Cafe Monet

4.3
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17 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Cafe Monet is the only French Bistro in downtown Millburn. The atmosphere is casual; the food is exquisite. Master Chef, Wes Sawi studied at the New York Restaurant School and trained in top-flight kitchens in Paris and Lyon, France. The results are evident in the menu. Read the reviews, then come in and enjoy. Café Monet, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Tuesdays through Sundays. Please bring your own wine (BYO) or enjoy our free wireless with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Our specialties include Croissant French Toast accented with Berry Compote, Duck Brandy Sage Pate with Sauternes Spiced Pear Chutney, Seared Ginger Scallops with Morels over Scented Risotto, and Merlot Beef Braised Short Ribs over Mint-Fava Bean Potato Puree.
What 17 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
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abeth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Charming French bistro with excellent food

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vipGlenn
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a very pleasant dinner at this charming restaurant before attending a performance at the Paper Mill Playhouse. The restaurant is beautifully decorated - looks like a Parisian bistro. The staff is friendly and service is attentive. I ordered the salmon and my wife ordered the duck. Both dishes were delicious. All together, a very nice experience

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vipKevinV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A pleasant surprise and a definite re-visit. This may be one of the best choices in the area.

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vipspooliefam
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Although the quality of the food and the ambiance was good, there was too much dysfunction with the wait staff and service. Our server only spoke French and it was awkward and confusing for her as well as us. Last time I checked we were not in France! Although this restaurant is a BYOB, they did not offer us a wine cooler, and our server took our wine to a back area of the restaurant where I guess they keep all the beverages that people bring in. It was a good thing we were paying attention, as we observed the owner of the restaurant at another table preparing to serve them our bottle of wine. Luckily we made him aware that it was our bottle. Later on when we asked another server for something to keep our wine chilled, she proceeded to return with a cork and comment that she wasn't sure if it was for our bottle. Lastly, when our French only speaking server asked for our dessert choice, we selected the one special dessert for that evening. She returned shortly later to inform us they were out of it. This took us by surprise as the restaurant was half full, so how could they have sold out of the one special dessert they were offering that evening?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time. The dinner exceeded our expectations. Cafe Monet is homey and personalized. Very much a home-made feel, they want you to love it, they want you back.

AK
vipAndyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely small french restaurant -- everything was delicious and well prepared.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, and great service. When we booked our NYE reservation we weren't aware it was a tasting menu - but the food was very good! BYOB. :-)

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AmyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a amazing meal! Great ambiance / service/ atmosphere .We will be back! Great spot for a date night !

GF
vipGetFitz
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, great French music, exquisite food, and comforting hosts.

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vipPerfecto
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great little neighborhood BYOB find !
Interesting menu , authentic dishes
Rabbit & duck was delicious 😋
Nice ambiance , tables are a little close but still lovely

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vipcitygirlwine
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious!!! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Our food was undercooked
Staff never came around to refill waters

MB
vipMichB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, escargot out of this world, duck incredible, super service, highly recommended!! Will return for sure!!

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lizzieS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Felt like we were in Paris, it's a charming rendez-vous.
Got to try their new menu, we shared the cheese plate to start and then chose the braised rabbit with mushroom risotto and the merguez lamb burger with fois gras, which came with really good French Fries plus more French Fries for me.
The desserts were all home made and ours were delicious.
We will certainly be back to try more of the menu.

DH
DavidH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful.

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vipjonahzimiles
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific food in a charming atmosphere

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HelenY
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We had Branzini and lamb. The fish (with red quinoa) was great; the lamb was overcooked compared to the medium rare ordered. Desert of chocolate souffle was well worth the wait and To Die For.

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Cafe Monet is rated 4.3 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

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