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Oliver A Bistro

4.6
886 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
We are a 55 seat intimate BYOB located in a charming historic downtown area.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(609) 298-7177
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew McElmoyl
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Catering
Many options for catering. We deliver or you can pick up. Also cater off-site
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Walnut
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Parking details
Christ Church located at 130 Prince St is a half a block away and allows the public to park in the lot.
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Public transit
River Line
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 886 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Amazing as always! Great food, service and ambiance!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It has been awhile since I've had dinner at Oliver's on a Friday/Saturday night. The menu wasn't quite the same as it used to be and I didn't feel there were many varied options. Also, I don't recall the noise level being that high in the restaurant. In the past the staff seemed to go out of their way to make your feel special. I didn't get that vibe this time. I think I'll stick to their mid-week burger nights.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The $35 Price fixed menu was exceptionally good. Very creative menu.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Oliver’s is always good. I went for the burgers but I had the Seafood Roll. It was good. The Korean Chicken soup was inventive ad tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Oliver A Bistro has always been a wonderful dining experience, and we've been customers since they opened. Quality food, local ingredients, creative menu selections, and WONDERFUL desserts! Always our favorite place for any occasion, lunch or dinner. And the owners and staff are just terrific people!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Oliver a Bistro is always a lovely experience. We enjoy trying new dishes every visit and are never disappointed. It's BYOB which makes it a very affordable treat.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food. Excellent and friendly service. Very fair prices.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food was very good. Seating area perfect. Service excellent

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, affordable."

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was just ok. Not worth the wait.
Meal took 1 hour 20 minutes to bring to table .
Its a small restaurant and no reason it should take so long .

Nice room/ nice staff

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Oliver A Bistro was excellent! The service was very accommodating, as my girlfriend has a lot of allergies and cannot eat grains. I made a surprise reservation for her birthday. The macaroni and cheese was delicious- never tasted anything quite like it before! It has a bit of a stuffy atmosphere but in a delicate, ambient way. Overall, I would recommend it!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Hidden gem in Central NJ. In the heart of historic Bordentown. Exceptional food, service and ambiance. Prices are reasonable, even though a BYOB. Weekday nights are "burger nights" with some of the most delicious burger options anywhere, plus many selections from the regular menu. Great new addition; Lobster Rolls - two big rolls per order - and goes beyond the ordinary with slices of avocado and optional bacon. If you're exploring this charming town, or just going for dinner, Oliver's is a must.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

As always Burger Night at Oliver was outstanding. I had a tomato bisque style soup with crusted cheddar that qualified as a meal on its own.The poutine fries with short ribs—full flavored and a great balance between the cheese and the gravy. The burger? Oh yes—freshly ground beef, cooked to perfection-/Umami style and the Boursin/bacon mix never fails to satisfy.

Never disappointed here.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The one unpleasant part of this restaurant is, (as usual, everywhere)....the extreme noise of other diners. Even sitting at a two-top, in the 3-sided glass-enclosed space in the front, we had to speak loudly to hear one another. And that was a Sunday brunch with no obvious alcohol added to fuel the fire of conversation. This is huge problem in restaurants today. I did not notice music in the mix, thankfully. It is rarely heard and only makes things worse.
Otherwise, it is one of my favorite places to dine and I live at least 35 minutes away.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Excellent food.
Very loud.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great meal. Great service. Will return again.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Excellent as usual. Truffle burgers are our favorite and never disappoint.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Love this place. Always delicious food every time we go. Super friendly staff. Call before you go for a reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The burgers lived up to the hype! Great meal & service was top notch.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My daughter and I dined Saturday evening 3/3. We were seated in a booth toward the rear of the restaurant as requested. We had a nice young man who was the assistant to our waitress who was knowledgeable and pleasant tell us the specials. Our waitress was less than friendly. She asked to take our order and we never saw her again until I flagged her down for water and it was time for the check. I had the scallops at $36 and they were done nicely and my daughter had shrimp and grits which she said were very good. We each had a salad; me the pear/pecan and she a Caesar. Both were tasty and portions were generous. We each took home some of our meal and when I asked for it in a bag to carry for our walk to the car she tossed the bag on top of the containers and walked away. I have dined at Oliver many times. I always walk away happy but this time the poor inattentive service put a damper on the experience. Better luck next time.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food at Oliver’s was fantastic. The variety was great, the service was friendly and prompt. Lovely little restaurant!

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Best burger, cute place, cozy, great salad, good appetizers, fresh, comfort food , fun menu

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great meal!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Overall the meal was very good. The noise level is very high! No me was disappointed with the meal! My only minor disappointment was the coffee that was week and Luke warm!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

service & food were perfect

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Oliver's consistently serves delicious meals. Their burgers are delicious, especially the mushroom truffle.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Comfortable atmosphere, great burgers with some very unique choices. The staff was very friendly and the service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was pretty good. Service needed to be prompted, kind of ignored us during the meal. It was really cold. Bloody Mary mix was not really drinkable.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

I have had lunch here before but never dinner. I went with a friend of mine before going to the local theatre to see a play and had a fabulous meal. The ambience is cozy, the food delicious, and the service was wonderful. Very friendly and efficient.

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Less than impressed this time around. I ordered a filet special, which was okay; but only that. It was cooked beyond what I requested and was one of the tougher cuts of filet I've had in a while. My wife had the rack of Lamb but was also disappointed in that it had little flavor and was cooked far too thoroughly than lamb should be.

Maybe the chef was off the night we went. Hoping for a better meal next time.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great meal as always. Super professional staff and lovely ambiance

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Oliver’s is a favorite of ours. Extensive menu. Friendly staff. Food is always top notch!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Belated Valentine’s Day dinner

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great and creative selection of hamburgers, nice quiet atmosphere with friendly and prompt wait staff.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

My boyfriend and I had the best burgers (jalapeño cheddar and caramelized onion) at Oliver A Bistro! We also tried the lobster mac and cheese and the soup of the day, both delicious. We were told about Oliver A Bistro by a friend and we are so happy we went, the food and the atmosphere were both amazing! We will definitely be going back again soon.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Went during the week to celebrate an early Valentines Day....the taste and quality of the food was great, however, it could have come out of the kitchen a little hotter, especially the soup. Overall it was a great meal though and I would definitely recommend dining here.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

We went on burger night. I had a delicious ahi tuna steak sandwich. Others really enjoyed their turkey and regular burgers. Delicious small desserts at $2.00. Had the apple cobbler which was good, but a bit pricey at $8.50 for the size of it. All other desserts are $8.50 as well. Service was good, ambience "cute".

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was very slow on Saturday night. It took one hour and 20 minutes for our entrees to come out after we ordered. Service was so slow that evening that we decided to skip dessert because we feared it would take too long. Our meals were good, but not as good as usual. I had the steak frites, which was tasty but I did not care for the presentation. The steak was served on top of the truffle fries with the sauce poured over the top. It was impossible to cut the steak without making a mushy mess out of the fries.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This wasn't my first time to Oliver. I am a huge fan of the restaurant. Burgers are great on burger nights, but this was a Saturday night experience. Food was fabulous, service excellent, and our table was a cozy little table for two.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Always the best food in town

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