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
122 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (67)romantic (53)hot spot (48)vibrant bar scene (37)good for groups (35)neighborhood gem (34)notable wine list (33)fit for foodies (31)great for outdoor dining (12)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Loved It!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent food, service, and ambiance. What more can you ask?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Friday night
    PMacVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We didn't have a whole lot of time as we had another commitment later in the evening. We told our server and he made sure that we weren't waiting too long between courses. The steaks were perfect - the Ribeye was very juicy and flavorful, definitely a great choice. While it's not the cheapest place to eat, it is more reasonably priced than most other steakhouses we have been to. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Sil1207
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food, service and staff are extremely nice. I would recommend this place to a first time visitor
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overpriced and mediocre
    fatfoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    $150 for two, no dessert and salad for appetizer. I had a 14oz steak, she had surf and turf, we each had 1 glass of wine. The food was meh, it was loud and they have an enormous TV in the dining room. why that's necessary for an upscale restaurant outside of the bar area, I have no idea.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time's a Charm....
    Dine2enjoy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a great time. Had dinner with family, no particular reason, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our waiter, Jack, was a really nice guy. The food was very good, a little pricey, but definitely worth it after tasting - full of great flavors! It was a Friday night and the restaurant was buzzing with people which was nice to see. We will definitely go back for seconds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting place
    OutsideEats
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is a steak place that seems to be trying to be like a NY steak house. Food was very good, and service was great. The seafood tower was disappointing and they were out of the stuffed prawns that were delicious last time I was there. They gave us a table in the corner facing a wall even through there were others available. I should have asked to be moved so that was on me. Steaks are great and the sides were awesome. I will defiantly go back as long as the weather is nice so we can eat at a table outside. The bartender was awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PhylVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Place is exquisite. Service was great. The steaks were delicious. However the lambchopd were very disappointing. They were very thin not very juicy and an unspeaking charcoal taste All else was comendable N
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at Char
    dining2go
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We received a gift certificate for Char. Although we live very close to Red Bank, we don't usually dine there because of the parking situation. We went on a Sunday evening. The service was impeccable, and the food was delicious. We went early in the evening so it was relatively quiet. As we were finishing, the dining room began to fill up. The bar area was busy while we were there, but the noise level was low. We will be back to Char.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • worth it
    eatineddieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    if you come here for steak, it is a little pricey but the steak is certainly worth it..steaks are excellent other dishes are very good. Only drawback is that it is overly noisy, between the noise of patrons and the music which forces everyone to speak louder, we could barely hear our waiter describing the evenings specials..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not thrilled
    SpecialTmomVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have eaten at Chars other restaurant in Raritan and loved it. Although this place is pretty the food was fair. The on bone steak was not of the highest quality I expected. The vegetable sides were small as well. The service was excellent. We might give it another try
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over priced
    Eric
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Everyone that ordered a filet mignon had it come out butterflied, even if you ordered medium rare. I liked mine as I eat my meat extremely well done, but everyone else wanted a little pink and they were all well done. We went there for my sons 18th birthday and wanted something special, over $400 and it was not good. I recently went to a Long Horn restaurant chain in Florida and that was better then this. not worth it!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gibsongirlVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Classy looking place, pleasant,competent staff and fabulous food!! Enjoyed the experience and hope to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Char is one of the Red bank restaurants that tends to overcharge for a manhattan style atmosphere. The service was excellent and attentive. The ambiance is very nice, but the al a carte menu tends to be pricey for the quality of food. The menu selections are very satisfactory. I ordered the cowboy rib eye and my wife had the crab cakes. Both were nice but we've had better.The cocktails were very good but again a trifle expensive. Overall not a disappointment but you do expect a little more as far as the food quality for the money.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I raved about this restaurant to all my friends after dining here back in May. I can't say enough about how delicious our meal was from the appetizers to the dessert. I've been back twice since then and each time found it to be a delight.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price !
    Out2xweekly
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Just an average meal , not worth the money . This restaurant is trying very hard to be 5 star with 3 star food . They should stop the theatrics and concentrate on the food .
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    JoeCustomer
    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.
    Dineritein
    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
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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
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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
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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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  • 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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    • 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
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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
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    • 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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    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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    • 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
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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.
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    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.
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    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
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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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    • 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
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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