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Restaurant L

4.5
344 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
A cozy neighbor restaurant with Modern American and global cuisine. Restaurant L also features expertly and simply prepared dishes. The menu is highlighted by an array of flavorful and classic comfort foods including; Lobster & Shrimp Quesadilla and Crispy Pork Shank over Truffle Noodles.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(201) 785-1112
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Restaurant L hosts your private events accommodating up to 40 people.
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Private party contact
Janet Sudac: (201) 785-1112
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Catering
Let Restaurant L host your next affair. Call Janet to book that special event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Allendale Avenue
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Parking details
Valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights
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Entertainment
Ladies night every Wednesday at the bar, Happy Hour drink specials all evening.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 344 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

One of my favorite spots to get a nice cocktail and deliciously handcrafted food. We love to get a seat at the bar and order food. It’s always a great time. Short rib ravs and tequila lime shrimp are phenomenal!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Fun great food. Will be back

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Local restaurant decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed. Food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Only had apps and salad but they were all delicious

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Restaurant L is a wonderful spot to unwind, relax and share a meal with friends and family in a comfortable surroundings. Restaurant L blends consistently tasty food with friendly and attentive service. For almost any occasion, Restaurant L a good choice when you are dining out.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Fantastic evening. Beautiful intimate setting. Great service. Delicious food. We were a party of five and everyone loved their dinner. We’re going back again tonight!

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

There were 4 of us. 6:45 reservations. Table was ready when we got there which was a pleasant surprise. Down hill from here. Our waitress took our drink order within a few minutes. When she returned with the drinks she took out dinner order. We ordered 2 apps to split and 4 meals. I ordered the strip steak medium. It took over an hour from when we order to get just the apps. We kept asking but never a straight answer. It then took another hour to get our meals. There were people who can in after us, ordered, ate and left before we got our meals. To top things off my steak was well done. Inedible. Took it home for the dog. Yup virtually the whole steak. On the bright side they didn’t charge for the steak. On the not so bright side I didn’t eat. All in all three hours from when we got there to when we left. Horrible.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was delicious!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent restaurant and I would definitely go back. Menu was diverse with interesting twists and the service was very attentive. The décor is cozy and has good sound buffers so not too loud.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We were staying at a Hilton in Woodcliff Lakes. We found this restaurant on open table and had a wonderful, relaxing meal. We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. Our appetizers and entrees were well prepared. The prices (compared to Philadelphia restaurants were modest). We would return:)

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Restaurant L always delivers a solid dining experience with a nice atmosphere. We always enjoy our meals when we are there. I recommend the eggplant napoleon and tuna tartare appetizers. The pecan chicken, tequila lime shrimp, short ribs, and specials are always fantastic entrees.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a valentine day date with my fiancé . The restaurant is cozy and nice. We sat down at a nice table against the wall. Our server was very nice . She was responsive and knew the menu and specials and what she needed to know . She was fast but not rushed . She also did no interrupt Us when she did not have to. She let us be and enjoy our time and meal together and she even apologized when she did have to come clear plates or check in. The menu was small , could have more options but very unique and good choices from what was there . The hanger steak was cooked well and was very enjoyable . My fiancé got the tilapia which she really like as did I. And we shared the spicy fried shrimp which was also very good . . We also then went to the bar after dinner and got a drink. My fiancé loved the cosmo she ordered . Very nice bartenders and the bar is a great little spot to hang before or after dinner . Not loud or crowded either . Overall it was nice cute cozy spot with good food and service . Could have more Options on menu , but beside that , very good and enjoyable all around .

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was fantastic,
Everyone enjoyed their dish and we will definitely come back.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Our dinner at Restaurant L was very good. We had wanted to try the restaurant for a while and were very happy we did. We will most definitely be back

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

There are two parts to the restaurant. I prefer the bar area but the main restaurant also vibrant, I just feel it's too tight. Great choice of apps and main course. A drinks menu that is enjoyable and wine list that won't break the bank. We had the lobster. kale pizza for an app and it was delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a great meal. Our appetizers included crispy calamari and spicy panko shrimp. For our main entrees, we had the swordfish, duck special, pork shank, and steak which was slightly spicy with hot peppers. For dessert, we split tartufos. The service was gracious and we were seated in a nice little corner perfect for conversation. Definitely a great local comfortable restaurant for a friends night out.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Wonderful family dinner for a birthday celebration. Everything was delicious from the warm rolls to the chocolate cake dessert. Lots of options for all ages. Prices are definitely a bit high for a neighborhood restaurant but always delivers on quality and taste.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Pleasantly surprised! Our waitress was a gem (Ann i think her name was) she was attentive and helpful with menu choices. The shrimp appitizer was over the top. The burgers were great and the other menu options looked delicious on other tables. We really enjoyed our meal and the vibe here. Looking foward to our next visit

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We always enjoy this dining spot! Great service...leisurely dining...wonderful food...never disappoints!

