Where to Eat in Verona: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Etsuko Causey

Verona is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 13,332 reflecting a decline of 201 (-1.5%) from the 13,533 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 64 (-0.5%) from the 13,597 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Verona

1. Mishmish Cafe

215 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3562 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 973-337-5648
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

Mishmish Cafe

Reviewed By M3659GGsarahs - Montclair, New Jersey

When I want absolutely reliably, traditional, delicious Middle Eastern food, I eat at Falafel Hut, also in Montclair. When I want delicious Middle Eastern food with a twist, I eat at Mishmish or its new sibling, which is even more convenient to my house, Marcel's -- same chef. Marcel's isn't yet on TripAdvisor, but it has a Moroccan chicken soup that makes me want to have a cold, though it's also luscious when I'm not ill. I bought it the first time when I was, though, and it hit the spot. Marcel's is my favorite of the two.

2. Ariane Kitchen & Bar

706 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ 07044-1603 Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 33 - SGD 59 +1 973-744-0533
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 93 reviews

Ariane Kitchen & Bar

Seasonal, savory, delicious, comfort food, tantillizing cocktails

Reviewed By Onthebacknine - Wayne, New Jersey

This place is a real treat. To start, it's a very inviting space that is both chic and casual. The staff are extremely personable and the service is excellent. Nice menu with great choices for everyone. We started with the octopus, nicely cooked and very...MoreWe are very happy that you enjoyed your dinner and time at AKB, and look forward to your next visit.

3. Highlawn Pavilion

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange, NJ 07052 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 131 +1 973-731-3463
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 330 reviews

Highlawn Pavilion

Reviewed By ninip0st - Bernardsville, New Jersey

We chose to celebrate a special brithday at Highlawn and now regret our choice. Having eaten here over the years we looked forward to sharing lunch with loved ones enjoying what is an undeniably spectacular setting and view of NYC. But, the food today fell so far short of acceptable that not only are we embarassed for inviting our guests here but are saddened that this day was wasted at Highlawn Pavilion. Perhaps the place is irrelevant now, past its prime, and out of touch. My choice of entree was served completely undercooked, I was afraid to eat it, and when I politely informed our server, he returned it to the kitchen where the chef challenged my opinion. The dish was run through the broiler after which it was returned to me in utter disarray. The appropriate, professional, and courteous solution, at a restaurant that purports to be fine dining, would have been to start from scratch and prepare a new dish. My husband's risotto was served cold and inedible and the shrimp component of our appetizer tasted just awful. In the end, our server wished to satisfy and the cost of the my entree was removed from the check - which was fair - but I, in turn, sat without eating. It seems that Highlawn has some catching up to do. The customer, the paying customer, has a right to determine that, if their meal is undercooked or unnacceptable to them it should be remedied, no questions asked - without a dispute from the kitchem.

4. Cloverleaf Tavern

395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006-4908 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 9 - SGD 25 +1 973-226-9812
Excellent
35%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 248 reviews

Cloverleaf Tavern

Reviewed By TonyK300 - New Jersey

A permanent fixture in the area, this place has been featured on TV as well as earning a great reputation for good food and reasonable prices. Although it's an essentially Irish Pub the menu options are more robust and very tasty.
I've never been able to get past the burger selections they have because they are huge as savory - try the triple Double if offered - then go to the gym.
Lively at night and weekends and parking is sometimes difficult, it's worth the effort especially in the warm season when their delightful rear outdoor seating area is open.
Clientele and staff are friendly and the atmosphere is casual. Always a great place to go in the area.

5. Dairy Swirl

Rt 23, Vernon, NJ Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Dairy Swirl

Unbelievable homemade ice cream!!

Reviewed By BMWTravler - Vernon, New Jersey

This is a great local place for ice cream, Try the hand dipped ice creams, they are delicious! The soft ice cream is also very good. My wife and I go there at least once a week in the summers

6. The Towne Scoop

8 Park Pl, Verona, NJ 07044-1902 Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards SGD 3 - SGD 8 +1 973-857-2667
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

The Towne Scoop

Reviewed By AnAnthropologist - New York City, New York

The Towne Scoop is a bit hard to notice down a side street off of Bloomfield Avenue. I noticed once it out of the side of my eye while driving and today my son and I stopped when we were in the area on our way to an appointment since we had some time to kill. He had a cup of cookies and cream and I had Graham Slam- vanilla ice cream with crumbs of graham crackers and chocolate covered marshmallows. The clerk described it as a s'more when I asked. A bit more chocolate would have made it more like a s'more but that was a good description and it was delicious. So glad I noticed The Towne Scoop. Will definitely return when I am on the area.

7. Bagelwich Bagel Bakery

652 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ 07044-1804 Reservations Breakfast +1 973-857-9408
Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Reviewed By isabelMVerona_NJ - Verona, NJ

There are several bagel shops in our area but the bagels at Bagelwich are the best. They are just the right size and nice and crisp. The place also offers coupons.

8. Avenue Bistro Pub

558 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ 07044-1817 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 973-239-7444
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Avenue Bistro Pub

Reviewed By nanag1 - Maplewood,

Enjoyed our first dinner there and the food was excellent. They take and honor reservations and the waitstaff was excellent. There is ample parking in back with a rear entrance if you can't find street parking. The onion soup was hot and delicious. The caesar salad was crispy and good and the burgers were well prepared and delicious. The fish taco was fresh and the steak sandwich prepared deliciously. We will definitely return

9. De Novo European Pub

275 Bellevue Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043-1300 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 973-893-5008
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

De Novo European Pub

Reviewed By BobVirginiaUSA - Virginia USA

We first went to DeNovo with friends for lunch and were very happy that we did so. The menu has many varied food and beverage selections. The wait staff is really excellent: responsive, attentive and courteous without being intrusive. We dined there again two days later with family and again everything about the menu and service was the same: excellent. I would note that what is also true, as stated in other reviews, is that the noise level varies depending on how crowded the restaurant is. If you are looking for friendly conversation, go for lunch during the week. For a more “lively” atmosphere, shall we say, expect that went it’s busy.

10. The Manor Restaurant

111 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052-4202 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 973-731-2360
Excellent
55%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 311 reviews

The Manor Restaurant

Reviewed By TRAVELNOW585 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We returned to the Manor for our 35th wedding anniversary A La Carte (not buffet) dinner. We live out of state so it was our first time back. The decor was beautiful, staff were very nice, the service was very fine, the ambience was excellent with live music!!! The food was perfect and delicious! Most all of the people in the restaurant were celebrating something and therefore the staff did not treat our celebratory after 35 yreas return as special! I think they should "fake" it or find joy and rejoice in all celebrations!!! After all if 80% of the restaurant is celebrating, their jobs are in finding joy in celebration!!!

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