Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille

4.4
2292 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 lunch and dinner daily as well as the finest Sunday Brunch in New Jersey.

The restaurant's new design, 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 haute cuisine of Rod's esteemed Executive Chef.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2292 people are saying
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GaryN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had an anniversary dinner. They recognized the occasion which was very nice. Service was excellent. The menu is an odd combo of the tavern and the steakhouse. But the food was excellent. Hope the original Rods menu is restored soon.

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KentM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Best food in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Father In Law’s Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third trip to Rod’s & it didn’t disappoint. Everything was perfect & a nice added touch was the piano being played in the bar

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viphappiestgirl
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rod's never disappoints. The service and food are always on point. We had 4 dinners - crabcakes, scallops, and tenderloin medallions. They were all fabulous as were the apps and desserts. The wine and liquor selections are plentiful!

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PeterL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and frankly, the Cowboy Steak I had was delicious and was perfection on my tastebuds! Cannot get any better than these guys!

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vipEdSiegel
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was fantastic. The food and service amazing. Loved our dinner and looking forward to another visit soon.

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JenniferS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! Great staff and wonderful food- highly attentive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal cuts, beautiful space. Will definitely be returning when business brings me to Morristown.

I've never complimented a dessert in an OpenTable review before, but you must try the cheesecake!

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Rosy76
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent, as always. Service was not as good as previous visits to Rod's.
Waiter was not very interactive. Otherwise, celebrating my wife's birthday went very well. Great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant- - wonderful service - - deliciousness in almost every bite - - my date had ordered a petite filet mignon and what she bit into was closer to medium-well (for a steakhouse that’s like an unforgivable sin) - - but not only did the waiter insist on making it right (which he did & that steak was delivered just right & not was thoroughly consumed, but the restaurant ‘comped us’ a dessert !
Bottom line, that gesture (& how the problem was handled after I brought the issue to their attention) is the sign of a classy restaurant- - and I intend to go back again many times to enjoy the ambiance and great food.

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vipHDavidson
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The staff are awesome and the food is getting back to normal. We had lobster rolls which were very good.

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JMalone
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to Rod’s for my birthday dinner. The restaurant had a great quiet and rustic environment. All the food delicious! My order consisted of lobster Mac and cheese, asparagus, calamari, veal chop, NY strip steak, crab cakes and a cheeseburger. Not one complaint or empty stomach!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my husband & I enjoyed our dinner out @ Rod’s. Everything was perfect-attentive waiter & staff, and of course the delicious food. This was our second time there & won’t be our last!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful interior!

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Russell
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just awesome. They have returned to form after Covid. Food was nothing short of spectacular. Service is also at the high level I expect of a restaurant of this caliber. Tremendous dining experience.

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Viennafamily
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good experience; the food was excellent. It is hybrid menu for now and know that it will expand post-pandemic. The only request from the family was a few more options for dessert. Look forward to future dinners at Rod’s.

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eatoutmoreoften
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wish they had a separate menu for gluten free options or marked their menu of what could be prepared gf. Please bring back the fish and chips!

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PaulT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

1. Open Table did not have the correct availability information and we we able to walk in and get a table and not have to wait until 730. Which is good on one hand but bad that could have been discouraged and went elsewhere.
2. The should not serve unfiltered tap water. It was very bad tasting.
3. The shrimp in the shrimp cocktail was not cold enough and didn't snap.
4. The steak cooled off to much before being served.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been to Rods in 10 years. Still the same consistent amazing experience. Unchanged other than some menu items that I was sad to see missing because of, well, yknow, covid protocols etc. escargot, creamed spinach and mushrooms were still excellent. Cowboy steak was awesome. Drinks at the bar a good pour.

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ShawnG
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Rod's is always a go to for good ambiance and dining. The setting is one of a kind and we've been going there for years. I was disappointed in the baby back ribs as they were a little overcooked but the beef tenderloin was spot on. Great service....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good. We loved the room and the ambiance of the restaurant.

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JohnM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The entire staff, waiters, waitresses,hostesses, and servers are so friendly whether you dine At Rods Steakhse or the casual Red Dog Tabern.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful family celebration.

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RunningDark
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service and good excellent food. Our server Sara is one of the best we have ever encountered. Friendly, attentive, anticipating any needs. A wonderful evening.

