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100 Steps Kitchen + Raw Bar

4.6
4.6
880 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
100 Steps Kitchen + Raw Bar is a spot where you can not only have a great meal, but a spot that functions as a bit of a social club too - a place to enjoy remarkable food + great company. One of our favorite parts of the night has been watching our customers interact - running into neighbors and friends, meeting up with family, or just enjoying a night out together - it's our own little social club.

The "raw bar" side - well that comes from wanting a nice, traditional oyster bar to belly up to and dive into raw oysters, clams, and other great seafood.

The two meet in our new spot, 100 Steps Kitchen + Raw Bar - welcome!

100 Steps is a BYO!

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday 4-8 pm, Friday-Saturday 4 - 9 pm, Sunday: 4-8 pm Happy Hour: Wednesday- Sunday, 4-5:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (908) 276-0153

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kara Decker

  • Private party facilities

    100 Steps offers a semi-enclosed private dining area for up to 14 guests during our normal dinner services. We also offer private events in the restaurant for up to 75 guests. Give us a call to reserve and learn more about our restaurant! (908-276-0153)

  • Private party contact

    Jack Tagmouti: (908) 276-0153

  • Neighborhood

    Cranford

  • Cross street

    Lincoln Avenue

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in several locations for 100 Steps: - Free street parking along Centennial Avenue. - Limited spots in our private lot behind the restaurant, please obey signage. - Free parking in TWO public lots (one at the corner of Lincoln, one across Centennial from the restaurant.)

  • Public transit

    Cranford NJ-Transit stop (Raritan Valley Line)

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

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What 880 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Seafood

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  1. N

    Nelson

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely anniversary dinner last night. Appetizer, entree and dessert were all delicious. Recommend highly.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent food, service was a little slow most likely due to staffing issues.
  3. SP

    SPNJfoodieMom

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere as always.
  4. KB

    KathyB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Please bring back the Parker House rolls like they used to be 😊
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding as always. The beef tips and fish n chips were standouts for us. Thank you chef Kara and the team. We can’t wait to come back again soon.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was slow , we sat for 10 minutes after being shown to the table . Eventually I was able to grab 2 glasses from a vacant table and serve ourselves some of the BYO wine . Eventually waiter arrived after we tracked him down and was friendly but had little knowledge of the menu . I could not believe that the $26 Spanish Octopus appetizer included one small piece of octopus!!! Main course special was good but will not be returning.
  7. JC

    JenniferC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was good but portions were very small. We had the cucumbers for an appetizers and the flavors were delicious. I got the ahi tuna for dinner and there were only two small pieces for my entree. It's a BYOB so that was a plus. Overall we had a nice night out and the food and service was 👍🏼.
  8. y

    yvob

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place, great food, great staff! BYO, so if you want a beer or wine, plan ahead ;-) They do have a delivery option for nice wines which we used 👍
  9. TM

    TMToo

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Oysters are so fresh. Cool restaurant on the inside!
  10. Z

    Zany

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious
  11. JK

    JeffK

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    OHS is one of our very favorite dining experiences. We had our grandsons staying with us and the older one specifically asked to go to OHS. The younger one can be finnicky. He tried the salmon tartare, but didn't like. He ended up with a plate of pasta. Of course, the rest of us would not let that tartare go to waste. Absolutely delicious! For dinner entrees, I had the mussel pot (broth to die for), my wife had the tile fish and older grandson had the strip steak. For appetizers three of us shared the happy-hour oyster sampler: 12 oysters each from all over. Love raw bar! Happy hour is 4pm to 5:30pm. Desserts were gelato (three generous scoops) and creme broulet. Both very nicely done. Return trip to celebrate our anniversary.
  12. F

    Foodie0317

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    All the items we tried were outstanding.
  13. D

    Daniel

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Service was excellent. Just a little too much noise. 2 groups will do that I imagine. But overall great night out.
  14. MN

    MichaelN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service good food and nice ambience. We have eaten here a few times and would def come back.
  15. LT

    LeonardT

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in NJ for oysters. Love haapy hour for oysters. Great service and great food.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad we found this place food was delicious service was wonderful. BYOB!
  17. TM

    TonyM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love this place ! you Must try the mussels! love their bread too!
  18. RB

    RobB

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I’ve been here plenty of times and love the food and the ambiance. We had oysters and clams, always excellent! For appetizers we tried the steak bites which was just added to the menu. They come served on a sizzling hot metal plate. They looked good but lacked flavor. I wouldn’t get them again. We also had grilled octopus and salmon tartare. The octopus was excellent, I didn’t try the salmon tartare but my wife and daughter didn’t finish it. They said it was just “ok”. I had the salmon for dinner and it was good but not great. My daughter had the burger which I tasted and it was very good! My wife got the yellow fin tuna. She liked it. I tried it and it was just ok. We also got the Parker rolls. They aren’t what they used to be. I’m not sure what’s changed but this is the first time I was disappointed with some of the food we had. I have reviewed 100 steps in the past and said it’s literally the best restaurant in Cranford. Maybe it was a off night for them. Hard to say
  19. M

