Halcyon Brasserie

4.6
1581 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Halcyon is a fine seafood brasserie, specializing in the freshest local catches, boasting a full service raw bar, upstairs lounge, and tranquil atmosphere. At this time we are offering indoor dining and take-out Tuesday-Sunday. In order to ensure proper sanitation between reservations, we have a strict time limit per table. Thank you for your understanding as we adapt to these challenging times.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 1581 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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NBrown
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Sunday brunch food and service were top notch. We came for my sisters birthday and from the start the mimosas were a hit. We had:
Crab cocktail + chat grilled oyster apps
Shrimp & grits, crossaint French toast, Tacos (steak + fish), bacon and truffle fries mains + sides. Chocolate mousse and apple tart for dessert. Everything was wonderfully delicious.

The service was great and our waitress let us know they have live jazz on Tuesday nights. We'll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great dining experience!

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JennyS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible and the vibe in the restaurant was great! Love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Montclair !!!! Food was outstanding and service was perfect. Can’t wait to go again soon.

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Colin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food. Great service. It was a little loud because of a party

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vipRichard
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Calamari, Sea scallops and paella all very good, portions on the large side so we didn't have dessert. Nice vibe and ambiance but tables a little too close.

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MargoT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous dinner.
Food was excellent
Service was perfect, including timely delivery of drink orders and water glasses filled.
A great buzz throughout the restaurant.
We will be back!!

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Birthday
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great ambiance and exceptional food. Service was good yet not as attentive as expected. The bartender attended to us at the beginning more than the waitress. After having to get the waitress name from the bartender, we had to gain her attention before being addressed. I'd understand if the venue was packed, yet that wasn't the case. Overall we still enjoyed our dinner and the venue aside from the service issue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Best food in Montclair. Fabulous for a date or a quick drink at the bar. I have been here to eat 3 times in the last two months . The table service has been extremely SLOW. So bring you patience, You’re going to need it.

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vipAnnA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Loved the food and ambiance at Halcyon. We came for brunch and we definitely want to come back for dinner. Service was not good, but the food and atmosphere made up for it. Looking forward to returning!

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AmbikaB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Always a lively and fun environment. Great food and service; the food is always consistently flavored and the dishes are of good size portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time eating here
1st time I had an unbelievable brunch for my birthday with 7 other people
They sat us in the front window o was amazed how wonderful it was
The food , the ambiance , the service
This time I decided not to go to Fauborg for a 9:15 seating
And went here for a 6:30 dinner
They put me upstairs and I was surprised how lovely and comfortable and beautiful it was
The food delicious
My favorite starter is grilled oysters I could eat them all night
Tuna tartare tacos yummy
Tuna ahi amazing
Shrimp cocktail perfect ,
The service was so nice , he couldn’t have been more gracious
Upstairs Ji sat in the corner on a comfortable bench couch with velvet pillows and a bar upstairs just perfect
I will be back I loved it . Thanks Halcyon!!! 2 out of 2 amazing visits
I can’t wait for my next one
Amy and Paul Lewis

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Angela
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, wine, service, comfortable seating

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was a New Year’s Eve treat and well worth it. I loved the scallops and green curry mussels. I shall return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We always have a great time at Halcyon! We LOVE the oysters, tuna tacos, and sushi! The rice is super soft and it just melts in your mouth. The food always look so presentable and it’s perfect to feature on my food page (Sophoodee)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food!!!

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PattiC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous place to celebrate Christmas with our family! Top-notch all around.

BH
vipBraggHouse
New York Area
159 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Got there early so we could enjoy and not be around too many others, they gave us the perfect table. Loved all the specials, the chef is very creative. Old favorites were also still delicious. Such a beautiful space! Attentive service, highly recommend!

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BOBM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good and the entertainment in the loft was very good It all it was a beautiful night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience3

Our waiter acted like she did not want to be there, all of her answers to questions about the food/drinks was so vague.

The Bok Choy & Mushrooms was too salty, we had to order another side.

