montclairfoodie
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  • Review Count
    2
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  • First Review
    July 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 21, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
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Driven by our passion for food … <br /><br />Found in the heart of Montclair, Bistro 18 offers extraordinary food (organic meat, wild fish and house-made pasta) with fresh seasonal flavors, remarkable taste & interesting textures as we adapt classic recipes for contemporary times and create new exciting ones. <br /><br />Offering a neighborhood bistro atmosphere …<br /><br />We seek to provide you with an unique experience of a charming and friendly restaurant with old world service and knowledgeable staff.<br /><br />Please join us in our atrium or two main dining rooms.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best kept secret in Montclair
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Enjoyed yet another wonderful meal at Bistro 18 this past Fri night. Creamy wild mushroom risotto appetizer was rich, earthy and delicious. Potato crusted swordfish with quinoa and pomegranate reduction was cooked to perfection and a generous portion for $29. My husband's NY strip steak with truffle fries was also cooked to order. He ordered the gorgonzola sauce on the side which was a good call as the steak needed little of it. Would have preferred a different vegetable choice than bok choy but otherwise a 5 star meal."
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Fascino, the brainchild of celebrity Chef Ryan DePersio and his family, is a study in modern Italian food, coined "Italian without borders." Ryan's unique approach is apparent, showcasing his years with world renowned chefs Jean Georges Vongrichten and David Bouley. Achieving a Zagat food rating of 26, it states, a "consistent" "favorite" for its "elegant", "innovative" interpretations of "traditional" dishes (and his mom's "alluring" desserts). Eleven years and going strong, Fascino has been renovated, completely redecorated with a fresh new look, and has a newly expanded menu.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A wonderful date night
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/30/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/30/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My husband and I celebrated our 7th anniversary with a wonderful dinner at Fascino's. Crab cake on roasted beet and celery root salad was delicious although the "super lump" description was a bit of a misnomer (it's hard to impress my Eastern Shore MD native husband). I had the Ramp crusted halibut on baby carrot and English pea risotto which was perfectly cooked. My husband's filet mignon was also just the right doneness but a bit underseasoned. We shared a yummy warm blueberry bread pudding with a special request side of chocolate sauce for dessert. They surprised us with anniversary wishes decorated on the plate and a thoughtful handwritten note from the owner."
Dined on 6/30/2014
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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