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La Griglia
La Griglia

La Griglia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lagriglia.com
  • Email: lagriglia1@gmail.com
  • Phone: (908) 241-0031
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: John Tocci
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer four different Private Rooms that can accommodate from 10-80 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Victor (908) 241-0031

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 26th Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from La Griglia
With a unique combination of sophisticated atmosphere, an extensive wine list, and contemporary cuisine with a focus on seafood, La Griglia offers a taste of Italy far from the ordinary.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "I've known about La Griglia for years but never went there except once for lunch(and didn't think it was anything special). But, after trying Water and Wine, it's sister restaurant in Watchung, and being very impressed, we decided to give this a try. We were so glad we did! The food, service, wines are all excellent. The menu has lots of great choices--not just typical steak and seafood dishes either. Prices are high moderate for both the food and wine. Don't forget dessert--they're as good as the rest of the meal."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "As always the food and service is impeccable. A very zen like atmosphere, so relaxing. Nailed my Lemon Drop Martini! Perfect!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. I would definitely recommend and return."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The had rubbed filet on the bone was outrageous as was the short ribs with smashed sweet potatoes. Oysters on the half shell were also delightful, full bodies and briny. A great evening with friends."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I have been to La Griglia many times and it was one of my favorite restaurants. I brought friends here this past weekend and they were truly impressed with the quality of both the food and the service. The food is outstanding but the service is just as memorable. La Griglia has clearly taught it's staff well. They are attentive without being obtrusive and show a level of politeness not often found any more. My friend's comment was they really know how to do it here."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was our first time at this restaurant and it totally exceeded our expectations. The food is absolutely phenomenal and this will definitely be on our regular lists of places to go and absolutely to recommend to others. Besides the great food selection and preparation, the wine list is pretty extensive and very reasonably priced . This is a keeper for sure!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The decor needs updating. The food is very bland and mediocre. I ordered my favorite, braised short ribs. It was like eating soggy cardboard. A big let down. The Buratta was even boring and tasteless. I am never coming back. A waste of calories."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our party enjoyed the excellent service provided at La Griglia. The bar, though small, offered a nice selection of cocktails We were ushered into the upstairs dining room was deliciously scented with garlic and fresh sauces that were just served. The seafood tower is a good start (though expensive as they always are) and the side of meatballs was a thing of heaven. The wine list is VERY extensive ... restaurants that offer this should have a Sommelier on hand - or just limit it! The entree portions are very large and any food you take home will wait for you in the coat check area (not your table - EXCELLENT). Service is impeccable though our wine took a while to arrive and so did our first dish. All around a good place - EXPENSIVE!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food & service are always great They know how to run a restaurant"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Overall a very good dining experience. Complementary pre-meal bites and tasty breads were very welcome. The variety of different dining rooms presents different dining ambiances."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "At La Griglia you can expect great food paired with attentive and thoughtful service. While I have tried much of the standard menu and many special entrees, my favorite dish is the Zuppa De Pesce. Savory sauce with lots of body, bathes lobster, clams, scallops, mussels and calamari. I order this dish fra diavolo as I enjoy a little heat. When the seafood is finished, be prepared to dip your bread into that wonderful pool of red sauce. Try this entree once and you will be hooked."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A bit pricey but outstanding food - especially fish choices. Not overly embellished with sauces, etc. Service people very attentive and efficient. A very satisfactory dining experience."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Kenilworth is not part of my normal drive so I don't get to try La Griglia often. It's unfortunate as this is a stellar restaurant and well worth a drive. The prix fixe lunch is fantastic and offers an unusually large selection of entrees, must have been 8. The eggplant rollatini were perfect: light, cooked just tender, not mushy, in a tomato sauce just heavy enough to complement the eggplant."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We've been here several times before, but this visit was outstanding. Excellent food, excellent wine by the glass suggested by our very professional server, good deserts. Just a terrific overall experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "we loved this restaurant. would recommend it to all!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This is my fourth time and am no less disappointed. Walter was professional with just the right amount of attention. Food quality is high, best creme brule I've tasted. Very reasonable three course specials. Will be back!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I have been in the area for almost 20 years. I had been here 3 or 4 times and was never impressed- found the food fair. Last night everything was excellent. My coworker felt the same. I have a friend that eats here regularly that loves the place. The bar was clearly older guys that have been there often- which is a good sign. I am not sure what made this place last night., but I will definitely go back again in the next few months."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Everything at the restaurant was lovely including the very attentive and knowledgeable staff."