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 10 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
Indoor noon - 9 p.m.
Valid between: June 1, 2021 - June 6, 2022
Wednesday
Indoor dining noon - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Indoor dining noon - 9 p.m.
Friday
Indoor dining noon - 9 p.m.
Saturday
Indoor dining noon - 9 p.m.
Sunday
Indoor dining noon - 9 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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!
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.83 out of 5 stars based on 727 votes

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May 23, 2022
Alaina P.
Excellent food and service. Looking forward to going again

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May 16, 2022
Leslie B.
We had a great time! The food was delicious, and there were leftovers to have for an afternoon snack. The staff were helpful, but not clingy, which we really appreciate. And everything about the experience was special. Just sorry we live so far away. Hope to be in your neck of the woods again this summer.

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May 01, 2022
ANDY P.
Wonderful experience as always, so glad you are open again!!

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Apr 26, 2022
Janalys C.
It was my first time ever eating Ethiopian food and I am glad I chose Mesob. The food was amazing, the service was excellent, we were checked on by multiple people. I’m proud to have been able to support this business, you can tell they care greatly about their customers and have much pride in their cuisine.

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Apr 26, 2022
Sean K.
Excellent restaurant with such an amazing service, I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Apr 26, 2022
Elina A.
Me and my party had a great time. Everything was delicious. It was my first time eating at Mesob without doing a pick up order and I can’t wait to come back.

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Apr 07, 2022
ROHIT T.
Excellent!!

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Apr 05, 2022
Cansu B.
The food is always absolutely delicious, and the service is excellent. The only place we ever go out to eat.

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Apr 04, 2022
Elizabeth P.
Every visit to Mesob is a beautiful one! Such elegant courteous, wonderful service and the food is incredible!

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Apr 01, 2022
Jeff W.
Thank you so much for such a great evening!

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Mar 30, 2022
Zahra R.
Excellent food ,service and would definitely recommend visiting this restaurant. Quality, flavours and the taste of the food were superb. Very clean and the staff are very friendly and helped guide me through the menu. Thank you.

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Mar 27, 2022
Yogi S.
Swaroop gave us excellent suggestions for the food what we may enjoy. Surely we did enjoy. Only thing I would say that it should be mentioned in menu that there is certain minimum or if the order is small for certain offering for number of guests there will be surcharge.

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Mar 24, 2022
Rowan G.
Our server (middle-aged gentleman) was wonderful and the entire experience was very hospitable. The food was excellent, well-spiced and with good flavor balance. Also, my friend is ciliac and vegan to boot, and she was able to order many things and enjoy them all, including gluten-free injera (handbread) that the restaurant prepared for us ahead of time. It was lovely. Will certainly return.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2022
Katherine P.
My favorite Montclair restaurant! I visit every time I’m in town!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2022
Gordana J.
We had great experience and lent ,the only thing we noticed that they wanted to take our food away too soon ,we were not finished eating

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Mar 21, 2022
Helen M.
One of our very favorites!

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Mar 19, 2022
Ugo O.
Excellent as always.

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Mar 14, 2022
Kimberly C.
Great service. Amazing food. Every single thing we ate was delicious and flavorful. Such a unique experience. We will definitely return!

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Mar 13, 2022
Elvira Z.
I always enjoy the delicious food and the cozy atmosphere

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Mar 11, 2022
David M.
Love this place!

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Mar 07, 2022
Melissa H.
We have been enjoying Mesob for years! Always a fabulous experience!

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Mar 03, 2022
Steven L.
Great people, great food, great place!

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Mar 03, 2022
Beth W.
Always a fabulous meal and experience!

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Feb 18, 2022
Aleks O.
This is a great friggin restaurant man. It really is. And the people are super nice. Go there.

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Feb 17, 2022
Jennifer L.
Terrific food! The service was remarkably quick and the food was delicious. We plan to go back often.

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Feb 16, 2022
Matthew S.
Best Ethiopian restaurant around! Food is authentic. Wait staff very nice and accommodating. Clean dining room. Nothing bad to say, we'll be going there many times in the future, I hope!

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Feb 14, 2022
Samantha E.
I love coming to this restaurant. The staff are always super friendly, attentive, and courteous. The food is always amazing and delicious. I tell everyone I know about this place.

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Feb 05, 2022
anna k.
love that place, the food is tasty, the service friendly and impeccable. highly recommend

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Feb 03, 2022
Greg D.
EXCELLENT FOOD. EXCELLENT SERVICE!

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Feb 01, 2022
Heather G.
Love this place! Delicious food and great service.

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Jan 31, 2022
Cindy N.
Delicious

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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!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2021
Keisha H.
Loved it from start to finish. Great food and hospitality.

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Aug 14, 2021
Helena M.
Excellent place!

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Aug 02, 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!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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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.

Overall: 10/10
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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!

Overall: 10/10
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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!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 12, 2021
Michael M.
Food was excellent. Service was great. Experience was awesome.

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Jul 02, 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.

Overall: 10/10
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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.

Overall: 10/10
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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!

Overall: 10/10
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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.