Oliver a Bistro - A Bordentown, NJ Restaurant Rating and Review

Oliver a Bistro
218 Farnsworth Ave (between, Crosswicks & Church streets) Bordentown, NJ 08505

Oliver a Bistro Restaurant Bordentown, NJ


Price Moderate-Expensive
Fare International - Bistro

Restaurant Rating

Food 3.0 Stars
Service 2.5 Stars
Decor 2.5 Stars
Overall Rating 3.0 Stars


Restaurant Review

This storefront BYOB in downtown Bordentown, was opened under new owners and Matthew McElmoyl, the chef, and his wife, Danielle in June 2006 and has since become a popular spot for diners in the area looking for a fine dining, casual yet elegant, experience with excellent food, and charm, at a reasonable price. It's a bright spot in an area of very mediocre restaurants.

The menu is international and builds on basic French cooking techniques with a fusion of spices and flavors from many of the worlds food styles to create a well prepared and creative menu.

When available, for starters try the popular Truffle Mushroom Bruschetta with extended boursin crouton, baby arugula, and a balsamic reduction.

When available, for the dinner entree try the New Zealand rack of lamb with a mound of goat cheese mashed potatoes, with garnish of broccolini, and port wine reduction; or the Pesto Shrimp truffle white polenta with sauteed arugula and sun dried tomato cream.

Save room for desserts, they are made in-house by Pastry Chef James Berry. When available try the Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, with a chocolate chip crust and a creamy cheesecake filling.

Oliver a Bistro is very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable.

Reservations are suggested. They are closed Sunday and Monday.

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