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Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille

1577 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Steak, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(973) 539-6666
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Caitlin Keller: (973) 539-6666
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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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Cross street
Madison Avenue
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Public transit
New Jersey Transit Trains and Bus at our doorstep.
Convent Station New Jersey
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Special events & promotions
We will be serving a special price fixed menu of $85 per person plus tax and gratuity on Valentine's Day.
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


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What 1577 People Are Saying
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engine401 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Rods is an old school classic steak house. Food is great, bar is well tended. Expensive and a nice treat. Band in the bar is a nice treat

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We always have a great . Never a bad experience. Love this place.

vipKimS (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Noise in bar area impacts dining above.

vipSteveD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We have been going to Rod's for (gulp) 40 years. It never disappoints. Not every day but for special occasions- so we feel it's the "go-to" place when you want great atmosphere, being treated to very good service and outstanding food.

love2fly (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Outstanding! We were celebrating our 25th anniversary and were greeted upon arrival. The food was perfect and then we were surprised with an anniversary cake. Sean the manager also gave us a personal tour of the train cars. Great experience! Will definitely go back.

vipTraveler32 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Great dinner. Still thinking about that cheesecake. Outstanding!

vipARR3 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We always enjoy Rod’s great service, lovely ambiance and delicious food.

SusanB (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Had a great Sunday brunch with a friend celebrating her birthday. The 1 problem was getting the waiter to bring coffee. He seemed to spend his time catering to a party of 8 seated right next to us and would then walk away.

vipMars (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been there before and this place is one of my favorite restaurant to go to. The ambience is beautiful. I had the escargot for the appetizer and my oh my-delectable. then for my entree I had ordered their aged petite filet mignon and the portion is just perfect for me... it was tender and moist. I would go back there again but this time, I want to try the train dining area. I would recommend this place to my friend.

EileenH (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Love to celebrate birthdays at Rod's! Food never disappoints.

52pickup (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great romantic place for a date. Best steaks I have had in along time . Friendly staff and manager. Decor is really unique .We will be back .

KellyM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Great brunch - great food and great service. Everything was fresh and the buffet was beautiful.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We were taking friends out for a birthday dinner, and our service and 2 of our dishes were not good. We ordered a cocktail at the beginning of our meal, and wanted to order wine with dinner. We were still finishing our appetizers and our meals were coming out without being offered the wine list and were still working on our salads. Our meals went back to the kitchen, while we ordered our wine, 25 minutes later, after obviously sitting under a heat lamp our meals were brought back. My swordfish was dry and just warm in the middle and my husbands steak over cooked. Not what you would expect for a $360 meal.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Celebrated our wedding anniversary at Rod’s and had a great time.
The place is amazing, my wife and I took a quick little tour to look at the antiques. Food was very good and our waitress Maria was very kind and helpful.
We’ll definitely be back!

Daisy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Our son’s birthday, and the arrival of our Grandson. It was wonderful, it always is.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was excellent and staff was friendly and accommodating

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The price fix menu was a real deal so we took advantage of this.

vipMacMinog (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Celebrated an anniversary in the train cars! Such a wonderful intimate setting and highly recommend it. Food and service are always wonderful.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Rod's is a great place to eat. I found it by accident a few years ago, and make it a point to visit each time that I am in the area.
I have never had a bad or even a "that was OK" meal there. Every time the feeling was OH MY, that was AWESOME!! The steaks, the appetizers, the sides, etc.... all are fantastic.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I took a group of six people here for a special occasion last weekend. I live in NC now and was in NJ visiting old friends. I grew up going to Rod's and it was my father's favorite restaurant. We were seated in the train car and overall our experience was good. I was very excited to take one friend from NC to Rod's who was in our group... to show her my hometown. Her meal could not have been worse. She ordered a steak medium and it was absolutely raw in the middle. We had to send it back twice to get it right and we were all finished with dinner by the time she got hers. The management made no adjustment to my $400 bill and overall we went away disappointed. There is no excuse for a steak house like Rod's to mess up on how a steak is cooked. Otherwise, we had a nice evening but we were so disappointed that it was not the perfect evening we anticipated.