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Make the Most of Your Visit

Of course you want to see everything our beautiful campus has to offer. But when you come to campus, plan to give yourself time to check out our neighborhood. Travel and Leisure magazine was on to something when it named Montclair as one of “America’s Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit,” in 2010.

There’s plenty to explore in the town and area. You won’t want to miss:

  • The nationally renowned Montclair Art Museum
  • The art galleries, antique shops, vintage clothing shops and boutiques lining Valley Road, Bloomfield Avenue and Church Street
  • Any of our town’s 20 public parks and gardens, including Brookdale Park–less than half a mile from campus
  • Tempting your taste buds with a visit to any of Montclair’s more than 100 restaurants, coffee shops and cafés.

Restaurants

This list of places to eat, explore and shop in will get you started.

Applegate Farm
616 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ
973-744-5900 • applegatefarm.com

Dai-Kichi
608 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
973-744-2954

Tinga
215 Belleuve Avenue, Montclair, NJ
973-509-8226

Falafel Hut
213 Belleuve Avenue, Montclair, NJ
973-746-7730

Uptown
596 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
973-744-0915
Sandwich Theory
590 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
973-746-5666

Bluestone Coffee Co
123 Watchung Ave # 2, Montclair, NJ
973-783-3523

Raymond’s
28 Church Street, Montclair, NJ
973-744-9263

Mancinni’s Coal Pizza
438 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ
973-744-4391

Leone’s
19 S. Park Street, Montclair, NJ
973-509-9077

Toast
700 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ
973-509-8099

Let’s YO
31 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
973-337-8451

Salute
173 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ
973-746-2380

Holsten’s
1063 North Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
973-338-7091 • holstens.com
(Note: Holsten’s was just a popular local hangout near campus until it was immortalized by final episode of the TV series “The Sopranos.” Now, in addition to its excellent food and famous ice cream sundaes, Holsten’s is also a popular tourist destination for fans of the show.)

AKI Japanese Cuisine
1273 North Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
973-338-5030 • akisushius.com

Pub 46 Sports Bar & Grill
1081 Us Highway 46, Clifton, NJ
973-473-8184 • sportsbars.com

Stamna Greek Taverna
1045 North Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
973-338-5151 • stamnataverna.com

Ruthie’s Bar-B-Q & Pizza
64 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ
973-509-1134 • ruthiesbbq.com

Nauna’s Bella Casa
148 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
973-744-3232 • naunas.com

Halal compliant offering near campus:
The Bosphorus
226 Franklin Ave
Nutley, NJ 07110
973-680-8999

Kosher compliant offering near campus:
Shaloms Bias Kosher Spot
11 Waverly Pl,
Passaic, NJ 07055
973-779-7211

Vegetarian/ Vegan friendly offering near campus:

Veggie Heaven
631 Valley Road,
Montclair, NJ, 07043
973 738 1088

Lodging

Are you an out of town visitor looking to stay the night at a comfortable, affordable hotel near campus? Try these nearby options:

LaQuinta Inn & Suites
265 Route 3 East
Clifton, NJ  07014
Phone 973-778-6500

Hampton Inn and Suites
118 US Highway 46
Fairfield, NJ 07004
973-575-5777

Best Western-Fairfield Executive Inn
216 US Highway 46
Fairfield, NJ 07004
973-575-7700