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Matt's Red Rooster Grill
Matt's Red Rooster Grill

Matt's Red Rooster Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mattsredroostergrill.com
  • Phone: (908) 788-7050
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - Close, Saturday: 5:00pm - Close, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Matthew McPherson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Matt’s Red Rooster Grill is the perfect venue for private parties, business luncheons, or corporate events. Whatever the occasion, it is our pleasure to create a culinary celebration for you and your guests to enjoy together. Private dining room available that holds up to 12 guests. Upstairs dining room available for parties up to 40-55.
  • Private Party Contact: Melissa Pollitt (908) 788-7050
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for Ladies Night Out or Guys Night Out where we offer a special menu and reserve the upstairs dining room just for you and your friends. Sign up on our email list to stay informed of these and other events including wine tasting dinners and more.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot available next to restaurant.
A word from Matt's Red Rooster Grill
Matt’s Red Rooster Grill is a contemporary American bistro paying homage to a wood fired grill that “brings out the best flavors” of traditional American cuisine, reinvented creatively. A CIA (Hyde Park) graduate, Chef Matt McPherson stays true to his local roots integrating the finest seasonal ingredients, sourced from local family farms & day boat fisherman into his unique dishes. The restored Victorian home provides a relaxed elegant atmosphere to catch up with friends, celebrate special occasions, enjoy a romantic dinner, or impress an important client. As Matt’s creations pamper your taste buds, the staff indulges you with rock star service, the perfect remedy for a long day or week. With two floors, downstairs feeds off the warmth & energy of a bustling open kitchen. Four seats at the Chef's counter let you feel the heat, as you watch Matt & his team from a perch over the grill. Upstairs is away from the bustle while the porch provides relaxed & refreshing outdoor dining. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Our favorite place to celebrate special occasions. Be prepared to spend a bit, but the food is worth it. Friends recently dined at the Culinary Institute of America, spent a comparable amount, and said the dinner at Matt's was far superior. A nice variety is offered, and the specials never disappoint. Interesting blends of flavors, beautiful presentations."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Matt's is consistently good regarding food, ambiance, and service. It is great if you are there with one person or a group of people. The setting is cozy and comfortable, with an upscale flare to the space as well as the food."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Overall we felt the value was excellent at Matt's Red Rooster. The quality of food, and portion size exceeded our expectations."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "most enjoyable, staff very friendly and hardworking."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very much enjoyed our special occasion dinner at Matt's. Service was outstanding, food was excellent and we are delighted to find this new gem...."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Salty, Salty, Salty, could not eat pork chop. Should not have gone on a holiday weekend, usually great experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was excellent and wonderful appetizers - avocado with crab and bacon; melon and prosciutto with crab; main courses also excellent. Service was good and very accommodating. Great place for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Took our sons here for July 4. Food was amazing as usual. Service wasn't as impeccable as it usually is. Salads came before appetizers. Server apologized and took salads back but then other wait staff brought salads back. Ended up having salads same time as appetizers. Usually not a big deal but I guess I expect more for the high cost of this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Besides the food being excellent, so was the service. We never felt rushed and he explained the " Specials " and made great recommendations. This was the first time we went to Matt's but it will not be the last. At last a local restaurant that is really special."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants. Food is consistently outstanding, service is professional and setting is charming. And BYOB makes this a very good value."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Yet again a fabulous meal!!! Food was amazing from appetizers to desserts, and the service could not have been any better!! Always consistent with great service and excellent food!!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "clean food and great flavors. My husband had the 30 day dry aged t-bone. it was seasoned well and cooked to a perfect medium rare and a bit on the rarer side which was perfect for him. I had the crab stuffed cod special which had a citrus buerre blanc. the light taste of orange was a welcome flavor. went on a sunday night and it was not crowded at all. small atmosphere in a quaint remodeled victorian home."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Went there this past weekend and had an amazing time. Went there with my boyfriend for a celebratory dinner and had a wonderful meal. Bf got the grilled romaine appetizer and enjoyed it. We got the bacon-wrapped filet and Rojo Coffee Ribeye for entrees, both flavorful. I think our cooking specifications may've been switched (I asked for medium and got rare, bf asked for rare and got medium). Still great though!! Had the peanut butter ganache and bread pudding for dessert, both very good. Great service too. Wish I could go there all the time!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wait staff is very knowledgeable and professional. Even though reservations are required service is courteous and not rushed. Food is outstanding. Menu is modest in size (this is a good thing) and change is often based upon availability of local ingredients."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Everything about our evening was delightful. The menu has a nice range of options and the 30 day aged steak was perfect! The restaurant offers a nice slow-paced meal with gourmet options without being pretentious. A great spot for a delicious meal and conversation!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "There were four of us at dinner. We all ordered something different. Everyone at the table truly enjoyed what they ordered. The tuna and salmon were excellent. The grilled Romaine is always a favorite. The only issue we had is that if you sit downstairs near the grill, the room can get very hot."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A casual atmosphere in an out of the way location in Flemington:however, the food is far from casual.Always a very good meal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "All in our party were pleased with the selections available on the menu and there was nothing left on anyone's plate. Lots of "ummm, this is good"!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Straightforward, great food. Very competent staff."