Metuchen Inn

4.6
1275 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HappyCustomers
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Metuchen Inn served an amazingly delicious dinner last night! Our server was attentive and all of our dishes were prepared perfectly. The outdoor dining area was beautiful. A wonderfully delightful evening! Thank you!

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vipNollyP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food from appetizers to dessert; excellent service We had calamari, meatballs, halibut, crab ravioli and scallops. Bread pudding and Apple strudel. All delicious. Will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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Ollie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Overall, food was good, desserts were amazing. The place is beautiful. The female server looked tired and uninterested in her job, that was the only downside. But, all in all it was good value for money.

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vipneverhome
New York Area
911 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate every special occasion here… as well as ordinary occasions. Excellent service by Mark but always spot on. We started with champagne to toast 47 years of marriage. And then a shrimp cocktail, with large fresh specimens. The sauce is perfect heat for us. Entrees were the Cajun swordfish and tempura soft shell crab. Both were generous and delicious. We count resist the carrot cake for dessert which was served on a beautifully decorated anniversary plate. Perfect evening!

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vipMeggie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining area was just so inviting with well dressed tables. Our server was very engaging and professional. The food was quite tasty and beautifully presented on the plate. Overall, a very pleasing experience. Will definitely visit again!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. Very enjoyable dining expierence

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place! The food is as incredible and the waiter, Bill pointed out the dishes made with special touches by the owner/ chefs. The eggplant dish was like nothing I had ever tasted. Like a trip to zitsly! Menu is varied, but all the dishes we had were fresh and delicious. Can’t wait to go again!

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vipInsuranceman
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff was very good about acknowledging the anniversary. The dessert had it written on the plate and we received complimentary champagne.

NJ
NJKat
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

When I made the online reservation for 5:45pm dinner on Wed (7/21/21), I selected the standard dining option (indoors) since weather has been a little unpredictable. When my party and I arrived, weather was very good, so I asked if my reservation could be switched to outdoors. We were cheerfully and quickly accommodated. Then we were left alone for about 10-15 min before menus were presented to us. While we were waiting, we did receive water and 1 dinner roll each. I know this may sound strange, but I was never sure who our actual server was. The maitre'd took our wine order, and he told us about the specials, and he opened and served our wine. At times, there was a young woman standing nearby who we thought was our server, but whenever the maitre'd left the table, she followed him. My friend wanted more water, so she had to flag the female server down. The outdoor patio area was not crowded, yet server attentiveness was noticeably lacking. There were a few more lengthy delays during the course of our meal - most notably at dessert time. My friend ordered the apple strudel and so did I, except my friend asked for it to NOT be warmed up. It took 20 min to arrive! No one came by to see if my friend wanted more coffee, or if I wanted more hot tea. Upon finishing dessert, we were wondering when we were going to get the check. By this time the tables were filling up, but all of the servers were not visible to us although they were gathered nearby. The maitre'd was busy putting out seat cushions on the sofas and lighting the fire pits. Then he disappeared. Seeing none of the servers walking around, my husband had to leave our table and walk over to where they were gathered to ask for our check. Thankfully all of our food was delicious and prepared very well. Grade A+ for the chefs, Wait staff gets a C, maitre'd gets a B+. Dinner on a Wednesday night took 2.5 hrs and there were only 3 of us at my table.

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jthreejs
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food. It is our go-to for meeting friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had. a delayed birthday celebration for all 3 of our birthdays. So this was a treat. It was a first class experience that would be hard to top. The food and service was top notch. I can’t wait to go back.

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vipROBIN
New York Area
683 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu, 1/2 bottle of wine options available. Service friendly and accommodating.

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Teachmsa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is always very good at Metuchen Inn. I took a chance and had the pork sandwich with a side of Caesar salad. It was delish. Bill was our waiter, and he was attentive while giving us space too. Fig and honey gelato was to die for. My only concern is that I have not been inside the Inn in a while (Covid), and it is beginning to show its age -- and yes, it is a historic Inn, so maybe that is to be expected? Hopefully, that will be addressed soon. Overall -- it was a good meal and a great place to meet friends.

