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Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture

4.6
2645 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
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  • Special Occasion (68)
  • Good for a Date (60)
  • Romantic (51)
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 2645 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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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 
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 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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OpenTable 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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