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our experience started with walking in and waiting for someone to greet us or even acknowledge us. It was awkward to just stand around and wonder when a hostess would arrive. The style of the waitress was to much like trying to be my buddy, my husband and I felt it was unprofessional and more like an act. Our food was pretty good except my strip steak was awfully fatty. One pet peeve of mine is being served cappuccino separately from the dessert, which happened I feel they should be served together. If I waited to drink my cappuccino with dessert it would have been cold.I had the key lime tart for dessert the crust was so thick and hard you needed a knife to cut through it and it wasn't very tasty either."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We came here to celebrate a birthday. We each ordered a different item from the menu - fish, beef and poultry and each one was excellent. The portions were spot on. The service was attentive but not bothersome. Love the open grill. The only complaint is the noise level was really loud in the small dining room. It was distracting to a small party like ours that sat nearby and was trying to have a conversation. Other than that, we loved the restaurant and will be back!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had heard about Matt's and had high expectations, sadly they weren't met. The night's special appetizer was a lobster spring roll, it was apparently pan fried as it was browned slightly on one side but it still ended with a wet slimy wrap around an unmemorable filling, we love lobster just not this appy, it set a bad tone as this was a special of the night. The crab & asparagus appy was tasty however. We tried two different salads both of which we were happy with. My main course was a coffee rubbed rib eye that consisted of as much inedible fat as it did meat, when you are getting thirty plus for a steak you hope it would be memorable, this was memorable but not in a good way. Our waiter was awesome but the food was nothing to remember."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The Rooster is amazing! We always have a delicious meal every time!! The service is on point & the wait staff is so friendly. We love Matts Red Rooster!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My husband and our neighbors celebrated our anniversary here recently. The food was outstanding and the service very good. We have been here before and have always been pleased. We like the fact that Matt's is BYOB so we can bring the wines which we like and can concentrate on trying interesting dishes without the bill getting out of hand. Our neighbors were also impressed (first timers; I'm sure they'll be back)"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The appetizers were wonderful how we were not impressed with our dinner entrees. For being known for their steaks, they were mediocre. And that's after having to take it back for not cooking it right. I asked for medium and I got medium rare! My husband steak had to no flavor. It's embarrassing when you have to ask for some type of steak sauce to give it some flavor."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Every time we have eaten there the food and service was great!!! We like making our reservation on line too."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a reservation for four at 815 pm on a Saturday, seated at 8:45 pm. 30 minutes of standing around waiting for our table. Two other parties were seated ahead of us at tables of 4 who came in after us. When asked why, the hostess told us because they had requested a downstairs table. "Our" table was upstairs so naturally we had to wait to accommodate the special request of people who came in after us. food was hit or miss. stuffed poblano appetizer was fantastic, as was the ribeye, except that I ordered medium rare and it came as a perfect medium. My wife ordered the special aged porterhouse medium, it came medium rare, so we switched. medium rare aged porterhouse should be fantastic, it was good, not near great."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary and had a wonderful dinner. The lobster roll was out of this world. Our waitress was very friendly and made sure we were not rushed"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "As always the food was excellent. I went with my husband on a saturday night. they were busy but service was very good. I ordered a cod dish that was fantastic. my husband ordered the ribs - amazing. I dont think we have ever gone and not ordered the ribs - they are always to die for."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a fabulous dinner at Matt's Red Rooster. The grilled romaine was outstanding and the center cut filet with blue cheese was one of the best I've ever had! We loved everything about our experience and cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food is incredible! Every bite of both meals, the soup sampler and our deserts was exceptional!!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Restaurant was extremely accommodating with our many changes to time of reservation and number of people in our party. We sat in the dining room upstairs which I find slightly quieter then the main floor. We had the same server as I have had in the past and I consider him to be an asset to the restaurant. He is extremely attentive and is just full contagious energy. He consistently adds to my overall enjoyment with the restaurant. The food was beautifully displayed and tasty!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great service. The steaks just melt in your mouth. Make sure to order the romaine salad!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "my only :( was the noise level ... it was very loud; tough to her conversation ... but everything else was excellent! Use dto be a problem at Mosaico in Mountainside, and they added ceiling cloths - cut the noise level! had to add 'do not recall' above since it had not way to say what I wanted to say"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Have come back again and again and the food is always delicious. I've tried many different items sometimes going outside my comfort zone and I couldn't be more pleased with the result. Highly recommend Matt's. The fact that it's a BYO is icing on the cake! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • " - we've always enjoyed our meals at Matt's. The food & service is always outstanding."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Chris our waiter could not have been more acomadating he really knows the menu. Our party of 4 enjoyed everything from apps to desert. The crabmeat assparagets and prosciutto was out of this world. The pork tenderloin melted in your mouth. Ii have NEVER had a bad meal at Matt's. TRULY the best. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Best restaurant in Central Jersey. Never miss a chance to go to Matt's. Outstanding food and service. Very comfortable atmosphere. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "the food is consistently good as is the service. we chose a weeknight as it can be a little loud and high energy on weekends and it was perfect. looking forward to another meal there before long.. Kath"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Had a very good meal, bottle of wine and service was very good. A lovely night on the deck. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014