Char Steakhouse - Raritan

4.6
2676 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 2676 people are saying
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AnuragJain
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJudithB
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Not impressed by the food

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StanP
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First time, last time. Went for our anniversary. Super loud, adjacent party just screaming obscenities, F* bombs. Shows the clientele it attracts. $50 steak was 50% fat. Left Hungry. Only person that asked us of how things were was the kind hostess as we were leaving. Too little too late.

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vipFoodiedoc
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outdoors on a beautiful evening. Ambience was great. Service was warm, professional and attentive. The food was delicious and steaks prepared perfectly. The wine list is unambitious, but serviceable. All in all, a superb steakhouse experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always, service cannot be beat. The food was just delicious and perfectly cooked. The restaurant is just beautiful. I’m do happy that covid did not close down this restaurant it would have broken my heart.

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AnthonyF
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dinner and Service as I celebrated my wife birthday

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LanceL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, excellent service! Will definitely recommend

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SueM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio! Excellent & attentive service from Dario our server, & the food is always excellent!!

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DonnaD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks were excellent. I had the Delmonico which was delicious. My husband had the cowboy steak also excellent. Francis was wonderful with great recommendations. Would definitely return.

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mpdagostino
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Very disappointed. I ordered Lobster Macaroni and Cheese. The half of a tiny lobster was dry and the macaroni had no cheese flavor. The only thing I enjoyed was the pretzel roll. The price was very high for the food I got.

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vipKimW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ALWAYS love eating at Char. The service is always wonderful as is the food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tasting! Great ambiance!

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KRistenG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious! The service was amazing! Our waiter Epah was so nice to our children. The wait time for our food was so reasonable! Will go against

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Server was very rude. Only checked in on the guest that were next to us. Never asked how our food was, didn’t ask if we need anything.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration. Our daughter announced she is expecting !!

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LeonardD
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and not only that our waitress princess was the best ever I highly recommend asking for her when going here

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vipASTJR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks and cooked as ordered.

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vipGeneM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional staff and excellent food.....the outside dining area is terrific and feels like it will be useful into the winter months

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vipvanilacokefoke
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a celebratory steak, this is the place to be. Their beef and its preparation highly surpass any other steakhouse I've been to. And the roasted garlic that comes with it is always a delicious complement!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for mom

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NJon
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Steaks; cooked perfectly and well-seasoned. Appetizer salads were satisfyingly large. Desserts were large for the price. Highly recommended.

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matthewm
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Potato side order was incorrect, waitperson was overwhelmed, forgot I had requested birthday treat for my girlfriend, drink order was wrong. Aside from that, wine and steak were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my wife. Excellent service and food as always. We look forward to our next visit. Never disappointed here.

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ALLISONN
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience2

Not one person who worked at the restaurant was wearing a mask. Very disappointing for a great restaurant like this. Won’t be back until COVID is over.

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vipDarrenL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was a wonderful server!

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DeirdreZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall the experience was great but I was a little surprised that the dress code had changed. People were arriving in shorts and tee shirts but it was outside so I thought that it was acceptable in that environment.
Our waiter was great and the food was excellent as always.

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JosileneM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and nice outdoor . Staff very kind. Parking lot.

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vipJoeyBagOfDonuts
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

1st...The Service was Great....Let's talk about the dinning experience. Family of 8 for a Birthday celebration and all-thou a good-time...a few slip ups.

1. Order NY Strip (14oz) Prime, dry-aged and not very flavorful cut. As a Steak Guy the Low quality of meat showed.
2. Ordered Italian Hot Peppers and they are stuffed with Anchovies (Even the server was shocked). Opened 1 pepper and stopped as no one eats Anchovies from our party.
3. Pecan Bread Pudding was not ordered and the server said it's on the house(BD freebie?). This was on the bill and had to remind staff of this (was then removed).

When the bill $345 was being reviewed the Peppers remained on the bill. At no time the server said this would be removed (uneaten item). A oversight or Management to WAIT for someone to speak up. Since it's Char the costumer MUST speak up as Upscale establishments would have removed this. We are not going back as I have mixed issues with the Quality of meat Char is using. Matt's Red Roster and Steakhouse 85 are much better.

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vipeSnizzly
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out waiter Sergio was awesome! He made great recommendations and was a pleasure to have as a server.

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vipisla88
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice place with great ambiance. Good attentive service. We had Cowboy Ribeye and NY strip both cooked to order. Great sides. Pricey for sure, but so are all steakhouses.

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EganP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience overall. I took my girlfriend out to dinner for her birthday. She absolutely loved it. Our server Justin was very attentive and informative throughout the whole night. He gave us several recommendations from their specials and regular menus, and it all tasted amazing. Will definitely be coming back.

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vipAdrienneT
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , ambiance and meal was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service .

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Char Steakhouse - Raritan is rated 4.6 stars by 2676 OpenTable diners.

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