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

The American Hotel - Market Yard Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://americanhotelnj.com/
  • Phone: (732) 431-3220 ext. 105
  • 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 7324313220
  • Entertainment: Live Lounge/Restaurant entertainers Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights.
  • Special Events: 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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The American Hotel - Market Yard Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (21)neighborhood gem (18)vibrant bar scene (16)fit for foodies (15)great for outdoor dining (14)special occasion (14)great for brunch (14)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (10)romantic (7)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (6)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Love this place
    JerseyshorefoidieVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I visit this establishment weekly and we are treated like family. The waitstaff is friendly and attentive, the food is consistently good and the manager, Tom always makes sure everyone is satisfied. Would recommend the American Hotel if you are nearby and are looking for a good steak!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • evy9166
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was delicious!! Service was outstanding!! Music was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Freehold find
    SUZEVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Been meaning to try this place for quite some time - finally made it there and it was worth the wait. We ordered up some steaks and both were cooked perfectly and seasoned nicely. Great place and will definitely come here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sunday brunch !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Would highly recommend the Sunday brunch, so much to choose from. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good
    travelforfood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Dining that is worth the 30 minute trip from home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey But...
    JJUSA
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We have eaten here a number of times for dinner and lunch. Our latest was a dinner for 4 people. The app was the calamari, which was fried but not greasy and tasted fresh. The prime rib special for $20 was very good. The steak (NY Strip aged 20 days) was OK, and a little disappointing. I order form Allen Brothers on line, and their steaks are better when I grill them, for about the same price. Just saying. The Brussels sprouts were very good, but there is only so many you can eat. The smash potatoes are fair, I would prefer a baked potatoes, which is not offered. The fries were excellent, and was the gnocchi. Deserts were very good, warm pound cake drizzled with chocolate sauce and severed with a dish of mixed berries and whipped cream.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome food
    Ashfeib
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is my second time here the service staff is very attentive, food excellant and the atmosphere is rustic and warm. I would recommend this place to everyone... My husband and I got the pumpkin cheesecake, all I can say it was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a very comfortable setting
    Jack
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The brunch location was so - so as our table was set up on the dance floor. But the food was fantastic. So, if you're not into ambiance and into a great brunch, this is a great deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was great service not so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We were never offered our complimentary mimosa or bloody mary. When we paid the bill they could not find the credit card and we waited 20 minutes for them to track it down only to find out waitress left it in the backroom and never processed the bill. The bus girl was great she was very attentive with filling our water glasses but really never saw our waitress the whole two hours we were there. Was never asked how was everything once or did we need anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch!
    slgnj
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    What a spread! Something for everyone. From French Toast, eggs, bacon, omelets, etc. to carved meats and chafing dishes to salads and a raw bar, it was a great way to celebrate. Oh yeah... The complimentary carafe of mimosas (could have been bloody marys) was a nice touch too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a surprise.
    Happycamper
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I consider myself a bit of a food snob but this place produced food that far surpassed my expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    lizzie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The wait staff were on top of their game for our large group of 21. The food was wonderful! We never felt rushed or hurried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Good service !
    jimnjshore
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Not to many places. To dance. And dine. Always fun
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Service
    Mike822
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Another Freehold NJ notable-Very good food and great service.My wife and I went there to celebrate our son's birthday along with his wife and our Grandsons.The menu had plenty of variety and even offered a kids menu. I had a steak whjich was cooked perfectly and my wife had a skirt steak which was medium and looked delicious. The pastas my son's wife had she said was verygood and the other meals were also good. We had a pitcher of sangria - We will return
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a gem!
    Cakes
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Market Yard Grille has become our favorite restaurant. . The food and service are excellent. Great portions. Varied menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food Great Service
    Dinerat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was really good; a bit expensive, but still good nonetheless. A bit heavy handed on the salt in the soft shell crab dish; the gnocchi was perfect. The cannoli cake was an okay dessert; nothing really special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monday is not a good night!!
    Greenwarrior
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We have had dinner many times and always as been very good. This time we went on a Monday and the food came out cold. My guess is the prime rib was in the refrigerator from the weekend and they just didn't heat it properly. We will not eat here on Mondays again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Service was cheerful and efficient; the menu was varied; the food was delicious; and the ambiance was relaxing and colorful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hotyiayia22
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Ambiance and service,very good. Food was good,but pricey! Would go here to celebrate a special occasion,not as a regular night out for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 195 reviews are from the The American Hotel - Market Yard Grille reviews archive.
