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Sweet T's Southern Eatery, Montclair, NJ

Sweet T's Southern Eatery

4.6
4.6
393 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern

Authentic, Transparent, Pork-free Soul food. We're known for our Cornbread and signature strawberry butter, Fried Chicken, Catfish, Short Rib and Mac and Cheese. We look forward to seeing you.

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Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 500-3452

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Carlos Swepson

  • Catering

    Please email sweettssoutherneatery@gmail.com

  • Neighborhood

    Montclair

  • Parking details

    Please leave time to find parking. We don't have onsite parking. There is a garage on N. Willow St.

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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Menu

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What 393 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Great for Brunch

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  1. AT

    AlanT

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had been to Sweet T’s once in the past and was impressed enough to return with a number of friends. Everyone was throughly impressed! The food was outstanding and the service was great. This is a great pre-show meal if you’re going to a show at the Wellmont.

  2. EA

    EmmaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing southern comfort food one of the best I have had!

  3. CD

    ChyD

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time. The service was excellent 👌🏾

  4. VS

    VictoriaS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and great service, would give it more than 5 stars if I could

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I had a great time for my birthday! I was not expecting an impromptu Happy Birthday song. I was taken a back that the mac and cheese is an entree and not a side. The food was bomb! Thanks!

  6. LB

    LellaB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They called 2 hours before our reservation and left a message that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the restaurant would be closed. They then left a message to call them and make another reservation. We called. No answer 10 minutes after the original phone call. A family member was visiting from out of town and leaving that day. It was impossible to reschedule. I have not heard from the restaurant since.

  7. CP

    CP25

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We first started with biscuits and gravy… delicious! My husband ordered smothered turkey wings, he loved them….cooked perfectly. I ordered the shrimp and grits also delicious. The staff was very friendly and attentive. All very welcoming We will definitely be back to enjoy some of the other dishes.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sweet t’s has the most delicious southern food! I always get the pulled chicken mac and cheese and it’s incredible every time. Me and my bf love to split the berry cobbler. The warm berries mixed with vanilla ice cream is an amazing contrast. This was our first time going on a Sunday. They had a band playing fun jazzy music and although it was loud, it was catchy and we enjoyed it. 4 people ate and were satisfied for around $100. Literally cannot go wrong here. 🤍🤍🤍

  9. SP

    SarahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ordered quite a few things and everything was delicious. Chicken and waffles, mac and cheese, potato salad, collard greens, candied yams, potato wedges, fried chicken, fried shrimp appetizer and cornbread. with the exception of the wedges that were just way to big and bland, everything else was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. Loved the vibe and the live music.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We sat down as soon as we got in and we’re waited on in no time

  11. TG

    TheodoreG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food seasoned well. Wait staff was good overall

  12. D

    Dgal331

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Third time eating here, and everything on the menu is sooooo good! Excellent quality, nice ambiance, and very friendly service. Would absolutely come back for more!

  13. AS

    AaronS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, service, ambiance, and cost. We met Tonza who is one of the owners, and her hospitality was infectious! Great representation of Southern hospitality! Would highly recommend Sweet T's Southern Eatery for date night or dinner with family.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4

    The scenery n

  15. s

    snadinek

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    The food was delicious. The service was poor. Our server ignored us and and did not check on us at all, when we called her over she was abrasive. We are pretty low maintenance, but if she had stopped by, we would have ordered dessert, which we had planned on doing. The restaurant and she would have made mores As it says on their site, 20% is added to the check for service, which did not allow us to give her less on the card for the poor service. By the time she finally checked on us, we had been done for some time and we needed to get home, so skipped dessert. The ambiance and everything else was amazing and I plan on going back as long as I do not have the same server. I’ve never written a review before, so it should say something

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For appetizers we had fried chicken wings and cornbread with strawberry butter (the strawberry butter is to die for!) For our entrees we had salmon cakes and grits, shrimp and grits, and we split a catfish entree and selected potato salad and candied yams for our sides. We had peach iced tea to drink and the 3 berry cobbler with ice cream for dessert. Everything was so delicious and I woke up this morning wanting more! It’s a short ride from NYC, so you have to go check it out. You will not be disappointed!

  17. JJ

    JamesJ

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The restaurant decor is nice. The food was great. My two concerns are the reservation system and the ability to park near the restaurant. My family and I were told that we could not book a party of four. Instead, we would need to book two separate reservations for a party of two. Upon entering the establishment, our tables could then be joined together. It is my hope that the reservation system would not make the desire to seat four people together a challenge for future patrons. My other concern is the lack of parking anywhere on the street. I eventually found parking approximately four blocks away from the restaurant. I don't know if parking is a consideration by the municipality in a high-traffic business district. I hope there are plans to accomodate patrons with a better solution for places to park.

  18. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ambience Excellent!! Food was delicious!! Service was great!! I will be coming back!!😊

  19. KB

    KellyB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    AMAZING FOOD!!! Super sweet staff. Get 1lb short rib, peach sweet tea, and corn bread with strawberry butter

  20. WW

    WrongWay

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Before making a reservation, you may want to check their website. Lots of rules - 20% automatic gratuity was one of them. As someone who regularly tips at least 20%, this wasn’t immediately a problem- until our waitress arrived. She was rude, curt, and treated us the whole night as if she was doing us a favor. I don’t get it - we were two moms looking to celebrate Mother’s Day and she couldn’t even keep our water glasses full, refused a request for half-sweet tea with a snort as if I’d requested her first born. The restaurant had barely anyone when we arrived (7:00 pm on a Saturday) and did get full as the evening went on. The food was good, but not over the top. A fair value, as my shrimp and grits had only four shrimp for what was supposed to be a full meal. We ordered Mac & Cheese with chicken and they forgot the chicken. My friend’s chicken meal was fairly bony (not much meat), and was again good, but not great. I know that COVID negatively impacted this industry, so while I understand the food to price ratio is under pressure, they may have considered either raising prices or otherwise to keep quality food. That being said, I would have let ALL of that pass if the waitress we had wasn’t so horrendous without reason. We got out of there as quickly as we could, and won’t be back. With few nights out to enjoy ourselves, why go somewhere where the vibe is so snotty?

