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About Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille
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.
Convent Station, NJ 07961
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 7:00am - 10:00am Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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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. Whether it's 100 for cocktails or 500 for dinner and dancing, The Madison Hotel provides the ideal setting for your event….warm, welcoming, and unfailingly gracious. Our innovative chefs will design a menu tailored to your tastes, offering extraordinary
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Private Party Facilities:
For memorable private dining and parties from 10 to 60 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.
Birthdays, anniversaries, small weddings, corporate functions or any special occasion can be custom designed by our experienced staff with extra personal attention to every detail.
Private Party Contact:
Caitlin Keller: (973) 539-6666
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We will be serving a special price fixed menu of $85 per person plus tax and gratuity on Valentine's Day.
Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille Ratings and Reviews
The food and portions is what would bring us back. The overall service was not good. Our party of 8 was disappointed in the lack of personal attention and simple happiness given to us by our server. When making the reservation for 8 on 12/28/17, I even asked for a fun, happy server because we are a fun group. We absolutely did not receive that. When we entered, we were ignored by the
1st set of female workers that were seating individuals in the front bar area. We had never been to Rods before so, we had to figure on our own where to go check in our reservation for the main dining room.
Overall, food good ~ service poor, unenthusiastic & unappreciative.
Steak was ordered medium and came well done. Sent back politely and then came out totally rare. Third time was ok but rest of meal was over. Waiter took it off the check but was not a great experience for a steakhouse. Enjoyed drinks and apps at the bar before dinner.
Rod's was an excellent venue for our get together. The seating lived up to its billing and the food and service was great. Great menu options. The ambiance and historical setting inside the train car offered a special element to the gathering. Enjoyed it thoroughly
Service was poor, food was OK my lobster was dry, will never go back. We ordered for 2children from the adult menu to split a steak even though they have a kids menu and they charged a plate sharing charge?! We had several other nice experiences there with children, superb service and were never charged a plate split fee— it wasn’t the $5 just the point of it!! We will never go again for a dinner there are so many better options for the price....
Rod's is a long standing New Jersey tradition. It stands with some of the greatest steakhouses in NYC and elsewhere around the US. As a bit of a conisour of grand steak houses, I say Rod's is New Jersey's Berns, and for anyone who has been to Berns in Tampa Florida you will understand how special Rod's is. Rod Geller's vision from 80 years ago still stands strong with the excellent services, amazing ambiance, and the understanding that neither of those matter without outstanding food. Get the onion strings no matter what you do and sit in the train car if you can.
Interesting historic building & dining room. Menu is traditional & uninspired. Dishes were meh & served with huge swaths of bland mashed potatoes - no other option. We had the fried calimari appetizer, which was pretty good. All other dishes really lacked style & finesse in preparation, taste, & presentation. Service was adequate.
We went to celebrate a birthday and have a romantic dinner. The service was great and the presentation of each dish was lovely. The steaks were cooked perfectly and we had plenty for leftovers. There was some live music downstairs which was fun to enjoy after dinner. We'll definitely be back!
Went here with my husband, brother, and sister-in-law for my brother's birthday. What a disappointment! The service was a complete disaster. Our waiter managed to be intrusive and ineffectual at the same time. He forgot dishes with every course and/or brought the wrong thing. He repeatedly spilled wine all over my sister-in-law. My brother actually thought the guy might be drunk or high. The food was fine, but nothing special. Not worth the price at all. Am shocked this is considered a top place in that area. Avoid.
Kitchen has a problem over cooking food last two visits. Baked potato was cold. Management very responsive to problems and gracious. Manager offered a complimentary glass of wine while waiting. The people are so nice at rods. Waiter duo system doesn’t seem to be working last two visits either. They each think the other guy is taking care of the table. But I love rods and will be back soon. Btw second go around on filet was perfection. Music was sweet as usual.
Our waitress and her associates were excellent. she knew just when to bring in my husband's birthday cake without me asking. She was also VERY patient with one of the guests special food needs which we all appreciated. It was a great venue for my husband's 70th birthday. Thank you
My wife and I each ordered a steak and side. Steaks were good, though they had much more fat than similar steaks that we have eaten in NYC. Sides we good. Service was wanting. Water glasses were left empty for extended periods of time. Had to ask for the check, then wait for a while to get it.
At NYC steakhouse prices, I expect the same qualite food and service.
Great steaks, and good selection of spirits and wines. The big disappointment, and rather appalling, was the dessert.
Our group asked whether chocolate cake was available. Waiter replied yes, and even stated they could warm our slices. The three slices of ‘cake’ we received was not what we expected. Instead of a warm chocolate cake, we were served three chilled cream filled Tastykakes. Very similar to the hostess hohos but only bigger. And certainly much more pricier! No integrity.
I think Rod’s is way better than Roots (I’ve been to both multiple times). This was the first time that I brought the entire family to Rod’s.
The food and service were excellent! The waitstaff were very attentive and courteous. The calamari appetizer was huge and delicious as was the crab cake. My wife and son enjoyed the poached peach salad and beet salad. The Berlinger’s cabernet wine, while being the least expensive bet the glass was very enjoyable. My wife and I each had the Filet mignon which were perfectly done as was the Prime Rib that one of my son’s had (Rod’s cut was also huge). My other son enjoyed the braised short ribs special.
Our only disappointment food wise was with the desserts. The selections were uninteresting. My wife and I shared the pumpkin cheesecake which was dry and lacked flavor. The noise level was a little high, but we understand that’s hard to control especially with live music.
We will definitely be going back again.
It has been a few years since dining at Rods restaurant versus the Red Dog pub. we dined in the elegant upstairs area overlooking the bar, there was a high degree of noise from below. Conversation among our party of 4 was difficult. Service was very spotty, felt abandoned at times. Prime rib and scallop menu items were ordered but found to be sold out ... at 7pm. Entree's we ended up ordering were very good. The pub is a better value for the money.
The ambiance and energy of this place keep us coming back. The steaks (and pork chop) are excellent, the service friendly and selection accommodating to different palates. We celebrated a birthday here and the cake they delivered was delightful. Only issue we had is they featured a 2014 vintage wine (with a very high published Wine Spectator rating on the menu) and served us the 2015 bottle instead. When we asked for the one featured on the menu, we were told they didn't have any more, but different offer it for an adjusted price. Keep an eye on the drink menu to make sure you get what you ask for. This place also has two great bar areas with live music - truly enjoyed the experience overall and will definitely return.
Great experience! We are getting married at The Madison in 6 weeks and went to dinner at Rod’s for our dating anniversary. The food was so good I’m confident it’s going to be outstanding at the wedding too. They accommodated us in the train car and it was nice and quiet. It can get a bit chilly back there. We had calamari and ceasar salad to start. A Delmonico steak, lobster Mac and cheese with huge lobster chunks and the scallops. Everything was excellent and huge portions! They even surprised us with a small anniversary cake! It was very sweet and I can’t wait to keep coming back each year to celebrate here!
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