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Luke Palladino - Steak & Seafood
Luke Palladino - Steak & Seafood
  • Address:
    1333 Rt. 9
    Plaza 9 Shopping Center
    Northfield, NJ 08205
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Luke Palladino - Steak & Seafood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lukepalladino.com
  • Phone: (609) 646-8189
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday, Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Tuesday & Wednesday: CLOSED
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Sean Holmes
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Luke Palladino Catering would be pleased to cater any event, from an intimate dinner or party to an elaborate wedding. Catering menus can be customized with Luke personally, to suit any taste or budget. We will be happy to work with any idea, theme or vision you have for your event.

    Delivery, set-up, cooking staff, serving staff, bartenders and other services available. catering@lukepalladino.com

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We are conveniently situated on Route 9 in Northfield, NJ with access to NJ Transit public transportation. For transportation from any point on Absecon Island, we recommend the Island Hopper Taxi Service 609-576-1900.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Luke Palladino - Steak & Seafood
The latest concept from Luke Palladino, Luke Palladino - Steak & Seafood is a bold steakhouse with something to please everyone. The menu features classic cuts of prime beef, modern twists on traditional side dishes, as well as veal, burgers, and seafood. This stylish, intimate BYO will allow you to experience Chef Palladino's culinary flair in an American steakhouse.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "the room needs some help. it isn't cozy nor really an open kitchen. the food was ok. I was surprised they offered little for a gluten free situation. the baked potato was a microwave potato- the presentation was even lacking."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Small gem in New Jersey. BYOB~ Saturday night is a rush~ try a week day night for a better dining experience~ Other items are superior to meat entrees~ ONION Rings~ best ever~ Calamari, Mussels plump and served piping hot~ Nice selection of Fresh Fish as well!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I call this "miracle in a strip mall." Great food in a totally unexpected location. The tomato/onion salad & crab bisque were amazing. The steaks were amazing. The wild mushroom side was to die for. My lobster could have been cooked 30 seconds less but I can't really fuss over that. Overall very enjoyable."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "For the most part the quality of the food is excellent and the flavor is delicious."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Always great! Steaks seasoned perfectly. Four in our party. We had 3 Filet's and one Rib Eye. The potato skins are amazing. Luke always comes around to the tables. A nice touch."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Limited menu. Billed as steak & seafood but mostly steak, very little seafood. Excellent appetizers. Salty entre. Vile creamed spinach."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Great food always. Looking forward to my next trip to Atlantic City and this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The food was good but not great. The room is very, very small and unattractive. It was a Sunday and we were one of only three parties dining."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The 'real' potato skins were awesome. Highly recommended. The stuffed poached lobster was good but not $55 good. The Kobe rib eye cap was also very good and cooked perfectly. The limoncello pound cake was above average and the turtle cheesecake was fair to good. Not a bad meal by any stretch but not as good as Emeril's Chop House or any of the premium chains but not a bad choice if you're in the area. Worth while visiting just for the potato skins."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I like LP steak better than the original Luke Palladino and I liked that very much! The steak is delicious but the sides are better!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This was our third time at LP Steak in the last year. Each time as good as the last. For our most recent visit, we had the Porterhouse for two. It was cooked as ordered and served already cut off the t-bone. We also got potato wedges and substituted a vegetable for a second potato offering for a $4 upcharge. The app came out quickly and hot. We had calimari. It was lightly fried, tender, and came with a zingy aioli. We shared the wedge salad, which came with bacon and candied walnuts, good combination of sweet and savory! To no fault of the restaurant, other than they took their reservation, there was a group that was obnoxiously loud. Because of the small space and proximity to other tables, it can be loud depending on the crowd."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We frequent The Capital Grill in Philadelphia during the winter months and my husband and our friends agree, that Luke Palladino steaks are equally as delicious, juicy, tasty and tender !!! We can also say that we have a lot more fun, at LP Steaks! The atmosphere and service is outstanding! Fred, our waiter gives everyone impeccable service! We are so-----looking forward to the opening of Luke's restaurant in Philadelphia in November! Thank you for another fantastic meal at Luke Palladino's!