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Bistro d'Azur

4.7
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217 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
Note for our diners: Standard Seating will assign you to an indoor table and the Outdoor Seating is for the tables in our Patio.

Artisanal, French Mediterranean fine dining. Bistro d'Azur pays homage to the culture and cuisine of Southern France using the freshest locally sourced ingredients to express the diverse flavors of the Cote d'Azur and the entire Mediterranean region; based in classic French style and technique with influences from Spain, Greece, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. Bon appetit!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 217 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JillZ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner. Outside on a cool evening. Great food!

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BradA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Well, it was OK. Everything was fairly salty. I don’t think there was bang for the buck. My side vegetable was over cooked and soggy. The steak was pretty gristled and did not come as ordered. The swordfish was good. The chips were terribly salty. Our waiter said goodbye only as I was walking past, heading home, after escorting my date to her car. Really, it was average.

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vipToyaC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding in every way. Food, wine service, quality, ambiance were all top notch. Will definitely be back.

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DonnaN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous meal, wonderful atmosphere, first rate service.

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doglevel
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A much-needed evening of civility and fine food. So nice to eat indoors again, and in such a pleasant setting!

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vipLetseat
New York Area
285 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food. A nice menu with lots of specials. All 4 of of us loved our food. Nice outside can’t wait to eat inside.
Heat lamps for cold nights.
One thing they ask if it’s a special occasion and it was my husbands birthday but they did nothing. Not even a candle in our meringue desert btw was excellent.

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jerseygal
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We chose Bistro D'Azur for an anniversary dinner. We haven't eaten out since COVID started and chose this restaurant because we've eaten there before and know them to have excellent food and because they have outdoor dining and we felt like their tables are spaced safely apart. They did not let us down on either of these scores. The meal was delicious, and we felt the COVID risk was low. The servers wore masks and gloves, they had disposable menus, the cutlery was wrapped, all good. There were a few drawbacks: Our table was right where cars idle to pick up take-out, which got loud a couple of times, and the sun was blazing on our table (like laser, eyesight-destroying kind of blazing) throughout the meal, while other, shadier tables sat empty. Also, we had one diner with a food allergy. The waiter was not on top of his game in that regard. Each course had to be sent back to remove allergens that had been added. I've eaten there before -- different waiter -- and had highly attentive and careful service, so I'd chalk it up to the guy having a bad night.

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VF18
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I felt like I was eating at a high end fine dining restaurant in NYC. The food is incredible and the service was great. Everything we ate was phenomenal. South Orange/Maplewood area is lucky to have this restaurant! Outdoor dining was lovely and well spaced. I can’t wait to go back again.

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vipbobbyxit5b
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always have a great meal. Truly is fine dining. Great food, interesting decor and Amazing service.

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Achman
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience. Ate outside, cozy, attentive service. Very good NJ wines, the gazpacho is superb. Roasted pear salad with feta was lovely. Entrees: Paella was superb, strip steaks cooked correctly and lovely with the heirloom tomatoes, and the lamb was very high quality. A superb addition to the maplewood/south Orange dining slate.

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SheilaOliver
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

So pleasant to have fresh French/Mediterranean cuisine, expertly prepared and served by friendly, knowledgable wait staff in my own backyard. I highly recommend Bistro d'Azur, just wish outdoor seating was further back from the street.

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vipJayW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outdoors. Safe distancing. No compromises in menu, food or service.

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goodfood
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have eaten here twice and each time is so very special.
The wait staff was very attentive too
Thank you for such an amazing evening

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was wonderful and the staff was so friendly and welcoming! I can’t stop thinking about the apricot glazed duck and their homemade ice cream!

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vipBirthdaycelebrant
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around. Great food and service, beautifully arranged outdoor seating. We love this restaurant!!

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RealreviewbyKH
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. We enjoyed and plan to visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an incredible meal! Every dish was thoughtfully prepared, and you could tell that even the waiter was proud of their product. WE WILL BE BACK!!

