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The American Hotel - Market Yard Grille
The American Hotel - Market Yard Grille

The American Hotel - Market Yard Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://americanhotelnj.com
  • Email: reservations@americanhotelnj.com
  • Phone: (732) 431-3220 x105
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Brian Kiddie
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The American Hotel has three Private Catering Ballrooms accomodating celebrations from 25 to 225. Our expert staff can assist you in planning your Wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Sweet sixteen, or any other special event. Please call our Banquet Manager at 732-431-3220 or visit our website for additional information.
  • Private Party Facilities: The newly renovated American Hotel brings back the old world charm and ambiance of Freehold's long standing social centerpiece. Originally built in 1824 as a stagecoach stop, the hotel grew as did the needs of Monmouth County. But, after 180 years of making memories, the facilities were in need of a total make-over. New owner Steve Goldberg, stepped up to the plate by completing a full renovation, creating a New York style Boutique Hotel with restaurant and Banquet facilities which were described in the Asbury Park Press as a "masterpiece" and brought a new life and vibrancy to downtown Freehold.
    Located in the heart of Freehold, N.J., Monmouth County's government seat, the American Hotel provides travelers and guests a charming stay in a vibrant community.
    Our 20 hotel rooms, including deluxe and business suites provide all the modern conveniences and an attentive staff available for your personal needs. Our 3 Banquet Halls are ideal for your special Banquet or Party needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Reservations (732) 431-3220
  • Entertainment: Live Lounge/Restaurant entertainers Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please visit our website for information on special events at the American Hotel. Recent special events include Comedy Nite, Concert Series and Ballroom Dancing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free Public parking available in adjacent lot as well as free valet parking Friday & Saturday evenings.
A word from The American Hotel - Market Yard Grille
The Market Yard Grille, an American Bistro Style Restaurant and Bar, located in the American Hotel. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner until 11:00 pm, late night Tapas menu till 12:00 midnight and fabulous Sunday Brunch. Facing Main Street, the old world charm of the restaurant is reminiscent of a New York style steak house. Guests can enjoy a cocktail in the restaurant"s bar or while sitting with friends in front of the fireplace at the Lobby Lounge. The contemporary menu offers a tantalizing variety featuring steaks, seafood and bistro-style dishes. Favorites include the Market Yard Seafood Cocktail, the Tomahawk Rib Eye Steak, Mussels and Andouille Sausage, Steaks, Chops and Seafood, all with a delicious selection of sides.
The Tapas menu offers guests a smaller sampling of our chef's creative style. Favorites here are the famous Bento Box Sampler, Chopped Filet Tartar and Cajun Rubbed Ribs.
The Market Yard Grille also features Happy Hour every day from 4:00 to 6:00pm.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was delicious and our waiter was great. We had a group of 8 and made reservations but had a nice ling meal!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Restaurant is close by my office. Have used it to entertain visitors for lunch and dinner, as well as a family dinner after work. Consistently good food and very attentive staff. During nice weather they have a nice outdoor area for seating."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "All four of us really enjoyed our dining experience. We had several appetizers, 3 different entree's, and dessert and drinks. Band was good too. We look forward to returning."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is becoming more of a regular stop, wether its the bar for happy hour or a nice dinner we are never disappointed."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great food and ambience and great DJ later in the evening. Great spot to meet friends for a drink and or dinner. Another fun evening."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I'm a Open Table VIP. This will be our 6th time trying this establishment and I'm done! The food was okay, but not for the price you are paying. My Filet was well done when I asked for Med. Rare and my wife's steak was rare when she requested Med. -- Send it back! They are modeling the Resturant to be a Morton's or a Ruth's Chris but it's really an Outback or a Friday's with inflated prices - the service was very bad - our waitress stood behind our table and kept clicking her pen, never asked us for a drink, the bread was stale, the mash potato's were made with Elmer's Glue and as soon as you put your fork down to REST & RELAX she would pounce on you to take your plate away Very Bad She should go back to the Diner"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food excellent, service very good, but disappointed this fine a restaurant does not offer a decent brand of non-alcoholic beer."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our Dinner for four was great, the best all round experience in awhile. Food and atmosphere were awesome."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We just moved to the area and were in search of a neighborhood restaurant. The Market Yard Grill fits the bill! The menu is varied and with my food allergies they are more than accommodating. The food is wonderful. Portions are large and the service is excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very nice place, good service, and mostly good food. Unfortunately my husband wasnt too happy receiving only 3 scallops on his dinner dish. Should have been more considering the price tag of $33 00. Other then that the rest if the food orders were fine."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Wife and I went there. Love their specials both food and drink. They had a half price wine night. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Service during the meal was great. Checked on the water, brought bred. Got our appetizer and entrees right and delivered at a nice pace. Then they clear the dinner plates and it falls apart. It takes forever to get a dessert menu, have the waiter ask for coffee and bring the bill. No idea if that is what the owner wants or what. The place was not crowded and there were sufficient staff. The service just fell apart at the end."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The energy of the 2 sided bar, both restaurant side and hotel lobby side, are both inviting exciting and energetic. You will want to stay for just one more before dinner. The menu was sophisticated enough to hold up in an Manhattan or Red Bank location. The food was seasoned and prepared to the highest degree of perfection right down to the presentation. Service was under the radar but attentive, as it should be. The portions of some of the main courses were small. The U9 scallops shrank as they always do but three to a dish is not a meal. Now it starts to seam pricey for the portion. Similar with the braised short ribs in a huge bowl with tons of mash and little meat. Drinks and apps would be the idea for this place."