The Robinson Ale House

4.4
274 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Robinson Ale House features the design of an ale house from the 1930s and 1940s but with a modern twist and menu, which features craft beers and inventive burgers.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(732) 383-8219
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christian Coutu
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mechanic Street
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Parking details
Metered street parking, with additional lot in rear.
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Entertainment
Live entertainment every Wednesday night!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room
What 274 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
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4.4
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4.0
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Nice ambiance for a fun night or date night. Spicy shrimp risotto and the braised short ribs were amazing!!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall, food is very good. Service was solid as far as attentiveness and most orders coming out correctly and timely, but didn’t appreciate the upcharge for brand name liquor that wasn’t requested for a dessert martini.
Place is very noisy.

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DT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good meal good drink. Staff very attentive. Second time for dinner. Will be back

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G
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was great! Food was delicious! Would recommend to dine at!

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OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had best experience EVER!

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MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is great...cold beer wine list good wait staff friendly and helpful

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CN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the cheese plate, salads are big enough to share, great service, tasty burgers and truffle fries!

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good the service by Dawn was wonderful.

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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very lovely dinner. The food, the service and and atmosphere was top notch for a casual dining restaurant. Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The fish tacos are awesome, along with a variety of other cozy, comfort food choices. Everyone will find something they like. They have a great cocktail menu, and desserts are good too. It’s on the noisier side, but that does not bother me. The service is good, not above average; but we were well taken care of

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AN
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good. But had reservations For 6:30 and wasn’t seated till 7:10. People without reservations were seated quicker. What’s the purpose of reservation if you have to wait 40 minutes

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a nice evening out with my wife at the Ale House. Our waiters were attentive and the quality of the food was very good. A nice but not enormous beer selection.

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NJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love all the McLoone spots but this is one of my favorites. Casual dining, simple but great menu, good food and great selection of beers.

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KN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff & great food!

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k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. The menu offered many choices. The portion size as expected.
Food was prepared nicely.

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L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been to Robinson Ale House several times and have always had an enjoyable experience. Would highly recommend.

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TH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table was ready when we got there. food was delicious. Service was friendly and nothing took too long, but we also didnt feel rushed

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CD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great lunch menu. Good service. Enjoyed the grilled cheese with short rib

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SB
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On a busy Saturday night our waitress was attentive and personable. The food arrived hot and was delicious. We will definitely be returning.

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TM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our dinner at The Robinson Ale House. Great options to accommodate all 5 of us - from great burgers to fine dinners. Service was great also. Would recommend for a fun night out.

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LA
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Atmosphere urban chic and earthy elements make a for a comfortable few hours to share a good meal with a friend. Waiter was fabulous, food and drinks excellent. Moderately priced. LOVED upholstered booth seating, A+. I would suggest there not be 4 young girls at the Hostess Station all at the same time for over 15 minutes while I waited for my person.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We sat outside on a beautiful day. Our server was friendly and helpful.

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MR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Entrees took a little long to come to table but everything else came out on time.

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice place. Food was good. Service was very good. Nice bar.

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BM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Made reservations through OpenTable and upon arrival our table was ready, no waiting. The server allows time for conversation, starters, and drinks before taking dinner orders. This was much appreciated.

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RB
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good and service was excellent. Great beer selection, as you would expect.

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was good. Manager was very nice when we encountered a situation with not understanding if the turkey burger was cooked properly. Overall, nice and would be a repeat customer because of the customer service

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F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I have had a wonderful time and a wonderful meal at RAH in the past but the evening we went was pretty lousy. The chicken wings appetizer was great as usual but the skirt steak was unimpressive and the fish and chips were soggy with cold fries, as if they had been sitting under a heat lamp way too long before going out to the table. Our server was unsmiling to the point of occasionally seeming sullen. We were torn between being disgusted with how she was behaving or staging an intervention because she might be clinically depressed. If she is a person going through a bad time, we don't want to kick her while she's down but if that was her typical behavior she needs some serious re-training and supervision. She was hardly audible, not at all welcoming and brought us the check without asking if we wanted dessert or coffee. All in all a deeply unsatisfying and unduly expensive meal out. We won't be back.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at the Ale House. We had a 6PM Sat night reservation for 4. Seating was prompt. The service and food were both excellent. The restaurant was unable to prepare the pork chop special which was disappointing for early on a w/e night, but everything else was great. I highly recommend the spinach and brie stuffed chicken with the Robinson Salad. The rest of my party enjoyed the steak fajita and salmon. We will definitely go again.

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JY
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood risotto was absolutely amazing, and Exceptional service From Liam!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was cold. Fish n chips cold as well and not very good. I had chicken stuffed wit Brie and it was fair. Will not be back.

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KO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Service was great. Food was greasy and over cooked. Table next to us order same thing and it looked great. Kitchen needs to be consistant and not send out over cooked greasy food hoping customer won’t complain.

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s
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon Niçoise salad was fantastic. I just returned from France and this salad was as good or better than the authentic french niçoise. I always order salads when I eat out and this one was top notch.

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DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Making reservations on line was so very easy (just be sure to select the correct number of diners I missed that & ended up calling to correct) The Meal & Dessert was very good. I would recommend to others. We had Fish & Chips, Salmon, Crab Cakes, Pan Fried Trout and Salad with Salmon. For dessert we had Rice Pudding, Cheesecake and the Birthday boy shared the Chocolate Chip Cookie with his sister. His sister being employed in the restaurant/catering biz said she had better but it was ok. I would love to go back again someday.

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LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were down in Red Bank for the day from NYC. We'd been to Robinson Ale House previously and had a good experience so we decided to celebrate my husband's birthday there. He had the fish tacos, I had the Robinson's salad with grilled chicken and my teenage son's both had burgers. We all really enjoyed our meals. With it being a 90-degree summer Sunday, there weren't too many people in the restaurant, but we didn't mind since that meant we got great service. Would definitely go again.

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MF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great burger special! Solid fries. Delicious meal. The apps were ample although watch out if you order the calamari (there are some seriously spicy peppers mixed in!). But delicious nonetheless.
I had a special (prime rib burger!) which was fantastic. Couldn’t finish it it was so large. Truffle fries!? Wow Yum.
Highly recommended!
Great service.
Great draft beer selection.

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m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The chicken with Brie and spinach was not very good. Bring back the b & e chicken dish

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L
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Don't understand why they bring the soup and sandwich at the same time
The soup should come first

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j
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, food and service. Thanks very much for a great night out

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice solid brunch/lunch spot on the strip. Good beer selection. Solid burgers.

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