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About Oliver A Bistro
We are a 55 seat intimate BYOB located in a charming historic downtown area.
Bordentown, NJ 08505
French, Fusion / Eclectic
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
$31 to $50
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Many options for catering. We deliver or you can pick up. Also cater off-site
Christ Church located at 130 Prince St is a half a block away and allows the public to park in the lot.
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Oliver A Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Good food as always for the most part. The steamed mussels in the Thai sauce are to die for and highly recommended. My husband had the salad with pecans and pears which he said was delicious. I had my usual shrimp and grits with garlicky greens. Greens weren't as flavorful as the last time, and there were a few lumps in my grits, but it was still good and the shrimp were tender and cooked to perfection. My husband was not as thrilled with his salmon however, and picked at pretty much everything on his plate. There isn't a huge selection on the menu on a Friday night and I thought there used to be a little more variety in years past. We had a good time just the same and appreciate the chance to dine out at Olivers.
Usually I rave about their gourmet burgers but this time I can't. I had the Barcelona burger and it was sloppy and wet. One friend had a veggie burger and said it was very mushy. Another friend had the Eastern Block burger and asked for it to be cooked well, and no pink but it was pink so she could only it around the done edges. I'd say it wasn't a good night for burgers.
I have been to Oliver's before but the rest of my group had never been so it was a fun experience for them to all be trying a new place. The service was superb, we had two people attending to us. They kept our waters filled and our table clear of dirty dishes. Those two things tend to be pet peeves when dining out. We started with some pumpkin soups, the truffle wings and guac. Highly recommend the soup. I didn't have the wings but the rest of the group did and they said they would definitely order them again. The guac was lacking some spice but that is just personal preference. We loved how the burgers had the option of being served with fries or your choice of house or caesar salad. We all opted for different burgers being that is what they're known for during the week and it was one of the burger nights. We ended the meal with desserts. The creme brulee is the best traditional style my friends and I have ever had. They actually serve it in a deep dish which is different and certainly favored now. We will definitely be returning and look forward to trying more new items off the menu.
Who knew that Bordentown had such a lovely lace to dine out? Mid week lunch was quite busy but we had excellent service from staff. The menu has such a wide variety of choices, we were hard pressed to settle. The main meal was very good and the desert also very yummy. The tables in the window area are very nice: great for people watching. The booths seemed comfortable and roomy.
Our waitress was excellent, but she rarely visited. Our waiter seemed preoccupied with other tables. Food quality was very good and tasty, however, all 4 of us ordered "medium" burgers (some pink) and all received "well done ". This was disappointing. Service was very slow. Bus staff very pleasant and attentive. Makes me wonder "where is the owner?"
Made a reservation for 5:30. We were immediately taken to the back table, closest to the kitchen. Friend asked for a cup of hot tea with milk. Brought her green tea, no milk. Had to ask for regular tea and milk again. One person took our order, another brought our food, another asked if we wanted dessert, but was unable to describe the options. Food was great....service, not so much.
Oliver a Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants in Bordentown. We're not from the area but tend to go once or twice a year as we shoot up to 295. Unfortunately the experience this time what disappointing because of not knowing that on holiday weekends they do not have their regular menu. The menu for this weekend of Labor Day was essentially hamburgers. We were disappointed as to the menu choices. There was also an extremely loud foursome that also dampened our experience. We will come again but will be more careful about when we come
One of my favorite restaurants. Food is always very good, lunch or dinner. Service is always friendly and efficient, but never rushed. The menu changes but some of the favorites are always available. There are wonderful soup options and specials for the day.
This was our first visit to Oliver, a bistro. We went based on the recommendation of friends who lived in Bordentown for several years. We are grateful to our friends. First, the service staff is excellent. The waitress paid close attention to our questions and their context, and steered us with care - not to the most expensive options but to ones that truly met our needs. The food was good and the portions were ample. We will definitely return.
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