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 | Debit |
  • 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
Indoor dining noon - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Indoor dining noon - 9 p.m.
Friday
Indoor dining noon - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Indoor dining noon - 10 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

4.86 out of 5 stars based on 1215 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2022
Darcy D.
Always a delightful meal. Meat sampler and gluten-free injera are the best!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 02, 2022
Veronica K.
Great food and great service!

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Nov 28, 2022
Deborah D.
The staff and kitchen were incredibly accommodating. We will come back again and again!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 21, 2022
Jennifer S.
I have always loved this restaurant. Amazing food and friendly staff every single time.

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Nov 14, 2022
Tom D.
It was great!

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Nov 05, 2022
Dolly J.
amazing!!

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Oct 30, 2022
Kelly F.
We loved everything about our lunch at Mesob. Incredible food, lovely restaurant and kind, friendly service. We drove almost an hour and a half from PA for our meal and would absolutely do it again. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 25, 2022
Hank Y.
Excellent food and dining experience ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 24, 2022
Tanya S.
Delicious! Great date night spot!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 13, 2022
Mitchell E.
Great food! Love this place! Always look forward to eating here.

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Oct 09, 2022
Karla H.
The food was amazing, excellent service, amazing experience! Will go again!

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Sep 19, 2022
Barbara M.
Love the food and the experience

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Sep 19, 2022
Christopher F.
Service was excellent

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Sep 19, 2022
Keith M.
The food was excellent and the coffee was just as good. My only suggestion is to keep up the good work and I look forward to visiting again.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 11, 2022
Kelly C.
Mesob is a gem! Lovely ambiance, attentive staff and absolutely delicious food! This was our second time there! The owner and her family are so friendly and simply beautiful people...We Love Mesob!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 04, 2022
Rosemarie C.
Friendly, attentive servers, tasteful ambience, and delicious food add up to a lovely evening out.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
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Sep 03, 2022
Nicole K.
Amazing food. Such a great change of pace from other restaurants and cuisines.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 03, 2022
Shauna S.
We love this restaurant!

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Sep 02, 2022
Ishita U.
Thoroughly enjoyed my visit! The staff is super friendly & the food is so good! My friend and I stayed for 3 hours and we didn’t feel rushed at all but the waiting staff checked in on us appropriately. I truly feel like I got a taste of Ethiopia!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 31, 2022
Patricia F.
The food was wonderful, service professional and caring, and the ambience was perfect. We look forward to our return visit!!

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Aug 31, 2022
Elise V.
Absolutely fantastic!! Love the good, staff and culture.

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Aug 30, 2022
Kevin L.
Wonderful, as always. Our server wasn’t the most attentive…but his co-workers picked up his slack.

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Aug 29, 2022
Carlos O.
This place never fails. My family and i have yet to find a dish we don't like. Everything is super flavorful and their staff is super attentive and sweet. We arrived early for a reservation and before i could excuse ourselves for arriving prematurely they were already asking us if we would like to be seated. This place is the best

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 28, 2022
Anthony L.
As always, great food and great ambiance at Mesob.

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Aug 23, 2022
Mitch L.
I have been to Mesob a number of times and always enjoy the experience. The food is delicious. The staff are attentive. The owner, Berekti, comes by to welcome every guest personally. I would definitely recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 19, 2022
Cathy R.
The service was great; server very friendly, efficient and accommodating. The food was fabulous.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2022
Marie I.
Wonderful experience. Staff was very friendly. I ordered lamb tibbs which was perfectly cooked and so delicious. Would definitely go back.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 12, 2022
Tim T.
I love Mesob. Great food and a friendly environment

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Aug 11, 2022
Jeanne J.
This restaurant is a favorite of ours. We brought friends who have never been and they absolutely loved everything about this restaurant. The food is amazing. So flavorful.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2022
Mark S.
Great food as always. Great service and atmosphere. Thank you for a little treat with a candle for the birthday boy!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2022
Amy K.
Our favorite place

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Jul 30, 2022
Ashley N.
Beti was amazing.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2022
Cristina N.
Easy and reliable. Thanks!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2022
Carlos G.
The server did a great job explaining the menu since it was our first time and we’re not familiar with the food. The food was awesome!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 21, 2022
Jerome M.
Wonderful experience for a birthday lunch at Mesob.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 18, 2022
Toby S.
Such a unique, pleasant experience. Food is consistently incredible and the service warm/attentive.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 18, 2022
Chris G.
Wonderful restaurant with Thomas helping guide us through our order and for also providing some insight into the history and culture of the country. He is so valuable!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 8/10
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Jul 16, 2022
Eder V.
Experience was gread and food was excellent! I will definitely be stopping by again.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 12, 2022
Michele G.
We had such a wonderful time being together with the friendly team and incredibly delicious meal. Great to be around a shared table!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2022
Michael B.
We had such a wonderful time there. We’d go back!! Thank you to everyone who served us!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2022
Marcial Q.
The food and the service at Mesob is outstanding we look forward to coming to dine several times a year.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 10, 2022
Andrea J.
Everything was wonderful. We’ll see you again very soon.

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Jul 08, 2022
Nitin P.
Great Place

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Jul 06, 2022
Misael S.
First time there after the pandemic, unpretentious place…is like have dinner at a close friend’s place. Lady approached our table we chatted a bit, on the top of the pandemic they got flooded, what delayed their reopening plans 6 moths. Resilient people. Rooting for you all. Thank you!

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Jul 04, 2022
Halima S.
Absolutely delicious and amazing food, friendly service and a beautiful restaurant!

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Jul 02, 2022
Kim M.
Excellent food!Excellent service!

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Jun 28, 2022
Lidia B.
We love, love, love Mesob! We always go there to celebrate a special occasion or just to dine out. We love the food and the owners. We are vegan, and they have many choices for plant-based eaters. The aroma of the spices wafting in the air when you come in is amazing. The owners are very nice and always make sure that we have a great experience. I only have good things to say about the place.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2022
Tiffany T.
Delicious as always! Great service! One of my favorite restaurants!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jun 18, 2022
Danica R.
Mesob was fantastic. Food was delicious, service was so knowledgeable and friendly and the atmosphere was tasteful and simple. We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 07, 2022
NICOLAE H.
Excellent food and service!