Lithos Estiatorio
Lithos Estiatorio

Lithos Estiatorio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lithosgreekrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9737581111x
  • 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: Mediterranean, Greek
  • 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 9737581111x
  • Special Events: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreek
Lithos Estiatorio reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (49)fit for foodies (47)neighborhood gem (33)romantic (32)good for groups (25)notable wine list (17)great for lunch (15)vibrant bar scene (15)great for outdoor dining (11)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our party of 2 had a very bad experience. It took about 1 hour 30 minutes to get our two entrees. The halibut was very dry and so overcooked that it was very difficult to get a knife through it. It was also more disappointing to learn that others were experiencing the same issue and that the restaurant did not remove this item from the special. The replacement dish that I was given and the dish that the other member of my party had was mediocre at best. We do not plan to return based on the poor service and, even worse, the inedible halibut.
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  • Dinber
    SamiVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Waited a long time for dinner - they cooked one of the orders incorrectly
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NY prices
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My grilled branzino was good and flaky. Waiter was good. My husband ordered dish with 1/14lobster and shrimp. It was a search to find a piece of lobster. He only found a tiny tiny tail and no other meat. The chef came out but wasn't correcting the amount of lobster and challenged us amount the amount, really? We weren't lying. He sent out some more shrimp, which was nice, then appeared again to apologize for his behavior. We did appreciate his second apology . He brought out a nice piece of cheese cake. We would go back, but never order the lobster dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem, Shhhh!
    HoneymoonerVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Super fresh seafood with excellent service and atmosphere! Can't wait to go back to try more of the menu! The steak and lamb looked delicious as they passed our table. For a special treat splurge on the U2 jumbo African prawns!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great choice of delicious appetizers. For main entrée - whole grilled fish!!!Don't miss.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amyfoodpro
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food is always fresh & good, and they pour a great drink!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful
    momonbreak
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Superb dining experience. Will definitely be back. Already planned a couples date night for November to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WHAT SERVICE!
    JFS821VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    From the moment we entered the front door, the service was impeccable. It was such a warm welcome by Debra. Then there was the service and attention by Lucho and Jorge, absolutely superb. After all that there was the warm, sincere attention by the Owner. Simply, WOW! And the food was excellent, too! What a great dining experience. What a great evening. Thanks, all.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PainrxVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Traveling through for a business meeting. Thank you for a wonderful dinner. Everything was done to perfection. The Spanakorizo was almost as good as my mother made it (sorry, she made it best). Lamb was cooked to perfection and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediterranean delight
    Like2eat
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    If you like Mediterranean, this is the place. Fresh seafood, savory lamb, traditional appetizers and salads. The feta cheesecake, with roasted figs, was delicious. Attentive wait staff..Generous portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable
    MOMA
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised - the food was very good and prepared and served professionally. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible experience
    Jeremyfromsummit
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The restaurant lost power just as we were walking in. Ended up staying anyway and so glad we did. Great food, fantastic service.
    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.
  • Gourmet Greek
    plasticmsg
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This restaurant specializes in gourmet Greek cuisine, not the more commonly found souvlakis in a pita. Their fish is fresh and expertly prepared. The appetizers are a must. Order a few so everyone in your party can share. We have been here a few times and like it more each time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great First Experience
    njseadooerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    With the exception of the hostess sitting us next the server station when there were tons of available tables (we moved) the service, food and atmosphere was exceptional. Mike the owner stopped by the table and was a gentleman and fantastic host. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Lovely menu, but does not execute well on the cooking
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • oldtimer
    oldtimerVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Outstanding (but expensive) restaurant. Extensive menu with usual and different choices - something for everyone. Outstanding service by a very courteous and professional staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My country club
    joseVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I have written several reviews of this restaurant. I find that there is a consistency in every aspect. The fish on display is really alluring. The most difficult thing is to figure out which fish you would like to eat that evening. We love to eat the Greek yogurt that is served in an Unusual fashion. The food is not only tasty but it is healthy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Greek Food in NJ
    GGBShortHillsVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lithos is by far the best Greek and Mediterranean restaurant in NJ. It is on par with the best in NYC and as authentic as Greece. Don't miss this wonderful dining experience. The Mezze and the Fresh Fish are not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal...
