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Lefkes

4.4
4.4
605 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Welcome to Lefkes!
Lefkes Estiatorio, rooting from Lefkes Santorini and Athens takes guests on a Mediterranean journey of flavors offering a uniquely diverse cuisine. Welcoming the new synergy from Syros Taverna, Lefkes is sure to welcome the true Greek expression of Philotimo.

Inspired by traditional Greek classics combined with a modern twist Lefkes Estiatorio offers the finest ingredients sourced from top purveyors and local farms.

The spacious, simple and elegant dining space includes a fresh fish display with selections flown in daily, raw bar, bar lounge, outdoor patio with a fire pit and private events spaces for corporate events and family celebrations of all sizes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Pick-up Take-out Delivery Daily 11:45 am–9:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (201) 408-4444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Peter Spyropoulos

  • Catering

    Let us take care of all the details for your next office event or family gathering. We offer everything from delectable sandwiches to whole lamb cookouts. No event is too small or large for Lefkes Catering. To learn more - alex@lefkesnj dot com<br />

  • Private party facilities

    Lefkes is the perfect spot to host your next corporate or family event. We offer a wide range of fully customizable menu options along with an array of spaces to suit groups of every size. Inquire today to learn more - alex@lefkesnj dot com

  • Private party contact

    Alexander Papetsas: (201) 408-4444

  • Neighborhood

    Englewood Cliffs

  • Cross street

    E. Palisades Avenue &amp; Sylvan Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We had a really bad experience overall from beginning to end. Bathrooms were dirty, utensils had leftover food, waiter took q very long time to take our order, they moved us then he took long to give us menus. Didn’t suggest special of the day, the waiters were all around getting tables ready next to us. My meal had a hair in it. Worse experience ever for such a pricey value. Food wasn’t great either, seafood wasn’t fresh. The need to improve service and freshness of food. Would never go back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    The octopus was fishy and the saganaki bites were not hot enough. Lamb shank was tasty but could have been a bit more off the bone tender. We were brought the wrong wine and I did not notice since the lights were turned down low. That was corrected without delay. I appreciated that. The environment is more club like and not for a dinner conversation. All depends on what you are in the mood for. We attempted to use some gift certificates which had no expiration date on them. They initially would not honor but ultimately gave us half the value. Change in ownership should not determine the value of unexpired gift certificates.

    LefkesResponded 3 days agoHello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. While we do have a DJ later on Thursday through Saturday evenings, we do pride ourselves on providing a fine dining environment the other days/times of the week. Regarding gift certificates, there are handful of certificates that were personally issued by a previous owner who has not been affiliated with the business for some years. It is our policy to only honor gift cards sold or issued after ownership changed in 2019.

  3. MA

    MARIAB

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great atmosphere
  4. AN

    ANTHONYC

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We went their for our anniversary. It was our first time their the restaurant was extremely busy even with a reservation they did not have a table for us inside. We had to see a different host outside which attended us right away. Our waiter was very attentive For appetizer we had the crab cake. Not to my liking to be honest the crab cake was under seasoned and there were not any pieces of crab in the cake it seems it was just cheaper parts of the crab mushed together unfortunately for $28 for one crab cake we were expecting a better result. For dinner My wife had the grilled branzino which was excellent. I had the seafood pasta it was ok…. only problem one of the clams had sand In it and I didn’t realize it until I began eating the dish. Overall we had a good time. We just know what not to order next time. The ambiance outside is very charming and inviting.
  5. H

    Harmax

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor setting is beautiful Food is pricey with ample portions
  6. h

    hawker

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Restaurant has wonderful food, but major service issues.
  7. s

    salomoni

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    the outdoor seating will be a better choice.......
  8. RD

    RichardD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Great outdoor seating. Food was good and pleasant staff.
  9. L

    Lizbet

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my best birthday dinner out ever! due to the ambiance (and beautiful weather to accompany an outdoor table), extremely attentive waiters and super duper food. We did not stay for dessert, however, so I cannot comment on that. But I will definitely be back soon and have already told multiple friends that I'd like to go there with them.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    I don’t understand what is the point of making a reservation at this place if you still come and wait and are told that your seating for indoor dining is not guaranteed despite of your not selecting the outdoor dining….the male host was rude and wanted to sit us outside and rushed us with making our decision saying that the kitchen will close soon. Thank god for the hostess who was able to find us a small table after almost 30-40 min of waiting. The food was great, our waiter was nice and the ambiance was good. If you have a larger party you are guaranteed the seats but if it’s for a smaller group, then prepare to wait or not be seated inside. This was a Saturday night and you want to be there for the night of dancing…otherwise if it’s just dinner, then it’s fine.
  11. SH

    SuziH

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First, the bartender in the outside bar with the blonde hair, made the BEST margarita with the exact amount of salt to drink ratio!!!! Best I have had in a LONG time! The entire team that worked last night was outstanding!! The food was, hands down, amazing! If you don’t like live music, go to dinner early. We were leaving just as they were setting up. I was so happy with everything, it made for a great night out with great friends! Definitely will go again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food beautiful outdoor experience. An enjoyable evening.
  13. ED

    EDDIE

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service always excellent (have been there many times). A bit pricey, but worth it.
  14. M

    Martin

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    For the price the food wasn’t that great. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.
  15. J

    Joseph

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Dined outdoors in a beautiful setting. Will return.
  16. KK

    KathyK

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place to enjoy good food, great music and a lively fun atmosphere
  17. TU

    TunayU

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Outdoor ambience is good but food is way overpriced for the taste they offer, nothing special.
  18. n

    natalyam

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    it was very sad to see that this restaurant could not keep up with quality over the covid years. it used to be a nice place. the food quality went down. the portions for lunch special were small. the service was less than adequate. very sad.
  19. B

    Birthdaycelebrant

    New York Area

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant with great food and a large, lovely outdoor patio area. We enjoyed it immensely and highly recommend.

    LefkesResponded on August 31, 2022Thank you, we appreciate your feedback!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Pretty disappointed in Lefkes last night. Was really looking forward to trying this place as I love Greek/Mediterranean food. Overall the food was good. After ordering drinks they asked for our order before the drinks came out. It just felt very rushed and we didn’t have time to settle in. We ordered and the appetizers came out within three minutes. Some might not mind but it just felt really quick. All the food was good however and we enjoyed everything. The wait staff just seemed disengaged and after finishing our meal it took over an hour to get the bill. We went from feeling rushed to not being able to leave. Cool ambiance, good food, unfortunately just not a good service experience overall.

    LefkesResponded on August 31, 2022Thank you for the feedback, we are always trying to improve. We will send you a private message with our contact should you want to discuss your experience further.

  21. KT

    KlaudiaT

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great vibes outdoors and delicious food
  22. SH

    SchantelleH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an amazing place!! The ambiance and service were excellent. I had the lunch special with tuna tartar, chicken souvlaki, and baklava but the star was the grilled octopus and the frose!!frozen!!! 10/10

    LefkesResponded on August 31, 2022Thanks so much for the feedback and hope to have you visit us again soon!

  23. G

    Grammy

    New York Area

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We chose this restaurant which was recommended to us because of its location and it was perfect. We were taking granddaughter to lunch to celebrate her departure to graduate school on the West Coast and we were able to have a relaxed meal,with no one bothering or rushing us. The service was great and the food was delicious. They have a terrific menu with lots of choices. I would definitely come back here again.

    LefkesResponded on August 31, 2022Thanks for the feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to host you again soon.

  24. AW

    AmyW

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoyable !
  25. ST

    STEPHENM

    New York Area

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Menu is excellent with a very unique approach to Middle Eastern cuisine. The presentation was superb and the ambience under the lights in the open sky is fantastic. Service was a little slow but it was a busy night and everyone was in a good mood. Will be strongly recommended for a special night out or a date night. It is above average fair for a relatively expensive night out compared to other Middle Eastern venues. Definitely recommend it for those special occasions.

    LefkesResponded on August 31, 2022Thank you Stephen, we appreciate your feedback and hope to have you visit again soon.

  26. WD

    WendyD

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Seemed to be understaffed that night, Our waiter didn’t take care of properly.

    LefkesResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks for the feedback. We are always trying to improve and appreciate your comments.

  27. j

    juls

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    beautiful outdoor dining, upscale indoor restaurant bar. Wonderful hostess outside and gracious, patient and professional manager Mitchel. We were undecided where to sit inside or out sand the manager was very obliging and patient. The service was on target with Herman who made our experience very inviting and pleasant. Food was perfectly prepared and plated. we had oysters, lamb and beef meatballs. On the table there was hummus, olives and bread which was toasty and lightly oiled. entrees of seafood over pasta / broiled diver scallops / salmon / and cuttlefish ink linguini with scallops, shrimp, and lobster meat a most amazing dish!! highly recommend!!

    LefkesResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks so much Juls, we truly appreciate your feedback and are always doing our best to ensure our customers like you have a great experience!

