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Metuchen Inn, Metuchen, NJ

Metuchen Inn

4.7
4.7
1443 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm Happy 4pm - 7pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 494-6444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tommy Romero

  • Private party contact

    Constantine or Jason: (732) 494-6444

  • Neighborhood

    Metuchen

  • Cross street

    Linber Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking - Private Lot

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit - Metuchen Station - North East Corridor Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,443 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Contemporary American

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  1. TB

    TerriB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Let's start with our gracious server, Gloria! She was so pleasant, helpful and just the right amount of attentive! We each ordered the seafood pasta selection and it was delicious! Especially the wonderful light marinara sauce! After we placed our dessert orders, Gloria introduced us to the owner and baker of the delectable apple streusel and the fig bread pudding! Bravo! They were scrumptious! This was the first visit to the Inn for both of us. As anticipated, the Inn was decorated for Christmas with lots of poinsettias and subtle decorations around the dining room. We'll be sure to remember it and make another reservation!
  2. LP

    LauraP

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The duck chop was delicious! We we definitely be back soon.
  3. P

    Penny

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I never regret eating at The Metuchen Inn. The food is always delicious and the service thoughtful and attentive. It’s a gem.
  4. J

    Jeanne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love this restaurant! We've been many times and the food and service never disappoint! Each dish more delicious than the last!
  5. D

    Debbie

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go every year for our anniversary and other times as well. The food and service are consistently beyond reproach.
  6. PD

    PatD

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Cocktail menu was good, wine list good,, atmosphere great, service excellent. Food good. Bartender substituted Frangelico instead of Amaretto (he ran out) in The Classic Godfather cocktail. He also used crushed ice resulting in a watery and hazelnut flavored drink instead of spirit forward almond flavored drink. I also noticed two watery crushed ice old fashioneds delivered to the next table. Rack of lamb was supposed to come with a mint wine demi glaze, but came dry ( I guess they ran out). My wife liked the Buccatini, but I feel there was a heavy use oregano in the sauce.
  7. e

    ed3321

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in the area and this was recommended, Great place beautiful old house food was excellent and so was service
  8. n

    neverhome

    New York Area

    1012 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    1012 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go to place for any special occasion. Food is always excellent as is service. Jose, the maitre’d makes every person feel like the most valued patron. We started with the steamed clams, which were delicious. Entrees were a special of black bass and crab meat raviolis. Both perfectly prepared. We splurged on the bread pudding for dessert. A perfect evening.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant, eat here whenever I visit. It never disappoints. Love the ambiance too, and the servers and host are all very kind and patient. Thank you for that.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Celebrating a huge accomplishment in my husbands career and we really enjoyed our meals and drinks.
  11. O

    Opentablefan

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Seems like they only had one poor waiter for the entire restaurant. Long waits between courses and to pay. One appetizer was lukewarm and the other was wrong (they brought the correct one quickly).They charge a surcharge for credit cards (not debit) and even for a visa gift card we had which is disappointing given the high prices. I don’t think we will go back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Constantine and crew- top notch service!
  13. RO

    ROBIN

    New York Area

    807 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    807 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service great as usual. Love that they have half bottles of wine.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious - met the owner who makes the most delectable “whipped” tasting cheesecake!
  15. YP

    YuliyaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Metuchen Inn is a gem in central New Jersey. Outstanding food and service. Very elegant atmosphere. Impeccable service that not many places around still have. An excellent choice for business lunch or dinner, intimate date, or really nice family gathering. 5+ stars!
  16. JC

    JustinC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is always great. Alexander, server was great as well.
  17. JM

    JoanM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always. Husband and I shared the fabulous meatball appetizer, and we both had the duck entree for dinner. Absolutely delicious. Everyone at the Inn is wonderful. Can’t find a nicer place to dine.
  18. JG

    JorgeGG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Waiter did not pay much attention to our table.
  19. JP

