Metuchen Inn

4.6
1122 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Nene1019
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration

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Bill
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Tuna/crab tower appetizer delicious.
"Champagne" brought at end of meal was not very good, not drinkable. Nice gesture, though.

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Mike
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the METUCHEN INN.. food is great.. staff is wonderful.. the owner checks on every table to insure everyone is happy... and there is so much history there..

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vipCenglish07066
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and experience. Fantastic staff and wonderful food & wine offerings. One of our top 3 local restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bill, the waiter, was excellent . We are outside and we’re very comfortable with the tent and fire pits / heaters. Food was very good but the service really carried the day.

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vipRichardT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

A bit disappointing this time out. Meals are usually superb. This time I ordered a 16 oz ribeye priced at $44.00. Lots of fat and grizzle and very tough. Not what a prime cut of meat should be. My wife’s pasta dish was “ok”. Ate about half of it. Service was great as always.

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Keecha
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great, the food was exceptional, and we felt safe!

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vipMEK76
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good and management was pleasant. Poor server had too many tables. Once order was put in for each course, the kitchen was quick to the table. The server was literally running in the restaurant to do her job which we felt bad for her. Don’t know if it is the shortage of people wanting to work or poor planning from management. Calamari was excellent and filets too. Cinnamon ice cream was way way too strong. Tasted like a stick of big red chewing gum! Stay away!

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vipsharimk
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance for outdoor dining area . Delicious food with spectacular presentation as always. We had a whole branzino and a branzino filet. Both were excellent! Highly recommend Metuchen Inn.

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TheAbroscats
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was mediocre and was not wowed by the food. I don’t mind spending money on good food so will not be returning.

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FrankP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very reassuring about Covid safety. Explained all the precautions they are taking. Service and food was very good.

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Sparky
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday, and I had wanted to try this restaurant for the longest time. They are one of the few that actually serves foie gras!
From the moment we arrived, we felt welcome. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. We ordered a pitcher of Sangria.
We had the octopus salad, a dozen oysters, and the foie gras as our appetizers.
Our waiter Mark recommended the duck special, which I had. It was a perfect medium rare. My husband had the boneless short ribs. they had the fire tables lit, and we didn’t feel rushed. We enjoyed a slice of cheesecake with our cappuccinos. it was a wonderful evening all in all.
I’m looking forward to going there again.

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vipEllenT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect night for dining outdoors. The panzanella salad was excellent. Halibut special was ok. Sauce was not especially flavorful. Desserts were excellent. Bread pudding and chocolate lava cake.

Service was top notch and we felt safe.

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Aprile11
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outside dinning due to covet. Surroundings perfect. Food excellent. Only semi-negative: I had the impression the wait staff would have preferred that we leave a little sooner, as they all were cleaning up eagerly. (I was 3:15, so they may have been preparing for the next sitting, but...)
Our entrées were absolutely delicious, and still recommend. Be prepared for an "upscale price".

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent by our server Julio.. The menu selection provided great choices for all in our party and the food was excellent! It was a beautiful night so we chose to dine outside. We were all very comfortable despite the cool evening with the outdoor heaters provided. All in all a great evening and we will definitely be back.

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vipKarl
Atlantic City
35 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with the pandemic occurring, the Metuchen Inn still makes dining a special occasion. We had A wonderful time. They just installed outdoor heating lamps for the cooler weather.

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vipHipster
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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dougb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening was great. Celebrated our wedding anniversary and staff did a great job helping us celebrate it. Food and service was outstanding

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TomS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the night tremendously. The place felt very safe and the service excellent. The lights made it warm and inviting. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our anniversary. The staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The service was excellent. The food was excellent and prepared exactly as requested. The outdoor seating was pleasant and organized in a manner in which you did not worry about potential exposure to COVID from other patrons. Our experience was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food, as always was fabulous. The service left something to be desired. I was the only person waiting to be seated and there were a couple of empty tables. Several staff walked past me as I stood at the check in desk - waiting. After I was seated, no one came to offer me a menu or take my drink order for more than 7 minutes. An older gentleman (whom I presume to be the opener) noticed and called a waiter over. I was given a dinner menu and ordered app, dinner and a drink. After I had already ordered another waiter came over and gave me the Specials menu. Needless to say, I was a bit annoyed because the lobster potato bisque sounded delicious! As I waited for my appetizer - no one offered me bread. I had to stop someone and ask for it.

