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Bistro 18

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18 South Fullerton Street, Montclair, NJ 07042-3359 (Bloomfield Ave.)
+1 973-233-0800
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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West Orange
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129 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The smoked salmon appy was delicious, as was the duck breast, tender and done to perfection. BYOB a plus. Quiet, nice ambiance and wonderful service! Can't wait to return.

Thank GreaterJersey
new jersey
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was the first time we have been to Montclair & my husband researched restaurants (there are many) on line & decided this sounded good. He was right! We wanted to check out the town, since we have tickets to a show at the Wellmont Theater in the Fall. The restaurant set up is a little strange. There are 2... More 

Thank burgerbabe711
Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Enclosed outdoor seating a little weird. Tables located just steps from doors of attached stores. Service was friendly, but I was there on a slow day. An eggplant caponata is bought to the table along with bread and olive oil. Good food. Very pleasantly surprised. Would visit this byob again.

Thank greengirlbaking
Newark, New Jersey
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I have eaten at Bistro 18 several times recently, first with my husband and another couple and recently with a group of 8. All the experiences were excellent, great service, varied menu, and locally sourced ingredients. During the most recent visit we all ordered two appetizers, and the shrimp and portobello special was terrific.

Thank Barbara K
Weston, Florida
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711 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Nice menu, excellent tasty choices, true bistro atmosphere makes this place a very worthy choice in a very crowded with good restaurant towns. Service is decent enough, atmosphere is mostly glass enclosed sidewalk bistro.

Thank Larry R
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I visited Bistro 18 at a table for 4 at a 6 pm reservation on a weekday night. This included my wife and another couple. We arrived at a time when it was easy to find close parking, and the restaurant was almost empty. So you can imagine the service we had was unusually good and might not be the... More 

Thank ERA818
Anchorage, Alaska
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

First time here- had lunch after an appointment nearby. Food was awful, tasteless and oily. The oil used to toss pasta and vegetables was not fresh, and left me with heartburn. Service was curt. Won't go back.

Thank mcjuli
Montclair, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Montclair has many restaurants at all price points. Every meal here has been excellent. When friends come to town, we go here. If I want to treat myself to a good lunch or dinner, I go here. Ladies' Tuesday Nights are a great value for such good food. The food is fresh, flavorful and well-presented. If I am in town... More 

Thank adryan8232016
Pune, India
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Bistro 18 is a surprisingly good restaurant, surprising because it looks like a normal local place at first glance. Inside is quite small and can get noisy, but there are also tables outside the main door yet inside an enclosed shopping area. The menu is creative and high quality. It's BYO, like most of Montclair, but the local liquor store... More 

Thank NYCtraveller08
Neptune, New Jersey
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

We stopped in Bistro 18 when we were in town for a show (January 16, 2016). Apparently, many of the local restaurants get very busy and book up quick, so it is best to make reservations. However, we were luckily able to be seated around 6 pm, without any issues. Everyone was friendly and helpful to us, and the food... More 

Thank MattCheeks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 South Fullerton Street, Montclair, NJ 07042-3359
    (Bloomfield Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-233-0800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?