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Michele D.

17 August 2019

Wonderful ambiance--very romantic. My husband and I came for our anniversary. It was our first visit and we plan to come back very soon. Excellent menu with locally sourced ingredients. Sophisticated selections are well prepared and beautifully plated. The waitstaff is very attentive to your needs and thoughtful. More...

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Helen F.

16 July 2019

A Toute Heurev us a lovely little gem of a French country style restaurant tucked away in Cranford.  Our food was so delicious.  Try the artisanal organic cheeses for an appetizer. You won't be disappointed. All dishes are sourced with ingredients sourced locally. This quiet and cozy bistro is worth checking out More...

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Juliana M.

3 July 2019

What a lovely place to have a dinner with amazing food. Dinner started with a roll of bread which I'm still dreaming off- so buttery and salty. I would have been happy with just that for dinner. However I'm glad I continued on. We ordered a few starters - the heirloom tomato salad was bright and colorful and tasty. I had the half order of muscles for dinner which was a huge portion. I tried a bite of the chicken which was also excellent. I was very impressed with the staff and the food. The atmosphere was great and it is byob. I would definitely come again and highly recommend. More...

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Chris W.

16 June 2019

What an amazing dinner!   From the steak tartare to the sea bass, the dinner was superb.  Do the Brussels sprouts as a side.   Our table had different entrees and everyone loved them.  I also like they are willing to decant your wine.  Fantastic evening! More...

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Jody Weber

6 June 2019

Great people , good food, eclectic and very tasty

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Anthony Villano

28 April 2019

Upscale. BYOB restaurant in a cozy little intimate setting. The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly (we chatted with them for a good 15 min on a very slow night). The food is amazing and all ingredients are sourced locally; they list the locations on the wall. I ordered the duck with a side of roasted wild mushrooms. It was cooked perfectly and the mushrooms were extremely tender and flavorful. I can't wait to visit again. More...

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Stephanie Neal

28 April 2019

Delightful brunch. Space is cozy and bright, staff is friendly. Enjoyed the salmon rillettes and the vichyssoise. Root veggie hash and the biscuits were a little aggressively salted but the egg was cooked perfectly. BYOB keeps prices very reasonable. Will definitely eat there again - in fact, looking forward to trying the Sunday supper (last Sunday of each month at 6:30pm). More...

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Vera Barroso

22 April 2019

The food was amazing !! The customer service was absolutely awesome. We got there early for our reservation so the host gave us two glasses of complimentary wine while we sat outside at a cozy table and waited for our table to be ready at exactly our reservation time. The food was perfect!! I wouldn’t say I’m a huge grits fan but man oh man these grits were like eating clouds. They were so seasoned to perfection. More...

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Erin Markan

19 April 2019

Delicious, locally sourced and reasonably priced.

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Becca McDonough

20 March 2019

Brunch was fantastic. The muscles are perfectly cooked and the sauce flavorful. We will be back

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Maxwell T.

2 March 2019

Finally made it in to ATH after wanting to check it out for a while now. The restaurant is small but has a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Good, friendly service and the food was outstanding. Chef Capella and the rest of his team are doing something right! Will definitely be returning in the future. More...

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Karen Borbotti Dill

23 February 2019

Amazing food, chef AJ provides a fine dining experience, delicious from start to end. We will definitely be returning soon.

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Kim DiGiovanni

23 February 2019

My husband and I have been eating at A Toute Huere for many years. We've stayed with them through new owners and chefs, but the team they've got there now are creating a really fantastic experience. The food is incredibly creative and delicious, we love the spin Chef AJ is putting on classic dishes like chicken & dumplings, lobster rolls, and "cinnamon rolls". The front of the house are engaging and wonderful to have a conversation with. Most recently they've started hosting different events from wine pairings, partnering with local wine stores and wine consultants, to their latest Sunday Supper event. We highly recommend ATH for any meal or event they're offering, and we ENCOURAGE you to take a minute to get to know the front of house and back of house chef. It will make the experience that much more enjoyable! More...

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D Hancock

18 February 2019

French, French. Very French. Friendly and accommodating wait staff. Dishes prepared just right, served in a quant but crowded little dining room.

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twin061641

18 February 2019

Amazing 3 course meal worth every penny! Cozy and romantic for special occasions I would recommend it to everyone!

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Janeya F.

8 February 2019

My coworker and I would always pass this darling little French eatery on our way to normal stops in Cranford, and finally we went! Oh what a darling and lovely experience it was. I loved how bright, rustic, and romantic the ornamentation was. Our host/waiter was so friendly, attentive, and charming, thank you again Jeneice! But best of all was out $25 express lunch menu option which included a appetizer, entree, and desert. I ordered the house salad which was lovely, I enjoyed the integration of the pistachios as well as the light vinaigrette, combined with a wonderful assortment of fresh greens. For my entree I had the pan seared salmon, and it was immaculate. From its Dijon sauce, to its perfect preparation, 10!!! We also ordered some fries, and they came out nice and hot, crunchy, with lovely color and salt, and apparent homemade/hand cut look. Lastly the coffee cake and cappuccino . Although the coffee cake wasn't my favorite because it was on the drier more crumbly side, it's taste was great, but luckily for the delicious cappuccino, and it's luscious foam, totally just erased any beef I had with the coffee cake. I loved the restaurant. I would recommend for a lunch with friend, wonderful date, and even some well-feed me time. Oh oh and it's BYOB! Bon appetite! More...

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Steve Mandy

17 January 2019

Thank you to everyone at A Toute Heure for helping me celebrate my birthday last evening. Our dinner was spectacular, the decor was romantic, our waitress was wonderfully kind & helpful. I couldn't have wished for a better way to enoy my special day!! We can't wait to return & we highly recommend A Toute Heure to all my family members and friends!!! More...

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Flavio F.

7 January 2019

Words can't describe the culinary experience my wife and I had at A Toute Heure.   Let me start by saying we're food snobs.  The service was top notch and the food was phenomenal!!  From the apps,  octopus and mussels. Dinner, trout and sirloin with brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes for sides and an amazing upside down pineapple cheesecake for dessert.  Our new favorite restaurant by far!! More...

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Mary Feldman

6 January 2019

Thank you for a wonderful dinner celebrating our wedding anniversary! Your fabulous cuisine never disappoints!

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David Navedo

4 January 2019

Wonderful ....simply wonderful !!!

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Lukas Babiak

31 December 2018

Great local farm to table

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Art Y.

29 December 2018

Delicious Fresh food good service Good for brunch and dinner Very tough to get a reservation but well worth it Mussels were great Lost one star because of one of the desserts we ordered that had too much egg in it.

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Gene Rose Henry

4 December 2018

No plan going there but we met Chef Capalla in collaboration Dinner in Heirloom kitchen and we are in the area to visit my father in law me and husband we are the follower this restaurant how he make good presentation and great foods . Here we are had lunch today and check out this place the foods really great but we’re not happy with the service and she forgot to gve us our left over foods. No matter how great the foods and the service not top of line that’s the fall out of the business !!! More...

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Gretchen Lamonica- Hildreth

16 September 2018

The most delicious pot of mussels ever!

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Katherine Flayer

27 August 2018

Great food and great service.

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Alex Beveridge

25 August 2018

We have loved this place for years. ATH Mussels, full portion, with frites and special bread = Very Happy.

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Timothy M.

23 August 2018

A hidden hem in cranford. Love it. Ambiance is great and highlights recommended for dates. The food is great with attention to the detail from plating to the decor. Staff is very nice and kind offering advice and info. This is a farm to the fork restaurant and the selection is limited but it has great offerings for every taste. It was the first time that I actually got steak and enjoyed the side as much as the steak. Only complain if you can consider it complain is that I would love if the had a liquor license and could serve some cocktail. It is BOB though. More...

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J M.

17 August 2018

I hosted 5 of my colleagues for dinner here last evening. The waiters were excellent and the restaurant is bright and airy in a French countryside way. The food, from the octopus to the mussels to the cheeseboard to the lamb and fish dishes were extraordinarily good. They also know how to serve good wines with decanters and nice glassware. Nice going! Hope to return soon. More...

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Paul Knegten

23 July 2018

Such a charming little bistro!

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Janet Ciardi

22 July 2018

Awesome food, Friendly staff & cozy environment

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Marian F.

30 June 2018

Great local place. Nice and cozy place with great service and food. Clams with spicy chorizo sauce as appetizer are very good. Lamb and catch of the day from main dishes were great. More...

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Matt Gironda

16 June 2018

Loved it. Comfortable, open-air atmosphere for lunch with an upscale feel, yet casual enough for jeans in the afternoon. Unique, locally-sourced fare. Can’t wait to go back for dinner. More...

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Martin Maruschak

14 June 2018

I just attended a retirement luncheon at your restaurant. The ambiance, service, and food were all excellent. Thank you for contributing greatly to the celebration of a much respected colleague.

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Esme H.

4 May 2018

I had a fabulous lunch here yesterday with my friend. Adam was terrific. I liked the atmosphere and plenty of parking on a Thursday afternoon.I found this place as a suggestion on yelp so it was worth the commute. We had a nice little lunch.Flat water bottle to start.She had the tuna, and i ordered the Cobb saladThis place is a farm to table cottage theme. My Cobb salad was REALLY shockingly fresh. I mean the egg was slightly undercooked, it was beautiful. There were literally strips of fresh baconI loved it! My friend cleaned her plateI loved my salad but thenportion was enormous and i wanted room for the lavender creme brûlée Amazing! Definitely would recommend and return More...

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Julia P.

2 May 2018

Its very nice restaurant inside and food is die for!We ate tuna,catch and mussels in cheeze sause and omg so tasty!I want to come back and try everything from their menu!

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James B.

15 March 2018

I'm just now finishing my first dinner here since the change of ownership.  The food is still good.  I started with the octopus appetizer (large portion but could use a little more seasoning -- paprika, smoke, . . . something) followed by the duck (very good -- no complaints).  The weak point under the prior owners was the dessert list.  I had the chocolate pudding, which was pretty good.Unfortunately, that change of ownership seems to have brought a significant decline in the quality and attentiveness of the wait service.  I assume this reflects the difference between ownership by financial investors and owners who are there every day.  Anyway, it's an unfortunate change for the worse.  Nevertheless, I give the place 4 stars in hope of an improvement in service. More...

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Jayne Casey

21 February 2018

Stopped in for a quick lunch in between meetings. Got the fish sandwich which was amazing! Such a quaint, relaxing atmosphere with great service and food.

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Amanda B.

20 February 2018

Delicious! We had the seared duck and rib special.. can't wait to go back! Atmosphere was great and staff was very attentive.

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Patricia T.

13 February 2018

I had dinner here with a friend on a Friday night.  This place has a very cozy atmosphere and the staff are very attentive.  The menu is small but wonderful.   I wound up getting 3 dishes from their bites and appetizers section because I couldn't decide on just one thing.   I ordered the butternut squash soup - delicious and hit the spot on a cold night.    I also ordered the Txistorra (sauteed​ ​chorizo​ ​&​ ​shrimp,​ ​fingerling​ ​potatoes,​ ​mushrooms,​ ​jalapeno garlic-herb​ ​pan) - very tasty (close up of this dish is included in my review); and finally the Sprouts (roasted​ &​​ ​fried​ ​brussel​ ​sprouts,​ ​sesame​ ​seeds,​ ​thai​ ​chili​ ​sauce​) - fantastic and probably my favorite of the 3.  That said, I would get them all again.  My friend order the Barnegat Sea Scallops (with cauliflower/​ ​turnip​ ​puree,​ ​oyster​ ​mushroom fricassee,​ ​sage​ ​brown​ ​butter).  I did not try her entree but she loved it.    I highly recommend this restaurant but suggest making reservations if coming for dinner being that it is a small place. More...

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Larry S.

23 January 2018

We have been going to ATH since the earliest days of the business.   This is the first time going since the restaurant was sold to a new owner in the Spring 2017.  I was very impressed.   The food and service was every bit as good, even a touch better.   This visit we had about five or six of the small plates and they were all great.   We skipped entrees and dessert.  Will will go back and try more dishes.  Server was friendly and fantastic.  Loved the Parker House rolls at the start. More...

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Rachel B.

9 December 2017

We have been here twice... exactly a year apart to celebrate the same occasion. This restaurant is a great choice for a celebration or a nice meal. They seems a bit busier and overwhelmed the second time around but that didn't take away from the wonderful mean we enjoyed. From the apps to dessert we were happy with it all and will be looking forward to our next visit. More...

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Ginny S.

7 December 2017

What a fantastic find!  I dined alone and just had two appetizers and they were amazing. Braised Brussels Sprouts with an Asian spicy sauce and fantastic a fantastic shrimp and chorizo dish. The ambience is perfect for a part of 2-4. Bring your own wine and enjoy a lively evening! More...

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Jeffrey S.

7 December 2017

Usually if I go somewhere and end  recommending it to a friend it's pretty damn good. If I text someone pictures in the middle of the meal, it's exceptional. The latter happened last Friday night when I had an absolutely memorable dinner and the best brussel sprouts I've ever eaten. Due to the plethora of other 5 star reviews I'm going to be brief. But like my fellow reviewers said, this place is outstanding. Food, service and ambience  are all top notch. I mentioned it to a work friend who lives in the area who simply replied, yeah that place is awesome. And yeah it was. Ordered the short ribs, mussels, octopus and their beyond amazing brussel sprouts and was completely blown away. Best new restaurant I've tried in the past year. Run there. You won't be sorry More...

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Valerie H.

17 November 2017

A lovely spot. Enjoyed a wonderful lunch here today. The black bass in brown butter with mushrooms was superb.

