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Metuchen Inn, Metuchen, NJ

Metuchen Inn

4.7
4.7
1373 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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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Happy 4pm - 7pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 494-6444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tommy Romero

  • Private party contact

    Constantine or Jason: (732) 494-6444

  • Neighborhood

    Metuchen

  • Cross street

    Linber Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking - Private Lot

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit - Metuchen Station - North East Corridor Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers‏

  • Sicilian Meat Balls$12.00

    Soft Polenta, San Marzano Tomato Sauce

    • Classic Eggplant Rollatini$12.00

      Five Cheeses, Fresh Basil, Tomato Sauce, Melted Mozzarella

      • 1 Dz Steamed Clams$14.00

        Garlic White Wine Saffron Sauce

        • Long Island Blue Point Oyster$16.00

          Cucumber Lemon Mignonette

          • Crispy Calamari$16.00

            Mushrooms, Spinach, Red Peppers, Orzo, Garlic Basil Aioli

            • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail$16.00

              Crisp Tortilla, Cocktail Sauce

              Garden Salads

              • Mixed Field Greens & Feta Cheese$9.50

                Cucumber, Tomato, Olive Oil Dressing

                • Classic Caesar Salad$9.50

                  Romaine, Garlic Croutons, Caesar Dressing

                  • Smoked Bacon Romano Salad$10.00

                    Romaine, Parmigiano Cheese, Balsamic Vinigrette

                    Hungry Salads‏

                    • Buffalo Mozzarella Peperonata$14.00

                      Prosciutto Di Parma, Tomato, Baby Arugula, Roasted Peppers, Balsamic Reduction

                      • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad$15.00

                        Romaine Lettuces, Garlic Croutons, Caesar Dressing

                        • Mixed Greens & Grilled Steak Tips$18.00

                          Roasted Red Peppers, Blue Cheese Dressing

                          • Grilled Shrimp & Panzanella Salad$18.00

                            Roasted Beets, Tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella, Whole Grain Bread, Olive Oil, Vinigrette

                            • Seared Yellowfin Tuna Nocoise$18.00

                              Mixed Greens, Boiled Egg, French Beans, Kalamata Olives, Soy Sesame Vinaigrette

                              Pasta Dishes

                              • Five Cheese Ravioli$15.00

                                San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Shaved Parmigiano

                                • Pappardelle Bolognese Pasta$16.00

                                  Fresh Basil, Ricotta Cheese

                                  • Beef Short Ribs Ravioli$18.00

                                    Wild Mushrooms, Roasted Garlic & Roasted Tomato, Pan Shallots Wine Demi Glaze

                                    • Jumbo Crab Meat Ravioli$18.00

                                      Brandy Saffron Sauce, Baby Tomato, Green Peas, Shaved Parmigiano

                                      • Jumbo Lump Crab Meat Linguine$18.50

                                        Baby Arugula, Green Peas, Tomato, Lemon Zest, Tomato White Wine Sauce

                                        Sandwiches‏

                                        • Crispy Chicken Milanese$16.00

                                          Slice Tomato Lettuces, Onions, Basil Aioli, Brioche Roll, French Fries

                                          • Cajun Crusted Swordfish$18.00

                                            Baby Arugula, Avocado, Grilled Red Onions, Tartar Sauce, Grilled Brioche French Fries

                                            • Charbroiled Filet Mignon Burger$17.00

                                              Topped, Bell Pepper, Onion, Melting American Cheese, Seven Grain Roll, French Fries

                                              • Crispy Seared Crab Cake$17.00

                                                Avocado, Tomatoes, Onions, Tartar Sauce, Seven Grain Roll, French Fries

                                                Main Courses

                                                • Classic Chicken Parmigiano$17.00

                                                  Light Breaded Chicken Brest, Melting Mozzarella Cheese, Linguine Pasta

                                                  • Grilled Atlantic Salmon$21.00

                                                    Braised Lentils, Baby Arugula, Lemon Caper Olive Oil Vinaigrette

                                                    • Pan Roasted Striped Bass$22.00

                                                      Baked Wild Rice, Mixed Vegetables, Lemon Caper Sauce

                                                      • Pan Seared Diver Sea Scallops$23.00

                                                        Sweet Potato Puree, Crispy Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, Baby Carrots Balsamic Reduction

