Lithos keeps getting better...
Lithos has maintained its consistency and continues to get better with time. The freshest ingredients, combined with a flair for modern Greek cuisine, make for a memorable dininig experience from start to finish. It is hard to point to a single dish that is not prepared to perfection. Mike, and his staff, are wonderful hosts! Do not miss an opportunity to have lunch or dinner at Lithos!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Couldn't ask for a better place
As always the food and service is great. Never disappointed here
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best Greek food!
We have been to Lithos many times and have never been disappointed. Whether I am in the mood for fish, chicken or meat there is always a great option on the menu. The wait staff is the best: attentive yet not intrusive. We'll be back!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and attentive service!
We were greeted warmly by manager Joe. Our first time here. Our waiter Mina passionately and with great knowledge, described the offerings and was friendly, warm and very attentive to our needs. Joe and MIna even sang Happy Birthday to us. We will be back!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't let the location fool you
This restaurant and its parking lot are just off a pretty major highway without much else around, and you might be inclined to pass it by without a second look. That would be a mistake. Inside, the place is beautiful and peaceful, and the food is outstanding. My wife and I picked out a red snapper from the display case in front; they grilled it and fileted it, and it was just right for the two of us. Nice wine list, including several Greek wines by the glass, and in general the place felt comfortable.
Our waiter was friendly without being obtrusive, was able to answer all of our questions about the unfamiliar items on the menu, and, along with the lovely surroundings, made us feel right at home.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took a chance on lunch after visiting Lithos Estiatorio for dinner. Fabulous lunch. First, the drinks were delicious. A pear martini from the martini menu was done to perfection. The wine selection, as suggested by our waiter, was also delicious. The fish of the day was deboned and served over a bed of sauteed escarole. What a great light and tasty dish. Also enjoyed was the Orzo ala Ouzo. Creamy orzo mixed with shrimp and other tasty additions. Would not hesitate to dine here again for lunch and for dinner. Service was attentive and professional, the food was delicious, the restaurant was comfortable, and the many selections for the meal were all perfect.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This Greek-Mediterranean is amazing! The service was excellent, our waiter very attentive in guiding us through the extensive menu, recommending how we could order a variety of items and share them. Appetizers of mussels, grilled shrimp, and salads were scrumptious. Entrees of grilled snapper and sea bass were excellent, as was the order of lamb chops, precut for sharing. Gelato for dessert was very creamy, and a special dessert of espresso ice cream dipped in dark chocolate that was hardened was to die for! The only detraction from the evening was the noise level in the center of the restaurant where we were seated grew over time. Other than that, the meal was perfection. We will definitely return.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lithos is a beautifully designed
Lithos is a beautifully designed Greek restaurant. Very contemporary and chic. The food was really wonderful. We both had fish entrees, I started with a Greek salad (of course ) and my husband ordered the baked eggplant. Both were quite large and extremely tasty. I wish we lived closer (we were just passing through Livingston), because we would visit often. I would highly recommended this restaurant!!!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is not my first review.
This is not my first review. It is simply the best around. There is nothing else to add.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
All of the dishes we tried were wonderful from appetizers to dessert. Service was spot on.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood restaurant.
Everyone is very friendly and very helpful in choosing the menu. I've been to this restaurant several times, not often, because it's quiet expensive. However, I was pleasantly surprised that the waiter remembered what I ordered last time several months ago, it made me feel so good.
The food is delicious.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lithos has been a winner since
Lithos has been a winner since it opened. I go there every chance I get. Great food and attentive service all provided under the watchful eye of management.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fourth time dining at Lithos and always a great experience. I am glad they extended their menu offering with a price fix mid week dinner. Now it will be a place to go for other than a special occasion.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Greek Fare
Our first time as a family at this restaurant...great appys and main courses. A lot of food. Service was great. Will definitely go again.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated our wedding anniversary with kids. All of us agreed that it was an incredible experience. Everything: food, ambience, service was impeccable. We all agreed that we don't remember the last time we were so satisfied with the dining experience & we go out a lot & mostly in New York. It's the first time we can rate NJ restaurant so high.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique Dining Experience
Fresh food, simply prepared, served very professionally in a lovely setting. It's so great to be able to choose your fish from the display and then have it prepared. Definitely a little pricey, but so worth it. Everything from appetizers to desserts was delicious. Portions are generous but not overly large. Our waiter, Theo, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend, especially for a special occasion.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
All around amazing place
My husband and I have been there twice, both times delighted with the food, service and atmosphere. We moved to the area from NYC a few years ago and are happy to find a local restaurant that offers food of such a high quality. We will be back a third and fourth time for sure.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here for a birthday celebration and were not let down, in fact we were surprised to find such an authentic , charming, place so close to home. We were very pleased that the wine list also featured Greek wines and at very affordable prices. The service was great, the food was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.
