Lukas's Seafood & Grille

4.4
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377 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Lukas' Seafood-Steak-Bar is truly a family establishment - three brothers and a close family friend came together to bring Central New Jersey the freshest seafood and finest meats. Lukas' is the fourth restaurant Sonny and Roberto have opened together, both sharing the philosophy that only a truly authentic taste of Mediterranean cooking and culture would provide guests with an incomparable dining experience. Come join us for lunch, brunch, dinner, or happy hour at our full bar to see what delectable options we have to offer!
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4.3
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4.6
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4.2
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JB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

LM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was delicious. The staff was very courteous and attentive. The sangria gets 10 stars! We will definitely be going back again and again!

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Service was terrible. Started as we entered, no greeting just “...2 people!?... follow me” as soon as we sat down the waiter asked what will you be drinking without looking at the menu. They never recited the specials of the day but other tables received them. (They were not even busy which make this ironic) they never came back to table to check in to see if we needed anything. They never refilled the water even after requesting it. Terrible service. what makes it worst, I put special notes on the reservation and no one acknowledged it even after being reminded by me at the table. They did nothing special for my wife. Food if good, service is short and curt, unless your a regular.... plz beware!

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

One and done. Had to ask for water. Menu on website is not what is offered in the restaurant with regards to steak options. Just average but prices on the higher side.

GW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

When I made the reservation, there was no mention of a special menu for New Year's Eve. However, when we were seated, we saw the limited menu. This was unfortunate, as there were some dishes we would have liked to try, and many of the menu dishes had shellfish, which is something we do not eat. In inquiring, the waiter said no changes could be made to any of the dishes. The food was, however, very good. But considering the menu, the extreme loudness where it was difficult to hear others at the table, I would say the value was just ok.

s
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Was there on NYE service was a bit off but that was expected as they were so busy. The entrees were very good. I did order a Caesar Salad and it was drenched in dressing. I did return it and they made a new one which was very good.

TH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice warm inviting and very good food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

the servers were very rude, and service was somewhat slow. The people next to us even walked out!! Food below subpar, and expensive for a small town in New Jersey. servers were really snotty.

D
New York Area
176 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We come here a lot. Food consistently good, and love the atmosphere!

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

I was very disappointed with our dinner on Christmas Eve. The food was okay but certainly nothing above the ordinary. The service was less than acceptable. We felt that the staff was less than cordial. My husband was brought an entree that he did not order. They corrected it but my son and I were served our food and my husband had to wait for his entree - a tad awkward. The staff did not appear attentive.

I certainly am in no rush to go back - never on Christmas Eve for sure which is sad a we live very close to the restaurant.

I wish you the best in 2020. Take care Carol

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner

CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went Christmas Eve awesome food and service. Everyone was happy with their food and will be trying it again.

b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their octopus is the best. All the food is delicious!

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was there with my family the other night and the food was very good. We all loved the ambiance. They have a great wine selection which my wife loves! A special thank you goes to Mateo for being so attentive. Thank you so much guys, keep doing what you’re doing! Happy Holidays!

T
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Initial service was good. They spread people out in the dining room, which is nice. Drinks were refilled pretty quickly. Food seemed to take too long to come out. My wife had the shrimp, scallops, and risotto which was good. The steak was closer to medium well rather than medium. The steak always seems to be lacking flavor. They say it’s seasoned but there is definitely room for improvement. The onion rings were very disappointing. Probably the cheapest frozen ones they could buy. For the price it just isn’t worth it.

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lukas is a very nice quiet restaurant, my experience there was very nice. One thing ...When ordering steaks it would be nice to have a potato and vegetable along with it, it would go a long way

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another delicious meal at Luka’s! My friend and I both enjoyed the grilled salmon over salad for lunch. The salmon was perfectly cooked, and every other salad component was of high quality. We loved the light dressing as well. I’m never disappointed at Luka’s.

DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was very nice and the food was fabulous. The menu offered a great variety so no matter what you like there is probably something to tempt you. Would definitely eat there again.

ED
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have already recommended Lukas's to multiple friends, and we look forward to going back soon to try other menu items.

CG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service here are excellent. When I made the reservation I noted that we were celebrating a birthday. Most restaurants don’t acknowledge this. Lukas’s brought us a piece of cake with a candle in it without us asking. I really appreciated that. I highly recommend this restaurant!

DS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is excellent and the staff are very friendly

BS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent staff. One of the best stakes I’ve ever had hands down. Very friendly and cozy atmosphere.

BT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely meal although the mussels appetizer could have used a few more mussels.
The chocolate lava cake was delicious. Overall it was a wonderful experience.

SL
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was there for Christmas Eve with my family, we had an unforgettable experience, the food was extremely good so was the service. I had the grilled octopus as a appetizer and the branziono as a main course. As a dessert I got the chocolate lava cake, everything was excellent ! They have a full bar as well, the drinks they were also really good! I highly recommend this place to everyone!

M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Lukas. The good was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The atmosphere is pleasant and the service was great.

E
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined in this restaurant for the first time this evening. We had driven past it to go to other destinations and always wanted to try it. I really love the dark environment. I find it very calming and comfortable. The food was plated nicely and had good flavor - I loved that it was very fresh tasting and well seasoned. The service was outstanding. We were never at a loss for anything and one of the owners was around to supervise and assist. I enjoyed a Bronzino special, which was outstanding. My Mom had a Flounder special which she also enjoyed. We shared Lobster ravioli which also was to die for! It was a wonderful dining experience in every way for us. We go out to eat a lot and our expectations for this restaurant exceeded our expectations! We expect to return soon as my sister expressed an interest.

KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Lukas’. Found it on the internet 😊. Great choice! Food was excellent. Service and atmosphere were great, also! I would highly recommend you give it a try. We’ll be going back!

CL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love coming here and are never disappointed.
Everything about dining here is spot on.

BL
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was delicious as usual! Great place for a business lunch.

T
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. We are already planning our next visit

DS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious!

g
Atlantic City
40 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food, lovely ambiance. Reasonably priced wine list. Monday and Tuesday $29.99 prix fixe.

D
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are regulars! Good consistently good, service excellent and ambiance do enjoyable. A neighborhood treasure!

TA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been here several times now, and the food is consistently very good. This time for lunch, we shared a bunch of plates, and they were all excellent.

BM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, enjoyed our 37th anniversary dinner , was worth the cost😊

MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

I was very disappointed with the food at Lukas's. the service and the people there are great. But the food, , for the prices just was not up to the usual caliper . I am sorry to say.

b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The seafood was great but it was a little on the expensive side.

S
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This is my second time here and the food was great again. This time we sat outside and it was a really nice set up. I will be back, even if just for drinks and appetizers, just a good place.

D
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best neighborhood restaurants that should be far more crowded than it is. Food is always good, staff is so welcoming. The ambience is wonderful. One of our favorite places to go

L
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Food was really good and service exceptional. As soon as we set down, we had someone come over and ask if we would like water and what kind. Food came out really quick. Definitely coming back.