Gladstone Tavern

4.5
294 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Gladstone Tavern is located in the Somerset Hills area of New Jersey. What once was a colonial farmhouse in 1847, has been restored and turned into a full-service restaurant. On a nice sunny fall or spring day, choose to dine on the covered porch or the patio. The dining room features comfortable seating, warm colors and a beautiful stone fireplace. Gladstone Tavern serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as Sunday brunch.

American cuisine with a modern twist fills the seasonally changing menu at Gladstone Tavern. Start with a beverage from the extensive cocktail and wine list. The crab tots are a must-try appetizer and are popular with regular customers. Entree options include dishes such as chicken schnitzel, moule frites or grilled curry chicken and hummus. Salads, sandwiches and burgers are also available for those looking for lighter fare.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 294 people are saying
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vipDrDave
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The food is always top notch as is the service. A local gem.

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vipDiningout37
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and service. I really like the selections on the new spring menu. Tables spaced out nicely for covid precautions. We really enjoyed our meal.

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RD01
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal - I had a Korean style hangar steak & crab fried rice. Delicious!! Sat outside on a lovely evening. Great experience!

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PWayne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was very good as usual but service was surprisingly bad. Sadly it seems that GT is having trouble attracting/training wait and kitchen staff. Service was inattentive and slow and we never even got our “to go” item nor did we receive an itemized bill. It will be quite a while before we try this place again. Very sad as we have been there many times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a nice experience. Unfortunately my shrimp was overcooked and rubbery but all other dishes were fine.
Also, I mentioned it was our anniversary and I don’t know why the question was asked as they didn’t offer anything.

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vipFoodfun
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were very disappointed. We’ve been here several times before and had a fine meal; however the service was sorely lacking. Our server basically disappeared and we had to find someone else just to beg for our check. The food was decent but not much better than a B- this time. We were also freezing despite being indoors.

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PeggyP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect Easter Sunday for us to be able to have dinner with our son and his significant other. We were able to enjoy some great in person conversation. The server was very nice and am sorry I cannot remember his name. Our only disappointment was no cappuccino cake on the menu . It was a lovely day all around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gladstone Tavern never disappoints, consistently excellent

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vipDiningout37
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dining as usual. So glad they are able to keep open during the pandemic.

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vipSalOPENTABLE
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food has become so disappointing. Please hire a new chef!

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vipCatM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

3 1/2 stars! Nice place 2 parking lots (1 was closed so it was a little confusing to know where to park but found street parking no problem!). Interior is very nice, tables are spaced out & they have a lovely fireplace. The bar area tables are small for 4 or more people so we moved to the main dining room but I'd go back to enjoy a drink in the bar. I love the large ice cubes served for bourbon drinks!

Service was pretty slow - a table that came in after us got drinks & their order taken - not cool. Drink orders took 15 minutes & the place was not full. Menu is small & eclectic - very unique offerings - wish there were more "normal" things like a chicken sandwich or clams, or even wings for example. Our group enjoyed our food - chopped salad, chips & salsa, shortbread flatbreads, caesar salad, focaccia bread, & brussel sprouts. The food that we did not care for: cheese plate on the special menu - pathetic - 3 different pieces of different types of brie-type cheese & the crab claws - we had to ask for a fish fork - they were miniscule - why bother even offering something like this.

I would have gone back again but the owner left me a snarky comment on Yelp so instead I have made sure to inform all my Yelp friends to not patronize this place since management cannot take constructive criticism.

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GladpackGal
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. Don't let the name Tavern make you think it's ordinary cuisine, it is fine dining in a casual atmosphere. The heaters and outdoor seating options are wonderful.

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KathyR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved are server and also those who assisted him...not sure of his name. I felt the portions were small for the price, mostly the appetizers and cocktails. Ambience was great and we had a lovely time.

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vipEileenR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting, outside on the porch. The service was great. The food was amazing. Such a nice evening out to welcome spring!

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KurtS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice place. The food was excellent and the service was great. Would definitely recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great diner with kids! Live the salmon

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vipDelhi
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good neighbourhood watering hole..cocktails are superior but food was unremarkable .. overall pleasant experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service and ambience were fantastic but The quality of the food is not what it used to be

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patrickk
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to GT for 10+ years and have never ad a bad visit. Service is competent and warm, food is fabulous, mixed drinks are on par with 5 star restaurants. If you go there once, you will become a regular.

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vipFoodies
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great waiter!

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GerardK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, a little expensive for drinks but nice waiter .

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Kathy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first visit to this establishment and WOW! Everything that was put on the table was DELICIOUS! Will 100% return here. The staff was very personable and pleasant. They were also very respectful and eager to ensure we were satisfied. We were greeted and sat immediately (we had reservations) and our table was wonderful and big enough for our party of 4. We each commented how each course was better than we could have imagined. I booked this restaurant on a chance of trying a new experience and it was a home run. Thank you for providing amazing food in these very challenging times.

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TeriC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Service was great: friendly and accommodating to our allergies. Highly recommend!

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NJSpeed
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Tavern was great! Tables were properly spaced, service was great and attentive!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

The food was not bad at all, but the experience, overall was a little disappointing. I came here with my husband on Valentine’s Day. I had wanted the lobster risotto which they informed me they were out of while seating us. It was only 7:30pm so it felt a little early to be out of something already but I moved on. I decided on the filet mignon special which they were apparently also out of after already taking our order. The lobster risotto and the filet were their only two specials for Valentine’s Day and they had neither. They offered the hanger steak instead which wasn’t on the menu but they said they had some in the kitchen. Filet and hanger are obviously not the same cut and it wasn’t nearly as good. This was my first experience at this restaurant, and I would probably give it another try on a non-holiday.

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vipWilliamM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day!

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TomS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, and service was even better. Would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day brunch! Delish!!

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PeggyP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our go to for Valentine’s Day for more than 10 years. What was so nice to see this evening was our server is a young lady who has “grown up” in the ranks and was so friendly and attentive. We remember when she was a shy young assistant to the wait staff . New bartender perfected the Cosmo too! In addition to the lobster dinner special their cappuccino cake was amazing.

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LynneT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. The food was delicious and the atmosphere made everyone feel very safe. So happy we went and plan on going there again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came with the kids and they were so accommodating.

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vipSteveC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the only ones crazy enough to dine outside....but on the porch with a propane heater we were fine. Buffalo cauliflower was delicious as was the New York Strip and the smoked brisket. Servers were great too.

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BarryD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been in a while. But was really pleased with the creative selection of food. Staff was nice. We had a good time and everyone enjoyed there food.

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Windie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I went with a friend and we had a lovely time. The lunch menu was enough to choose from. We felt the restrictions for Covid were followed.
The main dining room has a cozy fire. We did not feel rushed during our dining experience

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious and waiter was very helpful and pleasant.

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JerseyTheatrelovers
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Gladstone Tavern is both lovely and very COVID-safe. There is ample separation between tables and it’s nice that there are separate rooms if you want a quieter spot for dining. Hand sanitizer when you enter as well as on the tables. Food is great and very well priced, though menu is a bit limited. Definitely one of my go-to’s for safe indoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Creative, delicious cuisine that is beautifully presented. Attentive and warm service. We will definitely be going back.

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vipLauraD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner Friday night and the food was perfect, but the musical entertainment was truly wonderful! I have no idea how long it has been since we have been able to enjoy some live music while dinning!

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LarryM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great seasonal menus! And great cocktails!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place!

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You can order delivery directly from Gladstone Tavern using the Order Online button. Gladstone Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 234-9055.

Gladstone Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.