Laboratorio Kitchen

4.7
1107 reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1107 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNycfoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent! Food is a little salty, which is great for me because I love. Hostess was very overwhelmed and handled it like a champ. Server was extremely attentive and food came quickly and was delicious! Tortellini special, steak au poivre and crostini was drool inducing!

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vipavidtraveler
Atlantic City
31 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Always love Laboratorio kitchen and dine there often. It is consistently good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and wait staff! Very pretty atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All seven of us (including three teenagers) had an amazing evening, food was incredible. Can’t wait to be back.

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HeatherV
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very delicious food for reasonable prices. Would return.

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MisterWolfe
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A terrific find. Food was good and plentiful; service impeccable and friendly

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ThomasB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great option for Indoor dining in Montclair, NJ! Food and service were both Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. This was my husband and I third time there in less than 2 months, this time we took our son and he was very happy with his food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Maybe a last minute reservation and it was for the outside seating. We arrived 15 mins earlier and they offered us an inside seat as long as we could done in 1 hour. So glad we took them up on it, it was so cold out we got to enjoy a delicious meal in a warm seat. We didn’t feel rushed. Food came out at a nice pace. We ordered the mussels as appetizer. They were delicious and ordered the bay scallops with butternut squash purée and my husband ordered one of the specials . It was a filet fish with potatoes and spinach. Both meals with excellent. We didn’t have dessert or coffee because we didn’t have time and we were stuffed. Look forward to retuning for another delicious meal.

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vipAlgie
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A ‘staple’ go to for me in these tough times, as outside dining available and now with heaters as well. Menu offers good variety for appetizer and entrees with daily specials as well. Excellent presentation and attentive service and the food never disappoints. BYOB, is an added bonus. Will definitely be back.

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Isabela
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best. Every. Single. Dish we’ve ordered is top notch.
THE best Italian food Montclair has to offer.
Having been married to an Italian family for over 40 years, they all agree.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful mean and exceptional staff. The chef is a true magician.

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vipPrettymama
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this place is amazing. The service is great and the food is delicious. I had the scallops with the butternut squash pure and it was perfect. My husband had the Pappardelle with sausage and veal. Well, we were amazed when it came out as it was one huge meatball. Exquisite!! Definitely a must to visit. Plus all safety protocols in place.

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and very accommodating with Gluten Free options.

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ShortHills10May14
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a great place to have a very good meal.. everything from the appetizer to the main course even dessert were excellent. If you live in the area definitely give it a try my wife and I plan to be back for a great meal.

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Love2eat
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food as always. Staff super friendly and attentive!! Great place to eat

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DanielR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Would have expected the steak to be seasoned and cooked better. The fries and sides were all good. Salmon dish was plentiful and tasty

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vipFrancis
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant. My meal was very good but not particularly special. Service was impeccable. The place is nice, and other people seem to be enjoying themselves so you need to make your own decision.

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JoseP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Hostess seated us immediately. Servers and staff were very professional, polite and knowledgeable. Food was fantastic and cooked to perfection! Covid safe. Would highly recommend!

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, service was prompt and professional. Highly recommended

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AlexA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

Place is nice, service is good and the food was great. I started with Sea Urchin over buckwheat bread, butter, sea salt and fresno chili. Amazing
Mushroom risotto with chorizo, local mushrooms, crispy spinach and lumb crabmeat. Sooooo good
Pecan pie with vanilla gelato and salted caramel hit the spot. I highly recommend this place

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sassy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always amazing!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & service!

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NColin
Miami
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our second time being here and one of Montclair’s best byob restaurants. Outdoor dining was well put together. ( the steak was the best)!!

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LukeF
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Really enjoyed our dinner there!

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vipReginaS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It's a lovely venue. Perhaps because fewer people are allowed in the noise level was perfect for having a conversation. The service was outstanding. Pleasant and efficient. The varied menu was beautifully presented and plentiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING!!! well put together menu. hefty portions.

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KarenZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time dining at the restaurant. We will definitely be regulars. Everything was excellent from the service to the food!

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HollyW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Maya was outstanding ! Great for date night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, the place and the ambient. Everything was exceptional. We will for sure go back with friends next time.

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nelehniffog1982
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

It took a lot longer to be seated, 20 minutes perhaps. The service was slow. Having booked and waited to be seated was hoping to have a better table outside. But we were put by the street at the end of the car park in a dark spot.

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PeterF
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding cuisine for reasonable price. Excellent service. Very nice ambience.

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Jags
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there, food was delicious and fresh. We felt very safe sitting outside, the staff was incredibly friendly and had masks on the entire time. Hard to make the experience feel special during these times but they really did.

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Oaces
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The meals were fresh and put together well. Comfortable atmosphere, and an inviting waitstaff made the meal memoriable

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JudyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fabulous with generous portions. Service was perfect. Not ignored but not bugged. Will definitely be going back!

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vipJohnH
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Considering all the circumstances dinner was perfect
Food was delicious, service was amazing, cute little outside space
Will be back

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viptweety
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food is always spot on, the service is great and this is my standard go to for an evening out

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

This place was always on my bucket list for restaurants in Montclair and I wanted to love it. The appetizers of mussels meuniere and burrata with olives, tomatoes was really delicious. On to the entree’s, we had the risotto with mushrooms and crab meat it was definitely lacking flavor. We also had pasta with seafood dish it was loaded down with a red sauce but the big problem was after two spoonfuls we noticed a crack and chip in the dish. I stopped eating because I was afraid to continue eating. I told waiter he said this happens to some of the dishes. Dessert was lava chocolate cake with ice cream it was delicious.

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CourtneyF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal from start to finish. Service, food & ambiance were great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The usual: exceptional experience!

FAQs

Laboratorio Kitchen offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 746-6100.

Laboratorio Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1107 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.