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Nero's Grille

618 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-5413
973-994-1971
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Ranked #14 of 68 restaurants in Livingston
Price range: $20 - $30
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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NJ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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221 reviews 221 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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livingston
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8 reviews 8 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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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

It is the only restaurant in Livingston that has been there for over 50 years so they must be doing something right?... On a week night my friends and I decided to check out their early bird dinners. We were not regular dining customers and did not feel that welcome. We were told that we would have to be out... More

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Livingston, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

although very loud (this is NOT a place to dine with old friends you really want to talk with) the food is always good. always ask to sit in the Garden Room - much prettier as the rest of the place needs a serious re-do.

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