Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille

4.6
2272 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2272 people are saying
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Marykate
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an incredible experience when we go to Rod's. My family has been going here for generations,; and the quality has not been compromised over the years. I took my parents out for their anniversary, and the staff was kind enough to bring over complimentary desserts to celebrate. The entire night they were professional and attentive. Overall it was a fabulous evening and we will definitely keep coming back!

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GerardM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beef, good cocktails, attentive service and a beautiful room.

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vipTremont12
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Meat was overcooked on two of our steaks. Ordered rare. Came out medium well. Disappointing. One person sent back his steak and it was still a bit overdone. Other than that great service!

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Johnny
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my wife. We come here often. It never disappoints. Great food, service, ambiance etc. wonderful evening.

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JosephF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid food, excellent service, and warm atmosphere.

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vipRichard
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A difficult review to write. We had no complaints over the food or service but probsbly wont be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good food & drinks. Bit pricy but worth it.

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BFlats
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rods never disappoints. Filets are always cooked perfectly and the drink options are second to none. Lobster Mac and cheese is delicious as is the escargot and calamari with peppers. Started our evening a little late and missed out on desserts this time around because the kitchen had closed while we were finishing up our meals... there’s always next time

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Joek
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great experience! We highly recommend Rod's!

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vipLilly
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Nice atmosphere food quality went downhill as well as warm wine

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GinaF
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steak was amazing as was all the food. The service was flawless.

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JTobi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice staff. Quiet and clean. Food was good. Service was fast.

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ChristopherK
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Service was safe and food was delicious.

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Eric
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Fried calamari was good. After that everything was very bland. Not worth the prices. Service was polite but not great.

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for your review Eric, I'm sorry you found your recent visit unsatisfactory, I'll discuss these issues with the appropriate staff, I can be reached at the restaurant if you would like to discuss this in further detail. Sincerely, Jerry Keller

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daniellem
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the decor! Perfectly prepared steak, and Vegan friendly!

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schmi
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Steaks were very tender and service was great but the steaks were not that flavorful and very pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Nice place, but we felt ignored by the staff.
Trying to get the waiters attention was impossible

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille
Responded on March 30, 2021

thank you for your comments, I'd lioke to learn more about the service issues, please feel free to contact me at the restaurant. Sincerely, Jerry Keller

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Dee76
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Rods is one of my fav steakhouses, from the service to the food. This time around I wish there was more lobster in my Mac & Cheese, but out of the many times I have been there they have always met my expectations — so this time gets a pass.

Thanks for making my celebratory night special as always. They read my birthday reservation note and everything flowed perfectly. The cakes we ate were just delightful.

And can’t beat all the available parking and spacious seating.

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michellew
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!!!! Amazing food! Highly recommmend!

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CAROLR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall experience was very good. The only critique I have is that upon arrival the hostess directed us to the other restaurant (same menu) but not where we wanted to be seated since I had made a reservation for Rod’s specifically. They accommodated us when we mentioned that we wanted to be seated where our reservation had been made, but I felt that we shouldn’t have had to ask.

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TylerH
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, gorgeous inside and out.

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KERRYW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and staff! Loved every dish - flatbread and lobster Mac n cheese were our favorites!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the tomato bisque, scallops, and fudge cake....absolutely delicious.

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pegnjim
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able book a table for 5 people at 6 :00 on a Monday night. We came with a 2-year-old who was very well behaved, but needed to take little walks around the restaurant from time to time. I noted on the online reservation that we were celebrating my adult son's birthday, and after our dinner, the waiter brought out a beautiful plate with two desserts on it and a lit candle. Very sweet, and quite touching!

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Annie
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice night out. Last time we came there were more upscale options on the menu, but we decided on different cuts of steak and they were both excellent. Service can’t be beat.

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vipPatrickR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very nice and quick to be of service.

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vipDavidA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent like usual.

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LisaI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is top notch, atmosphere is relaxing, and the food is outstanding. Can't wait to go back.

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vipLove2eatout
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My husband and I had dinner here when we stayed at the hotel. Lovely special occasion historical ambience. We enjoyed the kale salad, baby back ribs and berries with zabaglione. Nice wine by the glass selection and extensive bottle choices.

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Kristin
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Ambiance was beautiful with old world charm. The owner came up and spoke to us to check on our service, which was a nice touch. Appetizers were great but steak & sides need to be seasoned more.

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vipDavidM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipCharlie
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous. Steaks cooked to perfection.

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Beachmom
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed to be up in Morristown so we needed a hotel. We basically picked The Madison Hotel since we were familiar with Rod’s Steakhouse. My husband and I both had delicious meals. I had filet mignon and he had scallops. Nice wine list and wonderful service. For those concerned with COVID protocols, the restaurant had clear dividers separating tables as well as diners were spread far apart. All staff had on masks so it’s definitely a safe environment to dine in during these crazy times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good but service was a bit slow. A lot of the restaurant is closed down due to the restrictions but Rod’s needs to work better to not let it feel that way. It basically felt like you were there after hours as the vibe was dead and there was no energy. Service was weak and there were only a couple of tables filled. Restaurant is. It worth going back to until they fully reopen and get some energy back.

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FrankW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Rod’s at an early hour during the week. We were seated upstairs and had the floor to ourselves. The waitstaff was friendly and efficient. Our scallops were cooked perfectly and the meal presentation was excellent. The cheesecake was the perfect ending.

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LoriD
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited last weekend and enjoyed ourselves so much we returned this weekend with our cousin. Drinks, food, staff, ambiance... all wonderful. Will certainly return!

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MicheleB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very disappointed. Had made reservations for 9 people and it took 45 mins just to get our drinks. Food was decent. All 4 guests who had ordered the chicken said it was DRY. Steaks were overcooked and the scallops were sooo small for the price you pay. Server kept forgetting things and when we wanted dessert we were told kitchen was closed. How is that our fault the kitchen was closed because everything took SOOOO long.

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thank you for your review MicheleB, I'm sorry to learn of your disappointment on your recent visit, I have no valid excuse but I will discuss these issues with the appropriate staff so that we may avoid a recurrence. Please accept my personal apology and feel free to contact me at the restaurant if you would like to discuss this further Sincerely, Jerry Keller

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This was my first visit to Rod’s in Morristown and I wasn’t impressed. The hostess seated us at a two-top even after I showed her the confirmation for 3 people. Once we were finally seated at an appropriate table, service was a bit slow. Atmosphere was great and food was okay. In light of the pandemic and its effect on the restaurant business, I will happily give it another go to support our local businesses and hope for a better experience!

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille
Responded on March 2, 2021

thank you for your comments, I'm sorry that your recent visit was disappointing, I will discuss your issues with the appropriate staff to avoid a recurrence. please feel free to contact me directly when making your next reservation. Sincerely, Jerry Keller 973-539-6666

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vipMayo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food and great service. Always a reliable place

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 4.6 stars by 2272 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.