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

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille

4.3
4.3
2375 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 15 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 2,375 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  1. S

    Sandy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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
  2. 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.
  3. K

    Kidteacher

    New York Area

    105 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    105 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
  4. 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!
  5. PN

    PatrickN

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    They no longer serve the Chateaubriand. It’s till on their specialties menu online. This was our 29th wedding anniversary and this is the meal we have eaten there every year accept the two COVID years. Now it’s no longer served. So very disappointed. I guess we need to find another restaurant that serves this going forward. Our meal (for two) was $175. Not at all worth the price. Sadly we will not return.
  9. HH

    HeatherH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was spectacular….I had the Sea Bass and my husband had the Delmonico Cowboy Chop. Everything was cooked perfect and came to us piping hot. The service was on point, we never felt neglected and felt the waiter checked on us just the right amount of times. We had a great time and would recommend Rod’s to anyone looking for a high quality steak and seafood dinner!
  10. R

    Robert009

    New York Area

    177 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Very good meal at Rod's. Appetizers and Main Courses were quite good, service was good, not great.
  11. E

    Elle

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was good, the waiter could have checked on us in a shorter time period. Gin and tonic arrived with lemon instead of lime... Ketchup not brought with fries..... Took a bit before those two things were corrected. Annoyed with car hop didn't come for our ticket right away just sat there...didn't help elderly person open door for her to get in car.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal- I had scallops and truffle risotto. The the pig and fig flatbread was an amazing appetizer and more than enough for table to share. My fist time there and I wish all restaurants had this level of professional staff! Accommodating hosts (after being seated we asked for booth and they graciously moved us), experienced waiters and polite staff attending our table. They were attentive without making us feel rushed. I cant wait to go back.
  13. LS

    LilyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Never had a bad meal at this establishment. Food is consistently well made. Would recommend this venue for family, date night, large functions,
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time at the Madison hotel and Rods Steak and Seafood Grill. Everything was delicious and the service is great. Will definitely be back.
  15. A

    Anthony

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent All Around!! Our server Jose and staff were exceptional.
  16. DO

    DiningOutIsMyVice

    Philadelphia

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rod’s was a favorite restaurant of mine, many years ago, when I was a kid. It was fantastic to learn that it is still just as wonderful as I remember. They need to bring back the date/nut bread, which apparently was a casualty of the COVID years.
  17. TS

    TSRJR

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service & food as usual. Always a top dining location in northern NJ!
  18. a

    asdd

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was great except for the chicken Parmesan I’ve been here multiple times and it’s a great place
  19. D

    Debbie

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was good, but bring back some of the Rods specialty’s , like the Datenut bread. One of the things that made Rods special
  20. MS

    MauroS

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The quality of the food was average. All steaks were more cooked than requested. The service quite rough. The ambiance was pleasurable overall.
  21. MF

    MichaelF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a class act from appetizers, soups, mains, sides and desserts. Mezzanine quiet and elegant for good conversation and food. Service excellent. There are many good reasons why the Kellers have been operating Rod's Steakhouse for over 60 years. You can't fool the public. They know when they are being served well prepared and cooked, top quality ingredients.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice time!!!
  23. JW

    JenW

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The ambiance was out of this world and the portions were huge and not pretentious at all. A great place to go for a celebration.
  24. JJ

    JoJoD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The scallops were perfectly cooked and the accompaniments spot-on! Overall a delightful evening! Haven't been to the Steak House side since pre-Covid, I generally eat at GKs...This was a welcome change of venue and did not disappoint. Nice mix of comfort foods throughout the menu. Pre-dinner cocktails at the bar were absolutely fabulous!!
  25. MF

    MariaF

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Disappointed with this visit. Steak was tough, knife was dull and service was not great. Big difference from the last time I was there. I will not go back.
  26. GC

    GerryC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good, my 60 dollar was warm and undercooked. At 60 bucks , it should come perfect. It was my anniversary.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great old restaurant
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We’re rushed through our entire experience because we made an 8:30 reservation.. unacceptable to ask us for desert when we’re on our appetizers.. food was missing love. Overall bummed out by our umpaloompa lookin server, kitschy vibe of the place, and just okay food :/
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    My daughter was served a non gluten free meal even though she was assured it was gf. This was serious as she has celiac.
  30. FL

    FoodLover

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I've been going to Rod's for years. It is one of my favorite places to go for drinks and dinners. It has a lot of beautiful old lighting fixtures and wood wall panels I've ever seen in a restaurant. The food is always the best and this time was no exception. Seafood and steaks are their specialties and it was great as usual. My only complaint would be the front check in desk. The young woman acted like she could not be bothered and never addressed us. She then walked away. Very rude. The one that took over was much nicer. Never saw this at Rod's before and I hope never again. I did not see the owner there and I'm sure no one would have acted like this if he was.
  31. K

    Karen

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Chilean seabass was spectacular! Unfortunately, the maple glaze sauce on the salmon was way too sweet. Overall, I highly recommend this restaurant. We love the upstairs space in the dining room.
  32. JF

    JeffinFlemingtonNJ

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Been going here since the 70's. Love the atmosphere. First dinner out with the wife was here so nostalgia involved. We both had Prime Rib. One price only - $50. Cut is large. Wife liked hers. Mine was a bit undercooked for medium and not the best I have had. Split a side of Asparagus'- took some home. Shared a piece of cheesecake for dessert. To die for. Enough said!! Try a bourbon old fashion and a cheesecake. Ha. Waiter was great. Attentive and just a nice pleasant fellow. He made it a nice evening.
  33. CP

    CarmenP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Just overall less than average
  34. SW

    StevenW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, but food and service are not worth the price. It's fine dining prices, but far from a fine dining experience. Bland steaks and sides. Cocktails were great.
  36. D

    Docweinstein385

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Device was excellent. Food cooked to perfection.
  37. W

    Whmwes

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I had an early wedding anniversary dinner here and loved it. Started with well prepared escargot appetizer. She had chilean seas bass and I had the sea scallops. Both were two of the best versions of the dishes we've ever had and risotto with mine was also excellent. Also want to say that we ate there several times during our stay at the Madison Hotel and restaurant servers couldn't have been friendlier.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Completely average experience.
  39. SC

    SoComfortable

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. The piano player with singing was not. Killed the ambience. His piano playing was lovely when there was no singing.
  40. CM

    ChadM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Horrible waiter that told us that he actually lost himself that day. Hence, his delay in service. Not comical and almost concerning. Steak was medium well when asking for medium rare. I would not recommend this restaurant t anyone :(

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 2375 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 15 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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