Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
crispy seared, wild mushrooms, truffle risotto, Parmigiano-Reggiano, grilled asparagus
Mac & Cheese
Service was wonderful, steak was delicious. Really nice sized portions for the price. We sat upstairs which was quiet. They also have old railroad car that looked perfect for special occasions. Will be back when in the area!
Out favorite place. Excellent food. Great staff. Always a pleasant experience
Great ambience and decor and very good food
Food and service was great thank you
My husband and I love to try new places and this was the perfect choice. We came early to sit at the bar and enjoy a cocktail and appetizer. Calamari was okay but the drinks were delicious. We were seated upstairs to dine and felt like celebrities with where we sat and service was impeccable. We both had French onion soup and it was done right from the crouton to the melted cheese. Our second round of cocktails did not disappoint. My husband had the prime rib and lobster Mac and cheese where as I had the ribeye and broccoli gratin special. We were both satisfied with our meals. We finished the night off with their famous cheesecake and it did not disappoint. Overall, this restaurant is delicious and we cannot wait to go back!
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
A little underwhelming for the price. Especially the service.
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!
Great ambiance! Server John was tops!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love the parlor car. Staff very friendly, food amazing. Will def be back. Thinking of a birthday celebration here soon!
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.
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: $$$
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.
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.
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.
Food was good. Waitress was not really friendly
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.
Great look to the place! The food was great as well!
Always a pleasant experience.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Great food and great service! Best food in the area!
Horrible service and unacceptable wait times. Reserved for a birthday celebration. Was once our favorite place.
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 email@example.com m 973-539-6666
Father In Law’s Birthday
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
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!
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!
Everyone was fantastic. The food and service amazing. Loved our dinner and looking forward to another visit soon.
Very nice! Great staff and wonderful food- highly attentive
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!
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.
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.
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 2301 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.