The Rum Runner

4.5
1398 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Welcome to the newly rebuilt, redesigned, and re-imagined Rum Runner! Although a lot has changed over the years, we still look to provide you and your family with same great experience you have come to remember and love. As always, we are featuring exquisite cuisine, paired wine, creative drinks. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Join us every Sunday from 11:00am-3:00pm and enjoy our a la carte Brunch menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1398 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMomwithkid
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Took parents for brunch. Waiter - Chris - was friendly and helpful with the menu. Nice views. Had lobster avocado toast. It was mostly avocado and hardly any lobster - better off with the lobster roll. Sorry - no photos

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kelly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought business professionals to lunch. They had never been here before. Were very impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch. Treated us grandly

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vipItaloamericano
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McCloones never disappoints and Rum Runner is no exception. Drinks were great, food was great and service was top notch. The new facility is beautiful and the views are amazing. We sat outside, everything was clean, they were very efficient and Gianna our server was amazing.

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Urimom2
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have passed this restaurant so many times and thought about the lovely view I would get from going there. Finally went and it was a great place! The view is outstanding and most of the seating is by the window. The lunch menu was great and I really enjoyed my beet salad with steak! Great place to go with friends...probably better off season since the parking lot always looks full from June to September!

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 35 wedding anniversary dinner and it was awesome there. Will visit again and will recommend to others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The steak sandwich, which was supposed to be served on sourdough, was served on what was essentially Wonder Bread. The fish and chips special was considerably overcooked. Which might explain why the food took so long to prepare. We’ve had good experiences here before, but this was rather disappointing, especially for an in crowded Sunday brunch.

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Sue7
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like the restaurant & usually come at least every couple of months. The food was good & also the drinks. Our waitress was sweet & on top of things.

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vipmaureenm
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food and service good

Weekends are way to noisy .. acoustics bad in the side room.

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vipNjbenzboy
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!! Amazing views. Great for a date or a family meal!!!

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vipArles
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dining at the Rum Runner was extremely pleasant; It was one of the very few times we have eaten outdoors in the last 13 months so it was a wonderful treat.

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vipVickiC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a lovely dinner

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vipDinner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with family for my Mom’s birthday. Beautiful restaurant, socially distanced, excellent food/wine & attentive waitress. They even wrote Happy Birthday on my Mom’s surprise birthday cake.

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GraceS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting. Staff was very accommodating when we asked to switch tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and view were absolutely beautiful. From the moment we pulled up, the valet attendants were super polite and kind. Walked in to the hostess stand, greeted right away and lead to our fabulous table overlooking the water. It was a stunning view! Our waitress was absolutely lovely, friendly, and let us take our time looking over the menu. We had ordered appetizers, drinks, salad, and our meals. Everything was delicious and big portions. We will most definitely be back again! Thank you Rum Runner for making our Easter dinner so memorable!

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DeniseP
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect day went on Easter, seating was perfect and the specials were delicious! Our waiter was exceptional friendly and knowledgeable about all items on menu including drinks..... will definitely be going back!

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Liliana
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious! View on the bayside is fabulous.

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JoaL
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only issue was when we walked in their was no one at the podium. We waited or a while and I finally had to asked a staff worker as they just walked by if there a hostess.. No one directed us that we had to go upstairs.

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KarlC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back since the restaurant was rebuilt after Sandy. The food is great. The New England Clam Chowder is nicely seasoned and the crab cakes were packed with fresh crab meat. The staff is always friendly and attentive. Covid safety is being maintained but does not impact the experience.

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KellyE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view was gorgeous, the service & staff were on point and despite it being a holiday, the kitchen was more then accommodating w a menu substitution for my elderly mother. That, to me, exemplified their customer service standards and made our experience that much better!

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vipKarenS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Easter brunch was wonderful - great food and great drinks and great service - we all had a wonderful time - next year we will be back for our traditional family Easter brunch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Long wait with reservation but great when we were seated.

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LindaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite an enjoyable experience!

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Rohass
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location. Not sure how it would be during peak summer times. Enjoyed the good food plus the server was very sweet.

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EpieM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Kayla was phenomenal. The food and drink delicious.

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PatriciaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant afternoon on a rainy day

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Angelique
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for my mom’s birthday; our server Sean/Shawn (unsure of spelling) was fantastic! The food was fresh and delicious. The view is always a plus and the seating is very spacious. Going back in a month or two for my aunt’s 60th birthday party!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Food was terrible.

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AshleyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Disappointed in that there were no fire heaters to keep us warm

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best waitress I have ever had! She was amazing! Fantastic overall experience. Food was phenomenal!

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MeghanO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration with fantastic service and delicious food (as always). Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect.

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vipMatthewM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place for views, bites and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

French onion soup was great. Unfortunately it was down hill from there. Waited forever for the main course which was tasteless and skimpy. Not worth the price. I’ve had better in chain restaurants. Won’t be back.

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vipluvgoodfood
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meals and the service at Rum Runner. We had the Lobster Flatbread appetizer which was absolutely amazing as well as the Swordfish and Cod Entrees.

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LynneF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were just outstanding. Everything cooked to perfection.

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vipLeeA
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on a quiet Tuesday evening and sat outside in honor of the pandemic. It was cool, but the views of the rivers and the sunset were well worth it. Our servers were prompt, professional and friendly. The food was outstanding. We will go back!

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vipJacquelineS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I moved here last year and have been wanting to try this place given the fabulous location. It was so disappointing. The food was terrible. My daughter ordered the French Onion soup. It was water with a splash of bouillon. My son is a sous chef in the city and was amazed they served that soup. My son had the swordfish- which was covered in what looked like goulash (they called it puree). I don't know why they smothered what could have been a very nice piece of fish. I had the cod tacos. The tortilla was so dry it was hard in spots- like it had been microwaved. There was barely any filling in the tacos. The one positive about this experience was our server. She was so prompt, friendly and attentive. I wish I got her name so I could thank her.

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pablo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet and enjoy view of the river.

FAQs

The Rum Runner offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 842-2894.

The Rum Runner is rated 4.5 stars by 1398 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.

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