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American Hotel - The Standard, Freehold, NJ

American Hotel - The Standard

4.6
4.6
1180 Reviews
$30 and under
American
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
  • Good for groups
The Standard, an American Bistro Style Restaurant and Bar, located in the American Hotel right at the heart of Downtown Freehold. Open everyday for lunch and dinner until 9:00 pm, and offering an a la carte brunch on Sundays.

The contemporary menu offers a tantalizing variety featuring steaks, seafood and bistro-style dishes. Enjoy our upscale menu with friends while sipping on one our specially crafted cocktails.

Happy Hour is offered at the bar 7 days a week from 3:00-6:00. Additionally, we are now offering half priced bottles of wine every Wednesday and Sunday.

Please note that all reservations are for Indoor Dining only. Outdoor dining is purely first come, first serve. However, if you have a reservation, and there is an outside table available at the time of your arrival, you will be welcomed to it.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (732) 431-3220 ext. 105
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    The American Hotel has three Private Catering Ballrooms accommodating celebrations from 25 to 225. Our expert staff can assist you in planning your Wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Sweet Sixteen, or any other special event. Please call our Banquet Manager at 732-431-3220 or visit our website for additional information.
  • Private party facilities
    The newly renovated American Hotel brings back the old world charm and ambiance of Freehold's long standing social centerpiece. Originally built in 1824 as a stagecoach stop, the hotel grew as did the needs of Monmouth County. But, after 180 years of making memories, the facilities were in need of a total make-over. New owner Steve Goldberg, stepped up to the plate by completing a full renovation, creating a New York style Boutique Hotel with restaurant and Banquet facilities which were described in the Asbury Park Press as a "masterpiece" and brought a new life and vibrancy to downtown Freehold.Located in the heart of Freehold, N.J., Monmouth County's government seat, the American Hotel provides travelers and guests a charming stay in a vibrant community.Our 20 hotel rooms, including deluxe and business suites provide all the modern conveniences and an attentive staff available for your personal needs. Our 3 Banquet Halls are ideal for your special Banquet or Party needs.
  • Private party contact
    Reservations: (732) 431-3220
  • Neighborhood
    Freehold
  • Cross street
    South Street
  • Parking details
    Free Public parking available in adjacent lot as well as behind the building in the Market Yard Parking Lot
  • Entertainment
    Live Lounge/Restaurant entertainers Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,180 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Monmouth

    American

1,173 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drinks. Service was friendly and welcoming. Definitely will go back highly recommend.

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  2. CliffNY

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very satisfactory for a local establishment, decent cocktails and food quality was worth the cost. Would return without question.

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  3. IraK

    New York City

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was wonderful. The only complaint is about the standard service fee attached for using a credit card. I understood this practice during the pandemic but it is time for this practice to stop.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb dining experience from beginning to end! We started off with the pickle juice martini's! Incredible. So tasty and fresh, the pickles were even homemade! Then we had the crispy burrata appetizer. Which was probably the best burrata I have ever had. It came with a crostini, and a pesto drizzle which melted in our mouths. For an entree, we both had the meatloaf, which had the most amazing, fresh peas and fresh carrots! The mashed potatoes were homemade and absolutely delicious. The meatloaf itself was so tasty. It had a very light barbecue sauce, which was just right.The meatloaf was moist and again, probably the best meatloaf I've had in a long time. The funny thing is we were going to go next door for pizza, but we didn't have cash on us. So we strolled in to this restaurant by accident. We are grateful for this restaurant. The fresh food was spectacular and our server Kaitlynn (spelling) was perfection. She checked on us, made sure our drinks were always filled. Asked us how we were doing. Even the manager Ryan came by our table to see how we were enjoying ourselves. I'm telling you, you must eat here! You will thank me later. Wonderful experience. We will be back and we will be bringing some friends with us. Thank you for such a great evening! Food and service 10 stars!

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  5. ChristopherO

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sunday Brunch at the Standard is always excellent, in terms of the food, service and atmosphere. The only downside is the price.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere there was cute and the foods were delicious! We will be back again

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  7. bethM

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was acceptable but not exceptional. We sat outside which was nice .

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  8. ChristopherK

    New Jersey

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was was excellent, our sever Alicia was excellent as well. Only negative is the bread they serve, horrible. They need to find new bread, the NJ and NY area have some wonderful bread options

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Please reconsider the bread that you offer diners First impressions are everything and when you put out a loaf of dry, hard, stale bread it sets the tone for a lackluster dining experience which is what we had. We do appreciate our local restaurant but it just misses the mark. We had to flag down our server for more wine/ drinks and she barely checked in. The food was ok, definitely not worth the money. My husbands steak came out sooo well done even when he asked for medium rare. They did take it back but it took forever for him to get a new one. And one would think they would send out a dessert, or even a side dish to apologize but we got nothing. For the price of this restaurant the service needs to step it up, and the food needs to get better. First place to start is lose the stale bread as an offering!!!
    American Hotel - The StandardResponded on June 30, 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time inform us of your less than satisfactory experience. First and foremost, I would like to sincerely apologize for the subpar service you received this past Thursday. As I am sure you can imagine, our goal is to provide each and every guest with great food paired with excellent service. If you have a minute to discuss this in further detail, it would be most appreciated; as we would like to prevent this from happening again. I can be reached via email or by phone, and I will provide that information privately. Thank you again, Ryan

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  10. ChristopherK

    New Jersey

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the French chicken breast and Cobb salad, both very good, have to say the chicken was excellent! Drinks are an incredibly value for this area. $13.50 for a vodka martini is excellent!!!

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FAQs

American Hotel - The Standard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 431-3220 ext. 105.

American Hotel - The Standard is rated 4.6 stars by 1180 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for American Hotel - The Standard

18 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    South Street
  • Neighborhood
    Freehold
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free Public parking available in adjacent lot as well as behind the building in the Market Yard Parking Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live Lounge/Restaurant entertainers Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (732) 431-3220 ext. 105
  • Catering
    The American Hotel has three Private Catering Ballrooms accommodating celebrations from 25 to 225. Our expert staff can assist you in planning your Wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Sweet Sixteen, or any other special event. Please call our Banquet Manager at 732-431-3220 or visit our website for additional information.
  • Private party facilities
    The newly renovated American Hotel brings back the old world charm and ambiance of Freehold's long standing social centerpiece. Originally built in 1824 as a stagecoach stop, the hotel grew as did the needs of Monmouth County. But, after 180 years of making memories, the facilities were in need of a total make-over. New owner Steve Goldberg, stepped up to the plate by completing a full renovation, creating a New York style Boutique Hotel with restaurant and Banquet facilities which were described in the Asbury Park Press as a "masterpiece" and brought a new life and vibrancy to downtown Freehold.Located in the heart of Freehold, N.J., Monmouth County's government seat, the American Hotel provides travelers and guests a charming stay in a vibrant community.Our 20 hotel rooms, including deluxe and business suites provide all the modern conveniences and an attentive staff available for your personal needs. Our 3 Banquet Halls are ideal for your special Banquet or Party needs.
  • Private party contact
    Reservations: (732) 431-3220
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