409 Franklin St, Bloomfield, NJ | Directions 0700340.793009 -74.195695
I do not reccomend this restaurant especially for large parties. The staff was rude, including the manager. They have NO flexibility and provided the most unwelcomed atmosphere that I have ever been to in my life! Its a shame because I have come to this restaurant on several occassions. I even had a party there!! I heard they are under new management and maybe thats the issue. I had a party of 15, they rushed us , told us that we had very limited time because they had another party coming in. This was supposed to be a Graduation celebration, we didnt even have dessert!! There end up being 3 more people that came in addition to my original reservation. The restaurant showed no flexibility . There were several empty tables (with no reservations) they told us they had NO more tables NOr chairs.That they only resereved for 15. WHAT!????? i should have walked out of that restuarant right then and there. But because of the large party and the inconvenience, i decided to stick it out, only to be further dissapointed. The did eventually bring over the extra chairs. they had a bigger section in the restaurant and refused to use that section. NOT FLEXIBLE, NOR ACCOMADATING WHATSO EVER!! We finished in timely manner and was still rushed out the door. I will NEVER EVER STEP FOOT BACK INTO THIS RESTAURANT. I AM SORRY THAT THEY EVEN GOT MY $. I WILL NOT RECCOMEND THIS RESTAURANT TO ANYONE. BEWARE ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE IN A LARGE PARTY. its a shame because the food has always been good, too bad i couldnt even enjoy it.
great service – marissa is great how in the world can she remember every one by name i mean we went there onces with a really large party and she spoke to each of by name we have gone back many times and she knows just who u are all i can say is never let her go we love her
Cranky and nasty – A nasty waitress and her nasty father don't make mediocre food taste good. Not worth the trip unless you want some abuse.
Glad We Tried it Again!! – Had been here many, many years ago when I used to live in Bloomfield (it was under different owners then). Happened to be in the area recently and went here with friends. What a great surprise! The setting is pretty much the same (cozy, casual) but the food is now AMAZING! Had the Angry Shrimp, Empanadas and Lobster Bisque for appetizers, all 3 were excellent. Our steaks were delicious and cooked to perfection (filet mignon, rib eye, NY strip) a choice of potato or rice and a sald is included with the dinner. We also ordered additional sides (sauteed spinach, crispy onion strings, sauteed mushrooms & onions) they were great . Service was prompt and friendly. Really enjoyed having coffee and after dinner drinks on the patio -- though if the waitress would have waited a little before bringing our check (we hadn't asked for it) we definitely would have had a second round. We found the prices reasonable for the quality of the food. Loved the atmosphere, will definitely return!
Love – Every time I walk into the Bloomfield Steakhouse I am immediately welcomed by the friendly and helpful staff. They make a conscious effort to remember my name and treat me as if they are generally happy to have my business. That goes a long way with me!
As for the food, I am never disappointed! Issues occur, sometimes something may not come out EXACTLY as I would like it, but again, the friendly and helpful staff are immediately right there to make it right. Whatever that might entail. I have to say it's a rare occurrence when something does go wrong as I find it to be the best, most fresh steak in the area! Looking forward to my next meal!
Never again – Too many good places in Montclair to put up with cranky manager, basic food, dark atmosphere
Amazing Food – Bloomfield Steak house is great. We moved to Bloomfield 2 years ago and immediately found this place. We love it. The steak finger appetizer is terrific and we always get extra bread to dip in the sauce. The staff is friendly and always greets you warmly. Haven't really tried the seafood, but all the steaks are awesome, not to mention the spinach mashed potatoes!!! The burgers are one of the best I've had. As the previous post says, Frankie can be abrupt, but the service is always on point. The coconut cake and german chocolate are not to be missed!
I also had dinner on Mother's Day at the Bloomfield Steak & Seafood Restaurant. I was coming in as the verbal exchange took place. I did not witness what the customers say took place. I did witness Frankie's sister Nicole trying to appease the upset customers by offering them a gift certificate and apology. She did refer to him as a "dick" because obviously, she knows her brother. I'm a regular at the restaurant. I've always enjoyed my meals and service. If something was wrong I would comment...they would apologize or say thanks and that was it. Under Nick and his children's ownership I have seen an increase in business and minority customers. The "different clientele" Frankie referred to must have been families since the restaurant is frequented mostly by couples or adult groups. If we want change to come people have got to stop blaming every little thing on racism.
Mothers Day at the Bloomfield Steakhouse – We were worried about the service being Mothers Day and the place was packed. NO PROBLEM!!! Sue was our server and she did an amazing job. The food as always was 5 star.
Worst service by waiter – Frank the son and part owner of the restaurant was curt, and rude we felt very rushed as we tried to enjoy our Mother's Day brunch 2010. The only upside was the busboy Chad who helped us with our every need. We only left a tip for Chad and not for Frank. The other patrons agreed with the awful service as they were leaving.
When a "regular" asked Frank how business was he replied "we have a different clientele today." I am not sure what that meant but in a restaurant filed with minorities I was offended.
As we were leaving we asked to speak to the owner Nicole who told us "she knows her brother can be a d__k." We were obviously offended by this use of language.
Overall not a place you want to go unless you are a "regular."
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