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Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille, Convent Station, NJ
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Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille

4.3
4.3
2408 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Welcome to New Jersey's Legendary Steak House

Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, an area landmark and winner of New Jersey Monthly's 'Best Steakhouse' award, offers dinner daily.

The restaurant's design of rich wood paneling and highly polished brass, lends a classic elegance to the sophisticated atmosphere. For an intimate and unique experience, dinner aboard the private Parlour Cars is sure to be remembered. Formerly the private domain of the rich and famous, these beautifully refurbished, turn of the century railway cars are exquisitely complimented by the cuisine of Rod's esteemed Executive Chef.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 539-6666

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    With over 60 years experience, The Madison Hotel sets the standard for personalized service, creating flawless events with attention to the smallest detail. From gala weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs to perfectly orchestrated corporate events, our team of catering professionals expertly produce memorable occasions worthy of a New Jersey landmark.

  • Private party facilities

    For memorable private dining and parties from 10 to 30 guests, you'll rave about Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille's perfect atmosphere while your guests will appreciate a most unique venue and culinary experience not found anywhere else in the region.

  • Private party contact

    Caitlin Keller: (973) 539-6666

  • Neighborhood

    Morristown

  • Cross street

    Madison Avenue

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    New Jersey Transit Trains and Bus at our doorstep.<br />Convent Station New Jersey

  • Entertainment

    Check with restaurant or website for the entertainment schedule

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,408 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. V

    Vidalia

    New York Area

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Our meal was delicious. Appetizers of Caesar Salad, Shrimp Cocktail and Onion Soup were all enjoyed. Was so looking forward to Rod’s Roasted Prime Rib and it did not disappoint. Other entrees were a sirloin and scallops. Everyone in our party loved their meal. Most of us had packages of leftovers for another day. Finally, the cheesecake was amazing. Our only complaints were that our waiter forgot to ask and then bring drink refills, as well as a candle in our friends dessert. He did bring a special birthday cake as we were paying our check. Nothing ruined our enjoyment of the evening- always a great restaurant to meet friends.
  2. ED

    ElsieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food excellent as it was in past having been a customer of many years pre Covid. Service excellent— no rush You could hear yourself talk and think. Decor reminds be of old club feel.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great traditional steakhouse plus many other entrees
  5. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    The service was great with a patient and helpful, attentive, waitress. The prices at Rod's were never cheap but until thr Keller family recently sold it, it was Ok food, a great Sunday buffet, good steaks with a welcoming aspect. Yesterday in a small room there were few diners compared to priorly. My two guests had cod they said was good but I think they chose economical prices rather than as wanted. One guest's accompanying (small) cole slaw was very sweet --poison to that diabetic who was hungry but he always is. The other's sweet potato fries seemed plentiful. (A steak was $40 or $50 which is nuts.) I chose a flatbread as I am never hungry and it was to have several top dressings that I thought would tempt me. All was covered with perhaps Balsamic Vinegar and some fig jam. (Fig and Pig). The other promised Tasty items were in short supply. Where was the thin sliced Italian meat? As it was dark anything else was hard to see or identify.. All this leads me to think that the Keller family might have been underwriting costs or living on bridals. For 3 people at $160 (with tip) where was the value? From the 1950's on, Rod's was among the places to go. Sic transit gloria and value.
  6. CH

    ColleenH

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Great variety on the menu, excellent service, food was superb! Steak was perfectly cooked to order, scallops with house recipe rice was to-die-for!! Would highly recommend!!
  7. l

    lilhun

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    We waited forever for our dinner. So upsetting to get very expensive steaks ice cold. Our sides were cold as well. The cake for dessert was dry
  8. C

    Cooper

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Rod’s to celebrate my mothers birthday. We enjoyed the petite filet, the sirloin, creamed spinach and mushrooms. Everything was delicious! We also had the famous cheesecake for dessert and it did not disappoint. The service was outstanding!
  9. MB

    MariaB

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The filet mignon was cooked as I desired and extremely tender and flavorful. Brussels sprouts and baked potato delicious, cheesecake yum. Husband had the skirt steak and enjoyed it. Bar scene is very lively and fun crowd
  10. KT

