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Restaurant L

4.3
4.3
444 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (201) 785-1112

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Let Restaurant L host your next affair. Call Janet to book that special event.

  • Neighborhood

    Allendale

  • Cross street

    Allendale Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights

  • Entertainment

    Ladies night every Wednesday at the bar, Happy Hour drink specials all evening.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Salads

  • Fresh Oven Roasted Beet Salad$12.95

    baby arugula, red onion, crumbled goat cheese

    • Mediterranean Salad$12.95

      tomatoes, cucumbers, chick peas, olives, radicchio, mint and feta cheese

      • Chopped Caesar Salad$9.95

        topped with croutons and creamy caesar dressing

        • Seared Yellow-Fin Tuna Nicoise$17.95

          string beans, potatoes, peppers, cucumber, garlic, capers, nicoise olives, hard-boiled egg and scallions

          Appetizers

          • Crispy Eggplant Napoleon$10.95

            layers of crispy eggplant with fresh mozzarella, slow roasted tomatoes and pesto

            • Panko Crusted Spicy Garlic Shrimp$12.95

              sun dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, cherry peppers, basil and lemon in a cream sauce

              • Grilled Lobster Pizza$16.95

                grilled flat-bread pizza with lobster, mozzarella, sage, baby arugula and white truffle oil

                • Fried Calamari Chino$14.95

                  drizzled with ginger sauce and topped with diced tomatoes and scallions

                  • Lobster & Shrimp Quesadilla$15.95

                    tortilla filled with lobster, shrimp, chopped tomato, scallions, béchamel and swiss

                    • Clams Portofino$14.95

                      steamed clams with julienne vegetables in an herb broth

                      Raw Bar

                      • Clams on the Half Shell

                        • per piece$1.50
                      • Oysters

                        • per piece$2.75
                      • Shrimp Cocktail

                        • per piece$4.00
                      • Tuna Tartare$14.95

                        yellow-fin tuna, ginger, cucumber and scallions with crisp rice paper and sesame-chili sauce

                        Pasta

                        all pasta dishes can be offered in half portions - gluten free pasta also available

                        • Homemade Beef Stew$16.95

                          shredded short ribs, peas, carrots and celery over egg noodles

                          • Short-Rib Ravioli$17.95

                            shredded beef short-rib filled pasta in a parmesan truffle oil fresh herb broth

                            • Rigatoni Primavera$16.95

                              mixed vegetables tossed in garlic and oil

                              • Fettuccini and Lobster$24.95

                                with a roasted cauliflower cream sauce

                                • Linguini White Clam Sauce$19.95

                                  fresh clams, garlic and oil

                                  Entrees

                                  • Crisp Roasted Organic Half Chicken$22.95

                                    sweet corn puree, string beans and pan juices

                                    • Pecan Crusted Chicken$21.95

                                      orzo, string beans and sun dried cherry-port wine sauce

                                      • Grilled Hanger Steak$23.95

                                        roasted potatoes, leeks and bleu cheese

                                        • Braised Beef Short-Ribs$23.95

                                          potato gnocchi and root vegetables

                                          • Grilled NY Strip Steak$30.95

                                            topped with 2 long hot peppers, garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed broccoli-rabe

                                            • Braised Pork Shank$27.95

                                              crispy skin pork shank served over truffle buttered noodles

                                              • Miso Glazed Atlantic Salmon$25.95

                                                served with a celery root parsnip puree and spinach

                                                • Tequila-Lime Shrimp$25.95

                                                  avocado, corn & tomato salad, grilled asparagus, chipotle-mango sauce and corn chips

                                                  • Sautéed Tilapia ala Provencal$22.95

                                                    diced tomatoes, capers and black olives in a garlic white wine sauce

                                                    Burgers

                                                    • "L" Burger$15.95

                                                      8 oz. burger with braised short-ribs, apple-wood smoked bacon and american cheese

                                                      • Hamburger$13.95

                                                        8 oz. burger with french fries, lettuce, tomato and pickle

                                                        • Cheese Burger$14.95

                                                          8 oz. burger with cheese, french fries, lettuce, tomato and pickle

                                                          Sides

                                                          • Creamy Polenta Topped with Mushrooms$7.95

                                                            • Sautéed Broccoli Rabe$8.95

                                                              • Parmesan Truffle Fries$7.95

                                                                • Sautéed Long Hot Peppers$5.95

                                                                  For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                                  What 444 people are saying

                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                  4.3
                                                                  4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                                  • 4.3Food
                                                                  • 4.3Service
                                                                  • 4.1Ambience
                                                                  • 4.3Value

                                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                                  1. PN

                                                                    ProudNJTeacher

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    49 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    49 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                    overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                    We went here for Saturday night dinner, and as always it was fantastic. The service was on the slower side this time. We were seated next to a big family group and as return customers, we should have been placed away from them as they were rather loud and wanted a quiet "date night."

