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A Toute Heure

232 Centennial Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016-3137
+1 908-276-6600
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (13 reviews)
“ice cream” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
232 Centennial Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016-3137
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We heard a lot of hype about this restaurant and ventured out during out first snow storm of the season to fulfill a reservation. Glad we came. The Octopus and Oysters were amazing. My pork chop was exceptional. Try the Scallops. Very pleased.

Thank stevesottl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this restaurant! The service is always terrific. On our last visit, the octopus and tuna tartare apps were excellent. However, the duck, which was so sensational on our last visit was over cooked and was disappointingly not crispy. Since the restaurant wasn’t busy...More

Thank Sockster
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Went last night and enjoyed a very pleasant dining experience. Greeted warmly and seated right away. Server, Olivia, was very nice and well-informed. Helped us with our choices. My wife had octopus app and I had shrimp with chorizo and mushrooms. Both were perfectly prepared...More

Thank xsivjosh
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I read lot of negative reviews since the restaurant has changed owner. I decided to give it a try anyway. The place was nicely decorated and had a comfy feel. I thought the food was quite disappointing and not worth the price. I took a...More

Thank happymommywith3
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I really like their food and the place itself. Always good quality and flavors. Their sugar cookies are the best!

Thank anasB6405BG
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Had lunch here as I have many times. The special of soft shelled crab sandwich was delicious and cooked perfectly. Menu changes with the seasons as well as the specials but the mussel pots and some other popular favorites are kept on the menu, so...More

Thank NJperson
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

...from start to finish. The appetizers, entrees & desserts were fresh, served at the right temps. and DELICIOUS! The staff is on point! - very courtious, informative yet fun and engaging. Kudos to the chef & his crew - job well done! P.S. the lavendar...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I have always liked A Toute Heure but lately have been very disappointed. I don't know if it's the change in ownership that has affected the overall experience or the fact that it was Memorial Day weekend (although that's giving far more weight to the...More

1  Thank MyTravel2D8
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Amazing dinner served at the local, intimate, A Toute Heure. Everytime I have eaten there it has always been terrific. The chef does an outstanding job creating new and interesting dishes from locally sourced products. The staff is friendly and attentive. If you are a...More

Thank deniseaddona
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The menu is limited, and if you don't get lucky on the specials you may have to settle. We had the "classic mussels" appetizer, which were essentially in a butter soup. This is not to be confused with Brussels classic. We had steak which was...More

1  Thank Simonsez20
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Bob H
30 May 2017|
Response from MyTravel2D8 | Reviewed this property |
I had the duck and it was good. The scallops were good. The base for the scallops was a parsnip puree which was too thick for the scallops.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Centennial Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016-3137
    (Elm Street)
  • Public Transportation: Cranford train station (Raritan Valley Line of NJTransit)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranford
  • Phone Number: +1 908-276-6600
  • E-mail
A Toute Heure is a local bistro located in the Centennial Village of Cranford, owned by Andrea & Jim Carbine and open since May of 2007. Offering lunch & dinner, and two special services - a "Last Sunday" brunch and a "Second Saturday" lunch. The menu changes with the seasons each month and features the finest ingredients that local markets, farms, and gardens have to offer - all cleverly combined and offered in delicious dishes prepared by Executive Chef Kara Decker and Pastry Chef Jessica Knik.
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