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Lithos Estiatorio
Lithos Estiatorio

Lithos Estiatorio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lithosgreekrestaurant.com
  • Email: info@lithosgreekrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (973) 758-1111
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm, Dinner: 12:00pm - 9:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm

    Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 4:30 pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Panayiotis (Pete) Dalitsouris
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Room available for up to 80 guests.

    Please call Mike Katsoudas, General Manager for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: "Chef's Table" in Main Dining Room for 6-8 Guests.
    Private Party Room accomodates up to 80 Guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Joseph Formoso, Restaurant & Catering Manager (973) 758-1111
  • Special Events & Promotions: Oyster Wednesdays
    Martini Thuesdays

    PRIX-FIXE LUNCH $19 Monday through Friday

    Choice of Soup or Salad, Choice of any Entree or Sandwich, Choice of Dessert or Glass of House Wine or Non-Alcoholic Beverage.

    HAPPY HOUR 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Monday through Friday

    Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eagle Rock Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available on weekends.
A word from Lithos Estiatorio
As you enter this newly remodeled restaurant, your eyes will immediately be brought to our open fish display with fresh whole fish from the Mediterranean and sustainably farmed as well. In addition our selection of quality meats and poultry will entice the palette of all culinary preferences.

You will delight in the simplicity, our respect for the food and allowing the quality of the ingredients to speak for themselves.

