Char Steakhouse - Raritan

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Finally, a New York style atmosphere and experience crosses the Hudson to Central Jersey. Char Steakhouse's innovative cuisine features only the finest cuts of Dry Aged and Prime Beef with fish delivered fresh daily. Guests will dine by landscaped views revealed by towering windows. Mahogany wood walls and ceiling treatments create an authentic steakhouse environment rivaled by none in the New Jersey dining scene. Unique features include four modern fireplaces that are the first of their kind, a curved wall of water that rains serenity in the aptly named Rain Room. Guests can enjoy 7 cuts of the finest quality dry aged beef or snack on oysters and colossal blue crab from our premier raw bar. Seating in the lounge is offered on a first come first serve basis or party goers can reserve arched custom booths for up to twelve. Our highly trained and experienced staff exhibit warmth and hospitality in welcoming Char's guests home. All of this at a prices you never thought possible.
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AL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

one in our party ordered the planked salmon. It was the worst ever hard. Overcooked and extremely dry with no taste. One would think with their experience cooking meat they would have broiled like many order steak places for crispy outside and moist inside.

TM
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very mixed experience this time. The appetizer, sides and dessert were fantastic but the Caesar salad was underwhelming and the main event, the New York strip was a total bust. Improperly cooked and tasteless. Very disappointing. Next time in the area I will try a different steakhouse.

MT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nyc steakhouse night out but without having to actually go to nyc.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Meal was very good and our server Niko was excellent

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

I
Philadelphia
126 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice cocktails from the bar, good service and pretty good food if a bit pricey! However when you are paying $95.00 for a Tomahawk steak, it should be cooked to your specification. If you oder medium rare, part of it should not be medium while part of it just approaches medium rare. Just sayin!

JT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char has become a favorite of ours. Great service and great consistent food.

DB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waiter was over zealous..became annoying.
Special of the evening was halibut, very dry.

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

While the ambiance and the service were excellent, the food was good, but not great. Way over-priced

TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Steven was fantastic food was the same. For a good quality steak this is the place to go.

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my go-to steak restaurant. whenever I am in the mood for a nice steak and a grey goose martini, I head to Char.

JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Please bring back the rib entrée !! My husband was very disappointed they are no longer available . He tired the burger and really enjoyed it but was looking forward to the ribs :)

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't go wrong here!

GS
Cincinnati
85 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service... First time for one of our guests and he loved the experience and food. He also now understands why the creme brûlée is always told to be the best. Thank you!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I would recommend for the atmosphere and the taste of the food was very good. Our waiter was absent for the most part. He brought us our bottle of wine, but took over 10 minutes to come back with glasses and to open the wine. After which it took some time for our order to be taken. He explained that he didn't want us to feel rushed. However, our check was brought to us before we were even offered coffee or dessert. Although the food was good, the steak had to be sent back because the done-ness was wrong.

CG
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I love Char steakhouse for its amazing food and typically awesome atmosphere. However, in this occasion the service and atmosphere were not optimal. We were sat in a hallway right by the kitchen- this table should not even exist. We waited 10 minutes just to place our drink order and another 10 just to receive them. I did not get offered any other water aside from tap- I like bottled water and prefer that 100% of the time. Appetizers were delicious, highly recommend the crab cocktail and chopped salad. Entrees were cooked to perfection, however, we received the wrong sides.. which brings me to the service and attention to detail. When you’re spending $300+ on a two person meal this kind of service is truly unacceptable. I love the food and will be back but hopefully under better conditions. Don’t profile me and assume anything in advance. Thanks!

G
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raw bar is always great for starters . Listen to your wait staff . We were fortunate to be waited on by Phil . Suggestions were spot on , had the 55 day aged Kansas City and it was amazing . Also took his suggestion for dessert and wine . All were delicious!! Phil is awesome and Char is consistently top shelf !!

