Hearth and Tap Co.

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172 reviews
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Hearth and Tap Co. is a stylish seasonally driven gastropub in Montvale NJ. Owned by Fintan Seeley for the past eighteen years, the restaurant has two main dining rooms, an outdoor patio, a non smoking bar and lounge, a rustic bar & cottage, and an elegant cigar lounge. The restaurant is furnished with genuine antiques from Ireland, and feels both intimate and family friendly while still being adaptable to large parties. The bar has twenty-four craft beers on tap, with a large selection of wines served by the glass, and there is an extensive collection of wines from around the world offered by the bottle, guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective palates. The rooms and the patio have working fireplaces; perfect for those chilly autumn or winter nights when you want dinner somewhere cozy and inviting. The main dining room is romantically lit, with Edison bulbs and cream lighting offsetting the reclaimed wood textures, while the upstairs is beech toned and comfortably homey.
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice experience. Went with the family for dinner. Burgers were good. Very casual atmosphere.

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PN
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this for a date night and were not disappointed. Our food was delicious, and the waitress went out of her way for me, as I have very bad food allergies, and she checked to make sure that I could definitely eat what I ordered. I would surely recommend it.

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S
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Sitting out on the patio was lovely. Very nice waitstaff.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Cauliflower and pepperoni flatbread were flavorless. Meatballs were just ok. It took 30 minutes after we were served our small plates to receive our flatbread. Our waiting must have said “it’s just out of the oven” at least 3 times. The cocktail was good.
Two small plates, one flatbread, 2 cocktails, one iced tea was $75. Not worth it.

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SM
New York Area
7 reviews
Reviewed on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

Consistent, friendly staff. Locale convenient.

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PM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service.

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BC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, food outstanding, dining room was just like a scene out of the Quiet Man

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Really poor experience , as if this was staff first experience with food . Soup to small . Turkey pressed and sliced , same as bologna . Small portions all around . Cranberry sauce just a little bit . Drink scotch sour was almost undrinkable . No bar tender made this drink . This was my worst meal experience ever . I paid 158 dollars . I actually eat my wife’s plate she would not eat this plate . Apple pie ok . Coffee ok waitress ok . I will never forget this experience . Bruce Kienle Montvale nj

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food. Service was slow and lacking

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D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was introduced by friends to Hearth and Tap Co. and came back the following night with different friends to share. The chicken pot pie is great, the beef goulash was superb, the beef pot pie was incredible. Come try this place, it just might become your favorite restaurant.

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p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. Well stocked bar. Pleasant environment. Nice indoor outdoor seating. Could be cozy and more party like depending on where you sit.

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GA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent start to finish. Our server was wonderful, the food was excellent, and the atmosphere was exceptional. Well done!!

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K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. My personal favorites were the crab dip, the short rib papardella and OMG, the bananas foster! We will return!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

A cozy, well decorated restaurant for the holidays. Great, but expensive drinks. A wide selection of beers and cocktails. Appetizers were not good and this paralleled the service - there were several bad mussels in our order, the potato croquettes were soggy from the gravy and the pork belly was almost all fat. Our waitress was young lady who was less than enthusiastic about working that evening. We had to flag down other wait staff several times for drink refills. The poor appetizers and service was somewhat salvaged by the NY strip entrees that were cooked as ordered, and tasty. The bill for two people was $140 (before tip), which was most certainly not worth the experience.

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p
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Just okay Nothing wonderful. Not sure I'd venture back. Did like the outdoor dining. No idea why they need valet parking for their large, half full Parking lot

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VA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Nice outdoor patio.

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R
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went during off hours so it wasn't very loud. The food was amazing, beer was good and the service was great. The avocado toast was incredible as was the chicken pot pie -definitely favorites! The Greek salad with chicken was excellent - maybe a tiny bit salty - an excellent choice for someone who doesn't eat meat. The beef soup was just amazing comfort food, especially on a rainy overcast day. Will definitely be beck next time we are in Jersey.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

been there a few times and enjoyed it. they have always been accommodating to food alergies except for last night. seemed like everything was prepared and not made fresh to order. food was ok same old menu nothing new.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Pretty good food/ambiance but border-line incompetent organizational skills in the background: this lovely, hard-working, well-meaning young lady was tasked to take orders from/look after the ENTIRE outdoor patio section (roughly 10 tables). High marks for the chef and this young lady who did her best to keep most, if not all, guests happy.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey for me but we always come here for little celebrations like new jobs etc. great food, have always had great service, will and have been returning. :)

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had a seated immediately but we did go for a 630 dinner. The food and appetizers were delicious we got the roasted brussels sprouts which was so good. The only thing was that they sat us underneath a speaker so it was a little loud for us to be trying to talk to the other people at our table. I didn't want to ask them to turn it down because I didn't want to ruin others night out. Overall great experience

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N
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I really enjoyed our meals. There were clever offerings and big portions. The outdoor patio was a big plus!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A great spot for hearty food and good beer. Would highly recommend and plan to return soon!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best grilled octopus I've had in NJ by far. Eclectic menu, everything was excellent.

