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Loved everything about this place!! Can't wait to return. Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and fantastic service - not to mention a super cute GM. Thursday night party too! On my way....
What an amazing experience... My husband and I enjoyed the most delicious mediterannean cuisine at Lefkes! Their open presentation for fresh fish was beyond our expectations. We chose our fresh fish and watched as our server took it right into the kitchen to be prepared. Our appetizers were absolutely mouth watering. The fresh oysters and dip trio were magnificent paired with a wine by the General Manager - I think his name was Michael. Wonderful! Be sure to save room for dessert as their selection is exquisite!
I do not recommend this restaurant for one simple reason, staff does not care about patrons! I was barely greeted and left alone at the front... I was seated in a good spot and introduced to specials of the day - at that point, all seemed to go well. After placing an order, I’ve waited more than an hour for my food to arrive... I’ve complained and was served complementary sponge cake and ice-cream - things, I do not eat and felt bad that they wasted food. Besides, cake looked like it was someone else’s leftovers crumbled up and served with scoop of ice cream on the top, drizzled with whatever.
Again, there are myriad of restaurants with better food and superb service... you will be wasting your money and time if you decide to eat at this place!
We so enjoyed our first time here, this was our second visit. Having dined at the parent restaurant in Santorini last summer, we continue to be thrilled by Lefkes in Englewood Cliffs. The restaurant has beautiful, contemporary decor and a variety of seating options including a lovely outdoor garden. Most importantly, everything we ate was delicious and plated artistically.
Appetizers include yummy Greek specialty offerings, which are large enough to share. The wait staff is friendly, attentive and happy to explain the ingredients in the traditional food. The seafood is fresh and impressively displayed on ice but most importantly, grilled to perfection!
Every forkful is a treat. For apps, we had scallops, spinach pie( can’t remember the Greek name) and clams on the half shell. My salmon entree came with a variety of bite sized grilled vegetables that has my mouth watering now as I write this review. Our son chose a whole fish that he said was flavorful and superbly grilled. My husband had the octopus appetizer as his entree, which he loved equally to the first time he had it here. Don’t skip dessert, some are truely amazing.
This restaurant is on par with any fine New York City restaurant. Invite your city friends to cross the GW Bridge and join you for a treat.
Excellent restaurant, food and service
2nd visit. Better than the first if that’s possible! Food and ambiance are exactly what I’m looking for in an slightly upscale casual restaurant. Service couldn’t be better! The Greek food is inspired, Greek at heart with nice touches (whipped feta dip!). I had the salad with grilled octopus. It brought me back to a small dock in Naxos, perfectly prepared, fresh fresh fresh. Do yourself a favor and get dessert. We had the galactoboureko (phyllo filled with custard and I brought a piece of baklava home for my husband. Both were fresh and perfectly prepared and fantastic! Really this is a place I’d bring all my favorite people to and I hope they’re super successful and around for many years.
Halibut dish was dry. Appetizers were great. Helpful and knowledgeable waitstaff.
I will never go back. On the menu it clearly states that with the whole fish it includes the vegetable of the day. The waiter never heard of this and spoke to the manager and states, that's wrong. If it's on the menu shouldn't you honor the request.
We also were sitting outside and a guest while eating was smoking. We asked the waiter isn't that illegal, he wasn't sure.
Lovely! Food is amazing and my waitress Zoe is wonderful!
Great food and service!
Thank you Lefkes for an AMAZING date night dinner for my husband & I. Eva, Veronica, & Marvin treated us like ROYALTY‼️We absolutely loved our food (very well prepared, savoring every bite) & loves the dessert treat. We thank you very much for the hospitality & will be back very soon.
we had great fish , that was fresh and tasty . Many appetizers. Really enjoyed the chips with the best tatziki sauce we ever had. Upscale dining experience that caters to wealthy patrons. We loved it
Food was fabulous, and service very good.
However dinner for 4 over $430. Expensive.
Food was greasy and bad. Frozen chicken from Costco
What a fabulous dinner we enjoyed at Lefkes. We ate in the beautiful outside garden, surrounded by gorgeous trees and plants. Our waiter even picked a ripe lime for us from a plant near our table. The meal was magnificent, the halibut prepared to perfection. I cannot pronounce (nor spell) the name of our decadent dessert, but I would recommend any of the exquisite selections. The service was impeccable. I highly recommend Lefkes for its excellent food, staff and atmosphere. It truly was a memorable experience.
Food was fresh, well prepared and carefully presented. Our server, Eduardo, made sure our large group felt comfortable. We will certainly come back in the near future.
First time here. Food was excellent. We shared the tuna tartare and Greek salad appetizers. For the main course 3 of 4 of us had the fish special (branzino) and all loved, and the other main dish ordered was the halibut with cauliflower purée lentils - fantastic!
