Vanillamore

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215 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Vanillamore puts sweets at the center of the menu, with healthy, seasonal savory offerings to complement. We are a restaurant where foodies, families and friends can experience exceptional service, an open kitchen, and a virtual art gallery in an immersive, approachable way.
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Every single bite of food was delicious - from savory to sweet. Definitely make reservations. Wait staff were nice but understaffed and the whole meal took over two hours, so just be prepared. Worth it!

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LR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fathers day

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food is amazing. Owners always on site and go the extra mile (sent us extra appetizers due to a delay in main course!). A little loud but food creativity and taste made up for it. Great for kids too!

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SS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our 3rd time back and not disappointed at all. Short Ribs excellent! Turkey meatballs delicious.
Make sure you leave room for incrediable desserts.

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B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Cute small cafe. Portions are all tapas size and it is fun to try a few dishes and share. It can be a bit costly.

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HG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great selection of interesting small plates, outstanding desserts!

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AD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lively atmosphere. The varied small plates were delicious and creatively presented. Service was attentive

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RC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Long time friends getting together.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

I’ve been here before but apparently on Tuesdays they aren’t up to speed by lunch time. They didn’t have what I initially ordered and then what I ordered was just ok. The server was excellent but she couldn't overcome the kitchens unpreparedness.

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BL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A truly wonderful experience. Interesting, creative offerings with amazing dessert options. Sharing is encouraged. I love the open kitchen and dining room layout. It’s evident a lot of thought and detail went into every aspect of the dining experience. Great knowledgeable wait staff. It’s BYOB. Prices were quite reasonable. I can’t recommend highly enough.

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L
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service. Only problem: I order too much food!

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SD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always great food from appetizer to dessert.

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f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was delicious!

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m
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent service, our server went above and beyond. Very accommodating regarding food substitutions. All of us enjoyed our food, we will definitely go back.

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NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vanillamore is an absolute gem - a culinary experience paralleled only by its exquisite service.

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S
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had an issue with one of the dishes and wrote it on the comment card. The manager called us before we even got home to find out more about the issue and said she would get back to us the next day with an answer and she did. Never experienced customer service like that. We will be back because we know they truly want to deliver a perfect dining experience and if you don't think so, they want to make it right. That's very rare these days!

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V
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is AMAZING. The portions are perfect for sharing and trying different things. The wait staff are friendly and informative. I highly recommend Vanillamore!

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TD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant for deserts and more. Noice level is high but appropriate for high energy desert place. Very pleasant.

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PM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding! So much fun trying different meals meant to share. This was a terrific experience with amazing food!

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s
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went last Sunday for brunch with a friend. Our server was very friendly & attentive. The menu is amazing with lots of interesting options. Most importantly the food was delicious. Would definitely go back.

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SL
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Mother’s Day was lovely here! The owners are so nice and the food is excellent. Love that they did small plates only (until 5 o’clock) because our food came out quickly and we ordered a nice variety- just about 1 of everything on that menu.

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b
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and the service were amazing.

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RW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly staff, particularly with a toddler on a rainy Mother's Day was very well received. Not to mention the delicious food.

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NM
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here on a Saturday for an early evening dinner date for Mother’s Day. The food presentation was amazing! The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgable about the Menu. The Skirt steak & Sea Bass was cooked perfectly! No complaints! The atmosphere is very cozy, open kitchen, and we never felt rushed. Great experience! Will definitely come back to visit for more sweet tasting!

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RW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had limited time for a meal in between films at the Montclair Film Festival. We told the staff about that and service was outstanding. It was a beautiful day and we were able to sit outside. Our servers were checking on us every few minutes and our food arrived quickly. Wonderful small plates and desserts. Definitely going back!

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The people couldn't have been nicer. From the servers to the hosts to the chef, herself, everyone was friendly and helpful.

We had dinner and dessert late on a busy Saturday night. We shared a bunch of the small plates. Some were very good, others good. Standouts were the tuna tartare and the marinated grape crostini. We shared one of the dessert "charcuterie" plates which was one of the best desserts we've had this year.

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SN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a treat! Fantastic service! Not the quickest place, but what else can you expect if you want that vast selection from a smaller kitchen. Set out expectations for time, so all was good. Food was spectacular, dessert even better. Ceviche, cheese, wild boar salami, strawberry-kiwi marshmallow - cannot choose a favorite.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fabulous, service was superb and everyone was friendly and so darned happy. Great place. The only issue is trying to get parking in the area.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining at Vanillamore was a great experience. We ordered brunch and dessert and everything we ate was delicious. The almond charcuterie dessert special was especially good. The service and ambiance were wonderful as well. It is a unique concept with excellent food to back it up.

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BG
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, food atmosphere. Loved that they didn’t rush us out. We were there for almost 2 hours and they brought us a lovely anniversary dessert. Really made it a special day for us

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LM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Ordered a charcuterie platter, chicken satay, sweet potato gnocchi, chorizo and fig platter and dessert kebabos and everything was delicious. No criticisms whatsoever. Great place for a date night I would highly recommend!!

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AB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another flavorful meal at Vanillamore. This time we sat at the counter which has a great vibe. We chatted with other patrons about the food and the Montclair Film festival. We grabbed a quick bite in between viewings at the Wellmont. Thanks for your supporting Montclair Film. No time for dessert - boohoo. Must return for the almond flight festival special!

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DK
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is worth every penny.
EVERY.SINGLE.SELECTION.ON.THE.MENU

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SG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Ate dinner here for the first time. Shared several small plates. The food was fantastic. Had cashew chicken satay, tuna tartare, chorizo & fig, burrata salad, and Strawberry & feta salad. The chorizo and fig was an usual combination, but it was really good. Didn't have any desserts, which they are well known for. I'll definitely be going back. You get 10% off if you show them tickets to a show at the Wellmont Theater.

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W
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to eat at it is spendy but worth the cost for a girl's night out or a date night.

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JS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Great service, excellent small plates and amazing deserts. The Sweet Potato Gnocchi are excellent. The Milk and Cookies desert seems so simple but yet is so out of the ordinary.

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JF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful brunch - the food was great, the price was very reasonable and they allowed my friends and I to sit for a couple of hours catching up on old times without ever feeling rushed.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Vanillamore was delightful! We didn’t get any of the meat dishes and I wish we did because they looked delicious. The hose made ricotta is AMAZING and I will get it every. single. time. I go!!!

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G
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely BYOB very close to the Wellmont Theater. All food is intended to be served tapas style. Perfect for girls night out. Food was excellent! Friendly efficient server. They have question cards on the table which are fun. Highly recommend.

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NL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can’t say enough positive about this place - food was excellent, service was perfect. We were there on a Friday night with another couple and were able to have a leisurely and thoroughly enjoyable meal with no pressure to turn the table. Tapas style meal was great fun to enjoy together. Will certainly be back!!!

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