    SpartanDiner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went with friends. Food was outstanding. Vlad, our server, was superb. Always a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Greek Food!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had been talking about the lack of really quality Greek restaurants and found this on Columbia Turnpike. Gorgeous outside and in. The decor is beautiful, welcoming and the acoustics are great - not too loud, yet not museum like. We were made to feel welcome right away and from the moment our waiter, Dave, introduced himself until we left, we felt catered to, cared about and of course well fed. I liked that the wait staff were attentive, but not interrupting constantly. One dish was better than the next. When we couldn't decide we let our waiter pick for us and he never steered us wrong. It's clear that the staff enjoys working there, that they like the food themselves and genuinely care about their patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent seafood
    FilmFanVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great place for fresh seafood; large selection of excellent Greek apetizers
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    Foodie55
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our most recent dining experience at Lithos Estiatorio was fabulous. The food was delicious and well-prepared. The portion sizes were generous. Even more notable was the excellent service. We look forward to our next visit!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I went with two friends to celebrate a birthday. All of us enjoyed our food and the appointments of the restaurant..The service was very good We would go back again maybe for lunch or tapas in the bar area when we want a bit less food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good and excellent restaurant
    andreasVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Good food, good greek wine list, owner is really greek. Sat night it can get crowded so be prepared to wait a little longer for your food to come out. Other than that, I will come back
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  • More than just a greek restaurant
    LisaP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant has it all.....great service....lots of choices on the menu.....extensive wine selection...we have been here 3 times and are going back again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Greek Restaurant in NJ
    GGBShortHillsVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Lithos is simply outstanding and as good, maybe even better, than the best Greek Restaurants in NYC (Milos, Kellari, etc.) The food, service, setting and atmosphere come together to consistently form a simply exceptional dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everyone was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our server Eli was very attentive and knowledgable about the menu. We will request him as our server the next time that we go to the restaurant
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    weezer531
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were given the royal treatment! Service, food, atmosphere all wonderful. Two members of our party had dietary restrictions and they were totally accommodated. We will definitely return!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Dine in the bar area!
    Jano48VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Overall our party of 4 had a good experience since we switched our table to a bar high top. The Hostess seated us in the dark, back of restaurant which was clearing out at 8:45 on a Friday night. When we asked to sit at several of the open tables near the front of the room or in the booths, we were told they were reserved, though not one of them was filled the rest of the evening. Service and food in the bar area were very good. The salads and the octopus appetizer were good. The halibut special, chicken dinner, and swordfish entrees were perfectly cooked. We would go back again, but highly doubt any of us would accept a seat in the dining room. The bar was lively and friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I love this place. The food is always great, the menu is interesting and the owners are always there. I have been there for dinner, and we hosted a company business dinner in their downstairs private room that was incredible. By all means, if you haven't tried Lithos, you should!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Greek Restaurant
    Foodie55
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dining at Lithos is a wonderful experience! As you enter you are warmly welcomed and escorted to your table. The wait staff is extremely attentive, the food is fabulous and the decor is beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Love the fresh fish and excellent service. Always a pleasure dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never dissapoints
    joseVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Its not just a good meal, its a feast. This time, I asked for something not on the menu and it was presented to us in a fashion beyond our expectations. The chef then came out , sat down next to us and asked how we liked it. He then proceeded to tell us exactly how it was pre[pared. I cant say enough nice things about Lithos
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gastric Gem!!!!!
    ZGR81
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Took some clients here for dinner the other night and was beyond satisfied. Everything from the appetizers to the desserts were absolutely awesome. Even the service was impeccable. I would highly recommend Lithos to anyone looking to impress, or anyone that simply wants a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LLCBVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had the feta wrapped in phyllo & studded with pistachios, followed by the coffee rubbed filet mignon. Both were excellent. Our server Nick was exceptional. The owners were gracious & very accomodating. They've done a great job renovating this space. It's pricey for a suburban Greek restaurant, but this is not your typical suburban Greek restaurant. The food was better than almost anything I've eaten in Athens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great greek restaurant
    Marganthit
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Service excellent, good food upscale greek restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    robbiVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    we've been to Lithos several times over the past few months and continue to think this is fine dining at it's best; wonderful food, service and ambience. Lovely for a special dinner!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bobbi
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    freshest fish--prepared well-staff knowledgeable -owners warm and receptive
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always reliable
    joseVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    No question , the best that I know of. They are consistent in quality and servoice. The staff could not be more helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive
    SlabbyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We thought this would be a small greek place, but found out that they serve fish per pound. Not to mention the prawns too. We were not quoted with a price on the prawns and they came out to be $25 each. WOW! Sticker shock. The coffee steak I had, was amazing. Everything was done to perfection. The prawns were also excellent and my date said that were the best prawns she ate. (Not sure how many she has had) In all, good experience, but would have like to know the pricing of the specials before ordering them.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic