Axton's by Chef Anton Testino
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Jekyll & Hyde Calamari
As seen on Chopped); Fried Calamari in an Apple Balsamic Sauce with roasted Cherry Tomatoes and roasted Red Peppers over a bed of fresh Baby Arugula, topped with toasted Almonds - starts off Sweet, ends with Heat! (Your choice of drizzled or coated
Sautéed caramelized Shallots, Shitake Mushrooms and diced Shrimp served with diced smoked Bacon, roasted Cherry Tomatoes in a Marsala Wine Sauce topped with grilled Asparagus, a strip of Bacon and seared Shrimp
Homemade Crepe Shells stuffed with Cannoli Cream, topped with drizzled Chocolate Syrup and Whipped Cream, garnished with fresh sliced Strawberries and crumbled Honey Roasted Nuts, served with a Berry Brandy Wine Sauce; Serves 2 People
As usually the food was delicious and the service was great!
Very underwhelmed with the desert. I ordered the cannoli filled crape topped with whip cream, fresh strawberries, and chocolate drizzle. What I got was a cold somewhat rubbery rolled crape filled with done tile of cream. There was no fresh strawberries, no whipped cream , instead a few slivered of old stewed indistinguishable strawberries. Very disappointing!
The website also mentioned home made pasta so I ordered linguine with clam sauce. What I got was boxed pasta with chopped clams surrounded by a dozen whole clams.
Axtons never disappoints!
One of the best restaurants in northern NJ. Fabulous food, never disappoints!
I was waiting since you opened but then covid came. Was very happy with everything. Loved talking to you also. Loved all the seafood. Will be back again.
Nice place, great food and friendly staff. Very creative fusion of flavors.
Never disappointed with our meal or service. Bravo once again!!
Our first time here and from the moment we entered we were greeted and treated so warmly. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Our waitress was wonderful and very patient when we asked her to repeat the specials. The food was excellent. We ordered the two appetizer specials, the calamari and the burrata, both were excellent. Our entrees were also very delicious . The crepe filled with cannoli cream was to die for. Definitely recommend and will be returning .
Axtons is by far one of the best restaurants I’ve been to. From the moment you walk in you feel like family. The staff takes care of you to your every need. The food is perfection. If you haven’t been there you need to go and eat there.
Came here with my lovely wife FINALLY... after very, very limited visits to any restaurant anywhere. (Due to covid obviously)
Since there were not many people in at 6pm, the service was excellent! (I'm sure it's just as good during the busy hours too!)
We had their Jekyll and Hyde calamari and a NJ tomato salad as shared appetizers, which we both enjoyed.
My wife had the Francesca's bronzini (with shrimp) served on a bed of linguini... which she thoroughly enjoyed.
I had the chicken scampi (with shitake mushrooms). While the menu says 'shredded chicken' the dish came with a slices chicken breast. No problem, although I do love shredded anything. The breast was slightly overcooked, but then again, when is a chicken breast not over cooked in ANY restaurant. Fortunately, the sauce was plentiful and the breast still tender, it all made for a great meal that I would order again.
Since it's a BYO and we enjoyed ourselves so much... I'm sure we'll be back soon.
I never complain when someone else does the cooking but for $32+ I expect something by a professional to be better than what I can do. It's disappointing when it's not.
Scallops oreganato over risotto and braised spinach sounded amazing however, oreganato should be crisp lemony breadcrumbs on top of seared scallops. Unfortunately, there was some brown saucy/broth that made the scallops look grey, they were mushy as was the topping. The spinach was wet and never would I ever think there was too much cheese in anything however, the risotto was loaded. Sadly disappointed. So many other things on the menu sound amazing so it's worth going again. Probably just an off night. Bummed since I haven't been out to dinner since December.
