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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
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Casual (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Live Music (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 15, 2017

7 of us went for brunch, unbelievable selection. Would recommend, we will be going back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Have been here many times. Great bar and appetizers . Came here for a steak for two
and was disappointed it was not steak house quality. Great place to meet friends, date night out and have drinks and apps with entertainment

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Really enjoyed the Venue. A great place for that special occasion/date

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Live Music, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We always enjoy the Market Yard Grille! Food is great. Drinks are great. The service at the bar and in the restaurant are great. We've been there on weeknights as well as this time (and last year) on New Years Eve and everything is consistently good. The specials and the regular menu items are equally delicious. Love the grilled Caesar salad. Steaks, fish, seafood -- everything's always great quality and well prepared. Highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

With an extensive menu, a meal at Market Yard Grille is worth the price. Everything my group ordered was prepared as requested, exceedingly tasty and the portions were generous. One of my dining companions said it was one of the best meals she had eaten in a long time. I agree.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2016

The service was wonderful, albeit continental. The food excellent.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Great place for a nice meal. Service is very good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Wonderful experience, excellent service, suburb food. In addition to being our go to for when we are in the mood for upscale dining, we have a tradition for Christmas Eve. We both enjoy seafood of all kinds and the raw seafood appetizer is wonderful! Our waiter was very patient and prompt. The entire staff was helpful. Our entrees were excellent and the dessert was sublime. Highly recommended for special occasions and any time!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Always consistent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

All of the food coming out of the kitchen is always perfectly prepared.
First time I had an issue with anything. The Key Lime Pie was 90% whipped cream. Disappointed.
Otherwise, appetizers, salads, steaks are all perfection.
The people working the grill are masters.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Great staff great food great prices

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

We had to wait a little until our waitress realized we were there. But then everything went well. His lobster bisque soup was hot and good. My pork chop was very good. He had clams and linguine sauce. The sauce could have used a little more favor, and tomatoes. Overall we'd go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Love this place! It is great- the food is outstanding, the staff is very nice, it's clean and beautiful. this time they had the fireplace going, it was magical. I can't wait to go back there.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Best Brunch in NJ. The buffet is spectacular! Options for all tastes

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2016

I've been to this restaurant a few times and the food was great. This time I did not enjoy my selection. I had the Mahi-mahi tacos for appetizer, it tasted very fishy. For entrée I had the sea bass with shrimp grits, the fish was great but I did not enjoy the grits or the vegetable. It tasted very bland.

Tags: Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Restaurant is always consistent. Service and food are excellent .

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

If your having a party or just dining this is a nice place!👍🏻The food is great and so is the service.🙂My family and I go there a couple days a year.😉

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The food and service was great I will be going back soon.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2016

The food was excellent. I had items from the Oktoberfest menu, which was delicious. My hubby had the rack of lamb which he thoroughly enjoyed. We also shared a shrimp cocktail...wonderful. We shared a hot apple pie ala mode for dessert. We enjoyed everything. The service was very good and the atmosphere very nice. Looking forward to returning.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2016

This is my third time in the past two months and each time was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Service and food were very good. Waiter very professional and friendly.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Enjoyable dinner. Food is Good Small dancing area but ok. too many old disco songs from the 50s to 70s.for the older crowds. Hopefully they play some newer ones next time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Great restaurant, great food, very nice atmosphere, outstanding service. We have been going there for a while now. This place is a real jewel. The food is always fresh, certain items on the menu change from week to week, but it's always delicious. The staff is professional and friendly. I absolutely love this place!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2016

First time trying the American Hotel. The food was excellent and the service was spot on.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2016

This was our second visit and was better than the first. Everything was perfect except for the bar noise. We requested a quiet table, but they didn't have a quieter table. It's now one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2016

Fantastic & consistent food/wine/drinks. We come here a lot & love it. Great service and very nice ambiance.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Noise with live music made it impossible to hear each other and our server couldn't hear us

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2016

Food was good. Service was a little off as we keep having to reask for things. Alittle pricey for what you get.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2016

nice lunch venue...fresh salads, homemade soups..service was good..ambience was cozy

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2016

Everything was fine, but with one exception.
One of our appetizers was a no-no. The menu description of filet of beef chunks, marinated with spices, erbs and sauce did not taste like beef. Why do chefs destroy the flavor of meat?

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Went for Sunday Brunch with my family to celebrate my Mother's birthday. Food was excellent and so was the service. We will definitely be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Despite making a reservation on Open Table, they were unaware of our reservation and we had to wait.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Have eaten here before. The food is consistently good. Enjoyed a delicious apricot glazed salmon steak, cooked perfectly and a filet mignon also cooked just as requested. Pleasant, attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Enjoyed the total experience !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Very good food very nice people been there many times

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 21, 2016

This place runs hot and cold. Sometimes its great and other times just OK. Weak link is the service. Water may come quickly but waiter takes a while. Or waiter drops off the menus, reads the specials and says I'll be back in a minute and it takes 10-15. Sometimes bread comes with the water and sometimes the appetizers come first. Still its better than most of the other Main st. places. If weather is nice try to be seated outside. Avoid inside on Friday nights after 8: 30. They set up a band and its really loud and becomes a club.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Food was great, ambiance too until loud music came on😨. Your bar scene took over !

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Great spot, great bar and service, tasty apps and very chic and comfy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2016

We here for the first time this weekend and everyone enjoyed their meals. Grilled Ceasar salad was delicious as was the Filet Mignon. Wife had the stuffed flounder which she enjoyed very much. Good Kid's menu and wine list. Very pleasant dining experience. I will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2016

Excellent food and service excellent. Mixed drinks very weak not enough alcohol in drink
Unless ordered on the rocks. Bar portion on bill was. $142.00 Food was 200.00 overall a good experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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