Nero's Grille

Nero's Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.neros.com/
  • Phone: 9739941410
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have rooms available from 9 to 90.
  • Private Party Contact: LuAnn Deluca 9739941410

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hobart Gap Rd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have a large parking lot with Valet service 7 nights a week. Self parking is ok. Self parking lunchtime only.
A word from Nero's Grille
Now celebrating its 40th year, Nero"s Grille continues to be one of north-Jersey's most popular dining scenes. We combine the highest quality, freshest ingredients with a comfortable, familiar atmosphere and service that makes you feel like one of the family. Nero's has become the area's place to see and be seen. Three separate dining rooms, and outdoor patio dining as climate permits, provide a warm, unpretentious intimacy in which to enjoy our high-quality, moderately-priced American and Italian fare, while the large bar area buzzes with the energy of friends gathering over a favorite martini or a glass of wine from Nero's award-winning list. Private rooms are also available, and our banquet staff is noted for making special events 'extra special.' After four decades, the entire Nero's family continues to take enormous pride in offering our guests, new and old, a gracious welcome, a terrific meal, and our sincere appreciation.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Nero's Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)vibrant bar scene (18)great for lunch (16)special occasion (12)good for groups (11)great for outdoor dining (11)fit for foodies (8)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (4)romantic (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Terrific dining experienced
    Margeandbrett
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Neros is not only a place where you van get an exceptional meal, but service by both wait staff and hostesses is superior! I always feel welcome and have never had less than a terrific meals. The specials are exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect!
    LuvLivEat
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had soft shell crabs prepaired crisp Almondine style with shoe string fries, and 20 oz. sirloin steak. Entirely delicious. Laura was our server, she is great. The dining experience was superb.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Nero's is a neighborhood staple. We couldn't survive without it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, great food.
    KennyG
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We happened to be in Livingston on a business trip on a stormy night in July. We picked the Nero's based on the reviews on Open table and because it was near where we were working and staying. Everything was fantastic. We had an excellent Chianti to start the night followed by the special appetizers of the night and then some beef dishes. Hanger steak and bone in rib eye. Both dishes we excellent. We were too full to stay for dessert but they looked fantastic. Overall we would rate this very highly and would definitely go there again if we were in the area. Most patrons were repeat local families.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What Was Good Is Now Great!
    LuvLivEat
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Best Black Rasberry with better than Godiva Chocolate inside Ice Cream, Perfect fresh uce chillled Nantucket Oysters, Tender sweet whole broiled 3 1/2 lb. Maine Lobster, Shoe String Fries, and Crisp sauteed green beans. Lauren and Nick both super great, excellent service / special special. Nero's is a top favorite. Clear commitment to winning customers total dining success.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nero's Grille
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was very good and the menu was diverse. Our waiter, Steve, was knowledgeable and paid us just the right amount of attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • way to loud and not clean
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    You cannot have a nice dinner conversation unless you are yelling because it is ridiculously LOUD in that place. The food was blah. No taste to it. The only good thing about the place is the servers were nice. We will not return and will not recommend
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • eatout
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    chicken special was not as described. It was described as sauteed chicken breast with tomatoes and onions but turned out to be stewed chicken with onions in watery tomato sauce with french fries which became soggy in the sauce - Not good. The other lunch dishes ordered by four others in my party were as described and good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Always great, welcoming and wonderful! We always enjoy going to Nero's Grille.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nero Grille
    RaymondK
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The place was great the food was amazing i would def recommend it to a friend
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food...yes! Service... Not so much.
    winelovingfoodies
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The food was great! We had Crab cocktail and calamari as appetizers. There was a dipping sauce served with the calamari besides the red sauce that I thought was delicious and I wanted to ask the server what it was exactly but she was nowhere to be found. Then we had a whole lobster and the fish tacos for entree. The presentation was lovely and food flavorful and well prepared. Service was slow and the waitress was unapologetic which is unfortunate for such a wonderful restaurant. We would have had more wine but we couldn't get her attention. The worst part was when she came back with our food wrapped to go and placed it on the floor beside our feet. I will go back but be very choosy about whose station I sit in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We have been going to Nero's since the late 70's. It has always been consistently good. The staff is wonderful and the food is great. Nero's really is a neighborhood gem!! Virginia Leone Fischette
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Timeless Treasure
    DKShortHillsVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This neighborhood gem has stood the test of time for many decades. The restaurant has remained a family favorite of ours throughout the generations. A diverse menu, friendly staff and exceptional cuisine make this our families and most everyone's go to spot for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    My family and I always enjoy going to Nero's. It is in the neighborhood and invariably we run into lots of local people we know.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 116 reviews are from the Nero's Grille reviews archive.
