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Lago

4.3
143 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for Birthdays
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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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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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(732) 297-3803
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Schofield
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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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What 143 People Are Saying
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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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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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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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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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4.0Dined on March 16, 2017

Good food, large portions, reasonable prices and a nice view of the lake. Very few patrons on a cold Thursday!

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2017

Igor was our server. Very enthusiastic and kind. Bread was excellent, light and fluffy in addition to being quite warm. We got the crab an artichoke dip for an app, it was delicious. The fried pita chips were great along with the dip. Next were our entrees. I got the Chinese spare ribs with spicy garlic vegetable lo-mein. The pasta tasted like it was made from scratch and the vegetables were crisp and juicy. Sauce on the noodles was excellent as well as the BBQ ribs. My fiancée got the gnocchi dish. She prefers the gnocchi to be light and pillowy and that's just how the pasta was (I had to sample some). Sauce was good, I can't really gauge how good it was because I am not one for cheese sauces but she really liked it. We boxed most of our meal because we wanted to have desert. The menu was recently consolidated so there were six options and we chose the pecan tart. Really great presentation. Caramel drizzle across the plate, plenty of nuts on the tart and extra sticky on the inside. It was to die for. We ordered coffee after and asked for decaf, even that was amazing. I'd love to know what kind of coffee they use. Overall experience I give them 5 stars out of 5. Only one thing could have been improved upon. Igor, you did a really awesome job and you were without a doubt the best waiter I have ever had, but offer coffee along with desert! Otherwise A+!

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2017

Quiet evening. We both had the crab cakes. Cane with rice pilaf and vegetables. Very good service by Igor.

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2016

LOVELY LOCATION, NICE SEATING, GOOD FOOD! THE ALCOHOLIC DRINKS WERE NOT AT ALL TASTY, MIXED POORLY. WHILE I ENJOYED THE BAND, IT WAS A TAD LOUD AND TOO CLOSE TO THOSE EATING. I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE THE SPACE FOR THE BAND LOCATED BY THE BAR BUT PERHAPS THE SPEAKERS/SOUND COULD BE ADJUSTED TO AVOID ANNOYANCE.

I GIVE A 3 OUTTA 5, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2016

We had a wonderful time. It was a very quite night and we had our waiter (Igor) to ourselves. He was a lot of fun. Food was excellent and plentiful. Love dining here.

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2.0Dined on December 2, 2016

The music was poor and too loud! Could not hear my date talking!

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3.0Dined on September 23, 2016

Service was slow for a restaurant that was not busy. Sat out on the patio for a good 20 mins before seeing the waiter. Drinks came out after appetizers. Party going on it the main dining room very loud with kids out of control.

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4.0Dined on August 14, 2016

My brother and I went on a Sunday night to celebrate my birthday. The only other patrons, about 4 of them, were at the bar. Once they left, we were the only diners in the restaurant. It was definitely a unique experience. The food was delicious and the waiter was awesome. I'll definitely return.

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3.0Dined on August 7, 2016

We are outside. There was a party going on in their private room so the noise level was higher than preferred. Food was just average. More like your local everyday family restaurant. For a dinner out while away from home this was not the place to go. Not a date night location

Waitress never checked on us. Was worried they were going to start the lawn mower during the dinner hour.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2016

Nice view FarringtonLake, plenty of outdoorseating.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2016

Perfect night to sit outside and gaze at the lake...serene setting. Dinner ps were shrimp scampi with zucchini and the salmon. All very good and good service by Mariah.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2016

Lago always has excellent food. This week I had their crab cakes which were delicious with mostly crabmeat and not fillers. My boyfriend had the pork osso buco which is one the best I have ever tasted and a very generous portion.
We love to dine outdoors overlooking the lake. I highly recommend Lago.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2016

This was our first visit in many years. We had an outside table on a perfect evening. Very good service by Mariah. We had a 2 year old and everyone was very supportive of a child. One chose 2 appetizers, crab cake and mozzarella salad. There was a hamburger, crab came dinner and the salmon. All the food was good. We enjoyed the hot rolls and plenty of butter. They were out of our wine choice but substituted a better bottle for the same price ... Makes an excellent impression!

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2016

The view of Farrington Lake was fabulous. The evening weather was perfect for dining out. Our drinks arrived in a timely manner. We started with a salad that was large enough to share before our dinner. I ordered the pork osso bucco which was cooked and served perfectly and nicely presented. The same can be said for my date's shortribs. Lago would have scored perfectly if the wait staff was better trained in professionalism. My server needed to listen more carefully and I overheard another server barging into the couple's conversation at the table next to us. The couple did not know her and she was asking personal questions. Hmmm!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2016

Thorougly enjoyed a delicious prime rib dinner after few fun frozen cocktails. Highly recommend the Guinness Mudslide!

Beautiful setting overlooking the lake. Food and service was fantastic!

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