The Irving Inn Wine House

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106 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International




About Us
The Irving Inn is a charming neighborhood restaurant in the heart of downtown Rahway, New Jersey. Set in a relaxing atmosphere that captures the true spirit of Rahway, our menu is exclusively designed by Chef Lawrence Talis to delight guests with globally influenced seasonal fare and diverse wine options. Distinctly proud of being locally owned and operated, The Irving Inn extends the freshest food and drinks to this promising community.
What 106 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at Irving Inn Wine House. The chef is amazing! Love the seasonal menu and the different flavors he combines. Can't wait to see what he has in store for the winter menu.

RB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal. One of my favorite "special" restaurants.

CJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been meaning to dine at The IRVING Inn for some time and we were not disappointed.

Love the ambiance. It felt like we had a private table!

Service was excellent w a smile!

Craft cocktails and beers were great and delicious.

Apps were incredible. Stuffed cabbage, cheese plate and garlic shrimp - wow!

Mains included Kansas City steak, Pork Chop, Chicken Paillard ans a pasta dish all cooked to perfection and delicious sizable portions!

Split a coconut piece of cake for dessert.

What a great night!

RAHWAY is really coming along as well and we want to try the bar next time!

OT
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will definitely be back.

ST
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance and setting by being seated outside. Food was outstanding and the service excellent. First rate evening. Highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would definitely go back!

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All was good but our table was near some chatting people.

TH
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food in a great venue
Lawrence is a genius in the kitchen.

LH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. Its a great place however service was slow but maybe the waitress had an off night-she was very graciousand sweet.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good place to meet people to catch up especially if you haven't seen them in awhile. You can actually hear your table which is fantastic. I think this would also make for a great first date place as well. The food was very good and the service was great.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, the lamb burger was one of the best I have ever had. Ashley our server was also very attentive and excellent!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with the most deliciously prepared combinations of flavors.

MC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Would definitely go again.

JR
Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely wonderful. As the restaurant filled up it became very loud. So much so we could not have a conversation without leaning in to hear. I would recommend some noise abatement panels. Other than that I highly recommend it.

LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the historic building and the quiet ambiance inside the restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was absolutely incredible. From salad to dessert, definitely one of the best meals I’ve ever had. My new favorite!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cauliflower steak is amazing!

KA
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and it was a nice and quiet place. Definitely will go there again

JO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. Third time there.
Great food options!

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and the atmosphere was charming. Though a number of tables were filled, conversation was easy and the background music pleasantly low. Service was excellent. I will absolutely recommend your restaurant to my friends and look forward to a return visit soon.

S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

CD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed a nice meal at The Irving Inn Wine House from start to finish. The cocktails were spot on, specifically the Manhattans and everything tasted very good! Our server was a gem and the intimacy of the restaurant lends itself to a wonderful experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious, the best meal I’ve had in quite a while. Will definitely go back again.

SW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice place. Quiet in the dining room but noisy in the bar. Food was very good for what I expected. Would absolutely go again especially for hamburger and fries. TASTY.

ML
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lexii is the best, Joanie is a close second

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quaint, lovely setting for a delicious meal. Recently discovered this beautiful dining restaurant and have eaten there three times in the last two months. Never disappointed! Friendly and attentive service and scrumptious food. What could be better!

j
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Irving Inn is a winner for sure. I dine at many fine establishments in N.J., and they have it down pat. They have someone amazing cooking in the kitchen because everything I have eaten there has been fabulous (and this time the 6 of us ordered almost the entire menu!). The drink and wine menu are approachable, and all mixed drinks were to die for. The service is on point; kind, professional, unobtrusive, and friendly. Lastly, it is a nice looking restaurant with dim lights and a rustic feel, cozy yet romantic enough for a date. I am sure it is no coincidence that the food and service next door at the Irving Inn social was just as spectacular. Try them both. You will not be disappointed!

EG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! Quickly becoming one of my favorites!

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious eats, amazingly friendly staff. I really enjoy my visits to the Irving Inn and Irving Social.

RB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious as always. The Chicken Pillard is my favorite. Service was excellent. Drinks were very good. One of my favorite restaurants

F
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Was not what i expected probally will never go back

MD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing food with reasonable prices but when we were there the staff had their hands full with a holiday party. The service and the timing on receiving our dishes suffered as a result. However I would definitely go back and try them again. The steaks were incredible. Drinks were delicious. They had creative, original appetizers that were executed and presented well.

ED
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not in our usual area. But, I would make the effort to come back. Each course would easily be in the top 10 of dishes i've had in NJ. A wonderfully varied appetizer menu with some unique offerings like roasted bone marrow, cauliflower steak or wild mushroom marsala in polenta, followed by some exceptionally well prepared entrees. Pork Chop was perfectly cooked and flavorful but it was the braised cabbage and cherries that made the dish special. One of the best chicken paillards around.

Don't miss the house made coconut bread pudding, its world class.

It's an old type historic inn that is tiny at best, but smells great and feels cozy. If you are anywhere in Union County, don't miss this place!

RB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Elegant yet casual. Food is creative and delicious. Drinks are fabulous. And service is always attentive. Great place.

RA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Great Service! Great Cocktails! Great Atmosphere! Warm and inviting Staff!!!

AP
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This restaurant has an excellent menu for vegans/vegetarians

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Recommended by a friend, very pleased with my experience. Friendly and attentive host. Food was very good. Had a pork tenderloin with corn pudding that was cooked perfectly. My party all had chicken paillard that was also great. The menu is creative yet authentic. Will certainly return.

C
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Sat outside by the bar. Bartender was awesome. Great drinks. We decided to eat at the bar. Food was delicious. Will def go back.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience4

This restaurant has a lot of potential but was a huge disappointment in the area of service. Very cool decor and the food was pretty good but the service was terrible. Took at least 45 minutes to get someone to take our order and the staff seemed very stressed.

MP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was a great place for dinner. Service and food both excellent

Y
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place, nice and quiet. Great service and food.