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food and service was outstanding. The restaurant is very small and you are next to the kitchen, however the food was very very good"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The tiny restaurant is located in a very unassuming strip center on the mainland. The place is nothing to speak of, but the food very good. My wife and I are on crazy diet, so we didn't get to try a number of items I normally would. We stuck to the somewhat blander looking dishes. N I had the filet and my wife the salmon. Both were very good. We also started with oysters which were also good. I would recommend this place just to give yourself variety for the summer, but I wouldn't go out of my way to come here. It needs to relocate to really be a player in this market."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Luke did it again! We loved this small and quaint steakhouse! The steaks are top quality, and were cooked to perfection! We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We treated ourselves for my Birthday. We started with the Oysters Casino (which were very different from Clams Casino) then we each had the Anti Wedge Salad (Bib Lettuces instead of Iceberg and more) it was excellent. Then we shared the 3lb Porterhouse Steak and it was grilled perfectly! We will be back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I was really anticipating some GREAT food/haute cuisine. But, what we ate was OK to Good food, while paying for what should have been EXCELLENT food, $150 for four people without alchohol?! I'm not saying I have a problem paying this kind of price - it just comes with high expectation. While we left full, our taste buds weren't savoring a flavor to linger. Presentation was OK but not stellar. Sadly we were disappointed. Besides this - our waitress kept slamming/dropping our dishes on the table. Very annoying. I MIGHT go back and try it again but no promises. I won't recommend this place until I have a better experience."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Incredibly good Porterhouse. And BYOB. Doesn't get any better than that"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner with another couple at this restaurant. The steak was excellent and we had a great waiter."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was spectacular. Fantastic potato skins. Wonderful pierogi. Great steak. Outstanding homemade ice cream. The only negative: I wish the restaurant was bigger."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our first visit to LP. We drove into the parking lot and almost turned around. Glad we didn't. Inside was a cozy, well decorated space with a friendly staff. The steaks were as good as any high end steakhouse, we've been to many. I had the special, surf & turf, whole 1 lb lobster and a strip steak. My date had the filet mignon and the anti-wedge salad. Both excellent. The homemade biscuits and black garlic butter an additional surprise. This place is BYO and soft drinks are limited, but did not cause us a problem."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Thank you for a wonderful, anniversary dinner! We "walked" into a Monday night special: surf and turf - lobster and steak!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Sean (the chef de cuisine) makes everything that comes out of that kitchen fabulous. The potato skins are the stuff of fantasies. The steak in presentation and taste rivals that of the finest upscale steakhouses without the high end price tag."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great food, great service. Our steaks and sides were delicious and prepared to our liking!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "First time at LP Steak, having enjoyed Luke Palladino for years. Steak was fabulous! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "good food good service incredibly loud and very tight"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Very very good restaurant in Northfield. Steaks cooked amazingly well. Sides were also very good. Good alternative to AC or Margate restaurants. BYOB to boot!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "While the food was good, the space was cramped and not clean enough, and two of our party ordered 12 oz. strip steaks and when they came out one was appreciably thicker and larger than the other. A very limited dessert menu was offered and we were told 2 desserts were unavailable. This was on a Thursday evening with only three other tables filled. The desserts should have been available. In order to use a restroom one must walk through the kitchen. The kitchen floor was wet and slippery. I doubt whether I will return."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We went for my husband's birthday with some trepidation due to a prior newspaper review. The prices are high, but not out of line with steakhouses in Atlantic City and the casinos. Plus, you can save by bringing your own wine - usually better than on a wine list. It is very tiny. The major downside is uncomfortable seating. The benches make sense due to the small space, but they need to go.IThe dining room is open to the kitchen. The night we were there was not noisy since there were only 3 tables filled. The waiter was excellent - knew the food, was right on top of water glasses, etc. without rushing us. We will go back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have been here when it was Italian & it was wonderful. As a steak house not good. We started w/ pierogies in brown sage butter. 