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Metuchen Inn, Metuchen, NJ

Metuchen Inn

4.7
4.7
1387 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 4 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 1,387 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Contemporary American

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  1. G

    George

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We've dined at the Inn many times in the past and would give every ratable category 4 or 5 stars. However, the most recent dining experience fell short of previous dining experiences. Specifically, the ordered NY strip steak was dry and tough, the Bronzino was bland and service was agonizingly slow. Rather disappointing when compared to previous experiences, where the food was excellent and the service was impeccable. To be fair, the server was likely overwhelmed due to inexperience. No excuse for the poorly prepared steak and fish. In retrospect, one bad meal is not a deal breaker and we'll likely dine at the Inn again sometime in the future. Hopefully, whatever occurred in the kitchen will be corrected before our next visit.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My husband and I frequent the Metuchen in for date nights. The food is always delicious and the service is wonderful. We do wish the noise level to be a little lower. Real world the staff does everything possible to make us comfortable. Great restaurant.
  3. j

    josephd

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Ideal for business lunch ro a romantic one.
  4. JP

    JanP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening! Exquisite food (scallops, filet mignon and Caesar salads) and excellent service by Mark. Jose arranged the perfect table (quiet spot in the corner for conversation). We shared the eggplant rollatini appetizer and the hazelnut chocolate temptation dessert plus a bottle of the Provance rose.
  5. E

    Edraeng

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The tuna/avocado/crab tower, fried calamari, and shrimp cocktail were excellent. The sea bass main course was also excellent. The salmon and the asparagus were good, but the pureed cauliflower needs to be removed from the menu. The seared scallops main course was good. However, there should have been a couple more scallops.
  6. TR

    TomR

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was excellent! Great unknown restaurant. Will go there often
  7. CS

    CSWS

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Patio was not open and weather was great… should have given advance notice outdoors was not an option.
  8. d

    donnam

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good but not as great as usual. Calamari appetizer was very good but Scallops were a bit overseared and grey meat should not be left on Salmon. Asparagus in beurre blanc was nothing special and cauliflower puree was cold. Cheesecake was good but not the same as in past visits--perhaps different pastry chef. Bartender is excellent and service was very good.
  9. JH

    JohnH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service from Bill is always great! Keep up the good work
  10. PP

    PalatePleaserSeeker

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always! Excellent food, excellent service, and we are always greeted and welcomed like family.
  11. AJ

    AJB2013

    New England

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were both excellent. Will definitely be back next time I am in the area!
  12. I

    Iceman

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for my wife’s special birthday. It was a wonderful meal, good service and great food. We had a table for 6 in a nice semi private alcove. I do think the owner/ manager should have come over and checked on us or at least wished my wife a Happy Birthday. The little personal touches are important. We will be back but for a special occasions as it’s a bit pricey.
  13. JV

    JohnV

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife, our daughter, and I again had a great at The Metuchen Inn. As we were ordering our drinks, and seeing nothing obvious on the menu, we asked the server if something was available to eat while we were drinking. The kitchen put together a beautiful and delicious antipasto platter with assorted cheeses, prosciutto, olives, and grilled marinated artichoke hearts. The rest of our meal was excellent: The tuna, crab, and avocado tower -- delicious; the rack of lamb -- cooked as ordered and delicious; even the coffee and ice cream were delicious. The service was well timed, courteous, and professional. This restaurant is wonderful, and we'll be back.
  14. M

    Msgr

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Lunch was excellent and not rushed. Food as always was terrific. The welcome was most hospitable. Try the buccatini. The tomato gravy was the very best. The calamari was the best I've ever eaten. See you there next time.
  15. MS

    MarkS

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can always count on Metuchen Inn for a classy dining experience with beautiful decor in a perfect location. It is a shame that they are not allowed to utilize their outside space any more because of town officials All other Restaurants in town can use public sidewalk space for more tables but Metuchen Inn cannot use their own parking lot for same? Makes no sense to me as 30 year resident of Metuchen who would would like to eat outside on a beautiful day. Typical self serving town officials dictating where they say you can dine outside rather than caring about what I prefer as a town resident. Sad.
  16. BM

