Char Steakhouse - Red Bank

4.4
1940 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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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJared
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fist time back at Char Char since the pandemic. Excellent!! All the way around.

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MarkC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, good ambiance. Perfect for date night. Our server Zack was excellent!

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MyronG
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,great staff,great location and great atmosphere

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Keema
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food wasn't that good, definitely a little bland, but everything was great.

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TinaD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outside vibe! Good was great, service was excellent!

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NikkiB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

When we got there they tried to sit us at a really small table that was more like an end table right at the walkway to the restrooms. I had to ask to me moved to a more comfortable table. The waiter took a long time to even acknowledge us being there and then even longer to take our order. The food was just ok. I got the surf and turf, my husband the strip. The meat quality was not good. We have had better steaks at Texas Roadhouse for a lot less money. My lobster tail was not cooked fully and I only was able to eat half of it. The waiter didn't stop by once to see how we are doing. We had to ask for the check so we can leave and he never asked how our meal was, even at that point. We just paid and left. I won't be back there. We spent a lot of money on a what was suppose to be a nice dinner but actually ended up being disappointed. This was our first time at this restaurant and it will be our last.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good but just not worth the amount of money. The service was fine. We sat outside and the tables were on a slant because of the street and our drinks kept sliding. Could’ve been fixed with a little piece of wood under the legs. All in all the it was a really ice night out. Just a little too pricey for me.

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Primo
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, Great Food , Great Service, Chef came out and said hello.
Never a bad time there.

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vipHarryA
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was delicious and cooked perfectly. Attentive service. Drinks were made perfectly. My wife and I enjoy the experience

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Wheeler
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food n drinks were very good. Steak prepared exactly as ordered. One disappointment was the shrimp cocktail; three of the four shrimp had a iodine after taste.

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Foodie688
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The restaurant was not up to par for a steakhouse. Poor lackluster service. Table was worn. They should have white tableclothas as most upscale steakhouses do. Food presentation lacking as well.

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The restaurant was very nice. Unfortunately, our drinks were served warm and our food was served cold. Had the food been warmer and the beer was cold it would have been a much better experience. The cheesecake was phenomenal. Our server was super sweet.

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MarieElenaD
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Amazing ambiance and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Told them 3 times it was a birthday dinner.
Was there any candles on the dessert- No!!!
Unacceptable !!!!!

I will not be returning

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Good food, great service and nice management. Problem was it was our anniversary and we specifically requested a table that was either roomy, secluded or had a great view. The table we got was none of the above (there was also no acknowledgement of our anniversary). We were stuck in the middle of two other couples and could barely hear each other over the noise. The ambiance (or lack thereof) makes it hard to justify the price of the food which was pretty tasty. If we wanted to be boxed in like sardines, we could have just gone to Ruth Chris in the city and paid similar prices. Anyway, maybe our fault for not complaining before we sat down but we didn’t want to be those people. Instead, we’ll be those people by writing this review.

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vipJasonM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My 4th time here and overall everything was great. Drinks, appetizers, and entrees were delicious.

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NancyM
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent ! Pierre our waiter made great recommendations and was very attentive and had a sense of humor as well. Steak was done to perfection, potatoes gratin we were a real treat. The ceviche was some of the best I have ever had!

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FrancescoR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have frequented various restaurants in Red Bank and all very good! I was looking for a Steak/Fish restaurant for my wife’s 65th, a restaurant we never went to, and Char Steakhouse was the choice. From the initial call to make reservations to our waiter Rich the service was fabulous, thoughtful and spot on! The spirits and food were perfect and delicious! We highly recommend Char for their ambiance, service, and top knots quality spirits and food!!’ Thank you Char Steakhouse for making my wife’s 65th even more special and memorable!

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DawnB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. I highly recommend the 12oz Filet it was cooked to perfection.

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DavidG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks were cooked to perfection! Wait staff were very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere, and service was spectacular. Jordon, one of the GM was so attentive and such a polished professional. Liz our server was so attentive and outstanding, we could not not asked for a better dining experience. Bravo!

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vipMommab3
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were great the server was exceptional. I think having to pay for your sides is a bit too much though something should come with your steak.

