Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Limited number of seated diners
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
French Onion Soup
shrimp, calamari, lump crab, arugula, niçoise olive, haricots verts, shallots, citrus vinaigrette
crispy potato, salsa verde, local greens, sauce au poivre
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Rat's Restaurant offers a 5 course prix fixe menu for Thanksgiving with all of your holiday favorites. Our holiday menu is offered for $68 per person. Children's menu available for 12 & under. No standard lunch or dinner menu offered for the holiday. Reservation required.
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
We offer a 4-course pre-fix ala carte dinner for $95 per person. You will also have the option to add a $45 wine pairing with your dinner. Kids menu will be available. No other menu offered/no substitutions can be made. We ask that you keep your dining time to 2 hours or less. Togo is available.
Originally I requested indoor seating but the weather was beautiful and our server suggested an outside table. The setting was just perfect by the water. Such a relaxing experience watching the fish and listening to the calming music. Our server was great. Would have liked a little more choices on the menu but what we ordered was delicious. They allowed us to walk around the restaurant and take photos. What a different experience.
Place was nice - looking at koi fish and ducks was fun 😀. Food was ok - not exceptional - perfect for lunch if a bit pricey. Service was excellent & friendly!! Great place to stop while exploring grounds for sculpture.
Such a beautiful setting! Sat outside looking at the recreation of Monet's bridge and lily pond, on beautiful large patio. Service was excellent and food delicious (though roasted butternut squash needed to be cooked a little longer). Loved the bread with herb butter brought to the table to enjoy while waiting for food.
Worth the trip
From anywhere..some of the best in new jersey-
Best French onion soup ever and all of the food was excellent. Our server was very attentive as well. A flawless meal
Lovely ambiance, meal was delicious, waitress was great although she was handling a lot.
The food was average - definitely not outstanding. My husband ordered the burger. He said there were two burger patties that tasted like burgers from McDonalds. We haven’t been to Rats since pre pandemic. I guess we were expecting more. Our waitress Sydney was terrific and very attentive. I hope they update their menu selections.
Such a special location to commemorate any special occasion. Food is delicious and service also attentive.
A lovely lunch with my daughter and 3 granddaughters
As always, Rats delivers a joyously sublime experience. Service was excellent, friendly and unobtrusive. Food tingled every sense. I had the burger and it was juicy and delicious. The mezze started our meal and was a wonderful starter. We finished with beignets and their pumpkin bread pudding. We finished with a stroll through the attached Grounds for Sculpture. A beautiful way to spend an autumn Sunday afternoon!
The grounds were absolutely spectacular, the food was delicious and the service was amazing.
The grounds speaks for itself. The restaurant ambience follows the whimsy of the area. Very nice experience. A great special occasion spot.
I was there for a birthday dinner and was set outside in a noisy bar area with a preferred inside in a nice dining room area for a birthday celebration received the wrong meal then when I received my other my write me out it was called missing the potatoes and string beans and finally got my right now seems like a bunch of confusion
Beautiful day - meeting up with a High School friend 15 years in the making!!
I was there on Saturday oct 23 to celebrate a friends birthday. Three of the four of us ordered the pear/arugula salad with chicken. Thankfully I ordered the seafood salad and was happy with it. My 3 friends however were very disappointed with the severely overcooked chicken. Of course the waiter and manager replaced the overcooked chicken with edible but still over done chicken. We were given desserts as a compensation for the disappointment and overall the experience was a good one. However the preparation of the chicken for add one to salads need to be vastly improved.
This is a hidden delight! Food is top notch and fresh!
The lunch menu was fun and full of comfort food. The ambiance was inviting with beautiful views. Our server, Angel was perfect. All the staff were friendly and had great knowledge of the diverse menu. Make your reservation now!
Very pleasant atmosphere, beautiful and relaxing location, service and food good, price a little on high side for lunch but worth it for the experience.
