Lakeside Grille & Bar
Lakeside Grille & Bar

Lakeside Grille & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ramseycountryclub.com/
  • Phone: 2013270009x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 -3:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: James Burnett
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We are pleased to announce that we now have an off-site catering menu available. Please contact our Director of Catering for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: From graduation parties to anniversary parties, bridal showers, bar and bat mitzvahs, corporate functions and more, we can create an atmosphere perfect for your special event. At Ramsey Golf and Country Club, we feature three main dining rooms to host your affairs ranging from our Grand Ballroom with magnificent views of the golf course to our stone walled Abbey that overlooks Mirror Lake and our private Bradford Room perfect for intimate family parties or business luncheons.
  • Private Party Contact: Director of Catering 2013270009x
  • Entertainment: At the Lakeside Bar, we offer live entertainment every Thursday night at 7:00pm and every Saturday night at 8:30pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin Turnpike
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We provide our diners with a private parking lot. Valet service is offered complimentary on weekends and for guests who make use of our private dining rooms.
A word from Lakeside Grille & Bar
No matter the season, our relaxed yet refined restaurant is the perfect setting for a great meal. Dine with friends and family at our lively bar, near our cozy fireplace, or on our glass enclosed Atrium which overlooks our abundant grounds and golf course.

Specializing in delicious homemade burgers, fresh seafood specialties and creative seasonal dishes, the Lakeside Grille establishes an inviting atmosphere for young families seeking a casual meal or fine diners seeking an elevated dining experience.
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Lakeside Grille & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (11)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (8)good for groups (8)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (5)special occasion (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (4)fit for foodies (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • Ebblovesbrunch
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have had Brunch here before and always enjoy it...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Club
    Whitebread
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It is always pleasant to dine at the 'club', even though we do not live right there. The summer season brings the weekly 'nations' menu; this week was Romania. I enjoyed a grilled trout with meltingly smooth new potatoes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good stop
    wefamilee6
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Really neat place, great service, and on a nice night, how cam golf course views not be considered besutiful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    evebVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Nice view though I wish the windows would be open. Food was okay. Chicken on sandwhich way too thick and lobster roll needs more mayo and less tarragon. Ample portions but nothing spectacular. Service was polite and decent enough. Okay for lunch when you just want to look at the greens
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Golf course view
    CarolA
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Lakeside Grille has a lovely atmosphere, tho it can get a bit noisy. Tables overlooking the golf course provide a beautiful view. The trout was prepared well, and the pork loin portion was extremely generous. PRices to have increased significantly, but salads and sandwiches are always available too. My only 'needs improvement' comment would be that the hostess desk never gives a 'welcoming' attitude. I have been to this restaurant many times, but consistently get the impression that customers are a bit of an annoyance / inconvenience to the hostesses. A sincere smile and welcome would go along way to offset this impression.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent
    Elaina
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our go to place for great food. Menu has nice selection and for the summer different weeks have special items to celebrate different foods and countries. Hong Kong menu was excellent!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local spot
    Enjoyingeatingout65inNJVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We really enjoy coming for an early dinner during the week or as in this case coming on a Saturday evening with friends-excellent food, enjoyable surroundings with a view that gives one a feeling of dining out on vacation.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd time here very nice hidden spot
    NJGump
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My guest and I both had the Crispy Cod and we were both a little disappointed. The food was very bland. The first time I are here I had the meatloaf and it was very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mlynch529
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was my first time and I will definitely be back!!! The staff was awesome and the food was great!!! My husband said this was the best Father's Day brunch thus far!!! I certainly recommend Lakeside Grille for Sunday brunch for the entire family!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kathVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was pretty good, much better than expected. Dining room was full and extremely noisy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alex Our Waiter
    nofireplace
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Outstanding young man-he was on top of everything. His service was attentive without hovering; he remembered who ordered what and was pleasant throughout our dining. The same cannot be said for the two young "hostesses" who seemed unable to decide whether to continue questioning a woman without a reservation or seat my party- though we arrived before and were told my name, # in party, time of res, etc. After waiting for them to decide who to seat first we were ushered to a corner booth for 6 people though 2/3 of the tables in the room were empty. We asked for a table (rather than the crowded booth) and were told "we don't have tables for 6, do you want us to put 2 tables together?" Duh. Yes,thanks Food and Alex made a very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 36 reviews are from the Lakeside Grille & Bar reviews archive.
