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Uptown 596



Uptown 596

Average entree price $13.00 to $20.99Average rating 3.08 from 12 votes.Average rating 3.08 from 12 votes.Average rating 3.08 from 12 votes.Average rating 3.08 from 12 votes.Average rating 3.08 from 12 votes.
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596 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ  07043
973-744-0915
Fax: 973-744-0918

Mon:
Closed

Tue:
10am-10pm

Wed:
10am-10pm

Thu:
10am-10pm

Fri:
10am-10pm

Sat:
10am-10pm

Sun:
10am-4pm

Map showing Uptown 596

Cuisine: American, French
Bistro-style atmosphere featuring modern European dishes with a healthy twist and wallet friendly prices.

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Best place in town
The food is healthy and always fresh. I eat here often and never had a bad experience. The service is friendly and pleasant, and the prices reasonable.
Posted by Robert on 12/11/2012
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Must be someone new in the kitchen
A small group of friends had dinner here on a Thursday evening. My fish tacos were fantastic, my friend raved over the lentil salad. The place must be under new management because it is nothing like the negative reviews. We are going back tonight and bringing friends..
Posted by Regina on 02/04/2012
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This place sucks and it's ridiculously priced!!! Do they know what's going on with the economy??? Or do they not read...
Posted by Rain on 09/23/2011
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Just ok
Was just ok
Posted by Nino on 05/14/2011
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Good burger joint
The pasta dishes are tasty but expensive and portions are small for the price. The thing to get here is the burger. The crabcakes are not very tasty. Just get the burger. Get it with cheese and fries. Thats is.
Posted by felixtibs on 10/24/2010
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Awesome burger!
They don't have a huge menu, but I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious my "Uptown Burger" was. Everyone else in my party enjoyed their meals, too.
Posted by Frank on 06/10/2010
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I was bamboozled and the food was horrible...
I had dinner at this spot for V-Day and i have to say it was horrible. The food had NOO flavor. I had a Cesar salad that was the worst I have ever had. I would say the the attentive for the most part. The over-priced prefixed menu was very misleading as well. I checked the prices online and thought it was ok for a first date; the bill came out to be $180!! I was floored because the food was horrendous; i mean it was really bad. I wouldn't mind paying $180 if the food was good but for a bad meal and decent service. This place should be shutdown on pure merit alone, the owner should be ashamed.
Posted by NeverAgain. on 02/15/2010
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The food was not only bland and poorly flavored, but much of what I had was cooked improperly also. I got a lot of attitude from the service any time i gave any hint of dissatisfaction, which always makes a meal more pleasant! right? The place was tight, the people were unfriendly, and I'm a big guy who didn't finish more than half of anything he ordered. Down right dissatisfied!
Posted by Thomas Alrogiorno on 02/10/2010
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OK, but nothing special
We had lunch there a few days ago. The service was very good and attentive, the waitress/hostess knowledgeable. However, my tarragon chicken was dry, my baguette was at least a day old and toasted so the fact can be hidden. And, honestly, if people miss Manhattan so much, they should go to Manhattan. I don't like pretense of any kind, especially in restaurants. But, it was a pretty cheap lunch, as lunches go, so I might go back to try the salads, as it seems that's what everybody was ordering there.
Posted by wb on 08/07/2009
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Warm, home style brunch place
Toast serves consistently good no-frills home style food with lots of choice and generally good service. The atmosphere is equally homey, but the upstairs reminds me a little of a Perkins. A good value- you'll walk away stuffed!
Posted by Kathleen on 06/13/2009
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Cute metropolitan bistro
So it's not New York, but Uptown comes close to a bustling Upper West Side bistro. Consistently good food and hit-or-miss service. Not quiet, but plenty of seating and a cool metro atmosphere. One of our favorite brunch spots.
Posted by Kathleen on 06/13/2009
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Poor all around
Poor service, food. Had a hair in my food, sent it back and they resent the exact same dish. Gross.
Posted by Erik on 06/10/2009
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