                                                                  2. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 28, 2020

                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                    Love this place! Good food, comfortable atmosphere!

                                                                  3. D

                                                                    Diane

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                    Food is delish! You will not be disappointed. Nice atmosphere as well

                                                                  4. RM

                                                                    RoMa

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    41 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    41 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 10, 2020

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    A quiet Monday lunch with a long time friend. There were few diners and we were very warmly welcomed and attended to. We took advantage of the lunch price fixe, a very nice selection of items....we chose salad, potato and artichoke soup, two orders of tilapia and ice cream with wonderful fresh coffee for dessert. Hot rolls. House pour Merlot was very nice. Is a favorite of mine, but first Monday lunch visit. I will be back.

                                                                  5. F

                                                                    Frank

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 4, 2020

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                    Restaurant L has never failed to deliver very good food in a friendly professional manner in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. We always think of Restaurant L when we are looking for a sure thing very good dining experience

                                                                  6. t

                                                                    traveler

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 2, 2020

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Food is always good at this local spot. Small dining room, but I would highly recommend this place for their food.

                                                                  7. MB

                                                                    MicheleB

                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                    36 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    36 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    We came again with good friends as we have in the past. Food and service were excellent. Michele is our favorite server... need to request her in the future. And as always thank you for being so accommodating to our friend who has dietary issues. Much appreciated

                                                                  8. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on January 25, 2020

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Always consistently stellar

                                                                  9. WA

                                                                    WALLYANDJOLEENE

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    63 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    63 reviews

                                                                    Dined on January 4, 2020

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                    The service and food were excellent. Our only complaint would be the location and tiny table. There was a large group in the center of the room and our table was next to it against the wall. We were barely able to squeeze into our chairs and the waitress had a difficult time serving the large group as there was minimal space between them and us. As I said the food and service were fine and we will try again in the future.

                                                                  10. PM

                                                                    PMPM

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    23 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    23 reviews

                                                                    Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                    Nice meal for New Years Eve! Apps were tasty....lobster quesadilla very good. Nice entrees. Good local restaurant.

                                                                  11. J

                                                                    Joan

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                    Dined on December 31, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    My husband and I enjoyed a lovely New Year's dinner at Restaurant L. The food was fresh and delicious, as was the White Cosmo, the service was perfect, and the environment warm and festive.

                                                                  12. JR

                                                                    JRJR

                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    Dined on December 23, 2019

                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                    Lovely small restaurant there was a loud party next to us , and when they left much more intimate and quiet. The service was great up until the end when the waiter seemed to forget us even though we were there at off hour and it wasn't busy. The food was outstanding with a very varied menu at reasonable prices

                                                                  13. BB

                                                                    BruceB

                                                                    Orange County

                                                                    37 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    37 reviews

                                                                    Dined on December 13, 2019

                                                                    overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                    Truly enjoyed the calamari and Restaurant L Burger!

                                                                  14. JM

                                                                    JohnM

                                                                    Raleigh

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                    Totally unexpected little gem in what seemed to be the middle of no where. Granted we were not from the area and it was dark and late (9:30 p.m.) when we found it after a long day at a field hockey tournament at the Superdome Sport center. The staff was very accommodating and kind given we weren’t really dressed for the occasion or the surroundings which were wonderful. The perfect end to a long day!

                                                                  15. RS

                                                                    ReginaS

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                    Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    They were out of many of the wines on the wine list because the owner didn't order more before leaving on vacation. In a situation like that where you're forced to spend more, the restaurant should have offered the wine at a discount.

                                                                  16. PN

                                                                    ProudNJTeacher

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    49 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    49 reviews

                                                                    Dined on December 1, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We wanted a quiet family dinner with our children and were not disappointed-we have been here several times and the service and food is consistently perfect!

                                                                  17. DA

                                                                    DavidA

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on November 30, 2019

                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                    Seems like a family restaurant. The lack of a Chef is reflected in mediocre food and a poor presentation of the dishes. Salads are the worst, it seems that they buy bags of salad at the supermarket and put them on the plate. There is no creativity or delicacy in the food, they are far from becoming a hierarchy reataurant. Inadequate and cheap wine glasses. Service, ambience and noise level are ok.

