Sweet Lula's

4.5
57 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Sweet Lula’s Restaurant is a BYOB avant-garde unique dining experience in Pitman, New Jersey. We are family owned and operated by executive chef Anthony Asbury. We are a free-flowing scratch kitchen plus veggie, vegan, and gluten-free friendly. We highly recommend the Avocado Fritter stuffed with lump crab meat then drizzled with spicy mayo. Keep your eyes out for Chef Anthony's British wife, Lula (a previous famous pop star and Model in the 80s, she may be singing a few songs on Friday and Saturday nights. We are open Monday to Saturday 4 pm-9pm for dinner. Come and try our food and see what everyone is talking about. Reservations 6 or more please call us directly at (856) 589-2400.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 57 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service, and social distancing. We have never had a bad meal at Sweet Lulu’s

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the salmon..it was delicious..the new cheese board was very nice too!

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MarkB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Nice ambiance as well. A regular stop when we go out to dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people at Sweet Lula were so warm and inviting. It was a pleasure to have dinner there and the food was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was very slow. It that is probably because only two servers were working on a Saturday night.

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Maureen
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for their first brunch. The choices were plentiful and the chicken and waffles were awesome. Can’t wait to try their French toast! Looked amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food friendly staff nice night out

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vipPJ5225
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining and loved it! Very intimate with great service. Loved the menu. Had lobster and crab ravioli with a bacon sauce. Incredible!!!! Definitely will return.

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RichardB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great. Restaurant was very busy and got increasingly busy while we were there. At one point at least 8 people were waiting for tables. One large group of more than 10 came in. Due to the busyness we never saw our waitress after food arrived. We asked to see dessert menu but it never came. Only 2 waitress were working trying to cover the whole room. Would I go again, yes it is worth it, but not on a super busy night

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MaureenB
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited on Friday 3/5/21. Truly enjoyed the food and service. It was a little noisy b/c of a large party, but even so we had a great time. Food was very good and the servers very attentive.

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Jersey
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was soooo good! Tried a variety of apps, caprese salad, falafel, Brussels, fisherman’s stew... all did not disappoint. Ordered pork tenderloin for dinner it was AMAZING! Friends had penne vodka And the chicken artichokes, both again did not disappoint. Our server Rose was so friendly and really made our night perfect. We also ordered the banana dessert. It was very good, the sauce on the plate made the fried outside a bit soggy where I would have preferred a more crunchy outside but nothing to complain about, just noting. Really great atmosphere, BYOB, quiet and all around a great place to go. There’s so much more I wanted to try on the menu, will definitely be back for sure!

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vipdacman
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic! Everything was fresh and delicious. The salmon was perfectly cooked and the crab cake was homemade and not filled with stuffing. The apple crumb dessert was excellent! Our waitress, Liv, was attentive and knowledgeable about each dish. It was our first time there and we had many questions! We really enjoyed this little gem and we will be back!

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JeremyWebb
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This mine & wife's 3rd time back. We did bring my niece & her boyfriend this time wth us. Food was great as always! Service was off from its normality. We will be back because the food can over come service in most cases, & sometimes you just have a tuff night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Date night with hubby. Food was delicious. Server Olivia a sweetheart of a young woman. Chef prepared beet goat cheese salad, squash flowers lightly friend with Ricotta and marinara, crab cake perfection and Bass Florentine was cooked lovely. Not too many people in restaurant which seemed odd as the downtown area very busy. Maybe it was their outside sign not being lit on one side took us a few to find the restaurant. Parking was easily obtained. Will visit again.

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a first date if you are not trying to break the bank.
romantic and quiet. don't be the guy that takes a girl out to the bar where you can't hear your own thoughts! connect with her over some awesome Italian food.

byob was a win btw!

