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Pickett's Village Bar, Maplewood, NJ

Pickett's Village Bar

4.6
4.6
306 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Pickett’s Village Bar, an exciting new destination for awesome food and drink. It’s a night-out, date-night, meet-for-a-drink, dinner-with-family, catch-the-game, grab-a-burger, kind of place, that’s also a hub for live music, al fresco dining and drinking, and private parties.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 313-1100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

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What 306 people are saying

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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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Good for Groups

  • New Jersey - North

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. HF

    HowardFischer

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had been meaning to go to Pickett's for some time, and took the opportunity to hear a friend's band play to try it. Very glad I did. First of all, great food. And I liked the fact that when I asked the server which the best dishes were, she gave me her recommendations, rather than saying "oh it's all good" - she also did the same for the ample draft beer list (with many of NJ's top craft breweries represented). The fish tacos were among the best I have had, and the spinach salad was well-dressed and amply sized. We ate outdoors, and it was impressive how many staff there were. I don't think I have seen a restaurant so well-staffed post-pandemic. So many places are struggling to get people - Pickett's must be treating its people really well to have so many well-trained people. I never felt ignored. I also was impressed by the price point. Incredibly reasonable - many entrees under $20. The space is also very welcoming. The outdoors has several tents, and bar tables with stools as well as regular tables. The music was at a good volume level, so that you could enjoy it and still talk. This was my first - but my no means my last - visit. It is nice to have an additional neighborhood place to relax in.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food good and large portions! Fri an Sat nights there is a band outside too. Good choices . Good night out highly recommend. Enjoy 😊
  3. MH

    MarcyH

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers are so helpful and work so hard. Really appreciate the wonderful service at Picketts and great food.
  4. M

    Marko

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Ordered a medium burger; came our rare; sent it back. Came out well done. Server inattentive. Overpriced. Much better burgers elsewhere for better prices.
  5. TT

    TTANDFRIENDS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We came for the music and enjoyed a meal and cocktails.
  6. m

    mandy

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun great atmosphere. Really really Great service. Menu and drinks menu are terrific. We always enjoy a night there
  7. VF

    VegFoodie

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem. Amazing time.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    I tried this establishment since it’s opening and the service is severely lacking in skills. Our waiter wasn’t able to speak about flavor profiles of the cocktails. When placing our meal order, we requested flour tortilla for their tacos. When order came out, we mentioned that the tacos had been placed on corn and his response was “it only comes this way”. If he had stated that earlier, the fiber would have chooses differently. The lack of service was so apparent, we requested to speak to the manager. The manger arrives without saying his name nor did state “how may I help you”. The manger stood there and said hello. And it was just awkward. He did offer to remake the plate; but enough time had passed and my friend was starving. Instead of checking on us as we were almost the only 1 of 3 tables, no one checked in. Upon paying, we asked our waiter to just call out the names on the credit cards and his response was “I have to clean”. In the time the waiter stated that, he could had read/passed out the receipts. We asked for a manager and this time the assistant manager came to our table and this time we were just horrified about the lack of professionalism. She did comp the tacos; but if you have to speak two times to management for lack of customer service, there is an opportunity to enhance staff training and an opportunity for the manager to just check-in and take care of the table himself. Do not know if I can recommend this establishment as service and management style are not consistent with what a restaurant that wants longevity.
  9. o

    onenyseguy

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It has a very nice bar and picnic like outdoor seating area. If you are looking for an extensive or upscale menu, this is not the place for you. Basically feature a bar menu with tacos, burgers and salads. There are about four options on there dinner menu. Service was spotty, but I think only one waiter was on duty. I had the steak tacos and my wife had the cobb salad and both were very good. The Pickett Margarita was excellent.
  10. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Ambiance was hip and place clean. Indoor music was a bit too loud for conversation. Food was delicious but mostly burgers, sandwiches, pizza--no pasta dishes or anything.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely outdoor patio with a view of a stream and Maplewood golf course
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food!
  13. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice experience with consistently good food and friendly staff. We highly recommend Picket’s!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have enjoyed many meals at Pickett’s with friends over the past six months. We had dinner last evening with our son and he totally enjoyed himself and loved the chicken wings with honey siracha sauce, fish and chips and Cobb salad. Pickett’s has become our go to bar restaurant.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fun outdoor experience with a great band! Food was fantastic! Our first time at Pickett’s. Won’t be out last. And we even got some fashion info from the manager Nick. everyone who works at Picketts was beyond nice and made us feel right at home!
  16. MN

