Char Steakhouse - Red Bank
Char Steakhouse - Red Bank

Char Steakhouse - Red Bank

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.charsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 732-450-2427x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mechanic St.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Char Steakhouse - Red Bank
Finally, a New York style atmosphere and experience crosses the Hudson to Central Jersey. Char Steakhouse's innovative cuisine features only the finest cuts of Dry Aged and Prime Beef with fish delivered fresh daily. Guests will dine by landscaped views revealed by towering windows. Mahogany wood walls and ceiling treatments create an authentic steakhouse environment rivaled by none in the New Jersey dining scene. Unique features include four modern fireplaces that are the first of their kind, a curved wall of water that rains serenity in the aptly named Rain Room. Guests can enjoy 7 cuts of the finest quality dry aged beef or snack on oysters and colossal blue crab from our premier raw bar. Seating in the lounge is offered on a first come first serve basis or party goers can reserve arched custom booths for up to twelve. Our highly trained and experienced staff exhibit warmth and hospitality in welcoming Char's guests home. All of this at a prices you never thought possible.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Char Steakhouse - Red Bank reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (74)romantic (51)hot spot (50)vibrant bar scene (40)notable wine list (34)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (33)fit for foodies (29)late-night find (14)great for outdoor dining (12)great for brunch (8)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars across the board was because we were seated by an exit door that people kept using and the staff utilized to retrieve chairs. We celebrated an anniversary and the staff was helpful in planning. Very courteous and professional. Excellent food!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Young couples on a budget.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    If you are in your mid 20's and you are looking for a fantastic place to take your loved one this is the place. My soon to be wife and I have a budget when it comes to eating out and char met it. We were able to enjoy our main course without feeling like it broke the bank. And desert was one of a kind. I was able to leave with a smile and cash still in my pocket to enjoy the rest of red bank.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Was my first visit to Char which came highly recommended by several business associates. The restaurant did not disappoint. Very vibrant atmosphere both inside and out. Strong wine selection. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Kobe meatball appetizer was exceptional. We will return and have recommended the restaurant to several others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Char is a superb neighborhood find
    LeeB13VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Char is a well-managed superb neighborhood find with a choice of indoor and outdoor dining. The location in downtown Red Bank is convenient. I usually order the bone-in ribeye but was convinced to try the Kansas City cut this time, resulting in a new favorite. Char is so versatile, I host customers as well as holiday parties and of course, special occasions with my spouse. Char does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Lms0403
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was great the service was great prices are really expensive! Will go back for a special occasion it will not bring a large group.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Worthy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    If one is to be successful in the restaurant world you must have these basic things. One, great food, two, great service, and three, great prices. The food was way too salty! The Filet Mignon was tenderized with MSG I believe, green beans were cold, Grouper was well cooked, but the big problem with all these so called "high end" places is that they charge an arm and a leg for small ala carte entre"s. Liquor prices were unaffordable to a middle class patron. Finally, go to Outback, you'll save a bunch of money, steak will be just as good, and you'll have money left over for a large Strollo's Lighthouse Ice!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night out!
    luvgoodtimes
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Really great food with great presentation and atmosphere plus! You get what you pay for (except the wine, which was over-priced at $13 for not naming a brand). Ask for server Mark - he was the best!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak and raw bar
    Mich
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dinner was great and steak cooked well. Great atmosphere
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ravenVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    wonderful server and the kitchen is willing to work with the diners which is most appreciated. The steak was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    KipDaly
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My steak was cooked to a medium well when I asked for medium, just a few minutes to long but was tender and tasted great. My wife had the Chilean sea bass which was wonderful. It was served over Risotto, just fabulous. The server (Michael) was very professional, knowledgeable, and attentive to our needs. It's a bit pricey but you get what you pay for and we were not disappointed. The place itself is easy to find and beautiful inside. Overall, a very nice dinning experience and a must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall satisfactory
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Steaks and other dishes needed seasoning, if your name is char you'd better not burn the steaks. And you did. Service was right on. not a crumb left on the table in between courses. very attentive server. popovers where great, water filled as soon as the glass was half full. even the mater de stepped in to help
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always delicious, never disappoints
    pickyeater
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Calamari was cooked perfectly and the dipping sauces that accompanied it were excellent. The 12 ounce filets were perfectly cooked, and the char sauce and red wine sauce are my favorites. Mashed potatoes were great. I always order a seasonal cocktail and haven't disliked one yet. Great place to eat out any night of the week. Worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meal!
