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“Wonderful time, with Delicious food. ”

Rockwell's Red Lion Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Elizabeth
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

The Rockwell Red Lion was incredibly accommodating to our group. We were 6 adults and 3 young children coming for dinner after the 6 year old had a dance recital next door at the Grand Theater.

I asked for “4 ‘chefs choice’ table appetizers”, (which of course wasn’t a thing, I just wanted shareable appetizers and didn’t want to choose) and they accommodated. It started our perfect “afterparty”.

Appetizers were all delicious. Crab, wings, zucchini fries and bruschetta. That honestly would have been enough food, and we could have stopped, but we didn’t. Instead we settled in for a long evening.

Great company. Great fun. Great appetizers. Great drinks (and even cheap!) Great dinners. Great desserts. Great hospitality from all of the staff.

Adults and kids unanimously rated the experience a 10 WITH 2 thumbs up.

Every single dinner ranged from very good to exceptional.

And, as I said, the Rockwell was very accommodating, we had a vegetarian that they easily and readily accommodated and 2 of the 3 kids REALLY wanted chicken nuggets. Not in the menu, but again the chef accommodated us.

The house red wine with dinner was surprisingly good. And to finish the evening most of the desserts were fantastic.

The pricing would be what I consider mid-range. More than an Eat N Park, less than a LaMont. The food was MUCH closer, possibly better, than The LaMont

Appetizers, soup/salads, amazing bread, full dinners, alcohol/wine/beer (for some) and some desserts for 6 adults, plus kids meals with shared desserts ran about $225. Not bad for nine people and a couple of hours of fine dining.

The crowing jewel of the experience was our waitress, Kylie. If any management reads these reviews, please know, she was one of the best waitstaff we have ever encountered. Give her some brownie points!

She was kind, funny, efficient, helpful, and made our party feel at home. Believe it or not, being made to feel comfortable in a nice adult-centric restaurant when you are a large group with little kids and chaotic adults is a major accomplishment. MAJOR. The dancing queen insisted on giving her a flower from her bouquet because she was “such a nice and pretty and good waitress”. Kylie thanked her, put the daisy in her hair and made the six year old very happy.

There is no doubt we will make this a regular “afterparty” ritual every single time there is a recital/show at the Grand for as long as there are dancing queens in the family!

I thank the management and staff and specifically Kylie for making this a way better experience than I ever anticipated.

The only thing we will do differently next time is eat less. We all left over-stuffed even though everyone took home leftovers.

Thank lindaandblair
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Had dinner with our granddaughters ages 8 and 10. They ordered off of adult menu. They can’t wait to go back. They loved the crabmeat appetizer and seared tuna. 8 year old had a steak which was overdone and and had to go back but waitress was awesome and got a fresh one and she loved it. Friendly, cozy, quaint, great service, outstanding food. The Pomegranate splash is a must have cocktail. Just a wonderful evening. Little pricey but definitely worth it.

Thank Suemb55
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Many visits, food good prices fair. Ask for down stair seating nice fireplace.Check specials for great selections from chef.

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Thank 443lawrencef
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Everything is great. Nice atmosphere. Can have events there. Medium price range. Specials are good too.

Thank pepperlu2017
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

This was one of the better steaks I have eaten
Cook perfectly Nice place for family's
Or to have a little get together

Thank Thebestruler
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