Vanillamore

4.7
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344 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
‘Vanillamore®’ was inspired by chef Risa’s passion for vanilla and the way that it can be used to enhance other flavors in desserts, just as salt is used in savory food.

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).

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What 344 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJulie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

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JohnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed. Great that owner is there food is great and consistent.

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I loved the atmosphere, service, and food. I will be back with my boyfriend.

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Lisa
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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vipSageB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to Vanillamore many times. It has a shareable menu and everyone loved it. Don’t miss the desserts 🍮!

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vipHeatherL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was one of the best meals I’ve ever had! Everything was absolutely delicious. The service was exceptional.

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vipRaymond
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Different and very good

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vipDiner2
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Beautiful restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

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.

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KristyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food. Will definitely be back!

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CatherineA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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LisbhetG
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipFoodlover
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner and dessert. Small plates and entrees that were excellent. The presentation of everything including the dessert was great.

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LeahB
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!)

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AriF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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!

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CatalinaR
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Vanillamore has such great food and dessert! The service was amazing and helpful! Will definitely come back again!

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vipstephenb
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fun to have a game on the table while we wait for our food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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NikS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipfairandbalanced
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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!

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Foodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

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.

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vipLisa
New York Area
191 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Vanillamore has great atmosphere, service, and food!

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JonathanZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Waitstaff was friendly and informative. Service and food excellent. Will be back to explore menu further.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service , Great dessert

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viptanya
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

OK place for a quick inexpensive no frills, but good enough meal.

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TravelingFarToEat
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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MIMIB
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!

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JPBecker
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food! Even better deserts!! Highly recommend! Friendly and helpful staff.

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MichaelS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

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Marinasway
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super cute place and it's BYOB.

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StevenG
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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RobH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience and some of the best service I’ve had in a while. Brian, our server, was amazing.

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LukeW
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is SO GOOD! And they were very accommodating with my rambunctious 5 year-old.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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RobertoL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

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VadR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service

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Vanillamore is rated 4.7 stars by 344 OpenTable diners.

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