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Linh N.

30 October 2017

First call-out: it is BYOB (or at least on a Wednesday night)It is a gem within that area of NJ. Such a cute spot with good food! You can either:1) take a date here and enjoy the food along with the bottle of wine you buy (just be aware the liquor store is about 10 mins drive away)2) take your parents here and pretend like you can eloquently order them a nice dinner in a pretty lovely and absolutely not rowdy restaurant3) take your best friend here to catch up on life after too many days/months/years of not seeing each otherWe had the mussels as recommended and it was amazing. The cheese board was very nice. Pork chop and catch of the day for entrees were beautifully done, and creme brulee for dessert was just right - rich and not overly sweet. Highly recommend this restaurant. More...

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Gary D. Wiedman

15 October 2017

We tried a 4 different appetizers and a half bucket of mussles. Several new amazing tastes and food groups have been discovered here! Mmmm... The staff is attentive, but not trying to rush you. The ambiance/atmosphere was comfortable energized, but still easy to have private conversations. Thank you for a memorable evening. More...

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Jeff E.

30 September 2017

Great place.  Nice ambience.  Went for our anniversary dinner.  Delicious food all around.  BYOB was great.  Had the octopus, oysters, potato leek truffle soup,  endive salad to start. All good.  Parker house rolls were a great bread choice.  Entrees were the scallops which I got and were amazing,  sand the chicken dish which my wife liked. Finished with the creme brulee. Overall,  great meal. More...

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Kathy P.

29 September 2017

Absolutely love this place, great food, fresh, delicious, smaller menu with great quality, lovely staff, pleasant, warm and welcoming decor, simple and perfect!!

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Alfredo A.

24 September 2017

The 30 minutes drive was absolutely worth it, service very friendly with only smiling faces, very nice casual atmosphere and the food a rainbow of perfectly combined elements that made me "mmhh" with every bite, the best Duck I've ever had as Alex(the chef)is creatively unique.I will definitely be back soon

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Belinda P.

23 September 2017

First time a A Toute Heure and definitely not my last.  We started with the ATH mussels in a unique saffron sauce amazing. The saddest part of my day was when I drenched my last piece of freshly baked bread into the ATH sauce. WOW will be back just for that.  The octopus was perfectly grilled and the tuna tar tar had a delicious sauce. The service was great A must try in Cranford More...

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Ralph Abbate

17 September 2017

We had the Sunchoke, brussel sprouts and cheese platter for appys. All were delicious. I had the Monkfish special. Great. Finished off with the baked pear. 2nd visit, we will be back.

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Nancy F.

15 September 2017

What a treat.  Stopped in on a short visit and I'm so glad I selected this restaurant to dine at.  The menu selections made it difficult to choose with the large variety for both the appetizers and entrees.  I had the duck and was not disappointed.  It was cooked perfectly.  The entire staff is trained perfectly giving menu suggestions and not missing a beat.  A must go if you are in the area More...

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Amelia Anastasia Kutyla

10 September 2017

We have lived in this area for 2 years and just found this gem. Oh my, everything was delicious from the appetizer to the desert. And the best thing is, it is a BYOB!! Food is outstanding as is the wait staff. Oh, and for my family. It is handicap accessible . More...

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Alex N Carmen Quijano

20 August 2017

wonderful service, delightful ambiance, and the food is exquisite.

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Amanda Nadia Abdelsayed

19 August 2017

WOW!!! Speechless!! The food was incredible. Service was excellent! Very clean!! Mussels were amazing. I had the seared Tuna and it was so fresh. I am still dreaming about the lemon curd dessert. MY NEW FAVORITE RESTAURANT!! The new owners and chef have definitely elevated this restaurant to the next level and I can't wait to go back! By far best restaurant in the area. More...

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Zetta G.

19 August 2017

Food is delicious and the service is phenomenal, a little Hideaway spot with fresh food.

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Theresa C.

15 August 2017

My girlfriend and I love to come here with our favorite bottle of wine (NJ Wine Seller is right around the corner) and enjoy the abundance of divine cheeses. Probably the best 'for the table' bread I've ever had - fresh, warm, sea salt sprinkled on top, glazed with butter, can't go wrong. I highly recommend A Toute Heure for a special date night. More...

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Nina C.

14 August 2017

My husband and I recently moved to the area from NYC and we were nervous about the dining options in NJ. However, we could not have been more surprised by the incredible food at this restaurant. It's BYOB, so bring your best bottle of wine to pair with this rich French food. We had the oysters, ATH mussels, and the roast chicken. Everyone gets a parker house roll to start - rich, buttery with just the right amount of salt sprinkled on top. I think I could live off of these. The oysters were delicious- fresh and briny. The roast chicken was flavorful and a sizeable portion if you are particularly hungry. But the mussels stole the show. I don't know what is in that broth but I dream about it - it was creamy, smokey, and paired amazingly with the rolls. You can get it with frites, but I think the rolls were a better compliment. I am literally counting down the days until it is acceptable for us to go back and order the exact same things. More...

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Diane H.

28 July 2017

We had eaten at A Toute Heure many times before it sold. We were a bit nervous to go with new owners but we really enjoyed our food and experience. Our waitress was great. She had a great sense of humor and was around just enough to be helpful but not overly involved. The Parker House rolls were just as delicious as ever. The menu seems trimmed down but still lots of interesting choices. We all enjoyed our appetizers and entrees. Portions were plentiful. My only slight disappointment was with the ricotta cake with cherries. It was a little bland. For the time-being it's nice that it's easier to get a reservation here. Go while you can get in. More...

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Maria Elisabete Gomes Wacaster

23 July 2017

Wonderfully sublime ...from start to finish. The appetizers, entrees & desserts were fresh, served at the right temps. and DELICIOUS! The staff is on point! - very courteous, informative yet fun and engaging. Kudos to the chef & his crew - job well done! P.S. the lavender creme brulee is a must! More...

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Kristin P.

8 July 2017

I have been here 4 times and it keeps getting better.  Different menus, friendly service and tasty food. Always fresh and inspired. I can't eat here enough.  Love these guys! More...

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Lorena R.

6 July 2017

My boyfriend and I are new to the area and this place always caught my eye as I drove by. We wanted to have a nice dinner to celebrate the closing on the new house, so I suggested we check out this spot. The place is small but really cute and the food was great, from the fluffy rolls on the table til the dessert. Portions are small compared to other restaurants, but we left STUFFED. Had to go for a walk, actually.. lolWe had the oysters, shrimp & chorizo app, scallop entree, steak, lavender creme brûlée and the hazelnut cake special and everything was delicious. (Was there about 3wks ago, so not sure if the menu has changed since)Pricepoint can add up quickly, but that's the price to pay for quality, local ingredients. BYOB and make sure to make a reservation, as I said the place is very small. Looking forward to going back for brunch. More...

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Charlene A.

5 July 2017

My husband (then boyfriend) and I have been coming here for years. The food is delicious every time and it's easily one of my favorite restaurants. They serve local, sustainable, and seasonal farm to table food. The service is always warm and welcoming and the transition with the new owners is seamless. The ambiance is cozy and also romantic for a date night. I recommend their ATH pot of mussels and brunch menu. We don't live in the area anymore, but we'll definitely be back when we are. More...

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Kathleen C.

23 June 2017

This place is worth the wait!  We went over a year ago for a special occasion and it's a place you won't forget.  The environment is very nice, the owner is around to make sure your food is all ok.  The food was absolutely delicious and not like you'd get anywhere closeby.  It's surely worth a trip. More...

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Diane Genco

9 June 2017

Still love � it! Same passion for locally sourced food. Same great well trained and receptive staff. New and different dishes with a touch of jazz! But old favorites like the Parker house rolls! We will be back! More...

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Chris K.

7 June 2017

My wife and I have been to A Toute Heure many times for lunch.  It is probably our favorite place for lunch in the Union County area.  The food and service are consistently outstanding.  It's got a French Bistro feel to it, but the food is really New American loaded with locally sourced and organic ingredients.  I almost always get one of the mussel pots with frites (homemade fries).   The ATH pot has a chorizo saffron cream sauce that I would give more than 5 stars if I could.  Just soak that sauce up with their crusty bread.  Mmmmmmm..... So Good!  Soups, salads, and sandwiches are also fantastic, and the menu changes with seasonal and daily specials.  And you can even finish it off with warm cookies and home made ice cream.  The staff also gets 5 stars to go along with the food.  Always helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable.  Try out A Toute Heure.  You will be glad you did. More...

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Major F.

1 May 2017

Beyond small yet quaint and cozy.  No place to move or push your chair out even just a little.  Aside from that, the food is very good.  A great blend of newness and familiar staples.  Don't expect large portions, do expect superb flavor and presentation and just enough to satisfy you w room for their unique deserts.  We can't wait to go again, maybe o sit outside next time.  Great food and BYO without leaving town.  Perfection. More...

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Jeff B.

29 April 2017

Amazing french/american food. Best restaurant in the county.

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Eva E.

31 March 2017

One of Cranford's finest! Their food is out of this world. What I love about this place is that they always find ways to surprise you as their menu changes according to what's in season. Being a local, I've been fortunate enough to make it here for their brunch too (they only offer brunch on the last Sunday of each month)! It's hard to get a table sometimes because they are so stinking good at what they do! More...

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Ginny Colarusso

6 March 2017

Always an excellent meal and experience! Can't go wrong at ATH!

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Roseann Blake

30 January 2017

The brunch is to die for! Second year I've celebrated my birthday here!!!

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Aaron C.

5 December 2016

If there were more stars I would give them! One of the best meals out I have had in years! Such nice amazing service and the food was not only top shelf well prepared but absolutely amazing attention to detail was above and beyond. This will be my new favorite place and I live about 20 miles away! Found it on accident we had stoped in this town for something completely different and were hungry. So thank you for the amazing culinary experience and don't ever change!!!!! Also there are no pictures of the food because I had no time I was to busy appreciating it or eating it! More...

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Katrina B.

18 October 2016

Came here for lunch while on a work trip and I couldn't be happier. The farm to table food was delicious and unique. I had a salad with scallops. The roasted chickpea appetizer is a must have. Also the fresh baked cookies melt in your mouth. I can't wait to go back. More...

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Gustavo C.

16 October 2016

I have been there many many times. The fusion of flavors is unique and the raw oysters they have are delicious! They bake their own delicious bread and believe me you will want more and more! It is BYOB!

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Alan L.

28 August 2016

The room is comfortable. The small plates are tasty and there is a wide variety of appetizers. We liked the lamb meatballs. The entrees were good, but I might have preferred more small plates instead of a main course. The desserts were tasty, particularly the sweet corn ice cream. The locally sourced orientation is rare for this area. The prices are high - more Manhattan than a BYOB in Cranford. More...

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Nicolette M.

25 August 2016

A+. Farm to table. A beautiful atmosphere. Educated staff - culinary experts. This place is a hidden gem. The best part: BYOB as you enjoy your delicious meal. I couldn't recommend this place enough! It is truly a very unique and elegant dining experience. More...

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Lee C.

10 August 2016

We have eaten here quite a few times. The food is always good with good service. I like the muscle pots - they always seem to have different flavored ones as well.

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Sarah B.

1 August 2016

A cozy, beautiful restaurant with fresh, local, seasonal dishes.  What more could you ask for?  The Bread is decadent, the flatbread pizzas creatively delicious, and the portions are really generous!! Perfect for a date night.  BYOB so come prepared! A great local Gem. More...

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Chris P.

28 July 2016

Tonight celebrating my father's 53rd birthday we settled in the cozy Cranford street corner.  We were kindly greeted and seated quickly. Stating right away, this has been one of the best NJ dining experiences I've ever had.  Researching beforehand, the restaurant states a promise, that they purchase and cook with the freshest and finest ingredients. This is something they absolutely stay to their word. We started off by splitting one of the mussel pots 4 ways and also splitting one of the salads. While the mussels themselves weren't incredibly special (I'm not the biggest seafood fan), the pot broth was delicious.  The salad we had was also very good presenting itself with fresh arugula and fresh vegetables such as peas. For my main dish I ordered the duck. Unexpectedly, the two duck legs came out deep fried. I was shocked how delicious and tender the duck was though.  While the duck was very good, it is important to note how special it is to find a restaurant serving duck in the US. Service was excellent. No rush whatsoever. Waiters were very polite and you can tell they really cared. There was no phony act. Overall the experience was very pleasant. It is very pricey, but in this case you definitely get what you pay for. More...

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Jennifer T.

21 July 2016

This is a small and cozy,  farm to table restaurant.  The food here is eclectic,  and you won't find these unique combinations anywhere else.  I always enjoyed my entrees here,  and their desserts are always outstanding!  Seafood is always fresh,  and the chicken dish I had today was the best one they ever had on their menu.  It was a sweet tea smoked chicken dish and wing if they have it on their menu it's definitely a must get dish!  The grouper was delicious as well just sometimes I wish their seafood dishes could be a bigger portion.  The reason for 4 stars and not 5 is although I absolutely loved all their entrees and desserts I ever ate here.  I haven't always been pleased with the appetizers.  They have been hit or miss for me I once enjoyed a gnocchi appetizer here.  But,  they change their menu often so I haven't seen it.  Today's salad was fresh,  but didn't care for the combination of the crispy quinoa in the salad.  The summer arugula salad was just ok.  It's definitely a must try place.  I'll definitely be back as I've always enjoyed all my entrees and desserts here.  Btw this place also makes homemade ice cream,  and if  they have the cookie crunch get it! More...

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Deb K.

5 July 2016

Love this place. Fresh food and delicious. Highly recommend. Menu changes all the time. Not too pricey.

