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A beautiful place in our hometown!!
The food was delicious and we will go again.
It's an aesthetically appealing spot. However, we had to ask for bread and butter. They put out 1 square of butter for 4 people. Also had to ask for salt which came without any pepper. Also, the portions were small except for the steak that my friend ordered. With tip, the cost was $340 for 4 people. Pretty expensive for a mediocre experience.
Food was very good! Our server was a little slow. Loved the Unionville wine selection and the wine prices.
A real South Orange jewel. We've eaten here a number of times and have always had excellent meals. The food is well prepared and tasty.
Wonderful, much needed upscale casual restaurant in South Orange. Appreciate that there were vegan options (or items that were easily made vegan and gluten free) on the menu. We’ll be back.
Thanks so much for your kind words. And as long as you let us know, we will always make accommodations for your diet. Hope to see you again soon.
We enjoyed our first visit and will consider going again. The food was really good but it is a somewhat limited menu.
Additionally, prices are high and portions ( risotto appetizer in particular) are not commensurate. Oddly, the menu does not offer any kind of green salad.
Four of us shared 2 appetizers, each ordered our own entree, and shared 1 dessert- With tax and tip, we paid $64.00 per person.
Thanks so much for your review. Although we know our prices aren't inexpensive we use the freshest, highest quality ingredients, source as locally as possible, and prepare every dish from scratch. Our prices are actually less than our nearest fine dining competitors. We hope you will come again soon, as our menu changes frequently to keep it varied. Thanks again!
We had a wonderful first experience at the Bistro. Mimi at the front kindly changed our table (unsolicited) to give us a large round table in the front (lovely!). The wait staff were hospitable and attentive. The crepe and risotto appetizers were excellent. I had the steak which was beautifully flavored although a bit fatty for my liking. My friend had the scallop entree and thought it was terrific; his wife had the Skate which she seemed to enjoy a bit less. Wonderful desserts. We all commented that the ambiance was so nicely done and we really appreciated that the tables are not on top of each other. We'll be back!
We had a very nice dinner out, there were 4 of us in our party. The server was very nice and attentive and we really liked the decor and style of the restaurant. The food was very good, we all enjoyed our 1st courses and entrees. The price was high for the amount of food received, we felt.
We would definitely go back but due to the cost, it would be a special occasion kind of night out for sure.
We had a lovely evening. Needed to tell the waiter to slow down after appetizer was served very quickly. Food was outstanding. We shared the lobster crepe (yummy with lots of lobster), and we had the lamb chops and venison, both of which were prepared to each of our liking's. Was very happy the waiter offered to decant our bottle of red wine. BYO restaurants rarely do that. Overall, a great dining experience and can't wait to bring friends.
Thanks so much! Indeed, it can sometimes be challenging to keep smooth pacing at peak on a Saturday night. We will be sure to work on that and thanks for that valuable feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and are grateful for your terrific review. We look forward to seeing you again and please do bring your friends! Cheers!
Excellent service and great food. Take someone you love here.
Great meal. Great presentation excellent service
Great food and service. They also have great local wines at a reasonable proce
Thanks so much. Unionville is great. Come again soon.
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4.0 star rating3/8/2020
I am always looking for new and interesting restaurants (especially French/Mediterranean ) to try in hopes that they become one of the new "favorites". After reading a nice review in the NJ Monthly, I figured we would try Bistro d' Azur. The restaurant interior is beautifully done in hues of blue. It has a certain sense of sophistication, warmth and that French Riviera feel. I loved the layout which allowed for quiet, spacious dining.
The service was attentive and thorough.
We started with their assortment of bread which was baked in house and worthy of a few repeats.
Grilled Octopus-chickpeas, celery, olives Nicoise
Roasted Beets Salad-baked goat cheese, arugula, fennel, radish, orange vinaigrette
Lobster Crepe- chardonnay butter, melted leeks, mushrooms
Foraged Mushroom Risotto-mushrooms, butternut squash, mascarpone, Parmigiano Reggiano
All the appetizers were excellent. The crepe had a good amount of lobster. However, the risotto stole the show. It was creamy and simply delicious. We could have had a triple portion since it was so good and a bit on the small side.
