Lukas's Seafood & Grille

4.4
529 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Dinner
Great Food
Great service
Great atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Very over priced for the meal being mediocre.

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GoodFoodBadService
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

JB
vipJimB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mothers Day

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OctavioR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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MZMZMZMZ
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Saw this place on Yelp and decided to check out it while on a mini "staycation" with my kids When we got there, the place was virtually empty and we were seated right away. Menus and water came right away but it was all downhill from there. I've had bad service before but this ranks top 10 of my life. Zero attention to our needs. Zero water refills. Zero checking in on things and worst of all — 50 MINUTES until our food arrived. With no one else in the restaurant. No one even bothered to come over and check in to tell is the kitchen was busy. Not one single member of the wait staff (and there were no less than 7-8 of them) bothered to even pay us any eye contact while we waited and waited. I got up to ask about our food three separate times. Utterly reprehensible. The good news was that when the food arrived it was decent enough but not enough to merit how poorly we were treated. We will not be returning,

MB
vipMichB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous steak, excellent cocktails, already booked our next reservation! Highly recommended for foodies!

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vipDrewF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around. Food, service, and outdoor seating in the back of the restaurant were all top notch. I will be coming back here soon!

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vipPatdp
Atlantic City
64 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always review your Bill, very nice place friendly staff

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vipMikeylikesit
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good but not great dining experience

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JohnW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oysters was fresh. Had the clam chowder and lobster bisque both very good. The lobster ravioli was very good as well.

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NancyJD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined inside during COVID. I could not have imagined a more safe restaurant. Dividers between every table. Masked waiters and staff. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Oh, and the food is awesome! This is a go-to restaurant for us! Nice wine list by the glass snd full bar. My hubby got his usual: Caesar salad and beef short ribs in gravy, mashed potatoes snd creamed spinich. Happy hubby, happy hubby! I tried something new...penne vodka with chicken. Hefty portion (I took half home). I had the Lucas salad. Mango and avocado on greens with other stuff. Deliscious! No dessert for us this time. We will return....soon!

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lennyc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service, great food and awesome cocktails.

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Jules
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great. Waitress had an attitude and seemed rush. Very long time between courses. Will give them one more try because the food was so good.

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AdolphD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent service very nice atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

AH
vipArtH
Caribbean
19 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Eating at Lukas is an expensive experience. You expect top quality to correlate with their prices. My 6 ounce filet mignon was tiny and dried out. My husband‘s porterhouse was good. The staff persists in leaving the doors open to the outside, both front and back which creates an unpleasant draft for diners. After our order was taken, we never saw our waiter again. We had to ask for our bill from another server and our beverages were never refreshed. We look forward to eating at Lukas as a special treat. This has happened to us several times in the past. They were not busy, and had lots of staff on, just no one paying any attention. Not worth the price.

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vipDSLandCJL
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This was our first time trying Luka's and it seemed to have a very good reputation. I may have hit a bad day, but I cannot agree. Not sure what the clam chowder was seasoned with, but it was mediocre and thin/watery. We ordered 2 steaks - a 20 oz ribeye and a 16 oz. strip - somehow, the strip was significantly larger than the ribeye. Both were reasonably good. The mashed potatoes were completely flavorless (if there was any butter in there, it would be a surprise. Finally, the creamed spinach was not "steakhouse" creamed spinach -- it was spinach in a watery milk(?) sauce.

There are much better steakhouses.

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AlisonP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were immediately seated and attended to. Food was very good, good size portions, waitress and bus boy were very attentive, noise level was a bit loud, but nothing disruptive. Nice ambiance. Menu had a lot of options to choose from. Would recommend and will return.

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vipDavidA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times. Never disappoints. Great food and service.

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vipGksenots
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food good
Service not attentive. Did not come to table after food served to see if we needed anything

Customers who pay with a credit card are charged an extra
2.95%

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere was excellent. The appetizers and desserts were excellent. I ordered the Seafood Fra Diablo. The seafood was not fresh it did not taste right, I didn’t eat it. I didn’t say anything. I will just not return. My dining partner ordered the Chilean Sea Bass over Risotto which was good the fish was fresh with no funny taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole evening was wonderful!

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Shannon
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 1st time eating at Luka's as I just moved to Warren. It was AWESOME! Great food. I'll be back for sure

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vipArtH
Caribbean
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. Waited for drink refills despite many servers on hand.
The front door was left open making a cold draft for diners.

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vipCharliehelps
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Appetizers very good except for the watery and flavor lessLobster bisque. Egg plant excellent. Steaks were good and well prepared. Seafood crepe and shrimp and scallop with mushrooms risotto wonderful

Screwed up the dessert forgetting one order of bananas Foster. Which was made complimentary

CJ
vipCeeJay
New York Area
209 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice! We go there frequently. Indoor set up with plexiglass shields are wonderful. I hope they keep them!

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vipFrombaskingridge
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended this place for everything, great dining and excellent food

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vipOpenTableDiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The waiter refuse to seat us outside claiming that they were not set up even though they had tables in the front with utensils, glasses and napkins. Instead he lead us to the back bar area that was enclosed in plastic. It looked like there was no airflow as they didn't have a fan/vents. He rudely claimed it was too cold although it was a beautiful sunny springlike day and we were prepared to sit outside. He kept arguing with me and looked at me as if I were crazy . We have been dining outside only since Covid. We should have just left at that point but we were looking forward to having a nice lunch. While we were eating a man behind us kept coughing loudly. This completely ruined our meal. It would have been better if he had seated us inside the large restaurant but that was not an option. It seemed he wanted to separate us from the one large group that was seated inside. The food itself was served warm and tasted fine. Still, rude service was not worth putting up with. Service was much better in the past.

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Food was good, service was poor. Seated in the back of the restaurant at the bar at a high top table despite having a reservation, inside restaurant was not crowded.

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lynne007
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good, but I didn’t like that I was told my food didn’t bring a side. The filet was good, but had to pay extra for a side.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Food and ambiance.

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BeenThere
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I wanted to love it but not quite so. I had the lamb and it was super! The apps and sides came out luke warm :( and the drinks were just ok. Wine list is pretty good. For what they charge the food is not worthy of the prices

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

LF
vipLisaF
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service matched with great food!

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vipPhilb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was awful. Food was mediocre

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Alfi
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good, but not spectacular. Our previous visit, a little over a year ago, wowed us - we really loved the food and the whole experience. Maybe our expectations were too high, but we were slightly disappointed this time. I had a New England Clam Chowder which more properly should have been called a Clam Broth; I missed the cream base that I expect in New England chodwer. My Seafood Crepes were delicious but not nearly enough sauce. My wife enjoyed her Asparagus Soup, and the Shrimp and Scallops over Risotto were very good. Service was very good, as I remembered from last time. I was very impressed with their social-distancing methods, the clear-plastic separators between all the tables put us at ease. It's certainly worth another trip back to see if we can recapture the experience from our first visit.

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Ceesha619
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner. The restaurant was COVID compliant, everyone was wearing masks. There were dividers between each table. Highly recommend! I'm glad I only live 5 minutes away.

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Lukas's Seafood & Grille is rated 4.4 stars by 529 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.