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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It was so smelly and dirty inside, we walked in looked around and walked out. I wouldn’t even want to drink a glass of water there for fear of getting a virus or worse. I would have gave them a grade of minus ten if possible. Great website horrible place Worse Mother’s Day ever.
High Points - Water view in Central NJ is rare air. The order accuracy, presentation and food quality was good however...we will not be returning...
Low Points - Server needs to be trained or retrained, along with the hostess. Presented with a well organized and low priced 35-40 wine list, and I ordered a bottle...after 5-7 mins the server returned saying we don't have most of the wines in fact we only have 6 (why would the hostess and the server not know this?), after deciding on a bottle the server brought 3 wine glasses for 4 adults, then he struggled to open the bottle of wine and poured it - all over the place - sloppy.
If there were specials - we never heard them. The menu is setup poorly, all of their offerings are on one page but without sections for appetizers, salads, soups and main courses. The server never tried to upsell us on the a'la carte items (money out of his and the venue's pockets). My son order a burger with fries and no ketchup to be found...took 5 mins to get ketchup for a dish that should come with it.
And lastly the band...no sure who wants to listen to the drummer testing his drums, or the singer mic checking his/her mic at 7 pm on Saturday night - but it was very annoying. I understand they need to setup - but do that on their time in the afternoon not at the prime restaurant time of the week.
We will not be returning.
Dining here was one of the poorest restaurant experiences I’ve had in a while. The inside of the restaurant did not look very clean on modernized. You really cannot tell if it was a restaurant or a club. Our server said that the restaurant is recently under new management and will be redesigning so hopefully that will be an improvement. The food was tasteless and I could’ve made it at home.
great food, service, and music . Would recommend to anyone for a group party
Lago is great. This is a perfect spot for a relaxing lunch when you're in central New Jersey. Igor was awesome. He provided top-notch friendly service.
Our waiter was terrific and the food was very good. We were looking for a good place to meet up with long lost friends and be able to have conversation while enjoying good food. Lago was the perfect place all around. Definitely will be back.
Great place for good food, drinks, dancing and live music. Very inviting in the Spring and Summer months when you can enjoy dinner on the patio overlooking the lake. I will be a frequent customer for a long time.
Lago is always a pleasant option when I visit family in NJ. It has nice food, pleasant service and a beautiful lake front location.
My dinner companion and I both enjoyed our visit to Lago
The food is excellent but a little pricey. The service was good as well.
I was looking for a quiet, cozy and intimate anniversary dinner, but instead I got loud, unfriendly and very far from delicious experience. The server was clearly in a hurry, they forgot to bring the appetizer, the food was thrown on the table in front of us, not mentioning the level of noise in the room that prevented us from carrying a conversation... Unfortunately, the food itself could not compensate for all of this inconvenience. My steak was cooked properly (medium rare like I asked), but wasn't fresh and grilled over a gas grill... Potatoes were burned and my husband's chicken burger was just old and dry... I won't even mention the drinks... I researched this place online and looked at previous reviews and their website, and I would never suspected this would have happened. We were very disappointed, our anniversary dinner ruined and one thing is for sure, we won't be coming back.
The food was very tasty and service great. Noise level was high and with the band playing difficult to have a conversation with others at our table. Filled up quickly to capacity by late evening. If you want a quiet and intimate dinner, not the place to go on a Saturday night.
Any evening dining on the patio with a lake view is wonderful. Great service by Igor!!! We started with popcorn shrimp and a spicy sauce... excellent. We both chose a special with grilled snapper in a creamy sauce with very tasty... lovely evening!
The water bottle had particles floating on the bottom of the bottle, the steak was burned, the crab cakes were dry and the mac and cheese was mushy. Very overpriced entrees for the quality of food served
Mashed potatoes smell old and spoiled. Service was very slow. Alcoholic drinks was very good.
Great evening for outdoor dining. Excellent service by Igor. We started with grilled shrimp with mango corn relish. Dinners were rib and chicken rollantini . Both portions were very generous.
Service was excellent, and the food and drinks were delicious. That evening, they had a band playing, which was great, however, the acoustics made it a bit difficult for more quiet conversations. I think this just had to do with the actual band that was playing. I would definitely go back!
Food had little favor. Service was slow. Seats were torn
Was advertised on Open Table as "hot" and was far from it. The audience was mostly 60 and over. A cover band came on and was so loud could not have a conversation. Food was ok but nothing as was advertised. Very disappointed.
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!
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.
It was a beautiful night by the lake. The food was good, service was good and all was right with the world. Thanks Lago.
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.
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.
High school graduation celebration
Appetizers were good. Drinks were horrible and prices were higher than they should be. The band was great.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Excellent!!!!! No complaints. Good service and food.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
The food was great. We ate for Valentine's day and there was a live band. Great ambience!
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.
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
Excellent grilled octopus. Great quick service. Lovely warm woodsy ambiance. Would return.