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Bistro 18

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18 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3359 (Bloomfield Ave.)
+1 973-233-0800
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Newark, New Jersey
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at this lovely spot at least once a month, returning to bring different friends and relatives. We always have a great meal, we are greeted warmly, and service is impeccable. My Dad is hard of hearing, and even on a Saturday night he can have a conversation and hear us.

Thank Barbara K
HoHoKus, NJ
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Average food (my husband's tuna was tough), average service and very loud on a Saturday night. Would hesitate to return.

Thank Marge B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Bistro 18 and we will be back. The food is excellent! Service is very attentive. My Valentine was very happy!

Thank Frank D
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I don't know why I had never been to this restaurant although it has been around for some time. However, it was the only place I could find a last minute reservation in Montclair. Free parking across the street is a good start. The staff was very friendly and we were seated immediately. We were a party of four and... More 

Thank Ilub6
West Orange
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129 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 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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724 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 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 S Fullerton Ave, 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?