                                                                  18. RM

                                                                    RichardM

                                                                    Phoenix

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on November 22, 2019

                                                                    overall4food2service5ambience4

                                                                    Perhaps the chef was not cooking the night we were there. The main course dishes we could always count on to enjoy were just not good. A real diappointment. The service was good so we didn't want to offend the service staff...

                                                                  19. J

                                                                    Joan

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                    Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Our party of 5 was delighted and we left sated and contented.

                                                                  20. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    61 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    61 reviews

                                                                    Dined on November 7, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    A warm cozy atmosphere with wonderful food good service.

                                                                  21. JV

                                                                    JanV

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on November 3, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Delicious food. Nice variety of specials which were very reasonably priced. Enjoyed our meal

                                                                  22. LM

                                                                    LisaM

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                    Dined on November 2, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Always friendly and accommodating. The miso glazed salmon is excellent. Delicious and always served piping hot! How DO they do it?

                                                                  23. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on November 2, 2019

                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                    We had a 6:15 Saturday reservation which was honored. Really enjoyed the food although a bit expensive. By the time we left at 8 the place was full and very loud. Valet parking a nice touch but really not necessary.

                                                                  24. LM

                                                                    LisaM

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                    Dined on November 2, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Always Great!

                                                                  25. H

                                                                    Happy1

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on November 1, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Food is consistently excellent

                                                                  26. d

                                                                    diningwithfriends

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 26, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Fresh hot rolls served immediately after ordering. Meals were delicious and seasoned perfectly. Bar is a hopping place too for mature adults. Would recommend this restaurant to friends.

                                                                  27. OM

                                                                    OMGFood

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 25, 2019

                                                                    overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                    Knew about this place but never went. Lovely meal and great service.

                                                                  28. PN

                                                                    ProudNJTeacher

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    49 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    49 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 19, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Restaurant L is one of our local favorites! The servers are always friendly and the portions are generous and delicious! We come back over and over!

                                                                  29. LM

                                                                    LisaM

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Always great!

                                                                  30. DG

                                                                    DebG

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 8, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great meal! So happy I discovered this wonderful restaurant! It was fantastic from beginning to end.

                                                                  31. M

                                                                    Maryw

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    Dined on September 14, 2019

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    We have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. The food is always fresh and cooked to perfection.

                                                                  32. 1

                                                                    1njgal

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    516 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    516 reviews

                                                                    Dined on September 13, 2019

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    Nice ambiance....good food....attentive service. Valet parking available.

                                                                  33. l

                                                                    lisap

                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    Dined on September 8, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Always a good meal and pleasant experience

                                                                  34. 2

                                                                    2couples

                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    Dined on September 3, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great pear martini

                                                                  35. P

                                                                    Philip

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    187 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    187 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 28, 2019

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                    The pork shank and lobster fettuccini and wedge salad were very good. The soft shell crabs and pork braciolla were good.

                                                                  36. LM

                                                                    LisaM

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 4, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    The food and drink are always great at Restaurant L! It was s Sunday night so it was very quiet— Friday and Saturday require booking.

                                                                  37. MB

                                                                    MicheleB

                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                    36 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    36 reviews

                                                                    Dined on July 28, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Love this place... in spite of a family emergency we all enjoyed and had a great time

                                                                  38. JC

                                                                    JoanieC

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on July 8, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    I realize you cannot do anything about the noise level when people are gathering with friends for a night out, but it got extremely loud to the point I found myself yelling at the person I was dining with in order for her to hear me.

                                                                  39. CH

                                                                    C5HHK

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    88 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    88 reviews

                                                                    Dined on June 27, 2019

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Delicious meal and friendly service!

                                                                  40. TF

                                                                    ThaiFiend

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    84 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    84 reviews

                                                                    Dined on June 27, 2019

                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                    Shrimp tequila was slightly over cooked and shrimp jumbo, but small for price. Pecan chicken was breaded, thin and sauce cloying. Salad - I don’t remember name but it had lack olives - aaa smoke but just ok.

                                                                  FAQs

                                                                  Restaurant L is rated 4.3 stars by 444 OpenTable diners.

                                                                  Permanently Closed

                                                                  This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                    Allendale Avenue

                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                    Allendale

                                                                  • 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

                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                    American, Global, International

                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                    Smart Casual

                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                    Valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights

                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                  • Entertainment

                                                                    Ladies night every Wednesday at the bar, Happy Hour drink specials all evening.

                                                                  • Additional

                                                                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                  • Phone number

                                                                    (201) 785-1112

                                                                  • Catering

                                                                    Let Restaurant L host your next affair. Call Janet to book that special event.

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