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Wendy D.

17 June 2016

Sitting outside on this cool June evening was heavenly.  I started with flash fried chick peas with an aioli drizzle. The homemade dinner roll was superb!!  Then I had cream of fennel soup that was creamy puréed fennel.  It was a thick consistency like pea soup and tasty.  For my main meal I had a ribeye steak that wasn't as tender as I had hoped being that it was organic and locally sourced.  Everything is locally sourced, by the way.  The food is good, service great, and atmosphere very comfortable.  It had a beach house feel and I like that--especially in NJ.  I'd come back!!! More...

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Jules S.

13 June 2016

I visited A Toute Heure for their Second Saturday menu this past Saturday, going for the first time on a vegan diet. I spoke to Crystal, who handles the reservations, and she assured me they served vegans regularly. When I arrived, Andrea, the head chef and co-owner, was in the process of handwriting a beautiful menu just for me! That's right - a custom menu with choices for every course! Everything I ordered (grilled green tomato salad, sourdough toast with pureed sweet peas, and flatbread salad pizza with potatoes in place of cheese) was as beautiful and delicious as could be. As usual, the service was also lovely, and I knew I didn't have to be wary of any hidden ingredients. My only regret? I forgot to take pictures! Thanks, ATH, for another memorable meal. I will be back soon! More...

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Amy M.

24 April 2016

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! One of my absolute favorite restaurants! My boyfriend and I always have an amazing experience when we come here. Food is superb. Best steak I have EVER HAD! I also got scallops once and asked if they could change the cream sauce cause I'm lactose intolerant. Wow! Blown away. Couldn't believe how amazing it was. And I was super grateful they accommodated my allergy with no questions asked. We've also gone for lunch and gotten the mussels and fries... So good! Everything is great! Go! trust me! It's a small place so you'll most likely need a reservation. We can't wait for the warm weather so we can sit outside and enjoy this delicious food! Pretty sure it's BYOB. They also own 100 steps restaurant which is right across the street (100 steps from this place... Get it? Cute!) I've never eaten there cause I'm not a raw seafood kinda gal but I've heard excellent things as well! Enjoy!! More...

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Raina G.

22 April 2016

first time here here with fam; cozy, warm atmosphere, extraordinary service, and great food. after being seated, we were immediately greeted by the owner who eagerly gave us a quick description of the different order options. the waitress was also very open to questions and the attention we received throughout was very appreciated by us. something that catches people's attention here is the fact that everything here is fresh. their food certainly lives up to the exceptionally fresh flavors they are thought to yield. their menu is filled with unique dishes and supposedly changes every month, so I will definitely be paying another visit here. and yes-- the ath muscle pot IS just perfect. More...

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Denise D.

10 April 2016

One of my favorite restaurants in NJ. Amazing food, lovely cozy ambiance, and great staff!

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Ryan K.

4 April 2016

Food: I had dinner with my wife and we split two "bites" (smaller than app) to start. The first was a small bowl filled with hummus, goat cheese, beets, some other veggies and a soft boiled egg. I liked it, but my wife wasn't big on it. It is certainly a unique dish, but I'm not sure I'd get it again. We also split the fresh mozzarella. It was served with some type of green sauce and toast. This was pretty delicious and probably something we'd get again. Main courses included the tomahawk bone-in ribeye for my with with fries on the side and I ordered the scallops which were served over quinoa cakes and a yogurt purée with root veggies on the side. Both were delicious and something we'd order again. To finish, we had the peach and apple cake with vanilla ice cream and we added a scoop of salted caramel ice cream on top. Awesome. Might double up on this next time.Service: well above average. You're greeted by the owner after you take your seat. He goes through the menu and just makes you feel very welcomed to be there. The servers are polite and know the menu. Atmosphere: small, most would describe as cute, clean, welcoming, tight, but not stuffy, fair amount of Windows, comfortable, good for a date night or dinner for four, but not larger groups.Misc: BYOB. It's easy to see why it's near impossible to get a Saturday night reservation. We'll definitely be back, but only for special occasions. $150 after tip. More...

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Betsy G.

28 February 2016

Favorite restaurant! Menu changes monthly and the food is incredibly fresh and delicious. Always a good variety to choose from. It's farm to table and they make veggies taste good. It's BYO and the service is relaxed yet attentive. I would selfishly want to keep this gem a secret as its already hard to book a table. However they truly deserve the 5 stars! More...

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Kelly S.

15 February 2016

I understand why it's so difficult to get a reservation here!  I have been twice and each time was delicious and charming. The service was relaxed yet extremely competent. Everything we ordered was amazing.   They start you with amazing fresh warm rolls and a compound butter (not sure if the flavor changes, but my last visit was Rosemary).   Both visits I had oysters to start which were fresh and well shucked (not surprisingly as One Hundred Steps is also their restaurant).   The entrees I had each visit were flavorful and perfectly cooked; I believe the menu changes frequently based on what's fresh but I've had chicken and steak options in the past and they were high quality and a generous portion.    For dessert we chose their homemade ice creams and my husband's coffee came with a warm cookie- a perfect way to end the meal.   A Toute Heure is BYO and has nice glassware for whatever wine or beer you choose to pair with your meal.   I'm looking forward to my next visit More...

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Jennifer D.

6 February 2016

The farm to table, locally sourced, idea is always a refreshing find in a restaurant. The location is very small and incredibly popular so make a reservation well in advance. I hear they add tables outside in the warmer months so it's a little easier to get a table. Service was top notch from the moment we entered. This is a BYOB place so plan accordingly. The menu is a little eclectic so if you are, or are dining with, a picky eater check the menu before you go. Everything we ordered was delicious. This is one of the few places I've seen affogato on the dessert menu and it was presented so nice. Overall really nice atmosphere and great food. It is pricey and ridiculously loud inside. The crowd is a little on the uppity side.  Go at least once. More...

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Jody S.

10 January 2016

Let me make this simple. The best restaurant in nj. Period. Go. From beginning to end. Its always very special.

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Jeffrey M.

13 December 2015

I've been coming here a long time with the Mrs. A sparkling review is long overdue.The staff is very personable. The owner always says hello and goes out of his way to tell us what's good on the menu (which is a nice touch since the menu changes).The food is very high quality- oysters are always solid, can't recommend anything because the menus always change, but i have never been disappointed. The desserts are great too. More...

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Scott L.

9 December 2015

We came because we had a gift card, but will return because of the awesome experience. The warm rolls with special butter (I have no idea what was in it, but it was amazing) had me hooked from the beginning along with the burrata (mozzarella) and a fresh, flavorful salad. My fiance' had an excellent red snapper entree with some creative tasty sides and I had the ribeye steak dinner (18 oz) that was as good or better than most of the renowned steakhouses in NYC or elsewhere. Special note regarding Gluten Free ... the chef and our server were genuinely "in tune" with my fiance's GF situation and provided sound recommendations from a menu with extensive GF options.Staff and service very professional and attentive throughout the evening, from the moment we walked through the door to paying the bill. More...

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Maryann M.

18 November 2015

Went here for a casual business lunch after hearing so many great things about it. I was not disappointed.  Quaint and cozy atmosphere, good service and fresh food.  You can tell this is farm to table.  Cranford's best. More...

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Kevin C.

14 November 2015

The finest and most unique restaurant in New Jersey. The best food I've ever had, and I've worked with just about every restaurant in the Westfield/Cranford area. Pricey pricey pricey but I'd take out a loan if I had to. More...

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Jennifer Zakarevicis-Taylor

10 November 2015

Simply delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant!!!!

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Judy Lopez

7 November 2015

This is a cute and romantic little place. I loved it back on October when I came to New Jersey from California to visit my son. Delicious food, excellent service. I highly recommend to stop by. More...

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Timothy G.

28 October 2015

This is one of my favorite places to eat in NJ. The food is excellent and prepared with care, and the dishes are unique and seasonally appropriate. It's a small place, so make sure you get a reservation. More...

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Claire B.

12 October 2015

My first foray into North Jersey was a pleasant one, getting brunch at A Toute Heure in Cranford. It was a rainy Sunday morning so it was super easy to park and walk in right as the restaurant opened. A Toute Heure holds brunch on the last Sunday of each month. Apparently reservations go fast but we were lucky to be seated as a walk-in with no wait. I had the Croque Madame, described on the menu as a "grain croissant, topped with mustard, prosciutto, gruyere mornay sauce & a sunny-side-up egg, with a side of ATH frites and roast garlic aioli." Delicious! Probably the best brunch I've had since moving to NJ. We also had the beignets and duck croquettes. It's a cute little bistro worth the nearly hour drive to get to. More...

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Alex Q.

7 September 2015

A beautiful little place. The changing menu gives it a wonderful sense of variety, and the food's excellent enough to entice even the most stubborn of pallets. The serving staff is very polite and efficient, and the atmosphere and decorations are top notch. The fact that all the food is organic and locally grown and that all the vegetarian options are noted on the menu -- plus the staff keeps track of your allergens if you tell them! -- means this place is also a catch for the vegetarians out there and those with allergies. If you're a meat-eater like me, though, there's nothing I can recommend more than the pork shoulder I was fortunate enough to catch once here. Some of the best food I ever ate. By the time you get to taste the bread they serve before the meal you'll know you're in for something good.Excellent fries, as well. But again, if there's any place you're willing to experiment with your tastes and get something you wouldn't normally get, it would be here. (But be sure to get the chocolate chip cookie for dessert. Not very fancy, but they do it better than anyone.)Don't miss their soda, either. Instead of a Coke or a Pepsi they serve Boylan's, which is a great organic soda made right here in NJ with real sugar. You can absolutely taste the difference and it's a sure improvement.If you can, though it's hard to get reservations, try and catch the brunch they serve on the last Sunday of each month. You won't regret it -- their beignets are absolutely to die for.It does cost a pretty penny, and the restaurant itself is very small. In fact, one of my very few complaints would be that the seating can get pretty tight and squeezed on busy days, especially if you're seated in the middle.Also has a gorgeously decorated (gender-neutral!) bathroom. For being one of the things restaurants can afford to lean towards the plain side on (it is a bathroom, after all), the A Toute Heure owners made it so it feels like you're stepping inside a dressing room in France in the 1920s. Very swanky.In conclusion, don't miss this wonderful catch! A sure-fire place to visit if you're looking for places to eat in Jersey. More...

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Megan J.

29 July 2015

ATH is my favorite restaurant! Make sure to make a reservation online in advance! It's a wonderful place to celebrate any occasion or catch up with friends. The staff is so warm, friendly and inviting. Definitely try one of the mussel pots and the apple cake dessert! The menu changes monthly and the food is always local and very fresh. More...

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B R.

14 July 2015

Amazing! I love this restaurant so much! The actual restaurant is small and so pretty and makes having dinner there even more special. All the staff is so nice and really explains the menu. It's hard to get a reservation, but it's so worth the wait if you can book early :) More...

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Clarissa S.

1 July 2015

Anniversary year 8...9...10 all celebrated there.  The ambiance is pleasent.  We just love the food and the service.  A must go - again and again.BYOB helps a lot to manage the price of food (but its all worth it!).  Quality. More...

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Lee D.

20 June 2015

This place is an amazing date night spot. Food is delicious and staff is passionate about your culinary experience. Just go here!

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Henry R.

4 June 2015

Small, cozy place with a busy and loud feel to it. Lunch food a bit on a pricey side, but tasty. My lunch fish special was $16 and too small for me. But I will try this place again!

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Luke H.

23 May 2015

The service was great the mussels were amazing. Nice brunch spot. We took our banker here and he enjoyed it.  I don't think it did the trick with him because he didn't give us the answer we wanted on more money for bigger projects lmfao.

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Melissa A.

20 May 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Cranford! It is on the pricier side, but it is local and organic so...you know. One of the great things about this place is that their menu changes a lot, so you're sure to get whatever's in season. The bread is so good and so buttery, and every time I have been here it has come with a different butter compote. The cheese plate is really really good and comes with fresh honey and fruit spreads. The hand pulled mozzarella is okay and really fresh, but very mild tasting. If you come on a Wednesday you will get a little something extra from the kitchen! When I was there last they had this amazing (hear that, AMAZING!) fried goat cheese ball with beets. The main dishes are always really good and exactly what they read like on the menu, nothing more nothing less. The portions are big enough to satisfy you, but you won't walk away super full. Make sure to get a dessert - the apple cake is delicious!  Cute and home-y ambiance with great food and excellent service. BYOB. More...

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NJ R.

29 April 2015

Small restaurant but the food was amazing!  Definitely a must try if you're in the neighborhood.

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Charles L.

13 April 2015

Wow! Wow! Wow!This farm to table French inspired gem is a must visit. Eveverything we had from the dinner rolls, to the fresh mutz, to the stuffed mushrooms, to the oysters, to the Pollack was incredible. But the dish you need to travel far and wide for is the mussell pot with the chorizo. OMG wow. The mussels were fresh, the stock was lick your plate amazing and the chorizo o the chorizo. I think I went to bed that night dreaming of the chorizo.  Great for a special occasion and you'll need a reservation weeks in advance. More...

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Daryl D.

12 April 2015

Had lunch here not too long ago as well and the sandwiches were awesome!  I never thought I would have enjoyed a chicken so much.  Good job again ATH.

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Helen G.