    MichelleN

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a wonderful experience at Pickett’s. It’s one of our favorite local spots to eat.
  17. ED

    EDB5

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We rented the outdoor tented area of Pickett’s for a private event. Working with Nick was fantastic, and everything turned out great. The food was wonderful and all of our guests enjoyed themselves.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pickett's has become our "go to" and I find myself craving the Pickett's Margarita -- a fantastic,spicy but oh-so-smooth cocktail! I had hyped it up to a friend who's very fussy about her tequila drinks and she ordered a second! Thanks for another great meal!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Beginning with the host who was so friendly and accommodating, then Ana at the bar was delightful. Our waitress and food was great. The only issue was the noise level. Our party of 6 hadn’t seen each other in a while and it was very hard to have conversation with all.
  20. S

    Schules

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening. Everything was on point. Nick as usual on top of his game. Unfortunately the band was rained out. You can never depend on Jersey weather
  21. AT

    AnthT

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for food and drinks - love the outside patio
  22. i

    ilovewestins

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, ambiance, and service. Picketts is a neighborhood gem that I recommend highly and will frequent.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , ambiance
  24. CB

    CharlesB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Comfortable, family friendly, good service
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Burgers were ordered at medium rare and they came out more than medium but overall was very good and service was fantastic.
  26. AR

    AnnetteR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff. Great food Great neighborhood spot.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Frustrating that they add a 3.5% convenience fee for paying with credit card given their prices. Comparable restaurants in area do not do this. Please take this into consideration when planning a visit. Though food was good, I’m disinclined to return when there are plentiful options in the vicinity.
  29. BJ

    BradfordJ

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great first dining experience at Pickett's Village Bar. We went with no expectations as we were just looking for an outdoor dining option on a Saturday night. Turned out to be a great choice and we will definitely be back. They have a nice outdoor seating area with plenty of heaters which makes a late winter/early spring dinner fairly comfortable. Cocktails were great, plenty of on-tap beer selections, pizza was excellent and there are plenty of good food options for the kids. The inside seating scene was vibrant and I'm looking forward to coming back to see live music outside once the warm weather rolls in. Our server, Osiel was great and one of the owners came out to check on us and make sure we were happy with our experience. Very relaxing evening and a nice new addition to include in our restaurant rotation.
  30. MC

    MariaC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Food was terrific, the staff is wonderful.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I saw online that they offer a gluten free beer my daughter and I like. So many restaurants and bars don’t offer Gf beer. We were very pleasantly surprised that they had a few items on the menu that are Gf too. We ordered a Gf pizza and even though I’m not a cauliflower crust fan, I have to say it was really delish! My husband enjoyed his non Gf food as well. Kind of a Sports bar atmosphere but we could actually hear each other at the table.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious cocktails, dinner & desserts! Great beer selection. Attentive service & just the right ambiance for a casual, chatty meal with friends. Spicy margarita, pizza, burger & fries, steak Cobb salad, carrot cake — all delish! We’ll be back!
  33. MP

    MichaelP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food great service and great beer selection
  34. m

    mammysue

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just what we needed. A Pickett’s cheeseburger and fries and it didn’t disappoint. Thanks for a great dinner.
  35. B

    Beth

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun casual setting with friendly service and great food.
  36. MM

    MaureenM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gluten free pizza was outstanding!!! Great service!!!
  37. S

    Sarah205

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great bar/pub food. Drinks were good, wine by the glass was excellent and the pizza was grewt
  38. Y

    Yummy

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everyone that works there is so nice and attentive!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks. Yummy food. Good service! Would definitely be coming back here.
  40. m

    marcus

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place, the food is great and the drinks are amazing!

FAQs

Pickett's Village Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 306 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 14 times today
Google Map for Pickett's Village Bar

2208 Millburn Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2605

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Maplewood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Entertainment, Full Bar

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