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Best of Montclair 2021 — Winners ANNOUNCED!

by The Montclair Girl Team
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The wait is finally over: we have the winners for the Best of Montclair 2021! After weeks of voting and local businesses working hard for your support, we have finally closed our polls and have tallied the votes to see who has won the title, and of course the bragging rights of being the “best” in town.

Winners – please note: an email will be going out with your virtual decal + link to use plus instructions on how to obtain your physical decal in the new year. Please email [email protected] so we have your most up-to-date email address. Thank you and congratulations to all who were nominated!

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Best Accessories Boutique: Velvet Lush Boutique

Best Acupuncture Practice: Montclair Acupuncture LLC

Best Avocado Toast: The Corner

Best Bagel: Hot Bagels Abroad

Best Bar: Egan & Sons

Best Barbershop: Classic Man Cut & Shave

Best Beer Selection: Montclair Brewery

Best Blow Out: Hair 491

Best Botox / Fillers: Evolve Med Spa

Best Breakfast Sandwich: Hot Bagels Abroad

Best Breakout Montclair Business 2021: Butler & The Board Charcuterie

Best Brunch: Raymond’s

Best Burger: Tierney’s Tavern

Best BYOB Spot: Samba

Best Chicken Parm: Belgiovine’s Italian Deli

Best Chiropractor: Eshanov Chiropractic

Best Clothing Boutique: Velvet Lush Boutique

Best Cocktails: Faubourg

Best Coffee Shop: Paper Plane Coffee Co.

Best Community Event: Montclair Jazz Festival

Best Cookie: Montclair Bread Company

Best Covid-Born Business: Mind Your Beads and Seeds

Best Date Night Spot: Samba

Best Daycare: Park Street Academy

Best Deli: Belgiovine’s Italian Deli

Best Delivery Restaurant: Ani Ramen

Best Dentist: Stellar Smile Center

Best Dermatologist: Montclair Rejuvenation Center

Best Dessert Shop: The Pie Store

Best DIY Experience: Parcel

Best Dog Walker: Montclair Pet Girl

Best Espresso Martini: Faubourg

Best Eyebrow Spot: ARC Beauty Salon

Best Facial: SKN

Best Female-Owned Business: Kai Yang

Best Fitness Studio: D’Fit

Best Floral Design: Clores Flowers & Gifts

Best Food Truck: Mezoco Mexican Taqueria Truck

Best Fries: Stuffed Grass-Fed Burgers

Best Gift Shop: Giftbar

Best Gluten-Free Menu: Plum Bakery

Best Hair Salon: Hair 491

Best Hangover Food: Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza

Best Healthy Food Spot: Manhattan Juice Bar & Cafe

Best Hidden Gem: Jackie’s Grillette

Best Home Decor: Curated Home & Living

Best Home Organizer: Joyful Nest Home Organizing

Best Hot Dog: Tierney’s Tavern

Best Kids’ Activity: Montclair Art Museum

Best Kids’ Boutique: Over The Moon

Best Lashes: Lure Lash

Best Liquor / Beer Store: Merit Fine Wine and Liquor

Best Local Maker / Artisan: Salt Air(e) Collective

Best Mac n’Cheese: Raymond’s

Best Makeup Artist: Moxie Salon & Beauty Bar

Best Margarita: Tinga

Best Massage: Qiqi Massage

Best Mutz: Nicolo’s Italian Bakery & Deli

Best Nail Spot / Studio: Nail Fitness

Best New Dinner Spot: Popolari

Best Nutritionist: Well Made Nutrition

Best Outdoor Dining Set-Up: Faubourg

Best Pasta: da Pepo

Best Live Performance Venue: The Wellmont Theater

Best Pet Groomer: Montclair Pet Grooming

Best Pet Shop: L&B Healthy Pet Markets

Best Photographer: New Moon Photography 

Best Physical Therapist: Parabolic Performance & Rehab

Best Pizza: Brick + Dough

Best Plant Shop: Mind Your Beads and Seeds

Best Restaurant: Faubourg

Best Restaurant with a View: The Highlawn

Best Seafood: Halcyon Brasserie & Bar

Best Sports Bar: Egan & Sons

Best Spot for Visitors: The Van Vleck House & Gardens

Best Spray Tan: Olive Organic Tan Spa

Best Steak: Bloomfield Steak & Seafood House

Best Stroller-Friendly Restaurant: Raymond’s

Best Sushi: Nori

Best Sustainable Business: Good Bottle Refill Shop

Best Taco: Tacoria

Best Tailor / Dry Cleaner: Moline Kronberg Cleaners

Best Tapas: Samba

Best Therapist: Lukin Center for Psychotherapy

Best Vegan / Vegetarian-Friendly Menu: Le Salbuen Cafe Market

Best Wedding Business: Bridal Atelier Montclair

Best Wellness Business: Enlightened Path Healing

Best WFH Spot: Red Eye Cafe

Best Wine Selection: Faubourg

Best Wings: Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza

Best Yoga Studio: JaiPure Yoga Studio

Noteworthy Non-Profit: Human Needs Food Pantry

Person of the Year: Eliot R. Mosby of Montclair Diner

Montclair Diner’s owner, Eliot Mosby, had owned the restaurant for less than a year when things shut down in 2020. During that time, Mosby continued to employ all of his staff, made his menu more affordable and extensive to accommodate families ordering takeout, partnered with local organizations, and raised funds to feed frontline workers and families in need. He is our Montclair 2021 Person of the Year.

Winners, feel free to save this decal to post on your social media (we’ll also be mailing them – so reach out to [email protected] with a specific address if needed):

Congrats to all of the winners and to those who were nominated, and thank you to everyone who voted!

If your business was a winner or you love any of these businesses, make sure to share this post.

Our team will be in touch with the winners to send you your decal to display for all to see.  

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