Seared Wild Alaska Halibut
Fava Beans, Carrots, Artichokes, Celery Root Ragout, with Lobster Sauce
Braised Beef Short Ribs
Garlic Whipped Potato, Winter Vegetables, Natural Red Wine Braised Sauce
Sicilian Meatballs with Goat Cheese Polenta
Always great. The short ribs are incredible. Great staff and owner!
Always a pleasant and friendly dining experience...
Perfect relaxation during a long trip!
Always good food, good atmosphere and enjoyable experience.
Always a pleasurable experience when dining at the Metuchen Inn
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.
Excellent food and service. A favorite dining spot!
The food is consistently good and well executed. I have not had a bad meal here. The service is also great. Highly recommend.
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.
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.
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.
There is nothing bad to say about the Metuchen inn, everything and everyone is outstanding!!!
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
Under staffed on waiter side
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.
Great experience as always. Staff is very attentive. Food is Top Notch. Money well spent!
Everything was great as always.
Always a lovely meal at The Metuchen Inn!’
Excellent food, service and wine list, all in a cozy, clean and comfortable setting. One of my new favorites!
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.
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.
I love the outdoor setting, I hope we never go back inside! Food is always outstanding
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.
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.
Wonderful Easter dinner, great service!
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.
Easter brunch with family
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.
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!
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
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!
Excellent food, service and drinks. Beautiful ambiance.
This was our first time there and Everything we had was exceleent, as was the service.
Always enjoy dining here. Casual elegance, great food and presentation at reasonable prices. Various seating arrangements to satisfy everyone’s requirements.
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.
The food was excellent! The atmosphere was great!
Calamari, Short Ribs, Fig Bread Pudding...all exceptional!
Spectacular food and service. Would definitely return and highly recommend!
Metuchen Inn never disappoints! Great food & service!
Always a great evening. The food and service are always the best.
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.