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About The Lobby

THE LOBBY is a decadent fusion of a Restaurant and Lounge. Whether you want to enjoy a fabulous dinner or kick back and enjoy your favorite sport, we offer something for the whole family.

Created by our Executive Chef renowned and critically acclaimed Andrew DiCataldo, our menu includes everything from Steaks to Paella . Chef DiCataldo has lead kitchens from Miami to Manhattan earning phenomenal reviews, most recently from William Grimes in The New York Times.

821 Spring St
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin American, International, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Wednesday 11:00am-2:00am
Thursday-Saturday 11:00am-3:00am
Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm
Christmas Eve 11:00am - 9:00pm
Christmas Day 9:00pm - 3:00am
NYE 11:00am - No specific closing time
January 1 5:00pm - 3:00pm
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Cross Street:
North Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 469-8088

Website:
http://thelobbynj.com/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment or DJ 7 days a week! Starting at 10pm
Happy Hour everyday! Monday-Sunday 4pm-8pm
Karoke on Tuesday- 8:30pm-2am

Catering:
We would love to cater your next event! Contact us for details.

Parking Details:
Free Parking and Valet available.

Executive Chef:
Andrew DiCataldo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
All pay per view boxing and UFC fights.

The Lobby Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (38)
Late-night Find (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
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Great for Brunch (8)
Romantic (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Fun (5)
Live Sports (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Casual (3)
Great Beer (3)
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Live Music (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We booked thinking it was more a restaurant lounge but it's really more of a bar/club that serves food. All tables are high tops, music a bit too loud for conversation and service is mediocre. Food however was very good and especially for the price. This is a great hangout, fun- night out type of place. So if you have the right expectation you should be good to go.

Tags: Fun, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food and atmosphere were excellent. Service was middling. Perhaps I'll sit at the bar next time I decide to go.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great place, food and sercice.. and their Jack Punch is delicious..

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Lucy is the best worker ever

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The bartender was so awesome. She was the best and took care of the customer like a good friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Lobby was Awesome as always. Had a great time with the Boo on Date Night! Food, Sangria, Hookah, Music, couldnt ask for a better night! :-)

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Fun, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

The bottle are not worth 280 and the owner is very arrogant

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2016

We should have asked to sit inside. Very loud outside. Should have asked what was going to be on screens soccer is not our thing. Service was slow but courteous.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2016

Enjoyed the food, ambiance, and huge televisions. Ample food portions for the prices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Food is amazing, atmosphere is beautiful. Can't wait to go back again

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Casual, Fun, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2016

The calamari was bad over cooked rubbery informed our waiter he seem to careless. He was not attentive at all..

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2016

My boyfriend and I went for date night and it was great! We had a good time listening to the music and playing pool. He is also from out of town the Lobby reminded him of a place he use to go to back at home in Flordia. We will certainly be back again for date night soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2016

The food was mediocre. The drinks were not good at all. The service was poor. The music was so loud it is a bar \lounge trying to look as if it is a restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2016

There should be an actual hostess, waiter for each table to be as attentive as can be. The prices for happy hour are extremely misleading and not competitive with other places. If you want this place to be of a higher scale, chairs are tearing in the seats, the cheesecake needs to be thrown out. This place can be highly successful if the right things are out in place.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2015

This was my first time in a restaurant/bar where men are patted down in a weapons-check at the door. No, I'm not kidding. Food was bar-type food and the soup was fine, as were the entrees we ordered. As bar food goes, it was average. Service was slow and haphazard...bring the food, ask for flatware, they bring that then you have to ask for a napkin-type place.

We were there mid-week and the ambiance was a bit flat, but so it goes with most restaurants mid-week. Looked to me like this place is likely hopping with dodgy characters at the weekend (color-changing lighted chandelier was a clue) but certainly not my cup of tea.

The bouncer at the door patting men down was a definite turn-off and as soon as the last morsel passed my lips, I was out the door. Dodgy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Great food and awesome atmosphere. Great service. Some of my friends have complained that it's too loud and that they play too much Spanish music but all I have to say to that is that Lobby is a sports bar and located in Elizabeth which is a town of mostly Hispanics or of Hispanic descent.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I went her to have a night out of the house and away from everything, played pool, had a few drinks and had the "Diablo wings" awesome very great tasting wings. Recommended to ages 20-40 spot is really laid back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2014

Aside from one rude Hostess at the front, I really like this place! Our server was really nice and gave us a good deal on our bottles! It's a perfect fusion of nightclub & bar! The outside patio is nice and perfect during those summer nights! I do recommend this place and will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2014

It was overall ok. The inside was too dim and the parking was horrible. The outdoors was great. It was festive and fun out there totally different vibe.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2014

Made reservations for 6, got there early and the reception was cold, the place was empty but they didnt want to sit us early. when we convinced them to sit us they out us at a table which buy the window and the sun was setting, we asked not to sit there because of the. glare, they would not move us. They need to but blinds and or shades if you are going to make people sit in the sun. food was god and waiter was good, but the reception and where we sat ruined our experience . The place was still empty when we left, they could have sat us elsewhere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2014

first of all just a book and reserve a table take me 2 weeks because people get seen a call back for somebody in particular instead of offering call back. they advertise tall tower vases drinks for $40 but tall tower vases were broken from washing incorrectly and I could have the drink I wanted. I suggested putting in pitchers they said it couldn't do that. they were not willing to accommodate for the tall drink in any way an offer that me and my girlfriends share one drink together. I told the manager I don't share drinks with my girlfriends its not that kind of party. I kindly got up and took my entire party with me and we all left. We went to another restaurant.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2014

Food was great ,staff very friendly , prices reasonable and one thing we saw it was full of security not just in the doors but everywhere , even by the female bathroom. It make me feel good especially when you have people drinking.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2014

Took my father here for father's day. Although the music was very loud it was such a nice venue aesthetically we didn't mind talking at a few octaves higher then usual. The food was reasonably priced and delicious!!!! The drinks were well made but I just wished I had saw my waiter more often. When she did come around she was polite but she only came around after I asked 6 other waiters if they could get my waitresses. Other then that I had a ball and so did my dad. Definitely going to go back and try something new on the menu. Hopefully I get a waitress that's a little more attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2014

Love the place but need more variety with music - too much Latino / Spanish music.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 1, 2014

Had an array for apps, each one delicious! Too bad the service ruined it. From the entrance, hostess was not inviting. Waitress was by bar on her cell phone Mia the entire time. Place had only 3 tables and it took the bartender 15 mins to pour us two drafts.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2014

It was a great night. All of our friends loved it and said how they would like to go back especially for the outside cabanas.
My only thing I didn't like is how they had one tab per table. It should be separated as requested my the guests.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2014

Went to The Lobby for birthday drinks and thoroughly enjoyed atmosphere and drinks. Can't wait to go outside!

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2014

I had a lovely evening, the environment is so relaxed during the week. Service was great as well as the food!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2014

This place has great food and recently updated their menu which I enjoy! People are friendly the place is clean and laid back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 28, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect when we arrived but the food was great, the atmosphere was alive, there was a good crowd, and the music was amazing the entire night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 21, 2014

Stopped in after attending a wine tasting event. The crowd and dj was live! We were on the dance floor all night!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Came here on Valentine's Day with a girlfriend of mine and we had a blast! Great music, as. the dj played a mix of hip hop, reggae, Spanish, etc. There was no cover charge for females but only $10 for males. Valet parking was $5. Very inexpensive place with a great vibe. Awesome place to eat, dance. and socialize.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2014

Went for drinks with friends, great ambience, good drinks (sangria not so good). Wait staff was amazing. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 15, 2014

The ambiance was nice. The food was ok (could have been better) But the service sucked!!! The waiter was extremely slow with EVERYTHING! I had to find him for anything we needed and when I did find him he took forever to come back. Overall, I dont think i'll be going back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2013

Always a great burger.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2013

I live not to far from the Lobby and being new to the neighborhood. ..I have yet to go anywhere else. I continue to frequent over over...hmmmm somebody's doing something right

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2013

Been twice. .1st time it was all good.This time the food was not very good.it was all prepackaged and your pina colada was made with a store brought mix..need to step it up and make real drinks and hire a chef for your prices and what people end up spending. But the atmosphere was awesome. .

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2013

I stopped here right before my trip to London. Its conveniently located on route 1 literally right next to Newark Airport. It's lit up like Las Vegas. The food was prime, my steak was cooked perfectly, awesome wine selection. The decor was interesting, it has a lot of TV's, very nice large bar, it was like a cross between a Restaurant and a Sports Bar but my favorite had to be the Jackson Pollock perfectly placed at the entrance. Staff is very friendly and easy on the eyes. It also seemed to be getting a bit live as I had to depart to make my flight. I think this place may turn into somewhat of a Lounge late night. Overall a phenomenal venue. I will be back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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