Char Steakhouse - Raritan
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Excellent food and service Best filet mignon around.
Sat outside. Great meal! Great service!
Our server was very disinterested and not attentive. For example, she took our drink order and then didn’t come back for 20minutes. She finally came back out with our drinks, set them down in a staging area across the room from our cabana and proceeded to take another table’s order for 5 minutes. She never once let us know why there was a delay or why she decided to take another tables order midway delivering our drinks. Even when she finally did give us our drinks, There was no apology or acknowledgement as to anything being wrong with how she handled it. Basically ice was melted and we were drinking watered down cocktails.
I’ve been here multiple times with parties large and small (we were a table of 8 this time), and this was the first time I experience bad/standoffish service so I’m not going to look too deeply into it.
It was definitely the talk of the table for about half an hour but it is what it is.
Dinner for 6 good friends 4 of whom had not been to Char prior.
Enjoyed every aspect from welcoming team at reception, manager, our server Phil and support staff.
We each had different entree’s and shared 5 sides including ‘Death by Potatoes’. No issues, everything cooked to our different preferences and served hot, and at same time.
Desserts worth the calories. Coffee very good.
Nothing left to take home!
We left happy, content and full!
Thanks Char for a fun evening!
Having been patrons of Char for years, we were happy to take our older son for his birthday and let's just say it has gone really downhill. So much so, that he didn't even want to stay for dessert and candles. Our family of 4 went for dinner and ordered over $250.00 worth of food . Every one of us was disappointed in our apps as well as our entrees. Some meals were not properly cooked but most were just really bad tasting. It had to be one of the worst meals we have ever had (and we eat out A LOT). The service was also poor. We actually couldn't wait to leave which is sad because it was very expensive for half eaten meals for a special occasion. We ended up picking up food on the way home. We used to always come here with friends but will be crossing it off our list. We don't expect much but this was just bad after bad. Too many other places to choose from and not have to pick up after spending a lot of money .
Food was great, take it slow on the warm pretzel rolls their very tasty
Reservation was for 6:30, but we got there at 5:45 and the staff was able to accommodate us. They also set us up for after dinner drink outside, which was lovely.
Meals were spectacular, as always. Overall great experience.
Great atmosphere and excellent steaks!
Outstanding meal and service!
Great service and great steak.
We both had appetizers that were very good. I ordered the special, excellent! She had the stuffed lobster and raved about it all the way home. We shared a “death by potato” side and fell in love with it.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant for any occasion or just a really nice meal out.
Great food great service
Service was great, Sergio is very nice and professional. Appetizers were delicious. Rest of the meal was good but very expensive for what it was.
Our waiter Robert was amazing and very detailed.
Tomahawk was delicious.
I highly recommend this place!
Amazing food and our waiters were also amazing . We took forever because saw friends we haven’t seen in years. They were so patient and understanding.
Definitely will be back !!!!
Tomahawk steak was not flavorful at all & the pecan bread pudding was terrible. NO FLAVOR! I was looking forward to my night out w good meal. That didn't happen.
I’m never disappointed in the service , food or customer service .
I highly recommend this place to accommodate whatever the occasion is 💯
Didn't replace utensils and had to ask for water refills. Waiter not very attentive. Took clients out for a dinner meeting and expected a lot more with the money spent. It was Tuesday evening, could have been an off night. The food was excellent, no complaints.
Food was great. Our expectation is that this being a high end restaurant, all levels would be excellent but that was not the case.
Service was not the same that we experienced in other high end restaurant. We felt that service did not match the food.
Always excellent- from unique specials like zucchini flowers to rich and delicious lobster Mac and cheese- we love having this gem right nearby
The food was delicious as always.
This was a birthday dinner celebrating two of my friends. All three of us have been to Char many times and always loved it.
We loved the seafood tower and zucchini flowers for appetizers.
However, our meals were cold, and both the Tuna and Meat and Potato dishes were not nearly as tasty as they usually are. There was very little short rib and the the tuna was bland , disappointing.
Our waiter was very good, but seemed to be servicing too many tables at once.
I think I been to Char at least 30 times and this was my first sub par experience.
My understanding is that many restaurants are faced with the challenge of reduced staffing so I am imagining that this is not the new norm.
Will definitely go again, with
OUTSTANDING food and service.
Originally seated next to a family with young and MUCH TOO LOUD children.
Our request to move was immediately accommodated, resulting in a great experience.
AMAZING food, service, and environment. No complaints at all!
Everything went well with food , service and ambiance.
I’ve never had a bad experience and always refer people .
The service and food preparation is always very consistent Loce Char
Robert was our server and was great. Will definitely be asking for him next time.
Everything about our dinner experience was outstanding especially the food and service. Paige was a wonderful server and the food was as good if not better than any steak house in New Jersey of New York.
Great ambiance and delicious food .. love the choice of selection, from the steaks, to raw bar to seafood … food is really delicious… loved the Smoked cocktails .. kudos to the bartender … overall a great experience…
Fantastic steaks cooked perfectly to order. The gratin potatoes were delicious. Service was quick and attentive. Noise level was harsh and distracting.
I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Salmon was great and the others loved the surf and Turf and steak. Bread was amazing and Salad was excellent. Service was well-timed and friendly, drinks were very nice.
Outstanding food and service. Would absolutely return. Steven our server was fantastic
Food was excellent and our waiter Emery was fantastic!
Amazing food and a great way to celebrate my parent's anniversary.
Husbands 60th birthday celebration 9 of us. Perfect setting, above quality presentation of dishes , service exceptional.
Everything was amazing
Service, food, ambiance ...great time
First timers to Char to celebrate hubby’s birthday. All our food was top quality, well prepared, delicious, and worth its prices. Together, we enjoyed the meat and potatoes, oysters, cowboy ribeye, and crab cakes with creme brûlée for dessert. Be sure not to miss the popovers as your bread choice. We chose to sit inside due to the humidity outside, and it was quite loud between the music and the dining noises. But that also aided in conversations not being heard among the side by side tables. It was at times also difficult to hear our server due to the noise. Despite the noise, Sergio provided excellent service. We had a great experience and we will be back for other special occasions.
We were impressed with this restaurant. Loved the decor & placement of tables. Our waiter was attentive. Menu was extensive & food delicious.
I always love char. The service is always amazing and the food is delicious. Braised short ribs and a glass of Malbec 🤤. Excellent experience
Food and service was excellent as usual . Steaks perfectly cooked and outside patio is an awesome place to have dinner .
You can order delivery directly from Char Steakhouse - Raritan using the Order Online button. Char Steakhouse - Raritan also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 707-1777.
Char Steakhouse - Raritan is rated 4.6 stars by 2637 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.