Legends Grille

4.2
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92 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

Legends Grille in East Windsor was previously known in East Windsor as Basil’s Legends Lamb Chop House. It continues to offer the same Mediterranean dishes using many of the same recipes with the addition of a few new items as well as a kid’ menu. Open for lunch and dinner, Legends Grille offers early bird specials on a cash only basis as well as a daily appetizer and entrée special.

With sandwiches, soups, pasta, steaks and chops, there is something for everyone on the Legends Grille menu. It will have you coming back over and over again, if only to have the wizard’s famous lamb chops. Choose New Zealand or porterhouse loin lamb chops and select Basil’s famous seasoning or the savoy - a rosemary, balsamic vinegar and garlic creation topped with an apricot chutney. Special night for two? Get the lover’s nest for two that is loaded, including lobster tail and shrimp!

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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.4
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3.6
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Chops were seasoned very well but one was somewhat raw. The homemade brownies were also good.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This small family owned place offers a variety of great dishes, from appetizers through dessert. My wife and I are local and tried this place for a valentines dinner and left very satisfied.

We shall be returning- often!

R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The lamb chops are great!!!

H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good! Food was very good. Service good also. It’s one of my favorite places to eat.

S
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good selection of food choices with fair prices. I had a cheesesteak which could have been cooked a little less but was tasty. Husband had a pasta with chicken, sausage, etc which he liked a lot. This was a quick stop while we were on the road and it hit the spot.

v
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent so is staff!!!!

NF
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible diner food with dirty plates. Steak came out too raw and was sent back to be grilled more, very tasteless. Very disappointed.

s
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I DINE AT LEGENDS AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH. THE RACK OF LAMB IS MY FAVORITE. FOOD AND DRINK ARE GOOD AND THE SERVICE TOO. ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO DINE.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food. So fresh and nice portions. Friendly service and good value. Will go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience1

The food is far superior to the honky tonk look of the place.

MF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was mediocre at best. The signature soup was too salty and the sauce on the chicken I had was lumpy and you could taste the flour that was used to thicken it, plus it had a funky taste. I know there was dill in it but it didn't taste like dill. It was the day before St. Patrick's Day and they had NO Irish beer. The service was fine and the atmosphere was ok although there was a "moldy, musty" smell. Not my best dining experience. Will not be returning.

BR
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reliable and consistent in food taste. Varied menu- Kelly the server outstanding

DR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Already wrote review on Trip Advisor- this place is not worth the stop... not at all...
The food was terrible - here is the review I posted

We started with grilled octopus served over salad with feta tomatoes and balsamic.... the sales was drowned in dressing and the octopus was so fishy we couldn’t even eat it. You would think that when returned and only thing in plate was the fish, the waiter or chef would have made some concession... nope!!!

Poor kid, so young and inexperienced. I put that on the owner; not giving him the proper training... he didn’t even offer water.

Second course we split a French onion soup- beef bullion watered down with onions, cheese and piece of bread in it that wasn’t toasted... such a simple thing to do and makes such a difference... no flavor at all!!

Dinner we each ordered the lamb souvlaki- tough and fatty meat, cooked onions and tomatoes- all burnt with an “over- charred” flavor. I asked for Grecian potatoes and got in essence french fries just cut differently- the Greek potatoes I know are roasted with lemon...

A simple Cabernet wine was so bad I didn’t even finish it....

Wow- really a waste of time and money!! Crazy how they say on their street sign outside highly recommended by Trip Advisor- they must have asked every relative they had to review....

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The grilled octopus was delicious and my father said they sure know how to make a steak...

DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Drove over an hr. To get there and Very disappointed with the whole experience. Not was at at like the reviews. My fiancé got sick later after eating the overdone chicken fingers. Dinner salad was the smallest I’ve ever had in a restaurant. Cheap.
Service was good but left thinking would not recommend to friends. Tables to close together. Had a annoying family next to us with 2 small children who did not behave. Not worth the prices for the tiny portions. For a romantic night it definitely did not work. The coconut shrimp came out way over cooked.
My fiancé had to ask for another set of silverware. It looked dirty. The interior of the place should be updated.

LM
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Lamb and Duck are delicious Nice wine list. Honor special requests

PR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Extremely overpriced - food less than mediocre - poor quality lamb -
$129 for two people - one had lamb one a salad for dinner - they are locAted in a Days
Inn - seriously that much money for poor quality

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our second time to this restaurant. It was a bit crowded and there was just one waitress, so she was a bit overwhelmed. However service was good and prompt. We ordered their lamb chops and they were still delicious, though a bit burnt and overdone, even though we asked for medium rare. The portions were large, but the salads were small and unimpressive. All in all, we enjoyed our meal and would go there again if we have friends over.