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vipLynneV
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

I have eaten at this restaurant three times, hoping that each time was a fluke given the great recommendation I received from a friend. We are relatively new to the area and are looking for a restaurant that we can rely on whenever we want a good meal. Unfortunately, Halcyon is not it. The first time we went for brunch, and the second two times we went for dinner. Brunch is by far the better option. The dinner menu is somewhat limited, and the food is flavorless and just sub-par for the price. My family of four went last night to celebrate and I had the bistro salad (small with just lettuce and grape tomatoes, dressing was bland), the lobster roll (small, stale bread/roll that looked and tasted like a Wonder bread hot dog roll - are you serious, $28 for that??), my husband had the shrimp and chorizo risotto, which he said was just okay, and our two teenagers both had the burger and fries. The teens liked their food, but there was nothing extra about the burgers. For the price ($20) the burgers should have been fancied up a little in my opinion. In addition to the unimpressive food, the service was very poor. Our waiter was stressed even though it was not crowded, and forgot to bring an extra order of fries that we ordered. When the fries didn't arrive before we finished eating he said he put the order in and blamed the kitchen. Wow. Then when we were ready to pay we couldn't find our waiter for about 20 minutes. Ridiculous! The hostess had to step in. Once the waiter did resurface to take the payment he was, once again, making excuses. He needs to be trained. All in all, last night was a bad experience and we won't be returning. We eat out once or twice a week so we'll keep looking for that "go to" restaurant. Halcyon is definitely not it.

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NatalieT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Went for Sunday brunch. A little surprised to find that the employees were not wearing masks but overall, felt like there was ample room between myself and my fellow diners. Enjoyed our meal- croissant french toast was delicious and went nicely with the greyhound.

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LaurenF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was delicious and my five year old LOVED the burger there and he’s a picky eater ! 5 ⭐️

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vipbhen
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very, Very Loud. Difficult to maintain a conversation without yelling.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service I've come to expect at Halcyon.

PH
PamH
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great & did not feel rushed at all which was nice for once. Had a great Jazz band playing also! Would definitely recommend

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vipmimi
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the minute you walk in the ambience knocks you out..Cozy booths and tables for two,a warm hello from the hostess and the most delightful and friendly bar in Montclair.
After one fantastic evening you will be a regular diner in this masterpiece…

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vipYteagle
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Slow service ( 15 minutes after we sat down before our drink order was taken)
Ungracious service ( waiter asked to order as we ordered the drinks)
Table so small could not fit enter on table until appetizers were removed

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vipNMN60
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed the upstairs atmosphere at Halcyon, it was a bit dark & hard to read the menu without an assist from our phones. The food was delicious & we all enjoyed our cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Halcyon Brasserie has an extremely inviting ambiance, great for a date night. The decor is fun, lots of flowers, and very romantic. Food was amazing, well plated, presented in style. We enjoyed our night and our waiter was funny, attentive, and knowledgeable. Would recommend for sure and will definitely dine again.

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mikedperl
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice restaurant, great atmosphere but a bit loud like an ecochamber. Food was a little disappointing. We had the scallops which were underwhelming and the Paella was good but was nothing special. The side of bok choi was lifeless. The highlight was the Kale Salad special and the Harvest Salad.

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JohnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

our favorite local restaurants, always a good selection of oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

They were surprised I showed up for a reservation. It wasn’t my first choice of table and too close to the live music.

My favorite server wasn’t there , but food was still excellent !!

If you wanna spend $150+ for a date and have her happy it’s worth it, depends on what your piece of mind is worth

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KimberlyT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The service was lovely. The tacos were terrible and don’t reflect the quality of the other dishes. It was quite disappointing.

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NestaF
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time here for my Husbands Birthday. From our amazing grilled oysters to special Kale salad to main course, everything was absolutely so delicious and delightful! Food was amazing!!! Ambiance and waiter was wonderful! My husband was so thrilled. Perfect night and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

One server for all of upstairs on a Friday night. Food was mediocre. Had scallops, crab cake and steak. Best item was appetizer of tuna tacos.

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vipMichael
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and its presentation was absolutely first rate. Portions were very large, which some may see as a distraction, but no one’s hunger will survive this restaurant. A wonderful place

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ShellyL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time, and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It looked closed from the outside but it was definitely open! We walked in and it was beautiful! It wasn’t loud, it was a super cute restaurant. My friends and I will 100% go back - we all said how nice everything looked and how delicious the food was as well.

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DACS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu - different choices that most restaurants have.

FAQs

Halcyon Brasserie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 744-4450.

Halcyon Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 1581 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.