3 March 2015

One of my favorite spots in NJ!Picture a small, intimate setting.  Clear glass mason jars filled with tea lights adorn the window ledges, shelves, and tables of this quaint bistro.  Now sit back with your favorite BYO wine and get comfortable, because your tastebuds are in for a tantalizing tour of locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients prepared and served with knowledge, precision, and -- undeniably -- love.Warm, soft, freshly-baked rolls with a sprinkling of finishing sea salt on top...these complimentary gems are served with a different kind of homespun butter each time.  On an earlier visit, I was served a rosemary & caper butter.  This time, I received a simple but sublime lemon butter.Their menu begins with "Bites", followed by "Appetizers" and "Entrees".  To share, my husband and I ordered 2 Bites (Marinated Olives and a Scotch Egg with Chimichurri) and 1 app (a perfectly dressed Warm Roasted Beet Salad).  Then we each labored over which delicious entree to order.  After trying one of their signature mussel pots on our first visit, there was no doubt in our minds that we simply had to order another one.  Hmmm, a half order (16 mussels) or a whole order (30)?  And which kind?  You see, each type of mussel pot comes with it's own silky, savory, sumptuous broth.  We settled on a creamy but light broth flavored with bits of chorizo, chickpeas, garlic, and saffron.  I would have chopped off my server's hand if she had tried to take away the broth once the tender mussels were done.  But our server was clearly in the know because she gently smiled as my husband and I nearly fought over whose spoon would get the very last drop of that liquid gold.I don't like okra.  No, wait.  Let me rephrase that.  I hate, despise, and abhor okra.  But the chef at A Toute Heure must have conjured some culinary magic in that kitchen of hers when, much to my surprise, a complimentary bite starring okra was graciously placed before my husband and me.  Will you believe me when I say it might have been one of the most balanced, well-constructed, DELICIOUS bites of my life?  Maybe not.  But you'd be a fool not to RUN to A Toute Heure to find out for yourself! More...

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Kristen Z.

8 February 2015

I ate here for the first time with my boyfriend last night. It was such a pleasant experience. Everyone who worked there was very friendly, helpful, and I was very impressed with the staffs knowledge of the entire menu and ability to describe every dish in detail. It is obvious this is their passion. For starters we were given complimentary bread that was amazing. Very soft and seemed to be baked with butter to give it a great flavor but wasn't overwhelming. The bread came with a homemade butter spread that I think they said was like a roasted red pepper, also delicious. My boyfriend does not eat oysters so I was glad to see the option to purchase oysters individually. They were very fresh and the cocktail sauce and vinegarette that came with them was perfect. I had the February mussel pot with fries. The mussels were to die for. I am a true mussel lover and have had them all over from Maine to Paris and these were truly exceptional. The pearl couscous tossed in with the mussels was very creative. I can honestly say this is one of the most perfect pot of mussels I have had. Sometimes it can be frustrating getting mussels where it seems half the batch it's orange and too overcooked. Every mussel I had was juicy and tender, absolutely amazing. My boyfriend had the steak and frites, he said it was cooked very well and the fact I wasn't offered a taste I can trust this to be true. The steak came with their homemade steak sauce which was a unique taste and delicious. What amazes me is nothing at this restaurant comes out of a bottle. From the butter to the ketchup and steak sauce you are getting yummy homemade versions. I recommend this restaurant definitely, and considering all the time the staff and chefs invest in each meal I feel the prices are very fair. Definitely going to have to come back soon! More...

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Shining H.

31 January 2015

this review is for the Market Box (CSA) program offered through the restaurant. It's the perfect CSA for a gourmet foodie who likes interesting, local, seasonal ingredients.  Andrea clearly has such a respect for the farmers and purveyors she works with and it shows in the beautiful produce that's selected each week.  Plus, there are wonderful additions of bread, butter and milk, cheese, honey, meats, baked treats, etc. that make this the most exceptional CSA program I've been part of, and I've done CSAs in California, NYC, and northern New Jersey.  I'm about to move back to northern California and I'm desperately trying to find something identical to this!! More...

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Heather K.

29 December 2014

I went here on my birthday, smack dab in the middle of December with grading finals quickly approaching in the coming weeks.  I wanted something memorable I could cling to, and this was definitely it.I've been meaning to try A Toute Heure for years, being less than 10 minutes from my home.  I knew from yelp it required reservations somewhat far in advance, and somehow I just never got around to it.The food was delightful from beginning to end, from an amuse-bouche of stuffed mushrooms, brown butter bread, oysters, pork cheeks, strip steak...all were SO damn good.  Expertly prepared.  Oh, and I forgot the blue cheese plate with the fig jam.  My favorite part were the oysters (like tasting the ocean) and the pork cheeks (braised to heaven).  Even the fiance's fries were especially tasty.A small restaurant, the staff was friendly and appropriately attentive.  The meal was paced perfectly.  I even got a small dessert with a birthday message from the chef.  Nothing over-the-top, thankfully.Can't wait to go back with the gift certificate from Santa. More...

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Greg J.

16 December 2014

This place is amazing! Everything that I've had from here has been excellent. The menu changes every month, which gives you a reason to come back and experience the different tastes of each season. On a recent trip in October 2014, I ventured out of my comfort zone and ordered the goat. The dish was served in a large bowl with Brussels sprouts and had a whey broth at the bottom. At first I wasn't sure what to expect, but I trusted that ATH never fails! When taking a bite of the goat, Brussels sprouts, and whey all at the same time there was so much flavor unlike anything I've ever had before. The muscle pots are excellent. Once you finish the muscles you will want to keep spooning out the broth or soaking it up with bread. It's just too good to leave behind!If you are visiting ATH during the fall, definitely order the apple cake. It's a perfect ending to your meal on a autumn night. The cake was served warm a la mode style with a delicious homemade berry ice cream. The ambience is romantic and quiet in a little cozy room. They decorate very nicely for each season. ATH focuses on the local vendors for their ingredients which adds to the charm and freshness of the food. More...

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Chris D.

17 November 2014

My wife and I get to ATH a few times a year, and we are impressed every time we go.  The menu changes monthly, featuring only fresh and regional ingredients that are in season at the time.  The owners, Andrea and Jim, are personable, friendly and extremely knowledgeable.  They always make us feel at home when we dine here or at the sister restaurant, One Hundred Steps.  Our server was very attentive, professional and made great recommendations.  As appetizers, we had the Beasoleil Oysters and the Pork Belly.  Jim recommended the Beausoleil's , which are from Maine and had a medium brine and nice meatiness, very good choice.  They also paired perfectly with the Westbrook Gose that we brought.  The Pork Belly was excellent, it's sweet glaze compliments the rich and salty pork.  It was not overly fatty, buy had an even layer of fat that gave a nice flavor to the tender meat.  The saltiness of the pork also worked very well with the Gose.  For main courses, my wife had the scallops, which I believe were from Barnegat Bay.  They were perfectly cooked and extremely tender.  The dish was finished with walnut oil and brown butter, which gave it great depth of flavor.  My entree was the duck breast, from the Hudson Valley.  The duck breast was cooked a perfect medium rare, and it came out very tender and juicy.  To complement the duck breast, the couscous had pork confit blended in, which gave it a great savory flavor and texture.  I guess that I had not read the pork confit part, because that surprised me and is probably one of the best parts of the dish.  The parsnips and turnips were fresh and well prepared too.  We paired a nice Pinot Noir from Willamette with both of our entrees, I thought it was perfect with the duck.  The scallop dish also stood up to the wine pretty well, with the butter sauce and walnut oil strengthening the overall flavor of the dish.For dessert, my wife had the apple cake, which came with cinnamon ice cream.  This pairing was perfect, and the cake was very moist and delicious.  I had the pear cake, with spiced pear ice cream.  The spice was a nice complement to the sweetness of the pear.  I am not sure which one I liked better, both were fantastic.  Its a shame that apple season is coming to an end.  My only complaint is that we didn't get to have more of the menu.  We could have ordered almost every dish on the list, it was very tough to choose.  Jim and Andrea continue to do an excellent job with ATH, which I feel is on par with many of the elite restaurants that we've been to in NYC.  We recently dined at Mas Farmhouse, and I'd say this meal at ATH edges it out if they went head to head.  The fact that it's BYO is also nice when it comes to the check. More...

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Chang C.

6 November 2014

The ambience is always nice and romantic and the staff is very friendly and welcoming. Been here twice already and will be coming on different months because they have a different menu for every month.The food portions are a little bit smaller but still very tasty and fulfilling. This is definitely one of the best restaurants we have dined in Cranford. More...

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Heather F.

28 October 2014

Bring a bottle (or 2) of wine and try EVERYTHING on the menu. Different types of oysters, chef specialty mussels, mushroom meatballs, fresh mozz pulled to order and served warm! What!? My boyfriend and I could sit there all night. Not to mention the homemade ice cream and other desserts. The wait staff is so informative and patient. The coffee is so delicious. The place is cozy. Reservations are a must! More...

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Kathy Davis Steinfeld

18 October 2014

Anniversary dinner. Every bite was superb!!! Merci beau coup!!

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John H.

1 October 2014

It's hard for me rate food with 5 stars but this place, for what they represent, deserve it. Delicious, fabulous food. It brings the atmosphere of city dinning in a small suburb. Can't wait to go back. I've noticed that folks here have mentioned that they can find the same food elsewhere for less money. I dare they provide the names of other places. It's a little bit expensive but as this place is a BYOB it kind of balances out the price, service and food. More...

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Carlos Mercado II

20 September 2014

Went to ATH for dinner last night for the first time and I still can't stop thinking about certain dishes. What a great little spot. My wife and I enjoyed it all and the staff was so nice and welcoming. I can't wait to go back. Fresh foods from local farms cooked to perfection. More...

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Susanne M.

19 September 2014

I have wanted to go here for years, so happy I finally did. The food was fantastic and the service was phenomenal. It was totally worth spending a little more than the lower quality restaurants in the area. The scallop tartar was yummy, along with everything else! Will have another date night here again in the future for sure.. More...

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Jamie R.

25 August 2014

What a great find in Cranford, NJ.  I went with my 'ladies of leisure" for your monthly lunch, and based on the yelp reviews we decided to try it.   This is a wonderful place, very unique and BYOB!  The menu changes every month, no reservations unless 5+ people, first come first serve.  The food was outstanding, I had the mussels - loved them, I would go back just for the mussels!  Can't say enough about A Toute Heure, the staff was great.  Highly recommended for lunch, I have not had the dinner yet, but from what I experienced at lunch, I will be back to try dinner very soon.@afruitfli More...

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Keenan D.

8 July 2014

Delightful food, intimate atmosphere, fantastic overall experience. I would recommend the mussel pots.

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Bobby S.

6 July 2014

I took my girlfriend here for our two year anniversary a while back. I'm vegan and she is not so it's always a bit of give and take when it comes to finding a place to eat. Luckily A Toute Heure was extremely accommodating for us both. They actually have a vegetarian menu that consists of most of the salad options plus a few of the entrees minus their meats. In addition to this I was given the option of choosing several of my favorite vegetables and the chef did the rest. What came out for dinner was truly fantastic and well exceeded my expectations going in.Like some others have said the place is quite small and rolls with a smaller staff so service can be sparse at times. If you are okay with this then you will have a fantastic time. More...

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Tracy U.

1 July 2014

i love farm-to-table and the natural element of things. the restaurant is cramped, but the staff is welcoming and super knowledgable, as my best friend and i are respectively gluten-free and veg.  everything i had here was super tasty and i love that they sell boylan cola!  i'd come back. it's cute and tasty. well the food was tasty, i didn't lick the walls. More...

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Sean H.

19 June 2014

Amazing restaurant!!! We use any excuse possible to eat here. We have never been disappointed with a meal. The menu changes monthly (you can view it on their website or FB). All local and fresh ingredients used. The owners live nearby and have a garden in their yard. Make sure to try one of the many mussel pots that are offered as appetizers. We usually share one and order another appetizer. Scallops are always perfectly cooked. They make the best, homemade soups. I love going in the Fall when squash is in season (amazing butternut squash soup - not super sweet like most places). The restaurant is BYOB and there is not a liquor store nearby. Staff is very nice and knowledgable. A bit pricey but worth it if you enjoy food. More...

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Aly Y.

4 May 2014

This place is so popular that you have to call 30 days in advance for a dinner reservation!  After dining here with hubby Thursday night for his birthday, I can see why it's so popular.  Good service, BYO and great food.  Oysters, spring green salad with a flavorful ginger-citrus vinaigrette, mussels, sirloin steak and sea scallops.  I'll have to agree with other Yelpers that the sea scallops dish is on the small side, especially after they cut the 3 little scallops in half.    For dessert, we had the apple toffee cake and the warm chocolate "pudding" cake.  Can't wait to go back. More...

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Tra J.

2 May 2014

Love this place. The.food was amazing and the atmosphere was so nice. I felt like i was in the country. Service was fantastic.. Only issue we had was getting a reservation... but, if you can wait a month, it's well worth the wait. and it's byo... More...

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Robert Verdino

27 April 2014

Incredible talent! Kelly is a unique chef and the staff was amazing! I recommend this place to anyone even if their not from the area... I would give it 10 stars if I could. Job well done guys! More...

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Morgan D.

23 April 2014

I have never had a bad experience here, just the disappointment of not thinking to make reservations. It can be rather loud, as it is a tiny restaurant and every time I've been there it has been full, but it is absolutely worth it.

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Ana C.

15 April 2014

Simply GREAT. I love that they change the menu frequently. They have local & in-season ingredients that are so fresh and delicious! BYOB & perfect atmosphere.

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emily h.

2 April 2014

Never a disappointment- the best farm to table meals I have ever had. Everything is fresh. Nice and friendly wait staff as well.

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Keisha H.

26 March 2014

I've been here twice and have dined both outside and inside. Food was really good both times. Try this place at least once, I promise you'll be back. Staff was very attentive and it has a romantic atmosphere. Last time I went was Valentine's Day. They had a pre-fixed menu which was impressive and seeing that it's a BYOB restaurant, well that's just the icing on the cake!!! More...

