Lago

4.0
158 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
Located on the edge of a beautiful Farrington Lake in the heart of Central Jersey with ability to dine on our outdoor patio, there is nothing that compares.

Concentrating in American cuisine with fantastic water views and relaxing atmosphere makes it one of the most scenic and romantic facilities in the state.

Our private rooms can accommodate as little as 20 and up to 150 guests to satisfy a variety of parties and events. We manage your entire party experience, from supplying decorations to DJ to cake.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Friday - Saturday 11:30am - 4:00pm.

Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: 4.00pm - 8.00pm


Brunch: Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm

Bar & Lounge open Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-12:00am, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-2:00am
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Phone number
(732) 297-3803
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Schofield
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
RT 130
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our private rooms can accommodate as little as 20 and up to 150 guests to satisfy a variety of parties and events. We manage your entire party experience, from supplying decorations to DJ to cake.

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158 reviews
4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
38%
Very Good
27%
Good
27%
Fair
8%
Poor
0%
3.9
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GW
4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Lago never fails to deliver on quality, value given reasonable prices and cooperative staff to insure a positive experience. Sitting outside on Farrington Lake makes all the trials and tribulations fade away. Even if you do not have time for a meal stop by and have a drink a hightop outside the bar. A terrific location and dining experience in North Brunswick!

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Magical evening to eat outside and watch the ducks in the peaceful lake. Food is quite good. This evening we had a seafood risotto and the Chinese spare ribs with lo mein.

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LS
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

It was a beautiful night by the lake. The food was good, service was good and all was right with the world. Thanks Lago.

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OT
3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Food was unremarkable- not bad, not great.
We went to hear and dance to live band which was fantastic. Our waitress was sweet , personable, and attentive. The location makes u feel like you are a vacation dining outdoors by the lake. If u are not fussy about the food I would say this is a fun night out. But then it also depends on the music and band.

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RO
2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food was ok. Drinks ok but pricey. Truffle fries were good. Ambience needs help, as does the interior furniture. I am not sure what the place is supposed to be, a bar, a lounge, a restaurant. Hopping scene if you’re 70 and up.

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ML
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

High school graduation celebration

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RG
3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Appetizers were good. Drinks were horrible and prices were higher than they should be. The band was great.

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J
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

My friend and I had a wonderful experience at Lago! We picked Lago because of the stunning view, but fell in love with the food. The dishes are creative, yummy, and very filling. I highly recommend Lago!

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n
4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Perfect evening to sit outside and enjoy the spectacular view. Great service by Igor! We started with the grilled shrimp appetizer that cane with mango salsa..yummy. We both chose a special of almond & coconut crust cod. The portion was quite large and included rice pilaf and brussel sprouts.

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KS
3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

There was nothing exceptional about the menu—this is your basic nice restaurant in NJ with good selections of seafood, meat, and some standard vegetarian options. The pre-dinner rolls were meh. The food and service were fine. No complaints but no real creativity or risks. There was nothing memorable, just a standard nice meal. Safe bet for a family. Good view of the lake when the weather’s nice.

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P
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Nice place to meet up with friends or for a party. Good food, good service, good happy hour specials, beautiful lake view and outdoor seating. They have a band later in the evening on weekends.

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KB
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Excellent!!!!! No complaints. Good service and food.

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OT
3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Outdoor dining was very nice. I suggest those big propane heaters for cooler nights. Waitstaff seemed confused but very nice. Loud inside with band but I like that, everyone was dancing. Outside much quieter nice table overlooking water. Food was ok had the Chinese ribs and lo mein. Flatbread was more like a personal size pizza. Expected a rectangular flatbread. Drinks were weak but that was fine with us as we were driving 😉. Will probably get wine next time... we will go back and try something else.

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ML
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We finally found a restaurant that we can go to on a Friday night and be able to hear each other in conversation. Have not eaten there is 10 years, and the food was far better than I remember.
A little pricey, but we will try to share meals so we can come regularly (with drinks, $150 for two)

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Service was a little lacking. More attention being paid to party going on in the next room. Had to wait 15 minutes for Host to even acknowledge we were there. Food was good. Really enjoyed the music. Danced a little too. I would return but not for the food. This seemed like a lively place for an evening.

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OT
4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Our server Valerie was very attentive. Food was very good and quicker than expected. There was a band playing as others have noted, but if that's not something you'd enjoy call ahead to see about timing or type of band, as the hostess and host were also very pleasant.

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KB
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Had a great time! Igor was our waiter and he is a gem! Can get noisy when there is a live band but most of the time wonderful for good food, drinks and conversation. A local favorite.

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B
4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was great. We ate for Valentine's day and there was a live band. Great ambience!

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G
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was delicious. Nice menu with good selection. Service excellent. Entertainment was good but a little loud for my taste. Overall we had a very nice time and enjoyed the experience. Want to come back when weather is warmer and dine outside overlooking Farrington lake. This was for Valentines Day and my wife enjoyed it very much.

