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

La Griglia Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (21)
Business Meals (17)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Cozy (11)
Casual (10)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Romantic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Local Ingredients (4)
Fun (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

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

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 (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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 (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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 (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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food3
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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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 (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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