                                                        • Braised Beef Short Ribs$21.00

                                                          Garlic Whipped Potato, Roasted Root Vegetables in au jus

                                                          • Grilled Pork Chop$21.00

                                                            Yukon Potato Puree, Mixed Vegetables Ragout, Demi Glaze

                                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                            What 1,373 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                            4.7
                                                            4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                            • 4.8Food
                                                            • 4.6Service
                                                            • 4.7Ambience
                                                            • 4.4Value

                                                            NoiseModerate

                                                            Loved For

                                                            • New Jersey - North

                                                              Contemporary American

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                                                            1. LM

                                                              LaurelM

                                                              Seattle

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Very good food, diverse seasonal menu options

                                                            2. RO

                                                              ROBIN

                                                              New York Area

                                                              754 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              754 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Food and service was wonderful. The menu has something for every taste. The tuna and crab meat tower was delightful and very nicely presented. Grilled octopus over a mix of greens was tender and seasoned well. The scallops I had, blackened, were grilled to a medium rare char, were absolutely delicious. Grilled branzino with a medley of veggies was another home run. Our server was engaging and receptive to our requests. It was a very relaxing night out.

                                                            3. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              It was our 27th w

                                                            4. j

                                                              joannr

                                                              New England

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                              This was the second time dining here the first time was very nice quite and service was excellent. This time we brought another couple with us, there was a wine tasting in the other room which was very noisy, and a small wedding upstairs, service was slow but I felt rushed they were taking our dinner order before we had received our drinks. But the food was excellent . I would go back again but I would definitely ask if they were having a wine tasting.

                                                            5. AP

                                                              AlbertoP

                                                              New York Area

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                              New waiter could have been better at service The Inn has a reputation and it has always been very good

                                                            6. D

                                                              Dtraveler

                                                              New York Area

                                                              27 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              27 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                              The Metuchen Inn is my go-to restaurant for special occasions: entertaining friends, birthdays, etc. The only disappointing item on the menu for the 4 of us last night was my gazpacho and it’s my fault for not returning it and substituting another appetizer. Looking forward to dining outside under their lights!

                                                            7. AC

                                                              AngelaC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This was our first visit at Metuchen inn. Good was amazing, service was professional and helpful. Will definitely be back

                                                            8. M

                                                              Msgr

                                                              New York Area

                                                              21 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              21 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              From Constantine and Victor thru all the staff our experience was as good as we or anyone could want. Repeat and frequent diners, it couldn't be better. Try them once; you'll go back too.

                                                            9. T

                                                              Tierns10

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Service was great, food was even better. Atmosphere was lively and upbeat, great vibe last night

                                                            10. GH

                                                              GregH

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                              Friendly service, good food that was served quickly and a nice ambience.

                                                            11. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Raleigh

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Absolutely phenomenal! 10/10 I can’t wait to go back. George was awesome.

                                                            12. j

                                                              joannr

                                                              New England

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                              Our first time dining there, food was excellent. Service was good. A nice place for a quiet relaxing dinner

                                                            13. GB

                                                              GingerB

                                                              Atlantic City

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                              overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                              Our waiter was not attentive.. Food was very good but service was more when they felt like showing up and cleaning up dishes or checking on tables (table next to us was complaining to each other also).. we thought it was just us.. until we heard them talking

                                                            14. TE

                                                              TuckerE

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Delicious, fresh, accommodating, attentive....an outstanding lunch in every way!

                                                            15. J

                                                              Jimg

                                                              New York Area

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Family Birthday

                                                            16. FC

                                                              FernandoC

                                                              New York Area

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              A;ways a reliable place for a business lunch. The salmon was outstanding. Great service! Recommended!

                                                            17. PS

                                                              PeterS

                                                              New York Area

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great refined,romantic restaurant with food and service to match.

                                                            18. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Food & staff were excellent.

                                                            19. M

                                                              Msgr

                                                              New York Area

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              For years I have enjoyed the Inn from menu to service and hospitality. Enjoy a lovely experience of great dining.

                                                            20. BE

                                                              BEVERLYS

                                                              New York Area

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Wonderful staff, beautiful dining area, fabulous food, great find, have been there several times and was never disappointed

                                                            21. k

                                                              kaylee

                                                              New York Area

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              2.0

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                              Waitress was annoyed when she brought our food. we were in the path of waiters going bakc and forth took long to bring check at the end then long to pay

                                                            22. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great place! Service always top notch !!

                                                            23. TH

                                                              TomH

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We always have a great time, food is great and all the staff always friendly and professional.

