The food comes in small plates (for lunch) everything was very very good ...the desserts also come like that , we shared everything.. the desserts are absolutely delicious, and different .. they seem to use fine ingredients. The atmosphere is nice . The hot chocolates were to die for ! I will go back!
I go here often and normally it's great, but this last visit left me disappointed. In fact, my last TWO dinner visits were not that great. They changed some components of two of my favorite dishes and the upgrades are not better--the braised short rib last time and this time, the chicken dish. The rabe was so hard I couldn't cut or chew it and the couscous had a burnt metal grill flavor. So, I only ate the chicken, which was just OK. What happened to the crispy skin? In fairness, they took half off the entree price, but I would have preferred a delicious meal. I probably wont go back for dinner anytime soon; maybe dessert.
Very unique place. Loved the small plates idea. Food was delicious. Desserts out of this world
Great for brunch!
Vanillamore has fantastic food, and so many options. There is something for everyone there, and no matter what you order it will be delicious. I would highly recommend if you like small plates (tapas style) dining. We had a great night.
This is a great find for after a movie.
Delicious food and desserts. Will keep on coming back.
Over all great place! Only complaint, we could not hear the music.
Food was delicious and service was excellent. Will definitely come back.
All I can say is wow! I really can't say enough about what a lovely time I had at Vanillamore. We had the pork belly, gnocchi, ricotta, and some other small plates to share - everything was amazing! And make sure you save room for dessert! The s'mores were absolutely wonderful. The team at Vanillamore was friendly and delightful - thank you all!
Amazing from start to finish! Delicious food and desserts!
Always a great meal and great service. We've been there several times and we're always happy
Vanillamore is a great date spot known for amazing desserts, but the small plates are terrific, too! I love the tuna, turkey meatballs, and pork belly and the fresh ricotta and to-die-for. Highly recommend!!
Great experience, great food, great atmosphere and great entertainment
We went to celebrate our 17 year anniversary. Everything was perfect. Food, service and atmosphere.
Such wonderful people who own/operate this restaurant. Treated a special occasion as such.
Vanillamore is known for their desserts, and well deserved. Their desserts are as innovative as they are tasty. However, dare I say that the food is even better! Every dish I've had here has been created with an expert hand and every detail of the plate is thoughtful. On top of that every employee is super nice and easy to talk to. This place is a winner and looking forward to our next visit.
There were a few small plates that hit the spot, like the ricotta and tuna tartare. The other plates were jus ok. Had higher expectations.
Nice selection of sweet or savory items for breakfast or bunch. I haven’t tried their lunch or dinner yet. Nice little touches with the food - lavender sprinkled on the Brie & fig toast, a homemade marshmallow with your hot chocolate. Just very nicely done & presented. Casual environment.
Superb savory food and absolutely delicious desserts. Service is incredible and the atmosphere is great! In love with the short ribs! Best I ever ate!
Lots of fun, great food with a group of four. Excellent desserts and homemade raspberry marshmallows. Gluten free food available!
The food and service were excellent. Atmosphere a little chaotic.
Seems a very happy spot for people to bring children with eclectic taste as I did not see any child “ friendly” menu.
I do believe in making children step up to real food.
The menu is great for grazing.and sharing.
Each dish we had was well thought out.&
This place is amazing! We’ve been there twice for dinner before seeing a show at the Wellmont and went once for dessert after a show. The food is amazing and so is the staff. I love that it’s BYOB so you don’t have to spend a fortune. We will definitely be going back.
I was super excited when I came across Vanillamore online that I decided to take my family out. Once I got there the menu that is advertised online is the same however there’s a catch the large plates which is mainly what caught our eye was only able to be served after 5pm. If I knew that I wouldn’t have went. So at 3:45pm we ate a bunch of small plate items. . . So it’s ordering time, well our waitress was extremely rude to my sister when she asked if her trio of sliders can be substituted with 3 of the same. A simple I will find out would been fine. The waitress responded with uhhh your getting all three but whatever I guess, then my sister just said forget it I’ll have it as it... Vanillamore you should really evaluate who you have working for you. If they aren’t happy they shouldn’t be there. There job isn’t hard you write down an order and plug it into a computer... OH and if you were wondering who I’m talking about she has green hair & glasses, didn’t really get her name.
Food was great. Chose to share a salad and four small plates between two and it was plenty of food. Small plates are very decent size. Dessert was very impressive and tasty! And, they also serve late.
Very casual. BYOB. Nice selection of small plates. We started with a cheese/cured meat plate. we chose the goat cheese, the beet cured salmon and the boar salami. All very good - the cheese went well with the accompanying fig puree and the salami was accentuated by the whole grain mustard. We then had the chorizo and figs - the figs were a little overpoweringly sweet. Yes, I know, they're figs, but the flavor took over the entire dish. The squash crostini were excellent. I wish there were 4 pieces (how do you split 3 between two people?). The Brussels sprouts were a very very generous serving and were cooked and seasoned very well. The pork belly was tender and well season as well. We also had the tuna tartar which was also a very generous serving and just delicious. We went to a show with the intent to come back for desert but it was packed. Oh, well, someday.
Food was delicious and service was fantastic! Great little place to catch up with friends or to simply enjoy great food. This was my first visit And we had Brunch but definitely not my last. Prices were a bit higher than I expected for the amount of food received/ordered so be mindful that serving sizes are on the smaller side.
Unique and lively spot on the Montclair scene. Interesting options, tasty, fun vibe and great service.
Repeat visit... love being able to share dishes, graze and converse leisurely with dining companions!
Unpretentious... satisfying and good value.
Besides great food Vanillamore had great staff that were extremely helpful and endearing. I certainly will be back!
We went for afternoon tea. It was amazing. The food was delicious and filling.
My mom and I went just for dessert and had a great experience!! The S’mores Tapas was great! I look forward to going back soon for apps and desserts with my husband :)
We went here for a joint birthday celebratory lunch and very much enjoyed sharing the little plates. Each item was delicious, but the brie and fig toast was especially good and hearty. This seemed to be the go-to item in the restaurant for those just ordering lunch, as it was a good size all on its own. We saved most of our appetites for dessert though (well, it was our birthdays), and well worth it, it was. Each item ordered was a work of art and easily enough for two people. I also enjoyed the sampling of hot chocolate -- very decadent and hands-on in the preparation. While it wasn't a lo-cal lunch, it was a most enjoyable one. The servers were friendly, helpful, and really knew their menu. My only complaint, and the thing that prevented a five-star review, is that the restaurant was extremely noisy, and it wasn't even that full. It was difficult to carry on a conversation. Still, I highly recommend this place, especially if you're a dessert junkee.
Mother’s 79th birthday
Well the concept is different and have dined there before and felt both times the food is really salty. Enough variety and selections for everyone
Crazy delicious! Service was fantastic too!
What a delicious flavor adventure! This is a real gem. Went to celebrate my birthday - the service was great, the food was super fresh and so flavorful! Great date spot!!
Great food, service and location. Excellent variety of savory foods. Will be back
We went with a couple of friends and had an amazing meal from start to finish. The house made ricotta is a MUST HAVE for sure... garnished with honey and hazelnuts... need I say more?
This is my most favorite date spot! I love ordering a couple of the small bites for dinner and sharing a decadent dessert. Highly recommend!! Remember, it's BYOB.