Searhouse
Searhouse

Searhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://searhouse.com/
  • Phone: (201) 292-4612
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm,
    Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm,
    Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm,
    Sunday: 2:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: With spaces for parties from 10 to 300, Searhouse can accommodate all you private party needs. From celebrations with family and friends to corporate events, weddings, bat mitzvah, communions, graduations, baby showers, bridal showers, Searhouse is the ideal location for your next private event
  • Private Party Contact: Private Event Coordinator 8779267889
  • Entertainment: Come join us on Wednesdays and Thursdays, we have Live Music
  • Special Events: Please contact us for any inquiries regarding Private Parties. We have space to host Events from 10ppl to 250 ppl

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Irving Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking offered
A word from Searhouse
Come join us at Searhouse - our Steaks are Prime dry-aged in-house for 28 days and simply melt in your mouth. Our chef brings 20 years of Peter Lugers experience - from dry aging, butchering, and grilling to perfection. We also offer an incredible selection of fresh Seafood and other delights. The Searhouse is an ultra modern restaurant with 2 floors. Once inside you will notice all the glass that surrounds the restaurant. There is a lounge with a state of the art fireplace that has become a conversation centerpiece. Upstairs there is a dining room available for private parties. Stop by the Searhouse and see what all of New Jersey has been talking about.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Searhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (38)good for groups (37)fit for foodies (31)great for outdoor dining (31)neighborhood gem (31)romantic (31)hot spot (26)great for lunch (22)notable wine list (22)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (16)scenic view (13)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (11)Show More
  • excellent steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Excellent porterhouse and good martini . Staff was very attentive and friendly . Definetly will go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a Regular for Us
    ReviewmanVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Food is consistently good and the wine list is good as well. Steak is the notable dish here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Fav Go-To
    NJmom
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Sears' filet mignon was delicious and perfectly prepared to our cooked requests. The rounded booths create an intimacy within a large airy space, and allowed our elderly moms a surround easy on their hearing. The appetizers, even on their prix-fix lunch were varied and creative. The artichoke hearts surprisingly prepared and the lobster bisque did not disappoint. Finding a great Sunday lunch spot is now easy for our family get-togethers and my husband & I enjoy Sear for a special night out. Kudos to Sear!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's No Peter Luger's
    Table4Two
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The service was great, the waiter was a real nice guy. The food was really good but I've had better. That's not saying it was bad though it was a bit pricey. Would I go again......it's hard to say. Yes......but I'd most likely try a different cut of meat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful dinner, from the food to the service
    akka27VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Group of 7 to celebrate special occasion...was very good food, it was a touch chilly but the service and decor made you feel like you were in a very special place. thank you, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Great food, great service, from bar to the table just professional staff and amazing sushi and seafood, very nice place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Went there with few friends, we started at the bar the orange ginger mojito was amazing we went to the table and then ordered more, the porterhouse was juicy and it melted in the mouth man o man delicious, the sides were decent and the desert was amazing. The service was good too and the overall atmosphere or the vibe was amazing for a wednesday night, pretty busy, thank you sear house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • s234
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Rushed loud waiter did not have time for our table . Waiter seemed inconvenienced and annoyed at any questions. Threw food out as it was made dumped salad and apps on table at same time. Does not warrant the dollars asking .Much better experience s available elsewhere. Bad. Night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Steak House Gem
    Kenl
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Dimly lit, roomy and comfortable banquets, and good size tables. Service was professional, timely and courteous. They did preprint specials but did not include prices. Foolish and awkward, especially given the fact that they did take the time to print the specials. The meat (sliced filet mignon and 25 oz. rib eye) was flavorful, tender, and cooked as ordered. Escargot appetizer was less garlic flavor than described, however, the overall taste of the sauce overcame this complaint. The drinks (martini and wine) were generous pours. The prix fixe menu is a very good value and worth considering. We were there early on a Sunday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable dinner out
    JLM123
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I really enjoyed a nice dinner, including a great variety of appetizers. Mason course dishes were to be expected from a steakhouse, but we well prepared. Great evening overall.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great food good service we love this place . Definetly will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent choice
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I chose between the restaurants in the neighborhood, the choice was excellent. Sear house is a beautiful place with nice and friendly staff and excellent food. We started at the bar, great looking bar with nice atmosphere and great service, awesome peach martinis, and then we went to sit at a booth, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the food was impeccable. Overall great atmosphere, great service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the absolute worst!
    jpedidollVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The worst restaurant I have ever been to. Don't waste your money! Rude bartender and then no waiter at our table! Should have left then. Steak was tough and over cooked no one ever even came to ask. Absolutely horrendous! Nastiest bartender I ever experienced in a restaurant terrible food terrible service & waited for a hostess to be seated for about 10 minutes she was too busy talking at the bar! What a joke! Don't waste your time
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Absolutely amazing
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The place is amazing, its happening, the food is amazing the service was very efficient and polite. Moreover, it was so nice on a friday night the place was so busy but the host and the staff had the time to offer us after dinner drinks on the house that was a nice touch, thank you searhouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best!
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I am impressed, so were my bussiness partners at sear house, the service was good the steaks are nice dry aged and very tasty, very much like peter luger, moreover i will bring more people in my many bussines meetings at sear house because of the food and service and also the privacy that the place provides with many rooms that one can book.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great nite out
    Latingirl
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went here to celebrate a friend's bday. Service was outstanding & food was made to perfection. The octupus appetizer was so amazing we ordered a second one w our dinner. Beautiful place, little quiet but we had a great nite
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Beautiful inside, nice service staff and good food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Destination closter
    jersey111VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    A great lunch destination especially for their prixe fix menu--highly recommend the artichoke appetizer and filet mignon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food in this place is amazing, the service is outstanding, overall it looks like they know what they are doing, I will definetly be back more now that I have tasted the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great girls night out
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We where a group of five girls, we started with martinis at the bar, ummmm pomegranate martini was amazing, then we got a table the appetizers like: artichokes with truffle oil and sushi was to die for, moreover the fish surprisingly was great too like whole pan-seared branzino and halibut oreganata, not to mention the filet on the bone was awesome as well, this night was fun and with great food and drinks and attentive service one cant ask for more. We will deffinetly make this a twice a month thing, thanks sear house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service not up the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was very good with a nice variety on the menu for a steakhouse. The service on a busy Saturday night left a lot to be desired. It started off with a 10 minute wait in the driveway for the valet to clear the cars so we could pull in. Then we were seated in a side room and asked if they were sure that they could serve here well. After assurances of "don't worry", we sat waiting several times for drinks to come.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced!
    Raphy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Beautiful restaurant and great ambiance. The only dish that's consistently great here is the Fillet Mignon. The rest- mediocre and way overpriced. The Short Ribs were pretty disappointing- more fat than meat... Also, would be good if the valet guy would take better care of my car key...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Critic
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have been there before and had no problems. We had to wait at least 20 mins to order Dessert
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This is an expensive restaurant so I would only go there for special occasions. The food was very good and the waiter was great too. The wine list was good but very expensive - they could use adding a few cheaper bottles to the list.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect time
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The restaurant is really amazing, from the food to the staff I was impressed, so was my wife. We went there on friday night, from the valet to the host and through our drinks and food everything was perfect, we will deffinetly be back, good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous As Usual
    MrsZak
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Every dining experience at Sear is better than the last - ALWAYS!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    SteakhouseJunkie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Having eaten at many steakhouses, found this one not to be impressive. First basics, white napkins only, with people wearing black...isn't this a 101 of fine dining? Put me next to the kitchen when the place was empty...your best table? Food was okay, steaks are big so if you want a filet be prepared to make it 13 oz, as there is nothing smaller on the menu. Seafood tower was skimpy, one piece of each type of seafood per person. Chains like Mortons and Capital Grill are better than this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steakhouse!
    Sasrjs
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This resturant is an upscale steakhouse with reasonable prices. Excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exellent
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great food awesome service, I be back with more friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations?
    Tibster
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant is in a very upscale area in NNJ. The food was very good. We had the bone-in Fillet served on a sizzling plate. It was cooked to perfection. My escargot appetizer was unique by being delivered in a red, mildly spicy, sauce instead of the usual butter, garlic and puff pastry. The escargot was delicious and not overcooked or chewy. Wait staff was also attentive without being pushy and the house cabernet went well with the meal. So why just the three stars? We had made reservations and did arrive a little early. No tables were available so they quickly brought out tables, set them up for us and the couple behind us but in an inconvenient, high traffic area. Not well managed for a $100+ per person setting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nyr7VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food and service was awful. Great terrace for New Jersey but awful over all.
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  • Spectacular
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was amazing and the service was professional. I had ribeye steak and it was one of the best steaks I had in a while, I also had 2 sides mac and cheese and sauted asparagus uuummm yummy. My wife had the branzino filet it was also very good and very fresh, we will deffinetly be back and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our dinner was not only wonderful but the wine selection was equally as good. While the menu had a very large selection I was surprised to see there was even specials which made every choice just as hard. The wait staff was very attentive and by judging the other customers, I don't think we were the only satisfied ones. Very nice. If you have a problem with your meal or something is wrong, don't sit there and not say anything this staff wants to fix it. I will be back again, with no problem. I was shocked that this place wasn't full as good as it is, but, it was Wednesday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding lunch
    ABBYB
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoyed lunch on a Friday. The restaurant was not very crowded. We enjoyed the Caesar salad and french onion soup to start. Followed by the filet migon which was tender. The creme brulee was a nice ending. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Evening At Sear
    Tasty
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We come to Sear to celebrate special occasions. The experience at Sear makes itself the occasion as well. The welcoming person at the front door makes us feel special and the care with which we are treated at our table continues that feeling. The decor and beauty of the booths create a feeling of privacy and comfort. We request a booth when making reservations because it becomes a place all our own to relax and enjoy each others' company. Thank you for our "special occasions" go to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always terrfiic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    better than any NYC steakhouse. been to them all. love the bone in filet (not on the menu) and the hash browns are the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A carnivores delight
    restauranteur22
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Came here for the steaks! And well, they were cooked to perfection and had a great aray of sides to choose from. Loved the rooftop seating!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LUCILLE & FRANK
    frankVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    WENT ON SUNDAY AROUND 6:30PM, GOT SEATED RIGHT AWAY, SERVICE GOOD, FOOD VERY GOOD SAT UPSTAIRS ON THE NEW DECK, NICE TO BE IN THE OPEN AIR. WILL BE BACK , AND WOULD RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great roof top
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great roof top something different the food was excellent my steak came perfectly cocked and tender garlick mash very good to Definetly will be back very soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    NanB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Sear House has great food, whether it is beef, fish or pasta. The decor is upscale..service excellent and we were never rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate