Sunday, May 13, 2018
Wonderful stop prior to Count Basie event. Great food and better service although pricey for anything but a special occasin
The entire meal was delicious! The steaks were cooked perfectly and the death by mashed potatoes were to die for!!! Our waiter Eric was fabulous as was all the staff.
Food was good but not what you would expect from a good steak house
Server was great, very attentive as were the staff that refill the water, give you bread, etc. Food is always great! The oysters are always amazing and the tuna tar tar is the best I’ve ever had.
The food was amazing! The service waa even better! The staff was knowledgeable, accommodating, and friendly. Can't wait to go back to try some other food!
Pleasantly surprised! Wondered how chain steakhouse was going to be but the food was great. Blackened rib eye, asparagus, mashed potato with truffle and asiago, bread pudding, all fantastic! Service was great, sorry I forgot his name but very attentive, gave great suggestions. A tad overpriced but food was worth it.
Our server was amazing, the ambience is fantastic and food was delish!
Great steaks and sides. Very attentive service and professional. Good price for quality of meat.
We went for my husbands birthday. The steak was delicious and the service was excellent. We will definitely go back again.
You can't find a better steakhouse in New York, than this gem in Central Jersey. Great food. Service is second to none. Great for special occasions or a nice evening out. Try Char, you won't be disappointed.
Our server and everyone was amazing. The best service ever. Very impressive
Too loud - uncomfortable table -Poor dining experience.
Pierre our server made our first time experience at Char a delight. The food was outstanding and his recommendations were spot on with what we were desiring for our date.
Service was excellent, sashimi was fresh and very tasty, sea bass was delicious. Only drawback was that it was a bit loud making it difficult for dinner conversation.
Was not happy with this restaurant. When I made the reservations I told the host it was for both couples anniversary. She said she would give a nice table with a view, however when we got there our table was the row where everyone passed to go down the hall to the bathroom and right behind two of our seats was where the waiters/waitresses stand and enter orders into computer. Not at all a romantic anniversary dinner. We usually go to Ruth Chris to celebrate and are very disappointed we chose Char. They give you nothing for celebrating except a $500 dinner bill at least at Ruth Chris you get rose peddles and confetti on the table and a free dessert and usually a smaller bill for better food.
Been to char many times. This time the ribeye was all grizzle. They offered to replace but second one was just as bad (not sure it was a different steak). Very disappointing.
They did give us free dessert, just was looking forward to a good steak🙁
Our server Micheal was beyond fenomenal !!! Very attentive. He knew his menu and made sure we were properly accommodated all through out the night. Overall the food was excellent and we can’t wait to go back !
Dinner was superb and our French waiter was excellent!!
Very upscale and classy. Waitress was top notch. Felt almost as if in NYC. Loved the whole experience and will be back.
Awesome servers , very attentive.
Food was amazing
Would recommend to everyone to go
Excellent as always
Every time we go to Char we have the best experience! The food, drinks, and service is amazing! Char made our Valentine’s Day perfect! We always sit with Terry and always have such a great time! Every time we go in he remembers what we like right when we sit down. Always recommends something new whenever we go in and we are never disappointed. And the management always makes sure everything is perfect! If you want a great dinner and experience go to Char! And definitely ask for Terry!
Char is my absolute favorite restaurant. Any menu item never disappoints. I requested an off menu item in advance, caviar, in which the chef, Phil, was more than happy to oblige. I can’t say enough great things about Char!
Went to char for Valentine’s Day for the first time and probably our last. The waiter was so rude! He asked if we wanted bottled water starting telling us about different waters they have and last tap water. When we opted for tap water he gave a dirty look and a negative reaction. Then asked if we were drinking alcohol and when we said no he again was negative about it and talked down to us as if we were going to be cheap customers. We order the cowboy steak and it was really good no complaints there. My wife had the halibut but highly do not recommend it as it had tons of bones! Food was good but this waiter should learn some manners when serving guests.
Very good experience. Ambiance was great, service was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious.
Food was amazing, Waitress and other staff were exceptional...A little on the pricey side makes going there less frequently but overall great place! Definitely worth going
Excellent place and can't wait to go back. Is everything I could ask for in a restaurant when i need for things to go right!
Food and service was great.
First time at Char, my wife and I both ordered the 12 oz NY Strip steak.
Ranks as one of the best steaks we have ever eaten.
On par if not better than Capital Grille or Three forks.
Great APP's--try the crab cake or lobster and very attentive service.
A little pricey, but no regrets --very glad we tried and will go back, great place for a special occasion. We shared the "cookie jar" dessert --
Go to Char. You will not be disappointed
We cel brayed Valentine’s day Friday night and had a very nice dinner with my husband. In the past I recall it to be quite loud but it wasn’t this night. one of the waiters confirmed that Saturday nights are a bit louder than Friday nights. It is also much busier on Saturdays. Food was good,wine and cocktails were good , dessert also good, an enjoyable date night.
Not so impressed , food wasn't that great and a bit pricy for the area ,
We arrived early. Had a drink at the bar. Had to go back to the server to tell her we were ready to be seated rather than her coming to us. Went to our seat which was basically on top of the couple sitting next to us. Ordered a bottle of wine and appetizers. The wine came and we sat for about 25 min waiting for Food. Our waiter was nice and apologized but it still took forever. Dinner came immediately after appetizers with not much of a break. We had to find someone to bring us more water. The steak was decent. Mine was undercooked and my husbands was slightly over cooked. It was so loud with large parties. In my opinion it would make sense to put tables of 2 away from large parties. Our waiter treated us to dessert but what was odd was he never gave us a dessert menu. He just brought us cheesecake. Overall the dining experience was not great. It’s NYC prices but not NYC quality. I do not think I would go there again for a date night.
Service was very slow, food arrived cold
The popover was hard as a rock, food overpriced and felt rushed.
This was our second return after a long hiatus.
The restaurant has come into its own. The steak is great. The service is super. The drinks are good. The wine list is good and affordable. The place was busy. We will be regulars.
The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. It was the first time my husband and I went to Char and we will definitely be going back!
If it wasn’t for 2 out of three Of the steaks being overcooked they would have gotten a better review from me. Everything else was superb. Surprisingly, the steak was still phenomenal even with the cook sleeping in the kitchen.
This place is your best option for a steakhouse in the Monmouth county area. Still not NYC steakhouse level in terms of consistency and execution hence the 4 stars rather than 5. Eating at the bar is an excellent choice but it fills up fast.
Took a handful of clients to Char for a business meeting. The steaks were poor cuts, not as advertised. Of the 6 of us that ordered, only 5 ate their meal. Very disappointing.