Grissini
Grissini

Grissini

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.grissinirestaurant.com/index.html
  • Phone: 2015683535
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Alberto Leandri
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties are available, please inquiry for details.
  • Private Party Contact: (201) 568-3535 2015683535

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is available.
A word from Grissini
Rated "Excellent" and called an "East Coast Spago," by Zagat, we offer Nouvelle Italian cuisine.
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Grissini reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (11)special occasion (9)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (5)romantic (4)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Consistently Excellent
    joehVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    this is a lovely restuarant, a bit of a north jersey power scene with lovely owners/ hosts/ waiters who are very warm while offering a very sophisticated experience. The food is simply fantastic though i do with the meats were free range and assured of humane treatment. Overall, Grissini is always a GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KEENJVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Grissini never disappoints with excellent Italian food and solicitous service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NeNaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great place, good food. A gem of a restaurant and a real find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food!
    SpangleNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Nice to be greeted by the Valet to park the car, even midweek. The salads were deliciously fresh and the grilled shrimp for my main course was just wonderful: 4 absolutely gigantic shrimp in a sumptuous sauce. It is just a short ride from Manhattan, so accessible as long as one isn't driving during rush hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not the usual Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    While Grissini serves the usual Italian fare like deep fried Calamari and a variety of pasta dishes be prepared to sample some atypical offerings like pepper soup, soup made from the blending of fresh peppers. It's outstanding. Also a common appetizer like prosciutto with figs is enhanced by using prosciutto aged 24 months paired with sweet figs with a delicate flesh. The decor is a sleek modern motif, although my table was not the most desirable being next to a food preparation station. I've dined at many Italian restaurants in New Jersey and Manhattan and Grissini is one of the best I've been to, with one caveat this rating is based on only one visit.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    SERVICE FROM HELL! Has to be the worst service I ever received. Unaccommodating, slow and inadequate. My party receive three wrong dishes and when brought to the attention of my server,(Raphael) it's seemed like "eat it or get nothing" Any question I would ask about the menu seemed to annoy my server. When I would try to get my servers attention I seemed to be ignored, having to raise my voice on a few occasions. And when I got his attention or even the attention to fellow servers, we would get a smart remark(attitudes with all these guys) . An excuse for everything... Ticked me off so much I didn't even enjoy the food.. Awful, Awful, Awful.
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  • Errrr
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I loved the food and the service was good as well.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 207 reviews are from the Grissini reviews archive.
  • always wonderful
    NewyorkerVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Grissini is the best. The food is wonderful and the service is very, very attentive. I have tried a dozen different entrees and every entree has been excellent. The fish is perfectly prepared. The calamari is so, so good. The pastas are fresh and perfectly prepared with just the right amount of sauce. The back room is the best place to be seated. Although the noise level is loud I have never had a problem having a conversation. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Strong across the board
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I went here with my father. I have been to the restaurant for lunch which was always good but I was surprised by how good dinner was. Put simply, my steak was PERFECT and the wine was as good. I was worries about not going pasta or traditional Italian but I was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Dining Experience
    Richie
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    It has quite some time since we were at Grissini's and totally enjoyed our dinner on Sunday. We shared a very nice salad and my wife, who does not eat very much loved the old lobster appetizer. I had the Colorado Lamb Chops and they were amazing, perfectly grilled to order with a wonderful glaze I think? We had no dessert nor coffee. Our waiter was nice as well as the other help We very much appreciated the fact that the menu had the specials printed and with prices, so we did not have to ask Hope to return soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KBM428
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great food and service. Grissini has always been one of my favorite restaurants.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grissini
    tonymo52
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We enjoyed dinner this past Saturday night as usual the food was fantastic as was the service thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PERFECT
    etbdining
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The cuisine, presentation and service were exceptional. Will definitely go to Grissini's more frequently in the future. It's a real find!!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable, relaxing, comfortable
    Happy
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Enjoyable, relaxing, comfortable and well staffed with great food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over rated
    Trout10
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    My son picked this restaurant for his 16th birthday based on reviews he had read. It sounded good so we gave it a try. Luckily we arrived in a Mercedes or we may have been turned away, there were Bentleys, Maseratis, etc. in conspicuos spots in the parking lot. Aside from the smell me atmosphere, it was loud, service was lacking, and the food was okay. Overall a disappointment for $400.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My pasta had a hard,spiny
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    My pasta had a hard,spiny fishy object I pointed out to waiter. Maitre'd came back to table with item to tell me it was a microgreen. This was not a microgreen. It was my husband's birthday so I chose not to make a scene. The pompous attitude reaffirms my long absence from here. I have lived in BC for many years and will try my best to make sure my friends hear about this experience. I will go to NYC and pay the same or less and lose the attitude. All I expected was I am sorry.