We were not there during happy hour, but we can imagine it is lively then.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at this wonderful restaurant. I was hit by the ambiance the minute I walked in. The service was professional and attentive yet not overbearing. The good was outstanding. All in all, I highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food. Waiter knowledgable
Delicious food. Waiter knowledgable and very friendly.
Ambience great for a romantic dinner or large grouo
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lithos continues to captivate
Been there a few times and each time we love it more. We bring new friends every time we go and each and every one of them shares our sentiments. The unique ambience is simply relaxing and luxurious. The staff is attentive without being intrusive and the food is always fresh and delicious. From the very first time we were there, we knew this restaurant would be a "keeper". It has everything that makes a first rate establishment. Don't miss it! We loved the branzino and all the fresh seafood. And do try the cheesecake. It is a very special addition to an outstanding menu. We never experienced Greek wine before Lithos and now we look forward to having it with every visit.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, excellent
The food was great, excellent service, quiet and friendly staff, would repeat. excellent wine list!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our neighborhood five star restaur
How nice to drive about three minutes and be able to spend a lovely evening dining with friends. The food was excellent, especially the salad (Ithink it was the Lithos salad). I stated my friends appetizer of octopus for the first time and was plesantly surprised. I think I always avoided it just by the name. The lamb shank was perfect. Too much to eat in one sitting, I had a great leftover meal to take home. We did go there celebrating two occasions with friends but we definitely will return. Expensive but not pricey.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh and fantastic
The menu has many fresh unique options. All meals are large enough to share. I highly recommend the lithos chips which are fresh eggplant and zucchini chips with a Greek yogurt and dill dipping sauce. An amazing place for lunch or dinner with your partner or a group of friends!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fine dining Greek experience
I went to Lithos for my partner's birthday celebration and we had a very good time. The food was fantastic. The grilled octopus, the feta pastry w pistachio and honey, the short ribs, the seafood pasta dish and all the desserts were amazing. The bar prepared very good classic drinks and the Greek wines they offered were very good. The service was at several times spotty; we were looking around for the waiter or someone to refill waters or to get the check. The waiter also needed to be reminded of a drink and a coffee that didnt come out when indicated. The manager was very personable and addressed some of the issues w the server. The only food that needed improvement was the fresh grilled fish which lacked seasoning.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, attentive service from
Great, attentive service from the moment we walked in even though we were almost an hour late for our reservation and were the last to leave on a Sunday night. Drinks and food were excellent. Ambience a good combination of classic warm woods and modern. Definitely a repeater.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lithos in Livingston
Wonderful restaurant. Great ambiance, excellent food and service. A bit price for dinner. Try the prix-fixe lunch instead. Well worth it!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
like dining at Lithos. A bit pricey for the location. But a good once and a while choice. Very nice staff.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food... Service ?
My wife and I have dined at Litho's 3 times now and find the food and ambience to be absolutly outstanding. Every aspect of the preparation and presenation are really fabulous with a taste to match. However this restaurant is struglling to find service to match the level of thier cusine and ambiance. On all 3 dining occasions we experieced moderate to poor service. During our 2nd visit the waitress recovered quite nicely however the 1st was really quite poor and 3rd became adequate after a short discussion with the managing owner operator. We will return to this restaurant to enjoy their outstanding food again and again and hopefully the service issue will be resolved. I can recommend Letho's completly as the food is what counts.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating a special occasion and our first visit to Lithos was exceptional from beginning to end. From the attentive, warm service to the fresh, delectable food, we enjoyed every aspect. Excellent restaurant.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
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...
