Of the top 30 meals in Jersey—as comprised by the Star-Ledger's Inside Jersey—five are found right here in Montclair.
Indeed, making the list were , , CulinAriane, , and Restaurant Passionne.
Only one restaurant in nearby Bloomfield made the list—the Orange Squirrel.
The publication called CulinAriane "the toughest-to-get reservations" in the state.
When it comes to Blu, on Bloomfield Avenue, it described a menu that can change hourly "and it's all at the whim of a kitchen wizard who believes that culinary schol is nonsense, a place that brainwashes its students."
Read the Patch review of Blu
The article called the ceviche at Costanera "a fireworks of lime, three different chilies and cilantro" and the ricotta gnocchi with sweet sausage Bolognese and pecorino romano at Fascino "unlike gnocchi as you know it."
There was also high praise for the duck at Restaurant Passionne. "This duck, made with seven spices, a sweet soy glaze, red onion gastrique, is delicate, quiet. It will silence you," the article said.
A note: is now in the space once occupied by Restaurant Passionne at 77 Walnut Street.
For a look at the entire list, go here. What do you think? What are the best meals in Montclair?