Vanillamore’s fresh take on a night out seeks to be at the intersection of elevated but casual – meeting all the needs of guests looking to find a friendly neighborhood place that allows them to explore desserts that evoke memories from their childhood (SWEET), share small plates and experience a range of flavors, textures, colors (SAVORY), and read through conversation starter cards that lead to storytelling and connection. Chef Risa prides herself on creating a restaurant where foodies, families, friends and the local community can experience exceptional service, an open kitchen, and a virtual art gallery in an immersive, approachable way (SOCIAL).
The food is *so good* - the only thing I wish is that there were smaller "a la carte" options for dessert. (My son was with us and wanted a cookie. My sister and I wanted the s'mores. But because it was my son's birthday, we went with the milk and cookies platter. I wish it had been possible to just get him one cookie!)
Display and creativity of food pairings is excellent. Preparation took care and time by the staff. Overall cheeryness or friendliness of the staff could have been uped a few notches, however it was a Sunday afternoon after a Valentine's Weekend. Much of my dining experiences that I love come from service, so if that got stepped up I would have enjoyed celebrating our Valentine's Day more. However, we will be back anyways!
The food and serving and staff are amazing! I will definitely go again and bring more friends along to spread the word of this place.
Vanillamore has such great food and dessert! The service was amazing and helpful! Will definitely come back again!
The food was exceptional. My wife and I got an assortment of tapas, all of which were incredibly flavorful. We got the chocolate charcuterie board for dessert (highly recommend) and it was amazing. We expected a delicious meal but this definitely exceeded expectations!!! We’ll be back!!
It was fun to have a game on the table while we wait for our food!
We went here for dessert and they do amazing and innovative chocolates and drinks. It was our second time there and everyone was warm and welcoming. Definitely would come back! Sydney was great.
Flavorful, fulfilling and simply OUTSTANDING! Highly recommend Vanillamore for a quick bite, a wonderful dinner or just dessert. You won't be disappointed. Also, the team always delivers extraordinary service. I'll be back!
Amazing dessert and coffee. Nothing like it in Northern NJ.
Service is excellent. Only downside is that seating is limited and most of it is at the dessert bar. But still worth the visit!
Very creative, fun way to enjoy good food. Only constructive critic would be that dishes could be served warmer, when applicable. Will definitely be going back soon!
Vanillamore has great atmosphere, service, and food!
Waitstaff was friendly and informative. Service and food excellent. Will be back to explore menu further.
Great Service , Great dessert
Excellent food and menu options. Love the staff and atmosphere. Comfortable and relaxed - we had a great time! One of the employees also came over and did a few magic card tricks for us which was a lot of fun. Thank you!
Fantastic time for the night. Get the gnocchi - so tasty, especially the butternut squash bits in it!! Get the hot chocolate flight! Our server, Veneri, WAS AMAZING. And speaking with Rizzi’s dad was so nice. Such good people ... everyone. We’re excited to return and get the short ribs!!
Awesome food! Even better deserts!! Highly recommend! Friendly and helpful staff.
Delicious food and great service.
Super cute place and it's BYOB.
What a cute and cozy restaurant! I met up with some friends for brunch and we enjoyed it. Our server was very personable and bubbly, and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. We started out with an array of small pastries and then we ordered the galette and the frittata. They each came with a small salad and either potatoes or berries. The coffee is a French press and while pretty good, is pretty small. I got a refill and I'm not sure if I was charged for it or not. If not, it's a good value, but if so, it's overpriced. Overall brunch was tasty and pleasant and I would return if in the area again.
Great experience and some of the best service I’ve had in a while. Brian, our server, was amazing.
The food is SO GOOD! And they were very accommodating with my rambunctious 5 year-old.
We enjoyed a very interesting brunch. The menu is eclectic, great choices. If you don't arrive at opening be prepared to wait for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere is vibrant and casual. The waitstaff strive to provide great service. The only downside is the noise. It's difficult to hear your dining companions speak.
Great food, reasonable prices. Had to flag down server a few times to get attention. They take your order and stop coming to your table while kitchen staff bring out food and take your dishes.
Great food, great service
Amazing! Great food and service.
