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Red Knot

146 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Gastro Pub
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (178)
  • Scenic View (152)
  • Great for Lunch (89)

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Red Knot is a Craftsman-style lounge located on the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, New Jersey. The restaurant serves gastropub fare in stylish surroundings and features a full-service bar.

Red Knot serves lunch and dinner daily and features an assortment of snacks, salads, shareable plates, pizza, artisanal sandwiches, burgers and main entrées on the menu. Snacks and shareable plates offered on the menu include root vegetable chips, zucchini fries, Cajun chicken tenders, Baja fish tacos and empanadas. Signature entrées featured at Red Knot include grilled flat iron steak, butterflied Cornish game hen, polenta bowl, breaded pork cutlet and fish and chips.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub, American, Continental
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Hours of operation

Monday through Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm


Tuesday - Saturday: 5 pm - 10 pm

Sunday & Monday:

Closed for Dinner
Bar Open until 7 PM

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Phone number
(908) 241-2211
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ralph Romano
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Private party facilities
The Clubhouse at Galloping Hill second floor level accommodates up to 300 guests for private dining, special events, receptions, and on site wedding ceremonies. To schedule an appointment to tour our wedding and event venue, please contact Jennifer Lynn Forshee at (908) 884-5657 or email at
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Cross street
Market St.
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Parking details
Red Knot has a large parking lot available for self parking.
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Live music goes on during our Sunday Brunch service (Spring and Summer). Soft Rock and Blues favorites are played outside on our patio and can be heard from inside the restaurant as well.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.7  based on all time ratings
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Michele (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 17, 2016

My golf group has dinner at the Red Knot every week after our round. It's a very comfortable spot, with large, well-spaced tables. The staff is friendly and unfailingly accomodating, and everything that any of us has ordered has been really first rate. My personal favorites are the Red Knot Salad and the Fish Tacos. The Caesar Salad with Grilled Shrimp and the Salmon Burger are also big favorites with group members. They also have a terrific selection of beer, both on tap and in bottles. We always have a fun evening here, and it's definitely worth a try even if you're not playing golf at Galloping Hills.

vipPelican (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

Hamburgers were not cooked as ordered

PhillyWizard (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on March 2, 2016

This was the 2nd time I reserved a table here. The first time was great hence the 2nd visit. I reserved a table for 4:30PM; it was a business meeting. Upon arriving I was told that the kitchen closed at 5pm!!! That we needed to get our order in before then. I never remember seeing that info when I reserved the table. When I was there a few months prior this was NOT the case. Maybe I'm being unreasonable but how could you accept a reservation for 4:30 and close at 5pm? This did not allow us to have a few drinks and talk before ordering and put a damper on our visit.
Apart from that the food and service were once again very good. A few more draft craft beer selections would be nice but not a deal breaker.

PhillyWizard (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2016

I was meeting some friends and was looking for a restaurant that was close to the midpoint of our locations. I found the Red Knot and decided to try it. Because they had a private party that night we were given our own private room. The service was great, the food very good and the location awesome. Try the grilled octopus salad.

Maurs (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2015

I always enjoy going to The Red Knot. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is friendly and the view is really lovely. Set on a golf course you have the feeling of being away from it all yet we are in the heart of Union County and a stones throw from the hussle and bustle of it all. The food is delicious and the presentation is well thought out. It's not a huge menu but there is something for everyone. The staff are all very friendly. You get the feeling that they have a stake in the success of this restaurant, meaning they act very attentively, well informed, and enjoy what they do - very refreshing feeling in this bah humbug world. A quick bite, a nice get together with friends, a place for drinks and some appys, a fine meal - The Red Knot offers all of that.

vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
1.0  Dined on December 2, 2015

Extreme stomach problem 2 hours after meal!

vipbunknjo (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 24, 2015

We have been going to the Red Knot since it opened. We have always been very happy with the menu and food quality. The last three times we have been there it has been a major disappointment. I would not recommend nor bring any friends to eat there. The menu has changed considerably and does not even describe the food. However, on the backside of the menu it sure gives a beautiful description of the specialty drinks. We thought we would give it one more try but three strikes and they are out. Really bummed because we were visiting at least once a week.

