Vanillamore’s fresh take on a night out seeks to be at the intersection of elevated but casual – meeting all the needs of guests looking to find a friendly neighborhood place that allows them to explore desserts that evoke memories from their childhood (SWEET), share small plates and experience a range of flavors, textures, colors (SAVORY), and read through conversation starter cards that lead to storytelling and connection. Chef Risa prides herself on creating a restaurant where foodies, families, friends and the local community can experience exceptional service, an open kitchen, and a virtual art gallery in an immersive, approachable way (SOCIAL).
Vanillamore was a great choice for a Saturday night dinner with friends. The menu is extremely inventive (dessert flights, cauliflower sliders, and more) and the food is delicious. Don't miss the turkey meatballs and the sweet potato gnocchi.
I think the food is very good but clearly the service seems a little off. From the hostess to servers, they seem either overwhelmed or not managed well. Also, I like the "chef counter" idea. However, a chef's counter to me has some engagement with the chef. At Vanillamore, I'm watching them clean the glasses, fold napkins and stamp table mats. All things that should be done pre or post opening. All in all, the food is really good. I think they just need to rethink their service.
Never disappointed. Great that owner is there food is great and consistent.
I loved the atmosphere, service, and food. I will be back with my boyfriend.
This is our second visit. We had lunch before and it was lovely. This time we just came for dessert. We brought our own dessert wine which complimented the dessert charcuterie board (chocolate) we ordered. The server was helpful and charming. The suggested pairing was helpful and surprising. Definitely coming again.
We have been to Vanillamore many times. It has a shareable menu and everyone loved it. Don’t miss the desserts 🍮!
This was one of the best meals I’ve ever had! Everything was absolutely delicious. The service was exceptional.
Different and very good
Excellent food and service. Beautiful restaurant!!
The food was good. Our server was awesome. The young lady who was the hostess acted like I was bothering her even though I had a reservation. I was standing in front of her she ignored me while I was standing directly in front of her and asked another patron if they had a reservation. They said no. I said that I do. Then rudely she told me that I have to wait.
Great service and great food. Will definitely be back!
It was fabulous! We eat out very regularly and my husband said it was the best meal he'd had in a year....high praise!
This was really a great dining experience! The food was not only delicious but the entire time we were there we felt like welcome guests at a new friend’s house!
Amazing dinner and dessert. Small plates and entrees that were excellent. The presentation of everything including the dessert was great.
The food is *so good* - the only thing I wish is that there were smaller "a la carte" options for dessert. (My son was with us and wanted a cookie. My sister and I wanted the s'mores. But because it was my son's birthday, we went with the milk and cookies platter. I wish it had been possible to just get him one cookie!)
Display and creativity of food pairings is excellent. Preparation took care and time by the staff. Overall cheeryness or friendliness of the staff could have been uped a few notches, however it was a Sunday afternoon after a Valentine's Weekend. Much of my dining experiences that I love come from service, so if that got stepped up I would have enjoyed celebrating our Valentine's Day more. However, we will be back anyways!
The food and serving and staff are amazing! I will definitely go again and bring more friends along to spread the word of this place.
Vanillamore has such great food and dessert! The service was amazing and helpful! Will definitely come back again!
The food was exceptional. My wife and I got an assortment of tapas, all of which were incredibly flavorful. We got the chocolate charcuterie board for dessert (highly recommend) and it was amazing. We expected a delicious meal but this definitely exceeded expectations!!! We’ll be back!!
It was fun to have a game on the table while we wait for our food!
We went here for dessert and they do amazing and innovative chocolates and drinks. It was our second time there and everyone was warm and welcoming. Definitely would come back! Sydney was great.
Flavorful, fulfilling and simply OUTSTANDING! Highly recommend Vanillamore for a quick bite, a wonderful dinner or just dessert. You won't be disappointed. Also, the team always delivers extraordinary service. I'll be back!
Amazing dessert and coffee. Nothing like it in Northern NJ.
Service is excellent. Only downside is that seating is limited and most of it is at the dessert bar. But still worth the visit!
Very creative, fun way to enjoy good food. Only constructive critic would be that dishes could be served warmer, when applicable. Will definitely be going back soon!
This was my first time dining here. All the food we had was delicious and our server was good. I was not satisfied with the customer service when the restaurant made an error and told me they would reconcile and didn’t. I had specifically requested a table because My reservation was for a birthday dinner and instead I was seated at the counter. The manager or owner at the time told me that he would be able to move us to a table, dessert time and of course that never happened nor did he ever come over to tell me he was unable to accommodate me even though it was the hostesses fault who had called and confirmed with me the reservation because made an error in documentation. I NEVER requested the counter. She also called me and asked me if I was just having dinner or I was having dessert and dinner… Who even asks that. I was shocked and honestly aggravated because it made me feel pressured. Very annoyed with the hostess staff who seem to be recklessly confirming reservations. Wont be back.
Vanillamore has great atmosphere, service, and food!
Waitstaff was friendly and informative. Service and food excellent. Will be back to explore menu further.
Great Service , Great dessert
OK place for a quick inexpensive no frills, but good enough meal.
Excellent food and menu options. Love the staff and atmosphere. Comfortable and relaxed - we had a great time! One of the employees also came over and did a few magic card tricks for us which was a lot of fun. Thank you!
Fantastic time for the night. Get the gnocchi - so tasty, especially the butternut squash bits in it!! Get the hot chocolate flight! Our server, Veneri, WAS AMAZING. And speaking with Rizzi’s dad was so nice. Such good people ... everyone. We’re excited to return and get the short ribs!!
Awesome food! Even better deserts!! Highly recommend! Friendly and helpful staff.
Delicious food and great service.
Super cute place and it's BYOB.
What a cute and cozy restaurant! I met up with some friends for brunch and we enjoyed it. Our server was very personable and bubbly, and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. We started out with an array of small pastries and then we ordered the galette and the frittata. They each came with a small salad and either potatoes or berries. The coffee is a French press and while pretty good, is pretty small. I got a refill and I'm not sure if I was charged for it or not. If not, it's a good value, but if so, it's overpriced. Overall brunch was tasty and pleasant and I would return if in the area again.
Great experience and some of the best service I’ve had in a while. Brian, our server, was amazing.
The food is SO GOOD! And they were very accommodating with my rambunctious 5 year-old.
We enjoyed a very interesting brunch. The menu is eclectic, great choices. If you don't arrive at opening be prepared to wait for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere is vibrant and casual. The waitstaff strive to provide great service. The only downside is the noise. It's difficult to hear your dining companions speak.
Great food, reasonable prices. Had to flag down server a few times to get attention. They take your order and stop coming to your table while kitchen staff bring out food and take your dishes.
Great food, great service
Vanillamore is rated 4.7 stars by 344 OpenTable diners.
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