Grissini

4.6
472 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Rated "Excellent" and called an "East Coast Spago," by Zagat, we offer Nouvelle Italian cuisine.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday thru Friday
11:30 am to 11 pm

Saturday
5 pm to 12 am

Sunday
4 pm to 10 pm
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Phone number
(201) 568-3535
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alberto Leandri
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Private party facilities
Private parties are available, please inquiry for details.
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Private party contact
(201) 568-3535: (201) 568-3535
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking is available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:45PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 472 People Are Saying
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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience! My husband and I went here for dinner on a Friday night and I cannot speak more highly of Grissini. Our server was extremely attentive, the food was amazing, and the ambiance was perfect! The only I would change is, I wish we went sooner!! I will definitely be back!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, outstanding service, been coming here for almost 20 years, always consistent, always a safe bet, great dining experience overall!

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AE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, high end - food is very very special!

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ED
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service—prices on the steep side

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NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian restaurant in northern NJ! Grissini’s could easily be in NYC and compete with the top traditional Italian restaurants. Always a pleasure to come here. The food is absolutely outstanding. The menu has a lot of options, great for pasta, fish, meat and Incredible wines. An absolute must. The quality of food is exceptional.

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWSOME food and drinks. The service from the the beautiful people greeting us and sitting us down to bring us our meal was Great.

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OT
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always very professional, sometimes friendly too. The food is always excellent and the atmosphere very comfortable.
Must make reservation.
The wine list includes a great selection of Italian wines.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The tuna tartar was very unflavored and we sent it back without substitution. On the final bill, they charged us for it and never offered anything in return.....not even a cup of coffee.

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian dishes, professional service Worth the drive from Long Island

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PH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service was wonderful. My wife and I went to celebrate her birthday and were seated next to a large group with 3 children. The 2 young boys maybe 8 to 10 years old were out of control and not being controlled by their parents. One boy kicked the chair and sent the rear leg of the chair into my leg causing pain and a welt on my leg. When I asked the father to please watch his child he simply said” kids will be kids”. 10 minutes later the second boy jumped out of his chair and spilled his soda all over the floor narrowly missing my wife’s shoes. This time I told the father to control his children or I would call the maitre ‘d.
His rude answer nearly caused us to “take it outside”. Luckily his wife got the family to settle down and they left soon after our appetizers arrived. The rest of the meal and experience was great but we missed having a quiet start to our cocktails.
The management should either restrict young children on a busy Saturday night or seat them in a more secluded area.

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GI
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service but wine over price for a half of glass

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time eating at Grissini and won’t be our last! The food was PERFECT, service was great!

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t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

excellent food well prepared served by attentive staff. a favorite

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S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service!! Always on point !

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KD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

I would like chicken Parm on the menu. Wish there was pasta carbonara, they had something similar but not quite. Chicken Francese had nice flavor. Menu & flavor could be kicked up a notch.

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c
Hawaii
52 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good local restaurant. Very nice ambiance. Waiters are very attentive. Food is very good as well as the service. I highly recommend Grissini Restaurant.

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NP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My teenage daughter and I visited Grissini for an impromptu late dinner. Although it has been in business for many years, we had never been in there, and we were very pleasantly surprised with our dining experience. This is an upscale yet homey Italian restaurant with many regular customers and crowded even at 9pm on a Wednesday night. Service was friendly and efficient, and we were in and out of there in 45 minutes (no appetizer or dessert). The food is quite tasty, and the bread is absolutely delicious. They even serve a complimentary small cheese and meat platter, as well as veggies and dip. My daughter had pasta Bolognese, and she finished every bite. I had Chicken Milanese and did the same. The prices were generally fair for a place like this, but I thought the wine by the glass prices were high. Overall, a good restaurant to add to the repertoire, and we will be back soon. p.s. Final note: be aware they only have valet parking

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OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Mike, was attentive and professional. Knew when to stop by the table and when to let us relax with our cocktails. Never felt rushed or pressured (Tuesday night dinner).
The bone-in veal parmesan was delicious and just what we craved.

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Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and service, will make a off menu items if they can.

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Michael, was great. Excellent service.

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j
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience in every way. Service was very attentive, food was delicious and seating is comfortable. Worth every penny.

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ME
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible. Had to wait a very long time. People next to us came in later than us and were served way before us. My food came out all wrong, sent it back and never ate. Would have had to wait too long since our guests already had their meals. There server could care less, never even apologized or offered any compensation, not even a dessert. Mixed up the drink order on the bill giving us someone else's drink order bill. Restaurant is so dark you need your cell phone's flashlight and we were there during the daylight hours. Staff was rude when I told them we had a reservation on Open Table, received two confirmations but argued that they did not have us listed. We will never go back.

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BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always consistently excellent!

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SC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at one of my all time favorites. Anthony and his staff do a wonderful job!!

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C
New York Area
247 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always

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H
Raleigh
41 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good restaurants . We have eaten there few times and quality is always great . You always know what to expect which is not common these days.

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C
New York Area
247 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the people at Grissini. They always make the stay great. You have to try the porterhouse for two. Just as good as Manhattan

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C
New York Area
247 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Grissini. It is one of the best restaurants in New Jersey. It could very well be the best.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food! Friendly staff, warm atmosphere.

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d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food, great with kids too

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NF
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Food quality, service, and portions were excellent.

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r
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wine was very overpriced.!!!
I mesnVERY OVERPRICED🙏

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JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish is expertly prepared- wait staff is exceptional
Highly recommended

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C
New York Area
247 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favorites. The porterhouse for two is outstanding.

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my fourth time here recently for professional and business meetings. The food has been outstanding each time, service is outstanding. My colleague now wants to meet here instead of another local venue. We sat at the bar for a drink before dinner, and the bartender was professional, attentive, and very pleasant. All in all wonderful dining experiences with exceptional food each time. It now has become one of my favorites.

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D
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time visit. EXCELLENT food. For appetizers we had Calamari, meatballs and spedieno (which was the best I ever had). For dinner we had Shrimp with white wine sauce, the special pork chop with hot peppers and the Sunday sauce. Everyone was thrilled with their dinners. Service was a little slow, but they were very crowded, an gave us more time to talk. This will have to be a regular stop for us from now on!

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CR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Delicious house salad, Sunday night Grandma's pasta and meatballs, veal parmesan, all the dishes well prepared and excellent service. Consistently great food.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Way over priced for seafood....

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looking for a restaurant that NEVER disappoints? This is the place!

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B
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only criticism is that thee wine prices are marked up very high compared to other restaurants, it appears there is a 3X makup.

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