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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Lithos Estiatorio reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)fit for foodies (49)romantic (35)neighborhood gem (33)good for groups (24)notable wine list (20)vibrant bar scene (16)great for outdoor dining (16)great for lunch (15)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent seafood
    FilmFanVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great place for fresh seafood; large selection of excellent Greek apetizers
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for apps and wine
    Seek2dine
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Recently had.a GNO here. Nice for appetizers and drinks. Great atmosphere and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local fine dining
    Alicat
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Not our first time dining at Lithos but the 1st time with kids. We were celebrating my MIL's 70th birthday. We had a fantastic waiter who catered to everyone's needs, especially the kids. Despite not having a kids menu, he was able to work with us & ensure our kids had plenty to eat. Notable appetizers included the grilled octopus, grilled eggplant & Lithos chips. Aside from the fresh fish selection (can never go wrong with the Bronzino), the standout entrees we had included the seafood stew over Fide pasta & Lamb chops. The special watermelon cocktail was also delicious. We had not planned on having dessert since we had cake at home but they brought out a huge piece of their walnut cake. The cake was delicious. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The BEST
    ravin
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Definitely the best in Livingston, along with The Ritz. Possibly the best in the county. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service
    Calcane
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The entire staff was warm and welcoming and very helpful with regard to describing the menu. The food was fresh, well prepared and absolutely delicious, and the presentation was beautiful. The ambience was lovely- warm, cozy, romantic, as well as being family friendly. I highly recommend Lithos for anyone who wants a wonderfully sumptuous dining experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations
    CandC118
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We knew that this restaurant had a good reputation for seafood and ambience, but we didn't know much more about it until we had dinner there on a recent Saturday. The food, wine, service, and ambience were all exceptional and overall it exceeded our expectations. We can't say that for most restaurants. It is a special place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Mediterranean Eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great value for the taste and portion in a contemporary and classically decorated space. came here sunday for brunch. Had to say, I was a bit unsure about how brunch served at a Greek-Mediterranean restaurant would be but the menu looked interesting so gave it a try. Here's what we ordered: Spanakopita- light filling that wasn't too soggy. Crispy exterior but slightly underdone for my taste. Lithos Omelette- A little overcooked for my taste but the pieces of Manouri cheese chunks spread throughout provided a nice kick to the dish. Solomos: Ouzo Cured Salmon (Appetizer)- surprised by the spread and amount of salmon on the plate. Went perfectly with the Lithos Salad. Chicken Souvlaki- Succulent pieces of chicken. Solid dish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oldtimer
    oldtimerVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Very appealing menu with many unusual choices. Food was prepared perfectly. Service was outstanding, and the server was very helpful in making choices. He also let us sample the wines before ordering them. Although dinner was fairly expensive, we believed we received our money's worth for an outstanding evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Greek food outside of Greece
    archer5852VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I found this gem through OT.com for a business dinner. My colleagues and I liked it so well that we were back two more time in the following two weeks. The fish is excellent! The servers are very attentive and helpful with decision making. Save room for dessert (I am particularly fond of the walnut cake).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites!
    Jent
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Great menu, including an early bird weekday prix fixe! Took a friend there to celebrate her birthday and she loved it as well. Service is always top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day flop
    barbarasmithgaleVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    They had an overpriced special menu for Father's Day and deleted some of their Greek specialities which we were looking forward to.. The basic Greek salad had tasteless tomatoes and cucumbers. The meat was all overcooked and seasonless. The waiter did not listen to anything we asked for. My husband ordered a martini stirred and he brought it shaken...not once but twice! Empty dishes were not removed from the table unless I asked numerous times. The table was not cleaned when dessert was served (15 minutes after coffee) and olive pits and crumbs were all over. At $25 appetizers and $40 plus entrees that is a disgrace. I am tired of overpriced bad food.....and that is what they served....with bad service included!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Your Traditional Greek Eatery
    AB7221
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A nice local restaurant for special occasions but a bit pricey for an everyday place to take the family. Not much on the menu for kids to choose.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    Scenic2
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Lithos lined up the fish on the ice for customers to see and pick their own fish. Our fish was deboned and grilled to perfection. The food was delicious and service was very good. I loved the restaurant but could only come for special occasion. Why? It was expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always the best
    joseVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I can't say enough good things about Lithos. They never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Greek food outside of Greece!
    archer5852VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Very authentic Greek food. Very fresh fish. Try the walnut cake for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Greek
    FitGuy
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I love the the raw fish ice bar displaying the seafood specials and that you can choose your fish. The litho chips are great order them with your drinks and say no to the bread. My David has served me few times and he is ver attentive and knows when to talk and when not to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet