Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Matt's Red Rooster Grill

  • Online Reservations

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
  • Email: info@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
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The food is outstanding and unique. It's a bit noisy in the main room but fun to watch the grill. The porch is a great place for couples to dine during warmer weather."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I like Matt's Red Rooster I enjoy the food and the atmosphere. Last time we were there the service was not very good though I think it was because they were being more attentive to a larger party and forgot about us. We had to wait long for service and there were dirty plates left in front of us for some time. Hopefully next time it won't be that way because it is a pricy restaurant and they should no better I would like to keep this on my list of favorites."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had heard and read great things about this restaurant and had high hopes for our Easter dinner. While we were seated promptly things never got better than that. Service was very, very slow. My kids ate all the bread waiting for the appetizers. When we finished them, the plates sat on our table for another 20+ mins. Then dinner finally came... and it was just ordinary. We had a variety of entrees (lobster tails, filet mignon, lamb special, cod special) but none were really special. They were out of ice tea, ran out of 1/2 the Lamb special... Food was tasty but failed to live up to high expectations."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We have dinned at Matt's Red Rooster many times and always have superb food and great service."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This place came highly recommended so we decided to give it a try for our Anniversary. Loved the place. Our server Cindy was amazing, very attentive. The only reason we gave the place a four star rating was because of the pea risotto. My husband and I split the side risotto and it was sticky, dry and tasteless and for 14.50 we were very disappointed. That being said we would go again, but no risotto next time around! "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Diners who want consistently good food in a warm, friendly atmosphere can always count on Matt's Red Rooster Grill. Wood-fired grilling is done to perfection with creative specials for fine cuisine, even in the middle of a busy work week. Look for Matt's special offerings--well worth a trip. It is a "go to" refuge for our family. Matt is worthy of his craft; and he is truly genuine and delightful. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Great evening. Only sorry I didn't have room for dessert. My wife and I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time. Our table was upstairs, comfortable and by the window. Our server was fantastic - kept everything as it should be but not hovering. The food was wonderful -- we had the cheese plate -- to die for! My mom and husband both had the pork with a bourbon mustard glaze and I had the blue cheese encrusted filet -- all were devoured! The desert was wonderful - I had peanut butter mousse covered in chocolate and my Mom had bread pudding with two sauces. They put a sparkling candle and wrote happy birthday on her plate! She was so happy. We've been a few times and will be back!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Lobster risotto was one I the best things I've ever eaten. Yet another amazing meal."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We dined at Matt's back in May when we were visiting the area. Back then I told my husband I wanted to come back for my birthday celebration this year. This time we had our adult children with us to celebrate mine and our son's birthdays. What a fabulous time we had! The food was amazing, as was the service. You can't go wrong with what ever you choose on the menu. And even though we arrived early, they were able to accomadate us. Can't wait for another opportunity to visit Flemington and dine at Matt's."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Fabulous service with a great attention to detail. The food was fabulous! We have found a great restaurant and plan on going back many times in the future."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Matt's is a gem in the small rustic town of Flemington. The food is always reliably excellent and the service and environment are top notch. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We've dined there 3 times now with friends and all enjoyed the meal every time. Quaint atmosphere and the service has been very good. We would recommend it to friends and plan to continue to dine there."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Matt's Rooster Grill does not disappoint! Very delicious and our waiter David was attentive and personable. Really enjoyed the salmon with the pea puree and the fantastic bread pudding."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. My wife and I have been here several times and we have not been disappointed."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Matt's is one of my favorite places for dinner. The food is always outstanding, the menu always offers a few fish, steak and chicken options, great appetizers and the menu changes so if you go once a month, you will have a few new choices. Normally the service has been outstanding, on this last night I think they were short a waiter so the service was slower than what I have always had, but it was still better than most."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We love Matt's but we don't go often becuz it is really pricey. The food is wonderful--they change their menu up often and the service is excellent. It is BYOB and the price is still high."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We were recommended to have the strip steak by our waiter and a little disappointed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in, it felt like home. We were promptly seated and greeted by our waiter Matt. We were informed of the specials which made deciding even harder! From the appetizers to the grilled romaine to the entrees, every minute and every bite was delicious! Our waiter, Matt, was attentive, and our water glasses always filled. We were also treated to a nice surprise appetizer from the chef for a prior review :) We ALWAYS enjoy our trip up to Flemington and to Matt's Red Rooster and HIGHLY recommend it to others!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We went during restaurant week so had the benfit of a prix fixe menu and the regular one--as well as two specials. I had the day boat scallops with three different sauces--terrfic and melt in your mouth! Our server, Dave, was very professional and struck the right balance of being attentive yet not overbearing."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great place for a couple or small group. Delicious food!