Char Steakhouse - Red Bank

4.4
2010 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

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StephanieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We go to Char quite often and I have to say the food was not as good as it usually is. Their was 4 of us and two of the steaks came out raw in the middle. We sent them back and they came out burnt. The Mac and Cheese was not as good as it usually is . We were celebrating my birthday which the waiter knew. I had the brownie and the brownie actually tasted stale. I have to say for it not being super busy the meal definitely was not what I had hoped for.

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Beth
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Totally not worth the money spent. Kept trying to get us to order more food even though we ordered quite a bit.

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Calabresegirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Shrimp cocktail smelled fishy …girls and the front desk were rude…waiter was strange…the restaurant smelled needs to be cleaned has an odor

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CindyM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Restaurant was trendy and very lively. We had a great server named Liz. We ordered the porterhouse steak (46 oz) with creamed spinach and fries. Food was good but steak could have been a bit hotter upon serving. The food also took nearly an hour to come out so that may have possibly contributed to the mediocre temperature of the steak. Still a nice evening but there are many other steakhouses I would return to before this one.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a party of four for my wife’s birthday. First time for she and I.
Both my son and daughter raved about the steaks they had on previous visits.
My wife and I shared the tomahawk steak special with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. My son and daughter had the strip steaks. They said their meal was OK.

The service was great, and the food was good, but as my wife said afterwards, the steaks I make at home are much better than what we were served at Char. Same for the sides.

Best part of the meal: chocolate mousse cake.

All in all it was a good experience-not great, and not as great as some people say or as pricing would command.

The only thing that made it worth the price was not the food, but spending time together.

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janesmith
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of it all was beautiful and the filet with truffle fries was delicious

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LeahR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great and everyone was attentive and informative. Good place to dine on a Friday night

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CharlesG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner. Liz, our waitress, was a pleasure. She was very attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, an experienced server.

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vipGallaghergirl
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Anniversary we had the Best service, best food and really great ambience. We have been to char three times now and will consistently come back. Cookie Jar Sundae for dessert is off the charts

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SalC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great, not too much but knew when to come by. In general the was good but expensive. For a steak house, the steak was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Client has a good meal and a great time.

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TimJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I feel the food was at best “ok”. The steak was fatty. I do not feel for the price it was a good value and will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was awful. We sat for 30 minutes without anyone bringing us anything (not even water). A woman came over with bread after 30 minutes and a conversation with a waiter and seemed more bothered by us than helpful.
Server asked for our order and asked if we wanted it to come out all at once or in two courses. We said two courses as we were not in a rush and one was an appetizer while the other was the entree. He said okay but I’ll need this table in an hour because it’s a Saturday night. Made it very clear we were unwanted and ensured we felt rushed.
I understand waiters have tough nights and busier nights than usual but the experience should have been more pleasant considering the cost.

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LennyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was expecting top quality having visited the other location in Raritan. Bacon and Delmonico steak were both quite fatty.

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TaleenT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a birthday, was a wonderful time. Food, service, atmosphere - 5/5. Various seating options as well; we were in the dining room upstairs, a bit more quiet than downstairs/bar area

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MariaF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Liz our waitress was amazing! Such a great night out with amazing food

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LaurieM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside … it was a beautiful night to celebrate my sons birthday. Appetizers ( seafood tower) meat and potatoes were amazingly! Tomahawk, rib eye surf and turf and lobster avocado salad were outstanding and steaks cooked to perfection. Sides of lobster Mac and cheese creamed corn and a brilliant truffle mashed rounded out a stellar dinner! Save room for yhe Bread pudding … an out of the park experience!

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SteveR
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary. Liz was our server. She was amazing. She was very attentive and very professional. The food was excellent and presented very well. The ambiance was great, the whole staff was very accommodating.

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SamiA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time my service was fantastic. food also very good I would definitely recommend this place

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ThomasH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it here! The food from the appetizers and on was phenomenal! I highly recommend the cookie jar sundae at the end. The waitstaff was very nice as well. Overall, such a great experience!

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Angel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tomahawk steak and death by potatoes and absolutely must! So delicious you'll be craving it the moment you leave!

JM
vipJulieM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Char dozens of times and it never disappoints.
Sal, our server, was great and the food is always delicious.
Thank you for another wonderful dining experience.

