Lovers of Seafood Enjoy Dining at Limani Seafood Grill


George Vastardis heads team Limani Seafood Grill in Westfield. Born in the Limani city of Piraeus Greece, the affable gentleman opened the doors to his popular seafood restaurant four short years ago.

“Our clientele hails from all over the state of New Jersey, and even New York City,” said Vastardis. “We’re open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, and we’re eager to assist with your every catering need. Please come by. We’ll work together to customize a menu for any and all of your catering needs.”

The big advantage to having dinner at Limani Seafood Grill is that you are able to bring your own wine or beer. And just so you truly understand, for those that turn their nose up at seafood, Limani’s menu features a Black Angus New York Strip Steak, with oven roasted lemon potatoes, fresh vegetable medley, and drizzled soy sauce, ($28); sesame seared chicken breast, with stir fry vegetables, jasmine rice, and Teriyaki sauce, ($18);  and Char-grilled, Greek style lamb chops, with lemon potatoes and sautéed haricot vert, ($34).

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At a dinner, recently, one of the gentlemen devoured Seafood Fra Diavolo with Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Mussels, and Calamari slowly simmered in a mildly hot, diavolo sauce over pasta, ($29), while his friends dined on Potato Crusted Red Snapper with sautéed spinach, and roasted red pepper coulis, ($29), and Pan Seared Costa Rican Tilapia, with sherry tomatoes, roasted garlic, rice, and vegetables, ($22).

But, if it’s lobster you’re craving, and many do, you’re most certainly welcome to choose your own. They’re all swimming in a huge container located just across from a fresh seafood counter. You’re also welcome to sample the popular Lobster Roll served on a toasted potato roll, with grape-tomato salsa, ($18); or the popular Pan-Seared Maryland Crab cakes with garlic mashed potatoes, and wilted greens, ($18).

From trays filled with a freshly tossed Caesar salad, to containers of seafood salad, and fried calamari, Vastardis takes pride in his upscale seafood bistro with Greek and Mediterranean influences. Whatever appears on the menu may be ordered to take-out or for custom catering.

Yes, you may order any of the raw bar items like lobster bisque or Manhattan or New England clam chowder for lunch, dinner or any special catered occasion. You’re even welcome to go the entire “Nine-Yards” and request a Chilled Shellfish Chateau filled with: 1/2 lb. Lobster, 8 Jumbo Shrimp, 12 Oysters, 12 Littleneck Clams, 1 lob. King Crab legs, and 1/2 lb. Colossal crab meat cocktail, ($139).

Desserts feature the popular Greek Baklava, with many layers of butter-drenched, phyllo pastry, spices, and chopped nuts, basking in a honey-lemon drizzle, or George’s special Galaktobouriko, a semolina Custard Dessert. Of course the menu offers gelato imported from Italy.

You’ll truly appreciate the warm welcome you receive at Limani, and Vastardis’ sincere wish for “All of his patrons to have the best for the year 2012.”

Go and Enjoy!!!

Where: Limani Seafood Grill, 235 North Ave., Westfield
Phone: 908.233.0052
Hours: Closed Monday. Lunch: Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Dinner: 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday; 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday
FYI: BYOB: Major credit cards accepted. Smart Casual Dress. Available for private parties and at home catering. Parking lots across the street, behind the restaurant, and next to the Firehouse. Do call a week in advance for a Saturday evening reservation.
$$$$: Less than $30 per person (plus tax and tip)

Millicent K. Brody is an award-winning writer and photographer and a resident of Westfield, New Jersey.  Contact her at

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