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Though a Greek restaurant,
Though a Greek restaurant, think upscale with pleasant ambiance , professional staff, and food items, maybe more Americanized as in no moussaka, but well prepared and presented. There were nonetheless several traditional Greek choices. Food and wine pricing was compatible with the entire experience, about $110.00 for a shared appetizer, splendid and generous fish and lamb shank dishes, and a bottle of great white wine, a bit of a surprise since Greek wines from years ago were basically undrinkable. My wife and I will surely return for special occasions.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful and rare for New Jersey
Have eaten outside 3 times beautiful weather beautiful and tasty food. Can't hear noise of road or parking lot. Fish has been fabulous. We have always been warmly greeted. Recommended it to friends and will try to get back several times a month even though it is a drive
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Greek food
Warm friendly professional staff. Excellent menu with well prepared food.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect from start to finish
Our great time started the moment we entered the restaurant. We were immediately greeted and seated. The service and servers attention to detail started when we were seated and did not stop until we left. The whole fish was perfectly cooked and tasted like it had been caught moments before we sat down. The appetizers and desert were also fresh and delicious. We cannot wait to go back!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Greek Food
We enjoyed our dinner very much. The food and service were exceptional. During the week it was not very busy or loud. The prix fixe menu was a good value and most reasonable.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
fish at its best
Finally, a local lovely restaurant that serves fish grilled to perfection. We will go back.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time and
This was our first time and the food was outstanding. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh fish displayed and more
Really nice place for NJ. Not many options in/near Livingston of this caliber food and ambience. Modern but classic. Excellent professional servers, informative, helpful and not annoying. BAr scene seemed lively for a weekday eve. I was impressed.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
They are always the best.
I now go every week. They go out of their way to make each visit memorable.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this restaurant was excellent. We loved the appetizers, which were creative and delicious. We tried the specials - tile fish and snapper. Both were wonderful. The waiter was attentive without being intrusive. The dessert was sinful.
We will be back here soon.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We decided to try this restaurant when we saw the 4 star rating in the Star-Ledger-- we liked the friendly atmosphere immediately. The waiter was extremely helpful in seeing that we enjoyed a delicious sampling of the Greek food. We also enjoyed the Greek music playing in the background-- and the restaurant is beautifully decorated. It's not far from the Paper Mill Playhouse, where we were heading. The parking is fine and so is the location.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Greek/Seafood find
Happily, this restaurant is located quite close to my home-- My wife and I love for its fresh,clean fish and seafood preparationsThe waitstaff is outgoing and very knowlegable both about the food and the wine list-especially theGreek selections-- The whites from greece really compliment the fish
The vegetable sides are also quite good--Perhaps the best item is the simplest-- The fried eggplant/zucchini slices are terrific-- crisp and flavorful-- This is a wonderful place although it is pricey
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
From beginning to end the meal was delicious. The fresh bread was warm and soft. The grilled octopus appetizer and salmon appetizer were just delicious as were the main dishes. The lamb was very tasty and the fillet of fish was grilled to perfection. The walnut cake was more than filling for one person and was ample enough for two people who were full but couldn't resist--it was well worth the extra calories! Very pleasantly surprised. We plan to come back real soon.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A repeat customer
This is not our first review and they continue to be the best .Everyone working here goes out of their way to make each visit memorable.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great first time!
A friend and I lunch together two times a year for our respective birthdays. We try to go to places we haven't been to before and in picking Lithos Estiatorio from the Internet, I relied heavily on the reviews of others. We were not disappointed. We were, in fact, delighted. We were greeted warmly by the hostess and served well by the waiter. We split a flatbread/salmon appetizer that was to die for, followed by an entrée of grilled wild shrimp and orzo that was scrumptious. The desserts also did not disappoint. I went with the traditional baklava and my guest with the pistachio gelato. We lingered and enjoyed the ambience. Even the coffee was good.I will definitely be returning with others to share this find.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was great. Try the grilled octopus appetizer. The waiter made great recommendations. Expensive meal but worth it.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food definitely worth a try
We went on a Friday night at 8 and we all ordered what was being offered as specials for the evening and we all enjoyed our meals. Very good food and the service was very good as well. I will definitely go back there again. I personally would not recommend wearing jeans and a T-shirt when going there because it is a nice place. Also valet parking is offered as well.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I keep coming back, because they are the best around. I am always certain to be treated as special.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not my first review of this Gem
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.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM