The Lobby

3.9
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41 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin American, International, Latin / Spanish
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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
Call for delivery options
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Phone number
(908) 469-8088
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andrew DiCataldo
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Catering
We would love to cater your next event! Contact us for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Avenue
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Parking details
Free Parking and Valet available.
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 41 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.7
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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N
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We looked for this for a fast lunch in Elizabeth. This place is a club. Quite big. Many noisy TVs. We had happy hour food and drinks. Great latin music

LG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was CLOSED!!!!’ Had to go somewhere else! You should notify sites that take reservations on your behalf that you don’t be open!

T
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were referred to The Lobby by our hotel front desk people as a place for our family, children and grandchildren to have dinner.

When we arrived we encountered what is a night club with extremely loud music, a bouncer at the door and were told you could order food there, but basically it was a nightclub with dancing and lots of alcohol.

We went inside to the hostess desk where they explained the above overview of their establishment. We thanked them and asked them to cancel our open table reservation because it was not suitable for our family to sit down to eat.

The manager said they understood our position and we thanked them for explaining things to us. I told them I was sorry our hotel was not thoughtful in their referral.

OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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

SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucy is the best worker ever

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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! :-)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

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

E
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

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.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

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.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

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.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2014
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

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

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2014
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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

r
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

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.

I
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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

Q
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Q
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

m
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

MP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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

T
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2014
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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.

s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Always a great burger.

b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

U
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2013
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

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. .

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