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Thu, 2/22
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Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture

4.6
2656 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
A relaxing and exotic escape featuring delightful cuisine, spectacular views and elegant ambiance, Rat’s Restaurant is the perfect dining destination. Named for the fabled entertaining character in Kenneth Graham’s children’s classic, The Wind in the Willows, Rat’s Restaurant is designed to give visitors the sense they have stepped into a village reminiscent of the impressionist painter Claude Monet’s beloved town of Giverny. From the moment you arrive you’ll see why this extraordinarily charming venue is a favorite for fine dining, celebrations and corporate events. Rustic fireplaces, country French cuisine, seasonal hand-crafted cocktails and an eclectic beer and wine list are just the beginning. Regarded as one of the most romantic restaurants in our region, Rat’s was named Philadelphia Magazine’s “Most Romantic Restaurant. Rat's Restaurant and catering is proudly managed by Stephen Starr Events
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Rat's will be closed from January 2 to January 11, 2018
Winter Hours beginning January 12, 2018
Lunch:
Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 3 pm
Dinner:
Friday and Saturday 5 pm to 9 pm
Happy Hour:
Friday 4 pm to 7 pm

Rat's is available for private events please contact our catering department
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Phone number
(609) 584-7800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Rat’s Restaurant and Ground For Sculpture offers a full complement of resources and services for a wide range of social, private, and corporate functions. So many events—from weddings and holiday parties to meetings & trade shows have been inspired by the unique interplay of nature and art. Only the unparalleled service and dedicated staff’s attention to detail rival the setting itself. Rat's provides award-winning menus for groups up to 200 with flexible space and tiered food and beverage packages that may be customized to your specific need and budget
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sculpture Way
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Parking details
Abundant parking is available in our private parking lot.
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Public transit
Less than 3 miles from the Hamilton, NJ Amtrak/NJ Transit complex
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2656 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JerseyBill (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Late Valentines Day dinner. A very intimate dining experience. Food and service was excellent (as always), but the quieter off season ambience was something that we will remember.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We were a bit disappointed when we were told it was a pre fixed menu (holiday weekend) but... it was amazing!! Many selections to choose from!! 2apps, entree, dessert and it was all excellent. Drinks (martini and margarita) were delicious. Service was great. Atmosphere is great. Been there several times and we will continue to come back!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful location, outstanding service, and the food was out of this world. Best place for a date.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines day

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ValentinesDate (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was great from the servers to the atmosphere, and the food was great. I was , however, a bit surprised and a bit disappointed that there was only 1 scallop on the second course of the tasting menu, especially with an upcharge...I probably wouldn't have been as let down if it was a larger scallop but it was medium sized ao only really could be eaten in one bite, not much in terms of sharing which my wife and I like to do and were able to with most of the rest of the dishes...

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ROBERT (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We arrived early, and sat at the bar, where we were frustrated with what seemed to be the bartenders' practiced and unrelenting indifference. The wait staff were pleasant, but our waiter skipped a course, and brought dessert too soon. The winter menu is limited but the food is excellent and a terrific bargain.

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MichaelW (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was excellent and the service could not be better.

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JillB (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Rats. We love the 4-course tasting meal. Our waiter obliged us and added on wine that paired with each course at a very reasonable price. We love the ambiance, the decor, and the building architecture. The food and wine were wonderful. I highly recommend Rats!

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ToddB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere. A must for those that want great food And drink, this is your spot. Cozy yet not stuffy!

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vipluvnyeating (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent as always!!

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vipMars (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent !!! Had the 4 course winter tasting menu. Simple looking ingredients yet packed with mouth-watering taste. My compliments to the chef!! Donna was very accommodating and willing to give us the tour of the place and gave us helpful hints. Cheryl was great making sure everyone was enjoying their dinner. Jen our waitress was very attentive and helpful. I would definitely go back there. One of my favorite!

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Louise2328 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I had the duck and it was very tasty but was accompanied be an extremely tough whole onion. I would have appreciated a potato of some sort. Menu is limited. Not many fish options and the scallops were not available.

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vipBobB (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Below average food for the price. Lobster not cooked to completion and strip steak was supposed to be dry aged but the quality was that of a choice super market steak. For the price it should have been larger and a prime cut.
Service and atmosphere was excellent as always. The place is beautiful. They need to upgrade the quality of the product that they put out. We do not have a problem with the pricing, just need to match it with good quality food.

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Finediner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

From the wonderful service to the wonderful food, I always have an amazing meal here. I love the ambience, and the entire experience is fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

I took my wife here for her birthday. We have been to Rats several times and it has only gotten better each time we been there. The food was outstanding. We had a great time at the bar prior to sitting down. Our server was great.

Looking forward to our next meal at Rats.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Loved this restaurant the first time I ate there. The 2nd time was equally fabulous so looking forward to a 3rd, 4th etc. love the location. A gem! The perfect spot for a special evening with friends. Excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Anniversary

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vipBobeC (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Always a knockout meal for us.. the whole food experience and excellent attention

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was good. Ambience is always good. Service was poor. Not once was the glass of water refilled. Tried to draw attention but the bill was paid and nobody even looked in our direction. Simple things matter. Devil is in the details. Disappointed with the service. Expected it to be better.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was beautifully seasoned and each dish complimented the next. Absolutely lovely.

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viplisa (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Went for lunch with the family and then Grounds for Sculpture. Wonderful food. Great atmosphere. Always love having lunch at Rats.

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TomS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Although a bit loud we were a little disappointed in the food, Not bad but we had higher expectations based on past visits. All good not great.

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Dusty (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Great atmosphere, good food and good service. Unique entrees and appetizers served with delicious breads.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Wow. This was the best meal I ever had. This place is fantastic. Please don't walk,run there as fast as you can. I will go there again and again and again. The finest dinner we ever had.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent quality food, albeit a bit pricey. Regardless, the portions are normal (not the common large plates to stuff your face with). Ambience is great. Atmosphere is great. Service is great.

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RayD (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Rats is consistently one of our fav places to dine. The food, staff & place are all just fantastic....every time.

It's an absolute GEM!

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GeriGrutt59 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Been here several occasions, always a hit with new comer friends or family!

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Happy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

It was my first time and it was one of my best date nights. Such a beautiful, romantic place. The staff is so professional and organized. Will return.

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Yimmy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Wonderful from beginning to end

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vipRevNeumann (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

I’ve been to rats over 100 times at this point. It is the perfect spot for a first date, 50th anniversary, business lunch, or event. It stands out over anyplace else in driving distance and never disappoints.

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