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2.0Dined on December 27, 2017

We were the first table for lunch. The food came really slow.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

We always enjoy ourselves that restaurant L. The service is always curb the drinks great. The food is very good but we had a stuffed fish that was not good at all this time. This is the first time this happened and in fairness it was Christmas eve.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Never been disappointed, food, service exceptional.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was very Good, we forgot about this place over the past several years and Very Glad we went back. VERY GOOD

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service and food. The appetizer special coconut shrimp was very flavorful. Lamb chops cooked perfectly and pecan crusted chicken moist with a nice berry sauce. Warm chocolate cake with caramel ice cream was yummy. The asortment of donuts at the next table looked great too.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Restaurant L never disappoints. The lobster and shrimp quesadilla was wonderful. My short ribs were very good - however the gnocchi was disappointing. My husband is never disappointed with the salmon and I was happy to dig into his mashed parsnips. If still on the wine list the St. Michelle Cab was excellent and only $50.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

We absolutely loved this restaurant! They were extremely friendly and attentive, and the food was fabulous! What a great local find! We can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Great variety. The food is always fresh and delicious. We’ve never had a bad meal.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

It was so loud and crowded. Four people were so close to me and drunk and loud. I️ kept
Looking at them to
Please keep their voices down and completely ignored me. We couldn’t wait to leave. I️ finally said they are rude and extremely loud and they laughed. The manager should control the patrons noise level. Also my clams pirtofino was watery and bland.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I aren’t sure how we missed this local gem since we’re always looking for someplace new. Well, after our very first visit to Restaurant L - it has move right up to the very top of our most favorites list. From the location, ambience, overall service to the spectacular meal. My husband started off with the beet salad that looked so fresh I had to give it a try and it was excellent! For our entrees my husband had the salmon which he says is the best he’s ever had. His only complaint was the portion size. Our waitress Michelle recommended the short ribs dinner (the owner’s mom’s recipe) and I have to say it was amazing! Good news... you can bring your own wine. However there’s a $15 corking fee. Overall.. I highly recommend Restaurant L and we’re already looking forward to our next visit. Enjoy! 🍷

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

We have been to Restaurant L at least 4 times and we have never been disappointed.

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4.0Dined on October 26, 2017

Nice, quiet, warm, enjoyable dinner location. Nothing screamed out a specific personality but after eating here I want to return. I simply enjoyed a very tasty dinner in a cordial setting with good service. They allowed us to fade and loll well after all other diners left. I lovely evening over all.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

This was our first time to the restaurant. The fish was absolutely delicious. Staff was very accommodating. I would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

The food that we all had was very good. I felt like having a hamburger tonight and it was wonderful crispy outside rare inside, perfect so was the chicken not dry and the fish was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Very pleasant atmosphere.
Very attentive staff.
Every dish was delicious.
Hearty portions.
Good home cooking feel.
Well Done!

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Restaurant L is a favorite of mine in Bergen County. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. The staff is very friendly and right there. But the food is what keeps me going back. Everything is as if it were home cooked just for you. Very hot, very fresh, very delicious. I always feel like Im a guest at someones home when I eat there.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Had a fabulous meal with terrific service. A definite go back to!

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3.0Dined on August 26, 2017

The bar area was small but an engaging bartender made up for it with great service and personality.

The dining room was even smaller.

The staff were all very nice but our waitress was way over perfumed.

The food was average.

No need for valet as the lot is huge for that sized restaurant but the older crowd probably appreciates.

We were expecting more.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was awesome,service outstanding, drinks amazing you can't go wrong here wether you sit at bar or get a table

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

The seafood is always fresh. We've never been disappointed with our meal. A neighborhood gem.

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