Our mission is simply to bring friends and family together to enjoy old world flavors presented with a passion for excellence in dining and hospitality.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreek
Diner Reviews
  • "More need not be said. That's why I return over and over again"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Went to dinner at Lithos with a group of 7 friends. Overall it was a very good dining experience. The food was good and the attentive wait staff took time to explain any questions about the menu. I would highly recommend Lithos for a special occassion."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food was excellent, but noise level was too high - and very disappointed to arrive for pre-dinner drinks at the bar to find it was reserved for a party."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We went here without any knowledge except that the menu was not going to be Chicago greekland All of us agreed that this was a special restaurant . Our waiter Vlad was friendly and knowledgeable. The bus service was top notch and the fish meals and appetizers surpassed expectations . This is a hidden gem of a place . The building and decor made us feel like we left the suburbs of nj We will return"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I decided to take a journey out of NYC to Short Hills, NJ for a weekend getaway and the highlight of the weekend was dining at Lithos! While I am by no means a foodie, and have never tried Greek, I absolutely loved the experience, food & service. I ordered one of the specials (Blacked Red Snapper with a Mushroom Risotto) and my wife ordered their Swordfish dish and we both felt more than satisfied with every bite. The staff there was attentive and kind, timely and responsive to our request. A marvelous experience and we will be driving back there for future special occasions as the Mr. Katsoudas has himself a fine establishment. Cheers to many years of Lithos Estiatorio success..."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined at Lithos many times and we feel it is one of the best Mediterranean restaurants in the area But if u go often can be too pricey. A lot of items are priced correctly but the whole fresh fish can make for an expensive evening paired with a bottle of wine. The wine list should offer some less expensive choices. The whole fish that u buy by the pound is very good but can run you 50.00. Great restaurant, great food not a twice a month place to eat for us. The service is always excellent but slow sometimes on a busy Saturday."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Wow, what a nice neighborhood restaurant . The decor, atmosphere, food and service exceeded my expectations! This is a " must return" restaurant. I will be back and will recommend to family and friends! Thank you"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant. Glad to have a high end Greek restaurant in Essex County. Octopus was tender and delicious. Fish was fresh and Lamb over orzo was tender. Restaurant is beautiful inside that you forget you're on Eisenhower Parkway! Great place for a special occasion or nice night out. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Been here 3-4 times. Always a pleasure. Rivals some NYC restaurants."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The ambience was great. Our waiter, Vladamir, was extremely attentive, though not intrusive. We enjoyed the grilled octopus and one of the appetizer specials, Maryland crab cakes. The octopus was nicely marinaded and grilled to perfection. The crab cakes were equally as delicious. We also tried the veggie chips with tzatziki, but weren't too crazy about those. The tzatziki was really good, though. At the recommendation of Vladamir, we ordered the Dorado fish. It was absolutely wonderful. Fresh and delicious are just two words to describe our new Greek spot. This was our first time at Lithos and we can't wait to go back very soon with some friends."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Since I now go here at least once a week and am well known by everyone including the busboys, it feels like I am walking into a private club atmosphere. I have written several reviews of Lithos and find them flawless. I came to them cold one day a few years ago and find each visit warmer and warmer."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food and the service was fabulous. Quickly becoming my "go to" favorite."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We have been here many times and without doubt it is one of the finer restaurants in the area. Great food. Wonderful service. Tremendous ambiance. Highly recommended for any occasion."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "After many,many visits, this is by far the number one on our list. We cannot speak highly enough about this restaurant, which is why we come back at a minimum once a week. What's more, the guests we bring feel the same way."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We went to Lithos to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food and the service were excellent. It's one of our favorite places to eat out."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The crusty bread was delicious as was the olive oil served with ordinary olives. This proved the high point. The beaf brochette arrived with nice tomato cucumber pieces, a chunk of feta and some dry pita triangles. The "beef" was a couple of overcooked (burned) greasy meatballs of uncertain provenance, on skewers. Not edible. My wife's moussaka had some unidentified hard parts. But she ate it. Her cappucchino and my coffee were watery. The ambience was wonderful though overheated."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I came here for my first Valentines Date with my girlfriend and dinner couldn't have been better. Everything was priced accordingly and came out at a very reasonable time. The food was fantastic. This restaurant is a must go especially if you are looking for a nice dinner date location. The ambiance and service was perfect for the occasion."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Two words that best describe the fish at this restaurant. The ambiance is nice and the food well prepared. The pacing felt rushed but overall a very nice restaurant and experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is beautiful. This beauty comes at a price. The restaurant is very expensive for Greek food."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Everything about Lithos is just Perfect. The ambiance, the food- wow those delicious appetizers....just really hit the spot! the Service was outstanding even though it was their busiest night yet! They didn't miss a beat from the server, to the sommelier, the reservationist/host came through with flying colors with on-time seating and the view of the fish display and we headed to the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail was amazing! I would recommend Lithos, in fact, I can't wait to dine there again. It was simply outstanding! A perfect rememberance for my birthday! :)"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Lithos was a really great experience. The space is modern and very comfortable. Service and food were very good. The menu is a bit less Greek than I was expecting but still very good. Wine list was fun with lots of Greek choices. I had saganaki, grilled branzino and galaktoboureko for dessert. All were lovely. Prices were up there. We spent $170 per couple including 1 bottle of wine and tip."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This is one of our most favorite places to go, but the service has taken a downturn. The waiters are slower, less repsonsive."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We discovered this restaurant many months ago and have been eager to go back. The food is outstanding. So fresh and beautifully prepared. We had an assortment of appetizers - grilled octopus, a sampler of Greek spreads with pita, and lamb meatballs that were delicious. All of us had fish and loved it - when it's is this good (and it is!), you really don't need anything more than olive oil and herbs. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the different fishes to choose from (some I was not familiar with) and helpful with the wines as well. The staff is attentive and very professional. A great place for a special evening for two or a family celebration."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The hostess & wait staff are fabulous. The atmosphere is conducive to both a business meal or a special occassion. The decor is lovely & this time of year the fireplace is a cozy addition. Also the prices are very reasonable with plenty of variety to satisfy all tastes."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I keep returning because there is nothing better in NJ. Since they have gotten to know me, there is a warm greeting from all the help.I have noticed , all returning guests are treated with warmth and hugs. Management stops at each table, to assure satisfaction. If it is fish you want, you walk over and pick out your own fish. Always fresh."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We (2 couples, both 1st time diners here) went on a Sat. night for a 6:30 reservation. We started with drinks @ the bar & they were very patient with us & waited until 7:15 to ask us to take our table. The food & service was great! We were less than impressed with management when our friend sent back his lamb chops because they were overcooked. The manager came back with a new set that were very rare! At this time our friend asked our waiter to change his order to something else. But the manager came back with another lamb chop & even said that he had heard our friend requested to change his meal. It was just not handled correctly. He was forcing our friend to eat something that was cooked incorrectly 2x vs letting him try something new."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Delightful experience! The food and service were superb. We'll be back very soon."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Stopped in for a late dinner around 9:00. The quality is always maintained no matter when we've been there. Appetizer portions are large enough for two to make up a meal."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Met with very important clients for lunch, they thought the menu was wonderful and the appetizers (we had the LITHOS CHIPS (Thinly Sliced Zucchini & Eggplant Chips, Served with Tzatziki) as well as the Hummus, outstanding! For lunch everyone had something different, everyone raved about their meal... Speaking for myself, I had the Grilled Chicken Souvlaki! Not only was the plate nicely presented, the chicken was cooked to perfection! Couldn't have been any happier! Great portion too! Would highly recommend this restaurant for lunch! Plan on going back one evening for dinner, I'm sure the dinner menu will be even more impressive!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Service is attentive, food well prepared. Great selection. Something for all; woud highly recommend."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "The three of us had a very nice experience. Everything was a treat. We will return."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Reviews for this place describe it, basically, as the best greek restaurant in new jersey. It is. I normally don't like fish, but I did here. It is certainly not inexpensive ($50/person, easy), but it's worth the price."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The quality of the food is consistently great and prepared scrumptiously. The service is very attentive. I return often."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Wonder evening but a bit pricey. We would not have gone if not for a gift card."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The phylo crusted feta appetizer and the Lithos salad were great precursors to entree. It was difficult to select a fish and we were pleased with a Mediterranean snapper."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Had dinner with my mother, son and daughter. Arrived a bit early from our reservation but was promptly seated. They were busy but seemed to be adequately staffed. Our waiter was very good and took time to explain the Greek cuisine to us. I guess from his experience, he could tell it was our first time sampling a Greek restaurant. Pricy, but all in all - a very good experience."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Lithos has authentic true to tradition Greek food. It was like eating at my mother-in-law's house! Great space!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I keep returning to Lithos week after week, so that I now feel like a member of a family. (I am not related,nor am I Greek) The entire staff has gotten to know me and greets me as a friend. There are very few restaurants of this caliber that not only serve great food,but at the same time have such a soothing ambience. My focus has been mostly on the fresh whole fish and salads. The desserts are unique, and worth tasting. Throw your diet aside."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Tried and true - every time! Greek food that is scrumptious...fresh fresh fresh! The fish is delicious as is everything else on the menu - I could just order appetizers and be happy! Save room for desert..."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "I keep coming back, because they are the best around. I am always certain to be treated as special."
    Dined on 11/18/2013