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Char Steakhouse - Red Bank
Char Steakhouse - Red Bank

Char Steakhouse - Red Bank Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.charsteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (732) 450-2427
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "one of the best in the very active restaurant scene in Red Bank NJ. Have not had a better steak anywhere at "the shore""
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "had a great experience, was impressed with the staff and the options on the menu, the Double Cut Porterhouse was incredible"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food and service were great. Steaks were tender and cooked just right. We will return!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Good and service was great. It can get costly but other then that I have zero complaints"
    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."
    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 $."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "There's no real other steakhouses in the area so this is probably one of the best in the area. However it isn't great and it is not cheap. The "family" style sides were not family style, they were "for 2". If I get a steak other than a steakhouse, I know you always order one "degree" under what you want. At steakhouses, you order correctly. Don't do that here. And even then the steaks were inconsistent. We had 3 people, all order the ribeye medium rare. One came out medium, one came out medium-well, one came out well. We sent it back and after 20 mins(?!?) they brought another that was correct and gave us a free dessert but I would've rather had it correct to begin with. Unfortunately there are no other decent steakhouses in the area."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere and quality of service. Food was excellent and the staff exceptional. Will be back!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food was great, our server was terrific and everyone was else who works there did a wonderful job. The only problem was that our food was brought to the wrong table and they proceeded to put it on the table. They realized the mistake and took the food off of that table and then put it on ours. I didn't say anything, but that kind of bothered me. Just the issue of taking food from one table to the other is very unappealing. I have no idea what is on that table or if someone touched a plate with our food. It's just very unappetizing."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We went to Char for my husband's birthday. We had never been there before and were both looking forward to it. Since it was a Thursday night, the restaurant was not crowded. We were greeted by a friendly hostess. We got a table upstairs which was very nice. Our server was fairly attentive and was usually no more than an glance away. We never felt rushed, which I like very much in a restaurant where I'm paying premium prices. Unfortunately, from our point of view, the food was not as good as the prices we were charged. We have been to other restaurants (mostly in NYC) which charge similar prices for a meal and the food was much better. We were also surprised that there was no sommolier considering the extensive wine menu."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "A real nice resturant, food was excellent & service was great. The only suggestion I have is tell the waitress you are not in a hurry and to slow down in between courses. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service. I would highly recommend CHAR to any one who wants to go out for the ultimate dining experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "It was a great evening from beginning to end. Food, service and atmosphere were all great!!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Wonderful service & excellent food! We had the short rib entree and roasted chicken. Both were absolutely phenomenal! The service was on point and always a step ahead of your thoughts. The restaurant was a little loud for my liking, but that's because the secret is out (Char is fantastic)."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a delicious meal and great service at Char-Red Bank. We were entertaining friends from NYC and they raved about how wonderful it was. It is our go-to place lately. We can't wait to return."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "ordered the rib eye for 40$..was the biggest waste. order it "pittsburgh" style and came out medium rare. was very thin and small for a 40$ steak. i made the same steak inch and half thick from whole foods last night for 14$ and was 100 times better. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was our second time here even though my friends and I didn't like it the first time (they had just opened). Well, it was no better. The apps and ambiance are top notch, but I could get a better steak at sizzler. I asked for rare, it came out medium well, they offered to take it back. The next one came out essentially raw. Had to have them place it on the grill again. Aside from that, the quality of meat is very low and it was tough and flavorless. I would go back for drinks and apps but that's it. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • " The original decorator did an absolutely amazing job, the place is beautiful.I ordered a 42$ 12oz NY strip steak which was seasoned so heavily that it completely overpowered and ruined the taste and quality of the meat. Some of the wait staff wore ties while some did not which I found very unprofessional. Not only was my waiter one of these underdressed individual, he suggested I ordered the cheap food meant for children. Outside of this insult which it truly was considering my dress shirt probably costed more than his whole outfit he was extremely annoying; I would say he asked how everything was going at minimum every two bites I took out of my steak; completely ruining any chance for me to enjoy my over seasoned steak."