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ARlou
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The outdoor dining set up was quite nice! Service was lovely.. could not have had a more accommodating and pleasant waitress. The lobster crepe was delicious... and foie gras also delicious but not as large a piece as last time which was disappointing... especially with the up-charge... and the strawberries that accommodate the fois gras could have been left out entirely.. too mushy. Duck was the special and was very fatty this time making it tough. Over all, dinner was quite good however.

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vipGAmy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoy Bistro D’Azur. We just discovered this charming place during the pandemic. We have been there several times lately since NJ began allowing outdoor dining. The servers are lovely and the food is delicious and they have very attractive, comfortable, socially distant outside dining. The restaurant inside is beautiful and we’re really looking forward to dining inside when are permitted to do that!

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great quality french cuisine with friendly customer service!

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vipJuliaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a wonderful birthday dinner outside. While the ambiance is limited because we are on the sidewalk, the staff could not have been nicer and more attentive. And the food is absolutely top notch and French in the best way possible. Must try the truffle lobster crepe!

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vipTeriW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous outdoor dining experience! I knew the food was excellent — have dined inside and had a brilliant take away casserole. The other evening we experienced outside. Intentional look: most restaurants have make-do decor. Bistro went the extra mile with its setting. Feels permanent. Goat cheese and strawberry salad - great. Diver scallops - wonderful as always. My BF had octopus and the duck — also wonderful. Highly recommend!

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Adrienne
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Many thanks for a phenomenal evening of incredible tapas. Chef, you are amazing and so very talented. Corn ice cream was exceptional!!! You brought the taste of France home to us.
Merci beaucoup,
Adrienne & Tator

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vipNewJerseyFan
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Food was great and service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although we were outside it was a wonderful experience in this new world. We enjoyed the meal. It was wonderful.

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vipmindy7649
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was exceptionally good It was a perfect night to dine outside. The service was wonderful tables were socially distant would definitely dine there again

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vipMBMadison
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Our second time here and the restaurant is doing a really good job dealing with limited outdoor space and seating. The food and service were terrific. The chef here is awesome...some of the best salmon I've ever had. Wait staff is wonderful -- attentive, helpful, personable. We love it; we'll be back. Worth every bite.

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goodfood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every dish was delicious.
We enjoyed meeting Chef Krug again
He was the chef for my sons wedding and the food was
so special.
I am excited to dine there again

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Adrienne
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual the food, service etc. was impeccable and excellent. However, the 6:30 seating was blaring sun and no efforts were made to correct it. Having to eat my meal with very hot sun on my face and back was not enjoyable and dangerous since I have had pre cancerous cells on both my face and back.

Bistro d'Azur
Responded on 29 July 2020

Thank you so much for the five stars we really appreciate it! We are so sorry about the heat wave. We have umbrellas at every table and they tilt! But at sunset when the sun is low there isn't much we can do. We really wish we could "turn down" the sun or plant a big beautiful tree in the center of Academy Street. LOL We have been encouraging our diners to book later in the evening when the sun goes down and the cooler breezes blow. We hope to see you again when the weather is better.

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vipNicoleE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I almost never right reviews but this meal was so memorable. During Covid-19 and with all the precautions in place they did an amazing job making us feel safe and comfortable. The staff was lovey and attentive through the mean. But the food! Our meal was absolutely exceptionally - far exceeded my exceptions. We had a watermelon and feta starter assembled beautifully like a jenga pieces with sea beans. The lobster crepe was outstanding, as were the mussels. The lemon meringue pie concoction for dessert was heavenly. Highly recommend!

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vipMandyT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service!!

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vipBDB7
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

It's not an easy time for restaurants in New Jersey given the COVID-19 constraints. Outdoor dining when it is hot is not the fault of the restaurant, but it does impact the overall experience. Likewise, the street noise from cars detracted from the overall evening. The food remained excellent as it always has been and I've visited quite a few times. Prices were prix fixe with two or three courses at $65 or $79 per person. This is a change from what "used to be". It's effectively a price increase, which I suspect is one of the actions taken so the restaurant can stay in business given lower dining volume. The heat, street noise and higher cost diminished the total experience and overall value. Again, the food is great and I'll go back.