    BonnieM

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Regular menu had a nice variety of choices and the daily specials were also good. We order one of each and both were well-prepared, interesting, and generous portions.
  17. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely we recommend going to the Metuchen Inn it is a wonderful gem in our community but with style and Flair and the atmosphere was perfect for us. The food, drinks, dessert were INCREDIBLE.
  18. LM

    LaurelM

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, diverse seasonal menu options
  19. RO

    ROBIN

    New York Area

    763 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    763 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was wonderful. The menu has something for every taste. The tuna and crab meat tower was delightful and very nicely presented. Grilled octopus over a mix of greens was tender and seasoned well. The scallops I had, blackened, were grilled to a medium rare char, were absolutely delicious. Grilled branzino with a medley of veggies was another home run. Our server was engaging and receptive to our requests. It was a very relaxing night out.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 27th w
  21. h

    hoboeater

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Did not actually stay for reservation. We reserved an outdoor table because you know, we are living in a pandemic and actually care about it. However, when we got to the restaurant, they didn’t have any outdoor tables even though they make outdoor reservations on OpenTable. So we left. Don’t know why they checked me in for the reservation and didn’t even notice we left.
  22. j

    joannr

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This was the second time dining here the first time was very nice quite and service was excellent. This time we brought another couple with us, there was a wine tasting in the other room which was very noisy, and a small wedding upstairs, service was slow but I felt rushed they were taking our dinner order before we had received our drinks. But the food was excellent . I would go back again but I would definitely ask if they were having a wine tasting.
  23. AP

    AlbertoP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    New waiter could have been better at service The Inn has a reputation and it has always been very good
  24. D

    Dtraveler

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The Metuchen Inn is my go-to restaurant for special occasions: entertaining friends, birthdays, etc. The only disappointing item on the menu for the 4 of us last night was my gazpacho and it’s my fault for not returning it and substituting another appetizer. Looking forward to dining outside under their lights!
  25. AC

    AngelaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit at Metuchen inn. Good was amazing, service was professional and helpful. Will definitely be back
  26. M

    Msgr

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From Constantine and Victor thru all the staff our experience was as good as we or anyone could want. Repeat and frequent diners, it couldn't be better. Try them once; you'll go back too.
  27. T

    Tierns10

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was even better. Atmosphere was lively and upbeat, great vibe last night
  28. GH

    GregH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Friendly service, good food that was served quickly and a nice ambience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal! 10/10 I can’t wait to go back. George was awesome.
  30. j

    joannr

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our first time dining there, food was excellent. Service was good. A nice place for a quiet relaxing dinner
  31. GB

    GingerB

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Our waiter was not attentive.. Food was very good but service was more when they felt like showing up and cleaning up dishes or checking on tables (table next to us was complaining to each other also).. we thought it was just us.. until we heard them talking
  32. TE

    TuckerE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, fresh, accommodating, attentive....an outstanding lunch in every way!
  33. J

    Jimg

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family Birthday
  34. FC

    FernandoC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A;ways a reliable place for a business lunch. The salmon was outstanding. Great service! Recommended!
  35. PS

    PeterS

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great refined,romantic restaurant with food and service to match.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & staff were excellent.
  37. M

    Msgr

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For years I have enjoyed the Inn from menu to service and hospitality. Enjoy a lovely experience of great dining.
  38. BE

    BEVERLYS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, beautiful dining area, fabulous food, great find, have been there several times and was never disappointed
  39. k

    kaylee

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Waitress was annoyed when she brought our food. we were in the path of waiters going bakc and forth took long to bring check at the end then long to pay
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Service always top notch !!

FAQs

Metuchen Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1387 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 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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