Roasted Lamb Rib Chops-chermoula, pearl couscous, squash, dried fruit, almond
Skate fish "Spanikorizo"-orzo, spinach, feta, dill, tomato cinnamon reduction
Roasted Venison Loin- pomme puree, Brussel sprouts, glazed carrots, juniper glace
Monk fish-braised fennel, leeks, potato, mussels, bouillabaisse reduction, rouille, crostini
Again all the dishes were excellent, perfectly cooked and beautifully executed. The bouillabaisse had great layers of flavor and depth.
Creme Brulee-fresh berry, tuile
Gateau de Cognac-cognac glaze, cinnamon whipped cream, fresh berries
Lemon Meringue-vanilla crumble, creme anglais, Brulee
Loved them all. The lemon meringue was served in a bowl. It's a deconstructed version of the classic pie but was leveled up.
Bistor d' Azur took us back to our recent trip to the Fre
Food and service excellent. A new found gem.
Thanks Randy! Come again soon.
Just needed an evening out that was quiet with fine dining and this is the perfect place
Wednesday night, so fairly empty at 6 PM. Service was attentive and polite. We shared an appetizer. Main course meals were both excellent. Decided to forego dessert this time - the selections looked good. There was limited on-street parking. One of us took the risk of parking in the municipal building's lot across the street, warning signs be damned. Fortunately, no ticket.
I'm looking forward to eating there again, and soon. Highly recommend this place for food, ambience, and service.
Was excited to go back after a first very good experience. Unfortunately, at our 830 reservation, the steak option was no longer available. When you have a relatively small menu, running out of one of your main options because you are at the second seating is pretty unacceptable. The server did offer a stand in of filet, which was not really what we wanted. In addition, the service was not as attentive it could have been. Had to ask the server several times to get us wine from the bucket it was being cooled in.
We apologize. Because we source locally, make every dish from scratch & use fresh (never frozen) ingredients it can challenging to keep perfect inventory. We hope you understand that we're a small family owned start up and with a goal of using high quality fresh products we do sometimes sell out of things. Thanks for letting us know about your wine service, that's not okay with us, and we appreciate you letting us know so we can address the problem and keep improving. We hope you'll come back.
Atmosphere is really nice. Menu is a bit limited and on the expensive side but entrees were very tasty and well prepared.
Thanks so much for the five stars! Although we may seem more expensive than some other places, we use top quality ingredients and each dish is freshly prepared from scratch. We have found our prices to actually be less than our nearest fine dining competitors. Please come back soon, we are always rotating our menu to keep it fresh and up to date with what is in season. Thanks again for your kind words!
It was an amazing wine pairing event. Wow. Food, service and ambiance was on da spot!! 👍
Thanks so much for coming. We plan to host our wine events the last Thursday of every month. Stay tuned for our next event and we hope to see you again soon!
This restaurant is outstanding!!
The wine pairing dinners have been fantastic. Other than the exceptional dinners are the wonderful servers, chef and owners.
Thanks so much! Hope to see you again soon and mark you calendar for our next wine dinner on Thursday March 26th!
Wonderfully relaxing atmosphere. Every dish was delightfully prepared and presented.
Thanks so much for coming and for taking the time to leave such a nice review. Come see us again soon.
Our meal at Bistro D’Azur was spectacular as good as we’ve ever had in this area—and certain to pass muster with NY foodies. Even the bottle of wine from a NJ winery was delicious. Would definitely return for a special occasion.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon.
As I have previously stated in my other reviews, every about this place is absolutely outstanding!!!
That's why Bistro d'Azur has become one of our regular places to dine.
Every item we have tried on the menu has been a total treat to eat.
The entire floor staff is friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the items on the menu.
Outstanding food, service, ambiance and very reasonable prices make this a must go to place to dine.
You will NOT be disappointed.
Thanks so much for your kind words Peter. Having guests like you are part of the reason we LOVE what we do.
The food selections were flavorful and interesting, we loved the combinations while enjoyed the familiar ingredients. Thought we could eagerly try all dishes. The salmon tartare appetizer was a standout. All staff were happy to serve - bravo!
Thank you so much! We hope to see you again soon so you can indeed try ALL the dishes. Thanks again for your kinds words and for taking the time to write a lovely review. Next time we promise to earn your fifth star!
