Mesob Restaurant

515 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair NJ 07042
$ African

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair, NJ is a favorite for both vegans & meat lovers with its authentic Ethiopian food. Since we opened in October 2003 all of our foods are prepared with imported Ethiopian spices blended daily. Our produce is always fresh and our sauces are prepared as ordered. The friendly staff and warm décor makes Mesob the perfect place to relax with family and friends. Our Injera, a delicious sourdough Ethiopian flat bread that you wrap your food with, makes Mesob a favorite with kids, where it’s a treat to “eat with your hands.” (but we also have silverware, if you prefer!) Recognized for Excellence by Zagat

Reservations

Booking Notes:

For parties more than 15 please contact us by phone 973-655-9000

Business Info

  • Address: 515 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair NJ 07042
  • Cross Street: Bloomfield Ave
  • Location: Essex County
  • Cuisine: African | Ethiopian | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 9736559000
  • Features: Catering Services, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Healthy Options, BYOB, Tea Service,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Outdoor dining noon - 9 p.m.
Indoor dining noon - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Outdoor dining noon - 9 p.m.
Indoor dining noon - 9 p.m.
Friday
Outdoor dining noon - 10 p.m.
Indoor dining noon - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Outdoor dining noon - 10 p.m.
Indoor dining noon - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Outdoor dining noon - 9 p.m.
Indoor dining noon - 9 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Your safety is our priority. To protect you and others we require masks indoor except while actively eating & drinking. Thank you for helping keep the community safe!
Yes, we offer outdoor dining depending on the weather. The reservation system will give you the outdoor option once you select the date.
Yes, We are BYOB and we don't charge to provide glasses. Bring your favorate wine or beer to enjoy it with Ethiopian food.
Yes, All of our vegie entries are vegan.
Yes all of our entrees are gluten-free when they are ordered with gluten-free injera.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.83 out of 5 stars based on 432 votes

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Sep 01, 2021
Nia B.
Amazing! I cannot wait to go back!!!

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Aug 31, 2021
kirk s.
Love this place, Such unusal flavor and spices. Fun to eat and delicious. Very warm and friendly place that is also byob.

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Aug 28, 2021
Rachel T.
One of my favorites! Never disappointed

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Aug 22, 2021
Albie M.
My wife and I love Mesob. Best food, nicest staff. Thank you for the vegan and gluten free options!!

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Aug 20, 2021
Keisha H.
Loved it from start to finish. Great food and hospitality.

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Aug 13, 2021
Helena M.
Excellent place!

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Aug 01, 2021
Tim J.
Fantastic food, service and experience! Treaty yourself to this gem!! We will go back again and again! And don’t skip the coffee. It’s the perfect ending to your unique meal!!

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Jul 26, 2021
Ehab T.
Excellent food. Service was good. On the pricey end of the spectrum, but you an expect that being on the main road of the town.

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Jul 24, 2021
Meghan K.
One of our favorite places to eat. Sweet, attentive staff and vegan options that are out of this world delicious!

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Jul 23, 2021
Rina D.
Always a great experience at Mesob. My son and I go into a food coma because we can’t NOT finish the food. SO so tasty!!

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Jul 12, 2021
Michael M.
Food was excellent. Service was great. Experience was awesome.

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Jul 01, 2021
James D.
Mesob NEVER disappoints. We're there at least 2 times a month whether it's a date night or a night out with friends. It's always consistent and delicious! The staff is top notch and the owner greets you with a smile and love every time. Took 7 people with me last night and not one disappointed belly in the bunch! Even had to bring some home, as always, for my love after a long day of work and boy was she happy! This is absolutely our favorite restaurant anywhere. Always planning our next trip while still at the table.

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Jun 15, 2021
Kelly C.
This restaurant was amazing and unique in every way. I would highly recommend!

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Jun 13, 2021
Christopher B.
Wonderful food.

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Jun 12, 2021
Jana M.
Great food. Great service.

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Jun 11, 2021
Anthony H.
Let Berekti and Akberet Mengistu transport you to Ethiopia for a meal you will not forget. From the moment you walk in the door and smell of the berbere spices wash over you, to the buna coffee (roasted-when-you-order-it) ceremony at the very end, you will enjoy new and wonderful tastes, smells and experiences unlike anywhere else!

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May 26, 2021
Hanna A.
Excellent service; Amazing food!...Consistently. Clean, warm, inviting ambiance. Food a little expensive...BUT...worth every bite of morsel!

