Matt's Red Rooster Grill is a BYOB restaurant. Owner and chef, Matt McPherson, is a local of New Jersey and keeps with the traditions of where he grew up by using only locally sourced ingredients. The centerpiece of the Red Rooster is the massive wood fire grill, which brings out the best flavor of signature dishes, including cedar-plank salmon, three-day baby back ribs and Matt's Red Rooster Grill's specialty: the wood-fired romaine heart.
Matt's Red Rooster Grill is located inside of a restored Victorian house. The elegant yet welcoming atmosphere makes every guest feel right at home. To see the master at work, diners can request the chef's table, a seating area perched above the kitchen that looks down on Matt and his team as they cook up a storm.
Matt's RRG is my favorite restaurant. I love that it's BYOB as it enables me to bring a nice bottle of wine or 2 along.
Plenty of good wine stores in the vicinity.
I take my fussy 87 yearly Dad here for his birthday every year and he really enjoys it, which is saying a lot!
The food is always great.
The Manager, Stephan, is the best! He always adds a lot to our enjoyment of the evening.
We held a dinner party for 8 in private dining room. Food was superb; tasteful and well presented. Service was excellent; polite and efficient. Setting was attractive.
Matt's never disappoints. The food is always innovative, well-prepared, beautifully presented and delicious. We have our standard favorites--the grilled romaine salad and goat cheese tart are among our favorites starters, but there is always a new offering if we are in the mood to try something new. I think by this time we have sampled every entree on the menu and have never been disappointed. This past weekend we enjoyed the pork tenderloin and the tuna. The service is always flawless--staff is engaging, friendly and very professional. We love introducing Matt's to our friends. No one is ever disappointed!
You always know that you will get an amazing meal with outstanding service at Matt's, but somehow they always seem to outdo themselves each time we go. Not only are the menu options amazing and ever-changing, they will customize your selection to meet your wants. We can't wait for our next "excuse" to find a babysitter and get back for another amazing meal - although it's our 8 year old's favorite restaurant too!
This was our first time and we all enjoyed the food except my wife's risotto was served cold. The service was quite polished and well paced. The place is very nice with 2 floor dining. It was all but impossible to hear anyone speaking at our table due to the excessive noise level on the 2nd floor. This became very distracting and is a shame as all other aspects of the restaurant were very positive. I don't know what they can do about this but I'm not sure if we'll be back as a result.
Had another awesome meal, nice we were not rushed
Matts red rooster is a super restaurant. We always go when we visit flemmington.
The food and service is very good.
We celebrated our 55th anniversary with a couple that we met on our honeymoon. The food and service was wonderful and only after 2 hours were we encouraged to leave even though there were many people waiting for tables.
We were looking for somewhere we had not tried to celebrate our anniversary. What a delicious find in Flemington! If you are north or east of Bridgewater, force yourself to drive west on the 202 just for dinner or add in a shopping excursion before to Liberty Village and the other offerings in that area. Matt's Red Rooster offers a great selection served up by a superb wait staff in front of an open kitchen with crackling fire. The setting downstairs does make for a noisier, yet lively ambiance. The tables for two layout puts you close to other tandem diners, but we in no way felt intruded upon. I had the greens salad and chicken entree. The salad dressing and chicken sauce elevated these basic items to very flavorful heights. My husband had their famed grilled romaine salad and filet. The salad was a wonderful, tasty surprise and the tender steak topped with a bleu cheese crust was done just right. The waiter told us their steaks can be done with any of their sauces. We shared their seasonal eggnog cheesecake for dessert. Yummy! The coffee was also excellent. BYOB. Make your reservation a week ahead for weekend dinner times to ensure you get the time you want. They were very busy on a Saturday night, but we never were rushed at all. Make your reservation for an earlier time if you want to come in and be seated immediately. We had a 5:30 and were able to go right to the table. It looked like later diners sometimes had to wait a few minutes. If you have to wait, be patient, it is worth it.
This was a very good restaurant. We enjoyed our table, server and even food. But this place is rated as one of the best in centrl jersey. I found it underwhelming.
Don't get me wrong, I don't feel like it was overpriced or poor in any fashion. I enjoyed my dinner and service and the ambiance was vibrant and enjoyable. But based on the reviews and ratings, I was unimpressed by the food.
