The American Hotel - Market Yard Grille

4.5
499 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(732) 431-3220 ext. 105
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Reservations: (732) 431-3220
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Catering
The American Hotel has three Private Catering Ballrooms accommodating 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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South Street
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Parking details
Free Public parking available in adjacent lot as well as behind the building in the Market Yard Parking Lot
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Entertainment
Live Lounge/Restaurant entertainers Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, 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
What 499 People Are Saying
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JE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Special fall menu items highly recommended. Server very friendly and helpful. Only suggestion for improvement is the length of time to deliver food.

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M
Naples
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our group had an enjoyable dinner and would definitely return. Never disappointed and always accommodating. Great food choices! Kudos to the chef!

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BJ
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here. Calamari app very large portion good thing we shared. Salmon,sauerbraten and Wiener schnitzel all very good. Nice waitress and quiet for a change

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BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I thought it was great outdoor seating, but priced alitte.high for the amount of food

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IK
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

I was not impressed. The restaurant was relatively empty on Sunday @6:30 pm. It took 3 tries for my drink order yo come properly. The rare tuna came out too well done for one of my friends and potatoes were served to another when they ordered vegetables instead of potatoes. The restaurant made good on serving the correct food. They made no attempt at substantially apologizing by comping a meal or even a dessert. I see no reason for the multiple errors affecting 3 out of 6 diners in one party.

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AG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. The servers are attentive and the chef will make your dish to order. The live music is always a bonus!

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food and selection!

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AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time customers but we will be back. Great food choices and my husband and I are both very happy with our meals. Service was exceptional.

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US
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This place can be very noisy on weekends and Thursday nights. But on a Sunday evening it is only modestly busy and very nice and relaxing. Good for Sunday family dinner.

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NP
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. The menu is huge with many options. Great cocktails, appetizers, and main courses.

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T
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always, especially the seafood raw bar for two. Fantastic friendly service from Jameson.

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s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and great service

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KE
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was excellent. Ordered the lamb special medium rare but was more medium and cold. My husband had the braised ribs. Mashed potatoes were excellent. Portions were a nice size but a little pricey. Must have the bread pudding dessert.

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S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place for a date dinner. A little expend.

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary on Saturday. Braised short ribs were excellent and so was the fra diavalo. The appetizer of shrimp and lobster was definitely worth it and the service was very good. We would recommend this restaurant. Nice atmosphere too. Outdoor seating is also available.

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MM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We are big fans of this restaurant Sunday thru Thursday, when the service is great, food is wonderful and you can carry on a conversation in a casual, yet upscale, environment.

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w
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been to the American Hotel Market Yard Grille many times. Each time, good food and good service.

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MK
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We have frequented the American Hotel Market Grill for years and have always had a great experience and a great meal. The service was outstanding and all servers were attentive to our needs with the host stopping by along with other restaurant management to check on our meal and experience.
A little noisy so if you are there to have a quite conversation perhaps do not sit in the main dining area but overall everyone seemed to be having a good time and noticed that when the entrées came the table conversation ended and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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D
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pecan Chicken Salad was excellent, service was exceptional.

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OT
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good food.

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Hadn’t been there in many years and was glad to see that the food was as good as I remember. Also, half price bottles of wine on Wednesday night.

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C
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was prepared with great flavor. The soft shell crabs were excellent, so were the lobster wontons.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little on the pricey side but you do get what you pay for. Food was excellent, the service was excellent. Good night out and worth the little bit more

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RH
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

My salmon was just fair. Lamb chops were less then average with no seasoning to taste. The only good thing was the waiter. We won’t be back any time soon.

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R
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our visit here was on a busy Saturday night but service and food were above average for this hotel restaurant. Very busy Bar scene too, with an older crowed.

They offered a long list of daily specials, of which one was soft shell crabs, that I chose and they were excellent. They do have a larger choice of items then I would have expected on there menu and everything that our group ordered, they did enjoy. We will be back.

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I
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we were not disappointed from the drinks to our dinner everything was perfect

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Fathers Day. Food was outstanding. We were treated like royalty.

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AC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Brunch for Father's Day. Market yard Grille sticks to a very traditional menu. Heavy with cheeses, bacon, sausage and some standard breakfast and lunch fares. Tired antipasto display. There was enough to satisfy a healthier, more informed consumer, but nevertheless disappointing. They need to emphasis more fresh whole foods, fruit and veges, dishes not laden in sauces or cheese. They need to reinvent themselves.

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We came for brunch on Father’s Day and it was absolutely delicious. So many options to choose from and all very nicely presented. There was also a wonderful man playing a keyboard and singing like an angel. It was so nice, we will definitely go back

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SN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first time and it was a great evening! We were early for our reservation so we went and sat at the bar. Excellent strong martinis. Had the Hendricks with cucumber it was so good. The lobby and bar is very nice was surprised how beautiful it is.

The food was excellent! We had the Seafood Cocktail platter it was so go! We sat outside for dinner. It was the perfect day to have dinner outside.

Definitely a gem hiding in Freehold.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our Saturday evening outing here overall. Menu selection was very good, something for everyone. Portions were generous. Filet mignon ordered by wife and me with differing requests on temperature both came about a notch too cooked. Both daughters ordered Clams and linguini and the Salmon respectively. Both enjoyed immensely. Appetizers and desserts were both great. Rolls in basket were over warmed and tough to bite. Server Leslie was sweet and attentive. We didn't feel rushed and had a nice celebration and enjoyed the ambience other than a table two over which had 4 kids under 4 years old laying down on chairs and just being preschoolers. No fault of the restaurant just a wildcard of today's dining experience.

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M
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Menu is a bit pricey and the food was just okay. The service was excellent. It was a very lively crowd on a Saturday night. A good place to come with friends.

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BD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food - good service.

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b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Steak was extremely tough and not chewable even though it was rare.

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SS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Not impressed. Food was less than impressive.
Not going back anytime soon.

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EG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a reservation and were seated upon arrival. Waiter was very attentive without being overbearing. Food was well prepared and drinks were generous. Based upon price this is not an everyday destination but very good for a special occasion.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Everything was great except for the service. The waiter seemed annoyed and rough. We dine 3-4 times a week and never experienced this behavior.

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JC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall, the food was very good and ambiance is very nice. Clean place, well decorated, good temperature. The mussels were a little too big and kind of sandy. All else we ordered was very good. Service was prompt and polite. Local place we enjoy.

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RS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Went for a late dinner and ate outside because it was a pleasant night. Food was very good and service was decent. However, our evening was ruined when people decided to smoke cigars and cigarettes. Rushed our dinner and decided against dessert and coffee. I will never eat outside again.

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N
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great with excellent service and meal as well as being clean and quiet

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