Food was delicious my only reason for not giving 5 stars on food was my dish was over salted seafood marichiano everything else was delicious
Chef Anton consistently delivers delicious and creative meals. I never pass on the delectable eggplant salad. I tried the chicken scampi risotto this time and it is incredibly flavorful. Not a single complaint from our table of four who all ate completely different appetizers, dinners and desserts. Always a knockout!!!
I have been to Axton’s many times. The service and food are always amazing!
We hadn't been to Axtons since 2019 and this time we were with a couple who had never been to Axtons. We all agreed that our meals were all very tasty from appetizer to entrées to desserts. We were also surprised by the generous portions too. We ended up taking home the leftovers for another meal at home. We will definitely be returning.
The menu was very different and the food was full of flavor and taste. It was an excellent experience but very noisy, perhaps some cloth on the ceiling would help but something should be done for the noise because the food is amazing.
This is our second time at Axton’s and we were thrilled once again! We remembered the homemade bread fondly, and it was as delicious as we remembered! We both had variations of seafood risotto and both were fabulous. Chef came out for a chat which is always a charming touch. The BYOB factor is a plus for us. Love this place and we’ll be back for sure!
Excellent! Consistently excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anton’s specials for Easter were delicious. My husband enjoyed the Monkfish, and I had steak with a fantastic fresh fig sauce, accompanied by mashed potatoes with crab. The potatoes were amazing. I never would have thought that the addition of crab meat would kick it up to that level. Plus spinach too. The service is always impeccable.
Great service and incredible food. Really surprised us, but can’t wait to come back again.
We had a lovely time. Great service and Wonderful food. We will be back!!!
Absolutely amazing dining experience. Hot antipasto, crab cakes, caprese, two risotto dishes and four entrees…all cooked to perfection! Everything had just the right amount of seasoning, the presentation was beautiful and the staff was attentive. We will DEFINITELY be back. Great job Axton’s!!
Food was very good. Presentation was excellent. I would definitely go back. Enjoyable meal.
Great food. Jekyll and Hyde Calamari was overpowered with Balsamic. Entree was awesome
Fabulous and unique food, love the flavor combinations. I had scallops. They were cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. Wonderful atmosphere and excellent service by Francesca. Cannot wait to go back again!!
Menu had some typical items on it but they were prepared in a unique way. Food was excellent and I will be back again
It was amazing. The food is amazing. Our server Susan is incredible!
Food was outstanding. Some of the best I have ever had.
Food was fresh and delicious and service was top notch. highly recommend
Loved this food, unique Italian. Delicious!!
The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. The only complaint was the noise. It was so loud, we couldn't hear each other while talking.
First time. Superb restaurant. All of the dishes were beautifully prepared. Pork chop was excellent, moist and tender. Hot antipasto was fabulous. Will definitely return.
Excellent dining experience. Food was delicious!
Excellent all around!!! Food is delicious! I definitely want to go back!
Every time I go here I get a phenomenal meal. The service is excellent and the food is unbelievable.
Best place to eat hands down
And all the food was great and service was great too
My girlfriend and I go here every year for Valentine’s Day and every year it is a taste of perfection. The food is always amazing, the atmosphere is always great, they really decorate the restaurant beautifully. Coolest part is that they let you see into the kitchen so we get to see how everything goes down. This year they are renovating to make the place even better which is amazing, only complaints I ever heard about axtons were that renovations were still going on but if that bothers you then you have other issues to deal with, sorry. 10/10 every time (highly recommended)!
As always the food and service were outstanding. Axton’s is my wife and I’s favorite place to dine.
The food was absolutely amazing. We started with the hot antipasto which was plentiful and delicious - four of us were able to share it. My shrimp risotto was done right, flavorful and creamy. Portions were so generous that we all had plenty of food to take home. Unfortunately, we ended up seated at the table by the entrance which was a little bit cold and drafty. Hoping to score a better table next time.
Excellent food! Excellent service! Definitely will be dining there again!
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Axton's by Chef Anton Testino is rated 4.7 stars by 397 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.