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David S.

24 February 2014

One of the better meals I've had in NJ in a while. High-quality ingredients assembled with care and culinary talent.  Try the mussels with chorizo.  You might want to drink the broth. The pappardelle with mushrooms was unusual and delicious. More...

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Julia S.

23 February 2014

Simply a fantastic brunch! Nothing more needs to be said other than we are making reservations to have friends accompany us the next time we go!  Since brunch is only offered the last Sunday of each month, we've plans to go to dinner in the very near future! More...

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Jean Vargo Norland

21 February 2014

Had an awesome meal there last night. Every single thing, including the bread and butter, was fantastic. Great service as well. Cudos to Robyn and her team.

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Laura C.

21 January 2014

The food is amazing, getting a table can be a little rough, especially for a prime time on a weekend, but it's worth the wait. The food is fresh and the menu changes weekly based on what's available locally. It's a little on the pricier side, but since its a BYOB I feel that offsets it a little bit. More...

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Jay T.

1 January 2014

This restaurant uses fresh, local products to create inventive, interesting dishes.  The menu changes frequently-with everything delicious.  The ambiance is nice--like a small country inn and the service is wonderful.  No wonder it's so difficult to get a reservation.  But the place is well worth the wait! More...

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Teresa W.

30 December 2013

Good service. The food is delicious. They used local and fresh in-season ingredients.  BYOB...

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Jillian W.

27 December 2013

Delicious. Perfection as always! We split the steak frites entree and had deep fried deviled egg and root vegetable tempura small plates. The menu changes often, but if these ever come up again I highly recommend them! Can't wait to come back. My date had to make the reservation a good amount of time in advance, but it was worth it! Service was great as always, too! More...

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Sarah C.

17 December 2013

Wow!!! Loved this place so much. The food was so delicious and so so fresh. The dining area is on the small side but thats one of the best parts. It's not a giant dry restaurant when they are rushing you out trying to turn tables. You immediately feel welcomed and everyone is so polite and knowledgeable about the food they have. Only complaint was the chocolate cake was crazy dry and and tasted stale. Literally the only complaint. Everything else tasted incredible. Go for the apple cake instead - amazing flavor and a perfect balance of light and rich flavors.We'll definitely be regulars here :-D More...

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Bill E.

30 November 2013

Why go to the city?  A Toute Heure brings so much to the table other than food.THE SERVICETo begin, my date and I were celebrating our anniversary and ATH went above and beyond our expectation by leaps and bounds.  For all intents and purposes, my date and I look younger than we actually are and most restaurants we attend generally brush us off assuming we are barely high school graduates.  However, ATH never came off that way once.  I will summarize the service in a few bullet points as follows:- The staff is immensely courteous and professional, but certainly not prestigious--reminded me of a recent vacation in Maine over the summer.  Also, props to Jim and Jane for providing real, true, and personal interactions every time we were approached.- The time between the hostess prompting us and personal talking seemed to be excellently timed.- While we were certainly the youngest people in ATH at the time, there was some friendly interaction with us and the other tables.  In this sense, ATH brings with it a positive environment.- From my viewpoint, it seemed as if ATH was able to set multiple dining experiences--romantic, family, or casual--within a limited space.THE FOODTrust me I have been to many top-notch, highly reviewed, and expensive restaurants in NY/NJ--you will not find any food more delicious and homemade than the multiple types that ATH offers.  My date and I ordered a spinach salad and personal pizza to start, which ATH split for two without charging more.  As for our entrees, we ordered two delicious ATH signature pot pies.  To conclude, we ordered two scoops of ice cream--sweet creme and white with chips.  Also, ATH topped off this experience to my surprise by simply writing on the plate in honor of our anniversary.  In addition to all of this, ATH gave us homemade bread at no extra cost and two mini shortbread cookies.  THE CONCLUSIONAll in all, A Toute Heure is all the other reviews hype it up to be and more.  As someone who expected what the reviews stated, my date and I received much more.  For those in NJ, there is no point to go to the city to find amazing quality in service and food.  For those in NY, there is more than enough reason to visit this place at least once.  Thank you for providing us with an unforgettable experience--you all are enriching the lives of others. More...

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Morgan M.

16 November 2013

Literally everything on the menu is out of this world! Such a cute yet sophisticated restaurant. Nothing else like it in Cranford. BYOB!

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Michael K.

15 November 2013

Had no trouble getting a last-minute reservation for a Tuesday evening. The service by the young male waiters was friendly and flawless. I dropped my fork, and it was replaced about two seconds after it hit the floor. They knew all the menu preparations well, and all questions were answered without hesitation.I had the paté en croute garnished with cornichons and red onions, braised short ribs served off the bone, with leek confit over parsnip purée, and chocolate cake with homemade Jim Beam bourbon ice cream. My wife had a roasted sunchoke and radicchio salad, mussels steamed in a white wine and cumin broth with chick peas, and a cup of coffee. The tab for all of the above with was $102, plus tax and tip.The chocolate cake was nothing special, but I was impressed with, and thoroughly enjoyed, everything else. The prices are a little steep, but this place is a cut above a typical suburban NJ restaurant.Unfortunately, I have to deduct a star because I woke up in the middle of the night with indigestion and gastric distress, which is unusual for me. I can't say what caused it, but I hadn't eaten anything else that day, so caveat emptor. More...

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E B.

11 November 2013

How was A Toute Heure? Simply amazing! I know it's tough to get a table - and now I know the reason why. It was well worth it.We felt at home here right from the door and that started with a warm welcome from our host and continued with an intro visit from the owner, Jim. Every single person that we interacted with that night was amazing! We began our food marathon with the mouth watering Homemade Corned beef sausages with Brussels sprouts kraut and some delicious Crispy battered Brussels sprouts with guanicale and currant dressing. I was sad to see both plates empty - but it was a perfect sign if things to come.My wife had the fresh catch - and I had a taste of that. It was very good, but not as good as my pot pie.No - I have never ordered pot pie at a restaurant. But this pot pie caught my attention. Slow braised pork shoulder with pumpkins and garden greens with white wine braise. The crust was incredible. Inside the crust was perfection! We both chose the ice cream sampler and gorged on the sugar cookie, apple spice, and chocolate caramel. The anniversary message on our plate was extremely thoughtful - and appreciated. Thanks for a wonderful experience! More...

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Chris W.

7 November 2013

Went here today for lunch. It is perfect every time, from service to food. Just an overall great experience. Thanksgiving sandwich with a salted oatmeal cookie for dessert. Heaven.

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Pamela Majeski Beelitz

19 October 2013

My family surprised me with a 60th birthday luncheon today. Andrea and her staff at A Toute Heure really outdid themselves. Everything was lovely and the food was absolutely delicious! Thank you, Andrea, for helping to make my birthday such a special time. I can hardly wait to return for more of your delicious offerings. More...

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Jenny P.

13 September 2013

This venue sets itself apart from all others in the area. The food is magnificent and worth every penny of the price. The ambiance is cozy and European and makes one temporarily forget that they are in New Jersey. Add to this the feel-good "Farm To Table" aspect and you've got a home run. The salmon was the most tender I've tasted. The burger puts all others to shame. And the mussels...Heaven. The wildly inventive menu changes constantly, making it tempting to dine here weekly, if you can get a reservation and have the cash. Ideal for a special anniversary, date night, even double date. But don't include this venue in your plans if your party exceeds 4 people, as the impenetrably inflexible policies against groups, and micromanaged reservation system will prove to be frustrating, unforgiving and rigid...particularly on weekend evenings. Shower? Group birthday outing? Head elsewhere. More...

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Michelle T.

7 September 2013

If you've never eaten here, run to your phone NOW and make a reservation. This is BY FAR the best restaurant in the area. Reservations can be tough to come by- the restaurant is small... but so worth the wait. Food is amazing- all locally grown, very fresh food. The menu is different every time we go and it never disappoints. It's BYOB so that is great as well! The service is awesome too- the waitstaff is friendly and attentive and a woman (who I believe is the owner) always comes by to fully explain the specials, answer any questions and make suggestions for you. GO HERE NOW! More...

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Stephanie A.

28 August 2013

My only complaint is that it is sooo difficult to get a reservation here! I think you need more space. I will say the mussels and desserts are my favorite. Keep up the delicious cooking and baking! More...

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Francis C.

26 August 2013

"A-tooth-whore?" "A-toot-hoor"? After my third visit, I still don't know how to pronounce the name of this place, but it doesn't matter. Whatever it's called, it's still magnifique!Jim happily greeted us at the door and remembered us even though we hadn't dined here in 7 months. Maybe it's because I, with the Asian last name, made the reservation. Nevertheless, we got the corner table near the window facing the sidewalk... it was a beautiful night. On to the food:1) Lamb Meatball on Crème Fraîche - Juicy, tender and just enough to wet your appetite for what was to come...2) "Smokey Spring Mussel Pot" - Ok, so I cheated on Kara this night. I wanted to try something different! This was indeed smokey and it reminded me of that bucket of mussels you'd have cooking over the camp fire.3) Hummus Pizza of the Day - As usual the dough was so soft and the egg on top made this a pleasing appetizer. 3a) The ATH Bicherine - double shot of dark espresso, cold cream and dark chocolate layered together - My fiancée loves to have dessert in the middle of dinner so here it was. I will admit, this was delicious.4) Hand made Casarecci Pasta, Lamb Meatballs, tomato sauce - That appetizer just made me want some more lamb meatballs so I went for it. Again, the meatballs were luscious, and the pasta and sauce made this such a tight dish.5) Pan Seared Sea Scallops - The scallops were perfectly cooked, caramelized at the top and bottom faces, with such a tender and juicy body.6) Chocolate chip cookie with scoop of cream cheese flavored ice cream - simple dessert that pairs the moist with the dry7) Marieke Gouda Cheese with berries - Nice way to end the evening.Wow... didn't realize we ate that much. When you go to this place, you just have to try everything. I guess that's what happened here. Now I'll have to hit up my 1-star gym to work it off. See ya![see photos for all dishes above] More...

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Johnny D.

29 July 2013

I love this place.  Great food (which I love) and the whole "locally farmed / produced" thing (that my girlfriend loves) plus a casual but elegant ambiance.  A terrific and varying menu, but I have a hard time not getting the mussels with sausage every time I'm there.Only drawback is getting a reservation - the mark of any good restaurant. More...

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Joe V.

12 July 2013

Another great meal.  Sure the menu looks like it's got NY prices, but being BYOB we still got in and out for around $100 before tip.  And the food is great - Chef Kara always has some inventive creations on the somewhat limited menu and they are beautifully presented.  Keep up the good (great) work ATH team - and Happy 5th Anniversary! More...

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Michael W.

29 June 2013

We are foodies. Went last evening. 2nd time and like a 2nd date you see more of the real person/restaurant after you get over the wow factor of a firm time/first date.My father-in-law arrived 10 minutes before us(like most senior citizens, he was early). When he called to make the reservation, he requested the same round table by the window. The husband of the couple who own the restaurant remembered him and said "no problem". While waiting for us another party of 2 arrived and were seated at that table. When my wife and I arrived, we noticed this. When my wife POLITELY ask the wife, she said, "we don't reserve specific tables. Also that is a table for 2, no more. When my wife responded by saying, "the last time we dined here that is where your husband sat us so I don't understand?" her response was "I don't appreciate being yelled at!". We were seated at a rectangular table for 4. Clearly she was pissed because a waited was sent to us after the group behind us had their dinner orders taken who were seated after us. Additionally she went to EVERY table describing the specials and conveniently did not inform us about the variety of oysters available. While dining, over the 2 hour period, no less than 4 other parties were seated at the same round tables who were parties of 4.Now the food. Appetizers were outstanding. Fish was a bit fishy(good fish is not) and my steak was VERY fatty however great tasting. The desserts were a bit disappointing relative to the $14 price. My wife's cobbler's dough was pretty raw and grossly undercooked. Yes they took it off the bill however if this was the FOOD NETWORK, they would have been chopped for the entrees  and surely for her dessert.Overall great but the owner's attitude set the tone for the evening. I usually write very good reviews however the dinner fell way short of expectations for the price. Others are just as good food and less pricey. More...

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Nela D.

29 June 2013

Great little place with very good food and a nice casual atmosphere. The menu changes frequently and when we went included pig tail, an assortment of artisan cheeses, and interesting main courses that combine ingredients you don't expect to work but do! It's pretty casual so no need to dress up and BYO is always nice!I think we could become regulars here. More...

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Chloe C.

16 June 2013

I went here with several co-workers for lunch and I thought it was excellent. The menu changes daily based on available ingredients - big emphasis on using fresh and local ingredients which I love. You can make your meal a "lunchbox" by adding a side and a cookie. I had the "pizza" which was homemade dough topped with cheese, beet pesto, grilled vegetables and lettuce. It was drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette. The flavors were delicious and the portion was perfect for one. Several of my co-workers had the pulled lamb sandwich and seemed to enjoy it very much. If you're looking for a place with excellent service, top-notch ingredients and an intimate atmosphere this a great choice. It's nice to find something a bit more quaint and fancy in town. More...

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Michelle S.

2 June 2013

Now that we have a baby it's a real effort to go out for a nice meal.  That being said, every month we get a set of grandparents to babysit just so we can get out to A Toute Heure.  It helps that it's literally a two minute drive, but even if it was farther away we would still go there as often as we could.  Thanks to A Toute Heure I've tried goat and rabbit for the first time and loved both of them.  The owners and hosts are so incredibly gracious that it elevates the experience.  It should also be noted that while we go often for dinner their lunch menu is a step above what you can get at most other restaurants.  I have yet to take anyone there who doesn't remark on how delicious their meal was.  I love the fact that they change their menu every month.  It ensures that you'll never have to eat the same thing twice, and that you're enjoying the best of what's available.  Without a doubt this is one of the best restaurants in NJ. More...