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chasman
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went very well

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mmgpsych
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We've been dining at Char from the day it opened in Red Bank, and for years prior at their Raritan location. Last night was an exception and exceptionally awful. The steaks at Char were perfect and perfectly done, as was the Truffle French Fries. The service -- not the server's fault -- was just plain horrible! Perhaps they're understaffed. It took a half hour to get the dozen Oysters we'd ordered as an appetizer. It took an additional 45 minutes to get the steaks. Finally, we'd all but had to put out an all-points-bulletin and Amber Alert to find the server when we wanted to get the check and leave. Completely unacceptable. Maybe next time when we go to Char for dinner we'll order breakfast as well since that's when the food might arrive.

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BradL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hostess was very pleasant and friendly, sat us with only half our party which was nice because a good portion of places won't seat you until the whole party is there. Server was knowledgeable however a bit pushy. We wanted to order appetizers while we looked over the rest of the menu for our entree but as I began to talk the server interrupted and said he would come back and take the whole order at once because "it's better for the kitchen". I was taken back by this, I've never heard anyone make that claim nevertheless cut a patron off mid sentence. It was rude and not professional. We received our appetizer which was good not great. Our entrees came out, plates were hot which means the food sat under the lamp and all of our steaks wound up being overcooked. This could have totally been avoided if the server had just let us order our apps, then taken our entree order. For a table of 4 it's not like it was some huge gathering where this couldn't have been achieved. I was greatly disappointed as a few people recommended the restaurant. Will not bother coming back.

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TomL
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Gave Char a chance for a 40th bday for a table of 8 on a Friday night. We are local and eat in Red Bank frequently. Seating was inside. Tables around us complained about the heat and it was uncomfortable the moment we walked in. After the apps I approached the hostess station. I asked if they could address the lack of air conditioning. The senior hostess said in a nasty tone “ it was cool when she walked in at 4. And that it was hot for them too. There was nothing they could do.” The waiter did his best to keep smiling as we all wiped our brows throughout the meal. The food was average and not worth the NY prices. The wine prices are greedy. I remember now why Char is way down the list for Red Bank dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very rarely right a review. Our server Shannon was great. We ordered 2 appetizers they were very good .. bacon slab and tuna tartar.. I ordered the NY. Strip and lobster tail cooked perfect . My friend ordered the NY. Strip medium rare .. came out medium well.. here is where the problem is .. the manager in a blue jacket came over with a flash light lol and said the lighting in here is tough and shined it on the steak and said " looks red to me " I go to the best restaurants in n.y. and north jersey it was comical. So my friend ate half we didn't ordered another $180 bottle of wine or coffee and dessert ... I only feel bad for the 20 year old server who lost at least $60 more in tip.. I still tipped her 30% because she was great and was not her fault.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date or special occasion. Great food and atmosphere. Service is terrific! Very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Overpriced. Don’t like TV’s in a restaurant.

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vipKellyL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the ambience to the food to the service… Everything was great! Justin made sure that my 12-year-old son had anything his heart desired for his birthday. Overall, a super nice place for adults but also accommodating for older kids as well

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Patriciat
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good but the service was spotty at best, I think not enough help, everyone seemed confused.

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vipRandyC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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NicoleP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was overpriced but not good cut of beef and poorly cooked salmon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This was an awful dining experience. First they put us at a table directly facing the sun (it’s late afternoon). The drinks were terrible (smoked salt on a margarita?!? 🤢🤮 The raw clams were not shucked and the filet was over cooked. The only reason we didn’t send it back was because it took so long to get the first one.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent

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Disappointing
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was average at best which was disappointing considering the price. Steak didn't have a lot of flavor. Sides weren't anything special. Waitress was businesslike, short, not very personable. Seemed like she was wanting to turn the table over. Overall experience...eehh. Won't ever go back. :(

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luv2dine06
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Waiter was condescending! Had a lousy attitude.
Ordered a medium rare steak, came out cold, inside and out. I know that it can be cool on inside when ordering it med rare, but not on the outside. "Richard" decided to give me a lesson on cooking the steak. This was far from the first steak I have ever ordered out being in my 60's. Lobster tails where served cold as well.
Never came back to see if we would like another glass of wine through our intire time, never had a water glass refilled as well.
To interested in the table of six that sat after us.
When we asked for the check after sitting with our plates in front of us for at least 10minutes after we finished, he then ask if we wanted another glass of wine, or dessert. Still sitting with empty water glasses, he came back with the check.
As we where standing up to leave, he then asked if we want any water.
We will not be returning!
If I want a lesson in Culinary, I will take a course. I don't need this guy "teaching" me how to eat.
Just a real turn off.

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mariaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Son 20th B-day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stellar service for our sons 16th birthday. Every course was better than the next.

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