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Gusto Grill, East Brunswick, NJ

Gusto Grill

4.5
4.5
1018 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Gusto Grill offers a variety of Classic and Modern American Cuisine with our Culinary Team carefully creating our dinner menu as well as crafting new dishes for our weekly specials with global influences. Our Bar Menu features a wide variety of World-Class Wines, one of the best IPA Draft Beer line-ups in Central Jersey and unique hand-crafted Artisan Cocktails. Enjoy our Modern American Cuisine in a stylish setting in our main dining room and bar, secluded loft or our beautiful outdoor patio.

We have a 15 minute grace period for reservations, if your running later than 15 minutes please call the restaurant.

Your Entire Party Must Be Present to be Seated.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Continental, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Friday & Saturday Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (732) 651-2737
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Whether you want to entertain a select few or host an event, we offer several catering options. Our catering menu is great for all types of events, including but not limited, to Birthday Celebrations, Business Dinners, Corporate Events, and more. For further information, please call us at 732-651-2737.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you want to entertain a select few in our secluded Loft, Martini Room or our Main Dining Room, our dedicated and talented team are here to assist you plan your event from beginning to end. Gusto Grill can accommodate 15 - 60 guests and is perfect for Holiday Parties, Bridal & Baby Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Birthdays & More!
  • Neighborhood
    East Brunswick
  • Cross street
    Rues Lane
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,018 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,018 Reviews
  1. ShannonQ

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, service was great! Drinks were fantastic. Will definitely be back. Too many great options to pick from!

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  2. RussellS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the $46 Angus rib bone-in steak. The asparagus was cooked perfectly and the mashed potatoes with kielbasy in them were super and interestingly different; suggested they add bacon to the grilled brussel sprouts, which were otherwise ok. The steak itself kind of, not sucked totally; the sauce that came with it was delicious but the steak if you tried it without any sauce seemed unseasoned, was tough to cut and chewy, and bit more fatty than should be: I bought it because we bought a non-Angus from SR during the holidays and so I'm comparing it with that. My wife's various appetizers she put together for a dinner were all great, the short ribs and sweet potato waffles super, the wings spicy enough for her type of spicy, i.e., not so much just enough I guess. The waiter was very attentive, but when I mentioned the steak as constructive criticism at the end of the dinner, he said he'd mention it to the cook but I got the feeling looking in his eyes as we left (he didn't bother to say goodbye as we passed him on the way out), that he didn't so I'm mentioning it here. The place was packed by the time we left so glad we got there earlier. That steak aside, our last experience was perfect and like I said, everything else was good. I would highly recommend it for any generation group. Would suggest though that they do Groupons so it's a little easier on the middle class.

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  3. Truesovereign

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. What else can you ask for?

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  4. Mark

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. This is a wonderful restaurant.

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  5. Micky

    New York City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly, efficient service, and pretty good food! A nice combination. It's a but noisy, but with a very friendly vibe

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  6. SusanW

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emily our server was excellent. We order some apps: Brussel sprouts, teziki with pita bread and calamari. And we ordered a mushroom pizza. Everything was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be returning.

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  7. JenniferJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Valentine’s Day meal was excellent! We went with the Wednesday Date Night price fix menu which comes with a white or red Ménage a Trois bottle of wine. The white was light and fruity, not overly sweet. The 3 course meal was great. Ladies (and girls) were presented with a single rose. Such a nice gesture that captured the essence of a great evening! Can’t beat it for $95/couple. We always have a great experience at Gusto Grill. We’ll done!

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  8. Jenniferc

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great time, the food is excellent. There is something for everyone, and the atmosphere is a nice combo of classy and casual. Highly recommend.

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  9. JEAUX

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I feel sad for the young lady who sang and played the guitar when we got there at 6:30. She was good and had a very good voice. I just feel that most of the people there were in groups who wanted to talk with one another. Consider starting music later. Thank you

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always sit down, like going to Gustos.  I love the cocktail menu, there aren’t a lot of restaurants w bars in the area and their food is always delicious.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Wait staff is great. Food is excellent!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely and tasty. Ordered calamari and clams... cavatappi as well. Fabulous.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was fantastic! He was attentive, and very friendly! Food was good

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  14. NickP

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great live music on a Thursday to go along with the excellent food

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  15. JohnD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went there for date night. Had the fixed menu. Food was very good. Portions were very big especially for a fixed menu. More than enough food. Service was terrific & manager was very welcoming. Will definitely go back. Great experience!

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  16. becky

    New York City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is wonderful and the atmosphere quite pleasant.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for date night Wednesday. Hope Menu changes on Wednesday for date night? Great food and service.

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  18. debbies

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    "Everything was great but drinks were very pricey. Service and Atmosphere enjoyable

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Atmosphere is nice but lighting was too bright for an evening dinner. Server was polite and attentive. Food portion was generous with taste was good. Nice selection of beers. Overall, it’s a good value.