  • Great local spot w/excellent food
    Enjoyingeatingout65inNJVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Located on the grounds of The Ramsey Golf and Country Club this casual dinning find is a place where you will experience first rate food(an early bird menu until 6:30 pm with good choices) and a golf course view that you can enjoy from this most interesting building with a local history.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed dinner
    dogdays
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My family of four eat at Lakeside Grill often for dinner. Being able to get a reservation and the pleasant atmosphere are reasons we eat here often. The burgers and sandwiches are delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Experience
    ordinarypeople
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    My husband and I went to the Lakeside to participate in the Realsource donation night. We had never dined there before. We were greeted by a lovely hostess who promptly brought us to our table of our choosing, overlooking the scenic gold course. Rosa was our assigned server who could not have been a more pleasant person who emanates a caring for the patrons needs and tastes. She was most helpful and addressed all of our concerns making our dining experience an excellent escape from life's fast paces. We look forward to returning to Lakeside and bringing additional guests along.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    Elaina
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Nice place for dinner. Food was very good. Service was excellent. Noise level was a bit loud, it was hard to have a dinner conversation. It was a Saturday night and it seemed like we had a few loud tables around us. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable and Friendly
    Kengineer
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This restaurant has been around for a long time. For most of it's life it has been the Grille room of a private country club. It's been recently reincarnated as a grill and restaurant with a lively bar. The food is more than adequate the service is very friendly and attentive and the ambience is really quite nice for a restaurant of this category. With live music often offered and a bar room filled with a happy buzz dining here can be a real pleasure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night
    Great
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We went for my Husbands Birthday. We sat by the fireplace very cozy. Food was good. We will go back again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    RefinedPalate
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Very relaxing and wonderful food. The Cod Fish was tremendous, My husband and I (he gave me a bite) never had better! We can't wait to go back and bring our family! Early Bird Prix Fix special was perfect for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Hostess without the mostess
    Tmd12
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I was there on a Sunday with my two grandchildren and the Hostess could not have been more bored and rude when she seated us. She should not be in a customer service industry. The service was slow and the food was bland. I would not go back due to the poor service and rude hostess.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ok..
    honestlocalVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    nice atmosphere and they try hard The food is just ok, prices reasonable for a day with the kids maybe, or dinner with the grandparents :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening out
    RutabagaSue
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Lakeside Grill was a great choice for an early dinner out on Valentine's Day. We arrived for 6pm and they offered an early-bird special which was well suited for our small party of 4. The server was excellent and we would return again.We were seated in a great location and not rushed at all.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The all-you-can-eat Sunday
    moodyfoodyVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    The all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch at the Lakeside Grille is perfectly nice. There is a freshly made omelet station with many excellent choices (including bacon, sausage, cheese, and loads of fresh veggies), lox & bagels, pre-made pancakes and waffles, some lunch items, and, of course, plenty of Danish, muffins, and desserts. The brunch includes one mimosa or bloody Mary. While some of the items are far from top-notch, the overall experience is certainly satisfying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Favorite Hang Out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We love this place! The food, the service, the proximity to our home, can't be beat. It's truly the winter doldrums when this place shuts down for two weeks after the winter holidays. But now it's re-open with the best band we've heard by do far, Far West Outfit." Live music on Thursday nights!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Christmas Celebration
    Diner
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Our "girls" group has been meeting monthly for 35 years, believe it or not! This was our annual Christmas dinner which was at the Lakeside Grill for the past couple of years. It was wonderful! Thanks for the memory!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Outstanding experience with Lakeside. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and courteous, and the food was excellent. Prime rib earned particularly high marks. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service
    Sunny
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Our server was abrupt and obviously not properly trained. He made us feel as if it was an effort to take care of our table. He would make a face at what we ordered because he didn't like it personally.after dinner he came up and said"you don't want dessert do you?" And then again made a face when we asked to see the dessert menu. We choose this place to take my inlaws for their birthday celebration. The evening thanks to our inept and rude server was no celebration! We would never recommend this restaurant to anyone! An F is what I would give them
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Specials!
