Metuchen Inn

4.7
1248 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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Iceman
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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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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vipMsgr
New York Area
17 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.

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vipMaryL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BeyondBabedom
New York Area
12 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!

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BurbinYokie
New York Area
26 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
12 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

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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.

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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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vipRaulS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food. Pricing is good as well. Everything taste fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Made a reservation for 7 was not seated until 7:20 then there was a pricing difference on electronic menu and printed menu the OWNER tells me he has no control of e menu…? Otherwise, services was great server was very nice and food was amazing.

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Opnetsys
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. It was Mother’s Day and it was busy. Four out of five of our tables dinners were delivered. The fifth dinner was brought out 10 minutes later... definitely not the normal standard. We were told to reconsider ordering from the bar as they were way behind and it could take awhile

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RobP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was Mother's day so very busy but we love this place and it's one of our favorites. My complaint was two appetizers; lobster bisque and scallops. The lobster bisque had no lobster in it, which is strange and I would expect a few pieces. The scallop appetizer had only two small scallops for $19 which was disappointing and absolutely not worth the money. The service is stellar and staff is well trained and very accommodating. Constantine juts needs to fix up the appetizers.

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MarkK
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Have been a few times, very nice and excellent service

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ATONC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BobG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant and friendly dining experience...

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vipChristopherP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff…always treat you to a great night, consistent food and always a pleasant atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
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
6 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining - really nice dinner -safety protocols in place.

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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
11 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
3 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
24 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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Metuchen Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1248 OpenTable diners.

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