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Eli P.

13 May 2013

This is an excellent restaurant with very creative cooking. They use fresh local ingredients. Many of the fresh produce is grown around the corner in the owners' (Jim & Andrea's) garden. Jim is the epitome of the perfect host. He goes around to every table to welcome the guests and explain all of the items on the menu. Kara Decker, the head chef, is a true artist. She makes the most creative & delicious appetizers, that you won't find anywhere else. I love that the menu changes monthly. One regular dish that is not to be missed is Kara's mussel pot which contains spicy chorizo sausage. It comes with crispy fries and aioli sauce and is very addictive. Also, you should not miss the apple toffee cake when it is in season. I don't even like apple cake that much but will not miss this cake. I usually order a whole cake to take home. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is worth the long trip each month. More...

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David B.

9 May 2013

If it's not the top restaurant in Union County, I welcome your thoughts as to what is. A Toute Heure is consistantly good, with fresh ingredients and creative dishes. It's mandatory that you make a reservation well in advance (even for a week night) as I have yet to be there when every table wasn't occupied. Must get (even if there are other things you are interested in trying)KARA'S MUSSEL POT - so good, that you couldn't even tell it was a mussel pot after you soak up the entire broth with your bread - THAT GOOD. Other great items on the menu currently (and have my seal of approval) Endive salad, golden spring beets, fennel, smoked walnuts, and crema de blue cheese dressingThe crispy duck leg confit, with sunny side up duck egg, spicy broccoli raab (which they could have put a bit more of in the dish), duck fat potatoes and creamy garlic-anchovy sauce was the dish favorite of the night. Mixed thoughts on the pan seared scallops, with oyster mushroom & prosciutto bread pudding,  bone marrom custard, preserved lemon and asparagus salad. I very much enjoyed it, although I found the lemon flavor a bit much. Consensus was not reached on the bone marrow custard - a bit of a unique flavor that you will either enjoy or pass on. If you haven't been here, you owe it to yourself. Remember, it's BYOB (and there isn't a liquor store in the immediate area, so come prepared). More...

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Agustin K.

29 March 2013

Review for weekday lunch.Since it is almost impossible to get a reservation for dinner or the once a Monday Sunday brunch/Sat lunch, we decided to come for a Friday lunch (day if from Good Friday).Arrived around 12.05, no wait, about 4 tables filled.  The lunch menu is quite limited... Mostly sandwiches but luckily they do have the Kara mussels so that's what we go with for app sharing. The broth is creamier than anticipated but I agree with all the reviews... It is a real winner.  I'd come back for this and next time I'll ask for more bread.  The frites is a little disappointing since it is greasy and soggy.  As if it was sitting outside for a while already.  It is not that spicy and the chorizo add a really nice twang.We got the oyster po boy sandwich and the Farmer's salad... Nothing to rave home about but it is a good quality for $10.Service is impeccable - not pushy or stuffy like some of the reviews mentioned.. It's lunch so maybe they are more laid back.  BYOB and we enjoyed out prosceco very much with the mussels.  The French press is sooo good!  So smooth and none of the sour after taste in a typical French press... There is a muni lot on the same block as alternative from street parking.Overall a quality meal and experience - so glad I don't have to cross the tunnel for it. More...

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Scott S.

28 March 2013

Just outstanding, on multiple levels. We moved to Northern N.J. from an area obsessed with fresh, innovative cuisine and desperately sought out bastions of similar souls. We have had some but very limited success thus far. A Toute Heure is the real deal. Despite its name and where its chefs trained, it's not really French, so don't let that either send you there or intimidate you. Seated on a busy Wednesday night at 8:30pm, my wife and I were quickly likening it to Applewood in Park Slope, Brooklyn for its reliance on fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. First off, the personable, knowledgeable co-owner came over to introduce himself and the cuisine and we could immediately sense that, like a talented curator, we were in more than capable hands. (He also gave us his and his wife's own personal recommendations of other restaurants we'd probably enjoy in the area.)We started with 10 oysters (all 3 varieties). We already knew Wellfleets were delicious but the beau soleil and pemaquids were equally wonderful. The amuse-bouche was a little fried risotto with leak (and radish?). To be honest, we couldn't really taste the leak (or radish).The hand-made pizza with seasonal vegetables, meats + cheeses, + a sunny side-up local egg was marvelous, but we later concluded too filling. We'd expected it either smaller or with a thinner crust. It was marvelous, but our reconsideration only came later when we were trying to finish our entrees. Speaking of which, we had a spicy curry mussel pot of red curry spices in a creamy broth, lime, fish sauce and fresh cilantro., along with smoked ricotta , caputo brothers mozzarella cappelletti, in a parmesan  and speck brodo, with crispy cured pork belly and a butternut squash pesto. It was all glorious -- the mussels were also larger than we'd come to expect from the fishmonger in our old neighborhood. So, again, like the pizza, more filling than we'd thought. (We brought home the sauce; you could just warm it and dip bread or use it as a pasta sauce. It's exceptional -- reminiscent to me of the oyster pan roast sauce found at the Oyster Bar, but more refined). You could easily share the mussel pot and experiment with the tidbits and starters and still leave room for dessert. The butter with cornichon and radish, and bread, were superb.Ahh dessert. I had the double shot of dark espresso, cold cream and dark chocolate layered together, and we shared the mini winter sundae of two-scoops chocolate-caramel ice cream, caramel sauce, chocolate "shell" and caramel corn. Again, it was more than amply sized and would have been far too much for one.The entire menu looked excellent and we vowed we'd return. Service was careful and attentive but not intrusive. We found the staff cordial, smart, friendly and warm. The room is noisy, despite the acoustic tiles on the ceilings. Volume wasn't helped by nearby tables of women out for a weekday night. N.B. Not cheap ($75 per head, including tax and 20% tip), but we recently paid as much for terrible food in Madison, and while opinion differs about the merits of BYOB (my wife would sometimes like to choose from someone with imagination, style and taste i.e. not me), it does keep down the overall cost. And, since the NJ restaurateur often can't cover the costs without the liquor markup, higher asking prices are warranted when the food's as good as this.The kitchen staff trained at the French Culinary Institute in NYC -- benefit from their skill and expertise! I'm eating the leftovers for lunch right now, and enjoying ATH all over again. More...

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Nancy C.

14 March 2013

This establishment is like a breath of fresh air. My BFF brought me here for my birthday months ago. I wish I could detail the entire meal. All I remember is that everything tasted amazing and I have recommended that everyone visit this place. It's quaint, delicious, and leaves you with pleasant memories. I definitely plan on returning! More...

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Andrea R.

14 February 2013

I recently ate at ATH for Saturday lunch.  It was my 4th time here - other meals were all dinners.  Once again, I left greateful for the existence of this lone beacon of good quality and creative food in my area.A previous reviewer mentioned the suburban foodie wasteland of central-Northern NJ, which is a sad but true phenomenon.  I lived my whole life in NYC (Queens, not even Manhattan) and moving to NJ was a culinary downgrade, to say the least.  This is the place that will restore your faith in food in NJ.  Sad that there aren't more like it, but it is what it is.  I highly recommend the Kara's Mussel Pot, and pretty much anything on the menu.  My party of 5 all enjoyed their entrees, and this was a very picky bunch.  Excellent scallops, braised pork and tripe, and my fish of the day entree was amazing.  Dessert was apple tart with roasted almond ice cream and chocolate flourless cake.  These may sound boring but the execution was absolutely delicious - not too sweet.  Espresso came with lemon rind, which was a nice authentic Italian touch. More...

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Casey A.

14 February 2013

We love ATH...farm to table restaurants are everywhere now but this was one of the first ones that I knew of, when they first opened.  Every meal is spectacular and fun.  Always leave happy and feeling chunky--but it's worth it. More...

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Bbq B.

14 February 2013

What a fantastic chef...It is not as "French" as the name would have you deduce..no matter, they know mussels like no one knows mussels; drink up that broth!

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Michelle LS S.

20 December 2012

My husband and I went here for a special occasion. Well now we make up special occasions just so we can go here! We live in Westfield and we are so happy we found this "hidden gem" the next town over.  It is everything we love in a restaurant. Cozy,quaint, eclectic and farm to table food options. I would describe it as "French Fusion" i swear the place gets more delicious with each visit. the Steak Frites are just to die for!! Make sure you go there hungry and ready to eat because you will not want to waste one bite and nothing will survive for leftovers. BYO option is a plus. Service is outstanding(they have even squeezed us in during busy months when we didn't have a reservation) if they were able. That means a lot. We always give a gift certificate for special occasions so that everyone we love can experience the fabulousness of "A Toute Heure"  ---------------Merci Bien!!!! More...

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Kathleen M.

28 November 2012

Food was astounding and complimented by such a enthusiastic and knowledgable staff!!!

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Cindy T.

5 November 2012

My best friend have been wanting to come here for the longest time. I finally took her for her birthday and the dinner was really good. The great thing about this restaurant is that they take ingredients from local farms. They even grow some produce in their yard. Our waiter was very informative and welcoming, the host was very tentative by coming over to check on us every once in awhile. The fruit tart was soooo good. It wasn't too sweet. The restaurant itself is very quaint. Would definitely come back again. The menu changes with season so I would love to visit their fall menu More...

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Laura C.

1 November 2012

Wonderful experience all around! I called only a couple of days ago for reservations. The time we wanted was not available so they took my information. ATH called the very next day with a cancellation and we were in! This was our first time at ATH, and from the initial greeting until we walked out the door everything was perfect. After being seated, our greeter reviewed the menu with us (all 4 pages!), he was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the food. We ordered the Kara's mussel pot ( wow! I ate all the sauce even after the mussels were eaten. Yum!!) I ordered the chicken and my husband the steak frites. Both cooked to perfection and delicious. Our server checked in with us several times throughout our meal as well as the man who originally greeted us.  Even though I was full from my meal I couldn't resist dessert. I had the almond peach torte with fresh berries and cream... Needless to say I ate the whole thing. We absolutely loved this place and can't wait to go back! More...

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John F.

20 October 2012

Undoubtedly the best restaurant in Cranford and Westfield.  Very quaint, romantic setting.  It kind of looks like a little attached house (comes out of nowhere).  We came here for Valentine's day and had a good meal (prix fixe menu).  The service was very good and the food tasted fresh.  If I remember correctly, they buy all of their ingredients from local vendors, which I appreciate.  Only cons:  Expensive, but you do get what you pay for.  Cranford is a bit out of the way for those not from the surrounding area, so it may be inconvenient for non-regulars to dine here. More...

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Adrian Mrowczyk

3 October 2012

We went there today for a dinner It is definitely a great dining experience The idea of BYOB is awesome People were very friendly and food was delicious If you need a place for romantic evening this is your spot

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Cristin Y.

10 September 2012

The more adventurous a diner you are, the more you will probably appreciate A Toute Heure. I've now been twice for dinner, both times with my boyfriend and his mother. As I'm a bit picky, the times I've eaten here so far I've had a relatively small selection to choose from on the menu that I would actually eat; however, I have not been disappointed with my choices. The mussels were stellar (like most of the menu, the cooking sauces rotate; I had a "bloody mary" sauce that was amazing) and I've had the opportunity to sample a number of their hand-made ice cream flavors, every one of which was delicious. Other items I've had that stood out for me were fried house made pickles, fish tacos, fried okra, and a tomato mozzarella puff pastry. I also sampled my boyfriend's ath affogatto which was just incredible, amazingly good espresso. The only truly disappointing item anyone had between our two visits was my boyfriend's mother's skate but this seemed to be a fluke - the texture was off but she seemed to just have gotten a bad piece, as my boyfriend ordered the same dish that visit and his was excellent.I definitely will be back (it helps that we now live incredibly close to ath and my boyfriend and I can actually credit our reservations here for helping us find the apartment we now share) and can't wait to try breakfast here. Don't forget to bring a bottle or two of wine, especially if you want to sample their cheese selection. Be sure to make reservations and make them as far in advance as you can; both times I've been here we ended up eating rather early dinners (around 5pm) due to the availability of tables. More...

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Joelle H.

29 August 2012

Best meal I've ever had in NJ. WOW. I just ate here last week and I'm already wanting to go back. The meal started out with country biscuits which were absolutely amazing. The bites and starters were good but the entree (Skate - catch of the day) was what really impressed me. A tomato relish that was warm but crunchy on top?! I was so full at this point, but I am a dessert person and ordered the Trifle. I was eating beyond what any person should eat because I didn't want it to go to waste. Yeah, you need to go here. It's amazing. More...

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Stephen D.

