Seventy Seven Walnut in Montclair Coming Soon

[photo source: 77 Walnut]
Update: Seventy Seven Walnut Montclair is now open
Brothers Frank and Daniel Foti are expecting to open their new restaurant Seventy Seven Walnut (formerly Adara), within a month or so in Montclair. The 53 seat restaurant’s menu will feature an eclectic mix of Mediterranean-style foods and more in a room adorned with various art (one room will be available for private parties), playing low key jazz and establishing Frank’s ultimate goal of “delivering great service and great food”.
Daniel will run the kitchen as executive chef, while Frank will handle front of house duties. Daniel trained at the Culinary Institute of America, though both come from a restaurant background, working for their uncle at his many NYC restaurants (Sign of the Dove, Yellow Fingers, Arizona 206). This operation is also an extended family affair, with their niece (a French Culinary grad) working as sous chef.
Expect the seasonal menu (see launch version below) to change about four times a year with vegetarian and gluten-free options on board. There will typically be five homemade (when possible) pastas, smoked sausages from a local polish butcher and the aforementioned eclectic mix from Daniel’s vast culinary experiences.
Seventy Seven Walnut will be open 6 days for dinner with an additional service of brunch on Sundays. Foti expects they might do lunch eventually, though definitely not at launch. They are a BYO establishment, though they’ve arranged tableside delivery from the liquor store across the street (and possibly some suggested pairings as well).
Seventy Seven Walnut 77 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ
Launch Menu /Winter
Spiedini of Mozzarella­ lemon, anchovy, capers
Marinated Sweet Peppers ­ – goat cheese, olives, garlic toast
Caramelized Onion Tart­­ – black olives, roast tomato, feta cheese
Scallop and Shrimp Cerviche­ – lime, jalapeno, shallots, radicchio
Lobster Pan Roast­ – scallions, fennel, tomato oil
Mixed Plate­ – house made pate, assorted smoked sausages served with grain mustard, cornichons
Soups and Farm Salads
Warm Napa Cabbage­ – Virginia bacon, Stilton Bleu, granny smith apples
Roast Butternut Squash­ – baby greens, walnuts, dried cranberries, pickled onions
Caesar – anchoide toast, parmesan crisps
Crispy Duck Confit – arugula, pears, mustard drizzle
Creamy Chick Pea Soup – grilled shrimp, roasted tomato
Classic French Onion Soup – emmethalar cheese, garlic croutons
Roasted Acorn Squash Soup – marscapone, caramelized onions
House Made Gnocchi – roasted tomato’s, smoked mozzarella, green olives
Cavatelli – lamb ragu, fresh ricotta, mint
House Made Fettuccine – lobster, butter, sage, parmesan
Spaghetti – smoked bacon, egg, cracked black pepper, pecorino cheese
Penne – sweet sausage, sweet onion in a cream saffron sauce
Bucatini – little neck clams, mussels, garlic, peperoncino, white wine, herbs
Pan Roasted Salmon
Grilled Red Snapper – oranges, fennel, cerignola olives, red shard
Oven Roasted Atlantic Cod – herbs, bread crumbs, spinach, Sicilian olive oil broth
Pesce al Cartoccio – roasted grouper in parchment paper, tomatoes, cremini mushrooms, olives, rosemary
Clam & Chorizo Stew – red peppers, white beans, and fingerling potatoes
5 Spice Pan Roasted Pork Chop – sweet & sour cabbage, bacon lardons, potato gratin
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs – parsnip whipped potatoes, glazed carrots
Skillet Roasted Chicken – pearl cous cous, herb pistou
Costata ­ – grilled rib eye steak, wilted watercress,  truffle parmesan fries
Slow Roasted Pork Shank – sweet soy, star anise, steamed basmati rice


  1. Can’t wait to dine at 77 Walnut! Heard nothing but great things about Chef Daniel!

  2. No lack of experience here look for good things to come from the Foti family!!

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