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About Nero's Grille

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.

618 S. Livingston Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American

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

Cross Street:
Hobart Gap Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 994-1410

Website:
http://www.neros.com/

Parking Details:
We have a large parking lot with Valet service 7 nights a week. Self parking is ok. Self parking lunchtime only.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Nero's Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
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Bar Seating (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Business Meals (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Cozy (2)
Authentic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great Valentine's dinner. Food was delicious and the service was great

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a great experience at Nero's! Food was delicious, service was wonderful...perfect evening out!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service and food. Can’t wait to go back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent as always!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This restaurant is consistently good for food and service. We always enjoy the Nero's special chopped salad and the Burrata appetizer. My daughter's filet mignon was cooked perfectly and delicious. My veal parmigiana was a little tough but still good. My husband enjoyed his Sesame Tuna entree. The brownie ice cream dessert was delicious too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love the food as always but this was the first time I’ve been here where the waiter seemed to rush us and didn’t even offer us dessert. I had to ask. And then he actually walked out of the restaurant even before us. Disappointed in the service this time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was very good and atmosphere was nice. A little loud, but overall a good experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Business lunch, food was very good, decor & ambiance very nice. Would return & recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Nero’s is consistently good with great service and interesting specials. Birthday celebrations are very festive and everyone LOVES the birthday cake presentation, sparklers, singing and the dimming of the restaurant lights. Well Done!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent local restaurant. People are friendly, food is always good. Great steaks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere and friendly waiters. Held a holiday lunch and everyone was very happy with the food. That being said, it was a busy day and the service was a little slow. Still, an overall great place for a business meal or date. Worth a visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I had a delightful lunch at Nero's with a friend. The food was delicious, the service was good and the ambiance delightful. We were able to sit and talk without wait staff hovering over us anxious for us to leave to turn over the table. Everyone was courteous and friendly. And, to make the experience even better, I inadvertently left my credit card and the restaurant called my home to tell me that they had the card and it was held for me at the bar. Having used OpenTable, my phone number was available to them. I really appreciated the curtesy call.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Easy warm atmosphere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our waitress, Caroline was outstanding and the food was excellent. It was a bit noisy.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Room was very noisy. It made it very hard to hear the conversations. One meal was overly salted and it could not be eaten. The manager was very accommodating and took the meal off the bill

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Everything is perfect! People, food, service and ambiance!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The Friday special of braised angus short ribs was good. The burrata with pumpki, prosciutto, and kale appetizer on the specials menu was really good too

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great in every way as always!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A longtime favorite of ours, the staff is friendly and attentive and the food is always delicious. Whether a special event or just a regular weeknight dinner, Neros never disappoints. From drinks to food to dessert, it is all great.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We had lunch with a group of friends some had not seen each other in 45 years. We stayed for 4 hours no one bothered us or tried to rush us out. Great atmosphere and food choices. I’ll be going back for sure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is a Livingston legend. Just a great variety of different cuisine dishes that are all spot on. We love it here!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

food is usually very good at Nero's. on this visit, i thought the food was just ok.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We love Nero's, a local restaurant offering quality food and generous portions. We can always feel relaxed and away from home even being less then a mile away! It's social, the staff friendly and we always bump into friends while dining which makes it fun! They have great seafood and steak too for those that prefer meat. My favorites are shrimp cocktail, mussels when in season, and tuna tartar when offered on specials. The market fish of the day and the grilled salmon are both delicious and don't forget to order a sweet potato that's been cooked for hours!! Special desserts include a huge carrot cake, chocolate cake and ice cream sundae. Nero's has a lot to offer and is upscale and also very convenient for us! We are lucky to have such a great neighborhood gem that has been around through the test of time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I have been to Nero's a number of times and usually am pleased. On our last visit I can not say the same. My nephew and I both had Chicken Parmesan. Sorry to say it was rather tasteless. The sauce was bland and so was the chicken. Our other guest had a burger which was satisfactory.
As I said we have had gatherings here before and lunch and dinner. I will probably go back because everyone can have a bad night.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Awesome as usual

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Delicious as usual! Great service !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Nero's is our favorite go-to restaurant for a great meal. Whether it's a special occasion, a night with good friends, or just an excuse to get out of the house, Nero's offers a selection of superbly cooked meals, to satisfy any palate. From steaks, to seafood, to Italian, everything is done to perfection with special touches to complete the experience. They also have nightly, early-bird and seasonal specials, so there is always something different. The atmosphere is upscale, the staff are friendly and efficient, and the prices are moderate. We get out a lot and I honestly don't know where you could do better. We're just glad they're close! Everyone at Nero's is great, but I have to make a special shout out to someone I've never met; their saucier chef (or whoever does their sauces and gravies) is among the best I've experienced. The depth and richness of these finishing touches is artful. Try the cavatelli and short ribs - five words: truffle oil drizzle & balsamic reduction! Yum!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Always one of the best restaurants I have the pleasure to dine. Have been dining at Neros for over 30 yrs.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The service is excellent. You are made to feel like family by the hostess and the wait staff. The wait staff is also knowledgable about the menu selections, and they are prepared to make recommendations for those who can't make up their mind. The Chefs are excellent, and if you like Steak as I do, you are in for a treat.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food as always!!! Service was great!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Best shrimp cocktail (order by shrimp that are huge) Terrific varied menu Something for light or full meal Easy parking(valet if you wish and elevator for handicapped)

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

This was our first Nero experience. It was, according to staff, exceptionally busy. The noise level made it very uncomfortable, as we were not able to hear our own conversations. The food was not exceptional to compensate for the loud volume. Since we are leaving the area, we will not be returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

I lunch at Nero's fairly often, and am always pleased when I take friends who haven't been there before, as they're unfailingly impressed with the food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The pasta dishes are amazing. The fish dishes are terrible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Needs a major make over
Average age of the patrons was north of 60. Menu has not been updated & is probably as old as the patron's.
Their specialty burger was high on cost and low on flavor. I would recommend going with normal burger on the menu, at least it is less expensive.
Best suggestion to the owner reduce choices so the can make a few thing good instead of what they are doing, offering a lot of things that are not good.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Best shrimp cocktail you can find anywhere Can be ordered by the piece

Tags: Fun, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Our food was very good, I would definitely go back for the short ribs. We were celebrating my sons birthday and they brought out a yummy dessert for us to share, that was an unexpected surprise. Service was on point, but our waiter had no personality.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

WAY too noisey. Could not carry on a conversation

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Tried and true, great food, great service and their raw bar and steaks are the BEST!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Long standing, reliable choice, one of the better restaurants in the area; large portions and wide selection of menu items and specials, (including lobster night on Sundays) good for celebrating special events.

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