  28. A

    Amanda

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    i love lefkes and have been coming for years. the menu has changed recently and i miss some of the old items, like the barbounia and the grilled octopus over hummus. we were seated outside and the was a fun party in the outdoor patio area where we were sitting, and also another party going on in their private tent. we love lefkes because of the lively atmosphere and music, but the music in the outdoor patio are was BLASTING so loud we couldn't even have a normal conversation at our table. we were literally screaming over each other the entire time. if the music was just SLIGHTLY lower, it would have been easier to chat and dance along and listen to the music as well. the service was also very poor. our dirty appetizer plates and shared plates were still on the table the entire time and were not picked up or cleaned up until AFTER we were eating our entrees. i think our waitress was nice but definitely a bit overwhelmed and the bus boy help was slow. the food was also cold. we will definitely be back again, but the quality looks like it went down a lot both in the kitchen and with the staff.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Had a good time with family, serves could have been more attentive. But good was good, and nice day out
  30. CN

    CamilaNic

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Lefkes for the first time yesterday evening and it was amazing. The DJ set up around 8 and was nonstop playing the best music, ranging from all types of cultures and genres. The energy of the restaurant was lively, positive, and magnetic. The food was spectacular, I recommend the Solomos Salmon for a main course & the Tuna TarTar for appetizer, it will NOT disappoint. The service was extremely kind and warm, including Regan who was extremely welcoming. I can't WAIT to go back!

    LefkesResponded on August 22, 2022We're so glad you enjoyed everything and cant wait to have you back!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around great every thing!

    LefkesResponded on August 22, 2022Thank you so much, we look forward to having you again soon!

  32. EO

    ElizabethO

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lefkes never disappoints! A gem of a restaurant nestled in the elegant enclave of Englewood Cliffs, NJ. The food is top quality and the service is flawless! Reminiscent of the old Bagatelle in the City, Lefkes turns into a mini nightclub after 8pm with top tier DJ’s playing some of the worlds greatest music! Celebrity sightings can add to the allure! Don’t miss it!

    LefkesResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks for the feedback Elizabeth. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and we look forward to having you again soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The only negative feedback is it was hot inside the restaurant ( temperature wise ). AC could have been turned up. I observed restaurant attendants perspiring. Otherwise it was a great experience.

    LefkesResponded on August 22, 2022Hi, thanks for your feedback. There was a technical issue with the air conditioning which has since been resolved. We look forward to having you join us again.

  34. EM

    EricM

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Had to wait about 1/2 hour for our table, and though dinner was good, service was spotty.

    LefkesResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks for your feedback Eric, we're always working to improve upon the experience and look forward to having you again soon.

  35. BS

    BonnieS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, waiter was very upbeat and accommodating. Great atmosphere, we ate outside. Food was excellent as well as the selection on the menu. Will be sure to go back!

    LefkesResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks so much, we look forward to having you again!

  36. T

    Thisbroadsway

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a hot spot with DJ after 8 some night! Celebrity sightings are possible!

    LefkesResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks for the review, we hope to have you again soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday of my daughter
  38. NM

    NellyM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lefkes is great, delicious food, service and ambience

    LefkesResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks so much Nelly, we appreciate the feedback!

  39. O

    Overpriced

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was average at best. We sent back the roasted brussel sprouts they were too hard. The asparagus were not much better under cooked and too much oil.

    LefkesResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks for the detailed feedback, were always working to improve the quality of your experience and hope you'll join us again soon.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Overpriced and service not good!

    LefkesResponded on August 22, 2022Thank you for the feedback.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lefkes using the Order Online button. Lefkes also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lefkes also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 408-4444.

Lefkes is rated 4.4 stars by 605 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 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Lefkes

495 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E. Palisades Avenue &amp; Sylvan Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Englewood Cliffs

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Pick-up Take-out Delivery Daily 11:45 am–9:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Peter Spyropoulos

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (201) 408-4444

  • Catering

    Let us take care of all the details for your next office event or family gathering. We offer everything from delectable sandwiches to whole lamb cookouts. No event is too small or large for Lefkes Catering. To learn more - alex@lefkesnj dot com<br />

  • Private party facilities

    Lefkes is the perfect spot to host your next corporate or family event. We offer a wide range of fully customizable menu options along with an array of spaces to suit groups of every size. Inquire today to learn more - alex@lefkesnj dot com

  • Private party contact

    Alexander Papetsas: (201) 408-4444

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