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Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille
Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rodssteak.com/
  • Email: rods@themadisonhotel.com
  • Phone: (973) 539-6666
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast 7:00am - 10:00am Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Bobby Varua
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: With over 60 years experience, The Madison Hotel sets the standard for personalized service, creating flawless events with attention to the smallest detail. From gala weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs to perfectly orchestrated corporate events, our team of catering professionals expertly produce memorable occasions worthy of a New Jersey landmark. Whether it's 100 for cocktails or 500 for dinner and dancing, The Madison Hotel provides the ideal setting for your event….warm, welcoming, and unfailingly gracious. Our innovative chefs will design a menu tailored to your tastes, offering extraordinary
  • Private Party Facilities: For memorable private dining and parties from 10 to 60 guests, you'll rave about Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille's perfect atmosphere while your guests will appreciate a most unique venue and culinary experience not found anywhere else in the region.

    Birthdays, anniversaries, small weddings, corporate functions or any special occasion can be custom designed by our experienced staff with extra personal attention to every detail.
  • Private Party Contact: Tamara Salazar (973) 539-6666
  • Entertainment: Check with restaurant or website for the entertainment schedule

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison Avenue
  • Public Transit: New Jersey Transit Trains and Bus at our doorstep.
    Convent Station New Jersey
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille
Welcome to New Jersey's Legendary Steak House

Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, an area landmark and winner of New Jersey Monthly's 'Best Steakhouse' award, offers lunch and dinner daily as well as the finest Sunday Brunch in New Jersey.

The restaurant's new design, rich wood paneling and highly polished brass, lends a classic elegance to the sophisticated atmosphere. For an intimate and unique experience, dinner aboard the private Parlour Cars is sure to be remembered. Formerly the private domain of the rich and famous, these beautifully refurbished, turn of the century railway cars are exquisitely complimented by the haute cuisine of Rod's esteemed Executive Chef.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "It was okay disappointed in the food and the attitude of the server"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food quality is solid as was the service. Only issue for a smlall business meeting was sitting in the middle section on the first level whcih was very noisy. It would have great if the hostess asked our preference for a booth or upstairs."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Rod's Steaks always deliver, food is fresh and perfectly cooked, wait staff knows menu and make excellent recommendations for pairings for your meal."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I took my parents out to dinner here on 4/4/14 for my dad's birthday. The food was great and really delicious and went well with the wine we ordered. I was expecting to pay an arm and a leg but for a dinner for 4 people it came out to $219.00 and we all had appetizers and entrees with side dishes. Of course, it may not be an every Friday night place unless of course you (have it to spend) but I think it is a nice place for a special occasion dinner or even a great place to bring a date. I liked it a lot and I would recommend it as well. I had the salmon which was delicious but I tasted the lobster penne and I would get that next time. Overall, nice experience!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Frequent guest, always good food and service. The brunch is always a good time."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "If you want the best steak in the tri-state area this is the place. Also the calamari & scallops were also very good. There were five of us and everyone raved about there meal. The quality & flavor of the food was just outstanding. The wine list is very impressive. Obviously, if you want the best you have to pay for it, highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were a group of 5 looking forward to a nice night out at a steakhouse. We thought we would give Rod's a shot, since we had heard good things. Our experience, however, was not a good one. Long wait for food (1 hour for appetizer and another hour before our entree arrived), not inexpensive prices (read $40+ for steaks), flavorless food (someone in the kitchen should be introduced to salt, at least) , inexperienced servers, and a loud atmosphere ensured that we will not be returning (at least anytime soon). That said, given the large number of people dining there, they are not likely to miss us. In any event, we would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It is not just the 28 ounce steaks. Order a baked potato and you will receive the biggest tuber you have ever seen. Like 7 inches long with a 4 inch diameter. Order a side of onion strings, and it looked like about a quart of them were delivered. The whole experience is gluttony extraordinaire. Great experience if you like that sort of thing."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My family and I thoroughly enjoyed brunch. We were impressed with the great variety and quality of the dishes offered. I highly recommend Rod's especially for brunch, to anyone visiting the Morristown area."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Rod's has the most spectacular brunch around. The food is always fresh and tasty. Wonderful time for everyone. