Excellent food, service, ambience!!!
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.
Best steakhouse in the tri-state area!
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!
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.
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.
The experience was nothing but top-notch. They even read the reservation and brought a cake for my boyfriend’s birthday.
I thought for a lunch with my brother and sister in law, it was pricey, especially given we had sandwiches
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.
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.
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.
Forgot my reading glasses; the Maitre’D had a spare!!
Among the specials, a delightful crab bisque with mini crab cake! Love this place.
Excellent friendly service. The ambiance was great for the mood. The food was also great.
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.
always a pleasant treat. food was outstanding. service very good. wine even better. history of the place is amazing.
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.
Rod’s is my favorite steakhouse! The food is so delicious and the atmosphere is really nice.
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.
Lunch for a large crowd. Food and service was excellent!
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
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.
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.
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.
The food was excellent and our waitress was very helpful.
The Chateaubriand was divinely tender and prepared tableside. The wine selection was superb. Thank you for an excellent dining experience.
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
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!
Service was terrible the wait staff were all over worked.
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
We always have a great . Never a bad experience. Love this place.
Noise in bar area impacts dining above.
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.
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.
Great dinner. Still thinking about that cheesecake. Outstanding!
We always enjoy Rod’s great service, lovely ambiance and delicious food.
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.
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.
Love to celebrate birthdays at Rod's! Food never disappoints.
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 .
Great brunch - great food and great service. Everything was fresh and the buffet was beautiful.