La Griglia Sea Food Grill and Wine Bar

A Kenilworth, NJ Restaurant Review

Ivy Restaurant Restaurant


La Griglia Sea Food Grill and Wine Bar
740 Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ




Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Northern Italian - Seafood

Price: Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality:



Overall Rating:

Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Creatively prepared seafood dishes using fresh seasonal ingredients

Outstanding wine list with over 600 selections

Service can be inconsistent on busy weekend evenings.

Value: Very Good

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy well prepared sea food at a reasonable price in a vibrant, contemporary setting.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer casual family dining with more traditional food served in huge portions.

Recommended dishes: When available, Blackened Rare Ahi Tuna; Organic Scottish Salmon; and the Aged Bone In-NY Strip Steak - Herb Rubbed.

Liquor: More than 600 selections on the wine with Italian wines a specialty; also has a good selection of specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant.


Restaurant Review

La Griglia is a popular Kenilworth restaurant serving very good Northern Italian dishes and sea food selections accompanied by an award winning wine list.


This is a popular place to go to celebrate a special occasion or for a romantic dining experience for couples.


The decor is contemporary and attractively done up with the main dining room adorned with colorful prints, candle-lit tables, and soft recessed lighting that provides a romantic atmosphere.

The menu offers a wide variety of well prepared, creative selections that can accommodate a range of prices from the budget minded to the the extravagant diner.


Brothers and co-owners Chris Tocci and Executive Chef John Tocci have teamed up to run a very smooth fine dining operation.


Chef John Tocci is adept at preparing contemporary Italian cuisine using fresh incorporates seasonal ingredients.

The service at La Griglia Sea Food Grill and Wine Bar is attentive and the staff offers knowledgeable assistance with the menu and wine selections


La Griglia has additional dining area in the rear as well as upper level dining rooms that are opened up on busy on busy weekends and special occasions. The preferred seating is in the downstairs main dining room.

Valet parking is available.


La Griglia is open for :Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;

Open Sunday for Private Parties


Not recommended for Children.


(updated: January, 2015)


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