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May 22, 2021
Joan G.
Mesob is our favorite restaurant and every time we go it is a fabulous experience. The food is excellent and the service is always above and beyond.

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May 22, 2021
Katherine V.
The kind service is above and beyond. The food was delicious.

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May 19, 2021
Kayla S.
This is the second time i have eaten here and it just gets better and better. The service and food are outstanding.

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May 17, 2021
Patricia R.
Delicious food! Love trying different foods, as this my second visit to Mesob since I enjoyed the cuisine very much. Brought my friend for her first time and now she's hooked on Ethiopian food as well.

Overall: 10/10
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May 16, 2021
Ray A.
Awesome place. Love the food especially the unique flavors. The service was fantastic. We can’t wait to get back there again.

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May 13, 2021
Omar A.
It was amazing , best hospitality I’ve experienced

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May 12, 2021
Sasha L.
The food and service were awesome! The restaurant was clean, and all social distancing and safety practices were actively being enforced. I had a wonderful dining experience here.

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May 11, 2021
Tony M.
Good service they gave my wife a rose for Mother’s Day that’s just a nice touch .

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May 09, 2021
David S.
Fantastic!

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May 06, 2021
Timothy T.
Eating at Mesob is always a great experience. The food is amazing and the staff is incredibly kind. Please show your support.

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May 02, 2021
Ann Goldstein G.
From start to finish the atmosphere and service were welcoming and lovely. The other couple had never been to Mesob and loved it, too. We enjoyed all the food with the different textures and spices in the three entrees we shared. My husband, a chocolate lover, said the lava cake was one of the best he's ever eaten.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 12, 2021
Deja H.
The service was excellent and the server was very kind and helpful. Unfortunately, the chicken I ordered was too soft, almost as if under cooked, and I had to continue cooking it once I got home. My friend ordered lamb and the lamb was a bit tough. The portion size was small relative to the price. Given the kindness of the waitress, I may be willing to try the food again sometime though, Thank you!

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Apr 06, 2021
Barbara D.
Was happy to be able to return to Mesob after not eating indoors for one year. The food was great and the restaurantant took measures to improve your safety during covid with dividers between seats and sanitizers on the table. The only downside was that when I asked for water they should of told me that it was an additional $5 charge.

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Apr 05, 2021
Darice M.
The best Ethiopian food we’ve had out NY, NJ & PA. Wonderful friendly family. Would highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 04, 2021
Sama H.
I love the food! It makes me so happy to get all of those flavors in my belly!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 28, 2021
DEON F.
It was an awesome experience. The food, the service and the value was worth the time and money.

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Mar 22, 2021
Lana S.
We have been to Mesbo three times in the last 6 weeks. The food is consistently delicious and the service prompt and courteous. We love this place!

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Mar 21, 2021
Damien B.
Very delicious, will definitely be there again soon

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Mar 15, 2021
James G.
First time back in over a year, and we've instantly fallen in love with Mesob again. Such great food, excellent staff and wonderful ambiance. Can't wait to return.

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Mar 10, 2021
Rahel G.
We absolutely love going to Mesob the food & the people are the best every time.

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Mar 04, 2021
Suzie C.
Great food and service as usual!

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Mar 03, 2021
Michael C S.
I throughly enjoy dining at Mesob

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Mar 02, 2021
Alejandro G.
It has been over a year since we have eating here and still the best Ethiopian restaurant in the area. I am always impressed how genuine and how nice the owners are. always attentive to diners in or for takeaway.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 28, 2021
Amey A.
We love Mesob! The food is always such quality and excellent, and we appreciated the social distancing inside of the restaurant! So glad to be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 25, 2021
Timothy T.
I love Mesob. Through several years of visits the food has been amazing and the staff warm and welcoming.... and they have pickup as well

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2021
Shelly B.
Absolutely love Mesob, the food was fantastic and full of flavor. I highly recommend having the Ethiopian coffee, it was delicious and fit really well with their desserts.

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 8/10
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Aug 03, 2021
Sean H.
Seemed they could use more wait staff. Servers were lovely but a bit slow.

Overall: 8/10
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Service: 7/10
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Aug 17, 2021
Bart L.
We travel to Montclair to eat at Mesab. Never disappoints!

Overall: 8/10
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Mar 24, 2021
Cynthia F.
Love the food and ambiance, but staff needs a bit of polishing. Server forgot beverages and bus person under trained.

Overall: 8/10
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Mar 09, 2021
michael l.
I enjoy this restaurant but wish there were a bit more variety in the menu.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 20, 2021
Pawan G.
Food is good but service is really bad.