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

Matt's Red Rooster Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mattsredroostergrill.com/
  • Phone: 9087887050
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - Close, Saturday: 5:00pm - Close, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Matt's Red Rooster Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
196 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (136)neighborhood gem (133)fit for foodies (115)romantic (77)great for outdoor dining (39)good for groups (32)hot spot (16)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (8)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I have been several times and will continue to go several more times. The food and service is impeccable. You leave there feeling extremely satisfied especially knowing it was worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Matt's Red Rooster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service. Very friendly and great atmosphere. This is on high end of price and we will keep this as a special occasion type of place but we celebrated our anniversary and when they brought out dessert the plate said Happy Anniversary. They made it a great experience. The waiter was awesome, explained in detail all of the dishes and was very attentive and personable. I would highly recommend this restaurant in every aspect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizers are the BEST!
    MamaK
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our entrees were delicious but the appetizers, soups and salads were the stars of the meal! A great casual fine dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Ambiance was wonderful, service was great, dinner was incredible. I could not say enough great things about this restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • got2Breal
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Terrific! Upstairs dining room is a bit stodgy but downstairs & porch are lively & fun. Food was delicious & service was excellent. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    Chris
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Matt's is a must. Every dish is a delight and the service is always outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb as always
    tenorcnj
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Brought our best friends out to our favorite Flemington dining spot to celebrate a birthday. Our meal was delicious, delicious, delicious! Service was very friendly and well versed in the menu, accommodating our requests for modifications and omissions with aplomb. We cannot wait to get back here again. That sous-vide!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip
    diningout
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Took a 2 hour ride to dine and enjoyed the food, service and overall charm of the place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Look forward to a good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were happy with our meal . We have eaten here three times on each of our visits to Flemington from Long Island. We like the food and service. It is also a good looking environment.it is quiet enough for adult conversations
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    dna0113
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    One word says it all....Excellent. You will be glad you chose this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for the most part
    Locals
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were celebrating a special occasion- Love this place
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good
    skardmVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have never been disappointed with a dinner at Matt's. This time our server was another asset to their already fine dining. Apps we loved were the grilled romaine and the tuna tartare with avocado. The ribs were the best I've had, and they were cooked to perfection and fell off the bone. Others at the table enjoyed the sea bass. BYO and their parking lot is a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Matt's RedRooster never disappoints
    MDL7
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I frequent Matt's Red Rooster several times a year. Our recent visit was great as always. The food was superb (I had the NY strip and my wife had the ribs). I had requested a table on the first floor near a window and we were seated right there-perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Service was excellent. We will continue to patronize this wonderful restaurant and look forward to our next visit. Five stars all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    Lark5
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was perfect. But as the room filled up, the noise level increased.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cleo59
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It was hard to make a choice - from the salads to the entrees to the desserts! It was all AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    LD42
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Everything was absolutely amazing. We had the Grilled Romain Salad which was simple yet unique. The entree I ordered was one of their specials - it was a rather large pork chop stuffed with bacon, cheddar cheese and caramelized onions with a bone marrow sauce on top. It was just so delicious. My husband ordered the 30 day aged porterhouse steak and it was grilled to perfection. Our waiter, Dave was extremely nice and he was the icing on the cake making our entire dining experience a great one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem in Downtown Flemington
    GentlemanFarmer
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We'd tried to get last minute reservations on 3 previous occasions over the past couple dozen months, but had not been successful. Fourth time was a charm as we planned a little further ahead and we were rewarded for our persistence. The food was very good at a commensurate price. The service was attentive without being intrusive. We had, by our choice, a relaxing slow luxurious dinner, sipping our favorite BYO Pinot Grigio and later splurging on desserts. Overhearing that we were celebrating our anniversary, the dessert came on wonderfully hand drizzled plates that splashed "Happy Anniversary" around the border. We are looking forward to coming back to explore further across the menu. P.S. The lobster bisque puree was crazy good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh!Fresh!Fresh!
    SaratogaSummer
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Everything was a delight and fresh. Extremely flavorful. I actually loved The Hudson Valley foi gras slightly more grilled. The flavor was wonderful and the liver perfect. Wish the watermelon was optional. Some of us don't like the tomato Caprese violated. Otherwise I am sure it was a great change. I would have tried it but there were so many other choices. I want to come back and back and back! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steaks!
    LuvGoodFoodnWine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We love Matts. Go there for Bithdays anniversary or just when we want fine dining. Grilled Romaine is another favorite
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went for the four course corn "tasting" menu. It was delicious, and an incredible value at $44. Each course was a full size portion. Well worth the 40 minute drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Matt's continues to impress with his specials and unique dining experience menus
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kath
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    always interesting choices and delicious food. we look forward to going there again..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    eatlocal
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The atmosphere is upscale casual. Even when full & busy, the noise level is low. The food is usually local, always the freshest & perfectly prepared, cooked & seasoned. The staff is top-notch professional. Matt is doing what he loves & is Flemington's greatest asset. He is pleasant, friendly & always accessible. All of his offerings: tasting dinners, mid-week specials, charity events have been phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fantastic !
