Metuchen Inn

4.7
1178 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food affordable priced and great wine selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great experience at The Metuchen Inn. The service was top notch and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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vipPalatePleaserSeeker
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food. I had the pork tenderloin...outstanding!

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vipdavidp
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a great dinner !!! went on a Saturday evening..Restaurant certainly had its 35%,however, tables were well spaced and all Covid protocols were followed. Service, ambiance and food was spot on..Winter menu was well constructed.. Highly recommend !

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BillD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great local Metuchen spot. The menu is diverse, the food is always good, great people there.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Valentine’s Day menu. Seating was great. Plenty of distance between parties. Staff wipes down handrails before and after use.

Mushroom ravioli are tops. Everything was at an appropriate level of quality and the cocktails were on point.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place, kind staff! Larger parking lot would be appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day dinner was excellent, 5 course pre-fix menu was extensive. Had the lamb chops and filet mignon, was amazing. Enjoyed it tremendously, will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day. It was a fixed price menu and was excellent.

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LUISW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Bill, our waiter was pleasant and informative. The wine list is solid. The building is classy and conveniently located with ample parking.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, from the amazing menu to the staff. A great place for a date. Even the owner came over to introduce himself. My waiter was great and attentive. Will be coming to this restaurant frequently after my 1st experience there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding fare and service as expected. No need to go to that hole known as NYC for excellent cuisine.

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ElizabethP
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining at its best from the warm and gracious service to the artful presentation of dishes where each component shined and tantalized the palate to the attractive main dining room that serves an an excellent setting for a lovely evening!

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vipPassion4cuisine
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food, service and ambient.
We enjoy the place and the diversified menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time dining here and it never fails to impress. From the service to the food, everything has been outstanding. We are definitely on our way to becoming regulars!

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MichaelL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place for a formal dinner. expect to pay for the good food and service.

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vipBirthdayDinner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining at Metuchen Inn was very enjoyable given the delicious food, relaxing atmosphere, and great service. My husband was pleasantly surprised with a special birthday greeting by the staff and on his dessert plate. Thank you, Metuchen Inn! We will surely return in the future.

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vipMars
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

After dining here several times and also getting our Christmas dinner to go, this experience lacked in their fall menu entrees not being available but listed on their menu. The scallops and their ravioli were not available that Sunday evening dinner for a birthday celebration. My friend wound up ordering their potato encrusted striped bass which was a disappointment. It was more of the potato stuffing, could not find or taste the fish at all but the crunchy skin part of the fish. It was returned and replaced with salmon which was tasty. The warm apple strudel dessert was delicious. I will be going back but would call first to check to see what’s not on the menu.

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franks
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After more than 10 years of dining here, another excellent meal for my wife's 70th birthday with the family. You will not be dissapointed.

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vipRino
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service we luv this place

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vipemja
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We just had our second visit within 2 weeks to the Metuchen Inn. We loved it so much we had to come back. Had a wonderful meal with even more wonderful wine. Also had a lovely discussion of wines with the owner Constantine. Beautiful space. The service is good, not great. The servers could use a bit more polish. Overall a wonderful place though.

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vipneverhome
New York Area
877 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday on this evening...wouldn’t dream of a special occasion any place else. With the fireplace, the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Everyone is service oriented. Jose, the maitre d’ makes each patron feel like a valued guest. While there are many restaurants with good food, no place treats patrons like the royalty they are made to feel here. This evening we started with the steamy clams in white wine...excellent and the small clams that we love. Entrees were the halibut and a special of almond crusted salmon. Both fish were super fresh and prepared perfectly. We had to indulge in dessert...chocolate bread pudding must delectable....warm with some vanilla ice cream. I wonderful ending to an excellent dinner.

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KenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience. Very consistent and the service is excellent.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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vipemja
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely room with delicious food. Incredible wine list.

My only comment is that we asked that our dishes be staggered and not come all at once. Three of four came at the same time. I had to ask them to slow it down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience2

A-Special unexpected NYE DATE 12/31/20
Wanted to try the Inn . I had heard it was a lovely restaurant to experience. And my date and I are considered discerning foodies).

First . We were seated at a table directly next to the entrance door .. ( appeared to be placed last minute)!
Which placed us in the barren bar Area. And continual cold drafts from the entrance door !
We were disappointed that there was a special 4 course limited menu ,which was not noted in their website , nor here on open table .
One of us is a vegetarian. So that is always a concern when making a decision where to dine.
So we were forced at that point to chose a costly meal , with a limited choice .

When we both chose to just cheat on this special nite , the meal we both were hoping to dine on , was no longer available, to either of us.
With a limited menu as it was. We had to settle on choices we were not particularly interested in having !
There should been no excuse ,for shortage of one of the few fish options , We wanted to enjoy.

The presentation of the food , table clearance and attention to our needs throughout the meal were subpar .

No sincere efforts made for our inconveniences and disappointments , for the rushed , and inattentive service.

And absolutely No NYE DECOR EFFORTS , nor any offer of a small parting token, to present Appreciation of support. No attempt to leave us with a grateful feeling for a desired interest to want to return again in the New Year!

Instead our dessert was rushed , our dinner check was presented to be paid as it was served, due to COVID early 10 pm departure rules.

They should have not taken any seatings after 7 pm, not 8 as we were given, seated in an uncomfortable location & misrepresent the dinner menu on there sites.

It was the least festive , cheerless , misleading Holiday dining experience, we both had ever experienced.

Thankful for the good food and wonderful joy of each other’s company... that made the Happy New Year!!

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RobertC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Celebration and wife's birthday celebration. Food was excellent. Drinks are very good and fairly priced. Server was good but not as good as other servers we've had in the past. Overall a great experience, highly recommend.

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vipneverhome
New York Area
877 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner was very special.... surrounded by the warm ambience and the welcoming like were are important family members. Jose, the maitre d, sets the tone for each guest to feel special. We were thrilled to see George, our favorite server. The first Christmas dinner in 46 years that I haven’t cooked and hosted.... no other restaurant would have been as excellent spot as here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very festive, enchanting evening with great friends, good company. Amazing fare, impeccable drinks. Great staff, humorous atmosphere, tremendously comfortable.

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SavannahSue
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. We shared mushroom ravioli and crab cake for appetizer. The short rib was great as was the halibut. The atmosphere was so nice with the fireplace and it made for a terrific place to celebrate Christmas Eve. The desserts were scrumptious as well. We shared the mango sorbet and the creme brulee was excellent. * Five stars for sure

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Lynn1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious , as was the presentation. Decorated elegantly for the holidays but keeping safe distancing in mind for all.

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vipRichardT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great meal as usual. Scallops were excellent. Service always the best.

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BobG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metuchen Inn has professional friendly service . A 10 for the dining experience and wine selection..

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PenMart
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful from the food to the service 5 stars! Second time we have been here and most definitely not the last! Highly recommend!!

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vipStashi
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent as always

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Kassim10
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service. Nice ambiance. Good selection of wine. Why we keep coming back.

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TomM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Great service. Great food. Made our anniversary special.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual.

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marya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, we recommend the Metuchen Inn to all

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Jen78
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. The ambiance was really nice. I really liked the set up it looked really pretty. The service was very good and everyone was very nice..I would highly recommend to other people to go for dinner.

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Metuchen Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1178 OpenTable diners.

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