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Nero's Grille, Livingston, NJ

Nero's Grille

4.9
4.9
635 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Now celebrating its 40th year, Nero's Grille continues to be one of north-Jersey's most popular dining scenes. We combine the highest quality, freshest ingredients with a comfortable, familiar atmosphere and service that makes you feel like one of the family. Nero's has become the area's place to see and be seen. Three separate dining rooms, and outdoor patio dining as climate permits, provide a warm, unpretentious intimacy in which to enjoy our high-quality, moderately-priced American and Italian fare, while the large bar area buzzes with the energy of friends gathering over a favorite martini or a glass of wine from Nero's award-winning list. Private rooms are also available, and our banquet staff is noted for making special events 'extra special.' After four decades, the entire Nero's family continues to take enormous pride in offering our guests, new and old, a gracious welcome, a terrific meal, and our sincere appreciation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Phone number
    (973) 994-1410
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Our professional staff will help make your next celebration or business function extra special. We'll work closely with you to create a personalized, enjoyable, memorable event . . . at a price to suit every budget.
  • Private party contact
    LuAnn Deluca: (973) 994-1410
  • Neighborhood
    Livingston
  • Cross street
    Hobart Gap Rd
  • Parking details
    We have a large parking lot with Valet service 7 nights a week. Self parking is ok. Self parking lunchtime only.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 635 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Essex

    Steakhouse

633 Reviews
  1. MargeR

    Greater Boston

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a delicious meal! We tried the special shrimp appetizers and two entree specials, all so , so delicious! The service was superb!

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  2. MikeY

    New York City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st time to nero's was fantastic - outstanding menu...valentine's day was a HIT! outstanding service and excellent food.

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  3. JonathanC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience. The food was and service was great.

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  4. BeachEsq

    New York City

    295 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    295 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A mix of Italian and Steakhouse atmosphere. Excellent food. Attentive, courteous, friendly staff. Good for business and social meals.

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  5. AlisonQ

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    You never get a bad meal at Nero's. Always yummy and delicious, reliable

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  6. Leolove

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was mediocre at best. The tiny shrimp in my salad very unappealing.

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  7. MargeR

    Greater Boston

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and truly amazing service, the staff is always warm and welcoming! One of our favorites!

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  8. ialmeas

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch menu with fair prices and large portions!

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  9. LawrenceR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience. Food, service and ambience worked perfectly.

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  10. BeachEsq

    New York City

    295 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    295 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant setting for a business lunch. Recommend the cold poached salmon on the luncheon menu.

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  11. BruceF

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As a periodic diner at this restaurant with colleagues, the hostess always recognizes our group. Service was attentive and wait staff respected our time and our conversation. Food was well-prepared and staff did well in addressing special dietary needs of one of our number.

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  12. paris2020

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a treat nowadays to find a restaurant that provides attentive service, white linen table cloths, a well prepared delectable classic meal as well as innovative dishes, a bar and a pleasant ambiance for meeting friends and/or clients. Always my preferenced choice.

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  13. Elle

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eating outdoors was lovely.

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  14. bobbi

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was excellent : food also excellent as always

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  15. LEB311

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I eat here often. Its sh to upgrade the kitchen, its getting a bit tired. My tuna nicoise - the vinaigrette can be tastier, Frenchier, My tuna was sparce, thin, limp, tasteless. I've recently had california cobb - the shrimp were tiny, not very fresh or tasty. I love Nero's. I want it to be excellent.

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  16. JanetB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nero's is clean, and the room is attractive. The music level was too loud, but the staff lowered it when we asked them to. The waiter was helpful and agreeable. There were good choices on the menu. However, the kitchen was a bit slow in getting lunch out The crab cake was good, but the salad greens were tough. The fish sandwich was messy: too big for the roll. The sweet potato fries were tasteless! The ahi tuna salad looked good and our friend ate every bite. The bill was reasonable, about $64 per person, including tip.

