Vanillamore

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265 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Vanillamore puts sweets at the center of the menu, with healthy, seasonal savory offerings to complement. We are a restaurant where foodies, families and friends can experience exceptional service, an open kitchen, and a virtual art gallery in an immersive, approachable way.
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OT
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! We’ve been there twice for dinner before seeing a show at the Wellmont and went once for dessert after a show. The food is amazing and so is the staff. I love that it’s BYOB so you don’t have to spend a fortune. We will definitely be going back.

D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I was super excited when I came across Vanillamore online that I decided to take my family out. Once I got there the menu that is advertised online is the same however there’s a catch the large plates which is mainly what caught our eye was only able to be served after 5pm. If I knew that I wouldn’t have went. So at 3:45pm we ate a bunch of small plate items. . . So it’s ordering time, well our waitress was extremely rude to my sister when she asked if her trio of sliders can be substituted with 3 of the same. A simple I will find out would been fine. The waitress responded with uhhh your getting all three but whatever I guess, then my sister just said forget it I’ll have it as it... Vanillamore you should really evaluate who you have working for you. If they aren’t happy they shouldn’t be there. There job isn’t hard you write down an order and plug it into a computer... OH and if you were wondering who I’m talking about she has green hair & glasses, didn’t really get her name.

GS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Chose to share a salad and four small plates between two and it was plenty of food. Small plates are very decent size. Dessert was very impressive and tasty! And, they also serve late.

C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very casual. BYOB. Nice selection of small plates. We started with a cheese/cured meat plate. we chose the goat cheese, the beet cured salmon and the boar salami. All very good - the cheese went well with the accompanying fig puree and the salami was accentuated by the whole grain mustard. We then had the chorizo and figs - the figs were a little overpoweringly sweet. Yes, I know, they're figs, but the flavor took over the entire dish. The squash crostini were excellent. I wish there were 4 pieces (how do you split 3 between two people?). The Brussels sprouts were a very very generous serving and were cooked and seasoned very well. The pork belly was tender and well season as well. We also had the tuna tartar which was also a very generous serving and just delicious. We went to a show with the intent to come back for desert but it was packed. Oh, well, someday.

MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was fantastic! Great little place to catch up with friends or to simply enjoy great food. This was my first visit And we had Brunch but definitely not my last. Prices were a bit higher than I expected for the amount of food received/ordered so be mindful that serving sizes are on the smaller side.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique and lively spot on the Montclair scene. Interesting options, tasty, fun vibe and great service.

HX
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Repeat visit... love being able to share dishes, graze and converse leisurely with dining companions!
Unpretentious... satisfying and good value.

KM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besides great food Vanillamore had great staff that were extremely helpful and endearing. I certainly will be back!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for afternoon tea. It was amazing. The food was delicious and filling.

GM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom and I went just for dessert and had a great experience!! The S’mores Tapas was great! I look forward to going back soon for apps and desserts with my husband :)

SP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went here for a joint birthday celebratory lunch and very much enjoyed sharing the little plates. Each item was delicious, but the brie and fig toast was especially good and hearty. This seemed to be the go-to item in the restaurant for those just ordering lunch, as it was a good size all on its own. We saved most of our appetites for dessert though (well, it was our birthdays), and well worth it, it was. Each item ordered was a work of art and easily enough for two people. I also enjoyed the sampling of hot chocolate -- very decadent and hands-on in the preparation. While it wasn't a lo-cal lunch, it was a most enjoyable one. The servers were friendly, helpful, and really knew their menu. My only complaint, and the thing that prevented a five-star review, is that the restaurant was extremely noisy, and it wasn't even that full. It was difficult to carry on a conversation. Still, I highly recommend this place, especially if you're a dessert junkee.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mother’s 79th birthday

f
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Well the concept is different and have dined there before and felt both times the food is really salty. Enough variety and selections for everyone

F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crazy delicious! Service was fantastic too!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a delicious flavor adventure! This is a real gem. Went to celebrate my birthday - the service was great, the food was super fresh and so flavorful! Great date spot!!

