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72 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-3004
973-533-1213
Today
6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Livingston' infamous Rizt Diner

Consistently good for every meal. The crab cakes are exceptional. Service is fast and courteous. The bakery is obscene. They are known for their apple pies, but the chocolate bobka is to die for,

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
strparkin
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Livingston, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
Livingston, New Jersey
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Consistently good for every meal. The crab cakes are exceptional. Service is fast and courteous. The bakery is obscene. They are known for their apple pies, but the chocolate bobka is to die for,

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Livingston, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been to this diner a few times and have had a similar experience to several other reviewers in finding that the staff seems to cater to the "regulars". The food is okay but a bit pricey. The atmosphere is not great either: always crowded, somewhat dingy and not a lot of room between tables. It's not a place I... More 

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Walnut Creek, Ohio
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Friends in the area recommended this diner and it is was on the DDD show. The menu is overwhelming and the place was packed for our lunch time experience. Our entrees were very good and the service was good but not great. Agree with a previous post that they do cater to the 'locals'.

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NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have been living in Livingston, NJ for many years and just now decided to visit Ritz to check what all this hype is about and have visited it twice already with friends. Service is exceptional: extremely fast and attentive both times. Matzo soup is perfect. Salad fresh and seems to be done on premises, not prepackaged. Even coffee is... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I went to this diner once because of the excellent recommendations of my acquaintances. It looked like they treat well only returning customers who they know for years, for others, including my family, customer service was below any acceptable level. The food quality? It's poor The cleanliness? It's dirty. I wouldn't go there again and I wouldn't recommend this diner... More 

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Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Ok so maybe it is good to be crowded. But, this place can get packed. We have driven away a few times. However, their Chef Salad is the best. It is like Yogi Berra said........It's too crowded, no one goes there anymore.

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went for lunch with a friend. As usual, saw several other friends there (as usual). Good service and good food (though I did not really like the shrimp salad I had today).

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Livingston, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We eat at the Ritz a few times a week. Dinner usually includes delicious soup, salad and an entrée with two sides. Good home cooking and usually the portions are large enough to share or bring some home for a second dinner. No reason to cook!! Staff is friendly and we feel like family.

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nj
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food is okay, service a little slow and prices a little high. We live about 3 miles from the Ritz so it is convenient and will go back.

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USA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Not sure why so many ppl like this place. I've been there multiple times now and it's the same - awful service with less than mediocre food. If your just getting eggs over easy or a bagel fine but even with simple things like a bagel, I've definitely had better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-3004
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: 973-533-1213

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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