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Metuchen Inn
Metuchen Inn

Metuchen Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://themetucheninn.net/index.html
  • Phone: (732) 494-6444
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm Happy 4pm - 7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Tommy Romero
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Constantine or Jason (732) 494-6444

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Linber Avenue
  • Public Transit: NJ Transit - Metuchen Station - North East Corridor Line
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking - Private Lot
A word from Metuchen Inn
The historic Metuchen Inn is now open, newly renovated, elegant new decor, same fantastic food and service with a creative new menu. Come see some old friends and make some new. Enjoy our Happy Hour with your hosts Constantine and Victor
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Diner Reviews
  • "The wine we ordered off the extensive wine list was not the year we ordered when we received it - the waiter said they were out of that year. Over all, the food was just ok - nothing to rave about. Our waiter was frazzled as he explained that he had to spend a lot of time in the basement looking for wine for his tables as the owners were not around"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "All of the food was prepared in unique ways and each dish we tasted was incredibly flavorful. The waitstaff was attentive, helpful and honest. And on a rainy night even the valet staff walked you by umbrella to the front door. Overall great service and wonderful food."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our waiter was new to restaurant but was cheerful, confident and conversant with menu. My date was know to the staff and owners and they greeted us with sincere friendliness. The décor and tableware were elegant, the lighting romantic and the noise level subdued. Food was excellent and beautifully plated. The restaurant met all my e4xpecftions and had even improved from a past visit."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Overall: would go back again. Pork osso bucco was awesome; high taste, soft juicy meat, fork split, but risotto was bland. Filet Mignon good but sauce too salty. "lobster and cheese ravioli" was did not have lobster INSIDE the ravioli, but it just pieces sitting next to the ravioli, would not order that again. Bottle of wine came without wine bucket? Bread came but no butter/olive oil until I asked. The wait staff often RAN thru the restaurant - on hardwood floors makes a lot of noise, they were also YELLING up the stairs to the other floor. Management was visible so they were aware - surprising. Overall not conducive to the atmosphere & price. That all being said - I would go back there for the pork osso bucco !"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "What a surprise to have this place out in NJ. Usually don't have high expectations outside of the city. Went here for valentines, place was packed. Prix fee menu only. Fresh food, good portions, cooked to perfection. Our waiter was slow, no smiles, seemed not too thrilled to be there, unresponsive and disappeared through the meal. Kind of set a mellow tone for us. A table one-over though, had a younger, charismatic, super friendly waiter, and it seemed all the tables he was in charge of were more relaxed and having a better time. We even complemented him on the way out! Wish we had him and our experience wouldn't have been so drab. Wasn't pleased they tacked on an auto-20% gratuity for two of us. Would normally tip decently anyways."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The prices would reflect a better food experience but I found that the dishes we had, especially the fish dishes, were fairly simple and could have been prepared as well, if not better, at home. Even a sampling of the rack of lamb yielded a moderate response as to say it was good, not great. The wine list, ambiance, and service are great, but the food is just good. So for the money, I feel there are better choices."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Have not been to the Metuchen Inn since it's fire a few years back. They retained the charm and modernized the interior to a very warm and comfortable setting. New bar area is great although we sat immediately. Terrific and large selection on the menu and all we had was very good. Grilled Octopus ap was outstanding. Definitely head back in the future."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Fresh Blue Point Oysters, Excellent cocktails and wine. Entrees and dessert were delicious. Excellent service from the entire staff, very accommodating. Pleasant experience. Was even able to switch reservation time at the last minute."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Very pleasant staff and delightful tasting food with a fare of the unexpected in flavor and presentation."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We dined on a busy Saturday night- and we were able to enjoy a leisurely meal without feeling rushed at all. We enjoyed the calamari appetizer,which was fantastic. My wife had the braised short ribs, which we both agreed were excellent. I had a Bolognese, which was delicious. For dessert- I had an apple dish, and my wife enjoyed a crème brulee-- both were a great finish to a fantastic meal. It was a little pricey- but the meal was more then worth it. We will certainly return in the near future. The only snafu was that our waiter was a bit aloof compared to the other waiters that seemed to be working- and we had to ask for our bread. But it was such a small detail, that we absolutely didn't let it ruin our night. I'd recommend it!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great Atmosphere and service, but the food is not worthy of the price. Forced valet parking in a tiny parking lot just seems foolish. I have no intention of returning."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Post-holiday business lunch. The food and service were excellent, although this was not a place to go for a quick lunch. Ours ended up being 2 hours for entree plus dessert and coffee. The scallops were perfectly flavored and prepared - melt in your mouth. The 2 pasta dishes were plentiful and there was no skimping on the seafood and vegetables tossed in. The coffee is a nice bold blend that doesn't need any cream or sugar and we couldn't choose a favorite from the decadent dessert sampler"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner. The food was excellent!! We had a great server and the staff was so helpful. We have returned here over the years and have never been disappointed!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went there on V-Day without knowing they have pre-fixed menu only... What a rip off, especially given the quality of the food... Won't go there again"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Came here for valentines day, the place was incredible as usual. Amazing food, service was remarkable and the prices are fair."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was looking forward to a charming valentine's dinner in a historic inn, and got none of the above. They seemed to pack the restaurant in with as many tables as they possibly could (I don't blame them for wanting to do as much business as possible), however the service was the worst I have experienced in a long time. Our waiter never even introduced himself. We had to ask for water, and they never refilled throughout the entire meal. The food was sub par. Salad was wilted, meatballs cold, and my husband's bass was fishy and the scallops just ok. I would give the restaurant another chance on a quieter evening, but the service was SO bad, there is no way I would go back and they tacked on 20% gratuity. Renovation=no charm either. Sad."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my wife for dinner on Valentines Day. We both had great meals...her the scallops me the steak. Very pricey meal but well worth it. Try the mousse for dessert!