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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will be open from 1:00 - 9:00. Serving our regular ala carte dinner menu, plus some great holiday specials.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be serving a special 3 course Pre Fixe menu for $65 per person (not including tax and gratuity) for the entire evening. Ala carte dining is NOT available.

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

La Griglia Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (13)
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Fit for Foodies (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Casual (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Worth the Drive (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Waterfront (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I love this place! Fabulous food at reasonable prices, a mind boggling wine list at fair markups, great service, in a pretty setting! What could be better?
Skip NYC prices and get a better meal here, and drink wines at likely half NYC prices!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was beyond incredible; the drinks were phenomenal; and the service was outrageously good. I came for my birthday with my family, my fiancé, and his family -- it was a big moment and this restaurant rose to the occasion. Seriously, this place is so fabulous I can't say enough. VERY fine dining right in Kenilworth. Worth every penny.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

The lunch was excellent. We had had the fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil as an appetizer. It was out of this world. I Had the short ribs which were sweet, tender and full of flavor. The salad my friend had was large and quite tasty he said. The service by Chris our waiter was top notch and very attentive. I would highly recommend dinning here again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Very enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere. A nice menu, very good variety and specials. I did order a pasta dish and sadly the chef forgot to put the broccoli rabe in, but it was great and I didn't realize it until I left. I will go back and I'm sure they will be eager to take care of me as was evident by everyone's politeness and enthusiasm during our meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Disappointing. Stale rolls, 3 tiny pieces of butter for 4 diners, tuna tartar that was warm, mushy and flavorless, the 2 smallest soft shell crabs I have ever seen. Do I have to go on?
This used to be my go to place to meet friends from north Jersey. No more. What happened to this once wonderful restaurant? Maybe the tired decor has rubbed off on the kitchen ( or management )? Too bad.

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

I was happily impressed by the large portions. A great value for great food. I had the soft shell crab entree and it did not disappoint!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food is always excellent. The wait staff is always attentive and well informed about the different dishes. We were seated on time. We do recommend this restaurant to all our friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food!

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

Food & service always impeccable. The gnocchi bolognese is a big hit with my husband. I love the crab stuffed zucchini blossoms. Great martinis!!

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

Our dining experience at La Griglia is always top notch. From the moment we are seated we are treated like family. The service is very thoughtful and the wait staff is always at hand to assist with any request. We had our usual oysters and seafood salad followed by endive and Caesar salads salads. The portions are plentiful and seasoned well. Entrees were bone in filet mignon, Dover sole and soft shell crab. Every dish was excellently prepared and beautifully presented. Our evening was so enjoyable and that is why we continue to dine at La Griglia.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 24, 2017

This was our first time at La Griglia. It is a beautiful place and Food was great. Our waiter didn't pay much attention to us. We had to call several times to ask for water, our drinks etc.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

A wonderful seafood salad and endive salad to start, both chilled and seasoned to perfection. Entrees were soft shell crab over sauteed spinach with a beurre blanc sauce and a grilled bronzino Mediterranean style. Each entree was presented nicely and each had wonderful flavors. We shared a pistachio dessert special with coffee and cappuccino. The service was very thoughtful, with water and wine glasses filled, the table crumbed, and empty dishes taken away in a timely fashion. I have an aversion to sitting in front of empty plates for any length of time. This does not occur at LG. Staff honors special requests with in reason and the wait staff and management are always seen tending to the patrons. Always a relaxed dining experience.

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Excellent food, fine service and comfortable seating. And it has valet parking.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food. A little more expensive but worth it for a special occasion. Amazing lump crab meat cocktail. Paddardelle pasta with short ribs-delicious! Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Had the crab stuffed zucchini blossoms and the beet salad. Delicious. My husband had the prix fix menu. Stuffed mushrooms, pork chops with hot pepper and creme brûlée. Delectable! Great dirty martini with Gorgonzola stuffed olives. Always a great meal and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Waitress is aggressive, rough on the edges.
Suppa de peche order came without pasta and
When pasta was asked- pasta came too late!
Slow service!

On the way out, saw a table with order of same dish with pasta-
Waitress aggressively said - I should have asked for pasta when I placed the order.

Her attitude left a bad taste in the mouth- my husband took care of the bill and was good in the tip after all. I would have done it differently.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Always excellent. Distinctive food, great service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food was bland. Not for us. Also hated that all of the staff stands right by you (the table we were seated at) while not busy. Very uncomfortable.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 22, 2017

You can always depend on a fabulous dinner and excellent service at "La Griglia. The size and flavor of the mussel appetizer is a true winner. The portions of our dinners were so substantial that we were able to enjoy them again the next evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We were totally surprised by the ambiance, service, wine choices, and cuisine. So wonderful to find this gem within 30 minutes of home in Central NJ. The attention to detail is superb and we never had to ask for anything: all the servers were attentive and noticed when we were ready for something.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

I have been here several times for business lunches and the food and service is consistently very good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This is my 4th or 5th time at La Griglia. It is a central NJ meeting place for friends. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. We look forward to going there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Service was great.Food was plentiful and delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We were scheduled to eat somewhere else but our reservation conflicted with a private party and we ended up at La Griglia. It was a total last minute change and a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food was amazing. All members of my party were 100% happy with everything we ate. Our server was terrific, and the other wait staff very attentive. Ambiance could be better, but then we were really there for the food!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

A favorite place to go. Combines great atmosphere, well prepared food and knowledgeable and attentive wait staff. A recommended restaurant.

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

Always a great meal at LG without any surprises. The menu has something for everyone that is why we choose this restaurant for business meetings. The seafood appetizers and endive and Caesar salads were fresh and dressed well. Entrees of grilled salmon, filet mignon, tagliatelle bolognese and zuppa di pesce were all cooked as ordered. Each entree was seasoned and presented nicely, which made a great impression on our business guest. He commented that the bolognese was the best he had tried in a while. The service is always attentive, listening to guests preferences and being as accommodating as possible. Water and wine glasses were tended to frequently and the dining experience was seamless.

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

Good and service always consistent. Soft shell crab was excellent oysters are always on point.

Tags: Comfort Food
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