What a welcome dining experience in New Jersey! Food was superb, ambiance comfortably upscale, service appropriately attentive. A great place to enjoy good food and conversation with family and friends.
Many thanks for coming and for taking the time to write such a nice review. We look forward to serving you again.
Food, service and ambience were outstanding!
Thanks! We hope to see you again soon!
Thanks for your feedback. Although our prices are higher than some other places it's because we use the highest quality ingredients. We use local, fresh and organic products and source as locally as possible. If you do the research you will find that our prices are actually less than our nearest fine dining competitors.
We had an amazing time - the cheese plate was unbelievably good!
Thanks so much for coming and taking the time to post. Chef Richard is always finding new and interesting cheeses from both France and right here in New Jersey. Come back soon for more. And thanks again.
Place is great!
Handsome, comfortable top shelf restaurant. We shared a rissoto appetizer and a lemon meringue dessert. Entrees were a scallop dish and a swordfish platter. All four items were expertly prepared, perfectly cooked and attractively presented. Exceptional service - each course came at just the right time.
Open just 6 months this is already one of Essex County's finest. Not inexpensive, but something of a bargain given the 5 stars across- the-board experience we enjoyed.
It hasn't quite been six months yet, but we are getting there. We are delighted that you had such such a wonderful experience. Thank you SO much for coming and for taking the time to leave such a terrific review. We look forward to having you back.
Celebrated a birthday there with girlfriends. The food was delicious and the staff were amazing.
Glad to hear it. Thanks so much for choosing to celebrate with us. We hope to see you again soon.
Great addition to South Orange...excellent food, service and ambiance, will definitely be back for special occassions as it is a bit pricey, but totally worth it!
Thanks so much for coming and for your terrific review. Although our prices are higher than some other places it's because we use the highest quality ingredients. We use local, fresh and organic products and source as locally as possible. We are so glad that you "get it" and appreciate that you that feel it was worth it. Thanks again!
Everything was great! A little pricey for Sunday night dining. Would recommend.
Thanks for your feedback, Marjorie. And thank you for you for your lovely review. Although our prices may seem higher than some other places it's because we use the highest quality ingredients and source as locally as possible. If you do the research you will find that our prices are actually less than our nearest fine dining competitors. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything and hope that you will be back soon!
I really appreciated the low noise level. You can hear the background music but there was no struggle to have a conversation at your own table. The decor is lovely without being overbearing and the architectural details are considered. I really enjoyed my meal.
Superb! The staff was extremely friendly (our server Brenna was terrific) and cordial. The dishes were incredible and masterfully plated. Flavors were exquisite. I highly recommend the lobster crepe and the scallops paella. My girlfriend really enjoyed the mushroom soup and the the sea bass. Tastes were outstanding and while the portions were generous I didn't feel weighed down after eating, a tribute to the fresh ingredients and the careful preparation. Will definitely visit again in the very near future!
Excellent new restaurant in South Orange. Seating was comfortable with adequate space between tables. The friendly, professional, upscale service began as soon as we were seated with offers of gourmet bread and water (tap or sparkling). The food was wonderful: tasty and well-portioned. We can't wait to return.
Happy Birthday and thanks for choosing us! Please come back soon. Thanks for the great feedback.
Excellent food. Brenna was delightful waitress. A little bit expensive.
We went for the Valentine’s Day special. Overall it was fairly good. Some challenges with service.We though food was good. Biggest disappointment was my husband thought left gloves there, and after several attempts to contact leave messages, never got call back. It left us a little uncertain if would go back again.
So sorry to hear this. We have not received voice mail messages regarding lost gloves. Are you certain you called the correct number? You can also email us as listed on our website info@bistrodazur. There are no gloves in our lost and found as of now, but we will continue to look for them.
Amazing! So glad this place is in out town. Ambiance was incredible, the food - Fab, perfect Valentine's day experience (even with the bar seats we were lucky to get). Appreciate the simple wine list and the decanter. Will be a new go-to spot!
Valentines Day Menu was excellent
Bistro d'Azur offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 327-9725.
Bistro d'Azur is rated 4.7 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.