The American Hotel - Market Yard Grille

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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 bar or while sitting with friends in front of the fireplace in 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.

Specials

Half Priced Bottles of Wine!

Half priced bottles of wine EVERY Wednesday! Don't finish the bottle? Bring it home with you!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 28, 2019

Ends: January 29, 2118

Availability: Wed 4:00PM-10:00PM

Happy Hour Everyday!

Come visit us for Happy Hour every day from 4PM-6PM! Discounted drinks and bar food!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 10, 2018

Ends: December 11, 2117

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 593 People Are Saying
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VV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fantastic meal and then fantastic entertainment afterwards they had a DJ that came on at 9 PM and he was amazing and we danced all night. So happy that I was able to dance all those calories off! Huge portions, I had leftovers for three more meals. Saw several dishes at other tables that I want to try in the future. They have a great menu and great presentation.

c
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Have been there several times now. All around high marks. Janeson of the wait staff is always great. Will be back again soon

T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went here with my sister and niece for an evening together. We had stopped in several months ago for happy hour and found the atmosphere and service pleasant so decided to go back for dinner.
Things started out pretty badly with the hosts cheeky attitude. My sister asked to change tables ( the restaurant was empty) but then realized the table she wanted was outside the kitchen door. She hesitated, I guess for too long to suit the little guy, so he told her “this piano is getting heavy”. Really? His disinterest and disobliging attitude continued for the duration of our dealing with him. Once seated though, our server, David, made up for his co-workers ill manners. He was terrific, as was the food. If not for Le Miserable I’d give four on the service and possibly five stars overall.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Quaint and cozy
Excellent Sunday Brunch

BL
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time visit (have had lunch outside during the summer) for their brunch. Good selection and food was tasty. Got there early on a nasty day, so it was very quiet.

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu, wonderful service, excellent ambience

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food, staff, atmosphere etc. will definitely go back again

SN
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came here with our son for our Anniversary. This was 1 of the 1st places we came to when we moved to NJ. It is our go to place for a quality steak. Our waitress was wonderful. Conscientious, responsive and fun. My husband inquired about a steak cut that used to be on the menu . She immediately went to the chef to find out . The food was cooked perfect . Only disappointment was cold mash potatoes. My son has the Italian chicken. The portion was huge. He took a big part of it home . Even better the 2nd day. Look forward to coming back

OT
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great evening at American Hotel. Bar was serving great drinks also and good on the pour. Nice evening and will be back.

DO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had lunch outside on Saturday. Very nice menu and service was very good. Recommend highly!

GS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was outstanding, the service was great, the place looked magical. They were packed, yet the staff maintained the food displays, looked after each and every customer . This place is a jewel

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The music was 70s disco so we had a blast. Food was good, but it is going to cost you. The paella was over salted as were some of the other plates, but we mentioned it to the waiter and the chef made up a desert plate for our party of 6 to make up for it. It was the first time we went there and probably going to go again, but make sure you tell them up front to go easy on the salt unless you don’t mind briny food.

N
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Seven of us went for a business lunch and we were all very pleased. The shrimp and grits app was one of the best I've had.

OT
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible menu! Wish I could have eaten more than 1 entree! Phenomenal service as always !

RE
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch here was so good. Best made omelette and variety of choices was wonderful. Everything was so good. Tried a lot and must say food was really great. Highly recommend for a special occasion brunch on Sundays!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy the American Hotel. This trip was for my husband’s birthday. The food was good. The server was very nice. We had a small issue with our bill which the manager handled immediately without any issue. Over a great experience! We will be back for sure.

d
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent . Food was presented nicely. Just don’t understand why all the tables don’t have tablecloths. It would make the dining room look more elegant

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!

GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Date night at the American Hotel...starting with bacon wrapped scallops/cheddar grits and lobster stuffed mushrooms...really delicious. Entrees...I had the skirt steak and, my wife, the stuffed flounder...all prepared perfectly. A bottle of Willamette Pinot Noir. With tip the total was $200 (with adult beverages before dinner). Noise level and ambiance was good...it was a Monday and there was table service outside...we opted inside. Definitely going back.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service and a great place to have fun. Music is always great.

CA
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved eating outside at American Hotel. Great food and great service.

LD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Market Yard Grille was excellent. My husband had salmon over salad and I had an appetizer (big enough for me as an entree) of 1/2 lobster, lobster salad and two jumbo shrimp. The cappuccino was great too. I have been there for great lunches too. The atmosphere is lovely and relaxing. Looking forward to going again soon.

d
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful evening to be eating al fresco.

CA
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating our anniversary

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the American Hotel. Great food and service. We sat outside and was able to hear the band when it started.

G
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place for a night out! I went here with my fiance, food was great, service was on point, not too loud (despite there being a bar). My only criticisms (if I had to pick any) were that the menu was a bit limited in that there were not a ton of variations on their menu (with it being american/seafood). All in all, will definitely be back and highly recommend!

G
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Waitress was phenomenal.

l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food! Our waiter was prompt and attentive but not very friendly.

KP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. The short rib was excellent. We enjoyed sitting outside. Can’t wait to go back !

JA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers Day Our server Anthony was excellent

ES
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Way too expensive for the food quality which was just okay. Host could not find our reservation even though I had called days in advance.

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

one of our favorites. everything was perfect always a wonderful dining experience

JG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Market Yard Grill has been around a long time and is best known for steaks and seafood. It also has a liquor license which many restaurants do not. It is located downtown Main St in Freehold. There is parking behind the building; it used to have free valet parking but apparently no more. Other restaurants next to it have free valet parking so if I do not see a space, I use theirs. The waiters are very nice. It is IMO a 2-3 star restaurant: very good but not a dining experience.

FG
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are incredible, waitress Lola was fantastic

DO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal excellent server

JG
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only think I was not on board with was the restaurant added a 20% gratuity. For a buffet, I don’t feel that was right.

AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar tenders

k
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and overall experience at the Market Yard Grille at The American Hotel. Great for business or leisure meals, highly recommend.

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Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for your awesome review! We hope to host you again soon.

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BL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went for brunch and the selections were nice but would have liked more choices for kids such as boxed cereal, etc. I enjoyed the oysters and shrimp. We were sat next to a large party so that contributed to the excessive noise.

MJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grilled Rack of Lamb was the best we’ve had in YEARS!! We had our wedding reception at the American Hotel on April 27, 1985 and have spent EVERY anniversary that lands on a Saturday at the hotel. Thank You for resurrecting such a precious, precious, gem...