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vipanthony
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Avocado fritter was so yummy and the crab salmon was cooked perfectly don’t forget to order the bread pudding the best I’ve ever had! We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in the area! The food was spectacular and the service was very accommodating. This restaurant is unique and the food is something you can’t find anywhere else. I would recommend trying. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what can I say pitman has come so far I came to visit an old friend and this place was spectacular everything was delicious

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Lori
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It was on Valentine's Day so I know they were busy but... We had a reservation and still waited 25 mins to be seated. Then my bread plate was dirty as someone ate off it. The waitress did not take our order or bring us water for at least another 15-20 minutes after we were seated. We ordered all our food at once she finally came so we could have it all in. When we finally got our appetizer my soup came at the same time and it was cold and our appetizer was over cooked. I had to send the soup back (I know bad move) and ask for bread. The kitchen was an open concept and my husband saw the hostess microwave the soup and bread. Got a slice of Key Lime pie to split and the slice was very small as in a inch to an inch and maybe a 1/2. Maybe it was busy but not a good first impression.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Might of been the worst service I’ve ever had ... took 40 minutes to get a soda .... then only seen her once after she took our order , didn’t ask if we wanted dessert or anything ... maybe it was her first night but I’ll never recommend or go here again

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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NicholasRyanEllingsworth
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a 5 Star occasion , chef always comes out and greets his guests . One of the nicest places in our area ! Definitely recommend!

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vipanthony
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and unique byob surprisingly large dining Rooms and tables were spaced well away from others
I had the excellent lobster ravioli my friend got the crab and salmon all our dishes were cooked to perfection my server rose was very attentive we will be back ! Best kept secret .

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vipDakota
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend cute byob!

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MatthewS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff. Interesting decor. Food was great

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CarolP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service that honored our request to be out in time for an 8:00 pm performance

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vipPattySue08021
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience! Must go to this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely establishment. Always a delicious meal and great experience.

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DeniseS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Owner waited on us and was so sweet. Took our order quickly and got food to us quickly since we were going to the show at 8:00 and we were late for our dinner reservation. Cute venue. Would go back to try other dishes.

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vipLJE727
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

First time dining at Sweet Lula’s and it a very mixed experience. Food was very good but the service was not so. We were seated at a very nice table upstairs with a server who appeared to have the majority of their tables downstairs. After waiting 10 minutes for her to acknowledge us our food came in a reasonable time and was very good. But she never checked back to see how we were and it was 20 minutes after we had finished before a busboy asked if he could take our plates. By the time our waitress came back to see if we wanted dessert, and we did, we had to decline as we had tickets for a show at the theater across the street (which we did notify our server of when we placed our order). As slow as the service was we were afraid we we would be late for our show. We will try again but not on a show night.

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vipSES08080
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was good but nothing special. The restaurant was ill prepared for the pre theater and Valentine's Day crowd, and we waited at the Hostess Stand for almost 10 minutes before anyone assisted.
There are much better BYOB's in the Pitman area so we won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Date night on valentines night. They were extremely busy and in my opinion overbooked. Staff seemed very overwhelmed but extremely friendly.
Brussels were burnt leaf chips, and creme brûlée was served too cold for my taste and was burnt too thick on what should have been a wafer thin crispy top.
Duck and filet mignon were amazing!
Our waitress was very overwhelmed so another waitress, Dakota, stepped in and helped her. Dakota was lovely and very on the ball.
Overall I felt meh about the dining experience but feel I would want to try it again when it’s not Valentines Day.

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LarryS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Sweet Lula's was our go-to local restaurant for special occasions and out-of-town guests until this meal. The restaurant was clearly not ready for a large Valentine's Day and Broadway show crowd. We waited for 15 minutes to be seated at an early sitting with plenty of empty seats in view, and then the wait for our food was unusually long --- long enough that did not have time for coffee and dessert. The food was also disappointing. The caper sauce on the chicken piccata had 2 capers, and the medium-rare ribeye was more like a well-done flank steak.

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vipRich
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This place is understandably hectic before a Saturday night Broadway show. We were seated in about 10 minutes at a nice table by the front window. The servers were running around like their hair was on fire, but managed OK. Our calamari was absolutely overdone and tough. Too bad, the rest of the meal was very good. My pork loin was very tasty and enjoyable. We'll be back, even on a show night.

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ChrisD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wonderful service!

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ekellyf
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little byob in the heart of Pitman, NJ.
Second visit and hopefully not my last.

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vipRussM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt and helpful, the atmosphere was excellent and busy, the food was excellent; we had salmon with crab and scallops and shrimp, both delicious. Dessert was Banana Fritter awesomeness! You can’t beat the atmosphere. We will be back for another meal.

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vipCljj
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Three out of four entrees were delicious. Interesting variety on the menu. Seemed overpriced in general. Very loud. Recommend with some hesitancy....

FAQs

Sweet Lula's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sweet Lula's also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 589-2400.

Sweet Lula's is rated 4.5 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.