we were not interested in dessert. They gave us ample time to sit and finish our wine, enjoy our conversation with friends, and we never felt pushed out the door. We will definitely be back.
Everything was wonderful! Can’t wait to go back!
Great menu. Well executed food. Servers are on point.
Everything we ordered was excellent....and great drinks.
I will be back. Small criticism they seemed slammed and some parts of service became choppy but I really enjoyed dinner.
Such a great experience - everything was delicious from the cocktails, to the appetizers and entrees. Our waiter was fantastic and there was no pressure to hurry and leave. We actually ended up closing the place! Looking forward to returning soon!
Excellent outdoor atmosphere and ambience! Unbeknownst to me, the outdoor area is joined with Egan’s which adds that much more flare and energy. It was great to be outdoors with everyone whether simply drinks or a full dinner. Friendly hostesses, wait staff, etc. A much needed reprieve from the pandemic, and very, very well done in every way. Food presentation and taste is superb. Highly recommended, and the vibe literally transports you away as if you are near the water, and not in NJ.
Especially exceptional last evening. We came on the early side for my birthday dinner. Everything - service, music, food, vibe, even the sunlight shadow across the marbled wall was just perfect. Fantastic cocktails. The creole risotto, diver scallops and the seasonal vegetables it was served with were mouth watering... talk about delicious sauces to give just the right added flavor kick without dominating the dish. Ditto for the fried cauliflower. Flourless chocolate dessert to die for. My bf - who had never been to Halycon before (and frankly is a tough customer on many levels) couldn’t have been more complimentary and delighted with the entire experience. And as a lifelong tequila drinker he found a new tequila he likes even more than his regular thanks to our server.
Thrilled that Halycon has maintained its reputation as a great dining establishment, despite a tough year. And special thanks to Iliana for the window table suggestion 🙏. Cindy and Al
Great food and drinks. We had to flag down our waitress several times, but still good service.
Been going to Halcyon for a few years now, but the food from yesterday's brunch was not good--I was tempted to send some if back. Also, the waiter said he would bring out the food in stages, but after oysters, we just got 4 plates of food at once (for 2 people!). What happened to serving appetizers first?! I hope this place doesn't go downhill.
Good food and ambiance but service was extremely poor. Not so much the waiter but more so the manager Chris who came across very rude and condescending. Our party of five asked for separate checks so that we wouldn’t have to waste time at the table calculating who ordered what. The manager Chris rudely shared that he could not provide an accommodation even after I shared with him that I had been there several times before and never had an issue with getting separate checks!
I grew up in Montclair and have been to Halcyon multiple times, and each time that I’ve gone in the past with a large party the waitress or waiter has given us all separate checks without any issue. Not sure how they did it but it was done nonetheless.
The manager Chris basically called me a liar and didn’t offer any apology or any alternative solution. He has zero customer service skills and someone should explain to him that it’s not so much what you say but the way you talk to people that makes all the difference in their experience. The Halcyon owners should really consider re-training him. Additionally my friend looked up reviews on other platforms and found out there have been other complaints about him as well. Unacceptable behavior. I will not be returning again. And furthermore I will be sharing my experience with my multiple networks so that they are aware as well. There are simply too many amazing eating options available in Montclair for this establishment to think they can get away with treating people like this. Shameful.
I had high expectations and Halcyon did not meet them. At a restaurant of that caliber, I expect to drink out of a real glass, not plastic, even if outside. Service was very slow. It was loud. Food was ok, not great. A disappointment overall.
Wonderful brunch! Beautiful interior and great staff.
Always really great drinks and dishes. Was perfect for Mother's Day!
The restaurant is located in an easily accessed location. Overall the food and service are always amazing.
Enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends. This is one of my favorite restaurants and always a great experience.
Generally enjoy this restaurant a lot, as it’s very professional and the seafood is great. However, the blackened fish tacos I ordered last night were literally too salty to finish. Disappointed :(
Awesome quality and ambience as usual. Table service a bit slow but overall all very good. Will return and return
The food and service are always excellent here. You won’t be disappointed!
This place was amazing! food was amazing..., can't wait to go back..omg the truffle fries..out of this world. 😍
Beautiful place, very good food, great service, relatively quiet.
A long awaited brunch date with my husband turned out to be lackluster at best. All the staff seemed like they couldn’t be