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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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for a Date (24)
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Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Romantic (18)
Business Meals (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Casual (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 17 hours ago

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

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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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 (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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·Dined on November 12, 2017

B/B+. We were disappointed that our server did not tell us the specials. We only realized that there were any when we overheard another server telling an adjacent table. By then, we were already on dessert. What server forgets to mention the specials? A harried one, by the looks of it. She forgot bread for our table too and only provided it when asked. The portions were reasonable. I had the Filet Mignon, which was prepared as requested. It was served with vegetables, including two sorry-looking tomato halves that were very under ripe. They should never had been put on a plate that costs $39. Wine is overpriced - a bottle is triple the price that you'd pay in a liquor store. I understand there is always a mark-up but triple? The beer selections were extensive and more reasonably priced. My companion had the wild boar, which was a unique choice on the menu.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall very pleased with food
And the ambiance - just need to kick the service up a few notches.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Owners Victor and Constantine are great hosts
Make your dining experience very enjoyable and comfortable.Food is always fresh and delicious with a good wine selection.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My only critique was the noise level. My date, who has been there several times, said she never heard it so noisy. At times, it was difficult to talk across the table in normal tones.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was excellent - service was outstanding and the entire staff friendly. There were six in our party and we all agreed we will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Servers were loudly arguing about having to carry tables to the upstairs area in the dining room. It was easy to hear what they were saying.

They also were putting plates on the side station very loudly throughout dinner.

Food was solid.

Another issue was the wine list. We ordered a bottle with a vintage of 2011. When the sommelier brought the bottle over, it was a 2013. He presented it and I pointed it out. He acknowledged it was wrong. He also then told me that it was a bit more expensive than the 2011. I was surprised and slightly upset. I asked why he would knowingly present the bottle to me when he knew it was wrong. I also mentioned that it was unacceptable to offer me a different bottle at a higher price point without even informing me. He said that the wine list was being printed and it took three to four weeks to come back from the printer. I told him that I would accept the 2013 at the price of the 2011 and he agreed.

They also brought white wine glasses to serve the bottle (a red) when they had glasses with larger bowls on other tables.

I just feel that a place trying to be of a certain caliber, at their price point, should have the finer points of professionalism down.

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

Delicious food and great service. Very friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I've been to the Metuchen Inn several times over the past 20 years and every time, Constantine , the owner greets me like an old friend. This visit ,I ordered the Diver Scallops that may have been the best I have ever had on a bed of pureed sweet potato and Brussel Sprouts. Constantine also suggested a glass of the perfect Sauvignon Blanc to complement the scallops. A perfect meal!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

30th Anniversary celebration dinner. Maître De was (as always) very pleasant-waitress also. Great recommendation from maître De on filet mignon-it was very nice..... Warm, cozy, with both gas fire places for effect/warmth on a rainy night...

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Few realize the wonderful and rare opportunity the Inn offers to be their private personal home dining room offering everything from a $6 bar pie and a beer to a near New York top 20 fine dining dinner or even your personal special order dinner.

The Inn offers private or semi-private quiet romantic dinners from their menu or pre-order something special for yourself, which we'll do from time to time. The piece de resistance was the time we pre-ordered two 2-1/2 lb butter poached lobsters served out of the shell for our semi-private all day lunch.

It's our go to place, because the Inn lets us know whether it's soup and salad, a bar pie, or lobster; they want our business. One of the owners told us, "Don't go to the diner, I want you to come here, instead." Over the years, he's never waivered from that position, being the ever welcoming gracious host no matter what we spent, whether we fine dine or grab a nosh.

