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About The American Hotel - Market Yard Grille

The Market Yard Grille, an American Bistro Style Restaurant and Bar, located in the American Hotel. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner until 11:00 pm, late night Tapas menu till 12:00 midnight and fabulous Sunday Brunch. Facing Main Street, the old world charm of the restaurant is reminiscent of a New York style steak house. Guests can enjoy a cocktail in the restaurant"s bar or while sitting with friends in front of the fireplace at the Lobby Lounge. The contemporary menu offers a tantalizing variety featuring steaks, seafood and bistro-style dishes. Favorites include the Market Yard Seafood Cocktail, the Tomahawk Rib Eye Steak, Mussels and Andouille Sausage, Steaks, Chops and Seafood, all with a delicious selection of sides.
The Tapas menu offers guests a smaller sampling of our chef's creative style. Favorites here are the famous Bento Box Sampler, Chopped Filet Tartar and Cajun Rubbed Ribs.
The Market Yard Grille also features Happy Hour every day from 4:00 to 6:00pm.

18 East Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 1:00pm

Cross Street:
South Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 431-3220 ext. 105

Website:
http://americanhotelnj.com/

Entertainment:
Live Lounge/Restaurant entertainers Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights.

Catering:
The American Hotel has three Private Catering Ballrooms accomodating celebrations from 25 to 225. Our expert staff can assist you in planning your Wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Sweet sixteen, or any other special event. Please call our Banquet Manager at 732-431-3220 or visit our website for additional information.

Parking Details:
Free Public parking available in adjacent lot as well as free valet parking Friday & Saturday evenings.

Executive Chef:
Brian Kiddie

Private Party Facilities:
The newly renovated American Hotel brings back the old world charm and ambiance of Freehold's long standing social centerpiece. Originally built in 1824 as a stagecoach stop, the hotel grew as did the needs of Monmouth County. But, after 180 years of making memories, the facilities were in need of a total make-over. New owner Steve Goldberg, stepped up to the plate by completing a full renovation, creating a New York style Boutique Hotel with restaurant and Banquet facilities which were described in the Asbury Park Press as a "masterpiece" and brought a new life and vibrancy to downtown Freehold.
Located in the heart of Freehold, N.J., Monmouth County's government seat, the American Hotel provides travelers and guests a charming stay in a vibrant community.
Our 20 hotel rooms, including deluxe and business suites provide all the modern conveniences and an attentive staff available for your personal needs. Our 3 Banquet Halls are ideal for your special Banquet or Party needs.

Private Party Contact:
Reservations: (732) 431-3220

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our website for information on special events at the American Hotel. Recent special events include Comedy Nite, Concert Series and Ballroom Dancing.

The American Hotel - Market Yard Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Live Music (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Casual (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Romantic (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Comfort Food (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Cozy (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good service and food quality. The only issue I have is that I am not able to eat all my meals there!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Wanted a hot lunch and this hit the spot perfectly. Did the soup and sandwich combo with a glass of wine. Ahi tuna sandwich and cream of asparagus soup. Delicious! Good service and quiet so we had a good chance to talk and catch up.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was outstanding. Service was great. Although a little noisy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Had a good night with friends half-price wine want to go see the nerds never made it there half-price wine

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

enjoyed our special occasion dinner here..very. Nice service..excellent food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Americana Hotel is an excellent choice for great food, ambience and service. Nicole is a wonderful waitress! Butternut squash soup was flavorful, hearty and delicious.
Loved the seafood Fra Diavalo. Great selection. Next time will try a steak though there are many great choices

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

American Hotel never disappoints! Our server Nicole was exceptional, & Tom the General Manager could not have been nicer!

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were a party of 7 and all of us enjoyed their meal. Service was friendly & very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Enjoyed the dinner and evening out; service, wine and food was very good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Sat outside. The staff was attentive , friendly, and experienced. The food was delicious. Would recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We have been to this restaurant several times however this time was the worst. Service was slow at first but our server apologized many times. Food came out very slow and my husbands steak was overcooked. Server did bring him a new one. Was a disappointing meal.

