Lukas's Seafood & Grille

4.3
547 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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4.3
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4.4
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRobinF
Naples
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

CG
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

OT
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.

OT
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

MC
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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vipDrewF
New York Area
21 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.

OT
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.

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

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

MS
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.

OT
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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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.

OT
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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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.

JB
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
3 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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MZMZMZMZ
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
16 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DrewF
New York Area
22 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
70 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.

DS
vipDSLandCJL
New York Area
102 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.

AP
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.

DA
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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Lukas's Seafood & Grille is rated 4.3 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.

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