Day Boat Scallops
cauliflower pure, chive oil, lemon zest, micro herbs
Local Mushroom Risotto
chorizo, crispy spinach, lump crab meat
Fresh made tagliolini, spinach pesto, truffle butter, locatelli cheese
The only reason I would say less than 5 stars in service is because we asked multiple times for the heater to be moved closer to us (Very cold night). We were on the end and they moved two heaters towards the middle to small groups, we were a group of 6. They seemed to laugh at us and say it was a cold night which we understood but one of the heaters near us would have been nice when every other table had two.
Service was good, love that is a BYOB restaurant. Food was excellent.
Our favorite restaurant in Montclair. Food is always excellent and they did a great job with the ambiance in an outdoor parking lot. Heat lamps worked great.
Great food- we had the rainbow trout and prime rib for 2. Best restaurant I can think of outside of manhattan. Laid back and consistently great dishes with attentive service , never left unhappy. Good value as well. Will be coming back and recommending to friends/family.
This was our first time visiting laboratorio and I will say it was fantastic. Everything from the interaction at Host stand to the end when we left was great.
Our server Lorenzo was fantastic!!
We ate outside in the parking lot so it was hard to review the ambience. The food was good overall, but the timing of when the plates arrived was a little off.
Pleasantly surprised! After reading the reviews for some time we decided to give this place a try. They have plenty of outdoor seating- reservations a must. Peach/marscapone appetizer with balsamic reduction and watermelon salad delicious. Main courses did not disappoint- Salmon, tortellini, pappardelle with a meat sauce and gigantic meatball satisfied every taste bud. Dessert- molten chocolate cake and espressos - perfection! Can't wait to go back for another dinner soon! O and we had a female server who was excellent ( can't remember her name). BYOB.
The seasonal fig crostini app not to be missed. The shrimp app needed salt and maybe heat (and acid). The fries with the steak frites not so crispy. The steak was beyond delicious, tho and the scallop entree was amazing. Next time will try the pastas.
First time out for dinner post Lockdown . Good / spaced seating outside. Service attentive and safe. Food was excellent both in presentation and taste. Will definitely be back. Great job !
Overall the food was good but the salmon felt slightly simple (salmon with a charred watermelon and very strands of arugula). In addition, we were seated in a not so desirable area (when asked about an alternative seating arrangement the hostess said all the other empty tables were taken).
Laboratorio did a nice job in setting up the outside patio.
Social distancing was adhered you. Food was excellent.
Seasonal specials as well as regular offerings. Highly recommend.
The appetizer special, Caramelized peaches with marscapone, balsalmic, ham and a little basil... soooo good.
Mushroom risotto with crab... my husband loved.
The cavatelli in pink sauce was excellent as well.
They did a nice job with the outdoor ambiance ... cafe lights and stick up lights, considering it's in a parking lot.
Overall, is was a nice date night.... we will return.
Great evening during a difficult time- felt like was on a holiday!!
The peach appetizer was excellent. Choice of entrees was more limited than we would have liked. The two pasta dishes we had were average. The lemon eclair was good, although a bit dry cake.
COVID outdoor dining was surprisingly atmospheric and delightful. The food was outstanding. It leans to the pricey side but the servings are generous and it’s BYOB so it all balances out. Great gluten free options for one of my diners. Service was friendly.
Great to see Jeremy. Food was delicious, service was very good. We will be returning as soon as we can.
Food was amazing staff were amazing!!! Will def be back!
Food is fantastic always as well as e service. Have only had wonderful experiences eating here.
I can’t say enough about the food. Everything we ordered was delicious. I love the outside seating during this time of pandemic. It was nicely done. My service was also excellent. I hope they continue to have outdoor seating in the future.
They have done an amazing job in the most challenging of circumstances
Food was excellent
Very highly recommend
I love the giant meatball however this trip it was on the dry side. Perhaps they are made prior to service and the just reheated. But would order it again
Laboratorio is fantastic! The food is delicious and seasonal. Staff is wonderful and we have come to consider it a favorite.
Delicious dinner! Can’t wait to go back!
It must be tough to serve patrons in a back parking lot with cars driving 10 feet away from your table but Laboratorio Kitchen pulled it off better than most. The waitstaff was attentive and accurate. The NY Prime Steak was excellent (especially the sauce) and the risotto was OK. This was our second time at the restaurant, first since COVID, and I am glad they are open. I would definitely recommend it.
Birthday. I would have given them 2 stars because the food wasn’t all that except the steak meal. That was amazing but the Rosoto/ appetizers and the basil stuffed cheese pasta as well as the deserts were less than average for the price.
Great location in downtown Montclair, outstanding food, phenomenal service, THANK YOU!
My parents and I stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant about a month ago - and have made the drive from Long Island to return every week since. If you are a foodie, this is your place. Everything on their expertly-crafted menu is delicious, in particular Chef James' signature steak au poivre. But their nightly specials are the true star. Lobster with hand-cut fries - mind-blowing! Seafood salad - we ordered 3 for our table of 4. With this pandemic overshadowing the summer, our beautiful meals enjoyed outdoors at Laboratorio gives us a delicious silver lining.
Mussels were excellent and the scallops were terrific, the duck confit pasta was solid
So delicious and beautifully presented every time
The best as always. Glad we could get there again!
One of my favorite restaurants in Montclair. Food is outstanding, as well as presentation. Pricy, but typical for the quality you are getting. Adorable patio set up our back with string lights and decorated so nicely for diners. Top notch experience!
Outstanding food and service. Makeshift patio / dining area behind restaurant to accommodate outdoor dining during pandemic. Did a great job of creating a nice atmosphere.
Even in a pandemic Laboratorio Kitchen serves creative and delicious food. The outdoor ambience is nice, with ample spacing between tables. As always the warm rolls and slab of salted butter are simply delicious. The watermelon salad on a warm night was refreshing. The fluffy giant meatball appetizer can easily be for 2 - 4 people. I had the scallop entree, which was very tasty and filling. We topped off dinner with cheesecake and cappuccinos. Looking forward to dining al fresco there again.
Superior food. Beautiful presentation. Creative menu. Attentive service. Couldn't ask for more.
We dined al fresco , service was impeccable and the Foie gras and Dover Sole were fabulous. Can't wait to go back!!!
Food was great as usual. Nice patio ambiance. Waiter could have been more friendly.
Our experience at Laboratorio Kitchen is always exceptional. We went this time for their outdoor dinning due to COVID-19. The service was fast and accurate. The food was delicious and the menu choices and specials were amazing. I had the lobster tail stuffed with crab meat and my husband had the steak. Both delicious!! I strongly recommend this place.
Laboratorio Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1061 OpenTable diners.
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