3 pierogies @ 12.00? They were good but not but not remarkable. Caesar salad 9.00 fresh but strong anchovy flavor & needed acid lemon? We both had fillet @ 35.00. It was cooked perfect but too salty & I am a salt lover. Potato wedges 7.00 were the tasties part of the meal. Freezing cold Apple cake for 9.00. Service was excellent but we were the only customers. The bill was 114.00 honestly I have had better steaks at Outback or LB1. I wanted to go to the Luke Palladinos in central square but saw bad reviews. I think misO Ithey are spread too thin & would not go back at that price, for that food, again"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "LP Steak is a great little spot in the most unlikely of places. In the midst of Chinese take-out, the Air National Guard recruiting office, and several empty store fronts is a place that delivers big on food satisfaction. We had a large party (7) and we hit the menu from the very lowest cost item to the most expensive, which seemed to be commensurate with the complexities of the items, as well. Everyone was well satisfied that we received a high quality and excellent tasting meal. We also did not suffer from sticker shock. I know that we will return, eagerly."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Ate here for the first time during an extended Restaurant Week. My starter was 2 Pierogies filled with what appeared to be ricotta cheese. They came with sage butter and some carmelized onions. Very tasty. My entree was pan seared Tilefish. Had never tried this fish before. It was firm, dense but very delicious at the same time. It came with asparagus & fingerling potatoes. All in all, it was very good. My dessert was Peanut Butter Chocolate layer cake. Very good."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Second time visiting LP Steak didn't disappoint. Food was excellent and Luke came out from the kitchen to converse with the customers. Looking forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week and was disappointed. Wedge salad had no flavor and the onion soup was so filled with grease. Steak was tasty but needed to be sent back. We asked for medium and got super rare. Crab cakes also tasty but very very small. Dessert was blah. Had to send coffee back due to lipstick marks on cup and the new cup of coffee was YUCK! Asked to be taken off bill. They offered no apologies. Will not be back!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The tables are so close together servers have to lean on you to server food. The food is just fair at best. The four of us tried many different items and they ranged from poor to fair at best. This is a place trying to make it off of Palladino's past reputation. He is not there cooking so you are paying a HIGH price for the name but not the talent."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I expected more from a Luke Palladino restaurant. VERY cramped space. Open to the kitchen, tables close together so not exactly an intimate date choice if that's what you're looking for. The food was ok. The pierogies would have been amazing had they not been swimming in a pool of oil. The crab cakes reminded me of hush puppies but with crab inside- the fried taste overpowered the crab. The potato wedges were waaaay over-fried, as in barely any recognizable potato left inside. The chocolate peanut dessert was average... Probably won't go back. Too many other choices with better food."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "LP was excellent. Pulling up to the establishment I was not sure what my friends and I had gotten ourselves into because it was when we pulled up it looked closed! I was like I sure I made a reservation then we walk in and there were drapes covering the entrance I was like oh boy!! Then we walked in very intimate a cozy only seats 20 at the most so you surely should make a reservation. Use the coat hooks when you first come in because having coats because hanging coats on back of you chairs in such a small place I don recommend. Food was phenomal and wait staff was better!!! This place is a regular for my friends and I now and I recommend to anyone!!!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The food was excellent. I had the perrogies, the rib eye, onion rings and chocolate-peanut butter cake. The roll served at the beginning was a disappointment as it reminded me of a roll out of a refrigerator pack. The room could use something on the ceiling to lower the noise level. Also, the room could use some more heat. Luckily, I was near a space heater so it was not as bad as it could have been. The food was outstanding and the service was very good."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This is by far my favorite restaurant of Luke Palladino's. It's a small space, but what the chef does in the kitchen is amazing. Book Early and B.Y.O. to enjoy a fabulous dinner"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Was disappointed in the Luke Palladino name. The restaurant was crowded and loud. Service was slow and we waited for refills on water and for our courses to be removed. The onion soup was delicious, but the other courses, appetizers, mains, and dessert were just ok. The chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse was especially disappointing. We couldn't even eat more than 2-3 bites; it wasn't worth the calories. Try another restaurant."
    Dined on 3/4/2014