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La Griglia
La Griglia

La Griglia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lagriglia.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: Anibal (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 WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was very tasty and the service was excellent ! I will be returning again"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Everything was great. Food was so good I couldn't stop eating!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "La Griglia always is top notch, food, wine, service and atmosphere. Tony is always welcoming and on top of everything."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "La Griglia is a favorite dining spot for our family. Menu choices are varied and appealing. Service attentive and friendly. Always a satisfying experience."
    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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Will never go back to this place nor would I recommend to anyone. It is overpriced and over rated. Very clique. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "An outstanding venue for fine dining and conversation with the one you love on your special day."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This place is always great! Food, service , staff --- SPOT ON!. Pleasure to dine here."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great food and service. We ate in one of the upstairs rooms. Quiet and relaxed. A perfect Mother's Day!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Had a great birthday dinner including a group of 12 close friends & family. Diverse prix fixe menu offered excellent choices. Presentation and service was impressive. While a bit pricey, the experience was very well worth it. Though it was my first visit, this will be added to my list of regular spots for a quality dining experience."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "we have gone here for a long time.we stopped going for a while and then made a reservation about 6 months ago…we sat in the restaurant after dinner and asked each other,"why did we stop coming here?"we had no answer….we have been back at least once a month since….we have never had a bad experience here.food,service are excellent"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I moved from the area, and hadn't been to La Griglia in many years. It used to be our go-to place for an exceptional meal. I had some business in the area and decided to visit again. I booked a reservation on Open Table at around 12 noon on a Saturday and got a seating at 6:30 on a Saturday night. Perfect. Showed up and were seated immediately, delicious hot bread (always interesting) and excellent olives and oil and we're off to a good start. I ordered the chicken giambotta which used to be a favorite of mine, well being gone 10 years or so hasn't changed the quality and quantity of the food one bit. Service has always been a strong suit and it remains as attentive as ever. Desserts are worth leaving room for."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Zuppa de pesce was spot on, halibut tender and fresh, oysters chilled and briny and sweet. A plate of garganelli cooked al dente, just perfect. The service was thoughtful and all requests met. A great time dining with family. We love it at La Griglia."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Our Easter dinner at La Griglia was perfect! The food, wine and service were top-notch. We will be back!!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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