JC
JeCo
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Excellent steak! Glad we actually stayed to enjoy it as we considered walking out in the first five minutes. We have never experienced such a miserable hostess. She spoke no words… looked put off to have to get up and walk us to a table … in the darkest, furthest corner of the room…where she casually tossed the menu on the table and walked away .. barely audible saying “enjoy” with her back to us. Then came the bread basket. We thought we would splurge on a popover… and they were both overcooked on the outside and raw on the inside. We traded up for a stale baguette and dry focaccia. When we finally engaged with our server things got better… good wine (definitely limited list of by the glass), good sides and steak (although we both ordered the same cook and got two completely different steaks… I wish I took a photo). For a place that calls itself an American steakhouse, it was surprisingly mediocre overall.

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JosephB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was cooked to perfection vegetables were very fresh and Elizabeth the server was very attentive

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NicoleP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Not one employee had a mask on: hostess, wait staff etc. Our waiter was very friendly but the service was extremely slow. Our dinner order was taken after 45 minutes of being seated. Tables were also very close together. I could hear the next couple’s entire conversation. The food was good especially the dessert, but nothing blew us away. My fiancé chose this place for his birthday dinner and he left saying he was not impressed at all.

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MaraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was lovely. Our food was served in a timely way and everything was delicious.

JC
JeffC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet mignon doesn’t get any better than this. Meat & potatoes app is outstanding. Place “cake in a can” on the menu all year.

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AnthonyA
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

overall was very good. My only issue was, I made a reservation and got sat in the bar section. could not complain much bc i was 10 minutes late for my reservation. good food and good service though.

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vipNancyJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I was in Red Bank & decided I wanted a decent steak. I selected Char, where I’d visited for cocktails but never dined in. I expected the typical comfort of a high end steakhouse: dark wood, linens on the tables, a decent wine list and impeccable service.

I made a reservation on Open Table and asked to be seated at a table rather than a high top, which I was presumed was in the bar. When I arrived, I was inexplicably brought to a bare wooden deuce barside. I presumed the dining room was full & settled in at the cramped table which could barely hold my order much less the work I brought with me to review. My waitress was lovely, but my table was outside her assigned station in the dining room. She hustled from the dining room to me and even made drinks behind the bar. Why there was no full time bartender escapes me. She gave her customers her best effort but management stretched her too thin: at times I had to prevail on the busboy and a floor manager to get additional items & order a bottle of wine.

Imagine my surprise when I went to the ladies’ room to see that the main dining rooms were not even close to full. Clients were seated at large, linen covered table, the type I thought would be afforded me.

My annoyance grew, particularly when the only other table seated in the bar was a May/December romance in which I surmised the young lady was present only due to financial remuneration. I raised the question of my placement confidentially to my server who offered no plausible explanation & neither could the floor manager when I spoke to him.

I am a 59 year old woman with means to pay a pricey bill. I don’t traipse around in stilettos to garner attention; I dress comfortably due to my hectic travel schedule. I treat staff with respect & tip generously as I worked in restaurants in college and while obtaining an advanced degree. I won’t go back to Char until I am assured I will be given the same courtesy shown other patrons.

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Kerry
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was terrific & the waiter was attentive !!!!
Would highly recommend Char .

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DonaldD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff, food was excellent. I would recommend Char to friends.

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

Went for my sister-in-laws birthday, and could not have asked for a better experience. Our waiter, Justin, was beyond attentive to us, the food and drinks came out in a timely manner, considering how busy it was, and everything from the appetizers to after dinner drinks was delicious. I was torn between the delmonico and pork chop, and Justin recommend the pork chop, and it did not disappoint!! Will be going back for a date night for sure

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
35 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just ok remember it being better. Service was pretty bad

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Papi
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We have been to Char numerous times. Our first experience was great, but unfortunately it has been down hill since then. Our most recent visit on Friday was the worst we've had. My girlfriend and I ordered the Tomahawk for 2. We ordered it medium rare. The total weight was supposed to be 42OZ. If I had to guess, about half of that was the bone and another quarter was fat. Realistically we probably had 10-12 OZ of edible meat. The edible meat we did have was more on the rare side and was a bit hard to cut even with the large steak knifes provided. We ordered Mac and Cheese and Asparagus as our sides. The Mac and Cheese was alright, but had a bit of an odd taste. It almost reminded us of pizza. The Asparagus was paper thin and all of the inedible ends were left on. Our Calamari appetizer was really the only thing we enjoyed. They sat us extremely close to 2 others tables, so close that I could hear every word of each conversation on either side of me. The staff was attentive and the service was good. Overall, definitely not worth the money. We wanted to continue to love it, but ultimately I do not think we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Come here for all special occasions!

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Simplethings1
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great!

MK
MaryK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

steady and reliable steak house in the charming town of Red Bank. Always a staple. Excellent service and food.

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Char Steakhouse - Red Bank is rated 4.4 stars by 2010 OpenTable diners.

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