Red Knot
Red Knot

Red Knot

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redknotrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (908) 241-2211
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Monday through Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

    Dinner

    Tuesday - Saturday: 5 pm - 10 pm

    Sunday & Monday:

    Closed for Dinner
    Bar Open until 7 PM

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Ralph Romano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Clubhouse at Galloping Hill second floor level accommodates up to 300 guests for private dining, special events, receptions, and on site wedding ceremonies. To schedule an appointment to tour our wedding and event venue, please contact Jennifer Lynn Forshee at (908) 884-5657 or email at jforshee@kempersports.com
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Forshee x
  • Entertainment: Live music goes on during our Sunday Brunch service (Spring and Summer). Soft Rock and Blues favorites are played outside on our patio and can be heard from inside the restaurant as well.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Red Knot has a large parking lot available for self parking.
A word from Red Knot
Red Knot restaurant is a Gastro Pub serving the general public 7 days a week. It is part of the new Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course, which is conveniently located off exit 138 on the Garden State Parkway. It's the perfect place to meet up with friends, family and business associates.
The restaurant offers outdoor dining (available on a first come basis) with fantastic views of the golf course. The kitchen is headed by longtime Union County resident (and NJ native) Ralph Romano, Executive Chef.

The restaurant also features an Express Lunch Menu, Happy Hour specials Monday through Friday, and a late night Bar Menu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Red Knot reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (40)scenic view (37)great for lunch (23)neighborhood gem (23)special occasion (18)good for groups (17)great for brunch (16)romantic (16)fit for foodies (13)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • lunch with college friends
    snowbunny
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We had a great lunch and the food was good. It was great because some came from south jersey and some from north jersey!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Even though I had a confirmation from Open Table, Red Knot told me they didn't show any reservation for us. Luckily, they had room for us so we didn't have to wait.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AbbyluVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was mediocre; the appetizers were not hot but the burger was done correctly. The wait staff was pleasant and very attentive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch with a friend
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great, quiet lunch. The weather was rainy so it was very quiet but that's fine with us. We each had the Artichoke and Kalamata Olive pizza. Delicious!! Perfect place to eat on a rainy day!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andi
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Everyone enjoyed their dinner but I ordered shrimp and scallop pasta and their were no scallops in my meal. Why did the menu state shrimp and scallop pasta dish if I didn't recieve any scallops????????
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and experience.
    RNgroupie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My wife and I love going to the Red Knot and this time we brought friends and they were blown away by the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and miss
    Dinearound
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was a lot of hit and misses! While the flank steak was pretty good, the Cioppino was terrible. The appetizer sampler of spreads had two good ones and one was pretty bad. The soup was not good, but the desserts were excellent. We did not enjoy sitting right under the big screen TV that was shining straight into our faces, but if you want to watch a game, I guess it would be good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Suprise
    Lovenewspots
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was our first time at the restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was great, cocktails were refreshing, most appetizers were good, and entrees were excellent. The only complaint would be the mussel pot, which was under seasoned. I would recommend it to couples, families and groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really nice all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Outdoor dining with heat lamps so you can watch the sun set over the golf course. The service was really good, the waitress knew when to come and when to stand back and not interupt a good conversation. Food was great and they have a good happy hour bar menu. Will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Probably good for golfers and corporate lunches The extolled scenic view was obscured by rows of golf carts
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • creative pub food
    chocolate5
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the very inventive pub food at the Red Knot during our lunch on Sunday. While at first glance the menu may not look inventive, many items came with an unexpected and delicious twist. A very juicy lamb burger with tzatziki and feta, roasted cauliflower pie with caramelized onions, 3 cheese mac n cheese with pulled pork... all truly wonderful! Very generous portions for the price as well. The view was beautiful and certainly a draw if eating by the window or at the outdoor seating. Highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Dinner
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great dinner and evening. Crispy chicken is always a good choice. Husband had a bar pie which he loves.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    drnyota
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Service was good. Food was just average. I ordered the swordfish.. had a very bitter component to the flavoring.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NocookingVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    we were a party of 10. everyone seemed to enjoy the food. My entree was supposed to be prepared medium rare and it was served medium well. i sent it back and had to wait for a new dish. everyone else was finished eating by the time my meal was served.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sue's Birthday Lunch
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Had a great lunch and service. Out waitress made the dessert extra special with a happy birthday message written in raspberry syrup and a candle in the tart. Nice touch!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday Lunch with a friend
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Not a good day to rate this place. Food was good as usual but after talking this place up to a friend for months the service was seriously disappointing. I'll just mark this as a bad day for a new day manager and staff. My friend was not impressed!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jarmvi
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Celebrated my husband's birthday.. very nice atmosphere..very relaxed we dined outdoors...food was great except a little salty for our taste. The dessert was very good especially the campfire marshmallow. good neighborhood restaurant. will go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday, Sept 5th
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The perfect place to take our out of state company for dinner. He was totally impressed by the food and atmosphere and Antonio's wonderful Lemon Drop Martini
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday dinner
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Perfect evening. Food is always consistant. Great Lemon Drop Martini from bartender, Antonio. Je is the best! Never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with Sue
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I brought my niece for a special lunch. Everything was perfect! She loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will try again one more time but..
    FoodieatheartVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My group arrived and we were impressed with the decor. However it went downhill from there. The service was extremely slow and inattentive. We ordered burgers-medium, but received well done with the cheese not fully melted. Also our food was very salty. At the end I ordered a surprise birthday dessert. Although the campfire sundae was delicious. The servers ruined the surprise by resetting the table before bringing the sole surprise birthday dessert..to the wrong person.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mf33
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We waited at least 15 minutes for someone, anyone to come to our table to ask us if we wanted a drink. Bus boy brought us a bill for another table before we had even eaten then brought us food that belonged to another table. When it came time to pay our own bill, my husband brought it to our waitress so we could get out of there ASAP. Felt the menu was limited. Ended up having a burger - nothing special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Dinner
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent!! Tried the Kimchi Meatloaf. Who knew you could make meatloaf outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall impression of red knot
    Jepizzagirl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Waiter might have been new because he wasn't familiar with the menu The glass doors out to the deck were streaked from their attempt to clean them which was a turn off Some of the dishes weren't hot when served It took too long for the main course to be served No one came around to refill our water glasses until we were waiting for the check
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday late lunch
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was fantastic. The minted split pea soup is delicious and the ribs were delicious. Husband had the NJ cheesesteak which he said was also great. However, the standout of the night was the Lemon Drop Martini. I was not only the best I ever had but the prettiest! Kudos to Antonio the bartender!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great evening. Food and service were outstanding. Can't say enough good things about The Red Knot
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 92 reviews are from the Red Knot reviews archive.
  • Great spot!
    Mikeg0687
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Having our wedding at Galloping Hills in November and wanted to show our families the location! Same chef does the food at the Red Knot and for the banquet area upstairs for weddings. Enjoyed giving some dishes a taste to test out for our wedding and our official tasting coming up. Great food and menu rotates to encourage you to try some of their different dishes. The outdoor seating is enjoyable, scenic and well shaded. More than a golf course, the Red Knot is an excellent hidden restaurant hidden within the links. Looking forward to our wedding this fall!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where are the short ribs??
    Sweetseptember73
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I went to this restaurant once last month and it was very good and the short ribs were delicious. we scouted out the menu online before going and decided to have the short ribs again only to show up and find out that they changed their menu the night before but hadn't updated their website. I went with pizza which was really good and also their campfire dessert I get each time and it's delicious! The service is decent but towards the end of the night the servers pay more attention to cleaning up the dining room than they do making sure you received your coffee with your dessert :/
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Charm
    Hypnomarc
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We'd been meaning to go and only wish we had done so sooner. Good Food, Great view of the sunset overlooking the golf course. This is a gem. As Arnold said...I'll be BACK!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday 19t July
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    New menu from last visit. LOVED it!! It was a perfect date night with my husband. Never disappointed here! Really love this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view!
    JerseyGirl227VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great view at this Union County public golf course. Food is hit or miss.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PRICEY, LACKING ATMOSPHERE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I've eaten in lots of golf course clubhouses and this one is no different or better....just pricier. Service of the young waitstaff reminded me more of a Friendlys than a better restaurant. And the place is dark, dark, dark...not in the romantic way. It was also loud, probably more than usual, as many were watching the World Cup final. Although it lacks ambience, the views of the course are lovely if you have a seat close enough to the windows. I would have been severely disappointed by the experience in total except that the skirt steak was very good - tender, cooked properly and marinated in a tasty chimichurri sauce.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DELICIOUS
    JerseyKVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had dinner at sunset on the patio and enjoyed the lovely expansive view of the golf course. The lime scallops appetizer was fabulous, as was the skirt steak and the s'mores sundae. Top notch food. Servers were inexperienced, but having read the reviews prior to dining, we were prepared for that. My friend's burger looked fabulous but was overcooked. We were given the choice of eating in or out, and although it was pleasant outside, we had to deal with lots of smoking, which was unexpected and annoying. If we were told the patio was a smoking section, we would have gladly eaten inside. We will be back and will eat inside.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I will definitely be dining again, although the night we went was a very slow holiday night everything was terrific, we didn't get to eat out side due to a windy night but the views of the golf course we're beautiful. The service was very good, but as I said on a very slow night, interested to see on a busy night if it would be just as good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday evening dinner
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Another great evening and dinner at The Red Knot. Love this place!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always a winner
    beachbabyrn
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    this is a neighborhood restaurant for us, have been there twice for dinner now and once for lunch. the view is wonderful over the golf course, sunset a bonus. have eaten outdoors all three times so can't account for indoor dining ambience. the food and drink are always delicious. the service has been superb all three times. never rushed, so allows lots of social time with friends!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch Ladies
    Lunchladies
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our small group met at Red Knot for our Holiday Dinner. Red Knot was accommodating and had great customer servicet. Food and drinks were fantastic. They made arrangements for us to be very comfortable. Would go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    Straighttalk
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Quality food with good size portions. Sat outside overlooking the course on a warm summer evening. Sun was very bright as the patio faces west. Once it set it was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs polishing
    HiandiVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great place if you want to eat outside. Problem is outside is first come first serve. Inside is very dark. Wait staff was sparse inside. Waitress tried hard but needed more experience. Food came out OK. I will still go back for the relaxing terrace. Burgers and salads were good .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday date night
    bunknjoVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Another amazing dinner. Everything was perfect. Food, service, ambience, weather. Love, love, love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.