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Yellow Plum

3.7
90 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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About

Treat yourself to a savory dining experience at Yellow Plum. This casual dining restaurant serves inventive continental fusion cuisine in elegant surrounds. Executive chef and owner Chris Lukic helms a seasonal changing menu that features highlights like lobster Bolognese, NY strip and steak, lemon chicken and fried brownies. Yellow Plum also serves a fine range of wine and cocktails as well as a delectable list of desserts such as the hot fudge brownie sundae and pot de crème.

Yellow Plum is an ideal choice for an impromptu dining experience. It is the perfect place for catching up on local gossip with a friend, while enjoying a light salad or some mac and cheese.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Tuesday
Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday, Monday closed
Happy Hour: Tuesday thru Friday :4:00pm- 7:00pm.
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Phone number
(973) 893-3681
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Lukic
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Private party facilities
Private Parties and Events available for up to 100. Call for details.
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Private party contact
Dennis Lukic: (973) 893-3681
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Catering
Catering for all Occasions. Call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Watchung
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Parking details
Large Lot behind the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Live Entertainment Ever Friday Night. 8:30 till 12:30
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 90 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.7
  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.6
ambience
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJRCC (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on September 26, 2015

We gave the Plum one last shot and it will definitely be the last. Saturday night and only one other table filled that should have been a sign. The waitress was a sweetheart but definitely new at the job. Appetizers looked like they came out of a box and the steak was terrible. Complete 180 from when it first opened. I cant see myself going back.

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viphmitchel (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on May 20, 2015

The good was great and the service was exceptional. Highly recommend trying this restaurant.

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vipJRCC (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on May 16, 2015

Service was poor....Ravioli special was cold and the Steak Frites was a not a very good steak. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on May 10, 2015

The food was poor the prices were outrageous never again.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on May 5, 2015

The service and ambiance were nice but the food was subpar. They should match the quality with their prices. The lobster slider was fishy and the rib eye didn't have much flavor. I thought the list of draft beers was odd abs charging $8 for a Guinness is nuts!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2015

Great food, top notch service and a lively bar scene in an area desperately in need of one. Also hosts specialty events like movie night and local musical acts which make it so much more than just a great restaurant.

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vipAimee (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on February 7, 2015

My husband and I were not very impressed with this place. The food was disappointing. The service was good.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on February 6, 2015

When we arrived it was unclear where to go to meet the hostess, we were however promptly sat and someone grabbed our drink order. Both drink were not made very well including one of their signature cocktails, eponymously, the yellow plum. The atmosphere was a bit too casual and there were hoagies and other pub fare that seemed to don most of the diners plates. Which made me think this place could not be expected of more than a "nice" diner.

The food was ok, fresh but definitely not worth the price. We had individual salads, the Caesar dressing tasted like garlic mayonnaise, the beet salad was overdressed, but presented nice. Bother sliders were randomly brought out as an intermezzo, not much to be expected at $5 each.

Wine was a bit tinny and needed some time to breathe.

The mains were nothing to write home about.

Bottom line we could have gone to a byo next door for half the price and a much more delicious meal. Additionally, when comparing atmospheres there are much better options nearby via diners or American pub fare.

Best bet if you would like to try this place would be best to do so outside when the weather breaks, for lunch.

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vipJJRJR (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on January 31, 2015

Ordered drinks and an appetizer for the table. We got the appetizer before our drinks. The lemon chicken was tough and ordered a side of grilled spinach. Did not get it and when we asked said sorry so we cancelled it and they brought out creamed spinach about 10 minutes later and told them we didn't want creamed spinach. Forgot to take it off the bill the pasta was good but for what you got not worth it. the fish & chips was ok but the fries were soggy. The burger was ok but the tater tots seemed like they came out of a bag from shop rite. No need to go back again!!!!!!!! Not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 2, 2015

Would definitely go back. Menu is a little hard to choose from I think they are trying to cover all bases. Only thing I would change is the "server" who after a table left sprayed it many times with some awful smelling chemical to clean. I appreciate the clean table but not while I'm trying to eat.
Little thing that could be changed easily.

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