Lukas's Seafood & Grille

4.5
626 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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LauM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was speedy but servers were disinterested. Bread, soup and potatoes were cold. Server laughed!!! Other food was mediocre. Price was expected yet food was far from worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Waiter/Bar tender was attentive but it took over an hour to get our dinners.

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LauraV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Atmosphere was nice but lighting was abut dim.

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vipPatdp
Atlantic City
67 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

FOOD VERY NASTY HOWEVER The mashed potatoes were cold. How does that happen??

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1330
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Went early right after work. The bar had patrons but there were only two other tables with people eating. The drinks were good but the food was another thing. Both dishes, the filet mignon and braised short ribs, were bland and almost tasteless. The sides were also lackluster. The mashed potatoes were extremely dry and the grilled asparagus were just okay.

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KwameB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night for my girl. Adding it to the permanent list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere with very pleasant surroundings.

Some food was great (Thai calamari; sea bass) and other dishes just okay ( lobster bisque and ravioli) bananas foster was a miss.

That said, staff was great and we had a wonderful evening

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KevinW
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant

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vipShellyS
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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Mark
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had seen previous reviews that were either very good or very bad so we had to see for ourselves and took a chance. My wife and I were scoping out this place prior to her mother's upcoming birthday as a possible option for dinner. This restaurant was very good in all respects except it was a little pricey, but in line with other upscale steakhouses I have been to. The service was attentive. We were directed to a bar area in the back with high-top tables but asked to be seated in the regular dining room and we were immediately accommodated. Food was very good - lobster bisque quite tasty, but not a lot of lobster chunks. Filet mignon was cooked perfectly with a "Mediterranean" seasoning. Onion rings were crisp and not greasy. Chilean seabass was well prepared and delicious. A basket of bread came with only one pat of butter - had to ask for more. Lava cake was a little small when shared, a little dry, but tasty. Ambiance was nice with appropriate background noise. Fine print on the check revealed that they add a service charge of approx 3% to your bill if you use a credit card. Overall, a good experience. Not as good as Roots in my mind, but I would go back.

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vipKimberlyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice experience!

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vipOpenTableDiner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lukas’ Seafood & Grille is one of our new favorite local restaurants. Love the menu and all of the choices. Excellent service (Daniel recommended an appetizer for me that was out of this world - it was the tuna carpaccio.) If you can believe it, we ate at Lukas’ on Friday AND Saturday night this past weekend.

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AlexanderA
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good and drinks were not up to par with the whole experience and what we expected.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food!! We will definitely return.

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KMall
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Ordered a drink and was brought the wrong one - charge remained on receipt. Work being done in the facility that was loud. Food was very, very good. Just might have been a bad mid-week day.

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thomask
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Lukas's Seafood. I took my wife for our 38th wedding anniversary. The service and food were excellent and we are looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always !!

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Lendogg
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Grilled Octopus appetizer was great. Steak was so flavorful. Great anniversary date. Thank you for a great time and meal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great we will definitely be coming back

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MjcF
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! We will be back very soon!

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vipOpenTableDiner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Can’t believe I am just now coming here. Delicious oysters and tuna tartare as starters and then mouth watering grilled Bronzino and veal chop as entrees. As soon as we saw the dessert list, there was no question that the bananas foster had our name on it. So good. We will be back for sure.

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vipJohnZ
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was a little off. Servers were great!

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IrinaN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time… thank you for having us

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way!

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Laura
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were incredible! It was our first time dining at Lukas’s Seafood and Grille and we were blown away with the entire experience.

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vipBillF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Some of the waitstaff tries to rush you to order, before you even can order a drink.

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carls
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely atmosphere for a lunch with a favorite relative. Good abs service were great!

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SV327
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Food Outstanding! Would definitely recommend to family and friends. There were 5 of us and nobody walked away disappointed. Service was good. Had to wait a bit for our food but they are short on staff.

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BurbinYokie
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server at Luka’s was just outstanding. We dined outside which means we were right next to parking. To my surprise that was not distracting. Food prices were all over the map. They had a steakhouse menu where all items were a la carte and expensive. They offered excellent salads options. They offered Italian entrees. My friend enjoyed her lobster ravioli. They offered choices such as the scallop and shrimp with corn and mushroom risotto. . Again excellent. All food was excellently prepared. I don’t think I could dine indoors at Lukas. It was very busy and loud at 5 pm! They obviously do a great business. Good for them - wide variety, excellent preparation, our server was excellent. Cocktails were well prepared.

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SusanA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall it was a very good experience. Sat in their relatively new enclosed patio. Beautiful. Staff was very attentive. Had crab cakes, and lobster ravioli which were excellent. Wanted the whole Bronzino but they were out of it. Ordered a bone in rib eye and it was a bit tough. Overall I do recommend the restaurant. Reasonable wine list and some innovative cocktails.
There are a number of other things on the menu I would like to try.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal … except for the table next to us had a crying baby who screamed during our meal. That was obviously nit the restaurants fault.

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vipAntoniP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Wouldn’t go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Four of the five meals were excellent to very good, but my wife’s risotto was tepid and not well seasoned (though the shrimp and scallops on top were very good). We really liked the ambiance, and the staff was attentive. We will absolutely give them another go

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vipBrittany
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The poor service we experienced this visit (we’ve been several times before) seemed to be a result of untrained servers. The restaurant wasn’t crowded, servers and assistants were roaming around but failed to bring the basics, even after requests were made and reminders given. Two of the four entrees arrived and had to make two requests for the other meals, which showed up 10 minutes after the 2nd request.
Food seemed ok but my salmon (ordered medium) was literally raw. Sent it back but appetite was already lost.
Hope this review helps what seemed to be a nice additional the neighborhood get their staff better trained. My intent was only to see them thrive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday lunch

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vipArtH
Caribbean
26 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was excellent and prepared perfectly. Would like more vegetable side select. Portions aren’t overly large.

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RoyH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food in a nice atmosphere. Prompt courteous service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wanted to have dinner with my mom and sister. My sister saw a Groupon for Lukas. We had such a great time , I realized when I got hime that we never even used the Groupon.

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Lukas's Seafood & Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 626 OpenTable diners.

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