Restaurant L
Restaurant L

Restaurant L

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantlnj.net/
  • Phone: 2017851112x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Global, International
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let Restaurant L host your next affair. Call Janet to book that special event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Restaurant L hosts your private events on Sundays accommodating up to 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Janet Sudac 2017851112x
  • Entertainment: Ladies night every Wednesday at the bar, Happy Hour drink specials all evening.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Allendale Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights
A word from Restaurant L
A cozy neighbor restaurant with Modern American and global cuisine. Restaurant L also features expertly and simply prepared dishes. The menu is highlighted by an array of flavorful and classic comfort foods including; Lobster & Shrimp Quesadilla and Crispy Pork Shank over Truffle Noodles.
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Restaurant L reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)special occasion (13)fit for foodies (13)romantic (10)notable wine list (6)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (4)good for groups (4)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • MiloVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Enjoyed another great meal at Restaurant L. It has now become our favorite place to eat. We've brought our friends and family to experience our "secret" place to go. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. We always have a great time and great food at Restaurant L.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fourth Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    On our fourth visit we continue to enjoy well prepared food and excellent service in this small but elegant restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious dinner
    gastrogirl
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Went with my son. I had tequila lime shrimp with an awesome guac. My son had raw clams and crab ravioli. Everything was delicious. Wait staff very attentive and friendly. I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Awesome short rib ravioli and the key lime pie martini is to die for
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Stuff
    ReviewmanVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Happened to be in the area and went here as a lark. Very happy with the decision. Good food and service. Will try dinner next time
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a winner
    Hunert
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We have enjoyed this restaurant in the past, but this was our first time dining there on a Monday night. The food was above average and the atmosphere was excellent. Note that on Fridays and Saturdays, this restaurant is much livelier and a bit more noisy ( especially in the bar). But that's a good thing in my opinion. I want a little more energy on the weekend. Service was a little uneven. We had to ask for service most of the time, but when we did it was quick and accurate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • L is for Let's Go!
    Kcnj
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Awesome meal, great service and very accommodating with many requests!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dinner.
    JoeW
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Visited Saturday with friends. Excellent food with great, friendly service. Room is a bit loud but not overbearing. Terrific desserts rounded out a great meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner experience
    MsAllendale
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This was my first experience for dinner at Restaurant L. I ordered the tequila-lime shrimp and although the dish was tasty, I found the shrimp to be a little tough. My date said his salmon was excellent. I tried a bite of it, and I do agree that it was cooked to perfection. The atmosphere and service was very good. I moved to Allendale in June of 2012 and am trying different restaurants in the area. I could not get reservations during Christmas week at a specific time for dinner, so I put it on the back burner. My first-time experience at the restaurant was quite pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    What a great meal - everything was delicious... My husband said his 1/2 roasted chicken was the maybe best chicken he ever had. Lobster pizza was delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our second dinner experience was as good as the first. Very good food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    DLRE
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The Tequila Lime Shrimp was fantastic - and noted many times from others' online reviews. My husband enjoyed one of their dinner specials, the seared sesame tuna. We are accustomed to a more rare seared tuna, but didn't complain. Didn't think I would have room for their donut dessert, but they are so light, the raspberry filled was my favorite. It's a small dining room, so not a jumping hot spot, but the food quality is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sleepingdog3
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We dined here on Friday evening & thoroughly enjoyed our experience. While the restaurant is somewhat difficult to get into most other times of the year, NJ Shore season seems to make it easier to get in in the Summer months. The food was well prepared, delicious and beautifully presented. The quality of our meals was very good. Soft lights and cozy tables make for a very enjoyable evening with someone you want to spend some time with. Relaxed, not rushed. Noise level very tolerable, as everyone else is just as into their own scene as we were. Also came here once for lunch with a friend and had the same great experience. Lovely wait staff. Great attention to detail. Thanks, Restaurant for a very relaxing evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale dining and delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Nice atmosphere, upscale dining, courteous staff, delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant L
    MontvaleBob
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We are new to the area and visited this restaurant for dinner, for the first time, on the advice of friends and neighbors. We were very pleased with the friendly service, variety and quality of the food. In particular we would recommend the lobster pizza appetizer. Prices were reasonable, considering the quality. We will be returning for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friends night out
    LowSaltReqd
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Well worth trying this cozy restaurant. We got there a bit early for our reservation but our table was ready and we were promptly seated. Valet parking made it easy. Service was attentive and friendly. Try the tuna tartar appetizer and beet salad; both were excellent. All our entrées were delicious. Save room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    you must try the grilled lobster flatbread pizza a winner
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    marlew
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    From the moment we stepped foot in Restaurant L, it felt like home...The service, food and drinks were wonderful. Looking forward to our next time there already...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Quaint little restaurant with only a few tables, but the fod and service was excellent!! It's a place we will definitely frequent often!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Menu
    PhilipVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Restaurant L has a terrific menu. A lot of very different and very tasty choices. Service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Local Restaurant
    jjalh
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We love it here...only negative is the tables for 2 are very small.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Food and service is very nice...wine is way overpriced and on the low end side...wud be a home run if bar selections were better..beer colder..wine chilled and better choices
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 153 reviews are from the Restaurant L reviews archive.