28 August 2012

Despite the reviewers that seem to have had a negative experience, we traveled 40 minutes to eat here, namely because of all of the great pictures on their facebook page and their blog posts about food. The owners clearly love food and respect it as an important part of life, not just as nourishment, but for how it brings people together and how managing the production of it conciously can make things better. Yeah...I got that from blogposts.So we came early for a 5:30 outside reservation (only one available), they said if we wanted we could sit inside because they had a table available...plus. *Although the outside is great, you seem to get a better feel of the ambiance while sitting inside. The owner came by our table and gave us a 5 minutes schpeal about the menu, their garden, and their ingredients. Funny enough, he gave that same talk to every single table there on for the 1.5 hours we were there. AwesomeFood: We ordered 3 bites, 1 starter, 3 oysters, & 1 entree, more than enough food for us, going back we would have taken out 1 bite. Seafood meatballs, interesting texture, fun way to eat fish, great mustard, tangy; Boudin croquettes, savory, a tad dry but nice use of roasted peppers; Watermelon salad, great sweetness and nice color, could have used a crunchier element nuts?seeds?; Hand-made pastry tart, the charred mozz and the flakiness of the dish were awesome!! The oysters were fresh, a little pricey at $3 per, but when do you get to try 3 totally different oysters in NJ?The entree we split the Skate dish (catch of the day) perfectly crisp, with a rich polenta cake, and the best butter sauce (bur blanc) I've ever had. They topped it off with a texturally satisfying tomato relish, slight kick served warm, but not mushy...almost unbelievable.Dessert we had the Orchard Harvest Trifle, savory and unique, all of the layers just work together. And the summer berry float, great creaminess and good way to end a meal.I understand some of these dishes may seem a tad pricey ($14 for a tart), but you are paying for quality, chef skills, service and presentation. With all of this food, the bill with tip was about $125, not bad, considering you will pay double for half the meal (quality and quantity) at Nicholas in Red Bank or any fritzy fooey white marble restaurant in NJ.Try it out, with an open mind, and you will not be disappointed. More...

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Sojourner T.

18 August 2012

Given all the glowing reviews of ATH there isn't much I can add that hasn't been said already.....Except to say that we think so highly of this little gem of a restaurant that my wife and I recently celebrated our 25th Anniversary there.  Now there's an endorsement for you!(We made our reservation well in advance, as it tends to fill up slots early, and so should you.) More...

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Tamara R.

11 August 2012

Phenomenal food. Locally sourced.  I went to eat here shortly before moving to NJ. It's pretty much what sealed the deal for me. Unfortunately, I can't here more often. The wait list  is tremendously long. More...

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Kim B.

26 July 2012

Everything is good here.  Some things are realllllly realllllly good here.  Love that it's all fresh AND local ingredients ...and BYO!  Make a res and check it out. You may have to wait but it'll be worth it. More...

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Denise C.

26 July 2012

Two of my close friends (Cranford locals) have been raving about this place since it opened. Evidently it's pretty difficult to get a reservation here, unless you call about a month in advance, but since M and T have been such frequent patrons, they get tables easily. And so, two weeks ago, they invited me to dinner, promising a dinner of epic proportions. A Toute Heure is not terribly large (which obviously contributes to the reservation issue): the entire seating area could possibly fit within one or two subway cars. But it is homey, warm, and inviting, without an ounce of pretentious nonsense that it could easily have. The staff was professional and very knowledgeable about the menu, which changes daily according to what is available locally and seasonally.The three of us, as well as two other good friends, shared a bunch of apps: fried cucumbers ("frickles" on the menu), corn and jalapeno hush puppies, meatloaf meatballs, and, at my request, the charred octopus. All the selections were good; of them, I enjoyed the meatballs and the octopus the best. The fried apps were done well and not the least bit greasy, but I didn't think it was any different from anything I could have gotten anywhere else. The meatballs were very well executed and the sauce was flavored just right, without being too sweet or too bitter. The octopus was excellent, although I found the accompanying beans a tad salty, and I really wish we'd gotten more than just one tentacle (I was reluctant to share after seeing that!). I ordered the scallops for my main course, and they were excellent. Scallops were tender and seared properly. The pesto and succotash both paired very well with the scallops. I also enjoyed the corn pudding very much, which had the perfect balance of sweet and savory. My portion was the smallest of everyone's but it was the perfect dinner portion, and I was full after finishing it all. By contrast, M's pork chop was Flintstonian in size, so much that she only ate half. Everyone else's portions were more than ample as well.  As others have said, A Toute Heure is BYO, which compromises the higher price tag for each entree (keep in mind, though, everything really is as local as possible, and prices are really not terribly different from many good places in the city). Our server was great about opening each bottle for us, and there was no corkage fee. When all was said and done, we paid $65, which is more than reasonable for a well-prepared meal with friends (I felt like such a grown-up!). All in all, I am happy my friends told me about this place and invited me along. I would certainly recommend sharing the appetizers because there is so much variety, but I must admit, the entrees (rightfully) steal the show. Combine that with good wine (this coming from the hardcore beer drinker), a nice atmosphere, and a friendly staff, and I would return as long as I could get on the reservation list! More...

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Jeff H.

30 June 2012

I've been going here since the first month it opened, and am absolutely thrilled every time. One of my favorite places in the NYC area.  Great atmosphere.  Great service.  Love it that they are supporting local farms.   Very friendly and casual vibe - and most importantly - totally amazing cuisine. Every time you go there there is some amazing new dishes alongside your favorites. Do yourself a favor.   Just go there. More...

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Kate S.

25 June 2012

This review is very late - I went to A Toute Heure a few months ago.  However, after talking about it again recently, I felt compelled to post.The meal I had at ATH was one of the best I've ever eaten, and I feel somewhat snobby being surprised to have found it in Union County.  It definitely rivals - and honestly, surpasses - many of the places I've been to in New York.  It's tiny (make a reservation!), and the atmosphere is intimate but not stuffy.  The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about their menu and products.  We were the last table of the night to leave and never once felt like we were being rushed out.It is expensive.  There's no way around that.  However, keep in mind that it's BYOB and you're paying for ingredients that the team sources locally and buys fresh.  Also, have faith that while you're eating, you'll be thinking that there aren't many better ways to spend your money. I dined with three friends.  First off, they give you really good bread with interesting toppings, like rich and creamy honey butter.  For appetizers we ordered the bruschetta and the starter size of Kara's mussel pot.  The bruschetta was great, but it was undeniably overshadowed by the mussels.  They were so tender and well-seasoned.  The saffron and the chorizo created one of the tastiest sauces I could imagine.  I'm not a huge fan of mussels, and I found myself wishing I had a whole pot of these all to myself.  Definitely get these, and definitely soak up any leftover chorizo/sauce with the bread.  Do not let any of it go to waste!As an entree, I had the lamb.  The menu says it is slow-braised and tender.  I say that's an understatement.  The meat fell off the bone and was so juicy without being too rare.  I believe the side dish changes depending on what's seasonably available, but my lamb came paired with black olive gnocchi.  The pasta was an interesting twist on a classic and was, like the lamb, perfectly cooked.  All of the food tastes fresh and high-quality.For dessert, I tried their apple cake with cinnamon ice cream.  The cake was perfect - tart, sweet, fresh.  The ice cream is, I believe, made in-house and had a really great, thick texture and fragrant but not overbearing cinnamon flavor.All in all, ATH is completely worth it.  Amazing food, a great staff and a classy, comfortable atmosphere. More...

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Mariah Gianakouros

12 June 2012

Had a wonderful evening on Friday...everything was absolutely delicious, as per usual! The flatbread with the egg on top was unreal...seriously ATH is my favorite (with the added benefit of not only being in Cranford, but we are 2 blocks away!) More...

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David P.

28 May 2012

Tried this place not knowing much about it, and wow what a great little surprise it was. I didn't have a reservation, but they managed to get a a table for brunch outside within reason for such a busy place. The owner was right there, super attentive, friendly, made us feel very welcome and right at home. We started out our brunch with some coffee and beignets; wow such a great intro the little donut bites were perfectly fried and nicely portioned.After devouring the beignets we had the soft shell crab sandwich and the pizza. The crab was amazing, the breading was perfectly seasoned and even tho this was my first soft shell crab experience I know it will be a tough one to top. The pizza was also very tasty, the ricotta and greens topped with the sunny side up egg really meshed well on the pillowy dough. Yum my mouth is watering from just the memory of it all :)To sum up I would 100% recommend this place, we had a great time.Food 4.5/5Ambiance 5/5Service 5/5 More...

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Jim L.

8 May 2012

My wife and I went here for an anniversary dinner last week.  We had read many excellent reviews of this restaurant ( including a glowing one in the New York times), yet we passed it many times a month but had never tried it, despite the best of intentions. Getting a weekend reservation at short notice isn't easy but we happily settled for a 5.30 on a Friday evening.It's a welcoming but smallish place and the maitre d' was friendly and efficient in guiding us to a nice table for two by a window.  He was extremely helpful in going over the menu with us and in outlining the specials for that evening.  Our bottle of wine (it's BYOB) was quickly opened and the first glasses poured.  Our waiter was knowledgeable also and answered our questions before taking our orders.I started with the house pizza and what a joy it was to get a perfectly prepared small pizza with a soft-fried egg on top!  This being close to Cinco de Mayo, the chef had added very thinly sliced jalapeno pepper and chorizo sausage to the topping.  After a simple but delicious salad, i had the braised ox tongue on ciabatta bread and it brought me back to my youth and the ox tongue dishes my mother used to make for us.  Not everybody's favorite food but it completely satisfied my appetite and my childhood reminiscing!  Since I've also enjoyed rhubarb since childhood, I indulged in a wonderful rhubarb  concoction for dessert.  My wife went all-vegetarian with her choices and pronounced herself extremely impressed with the quality, freshness and preparation of the ingredients.Overall, a well-deserved 5 stars here.  Whether you're a locavore or simply enjoy good, fresh local ingredients prepared to perfection by a chef and crew who obviously know what they're doing, this is a must for a special occasion or just to enjoy a nice dinner in relaxed, comfortable surroundings.  Although it's not "cheap", the prices are fair and are not exorbitant by any means.  Just remember to book well in advance, especially on weekends.Next time, I'm going to go for one of the delicious-sounding mussel dishes! More...

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Sharttle H.

3 May 2012

So good!! The steak frites were AMAZING!! followed by a perfect dessert ( a chocolate peanut butter trifle). I also appreciated the free mini appetizer, bread and mini shortbread cookie they give. I will return again.Returned a second time and its not as good as the first, i think it depends what on their ever changing menu on the day you go.Cons: The menu changes so dont pick a  favorite item because you may not see it again on the menu More...

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C I.

18 April 2012

Excellent food, terrific ambiance, and very good service.  Hidden gem.

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Jen K.

23 March 2012

What a cute and delicious place! Took my mother there for her birthday and had a wonderful time. The food was amazing and the servers were very sweet and did an excellent job. A Toute Heure is definitely one of my favorite places to eat now when I head back home! Highly recommend it!! More...

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Diane S.

16 March 2012

I went there for the second time last week, and like the first time it was really really good. The mussels were big and firm, very tasty... the croutons on the side were delicious. More...

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Steven S.

12 March 2012

3-12-12:Went back to ATH on Saturday night (well, really late afternoon, since we could get only a 5 pm reservation) for my wife's birthday, and the return visit was as enjoyable as the first. ATH held our reservation, assuring us when I called that as long as we were out by 7:30 they would hold the table; we got there at 5:30 thanks to a local taxi company hosing us). The place was hopping when we got there, but we quickly settled in for a fine meal. All my previous notes stand, especially the fact that the place has nice crystal wineglasses. The couple we went with were first-timers, and they loved the meal as much as we did. More...

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Sophie M.

29 February 2012

You will leave here compiling a mental list of all those dear to you that must try this marvelous restaurant.  Truly my favorite place to dine, however, reservations are hard to obtain (and rightfully so).   The food is OUTSTANDING and the ambiance is romantic, quaint and unpretentious. You will not be disappointed. More...

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Alison H.

19 February 2012

I must say I had very high expectations for this place due to the reservation difficulty. I called a week and a half in advance and was still waitlisted! I mean is this NYC or Cranford NJ? Did they not get the memo about my new Elite status? Wtf? Anyways I called back a few days before my target day to check on my progress. I was in luck someone canceled! Must have been a geezer because we got 5:30 pm....I took it. They also took my CC info to hold the reservation...... Said they would charge me 70 bucks if I didn't show!...Dang I was not sure if that pissed me off or made me want to go more....My expectations were met I loved it here. Farm to table, Byob, great food. What more can one ask for?The restaurant is so small. They change the menu with the seasons here since everything depends on the fresh produce. They have a chalk board displaying their local farm network.We had.....Kara's Mussel pot.....Amazing could have drank the sauce!Pulled pork arepa....This was not what I expected but still good...I guess I was expecting a pulled pork sandwich type thing...like a Venezuelan arepa but it was like a pork flavored pancake. Pizza special....This was the best part of the night, the tomatoes were so fresh and the sunny side egg was to die for!Scallops ...These were delish as well but I felt perhaps a bit undercooked. Maybe its just me I like to kill everything. Chicken, fish, pasta I always over cook. My dining partner tells me they were prepared correctly. More...

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Tom G.

11 December 2011

Place is amazing, as a real foodie you can't get better around here for good down to eart hospitality and great food. Their cheese plate is fabulous and all foods are locally sourced

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Natalie S.

17 October 2011

This place rocks! I love the farm to table principle.

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Maryelin R.

16 September 2011

I wanted to eat mussels & frites for dinner but did not want to stay in the city. So I "yelp" and it gave me "A Toute Heure" located on the residential streets of my neighboring town: Cranford. I called and made sure reservations were not required, but to my surprise it was. Good thing I made it cause this place was packed by 7:30pm on a Wednesday! Food: amazing! as my DH said: "I've steaks, and then I have had good steaks; this one been one of them" now to impress him it must have been amazing. My mussels on a light basil/tomato/ white wine broth were delicious. To top it off dessert was a home baked choc.chip cookie and a cold milk shooter. Staff: all were great and knowledgeable. My water glass was never empty, but I hardly felt busgirl in or around our table. Even the owners were there that night and they were oh so friendly. Kitchen is ran by an all girls team, (with the exception of the pastry chef) and I tell you, they kick some foodie behind with their food! another great point? is BYOB, but they have the proper white wine or red wine glasses :o) Over all I'm impressed, and can say we have found our new favorite place in town. Cannot wait to return next week! More...

