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Char Steakhouse - Raritan

1670 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(908) 707-1777
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Char Steakhouse features private and semi private areas that can accommodate a range of party sizes from 15-200 guests.
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Private party contact
Cat Consten: (908) 809-9081
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Char Steakhouse will deliver to any location within 25 miles for parties ranging from 15 to 500 guests
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Cross street
First Avenue
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Parking details
Our private parking lot accommodates 80 to 100 vehicles and Valet is available for special events.
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Public transit
Raritan stop on the New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line.
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Our staff provides all the entertainment our diners will need
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Special events & promotions
Our event planning packages cater to corporate and private events and are available at most any budget. Our team of trained professionals will guide you through the event planning process from menu development to customized table and room decor. Contact Cat Consten / 908.809.9081
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1670 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The wait staff was fantastic. Attentive as needed but not hovering annoyingly. Dietary restrictions and allergies were accommodated without hesitation and suggestions were offered without any discontent.

The food was cooked too order and was extremely flavorful and excellently prepared. Portion sizes were filling but not over abundant where you felt compelled to goes yourself.

My only complaint is they do not serve prime rib. That being said the filet mignon was stellar.

3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Overall we were underwhelmed by the food. Our appetizer was very good , but the steaks were nothing special for the prices charged. My first cut in my medium rare steak clearly was cooked medium, especially compared to my wife’s. I sent it back and it came back cut more in the middle to show it was cooked slightly better, but still over cooked in my opinion. Not to argue I ate it, but found it off putting that I sent back a dish and essentially was told it was a bigger cut so the outside may slightly be more done. For a top of the line steakhouse, that is a crock and the chef and the manager should have more pride in a steak they are charging 55 dollars for. Wouldn’t go back knowing for similar price I can get a better steak

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Only minor issues was the dining rooms are on the darker side a little bit more light and not so close together to each other table wise would make a great difference would make it a little bit more Cozier

3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Chair was worn out but the staff was gracious enough to seat us near window so we didn’t complain

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Always a reliable choice for an excellent meal, great food and good service.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was excellent, waiter and service were awesome and always available. Right on point. Great restaurant

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent service as always. Food was great.

Kenny19 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This was the second time we've eaten at Char and this time was miles better than the first time. The food was really good (had the Surf and Turf) and a great bottle of wine topped off by Maple Bread Pudding for a dessert. Our table was in a much better location (last time near the bar) and it had moderate noise level so we could hear ourselves converse with one another. We will definitely come back, hopefully next time when we can experience outdoor seating which looks very cozy.

vipFisco (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

The place was pretty packed for a Monday evening, this is a good sign, I was seated in a booth, comfortable near the bar. I had a cocktail with porto and whiskey, a delicious creation, the ice in it was not cube but ball, details count for this restaurant...
They make their bread themselves and it is excellent: ciabata, prinzel sort of and remarkable pop up.
The main attraction for me was the 55 days dry aged beef on bone i had, it was cooked to perfection - medium rare to melt the aged fat enough - and the flavor were enhanced by the process. Real bearnaise was obviously made by the chef according to french recipe, it was delicious. The side dishes, mac and cheese and cream spinach were generous but unremarkable. The mousse au chocolat cake was devine and could easily serve 4 persons.
My waiter Gregory was outstanding and made this evening truly remarquable by being just present enough to be efficient and none intrusive .

ROKHead (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent experience celebrating my wife's birthday. Our server William was terrific