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  20. AdamP

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, the service couldn't be any better and the atmosphere was just right. In addition 25% of all profits from each bill goes to Make-A-Wish and embrace, 2 charities that supports children.

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  21. JerryC

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our New Year's Eve dinner was terrific! Great food (esp. short ribs and pasta, plus arugula/prosciutto pizza) were our favorites, and the service was exceptional! Shout out to Melanie, our server, who was friendly, efficient, and really helped make the night special! All in all, a great experience!

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  22. JohnS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Realize that it was NYE and kitchen may have been stressed and not sure if chef is new since the last time we were there, but food was not as good. Ribs weren't on menu. Filet wasn't seasoned at all and mashed potatoes were bland. Meal wasn't bad, per se, just not as good as previous times.

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  23. David

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Excellent service.. Plenty of parking. The chairs are a little hard unless you have a cushiony butt. But overall, everything was excellent. I had the chicken parm. My fiancee had the rib eye. Our friend had the chicken milanese. everything was outstanding. I can't think of anything else to say.

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  24. KarenK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good food and drinks. Repeat customers.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance terrific. Service excellent. Food yummy! Always a great dining experience.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service as great, braised short rib was very tender! Calamari and fried goat cheese appetizers were amazing!

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  27. Roni

    New York City

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, good customer service, would return again.

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  28. gleeNJ

    New York City

    100 reviews

    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Xavier was excellent and attentive. Steak sandwich was tasty but my farro salad was a little salty. The music was entertaining. Also the Bourbon flight was great!

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  29. karenf

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was not up to usual Gusto par, food was not hot, but got replated. We would also love more vegan dishes. Fried cauliflower was on the menu when we booked our reservation but was missing on the menu the day we ate there. Not sure why that happened. Manager was more than generous and offered free dessert becuz of the replating. Always love Gusto's... Happy New Year's everyone.

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  30. RupertK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gusto Grill is our go-to neighborhood spot for good food, drinks, ambience and pleasant servers. I normally choose different items on the menu with each visit but somehow the short rib has been my default. Rupert K

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for the new brunch menu, stick to their regular menu. Plus their espresso/cappuccino maker was broken. Plus it was empty so my 1 yo grandaughter could run around. Live Gustos but their food is never consistently great. Their appetixers ARE always great. Very friendly staff.

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  32. BTraveled

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Found Gusto Grill while searching for best restaurants for a trip from North Jersey to SJ. This was great from the atmosphere to the food to the waitstaff. I had the most delicious burger topped with crisp batter fried onion rings that was listed on the daily specials. DH had the BBQ Chipotle Mango ribs served with homemade chips. His ribs were extremely tender but his chips were pretty limp and unsalted. However yes we would return & try some of the other fantastic sounding menu items. If you are in central Jersey or even within an hour’s drive Gusto Grill is a must stop. Make a reservations if it is on a Saturday. Cheers.

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  33. SweetLou

    New York City

    139 reviews

    4.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great neighborhood spot with a lively bar crowd. The cod special was delicious and the shrimp with pasta was bland. Calamari and salad was great

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  34. DebJens23

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gusto Grill never disappoints. The drinks were outstanding (that Pinot noir margarita is inspired!) and our food was excellent. Joe was an attentive, friendly server. That dessert was a wonderful finale to a great night out with friends. Thank you, Karim. You and Phil have really created something special.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went in for a nice lunch, and this was our first time there. The food was delicious and service was excellent. Will definitely return to the restaurant when in the area again.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was excellent but it was pretty loud in there with trivia night going on. It was wine night so that was a good value but the choice of beers, although extensive, was expensive. Would return on hopefully a quieter night for the food and service.

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  37. GregoryW

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, not great and a bit pricey. Not an OMG experience, but okay.

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  38. FranN

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited over an hour for our food. One of the orders was not correct.

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  39. Cpenna

    New York City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My goal is to try everything on the menu— always consistently amazing their food!

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  40. BruceInJersey

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great food and service. Pasta dishes are excellent for a non-Italian restaurants. Draft beer selection excellent.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gusto Grill using the Order Online button. Gusto Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 651-2737.

Gusto Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 1018 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gusto Grill

1050 State Highway 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-4350

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Rues Lane
  • Neighborhood
    East Brunswick
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Friday & Saturday Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Continental, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (732) 651-2737
  • Catering
    Whether you want to entertain a select few or host an event, we offer several catering options. Our catering menu is great for all types of events, including but not limited, to Birthday Celebrations, Business Dinners, Corporate Events, and more. For further information, please call us at 732-651-2737.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you want to entertain a select few in our secluded Loft, Martini Room or our Main Dining Room, our dedicated and talented team are here to assist you plan your event from beginning to end. Gusto Grill can accommodate 15 - 60 guests and is perfect for Holiday Parties, Bridal & Baby Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Birthdays & More!
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