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

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille

4.4
4.4
2546 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

10:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 2,546 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Morris

    Good for business meals

  • Morris

    Hot spot

  • Morris

    Great for fine wines

  • Morris

    Romantic

  • Morris

    Good for special occasions

  • Morris

    Most Booked

2,537 Reviews
  1. lvCbad

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tonight five of us from 27-76 were there to celebrate a 30th birthday.. It’s such rare a pleasure to enjoy fine dining in a very comfortable classic restaurant that you can actually have a conversation. Lovely soft background music with attentive service. We all enjoyed sharing two large shrimp cocktails and a bottle of wine. We each had different salads and entrees that were excellent. The perfect ending was four different desserts we all shared. We all had such a relaxing evening that we were there for quite some time and never felt rushed. We were in the main dining room but the charming rail car is very special. Happy memories of Rods at my parents 25 Anniversary Party over 50 years ago and stayed in the Madison Hotel that is attached for my 40 and 45th reunions. My relative remember going to a Halloween Party years ago. So many happy lasting memories are made at Rods. Thank you!

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  2. Caitlin

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant and great food, we were here for a 70th birthday celebration. However the service was S-L-O-W. We had a toddler who does really well in restaurants, but the overall service was close to 2 hours. While her food came out fast, it was brought out before the adults even ordered their meal, which meant she was done eating before our appetizers even arrived and got restless.

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  3. LoriP

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is always so lovely here. The menu selection has a little something for everyone and the food is excellent.

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  4. A11111111111111111111111

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, 2nd floor seating is enjoyable. Caesar salad and steak were excellent.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    90 reviews

    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great as always. However the service was bad very slow. It took our waiter 20 minutes to get us a bottle of wine. Never came to check on us food was cold. I was very surprised, prior to last night I never had a bad experience.

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  6. OwenM

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rod's is an old favorite, consistent with good food and service. Our waiter, Steven, was great and gave thoughtful and good recommendations. The entire staff was attentive and pleasant. The crab bisque was yummy, and the scallops and pork chopped cooked perfectly.

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  7. DorothyB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is not only beautiful with all the wood and stained glass but the food was amazing she a fantastic menu. We went recently for a special anniversary and they surprised us with a delicious dessert!! I would def go back again!

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  8. miker

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular would be the word Start with the delicious escargot with great tasting garlic and butter to one of the best Veal chops I have ever had with a side of wild mushrooms. Really was a great time and we sat in old train car then dance with the live band at the bar.

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  9. Gianna

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came on a Friday and were late to our reservation but were quickly accommodated. Our service was amazing, quick, and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was well suited for a quiet dinner and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Would definitely recommend.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing and delicious. Very romantic place

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  11. Jeff

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great. Sat in the train car. Heat set a bit high. Made for an uncomfortable dinner temperature wise. We were flushed before we finished tour appetizers.

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  12. OlivierL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place, great food and great staff. Only issue is they took a while to come get our order and we barely got our glasses of water filled. I had to share my glass with my wife and my 3 years old son.

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  13. EdwardP

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Wonderful atmosphere!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Go to Roots instead if you want a juicy steak. Come here for a dry steak

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  15. PJP1

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed. It took over 15 minutes for the waiter to come to our table and other 35 minutes for 3 drinks AFTER going downstairs to complain. The "waiter" neglected to put in our drink and appetizer orders. The hostesses could not have cared less, and the head waiter took over and condescendingly told us that the staff was overwhelmed (even though only about half the tables were full) and that 30+ minutes is the normal amount of time to wait for a drink. The drinks were not comped. These restaurants need to stop resting on their laurels and start stepping it up if they want to charge city-level prices for standard fare and poor service.

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  16. Stevie

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation for Rods steak house and arrived promptly for our reservation and we were seated in Red Dog tavern confused. We were then told that their system does not recognize which restaurant the reservation is made for. We were seated at Red Dog Tavern which was NOT where we made our reservation for. The server at Red dog was very apologetic and polite and tried desperately to get us a table in Rods dining room but was unsuccessful and said “the dining room is full”. Being our first time coming to the restaurant in preparation to eat a nice meal in the dining room to then be blindsided and to be seated in the more casual red dog tavern it was a bit of a disappointment. I don’t know if we will dine here again but words of recommendation to call ahead and CLEARLY SPECIFY if you want to dine in Rods dining room. If you don’t there will be a very good chance you’ll be wearing your steakhouse dining room clothes in a much much more casual tavern. Food is great just their system for reservations has more holes in that then Swiss cheese.

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  17. dianaM

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. However, we waited 30 min before we saw our waiter. They then proceeded to forget simple things like spoons for our soup. Same with dessert. They also served half the dessert orders and forgot the rest. We were almost never checked on and hardly saw our waiter, and because of that the whole dinner took 3 hours. Food was great, but the service was almost unforgivable. We had gone for my Mothers birthday and I very much regret going there now. They didn't ever bring her tea or her dessert. We had to just sadly sing happy birthday to her over a messy table with no dessert. I'm very disappointed by it all. We have gone there before to the red dog section and we're very pleased by it. That's why we went back for this special occasion. Now I will think twice before going back again. To add insult to injury they served us a check, then came back and said they forgot to add in service charge and gratuity so we got a second even bigger check while already being frustrated.