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Food selection was excellent and very tasty - service was prompt and knowledgeable"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "A cool spot - from the bar, to the lounge to dinner overlooking downtown Red Bank, Char is a great addition to the Red Bank scene. The only true steak house at the Jersey Shore, the menu was varied and had something for everyone. We went with the waitress' recommendations and were not disappointed. Service was great, too! Maybe not quite like the DelFrisco's of the world, but still a worthy alternative."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "my boyfriend and i went there for dinner a few weeks ago. it was our 2nd time at the restaurant. we had a drink on the bar and then we asked hostess for a table. it was around 5 pm, so it wasn't noisy at all. but i could see the room was filling up. everything was great!!!! as at first time. service as great as i was expecting it. food is amazing. will come back for sure."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "the steak was perfect as well as our server, will certainly be back again"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I initially chose this restaurant because I wanted to eat at a Steakhouse (my daughter's favorite food) for her Confirmation dinner of 7 people. The food and service were impeccable! From the Lobster Mac & Cheese appetizers to the Filet Mignon, I won't go anywhere else for Steak in the Red Bank/Long Branch area again! The decor is modern and uncharacteristic of a local establishment, a welcome change from the traditional! A NYC feel coupled with an outstanding dining experience! Thank you for making this event memorable! "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Steak was amazing, ambiance was great... A lil loud- after work crowd, lots of business men. But it was still worth it because the food and atmosphere were great..."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I brought my wife and cousin here for mothers day with our three children. The hostess saw we had an infant in a stroller and small toddler yet she still had us walk up two flights of stairs and we could not bring our stroller with us. So dining was uncomfortable. The waiter seemed short and pompous like he was doing us a favor. We all got steaks cooked medium rare? and it took over an hour to come out. Bathrooms are not child friendly and I asked to change my daughter else where they said they didn't know. So I had to change my 6 month old daughter on a busy street in her stroller. When the steak came out it was very tender and tasty. I just wished that their employees used their brain and knew something about hospitality. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good food, but a little pricey. Service was okay. I made reservations through opentable.com and indicated that it was our first time there and celebrating our 12 year anniversary. The hostess doesn't seem friendly. No smile when we were greeted. Too serious. The place was noisy. Not sure if we will ever go there again. "
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Haven't been to this site since it was Ashes but heard wonderful things so decided to try it for Mother's Day. Great Experience! We weren't in the mood for a heavy meal as it was 1:45 (but I will return for the dinner for sure!), so I ordered the lobster salad and my husband got the kobe beef sliders. They were both great re. presentation and taste and just right (even with the delicious choice of bread; we chose a pretzel roll and light and fluffy roll) so we had room left over for the delicious crème brulee (I always order my meal dependent on what's for dessert!!). The drinks were great too (Chargarita and spicy Bloody Mary). All in all it was a great experience, wonderful Mother's Day and I do plan to return!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "FOOD WAS GOOD BUT THE PRICES WERE HIGHER THAN WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN MANY NYC TOP FLIGHT STEACK HOUSES. HANG ONTO YOUR PLATE IF YOU WERE INTENDING TO EAT EVERYTHING. A SLIGHT HESITATION WHILE YOU TALK TO YOUR SPOUSE WILL PRODUCE AT LEAST TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE TRYING TO TAKE YOUR PLATE AWAY. VERY NOISY AND WE WERE UPSTAIRES AWAY FROM THE BAR."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The 4 of us had steaks and they we all great. Done to perfection and tasty."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Sorry about your skimpy wine pour. All else is good."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "salads and rib app was excellent. crab cakes were extremely disappointing. the manager took our dessert order and screwed it up. all that said i would give it 1 more go before writing it off."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Have good steaks and sides, they charge you a couple bucks for their sauces that come with the stake, which I think is a little tacky for a place like this, but other than that the service was good and the place has a good atmosphere. I would recommend it."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Brought my boyfriend here for dinner to celebrate his birthday. Had a fantastic meal and experience, thank you! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A little noisy in the beginning. We recommend not sitting by a group of women! Unless your a group of men! Overall excellent!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Awesome and friendly staff, I found the food at Char to be top notch. It is generally difficult to find escargot on a menu, and Char rocks it. Steaks are mouth-watering and this restaurant is most certainly a perfect Special Occasion restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014