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, everything was delicious.

  22. M

    Memeglee

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The service is adequate and the ambiance is ok. The owner was there and did not great the dinners. I actually witnessed her pointing to open tables when guests came in. The food is good. I had the catfish, grits and collards, which were delicious. The cornbread is amazing. If you want good southern food, I don’t think you will be disappointed. I also did not like the 20% gratuity added for any size party.

  23. L

    Luca

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Not worth the price. Also charged $5 corking fee but took very long to open our bottle & didn’t even offer an ice bucket.

  24. LD

    LadyDi

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Arrived early request to be seated not a problem. Asked about parking gave suggestions with a smile and assured us table would be ready once we parked. Cornbread was ready and scrumptious. Every one enjoyed their meals and it was so nice to eat in peace. Not the how is everything every few minutes.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came for Sunday brunch and had a great time. The live music was perfect. The cornbread was AMAZING and there was not a single complaint about our food (and we tend to be picky eaters). Overall great experience and we will return. If this is your first time, a few things to remember: 1) cornbread does not come with the meal, it’s a separate cost 2) bring cash. They charge a 4% fee if you use a cc. 3) be on time for your reservation - they are not playing with this! 4) park in the parking lot and give yourself time to walk back. It’s challenging to find street parking.

  26. CH

    ChardeH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience4

    This was my second visit to this restaurant. My husband insisted we dine here for his birthday and I will say the some of the food was better then the first time . My favorite was the cornbread with strawberry butter … so Delicious! I will say the service was ok . If the 20% gratuity was added in my server would have definitely gotten between 16-18% . I was wasn’t too thrilled about getting charged for 1 of the couple’s that couldn’t make it to the dinner due to an emergency with their kids. The place was very empty not a huge crowd with was a plus due to the size of the restaurant. Overall my food was good … Mac and cheese was a bit dry but my fish and greens were really good. My dinner guest at my table enjoyed their food as well!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    the food is good, but some.meals dont.come with sides (al la cart) which makes it pricier. cornbread and mac cheese r separate price. why is the tip included for a party of 2 (20%). i can understand cork service, but $5.00; it was basically for 1 wine glass because the wine I was drinking was a twist top. i guess sweet t's is considered more upscale southern quisine since its located in montclair. be prepared to spend more $$$$.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best grits I’ve ever had! Such a welcoming place. Food was phenomenal. Southern comfort food done right!

  29. WJ

    WJSESQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The owner T was so friendly and welcoming. The wait staff were incredible. Food was spot on. And the Stevie Wonder birthday song made my friends bday a success.

  30. MR

    MartineR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you SweeT for a warm and welcoming experience. Ms. T (the owner) is an absolute charmer and the wait staff are very nice and friendly. As for the food, IT'S ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS, presentation was EVERYTHING! The ambience was amazing and definitely worth the visit! Our first time experience won't be our last!!! ❤

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service1ambience5

    The receptionist was very professional and attentive. The server was horrible and rushed us into ordering our meals. She was walking away before we was finish ordering our meals. The food was good, but in the future if we should return to this place we would definitely turn away that server. She has no good customer service

  32. C

    Calvin

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    This place is a gem! The service was a slow, but the food was good.

  33. JM

    JessicaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, service and ambiance were terrific. We will definitely be back again. My only improvement suggestion is to please use recyclable materials more. All three of us are science teachers, so the straws and styrofoam containers are something we hope will be addressed.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I wanted to patronize a Black Owned Business for our 30 wedding anniversary. We heard great feedback about the restaurant and my husband saw a feature on the news. So we came with our son and daughter. There was live music and the musicians were great, a very cool vibe. A nice addition to a Sunday dinner. Everything was lovely and everyone was so pleasant. That is so hard to maintain at times in hospitality services. So let’s talk about the food, catfish, slow roasted sweet potato very with that cane syrup cinnamon butter & black eye peas. Catfish with the greens and potato wedges. Catfish with greens and Mac & cheese( you see a theme here right?) and the lamb cheese steak. We were all very satisfied with our selections and presentation was very nice. We all decided that we will be back soon to try different dishes.

  35. N

    Newbie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was the first time visiting and I recommended here to so many of my friends because of how great it is.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great foods

  37. J

    Judy

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2

    Extremely noisy. We all enjoyed the food and the server was great, courteous, helpful.

  38. LS

    LynneS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic food. From appetizer to dessert!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was very good

  40. DS

    DamarisS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious! Their cornbread is the best I’ve ever had. The portions were perfect and the prices are reasonable.

FAQs

Sweet T's Southern Eatery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 500-3452.

Sweet T's Southern Eatery is rated 4.6 stars by 393 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Sweet T's Southern Eatery

387 Bloomfield Ave Montclair, NJ 07042-3741

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Montclair

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Please leave time to find parking. We don't have onsite parking. There is a garage on N. Willow St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Carlos Swepson

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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