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Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille

4.4
1610 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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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Cuisines
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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Catering
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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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
Check with restaurant or website for the entertainment schedule
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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.
Additional
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
What 1610 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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food
4.4
service
4.5
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 19 hours ago

Solid old school steak house. Great steak grilled perfectly. Great service and cool setting and fun train car to dine in.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The filets mignon were very tender and tasty although slightly over done for our taste ( asked for medium-rare but got more medium). Friday night was packed with folk enjoying the end of the week so a little loud.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We frequent Rod's quite often. In fact, my 'man' and I met at the bar at Rod's in January of 2013 and now live together and are going stronger than ever. Great place for food, fun, music, and ambiance. It's great for the bar scene as well as a very important date or event. I think I was at Rod's 3 times so far this month for meals. Love it.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was terrible. It was a large party so 20% gratuity was included. The server obviously knew that going in and barely was present throughout our 3.5 hour evening. Place is beautiful and special looking. The food is perfectly ok. The service was terrible especially for a $1k meal.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was my boyfriends birthday. We always have a great time dining at Rod’s. Food is alway great service is exceptional. Our waitress Stephanie was amazing.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, service, ambience!!!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We have been to Rod’s 3 times in the past 6 months. We have enjoyed each visit. The staff is friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is lovely, we enjoy the music. The food is delicious, we have enjoyed everything we ordered. We expect to come back again even though we are moving out of the area.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Best steakhouse in the tri-state area!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great place for a celebration!
I grew up nearby and remember dining in the authentic antique railway dining cars on special family occasions.
I wondered if all these years later it would be as special- the great news is that it is as special- if it not more so!
The food was delicious, the service perfect and the atmosphere was amazing.
Great to know that some things never change - although in this case, it changed for the better!
Thank you for a great dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Traveling alone is no fun. Searching out great local fare makes it almost worth the drudgery. This place is wonderful. The decor is fabulously old school. Stained glass from Pittsburgh and a one ton chandelier make the main dining room a destination. The food was just as good. Had the NY Strip and it was cooked perfectly. Might go medium rare next time because most undercook, not here. The staff was great. From Rachel who seated me to David, Ceasar and Juan Carlos who teamed up at the table, the service was great. Sean the manager stopped by as he moved table to table and had a nice long conversation about the history of the place. This is the kind of place that I look for and you should as well.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I'm very disappointed. Another steakhouse that can't actually cook steak. Meat was bland & All of our meats were seriously under or dry & over cooked. Other parties that were seated after us were served bread & their service staff was on point with everything. We received none of that. Received sides @ different times than meals served. The manager came over to our table a few times before our food came in our long wait (about 45 minutes wait from apps to entrees) & saw how bad our meals were cooked after they arrived. He comped our food & offered his card for the next time we visit. However, for me, if you can't cook our meal correct on our first time visiting, the service was just short of horrible & the food that WAS edible was bland & had no love added to it. I'll pass on the revisit. Pretty place though.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The experience was nothing but top-notch. They even read the reservation and brought a cake for my boyfriend’s birthday.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I thought for a lunch with my brother and sister in law, it was pricey, especially given we had sandwiches

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overall it was a sub-par experience. My boyfriend ordered the Porterhouse, and I ordered the 9 oz filet. Both were bad cuts, mine was clearly an end cut as there were 3 sections connected by fat instead of one piece and his was so fatty it was hard to cut around. Both of us have ordered these cuts before and knew what we were supposed to getting. The appetizer should have been called an amuse-bouche it was so small. Our waiter was attentive, however we had to ask for water 3 times (we were one of only 2 tables in the restaurant). There was a gentleman planning the piano in the bar which was very nice however a couple of women decided they wanted to join in and sing karaoke at the top of their lungs. While this is not necessarily the restaurants fault they also did nothing to stop it. We know that Rod's is reputable steak house and were excited for our dinner. However we ended up leaving very disappointed and unfortunately will not be returning.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was so-so.
Lobster mac and cheese had lobster that was too chewy.
My burger was rather thin, dry and non substantial. Calamari was good.
It was nice from a social perspective, but the meals , 9 of them, were a disappointment.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Came here with my friend to celebrate her bday. What a great choice. From food to service everything was amazing. They knew it was a birthday celebration and the manager Sean came out and personally wished her a happy bday. What a special way to treat your guest. Defiantly coming back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Delicious food.
Great service.
Forgot my reading glasses; the Maitre’D had a spare!!
Among the specials, a delightful crab bisque with mini crab cake! Love this place.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent friendly service. The ambiance was great for the mood. The food was also great.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Have been eating at Rod's for years and this is the first time we were disappointed in the service. It was for my Mon's birthday. Mom and my sister ordered a black russian cocktail. Instead they brought over a white russian cocktail. My brother in law and I both request the soup of the day. They brought over everyone's appetizer except mine. My Mom ordered a glass of wine to have with her dinner. Our server brought it out the same time as her cocktail, the correct one.

It was not busy, yet it seamed as if they were just mulling around. It was as if they did not know who was waiting on our table.

The food was good and the conversation was lively.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

always a pleasant treat. food was outstanding. service very good. wine even better. history of the place is amazing.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

This is great place to have steak, but other menu items are also great. The wine list is off the charts and offers selections for real wine enthusiasts. My rack of lamb was very satisfying and all of my guest enjoyed their meals as well.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Rod’s is my favorite steakhouse! The food is so delicious and the atmosphere is really nice.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Enjoyed the evening with friends. Meal was tasty. Didn't cook my filet to how I had ordered it, luckily my husband had the same and we could switch. Ambiance and bar were good.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Lunch for a large crowd. Food and service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

First time experience was outstanding . Our server David was outstanding and very professional. Shaun the manager came over and checked on us , which was nice as well. The food was excellent. Overall great experience

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The steak was outstanding...best in NJ. Unfortunately, the appetizers (shrimp cocktail and salad) were not up to par. Nice wine selection...good atmosphere for a business dinner.

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Wait staff was slow and inattentive. No bread, only butter. Bar request was at the beginning of the meal and at the end only. Water was plentiful! Food was so-so. For the price, one would expect excellent service and great food. Disappointed.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Overall the Brunch Buffet is very inviting. The only problem I encountered was the hot entrées were empty when I went to sample i.e. chicken, beef, salmon and eggplant rotini. It was only 1:00 so the chafes should have been filled. I ordered S. Pelligreno which was an overpriced mistake. All in all we enjoyed ourselves celebrating a Birthday. PS there was a small problem with the maitre d unfamiliar with Open Table Reservations system. It was embarrassing as he was looking all over for our reservation. Therefore Open Table didn't think we fulfill our reservation and let us know it too.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was excellent and our waitress was very helpful.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The Chateaubriand was divinely tender and prepared tableside. The wine selection was superb. Thank you for an excellent dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Had not been here for a few years but the return was excellent. Fireplace in lobby was welcoming and room was excellent. Steak dinner was worth the drive and Sean at the bar was great

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My friend and I celebrate our birthdays, visiting Rod’s twice a year. We’ve been doing it for over 30 years and it never disappoints!

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Service was terrible the wait staff were all over worked.

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Noise in bar area impacts dining above.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Great dinner. Still thinking about that cheesecake. Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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