Searhouse

4.4
827 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Come join us at Searhouse - our Steaks are Prime dry-aged in-house for 28 days and simply melt in your mouth. Our chef brings 20 years of Peter Lugers experience - from dry aging, butchering, and grilling to perfection. We also offer an incredible selection of fresh Seafood and other delights. The Searhouse is an ultra modern restaurant with 2 floors. Once inside you will notice all the glass that surrounds the restaurant. There is a lounge with a state of the art fireplace that has become a conversation centerpiece. Upstairs there is a dining room available for private parties. Stop by the Searhouse and see what all of New Jersey has been talking about.
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Operaphile
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sear's food is top quality and the service is the best. For Thanksgiving, though, we were disappointed seated in the back room... no windows, near the kitchen, a little noisy. This was not our usual experience however, which normally (non holiday) is always great.

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JessicaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We waited about forty-five minutes to be seated despite being ten minutes early for our reservation. The place was swamped. I know this is probably due to staff shortages. It took a while for someone to come over to our table. He didn’t initially introduce himself he just asked if we wanted water so I thought our waiter was the busboy. Eventually we flagged him down again and ordered. Once we ordered the food came pretty quickly and was delicious. We would definitely come back but maybe when they have more staff or when we have an extra hour to wait at the bar for our reservations. I can see how when the restaurant is functioning properly that it is great.

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BrianB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Weird, cold room. Poor service. Loud, out of place rave music. Food was “meh” and they mixed up my dates order with no comp and no offer of a comp. The offered to remake the dish but she declined (we just wanted to leave).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and so was the service. Will come back for more celebratory dinners.

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MichelleV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

While the food was good, the service was not so much. We were there for lunch and the place was not very busy at all. The waiter only came over twice but was not very attentive. He looked pre-occupied with other things.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice establishment. Ambiance was notable. Wait staff were impeccable. The only negative during the night was that we witnessed a manager reprimanding an employee in front of customers. There were several in my dining party that used to work in food service during college that did not appreciate seeing that happen in the front of the house. That was the only negative. Other than that, it was a fantastic evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming experience. Staff was so attentive. The food was delicious.

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vipEricar
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Place looks great! Service is great! Since the name is Searhouse I figured it would be a great steak house...it's not. Such ordinary and below ordinary steak. If they don't fix that they won't be around much longer. Every steak place we called was booked on the Saturday we went except Searhouse...

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JeanetteM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. Lively bar atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Parents visit

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AliciaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters 21st birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Abysmal service. The waiter never came to check on us and we didn’t have knives for the longest time and couldn’t get anyone’s attention. Many tables around us didn’t get their food or the orders were messed up. Very unpleasant.

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BobH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very much like the NYC premium steak houses without the concern of going into a more dangerous New York.

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GaryG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Swanky spot, bit overpriced (no more than any other high end steakhouse though). Sides were lacking... Ordered hash browned potatoes which were served in a cool little cast iron skillet but burned to a crisp.

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vipMVC1955
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Horrible food! Even the cheesecake was in-eatable. Fishy smelly halibut, sent back. She’ll steak tough as nails $48! In-eatable! Lobster chowder potatoes raw! Corn husks in the chowder! Cornbread was soaked in oil! In-eatable! Cheesecake was hard, stale, horrible!! WTF!! Chef Should be fired! Ridiculous! Beautiful place, lousy food!

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vipCold
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were a party of 2 and requested a booth in the main dining room. We were told that those tables were for larger parties. We sat at a table for four. There were multiple booths that had a party of 2. Other empty booths were then occupied by parties of 2 while we were dining. Hostess needs better training on how to accommodate customers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very disappointed in our meal. We have been there several times and it has been very good. This time it was not.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, everything on the menu is delicious,
If trying the place for the first time Must try mac&cheese, salmon, and lobster tails.

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DorM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service , food & drinks were all wonderful!

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LyndaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food!

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Clifftv1
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks! Just a perfect place. The sides were all tasty. Will come again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Graduation lunch was a success. Everything was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Not up to par. At all.

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vipDutda
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was not good and the food worst. We were there at 5PM and there was only 1 other couple in the dining room .

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patty21
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious meal to celebrate our 46th anniversary. My wife had the cold lobster stuffed with crab as an appetizer and the broiled lobster as the main course. She loves lobster and you can't find it everywhere. I had onion rings as an appetizer - they are huge and delicious and filet as the main course. When we made the reservations we told them it was our anniversary but no recognition. Other tables who were celebrating an occasion got candles on their dessert. Maybe because we were too full to order dessert. However we went there on my wife birthday in February , she ordered the key lime pie and no candle. Maybe you need to be a regular. We go there on special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go frequently and always excellent!

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vipNJfriend
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Frequent visitor to Sear. Food and value always top notch. Wait staff appeared to be disinterested and not attentive. This is not the norm but we were very surprised and hope our next visit is better.

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Tricia
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Waiter was not attentive. Martini was not good. Food was average. Nothing to rave about. Wouldn't go back. Overpriced!

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DineME
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was disappointed because I usually go to Sear House Grill, in Little Falls. - they are a 5Star + !

I have no complaints, the food was good, and COVID friendly. slightly uncomfortable because my guest had a issue and the staff did not recognize it .

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Fusion
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Just average food. Could be better.
Watch out for ants on plates if you sitting near the window.

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vipKarenF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again sear was wonderful. The steak is great the drinks are delicious and the service is excellent. We will be back.

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vipKathyK
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service and food was great. However, it was disappointing to hear that they took the sushi off the menu, as their sushi was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

The food was over cooked but not bad. However, my boyfriend is black and we could feel and see people looking at us and talking about us. The servers were great and very attentive. If you are an inter-racial couple I would recommend going elsewhere. It was very uncomfortable with everyone looking however that is not the fault of the restaurant.

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vipMarisaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good but the servers were hovering and moving us a long too fast. Expensive dinner should never be rushed.

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vipDolores
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good!

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vipDiner2
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bartender!!

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AnthonyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service too! My wife and I will be back.

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zeelikezebra
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I've been to both locations multiple times and have been extremely pleased with the food and the service. The service on this Tuesday night visit was a bit off their game.

Hopefully this was just a bad night and I would definitely try them again.

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Operaphile
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Searhouse is a great place for a special meal , the quality o the food is tops and the prices are high, but justified by the quality, atmosphere and attentive service.Very highly recommended.

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JenniferE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food was great. Service was abysmal and will not return

FAQs

Searhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 292-4612.

Searhouse is rated 4.4 stars by 827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.