    KaylaT

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    reservation for 8:15, arrived at 8:10, didn’t sit down until 8:45. it was nye so that was understandable, but we ended up being there until 11pm just due to the restaurant pace. the food was alright, nice spacious interior.
  11. SD

    StephanieD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was very good. I had the scallops with mushroom risotto, which was very good. My husband had the cowboy steak which was cooked perfectly.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    My family and I went for New Year’s Eve and I spent $500 for cold terrible steaks and the worst service possible. OVERPRICED GARBAGE!! Big disappointment
  13. C

    Cfarz23

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most of our group had filet mignon. One had center cut pork chop and one meatloaf. I had sirloin atop of Kale goat cheese and grape salad. We all enjoyed our meal…..delicious! We sat in a train car. Perfect, special place for kids and adults to ring in the new year.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Unfortunely we were seated next to a table of 4 adults and 3 children. The children were not supervised and being kids they ran wild. I’m surprised the wait staff did not ask for the adults cooperation in keeping the kids under control. With hot food and cocktails being served there was a risk of an accident. One child fell running and then proceeded to cry. So a lovely occasion to celebrate the Season was overshadowed by kids running back and forth , bumping into our table and the walls behind where I sat. So….. I should have taken my guests to the local McDonalds and saved myself the money.
  15. K

    Kittycatski13

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had brought my husband here this past summer for his birthday and we loved it so we came back this time and brought my sister and her husband here for her 60th birthday. Once again, loved it. The atmosphere is absolutely beautiful and the waitstaff is super nice. I don't remember the name of our waiter last time but this time we had Cesar and he was a doll. And finally, I love the fact that although it is a steak/seafood restaurant I, being mostly vegetarian, can get a veggie burger! I cannot tell you how important that is. I loved the kale and goat cheese salad, that was absolutely delicious and next time I am going to try the veggie burger. Most steak and seafood places offer nothing that is vegetarian friendly and I don't understand why because it makes it a very unpleasant experience for people who are like me. You guys really got it right. A beautiful, top notch restaurant that considers all it's customers. Oh and also your riesling is delicious! :-) Cannot wait to come back!
  16. JF

    JimF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Overall experience was very disappointing. Had a 6:30 reservation - table was available but it took over 15 minutes to get it set up with glasses, napkins, and silverware. The service was terrible. Took a long time for the server to initially come by for the drink order. Waiting for 10 minutes to get bread before having to ask for it. The order came out with some errors, and the food was mediocre. Service, after the food was served was very poor - had to call over someone for everything - water, additional drinks. Left without ordering dessert because the service was so poor and it had taken so long to even eat the meal. No one ever came by to ask us about our experience. For the price and the environment, we expected a premium experience but it wasn't even close. Would not recommend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful setting with great food and exceptional service!
  18. KV

    KrystalV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Love the old fashioned feeling when walking in to our table. Food was mediocre and way over priced. Service was also mediocre. Wouldn’t rush back.
  19. SP

    StacyP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Pub fare as expected. Dessert of the day was sold out but they just opened.
  20. SC

    SuzanneC

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good and service. Great servers and ambiance.
  21. SN

    SheNJ

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great decor for holidays and gathering with friends.
  22. L

    vitoL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    It's been a few years since I've been there and I remember the menu being much more extensive and interesting. We started out with a sea food cocktail and oysters with no shrimp forks and a lack of a taste sauce. The seabass was like wet cardboard and no discernable taste, moving along to desert it was tasty but had to ask for spoons to eat it with. The valet parking was closed as was the coat check. All in all a disappointing experience. Vito
  23. AM

    AmulM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to gather family and friends
  24. PC

    PeggyC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We waited 30 minutes before we got any food, including bread which all the other tables were served right away, and which we had to ask for when our first course came and we still had no bread. Then our main course was delivered immediately as the first course was being picked up. After waiting for any food at all we felt rushed in the end.
  25. r

    ramchatham

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For quiet gatherings, the upstairs loft is ideal. Six of us dined in comfort and were able to hear each other without difficulty. The food, as usual, was terrific. Most of us had the specials!
  26. CL