We dined outside and would highly recommend this. All of us agreed we’d definitely come back to Lefkes.
She was amazing!!!
Once again great food and service. chicken lemon soup yummy, Steak, fish and spinach pie were excellent.
Service is terrible - sat for over two hours and dinner finally arrived with plates missing and no explanations for excessive delay. Everyone working their seemed overwhelmed and the cost of the meal was exorbitant for such abominable service and underwhelming entrees. Not worth the money or your time.
Lovely ambience. Food was good
Waiter needed more training
Owner very accommodating and polite
on a week end night, apres 6 pm the restaurent was empty.
it must be depressing to the waiters, and whever is in charge
it is a beautiful space and i wish them well
Food is good service was average on a slow night for them.
Nice atmosphere with friendly service. Appetizers were good and great for sharing. Good place to go in a group to try many of the starters.
The grilled octopus was the best I have ever had. We were early so it was relatively quiet. However, there is a lot of hard space so I imagine it is quite loud when full. There were two bottles of wine that we requested that they didn't have. They waitress made a nice suggestion, however for another bottle. It was quite good overall.
Food was amazing the service needs to be more upgrade.
Lefkes is a wonderful restaurant. We were seated quickly and offered drinks straight away. The service was attentive and efficent. Our food was perfectly seasoned and prepared. We enjoyed a variety of appetizer dips with warm pita, fried calamari and grilled whole fish that was large enough for 2! The burnt brussel sprout sides were amazing. Dessert was the perfect ending enjoyed with a port wine suggested by the manager. We would definitely go back!
Love this place !!!. Great service, attentive staff, food is excellent and always beautifully presented. Seafood cooked to perfection and is fresh; never overdone ! The restaurant has variety of food offerings in the menu including vegetarian selection. I went to this place at different times checking for consistency and also to try out different food in the menu. So far, never has it happened that I left this place disappointed.
Delicious food and good service. It is pricey.
Wasn't that crowded and still service was mediocre. Forgot the side dish we ordered. When eventually reminded, we were told "two minutes." Ten minutes later the server came back and said "soon" at which point we said to cancel that order since we were already done with the entrees. Octopus appetizer was excellent, but seared tuna entree was fair with soggy vegetables. Between the service and prices, there are better options in the area. Physically a nice place though.
Lefkes is a wonderful experience. From the way that they greet you when you enter throughout the entire dinner. The food is fresh, the extensive wine list and cocktails and the vibe made the dinner with friends memorable. The appetizer of octopus was so tender and the salads were as fresh as if you were in the Mediterranean. My friends gushed over the Tiger prawns and the Dover sole. We all agreed not to eat the desserts, but each of us succumbed and it was so worth it! Crunchy on the outside, sweet and delicious on the inside, and all Greek originals. This was a top tier experience.
Had a wonderful girls lunch today. The watermelon salad was very refreshing and we thoroughly enjoyed our chicken kebabs. As we ate we were greeted by their lovely manager Dina who was very helpful in explaining private events at this location! The ambience was fantastic and i am considering hosting a party here in the future. Rate 10/10 great!
We went on a Sunday night in the summer and it was relatively empty outside seating was beautiful and quiet. Staff was very polite however it took a very long time for us to get each stage of our meal. We questioned the waitstaff but they didn't mention any issues in the kitchen or missing staff so that was disappointing as it would have been understandable had there been issues. I wouldn't return based on the food being average and the service being good but the time for our food come out was exceptionally long.....Tried a second time late in late summer. Food was much better and very tasty. Service was much more attentive but not much more competent. Issue is NE NJ in summer is tough to get seasoned wait staff for a new establishment. Ambiance was very nice and could be a trendy spot for dinner and drinks when the weather cools. I would imagine, that would attract better wait staff and the whole experience would increase. Definitely looking forward to visiting again in the fall.
It was our anniversary and the staff treated us with some special touches and a great dinner! We will be back soon...
Winter menu is better
Desert is good
Odd ball restaurant
It was crowded so the server had no excuse. In a restaurant at this level, I should not have to request waiter 3 times. The last time was to process the check with my card - it took 20 min from the time he gave us the check until he came back. And, $59 for Dover Sole, while I'm sitting in Englewood Cliffs, is excessive. They have mid town Manhattan prices or higher, without delivering the same value.
The appetizers and Dover Sole were excellent. The restaurant is beautiful. Highly recommend Lefkes.
enjoyed our brunch in outside garden sitting. excellent service. great place to get together with friends. great lunch and brunch menu.
Beautiful restaurant. the beet salad was fair, no real flavor nothing to make me want to finish it. Out fish was overcooked. When the server asked if everything was ok he was not responsive to the comment. For the price of the entree, I expected a well cooked piece of fish. I would return for cocktails, but not a meal.
Took my very picky immigrant Greek parents there for dinner, they loved it, enough said.