Metuchen Inn

4.7
1226 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ATONC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. The short ribs are incredible. Great staff and owner!

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BobG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant and friendly dining experience...

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect relaxation during a long trip!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, good atmosphere and enjoyable experience.

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BobG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasurable experience when dining at the Metuchen Inn

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I’m disappointed with my experience. I’ve heard great things from various people.
That said it needs to to be said, Most of the seating occurred outdoors. The evening was cool so we decided to eat inside at the high tops at bar. The bar area was empty and bartender appeared to be preoccupied with setting up the bar instead of helping us. We waited quite a while to get a waiter/waitress to take our order. It wasn’t until we asked to place our order that someone approach our table. I requested two appetizers as my main course to be brought out with my friend dish. Long and behold one of my appetizers (hot food) not only came before my friends dinner but came before the salad I ordered as part of my meal. I won’t go on because it’s almost shameful to continue.

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vipPalatePleaserSeeker
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A favorite dining spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is consistently good and well executed. I have not had a bad meal here. The service is also great. Highly recommend.

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vipjackt
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I continue to go there because the food is very good. The ambiance is very nice. The people that work there are friendly and accommodating. But I continue to say the same thing about the service... it is terrible.

Saturday night we were seated immediately, with a reservation. However, 25 minutes after we sat down we still did not have a cocktail, water, bread. It is disappointing since we really do enjoy this place.

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DiegoT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

After we were seated it a long while for the server to attend us. I actually had to stop one so that we could get menus. Once that happened they were very attentive.

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vipBillH
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attractive and pleasant dining. Food is excellent and creatively presented. It’s my go to place for lunch when in the area. Staff is attentive and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing bad to say about the Metuchen inn, everything and everyone is outstanding!!!

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Scott
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It seemed our server was too busy with other tables or had too many tables to handle i ate my entire entree and did not receive my glass of wine until after i finished.also we had to ask a few times before he took took our empty glasses from the table

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vipDavid
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Under staffed on waiter side

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JimO
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The food at the Metuchen is very good however, the service is horrible. Our waiter disappeared after his initial introduction and we had to constantly ask other servers for assistance. If you are a couple as opposed to a large party don't expect too much attention. As I was leaving I finally found my waiter; he was taking photographs for a party of 12 in the next room. Also, if you are concerned about COVID 19 precautions this is not the restaurant for you. They do take your temperature as you enter and the staff wear masks however, by the end of our meal this place was packed with no concern for distance being shown. In fact, after informing us earlier not to be concerned about the table next to us due to it's not being used, a couple was eventually seated at this table which was less than a foot away from ours.

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TheCasualDiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Staff is very attentive. Food is Top Notch. Money well spent!

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vipStashi
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always.

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Jamesm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely meal at The Metuchen Inn!’

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vipFuego70
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and wine list, all in a cozy, clean and comfortable setting. One of my new favorites!

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Sunit
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Metuchen Inn staff was very friendly, personable and seated us upon arrival with our temperature checks. This is our 3rd dining visit in the past 5 months. The food was very well prepared with fresh ingredients and tested well. We had Calamari, Eggplant Rollatini, Oysters as appetizers, and all dishes were well seasoned and fresh. For the main course we tried, Rack of Lamb, Black Cod, and Oso Buco. The New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc paired well with these dishes. They were all delicious and sumptuous except the leg of lambs were only 4 instead of the normal 6 and not meaty.
For dessert, we tried Apple Straddle and was good.
Overall, the service was very attentive, the food delicious and we would definitely revisit for a special occassion.

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vipMsgr
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an outstanding restaurant! The food is the most important element, and it was creative, attractively presented and delicious. The service was impeccable and friendly. I can't wait to return myself and to being family and friends.

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vipfoodaddict
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love the outdoor setting, I hope we never go back inside! Food is always outstanding

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vipneverhome
New York Area
902 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easter dinner and a birthday celebration wrapped into one visit. This is our go to place for special occasions. The food is delicious but the level of service here is second to none. We are made to feel like valued customers, maitre’d Jose has a photographic memory for guests, their drink choices and favorite entrees as well. We shared shrimp cocktail to start and were pleased with the amount of horseradish in the sauce...we like some zip! Three of us chose the rack of lamb and one took the bronzino. Entrees were prepared perfectly and there were clean plates left. A lovely holiday dinner.

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vipMsgr
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After many years, Covid delayed my dining for a year. I returned a few days ago and found everything improved. Mostly the owners and staff were magnificent.

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DonaldM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Easter dinner, great service!

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MariaN
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The server completely messed up our order; we did not receive our two appetizers as the entrées came out right away and then they bought us a complementary shrimp cocktail.

Other than that, food and service was good.

We may not come back.

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Brooke
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easter brunch with family

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vipJoanM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner with husband and daughter. Server couldn’t do enough for us. Food was delicious. Our first time at this restaurant. Elegant and charming. Look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From appetizers to desserts, there wasn’t anything that we didn’t like, we just had to decide what we like the best. The calamari, lobster bisque soup, lamb, scallops and creme brûlée won our hearts!

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RobertW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyable outdoor dining for a date night with my wife .The food quality was exceptional, the service was very good , and the ambiance from the outdoor fireplace set the mood for a romantic evening. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Treating my friends to a special dinner.

Waitress was a bit stand-offish at first, but then became more hospitable when she returned with our cocktails. After that initial experience, we had a lovely evening!

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Mara
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and drinks. Beautiful ambiance.

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vipMichaelF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there and Everything we had was exceleent, as was the service.

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vipBillH
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining here. Casual elegance, great food and presentation at reasonable prices. Various seating arrangements to satisfy everyone’s requirements.

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vipAmandaN
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent but it ended up being a 2 1/2 hour dinner. Server disappeared at times and did not seem commensurate with prices. Could be great.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! The atmosphere was great!

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vipPalatePleaserSeeker
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari, Short Ribs, Fig Bread Pudding...all exceptional!

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JerryA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and service. Would definitely return and highly recommend!

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JamesG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metuchen Inn never disappoints! Great food & service!

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vipSteveC
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great evening. The food and service are always the best.

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Metuchen Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1226 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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