The writer was invited to visit Grand Lux Cafe and the meal was complimentary.
Start with savory appetizers; finish with scrumptious desserts. Enjoy all of the of deliciousness in between. Grand Lux Cafe, located at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, welcomes guests for a wide variety of delightful dining experiences. Serving lunch, dinner, Happy Hour, and weekend brunch, the restaurant is a go-to for family celebrations, friendly get-togethers and date night. It’s also ideal for solo dining whenever you’re in the area.
We stopped by for a delicious Sunday dinner. The spacious dining room is absolutely beautiful, with its classic design, towering ceilings, and seating for parties of all sizes. The restaurant also offers convenient takeout and delivery service, just right for these times.
On the Menu
If you’re having a meal with people who have different tastes and dietary preferences, it will be easy to find foods to suit everyone. The menu’s many categories include starters, salads, pasta and pizzas, burgers and sandwiches, casual cuisine, steaks and seafood, sides, lunch specials, weekend brunch, desserts, and of course, beverages.
The irresistible starters are nice for table sharing to kick off a meal. The double-stuffed potato spring rolls are made with creamy mashed potatoes rolled in crispy Asian wrappers and topped with melted cheddar, Applewood smoked bacon, and green onion. Sour cream, for dipping, accompanies this hearty starter.
The eggplant parmesan fritters are tasty little stacks of eggplant, mozzarella, Fontina, and parmesan cheeses, lightly breaded and fried, and served over marinara sauce. Other favorites include mini cheeseburgers, Buffalo wings, and Grand fried calamari.
Start with a Salad
If you’re eating light or looking for another way to begin your meal, the salads offer a strong set of options. We like the crispy avocado salad, which combines fresh mixed greens with tomato, corn, red onion, and radish. The generous portion is topped with feta, tortilla strips, and crispy avocado pieces garnished with a honey-lime dressing. Additional salad choices include the Greek beet salad; kale and warm grains; chili-lime chicken and mango salad; and of course, classics like Caesar or wedge salad.
Grand Casual Cuisine
If you’re looking for cuisine with global inspiration, try the Global casual cuisine options. These choices include spicy ginger beef, a stir fry in a savory soy-ginger sauce with a delectable mix of beef tenderloin, shitake mushrooms, sugar snap peas, bok choy, red onion, and sesame seeds served with steamed white rice.
Another way to go is the Indochine shrimp and chicken. This Asian dish has the ideal fusion of Indian and Chinese flavors. It combines jumbo shrimp and chicken with onions and sweet ginger sautéed in a sauce with just the right touch of curry, plum wine, and a little cream. Topped with sun-dried cherries and apricots, this dish is served with steamed rice.
The Best for Last…Literally
Be sure to save room for dessert. Grand Lux Cafe has the carrot cake of your dreams—actually called the “Best,” this scrumptious favorite is moist and rich but not too sweet.
There are also cheesecake selections, including key lime pie and red velvet cake. The Bake to Order desserts, including warm rustic apple pie and molten chocolate cake, take a little bit more time to prepare, but they’re worth the wait.
We’ll be back soon for their weekend brunch service when the menu includes omelettes, smoked salmon Benedict, huevos rancheros, lemon poppy seed pancakes, fried chicken and waffles, and more.
Generous portions, mouthwatering selections, and excellent service are all a part of the Grand Lux Cafe experience. Grand Lux Cafe has additional locations in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Grand Lux Cafe
1 Garden State Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
All photos are courtesy of Grand Lux Cafe.