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  • Grissini
    Grissini
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Very Nice Place, Very Good Food, Service was Good, But the Maître D was unpleasant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive, but GOOD
    tomayVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    very good food- but you will pay for it! martini $16.00 nyc prices - MERCEDES crowd, pretentious wait staff at times- but really good food
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated
    BroadaxeRdTaxGuy
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    3 of us stopped in for dinner to avoid the traffic back to NY. We all oderred appitizers. One was the Caprese. The Buffalo mozzarella was great. The tomates however were unripend. It was supposed to have a balsamic reduction, but came in just oil. I asked about it and the waiter just brought us a bottle balsamic vinigar. Then one of our dinner orders was not what was orderred. Again I said something to the waiter and he just brought the sauce from what should have been orderred. Then went on to blame the kitchen. We skipped dessert and left. Overall it was very disappointing and will not make it a stop again.
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  • Italian Cuisine at it's Finest
    jaybird51VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner here on a busy Saturday evening. Our reservation was for 7:45pm and we were shown to a table right away. However, it was too close to the kitchen and the traffic area in the restaurant so we asked for a quieter table in another part of the restaurant. We were told that we would have to wait for something to open up and were directed to the bar. We ordered club soda, patiently waited a bit, then asked to see the wine list, ordered a nice bottle of wine, and we eventually ended up at the perfect table for us, in the corner by the wine cabinets. Our choice to wait; and we were glad that we did because the experience we had was exactly what we were hoping for. Food and service were wonderful, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were forced to leave our table
    teamsarrow
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    70 minutes into our reserved dinner for two we were about to order dessert when we were presented with the bill and told to move to another table (and to immediately pay the bill). The restaurant had booked a large party and needed our table for four. In a garbled and rushed manner they offered us free drinks, and even dessert "on the house." After we paid the bill, we were asked to stand at the bar, and told we were waiting for a table. But then they asked us to sit at the bar when two chairs, that were not next to each other, opened up. When we said we were leaving the staff seem shocked and dismayed that we were not happy sitting at the bar. The food was excellent, but a welcome feeling was lacking, and the service was unusual.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local place can't go wrong
    Foodie101VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Grissini you can rely on for flavors and service. We are New Yorkers and it worth the trip
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a Night Out
    RestluverVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We had some friends from the city come into visit. Party of 6. we had a nice table at the end and we enjoyed our evening. Food was very good and the service was good also. Appetizers took a bit long to come out but opther than that everythng was excellent. Valet parking and easy access to bridge and overall area a plus. don't hesitate to go to this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best Italian restaurants
    Rafa
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    One of the best Italian restaurants in Bergen County
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great food, classy
    DustyVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    always great food, classy style, great ambience. Very consistent.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic Italian Restaurant
    paus
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dinner Highlights: Black Truffle Risotto & Pasta Bolognese The food was perfectly authentic Italian. The pasta and risotto tasted clean and light. You can tell the pasta is made fresh. The taste came mainly from the quality of the kitchen and not from any butter/oil. This is quintessential Italian cooking, hard to find in New Jersey. They have a great wine selection all from Italy, and the servers are experienced and relaxed. They don't try to hard to impress but deliver in every way. Conclusion: Grissini does not try to be anything it is not. A perfect balance of comfort and elegance with no pretentious attitude. It is a classy Italian restaurant with great service, food, and ambiance. That's it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok local gem if you don't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Ok local gem if you don't want to drive to Manhattan.