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Curb
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Standard of excellence that continues year after year. It is a special place for a special occasion. Just go and enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and service Great ambience. Went with the prime rib. Delicious. Huge piece. I couldn’t finish it. Lobster Mac was very good with lots of lobster

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PinkMama
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Super disappointed with our dinners. Fried calamari was overdone and chewy, petite filet had large band of hard fat running through it, cowboy steak was just ok. A steak that is $54 should not just be “ok”. Best part of the meal was the roasted mushrooms. Sad. Service was excellent but definitely not a reason to return.

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille
Responded on June 22, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, PinkMama I'm sorry to learn that the food your recent visit wasn't what it should have been, I'll discuss these issues with our chef in order to avoid a recurrence. Please feel free to contact me directly if you'd like to discuss this further. I can be reached at the restaurant or by email at jkeller@themadisonhotel.c om thank you again for taking the time to reach out. Sincerely, Jerry Keller

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Tyevans24
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Father’s Day

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food well prepared more overpriced than needed limited cuts of meat was disappointing

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vippairof8s
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Hadn't eaten at Rod's in at least 7 years having been disappointed years ago, but gave it another try and was pleasantly surprised!
Service was slow, but staff was very nice. Everyone is having staffing problems with servers. Cocktails were excellent. Wedge salad, caesar salad, and house salad were all outstanding! The bacon on the wedge was thick and cooked to perfection. A great bite.
Chicken pot pie was a mammoth portion, and pretty tasty. Chunks of chicken could have been smaller, and everything inside could have been a bit thicker, but overall pretty good.
The beef tenderloin was really good, seasoned properly, cooked to perfection, over excellent mashed potatoes, and those shoestring onion rings were crazy good. Weakest entree were the crabcakes, which were dry and a bit fishy, but the guest eating it loved it.
Overall, would definitely go back!

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jopolo
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent. The Delmonico Steak with the bone in was exceptional as was the Salmon. No need to order more than one Cream Spinach there was plenty for four people to have an acceptable porton. We ate in the train car which was a first. My guests love the atmossphere but I would not reccommed it for healthy sized people. I did not find the bill unreasonable and we were quite comfortable for three hours of private conversation. If you prefer a more robust and less private setting, eat in the main dinning room.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Atmosphere and ambiance was very warm and unique. We loved the “old fashioned” feel. Service was good & the food was very good. However it was a very expensive dinner, and at this price point I’m not sure it was worth it. If you have money to splurge, you will enjoy it!!

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vipBryanB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Met for a business dinner and I was very happy with the location, food and service.

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NJBootsandPants
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fourth time I have had dinner with my family at Rod's. Once again, they did not disappoint. Their pandemic menu, while smaller that their normal menu historically, still had plenty of options. We had salmon, lobster roll, filet mignon, with creamed spinach and salad on the side. Appetizers were fried calamari and crab cakes. Dessert was creme brulee. Cocktails were prosecco and manhattans. Everything was 5 star.

The service was once again excellent: Jose our waiter was amiable, efficient, and had a sense of humor. The support staff was all over us for our every need.

Rod's is really my favorite restaurant in North Jersey. We will be back again and again I am sure. The reason I did not give Rod's 5 stars for value is that it is comparatively expensive. But well worth it. You get what you pay for. And well worth what we paid.

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EdieR
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful to be back to normal after the months of pandemic -- and everyone there felt the same way. Great food, atmosphere and staff!

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Loretta
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, nice,professional staff, very good food

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ChrysG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate a birthday and found everything to be perfect: service, food, ambiance. Our waitress was extremely helpful especially on choosing a cocktail in the afternoon. Her manner throughout the service was welcoming, friendly and considerate. (She deserves a bonus!)
The food was excellent. We both wanted an old favorite: open turkey sandwich with cranberry. The turkey was well cooked with tasty mashed potatoes and ample cranberry. I would have liked a green vegetable with it, but it was all so hearty, we certainly do not want this to appear as a complaint, more as a suggestion. Not so incidentally was the lovely gesture of a complimentary dessert with a candle! How considerate! Thank you for making this special for the "birthday baby" (89 years old) and me (the host).
What can be said about the ambiance? Walking into Rod's was like passing into another world, free of the challenges of this difficult year, into a place of solace and delight. We both were so happy you have continued to thrive with the expertise and charm that are clearly part of your legacy and reputation. Thank you.

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ToniJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and quality of the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, ambiance, as always!!

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 2292 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.