JM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and location. Excellent variety of savory foods. Will be back

SB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with a couple of friends and had an amazing meal from start to finish. The house made ricotta is a MUST HAVE for sure... garnished with honey and hazelnuts... need I say more?

L
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is my most favorite date spot! I love ordering a couple of the small bites for dinner and sharing a decadent dessert. Highly recommend!! Remember, it's BYOB.

BA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and our waiter was fantastic. The timing of the dishes could have been a little better coming from the kitchen. My wife and I ordered two small plates each and it didn’t all come out at the same time, maybe that was intentional, who knows. That wouldn’t stop me from going back again. It was very good and the entire staff was very welcoming. I would highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and will definitely come back again

C
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time. Excellent staff, Excellemt food! Our favorite Montclair spot!

p
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun fun place! Good attentive service

G
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiter was very informative about the menu and helpful on ordering options. The presentation and quality of the courses were excellent. Worth the trip.

JM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Fun first visit. This place seems to attract people w/ young children who are loud. It detracts from the experience. We had a terrific server who really knew the menu and was super friendly. They need to clean up the dirty tubs of dishes on the way to the restroom. It looks gross. Also remove ladder and supplies from restroom. Not a good look.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was super accommodating especially since I had booked the incorrect date. The food and dessert was absolutely amazing! My mother in law was pleasantly surprised when she received her birthday dessert. Everyone really enjoyed the meal and can’t wait to go back again!

V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers are very friendly and, as always, the food was fantastic. Their cheese board is a favorite of mine, and I always end the meal with a spicy hot chocolate. I’m actually not a big sweets fan, but I frequent this place for their savory dishes.

MD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great small plates. Great service.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are not enough words to rave about our experience. This is my new go to spot!

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Such a great restaurant to have a date! Reasonably priced for DELICIOUS food! The service is always outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is extremely friendly and the food is perfection!! Fresh, healthy, variety of items. The desserts are heavenly!! I would definitely eat here again!

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. It was my wife's birthday so a song would have been nice along with the candle in the desert but I guess you can't get that in every restaurant.

C
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't believe it took us this long to get to Vanillamore after having lived in Montclair for a few months now! We were looking for a restaurant where we could get some small plates and share them and we were really happy with our experience. The lamb ribs, cheese plate, and sliders were all delicious, and we will definitely be coming back soon to try dessert, but we were too full during this visit. Our server was friendly and helpful. This is a minor thing but I did appreciate that when I called to confirm our reservation, the person I spoke to asked about allergies, special occasions, and whether or not we were going to a show afterwards. I appreciate how well they are trying to treat their customers.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was very good, atmosphere is comfortable, food was good, but dessert did not live up to expectation. I also found the price too expensive for the value. I hope this place grows and continues to exceed because I feel it has a lot of potential. I just would not return in the immediate future unless in the area.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They kept wanting to take our plates, we were still eating!? Finally someone came by and took one of my plates (I was still dipping my food in the dip on that plate), my mouth was full and couldn’t speak to stop her. Why are they taking any plates if someone in the party is still eating? It is not polite to remove plates if people are still eating. It was frustrating.

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome! Service was top notch. Food was delicious. Ambiance was trendy without being obnoxious. We're definitely coming back!

g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu is limited but sufficient. The food was good and made up for the relatively slow service. This restaurant is certainly one of the few unique standouts in Montclair today.

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is interesting and the combination of flavors are outstanding!

JA
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vanillamore is a great spot to reconnect with friends and enjoy some excellent food.

MF
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared an appetizer and 3 small plates. Service was terrific and food was exactly what three ladies looking for a late light lunch were seeking. Would like to come back to try some heartier fare and those delicious sounding desserts!

CV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always great as is the atmosphere. There’s no place like this anywhere.

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