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We were a group of 8 that dined at this restaurant on Saturday, 3/22/14. The establishment is beautiful inside and we were looking forward to an evening out with good friends. From the moment we arrived and placed our first drink order our waiter was impossible to track down. The second round of drinks he forgot about and our appetizers took 40 minutes to arrive. He never checked on us after our dinners arrived to see how the food was received. In an establishment such as this we expected far more for service then what little was received. And of course because we were a group of 8 they added the tip in the bill at 18%. The food was very good but I will never dine here again because of the lack of service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Arrived at 5pm. Sat near upstairs kitchen door and servers area despite only 3 other tables occupied. Requested a change with the grumblings of the hostess. Waiter inattentive, missing an appetizer we had ordered. Calamari arrived heavily salted. Wife ordered prime rib with bone on. Arrived medium rare as ordered but the bone looked like a charcoal handle. I ordered strip steak medium rare, arrived medium well to well. Yes, our error for not sending it back. We had a concert to attend and were pressed for time. Desserts were nothing special. Always wanted to try Rod's Steakhouse. The experience was horrible for my birthday dinner. Sorry,but for an establishment with such good reviews we were shocked by the experience,. $225 later!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We love Rod's. Have been coming for years, and the food is consistently exceptional! It is definitely one of the best Steakhouses in the NJ/NY metro area. The Cowboy Steak and the NY Strip are our favorites, and eating it the Keller Family way is simply over the top! The only consistent problem is the lackluster service. Despite the service, we continue to return due to the Keller Family's hospitality, the lovely surroundings and the outstanding food."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Have always enjoyed the food and service and warmth of the facility itself."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Rod's Steakhouse is.... and always will be, quite simply, one of the best places ever. From the beautiful décor, to the courteous & impeccable service of the staff, the menu has my favorites and other dinner specials that are great! I never pass up the opportunity to dine here, no matter what the occasion."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food tasted great. Service was just ok. You would think after a $20+ tip the waiter would have at least said thank you. And the ambiance was awful. Loud place because there are 2 full-out bars downstairs and a band was setting up as we were leaving. At $40/plate, not what I was expecting. And to have to walk up and down older stairs in heels just to use the ladies room was not fun. Take a pass!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I have been to Rod's many times in the past. This is the worst waitress I have ever come across in the restaurant. She was not accommodating to my dietary needs as it seems she had no idea what "gluten free" meant. I felt as though I was bothering her. She only came back to our table twice during the entire meal, and we had appetizers, salad, and main course. There was no way we were staying for dessert. The wait staff was wonderful and when my filet was very overdone, they were the ones that brought out the chef to see what the problem was. Babette was no where to be found!! I will return to Rod's, but will request NOT to have Babette!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Best Prime Rib ever and the creamed spinach great!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Have eaten at Rod's many times for dinner, yesterday was the first time for brunch. What a terrific choice of brunch items. Great presentation. Wish I could have tried everything."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Totally great way to spend Sunday with your special someone, great food and loved piano playing. Service was great and food excellent"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We had a very nice meal. The food and service was very good."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The buffet had lots of great selections and variety. Omelets were fluffy, croisants delicious, awesome shrimp and salmon selections, and mmm the carvery! Lots of food to eat."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I had often eaten here when I was an employee of Allied Signal, now Honeywell, with Corporate Offices in Morristown. The food was excellent twenty years ago and still is. We were there for Brunch this time and ate in the restored Pullman Cars. The Brunch selections were excellent and varied. I felt the coffee could have been a little fresher. However, I attributed this to the fact that we were a little farther away from the buffet. Overall I still give it a Five star."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "As always Rod's has the perfect blend of great food, music, atmosphere and a welcoming staff."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The atmosphere of the restaurant was great, and the service was equally great. They provide a really nice wine list & selection. However, I had to send my filet minion back twice. I asked for medium and it kept coming back rare or medium rare, depending where you're cutting the meat. I was going to send it back a third time, but I just called it a lost. Although the restaurant did take it off my bill. Overall this is a really nice restaurant and you probably won't be disappointed, if you avoid the filet. The chef, obviously has a hard time preparing food to specifications. I will not return here again, as my time and money can best be used else where."