Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille

4.4
2299 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 2299 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing
Best restaurant we been to in a long time.
Family owned for generations and the owners are very nice!
Amazing romantic atmosphere

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

A little underwhelming for the price. Especially the service.

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NancyanneT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Small portions
Dinner salad was no bigger that the side salad we had months ago
4 scallops and 2/3 cup of risotto and 2 cut asparagus
For $38- I was still hungry!

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Nini
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Server John was tops!

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LawrenceM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there with a college girlfriend from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She had not been there since college in 1969, I had been there in May celebrating my daughters graduation from FDU nursing school. The ambience was magical, sitting in the train seats from long ago was a history lesson unto itself. We were fortunate to hear the owner explain the whole history of the restaurant and the massive undertaking involved in the growth and restoration process. Our waiter was conscientious and accommodating the food was prepared in a timely fashion and was absolutely delicious. The value you would be hard pressed to duplicate in our area of Morris County. Treat yourself and give them a try, you’ll be glad you did.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. We asked for a train car seating for 6, however when we got there it seemed very isolated, and quiet. We asked to be seated in the main area upstairs. Their large booths are perfect for 6 and we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The steak was over cooked so I sent it back and thr second one was a little better but still slightly over medium rare. The waiter rarely came to check up on us and pour our bottle of wine. We had to pour it ourselves.

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vipskp123456
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My wife ordered a filet medium rare it came out well done. i normally wouldn't even bother writing this if i was not in a steak house.. , but come on its a steak house that's what you do! the other dishes were good/average. over all not a good value for your money. better steak houses out there. Service was good however.

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vipTCNa
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the parlor car. Staff very friendly, food amazing. Will def be back. Thinking of a birthday celebration here soon!

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Foodexplorer
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great. The ambiance is beautiful. We had high expectation on the steak. One steak was cooked well and the ask was medium. So that was a bummer. Everything else was great. Good strong drinks as well.

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vipKram0xFF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance at Rod's Steak & Seafood tops any other restaurant or bar. Very fancy with an old-time flare. The service is very good. Choose & quality of dinner selections are also very good. Price: $$$

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IngridA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very disappointed. It was a 60th birthday celebration which I said when booking but there was no mention or any type of acknowledgement.
Service was mediocre and the food was just okay.
Toward the end of the evening there was a very loud live band which made conversation and a relaxing desert very difficult.
For the price point they could have done better.
I am not sure if I will go back or recommend this establishment.
Very disappointed!!!

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IyannaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely experience. We planned it as a date night but end up bringing the children and it was definitely a 5 star family restaurant.

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FlorhamParkFamily
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a restaurant with great food, wine and it has the great steakhouse feel/experience. The steak and seafood was outstanding and excellent service from the staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Waitress was not really friendly

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vipMary
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had a reservation and were a party of 3 and it took a while before we were able to order, and even longer for our food to get to the table.

My escargot were overcooked and NOT served in garlic butter. My salmon was served RAW (I ordered it medium) and I had to send it back TWICE before it was cooked. By that time, the accompaniments of quinoa and broccoli (served practically raw) were cold. The food was very bland and had no flavor at all.
No manager ever came over to the table to apologize.

Our waiter offered us dessert on the house, which was a small concession. I will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great look to the place! The food was great as well!

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vipARR3
New York Area
190 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience.

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CarmineC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with a family member. Appetizer was large enough to share and then some. Burgers were cooked perfect and juicy. Staff was very attentive

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vipRuthie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner. Great food and awesome service. The train was renovated exquisitely! Brings you back in time. I want to try the main restaurant next.

HD
HappyDiners
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unfortunately I requested a candle in my daughter’s dessert when I made the reservation since we were celebrating her 30th birthday, but when we got the dessert there was no candle. That was very disappointing. Other than that it was a good time and a good meal.

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DawnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful place. Good food. The server we had must have been new however he was awesome. Smiling and trying to make everything perfect. Thank you Juan Carlos!

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JoeD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Rod's for many years and the experience has always been top notch. The food is excellent and the service was very pleasant. we will be visiting again.

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GaryN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
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 on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipZFood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Horrible service and unacceptable wait times. Reserved for a birthday celebration. Was once our favorite place.

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, I'm sorry to learn of your poor experience. Please feel free to contact me directly at the restaurant, or by email, if you would like to discuss this further. Thank you again, Jerry Keller jkeller@themadisonhotel.co m 973-539-6666

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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
11 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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EdSiegel
New York Area
22 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.

JS
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.

HD
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.

JM
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
11 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.

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 2299 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.