The Brie tart was delicious. The Grilled and Chilled Shrimp Cocktail with spicy Cocktail sauce was average and not spicy.
The steak was surprisingly poor. Seemed well done as opposed to medium.
In any respect. I wouldn't say don't go. Just lower your expectations.
When I received the email from Open Table asking the question how was Matt's Red Rooster Grill, the only thing I could think to say was, 'it was just ok'. I was disappointed, the food was nothing to write home about outside the chicken and waffles appetizer which my husband loved. He also had the striped bass with the lemon beurre blanc and crab meat which he dubbed the worse striped bass he ever had. It was what I think a lovely piece of fish drowning in a very heavy sauce and an unappetizing presentation. I was actually taken back when it was served. I could not decide on an entree so I just ordered appetizers, the soup special, the tuna served 2 ways and the goat cheese and onion tart. The soup and tuna were good, not great. The tart was actually very good, but heavy. We shared the creme brûlée for dessert which was very good. We probably will not return.
We have been to Matts before a had a great experience. We live 35 minutes away so it is a commitment for us to get there. We had special plans to celebrate New Years with friends. We arrived for our reservation at 7:30 and waited for an hour in their cold doorway. They brought us a complimentary appetizer that was awkward because there was no place to put it down and like I said we were right next to the door and still had our coats on. When we finally sat there was no water on our table or the wine that they had decanted for us u til we asked for it. The food was mediocre. Not as good as I remembered. I really enjoyed it the first time so may try again, but not sure.
Always great food and excellent service. We enjoy sitting at the bar and watching the chef work his magic!
The service was outstanding and they were very open to a few special requests.
The appetizers are a bit small but we ordered 4 for 5 adults and it was perfect as we didn't
spoil our appetites for the generous entrees.
The chicken dish and the striped bass were the stars of the evening. The risotto was outstanding in flavor but could have been hotter. The truffle sous vide NY Strip tasted outstanding but also could have been a little hotter. But we didn't send anything back as it tasted so good.
We had a 6 month old baby with us, who fortunately, was very good. Matt's placed us at a table in the corner with some privacy for a nursing mother without asking.
I will be back again for sure and would recommend this place to anyone for any occasion.
From start to finish, you can't go wrong with Matt. The staff is professional, the menu...to die for! It doesn't get any better. Whether for a date night or a larger group, the ambiance is great and the ever changing menu can appeal to everyone.
For "small town" dining, you will be blown away by the tremendous service you will receive. True professionals, who make the dining experience that much better!
Tips- if you are dining with individuals who struggle with hearing conversation in a loud atmosphere, ask to be seated upstairs!
Book your reservations in advance, and come hungry! You won't be disappointed.
We've been here many times and Matt never disappoints! Need I say more?
We were warmly greeted by our hostess and seated at a table with a view of the open
kitchen which I found interesting to view. The service flowed smoothly and unrushed.
Our bottle of wine was uncorked and poured. I had the warm salad and rack of lamb which was
prepared medium rare, exactly as I request. Actually, the best rack of lamb I've had in a
very long time. My friend had the Coquilles Saint Jacques and dover sole. Again, prepared
to perfection. We shared a decadent chocolate desert. The courses were well timed and
unrushed. Service was impeccable,food superb! Will definetly return.
I love Matt's for all of our special occasions. Tonight was my birthday dinner and it was nothing short of fantastic!
Perhaps the best byob restaurant in NJ and certainly can hold its own compared to all restaurants. Our server was Cindy and she was extremely professional as well as the entire staff. Atmosphere is warm and comfortable. The menu was presented on a crisp, clean single sheet allowing easy readability. The menu choices are very well chosen making it difficult to choose. Everything we ordered was fabulous which included foie gras, pork belly, grilled romaine, ahi tuna loin, and a special of veal osso bocco that melted in your mouth. This was our first time here and we can't wait to return. Bravo to all for a great dining experience!
Excellent quality food is fresh and cooked to order with attention to detail in presentation in upscale atmosphere!
Seasonal menu always delights and deserts are innovative and home made. Staff could not be more accommodating! Chef/Owner Matt is on premises and General Manager Stefan oversees both the kitchen and dining room!
Whether a special occasion or you just want one of the best meals you will ever eat out, this neighborhood gem is worth the trip.....we travel about 40 minutes to get here and it is worth every mile!