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Theresa B.

21 August 2011

The only negative about this restaurant is how tough it is it to get a reservation. We had to call two months ahead of a table for two. Its a pain but well worth it.The owner came around and introduced himself, talked to us about their philosophy, was friendly but not at all, in your face. Food was delicious- we had the onion tart to share, husband had the rabbit for dinner and raved about it. I did the mussels after reading the reviews on here and it did not disappoint. Dessert was a peach crumble with ice cream- perfect sized portions.Atmosphere is intimate, it feels like you were swept away on the French countryside when you are inside. Service was great, which surprised us but the servers were young, friendly and knowledgeable about farm to table, so kudos to the owners.This is now our go to special place- if we can get in! More...

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Jim J.

12 August 2011

Exceptional restaurant! My wife and I recently moved to Fanwood from Manhattan and were told that we must try ATH. It surpassed all expectations. Ambiance was warm and intimate, service was friendly and the food was fresh, hot and superb. It's more like a farm-to-table Napa/Sonoma restaurant than a NYC spot. Nothing like this place for miles around! More...

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Louis S.

30 July 2011

Outstanding restaurant. Our favorite in NJ. Great atmosphere and service as soon as you walk in the door. And the food preparation is just superb.

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Tracey B.

1 June 2011

I love this place for many reasons.  They use local ingredients which is always a plus.  They change their menu weekly (or monthly) so there is always something new to choose.  One of my favorite dishes was the mussels with chorizo.  I have also enjoyed a dish of scallops in a salad with peaches.  What a great combination.  Everything is always so fresh and tasty.  I usually like to end my meal with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie or a small serving of freshly made ice cream.  I have tried the burnt caramel and some other ice cream with cinnamon.  YUM is all I have to say.  This place is small so make a reservation. More...

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Adrienne B.

29 March 2011

This place has it all. Superb food, cozy atmosphere. The owner is extremely knowledgeable about the food and was a fantastic guide through the menu and specials. Everything's fresh and local, a foodie's dream! More...

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Michael H.

25 February 2011

Love, Love, Love this place!  Go and enjoy one of the best meals and all-around dining experiences not just in NJ but anywhere.  Owners are terrific and wait staff is great.  Have eaten here over 20 times and never had a bad meal or experience. More...

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John A.

10 January 2011

The food is very good. I definitely enjoy the dinner. But, was dissapointed with the brunch. I spent over $280 for a group of 8 and the food was mediocre, skip the brunch.

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Brian I.

29 December 2010

Awesome grilled cheese, pot pie, pork and egg sandwich.  This was the backdrop for a holiday brunch.  As it was snowing, we were the only patrons; service was extremely efficient and friendly!Upon walking in, one is greeted with a chalkboard noting the originas of locally sourced dairy and produce.  In my opinion, New Jersey needs more such establishments. More...

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L K.

17 December 2010

I just love eating at this restaurant.  It's good for an intimate dinner or a group affair.  The only bad thing is you better have a reservation.  A good way to try the place is lunch beacause it's less crowded.  Menu is seasonal and changes all the times. More...

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Charles C.

14 November 2010

Love this bistro, one cause the food is always great. Two cause its a byo and finally the staff is always friendly.

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Tara D.

30 October 2010

Great restaurant! Just love this place. We have never had a bad meal here.  The menu changes weekly based on what is seasonal and fresh. All of the ingredients are local/organic and it shows! It's BYOB so be sure to bring a bottle with you if you want a nice glass of wine. The owner makes a point to go around to each table, introduce himself and tell you all about the menu.  And we've always had great service. The only down side is tha it is a very small space - even in the warmer months when they have outdoor seating available - and now that they accept reservations on opentable.com you have to reserve weeks in advance. More...

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sheila d.

20 October 2010

Who knew Cranford, NJ had such a hidden gem!?Fried crab fritters, mussels, homemade honey butter and fresh baked bread, fresh scallops seared w heirloom tomatoes.The night was topped off w toffee apple cake w local honeycrisp apples baked into a brown sugar cake w toffee drizzles & scoop of homemade cinnamon ice cream all made by James Beard chef finalist. Oh my, Cranford, what a nice treat! More...

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David V.

14 July 2010

Inflated 5 stars for being in a suburb. The food was great, the service is streaky. I've been twice, one waiter is great, the next waiter I had was using slang at a Sunday brunch. Not bad for the pub, not great for a place that's supposed to be a relatively special treat. Maybe I'm nitpicky. The food is excellently prepared, though they have a pension for incredibly thick slices of bread. The frog legs were delicious the time I went, the butter and bread were good, and the variety of bread was also good. If you can, go to the brunch, it's the last sunday of every month, and the menu changes monthly, which is a gift and a curse. I wanted to try a lot of items on last months brunch menu that I can only hope will reappear at the end of July. I don't remember too many specifics of my meal, (it was a while ago), but I walked away incredible full and incredibly happy. It's byob too, which immediately catapults it to bargain, even if the food is expensive for the burbs. More...

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Lindsey S.

11 July 2010

This place is amazing. So amazing in fact, that based upon reviews, reading their Web site and loving the philosophy, and then setting foot in the restaurant, we decided we would love it. We didn't make a reservation and ended up waiting a while for a table to open up but it was so worth it. As soon as we sat down, we knew we needed to come back. So we made reservations immediately to come again. Mind you, this was before we had even had any food!!!! Every morsel of food we had was amazing and I cannot wait to go back! More...

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Lea M.

22 June 2010

This is the third time that I have come here and have had a good experience every single time.  Bring a couple of bottles of wine and enjoy the ambiance, We ordered the lamb and catch of the day and everyone was delighted with their choices.  Book some dates in advance as they are booked on weekends. More...

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Rich P.

17 June 2010

Clams were great. Steak was ok. Butter was awesome. Frogs legs (mother in law had them) excellent.

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Chris C.

6 February 2010

So I'm not exactly sure if this restaurant would survive if it were situated in NYC. But in the suburban middle class foodie wasteland around Cranford/Westfield  its a solid addition to the food scene in the area.  I wouldn't say anything is overtly fantastic but they execute simple, seasonal food well enough.  I wouldn't put this meal up against Le Bernadin, but then again I can dress in jeans and drive ten minutes for a good meal as opposed to spending 50 bucks alone on parking in Manhattan around midtown. I understand they say that they source their food seasonally, but it does not explain their food markups enough, except that the place is small, would never be able to survive if they didn't charge such prices, because the lunch crowd for this place doesn't exist.  Everything is somewhat justified as it is a BYOB joint. I would much prefer to just order a drink however there's a rather large wine store in the town over that sells a nice Kabinett Riesling or Moscato D'Asti for about $20 that goes well with almost anything. . I know this review doesn't sound like a full blown endorsement of the place but I am glad that it is in existance. More...

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Trang N.

28 October 2009

I've been dieing to try this place after seeing all the good reviews. It is highly recommended to make reservations ahead of time (because the place is small). I went here on a late Tuesday night with a friend so didn't really need to make a reservation. Big key thing to note ... it's small ... it's very small, (did I forgot to mention the place is small?). Besides the point that the place is small, you do get the advantage of BYOB. I like bringing my own booze! Tuesdays are mussel days. If you love mussels then you have to go here on Tuesday. My friend and I ordered an appetizer and the dinner portions of Kara mussels to share. It was just the right amount. The Kara's mussel is cooked in a saffron creamy broth with chorizo. It was absolutely delicious. I am so tempted to come here every Tuesday! i want to try all the other flavors of mussels! More...

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MaryMargaret M.

23 October 2009

Had dinner again at A Toute Heure in Cranford and finally realized that the name refers not to the fact that they are open "all the time" but that the fact that you cannot stop thing about how good the food you had was ALL THE TIME!  We all tasted the 3 appetizers ordered for the table, Pork-A-Polooza meatballs, puff pastry tart with leeks, pork belly and gruyere and fried eggplant...so good I could not pick a favorite!  For dinner two of us had the grey sole served over rice, the other the catch of the day (swordfish served over celery root and potato mash) all were excellent and perfectly cooked.  Do not skip the desserts!  I had the pear pudding cake which I loved but tried the apple cake with cinnamon ice cream...would go back just to have that!!!  Make sure you make a reservation as those without, even on a Wednesday night were turned away!   I have had an excellent meal, great service and an overall great experience each and everytime I have gone to A Toute Heure...love, love, love it!!! More...

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M J S.

29 September 2009

Love the fact that they use local, fresh ingredients... this is what drew me to this restaurant. We've been here 3 times now. The food is delicious. Since the menu is based on fresh, in-season ingredients, it is always changing. The one appetizer that really stands out in my mind is the polenta with the sunny side up egg.  It would have been perfect if the egg wasn't overcooked... we are definitely going to try to make this at home. It was one of those "why didn't we ever think of this combo?"This is definitely one of the better restaurants in the area. More...

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Deb S.

5 September 2009

Found this restaurant  after reading great reviews here on Yelp and it did not disappoint. We got a bit lost and arrived late on a Saturday night--the owner could not have been nicer and more welcoming, and this attitude carried through for each and every person who came to our table to serve.The food was absolutely delicious--all from local purveyors, which made it even nicer. We shared a grilled radicchio salad with goat cheese that was lovely, and I had a Halibut special--fresh from the Fulton Fish Market--that was awesome. The peach, nectarine and apricot cobbler was a lovely send-off to the summer, and the French-press coffee was As always, we love the NJ BYOB factor that allowed us to enjoy a great bottle of wine from our own collection.We will definitely be returning and recommending to friends. More...

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Eric M.

15 May 2009

By far the best restaurant in town. The owners are a husband who is the manager and greeter and the wife who is the head chef.  They are both very  friendly and take time to get to know everyone.The food has never let me down.  The prices are higher than average, but so is the taste of the meal.  I love the always changing menu and especially the mussels. The selection of cheeses is also a nice touch that never lets me down.  It is BYOB so we are always able to bring a nice bottle of wine and they are happy to uncork it for free.It is nice to see a restaurant use locally grown products in their foods.  A Toute Heure's menu always shows which local farms and stores are being used in the making of the food for that night.The restaurant is relatively small and there are no reservations, but I generally like to eat on the earlier or the later side so I have never had to wait.  There is a nice outdoor seating area that I like to use in the summer.I am now a regular there and the owners are always glad to see us and sit and chat for a bit.  I recommend A Toute Heure to everyone for a nice Friday or Saturday night meal. More...

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Kelly K.

28 April 2009

A Toute Heure is a very small restaurant in what appears to be an old house.  Service is very friendly.  The food is very good, however, for brunch it almost everything came with eggs.  The menu could be alittle more adventurous an offer less eggs.  Tried the beignets...pricey three for 10 dollars...tasty though with bacon and blue cheese mixed in the batter before frying and served with a tasty mustard.  Tried their burger with fries...of course it had an egg on top!  It was tasty, however note the meat has something mixed in for flavor...including what looked like pieces of onions.  The fries were good but had a little too much sea salt already on them....they should go lighter on the salt...and let you add more from the sea salt set on the table if you choose to.  The coffee is expensive at 5 dollars for drip...it has unlimited refills.  Prices were alittle on the high side for the location.  Would go back if in the area again to try a meal other than brunch. More...

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Lulabelle L.

5 September 2008

A Toute Heure is my favorite local restaurant.  The owners are a husband/wife team, she is the chef, he is the greeter, wine opener, jack of all trades.  The food is fresh and delicious; most ingredients are produced or grown locally.  I am particularly fond of the goat cheese ice cream (sounds weird, but tastes great - rich and creamy) and the moules frites.  They make their French fries the way they do in Belgium and mussels are cooked in a spicy broth.  The prices are very reasonable for the quality.  It's BYOB with no corkage charge. The room is simple, wooden tables, big windows, and pale walls.  It can get noisy when the place is full, but unlike a lot of NY restaurants, the tables are not on top of one another.  The servers are young local people and very professional. More...

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Raquel E.

26 June 2008

If you are looking for a cozy, customer oriented eatery, this is the place to go. The menu constantly changes with fresh, local, seasonal items that are refreshingly unique. Some favorites are the Pork-a-Palooza (how can you NOT order it with a name like that?) and the Steak and Frites. The desserts can LOOK odd, but don't let that fool you - they are AMAZING! The "bites" are also neat - small amounts of tasty treats to try.The owners are also great - Jim, husband of the chef (Andrea), talks to the customers and really tries to make your stay enjoyable.In the summer, they open these big french doors across the front of the place and it's great.They don't take reservations, but if you think about it, it's nice to go in and have the chance of getting a table rather than the small place being booked up all nite!There's always something new, so you can keep going back too! More...

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Jill K.

15 March 2008

Another unique find.  This is a very small place that opened up in late spring 2007.  We didn't make it here until three weeks ago after friends of our recommended it.  Food is above average (so are prices though), the owners are wonderful people and they really try to make your dinner experience above average also.  Menu changes almost daily with specials listed on their web site.  They procure almost all of the food ingredients from local establishments (the menu will tell you where the portions of your meal were purchased from).  They pay attention to the details here - which makes for a nice, casual, meandering dinner.  They have homemade ice cream and donuts for dessert that are amazing!!!   They just started opening for Sunday brunch - haven't tried it yet but am planning on it.BYOB, they don't take reservations until its 6+ people so if you go during prime dinner time you will wait.  However, the owner will open your wine for you while you wait and when it's warmer outside they have an ok outdoor seating area to wait. More...