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Gourmet Cafe Restaurant

136 Baldwin Rd, On the Corner of Rt 46 W, Walgreens/Baldwin Plaza, Parsippany, NJ 07054-2099
+1 973-316-0088
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Opens in 10 min
All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
DETAILS
136 Baldwin Rd, On the Corner of Rt 46 W, Walgreens/Baldwin Plaza, Parsippany, NJ 07054-2099
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Reviewed yesterday

I was looking for someplace different to try and read about Gourmet Cafe on Trip Advisor. It is in a strip mall and is much better than it might appear from the outside. We had a lovely dinner. I started with the portobello mushroom with...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am looking for a good quality restaurant in the area as a place I can depend on. I was hoping by all the good review that this might be the place. I thought the food was ok, nothing special. The prices were average, and...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love fresh food made with style; this is the place for you. Each dish is made with caring and dedication. You can taste it. I have never had anything here that wasn't delicious. Chef Matt makes it his personal mission to visit every...More

1  Thank Andree G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great, that doesnt happen to often to me. We had the lump crab and chick pea salad, the sausage and broccoli rabe appetizer. Dinner the orange soy glazed salmon, chicken saltimbocca. The chef stopped by before and after we ate to see how...More

1  Thank rj321
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The location: an innocuous strip mall off route 46 in northern New Jersey. The atmosphere: a nicely decorated store front, casual, warm and friendly. The staff is extremely attentive, more bread without asking, filling the water etc., all without rushing. The prices are moderate for...More

1  Thank nancy s
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A small Italian restaurant in a suburban strip mall. Open the front door and you will find a restaurant filled with regulars and repeat customers. Why... Because you will also find great food at great prices served by great people. Plus it is a BYOB...More

Thank MGCBloomfield_NJ
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

MGCBloomfield_NJ Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit! Chef Matt

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Hard to believe we let 4 years go by without returning to this little gem. Brought friends this time and they enjoyed it also. We had a bit of a bubbly accident, and the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful cleaning up...More

Thank Betsy M
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Betsy I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your return visit. We look forward to seeing you sooner next time :) Thank you for taking the time to share this. We appreciate it, Chef Matthew

Reviewed 31 March 2017

So initially I was a bit put off by the location of the Gourmet Cafe, but after dining there would not let that deter me in the future! We may have tried every appetizer on the menu but my favorites were the mussels and the...More

Thank Joy S
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Joy, Thank you for giving us a try despite the strip mall location. I am glad you enjoyed your appetizers and appreciate the fresh fare. We look forward to servicing you again. Thanks again, Chef Matt

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Weekday lunch. Tuscan sandwich was huge bread with very thin, very little eggplant. Tasteless. Caesar salad was average. Tomato basil soup was good. Very slow service. Nice atmosphere, especially for a strip mall restaurant. Dessert menu looked good, but we got tired of waiting.More

Thank Paul_from_VA
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Paul, I apologize that your experience was up to our standards. However I do appreciate the feedback as it allows me the opportunity to correct this from happening again. I did talk to my staff both in the kitchen and of course the servers. I...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

In New Jersey there are too many wannabe Italian restaurants, who have Americanized their offerings to an extent where no Italians would eat there. The Gourmet Cafe is a welcomed exception. This restaurant serves the traditional Italian cuisine and dares to experiment respectfully. Been there...More

Thank jda100160
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

jda100160, So glad to hear you recognize our Italian offerings. We certainly appreciate you taking the time to give us positive feedback. Thanks, Chef Matt

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pjdeech
Does BYOB mean mixed drinks are not served?
6 May 2016|
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Response from njbchbum | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no liquor at all is served. BYOB Bring Your Own Booze. Bring any liquor you desire!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
Monday
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Baldwin Rd, On the Corner of Rt 46 W, Walgreens/Baldwin Plaza, Parsippany, NJ 07054-2099 (Formerly Gourmet Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Parsippany
  • Phone Number: +1 973-316-0088
Description
We are a small 48 seat BYOB restaurant. Chef/Owner Matthew Pierone has been named to Best chefs America (BCA) list 3 years running. He specializes in fresh, creative Italian cuisine and is known for his Pork chops, fish and bread pudding. Outstanding customer service is a main focus at the Gourmet Cafe.