                                                            24. JB

                                                              JayB

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                              Very good place for a romantic dinner. Quality food, great atmosphere. Service was a bit slow, but the quality of the food was well worth the delay. We were not rushed at all.. we will be back..

                                                            25. BT

                                                              BillT

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food. Dining with old friends and the server picked up on reunion so did not rush us Very enjoyable evening

                                                            26. DH

                                                              DHfoodie

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                              overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                              Very off putting and disappointing experience. Will never go back.

                                                            27. r

                                                              rehr22

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 21, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              the food was fantastic ! We had the rack of lamb and wild alaskan halibut - both super tasty. service is great, never rushed and very relaxing atmosphere.

                                                            28. R

                                                              Rich

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              excellent. the ribeye steak is superb and the bronzino is another great choice here. also try their fig gelato

                                                            29. MA

                                                              MAUREENF

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                              Never been to a restaurant that our drinks were delayed cause the bartender was busy! Hire another! You certainly know how many patrons will be on site. In addition I’ve never been told that the restaurant ran out of the wine we were drinking. All in all however the waitress was really nice and the food was very good.

                                                            30. RO

                                                              ROBIN

                                                              New York Area

                                                              754 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              754 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food and service. Nicely prepared and plated appetizers and entrees.

                                                            31. T

                                                              Teachmsa

                                                              New York Area

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              One of my go-to places to meet friends for lunch! Always delish, fine service, good cocktails, and excellent fig and honey gelato!

                                                            32. JH

                                                              JohnH

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Food as usual was great...as was the service. Keep up the good work!

                                                            33. JK

                                                              JaroslavK

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 16, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great place, cozy atmosphere, excellent food , Venison & duck were delicious . Cocktails were good.

                                                            34. M

                                                              Mandy

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This was our first time at Metuchen inn and we were extremely impressed. Our waitress Maryann was very knowledgeable about the menu and she was so kind. She gave us recommendations and also we tried the crabcake appetizer special which was delicious. I also tried the halibut special and it was so yummy. My husband had the strip steak and he enjoyed it. The warm chocolate moelleux with vanilla ice cream was great as well. Everything was wonderful. Service, food, and ambiance was amazing. My husband and I will definitely be back. 😊 We inserted pictures of the delicious food. Apologies for the crab cake. We dug right in before I could take a pic first lol

                                                            35. FD

                                                              FineDiner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              46 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              46 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Valentine's Day. Always crowded, but The Metuchen Inn always does a great job with an extensive prix fix menue.

                                                            36. PC

                                                              PeteC

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The Metuchen Inn was recommended by the Home NewsTribune as a romantic restaurant for Valentine’s Day and They did not disappoint us,we sat next to one of their fireplaces,the room was cozy,the server was vey polite,fixed menu offered many varieties and the food was wonderful Wonderful experience!

                                                            37. CS

                                                              CaitlinS

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                              It was a very busy night as we went during Valentine's weekend and there was a larger party in our room which elevated the noise level and kept our server very busy, but he handled it the best he could, and he was very nice and welcoming. All of that being said the food was incredible, we had the crab ravioli and the short rib, both of which were incredible. We can't wait to go back at a less busy time!

                                                            38. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Everything was above average..the scallop entree was tasteless , and the foie Gras came out cold. On the whole it was a good meal. The bartender was frazzled with both house and bar service...she needs to read up on her garnishes though..a huge slice of orange, and a marishino cherry doesn't work in a negroni..

                                                            39. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Denver

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Staff is as amazing as the food you will eat. A fantastic experience through and through. Got here for a nice dinner together if you can.

                                                            40. TW

                                                              ThomasW

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                              the Metuchen Inn provides a beautiful space for lunch or dinner. the excellent staff and superb food provide and overall exceptional dining experience.

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                                                            Metuchen Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1373 OpenTable diners.

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                                                            Booked 9 times today
                                                            Google Map for Metuchen Inn

                                                            424 Middlesex Ave Metuchen, NJ 08840

                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Cross street

                                                              Linber Avenue

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              Metuchen

                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                              Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
                                                              Happy 4pm - 7pm

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              Contemporary American, Italian, Seafood

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Fine Dining

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Business Casual

                                                            • Parking details

                                                              Valet Parking - Private Lot

                                                            • Public transit

                                                              NJ Transit - Metuchen Station - North East Corridor Line

                                                            • Payment options

                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Executive chef

                                                              Tommy Romero

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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