BillyS9999 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

Great food, but weird ambiance (like a chain hotel). The place was empty on a Friday night, and even though I grew up in Union I couldn't find the place, as there are really no signs. Place is on the expensive side for what you get. Given all of the other restaurant choices, we probably wont go back.

vipMle642 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 3, 2015

We used to really enjoy meals here. The menu was innovative and even the Red Knot burger was excellent. Sadly, the service was too erratic so we took a hiatus for a few months. Now, the menu has been compacted (many of our favs are gone), and the quality of the preparation has decline to merely average. On the plus side, service is better. Too bad the excellent food quality could not have been retained AND service improved too..

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

We sat down ordered drinks. Seen the menu and left. Pizza and burgers. Really??

vipKC87 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 2, 2015

A group of friends and I went for the first time this week and I'm really confused in regards to the high to medium rating I saw on Open Table and Google Reviews...

Our waiter was extremely polite but not very attentive. When it came to paying the bill, the prices were wrong for two items we ordered. Apparently the prices in the computer are different than the prices listed on the menu, so if you go, make sure you pay attention to the bill. They changed the bill immediately so we did not have any problems, but I think the least that management could do is make sure the prices match up to what is stated on their menu.

The food was questionable. The nachos were basic and were slathered in a cheese sauce that was reminiscent of a slightly higher quality Cheese Wiz. I ordered a turkey burger and it was tasteless and dry. Positives: the bread and the fries.

Two things I can give this place credit for is the atmosphere and the staff. The indoor and outdoor spaces are very scenic and I think it would be a perfect place to have a drink or two before or after a round of golf.

vipbunknjo (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

Very disappointed in service and food. We are frequent diners since opening. Would not recommend after tonight.

Rdsawks (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 1, 2015

This was our third visit to this restaurant, but the first time eating on their very expansive patio. Like the dining room, the patio is very well laid out and you are not sitting on top of the people next to you.
We had a magnificent view of the golf course and it was a very quiet setting.
Our server took our drink orders immediately and then brought over menus.
She took our orders when we signaled that we were ready, and the food came out in a timely manner. We ordered 2 appetizers to share for 4 people. I had asked for the lemon to be put on a separate plate ( I'm allergic) and it was right on top of the calamari. The calamari was very tasty but they arrived warm at best. The other appetizer tomatoe/ mozzarella was pretty but not much on the plate to share. Our entrees were fine and perfectly cooked.
Our server was great and made sure to check on us regularly.
They were not particularly busy, so we lingered for almost three hours on a beautiful summer evening. We closed the restaurant but never felt like we were being pushed out! A very lovely casual evening.

Rdsawks (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2015

This was our second visit to this restaurant. The dining room is very comfortable and the tables and chairs are placed a lovely distance away from each other! Their patio has an abundance of seating overlooking the golf course- just lovely!
We had reservation and were seated right away. Our server came over almost immediately to get our drink orders ( coincidentally the same server as we had on our first visit and she remembered us!)
The service was spot on. After our dinners arrived, she checked back a few times to make sure everything was ok or if we needed anything.the food, as I had remembered from our first visit, was perfectly prepared, tasty and pretty presentation. My only regret is that we did not save room for dessert- their pastry chef is very creative!
The manager was seen walking from table to table- very friendly, knowledgable, and obviously wanted everything to be perfect. She was absolutely delightful- went above and beyond for us.
This has definitely become our new favorite casual dining go to place!

vippamk (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 12, 2015

This was not our first visit and we wanted to go with friends. Was not aware it is a limited lunch menu all day Sunday. We all had burgers. Some of the desserts and apps were not available. A little disappointed we could share our previous experience with our friends. We sat a watched the beautiful sunset which was a bonus.