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
Metuchen, NJ 08840
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking - Private Lot
NJ Transit - Metuchen Station - North East Corridor Line
Private Party Contact:
Constantine or Jason: (732) 494-6444
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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