    Melissa20

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    100 Steps has been one of our favorite restaurants for years! We followed Chef Kara from A Toute Heure! Tonight’s meal was lacking & a disappointment on many levels. I was craving Kara’s mussel pot, which has been a staple menu item at both locations for years, only to find out that the presentation had completely changed. It was no longer a pot, but a flat bowl, filled with 1/2 the amount of mussels & those spectacular fries…. Gone! They were replaced with a very mediocre roll. Heartbreaking! To start, we ordered the grilled octopus, which for $21 was the smallest piece of octopus I have been served in any restaurant. The food was still as consistently tasty as ever, which was a huge plus! Truly hoping they bring back the original Kara’s Mussel Pot in the near future & re-evaluate the portion sizes.
  20. PF

    PerriF

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mussels are our favorite starters and we can always count on warm and friendly service.
  21. DF

    DianneF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Miriam was very nice. The whole staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends!
  22. CF

    CFwasthere

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! A little gem we would have otherwise drove by.
  23. RM

    RobertM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Andrew, our waiter was excellent and attentive as well as was the rest of the staff. Very nice touch by the owners who came by to check-in, too. The food was delicious & creative as one should expect with Executive Chef Decker back (remember her from A Toute Heure). If you like oysters, their 50% Happy Hour is great. We will be back again soon with friends. Highly recommend 100 Steps Kitchen & Raw Bar.
  24. LT

    LeonardT

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    GREAT OYSTERS AND GREAT FOOD. DO NOT FORGET TO TRY HAPPY HOUR.
  25. m

    miked

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down one of the best restaurants me and my fiancé have been too, from the hostess, the servers, manager and owner everyone was so kinda and accommodating. The food was absolutely amazing and worth every penny. This will be a place we will return without a doubt !
  26. DP

    DeniseP

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    100 Steps Kitchen and Raw Bar was excellent in every way! You will enjoy the freshest seafood ever! The 4:00 - 5:30 Happy Hour was perfect! We came here many years ago - so it has been awhile. We couldn't be happier and we will be back! Remember to bring your own wine !
  27. AA

    AdamA

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fresh and well prepared. Parker house rolls are awesome. Service was spot-on as well.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I was sad that the food was not as good as before the pandemic.
  29. MC

    MarieC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    100 Steps is our go to restaurant, happy Hr oysters are our favorite, the chef also never disappoints with her forever changing menu!
  30. S

    Skip

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We ate outside which was pleasant except for very uncomfortable chairs. Noise level inside was deafening Food and service was outstanding Shared ohs summer salad and salmon tartare Then clams and the pappardelle. All excellent
  31. MB

    MamaB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for happy hour with another couple. Really enjoyed it! Staff was very attentive.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    100 steps is one of my favorites! Love the mussels.... Service is always great.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fresh and delicious. Service was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Atmosphere was clean and modern. We will definitely be back!!
  34. A

    Artie24

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our go to restaurants. 100 Steps has never failed to deliver a top notch meal and experience
  35. s

    skl822

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent experience here. Lovely menu with good accommodations for dietary needs. Genuine and attentive staff. Jack runs a great operation here—feels like a NYC-caliber restaurant but in the burbs. :)
  36. b

    bklyngene

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been going to 100 Steps since the original owners, last we were there the were off their game but they redeemed themselves. CJ our server was super attentive. Fried octopus was the best I've ever had. We'll be back.
  37. n

    nagcmfamily

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent.
  38. T

    Thomas

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The staff here easily make the restaurant. I’ve never had nicer service.
  39. b

    bigfoodieperson

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food, great ambience and services. It’s BYOB but prices could be slightly lower for entrees.
  40. JP

    JPMCranford

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall nice restaurant. However, tables are on top of each other. Food was good - but not great. Pork belly was tough. Pork chop slightly over done. Braziano was petit portion vs. price. With all of the other local choices - OHS did not blow me away.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

100 Steps Kitchen + Raw Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 276-0153.

100 Steps Kitchen + Raw Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 880 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for 100 Steps Kitchen + Raw Bar

215 Centennial Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lincoln Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Cranford

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday 4-8 pm, Friday-Saturday 4 - 9 pm, Sunday: 4-8 pm Happy Hour: Wednesday- Sunday, 4-5:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in several locations for 100 Steps: - Free street parking along Centennial Avenue. - Limited spots in our private lot behind the restaurant, please obey signage. - Free parking in TWO public lots (one at the corner of Lincoln, one across Centennial from the restaurant.)

  • Public transit

    Cranford NJ-Transit stop (Raritan Valley Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kara Decker

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (908) 276-0153

  • Private party facilities

    100 Steps offers a semi-enclosed private dining area for up to 14 guests during our normal dinner services. We also offer private events in the restaurant for up to 75 guests. Give us a call to reserve and learn more about our restaurant! (908-276-0153)

  • Private party contact

    Jack Tagmouti: (908) 276-0153

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