It also offers some of the most exquisite tastes anywhere. Last night I had the best mushroom bisque I've ever had. Consistency, very fine service, and high quality provisions set a standard difficult to achieve and difficult to find.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Friendly atmosphere, professional service, good menu selection, quality dining...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 46th anniversary and the Metuchen Inn provided us with a special evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This friendly neighborhood spot is a great restaurant. The food and service is as good or better than top restaurants in New York City. No worries about allergies or special diets, they have a real chef not a primma donna who will accommodate every individual need. Go and enjoy

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

My sister and I took our mom to the Metuchen Inn to celebrate her 87th birthday. The staff was extremely attentive and made sure that she had a wonderful time. The food was delicious. I recommend this restaurant highly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Healthy, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful, thoughtful service, ever present and very accommodating. Beautifully prepared and plated appetizers and entrees, with portions satisfying in size. Wine selections well known, available in full, half bottles and by the glass. Water and wine glasses were tended to regularly and finished plates and silverware removed promptly. Our dining experience was relaxed and very enjoyable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was great , service was excellent, and it is very nice place. Celebrated our anniversary there.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food was very good. The deserts are not at the same level however. Our waiter was top notch and made the entire experience for all of us even better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I like going to metuchen inn since I lost my husband I can get a table across from the bar and sit and enjoy my dinner the food is very good Mary Giaquinto

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Have never been disappointed at the Metuchen Inn for regardi

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The service, food, ambiance as always is perfect. When you go to the Inn you are always sure that it will be a pleasurable occasion. The mushroom soup and cheese cake are exceptional. The Metuchen Inn is a prize and we are happy to have it in town.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

It was my birthday and no better place to celebrate than the Metuchen Inn. Jose’s warm greetings upon entering sets the tone. The service is excellent ! We had a table with fireplace view. We started with shrimp cocktail, which brings large tasty crustaceans and nice spicy sauce. We both chose the halibut, which didn’t disappoint. We had to have dessert...a chocolate soufflé, more like a lava cake..so yummy! The evening was perfect in every way.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The Metuchen Inn is consistently wonderful. It is especially good for a special occasion. The food, service and atmosphere is outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambiance in a beautiful historic location. We highly recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food was delicious, the service fantastic and the wine list is good and not over priced.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Been to this place numerous times, although a bit pricey, always felt that I had gotten a decent value.
Not this time, both my wife and I were very disappointed with our dishes, from appetizer to dessert.
To note, the clams were salty and sandy, total turn off. Both fish entrees, were poorly prepared as if done in a hurry, this for a $34.00 price tag.
Dessert wasn't any better, the only thing that will probably bring me back at least one last time, was service.
Maybe a mere coincidence, but out of the dozen times or so that I visited this place, the two worse experiences came on a reservation @6:00pm on a Friday.
Your choice

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

Food was excellent. It was a little noisey due to a rehearsal party in the same area, but it is usually quite. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was very good. The unprofessional service and lack of service needs improvement. Felt rushed. Had to refill our wine glasses ourselves with each bottle.
Not properly staffed for a Saturday night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

It's always good to be there...service is good and staff is very friendly. Food is very good and just overall a great local gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Definitely a restaurant for a special occasion or an excellent dinner out.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Have eaten here many times. Service and food were great again. Celebrated my wife's birthday. Jose and Bill were great

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Very good food and service - great for an anniversary or birthday dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine here. Maitre d' Jose goes a long long way in making every patron feel special and important. Excellent service this evening by Arianna. We shared a shrimp cocktail to start...huge crustaceans! Dinners sift shell crab special and dh's favorite halibut. All washed down with a bottle of decoy Sauvignon blanc. Perfect evening!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

A very nice and romantic restaurant. From start to finish. Food, drinks and staff were wonderful.

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

we ate lightly for our group of 4 and all but one item were excellent. We loved the tuna,crab and avocado appetizer as well as the salads. The salmon main course was excellent. The seafood combo over pasta was not as successful; some of the fish was overcooked. The service was attentive without being overbearing. good experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Tuna/Crab tower very fresh. Wild boar tenderloin grilled to perfection. Short ribs to die for.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had been to the Metuchen Inn for special occasions several times in the past year. This was our 50th Anniversary, and my wife selected it as our place to celebrate. I made a note of our 50th when I made the reservation on Open Table. It was as if we walked in cold off the street! Service was rushed at first, then I explained that we were in no hurry since it was our 50th Anniversary. Then we were told that "Oh, you get complimentary champagne". The food was good, service fine, but we were greatly underwhelmed on our very special day. We probably won't return for a while. Sorry!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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