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
53 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (43)fit for foodies (17)special occasion (14)romantic (14)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (10)notable wine list (7)good for groups (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fabulous Food
    moonduck
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Each time we dine at Restaurant L, we are always amazed at the quality of the food. Tonight was no exception. We shared the lobster and shrimp quesadilla and it was delicious. My husband had the Restaurant L Burger and it was prepared exactly the way he likes it. Usually, he has to send his burgers back to be cooked to his liking. I decided to have the Napoleon Eggplant (usually a starter) for my dinner. Everything was fabulous and the service was excellent. Can't wait to visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Becoming a favorite...
    luvtoeat6
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went out for dinner last Saturday night with 2 other couples, and all of us enjoyed Restaurant L. Everyone's food was delicious. First, they honored our reservation, so when we arrived we were seated immediately. There were 6 of us and I requested a round table, and that is what we got. We loved their rolls, which came out hot from the oven. We had different meals, from short ribs, to pecan crusted chicken, to Tilapia and another chicken dish. Everyone was happy... We had coffee and dessert and were very pleased. We will definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely!
    JoycebentlVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food at Restaurant L was luscious, lovely and the place was lively! The hamburgers were done just right and the lobster pizza was delectable! Would come back for a return visit! Nicely done, Restaurant L!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a good experience
    FoodyBuddy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Was looking forward to going, 1st time to the L. Will not go back. Waiter was very good. Ambiance? Ok. Salad and appetizer came out at the same time. Salad was overdressed and heavy on the vinegar. Tuna? Tartar. Not quite sure it was tuna looked more like salmon and it was heavy with ginger! Pecan encrusted chicken - over cooked and swimming in sauce. Veggies were good. However, Steak dinner was very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always consistently Great Food
    Shawn
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This local intimate restaurant never disappoints. Everytime we go, we have a very enjoyable dining experience and ask ourselves why we don't go back more often. I recommend this to couples who would like a nice quiet meal with their significant other. The wine list is not extensive but the wines on the list are excellent. Make sure you make a reservation on busy nights as it is a relatively small restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good food. Well prepared with a home style touch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great "tastes"!!
    PhilipVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Another excellent meal (appetizer and main course). Always very tasty, with some unusual dishes to choose from.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food nestled in Bergen County
    moonduck
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Every time we go to Restaurant L we have a lovely time. The food is delicious and the service attentive without being overly so. My husband had the Hangar Steak and I had the Tequila Lime Shrimp. We also had the Panko Breaded Shrimp for an appetizer and the limoncello cake and cannoli for dessert. I also love the Pecan Chicken and the Napoleon Eggplant. Great food at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local Favorite
    Clsoe2home
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Varied menu, tasty food, attentive service. Food came out hot as it should. Comfortable chairs. Have been there several times and plan to make it a regular dining spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 156 reviews are from the Restaurant L reviews archive.
  • 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
  • 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
    ElainaVIP
    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