Bistro d'Azur

4.8
359 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Please note that our Dine In menu is a Prix Fixe Menu,
$65 for two courses or $79 for three.
Artisanal, French Mediterranean fine dining. Bistro d'Azur pays homage to the culture and cuisine of Southern France using the freshest locally sourced ingredients to express the diverse flavors of the Cote d'Azur and the entire Mediterranean region; based in classic French style and technique with influences from Spain, Greece, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. Bon appetit!

Note for our diners: Standard Seating will assign you to an indoor table and the Outdoor Seating is for the tables in our Patio.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 359 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FabulousFood
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Last minute Father’s Day dinner plans do not typically work out, so getting a table at Bistro D’Azur was a pleasant surprise. The meal was superb. The lobster crepe was rich, and deep with lobster and lobster flavor with just a hint of truffle oil. Mussels— the appetizer special— were a little over done and could have used a bit more acid note with some white wine and herb. The crusted lamb chop entree was to die for. Perfectly cooked, seasoned, and accompanied by seasonal vegetables and couscous. The duck breast entree was similarly prepared and was paired beautifully between the blueberry compote and the rich, crispy duck fat. The service was generally attentive, but came in bursts. 15 minutes after we sat down, we were Finally seen by a very polite, attentive, and knowledgeable waiter. After dessert was ordered, another 25 minutes before a smart and thoughtful waiter noticed something was amiss and asked us, to which we responded that our dessert never showed. 10 minutes later, and a senior staffer brought out our incredible warm, flourless chocolate torte, and said it was on the house. A welcome and generous way to make up for the long wait. The torte, by the way, was one of the best I’ve ever had— candied sliver of orange peel and just a tiny sprinkle of sea salt over the top made the cake come alive in wonderful and unexpected ways. Overall, the experience was marvelous. I’d definitely return.

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vipLinC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was wonderful and friendly

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DianaJ
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not disappoint! Food and service was terrific!

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CANJGirl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a beautiful night to sit outside and enjoy the delicious food. We were a party of six and all were very happy with their food.

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vipLoriB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The restaurant is lovely. Beautiful environment. We booked an early table (6:30) and were one of only two parties eating inside at the time (there were other tables full outside). Initially the service was professional. We ordered an appetizer and main dish each, and the food was good, though not exceptional. As the restaurant filled up inside, the service became extremely slow. We were interested in dessert and our server told us the options. And then he ignored us for about the next 20 minutes. I had to waive my hand to re-engage his attention. When he finally asked us if we wanted dessert, one of us replied “not anymore.” The server did not acknowledge his delay and in fact would not make eye contact with us. This is the second time we have been to this restaurant, the first time being right after it opened (about 2 years ago I believe). We were disappointed in the service then, but chalked it up to opening pains. After this second experience, we will probably not return.

Bistro d'Azur
Responded 5 days ago

So sorry Lori. We know our service hasn't been 5 stars lately and we are working non stop to solve it. Since Covid re-openings the industry is suffering a serious labor shortage. Business is coming back faster than work force. We simply cannot find enough staff. At least we are not alone. Thanks for your patience and we hope you'll try again when the crisis has passed.

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Christopher
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant!!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Very disappointed . When I made the reservation the website said tapas night Thurs and showed a delicious menu. When we arrived the waiter said you were no longer doing tapas night.

Bistro d'Azur
Responded 5 days ago

So sorry "Eats". We were forced to discontinue Tapas temporarily due to the pandemic labor shortage. We removed it from our website weeks ago, and we also sent emails making an announcement. I am the owner and I was there when you ate with us and you never mentioned you were upset about it. We always accommodate and if you had asked we would have gladly made you Tapas. Speak up next time. We aim to please.

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JoyceM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fabulous food— lobster crepe, duck breast, grilled octopus were outstanding. Wonderful ambience- tables far enough apart, beautiful soft music, and friendly but not intrusive servers. Only complaint was an unacceptable (more than an hour) wait for main courses - perhaps because of large party outside. Will definitely go again.

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fred
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was a last minute reservation, and we weren't thrilled with the table. The service was okay, not great. but they were accommodating to agree to switch around a dish to make it shellfish free. Unfortunately it came with a giant Shrimp and had to be returned to the kitchen and one of us had to wait 15 extra minutes to eat. I feel like that dish or even a coffee after dinner should of been comped, that did not happen.. Prices are steep and i was not thrilled with the whole experience. Maybe an off night because i had been there 2 x's before and was very happy. We were a party of 4 and it was a Wednesday night.
The bathroom was impeccable and nicely appointed w/ L'occitane products.

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vipCarlosA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff. Good quiet place for dinner. Food is always excellent leave space for dessert

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CorinnaM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not easy to please, but the food that I had last night for dinner was, as stated in the previous set of questions, OUTSTANDING. The mussels sauté, the fresh seafood salad, the seared tuna were absolutely fresh and prepared to perfection. so was the dessert. Highly recommended .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the lobster crepe.

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vipDenaL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The menu is somewhat limited, and the prix-fixe dinner is somewhat expensive, but the food is outstanding and the service very attentive. Worth the trip and the cost!

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vipnlevine
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience - food and service! We love this local restaurant and are so happy to be able to dine again inside to enjoy the beautiful decor.

