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114 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 (Forest Street)
+1 973-744-4450
19:00 - 02:00
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Sun 05:00 - 21:00
Mon 05:00 - 02:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 02:00
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East Rutherford, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Went there tonight and loved everything about it. We had a server I think his name was Mario. He was absolutely perfect and food was perfect. I had shrimp and grits , oysters as appetizers 2 glasses of wine. I will bring more people here.

Thank Sal H
New Jersey
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

One of our guilty pleasures in life is sitting at the bar in Halcyon and ordering a bottle of something crisp and white and a selection of fresh oysters. Staff are knowledgable and friendly (big shout out for Marshall) and the raw bar has a great selection of east and west coast bivalve molluscs!

1 Thank wheelie07042
Glen Ridge, NJ
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I've been living in the area very close by since before Halcyon was open, yet I'd never been. I always thought it a higher-end tack on to Egan's. So I was incredibly surprised when I walked in on a Saturday night and the place was far noisier than I ever imagined, and the ambiance wasn't much different than Egan's, to... More 

Thank R G B
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The food and drinks are always great. I had the Halibut over broccolini with red pepper sauce and it was excellent. For an appetizer I had the grilled oysters which were delicious. I'd compare them to places in New Orleans they were that good. The bartenders are always on point and take care of their customers.

Thank Alex M
Northen New Jersey
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I have had good and very bad experiences at this restaurant,my last dining experience left us baffled. My husband ordered a surf and turf, the lobster tail was overcooked, we notified the waitress and immediately saw her speaking with the owner,we waited over 10 minutes before asking our waitress about our dish,( frankly we thought a new dish was being... More 

1 Thank Delizete
Montclair, New Jersey
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172 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

What a great choice for dinner! The ambiance is lovely and the setting is intimate and service excellent. We shared the award winning grilled oysters to start. Big, juicy briny and fresh. Yum I had a halibut special served with Israeli cous cous and sautéed mushrooms. Very good but I would have liked a punch of lemon or something. My... More 

Thank Amy R
Montclair, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This restaurant is consistently fabulous! I love the seafood specials, and the experience of eating at the bar. Great food, fun staff and interesting new people. 5-stars

Thank debbiedo2016
Emerson, New Jersey
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Went there to celebrate our sons birthday with his wife using open table. They never mentioned his b day and I had included it with our reservation. Ok .. Small stuff The parking lot is small but in Montclair very few places have parking so a plus. It is decorated nicely and the noise level was good ( we were... More 

Thank Alphonse D
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Very nice place in Montclair. Food was excellent in both taste and presentation. Very inviting atmosphere. There is both a restaurant part and an upstairs lounge, perfect for an after dinner drink and relaxing area. Parking is a little tight in the area, with a parking lot in the rear. Can't go wrong eating here!

Thank stefanensler
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

I've been to Halcyon many times and have never been disappointed. The food is amazing. Super fresh, creative, and they also have a raw seafood bar and a full bar. The upstairs lounge is beautiful and much quieter than the marble dining room downstairs, but both are fun. You'll love it.

Thank NYCtraveller08

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
    (Forest Street)
  • Public Transportation: Walnut Street NJ Transit Station
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-744-4450

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