Lukas's Seafood & Grille

4.3
560 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Lukas' Seafood-Steak-Bar is truly a family establishment - three brothers and a close family friend came together to bring Central New Jersey the freshest seafood and finest meats. Lukas' is the fourth restaurant Sonny and Roberto have opened together, both sharing the philosophy that only a truly authentic taste of Mediterranean cooking and culture would provide guests with an incomparable dining experience. Come join us for lunch, brunch, dinner, or happy hour at our full bar to see what delectable options we have to offer!
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SKTraveling
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

food was good. Lukas salad was excellent; other dishes fine. Ambiance was more applebees than white tablecloth. service was friendly and efficient but not very polished.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here and everything was great! The servers were very attentive and pleasant! The food was amazing and this was heart warming being a foodie lol. I’m an experienced bartender and the drinks were perfect, unlike most places.

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M41841
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice meal. Service reasonable. Food ok, nothing exceptional for the price.

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vipCrowe56
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were very good. The steak was especially delicious. I would definitely return.

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Foodie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Lukas last night. It was our first time eating there. Food and service were very good. I’m sure we’ll be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place

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vipA055951
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had better experiences here in the past. Ordered tuna which has always been awesome…off the mark tonight. They never came and checked if everything was ok.

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Mike
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Went with my wife and two teenage boys for a birthday dinner. Three of us ordered steak and one ordered fish. My steak was ordered medium and came out well done. All the other meals came out as ordered. The onion rings seemed like the pre-made type you would get at a fast food restaurant. A lot of breading and barely any onion flavor. Service was average. Everything was attended to but for a restaurant of this scale and prices, it should have been more smooth and consistent. For example the main course came out and a few minutes later the sides and the steak sauces which are an extra charge. Desserts were very good and overall experience was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat outside, waiter was very attentive, food came quick and prices were reasonable

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JohnS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and atmosphere. Upscale dining in a good area

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StevenL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I ordered a pork chop and it was not cooked in the center. I didn’t feel safe to eat undercooked pork. I ended up taking it home. The waiter never even checked on us anyhow.

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vipLorraineF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

This was my first time here. Our food was delicious and it has a very nice atmosphere. However, the service was very poor. After our waiter took our order, we never saw him again. We had multiple servers and no one ever came back to ask how our food was or to see if we needed anything. They had lots of staff working, but no one seemed interested or attentive. We felt very rushed with our order and felt like we were on a time limit, even though no one was being seated afterwards. We were also upset that they charge a 2.95% service fee for using a credit card. Nowhere is this posted nor are you told about it. This is a high end restaurant and they should be eating the cost of the credit card charge, not sneaking it onto your bill. This was a special occasion and I was not impressed by this place. The cost did not warrant the service. I will not be hurrying back.

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vipSheriC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lukas. Great service and food is always good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and ambiance!

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vipRobinF
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious.

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LHolland1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very rich and fresh. Everything taste absolutely delicious. The service great. I will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

AC didn’t work. The server was so busy, felt bad for her. Hopefully as we come out of hibernation, standards will improve.

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ColoradoGirl
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We chose Lukas’s for my husband’s birthday dinner. The atmosphere is upbeat and comfortable lending to a very nice dining experience. From appetizers to entrees our food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was adequate, but not “friendly”. Our server didn’t even try to connect on a personal level, was abrupt and distracted. We will go again as the food is outstanding!!

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john
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT SERVICE AND THE FOOD WAS TOP NOTCH . VERY CLEAN AND FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE . HIGHLY RECOMMENCED AND FOR FIRST DATES OR FAMILY FUNCTIONS ..LIKE A BIRTHDAY PARTY OR CELEBRATION . NICE OUTSIDE SEATING AS WELL . NOT NOISY !

GREAT PLACE

JOHN

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Awful experience. Bad food, bad service. Nothing positive to say. Won’t be back.

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether your dining for a special occasion or just a night out, this is a great neighborhood find... Superior food, excellent service and a very pleasant atmosphere...
We started with a delicious Burrata Salad of tomato, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives uniquely prepared. Followed by entrees of Sesame Seed Crusted, Avocado with crabmeat Ahi Tuna- Fantastic and Seafood Fra diabolo ( could have been a little spicier) consisting of large shrimp, lobster, clams, mussels and calamari served over linguini...
great flavor and good size order....and ending with 2 delicious cappuccinos. Next time we must try the dessert (just no room)

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ValC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outdoor dining area is very nice and modern, while the service is very attentive. The food was okay, but the seafood didn't seem too fresh (calamari in fra diavolo) was incredibly chewy. The prices are mid-tier, so am happy that I had a Groupon to assist with the bill. Overall, the ambience and service was on par. Would return.

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vipBillF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Some of the waitstaff try to rush you to order. They also could be a bit more courteous. However, one young man was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday dinner expensive but good food.

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Eatingout
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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vipRich
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Our server Mariya was awesome.

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VincenzoB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great. Too bad Noise from traffic was bad but ok. Looking forward to outside bar removing glass tops hot to sit there during lunch hour ,nice atmosphere - will be back

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MarciaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Place was recommended by a friend. Was disappointed with service. We sent 2 dishes back. 2 of our ordered dishes never got put in. They offered a bottle of their cheapest proseco.

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DrewF
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time here and once again impressed with everything. Service attentive and friendly , food delicious , and great ambiance in the enclosed patio. Can’t wait to come back again soon. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food was outstanding. The price was high because meal and sides were separate.

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MarieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious - will definitely be a "repeat" customer.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A little pricey but food was tasty. Very Covid compliant with see thru screens throughout restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Dinner
Great Food
Great service
Great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Very over priced for the meal being mediocre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good. Disappointed they charge a 2.95% service fee for using a credit card. I expect that at my local pizza parlor but not a “high end” restaurant. Come on guys, build it into your pricing model or suck it up as the cost of doing business. It was disclosed no where I saw and cheapens your brand.

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GoodFoodBadService
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

“Mother’s Day Brunch” was not actually a brunch menu at all. We were very disappointed and the food wasn’t great and expensive for what it was. Some people say and saw the menu was simply a regular menu and left since they thought like we all did that their website said they were having Mother’s Day Brunch. I believe the response was “oh yea we need to update the website.” We won’t be back.

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vipJimB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They advertised a “brunch”, but offered no egg or breakfast options. It was strictly a brunch menu. While the service was attentive, we felt that we were being rushed. It was always “Are you ready yet?” They need to find a better balance.

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vipHypnomarc
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Truly a disappointment. Waiter had no idea about the details of a regular menu item, never came back to see about food preparation and if we were satisfied. Water was never refilled and really over priced for a mediocre meal.

Won't be back.

DJ
DaveJim
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mothers Day

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OctavioR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was ok. We went there for dinner because we couldn’t find any other place that could accommodate our party at such short notice. The place is nice, clean, service was excellent. The food was just ok. Drinks were just ok too. For the price it didn’t “wow” us one bit. I wouldn’t go out of my way to return, but probably wouldn’t complain if I had to.

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Lukas's Seafood & Grille is rated 4.3 stars by 560 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.