Everything was great! From initially walking in the door and being greeted by the hostess, to our server and the food. Highly recommend.
I was surprised and disappointed. Salad mediocre...nothing interesting offered and bland dressing. Salmon was fishy. Scallop appetizer special was very good. Chicken dinner was ordinary. I expected so much more from what I've heard is the best restaurant in Hunterdon. Blue Fish is much better at a fraction of the cost.
Our second time eating here and even better than the first! Our waiter Jude was fabulous and even remembered us from last time. She made us feel special. The food was amazing! The pork chop was perfect oozing cheddar and bacon and tuna had such flavor! Going back next week!!!!!
We had an enjoyable evening here with two friends. Everything we ordered (lobster tail, striped bass, filet mignon, strip steak was good and nicely presented. Desserts (chocolate caramel gelato) was excellent as was the apple cobbler. The only thing to carp about was the noise level--it was hard to have a conversation. However, I imagine that a night other than Sat. might be a tad less noisy. This will not prevent us from returning.
The food and service at Matt's Red Rooster Grill have been consistently excellent every time we visit. Every time we eat there we wonder why we don't eat there more frequently. The menu is a nice combination of classic standards and interesting specials and they cook steaks and fish equally well. t
Oustanding food with a wonderful service staff who were more than attentive. When I made the reservation I mentioned that one of my guests had a severe food allergy. When we were seated the waitress mentioned the waitress mentioned this and discussed the menu with him. That made for a stressfreee experience. Thank You.
Excellent food accompanied by excellent service. And being a BYOB, for us it is a find!
BYO, amazing food, attentive service and super comfortable seating/ambiance. Even when the restaurant is packed the acoustics are amazing - you can not hear anyone around you if you are chatting at your table. Order the specials - never have been even slightly disappointed, especially the a la carte menu regular items. Cozy restaurant, wood crackling from the open kitchen....I have been there a handful of times and never ever questioned returning for another amazing meal.
PS - we go out about 6 nights a week and rarely eat lunch at home. We frequent many many area restaurants.
We love the explosion of favors Matt comes up with each time we have gone!
All dishes cooked to perfection! The service is attentive, and friendly. And you can
bring your wine, and they will decant it for you. Can not wait to go back again, highly
We had a late dinner at the tail end of Restaurant Week. Both had the special price fix menu. The grilled romaine salad was fantastic. I had the pork tenderloin. Huge portion, and so tender and flavorful. Hubby had filet kabobs and was a bit disappointed. The meat was unevenly sized, so some pieces were overdone and some were under. Super strong onions took over everything. He helped me finish my pork. For dessert we both picked the bread pudding and coffee. So good. BYOB or buy a bottle there from a local winery. We were visiting the area for the weekend and we are so glad we found Matt's!
Great food and service as always!!!
Matt's is consistently a great place to dine.
Always enjoy matts never disappoints can't wait to go back real soon
As always fabulous food! We went during Restaurant Week and enjoyed the option of that menu as well as the regular menu. It was crowded, but the service was great. We will be back!
Although our table was tight to an adjacent table and a member of my party was forced to move several times for other patrons, the staff at Matt's was very nice about it and comped us coffee and dessert. Everybody loved their food!!!
One of my favorite restaurants... Positively the best... I've never had a meal here that was not practically perfect.
I left the first time raving how wonderful it was. This second time we ate from the price fix menu. My husbands choices tasted all delicious. My salad wasnt as good as first visit, the filet mignon kabob was a bit disappointing, one of the three pieces was fatty. And my flour less choc cake wasn't as good as my first visit. My husband said my taste buds may have been off, but he didn't sample any of my food to know for sure, lol.
Just outstanding all around. delightful ambiance, delicious food, perfect atmosphere. We had a most enjoyable evening there. A memorable night for my 25th anniversary celebration.
This is the best restaurant in Flemington, hands down. Try the grilled Romaine Salad.
Great food!!! We came here for a birthday dinner. It is a BYOB which I think is great. The restaurant is not cheap, but since there is no bar bill, you are really only paying for good food. And that is why I am at a nice restaurant and not a chain. Really great night. Highly recommend it if you are in the area. It does not disappoint. Loved the sea bass with crabmeat.
Very friendly staff. Clean modern surroundings. Wonderful food. Caesars salad unbelievable! Great appetizers and wonderful meal. Can't wait to come back!