  • Solid Italian
    ChuckkVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Solid, dependable meal; good value for the money; will not knock your socks off but you won't be disappointed. In the Livingston area, there are few better.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neros
    mjltVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This restaurant has something for everyone. With great food, families can enjoy dining here early in the evening for the prix fixe or early dinner and the atmosphere gets better as the night goes by. Hopping bar scene from happy hour to late night. Great for private parties and lunch get togethers.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old time patron
    MagaVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    It is amazing how Nero's continues to be consistingly good. The hostess knows her regulars and really makes us feel at home. In this very competitive market Nero's is on top.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nero's Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Great Shrimp cocktail and the chicken dish was excellent that i had for my entree. Nice bar to hang & have a drink
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Standby Is New and still Hot
    Foodlover14
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We'd been coming to Neros for over 25 years as a local favorite in town. With so many new restaurants and exciting menus around, however, we haven't been to Neros in awhile. What a pleasant surprise to find the menu changed and updated with lighter, healthier fare! The choices were not as formal as in the past nor was the crowd. A new young set of patrons filled the dining room, all casually dresssed and animated. Service was excellent and the hostesses were warm and welcoming, a Nero's hallmark. I had the shrimp cocktail-jumbo shrimp priced by the piece. Three pieces were fine given the huge size. The salmon was delicious with brussel sprouts a welcome change. The ahi tuna wrap and and wedge salad were a hit with my husband.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neros has been there along
    JackieVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Neros has been there along time and you always feel very welcome amongst their regular diners Food was excellent waiter was great too !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The best place for raw bar food. Love there shrimp and raw clams! Always fresh and clean. They have a special occasionally that we had twice with papaddella, shrimp and scallops....amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Wonderful
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I've never had a bad meal here. The service is consistently good and the food is great. If you're into the bar scene, then this is the place for you - always busy and active. For parties, you can book one of the private rooms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall outstanding
    Damien123059
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Went to celebrate a birthday with a large party. Service was great, food was outstanding. Would recommend this Nero's Grill to anyone who is looking for a great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    All around great meal. Service was well informed, efficient, and friendly. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Ordered off their specials list and had the duck which was phenomenal. The bar crowd was lively which was nice to see. The place just needs to be lightened up a bit and maybe some remodeling. Otherwise a great spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Garlic Chicken dish
    ChicagoVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    I was surprised to learn from my guest that her garlic chicken dish with crisp onions was dry and tasteless. I had the lobster rosotto and it did need more lobster and I couldn't find the aspargus but it was ok. I usually go there for lunch not dinner so that was my mistake it will only be lunch from now on.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite neighborhood
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Our favorite neighborhood spot where we always receive attentive and friendly service and a good meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    The petite fillet was excellent. Very tender, very juicy. The potato wedges were over fried, and the chicken parm was mediocre. Stick with the steak - it was magnificient. The desserts were wonderful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great dinner
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Brought my wife and her parents here for the first time to give it a shot. Have heard great things about this place. Lived up to all the hype! Drinks were great (try the gin Rickey!!!!) appetizers were awesome (try the short rib potato pancakes) dinner was superb (had the salmon) and dessert was delicious as well ( try the $9 I've cream from Ohio). Service was fantastic ( I think Tina was her name). Only reccomendation for improvement would be a facelift for the inside of the place. Other than that, this place is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not up to par. Sent two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    Food not up to par. Sent two burgers back. Both too salty to eat
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a safe bet for a great meal
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Nero's has been a great restaurant for many years. You can always count on great food and wonderful service. Whether it is a special occasion or just an evening meal, this is one place that will consistently provide you with the best in food and service. Good for groups, parties, for lunch or for dinner, Nero's is a perfect choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    Overall had a great experience. Menu was very diverse. Saw many burgers come out of the kitchen as well as beautifully composed entrees. We decided to try some of the Neros classics. Delicioso! Service was very good and pleasant. Bar was packed! Come early for a quieter dinner. Had the carrot cake for dessert. HUGE! But delicious as well. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nero's for good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    A dependable friendly place to enjoy a tasty and well-presented meal. Service is friendly and capable but can be a little slow on busy evenings.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    I've never had a bad meal at Neros. The food is outstanding and the service is exceptional.Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow, has this restaurant changed.
    FussyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Wow, has this restaurant changed. Wait staff tries, but kitchen is slow and food wasn't very good. Maybe the Chef takes August off for vacation like the French.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • classics with a twist
    ChuckkVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Do many of the classics and do them well. It has been a while for clams casimo and it was excellent. Very impressive list of specials; swordfish was excellent. Curious to see soft-shells there this late in the season however. had chicken Nero on the last visit and would ecommend that to anyone. Oysters fresh and well presented. To top it off, they had Graeter's Ice Cream from Cincinnati --- had never had the chance to have it before. Well done, Nero's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unforgettable!
    sashapits
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    First visit , based on a recommendation-Our server/waiter , Nick was very professional and friendly. Beefsteak salad was fresh , and a very refreshing and delicious combo. Followed by the double cut pork chop-What a portion , perfectly prepared and with a loaded baked potato I can't wait to return!! A gem of a restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    repaster
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Our dinner was tasty and plentiful (My dining companion says he doesn't like places with fancy preparations but small amounts of food. He was not disappointed to receive a portion he could not finish!) The white tablecloth ambiance makes it a nice setting for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant was a bit too noisy.
    wnpveronaVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    Restaurant was a bit too noisy. I think because there were 2 or 3 large parties. Food was very good. Well prepared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just as requested
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    We requested a quiet table for our anniversary dinner and the restaurant gave us the perfect table. Service was excellent and food was superior.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good food and service
    SWMomVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Started with tasty New England Clam Chowder and Fried Calamari (with two dipping sauces). My soft shell crabs were delicious and served over spinach. My daughter's petite filet mignon was soft and flavorful. My son had a large steak sandwich with sautéd onions and peppers. My husband enjoyed his Sesame Seared Yellow Fin AhiTuna over noodles. We ordered a side of the Nero's Mac n Cheese which was good and a very large portion. We had a wonderful server who was attentive and professional. We truly enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.