Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille

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1648 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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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 1648 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We come here fairly often. Steaks are consistently good. This time I had the crab and shrimp cocktail. A little disappointing as the shrimp was over cooked and cut in half and one shrimp I had to spit out as it tasted bad. Martinis could have been colder but all in all my husband enjoyed it for fathers day which was great.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Warn welcome, seated immediately, and attentive service - we really enjoyed our Father’s Day brunch which had a very nice selection of entrees and desserts.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Been to Rod's for the Sunday brunch a few times over the last couple of years usually on holidays. Went for Father's day this time which was the standard buffet. On other holidays like Mother's day it is the same buffet but the price jumps from about $29 pp to $59 pp. We had a 10:15am seating and were seated upstairs which was very pretty but really inconvenient when food service is a buffet. The food is generally good and there is a large selection of lunch dishes, salads, cheeses, meats, desserts...etc but very limited on breakfast items which at 10:15 in the morning is what we are there for. Only egg item available for self service was eggs benedict which was empty when we arrived. Once the tray was refilled we found that the english muffins were not toasted. The kitchen must have rushed to get the refill out to the dining room. Any other egg dish like scrambled eggs you had to wait in line at the omelette station. Most buffets will have scrambled eggs as a self serve item along with some kind of quiche or egg souffle. They had the standard bacon and sausage tray and some breakfast potatoes. No pancakes or waffles but I did find some mini waffles in a dish between the 2 man omelette station. Not the best location. The downstairs was mostly empty when we arrived and never filled up the whole time we were there so not sure why we were placed upstairs. Only a handful of tables were in use up there and there were plenty of servers standing around but none were attentive. We had to constantly waved them over to refill water, coffee, OJ...etc and to remove empty dishes. The coffee was terrible. Took forever to get the check. The last time we ate at Rod's we decided we were done with them but we gave them one more try. Sorry to say we won't be going back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fathers day

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Steak and salmon were not the best we’ve ever had, given the prices we expected more. Service was attentive and kind. They also brought a small cake for my mother’s birthday. She was thrilled with that.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Seven of us for a lunch to break up the day and get our minds off work. Very comfortable and an excellent menu. Service was very good - attentive without hovering.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We were seated immediately. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. The food was great, service was as expected. The pace was perfect for a Tuesday night. It's a great place when you want to do something special.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We had a friend get together. The staff worked with our group for a nice table and the food was excellent

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Went for prefixed early dinner. Very disappointed salmon with mustard sauce. We were looking forward to carmalized onions on salmon which we had in the past.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

It was a great dinner appreciated by my client. Will be back again.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Was great. Would be a nice addition to have clams, oysters and mussels.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

All great. The Keller family are great hosts The service and steaks are the best in Morris county

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

One of my favorite restaurant. Had escargot as an appetizer and it was delicious. My friend and I had each 2 lbs lobster and was just done right, moist and sweet. For dessert- for a change I had sorbet and wow-the most delicious, creamy sorbet i’ve ever had and as a matter of fact the best I’ve ever tasted. Babette was our waitress and was very attentive. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I have never been asked so many times if everything was OK… It was really annoying… The wait staff kept trying to clear our plates before we were done eating… They seemed to be in such a rush!… We were barely done and they were pushing dessert menus on us… We were trying to have a relaxing dinner but it was continually interrupted obnoxiously… And they just wouldn’t take the hint

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Environment is nice - could use a bit of updating. Steak prices are a little high for its environment. Service was good. Choice of food was good.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The staff was perfect and the food was fantastic!

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Everything was as expected for a high caliber place such as this, with one exception: We ordered the filets, which were stringy and chewy. I left half of mine on the plate.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The only disappointing thing was the length of the lines for Sunday Brunch. But for that ,it would have been a very good experience. Standing on line for an inordinately long period of time put a damper on things.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We ate in the Oceanic Railroad car at Rod’s. The ambiance is wonderful! I felt like I’d been thrown back in time to the early 1900’s. The car was beautifully restored with attention to detail, and it is well maintained. The food was delicious! I had the salmon. It was moist; not dry at all. I have celiac and the chef accommodated my needs well.
I highly recommend Rod’s and requesting that you eat in one of the two railroad cars.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We went for dinner with old friends. The restaurant was nice but a little dated. The service was excellent and the food was delicious so we were off to a great start. Then at 10 pm, the live music from below was so loud that we couldn't hear each other and chose to leave. Not what I'm used to at a nice steakhouse. I'll try other places before going back.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

First time but won't be my last. The NY Strip (my go to steak) is one of the best.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Rod's consistently delivers excellent food. Great steaks and appetizers are the rule. However, I have two concerns. 1) The service: The service is usually quite good, but this was not the case at our most recent visit. We were at an early seating; it was not crowded and yet the service was incredibly slow. We had difficulty getting our waiter's attention. We stacked our own dishes to finally get someone to clear the table. 2) Special requests: In the past, Rod's has provided a small cake for special occasions. However, the last two times I booked a reservation through Open Table for a special occasion this did not happen. I completed the "special requests box" on the Open Table website and asked for the small cake. Both times, no cake was provided and no mention of the request was made. Why bother to have a "special requests box" if it is being routinely ignored? If you have a special request, call the restaurant directly.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Graduation lunch. I waited 3 years to have a great meal at Rod’s and it was just OK. The services as very slow, even though most tables were empty. The food was overpriced and OK, but not fantastic. I was not delighted.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had a great anniversary celebration. The staff did a great job making the day special. Great food, interesting place, and super service. A different keeper.

Rods: Thank you very much; will see you again soon.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

It was a good evening but we felt rushed through our meal. The crab bisque was delicious and the steak was cooked perfectly.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Our drinks sat empty all night while the other tables around us with larger parties were taken care of. The service was terrible and for the price you pay for the food I expected better.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The brunch is always fabulous

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It was amazing, as always. Never had a bad experience. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed our anniversary. It made for a special and very memorable evening. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Second time eating there. Excellent food, cocktails, service, ambience. Classic dark wood and English gentry décor. Our waiter Carlos was great, as were his assistants.

The steaks (cooked perfectly), the oysters, the calamari, the salmon, the tuna sushi appetizer, the banana flambe dessert, even the coffee were just great. Could not be happier. Expensive but well worth it.

My biggest complaint is that I overate, because everything was just soooo good. And I have no one to blame for overeating but myself!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Wonderful ambiance, good food and exceptional service. We'll be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Wonderful! Everyone should visit this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Felt rushed, it would have been nice to have time between courses.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

checking off a bucket list item.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Excellent service, but expensive restaurant. Excellent meat, poor risoto

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Its the first time I was there and the experience was wonderful -- I was just a little displeased with the table we had it was a very small cramped booth but other than the food was delicious and our server left a little to be desired but all in all it was a great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Rod’s never disappoints. Love Sunday Brunch. Wonderful assortment of food in a pleasant atmosphere. Wait staff is very friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great restaurant. The live band was awesome. Drinks were good. Prices are typical of a steakhouse.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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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