    Nancy46
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The staff is knowledgeable and available for discussion on the menu. The wines are from a local winery and they are all quite good but if you have a favorite wine, bring it with you. The food selections are interesting and tempt the most distinguished pallet. The creme brûlée and chocolate peanut butter bomb are two of my favorite desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as usual
    RonMel
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We are frequent diners @ Matts and he never seems to disappoint. Their 'Corn' special menu was outstanding - 4 courses that Matt used corn as a key ingredient & played off of - simply phenomenal. Reservations recommended on Fri-Sat but weeknight are pretty tame. BYO and well worth the $$ for the food. The seasonal based bread pudding dessert is a must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    Cruzan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Matt's is always great - and we always know we will get a delicious meal and superb service. That is why it is our favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If you looking for some great grilled food, this is the place to go. Steaks, ribs, lobster... all delicious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    Cmish
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and he was definitely impressed. The food and service were both incredible! I would definitely go back and would recommend to my friends. I would not recommend bringing children though...they won't enjoy it and neither with the other diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best BYOB we have found
    DateNight
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We have been going to Matt's for several years. The food is always amazing and the staff are very helpful, attentive and seem to enjoy bring there. The open kitchen concept is fun to watch. I wouldn't recommend for kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food! Great staff!
    Yummmel
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We have a WONDERFUL experience! The service was outstanding. Cost is very affordable for the great quality food (and is additionally BYOB!) Also, the restauraunt was very helpful and accommodating to those with food allergies and dietary needs in our group. They were so attentive, conscious, and adaptable to these needs. Highly recommended and will be going back!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and friendly!
    TeamBOAH
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a great meal after being told about this restaurant. We elected to sit at the kitchen bar and it was a blast. The chef talked to us as he prepared the meals and it was entertaining and educational. We went with the ribs and steak. The meat was great! The BBQ sauce on the ribs was a bit too sweet for me but they were still great, nonetheless. Steak had an amazing wood fire taste. And it's a BYOB so you can't go wrong here!!! DEFINITELY going back again and again!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We love Matt's, but we started off being served vinegar water. When we asked our waitress how this happened, she said "oh we wash our silverware in vinegar and it gets mixed up sometimes," which grossed us out even more. We were not even offered a bottle of water to kinda make up for it. No apologies really at all. Yuck!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not you average place
    181940
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We have eaten at Matt's Red Rooster several times. The menu is always innovative and the food is well prepared and very tasty. Service is great as is the surroundings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Went to Matt's Red Rooster Grill for the Lobster Tasting Event. I thought is was great! Four course meal with lobster in each course.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    hungryInFlemington
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I haven't been to Matt's in about maybe 3 years and I liked it back then. However, on this trip my wife and I thought the food was unremarkable considering the cost. I had a ribeye steak and it was way over cooked, I asked for med rare, and it came with a brown gravy on it which basically over powers the steak. We also heard another table was having issues with their steaks too. I ordered the romaine lettuce which is grilled slightly with parmesan cheese served warm. Mine came almost cold and was barely grilled. So they reversed the process, lettuce not enough and steak too much. Flemington has such poor restaurants, too bad this one is slipping a bit downhill.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster tasting
    princesspal
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Matt's special dining features are mid-week treat. Lobster served 4 ways for $44 -- a great idea. Our party loved the dining on the porch;and Seth, our waiter, was exceptionally attentive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I have been there multiple times and each time it was just fair. Upstairs dinning is loud! The only reason I have gone back was convience when meeting friends.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Quaint and delicious
    Luvurfish
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    First time and won't be our last. Food was superb and we had the pleasure of sitting at Chef table. Everyone was attentive, not overbearing and atmosphere had the right vibe for any occasion. Selected steaks for dinner and they were AMAZING and the sauce was go good it was drinkable. If the fried green tomatoes are on the menu they too are must have. Can't say enough great things about this place except u must go and see for yourself..... thanks Chef Matt for the strawberry dessert at the end of our dinner. U made someone's night even more special with that extra thought.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Matt's is Never a Let Down!
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    If in the area, you must visit Matt's Red Rooster Grill. We make a special trip to Flemington just to go there. The menu is very original, and always delicious. There is nothing like the open fire grill flavor. In the summer the porch is open for dining, which is nice. Although it is a bit pricey, it is BYOB so that makes it very affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual!
    Chris
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Matt's is always a treat!!! Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate