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Rue Noir Steakhouse

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3205 US Highway 22, Branchburg, NJ 08876-3431 (Readington Road)
+1 908-253-6700
11:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Bedminster, New Jersey
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Currently named as "North Branch Tavern" this is a restaurant struggling to find an audience... and identity. Weekday evening visit for drinks and a snack found us sitting at the bar, service was spotty. Drinks were fine, mozzarella sticks are hard to screw up. Somewhat noisy even with a modest crowd. Give it another year, there will be another name... More 

Thank Bill W
Branchburg, New Jersey
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Been there twice and both times disappointed. Steak was mediocre, ambiance is just a really dark repainted diner and the place just didn't have that steakhouse "personality". When in the mood for steak will pay a little extra and go for one of the higher end places in the area.

Thank Tom C
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

I met 2 childhood friends here for dinner. We informed our waiter Ray that we were interested in a great meal and visit. He offered some suggestions for appetizers which we took him up on. Great choices. He respected that our priority was to catch up with old friends. He gave us the attention we needed and the space we... More 

Thank Deb H
Munich, Germany
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Best strip steak in many a year. Excellent service and still undiscovered, so a quieter place with great flavors to explore. Solid beer selection, more modest wine choices, but will be going back regularly.

Thank DonPhilippe
New Jersey
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

I have not been to this restaurant in a while. The establishment recently changed it's name to North Branch Tavern. It was a Monday and there are not a lot of places open for lunch so we thought we'd give this place another try. It was nice to see that some of the items on the menu are marked "GF"... More 

Thank ViennaSunflower
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

This place is still a diner. Actually, the food when it was a diner was just as good but half the price. We ate at the bar and the Bartender spent the entire time talking to another guest about all the good restaurants in the area. Nuts

Thank Richard B
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant despite the reviews and we were pleasantly surprised. The stuffed mushrooms were delicious and the soup of the day was great. Their bread was delicious and it was served warm. We all had burgers and everyone loved them. Great beer menu - enjoyed trying some of their own brews. Definitely will go back!

Thank JayneK79
Raritan, New Jersey
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

I went to Rue Noir just out of curiosity and I was pleasantly surprised! The place is beautiful inside and the food was really good. I opted for just a basic cheeseburger and my fiance had the steak. Both were worth the price! We were both thankful to finally find a decent steakhouse in the area. We will definitely be... More 

Thank Shannon L
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

I hope this was a better Steakhouse when it was Rue Noir because I will never go to Nik's again. First, the website menu has a beautiful selection of choices between Steak, Ribs, Pork, lamb with a great assortment of dishes in the Fish and Pasta area, NON of which are on the menu at the restaurant. Terribly disappointed when... More 

2 Thank Dom L
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Although the service and quality of good was very good. I feel the value was below par. I ordered the veal chop and my wife had the petite filet. The filet advertises a 6oz cut but to be honest it looked more like a 3 or 4 oz. As I mentioned the service and quality of food was very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, French, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3205 US Highway 22, Branchburg, NJ 08876-3431
    (Readington Road)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Branchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 908-253-6700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?