Sat at counter corner, seats 32,33 and loved it! Family owned and operated, supporting daughter, a creative Culinary Institute Grad. Food was gourmet, prepared, plated and presented extremely well. Great atmosphere!
Wonderful in every way!
Vanillamore is always solid and has excellent, creative, upscale food. The ambience is great and the people are friendly and helpful. I've found service to be slower than ideal regularly but otherwise, five stars all around for this great place I frequent often. Reservations are a must, as it's often packed.
Came here for dessert, there specialty! My wife and I each ordered a dessert flight which had three mini desserts. They were amazing and the portion sizes were just right. Highly recommend this place for date night or with friends. Decadent desserts and high energy atmosphere!
Amazing food and amazing staff Vereen was the best
Took my best friend out for her birthday and we loved Vanillamore from the atmosphere to the food and presentation. We will definitely come back.
Great place to meet up with friends over good food and great desserts!
Brought my family to have the afternoon Tea Menu and it was great! Lots of variety and they allotted for an upgrade. We had plenty of leftovers. The price is perfect!
My friends and I were celebrating one of our friend’s engagement & Vanillamore did not disappoint. I made the reservation a few weeks out and last minute had to bring my infant daughter. When I let the restaurant know, they right away assured me it would not be an issue. When we arrived, they had us seated in a corner location to best suit having the baby and accommodated me even further by flipping over a high chair so I could put her carrier there. Food and service were incredible as always & just the relief and support of not worrying about my child made the day even better. Our friend was then even surprised with sorbet at the end of the meal (which by the way our server was amazing at answering questions and knew so much about the menu)! I am never disappointed and cannot wait to go back now with my husband and two kids, knowing that the kids won’t be an issue there either!
This is the first time I've been here to eat dinner and have dessert. This is my third or fourth visit and all I've ever gotten was dessert. This time we went the whole nine yards.
From the get go, as usual, the woman I spoke with on the phone was as nice as could be. She asked me if we were celebrating a special occasion and then asked if anyone in our group had any food allergies.
When we arrived we were greeted warmly and seated right away. Our server, Kaitlin was a sweetheart. She again asked us if anyone had any food allergies which fortunately we don't. She explained the dinner menu since it was out first time eating dinner there. We decided to order a bunch of things and the three of us would share.
For starters we ordered a salad with crispy bits of pancetta and a thick slice of mozzerella. Also some cheeses, meats, and a trio of humus cups with pita triangles for dipping. Everything was outstanding. We just regretted not bringing a bottle of wine with us.
Then we shared a bunch of small plates. We ordered the turkey meatballs, the slider trio, the lamb ribs, and the sweet potato gnocchi. Again, everything was incredible.
The manager stopped by our table several times to check on us. They all really make you feel special. An excellently run business. I hope they are here for many, many years to come! Be sure to make reservations because by the time we were leaving there was a line out the door and as soon as a table was free it was filled.
We had room for dessert because the portions aren't huge. Quality over quantity is how they do it. As always I ordered the French press coffee and the Crazy for Caramel. My girls both got the seasons special. An incredible mint tartlet with marshmallow on it. It had a chocolate minty flavor. Also a small sample of caramel hot chocolate and one other item made with salted caramel. It's not really my thing but my wife loves it. We found out how much longer they'll be serving the special so we can get back at least once more
I came here before a show with my dad to celebrate his birthday. Everything we had was delicious! We had the dips & spreads, pretzel bites, Brussel sprouts with pancetta, chicken satay and sweet potato gnocchi. I’m not even sure I can pick a favorite because everything was spectacular. I hadn’t told our server it was my dads bday until we received the check, she still brought out a small dessert with candle for him, it was very thoughtful. The restaurant is BYOB and I felt the prices were incredibly reasonable. I will definitely be back and am excited to try more of the menu.
Fabulous menu with something for everyone. Delicious food - tuna tartare was delicious and desserts were out of this world!
Delicious food and great service! We will be back!
Vanillamore was great! Amazing kind staff and delicious food with fun deserts!
The food comes in small plates (for lunch) everything was very very good ...the desserts also come like that , we shared everything.. the desserts are absolutely delicious, and different .. they seem to use fine ingredients. The atmosphere is nice . The hot chocolates were to die for ! I will go back!