Laboratorio Kitchen

4.7
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959 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Laboratorio Kitchen offers guests a modern atmosphere paired with seasonal food and tender service. We are a BYOB restaurant. Chef/Owner James DeSisto has a seasonal a la carte menu featuring fresh seafood, pasta, steaks, and appetizers. In addition there is a small plates menu available (Tuesday thru Thursday) and daily specials every night. Chef DeSisto also has gluten free and vegan options for guests as well. Keep in mind we are a BYOB restaurant so dont forget the wine.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
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London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Should have come here a long time ago. Excellent service, Delicious food. Great presentation

OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Don’t know why it took us so long to get here. Great food; great service; byob. Nice to have another upscale option here in Montclair.

TF
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had party of 5, shared 6 small plates (truffle fries, arugula salad, chicken, chorizo), giant meatballs, trout, mushroom risotto, scallops caouucino/latte. Quiet weeknight.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! Food was fantastic, portions were reasonable and service was quick! Definitely recommend.

BB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

It was the first time I have ever been asked to vacate our table for the next diner. Very disappointing!

PE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was Very Good, ambiance was very pleasant, and the food was fantastic with excellent portions. My wife and I split an Appy & Entree - the Meatballs were great, as were the shrimp. We'll definitely be back - with friends.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Service and Great food!The lovely gentleman serving us was very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive! Great ambiance and the food was delicious!!!! I would return and recommend to others!

g
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a very nice venue with a nice menu and excellent food
I particularly liked the small plates option Also great value

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was delicious. They got my order wrong, but corrected it immediately within 5 minutes. Ambiance is very nice. Food presentation was very good. Prices fair

SD
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Put this one in the books. Caviar, lamb and beef meatballs, it was all delicious. Don't forget to BYOB, no corkage fees.

S
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been a fan of LK for many years and this last experience did not disappoint! From the PEI Muscle special which was soooo delicious that we could have used the spoon to sip the sauce to our expertly executed entrees, it was outstanding. I had the seared scallops over puréed cauliflower which was perfectly cooked & seasoned. My boyfriend had the Steak Au Proive medium rare. There was not a morsel left on his plate. I highly recommend LK. It’s in our top 3 of great Montclair restaurants!!

SM
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful family holiday celebration, food and service A-1 as usual.

GT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with family for Christmas Eve and it felt like home. Amazing food... mushroom risotto was off the hook! Staff was warm and friendly and the manager made us feel like part of his family! Cannot wait to go back. Like tomorrow! Oh by the way, the tres leches was the best ever!!!

O
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been going to this restaurant for over a year and we have never been disappointed. The food is always delicious.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all the way

s
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent.

KB
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super delicious Italian food on Bloomfield Ave in Montclair. This BYOB establishment provides great ambience, delicious flavors and superbly attentive service.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always, excellent food, interesting specials, great preparation. Highly recommend.

EF
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

everything was great except we felt hurried through dinner

LF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our foursome was blown away ... again by the quality and flavor of our meals. The pasta , tuna, and steak specials were excellent as was the appetizers. We will visit again soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!! Will be back for sure!

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Restaurant was very noisy and had to be moved so we could converse with our friends. Two of us ordered diver scallops which were just okay and a few were sandy. It was served on a bed of creamed cauliflower which was pureed so fine it was like baby food mush. It was a very unappetizing plate. There was no other vegetable. The other two guests ordered salmon and trout which they said was good. I will not be returning to this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great meal! Relaxed environment, plenty of space between tables. Nice, knowledgeable server. We had the gorgonzola fig app and split a steak frites and a delicious pasta special. High recommendation!

G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and had dinner at this fabulous place last Saturday. We were warmly greeted when we entered and seated promptly. The decor is very attractive with warm blue walls and sleek modern lighting and seating. Service throughout the evening was professional - not intrusive. We each started with a salad (generous and delicious). I ordered the steak poive and my wife had the sea scallops. Both dishes were outstanding. The Maitre De was very attentive to us and thanked us heartily when we departed. Altogether, a delightful experience

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and excellent food.

JD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu- everything we got was excellent. Started with the giant veal and beef meatball that was well seasoned with an excellent sauce - big enough for 2 more lunches!. The pastas are delicious as are the fish dishes. Great deserts as well.
I've been getting take out here for a while and went for our first dinner at the restaurant this past weekend.
We'll be back as regulars.

MF
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Better than ever! One of our regular Montclair restaurants!

F
Philadelphia
185 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Great food.
Can’t understand waiter (again).
Way too loud.

TV
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We have only been to Laboratorio Kitchen twice but both times the food was excellent and the service exceptional

AK
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service were excellent. The noise level was so loud we had a hard time with conversation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been 3 times now and the food is consistently fantastic!

n
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

If there is such a thing as Neuvo Italian, Laboratorio Kitchen is it! On a recent visit, we had a delicious mushroom soup, just the thing for a chilly fall evening. I had rainbow trout and my husband had linguini with seafood. Both dishes were excellent.

LD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Celebrating a friend’s birthday

CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & really nice environment. You will not be disappointed - always good.

G
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We both agree with all the positive reviews. The food was great. We will return soon.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

“Food was delicious. The owner came over to welcome us and tell us about the restaurant. Very efficient staff. Don’t miss the desserts. One of our favorite restaurants in Montclair.

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on a quiet night, Halloween. The food was very good. On Tuesday thru Thursday, they serve small plates at three for $20, great value. Our waiter was very friendly and happy to make recommendations. The serving helpers were attentive. Our first time there, will return.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t wait to go back!

KG
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

The service was exceptional. The food was very good portion sizes are very small more like tapas. The noise level was very high we came for a romantic dinner but everyone was shouting we could barely talk among ourselves not sure if it was the wine. Definitely will return.

f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time there, Loved it, definitely going back!