Sayola Montclair Restaurant

4.5
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214 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
After many names were considered, only one truly represented our mission. We are driven to provide an authentic spanish dining experience, pleasurable ambience, and outstanding service from our staff. The name had to stand for a future legacy. Therefore SAYOLA comes from the names of the proprietors children: SAndra, YOrett, and LAzaro. Visit us for a unique fine dinning experience.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.1
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience! Service was great, food was delicious. And the place is beautiful

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

quality from start to finish. excellent food and preparation.

LS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner with friends to celebrate their birthday. Food was great, delicious. Service very attentive. Got very busy around 8pm and very loud. Good value too

TD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and the owner is beyond amazing. Similar to most restaurants in Montclair it is BYOD- however they have a list available where you can purchase from the neighboring liquor store and they will have it delivered to your table!

v
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful interior and attentive wait staff. We had the gambas appertizer, salads, and the Valencia Paella. All delicious. Warning, the Paella is enough to feed four !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service!

NF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and the menu will not disappoint.

M
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an incredible restaurant from the fantastic service we got from a young server (name something like Pran)to the generous excellent food we ordered
Looking forward to going back, it’s byob and the place while dress is casual , the restaurant is very beautiful

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food..owner is attentive..staff was excellent...superior service. Will be coming here again.

JC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Overall the quality of the food was very good in terms of the pieces octopus was a very nice piece card was a very nice piece.Hey I looked delicious on the surface however the taste of all these fools were very bland overcooked or undercooked so I think it was more the preparation and the chef first of the quality of the food the Paiea had chicken inside of it which was extremely dry the ceviche appetizer we had was delicious overall I would not recommend this restaurant especially for the price value it’s a shame because they do serve nice pieces but clearly the chef needs to be improved.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best for casual and special date nights. Anniversary date night's a success. Love everything.

MF
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Expensive, even for Montclair, but very good menu, food, and service!
The smaller side room is definitely quieter, than the main room.

j
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Our first time at this restaurant. Overall everything was fine. Food was delicious and fresh. Two people at our table ordered a fish that needed to be deboned , the first fish was done right away and served as were the other dishes. The second fish was left table side for about 10 minutes with no waiter insight to serve it. That was a bit annoying.
Will give the place another try. Hopefully their service will improve.

LC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I had a very enjoyable dinner at Sayola. The portions are quite large and tasty. The restaurant itself is very well decorated. However, do not let the wine bottle display or the wine bottle chandeliers fool you, it is a BYO so do not forget to bring a bottle if you'd like to have a drink with your meal.

TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Living in a town with so many good restaurants, it’s hard to choose where to go. But now that we’ve been to Sayola, this will always be our ‘go to’ for a night out or special occasion. Better than just good, the food selection and quality, service, and ambience was spectacular. Thoroughly enjoyable evening and can’t wait to come back for music with Paul Baccash at their Sunday brunch!

SG
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. The service excellent.
Don't be discouraged by parking. Parking is available at the hotel next door.
Thank you!

SH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an 8PM reservation and they seated us at that time. Beautifully decorated and large windows. Very nice ambiance. Will definitely go back. Food was excellent. A little pricey, but for the quality about right.

F
Philadelphia
187 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Service was fair. They didn’t clear plates for quite a long time.
Food took a long time to come out.
Decor was very nice; upscale; not look most dives in montclair.
Food was good but not great for the high prices.

o
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience! The food was great, service was fantastic and décor amazing. Can't wait to go back again.

MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We, my wife and I, absolutely love this place! The service is beyond exceptional! The food is outstanding and the portions are large enough so you can enjoy soMe the next day! 😊

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was great. We made a reservation for 10 on a busy Saturday night as we walked to the restaurant. They not only had our table set before we arrived, but it looked like they opened an additional room for us, which was soon filled to capacity. Food and service were outstanding and can't wait to go back.

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the ambience was excellent. We loved this place and will be back!!

MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Not as good as Sayola in Tenafly.

SG
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent everything!
What adds to the great food is the warmth and welcoming staff.
How special is it when the staff knows your names and greets you personally?
Two thumbs up!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

Beautiful space but the menu left me uninspired. It’s wasn’t very ‘Spanish’ and the prices were over the top. Mains were $40 -$50 range. I got the chicken and it was no better than diner food. Sauce was over thickened with corn starch so it was gummy. We won’t be back.

SG
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is superb! Furthermore, second visit was just as great and they remembered us.
Food is superior!

AB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing as always, the ambiance is great and the team is professional, attentive and very friendly. We absolutely love Sayola for small and large gatherings.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, and the restaraunt is just beautiful! We will be back.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food. Great service. Festive ambience. Pricey.
Huge portion sizes!

ST
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! Ambiance, Food, and service second to none. One of the best restaurants I have eaten in in years. This place is a winner in every way however noise level as in most restaurants these days is a bit higher than you might enjoy. The noise is well worth the visit to this fine establishment. Put SAYOLA at the top of your list of restaurants to get to!

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1st time going to this restaurant and it was great. Great host, great service, food and its presentation, the ambiance, all were terrific. We will be back.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is good but I am surprised they do not have wine at all.

ER
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the decor and food was good but a bit pricey for a BYOB. One really lovely option is that they offer a wine delivery service!!

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff is absolutely amazing , Francisco and Priscina are so sweet and super professional .
We love going there !!!

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ambiance is fabulous,captured the Spanish heritage.Food was good and service was excellent.We were really impressed with the place,parking is not a problem and one plus is that BYOB😁🍷👍

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was fantastic. This is my third time here and it didn’t disappoint. Wait staff is attentive and responsive. I love the authenticity of the food and the varied menu choices. Will keep coming back for more!

DL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have gone there several times and Sayola never disappoints. The staff is wonderful —attentive and accommodating We went for our 3 nephews birthday. We had an toddler with us and they asked what they could bring her to eat . The food quality has always been consistent and the musician helps set the move for a leisurely relaxing afternoon. To top it off they brought dessert with their name written in the plate and s candle while the musician sang and played Happy Birthday Definitely a place for Sunday brunch whether with a group or not.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, service was amazing!!!
A little pricey but excellent!!!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb!!! We will go back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent. Compliments to their staff.