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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.

1 Convent Road
Convent Station, NJ 07961
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Madison Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 539-6666

Website:
http://www.rodssteak.com/

Entertainment:
Check with restaurant or website for the entertainment schedule

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

Public Transit:
New Jersey Transit Trains and Bus at our doorstep.
Convent Station New Jersey

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

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

Special Events & Promotions:
We will be serving a special price fixed menu of $85 per person plus tax and gratuity on Valentine's Day.

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Details
Sun 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Good for a Date (36)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
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Romantic (31)
Notable Wine List (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (21)
Cozy (20)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fun (12)
Live Music (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Authentic (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Casual (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Healthy (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Noise in bar area impacts dining above.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great dinner. Still thinking about that cheesecake. Outstanding!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun
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 (New York Area)·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 .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was excellent and staff was friendly and accommodating

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fun, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·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.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I made reservations for 3 for my aunt's birthday. We were seated right away at a cozy banquette style booth. We were given a bread basket with walnut bread, baguette, and crackers while we looked at the menu. This is a steak house so all steaks are served without side dishes and those are a la carte in portions for more than 1 person. Despite several large groups (two tables that each had 16 people), our food was delivered in a timely manner, and the service was good. I had mentioned that it was my aunt's birthday. The server brought us a little cake with candles for dessert (I'm not sure if I was charged for this because I forgot to check the bill at the time). Everything was lovely. It was a special dinner for a special occasion. The check for 3 was just over $160 before tip, so this is definitely more of a special occasion place in my opinion. There is a pub there that I haven't tried yet, but I would probably try that next time.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was really kind and friendly. The food was delicious - our steaks were prepared as requested and portions were quite large for all the entrees and the sides.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Rod's is, and has been a family favorite for generations. It's dependable for great steak and the service is always good too. Our last visit was no exception, many in the party had their favorite crab bisque. I went with some oysters and clams. Everything was delicious and I also got a bonus clam. ;-) Dinners were three petit filet and I had the lamb rack. Once again, everything was cooked to perfection. Some mushrooms, crispy shallot mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus completed the entree. Again, all delicious. Louis did a great job of making sure all of our needs were met. Desserts were varied from pear spice cake, creme brulee, cheesecake and berries with zabaglione. Again, everyone loved their choice, and Rod's once again proved while it's worth the drive from Summit to get a great meal that's a better value than Roots'.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

My filet, ordered medium rare, was overcooked. My dining companion’s filet was cooked unevenly - one end was medium, the other side rare. if there is one thing a steakhouse should do properly, it’s cook its meats correctly

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We celebrated our son's birthday with a family brunch. Besides being delicious, the vast variety of dishes offered catered to all our family members. My son is vegetarian and my grandson is only 18 months old and we all enjoyed the meals and desserts. My grandson joyfully listen to the pianist play. Great place.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fabulous attentive service and great food. Peter Keller s a wonderful host.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Years Eve. Food was excellent. Service was on point. Table was awesome. We were a party of 6 and everyone was 100% satisfied. Well done !! Thanks for a great night

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Birthday celebration

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Still the employees favorite for our Christmas party (I let then pick the venue). The service was a bit slower than normal this time, but everyone understands during holiday season. A great experience yet again. Highly recommended...again!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Superb food, great classic club ambiance, excellent service. Perfect place for romantic dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of the worst meals in recent memory. Terrible steak, terrible salads, terrible soup, terrible service. And terribly overpriced for the quality of food served. Skimpy cocktails too. Oh brother!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Really didn't like the change in the potato gratin. Way too soupy and heavy. Should be layered and very thin potato

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a very lovely Christmas season dinner, the decor was beautiful as was the restaurant itself. We then went down to hear the live music, with Brynn Stanley performing. It was Christmas time at its finest.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fabulous tasting food and the service was excellent in a nice environment

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food, attention from the staff and service was top notch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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