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  18. Dallas

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a joke. There was a time that this place was the favorite. Not just a favorite. In an area with so many options, skip this one. Staff is nasty. Food just sucks. Wine is not stored correctly as proof by some of the wines on the menu are actually cheaper then direct from the vineyard(they are trying to get rid of it at cost bc it’s vinegar). writing this review was actually difficult bc of the good memories there but tried three times in the last year and most definitely, can’t do it again.

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  19. EdPJr

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great prime rib and filet mignon. Sat in dining car for first time in years; nice touch. Our waiter was Louis. Professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We will request him when we go back.

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  20. MegW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places! Consistently excellent

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went back for a family birthday. The dining car is such a cool dining experience! It’s a must try. We had been here before and will certainly be back.

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  22. susang

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, amazing food and a beautiful atmosphere

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  23. Foodlover

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic steak house delicious steaks and sides excellent service in an old time club setting

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  24. MikeS

    New Jersey

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Hadn’t been here in about 5 years. Food and service were ok not great. Used to think of this as upscale business type crowd. Not these days. Decor living in the past. Maybe I am too

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  25. JohnS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable restaurant. Only issue is they need more staff.

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  26. DaveN

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, service was friendly, and music entertainment was top notch!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was excellent, and the food was good except for the delmonico steak, which was dry and overcooked.

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  28. GregA

    Denver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Went in with high hopes, but left disappointed. While our waiter was a nice guy and somewhat attentive, the experience and meal left us disappointed. For appetizers the $22.00 for a crab and shrimp "martini" appetizer - both crab and shrimp were obviously thawed from frozen and had zero taste. Beet salad was shared and pretty tasty. After appetizers we waited at least 45 mins, perhaps more, for our entrees. Pretty much everyone around us - even those that ordered after us - were served before us. Waiter apologized and bought us drinks - which was cool, but it dampened the night and the experience. For dinner, the sea bass was very good. The scallop and polenta entree was decent, although the scallops were a bit over cooked and chewy. The brussel sprout side dish was underwhelming - luke warm on arrival and the brussels were soft/mushy and overcooked. For $200, there are much better restaurants out there. We'll check the box on this one and move. on.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately this is not a place I would recommend to others. I was very excited to dine here because of the reviews I saw and others recommending this place. However, my dining experience proved otherwise. My date and I arrived at 6:38 only to receive our meal, two steaks, at 8:00 p.m. with lackadaisical service and attention from our server, who disappeared on us at several points. We noticed that other guests with larger parties and larger orders received their food first, as well as constantly being attended to by our waiter and another. The food itself was not worth the wait, nor the price based on other steakhouses and their dry aged cuts. The beef was unseasoned and generally bland.

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  30. specialoccasions

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is wonderful and our waiter was perfect. He asked if we had questions, out order was just as we placed it, and he came by several times to see how our dinner was and if we needed anything. He was courteous, quiet spoken and attentive. Our dinner was excellent. The only thing I'd say is the bar was right in the middle and you could hear lots of conversation and such drifting up ( we were upstairs- beautiful view). Not so loud that we couldn't talk to each other. Also, it was rather expensive. But it was our anniversary and a very nice evening out. Will come again on a special occasion.

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  31. LohannaL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really love the restaurant, amazing food and service ❤️

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  32. JimP

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was so-so. Staff very nice. Atmosphere also impressive. Food, not so.

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  33. TomM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with my wife and daughter. Come here a few times a year. We had Chilean sea bass and steaks with salads (beet salad and house salads), sides and deserts. Everything was exceptionally good including the house wines. We love many of the deserts and chose the berries, cheesecake and chocolate fudge cake. I recommend Rods for a special occasion or a nice night out.

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  34. AnthonyP

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious. Wine list is exceptional. And it’s getting better with them bringing in new and additional wines, which can be ordered by the glass! Our steaks were perfectly done, wedge salads were great (especially with the full pieces of bacon and nice ripe tomato slices). The highlight and most exceptional dish was the lobster Mac and cheese. Honestly the best I’ve ever had (across all of the major high end steak chains including some ny based ones)! Really enjoyed and looking forward to going back! Ps some really nice options and prices on the magnums as well!

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  35. tlobri

    New York City

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Service could really do better with training at this level of restaurant. Timing of courses was very off. Server was not well-versed with wines or food choices. Dirty plates date for extended periods of time before getting cleared. Server wasn’t sure which meal went to who (party of 4). Same poor service with valet. Valet watched me walk from the restaurant to the enclosure where he sat, waiting for me to come to him to give my ticket. Customer service overall really needs to be elevated. The restaurant is beautiful, though, and food was quite good (although I’m not sure my crab-stuffed trout had any crab in it and server thought it was a steak).

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  36. MoustafaE

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was really nice,service was outstanding,manager n staff were very friendly

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  37. Jenna

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely lovely evening! The food is just fabulous + waitstaff is just wonderful! Thank you!

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  38. YUMYUM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful restaurant! The old-school, classy feeling was amazing! Our food and service was exceptional! Was a bit disappointed that they ran out of prime rib but the filet mignon was delicious! Thanks for a wonderful experience!

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  39. CristinaC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a reservation for 8:30pm in main dining area. Asked if they had an earlier availability and they said yes but sat us in the casual dining area without telling us. Our NYE celebration was not what we thought. Food not great.

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  40. MarieS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal last night was perfect and we were a group of 8 and not the easiest to deal with. Ther service and ambiance were top notch. It has long been one of our favorite places and continues to do so. Pro tip: the Irish coffee is the best you will ever have!

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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 4.4 stars by 2546 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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