I’m very surprised because I have dined here many times over the years. Hopefully this was a one time fluke. The food is to die for!

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JackieS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outside lunch with girlfriend on patio. The service was, as usual, outstanding and lunch was delicious. There was a small party of some sort in the tent but we didn't hear it.

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vipSteveNBetz
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipFineDiner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoors and under cover. Comfortable with fans blowing a soft breeze. Food and service were great, as always

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vipJimmy
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Job on the outdoor dining!! Our server George was outstanding. Was very attentive and safe at the same time. Thank you for your continued high standards during this trying time.

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lizg
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent anniversary meal. The service and food were great. The champagne and ice cream was a very nice added touch.

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vipJustinV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The appetizers were fine but the entrees took a long time to arrive, were not prepared as requested and were lukewarm.

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vipneverhome
New York Area
840 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We love to celebrate special occasions here. Jose is so welcoming and makes each guest feel like a VIP. Their tent is great as we were totally protected from the thunderstorm and monsoon floods rain that evening. You have to expect a bit longer time to receive food than before. We started with steamed clams which were nicely garliced. Entrees were salmon and halibut. The fish was very fresh and perfectly cooked.

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vipLoveFish
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Metuchen Inn has always been wonderful, so no surprise, they have done a great job with outdoor, socially distant dining. Thanks for our first date night out in a long time!

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JWDewey
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at the Metuchen Inn... it is a team effort and the owner is never more than a few feet away to ensure that everything is impeccable.

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LucilleC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Metuchen Inn!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ,food was amazing one of my favorite restaurants

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Vdituri
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, service and outdoor seating all very good. Only disappointment was souffle dessert which was supposed to take 20 min but came out right away, probably not homemade....

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brucel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here, it was a great dining experience, the food was excellent and the servers were friendly and attentive. The outdoor dining was social distanced properly. We will return

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ChrisZ
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Been here a few times when we were allowed indoor dining. Was very good and service was good. Just went on Saturday, They called and pushed my resv back to 7:30. That was not a problem, got there and did not get seated to almost 8;00. Server came over read us the specials, then took our order and that was the last we saw of him till desert time. Never got water for the table, had to aske for bread. After 40 minutes of waiting had to ask where our App's were. Wanted another drink no one was coming by to flag down. Got dinner and told the food runner to send anyone over to service us. That took like 10 minutes. The two people , who looked like the owners were more concerned with the regular customers then anyone else. No one ever asked how our food was and if there was anything else we needed. Thank God food was good or I would of got up and walked out. When I voiced my displeasure to the server when he finally came back, I got a ton of excuses and a confused look like I was crazy.
Will not be going back to there any time soon. Much better place to enjoy outdoor dining that care for all of their customers.

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vipfoodaddict
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Love how they accommodated our door dining. Menu is fabulous too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service very professional Jose the best. Excellent food. Grilled shrimp Mozambique...good atmosphere...100% recommended

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Dick
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and cocktails as always. Among the best restaurants in New Jersey

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vippault
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor setting, good apps, but disappointing entrees, which were also relatively expensive.

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vipKaren
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the halibut special and the clams appetizer was delicious . My friend enjoyed the filet mignon and we both thought the bread pudding dessert was the best we ever had . The restaurant did a great job on making the outdoor dining beautiful and well covered just in case there is bad weather . The service was excellent as well .

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Metuchen Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1122 OpenTable diners.

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