La Griglia
La Griglia

La Griglia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lagriglia.com/
  • Phone: 9082410031x
  • 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: Seafood, Italian
  • 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: Anibal 9082410031x

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.
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La Griglia reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (43)neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (32)romantic (28)notable wine list (25)good for groups (21)great for lunch (19)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • better than ever
    kjdmdVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have dined at La Griglia a number of times, but for some reason it was outstanding this time. My halibut special and my wife's filet mignon were both superb, with excellent wines by the glass chosen by our waiter. Appetizers were also very good. Special thanks for accommodating a last minute time change on our reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistent perfect food
    MyraVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The creativity in recipes and presentation never cease to please me. Always a delightful fish meal, from salads to entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Another delightful experience
    DocT
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Fifth time here - service attentive, not overbearing, food fresh, delicious, well presented. Will come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great food and service
    birdsthewordVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We always enjoy our dinner experience at LG because they always consistently provide quality food and service. This evening we enjoyed the fried calamari and blue point oysters followed by grilled bronzino and salmon entrees and my son-in-law's favorite garganelli pasta entree. I have had this pasta as an appetizer on the fixe prix menu and it is a winner! We all shared a bottle of Celani Family Napa Cabernet. I love, love, love this wine. Desserts and coffee rounded out a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still My Favoite
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have been dining at La Griglia for years and like to try other restaurants. When quality of food and service are rated, La Griglia is still my number one! I have never been disappointed here. The Cajun calamari is our obligatory appetizer and the portion is enough for several to share. Menu selections are ample as are the daily specials. I was hoping that soft shell crabs would be featured on a recent visit, and they were. The presentation was exquisite as was the taste. My husband had the Parmesan crusted veal chop which was just delicious. Dessert choices are varied and wonderful. Coffee was piping hot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food!
    KenB
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I am a big foodie and this was my first time here as I am from farther up in NJ. I have to say the food was amazing! You must get the Calamari!!! I've never had it cooked that way and it was fantastic. The oysters were very fresh. I got the Chicken Giambotta and I HIGHLY recommend it! And the portion was incredible I couldn't even finish it and I'm 6'3 200lbs I can eat! Great upscale place for NJ. I guess the only reason I didn't give it five stars is I'm used to NYC decor but this place is worth(very nice inside) it and if I lived around there I'd be a regular. Food is definitely a five!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY NICE!
    FuntimesVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My daughter and I had lunch here before shopping for her Bridal dress down the street. The food was very good, fresh and tasty. The salad we felt was a little lacking as well as the dressings, but the pasta she ordered was perfect as well as my linguini and clams. The linguini was cooked to perfection. Our waiter Tony was very good and very helpful throughout our lunch. I ordered 2 pork chops to go for hubby at home and a few hours later he said they were some of the best he had ever had. Will definitely return. It is also nice that they are open for lunch. Sometimes it is hard to find a "nice place" to sit down and enjoy a nice lunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SuperLBVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great neighborhood find. Food was excellent & it brought back memories of the Italian restaurant frequented by Tony Soprano where everyone knew everyone else. Very enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    birdsthewordVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    For starters, a dozen icy cold oysters, briny and full bodied, just superb. Bone in filet mignon with herb rub always a hit with us. We ran into friends at La Griglia and recommended the bone in filet. After their meal, they thanked us for the great suggestion. I chose the crab cakes with beurre blanc sauce and side of broccoli rabe. LG is my go to place for (outrageous) crab cakes. Dessert was fabulous. Fresh blueberry semi freddo with puff pastry, a new item on the menu, was over the top. The wait staff is always attentive and considerate. Our waiter, Tony, made our dining experience a memorable one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dooder
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    we eat out too much,,,this is one of out favorites.never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A really nice experience
    Jerseyguy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We hadn't been to La Griglia in some time. We found the service to be extremely attentive and professional. Drinks and arrived quickly and we never felt rushed by our serving people. Appetizer was excellent as were the entrees. Prices were in line with other restaurants in this category and we will definitely make this a regular spot.
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  • food
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The service is great, valet parking, table service, and last but not least is the great food. I also like that you pick up left overs at the coat check leaving the table clear for coffee.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bone in filet
    Mikeyc
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This place has one of the best bone in filet's I have ever had!!you need to try it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food and service was excellent. Very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just great
    dinnerisgood
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    La Griglia is consistently great. Food and service couldn't be better. Good for friends catching up and for business. They don't rush you but are there to meet your needs.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Griglia
    MikeG
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    La Griglia - Always a reliable place for a classy and delicious meal. The attention to detail and service continue to be excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    VinceVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    food quality, service, cleanliness makes me always want to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid!!
    FresserVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food, service, ambiance, management always very good. You can depend on dining with pleasure at this rock solid restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good but surprising busy
    malcivVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Had a business dinner there on a Tuesday. Food was great. Service started out good, but things got really slow as the night went on and the restaurant got busier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A++ business lunches perfect place
    MD33
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Fair prices. The whole menu is worth a try. Seafood to steak. And everything in between.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DMCNJ2
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I was impressed with how attentive and polite all of the staff was from the guys parking the cars to our waitress. One of my colleagues had recommended this for our business lunch and it turned out to have been a great choice. I had the price fix lunch which offered a great variety and was an exceptional value.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    birdsthewordVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Totally enjoyed the mussels appetizer along with briny cold oysters. The crab cake and ahi tuna appetizers our friends had were also a hit. Entrees of bronzino, soft shell crab, halibut and sauteed shrimp were cooked to perfection. Our server was attentive and honored all requests. The Quintessa cabernet was excellent and enjoyed by all. Coffee and dessert completed a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience!
    klaps
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My husband and I dined at LaGriglia this past Saturday. We were seated upstairs, which we normally don't like, but we were well taken care of. (There were some crying children downstairs anyway.) Our waiter, Cesar, took great care of us. His service was very professional and attentive. The room filled up quickly, but the noise was not overwhelming in any way. We were very impressed with the Wine List. We split the Belgian Endive Salad, which was delicious. My husband ordered the Bone-In Filet, which he was a little disappointed with. I ate the Red Snapper, which was great. We split the sorbet trio for dessert. We would definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite place to dine
    birdsthewordVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We dine often at La Griglia's where we can always count on a great dinner. The seafood specials like the Bronzino, Cod or Halibut are our favorite choices after having a dozen cold, briny oysters. My husband loves the filet mignon on the bone with hand rubbed seasoning. My go to dinner is the zuppa de pesce fra diavolo and I love the La griglia crab cakes, with a different twist on this seafood delight. The cakes are broiled, with a delicate consistency on the inside and served with a buerre blanc sauce. The servers and bussers are always on top of things and the service runs like a swiss watch. The wine list is outstanding. A must try for those who like great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • edjjgVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food is classic northern Italian and the wine list is exceptional. Definitely a place to seek out Italian wines that one seldom sees which are sold at a fair price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was very tasty and the service was excellent ! I will be returning again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Kevparc
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Everything was great. Food was so good I couldn't stop eating!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, wine & atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    La Griglia always is top notch, food, wine, service and atmosphere. Tony is always welcoming and on top of everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • La Griglia - pricey, but worth it
    DomT
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We made 8PM reservations and saw the place was packed - and lots of people waiting to be seated. However, we were taken to our table after about 10 minutes - I thought that was very acceptable, and worth the very minimal wait. We were seated on the second floor - much quiter and less frantic - perfect for our evening out. The food was excellent and the service was quite good. All in all, a successful evening out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night Out at LaGriglia
    hkgm
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    La Griglia is a favorite dining spot for our family. Menu choices are varied and appealing. Service attentive and friendly. Always a satisfying experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    nick52948
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was great and service was very good. The staff positioned beside our table was a little annoying but their attention to detail was great. Our waiter was very nice and answered all of our questions.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never again
    sbrandano
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Will never go back to this place nor would I recommend to anyone. It is overpriced and over rated. Very clique.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Ricardo
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    An outstanding venue for fine dining and conversation with the one you love on your special day.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 535 reviews are from the La Griglia reviews archive.
  • Always great!
    FresserVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This place is always great! Food, service , staff --- SPOT ON!. Pleasure to dine here.
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  • Great Food, Great Service
    Benn
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    What can I say? The food was top notch (I had a filet mignon, my wife had halibut), the service was prompt, courteous and friendly, nice ambience...a terrific dining experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food and service. We ate in one of the upstairs rooms. Quiet and relaxed. A perfect Mother's Day!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice
    klpal
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We made reservations for 2pm on Mother's Day. When we arrived we were greeted and taken to our table. The restaraunt was empty for this time of day and being a holiday, there were plenty of open tables, however we were seated at the very last table in the back corner. My mom asked if we could have one of the other tables and the gentleman said they were reserved. Our server seemed annoyed and was very short with us, he seemed like he didn't want to be there. He wasn't very attentive and really only took our order and brought us the bill. None of the empty tables filled until we were leaving. I felt like a second class citizen.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    birdsthewordVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We frequently dine at LG and find that our experience is always the same. The food is consistently wonderful no matter what you order. The service is seamless and always attentive. Wonderful breads and a mixed olive tray are presented at the table along with a nice olive oil for dipping. The wine list is extensive and many great wines, like Caymus cabernet, are available by the glass/quartino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The food was mediocre at best had the braised short ribs found them to be stringy. The dessert was horrible, cheese cake that was round, cookie cutter type must have been frozen. I would have expected an upper class restaurant to have home made desserts or at least get them from a very high end bakery. Terrible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Ambience is relatively quiet with a soothing atmosphere, tables are well spaced apart, staff is attentive but not intrusive, food is very good. Valet car park is well handled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.