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596 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07043-1858
+1 973-744-0915
10:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
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New York City, New York
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I was thinking of where to go in Montclair for a leisurely birthday lunch-brunch with my wife and sister. I didn't want Asian, Italian or Pub Grub; a coffee shop wouldn't cut it and then a friend suggested Uptown596. What a great choice. Situated in Upper Montclair with a classic old style store front and nearby parking. It was charming,... More 

Thank cayman08
New Jersey
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132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Sometimes restaurants survive because of location. Although he food is average/good there is a robust lunch crowd. Service isn't always good but food is especially breakfast items.

Thank AvidTraveller45
Somerville, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Solid Turkey Club made with real turkey and plenty of bacon. Avocado is a nice touch. Wish the place was closer to me. I'd be getting it all the time.

Thank Todd E
Cranford, NJ
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184 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were a party of nine celebrating a friend's birthday. We called ahead for reservations and they honored them on time. We sat outside in the alley and luckily it was a cool evening. We began by ordering multiple appetizers that consisted of artichoke crostini, the margherita flat bread pizza, and the fried calamari. The artichoke crostini was a huge... More 

Thank Melonie S
Montclair, New Jersey
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Great little place in Upper Montclair that offers modern decor and cafe-style outdoor seating on the side patio and out front in warmer months. I've only been for lunch and had the Cobb salad (delicious) but other menu items look good as well. Looking forward to returning for dinner! Don't forget, as with most places in Montclair, it's BYO.

Thank mallyalovestravel
Wayne, New Jersey
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I have been coming to Uptown for a few years now, Brunch, lunch and Dinner. Restaurant is located in Upper Montclair. It has an outdoor court yard which is really nice for summer..I prefer lunch here...they make great salads, and burgers. Staff is friendly and they take reservations...Its a good choice for a casual meal. Mish Mish is still my... More 

Thank Micky P
Chatham, New Jersey
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168 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Enjoyed lunch outside at this seemingly trendy bistro. Chose the Spring Mix salad with strawberries, gorgonzola, and walnuts. The mix including the vinaigrette was tasty, however, the strawberries tasted frozen--exceptionally cold and mushy. My friend's Nicoise salad with seared tuna was plentiful and tasty. Unfortunately, bad food never compensates for a pleasant ambience and good service.

Thank Carol-on-the-Go
Montclair NJ
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We had purposely avoided this place for quite some time due to being treated in a snotty fashion once before. Went back a month or so ago with friends who had picked it. Found the food to be average, and several fish choices to taste very similar. Lots of little hipster servers running around, and yet we couldn't catch anyones... More 

Thank devilonmyback
Hockessin, Delaware
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379 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

On a busy Montclair Film Festival Weekend, it was nice to stop in here and be seated without reservations. The wait staff was friendly and allowed us to take our time and talk while dining. The pasta specials were a good choice as well as a simple burger. We had the nice table by the window looking out over the... More 

Thank DiAlJo
Montclair, New Jersey
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170 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Our second visit and I feel the level of the food is below par. Salmon comes out so overcooked the color is all gone. Sauces are just thrown in abundance on plates. The grilled asparagus tastes of gas which was bad. I watched many plates come out and almost all of them were sloppy. I see this venue as a... More 

Thank Amy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 596 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07043-1858
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-744-0915

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