Where to Eat in Lawrence: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Esmeralda Fenner

Discover the best restaurant in Lawrence, United States including Lucky Boy Restaurant, The Upper Crust, Traditions, Giardinetto Restaurant, Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, Cho-Sen Island, Sherwood Diner, Cork & Slice, Grotta Di Fuoco
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1. Lucky Boy Restaurant

636 Rockaway Tpke, Lawrence, NY 11559-1046 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Greek, American Lunch, Dinner +1 516-239-9352
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Lucky Boy Restaurant

Lucky Boy Restaurant has served The 5 Towns in the South Shore of Long Island and surrounding areas for over 30 years. From authentic Greek-Mediterranean cuisine to American classics and everything in between. Leave room for our homemade cakes, pastries and tarts that are the talk of the county! Also try our other restaurant Yiasou Cafe, which is located in Sullivan County, NY.

Reviewed By Mel1073 - Valley Stream, New York

Five of us came here for a birthday celebration. Although there is not much ambiance or parking , this place makes up for it in friendliness and yumminess! I highly recommend the stuffed eggplant and any of their desserts. There aren't many tables and it can be a bit of a tight squeeze but it is worth it!

2. The Upper Crust

442 Central Ave, Cedarhurst, NY 11516-1907 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available American, Italian, Pizza, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +1 516-341-7211
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

The Upper Crust

Upper Crust, a popular Italian, Kosher restaurant first opened its doors in Cedarhurst, NY in March 2011 and has become a legend-dairy destination.

Reviewed By robodocny - New York City, New York

Pleasant staff. Not always attentive. Average

Food is decent. I'm not blown away by it. Average.

Portions seem to subtly shrink while prices don't.

A pleasant experience overall but not spectacular.

Would I go back ? Sure

Would I wait on line to be seated? No.

3. Traditions

302 Central Ave, Lawrence, NY 11559-1606 Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Kosher Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 516-295-3630
Excellent
42%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Reviewed By Jeffrey S - NYC

My wife and I took my mom here for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the great quality of the food, and generous portions, along with very good service despite being understaffed. I say that because they had two party's going on at the time of our arrival with only one server, who was trying his best to provide good service but needless to say it was an obvious challenge for him.
This is a glatt kosher deli which are becoming more and more scarce these days. Wife and I both started off with chicken matzoh ball soup. It was excellent with a good tasting broth filled with carrots, chicken and a large but light and fluffy matzoh ball. My hot pastrami, corned beef sandwich on rye was delicious and stacked high, as was my moms schnitzel sandwich which came with home made hand cut fries. My wife had a large portioned tip of the tounqe which was lean and according to her very tasty. And of course they placed nice sized bowls of fresh coleslaw and pickles on the table, when we arrived. An excellent meal and the prices were moderate.

4. Giardinetto Restaurant

233 Doughty Blvd, Inwood, NY 11096-2104 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Italian Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 516-371-0200
Excellent
49%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Giardinetto Restaurant

Reviewed By earladybon - Long Island

Went to this restaurant on the recommendation of one of our party. We had a reservation but were taken approximately 30 minutes later.

Several different dishes were ordered, however of the dishes, three came in missing items or special requests. My chicken valdestano was loaded with flour filled gravy and very tasteless and unappealing. Other's in my party felt the same way I did with an assortment of entrees. I had asked for pasta and parmesan cheese. The waiter spilled tablespoons of cheese in my lap. The evening seemed to be a fiasco.

Service was abrupt and non attentive. Even the head waiter who had taken some of the orders couldn't keep things straight.

I have written many reviews, most with happy endings. I can only say, I will not return to this restaurant anytime soon.

5. Dunkin' Donuts

299 Burnside Ave, Lawrence, NY 11559-1112 +1 516-239-2052
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By EMK260 - Brooklyn, New York

THE GOOD - Coffee & food is good - similar to the rest of the kosher foods served at the chain. The location is at a crossroads that's convenient while handling local errands or heading out on trips.

THE BAD - Not enough parking on Sundays & peak hours.

THE UGLY - Lines are often long on Sundays, Holidays & peak hours.

6. Starbucks

316 Rockaway Turnpike, Cedarhurst, NY 11516-1116 +1 516-371-0238
Excellent
14%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By Vmo9 - Anchorage, Alaska

This location has a friendly staff who know and understand how to make a good cup of coffee, caring.

7. Cho-Sen Island

367 Central Ave, Lawrence, NY 11559-1607 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian, Kosher Dinner, Lunch +1 516-374-1199
Excellent
58%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Cho-Sen Island

Reviewed By Jeff K - Boca Raton, Florida

We had been there before but usually for take away.

The service was very good as was the food.


It's a bit chilly in there in the summer so bring a sweater to keep warm.

It's a bit pricey but there was at of food so we took as much home as we ate there.

Please hit helpful. And enjoy

8. Sherwood Diner

311 Rockaway Tpke, Lawrence, NY 11559-1121 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 516-371-4616
Excellent
29%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
11%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Sherwood Diner

Diner Resteraunt serving the community for over 50 years. 15 Minute Drive form NY JFK Airport (5 miles)

Reviewed By Steve K - Brooklyn, New York

Went to breakfast with my girlfriend. She is very fussy but gave her meal the thumbs up. I had a roll with two friend eggs and a large tomato juice.
Before we left I had to use the bathroom, as did my partner. To my glee it was spotless. I shared this with the manager.
I go here for lunch every three months with my good friend Jamie. We enjoy the company and the food. Service of course depends on your server.
No problem with the sherwood. They even let my cousin play mah jong in the back room.
A vestige if the glory days of goodfellas.

9. Cork & Slice

477 Chestnut St, Cedarhurst, NY 11516-2025 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub, Kosher Lunch, Dinner +1 516-837-7788
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Cork & Slice

Reviewed By dnasb - Woodmere

I went with friends and we ordered many different dishes from the menu to share. Everything was very tasty. Not the largest portions but all dishes were plated well and very flavorful. I can't remember everything that we ordered but there was a very tasty eggplant dish that was in the form of meatballs and i highly recommend it. It was a bit pricey but when the service is great and the food is as well that isn't an issue.

10. Grotta Di Fuoco

960 W Beech St, Long Beach, NY 11561-1326 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 516-544-2400
Excellent
68%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Grotta Di Fuoco

Reviewed By arene_11 - New York City, New York

The meal was delicious.
Rave reviews for the marguerita pizza, the chicken dish & the steak,
Take away service- excellent
Staff friendly
Restaurant clean
I don't eat out often & initially thought the prices were high. I was wrong, The food was delicious and I will go again.

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