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About Grissini

Rated "Excellent" and called an "East Coast Spago," by Zagat, we offer Nouvelle Italian cuisine.

484 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday
11:30 am to 11 pm

Saturday
4 pm to 12 am

Sunday
4 pm to 10 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 568-3535

Website:
http://www.grissinirestaurant.com/index.html

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking is available.

Executive Chef:
Alberto Leandri

Private Party Facilities:
Private parties are available, please inquiry for details.

Private Party Contact:
(201) 568-3535: (201) 568-3535

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

Sat 9:00PM - 10:30PM

Grissini Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Authentic (4)
People Watching (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Over all AMAZING experience! you feel right at home the minute you walk in the doors, from greeting til you leave!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very over priced. Service was so so in that the waiter had too many tables and was very inattentive. Overall the food was good but the prices were way out of line

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic. Everyone in our party of four loved every course we had. The waiter was a real pro and made our experience extra special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Physically a nice place. The service was so-so, with a minimum of attention. We weren't given any condiments for our bread until we asked. The food was a bit "heavy" and filled you rapidly.
Overall, OK, but felt quite expensive for the overall experience.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great service and staff, but the pace is a little too fast. We were in and out in an hour and this was the case the first time we ate there too. Would be nice to not feel so rushed, especially since this is a somewhat pricey place.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great and service was just as good.
It is a consistently good restaurant that I would recommend to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A+, would definitely come back. All of the pasta is homemade. Free Valet parking

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We arrived a little early and our friends were not there yet. We were asked to sit at the bar to wait which is fine... but you cannot sit at the bar on a Saturday night. The bar is extremely small plus people were dining at the bar which makes no sense on a busy Saturday night. So my husband and I were standing behind a couple sitting at the bar and right on top of them. There is no room to even put your drink! While we thought the good was very good and the service was outstanding; I am not sure we would go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

First and last time here.
Waiter came over and spoke about the specials. I ordered the Dover sole. It was good but nothing special as it was server with butter/wine sauce on the side and a few roasted potatoes and some steamed vegetables. The bill came and my Dover sole was $70. I feel like the restaurant took advantage with their special prices. When you have a dish that's a special and almost double the price of most menu items it should be know to the one ordering it. My fiancé has their grilled shrimp and that was 3 grilled shrimp (no sauce) and same blah sides that I had for $39. Way overpriced for a restaurant in Englewood Cliffs.
He grew up going here and it was the last time he'll be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Grissini is my one of my all-time favorite restaurants. Hopefully you will be greeting by Michael, one of the head managers/dining room maitre'd. We try to make it here every possible chance we can and he always fits us in. The staff is very friendly & genuinely one of a kind that treats every guest like family... it's almost like they've been anticipating to see you all week long hahaha. Thank you for again for your humble hospitality and always a great meal... try the oysters, burrata, crab cake, and shaved white truffles over your choice of pasta or risotto. We look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks! Cheers!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Love Grissini. Always consistent with great food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Took my wife's parents to Grissini for dinner on Saturday night. Very good food and the staff was quite accommodating. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always a great experience. Excellent food, staff and ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Everytime we come to Grissini's its like the first time we have ever been there with the exception the staff greets us by name and know our favorite table. Love this spot

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was very good and presented beautifully. The service was attentive: A very popular neighborhood destination.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food, service and atmosphere are great. The rudeness of the valet put a real damper on things prior to dinner.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Everything was wonderful and I have been there several times before..The food is the best

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We enjoyed not only very professional and courteous service but Great Food and wine!!!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Disappointed. The food was ok but the very slow and inattentive service left us dissatisfied over what we hoped would be a lovely upscale dinning experience. There are many better establishments in the area.
We will not be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Having been here several times before for corporate diners, this was a bitter disappointment . From being seated across from the kitchen door entrance, the wine ordered wasn't available, my steak ordered medium showed up medium well and without any side dishes until I asked where they were (forgotten). Our waiter seemed totally disinterested in providing any service, disappeared throughout most of the meal and didn't check when our food was delivered.

Worse of all I had indicated it was a special occasion when making the reservation (birthday) dinner and absolutely no mention was made of the event nor any special request taken for the birthday girl.

Last time I will step in here

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

It's always a great meal and atmosphere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Love this place!! The food is outstanding, some of the best Italian food we have had and the staff and very professional and accommodating. We had two kids with us and they went out of their way to meet our requests. Definitely recommend and will go back. We tried the fresh burrata with heirloom tomatoes, the cod fish and the truffle risotto from the special of the day; very very good. The bucatini pasta is my fave!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great food as always. Service is always outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent fried artichokes and veal chop.
Terrible cosmo. It may have been made out of dry mix. Terrible peppercorn crusted filet mignon. Arrived without peppercorn crust. Tough as a shoe bottom. I always order it. It used to be tender and flavorful. Not this time... Ugh... I believe they are getting meats from different vendor. Not a good decision!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food at Grizzinis is excellent. The wait staff and the bar tender are very professional and do an excellent job. The atmosphere is very welcoming. We had vast array of appetizers Pizza,calamaria and meatballs. All were excellent. The South African prawns were excellent as well as the other fish dishes that were served. If your looking for fine dinning experience Grizzini is solid choice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Terrific as always but $$$$$. Great service and food. Valet parking. It's a car show in the lot.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Great Italian but our waiter was MIA, having to wave him down to get any attention. When the food arrived it was great but having to wave to the waiter to get more water or the check is just sub par. Will NOT return.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent food - I think the waiting staff could have been better, but overall a great experience!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Had a great experience! Valet parking,Great service, very accommodating (with my vegan diet), great food !! Will definitely be back for any occasion!

Tags: Vegan, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Just love this restaurant. We are never disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Good food well presented. Bad smell, especially near door -mildew. A little expensive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Great restaurant, fantastic food, friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Grissini is a great place for a date. Food and service are always great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great tasting , fresh food. Also , super Hostess's , maitre d' and wait staff !

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food. Very busy and noisy.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Decided to give Grissini a try after not being there a while though we have tried it for lunch and we liked it so dinner sounded like a good idea. However our overall experience left us feeling quite bad since we got almost no attention while other tables were being attended to and we arrived and were seated before the others. The food was fine, the wine also good but the lack of service was very off putting and no one found it important enough to apologize. Almost felt
Invisible a few times Sunday evening. When we left we did complaint to Victor who admitted that they were short staffed in the kitchen. Too bad: we won't be back to Grissinis in the near future.


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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We are always happy to have dinner at Grissini. The food is really good, fresh and delicious!
It's a neighborhood place for us and the ambiance is nice. Low lighting and cosy. Great date night and it was perfect for a family dinner as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

The place wasn't very busy and there wer lot of open tables. Yet they seated us on a small table right by the kitchen even though there were lot of tables inside more private.

Waiters were difficult to get a hold of. I don't know what kept them so busy. It seemed like there were more employees than customers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Food was great , service was good price was high overall a nice place

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