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.
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.
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.
Unique and lively spot on the Montclair scene. Interesting options, tasty, fun vibe and great service.
Repeat visit... love being able to share dishes, graze and converse leisurely with dining companions!
Unpretentious... satisfying and good value.
Besides great food Vanillamore had great staff that were extremely helpful and endearing. I certainly will be back!
We went for afternoon tea. It was amazing. The food was delicious and filling.
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 :)
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.
Mother’s 79th birthday
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
Crazy delicious! Service was fantastic too!
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!!
Great food, service and location. Excellent variety of savory foods. Will be back
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?
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.
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.
Food was delicious and will definitely come back again
Always a great time. Excellent staff, Excellemt food! Our favorite Montclair spot!
Fun fun place! Good attentive service
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great small plates. Great service.
There are not enough words to rave about our experience. This is my new go to spot!
Love this place! Such a great restaurant to have a date! Reasonably priced for DELICIOUS food! The service is always outstanding!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everything was awesome! Service was top notch. Food was delicious. Ambiance was trendy without being obnoxious. We're definitely coming back!
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.
The food is interesting and the combination of flavors are outstanding!
Vanillamore is a great spot to reconnect with friends and enjoy some excellent food.
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!
Food is always great as is the atmosphere. There’s no place like this anywhere.
Food was good, portion sizes just right. My wife and I visited for the first time and thought it was interesting, we had several small plates, so we could taste a variety of offerings.
Unfortunately we could not stay for dessert, what they are known for.
If in the area again we will try it again.
Came in for dessert. Never disappoints.