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Legends Grille

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69 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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Legends Grille in East Windsor was previously known in East Windsor as Basil’s Legends Lamb Chop House. It continues to offer the same Mediterranean dishes using many of the same recipes with the addition of a few new items as well as a kid’ menu. Open for lunch and dinner, Legends Grille offers early bird specials on a cash only basis as well as a daily appetizer and entrée special.

With sandwiches, soups, pasta, steaks and chops, there is something for everyone on the Legends Grille menu. It will have you coming back over and over again, if only to have the wizard’s famous lamb chops. Choose New Zealand or porterhouse loin lamb chops and select Basil’s famous seasoning or the savoy - a rosemary, balsamic vinegar and garlic creation topped with an apricot chutney. Special night for two? Get the lover’s nest for two that is loaded, including lobster tail and shrimp!

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(609) 443-5565
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Krakowski
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Catering
Catering options are available. Please visit www.legendsgrille.com or contact the restaurant directly.
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Cross street
Woodside Avenue
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 69 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant...food cooked to order, fresh, crisp salad, great chops and steaks, excellent service.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I liked this place, but I didn't love it. The grilled octopus $13.99)was delicious, the lamb souvlaki ($12.99) had very tiny pieces of lamb in it. I was told that the coconut shrimp ($10.99) was good, as were the lamb chops(29.99). The service was pretty spotty, and the decor was kind of blah. For the money, there are much better choices out there.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

My wife and I have become regulars at Legends Grille. The menu has enough variety for frequent dining, and we love the food. It's casual, and the service is always excellent. Although this is inside the Days Inn, it is not a hotel restaurant. It is separately owned and operated. I highly recommend giving it a try.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Legend wings were exceptional also was the new Zealand lamb chops. Everythi g we had was good.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was good and service prompt and good.
Not too crowded because it was early.
Nice to have certificate

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

I'm a repeat customer. Never disappointed! Highly recommend that you make a reservation.

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2.0Dined on August 26, 2017

The reataurant is small and noisy. The servers and bus boys/girls make no attempt to clean tables and dispose of dirty dishes quietly, on the contrary they seem to do it as loudly as possible. None of the cooks or chefs were wearing hand covers, and with the constant handling of food in the kitchen, which is visible, it was not up to current cleanliness standards.
I ordered a bourbon old fashion which was terrible with very little liquor. The most positive note is that the chops were very good, although somewhat pricey for such a "diner like"atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Was very pleasantly surprised! Excellent food and service!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant. Best Lamb Chops around.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

The food and service are excellent. My wife and I have made this a regular stop on our dining circuit.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

What a neighborhood gem!! Regret that it took so long to discover-but glad we did! Soup - chops- veggies and server outstanding- will return happily!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2017

We've been to this restaurant several times and like the service and food very much. The sesame salmon is my personal favorite and my husband's is the Strip Steak. Portions are always enough. Kelly is usually our server and she is attentive and notices when glasses are empty or dirty dishes need lifting from the table. We also like this place as its comfortable and easy to get to.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

I eat lunch frequently at Legends and occasionally have dinner so am very familiar with the restaurant. At this dinner, we were again treated to a wonderful meal of Sesame Salmon with green beans in a garlic sauce and sliced pork tenderloin along wth garlic toasted bread. The flavors and the sauces are mostly Mediterranean and all are very tasty. The service by this family owned restaurant is friendly and helpful. The restaurant is small so reservations are necessary on Saturday. Don't worry about its location in a Days Inn. the food is always wonderful.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2017

I was disappointed in the meal. I will find other places to eat

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

My wife and I are relatively new to central New Jersey and were looking for another restaurant for weekend dining. Legends Grille had a nice menu and a full bar, something that is not common in this area. The restaurant is attached to a Days Inn, but is not affiliated with the hotel. You can enter through the hotel lobby, but the restaurant has a separate entrance. The restaurant is small, cozy, and comfortable. The menu had some very nice options. Our appetizers and entrees were delicious with some interesting culinary twists. This is not just a meat and potatoes place, although they are apparently known for their lamb chops. Our server was excellent and returned to the table often to check on us. This will be one of our regular dining spots from now on.

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2015

Food ok, service good. Just thought food would have been better. More authentically greek.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2015

I read a lot about this restaurant from Open Table reviews and thought it would be a good idea to try it. Though it looks very plain on the outside, the restaurant is warm and inviting on the inside. Our server, Kelly was fantastic and very attentive without being obtrusive. The drink pours were generous and Kelly remembered our reorders without asking for detail twice. My husband and I shared a basic appetizer, Cheese Sticks which came out the right temperature and were not oozing cheese as other places tend to prepare it. The main course was amazing. I had the Salmon dish and my husband had the Mussels with Linguine and both were delicious, prepared so that every bite was as good as the last. Both of us finished our dishes which is unusual. We did not have dessert or coffee as it was late on a Sunday and we were full but will definitely be back to this restaurant again soon to try another dish, probably the chops.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2014

Hidden away in the Days Inn and doesn't look like much when you enter but they have the best lamb chops ever (try lamb chops savoy). Food is consistently good.

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2014

I was surprised at the small size of the restaurant which had a very casual pub atmosphere. We came for the lamb which was offered 2 ways: lollipops and chops with 2 different sauces. Our group ordered a mix of both. It was easily the best lamb we've ever tasted. Their garlic bread was fresh and not overly garlic like you usually get in other restaurants. My baked potato was perfection. And our martinis were amazing. The prices are a bit high for a casual dining experience but once we tasted the food, we agreed that it was worth it.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2014

Best lamb chops anywhere, especially their lamb chops savoy. Food is always excellent as well as the service.