Food of excellent quality. Best onion soup I have tasted and wonderful sandwiches and desert
Their mashed potatoes are amazing! Our favorite restaurant for both the food and ambience.
Food took almost two hours, we left before the main course was ready
No side or house salads or soups offered that were included with dinner. Prices too high for food quality. Menu too limited. Sangria bitter even with the brandy added in. One piece of bread offered? A bread basket on the table would be nice at the very least. Disappointed after driving 45 minutes
Excellent food and service, as always! Beautiful grounds and restaurant.
Always a fantastic experience!! Can’t wait to go back!
Rats is a stunning, steampunk-like environment. Fun for a group of friends or a romantic date. The food was delicious. The menu varied with vegetarian options. Their wine list is small but adequate. They have a full bar with great cocktails. We sat inside, upstairs near an open balcony. The first floor has a patio near the water. Some guests were dressed very casually.
I ordered the Yellow Peacock cocktail, came in a plain glass with 1 ice cube - nothing special. The Brooklyn ale came to the table not as cold as it should have been.
Rats burger - ok. Chicken salad- ok.
Seafood salad- blah- the seafood was pale looking and un seasoned.
No value at all. P
We had a problem with the seating arrangement that was eventually resolved. The fish we ordered didn’t taste fresh and was overcooked. The restaurant is in a beautiful surroundings and I wish the food was comparable the setting.
We were there for an outdoor lunch on 10/22/2021. The view was very nice. I really liked the Pan Seared Branzino, excellent taste!
Always a great experience. Definitely a go to for special occasions
Food was luke warm, the potential is there, the pandemic is ruining a lot of restaurants unfortunately.... not enough staff to keep up w/ the demand. I would give it another try in a few months after we have hopefully recovered from the shortage of workers.
Ambience amazing, service attentive, unhappy that they sat our group on three at a table for six-both for our original reservation and after we requested a table change. Suggest MUCH more potato purée w the sort ribs, they were so delicious :)
first let me say sitting outside over looking the pond with the fish and ducks was excellent. My wife and I ordered the Rats burger, which to me was not so good. First the bun was falling apart, second the burgers were had no taste. You would think that a place like Rats would use real angus meat not some patty, which it seemed to be. Thou I love eating at Rats would never order that burger again.
Beautiful setting, delish meal, prompt and courteous service!
The overall experience was wonderful. We did have to wait about 30 minutes for our reservation which we felt was a little excessive. The restaurant did send over a nice appetizer plate to our table for our inconvenience. The staff was wonderful.
It was a full house at Rats and Grounds for Sculpture on Thursday, with several private events taking place. After a short wait for our reserved outdoor table, Raffaela (our server) immediately introduced herself and took our drink order. We both had the prime rib sandwich, recommended by the server. It was good, but I would prefer the option of having a small green salad as a side rather than the potato planks because you are truly carb loading with this choice. It was a beautiful day , weather wise, and the ducks were visiting at every table. Looking forward to restaurant week in November.
We dined outside on a beautiful day and enjoyed an excellent lunch from a seasoned server.
We were looking for a special destination and meal and we enjoyed ourselves on both counts. Three couples drove from different directions to meet at Rats and we were not disappointed. The service was very good and everything was well done. Thank you so much.
Everyone’s food was excellent. Tarragon Mayo and herbed butter so unique and delicious. Brussels Sprouts with pomegranate we’re just a few of the unique touches making this a superb restaurant.
Excellent food and service. The mixed drinks were top notch. Great spot and we'll be back.
Wonderful place for a special occasion meal. Through no fault of theirs, they are short-staffed, so we were seated 15 minutes after our reservation time of 7pm. We ordered quickly but entre was delivered at 8:40. If you have extra time, it's great. If you don't, it might not be for you right now. Food is great. Surroundings are great. All staff except one was wearing a mask, even outdoors, which is where we sat. Hand sanitizer available. Tables spread apart outside. Heaters outside!!! I will indeed go back.
Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture is rated 4.5 stars by 5472 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.