Estreia
Estreia

Estreia

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.estreia978.com/
  • Phone: 7329947878x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: CLOSED
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Kosher, International
  • Executive Chef: Aryeh Goldenson
  • Dress Code: Formal Attire
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Finchley Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Estreia
At Estreia, gourmet dining is defined by exceptional flavors and inspired techniques artfully executed by our chefs.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Estreia reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (13)romantic (12)fit for foodies (5)notable wine list (5)hot spot (4)good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (3)late-night find (3)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Very pleasant experience
    michaelonlongissland
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    As a reasonably-skilled amateur chef, I had been anxiously awaiting an opportunity to try Estreia, about which I had heard very favorable comments. My wife and granddaughter and I all enjoyed our dinner. We ordered several selections, all of which were well prepared, beautifully presented, and -- wonder of wonders for a strictly-kosher establishment, properly cooked. For once, a rare steak was truly rare, crisp duck actually had a crisp skin, and the sweetbreads were succulent, not over-sauced, and not dried out. My wife commented in the excellence of the dressing on her salad. The only off-note was the cheesecake, which seemed to have been prepared off-premises, and was not utterly outstanding. Expensive, but well worth it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bstomach ache
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was good but one meal was heavy for one of us ,Cornish hen with beans
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Our food wasn't good. We were looking forward to a great steak but it was tasteless and very chewy
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    really good food and great service! I would definitely go again!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, Amazing food
    Mark
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Its a very nice quit place. The service was very good, the waiter was extremely nice, The food was absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, decent ambience
    hayman
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food was superb as always, but they need to turn down the AC. New drinks menu is a work in progress-looking forward to seeing what they come up with as the current mixed drink menu is sparse.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 18 reviews are from the Estreia reviews archive.
  • Excellent
    Berniedk
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We found the food outstanding and abundant. The wine selection was excellent
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best for a Bon Vivant
    LFoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Searching for high-end kosher cuisine in Central NJ? Here it is. Loved every. single. dish. Make sure to try their sweetbreads, carpaccio, Tomahawk steak, and Tartar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    AnniversaryDinner
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Loved the service and the attention the staff paid to my food allergies - they brought out the chef to make sure no mistakes were made and I appreciated that! One weird thing was that I wanted to order the Chef's special and was told they were out of it.... then as I was finishing my absolutely delicious second choice, I heard a waiter serving the special to a nearby table.... wasn't sure what to make of that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Foodie1
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Passing through Lakewood we decided to stop for dinner @ Estereia. It was super!! You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall good
    superbowl
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Overall we had a great time. The menu had a lot of options and the food was good. I didn't like that the door was open to the lobby - and the outside door kept opening because of another event in the building, so there was a lot of people coming in, which made the restaurant too cold. We asked for the door to be closed, but the manager said it needs to stay open.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant surprise in Lakewood NJ
    StakeoutFan
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    There are not many good privately owned restaurants in Lakewood. Estreia is a standout. Food was fantastic and service was wonderful. My filet mignon was every bit as good as my experiences in NY and Chicago. One minor item to be prepared for, it is a Kosher restaurant. My guest and I were the only patrons not wearing a yarmulke (pronounced yamaka). This didn't bother us and we were treated extremely well. I would not hesitate going back but it is a bit obvious when you enter the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great kosher food in Lakewood
    AvidEater
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Estreia is the first kosher restaurant in Lakewood, NJ to meet the high fine dining standards set by the very best kosher restaurants (and non-kosher restaurants) in NYC. Actually, there are a number of dishes that I have eaten there that are noticeably better than comparable dishes that I have been served anywhere else (sweetbreads, skirt steak, green apple sorbet). The food is exceedingly well prepared and elegantly presented. The menu tends toward classic American dishes with foreign touches, but there is always some creative twist. The wine list is extensive. The wait staff is attentive, polished and charming. The prices are high, but the food and experience are well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raising the bar for Lakewood!
    Lakewooder
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Estreia has done a great job bringing "Manhattan style" kosher dining to Lakewood. Service was excellent, and food was terrific. Our party had Salmon, Boneless Ribeye, a Steak Salad, and the Tomahawk steak. Food was prepared well and the steaks were exactly as requested (Medium/Rare & Medium/Well). The Tomahawk steak was incredible! We wanted to order soup, but didnt' see any on the menu. We should have asked as we saw a server bringing out soup to another table. Salads can be challenging for a glatt kosher restaurant, but are doable. The Butternut Squash salad was ok, but not to the level of the rest of the offerings. Some creative focus on the salad side of the menu would be well placed. A great time and will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME!!
    4points
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Lakewood, welcome to the big leagues! As good a dining experience as any of the exclusive Manhattan restaurants.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice experience
    FoodLover
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    This place is as close as you get to the city in terms of ambiance, food (and prices!). I had the misfortune of being there on a busy night, so the chef was seemingly strained. It was disappointing that after I placed my order I was told one of the items wasn't available, and the waitress twice seemed to have forgotten to include my special requests in my order. The boneless rib eye and the pomegranate chicken that my wife ordered were both very good, and the waitress went out of her way to accomodate. (I would have liked more flavorful options on the menu e.g. pepper crusted/marinated meats etc). Price was closer to city prices but I found it still slightly cheaper. Overall nice experience, I would definitely return when I go local again!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip!!
    BORN2EAT
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    My children live in Lakewood. I am always looking for a "SPECIAL" place to celebrate special occasions without going into NYC. Lakewood finally has that place!! Estreia !!! This IS a NYC quality establishment from menu, wine list,ambiance and price. Very often when dining in kosher restaurants I feel cramped. Estreia was a very comfortable place to dine. Our server Heidi was top notch. for the next special occasion there is no doubt where I will celebrate. ESTREIA!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressed !
    coupleinNJ
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Nice ambiance, attentive and professional waiters, and delicious food. The meats were succulent and perfectly done. (Nice touch with the "Estreia" chocolates given along with the check!)
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Debbie
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    We really enjoyed Estreia! The food was excellent and the ambiance was better than any fancy restaurant I have been to in NY. I am so excited that I don't have to travel to celebrate a birthday or anniversary with my husband.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Steak and duck were excellent (could've used a little more flavor though), ambience was classy. Was easy to get waiter's attention, and they were very friendly and helpful. Disappointed that only one side comes with main course- comparable establishments offer two. Also thought it comical that they want you to give an 'additional tip' on the bill after they charge 18% gratuity automatically.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary
    Anniversary
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Was the ideal place to celebrate our Tenth wedding anniversary. Great attentive wait staff and rather quick service. Most importantly, the food was delicious. We each had different cuts of steak along with scrumptious spring rolls and a tasty dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My best restaurant experience
    Itche
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    My best restaurant experience ever. Service, food and ambeiance were outstanding
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband and I were very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    My husband and I were very impressed with Estreia. The food was impeccable; the atmosphere was very upscale and romantic. My husband got the Rib Eye and was in heaven!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    "This was my first visit to Esteria. The food atmosphere and service ambience were excellent. The salmon that I ordered was cooked to perfection and my dinner guest said the restaurant was amazing. i would definitely return to try your other dishes."
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.