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About Gusto Grill

If you are looking for that fine dining experience without the fine dining price, let us serve you, and experience dining with Gusto. We pride ourselves on our extensive menu, great local and regional craft beer, hand crafted cocktails and extensive wine list offering over 20 wines by the glass.
Always East and Drink with Gusto!!!

1050 State Highway 18
East Brunswick, NJ 08816-4350
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday, Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Rues Lane

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 651-2737

Website:
http://www.gustogrill.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Gusto Grill Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (13)
Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Special Occasion (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fun (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Live Sports (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Inattentive waitress, mediocre food , very disappointed, will not be coming back .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New year's eve

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went here for New Year’s Eve and had some great chow. Calamari and Octopus appys were excellent. Mt main dish was wild boar in a wonderful wine sauce. We love Gusto!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We go to Gusto often , we love the food and the atmosphere,. My only problem with the restaurant it that their drinks are very watered down . I don’t mind paying the price for a good drink but when it is watered down it is definitely a negative

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Mother-in-law’s birthday… Had a delicious dessert

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

Overall the staff was decent, a little slow and could have been more attentive, but generally nice. The food was great, no complaints really.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Gusto Grill provides the perfect atmosphere for celebrating special moments. The food is delicious and desserts are delightful !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The fish special was barramundi and it was delicious. I wish they had a chicken dish on the dinner menu not just the sandwich.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Pick a great place for a business lunch. Waitress was great will return.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Totally worth the difficult drive we had with the miserable weather going on that evening! Food was absolutely scrumptious. Would love to take my family as well as other friends there.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was delicious ! Great value.Go to Gusto Grill and have fun.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

second time dining here, first time was great. disappointed with both duck dishes, overcooked and tough, they were perfect the first time. the steak and short rib dinners were just as good as last time. consistency is the name of the game. we will give it a third try

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My server Beata was very attentive to my table with my family. She made sure we saw the specials before placing our entree orders. It’s my 21st bday so when she asked for my ID she joked around that it doesn’t work and I found that pretty funny. The flight of beer I had was very tasteful. From the starters to the entrees everything tasted incredible. 10 out of 10 would come back. I would definitely ask for Beata.

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

This was my second time visiting and once again they didn't disappoint. I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! The service, the decor, the service are all top notch. I will most definitely be back

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We really enjoyed everything here, from the drinks to the food and the service was excellent! The entrees were delicious and reasonably priced! We have already picked out what we will be getting on our next visit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food (coffee encrusted steak) was good but entree came out cold. Since we waited for a while didn't want to send back to take up more time. Server was pleasant atmosphere lively. It was very cold had to ask for air to be turned down (vent was right above our heads though). Place was packed. But we had open table reservations so were seated right away.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service by Stephen was excellent! Had the short ribs and they were melt in your mouth tender. Could have used a bit more of the delicious sauce that comes with it. A great local restaurant that isn't a chain. I love it and would highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Healthy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Casual
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Restaurant had our table ready and we were promptly seated. Went downhill from there. The service was incredibly slow. It took over an hour just to get appetizers out. Dinners were extremely delayed; some were hot; some were cold. Their kitchen was clearly backed up and not able to handle a Saturday night dinner crowd. Very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Loved it. Great ambiance

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful Anniversary Dinner, our server Kate was attentive and very nice to us. We will return again

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very good all around. Had a table of 5 for dinner on a Saturday night. Well run restaurant.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I brought my parents here for their anniversary dinner and they loved it. Usually my mother likes to point out the things wrong with her food but this was one of the very few times she said her food tasted amazing. I tried the chicken tacos but did not find anything different about them from other restaurants - in fact there was too much chicken in the tortilla. The asian sweet and spicy wings were a hit for the table and I always love margherita pizza wherever I go. The cookie sundae was amazing and you can substitute the vanilla ice cream with salted caramel icecream which tastes great - a waitress from a previous visit mentioned that to me and I'm glad she did. Nice atmosphere, and would recommend to try it out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Gusto Grill is a local favorite. We don't get there as often as we'd like, but when we get the opportunity for date night or a lunch date or gathering with friends, it's always a great choice. Our server this particular evening was excellent - very engaging, knowledgable about the menu. The wine was excellent, and the food was top notch as always. We were sad that the cheese plate is no longer an option. We really liked getting that as an appetizer or sometimes as a dessert.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went for brunch and was very impressed with the overall ambiance. The best chicken and waffles EVER. The service was great and looking forward to dining there again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent as always! Wonderful beer choices and food always on point. Service as well.

Tags: Disabled Access, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Fun, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Went for fathers bday and had a good time. Come by here every now and then and usually have a positive experience.

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

The food was great however it was extremely overpriced to pay $16 for one piece of octopus is completely ludicrous. Although the price of the burger at $12 was reasonable.. it was al la carts so you then needed to buy fries which start at $4. The food was great but I will not be coming back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great time always! Love the menu.. great tasting food! We will be back again!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Celebrated 4 yr Anniversary with my boyfriend. We both loved the food and the ambience of the place. Definitely coming back next time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had the short ribs which were tender and excellent.
A bit noisy
Beer menu is extensive.

Very pleasant experience

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The menu looked great but the food was a little less stellar. Still enjoyable but the price of the steak dishes compared to the portion and quality you are served is very pricey. I would rate this 3 1/2 stars as opposed to 3

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Being new to the area and having a rare date night out I made reservations on Open Table almost a week ahead of time so I was disappointed to be seated with a perfect view of the kitchen doors & restrooms while there were other available tables around me but the food and drinks did not disappoint, I had the Secret Affair & my husband tried a few of the very original cocktails and we were more than satisfied. The calamari was delicious and my husband's coffee crusted steak was such a nice surprise with great flavors. Pasta with the short rib was just OK but the dessert was tasty. We are excited to return and try the Sunday brunch. In an area with nothing but chain restaurants its great to have Gusto Grill as an option for a real meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Had a phenomenal meal. Arctic char delicious. Great drinks. Our server Beata was the best

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday of a friend. We arrived early and sat in a booth near a window which was very comfortable. The waitress was super! Everything was served in a timely fashion. The food was delicious and presentation was appealing to the eye. For dessert, we had the New York cheese cake. The birthday girl's dessert had a candle in it which was a nice touch. The cheese cake was great. A very nice early evening dinner & celebration.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

...::::::Good food but noisy ......::::::good for groups

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

This is a very pleasant place that sits right o the borderline between A good neighborhood place and fine dining.The decor is welcoming, but the dinner menu is pretty ambitious. I the case of my swordfish, they were very successful. The fish was perfectly cooked and attractively presented. Our appetizer crab cakes were light and delicious and came with a delicious sauce. Our waitress was particularly pleasant and attentive. All in all, a very nice experience

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Comfortable atmosphere. The food was excellent. The duck and the short rib dinners were delicious. The watermelon salad, and soup, which was a roasted tomato with a shrimp cream sauce were very tasty. Our waitress, Victoria, was super nice and a great server. First time we were here, we will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Wonderful and relaxing atmosphere with a variety of great dishes on the menu. Large portions and great service. Loved the Summer drink specials and assortment of wines. Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great service, inviting dining space, interesting menu, tasty food...overall great dining experience!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Love to sit on the patio...an oasis along the highway! Excellent wine list and reasonably priced. Dinners were linguini with clams and island chicken. Both very tasty. Our server offered bread.. so many places do not provide..and it was excellent!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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