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S
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to share dishes. Have eaten here several times. Grilled octopus is always good. The meatballs are big (2 per order) and flavorful. There is a cigar bar so sometimes you can smell a little cigar in main dining room by it is not overwhelming. Nice outdoor patio dining area.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Went there for my birthday. It's very beautiful and ornate decorations and the food, oh my, was sooooo good! Had meatballs as appetizer and salmon for dinner and both were very excellent. Staff was okay nothing to write home about. I would only come back on special occasions because it is pricey but very good.

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C
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Hearth & Tap. The food's amazing. The service is great. The casual atmosphere is right up our alley. My husband is a big IPA guy so he would like a better variety of beer but all in all we love this place!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wasn't sure what to expect but pleasantly pleased. We will be returning. Loved the flatbreads!

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k
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good! Brussel Sprouts & flat breads are excellent!

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JS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed previous visits, but last Saturday evening, large party upstairs had negative impact on kitchen and service. After long wait for two of three entrees, one sent back as too cold to eat. Did not request replacement and was not charged (good), but manager failed to offer comp coffee, dessert or drinks (not so good).
May not return.

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SD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The best chicken pot pie! I get it every time I come. Excellent service-very attentive, they don't rush you. Love their Pinot Grigio on tap.

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c
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were looking to take advantage of a beautiful evening, so chose this place because of the great reviews, and because it offered outdoor dining.

We had reservations for 5:30, and when we arrived, we could see the patio had plenty of empty tables. I made my reservation online, making a note that we wanted to dine outside. But, when we checked in, the person greeting us at the door directed the waitress to seat us inside. When I said we preferred to dine on the patio, and that I did make a note when I made my reservations, I was told in a very direct tone that they do not accept reservations for the patio, but since they had tables available on the patio they would honor my request. I just found the delivery of the policy to be rude and why was it even necessary since there was plenty of available seating? My husband found it to be rude enough to leave, but we stayed. I really wanted to try this place.

To summarize the entire experience, service to food: We were very disappointed. Thankfully the attitude from the greeter at the door didn't transfer to the wait staff, who were all very friendly. But our server wasn't attentive enough. My husband said again "we can pay for our drinks and leave", but with the wonderful reviews, I wanted to see if the meal would rescue the evening. Well, our entrees all came out at different times, at least 5 minutes apart. The burger was burnt, as was the flatbread. The flatbread also came with an added coating of black dirty oven dust. The empanadas were wonderfully crispy, but the filling was bland, as was the house salad. Nothing we chose was that enjoyable, except for the ideal patio seating. Maybe it was an off night?

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Rustic old and kind of funky/kind of old school little place that still has a smoking room (which I didn't see and only smelled at the entrance). Great cocktails and beer selection. Creative and elevated comfort food options with vegetarian choices as well as pork belly options! We really enjoyed it!

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was great. recommend this restaurant!

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CH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down my favorite restaurant in Bergen County! The food is incredible. Highly recommend the flatbreads! Great spot for drinks with friends, date night or family outing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

It was extremely loud and very hard to hear the person across the table from me. Two people ordered steaks and they both were so tough they had to be sent back. One of the burgers was very over done and another was under cooked.

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z
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

A bit of a wait for a table despite the reservation. Food was mostly excellent. Will be back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I should start by saying that this has not been our first visit to Hearth and Tap and never did we have such a horrible / unfortunate experience.
It started with a glitch in the system and OpenTable had their last reservation at 10:45 when their kitchen closes at 11.
Our entire party of 6 arrived within 10 minutes of our reservation time.
From our first Hello until we got the check all we got was attitude , whatever we ordered and they didn't have any more of they simply brought to the table without it.
They should have told us they cannot give us a reservation for that time instead of making us feel they wanted us gone. We would have gotten over the glitch in the system but attitude towards us was sooo bad that it really really left us with bitter feelings towards this place.

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BC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great small plates, exceptional pairings, creative flatbreads only true AUTHENTIC Irish pub in the area with a great pour of Guiness!!! Softshell crabs with Asian slaw were incredible!!

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K
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had reservation at 8 - we sat down five minutes after that - didn't get our first round till 8:35.
Food came five minuets later. You would think a bar can do better than that?
Very disappointing.

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