    JoeP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We recently moved from CA to NJ and making our way around local restaurants from Princeton to Edison. We were spoiled by the variety of Southern CA only haven found half a dozen places here of the same quality. Pleasantly surprised to find the Metuchin Inn. Good location and ambience and the staff was very friendly. The food was good overall although everything we had was a bit too sweet in some cases pushing other flavours to the background. The Baked Banana Caribbean was a fantastic dessert with a perfect balance of banana, coconut, nut and chocolate flavours. Our server was very friendly but during the second half of our visit became a bit distracted to the point of having to flag him down for dessert and ultimately the bill. Overall, we plan on a return visit, this time trying to keep the sugar down.
  20. J

    Jillk

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & food!
  21. MB

    MartineB

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere were to die for.
  22. IH

    IwonaH

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    For as expensive of a restaurant and as good as the food was, the service was terrible. We were rushed throughout the evening. As soon as appetizers were cleaned off, our entrees arrived. Two meals were not hot. Then after desert was served, the server came over immediately with the check and hovered over us with a hand held device on which we had to leave the tip, as she was standing there. Felt very uncomfortable and it was classless. As we were finishing dessert at 9:30pm, the staff was standing near us and we could tell they wanted to leave. We spend a lot of money and did not have the high end experience we deserved.
  23. JW

    JWDewey

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn’t been for a while due to an odd experience, but so happy that we returned… the food was AMAZING!!
  24. MS

    MarkS

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Metuchen Inn is the best! Was able to sit outside again, finally, and it was a beautiful weather night, too
  25. TN

    ThomasN

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance…brought out some champagne because it was our anniversary…beautifully prepared dishes.
  26. AN

    ANAC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great please to eat. High recommend Metuchen Inn for dinner.
  27. MS

    MarkS

    Philadelphia

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    "There's no place like home." There's not another restaurant where I feel more welcome. Entering the Inn is going home. More on that, but at the end where you can skip it. A well-run business is seen in happy faces of staff where there's little turnover. When management treats staff well, staff treats guests well. Owners here must cherish staff, as many are here for decades. The most difficult feat for a restaurant is to consistently match the standard it set the last time you visited. The more frequently you visit, the more likely you are to be disappointed, especially if you raved about it to another. I don't know how they do it, but Tommy, Victor and Costa never disappoint. After a lifetime of visiting The Metuchen Inn, it continues to provide the best, most consistent fine dining and romantic experiences to be had. Service is personal and grand. Ask and it's served with a pleasing smile. There's not a dish you wouldn't be proud to savor with guests. Quality exceeds what you can buy yourself. Tonight, we intended a quick bar bite, but the charm and service of the Inn held us for hours. We shared apps and an entree. My thirst for my perfect martini was satisfied: 3 parts Bombay Sapphire to 1 part dry vermouth and LOTS of olives - not 3, but LOTS. Here's my story. Many years ago, when money was tight, and we had little for entertainment, I asked Constantine if it was upsetting if we just shared an appetizer and sat in the bar. What came from his mouth was stunning; words I'll never forget. He looked at me and said, "Mark, I don't care what you have to spend. If it's ten dollars, I want you to come here, and sit at a table." I protested. Linens were $10 a turn, and I didn't want to cost him money. With that, he sat us in the dining room at the fireplace. There's more: the time we had unexpected guests and needed dessert; the time I wanted a dry aged porterhouse; poached lobster out of the shell; frog legs! You, too, can make a home here
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Dined here recently for our anniversary. We are repeat customers and always look forward to our visit. Food was very good and server was attentive but not pushy - gave us time to enjoy our food between courses. Two things kept us from a five star rating. The wine we selected from the wine list was unavailable (second time we’ve had that issue here.) Replacement was good, but pricier. Bigger issue: they now add a 3% surcharge for using a credit card. In this Covid atmosphere of contactless payments, credit cards are the norm. To charge extra was really an unpleasant surprise. Felt a bit like we were nickel and dimed. Really left a bad taste in our mouths after what was a lovely meal.
  29. SD

    SD118

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to the Inn to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the entire team made our celebration wonderful. The food was delicious, service spectacular, and atmosphere welcoming and intimate at the same time. We will definitely be back!
  30. S

    Stacey

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I used to work at this location and it’s still my local favorite place to goto for holidays, nights out, good food and great service. We celebrated my son’s “shipping off” party as he leaves for the Navy tomorrow. Food was off the hook delish! We ordered from Appy’s: Italian meatballs served with that fresh, homemade sauce and polenta, grilled octopus which was delicately prepared and so so tender. The accompaniments were just as yummy. Fried calamari and clams (make sure you ask for extra bread so you can dunk it into the clam broth - SOOO yummy. Our entrees were: rack of lamb, bronzino, the rib eye special and lastly the scallops. All fish and meat again were perfectly cooked and seasoned well. Temperatures were spot on. Lastly, enjoyed yummy drinks made by the most fabulous bartender Raina who is there Fridays and Saturdays and our server was Alex. The other members of the service team were professional and pleasant and very helpful. I appreciated the smiles that greeted us. It truly is family when you go back. I started working here back in 2006 and have been back on a off. This restaurant has seen my children grow up as I worked there and then my son worked there. A very big part of our lives as they see my son off as well. Ambiance was perfect (a bit cold last night). We will always be back. We also have our families events & celebrations here. Great care is taken with every party. I had my mothers repass here as well as celebrated the last couple of years of holidays. You have to go!!!
  31. c

    coop

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food from salad through dessert was outstanding. The bronzino and scallops were beautifully presented and tasted delicious.
  32. SB

    ShaunaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here for our first wedding anniversary and it was awesome! The food was great, the cocktails were strong, and the service was impeccable. Will definitely be going back!
  33. C

    Cubbob

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent outdoor dining experience. Wonderful setting and our waiter, Alexander, was very helpful.
  34. BC

    BCIJo

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was meeting an long time friend whom I hadn’t seen since before COVID. I’m retired and she was now working in Woodbridge, so I immediately thought of Methuchen Inn, where I’d recently attended a baby shower. It did not disappoint, and Bill our waiter, couldn’t have been nicer. The food was great, as well, and I expect to return with my husband soon!
  35. T

    Teachmsa

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came with a friend to celebrate my birthday, but the restaurant did not know that. Our astute waiter saw the wrinkled wrapping paper on the table and my name on the card. My ordered dessert came on a platter with a Happy Birthday message -- all done by the restaurant! It was very nice and thoughtful! The food was great, as always. The burger is excellent. I ordered a chicken roll-up. It was simple but delish!
  36. N

    Nikki

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is really delicious and has an interesting menu. Everything is very fresh/made in house and they have cool specials (their duck confit & risotto was outstanding!) The service is very good too, some of their staff have been here several years. Wish they’d freshen up their cocktail menu to be as awesome as their food. Patio is adorable and a wonderful place for a date night. We always leave incredibly full and happy!
  37. J

    Jeff

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Incredible, attentive service. Great outdoor dining— though we did get many mosquito bites. Food was overall great— wonderful crab cake, delicious goat cheese salad (I’ve never had crème brûlée cheese before!). Only thing disappointing was the veal special— very pricey and not much flavor. Overall great experience, love they let you take your time while dining as well!
  38. JI

    JillIanK

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was attentive and pleasant. The food was very good, but the prices are much too high, in my opinion, for Central New Jersey. The dinner cost per person was approximately $75.00. We did not have any alcoholic drinks. I guess this restaurant is only for very special occasions.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meatballs, free range chicken, and crab ravioli. All incredible!
  40. G

    Gost

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great dining experience at the Metuchen Inn. There was a minor error with our order that the wait staff caught and more than made up for. We will be back soon.

FAQs

Metuchen Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Metuchen Inn

424 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Linber Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Metuchen

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm Happy 4pm - 7pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking - Private Lot

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit - Metuchen Station - North East Corridor Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tommy Romero

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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