  • A lovely evening
    Choirmom1
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Very comfortable dining experience. Plenty of food and drink choices, prompt and polite service. Food was very good, portions were plentiful.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dinner
    Elaina
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Dinner was excellent. Food was very good, along with service. Resturant was very accommodating. Loved the Menu selection which included Atlantic Salmon And organic chicken. Presentation was a+. Lovely local place for dinner. Will be going back!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    steve
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    we had a nice lunch at Restaurant L ...the food was very delicious and presented very nicely....the doughnuts were to die for!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great food
    ate2much
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Food has always been great. Service also has never been a problem. However, I was only given 2 choices online for a reservation, 6:15 or 9pm. We were there at 6:15 and were the only people in the dining room. By 7pm, only 2 other tables were occupied. The room was not full until we were leaving near 9 pm. Are there restrictions to online reservations? I am wondering if calling in the reservation would have made a difference.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant was empty. Food
    ParamusKVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Restaurant was empty. Food was good. Service was fair. We always seemed to be looking for someone to refill water. Food came out separately but was hot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    NMP1627
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We've dined at this restaurant several times before and had better experiences. The menu looked great but my shrimp was so overcooked it required a saw. The waitress was a bit flighty. The air conditioner was put on and it was very chilly and we could not get attention of the staff to address the problem. This was probably my last visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale Dining - Affordable Pricing
    moonduck
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This restaurant is a diner's dream. Excellent food at reasonable prices. Everything is good from the pecan crusted chicken to the calamari with ginger sauce. Fish and seafood are wonderful too and there is a fixed price lunch which is a very good deal. Service is fabulous and you have a choice of eating in the dining room or the bar area, depending on your mood. I highly recommend visiting Restaurant L. You will be very happy you did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant L is our favorite
    MarieVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Restaurant L is our favorite local restaurant for both lunch and dinner. The food is always fresh, attractively presented and delicious. The truffle french fries are superb!! It is a small dining room so be sure to make reservations for week-ends. The bar area is lively and very popular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is always fabulous
    MiloVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    The food is always fabulous and the donuts are to die for. We never get a bad meal here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Tasty Treat
    YC99
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We found Restaurant L to be a nice, unassuming place. The service was excellent. The food quite tasty in generous portions. The price range was very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dry food right tables no privacy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dinner was over cooked and over priced, tables were very close to each other and this restaurant offered nothing special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get the braised rib ravioli
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Outside of Drago's charbroiled oysters in New Orleans, Restaurant L's braised rib ravioli may be the most delicious single bite of food ever. Go for the local glam scene, go for the wine list but YOU must order the ravioli.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed everything
    MikeP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    There is nothing not to like about Restaurant L. Great menu, great food, great atmosphere. Definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A quality dining experience
    JoeW
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    My wife and I visited and we're very impressed. The food was excellent, comfortable environment and a very nice bar for a pre-dinner drink. Well thought out menu with something for everyone. High quality ingredients with an excellent presentation. We will be certainly become regulars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    luvfood84
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    The place was very cute, good drink menu. Food was average at best, not worth the price they charged
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy and Delish
    awesomeblondie
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Had no idea what to expect since I am not from the area, the place was tastefully decorated, the ambiance was wonderful! Dimly lit, quiet and romantic on a cold winter night. The Martini was Fab as was the wine list...We enjoyed the Hangar steak and the Linguine with white clam sauce and both were exceptional! Toni was a fun energetic waitress with knowledge of the menu and advice to share..will definitely add this place to our go to list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • L for "Love"
    GuacAliciousVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    My husband and I frequent Restaurant L and it's always consistent!!! We love dining here and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday special
    Jake
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    The Sunday special 3 course dinner is a great deal. The food was delicious and the restaurant was quiet early Sunday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.