Char Steakhouse - Raritan

4.7
2697 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2697 people are saying
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Mcph5
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant for a special night out...wait service great...food prepared perfectly..nice selection of wines...an enjoyable evening!!!

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Megan26
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was wonderful for the most part. However I had arrived early & spoke to the waiter about a birthday in our party. He said they would do something special.
Ordered dessert , when it arrived cake had no candle, no bday acknowledgment etc.
Disappointing.

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vipHennie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb steak

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Char. The food was excellent, but our waiter was exceptional. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & Service was excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome… food, service everything was amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience! Food and ambiance were great and our server Sameerah was outstanding! Will be back! Thanks for a great night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience! Our favorite local go-to place!

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vipPGM123
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening start to finish. My wife and I both had the ribeye with the bone. It’s was cooked to perfection and mashed potatoes where delicious. We finished off the night with hot coffee and the brownie and ice cream, my wife was smiling at the end. Recommend place for date night out, girls or guy night out. Perfect spot for the holidays. Check this place out for sure.

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TylerL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almost everything was great. Good presentation was very engaging and the flavors were a brand new experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service is impeccable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a beautifully decorated restaurant with many different rooms. Staff was friendly and attentive. However one kept pacing back and forth near the table. Which was very distracting. Prices were on the high side but the quality was good. So as they say… you get what you pay for! Highly recommend! Bon appetite!

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AndreH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience. Some of the best food my wife and I have had in years. Spent a ton of money but it was worth every single penny….

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MarquisG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Steak was cooked perfect and loved the Char sauce . The sides could of been seasoned a little better.

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Colleen
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food

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RosemaryS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from cocktails to desert was excellent. Loved Emery our Server. We will definately go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Every bite was so delicious and an excellent wine list. The waiter was so warm and friendly. Perfect meal. I can’t wait for an opportunity to go back. It was a little noisy, but well worth overcoming the noise for the experience and meal.

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vipSumz
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Awesome place, great food, great vibe. I would recommend this place!

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Accountant78
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu as well as the specials. The food was perfect temperature and very tasty. We’re looking forward to scheduling another date night to return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always!

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VincentF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fine place for a special occasion! Everything was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak that I ever had

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vipKaraM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and expensive . A dinner out these days its what you expect. Service was great

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Ewatwc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve had a reunion of 4 work friends from a past life for roughly 6 years now, and only once we did not go to Char. And we sorely missed it and returned the next year. It is in a good central locale for us, between, Union, Passaic, and Monmouth counties and one of us in PA. Always terrific. A little noisy in the back room; next time we reserve a booth by the bar. Cheers!

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JohnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous meal. The au gratin potatoes were fabulous

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luciov
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go to Char, it never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great at the bar. Tomahawk steak was perfectly cooked.

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NishG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and drinks were delicious. Tables too close together and it was pretty loud as there was a large party seated across from us, but would definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. It’s on the pricier side, so may be better suited to special occasions for some folks. Looking at $80-100 for an adult with an appetiser, main and a couple of drinks.

With all of that in consideration will defiantly include in our rotation. For us it’s in the ‘a few times a year’ category.

JB
JohnB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this place! The service was on point! The food was amazing and the drinks were perfect. I will definitely be back!

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DonnaP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were tabled near a very large party who were exceedingly loud. Detracted greatly from our birthday celebration. Next time will stipulate not to be put by a large table. Cost of meal is too high to be so annoyed. Food was great as always.

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vipjeanne56
Hawaii
40 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like dining at Char for special occasions.
Last night’s dinner was excellent and the staff was outstanding.
Looking forward to our next dinner at Char!

AJ
AnuragJain
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. We went to celebrate my nephew’s birthday. Ask for Matt as your server. He is amazing.

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vipNumber1grammy
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a gift card for awhile and never able to use it. A Sunday afternoon was perfect. Food was delicious. Only negative-a party was happening else where in the restaurant and some children (not babies) were running a muck screaming. Not Good.

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vipAlavall
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food never disappoints. The steaks are always great, and I’m impressed by the quality of their seafood. The oysters and the shrimp cocktail are delicious! The service outdoors was especially great, with Dario being an attentive and awesome server. I love how their outdoor seating is surrounded by heat lamps and standing fire pits which make it really comfortable and warm during cooler nights.

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vipinfobrkr
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was one of the BEST experiences I’ve had I. A couple of years. New staff is amazing from lead server to assistant. Bartender was amazing and actually asked if the drink should be up or on rocks! The food was perfectly cooked, perfectly timed and everything was delicious. And on a Saturday night!!

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vipJezzrichjames
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The water, staffs ambiance, and food quality were all exceptional.

JB
vipJudithB
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as usual. My husband commented, “the steaks here are “the best” I’ve ever had! Always consistent. And who doesn’t love the popovers! Thanks Luciano and staff for always making every visit special!

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the greeting to the good night upon leaving this was a great experience, Jose took very good care of us, timing of drinks and food delivery was excellent. We will be returning

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great service and really good food.
Seating was pretty close together which didn’t make for a private and special atmosphere

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Char Steakhouse - Raritan is rated 4.7 stars by 2697 OpenTable diners.

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