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    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going Strong
    Albert
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Retains its place as a classy upscale Italian restaurant. First went there almost 30 years ago and it was great then. Hasn't changed much...service and food remain top-notch, prices are a little more than other local spots but then you are probably getting what you pay for. Over the bar area now there is a very big screen TV for sports fans but it does not disturb those in the main dining areas.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Grissini
    Glow
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in Northern New Jersey. I have gone there on special occasions, Saturday nights, New Years Eve. The food is is always excellent, especially the home made pasta and sea food. The Dover sole, my favorite dish, is always fresh and cooked to perfection. The service is great. Best pick on this side of the Hudson. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We eat at Grissini fairly often but found it to be quite disappointing this past Sunday evening. Once again the menu has changed, prices are higher, portions smaller, wine list offers very few reasonably priced choices. Service was very slow but that was alright since we were relaxing over red wine but when my main dish finally arrived it wasn't what I ordered and when they corrected the mistake, the pasta dish I asked for was missing the mushrooms so even on a second try they got it half wrong!!! The maitre d was made aware and nicely apologized and comped my main. We'll return but not with the enthusiasm we used to have for Grissini.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enzo and Michael were the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Enzo and Michael were the best! Not only funny But very welcoming
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    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Continental restaurant
    BabsVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Grissini"s always delivers with a varied menu that should please everyone. The service was attentive and the food very tasty. The restaurant is odd shaped with a small quiet front area,a narrow main area and a quiet ,but a little dark back room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tough veal and indifferent service
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Drinks and appetizers were fine but things fell apart after our entrees were served. I had halibut which was fine but my husband's veal was tough. He never sends anything back but would have told our waiter if we had seen him again BEFORE our plates were cleared for coffee. When he did reappear I told him about the veal and his lack of attention and he said he was sorry but he was busy. He offered a "free" dessert which wasn't what I was looking for but a nice gesture. We have always had good food prior to this evening.
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  • The food was delicious. The
    chrisVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    The food was delicious. The service was fantastic. Wait staff were extremely pleasant, very attentive and accommodating.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lacks knowledge
    melroyVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    The food is great and the service is friendly. However, my waiter did not understand different wines have different vintages and one vintage can be great, while another not so much. The GM mad up the difference by offering a more expensive vintage for the same price.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recent improvements
    Robynslp95VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I haven't been to one of my favorites in awhile. Recent improvements include a new chef , interesting cocktail list at the bar (though they don't have all the ingredients ) and a solid use of truffles across the menu . The food was excellent . My only complaint is the ridiculous mark up on the wines . You can eat in the city and pay less for the same choices . For example silver oak was twice what it is at any comparable level in fine dining . The menu is expensive as is without having to bang people over the head for wine . If they are going to charge astronomical amounts at least have some sid choices in the 50 to 100 range - there's hardly anything inusing white !
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a short note to compliment
    ReneeVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Just a short note to compliment Grissini's Restaurant for the excellent food and wonderful service. I have written about this restaurant before and my opinion has not changed. The food is excellently prepared, the wait staff professional and courteous and the Maitr'D, Enzo friendly and efficient. No haughtiness here! A great evening for Italian dining.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average eatery
    mss22VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Seated opposite the kitchen corridor access was the beginning to a noisy crowded non-romantic eating experience. Trying to have a conversation in the bar area was next to impossible. Although the food was decent, everything else was average at best. This restaurant tries to create the feeling of it being the "Only game in town." Believe me, it's not.
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  • Consistency, Consistency
    27East
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    I have been visiting Grassini for the past 5 years, and I have never been disappointed. The food is always prepared properly and there's never any disappointing surprises. Great intimate spot for the occasional business lunch. On my most recent visit ordered the tuna steak. It was prepared to perfection. If you haven't been, put Grassini on your list of places you have to try. Great food, reasonable prices. Now all you need is the right company to join you.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As good as Italy
    Kathid23VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    My husband and I travel quite a bit and are very particular. On this visit, our meal was outstanding and as good as the best restaurants in Italy. We are going back this week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.