Metuchen Inn

4.7
949 reviews
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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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New York Area
730 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place to dine...food is excellent but the level of personalized service is top notch. Jose is an excellent maitre’d. He makes every diner feel important. George is our favorite server and we are so happy when we get to sit in his section. We started with shrimp cocktails where the shrimp were the size of lobster tails. We both chose a special of tempura soft shelled crabs with saffron risotto...delicious! We washed in all down with a reasonably priced Sauvignon Blanc. Perfect evening!

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HR
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AlwYs outstanding food and service. We think it is the best restaurant in the area and equals most of New York City’s top tier restaurants.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food selection was phenomenal and as delectable as beautiful plating! The owners welcomed us warmly. Our server was so friendly, attentive and extremely helpful.

Would surely come back.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice ambience. Waiter was new and needed more training but rest of staff was very nice. Complimentary Prosecco for my birthday which was thoughtful! Higher end for Metuchen price wise.

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FE
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fine meal celebrating our anniversary. It wasn't inexpensive, but it was well-worth it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always excellent. Service was at times a little slow, but then again, when you’re out for a nice dinner, you don’t want to be rushed either. So although there was a little delay between getting our wine and having our order taken, it wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.

We’ve been going to the Metuchen Inn for many years, and it never disappoints for quality of food, service, and atmosphere. There aren’t many really nice restaurants in the area, which makes it even more of a standout.

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EK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, the Metuchen Inn is an elegant restaurant. The food was very good, the ambiance is the best, the service with George was perfect.

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely and charming atmosphere, great service, excellent menu and food. Always look forward to going there.

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s
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Metuchen Inn is always a 5 star experience. The trip from Staten Island always worth it.

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t
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is the meeting place between locations, and we love it. Their are really no bad tables, the bar is lovely if you choose to eat in there or if you have to wait. Our table was waiting when we arrived, and the waiter and maitre d allowed us to chat without feeling rushed. The food is always consistently good. The portions are on the smaller side (not a bad thing), but not tiny. They are open to some changes. They want you to be pleased. We come back again and again.

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable experience. Food and service excellent. This was on Mother's Day and the restaurant was packed but still everything went smoothly. Staff attentive. Food excellent.

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PP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, fantastic good, amazing service. Does a Nice job catering to Vegetarians. George was pur server and he was very attentive and knowledgeable.

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t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was outstanding! One of the best I have ever enjoyed!
One negative is the noise level was so high it was uncomfortable for my group.

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big time food and small town prices! Great find in Metuchen

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just moved to the Edison area. Have gone out several times. This is the best food and service I've had yet.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Metuchen Inn is amazing! We are here for the first time today. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. The Calamari was incredible and I don’t love Calamari in general, but this was awesome. My sister in law and I had the short ribs, which were out of this world. My wife had the rack of lamb which she loved and my brother in law had the short rib ravioli which he also loved. After dinner we had the cheesecake which was also really really good. Most of all the service was great. Everyone was very nice and attentive. We will return!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Very slow service. Was disappointed because I had a fantastic meal here a few months ago and chose to have my birthday dinner here based on that experience.

It seemed like they were seating all Asian guests in the same corner, which maybe wasn't intentional but sure felt like it was. Not sure what that's about but it immediately made me feel extremely uncomfortable.

I overheard a waiter say that there was a huge party going on upstairs which was maybe the reason the service was slow but it got fairly ridiculous. The waiters would literally come in, see our empty glasses, and leave without refilling them. They forgot to bring a knife for my mom's dinner and acted almost offended to have to do it. The waitress dropped bread, plates, etc. maybe it was her first day but it was a lot.

I ordered a second cocktail that by all appearances, was forgotten about until we were asking for the check. It shouldn't take half an hour to notice an order hasn't been fulfilled. We decided to skip dessert because the lack of service was getting frustrating, at which point our waiter noticed I still didn't have my drink. We asked for our check and he asked a few times if we didn't want champagne on the house (not sure if this is a regular thing the do or they realized we weren't too happy about how the night went) and we declined because not everyone was drinking. We said to forget my missing cocktail and just bring the check. He brought my drink because they had made it anyway (but never delivered it? Who knows) and then said he'd take it off our check because I should get something for my birthday..