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Staff was amazing. Its a BYO which is a nice feature and saves some $$. My friend had a dietary restriction and they were so incredibly accomodating!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I've been eating at Matt's since he opened years ago. I have never had a bad meal there or a single complaint about ANYTHING! One of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at and I've traveled extensively. I can't imagine anyone not being happy with this place as a choice for dinner!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My daughter and I went to Matt's during restaurant week because I moved to Flemington about a year ago and have been wanting to try this restaurant. We had the most amazing dinner and I had a risotto that can only compare to the risotto I had in Italy. The appetizers were incredible as were the desserts. Our server, Dave, made sure we were well taken care of. Extremely wonderful experience! Congrats Matt's Red Rooster Grill!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Love this restaurant, I have never had a bad meal. Apple Wood fired steak and salmon are incredible and my favorite. Great service and food."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant primary because of a very positive review we had seen. The description of the steaks was not off. The two we shared were fantastic and very different. We tried the sous vide strip steak which had an incredible tenderness to it. But our real favorite was the ribeye with a demi glaze that was truly great. Super flavorful as the ribeye melted in your mouth. Our salads were wonderful--my wife loved her grilled romaine with a creamy parmesan dressing. Try the green apple balsamic with the bread. What a treat!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We have eaten here several times and always had a very good meal, but this was an exception. The upstairs dining room was so noisy that you couldn't hear your companions. A pork-belly appetizer wasn't crisp and felt as if one was eating just fat. A butternut squash soup was excellent, however. 3 out of 4 entrees had issues: 2 rib-eye steaks were full of fat and grizzle, and as they were covered in a dark demi-glaze, you couldn't see to cut around the offending parts. A cod entree was dry and tasteless and the accompanying vegetables unidentifiable. A creme brulee wasn't properly set (which they did replace). The remaining parts of the meal were very good as was the service, but at Matt's prices everything should have been."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We always enjoy our dining experience at Matt's Red Rooster. Great Food and Service"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Restaurant was overbooked...we had to wait at least 20 minutes before being seated and even longer for the server to take our order. This translates to starting our meal at 9:30pm with a reservation at 8:30pm."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious from start to finish, can't wait to try more menu items. I would highly recommend the truffled strip steak and apple bread pudding!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I had been trying to get here for several months and was happy that I finally did. The food was very good, with a diverse menu. They were willing to make menu changes with no difficulty. Service was good, attentive, but not overly. I was impressed that almost everything was made " in house". I will certainly return."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I was looking for a restaurant to meet a client and his wife in Flemington. The reviews led me to Matt's. Although it is a VERY small restaurant and a pricey meal... It was delicious and filling. The atmosphere was comfortable and the service was great. Don't forget to BYO!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Four of us went for the special Mardi Gras menu and we tacked on a couple of lobster tails to share. The appetizer of crawfish etouffee was superb, with grits and anduoullee sausage. The baked catfish was very good with an excellent remoulade sauce. Normally desserts are not my thing, but the bourbon bread pudding with gelato was fantastic. While that was certainly plenty of food, adding a tail was icing on the cake. Topped off with a cup of Rojo's coffee. A fine evening. We enjoy Matt's special menus as often as we can. They are always creative and well done. Looking forward to the next one!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Great service. We were a group of three. We had cioppino, the filet and lobster combo, and a lovely vegetarian plate made up special. We also had the grilled romaine, bread pudding, creme brûlée and ice cream with berries. Everything was so tasty and served so attractively. And the bread with the green apple balsamic chutney was just heavenly. Always a fantastic dining experience at Matt's!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have been to Matts many times and they never disappoint!!! Food,service,ambiance always excellent!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We loved this restaurant for an adult night out - great food and exceptional service. The center cut filet with bleu cheese crust was delicious! Glad to have such a nice restaurant that is also a BYOB."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Perfect in every way. High quality fresh food without a stuffy environment. Come as you are stay as long as you like. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. We had the rib special and the seafood pasta special both were delicious. The desserts change daily but are always top notch. Our server was exceptional, we will be back!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "little disappointed in my most recent visit as my steak was severely undercooked. not sure what happened as it is normally an amazing restaurant. I love BYOB and this is one of the best non Italian ones around. highly recommended, the stuffed poblano peppers appetizer is out of this world good IMO."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Went for my birthday dinner with small group, as I had heard good things about the food. Went on a Sunday at about 5 pm, and it was pretty bustling. Waiter was very nice, knowledgeable about menu, attentive. The establishment is in a large former house ( I believe) adding to the coziness factor (there is an upstairs, which I did not visit). Everyone loved their food, orders from mixed grill (filet/lobster), a tasty red snapper plate. Get the bread pudding thing for desert, it's awesome. I would go back to sample more of the menu."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "My husband and I have eaten here a handful of times now and each meal gets better and better. The entire dining experience is outstanding! This is hands down one of our favorite places to dine at!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014