Casserole Bistro

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$30 and under
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International
Casserole Bistro is a taste of the whole world. Chef Johnny Arango's best dishes. All dishes are made fresh to order. Whether it's Italian cuisine you are looking for, or International flare, Casserole Bistro has it.
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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I picked this Restaurant because of the reviews and they weren't wrong...
they were ready for us when we arrived (table for 8).. we were seated and then everything just flowed the food was AWESOME,, My family thinks they are food critics AND Not one complaint , so to me that goes a long way ,, everything was served on time ,, the service was spot on,,,and we all Left Happy with full bellies..
i would definitely go again ,,

m
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious, I will definitely be going back!

LA
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice menu and the food was excellent. BYOB

MR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Just excellent. They take their time and the wait is well worth it. The appetizers and main entree are prepared with such care and it shows. We had 4 different appetizers (charcuterie, shrimp, tuna and dumplings) and 4 entrees ( short rib;chicken,shrimp francese; and scallops) and each was better than the next. The owner/chef came over to say hello. Just a great night

d
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was outstanding. I always have the avocado with crab appetizer. My wife’s and I also tried the onion dumpling soup and it was fabulous! Best onion soup I’ve ever eaten as it is not overly salty like most. Highly recommend

PB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We love this place! The food is always delicious and a little bit different and special! We had the special leek mussels which was so tasty and beautifully presented!

BI
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Casserole is a wonderful addition to the dining choices in the area. If you usually travel to Montclair to find flavors that are unusual and appealing, you find yourself driving around and around looking for a parking space as your reservation time creeps closer and inevitably passes. If you had headed closer to home you could have parked and be in your seat by the time you reached the parking garage in Montclair. Casserole presents a varied menu of dishes prepared perfectly in a calm and relaxing atmosphere, served by the nicest folks you can imagine. One of the best restaurants out there!

TO
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was superb, Three of us shared three apps and each was better than the next.
The short rib dinner was delish. So too was the special, barimonde

GR
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely cozy setting. Creative menu. Something for everyone. Try the chicken meatball appetizer. Spivey and wonderful. Tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes delicious. Give them a try!!

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Casserole Bistro is always excellent, we go regularly. You couldn’t meet nicer owners and staff.

g
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Smallish, store front bistro with an eclectic ambiance. Very clean, with white table clothes, napkins and quality flatware. Greeted immediately upon entry and seated at our reserved table. Menus and daily specials were promptly presented and water poured at the table. A Mediterranean Cold Plate (antipasto) and Escargot appetizers were selected along with the ravioli special of the day, halibut special, twice cooked duck, and sea scallop entrees. The antipasto was easily enough for three people, while two could split the escargot. Note that the current Open Table menu seems somewhat out of date as neither of the appetizers are listed. The raviloi special was 6 creamy, goat cheese raviolis served in a rich carbonara sauce, obviously home made. The halibut was pan fried served over a potatoe pancake and garnished with an apple / mango salad: check the menu for descriptions of the other entrees. Dessert was a warm banana bread pudding, some incredible churros with vanilla ice cream, a cappucino and an expresso. Lot of sharing at the table and not a single dish disappointed, with the halibut and sea scalllops just amazing. Service was friendly and efficient. No idea why this restaurant was only about half-full by 8PM on a Saturday evening. That said, it's not an every week visit for many people - $175 including tax for a party of five.

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is always outstanding!!

EP
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious !!! Great service ! Owners are very personable .

G
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First time here but will be a regular - great find in Bloomfield! Inventive and well prepared, professional service, never have to ask - they know what you need. The onion dumplings - take on bistro onion soup was wonderful, cheesesteak egg roll was de-lish!

g
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Obviously were not prepared for sonmany guests. Very long wait for food. Quality and taste of food was very good but the long wait put a damper on experience. Not eager to go back.

JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a remarkable meal, well presented, tasty. Never rushed.