    CalL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    Took a long time to receive water, bread and a drink order
  27. RH

    RobertH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  28. a

    alisonc

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rod's is like going to your favorite Nanna's house on Sunday. The food is fabulous, the decor is nostalgic, and you are just happy to be there.
  29. RB

    RobynB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Please bring back the old menu - don’t care for the combined new menu with the Tavern. We enjoy the Tavern and tavern food. But this is Rod’s Steakhouse and Seafood Grille. Would be nice if the steakhouse had a true steakhouse menu - and to be honest, more seafood! Seems as if the place is having an identity crisis. There are better options for steak in the area. For sentimental reasons we will return once a year.
  30. JG

    JennG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was quite loud, as a party of two we were seated by a big large family of 15 and felt like an addition to their table. For our anniversary, it wasn’t very comfortable as we were trying to talk over the other loud table. Service was okay, didn’t refill drinks. Crab bisque was flavorless, scallops were delicious. Overall, food was mediocre and for a nice place, I would have expected more from this restaurant
  31. g

    george

    Tampa

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Unfortunately there was a large group which was very loud and made it difficult for us to talk to each other.
  32. FA

    FloraA

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We have eaten at Rod’s many times over the last 8 years and considered it a favorite. The last 2 times we ate there this year were disappointing. When we ate in a train car in February the calamari appetizer was overcooked and hard to chew, my husband’s chicken dinner that he always ordered was very dry and the service was very poor. We ate in the upper dining room last night and the service was fine but my husband’s chicken pot pie had an over cooked crust and the chicken was tough. My daughter and I each ordered the petite fillet mignon medium and both of them arrived with charred ends that were well done and inedible. We are very unhappy with the decline in the quality of the food that is presented to Rod’s customers and we hope it improves. We will give it one more chance.
  33. BG

    BirthdayGirl

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful place. service is great, but not worth the money.
  34. S

    Sandy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was overall outstanding. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The piano player, and ambiance was really great. My husband and I were very pleased with everything
  35. RR

    RichardR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Our experience was far below the usual standards we had come to expect (over 15 years) at Rod's. Quality of service was pedestrian and Quality of food was so far below acceptable we are not going back. We are sad.
  36. K

    Kidteacher

    New York Area

    106 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very disappointing experience. The place is old and has a musty smell. The crowd near our table was so loud so we moved to the tavern where our table was sticky. We ordered burgers which took way too long to come out and the meat was not prepared to medium as requested. The fries were not crispy. We would not recommend this restaurant
  37. AK

    AndreaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere, and waiter Sami was fantastic! We were so pleased with everything!
  38. PN

    PatrickN

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Wasn’t happy with our server, seemed rushed and we asked questions on two different occasions and seemed out off by my guest questions! Although the food was great, lessons the experience!
  39. PY

    PeterY

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Nice table upstairs. Attentive wait staff. Not many tables were seated upstairs and the wait staff disappeared fir an extended period. Was served a side order we didn’t request and a requested side order was forgotten. Quality of the food was first rate.
  40. SD

    ScottD

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Old world feel. Feels like a historic property.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 539-6666.

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille is rated 4.3 stars by 2408 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille

1 Convent Road, Convent Station, NJ 7960

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Morristown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    New Jersey Transit Trains and Bus at our doorstep.Convent Station New Jersey

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Check with restaurant or website for the entertainment schedule

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (973) 539-6666

  • Catering

    With over 60 years experience, The Madison Hotel sets the standard for personalized service, creating flawless events with attention to the smallest detail. From gala weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs to perfectly orchestrated corporate events, our team of catering professionals expertly produce memorable occasions worthy of a New Jersey landmark.

  • Private party facilities

    For memorable private dining and parties from 10 to 30 guests, you'll rave about Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille's perfect atmosphere while your guests will appreciate a most unique venue and culinary experience not found anywhere else in the region.

  • Private party contact

    Caitlin Keller: (973) 539-6666

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