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  17. BeachEsq

    New York City

    295 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    295 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service at Nero's in Livingston

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  18. Verodiner

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nero’s is our favorite place to dine with family and friends for fabulous food and wonderful service.

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  19. KathyK

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has a wonderful ambience with excellent food. Each time I eat there the service is top notch. Nothing is ever too much for the wait-staff to handle. Looking forward to my next visit.

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  20. BeachEsq

    New York City

    295 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    295 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Business luncheon. Food was excellent. I recommend the cold poached salmon. Attentive, courteous service.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always! A real go to. Will keep returning.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always amazing! Had the eggplant parm special which always delivers! The drinks were a bit pricy considering the small amount of alcohol in them.

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  23. WOODY

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an excellent experience. One of our favorite places.

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  24. Spike

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service excellent. Decent food overall. Over cooked, hard potato pancakes, over cooked veal parm, suppose to have linguini instead received spaghetti with lite dusting of sauce. There is no signage for handicap entrance and no valet parking. Disappointing.

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  25. BeachEsq

    New York City

    295 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    295 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. The soft shell crabs, over linguine, were delicious. Friendly, attentive, courteous staff. Highly recommend.

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  26. BeachEsq

    New York City

    295 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    295 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, an excellent meal. Food is delicious. Service is attentive, courteous and friendly.

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  27. LoriK

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We're regulars. always great service and great food!

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  28. LindaK

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely outdoor seating and wonderful service and food!

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  29. StevenS

    New York City

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Just so reliable

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  30. Craigsfoodlist

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food & service as usual & very noisy as usual Overall a good experience

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the pork chop giambotta and it was excellent!

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  32. LenoreL

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recently had both dinner and lunch at Nero's. Both experiences were great. The food was wonderful and so was the service. At Nero's they make you feel as if they are actually glad you're there.

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  33. EdieL

    New York City

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sorry to say, that the Cobb Salad had spoiled avocados and the shrimp looked raw. Chef was kind enough to replace with a fresh cut avocado and one larger shrimp. Bread is still coming out cold and we ask them to reheat. Service gal who also works the bar, was superb!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service Great food and drinks We had Burrata salad Herb crusted salmon Chicken olio All delicious

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  35. BarbaraS

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was all lovely, if a little -no, a lt -noisy! Food and service excellent

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  36. NancyH

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for lunch wonderful carrot cake to share

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  37. Courtney

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best!!!!!! The bagpipers for St. Patrick’s Day were so fun!

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  38. ThomasS

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food great friendly service. Will be back again

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My burger was a little overdone and tasteless. I think they use a very good, fat less meat - was not juicy. The key lime pie was fabulous. Best I’ve ever had. Service was perfect.

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  40. CurtisR

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I (Curtis) came to Nero's with Shari for her birthday (she is my girlfriend)! This was my first time celebrating her birthday there (though we usually go there 6-7 other times a year for other reasons). The two of us had a lot of fun. When we got there around 5:10pm it was quiet, but when we left around 6:40pm it was a lot noisier. But we could still converse without raising our voices. Also, thank Nero's for the corner seat with the receptacles behind my chair so that we could recharge our phones lol! Another suggestion: if you are going to provide a birthday candle as they did, why not take a picture of us as well? We shouldn't have to take a selfie. Other than that, head waitress Jeanine paid for our dessert, and we had a good time indeed! :-)

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nero's Grille using the Order Online button. Nero's Grille also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Nero's Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 994-1410.

Nero's Grille is rated 4.9 stars by 635 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nero's Grille

618 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hobart Gap Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Livingston
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We have a large parking lot with Valet service 7 nights a week. Self parking is ok. Self parking lunchtime only.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (973) 994-1410
  • Private party facilities
    Our professional staff will help make your next celebration or business function extra special. We'll work closely with you to create a personalized, enjoyable, memorable event . . . at a price to suit every budget.
  • Private party contact
    LuAnn Deluca: (973) 994-1410
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