Mattar's Bistro Allamuchy NJ
This was my original post from July 2014. I just visited this past Saturday so I'll update this review below. In general, Mattar's is a great place to spend a Friday or Saturday night and becomes an awesome place when they have live music in the bar.
The overall 5 stars was for the area. We are huge fans. The food is great. The service is great The atmosphere is great. And the prices are very very good. This is now our second third favorite restaurant in the area besides the Tewks Inn. We could eat here once per week.
I always get the crab cake app. So should you. It's fantastic. The best way to describe it is a crab cake tower coated with shrimp. Order it. You will love it.
The oysters are always fresh. Usually someone gets them.
I've had the steak, the fish, and pasta dishes - everything is tasty and reasonably priced. My son ordered the ribs and he wasn't a fan but other than that we haven't been disappointed. If you have room for dessert - get the apple crisp. It's delicious.
Well that was a quick even for my Yelp reviews. I've switched to a new favorite entree. I get the organic chicken in a sage and madeira sauce. It's crazy good and I'm almost always get it. If I don't it's one of their fish specials or the ribeye found on the menu which is covered in a wine sauce with a sunny side egg and onion straws.
My favorite spot is in the bar. I always look for a table there. The high tops are comfortable and if you go on a Friday night you'll get a some live music. The bar almost always has a "cheers" like group of characters and the "Sam" of the bar is Mattar Mattar, the owner. He's always around by greeting you and checking in on your meal.
All and all, Mattar's is a great time. Enjoy it.