Metuchen Inn

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The historic Metuchen Inn has elegant new decor, same fantastic food and service with a creative new menu. Come see some old friends and make some new. Enjoy our Happy Hour with your hosts Constantine and Victor
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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, everything was perfect from food to service to ambience.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Enjoyed every minute.

l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, the food, and the atmosphere is excellent. This is a special place. It does have a very small bar to have a drink at while you wait if you can get a seat at the bar. Prices on the drinks and food are very expensive. My wife and I had two drinks at the bar and it was 26.00 - simple drinks too. Add a tip to that and you are over $30.00 Dinner was great but it too was expensive. Two appetizers and main course, with another round of drinks a we split a dessert, $186.00 with tip. Night cost me $216.00 - but my wife was worth it. This place is good only for for special occasions.

L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot for any meal occasion

RK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was Jose, who we believe was also the Maitre'D or manager for the evening. He was extremely pleasant as were the other servers who were helping our table. The food was delicious and the ambiance provided for a wonderful date night for me and my wife. We will definitely be going back here again!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was very bland!

JF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Upscale environment with white tablecloths and fresh flowers. Definitely a place to go for a special occasion

c
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful for special occasions and a favorite of ours for lunch.

JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressive for client entertainment. I had the sliced filet special. Client had the lobster bisque and sliced filet. All was delicious!

F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the food . service was attentive. Hard to talk over the noise level.

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

an above average restaurant on par with many of the fine NYC dining spots

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience,delicious food and excellent service!!!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Thursday night, and we wanted a relaxing evening out and decided to revisit The Metuchen Inn. From cocktails to appetizers from wine to our entrees and ending with cappuccinos and dessert, it was a very pleasurable evening. Our server Bill was extremely attentive and personable. All in all, another great experience!

OT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Were seated on time for our reservation. Our server was obviously new to service and did not have any guidance from more experienced staff. He was taken back when we told him that we were ordering from the summertime prix-fixe menu. The restaurant was very crowded, but no one seemed to be eating. Our appetizers came 1 hour after our order was placed. When I had approached the host to ask if there was a problem in the kitchen, he off-handidly said that 2 line cooks hadn't shown up. The greeter and host then brought us our appetizers (which were very good) and said that our entrees would be out shortly. One hour later (2 hours after arrival), we still hadn't been served. We left, and will not return. Our waiter never kept us informed, but was busy setting up tables; the host never came by to explain the delay, offer some type of compensation, etc. This restaurant holds itself out to be a fine dining destination, but its head-in-the-sand attitude is completely unacceptable.

M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly love the Metuchen Inn! The food and the ambiance is always excellent! They always welcome wholeheartedly making you feel so much at home!! If you go try the Braised short ribs. They are always worth the trip!!

S
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends for lunch. Varied menu, great service, and all meals were delicious.

b
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful dining experience..

c
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service never disappoint. The wine list has something for every palate and every price point. We had George as our server and he attended to our every need. We will be back again soon!

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A good choice for a special occasion or celebration. Great ambiance, attentive staff, diversified menu choices.

B
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

While the food was excellent, the prices were rather steep so it's a lovely place for a special occasion. The initial table service was rather slow (we sat for a half hour before a waiter finally came over).

OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, everything was great. We eat here frequently and have never been disappointed. We had our daughter’s birthday (party of 12) here on July 20th and in spite of the restaurant being packed, the outside temp over 100 (AC units struggled to keep up) the staff managed to keep everyone happy. The owners are always on site making sure their customers are taken care of. They roll up their sleeves to help serve or do whatever is necessary. I highly recommend Metuchen Inn for any occasion.

DP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. When our dinner came with a salad that had an ingredient we didn’t like, cilantro, they prepared us a completely new fish dinner that was delicious. I will definitely go back.

FD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always great

JT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was awesome. The good and price was okay

MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous time! The staff always makes us feel like royalty. The food was amazing! For starters we ordered the meatballs, fried calamari and octopus. For our entrees we ordered pappardelle, osso bucco, halibut and lamb. Then... the Cheesecake! You must try it! Everything was cooked to perfection! We can’t wait to go back. Thanks for another fantastic evening!

m
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and lovely ambience in which to dine. Food was good and the special touches like a gratis glass of champagne to celebrate a special birthday and a delicious dessert which was personalized made this birthday celebration very very special. Looking forward to a return visit.

HD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten here several times over the past few years with different people and the delicious food, prompt attentive service, warm quaint atmosphere, and owners Victor and Constantine never disappoint! 3 of the people in my group had never been there and loved their crab stuffed ravioli and salmon entrees. My entree, the eggplant rollatini was amazing. The drinks, alcoholic and virgin were tasty. Andrea.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently had my daughter’s bridal shower at the Metuchen Inn and the food was great as everyone really enjoyed it. Constantine, the owner was there and helped with suggestions as well as ensured that things were going smoothly. Thank you Metuchen Inn for everything - great venue for showers or special parties.

AF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for our first time this past Thursday night to celebrate my son’s birthday. The food was delicious and our server, Jose was very attentive and helpful. My husband had the halibut and my son and I had the braised short ribs. We had a great experience and look forward to going back again soon!

S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of our meals were excellent as always. We had the soft shell crabs, ribeye steak, scallops and the halibut. would defintelyrecommend any of them

LW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

In general, taste of food was excellent. I ordered soft-shell crab and my wife ordered crab-stuffed ravioli. We had an appetizer of calamari, and a dessert of bread-pudding with cinnamon ice-cream. The calamari was served with a sauce I was unfamiliar with but the taste was exquisite. The crabs were very large and meaty but the coating was a little heavy for my taste. The ravioli, again, were excellent, as was dessert. Service was excellent and not intrusive. Definitely going back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible service, food took about 2 hrs. Shrimp cocktail bad. Server hid instead of dealing with the issues and the experience did not come close to the high expectations or prices.

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

horrible service party of 7. served 3 people then a half hour later 2 more served then an hour later 2 more!! no one ate together. couldnt celebrate my moms bday! they ruined it! food was ok but cold!

N
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

The restaurant was so hot. It did not even feel like the AC was on. It is 90 degree weather out.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Getting together with friends that moved to the shore area from our northern NJ area. 4 couples together of which two moved to the shore.

d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Loved the ambiance. Staff was excellent in service and recommendations.
Wonderful dining experience.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very pleasant staff. We come from California to visit family and have gone to the Metuchen Inn now twice and will always try to include it in our trips.

n
New York Area
757 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants...the ambience and the food are top notch but the level of service is exemplary. Jose welcomes each guest as an honored visitor. There is no compare to being made to feel important. And George provides excellent table service. We love the shrimp cocktail, with 4 plump choices in a martini glass with tortilla strips. We both chose a special of halibut with pics de Gallo sauce and saffron risotto...delicious. This was a perfect anniversary celebration.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was lovely and delicious- great champagne !

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