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Z
4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

This was our first time at the restaurant. The restaurant is nice however, the bar and the staging area for live music is also in the main dining area so this makes for a loud diner. Wait staff was great. Our waiters name was Igor. Appetizers were good. The meal however was not. Including myself, there were four of us. Two orders of short ribs, a steak and a stuffed flounder all came to the table cold. When I say cold, I mean cold to the touch. There was no warmth coming from the food, not even the plate was hot. When we spoke with the manager, all plates were removed and we were all provided with new diners. The food was so cold that even when the plate was removed, the table top was cold. Usually the area just under the plate is at least warm. The staff was very apologetic and offered soup or salad as we waited. Once the food came out, it was delicious. After our meal, we did not have desert but we did have coffee. Two regular and two espressos. None of which was piping hot. Some call me strange but I myself like my espresso hot. After all was said and done, the management made good on everything including the bill and because the the actions of the manager and waiter we will give Lago a second chance

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r
5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent grilled octopus. Great quick service. Lovely warm woodsy ambiance. Would return.

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n
4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Nit very busy so we were able to chose a table with a lake view. Nothing compares to eating outdoors here in warm weather but New Jersey in the winter....arg! We started with a special of Chinese spring rolls. There were 6 generous pieces with 3 different sauces. Dinners were Chinese spare ribs over lo mein and a special of cavatelli with roasted butternut squash and leek. Food was very good and portions were large.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Great waiter ( Igor) he was on point with everything all night long.

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L
5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. We were a party of 7. Short rib, mushroom and host cheese flat bread, bourbon pork chop, etc... Everyone loved their meals... The service was great. There was a band, so it was a little loud, but it was a lot of fun.

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3.0Dined on October 18, 2017

We dined at Lago for my moms 82nd birthday on weds evening, which I thought it would be quiet. However although we were the only customers by table areas, the whole restaurant was quite noisy because there were some drunkards by bar.
Otherwise the food and service were excellent!

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Outdoor dining on the lake when you know the warm nights are soon over....perfect and so close to home! We shared an apple and pecan salad, which was split in the kitchen... an important box for us to check! Dinners were crab cakes and a special of salmon with an almond pesto. Both dinners came with wild rice pilaf and vegetables. Serving sizeswere more then adequate. Tasty meals fir both of us.

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MC
3.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Our first time here.... arrived for an early dinner on Saturday -- the restaurant was not (yet?) crowded, and we opted to dine outdoors: it was a beautiful evening, it overlooked a lake, and, most importantly, it was quiet. (By the time we left, the restaurant still remained empty, although the outdoor dining area had several patrons.) The menu was varied with creative cuisine options at different price points. The food was "good-to-very-good". Service was decent up until our dinner plates were cleared. Bread basket/butter was left on the table, even when offered coffee (and remained throughout). Coffee, espresso, and cappuccino (<-- undrinkable) after dinner was a huge disappointment. Cannot comment on dessert, as it was never offered. Still, I will give it another try since the food and ambience was above average. Will just skip the coffee after.

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AD
5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Great outdoor seating space, good ambience, the food was very well done and the cocktails were nice too

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B
4.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Clean and nice place. We had good time, delicious food and good service.
Very pleasant and calm water front restaurant.
I will decently recommended this place to my friends. Thanks

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E
3.0Dined on June 21, 2017

This could be a beautiful restaurant. The restaurant is on a beautiful lake. The indoors isime a VFW hall- large, cheap and rather ugly. The outdoors is pretty, but the dining table are uncomfortable and cheap. If you put carpeting in the indoor restaurant and osed off the bar area adding floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake the would be a classy place. Such a waste of location.Food was good and service was good.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

We really enjoyed sitting on the patio overlooking the lake. We lingered over a late lunch with family and enjoyed our meals. Thank you Lagos!

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OT
4.0Dined on June 14, 2017

We had a large group and they only had one server. The food was amazing but service was beyond slow. After waiting for over 30 minutes for Waitress, we asked the manager to come out and take our orders.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 11, 2017

Incredible Flatbreads, luscious Salads, great cocktails. Sit on the Patio with gorgeous view. Igor is the best server

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

We sat on the patio and the view was great. My son and a few other kids made friends while waiting for dinner and played without disturbing the other diners. The atmosphere was very casual. The food was okay. The wings for appetizers were great. We ordered crab cakes, pasta and cheeseburger for our
son. It was a huge burger and he was only able to eat half.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Disappointing. Food was average at best. Nothing stood out. Not good value.
pork chops and chicken were overcooked and tough. party in room next door too loud to really talk. Band setting up in the room where we were dining took away from the ambience. If you happen to go on a nice day and can sit by the lake for drinks it would be nice. Won't be returning.

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n
4.0Dined on May 16, 2017

Perfect night to eat outside! Food was very good.. shrimp and grits and a classic cheese burger. Lake view makes it great!

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OT
4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Took my mom here for Mother's Day Brunch! It was delicious and it was set up lovely. I just expected the outside (where the lake area/outdoor eating is) to be more cleaned up/aesthetically pleasing. Redoing the back patio and front walkway could add a lot of value to the place by having it feel more inviting/romantic.

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IB
5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Mother's Day dinner

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Food, drinks, service and decor were not good, especially for the cost. However, once dinner was over, the party started. I don't know if this is the case every weekend, but a 50's band was playing, and the dance floor was soon packed. My wife and I had a fun time dancing.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 12, 2017

Overall good experience at this restaurant. We sat outside on a day where they were not very crowded, so it was unusually quiet. Service was attentive and the food was ok, but there was nothing about our experience here that really stood out. Good restaurant for a date night where you are rushed to find plans.

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