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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

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Business Meals (27)
Special Occasion (26)
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Romantic (26)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Cozy (12)
Authentic (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Live Music (11)
Casual (9)
Fun (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Went here with my husband, brother, and sister-in-law for my brother's birthday. What a disappointment! The service was a complete disaster. Our waiter managed to be intrusive and ineffectual at the same time. He forgot dishes with every course and/or brought the wrong thing. He repeatedly spilled wine all over my sister-in-law. My brother actually thought the guy might be drunk or high. The food was fine, but nothing special. Not worth the price at all. Am shocked this is considered a top place in that area. Avoid.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Kitchen has a problem over cooking food last two visits. Baked potato was cold. Management very responsive to problems and gracious. Manager offered a complimentary glass of wine while waiting. The people are so nice at rods. Waiter duo system doesn’t seem to be working last two visits either. They each think the other guy is taking care of the table. But I love rods and will be back soon. Btw second go around on filet was perfection. Music was sweet as usual.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

My second time at Rod‘s. This time I sat upstairs. Ambience and food were great again, paired with some nice glasses of wine. I will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent menu, consistent food, always good. Always a good choice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

One of the best steaks I ever had! Great ambience!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Not at the level expected, meats were not at level expected

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything from the waiters, waitresses, train parlour car and food was perfect!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our waitress and her associates were excellent. she knew just when to bring in my husband's birthday cake without me asking. She was also VERY patient with one of the guests special food needs which we all appreciated. It was a great venue for my husband's 70th birthday. Thank you

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My wife and I each ordered a steak and side. Steaks were good, though they had much more fat than similar steaks that we have eaten in NYC. Sides we good. Service was wanting. Water glasses were left empty for extended periods of time. Had to ask for the check, then wait for a while to get it.

At NYC steakhouse prices, I expect the same qualite food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food and experience were a delight. I will make it a point to visit again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It is good. We always enjoy it. It is a Manhattan restaurant in the suburbs.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great steaks, and good selection of spirits and wines. The big disappointment, and rather appalling, was the dessert.

Our group asked whether chocolate cake was available. Waiter replied yes, and even stated they could warm our slices. The three slices of ‘cake’ we received was not what we expected. Instead of a warm chocolate cake, we were served three chilled cream filled Tastykakes. Very similar to the hostess hohos but only bigger. And certainly much more pricier! No integrity.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I think Rod’s is way better than Roots (I’ve been to both multiple times). This was the first time that I brought the entire family to Rod’s.

The food and service were excellent! The waitstaff were very attentive and courteous. The calamari appetizer was huge and delicious as was the crab cake. My wife and son enjoyed the poached peach salad and beet salad. The Berlinger’s cabernet wine, while being the least expensive bet the glass was very enjoyable. My wife and I each had the Filet mignon which were perfectly done as was the Prime Rib that one of my son’s had (Rod’s cut was also huge). My other son enjoyed the braised short ribs special.

Our only disappointment food wise was with the desserts. The selections were uninteresting. My wife and I shared the pumpkin cheesecake which was dry and lacked flavor. The noise level was a little high, but we understand that’s hard to control especially with live music.

We will definitely be going back again.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place. 2 small problems. The older bartender was in a rage when we were trying to relax and enjoy our drinks. He was huffing and puffing, visibly angry, and then slammed the exit to the bar when he left. totally uncalled for.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 16, 2017

It has been a few years since dining at Rods restaurant versus the Red Dog pub. we dined in the elegant upstairs area overlooking the bar, there was a high degree of noise from below. Conversation among our party of 4 was difficult. Service was very spotty, felt abandoned at times. Prime rib and scallop menu items were ordered but found to be sold out ... at 7pm. Entree's we ended up ordering were very good. The pub is a better value for the money.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had a wonderful time and everyone enjoyed their meals.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The ambiance and energy of this place keep us coming back. The steaks (and pork chop) are excellent, the service friendly and selection accommodating to different palates. We celebrated a birthday here and the cake they delivered was delightful. Only issue we had is they featured a 2014 vintage wine (with a very high published Wine Spectator rating on the menu) and served us the 2015 bottle instead. When we asked for the one featured on the menu, we were told they didn't have any more, but different offer it for an adjusted price. Keep an eye on the drink menu to make sure you get what you ask for. This place also has two great bar areas with live music - truly enjoyed the experience overall and will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food in a comfortable, pleasant setting. Crowded and a bit noisy but it was a Saturday evening. Not very happy with waitress who gave us more time when we asked but seemed anxious to present the bill and get us out of there.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is 5 stars, service is atrocious..............k