H
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Always great food. Good service. All the people I bring always are happy they came.

a
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were great. Will definitely return

H
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food! Salmon was prepared to perfection!

NA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small quaint restaurant with made-to-order fresh food. Pleasantly surprised. The Greek pork loin was delicious.

CL
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Super service!! Much more than one would expect from its surroundings!

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant...food cooked to order, fresh, crisp salad, great chops and steaks, excellent service.

R
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I liked this place, but I didn't love it. The grilled octopus $13.99)was delicious, the lamb souvlaki ($12.99) had very tiny pieces of lamb in it. I was told that the coconut shrimp ($10.99) was good, as were the lamb chops(29.99). The service was pretty spotty, and the decor was kind of blah. For the money, there are much better choices out there.

DD
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have become regulars at Legends Grille. The menu has enough variety for frequent dining, and we love the food. It's casual, and the service is always excellent. Although this is inside the Days Inn, it is not a hotel restaurant. It is separately owned and operated. I highly recommend giving it a try.

SA
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Legend wings were exceptional also was the new Zealand lamb chops. Everythi g we had was good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and service prompt and good.
Not too crowded because it was early.
Nice to have certificate

PE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I'm a repeat customer. Never disappointed! Highly recommend that you make a reservation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The reataurant is small and noisy. The servers and bus boys/girls make no attempt to clean tables and dispose of dirty dishes quietly, on the contrary they seem to do it as loudly as possible. None of the cooks or chefs were wearing hand covers, and with the constant handling of food in the kitchen, which is visible, it was not up to current cleanliness standards.
I ordered a bourbon old fashion which was terrible with very little liquor. The most positive note is that the chops were very good, although somewhat pricey for such a "diner like"atmosphere.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was very pleasantly surprised! Excellent food and service!

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great neighborhood restaurant. Best Lamb Chops around.

DD
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service are excellent. My wife and I have made this a regular stop on our dining circuit.

BR
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a neighborhood gem!! Regret that it took so long to discover-but glad we did! Soup - chops- veggies and server outstanding- will return happily!

HD
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We've been to this restaurant several times and like the service and food very much. The sesame salmon is my personal favorite and my husband's is the Strip Steak. Portions are always enough. Kelly is usually our server and she is attentive and notices when glasses are empty or dirty dishes need lifting from the table. We also like this place as its comfortable and easy to get to.

FF
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I eat lunch frequently at Legends and occasionally have dinner so am very familiar with the restaurant. At this dinner, we were again treated to a wonderful meal of Sesame Salmon with green beans in a garlic sauce and sliced pork tenderloin along wth garlic toasted bread. The flavors and the sauces are mostly Mediterranean and all are very tasty. The service by this family owned restaurant is friendly and helpful. The restaurant is small so reservations are necessary on Saturday. Don't worry about its location in a Days Inn. the food is always wonderful.

N
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I was disappointed in the meal. I will find other places to eat

DD
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I are relatively new to central New Jersey and were looking for another restaurant for weekend dining. Legends Grille had a nice menu and a full bar, something that is not common in this area. The restaurant is attached to a Days Inn, but is not affiliated with the hotel. You can enter through the hotel lobby, but the restaurant has a separate entrance. The restaurant is small, cozy, and comfortable. The menu had some very nice options. Our appetizers and entrees were delicious with some interesting culinary twists. This is not just a meat and potatoes place, although they are apparently known for their lamb chops. Our server was excellent and returned to the table often to check on us. This will be one of our regular dining spots from now on.

j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food ok, service good. Just thought food would have been better. More authentically greek.

HD
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I read a lot about this restaurant from Open Table reviews and thought it would be a good idea to try it. Though it looks very plain on the outside, the restaurant is warm and inviting on the inside. Our server, Kelly was fantastic and very attentive without being obtrusive. The drink pours were generous and Kelly remembered our reorders without asking for detail twice. My husband and I shared a basic appetizer, Cheese Sticks which came out the right temperature and were not oozing cheese as other places tend to prepare it. The main course was amazing. I had the Salmon dish and my husband had the Mussels with Linguine and both were delicious, prepared so that every bite was as good as the last. Both of us finished our dishes which is unusual. We did not have dessert or coffee as it was late on a Sunday and we were full but will definitely be back to this restaurant again soon to try another dish, probably the chops.

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