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vipMuraliG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. I will plan future official dinner connects here.

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AlanP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our experience at the Metuchen Inn. Food was outstanding

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vipBillH
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First choice when I am in the neighborhood. Attractive dining room, excellent food and service at reasonable prices. Ample outdoor seating in comfortable surroundings.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere. Service was excellent, couldn't have asked for a better meal for a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, delicious food, great cocktails!

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NeedToTravelMore
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening celebrating our Aunt’s 93 birthday! Delicious entrees and customer service.

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vipCFwasthere
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. Attentive and friendly staff went out of their way.

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MikeN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An interesting and delicious spot in a quaint suburban town

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Gary
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal. Our server Bill was exceptional!

KT
vipKiraT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very attentive and friendly staff. Food is always great. Really delicious white chocolate bread pudding.

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Iceman
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for my wife’s birthday and had a fabulous dinner. Service was impeccable. A bit pricey but worth it. We ate inside but will consider eating outside, weather permitting.

Glad to see people are coming back to this wonderful restaurant.

RC
RalphC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time going to Metuchen Inn and was not disappointed. Food was great, ambience was wonderful. Definitely adding to our go to list.

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Kassim10
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, good food, nice wine selection. Lovely to be sitting outside in a comfortable environment.

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TimS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding menu, service and overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!!!

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unimpressive
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service always polite & prompt. Food was visually pleasing and delicious. This place never disappoints.

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Msgr
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of our experience was excellent. That's the reason we continue to return for years now. Try it once, and you'll be hooked.

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krammars
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for just about any occasion. Excellent food, ambiance and staff.

ML
vipMaryL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, and wonderful staff. Made our anniversary extra special!

BB
BeyondBabedom
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My friend snd I met for lunch and were seated outside, as requested. We were very pleased with the menu, and both loved our entrees - branzini for her, pork loin for me. It took a little while for our meals, because there was only one server. But we were in no hurry. And they were excellent! It was too bad it turned cool and very windy, but I’d definitely recommend this place. BTW the inside looked very nice as well…snd the bathroom was clean!

BY
BurbinYokie
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The Metuchen Inn is one of my favorite spots. I write this note to let management know one of my guests and I were very disappointed in our steak strip lunches on May 27. There were 3 of us, and we all enjoyed our appetizers greatly. One guest and I each had the strip steak. He ate his but found it quite chewy and tasteless. I couldn't eat more than about a third of mine after having to spit several pieces out. Our server was quite busy, so he did not approach our table until it was time to clear plates. I did let him know that I was not asking for money back but that I found the $25 lunch entree inedible. The server mumbled that he'd let the kitchen know. No one approached us about it at all. Considering the quality of the Metuchen Inn, I was more than a bit shocked. There was no level of customer service offered. This is not like the Metuchen Inn. Right now, I'm not sure I can recommend The Metuchen Inn to friends and that makes me quite sad.

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vipFoodLover
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was great and eating outside is always a bonus. We did have to ask the waiter for a few things multiple times and one of our cocktails never arrived but we go with the flow so no problem

Overall it was a great time with friends and we will go back

MB
MichaelB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch to celebrate a birthday. We reserved outside seating and were able to enjoy the beautiful weather. We were extremely happy with everything about our lunch, the Metuchen Inn has never disappointed us. We look forward to a future visit.

KM
KathleenM
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing The eggplant appetizer was fantastic We had crab ravioli and Chicken sandwich The food was great We dined outside in the atmosphere was terrific

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UnHappyDiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I've eaten at Metuchen Inn multiple times. Had a business dinner and it appeared that the outdoor section was completely understaffed. We sat for an hour before ordering anything. The Waitress was extremely nice, but none of the food came out timely. The appetizers were delivered to the wrong tables and none of them came out at the same time. I'm not sure what happened, but I was very disappointed, and there were no apologies made by any of the workers there. The food was good, but some of the appetizers were cold.

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Metuchen Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1275 OpenTable diners.

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