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  1. Distance: 1.93mi
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  3. Distance: 2.70mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.93mi
  2. Distance: 2.32mi
  3. Distance: 2.70mi
  4. Distance: 2.84mi
  1. Distance: 1.93mi
  2. Distance: 2.32mi
  3. Distance: 2.70mi
  4. Distance: 2.84mi

About Restaurant L

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.

9 Franklin Tpk
Allendale, NJ 07401
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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

Cross Street:
Allendale Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 785-1112

Website:
http://www.restaurantlnj.net/

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

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

Parking Details:
Valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights

Private Party Facilities:
Restaurant L hosts your private events accommodating up to 40 people.

Private Party Contact:
Janet Sudac: (201) 785-1112

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

Restaurant L Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
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Bar Seating (6)
Healthy (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Cozy (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Casual (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Romantic (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Authentic (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Business Meals (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Never been disappointed, food, service exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 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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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 3, 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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 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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food3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
2 people found this review helpful.
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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food2
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We love L. Annette is so welcoming, always. Service, food and ambiance never disappoint.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I'm never disappointed. The short rib ravioli is to die for as well as the lobster ravioli. Also a great place to have drinks and relax.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Our cocktail was the "L" tini. I wouldn't order it again. Almost had a medicinal aftertaste. We started out with the eggplant appetizer and beet salad. Both were very good. For our dinners we had the Tequila-lime shrimp and Beef short ribs. The shrimp was totally tasteless and badly overcooked. The beef short ribs were excellent. Tender and juicy. A real winner. A lot of hits and misses. Hard to know how to rate this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We went to celebrate my son and daughter-in-law's anniversary. The reservation was for 6pm so the restaurant was empty. There was only one older couple dining. Both the kids enjoyed their meals. My husband and I had a totally different experience. He asked for his cheeseburger very very rare but it was medium well when he received it. I ordered eggplant napoleon which was described as crispy slices of eggplant layered with mozzarella and rigotta. The eggplant was cut very thick and had the skin still on it. It was a big pile of mush on my plate. The waitress did offer to get me something else, but I had completely lost my appetite by then. She really should have taken it off the check as I only had 2 bites but she did not. Dessert was fair.
The following day I had lunch there with a large group of people. The reservation had been made a week ago and it was too late to change it. Lunch was a much better experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food was very good and there was great service, my husband and I thought it was a great value.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Terrible service and the food was over cooked. The worst I have been to this year

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Great local spot for great food and drink. Comfortable dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Proper use of seating options was not utilized properly by staff. We were seated near a foursome discussing TV shows in a loud manner and then stayed long after bill being paid Seriously this is not a coffee shop.
Very limited wine list. Wine that was chosen was out of stock with no substitute offered.

Our waitress was lovely. Table service / pouring wine and inquiries regarding more beverages offered was lax

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

First time here and will definitely come back. Really nice bar and the food was excellent!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We went to Restaurant L this past weekend and were very pleased. The food was delicious, from appetizers to dessert. The service was great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2017

The tilapia provencal is consistently fabulous. As is the salmon. Nice cozy ambiance...great service. You can't go wrong!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Lived in this area 20 yrs and didn't know it was here. Recommended to me, have been there twice in last month and very happy - very good food, good value. I recommend it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This is a regular go to place, we have not had a bad meal or bad experience to date. The restaurant is smallish so there is limited elbow room however the acoustics are not bad so quiet conversation is doable. The menu offers something for everyone even picky eaters.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Like this restaurant very much. Great Fench Martinis, seevice good and food delicious and servings large.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2017

We visited Restaurant L on a Tuesday and still a nice crowd. We were there for a birthday dinner and we all enjoyed our dinner and drinks. Nice atmosphere and the service was top notch!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

While the hostesses were just great, the food was good. But our waitress, Ann, treated us horribly. The issue started when I believe, George, he was the owner, pointed and told the waitress to give the people behind us special care (my wife saw him point to the couple). While our service was below average, it just got worse, if that is at all possible! She didn't pay ANY attention to us at all. In fact, after she spoke to the couple for a few minutes, as she turned around, she looked at us as she was walking past, and said "Is everything okay?" But never stopped to hear us to see if we were okay. Completely unprofessional and for this reason I will not go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The food and drinks were very good. The staff were very nice however the service was very slow. It wasn't the same as not rushing us. We waited for over 20 minutes just to get our drink order. Once our food was ordered it was served quickly and was hot and very good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Menu could be more expansive. But overall good experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Had a most enjoyable birthday dinner for our son Tommy. Thanks again for the delicious donuts. My favorite!!👍👍😊😊🎈🎈🍸🍸

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Service and food were excellent! It was our first time and we were very impressed! Will be back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Great place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We go to Restaurant L on a fairly regular basis. Sometimes we sit in the dining room and other times in the bar area depending on our mood. We also surprisingly get takeout when we are in the mood for some finer fare. The food is consistently good and the service is very attentive without being overbearing. I always have trouble deciding between the pecan crusted chicken or the tequila-lime shrimp. They also have short ribs and other dishes which are delicious too. We always leave room for dessert. The beignets are fabulous. I also should have mentioned the calamari - one of the best I've ever tasted. Highly recommend this restaurant. Bring a friend to impress!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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