Metuchen Inn

4.7
1280 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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DailD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent food preparation and service always. I have been dining here for the past 20+ years and have never been disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Party upstairs was very noisy. Service was very slow.

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vipFoodLover
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Great food, beautiful outdoor setting and fabulous service.

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RichardG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Food was fantastic. Friendly and attentive waitstaff.

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Dulce
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and staff. The quality of the food and drinks were great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with an excellent meal!! Great job..

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BarbaraB
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Cuisine at it's best without having to spend a small fortune traveling into NYC and now have to show Wuhan vax papers to eat a meal!

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vipShay
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fine lunch at Metuchen Inn. Lovely day to be outside.

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vipneverhome
New York Area
914 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine….food is excellent but the attention to detail and the way we are made to feel special is a hallmark and mostly attributed to Jose, the maitre d. We started with steamed clams, very sweet. We both chose pasta, the linguini with pomadora sauce and the. Crab filled ravioli. Both delicious and we ate it all. The bread pudding for dessert was really good!

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vipStashi
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always.

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Beth
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful night outside on the patio. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Metuchen Inn is highly recommended!!

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BernieD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 54th wedding anniversary dinner at The Metuchen Inn and the food was fantastic.

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HappyCustomers
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
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 on August 3, 2021
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 on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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Ollie
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
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
914 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.

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NJKat
New York Area
26 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
26 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
686 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
5 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
46 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!

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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.

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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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Metuchen Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1280 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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