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is fabulous!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The food was good. We have no complaints on the service and attention we received. The restaurant is clean but very outdated. What very much turned us off was when we arrived. The establishment had lit incense and there was a very strange odor in the small eating area. We also smelled a very strong cigarette odor throughout the small space. This experience very much made our Sunday afternoon meal very unpleasant.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Living in Bloomfield, I must've passed this place quite a few times driving around. So for my bday my friends & I decided to give it a try. And so happy we did! The waitress was extremely nice & accomodating. They didn't have skirt steak on the menu but the chef kindly obliged my request & it came out perfectly. The tostones with the salsa & the rice were a great accompaniment. The shrimp in garlic sauce app was very tasty. Not to mention it's byob so that was great. For dessert we had the churros with vanilla ice cream & hot fudge on the side had just the right amount of sweetness & were delicious. They even put a candle on it & sang happy birthday to me. Icing on top to a great dinner. I'll definitely be back.

L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent ! Great specials, never disappoints.

J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently one of my favorites! Took some close friends there this past weekend and all had a great time. Great food, great service.....I do miss the "Duck Two Ways" that used to be on the menu.

MF
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Husband/Wife team Hidden Gem! Love the menu choices and the FOOD!
BYOB, Reasonable prices, Fish, Pasta, Duck, Beef, ALL Great!

J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently one of my favorite restaurants. All that I can say is this chef/owner GETS IT. His ability to pair foods and tastes that you never would think would work together is just amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent from start to finish.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Our first Casserole dining experience was on Valentine’s Day. The restaurant has a great vibe to it. Food was plated beautifully and tasted better than it looked. We enjoyed ourselves. Would recommend and go again. BYOB

MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

We used this place as a middle location. When we first came in nobody acknowledged us after they pointed to our table.
My husband and I got there first and they didn’t offer us water or to take our coats or anything. It was a cold day in January and our table was right by the door. The place was very small so not many people came in and out but when the door opened it was cold. Most of us sat with our jackets on. They don’t have any way to cover the door from letting the air in. The food was pretty good but the ambiance was not. The waiter was just ok. We were able to get a reservation for 8 people quickly but it was a long table (we preferred round) and we will probably not be back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect date night.

V
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First time there and we will return! All of our entrees were excellent. Salmon, tuna, eggplant and short ribs were all nice sizes and prepared as ordered. Some unusual appetizers -delicious buffalo chicken meatballs ( had a kick) onion soup dumplings (yum) We enjoyed the fact that we did not have to yell to be heard across the table.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great local restaurant with really good food. Portions are nice, service is quick and the food just looks very good.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was terrific. It was a little pricey but more than worth it. Overall great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is such a hidden gem! It doesn’t look like much for the outside but the food is incredible. We went here about 2 years ago and had a fantastic dinner with friends. Haven’t been able to make it back since but we decided to go for a date night and nothing has changed (in a good way!). Everything is fresh and made to order. Menu is diverse and yummy. BYOB. Really nice staff.

m
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We have come a number of times and have enjoyed each of our meals. The ingredients and flavors are well balanced and compliment the meat/fish of the entree. Each meal takes some time, since each meal is prepared to the order, which provides for some conversation and not being hurried out the door. The only way to find out about the Casserole Bistro is to give it a try.

JM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been here 3 times now - and its always really good! It's very small but the food is amazing! Last time we went - for the two of us we had one app, two entrees, one dessert and coffee and it was under $100 bucks. We moved out of Bloomfield but still come back to this restaurant. Love it!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for a GNO on a Friday evening and all was great. Thanks!

L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great ! Go there regularly, food, service excellent !

m
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Food was blah, service was terrible. Decor tacky, location had poor parking

d
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and service. I’ve been here multiple times and will be back again. Great BYOB restaurant convenient location

r
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food & Service were excellent!! The restaurant was very hot and this ruined what would have been an excellent experience.

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food did not disappoint!! Outstanding presentation!!