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bcbuddha
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chef is innovative and always serving fresh ingredients ... don't miss this great restaurant~~

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Marjorief
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! From the ambiance to the food and the local NJ wine option!

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goodfood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating inside
The experience was so wonderful
The best food I’ve had in a long time
The atmosphere was relaxing and loved the music

JB
vipJasonB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant offers a two or three course Prix Fixe menu and the options and portions are perfect. The food was impeccable prepared, wonderfully presented and so delicious you're encouraged to eat slowly and savor every bite. The staff was professional, extremely polite and courteous. We recently moved to the area and this will be a new favorite for us!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food was good, atmosphere nice, but service a bit lacking. We ordered wine but had to ask for it twice. Same with coffee at dessert. If they get service right, it would be a great experience.

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JoanB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative good food. Great service. Appetizer ( risotto) a little skimpy

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vipBuzz
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Bistro d'Azur and I can now confidently state that the food here is so exceptional that the best restaurant dining experience in New Jersey is served at this location. Not only did the food rival some of the very best I enjoyed in Paris, the service was also highly professional and the ambiance memorable. My third visit to the restaurant will not take 6 months, I will be back within a matter of weeks.

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vipSmileExpert1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An oasis in Essex County NJ.
Thoroughly enjoyed the service, Marshall was engaging, informative, and knowledgeable.
A uniquely special place to enjoy fine food.
Highly recommended.

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vipsteve
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have a choice of a two course or three course meal. The food is EXCELLENT as well as the service. Highly recommend!! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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Fiona
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. My new favorite local restaurant. Everything was wonderful!

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, first time there and would definitely go back. Love when the chef pays a visit to the table as well. Shows he/she cares and makes it a more personable experience.

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LawrenceS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

expensive but satisfying to the most culinary of tastes

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vipSparky
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistro is a very attractive space with a blue ceiling, flowers and wood accents. The servers were very friendly and were attentive without being annoying. The food choices were limited but the presentation and taste of our meals was outstanding. I can recommend the lobster crepe appetizer and the sea bass and monk fish entrees.

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MelanieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Would go back for sure.

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vipBklynBklyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I can’t say enough about the staff - they were super-friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. So excited that South Orange has an amazing dining experience now!

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DianaJ
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have wanted to try Bistro d’Azur for some time but COVID got in the way. The outdoor space is very comfortable for couples or a few small groups. Service was terrific and the food was delicious and creative with generous portions. We’ll be back!

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vipRaeJohn
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner.

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vipNJJC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

At this location it is difficult to find parking since it is all on street they don't have a lot for their customers. Arriving for a mothers day celebration in the pouring rain made this a very unpleasant start to our celebration. They could either provide valet parking or some arrangement with the parking lot across the street. The food is good but overpriced for the portions and the service is spotty, the waiters need to be more consistent. I would recommend this only for those who enjoy the food and the rest of the experience is of secondary importance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This restaurant is gorgeous and the food is terrific. Seems they hired some new wait staff that needs some training. They never knew what plates went where and never used cork screw to open wine.

Love this place but really want them to go back to ala carte. I will definitely go for special occasions but not for a regular Friday night dinner. I rarely order a starter so the prix fix just gets too expensive.

Bistro d'Azur
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. Apologies about the wine service, it's confusing during Covid where some don't want others to touch their bottle. You are right, we have a lot of new staff. Restaurants everywhere are struggling right now to find labor. It made News Hour last week so at least we are not alone! We love our new people though, and are working hard to get them trained to the polished service you expect and deserve. Please come back soon to check up on our progress with that.

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ErikM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very good experience at Bistro d'Azur. We sat at the bar due to Covid seating limitations, which isn't ideal, but it worked fine. Food was outstanding. The Duck Confit Salad and Lobster Crepe were really memorable. We both shared the Venison special (with Spaetzle and Red Cabbage). The mains were great, though the cabbage was a little underwhelming (coming from a German household where red cabbage is elevated to a high art form, I'm a bit picky there). Both desserts were also very good. Overall, it was a great first visit. We'll be back.

Bistro d'Azur
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thanks so much Erik. And thanks for being a good sport about the bar seating. There are only so many tables we can fit inside six feet apart. #pivot I have German in-laws so I hear you loud and clear about the virtues of cabbage! Looking forward to seeing you again and next time we will do our best to get you an actual table. Thanks again for your feedback.

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mindyg
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a terrific meal outside. We were 3 people and ordered different dishes. The risotto and octopus appetizers were stand out delicious. The lamb chops were the best main. We also felt very covid safe.

Bistro d'Azur
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thanks so much Mindy! Hope to see you again soon.

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Phoebe
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal, chef’s attention to freshness and detail made it a special dinner to remember.

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MatthewC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable meal. Options were limited but all very appealing. Excellent presentation.

Bistro d'Azur
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thanks so much Matthew. Although our menu isn't very long we do change it often to keep with our concept of seasonal and locally sourced. Please come back again soon and check out the changes.

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vipLGOG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service was great as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband and I dined outside here this weekend. The heat lamps kept us warm and there are blankets available too. The staff was so welcoming and helpful! As always, the food was delicious. Get the lobster crepe...it’s a favorite. Also try the local port, if you enjoy after dinner drinks. I look forward to returning soon!

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SCRK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First visit. We were very pleased and will be back.

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Bistro d'Azur is rated 4.8 stars by 359 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.