    Vanelovesfood1
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Loved everything from the appetizers to the dessert! Fantastic menu and night!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummm
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    HAVE ENJOYED CHAR BOTH LOCATIONS ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS AND HAVE ALWAYS SAID YUMMM. THIS LAST VISIT WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT.. THE POPOVERS WERE COLD. THE STEAK WAS COLD WITH GRIZZLE AND TASTELESS ,TOLD THE WAITER BUT HE DID NOT COMMENT.. .THE COW!!! THE LYONAISE POTAOES WERE DRIED.. THE RESTAURANT WAS NOT BUSY SO COULD NOT BLAME ON THE KITCHEN. WILL GO BACK AGAIN AND HOPE THIS WAS A ONE TIME UNUSUAL EXPERIENCE. ALWAYS RECOMMENDED CHAR BUT NOW VERY HESITANT.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st timer - special occasion
    Badge2hoops
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Made reservations very easily on open table for this past Saturday night (6pm) arrived a little earlier and everything was set, ready to go. My guest and I decided to have a drink at the bar first. The evening was very good from the start. Food was delicious, drinks came quickly, waitress was very good. I took friends out for showing my appreciation for a home project we recently completed. So I knew it was an expensive night and I was ready for it. I can't say anything bad about my experience at Char other than just be ready to open the wallet. It's an expensive evening but as long as your willing and aware Char is a most for a nice night out or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goodfind
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first time at Char and we impressed . The food and service were excellent. We were with friends who also felt the same way.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bz
    bezi
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Restaurant was very nice. everything was clean and my wife and I were met at the door by very courteous staff. I had made reservations with a request for a quiet corner of the restaurant and they were able to accommodate. I even had flowers sent to the restaurant a head of time and they were nicely arranged when we arrived. The food was very good and displayed nicely. The service was perfect. They were always available yet not overbearing. Everything was great and I will be back again and will also recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but a bit overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food was good, it should include sides, even if that meant paying for a more expensive meal which I wouldn't mind. Area is very beautiful although the couch tables are uncomfortable since you have no support for your back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Haskell
    SmoothVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great place to hang out after Haskell Red Bank great town
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chartastic
    Jane
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    great service and dinning , the steak was not as marbled so it was not as good as before
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience..
    Sleepycat01
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was a great way to end a mini vacation... Service was top notch as was the food, would happily dine here again and will recommend highly to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Experience
    EricVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have dined at Char several times in the past. Always very good. Seafood tower was fantastic. Filet was excellent. Pierre is our favorite waiter, he enhances the dining experience. Always great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but expensive
    Serena517
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The seafood appetizers was fantastic. The steak was good but overdone for medium. Everything is ala carte so it adds up quickly. Dinner for 4 was almost $500. Definitely a "special occasion" place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant!
    165mains
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    we were very pleased with the service,the food & and the awesome Desserts! the service was phenomenal! we will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre food, not what we expected
    EZandFun2
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    High prices and less meat than advertised on the menu. Good service for mediocre food. Not elegant in dining areas but rather mostly people wearing shorts and flip flops.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For a Steakhouse......
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Just not that good steaks. Touted as Prime...just not tender or juicy enough. Not sure what happened in the process. Ordewred the Cowboy Ribeye - which should be full of flavor but sadly was not. If you are going to charge those prices for steak - fine - but deliver quality which makes me feel ok about the price.......Appetizers were good - probably the best part of the meal. Side dishes of Sauteed spinach ond mashed potatoes - were uninspired and nothing special. overall - disappointed.
