Montclair, New Jersey, has many things to offer. Besides impressive hotel accommodations, the city also serves up some of the best food in the country. From American cuisine to Italian and from Spanish cuisine to Mediterranean, this city has it all.
Turtle + The Wolf
The vegetarian-friendly Turtle + The Wolf restaurant offers some of the best American dishes around. The menu includes many popular items. One family favorite is the roasted pig, which includes numerous sides and desserts and can feed six or more people. Another fan favorite is the duck pot pie.
If you’re not really a meat-eater, don’t worry. The roasted cauliflower and spicy seafood stew will have you contemplating extending your stay in Montclair before you’re even out of the door. With the slightly dim lighting and the comfy booths to sit in, your stress levels will surely decrease, and your mood will improve instantly.
Ask any New Jerseyan, and they’ll tell you that the best Mediterranean or Middle Eastern food in Montclair is located at MishMish Cafe. From the signature Mishmish Sabich to the mussels with spicy hurissa sauce, your taste buds and your stomach will surely thank you. Top it off with a latte made from organic coffee beans or a cucumber seltzer to quickly quench your thirst. This petite and colorful cafe has a cozy atmosphere that will have you relaxed before you’re served your appetizers.
Are you interested in having Italian for dinner? Look no further than Corso 98. The pork chop carella, grilled shrimp over risotto, and crispy chicken with cannellini beans are just some of the most popular items on the menu. This chic eatery will have you scheduling lunch dates with all of your friends just so you can breathe in its ambiance. Although a bit on the pricey side, Corso 98 will present some of the best tasting food that will make you forget about the cost.
If you’re in the mood for a little Spanish cuisine, then Samba is the place to visit. As soon as you walk through the doors, you’ll be whisked to Brazil. The music, the friendly atmosphere, and the authentic decor is a taste of what the South American country is really like. The fried yuca with sausage is a must-try dish, as is the sauteed shrimp in garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Not only is the food made from non-GMO ingredients, but the seasonings are made from scratch.
Whatever your taste buds are craving, Montclair has it. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, these restaurants are definitely worth your time. They have signature dishes as well as warm auras that will leave you feeling full of food and full of pure satisfaction. The food is delicious, the desserts are flavorful, and the drinks are unique. One last thing you’ll need to remember is that these restaurants are BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze). Fortunately, most are located within walking distance of stores that sell alcohol, so Montclair really has it all.