Char Steakhouse - Raritan
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.
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.
A nyc steakhouse night out but without having to actually go to nyc.
Meal was very good and our server Niko was excellent
Great food and service
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!
Char has become a favorite of ours. Great service and great consistent food.
Waiter was over zealous..became annoying.
Special of the evening was halibut, very dry.
While the ambiance and the service were excellent, the food was good, but not great. Way over-priced
Waiter Steven was fantastic food was the same. For a good quality steak this is the place to go.
my go-to steak restaurant. whenever I am in the mood for a nice steak and a grey goose martini, I head to Char.
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 :)
Can't go wrong here!
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!
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.
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!
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 !!
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.
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
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,
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...
The restaurant has excellent atmosphere. The staff were well training and was very accommodating. A beautiful evening in the outside dining area.
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.
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.
Birthday. Service was fantastic (thanks Greg!).
service was awesome, food was very good, but extremely over priced.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 !
Celebrating my sons 16th Birthday
If you are going to dine here, I would definately order the steak for two. It was outstanding.
Always an excellent experience and great food- the lobster avocado salad is fantastic and the evening special bouillabaisse was off the charts delicious.
Excellent service. The food was outstanding, prepared just as we ordered.