The Robinson Ale House

4.5
308 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 308 People Are Saying
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J
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service are always on point. The process to be seated with your open table reservation is hit or miss. It could be a 20 min wait to be seated or it could be immediate. Once you get past the wait starring at the hostess, the waitresses and waiters are always on point. They must space the tables too closely. This evening, the restaurant was empty so it was a pleasant experience. Meatloaf, Ribs, and Pork Chop are personal favorites.

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

Enjoyable and great service.

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ST
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a terrific meal- short ribs on the menu to die for! Brie stuffed chicken breast great. Appetizer and salad excellent also. Service efficient but not really friendly. Food more than made up for it- will go again!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Many of the dishes were bland, including the French onion soup, onion rings, and shepherds pie. Service was good. Restaurant was very cold as rear entrance door allowed cold air to penetrate. Upscale pub food at gourmet prices.

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ND
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go it never disappoints. Fantastic food, especially the burgers. Nice atmosphere And friendly staff.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was wonderful

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l
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great, as usual. However, for the 1st time in 6 visits the service was less than satisfactory. Our server was yelling the specials at us (not “to us”), and took my beer before I finished it. I ordered another one after telling her she took my beer prematurely, which frankly should have been a free one under the circumstances. Disappointed, to say the least...

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food...pleasantly surprised !

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pete was our waiter. He was professional and very thorough and accommodating. The food was great, the service was great.

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BT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Informal, cozy gathering place! Delicious homey style meals. Bright the grandchildren ages3-11 They loved it!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good. They were very busy as it was Friday night. The waiter was a little aloof for my taste.

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NJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant and bar! Always a good meal and friendly service.

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great thanksgiving experience
Our 1st time there
All foods. great except sweet potatoes they needed some nutmeg and cinnamon
Otherwise great day .

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was great. Kids chicken was under cooked but we were not charged for it

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J
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxing dining experience...

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D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and atmosphere are very good. My only complaint with the food is that it was over salted. The French onion soup was so salty, my friend couldn’t eat it. I had the mixed seafood risotto which was very good, but again, too salty.

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TB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, excellent meal! Accommodated us when we added an extra person last minute.

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U
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very happy with everything and plan to be back soon!

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ND
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great atmosphere. We go here often. Especially for their burgers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dean was a wonderful waiter! Had a marvelous time with my sister, my niece and my daughter before seeing Elf! Thanks again!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress dawn was fantastic! We lived the service and food was terrific!

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MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Robinson Ale House has an amazing selection of beers to choose from an a delicious menu, the staff are friendly and attentive, and generate a fun lively atmosphere.
Fantastic place to spend time, indulge and relax.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for anniversary lunch. We were seated at a comfy little booth like table that was very cozy. Our food was excellent and our server was so sweet and nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the setting.

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CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time there. 1st time was in the bar area last year and had a nice experience.
Wanted to go back and try it for dinner & was not let down. Enjoyable double date evening with family.
I would recommend it & will be going back.

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HC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Was the perfect choice for a new and unique place to go and celebrate my husband's birthday. Lots of great craft beer available. The food was very tasty. I would highly recommend getting a reservation during peak times. It was very busy when we arrived, but we were sat immediately because of our reservation. We will definitely be going back!

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r
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were accommodating and seated us knowing we had incomplete party. Some of us were stuck in traffic and joined us 10 min late.
Food and service were good.

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vey fast service. Food very good. Nice place. Would go again.

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and food are always good. I have begun to notice entree portions becoming smaller. My son ordered the short ribs and he joked "It is more like Short Rib." While it was tasty, the portion was too small for an adult. This was disappointing and may give me pause next time.

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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good draft and bottled beer choices, good dinner menu selection, ambience and excellent service.

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J
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Repeat visit. Consistently good food and service. A little loud making conversation difficult. Otherwise a very good restaurant.

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CW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Found the food to just ok, prices I thought were high for cocktails. My husbands steak again was good but nothing to write home about.

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PB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Not a very large menu but service was great and food was good. Great location.

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JR
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Friendly and efficient service. Great cocktails and a menu with something for everyone. Have never been disappointed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
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 on September 22, 2018
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 on September 21, 2018
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 on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had best experience EVER!

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MM
New York Area
8 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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