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great experience! We are getting married at The Madison in 6 weeks and went to dinner at Rod’s for our dating anniversary. The food was so good I’m confident it’s going to be outstanding at the wedding too. They accommodated us in the train car and it was nice and quiet. It can get a bit chilly back there. We had calamari and ceasar salad to start. A Delmonico steak, lobster Mac and cheese with huge lobster chunks and the scallops. Everything was excellent and huge portions! They even surprised us with a small anniversary cake! It was very sweet and I can’t wait to keep coming back each year to celebrate here!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

All was fine and as expected, we did get two plates that were dirty and had to be sent back but nothing crazy they remedied it in short order. Food was very good and service fine. No home runs and no strike outs

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We are new to the area and we have been looking for a new restaurant for my husband and I on date nights. The place is very nice so we assumed the food would be top notch. The filet my husband had was ok. I had the lobster penne dish and the lobster was overcooked and very tough. I expected more for the price. We also found a hair in our lobster bisque and they were very sorry and took it off the tab. We most likely wouldn't go back. Still on the search for good steak and seafood. This one didn't quite measure up.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful spot for lunch or dinner. All six of us had the absolutely outstanding chateaubriand. Shrimp cocktail was also wonderful as was rhe selection of wines. Service, however, was noticeably slow and confusing, especially by Rod’s high standards.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

A reliable steak house that is a staple in our rotation. Just a bit disappointed that the host attempted to put us at a table for 2 which was clearly too small for a party of 3. Especially disappointing when there were plenty of open tables available

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

Me and my wife usually don't have much time during our busy work days, so we pre planned this date and got all dressed up for our night out. They have valet, great great seafood (Order the Atlantic Salmon) it's to die for. I requested the second level it's a little more quit and romantic than the first level where the bar is depending on what your looking for. For a 30 minute drive it was definitely worth while.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have visited Rod's in the past for lunch, brunch, and our son celebrated his Bar Mitzvah there. But this was our first (yes, 1st) dinner there. It was as expected: excellent! And it topped off a birthday celebration in a relaxed and un-rushed way. Thanks!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Steak was amazing, crab bisque and caeser salad were pretty delicious too. The sides that came with the fancy steak were basic, boring and undercooked. The service was extremely slow and that atmosphere was a little stuffy. I would go back for the steak though.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We love going to Rod's atmosphere great ,service outstanding food is always perfect

Tags: Casual, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Delicious food in a setting that is both elegant and relaxed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary there last week. The food and service were outstanding. I highly recommend the quality of the food and wait staff. We had the most delicious meal. It is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always wonderful!!!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a server who was new...she had been there less than 1 week and she made a number of mistakes. But we have been before and like the restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The highly vaunted buffet was a vast aggregate of platters of sliced salami and cold food, tasteless and contained in ceremonial and battered covered "warming" dishes. Slicing stations were lackluster omelettes or roasts. Desserts were the strongest attraction consisting of cakes, pies and a cobbler. The majority of diners wore unattractive tee shirts and worn shorts. Perhaps befitting the cuisine.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Rod’s is absolutely magical. I love the food, the drinks and the atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary there and the food was amazing. Sweet heart table was very nice and romantic. Highly recommend for special occasion.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A customer service experience as good as this is so rare! From the owner to each and every staff member, just superb. And I haven't even started on the steak... and the mushrooms! Phenomenal. Turn the lights down and every category is five stars!

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Ambience is great, the food is great. Service was a bit slow since it didn’t seem like they had any busboys working.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My husband and I came here for our five year anniversary. We love the food and the ambiance. They servers were really nice. They brought us a really delicious anniversary cake on the house! It was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

ordered the tenderloin medium rare came medium well waiter never came to check until i was almost finished that should not happen at an upscale restaurant

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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