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4.0Dined on September 25, 2014

Good experience.....small dining room, easy to talk to other people in my party. Great food, and attentive service. We had the
"famous" lamb chops and loved them.
On site and lots of parking.

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2014

Without restaurant.com, we'd never have known about this place. The food was very good but the atmosphere was casual so you can get a really good meal without getting dressed up. I'd recommend it and we'll definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2014

Legends Grille is connected to Days Inn so many people may not find it easily but it is worth the find. The food is really good. Our party cleaned their plates for lamb chops, chicken parm, talapia, chicken marsala and smothered salmon. We started with delicious Legends wings and calamari. Topped it all off with Townsend cookie dessert and brownie dessert, both come with vanilla ice cream. Yummy.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2014

A wonderful place to eat. Great food and service, and very responsive to special requests regarding food allergies. We used to live a mile away, but since we moved, we always try to get there when we are in the area.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2014

The food, service and atmosphere was excellent. I would recommend this place to anyone and I look forward to coming back very soon.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2014

My husband and I came here for our anniversary. We chose it because of the reviews, and because we live in East Windsor and didn't want to travel far. The ambience isn't very romantic, but it's inside a Days Inn so that was no surprise - there were people hanging out at the bar and the country music was loud. But the food more than made up for it! We started with the coconut shrimp which was delicious. The Greek salad was meh, but the entrees were outstanding. My husband had the lamb chops because that's what the place is "famous" for, and he was still talking about them days later. Yum! I had the duck, which was not as good as the lamb chops but was still very tasty. We will definitely go back and recomment it to others!

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2014

We enjoyed a relaxing dinner with great food and wonderful service. This restaurant is located in a Days Inn Hotel. I did not think well of it when we drove into the parking lot but was pleasantly surprised. I would highly recommend for a casual night out.

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2.0Dined on April 26, 2014

Located in the days inn by the turnpike, the restaurant was small and the decor was dated. When the server was asked how fresh the fish was, she replied, "we go shopping three times a week. "We subsequently ordered the chicken to be safe. The food was surprisingly good, but given the atmosphere it did not reflect the $20-$30 per dish– price tag. I would only pay that if I was in a nicer restaurant. We certainly will not go back

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2014

A welcome reprieve from the bumper to bumper traffic on the turnpike. Hidden on the first floor of a Days Inn, it was busy but not crowded. The souvlaki and giro platters were better than the italian entrees we tried. Ingredients were generally fresh but a bit under seasoned. Service was friendly and quick.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2014

Was our first time at the restaurant and the waitress was very good about checking with the chef to see what was in some of the dishes, since there are some items I can't have for health reasons. Food was very good. They also carry our favorite wine which is a plus. We will be returning.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2014

We were lookikng for something different and when Duck was spotted on the on-line menu 3 of us decided to meet here. We are glad we did and are already planning another trip in April withothers who we think would enjoy it. The duck was super as were the 2 salmon entrees. The side dishes and greek salad were good and even the decaf coffee tasted great. The owner stopped by to ask how our meal was and that was a nice touch. The desert menu tempted us but we were all too full to try any. It was quiet enough for us to have a very serious talk.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2014

Enjoyed the meal which was tasty and neatly presented. The portions were of good size and would satisfy any hungry diner. Prices were within a comfortable range.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2014

hidden gem in the Days Inn. Great lamb chops- get the cutney sauce

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2014

Very small and surprising in lobby of a Days Inn. Food and service was very very good. nice place to meet with a couple of friends and enjoy dinner. Grilled lamb chops and prime rib were excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Hidden gem for many, many years. Hadn't been for ~10 years, decided to try again for Valentines. Fresh baked bread, spicy olive oil dipping sauce. Crisp, fresh greek salad, very solid salad with homemade dressing. Really good. Food took perfect time to come out. Wife had Ribeye - perfectly cooked, like butter. Veggies cooked to perfect au-dente. I had pork tenderloin, very tender. All in all, very solid hidden gem - kudo's!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Food service and ambience was top of the line.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2014

I've travelled quite a bit and never found a decent restaurant in a Day's Inn. But that's where Legend's Grille can be found. An incredible place if you like, as I do, lamb done to perfection. Great food all around, but the lamb, outstanding.

A wonderful place to dine with family or friends. Small, intimate and a great staff makes this special.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2014

The best place for grilled lamb in Central NJ. The food is consistently good. The signature escarole sausage soup is interesting.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2014

I have dined at Legends many times for dinner but had an opportunity to bring a friend for a lunchtime birthday celebration. Unlike weekend evening, which are packed, the restaurant was almost empty at lunch. The salad was fresh with their signature dressing and the grilled sandwich with buffalo chicken, bacon, and grilled vegetables was outstanding. As the restaurant was almost empty the chef owner owner stopped by several times to talk to us and we were allowed to carry on our leisurely conversation with only the required inquiries about fresh coffee..

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2013

The Legends Grille is the best restaurant in my area that I have gone to during the past twelve years that I have lived in New Jersey! The food was great, as was the service. My daughter looked for a place where we could eat after seeing a movie. My husband and I, along with our daughter and her husband decided to try Legends. We all thought the food was wonderful. In fact, two nights later, for New Year's Eve, we returned with another couple. They loved it, too.

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