Dr. Hammer has been my primary care physician for 8 years. He's a good diagnostician and quickly gets to the root of the problem. He is somewhat curt, but I trust him to take care of my health, which says a lot.
A friend and I had a terrific brunch at Cafe Cluny. The restaurant is bustling on weekends, but we made a reservation and were seated promptly. My omelet was fresh and delicious and the coffee was outstanding. There were kids there, but the quarters are pretty tight and there's not a lot of space for strollers, high chairs, etc. All in all, a very positive experience and I wouldn't hesitate to go back (but make a reservation!)
This place is a wonderful neighborhood dessert, coffee and wine bar. I love their hot chocolates, although they are pretty expensive (nearly $5 for a 10 oz cup). They also have delicious truffles, cakes, brownies, etc. The atmosphere is nice, although it's definitely packed with the laptop crowd (free wireless). Sometimes it is freezing in there... the owner likes it cold, i think. So, bring a sweater. The garden outside is a nice place when the weather's good.
We went to Salt before an off-off Broadway show nearby, and we were so pleased with our meal, the service (even when we had to speed things up a bit toward the end...they were more than accommodating). The wine selection was decent, not exceptional, but the food was wonderful. A cozy, comfortable place with delicious food best shared with friends.
Our daughter spent 2 years at Beansprouts before heading to PS 39 for pre-k. She still goes to their after school program a couple of days a week.
We were extremely pleased with our preschool experience. Her teacher was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The aides in her classroom were wonderful and truly caring people. We often see them out and about and they are always happy to see our daughter and remember her well.
I also feel like my daughter learned so much in a very playful environment. She learned how to behave in a group and make new friends. They took trips around the neighborhood, cooked food, did tons of craft projects and often spent time "studying" nature, animals, holidays, etc. It was an incredibly positive experience for her, and us, as first time parents.
I do feel as though the directors have made certain choices when dealing with enrollment that have made it difficult for families to plan or adapt to changing circumstances, particularly when it comes to public pre-k vs. private pre-k. But, if you can manage that tricky spot when the time comes, the years your child spends at Beansprouts will be well worth it.
The have terrific pancakes, waffles and french toast. Not sure about the egg dishes, but my french toast was outstanding. Granted, I needed two meals to finish it! A friendly place that's great for kids, lots to choose from and the perfect way to start your morning in the Catskills. Highly recommended.
My husband and I are from California, so Mexican food is something we know a bit about. This is the only place we will get Mexican food in Montclair. It's much better than Mexicali Rose (we can't understand the popularity of that place, but that's another review). Anyway, Tinga is fast, inexpensive, and good.
Just kidding Around offers a wonderful selection of toys and a lot of dress-up options. An easy stop in on the way to a birthday party. Reasonably priced and a variety of options.
A super tiny place with a healthy following, so it can be tough to get a seat without waiting a while. I love ordering several varieties of bruschetta, especially the taleggio and sun dried tomato pesto, asparagus, truffle oil, parmesan, and the goat cheese and fennel. Sandwiches are delicious as well. Service is decent, atmosphere is nice - exposed brick, dark lighting, etc
i love Paradou on a hot summer night, drinking white wine out in their lovely garden, eating a delicious crepe and salad. Wonderful atmosphere, terrific food.