    CEJJ
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    The specials are they way to go .. they never disappoint.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual Elegance
    Arlena
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    The menu selections are well prepared and wonderfully presented. Very attentive wait staff. Food is always good with choices that are predictable food standards and unique creations that vary over time. The setting is a warm and homey wood paneled setting overlooking the greens of the local country club. It can get a bit too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with in-laws
    Elkie
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Dinner out with parents and husband. All enjoyed their meals. Very good. Especially short ribs and shrimp with hush puppies. Nice atmosphere and good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couples getogether
    Friends
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Good friends and we got together for lunch. A good meeting point for us. Very welcoming hostess when we arrived. It was the first time there for both couples and we found it to be delightful. Good food, service and great view. It will be our meeting place of choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On this particular night,
    moodyfoodyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    On this particular night, I ordered the meatloaf wrapped in bacon from the early bird prix fixe menu - I thought it was awful. My husband ordered the chicken francese which was soaking in cloying sauce. As the meals at the Lakeside Grille are very inconsistent - it is usually best to stick with dishes that are simple or tried-and-true. The atmosphere is always nice, and the service is always good - but the food is hit or miss. (If you make reservations through Open Table - make sure to remind them to mark you off as having honored your reservation).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Ramsey Golf and Country
    moodyfoodyVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    The Ramsey Golf and Country Club features an all-you-can-eat pasta bar on Wednesdays. The choices are excellent, and the portions are so heaping that it is unlikely anyone goes back for seconds. Choices include: chicken, shrimp, meatballs, sausage, many different vegetables, several different pastas, and several different sauces. Well worth it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • you dont have to belong to eat
    Quiche
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Lakeside Grille and Bar is part of the Ramsey Country Club but you don't have to belong to the club to eat at their restaurant. My husband and I first found Lakeside out driving around; it was kind of late and we were looking for somewhere to eat. Nice place to eat with good food no matter what you choose. The only problem is that there is this family, I believe the same family twice when we were there who have these rambunctious kids that mess up the ambiance with their noise and their father constantly reprimanding them and one screaming and crying. I don't know how they come out to eat when their kids act like that and knowing they have no control over them.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • came for entertainment
    willobee
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    music was much too loud acoustics were bad tv on behind singers seemed rude need to place entertainment in a different section of restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just about par for the course
    Newbies
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    What spoiled our appetite was the super boisterous group at the next table that arrived within minutes of us. The service staff was helpful enough to move us quickly to a table next to the bar which was quieter and more in keeping with what one can expect at a private golf club. The food was good but nothing exceptional, nor was its presentation. So, all in all, a mixed experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner for 4
    DRED99
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    3 of us had the Halibut special. It was fresh, delicious and plentiful. The 4th had a lobster and pasta dish that was a pleasant surprise. I wish there were more vegetables on the plate or included a salad. Fallen chocolate cake was delicious. Rice Pudding and Apple crisp were also good. Fish Specials are usually the way to go at the RG&CC. Waiter was attentive and very pleasant. We were in the atrium because we requested not to sit near a group who had young children. However, there was a group of Moms in the corner of the atrium who were very loud. Most annoying that they had no respect for others in the room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Golf course restaurant
    Redeye
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Very pleasant dining atrium with a good view of the golf course. Food and service very good. Overall a nice place for a relaxing lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two stars could be 3 or 4
    Quiche
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Found out that after telling them the name and time of reservation, they canceled our reservation on line. How ridiculous is that? When I called to find out why; the person I spoke to, instead of correcting the mistake said that she canceled us out of the system because the girl marked us as walk-ins. That's why the 2 stars. The food was good. We had the halibut with fingerling potatoes and corn on the cob. The fish was nice and flaky, fingerling potatoes seasoned nicely. First time for corn on the grill, it made it less juicy but still good. Husband had the french fries instead of potatoes and those are always good. He also had the apple crumb dessert which was more crumb than apples but tasty with what little apples he had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    This was our first time dining at Lakeside Grille. The service was prompt and efficient and the food was delicious. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch was Awesome
    Mary
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Had a party of 10 for Sunday Brunch. Huge selection of food, both breakfast and lunch, omelet station with chef making your omelet to order and lunch menu available if you didn't want the buffet brunch. All of the food was very fresh and prepared perfectly. It was a little warm at first but they quickly turned on air conditioning and it was quite comfortable. View of the golf course... just can't go wrong with this. Very relaxed atmosphere, never felt rushed and our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves even with a couple of picky guests in our party.... no complaints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet