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Allegory, Montclair, NJ
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Allegory

4.2
4.2
184 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Join us for Breakfast Monday to Sunday 8:00 am to 11:30 pm; Lunch 11:30-3:30 and Dinner 4:00-10:00pm.
Bar Open until 10:00 pm all week.

Take Out - To Go Dining available through Open Table
Courtesy Curbside 15-minute parking available at MC Hotel front driving entrance

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Vegetarian / Vegan, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 329-5600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Catering

    Please reach out to Sales team at 973-329-5531 for any weddings and Social Events Inquiries

  • Private party facilities

    Please reach out to our sales team at 973-329-5531 for private events inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    Montclair

  • Cross street

    Bloomfield Avenue & Orange Rd

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is currently not available. Self parking only.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Jazz Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy Sunday brunch with the smooth jazz sounds of our local artists in Allegory!

What 184 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. E

    Emil

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Allegory is an outstanding restaurant. With the multitude of choices in Montclair. it's easy to overlook a hotel restaurant... but Allegory is an absolute stand out and should not be missed. The house cocktails are inventive and delicious. The menu is simple but expertly prepared with fresh ingredients... Seriously, a great spot that you should check out.
  2. JW

    JuniorW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We reserved outdoor seating just to find that it wasn’t available. We were seated at 12:00 but no one came to our table for over 30 minutes so we went to the bar thinking we would get better service. The bartender told my date he would taken care of us at the table so we went back there. He took our order where I also asked for 2 waters as my date had a headache and wanted to take Tylenol. He never brought it. Midway through our food I was sure he would come check to make sure everything was okay. He did not. I went up to the bar to ask for the water again and was waiting. With an attitude, the bartender told me he would bring them over. To our surprised, he did. After he saw we had finished our meal, he cleared the table and did not come back for another 30 minutes. We weren’t far away and were in direct eyesight but neither him or any of the other employees seemed interested in taking care of us. It wasn’t until I asked to see a manager that the bartender came to offer us the check. When the manager did come over, I was surprised to see that he was on the floor while all of this was happening earlier!! You would think the manager would make the rounds to endure the guests are happy. But everything from beginning to end was terrible. He eventually took care of the food but I will never forget 2 hours I had to spend on my birthday weekend trying to get a drink, some water, and an entree. To say I’m thoroughly disappointed is understatement. I really hope the entire staff that was there yesterday can learn from this but I’ll never know because I will not be returning.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional, highly recommend the pork chop. Drinks are made very well
  4. IB

    IllyaB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    I think this restaurant is trying to hard to be more then what they are and that is just a restaurant inside of a hotel average at best but the waitress was ok I know my wife and I can be a little much because we are people that go to a lot of restaurant my coffee was cold food was ok wine was good my wife fish was ok at best but we made the best of it and as always I left a 40% tip even though she wasn't worth it but a over all 3 maybe if I come back it will be better 😊😊😊😊
  5. A

    Abilee

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely lunch… The trio for $20 was a Nice portion of each and was very yummy… Service was great !! love the atmosphere will definitely be back!!
  6. E

    Eastcoast

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Too loud - no talking at table possible
  7. P

    Peggie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the experience. The waitress was great and the food was so yummy good. Would visit again. Thank you.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday !! I had Amazing time the roof top bar , the downstairs restaurant . I had a great Friday evening !! thank you
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, ambiance , music
  10. NR

    NicoleR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent. The ambiance is great. Highly recommended
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    If I could rate this place 0/5, I would. Waitress was horrible, didn’t ask if anyone at my table had allergies which in turn lead to someone from my party having an allergic reaction to their entree. It took 20 minutes for the manager to find a Benadryl but we never saw our waitress again after that. It was so bad I ended up running to a nearby gas station to see if they had medicine. I had high hopes for this place because of their ratings but I would never return back because of that waitress. I can really only thank the manager for finding medicine but be careful if you have an allergy, they didn’t seem to care much.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    This meal was one of the best we’ve had in a while. Food was approachable but with enough surprise that it was unique, and certainly executed perfectly. Had several items grown on the rooftop garden, delicious main courses and desserts that were both spectacular. The ricotta donuts are a MUST. Both the cocktails were also balanced and delicious. Can’t recommend the food here enough! Chef Joseph Tartamella is killing it! We will be back!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful night! The rooftop bar has an amazing view of NYC. It makes you feel like you are on vacation. Great place to meet. Dinner at Allegory was delicious. The staff was wonderful and attentive. They made my birthday extra special! We will be back.
  14. LM

    LMW202

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding! Everyone was very nice and attentive. The ambiance is beautiful and certainly the draw to the restaurant. The food is about average, not bad, not great. This is the kind of place you visit for the vibe first and the food second.
  15. P

    Pamella

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The atmosphere is lovely which is why I go there, they have a nice lounge area. The menu has changed and is very limited.
  16. F

    Firsttimer

    New England

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious service was very good the special artichoke dish was terrific very well done
  17. BC

    BrettC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely amazing! Best octopus I have ever had. Entrees we’re spectacular. I can’t say enough good things about the food, wow!
  18. p

    passion4food

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Rooftop bar is awesome, great views amd music. Srink are pricey, windows need professional cleaning. Downstairs was excellent and live music w/Blue Sphere made the night exceptional.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing
  20. KD

    KordaiD

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great for brunch
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Much better than the reviews had led me to believe.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The staff needs more training. The food was nothing special and need more drinks options.

    AllegoryResponded on May 29, 2022We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience with us. We take your feedback very seriously and will work to better our team and product. We thank you for sharing and hope you dine with us again soon.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We dined here for Mother’s Day Brunch and it was cute! Nice and bright, parking down the road in a garage, food was good. Some of the reviews on here are super negative but we had a good experience.
  25. V

    Visitor

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Went to brunch for Mother's and had a wonderful time. Food was great, drinks were wonderful and the ambiance was perfect. Highly recommended.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband, my friend, and I had an “amazing “experience at Allegory. The food was so delicious and perfectly cooked to our perfection. Our server, Kearra, was phenomenal. She was so attentive to our needs, friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and overall so sweet and caring by making sure our drinks were always filled and our desserts to our liking! The atmosphere was so inviting and romantic. Overall, everyone was so nice, friendly, and we felt so welcomed!!! We were ecstatic about the different menu choices, especially that we in the mood for fish. We ordered the cod and salmon which was done in such a superb and enticing manner!!! We made a point to thank the three chefs because their cooking was of excellent caliber!! We were so delighted and privileged to meet Bri and Julian, the managers because they made us feel so special and appreciated to be there. We will definitely dine there again!!!
  27. JD

    JodieD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    very disappointing. no breakfast or brunch menu as was stated online. Service was awful and barely anyone else there which made sense after having such a less than mediocre dining experience.
  28. VL

    VejayL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This isn't a real restaurant. It's a cafeteria masquerading in a bar. Limited menu choices, day time lighting in evening, and poor service is just the beginning. We ended up leaving before we ate due to the lack of atmosphere for a proper dinner. If you want drinks, go to the rooftop. But don't make reservations to eat dinner here.
  29. J

    Jlc2013

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  30. MS

    MarinaS

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. I made reservations for brunch and when I got there, they had us seated and we wait for about 10 minutes for someone to come in and ask if we wanted water and coffee. We accepted and when it came 10 minutes later we had to ask for the menu, since they didn’t give us anything. They told us they didn’t have the brunch menu anymore and that they were serving lunch, which was disappointing since we made the reservations. After they brought the menu we were waiting for 20+ minutes for someone to come and take our orders. You might think they were busy and the restaurant was full but no - there were LITERALLY TWO other tables besides us. We literally left to go to another place (Uncle Momo, actually recommend that one!) And they made us pay for the coffee. WOULD NOT RECOMMENDED EVER!!!
  31. J

    Jordans

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We are here when it first opened, pre-COVID. It was as if COVID stuck it in a perpetual state of just opening. They still haven’t figured out where the entrance should be and what should be done with the gigantic circular pseudo-entrance. The restaurant was 1/4 full. The menu was literally a bar apps menu (no one mentioned that when we made the res which is laughable as the entrees were Literally a burger, a bean burger, a cheap cut of steak and a red sauce pasta. That’s it. We were 6 people and ordered all of it. We also ordered al of the apps. None of it was bad. I would equate it too Whole Foods buffet good. The space is strange and no one really seems to care to figure it out. The rooftop bar that Is sort of, but not really, connected to the downstairs restaurant is the best example of the current state of affairs. The hotel has a fantastic view of NYC skyline and the First Mountain behind it. How do they empasize it? By closing the drapes. And leaving all outdoor heaters off. Forget showing off your best feature. And the service there is pretty brutal. Everyone is nice - maybe they’re just understaffed? Ill try again in a few years
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Everything is was bad waited for a check for 30mins and they had it wrong
  33. FA

    FahimA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    They were very unorganized. Our food came very late and it did as well for the people next to us. I had to ask for a simple diet coke three times before I actually got it. We ordered wings and when they finally came in they were cold...They tasted great though! Food was pretty good overall, the staff were friendly but highly unorganized. The place wasn't even that busy so I don't know why they were so terrible with giving people's food on time.
  34. a

    arcstucrew

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The drinks and food were good although the menu was very light. The service was very slow but I understand that they are understaffed.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The staff was very kind, welcoming and hospitable. However the menu was extremely limited in options. My girlfriend and I order a espresso with alcohol beverage which was good. We also ordered calamari but when we started to eat, most of the dish was fried, breaded peppers and jalapeños with only a 5 pieces of calamari. My girlfriend and I ended up going to Taco Bell after. I would not recommend this place for any occasion unless you are just looking for a bar.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Menu way too smalll.
  37. LO

    LynnO

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    This is a great place. The ambience is lovely there a limited menu
  38. TM

    TheMster

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    So the bartender Kevin was great. He was attentive, pleasant and made great drinks. BUT what has a happened here. It should be booking in Montclair. There were 3 tables on a Thursday night at 8pm. There were only 4 entree options to choose from. It’s astounding that they’re not busier thus providing more options. But what comes first - the limited menu and sad ambiance causing lack of diners or the lack of diners causing limited menu and depressing ambiance!?!
  39. FW

    FeliciaW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience 💓will definitely be back soon
  40. A

    Anniversaryc

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good, the server was friendly. Only issue was the menus showing online and in reviews are no longer accurate. The new menu is much smaller and less complex. The food was still very well prepared, just a little disappointed since we made reservations anticipating the menu we saw online. The wine list and drink menu has also been drastically cut, no longer a 12 page drink menu and only have about 4 choices in each wine class of white, red, sparkling. Some of the specialty cocktails Are also off the menu. New menu is more in line with the equivalent of what you would find in a courtyard Marriott and not what I would Consider a fine dining restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Allegory using the Order Online button. Allegory also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 329-5600.

Allegory is rated 4.2 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Allegory

690 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-2202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bloomfield Avenue & Orange Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Montclair

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Vegetarian / Vegan, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is currently not available. Self parking only.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (973) 329-5600

  • Catering

    Please reach out to Sales team at 973-329-5531 for any weddings and Social Events Inquiries

  • Private party facilities

    Please reach out to our sales team at 973-329-5531 for private events inquiries.

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