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Nero's Grille

618 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-5413
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Ranked #13 of 68 Restaurants in Livingston
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Price range: $20 - $30
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hobart Gap Rd
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hobart Gap Rd
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English first
New York City, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Seven of us met for dinner in this old stand by. We requested a round table which awaited us in a very nice room. The waiter was pleasant without being intrusive and the service was good. So, what was missing ? Good food. My baked clam appetizer was mediocre. But far more disappointing was my sauteed soft shelled crabs in... More

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Syracuse, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We picked Nero's at random while on a business trip in Livingston. It was a stormy hot July night and we were surprised at how busy the restaurant was and bustling with activity. We both ordered beef entrees and they were fantastic. Our waiter recommended appetizers and they did not disappoint. I would highly recommend Nero's.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Came here for lunch and ordered a Cobb Salad. The greens referred to on the menu consisted of nothing but iceberg lettuce. As for the chicken that is supposed to be in the salad I think there was a total of two tablespoons. This place is not cheap. I have had better salads at Panera Bread.

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Weston, Florida
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302 reviews 302 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The restaurant has been around forever yet still seems to work. The food is quite good, above average in price for the area, very good service, large portions and chock full of regulars. My wife's New York strip steak was prepared perfectly and was a gigantic piece of meat, my salmon was expertly prepared and they were quite gracious in... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Once again we had a family reunion at Nero's, and, as always, Nero's is our go to Italian Restaurant in northern New Jersey. My wife grew up in Livingston, so our family has met and dined there for many, many years. The front of the house and wait staff are always courteous,helpful and attentive. Both my wife and I had... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Raw clams are the best I've had and clams in an excellent red sauce over linguini served in a big pot was very enjoyable as well. Other people at our table liked the soft shells, salmon and steaks. Service was excellent with the waiter being very friendly as well as efficient. Overall a very good experience.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Like everyone else mentioned the quality of this long time local establishment has gone downhill in a severe way. The decor is really old time, the food takes a while to make, and there's just no excitement or wow factor. We had the calamari (soggy) and oysters Rockefeller (took forever to make and just didn't taste right, also ivercooked). It's... More

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Nero's is very well supported by locals. They offer an excellent selection with fresh fish and meats. The portions at times seem too large. Last night 4 of us shared 2 appetizers and 3 entrees. We couldn't do dessert. They have a friendly wait staff and the service is excellent. The bar always seems crowded and boisterous. Make a reservation... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

I've been here quite a few times and always leave happy and full. A great wine selection paired with a knowledgable staff. My medium rare steak has always been perfectly cooked, and their seafood is also on the same level. I've been here with little kids and have never felt uncomfortable. All in all a great place.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

we eat at Neros every week. the food is excellent, the atmosphere is pleasant and the service is the best!

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