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "As I completely understand the rising costs of food and the level of quality that each restaurant provides. I feel that the items on the menu are overpriced. As far as the wine list very extensive but a "moderate" bottle of wine costs $70, i understand there is a beverage mark up but that is a bit ridiculous."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We met friends from up north for dinner, so this place was right in the middle. Everyone who worked at the restaurant was a delight. Our waiter Valter was terrific, attentive and caring. My friend had some special requests on how to prepare his food and Valter checked and rechecked and came back to us to explain how food was prepared. The food was wonderful and the rolls were warm and delicious. The wine was another topper, they had a Brunello special for $61 per bottle that made the meal. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to any foodies."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food, service and ambiance perfect. Never dissappointed. Love the "Zen" like atmosphere. Relaxing and romantic!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I Loved the food and Service. Definitely will be back soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Chris and his staff from the second you walk in the door are professional, attentive and knowledgeable. The wine list is extensive and the food is amazing. The only problem is that they don't serve breakfast!!! Can't wait for our next experience here."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was very good, service was great, they also have a great selection of vines! Perfect for intimate or double date dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day. It was her first time here and my 2nd. The food, service and ambiance was incredible. Our waiter recommended the Red Snapper for her and she loved it. I had the Filet Mignon medium rare which was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend this place for a nice romantic dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was great. Just enough to leave you satisfied and order a desert. The prices are a bit high but the quality in taste is worth it. The service and overall feel of the resturant is great, very calm and respectable. Will be going back again for sure."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We always enjoy La Griglia for it's food, service and the mid-week pre fixe dinner menu is excellent."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Food and service was fantastic. Very nice selection of wine but a little pricey. I had the seafood salad for an appetizer which was amazing. Our meal( 16oz filet mignon) was cooked to the way we ordered. Definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "So glad we found this restaurant. the best fish -i had bronzino and chilean sea bass. both very moist and flavorful. delicious warm bread, excellent creamed spinach, veal chop, amazing pastas. huge portions and great service."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Dinner started with a dozen chilled oysters, our favorite! We really enjoyed the Cod special and the bone in dry rub filet mignon entrees. Quartinas of Caymus wine was a great pairing with our dinners. Cappuccinos and a pecan tart to share, topped a superb meal. La griglia is a place to go when quality food and great service are a priority."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We live approximately 30 min from la Griglia and try to go as often as possible. When my husband worked in the area he would frequent it often. The bar is a very pleasant spot to meet for a drink and we always have a terrific meal. Also, the owner and staff never forget us and are very accommodating and friendly"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Chris and his team are great at what they do... myt wife and I go frequently and when I have business meetings in NJ, I always go to La Griglia"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Excellent specials, knowledgeable and helpful wait staff. High-end entrees at and near $40, but affordable pasta and fish options. Appetizers and entrees offer great variety, and they were prepared perfectly. Server made excellent recommendations."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We loved everything we ate at La Griglia! best pasta with mushrooms/peas/truffle oil, osso bucco, ice cream sandwich. and the best chilean sea bass i ever ate. excellent service. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I spent a lovely evening with 4 of my best friends at La Griglia. The food was excellent, portions generous, drinks delicious and service exceptional."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I was impressed from the time I entered the restaurant with the attention I was given. I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friend home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. I felt that I met the chef through my Red Snapper dish."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Interesting presentation of food, varied menu and attentive service made our dinner enjoyable on Saturday night."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We dine frequently at LG. Food and service are consistently good as is their wine selection. One of our favorite entrees is the aged, bone in, filet mignon. We have had this cut at several high end steak houses and none compare to the offering at La Griglia. Their crab cakes are wonderfully prepared, oven baked, not fried or pan seared. My favorite entree is the zuppa di pesce prepared fra diavolo. This dish is the best around, with generous portions of shell fish, lobster and calamari. The dessert menu has many great choices, catering to those with a sweet tooth."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "La Griglia is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. The bar is welcoming with professional bartenders who cater to you and make mean cocktails. Great wine list and they always let you taste it before you order it which is WONDERFUL if you are paying $15-20 for a glass of wine. FOOD IS GREAT!! There is a wonderful bartender/host, Miles, who makes us laugh and feel so welcome...but all staff is great! seemingly a favorite for all the patrons because you can hear people chatting with staff as if they are old friends. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT!!!!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This place is and has been the best restaurant in Union County for many years. A great location; the bar and staff are professional and attentive without being overbearing. The wine list is amazing and fairly priced. The food is creative, served hot and always the freshest fish. This is our 'Go To' restaurant. Please don't go because we don't want it to be so popular that we can't get a reservation."
    Dined on 1/11/2014