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We were out for a birthday dinner and decided to try Rods on the advice of our sons boss. What a great choice! The atmosphere of the place was fantastic. Our server was right on with every order as well as very pleasant and knowledgeable about the food and wine menu. This was our first time here but it will definitely not be our last!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I really enjoyed our meal at Rods. Even though I've lived in NJ since 1997 and worked in Madison for several years, I've never eaten at Rods. I've been to corporate events in the gazebo. We eat at fine restaurants every saturday night and are very familiar with all the typical steak houses. I was expecting your typical stuffy fine dining place. But it had a great atmosphere. Lots of groups and families filled the restaurant which has a slightly gaudy, but cozy feel. Think 21 club in NYC. The service was a tiny bit slow, but nothing to write home about. Oysters, steak and lobster bisque were very good - typical of a steakhouse. Noise level was comfortable and great for families with kids. It was a nice warm inviting experience."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I mean wow, they really exceeded my every expectation here. Fantastic meal and service topped off with special nuance. From the chef's tasting plates to going the extra mile with the celebratory dessert, I am in awe of the level of hospitality and look forward to a dining experience at Rod's Steakhouse again hopefully sooner than later. Special thanks to our servers Lina(SP?) and David, and David and the whole of the staff."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I was surprised to find a Sunday brunch here for about $25 per person. It was an enormous spread, everything was delicious! Hot beef, chicken, fish, pasta, ham, turkey, omelettes salads, cold salads, desserts, amazing!,"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I made my reservations for Valentine's Day back in January. My wife and I walked right into the resturant and were greeted by a pleasant hostess. We gave the name and were walked right to our table with no wait what so ever. The service was wonderful and the food was amazing. I don't think I will wait for Valentines Day to go back, maybe next month."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was great as was the service. Very standard fare so don't expect anything innovative or especially healthy. The atmosphere is busy with lots of people bustling around. The actual decor is stately and very nice."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "this is the first time in a long time that the service was not good, the waiters( and there were plenty of them) only had to get drinks and condiments-we waited a really long time for coffee and mimosas at least 10 minutes for bar drinks no one could find ketchup- really-- don't you think it could be on the table-bussers were clearing tables and when they walked by dirty garbage flew off the trays onto our bodies and our tables-with so many waiters and bussers someone needs to control this -it was like a free for all not the standard for the Madison Hotel!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The evening was generally good but the bottle of wine was over $80 which took me by surprise. I was expecting about $30. Severs should confirm the price of bottles of wine if is half the dinner bill."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Last two visits to Rod's left us disappointed. NOT THIS TIME. Our table was out of a high traffic area and out servers Brian and Stephanie were so much better than the last two visits. The food has always been better than good at Rod's. Although portions seem as little smaller than in the past, it is still difficult to finish an entree. My Cowboy Blackened Ribeye was great. Rod's is back on our top restaurants list."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had the chateaubriande for two and it was great; perfectly cooked, tender and beautifully presented. We had asked for a quiet table and the booth we had was perfect. Our server (Babette) added just the right touch of old-world service."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Babette our waitress was personable and very warm. She checked back frequently to make sure we had everything we needed. The shrimp and crab martini appetizer was amazing, the sliced filet was very good as well. The Boston Creme cake was interesting- a twist on Boston creme pie and enjoyable. Portions are ample, decor is of days gone by and nicely kept. Prices are moderate to higher. There was a great band there; Mid Life Crisis and the songs were fun and offered variety from the 80-'s to today's sounds."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We came to Rods for the first time last week for Sunday brunch. The food was great and the atmosphere was very pleasant. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "There was confusion between the waiters who table I was at. Food was not cooked to order."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "You never get a bad meal at Rod's. The service is perfect. It is one of those classic restaurants that was around years ago and have now closed, like the Villa in Bridgewater. Perfect food, perfect atmosphere, perfect service, nothing but class, class, class. We have gone to Rods's for our Anniversary every January because it reminds us the restaurants we frequented that are now restaurants of the past. You know at Rod's you will aways a wonderful dinner. Because I love the raisin bread, they give us a tin to take home and also give us a whole cake for our Anniversary to take home. Nothing but class, class, class."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "very clubby atmosphere. most luncheon patrons appear to be business types. always a nice meal and good service. dh had a burger with brie and I had poached salmon..huge portion of greens included."
    Dined on 1/31/2014