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  1. Distance: 0.32mi
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  1. Distance: 0.32mi
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  3. Distance: 1.33mi
  4. Distance: 2.41mi
  1. Distance: 0.32mi
  2. Distance: 0.96mi
  3. Distance: 1.33mi
  4. Distance: 2.41mi

About La Griglia

With a unique combination of sophisticated atmosphere, an extensive wine list, and contemporary cuisine with a focus on seafood, La Griglia offers a taste of Italy far from the ordinary.

740 Kenilworth Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
26th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 241-0031

Website:
http://www.lagriglia.com/

Executive Chef:
John Tocci

Private Party Facilities:
We offer four different Private Rooms that can accommodate from 10-80 people.

Private Party Contact:
Ray: (908) 241-0031

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

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Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM

La Griglia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Casual (10)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Romantic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Attentive wait staff, calamari along with Caprese appetizers were outstanding. Bolognese with pappardelle pasta also very good. Nice little bar with great bartenders. Drove some distance to get here but well worth it

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

I’ve been coming to La Griglia for over 15 years and have never been disappointed. Top notch food with TrueType professional wait staff, the kind that you just don’t see anymore. The best dining experience in the area, bar none

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Been coming here for years chris and the staff are the best

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went out with out friends for my wife’s birthday. The food was fantastic and our server was excellent. The stuffed mushrooms were perfect and both short rib entrees were to die for.

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

Food was fantastic! Presentation excellent. Will certainly recommend to my friends!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Engagement

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always superior food and excellent service. We dine here often and it’s always a choice for dining with friends as well

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always great service and food. Our go to place. Sheeps milk gnocchi’s special in a sausage ragu are delightful. The chicken Milanese is always a winner for me!

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

Lovely experience. Great service, great food, will return.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our Christmas Eve dinner was a wonderful experience with great food at a wonderful restaurant. The service was great and we took our time enjoying the whole experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding food and service! Very creative menu and dessert choices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great atmosphere, awesome wine selection, diverse menu and top notch service. We dine here often because when you have business meetings, seamless service is essential. No surprises and no disappointments. Thank you to the staff for making our meeting a success.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

La Griglia is one of the best restaurants in the area. The food and service are always top notch. Great seafood and meat dishes

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My wife and I went to La Griglia to celebrate her birthday. The experience could not have been better. We were seated as soon as we arrived. From that point on the service was excellent, our server was quite attentive without being overly so. The food was excellent as always. During the course of the evening, the staff made a point of acknowledging the special occasion. We were also treated to desert for the birthday. All in all, a wonderful evening out and a superb meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very good food. Great service. A bit cramped but a overall a nice experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We have been dining here since they opened and have never been disappointed. The food, service and ambiance are great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We once again had a fabulous meal at La Griglia. Chris, Ray, Miles and the rest of the team are wonderful. Food is always terrific and the atmosphere is great for any occasion.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food, even better service. This place is a home run every time. Try the cucumber gin martini to start!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent!!been going for years never had a bad meal.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Fun, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I have been dining at La Griglia for over 20 years and continues to get better. Food is so good and service is perfect, lovely place to dine and relax.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food and service! One of our favorites, great choice for any occasion!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I was in New Jersey this past weekend. I finally had the opportunity to dine at La Griglia. From the moment we arrived we were met with the valet. We entered and were asked if we wanted to check our coats, which was funny to me coming form South Florida.
We went to the bar, and were greeted by two happy well prepared bar tenders. I ordered a vodka gimlet, and my sister a very dirty martini. My gimlet was prepared with fresh lime juice and a splashed of roses limes juice. This happens to be one of the best gimlets I have every had. The martini was exactly made as asked.
We went to the dining rooms where our servers introduced themselves to us. They were always available to us but not in our faces. I must say, the bread service was worth every single calorie.

We started with a purple and golden beet salad, then ordered the swordfish while my sister had with risotto. Veal Osso Buco was fall off the bone tender, and her risotto was amazing. I thought it was great, and I usually dislike risotto.
All I would like to say, is thank you Steven for making our evening so delightful, and when I am in New Jersey again, I will definitely have dinner in Kenilworth again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baja California)·Dined on November 26, 2017

the food and wine selection is exceptional! you do pay for it and a meal for 6 with tip could easily be near 600.00 with 2 bottles of wine and cocktails.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always friendly and efficient service. Relaxed atmosphere and excellent food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Restaurant called to confirm reservations and I mentioned that I did NOT want to sit upstairs. Had two drinks at the bar and then the hostess sat us upstairs! I’m not one to complain but it did not look like there was any reason we could not have sat downstairs.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

La Griglia never disappoints . Great food, Great service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food and service exceptional. Relatively quiet for a Saturday night

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Walter the waiter introduced himself, never asked us if we wanted a drink, never came back to our table until I called him over after 20 mins. He did the same again after dinner. Not very pleasant to us. The bus service interrupted my conversation constantly to fill my water. Previous occasions, very pleasant.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

At LG no matter what you order on the menu you will not be disappointed. My favorite is the Dover Sole and the bone in filet. LG is know for their signature crab cakes, which are rich and broiled to perfection. They are a must try item. The endive salad is splendid, if you like Gorgonzola, a creamy Dijon dressing and candied walnuts. Sometimes they offer unusual options like marinated Blowfish tails. We were adventurous and tried them, but my preference is still chilled oysters. La Griglia has a vast wine selection, offering options by the bottle, quortina and glass.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food. Good value with Price fixe. Worth the trip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent food and service at very reasonable prices. A go to favorite for. A Business meal or romantic lunch in the kennel worth area. Just down the road from Merck HQ.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Best meal and value in years. $24 Prix Fixe menu is extensive. Short Ribs, Red Snapper, Salmon, Swordfish Caesar were a few of the choices. Cabernet bottle was one of the special wines at $30 and was terrific. Service was impeccable. Valet parking provided. They have it down and provide a great business lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great as always.....never disappoints.....even the valet people are awesome 👏.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service was superior. The food was quite good.
Though we booked through Open Table, the restaurant could not find our reservation, though they were quick to seat us anyway. Later that evening Open Table sent me an email asking why we had not shown up. Clearly a small glitch.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent as usual.

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

The dinner was wonderful. Had delicious leftovers but they were not mine. A little mix up when they gave us our leftovers. Otherwise a great evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great service and consistently good food. The menu offers many options for foodies and they will prepare gluten free dishes upon request. The wine list is extensive with many Napa and Italian wine options.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was good not great. Service was very good.
It is a very nice place with typical Italian dishes.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great wine list with many Napa and Italian wines. Food and service spot on with wait staff ever present to keep water and wine glasses replenished. We always enjoy the Dover Sole and Mediterranean Branzino, but do not pass up the bone in filet with potato galette. LG is known for their broiled crab cakes( appetizer) which you must try at least once. Always a great meal with thoughtful service!

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Very good location. Good food options prepared perfectly. Great service. Price fix menu was very nice. We will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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