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  • Dinner for 6
    Tableforsix
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The good. Service was attentive, table ready when we arrived, bread choices terrific, food tasty. Steak done to order. The not so good. Portions small. I had the grouper which was very good but the piece was small for the $27 price. The asparagus which I shared with my husband were tough and had some sauce on them that spoiled the taste. The glass of wine was tiny! The special arugula salad with berries and macadamia nuts was bitter with only 4 berries and 3 nuts. Prices are high and the amount of food small per serving. Every thing is alacarte.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bland
    MustLoveFood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Unfortunately, my filet mignon was served with a small pool of blood. I ordered it oscar style. The crab left a lot to be desired. I usually prefer lumps of crab meat but this was presented with small bits of crab swimming in bearnaise sauce. The 'baby green beans' lacked seasoning as did the garlic mashed potatoes. At least my steak was cooked to order.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eatin Eddie
    eatineddieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    one of the best in the very active restaurant scene in Red Bank NJ. Have not had a better steak anywhere at "the shore"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud
    LisaRalph
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was great, overall staff was friendly, professional and accommodating to expectation. The only issue was the noise level. It was more like a "club" atmosphere than an intimate dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    had a great experience, was impressed with the staff and the options on the menu, the Double Cut Porterhouse was incredible
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Local
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food and service were great. Steaks were tender and cooked just right. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Nice Place !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We went to Char with a group of 6 (six). The Bar tenders were very nice and friendly, waiters were very patient and friendly ... the entire night was a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Char Steakhouse was charming
    Krisb181
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I received a gift card to Char and finally got to go there on 6/26. I was not disappointed. I had the roasted vegetable appetizer, my husband had the clams. Both were delicious. For dinner I had filet mignon and my husband had the cowboy steak. We shared sauted spinach and potatoes au gratin. The service, the food, all were tops in my book. Very relaxing atmosphere, easy on the eyes. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere - Food So So
    Rustyeh
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    For a graduation dinner with teenagers, it is a fabulous place, with flames and mystery and excitement. The wait staff were great. I was expecting the food to be more amazing, but it did not wow me. Having to pay extra for sides seemed a bit much - and they were not something to write home about. The bill was hefty. Overall, we had a great time, because the teens were pumped.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DON't waste your $
    nono1234
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Very overpriced . Out food came & two meals out of the four were either overcooked or raw. Sent both back & one came back fine. The other one was still raw. We asked for a different meal. The manager never came over nor did our waitress, another wait staff helped us. When the bill came not only was there no deduction, we were charged more for the new meal. When we said something to the manager on the way out his response was " I'm sorry you has a bad experience," That's it. A waste of our time & money. Go to Danny; in Red Bank much better food & worth your $.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Steakhouse in Red Bank
    Bes9002
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Char is a great Steak and Seafoood restaurant that is beautifully decorated. The staff is very professional and everyone who works there is beautiful too. The Staek is great and the creamed spinach is the best i have tasted anywhere. There is an extensive wine list and the seafood is always fresh. It is a great spot for groups or a romantic dinner for two. You can also sit at the bar and enjoy a fresh seafood tower while watching the latest sports. The bar/lounge is upscale but not stuffy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    Marriedwith3
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Good and service was great. It can get costly but other then that I have zero complaints
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Donna Asanza
    foodfordays
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Doesn't dissapoint. This was our 3rd time there. Saw someone get a burger at the table next to us and want to go back and try one. They looked great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wouldn't go back..
    WPanckeri
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This was now my 2nd time there, and since the food the first time was good we tried it again. It was so overpriced for sub pare food. Our oysters were so small they should of spent less time on the great presentation and more time finding bigger oysters. The fried calamari was over cooked and our steaks did not come out as ordered. That was the best part of our meal though. Two of us had desserts that were just okay, nothing worth running back for. Our bill was $250+ for two of us and would rather get amazing food then over paying for food because it's in Red Bank.
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