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“Good but loud”

Fire & Oak - Montvale
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Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Montvale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Grand Ave
Description: Fire & Oak is a unique American Grill. Serving gourmet comfort food made from the freshest ingredients. With menu items ranging from sushi to fresh ground burgers to prime steaks, there is something for everyone. With accommodations for parties of 2-150, Fire & Oak is available for intimate dining or corporate and private events in 2 available private rooms.
Davidsonville, Maryland, United States
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good but loud”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The food here is very good, and service is above average. The bar area is really loud, and gets very crowded sometimes. If you're looking for a quiet place, this might not be it.

Visited May 2014
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Montvale, New Jersey
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Choice”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This was our first time at this restaurant. We ate at the bar and the service was excellent! There was a lot to choose from on the menu and they have daily specials. Our waiter was really on top of things - when he noticed that my husband's soup was not garnished with sour cream he took it back to the kitchen to add it to the soup! The restaurant is a little dark when you first walk in but your eyes eventually get use to it. Since it is a local restaurant for us, we were impressed enough to go back again for dinner!

  • Visited May 2014
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New Jersey
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Always great”
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

We have been here several times. The service and food is consistently great. Sushi portions are generous and beautifully presented. Salads are creative and meal worthy. Drinks are always top notch. We brought friends a few months back and one did not like the half chicken. When the waiter noticed it was partially eaten he promptly took it back and insisted on bringing another dish. Everyone was happy. This is a high class operation. You will not be disappointed.

Visited May 2014
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NJ
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“So disappointed”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We had Mother's Day brunch here and were looking forward to an excellent meal with our extended family. We have been to Fire & Oak several times in the past and have had good experiences.

Mother's Day brunch was terrible. Food was served buffet style and the hot food looked like they had been sitting all day inside the chafing dishes. Scrambled eggs were dry and looked like they came from some scrambled egg mix. Bacon was soggy - that's what happens when you make a giant batch and put it inside a chafing dish for a few hours. Same for the pancakes and French toast. Nothing special about the pasta, fish and chicken - also served out of the chafing dishes. The highlight of the hot foods may have been the carving station.

The bagel bar was ok; desserts were ok also. Surprisingly the sushi rolls were dry and tasteless. Not much variety with the rolls.

Service was good and it's not the server's fault that the food was so bad. Frankly, IHOP would have had fresher, tastier food and would have been a quarter of the cost. POC buffet in Hackensack would have been half the cost and a better option for people seeking a buffet.

I think we would return for dinner, but avoid any "special occasion" meals or buffets from Fire & Oak going forward.

  • Visited May 2014
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West Nyack, New York
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“Good but loud”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

The food was better than average and the wine list was adequate but it was soooo loud it was difficult to carry on a conversation


Visited May 2014
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MontvaleGM, General Manager of the Courtyard at Fire & Oak - Montvale, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Thank you for your recent review of Fire and Oak. I am responding to you as the General Manager of the Courtyard Hotel, of which the restaurant is housed in. I agree that the restaurant can be loud at times as it is a very popular place that serves the some of the finest food found in the greater Bergen County area.
I hope that this will not deter you from dining at Fire and Oak in the future. My suggestion is to ask the staff to find a table in a less noisy area.
In closing, I will certainly pass along your comments to the management staff at Fire and Oak.
Sincerely,
Paul Boyle
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