Vanillamore

4.7
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277 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and great service. We've been there several times and we're always happy

FD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great experience, great food, great atmosphere and great entertainment

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to celebrate our 17 year anniversary. Everything was perfect. Food, service and atmosphere.

JD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such wonderful people who own/operate this restaurant. Treated a special occasion as such.

BA
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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.

GD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

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.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lots of fun, great food with a group of four. Excellent desserts and homemade raspberry marshmallows. Gluten free food available!

N
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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.&

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

D
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

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.

GS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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.

MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique and lively spot on the Montclair scene. Interesting options, tasty, fun vibe and great service.

HX
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Repeat visit... love being able to share dishes, graze and converse leisurely with dining companions!
Unpretentious... satisfying and good value.

KM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Besides great food Vanillamore had great staff that were extremely helpful and endearing. I certainly will be back!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for afternoon tea. It was amazing. The food was delicious and filling.

GM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 :)

SP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Mother’s 79th birthday

f
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

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

F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Crazy delicious! Service was fantastic too!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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!!

JM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and location. Excellent variety of savory foods. Will be back

SB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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?

L
New York Area
175 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

BA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and our waiter was fantastic. The timing of the dishes could have been a little better coming from the kitchen. My wife and I ordered two small plates each and it didn’t all come out at the same time, maybe that was intentional, who knows. That wouldn’t stop me from going back again. It was very good and the entire staff was very welcoming. I would highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious and will definitely come back again

C
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time. Excellent staff, Excellemt food! Our favorite Montclair spot!

p
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fun fun place! Good attentive service

G
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The waiter was very informative about the menu and helpful on ordering options. The presentation and quality of the courses were excellent. Worth the trip.

JM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Fun first visit. This place seems to attract people w/ young children who are loud. It detracts from the experience. We had a terrific server who really knew the menu and was super friendly. They need to clean up the dirty tubs of dishes on the way to the restroom. It looks gross. Also remove ladder and supplies from restroom. Not a good look.

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

The staff was super accommodating especially since I had booked the incorrect date. The food and dessert was absolutely amazing! My mother in law was pleasantly surprised when she received her birthday dessert. Everyone really enjoyed the meal and can’t wait to go back again!

V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Servers are very friendly and, as always, the food was fantastic. Their cheese board is a favorite of mine, and I always end the meal with a spicy hot chocolate. I’m actually not a big sweets fan, but I frequent this place for their savory dishes.

MD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great small plates. Great service.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There are not enough words to rave about our experience. This is my new go to spot!

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Such a great restaurant to have a date! Reasonably priced for DELICIOUS food! The service is always outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff is extremely friendly and the food is perfection!! Fresh, healthy, variety of items. The desserts are heavenly!! I would definitely eat here again!