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The restaurant is a nice neighborhood bistro. Although the food is a bit expensive for some Items. The food And service was very good. The filet mignon is over priced at 38 . The wine was reasonable. I would come back again."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We went there for an evening out. Turned out they had a special promotion. Half price bottles of wine. We had an Erath Pinot. If you like West Coast and Australian wines they have a very good list. I know next to nothing about French or Italian wines. Food was excellent and the server gave us good advice when we had questions."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Always good. Perfect for a casual night out with friends or if you don't feel like cooking. I have not been disappointed yet and there is something on the menu for everyone."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We have enjoyed quiet lunches for two and special occasion dinners for 12. Always perfect food and service. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The food is beautifully presented, a feast for the eyes and palate."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Party of 9 incl. 1 child for dinner the day after Xmas. A little slow on appetizers but that doesn't take away from the atmosphere or good/attentive & friendly service & food quality enjoyed by all. When the child in our party was getting tired, they rushed her order so it could be served ahead of our main dish. Server was attentive throughout & offered good input on the dishes. Made for a lovely & relaxed meal out with extended family."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Was eager to try the relatively new Market Yard Grille while I was back in town for the holidays. The renovation of the hotel and Grille were very tasteful and well done. Unfortunately, the food did not live up to expectations. Quality was on par with a mediocre casual restaurant, think Applebees, yet prices were closer to NYC fine dining. Maybe we caught it on a bad day. I certainly hope that was the case."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Very pleasant, food was good, no complaints. Very cozy and friendly. Visited with a friend that we haven't seen in years. We talked well after dinner and dessert. No pressure, staff was very attentive even after the dinner was long over. Heard music, yet we didn't have to shout at each other to be heard. Would highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We have been to the Market Yard Grille a handful of times since it reopened a couple of years ago and have been impressed each time. They are a very consistent restaurant, which is intended to be much more of a compliment than it might sound. They are not cheap, and are not BYO, so this is not an everyday place, at least for my wife and me, but whenever we go, we leave happy. I had the short ribs, which were perfect for the cold, snowy night when we went. My wife had a cajun pork chop which was also very good."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Seafood and half price bottles of wine make Wednesday a popular evening at the Market Yard. Used Open Table and noted it was my wife's birthday. They brought a couple of glasses of champagne with our apps....nice touch. The smaller menu equals better quality. Would recommend this as a worth trying in the Monmouth County area. Staff is on point and professional."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "If they have the Razor clams on the specials, order them, wonderful appetizer"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Tried the Sunday Brunch and I must say, it was well worth it. The selection had way more items that I really wanted to try but your stomach is only so big. I guess that could be considered a minus, but it's a really good minus, right? The items I did have were fresh and flavorful. I must say the eggs benedict were done perfectly and not the proverbial hard boiled eggs on a limp English muffin. The carving station's prime rib was nicely done and seasoned just right with crushed black pepper and garlic on the well browned outside. Desserts were fine, nothing exceptional and to be honest we were all full from everything else. Another big plus was the bottomless top shelf bloody mary or mimosa for two for only $10.00! We'll be back."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "There were plenty of open tables. The staff was standing around doing nothing even though several of the more popular items needed replenishing . Some of them were standing in the hall between dining rooms and you had to walk around them . When they did provide service to the buffet area, they hurried through the room rudely, without regard to diners attempting to make their way back to their tables. There was a good assortment of average dishes on the buffet, but nothing outstanding for the $42 price. The deserts were horrible, a big plus for anyone on a diet! The space was beautifully designed and built, but the walls were completely blank, no artwork, mirrors or decorating of any kind. It was like dining in a pretty warehouse ."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We go here a couple of times a month- it's always excellent Allie is the BEST server / hostess ! Can't go wrong with the Italian country chicken (enough for two), love the bourbon bread pudding"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Love the place.fine dinning but casual. Great drinks!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "the food was good not great. The glaze on my halibut was too salty. the grilled clams were on the rubbery side. Our server was nice but the bus people were way too aggressive about clearing to the point that we felt rushed. At least twice during the meal we had to ask our server to slow the pace down. The room is very loud and not conducive to conversation. This was our second visit to this restaurant and the first experience was better. The prices are not cheap and there are better places for a nice Saturday night dinner at this price level."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The food was amazing and the serves really could not be beat. We both ordered steak and it was cooked perfectly, we also has the grilled clams. They were a perfect starter. The staff was great and treated us like we were the only ones there. If you want to feel special and have a great meal this is the place to go."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "First time at the restaurant. Very nice bar and restaurant. Excellent atmosphere. Nice menu and wine list. Very good dining experience. Will go back again."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We have had lunch and enjoyed ! However dinner was a little disappointing . Sea bass was 2 bites . Never saw such a small amount of food all 6 of us. Would go for lunch never dinner again... Price for a small veal chop $43.00"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Everyone we dealt with was helpful and genuinely concerned about us having fun with our friends and leave the details to them! Great food and fantastic service."
    Dined on 10/16/2013