Sayola Montclair Restaurant
Had a fantastic experience. Loved it
The service is good, the place looks beautiful and the food is not the best but it’s ok for an special night
This restaurant was amazing! Will go again soon. I can’t wait
Beautiful restaurant with a current slant on Spanish food. My only complaint was the $8 sharing charge regardless of the # of appetizers and large dishes that were ordered for a table of 4. (It seemed like a petty add- on). Otherwise it was a lovely and enjoyable dinner!
I absolutely loved it , the staff was amazing, Ana the receptionist and Francisco our waiter were super professional , sweet , kind and nice . Loved the food !! An amazing night out with my husband .
The food was absolutely terrible. The seafood did not taste fresh. This was the worst restaurant experience I have ever had in Montclair.
Quiet lunch, the restaurant was not busy at all. We were the only ones reserved, and a deuce walk-in at the end of our meal; around 1:30pm. Tiny tables, advertised tapas but couldn't fit very many dishes to share. The decor and table settings took too much of the table real estate. No alcohol, BYO. Food didn't taste too fresh. Paella was mediocre at best; rice had very little flavor. Calamari didn't feature the whole squid--no tentacles. Seems a bit wasteful. Oxtail entree was chewy, almost dried out, not calling off the bone as a good braised oxtail dish should be.There are things that need refining; it felt more of a themed restaurant than what an authentic Spaniard cuisine restaurant would be. Though what redeemed the restaurant were the smiles and welcoming attitude of the staff.
Enjoyed the brunch. Would like to see the food be a bit more warm (temperature) wise. Offer additional sweet items (danish)
All of our food was delicious and generous portions. Our waitress was excellent. When we walked out, I forgot my sunglasses and someone came running out after me to make sure I didn’t leave them behind. I am very grateful for that! I wouldn’t definitely return here!
Its a nice place in a great neighborhood. We thought it was overpriced. We would rather have smaller reasonable sized portions for reasonable prices. Octopus appetizer was perfectly cooked and had decent favors. The main dishes could have had more seasoning so they fell a little flat and didn’t have much complexity. Service was very good. Don’t forget it is a BYOB.
What an amazing place! From the minute we walked in, people were greeting us, folding our napkins, addressing our sangria, just totally amazing! The food was outstanding, the service was over the top, and the owner was extremely friendly! Can’t wait to go back!
Prompt attentive service! Delicious food! Beautifully appointed restaurant
A great place for a date night in Montclair. Service was attentive; food is not your conventional Spanish-restaurant staples. Sashimi appetizer and pistachio tartufo dessert were shared; my swordfish and my date's sea bass were both excellent. Noise level was low enough for conversation. A bit on the expensive side, but very pleasant experience.
We were the only ones there for lunch. The service was professional and attentive. The menu was a bit misleading as in Spain a "tapa" is seldom more than two mouthfuls. Here the portions were meals unto themselves. So we over ordered and ended up taking food home with us.
Fortunately, the food was perfectly prepared. 😂
We enjoyed a superb evening at Sayola on Saturday night. The interior is a hybrid of old world charm mixed with a modern European aesthetic that beautifully hits just the right balance. Our appetizers, salads and main courses were absolutely delicious - creatively prepared and presented. The service was attentive but not intrusive, and our water glasses were never empty. That it's a BYOB is a plus! Highly recommend this restaurant!
Food was excellent, service was excellent The decor and ambience were also very good. Will definitely be going back.
Quick reservations for 9 with exceptional service from the moment we walked in. Our waiter and all staff provided us with a wonderful experience. The food and sangria (byo alcohol) was fresh and outstanding. Our 2md time there and will return.
The food was amazing. It took a little longer than usual to get our main course, but it wasn't too long, and, more important, it was worth the wait!
We came to Sayola Restaurant and it was one of the best romantic restaurants in New Jersey. We came for our anniversary and could not have chosen a better venue. The food was wonderful, service top-notch, ambiance and decor wonderful and you can tell they care!!!! We already booked a brunch and a dinner reservation. Prasanni was our server and she was wonderful!!! Definitely now one our our favorite spots in NJ!!!
Love this place!! The food is awesome and the service is fantastic. Can't wait to go back.
I ordered shrimp stuffed with crab with sweet potato mash and the taste was very good, but the shrimp was over cooked. My husband enjoyed his oxtail. For dessert i had the brownie with ice cream but the brownie was very dry and I did not enjoy it. Overall, the place and service is very good and I think little minor improvements would make it a 5 star for me.
This was my third trip in 3 months and Sayola is always consistent.
Great food, great service, Francisco is the best waiter. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
Can’t wait to go back.
Food and service were good but the noise level was very loud. It was very, very noisy. Certainly not conducive to conversation.
Great service and selection of food on the menu. The only thing is everything we had was very very salty. Hope the kitchen can reduce the amount they use.
The ambiance is very good at this Spanish designed restaurant. One look, though, at the menu prices was discouraging. Appetizers, entrees and desserts, although nicely prepared but small portioned, the prices are much higher than comparable establishments.
Food was bland, we ordered the shrimp with garlic and it was tasteless, over cooked!
Then the special mahi mahi was dry, the risotto was flavorless.
Very disappointing. I would definitely not recommend this place as the food is terrible and the price point is almost as New York!!!
Food wasn’t great for the price. Atmosphere was excellent, though a tad noisy. A good date restaurant. But at $25-$40 a plate the food needs to be better than one step above a takeout joint. I got a veal plate, my wife a chicken dish, honestly I couldn’t tell them apart taste wise. As if the exact same base was being used on all dishes, with the sides and garnish providing the only difference.
When you serve an entree incorrectly twice that’s a major mistake . Poor judgement by kitchen and management . Owner & management need to get more involved during the process as opposed to afterwards by saying sorry and giving free dessert . The cost of dessert does not carry enough weight to compensate for poor decisions by mgt.
Beautiful restaurant with excellent service.
Amazing food!!! Great customer service!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was a wonderful anniversary the paella is excellent. The food was very tasty and the service was superb. They were very attentive to all our needs even taking excellent anniversary pictures for us. I went for my birthday before so this was my second visit. Definitely will be a repeat dinner. Dont miss this gem!
Great food and great service. Try the croquettes, empanadas, and steak off the lunch menu.
Fabulous location, great food and wonderful service. I was taken to dinner here and truly enjoyed myself. I look forward to their brunch!
What a great restaurant in Montclair! Food and service were amazing! Highly recommend it! A fun place to go with a group..
Good food a bit pricey but very big portions but noise level way too high couldn’t hear person sitting next to me
The food was outstanding, i had the churassco, with the garlic shrimp, my steak was cooked to perfection, my wife had the salmon which she loved, my son had the vegetarian pialla, and he loved it! Our waiter was not very attentive but it was ok, we also ordered the spanish fries and the were not so good, we replaced them with the french fries and they were perfect! I would definitely recommend and i will be returning!
The food and atmosphere in this restaurant is excellent. The server was overwhelmed and had trouble dealing with all the tables he had to cover. The prices are very high and to charge an extra $8.00 to share an entree is outrageous!
Delicious Spanish cuisine, nice atmosphere, efficient service.
Perfect in every aspect !
The service was excellent! Thank you Fabio for take such a good care of our table that afternoon! The music was wonderful, the only thing about that is that it was too loud and we couldn’t talk. Maybe you can just fix the volume because the singer is great!