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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

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Live Music (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

What a fantastic dining experience. The service is top notch. The food was excellent. We were even greeted by the owner who was a great guy!

We will definitely be back.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Portions are very large so most people take food home. I found all of the dishes I ordered were overly salty.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Overpriced not worth the money at all complete disappointment

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Our reservation was towards the end of the brunch. Most foods we’re over cooked in their chafing dishes. There was no chef at the omelette station and a server had to go get one. The cold items like the shrimp, oysters, salad and dessert items were excellent. Table service was good and the staff was friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our large party was very well taken care of by the staff at The American Hotel - Market Yard Grille! Our servers were wonderful and attentive, the food was terrific, and the restaurant was very accommodating. The ambience in the fireplace room was perfect, and everyone in our party has been raving about the entire experience. Thank you so much for a special evening!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

First time there, menu looked promising but lacked flavor. I had the lobster and shrimp bisque and it was just a chunky tomato soup. Entrees were basic had little flavor. Not bad but not good. Waiter was attentive but never smiled and was not engaging. All the severs were huddled by the stair near our table talking instead of working. It was strange. It’s also the place you go if you are over 60. We saw two tables leave before getting food that were younger, assume they left because it was too stuffy. Will never go back and would never recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Everything was great!!!! Jameson our waiter was “AMAZING”.
He was very attentive and wasn’t pushy at all. He recommended a fabulous bottle of red wine that was middle of the road not ridiculously expensive. Most waiters/waitress push the most expensive wine.

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

Very nice atmosphere for our New Year dinner. Paella was awesome as was the filet. Reasonable pricing on a Stag’s Leap (leaping) cab. Will go back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good food. Good service. Great place to spend Christmas Eve.

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went with the family for Christmas Eve. Food was great service was excellent. Will definitely return

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

As always food delicious and service great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was really good .. luved the whole restaurant and hotel weekend !

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I am new to the area (within 10 miles to restaurant) and wanted to take my family to a nice brunch for my wife's birthday. Everything was very good but what was outstanding was the service. I suggest going very hungry, there is so much good food to try for Sunday Brunch!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great place for families or a date.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Had reservation at 8pm and felt rushed out of the restaurant by 9:30. Waitress had her coat on and stared at us until we payed so she could go home. Then bus boy rushed us out. This was all before 10pm. Unfortunate to be rushed out of a restaurant when it is still open so staff can go home especially when the bill with tip is $200. Not what you’d expect from a nicer restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

As always-great food, outstanding service, beautiful decor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The pasta dishes was so fishy but it was supposed to be vegetarian.
Service was not that great , one waiter came and wanted to take our plates when they were full of food .
Felt rushed .

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 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 30, 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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vip
 (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 22, 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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 (Adelaide / SA)·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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