It was extremely disappointing to spend my birthday this way and I don't know if I will return.

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S
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Found the Inn in open table. The food was plentiful and light. The pasta dishes were wonderful and the service was impeccable. We dined on a Thursday evening and it appeared to be many business meeting dinners taking place.
So good we rebooked a table for Saturday evening.

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TG
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Metuchen Inn consistently delivers a romantic evening, great food, impeccable service, beautiful atmosphere. Always made to feel special.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and experience

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The place had to much going on private party special celebrate for dinner.

Food was ok not exceptional

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NS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at the metuchen inn never disappoints. We celebrated a birthday and the inn made sure we had champagne for the toast.

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our whole party (8) were very satisfied with our Easter dinner at the Metuchen Inn. The crab tower was fabulous and refreshing. Six of us ordered the lamb chops and they were out of this world. So tender and delicious. All were happy! I would recommend the Metuchen Inn most definitely.

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always this restaurant top notch

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CS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Servers were attentive and top notch. Portions a little small. But glad we tried it. Always wanted to go there. Classy place but comfortable

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience overall. Our waiter acknowledged our anniversary with a complimentary glass of champagne and they decorated our dessert plate to celebrate our occasion. I truly appreciate that the restaurant went over the top with the details and it made for a very memorable night with my girlfriend. This place remains at my top 5 restaurants of all time and I frequent a TON of restaurants every year, so that says a lot about this place. The Metuchen Inn is a hidden gem that everyone needs to experience.

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FD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always great. Friendly and efficient. Food is superb

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N
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Metuchen Inn is consistently very good! I eat here twice a year with my parents. Last Sunday was very busy, but they moved us into a quiet area where I was able to speak with my party of three. They provided a champagne toast for our special occasion (birthday) and it was very good. The food was well made (braised beef and crab meat ravioli's ) were good. The foie gras was excellent. There weren't many specials and the service was on the slow side (unusual), but we were not in a hurry. Overall, the meal was excellent and we left very happy (and full).

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j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

My experience is that the food is always excellent here, but sadly the service was not this visit. We never received a bread basket, nor the other items that I thought accompany that. We waited FOREVER for water, and the glasses were never replenished. Our waitress did happen to mention that she was new, but we shouldn't have to have an inferior experience because of that.

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DA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the evening as it is a beautiful setting. Small portions with NYC prices just makes me not want to recommend it to people. Nice wine list though. Just not a good value for the money.

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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy dining at the Metuchen Inn as often as possible! Although the menu changes periodically, the braised short ribs are so, so, so good! The service is beyond great. You always feel like you are a special friend!

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H
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Constantine and his staff are attentive and accommodating. The food is fantastic! The Metuchen Inn is always a great experience!

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AB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in our party enjoyed their lunch and were happy with the service.

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DS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. A real gem of a restaurant in Metuchen.

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KR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a last minute reservation because we were out in the area, and the staff could not have been nicer. The service was excellent and so was the food! I will definitely go back

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DK
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just ate at the Metuchen Inn this past Saturday. The food was delicious, everyone is welcoming, and the service is great. Will be going back again!

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at the Metuchen Inn was outstanding. Was greeted warmly by the owners and made to feel special. The menu options and specials were terrific and made my final selection a challenge. My meal, filet mignon was superb, as was the mushroom soup. The service was personable and professional. I highly recommend dining at the Metuchen Inn for lunch or dinner.

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c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in we knew it was going to be an enjoyable experience. I was asked if I wanted to hang my coat and as I handed it to the young woman she (jokingly) asked if I wanted her to take my purse. My husband the pork special and I had the fish special both were delicious. My husband had a bottle of red wine and I had white and our server, Georgio, made sure our glasses were never empty. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable! We will be back soon.

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P
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food however table service was very slow. The cuisine will earn another visit. Everyone can have an off day.

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k
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our waiter george was very knowledgable and gave us plenty of time. constantine, the owner, spent time with us and explained the history if the inn. we had the lobster soup, scallops, crabmeat ravioli and prime rib. all were perfect! we will definitely be back!

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