Bistro d'Azur
Responded on 29 July 2020

Thanks so much! For the record we didn't actually raise our prices. Our 2 course prix fixe price is based on our average per-head price before Covid. While we are requiring the prix fixe, it's only because we have just so... few... tables. We counteracted this policy however by maintaining our more accessible carryout menu. Bistro d'Go is less expensive and meals include salad, cookies and very large portions. We hope to try and please everyone while maintaining our original vision.

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GregoryF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Covid-19: Even excellent restaurants can struggle to deliver across every category in forced-al-fresco 2020, so it's a relief to see Bistro d'azur managing so well. That the food itself still delights as it did in prior, pre-Covid visits counts for a lot in the overall assessment, and the service also remains attentive, cheerful, and well versed in menue details. For instance: explaining that their Shakshuka -- a hearty bowl of baked eggplant, tomato, feta cheese, chick peas, summer vegetables, foraged mushroom, and truffle topped with two perfectly fried eggs -- is not necessarily a *true* North African Shakshuka ("For one thing, it's more often served at breakfast, but, for us, it's a dinner dish"). Whichever side of the Mediterranean it came from, it was flavorful and deeply satisfying. The swordfish, too, arrived perfectly prepared, grill-marked yet tender, and in a serving abundant enough that some came home to top a salad the next day.
For appetizers, we enjoyed Gazpacho et Cru ("scallop, salmon, heirloom tomato, sherry vinegar, herb crouton, crème fraiche") and the Goat Cheese and Strawberry Salad ("fresh picked foraged greens, cucumber, pignolis, shaved fennel, aged balsamic, crostini") both fresh and quite good, and miles beyond our let's-make-this-at-home threshold on these insanely hot summer nights. Under cooler conditions we would have likely tried other appetizers from the varies menu, such as the grilled octopus or lobster crepe (stepping up from the $65 to $79 prix fixe gives each diner two appetizer choices, I recall, but I may have that wrong).
Dining on Academy Street at 8 on a Saturday night during Covid Stage III (or are we still Stage II), proved pleasingly quiet. Gorgeous clouds at sunset added to the atmosphere. The umbrella'd tables, comfortable chairs, and pretty little periwinkle makeshift fencing felt cozy in a note entirely makeshift way. A few potted plants, maybe some light music, and it would have been perfect.

Bistro d'Azur
Responded on 30 July 2020

Thanks so much for your awesome review. I know we all look forward to some cooler weather and we appreciate you sticking it out! Next time ask for a table around the corner in our alley where we've planted an herb garden all around! And definitely ask your server to turn up the music. We have a terrific playlist of French and World music. It's a fine line to walk between some guests asking for us to "turn it down" and others wishing it was louder. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!

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vipLGOG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was way above what I anticipated. Server Caroline was spot on they were so great overall.
It was better than before COVID-19.
Thanks for making it a great experience.

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vipDebbiL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Given the circumstances of only outdoor dining they did a fabulous job. Servers could not have been nicer.

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DeirdreB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first date since COVID struck. The outdoor dining worked out great. The restaurant ensured all guests wore masks when not sitting at their tables and all the staff wore masks. The service was wonderful as was the food. We had a lovely chat with the owner, Tom. We brought our own wine, but they do have a bar and a list of wines by the bottle that is quite reasonable. It was a perfect night out for my husband and me.

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trusso50
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal we've had in the last year, and friendly, attentive service.

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VPAT75
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service!

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vipbobbyxit5b
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never had a bad meal here. Either in house or pick up. I would give them an A+ for adjusting during the COVID pandemic.

If I was stranded on a desert island and could bring one restaurant, this would be it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bistro D’Azur never disappoints! We’ve been going there since they opened and have always enjoyed great food, service and ambiance. Foie gras, lobster crepes, and duck breast are our absolute favorites but there’re so many solid choices on the menu! Keep up the great work guys!

FAQs

Bistro d'Azur offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 327-9725.

Bistro d'Azur is rated 4.7 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.

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