Axton's by Chef Anton Testino
Service was a little discombobulated, but the food was DELICIOUS! We all enjoyed our meals and plan on returning soon.
Very creative menu and very generous portions !
Excellent meal!!! We are so glad we discovered this place. I am vegan and my friends are not and they were able to make ALL of us have a great meal experience. Absolutely delicious food!!
It was our first time but won’t be our last time! wait staff was excellent especially Francesca! We had an opportunity to meet the chef although he was busy he took the time to meet us!
Our waitress Francesca was exceptional and the food outstanding! Start to finish the experience as a whole was fabulous! Can’t wait to go back.
It was my second time there. Food was excellent and our waitress Fran and the other staff were wonderful.
The food was delicious and the server Susan was very nice. It was our first time eating at this restaurant. The reason I chose to dine there was due to the Vegan options. I was looking forward to trying the Vegan Ravioli but they were not available on this evening. Perhaps I'll have a chance to try them the next time.
The food is fantastic! We went on New Year's Eve and they had a regular menu which was surprising. Every thing that we ordered was delectable. Jekyll and Hyde Calamari is a must! Can't wait to return.
New Years Eve
Food was good the risotto was very good
The calamari with balsamic is a unique flavor
Our party of 4 was seated promptly upon arrival. The food is Amazing, albeit a slow process to order and be served, but well worth the wait.
For dinner we had a “ 7 fishes” hot appetizer and the roasted long hot peppers (seriously hot and seriously delicious) followed by a grouper and a beef filet special
and the Francesca’s Bronzino. Portions were generous and the food was delicious. Desserts were equally as tasty.
One of the best local restaurants for sure.
Third time dining. Have returned because the food is excellent, but will not return because the service has been terrible all 3 times! Very unfortunate.
Amazon. Takes time to please your palate. Love this place but hesitate to say because I won’t get reservations easily.
Our Waitress was excellent and the service overall was great from all involved. Very attentive. The food was absolutely excellent, from the 7 fishes special appetizer, to the Pork Chop special, and the crepe filled cannoli.
I have been to Axton’s on numerous occasions and each time is better than the last! This restaurant is my absolute favorite.
The food and service was great. We had the calamari and soup of the day, and risotto for the main entree. All were tasty and portions were large. We actually ended up taking home most of the entrees as we were full from the previous courses.
The waitstaff made sure we were well taken care of throughout our dinner. There were friendly and courteous. The only thing as others have noted is the ceiling is tired and could use at least a coat of paint and the lighting is a little odd. We can overlook this given the rest of the experience.
Quality of food and service always high. The pork special was special!
Went first time a week ago, came back again a week later! All dishes on point, great meal with huge portions. Thanks!
Always a great meal.
Excellent meal. Shrimp bisque was outstanding. Mussels were prepared differently from other restaurants which was good. Sherry wine in a cream sauce. Wife had halibut with crab meat and I had the filet mignon with scallops. Excellent
This place is world class. The flavor balancing is complex and wonderfully thought out.
Second time there - same result. The chef tries to hard to to create with too much happening in the meal. A culinary cacophony. Flavors and mixes fight instead of complimenting each other.
Great food, great service, can’t beat it
Food was fabulous. Restaurant was filled to capacity. A bit noisier than I prefer but still ok. Service was good. A little pricy. Glad it is a BYOB.
Been there a few times and it is always excellent .
Delicious entrees with unusual combinations. Outstanding scallops.
This is my friend and I’s spot. We have to come here. Not only for the sweet and caring staff. But the food is OUT OF THIS WORLD. Do yourself a favor and get the shrimp risotto!
The food is always awesome but our server was terrible. Ordered soup forgot to bring it out, didn’t come over to see how each course was did not tell us in the beginning of items that were not available like the goat cheese raviolis and not her fault but broken cappuccino machine ??? Little disappointing but the food was the savior
One of our favorite restaurants. Chef Anton is truly a master in the kitchen. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended.
IW went there to celebrate my husbands birthday. The food is always outstanding. My last experience we were a party of two and had a reservation and waited a half hour. That was about 6 months ago. This time with our reservation, we were taken right away. The servers were very attentive. I would definitely go back. Joanne
2nd time and still not sure why it’s so packed. While some items were good, nothing was great. Panko coating was wet and came off chicken, one persons risotto was like paste, sauce on a steak was very salty, and dessert crepe was undercooked and doughy. No we didn’t complain about any of it bc it was edible and other people in our group loved their dishes, just not going to give it a third try.
We were happy to discover Axton’s! We were served by Anton’s mother who was as nice as can be. The only issue was how slow the appetizers took to come out of the kitchen. And then our entree came out immediately after. If they paced the meal better we would have given higher marks. Also the salads were just okay, nothing great. But we will return!
This is our "Go To/Special Occasion" local Italian Restaurant. Food and service is top notch. Menu has great variety! Highly recommended.
The food was great and the presentation was very appealing. Vegan options, while limited, were well done.
Food is very good, I had the salmon over fettucine. Salad was good but a little too much dressing. Staff is very friendly, service is a little slow - I had to call someone over after we sat down. The hostess offered us water and never came back. The food is good, this is my second time there and I plan to go back.
The food was excellent and the service was also very good. The restaurant is a bit dark making it hard to see the menus. And the prices are a bit high for New Jersey. While it might be normal to pay this much in a place like Manhattan, similar values in New Jersey typically cost less.
Delicious food! Excellent service, BYO even better. Cant wait to go back.
The food is so very well prepared. This was my third visit and I have enjoyed every meal immensely. The food is awesome.
I thought it was a bit pricey, at first. The portions were huge. I enjoyed it and so did my wife! Thanks
The menu is well put together something for everyone ...... presentation of each plate coming from the kitchen was one nicer than the next.....portions were of a good value....you do not leave the restaurant hungry....totally a very enjoyable dining experience.
Food was delicious. Sauces combine different ingredients presenting varied flavors. Appetizers and Dessert were great. Totally pleasurable dinner experience!