BF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Very disappointed with service tonight. they seem to forget things that we have ordered, like soda, or steak sauce. Had to ask for them again and the waitress' response was that it's out of her hands. Very disappointing because this is our go to place and we have never had to be upset about our dining experience before.

E
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

wine & food prices not consistent with quality of either. Very average steaks-didn't seem like prime aged beef-don't mind upscale prices for upscale food.....servers were excellent

BJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We were seated at a table without place settings... Waiter was very rude and didn’t listen to our desire not to have steaks brought to quickly after appetizers... He mad a face and went into lengthy speech about kitchen is backed up,
etc...
Seemed rushed although there were open tables... Waiter never said Thank You, even though we left a generous tip regardless of his lack of personality and rudeness...
Quality of food was nothing more then average and there are so many better steakhouse options...
Dollar for value or quality simply was not there...

SC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has excellent atmosphere. The staff were well training and was very accommodating. A beautiful evening in the outside dining area.

G
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service outstanding. The menu has something for all tastes. You don’t have to go to Manhattan for great steak. You will find it here.

GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Char many times. They never disappoint. Cool, edgy vibe, excellent food and service and an atmosphere that works for business, friends, or a quiet romantic dinner. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Service was fantastic (thanks Greg!).

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

service was awesome, food was very good, but extremely over priced.

KN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent! We were seated as soon as we arrived and were welcomed by the wait staff. The calamari and escargot appetizers were yummy. The wet aged strip steak were cooked perfectly. I ordered Oscar topping but fell slightly below expectations. Recommend ordering steak only and Oscar on the side if you’d like to try.

P
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Char Steakhouse! We enjoyed sitting outside and with the beautiful ambiance! Our waiter went above and beyond! So happy with the whole experience! We will definitely go back!

PF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had one of the BEST experiences here at Char that we have ever had and we’ve been going for years.
Dinner and service was flawless.

IL
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First time trying the restaurant. Service was attentive and polite. Wine list is very good with good choices and value. Food was good, but not outstanding. Having said this, the seasoned fries with chipolte sauce was excellent as was the stone crab appeitizer. Mustard sauce served with stone crab was "ok", but the au poirve sauce with my filet mignon was great. Steaks were so-so, nothing special given the restaurant is a steak house. Overall, it was a good experience.

Q
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere!!

r
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a terrific meal seated right below the fire waterfall in the back patio. Our meal started at 9:00 pm and didn't end until 11:38 pm. At no time did we feel rushed. We had a stupendous time!

S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The steak was amazing and even though it was pricey it was well worth it but the few sides we got (mac m cheese/potatoes gratin/bacon) were only decent (not bad not great) and they were overpriced in my opinion. Calamari was really good tho. The actual space is really nice which includes an outdoor space.

ZG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was superb, believe his name was Dario (Probably spelled that wrong)! He was on top of everything and food was amazing! We had ribeye and NY strip steak with crab cake as appetizers. The ambience was nice as well on a perfect evening. Also great valet staff! Overall a great night!

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

My appetizer was almost cold (little neck clams). After we finished eating, the table was not cleared for longer than normal. Noise wise, there was a table right behind us that was extremely loud. It was not fun. I eat at Char frequently and this time I was not happy.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most peaceful and relaxing meal with family coupled with exemplary service from the staff. We dined indoors and enjoyed our desert outdoors with lighted fire-pit to add that precious topping !

The meal was prepared perfectly from seafood to steak, veggies and potatoes... it was superb !

The atomic horseradish as a condiment is breathtaking ( no, really i put it on my shrimp cocktail like it was Gold's and it was potent )

Its a go to destination on a Sunday night for the perfect meal and ambiance !

ID
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating my sons 16th Birthday

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

SD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are going to dine here, I would definately order the steak for two. It was outstanding.

C
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience and great food- the lobster avocado salad is fantastic and the evening special bouillabaisse was off the charts delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The food was outstanding, prepared just as we ordered.

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