Tags: Live Music, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The hotel has gone through an extensive renovation and is fabulous. The dining room was beautiful and we had a great meal . The menu offered a huge selection from steaks to fish to many specials. Two of us had the scallops over risotto along with spinach and was by far the best scallops we have had in a long time. Our waitress Nicole was a delight and very attentive. I can't say enough good things about our dinner . Don't think you will be disappointed.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good food. Like the fact that you are not so closely seated to other people; the tables are spaced that you can have a private conversation without people in your business. Really enjoyed the live music. Good menu- something for everyone. Liked the free valet parking. Beautiful inside. Will definitely go back. A gem.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I went to Market yard Grille with my fiance and his parents by recommendation of a friend and it was fantastic. The red sangria was delicious, the food was amazing (I had the stuffed flounder), and our server was very attentive. I would definitely come here again and recommend it to others.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Been here several times because downtown Freehold does not have many options other than Federici's - cash only, Metropolitan cafe, usually crowded and noisy. But the service here is always hit and miss. Took a while for someone to come over asked if we wanted water. When he came back we were surprised he had not brought bread. Got our order in and good for the waiter he asked if we wanted our appetizer and salad at the same time or separately . That was done correctly. Bottom line if you can put up with inconsistent service its a good place. I wish more managers realize the service is more important than the food

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great find! Good food and service. Nice birthday celebration. Kids welcome

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Normally Market Yard is always amazing. Something was a little off this time.
I didn't want the asparagus that came with the always amazing rack of lamb. I asked if I could have broccoli instead. Server said sure.
I ordered the lamb medium rare. It came medium. The kitchen is always amazing. Did the server get it wrong or take too long to get it to me or did the kitchen make a rare mistake?
The gravy with the lamb was wonderful.
The lamb while a little over cooked was high quality and tender.
Also ordered the key lime pie ($9). The slice was tiny and it was half whipped cream. Very little actual key lime pie. Very disappointed for $9.
Bill came and the $40 dollar rack of lamb was $43? Asked the server, why? They said it was $3 to switch the broccoli and the asparagus.
They didn't mention that originally. I feel they should have.
Usually a favorite restaurant. They had an off night on a not very busy Saturday night.
Expected better.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I love the Bento Box! The artichoke dish and mac & cheese are delicious. It's lovely to sit outside.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Birthday celebration. Quite pricey especially based on quality of food. Food wasn't bad, just wasn't as good as other comparatively priced restaurants. Don't mind spending this type of money if blown away by my meal. I however was not. Also felt children's meal portions were especially sparse at $8.00 per meal. For example, my son's hamburger was essentially one slider sized portion. Overall we enjoyed ourselves but not sure we'd ever return. Better restaurants in this price category. Hotel does though have a nice upscale ambiance. Also has band playing on Saturday nights.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We were on our first date on Friday night & had an incredible experience. The Manager was extremely accommodating as we lingered in the bar way past our dinner reservation. Our waitress, Nicole, is a gem! We loved her! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Lamb was too raw and knives were not sharp enough

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Overall, it was a terrible experience. The service was very unprofessional and slow. The food came out cold and did not taste fresh. The waiter was extremely rude and condescending. I will not be going back anytime soon nor recommending this restaurant to others.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Very good, appetizers, entrees over cooked and over sauced. Lemon sauce on branzino was thick and coagulated. Service was pleasant but entrees came an hour after appetizer.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We have a great time with friends and the food was amazing and service was great!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food was well prepared, presented well, and the choices offered were excellent. The chef at the omelette station was great, as were the wait staff, Diane and Zane. The noise level was good, and only became challenging when the young children near my table decided to have a screaming contest. It was amusing for the first 5 minutes and then became intrusive.

This is my 3rd brunch here and, as always, I was very pleased with the overall dining experience.

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

Initially the service was a little slow, in fact, we did not have a server for nearly 10 minutes and families seated after us were being served their drinks so I needed to ask who was our server. That said, once this was corrected, the evening and meal was quite good and I would definitely recommend The American Hotel - Market Grill. They also have two bars, one is quite quaint and the other is more lively.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Overall great experience felt like we were being hurried along. Food was delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

My wife and I took my aunt there for brunch for her 90th birthday. From the moment we got there th staff could not have been more pleasant and accommodating. They made us feel welcome. The food was excellent! It was a perfect day for us!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Always delicious food and great service! Mario the manager is fantastic and so friendly. He makes sure everyone has the best dining experience!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Live Music, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Very good
Great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Our first time visiting this restaurant and would definitely recommend it. The food was prepared to our specific request. Some of the best Calamari that we have ever had. The stuffed flounder with crabmeat was delicious. A very extensive menu with something for every taste. Also the deserts were very creative., especially the cheese cake balls.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Mussels with plum tomato basil sauce
Grilled Caesar salad
& cannoli cake are the best !

Tags: Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Casual, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food was excellent, server (Alissa, I think) was super, ambiance pleasant and noise level acceptable until all tables were full.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Went for family event. Even with a 15 month child, service was very attentive, food was very good and prices moderate. Our lunch was over 2 hours and conversation was easy with no competing noise levels. We'd go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Everything was great

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Perfect. Great food and great services. We visit several times a month.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I ate outside for lunch. It was wonderful weather and i enjoyed myself.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

For lunch with family after graduation -- was fabulous!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Food was ver enjoyable. Atmosphere was also very pleasant. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Fantastic selection of dishes, all of them very good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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