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About Metuchen Inn

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

424 Middlesex Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
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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

Cross Street:
Linber Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 494-6444

Website:
http://www.metucheninn.net/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking - Private Lot

Public Transit:
NJ Transit - Metuchen Station - North East Corridor Line

Executive Chef:
Tommy Romero

Private Party Contact:
Constantine or Jason: (732) 494-6444

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Metuchen Inn Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Good for a Date (30)
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Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Romantic (23)
Business Meals (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Cozy (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (8)
Casual (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Not Impressed:(. Been there before and it used to be better but this time it was a huge disappointment . $27 for a chicken with some potatoes that wasn’t even that warm?! Pretty locale but food is way overpriced and waiters a bit snooty:(

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Meal/service was excellent. Only downside is the parking. It was a very cold night and we had to park on the street about a block away from the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My wife and I had an excellent meal and our server John was very attentive. For an appetizer, I had the Lobster/Potato bisque which was one of the best that I have ever eaten. I was a bit disappointed that there was no lobster meat in the bisque but overall i would have it again it was that good. The lamp chops were also excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This was our first visit. Food was good but felt it was overpriced. Good drinks & service was good.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food and staff were outstanding! A must visit if you enjoy fine dining.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We had lunch at this restaurant. The service was a little slow. The food was good but the portions were small. It ambulance was very nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding. — everything was fabulous! Service, food and ambiance. Had a great time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food great service easy parking for metuchen

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is our favorite spot! The food is always delicious and the service is exceptional. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Everyone on staff makes you feel like the most important customer. We were celebrating DH’s 70th birthday. We started with shrimp cocktail...very large crustaceans... 4 plenty to split. We both chose asoecisl of pan seared sea bass served over corn and asparagus in a lemon saffron sauce...delicious. We had strudel for dessert... and were treated to a serenade by all. Perfect evening for a special occasion.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Friendly, professional staff, menu selection well prepared, food quality very good, upscale wine list

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

As always spectacular meal & service was outstanding! Thank you thank you for your consistent service & quality food!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were there on Christmas so I understand things may have been alittle stressful for staff. After a bumpy start, things worked out well. Food was very good and we appreciate the fact some are working on Christmas Day.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The most amazing salad with apple slices i have ever had in addition to the halibut that i ordered.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

After so many experiences, I still happily anticipate another. The warm greeting often by one of the owners sets the mood right in the door. I'm always impressed that the staff remembers my favorite preferences. Quiet attention is always present.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We are locals so this was not our first time at Metuchen Inn and I was lucky enough to snag a reservation for Christmas Eve. Lucky indeed because it seemed every table was occupied within minutes of our arrival. We were warmly greeted and seated immediately upon arrival. We were seated upstairs-first time I dined upstairs which turned out to be quieter than downstairs and quite festive and nice. My dining companion ordered the filet mignon-although I am not a meat eater it looked as great as a good filet should and my companion was pleased and his plate was pretty clear of any filet at the end of the course. My halibut was good and a good size but otherwise unimpressive; vegetables for both meals prepared to perfection. But the true star of the show for the evening was our waiter who was excellent. Engaging yet unobtrusive, he just seemed quite pleased to be there and serving us. The dessert menu was surprisingly sparse and uninspiring for a holiday perhaps the kitchen assumed most people would be partaking of goodies at home, which is what we did. All in all a very nice evening.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Another amazing meal at the Metuchen Inn. I eat here regularly and they have never failed to serve an outstanding dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Metuchen Inn never disappoints! Food was great from appetizers to dessert. Love the atmosphere and the friendly owners. Always run into people we know and haven't seen in awhile...

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Haven't been there in a few years. Will be back much sooner. Great experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful service which is thoughtful and accommodating. Entrees and appetizers are perfectly seasoned and presented beautifully. The ability to buy half bottles of wine is also a nice feature. Always a seamless dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We live right here in Metuchen and never really tried Metuchen Inn. Everything exceeded our expectations. Great wile list and Constantine was extremely nice and kept checking in to make sure everything was great! We WILL be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Metuchen Inn is always good. Food was delicious. Everyone was happy with their meals. I had the short ribs which were exceptional. Only complaint was service at bar. Bartender was very busy and hustling to make drinks for the servers to bring to the tables. Unfortunately, that left me without a drink at the bar. After sitting without service for quite a while, it took a complaint to management to get a drink. Not the best start to an otherwise lovely evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I have dined at them attention in many times and it never fails to be an excellent, excellent experience! Yesterday I took my staff out for a holiday lunch and I had the braised beef which melted in my mouth ! Delicious!!! Everyone enjoyed their meal and we always have a great time. The owner always makes us feel like we are his family and he’s known this for years!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always a go to place for fine dining and business functions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Went here for my Dad's 81st Birthday. We had a few appetizers to share. The arugula salad was quite small and the amount of goat cheese and walnuts on it was minimal...could have been a little more of both. Rack of lamb was delicious....potatoes good; minimal portion of asparagus. Calamari appetizer excellent. Seafood dinner excellent as well. Osso Bucco good but not the best we ever had. Cocktails, wine and after dinner specialty coffees steep at $14/each. Ambiance very good; menu could use updating to advise what can be made "gluten free"....staff and owner very nice and social. Would go back!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

all around an excellent restaurant - excellent food, service and ambience - and quiet - it was good to be able to talk and be heard

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

As always, they provide a pleasant welcome, a relaxed atmosphere and a quiet place to talk and, of course, excellent food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have been coming to this restaurant for years and it is consistently excellent! The ambiance, food and service is superb, would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I am not sure I would come back. We were a party of 3 all of us thought the main course was mediocre. I had the halibut which was so overcooked and mousy I thought it was mashed potatoes. However appetizers and dessert were great. Ambiance and decor great. Service great. However the food is important. Maybe I would try the bar menu another time.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Relaxing, intimate atmosphere with great food and cocktails

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This place was excellent! The food, the service, the friendliness! The owner came to our table and welcomed us with open arms! I will definitely go back!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

It is rare in life when everything goes well. However, every aspect of our evening was wonderful. The service was professional but not stuffy. The staff was there in an instant when needed yet didn't hover. The food was delicious from the appetizers through dessert and the presentation was beautiful. And all for a very reasonable price. Truly deserving of five stars. I give it six if I could.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

I went here for my Birthday it was amazing the food is excellent and the cocktails are amazing.The staff is so nice and the owner Constantine is the most nicest person I have ever met.I would recommend everyone to try the Metuchen Inn restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service, thoughtfully prepared and well seasoned appetizers and entrees. Nice wine selection available in half bottles. We truly enjoy dining here for a seamless, relaxed experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I thought the food was ordinary and mediocre. I had fried calamari which was fresh and tasted just ok. I had the eggplant collation which was bland. Alan had a beef dinner. He liked it. We chose to skip dessert.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always awesome. Great staff. Perfect food! Our gratitude to making our event fun ...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We always have a great time. Friendly and efficient service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We go to The Metuchen Inn often. It’s always a great experience. The food is wonderful and the service impeccable. This place never disappoints. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

It was our first time experiencing the Metuchen Inn and the environment was very nice. I was not as pleased with the food because with the high prices I was really expecting to be blown away. We ordered 2 fish plates and they were good but not worth the price. The service was AMAZING! Jose was a great waiter and truly knows how to make people feel welcomed.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

I took a client there for a business dinner. The experience, food and service were excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Metuchen Inn is a lovely restaurant and the food is excellent. All of our meals were delightful. Unfortunately, on this visit, there were 2 very large parties which affected the service all the way round. We will def go back, but will choose a later time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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