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Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture

2656 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
Top Tags:
  • 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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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
Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 3 pm
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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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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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
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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JerseyBill (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 3 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!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Valentines day

ValentinesDate (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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...

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.

MichaelW (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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!

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!

vipluvnyeating (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent as always!!