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While the food was above average, the service left a lot to be desired. Management making excuses for being short staffed not acceptable."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "So! I'm really not a harsh guy, but I'm writing to address some very real problems. Most obviously, the meal was 180 dollars for two people, which is very expensive. However! At the same time, the food really wasn't that good at all. Their salad was like somebody just threw ingredients on a plate (including raw onions and huge hunks of tomato) without trying to make a cohesive dish. The veggies for the main course came as a huge monochromatic wet lump. Then our crème brûlée was served bizarrely soft [practically untorched] (we should have sent it back). In all, we won't be coming back. There are plenty of fancy restaurants in New Brunswick that are simply much better in every way. Going here was an expensive mistake. :-/"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Just when you think the Inn has peaked and cannot get better, it does just that. Last night's special seared wasabi sesame crusted tuna loin with shrimp was exquisite. I thought I was eating tuna in Hawaii. And service, not always top-of-the charts, was over the top last night. Thank you, and congratulations, Metuchen Inn. You keep earning our business."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We love this restaurant! The food is first rate, and the service is impeccable."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Went for a work lunch. Food was very good, but the service was super slow. We felt ignored, but when the waitress finally came over to our table she was very sweet. It just took a while to get everything going when we arrived. I'd I back though, the place was nice and the food was good."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We went to the Metuchen Inn Christmas Eve. The place is so sparsely decorated that it has the feeling of still being put together. The menu was varied and our table found the fish entrees quite good. The duck was tough and dry. Their team approach to serving makes it seem like no one really knows understands the status of your particular table."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "food was delicious, cooked to perfection. A little pricey but great for a special occassion"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great food, warm friendly service perfect for a family Holiday dinner! A remarkable experience from appetizers and entrees through dessert and wine. Highly recommend visiting The Metuchen Inn!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "great table by the fireplace. we shared the arugula slad to start which included poched pears, goat cheese and sliced almonds. dinners were the rib eye and the short ribs, both of wich were delicious! wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "This is my second time dining at this fine establishment as I was first there a little over a year ago. It was a girl’s night Christmas dinner. This time I had the Black Sea Bass special and it was very well prepared and tasted delightful. My friends also enjoyed their meals which were a chicken dish, a Chilean Sea Bass dish and pasta w/ seafood dish. The Little Neck Clams & Tuna Tartar appetizers were flavorful. For desert we had Cheesecake and vanilla ice cream drizzled with honey and fig. Everything was delicious. The wait staff and owners were very attentive to the patrons and made it their mission to be accommodating. The bar area was lively and a great way to have an after dinner drink. I highly recommend going!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Hadn't been there for many years. Used to be pricey and pretentious. This time the food and service were perfect and the prices were sensible."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Have been dining at the Metuchen Inn for years. Constantine is a warm, wonderful host. He greets you like he is welcoming you to his home. Right now they are decorated for the holiday season - beautiful. Everything is warm and elegant. From the moment you enter, you know you're about to have a fabulous experience. Servers are well informed and helpful, but never hover. Try the arugula salad with poached pears, candied almonds and goat cheese - excellent. For entree I had the shrimp and tagliatelle in a garlic, tomato and white wine broth. Seriously delicious. I live far, so only get here 2-3x a year, but in the area, this is my first choice for lunch or dinner any time. Whether with friends, on a date or with clients, you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "I go to the Metuchen Inn every year for Thanksgiving...and they always make it special and the food was excellent!!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Four of us - food was great, service was great. I had an excellent Rib-Eye steak, friends ordered the short-rib dish, whole Branzino and the Halibut. Everyone loved their meals - we will be back."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The prices are very high , the service is very low . The tables , spacing and ambience is very nice . The car valet was exceljent, but nothing else . Our waiter Chad was inappropriate and off . From the handling of no bread , to answering questions , to not knowing the difference in food being prepared. Medium plus vs medium well . Our appetizers and entrees were not served at the same time . He disappeared during the meal , and food was not prepared Or served at appropriate temperature, With minimum alcohol , the bill for four people was $239 without All the dishes we had were tasty and has great potential. The trip adviser reviews are very accurate in its descriptions. Stay away for now ,"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "My third trip in a year and I live in Montclair where there are also some very good restaurants. This is a terrific meeting spot if you are trying to find a place that is midpoint between points north, south and west in New Jersey. The food is excellent as is the service. I have never been disappointed and neither have the people I've met there for lunch. Haven't been for dinner, but I suspect it is equally as good. The dining room and bar area are very attractive and make for a lovely ambiance....certainly a nice spot for date night."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "great seating for four; wait staff on the ball and to be commended for service and at the same time not annoying; food was excellent."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "celebrated my birthday dinner here this week. we were greeted like long lost friends and feted with champagne. just so nice to feel so important and special. we shared an arugula salad with cheese, fruit and nuts. one diner was halibut from the menu and the other was a duck breast special, which had butternut squash and brussel sprouts. shared the almond tart for dessert. wonderful ambience in a corner table."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Dining room quite noisy when filled. Menu doesn't change often and specials are very limited. Everything (4 visits) extremely salty every time!!! Like the "Inn" feeling though."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "we were celebrating our anniversary and when seated were brought 2 flutes of champagne! we shared a field greens salad, steamed clams and both had the halibut o the menu. a bottle of wente sauvignon blanc rounded out the meal. truly enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/29/2013
  • "The Metuchen Inn is one of our favorite restaurants. This is a very romantic, quaint inn, with very good food and service. It's excellent for special occasions. If you're looking for a wonderful place to dine, which is also very quiet, then you would love the Metuchen Inn."
    Dined on 7/5/2013