  • VinnyB
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I were seated quickly. Our waitress was absolutely wonderful. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and very efficient. We ad the tuna and a great mixed salad that were both excellent. To add to that dessert was perfect and nothing was disappointing. We can"t wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    Disappointed1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was good but extremely overpriced for freehold nj. Even higher than some NYC restaurants. I will not return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening with the kids
    LocaldinerVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    My kids are in the 18 to 25 bracket. we sat outside take advantage of that if weather allows. Server was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. Had some signature cocktails that were good. Food was great but its not a foodie place. Good burgers, steak, pasta. I had a chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries. I'd say food wise its better than an Applebee's or Ruby Tuesday. Its quieter outside though the bar does have TVs and sports is usually on. Definitely a place that people in a 10 mile radius should try and I can becoming a regular.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite restaurant
    Cakes
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We started going to the Market Yard Grill about a year ago and it has quickly become our favorite restaurant. The food, portions, and service are exceptional. We recently moved to the Farmingdale area. While we enjoy Stella Marina in Asbury Park, Piccolo Italia in Ocean and several other high end restaurants by the Jersey Shore this is by far the best. It's worth the 20 minute drive from the Deal/Asbury Park area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dinner
    EatNJVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The lobster/shrimp bisque is wonderful! Our steak and scallops were perfectly cooked!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • familyoutingVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Saturday night was the 2nd time we dined here. Our waiter was awesome and made our dining experience great! Food was good but not so sure that the steaks are the size they stated. They seemed much smaller.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food andservice were excellent
    annxxxxxxxVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    the noise on main street is a bit much but thefood was excellent as was the server
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wednesday is the day to go
    DFlappsVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Service was great, but the food was just ok. Wednesday is half price wine night, so you can get a bottle of Silver Oak for less than the liquor store.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bistro dining
    LocaldinerVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great night!. Seated outside at a table where we could here the Live Music but still talk. Specialty drinks and excellent service made the meal that much better. Octopus salad was a great starter. Moved on to burgers and short ribs. Ribs were braised and meat was fall off the bone tender. Plus Tuesdays are half price wine night. Nice bonus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We Were Not Aware That The Sunday Brunch Was No Longer Available. The FooD We Ordered Was Tasteless The Monkey Bread Was Delicious. The Service Was Mediocre. My Friend Ordered Ry Toast And It Was Brought Out Burnt & Falling Apart They Brought Out 1 New Slice Of Toast. When We First Arrived We Were Not Sure Where To Go. There Was A Woman At The Front Desk. She Would Not Help Us Then Picked Up The Phone And Acted Like She Was Busy. This Place Was Recommended To Me Because Of The Buffet Brunch. I Will Never Recommend The American Hotel For Any Occasion.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't order the rib eye
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We've dined here on many occasions, food always excellent Had Mother's Day dinner here find out there is a new chef and our favorite waiter followed him to the chef's new restaurant. One of our party ordered the rib eye steak and it was horrible, grizzly, fatty, and not cut like most rib eyes are presented. Mentioned this to the waiter he had no comment just presented the bill. The other entrees were fine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good
    KimDVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Went to Market Yard Grill b/c it was convenient for us and the other couple we were meeting. I had raw bar which was fresh. Everything else was just good. Don't know that I will rush back. The loud music made conversation very hard. I could have done without it.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    onemoretime
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Appetizers were only 50% edible. One had so much salt you could not eat it. They took it of the check which was the right thing to do. Entrees once again were only 50%. The steak was terrific, while the squab was not that tasty at all. We had been there before and thought it was pretty good. This visit, not so much. We will give it one more chance.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very disappointed "regular"
    MarcW
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I was disappointed to see that at last night's visit, when the check came for our party of eight (~$785) our waiter had added in a "suggested" 20% tip which included all of the alcohol....$35 per glass for Glenlevit 18, really! It's not Del Friscos. Additionally, two guys got into a fight on the makeshift dance floor, the kitchen help came flooding out to see what was going on...and complained that they missed the fight, wishing they had a chance to jump in. I'm not spending over $750 for dinner plus another $150 bar tab to see idiots get into a fight while I eat. We had come to celebrate a birthday and were all disappointed in the clientele that the Market Yard Grille is starting to attract. They lost 8 "regulars" last night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nonna
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    the food was OK, perhaps a little above average, the selection was good but the prices were high and I think I can get better pricing with better food elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun, fun atmosphere
    vickyg
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Visited for my bday. food was delicious, service impeccable. The band was amazing. We were dancing, and singing after dinner. The six of us really enjoyed the music from the 60"s thru to current time. Really a fabulous plane to enjoy a meal and have fun while you're doing it. We're definitely coming back again !
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Food was delicious and our waiter was great. We had a group of 8 and made reservations but had a nice ling meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant in small town
    gary
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed dinning experience
    Scotte
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local Restaurant great food
    Inspecelec
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This is becoming more of a regular stop, wether its the bar for happy hour or a nice dinner we are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freehold Gem
    travellotta1VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.