The security guard at Montclair Art Museum advised us to visit Kip's Castle, the latest addition to Essex County's park system. We had some trouble finding it, but then a nice lady volunteered to drive us there. When we got there the janitor would not let us in, because the castle had been rented out for three months for a movie production. However...more
While we were in Montclair to visit the Art Museum, we met a friendly lady who showed us around some more interesting places. One of these was the Van Vleck House and Gardens.Originally a private estate of the Van Vleck family, the estate is now in the hands of the Montclair Foundation, who transformed the house into a center for non-profit...more
Overlook the New York skyline from Eagle Rock Reservation, where scores of people watched the September 11 attacks. To commemorate this tragic event Essex County dedicated a memorial on this site, which was designed and built by sculptor and artist Patrick Morelli. The centerpieces consist of a bronze bald eagle perched on a tree, a book with the...more
A small museum that is known for it's collection of Native American artwork, they also have special exhibitions, a very interesting permanant collection and a recent acquisitions gallery that showcases the museums newest works.When we visited, the special exhibtion was of the work of Jan Matulka: The Global Modernist. Two large rooms are devoted to...more
Great smaller art museum, recently completely renovated. Has a spetacular Native American collection and American artist collection as well as some innovative temporary exhibits. A few years ago they had sculptors create outdoor pieces that were incorporated into a miniature golf course. It was amazing and fun.more
37 N. Mountain Av., Montclair, New Jersey, 07042, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
Read review of this place in the Star-Ledger and decided to have dinner here before a concert at the Wellmont. We arrived at 6:00 on a Saturday night and were seated in the back(our choice) The place filled shortly afterward leaving others to wait in a line to be seated. This must be the only Irish bar on the Planet that has no Guinness signs or...more
Cafe Eclectic is a perfect little coffehouse with a "shabby chic" decor. They have loosely themed the restaurant along the lines of a medieval castle, but not so much that it is obtrusive. The smoking section is the place to sit. Even if you don't smoke, you should try to deal with it because it is just so much better than non. The non smoking...more
Enjoyable mexican food in a great atmoshpere. The slightly cramped, crowded, wildly decorated with "mexican" paraphenalia set of rooms is the perfect setting to get together with a bunch of friends for dinner. They do not serve alcohol, so you must bring your own,however, there is a liquor store conveniently located across the street. Bring your...more
This is a small bakery serving organic, fresh-baked goods that are fantastic. The staff is extremely helpful. There are a few tables outside so it is possible to grab a fresh-baked pizza and an organic juice and watch traffic. The best thing about this place is the abundance of vegan treats from vegan pizza topped with grilled onions and tofu to...more
If you're a child of the 1960's-70's, this place is it. Has all sorts of nostalgia along the walls including classic board games. Stars from the 60's-80's appear at the place. All those really famous ones like Soupy Sales, the 2 women from the TV show, Secret Garden, Monkees etc..What kitsch! Veggie burgers are fantastic here. It's more of an ice...more
Typical New Jersey neighborhood bar/restaurant combo with subtle charm, better-than-average food (killer fish & chips) and live music (tending towards heavier rock)on the weekends. Two pool tables when there's no music; HD plasma TV (and a half-dozen regular ones) is great for sports. Pretty much anything goes, but the crowd is generally well...more
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Exit 151 (Bloomfield Ave) off Garden State Parkway. Head West on Bloomfield Avenue.
Or there is regular bus service from Port Authority in NYC. Regular NJ Transit train service from Hoboken as well.
Walk, most of everything you will want to see is within walking distance. There are several public parking lots. Use them.