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16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3447 (Sculpture Way)
+1 609-584-7800
08:00 - 21:00
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Freehold, New Jersey
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great French cuisene at is best. Rats Resturant is a hidden gem in Central Jersey. A bit pricey but the food is amazing. My favorite was the Eggplant Mignon. Service is good and atmosphere is fun. Make reservations because it does great crowded. Finish the day with a tour of the Grounds for Sculpture exhibits.

Thank riceng
New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I purchased a $100 gift card online for a birthday gift, and it never came. A month later I called twice (leaving messages both times) and emailed. I never heard back, so I had to file a claim with PayPal. They never responded to that either, so in the end I was refunded. They seemed to have multiple attempts to... More 

Thank Erin B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,029 reviews
488 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After we had stopped at the Cafe for a drink, we decided to go ahead and have a brunch-type thing at Rat's. Food was really good, staff nice, overall a very good experience that was totally unexpected.

Thank RickMIusa
Level Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch while visiting the Grounds for Sculptures with our family. I would highly recommend making reservations well in advance of your visit. If you are members of museum you will be given a 10% discount on the total bill. The food was excellent and we all enjoyed the unique drink and food selections. Our servers were polite,... More 

Thank Joseph C
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff, food, surroundings...amazing! It is not just a meal, it's an EXPERIENCE! Make sure you give yourself time to walk the grounds afterwards, not something to be missed.

Thank Princess279
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a unique place!. New Years days I attended a group brunch. We were on the upper level which wasn't ideal but it worked. We had to walk or take the elevator to the kichen to get our food. The food was good lots of choices. Everything was very tasty. I was pleasantly surprised. You can walk the grounds through... More 

Thank lindapT9798PY
Whitehouse nj
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rat's is a classy cool fun place. We first took a tour of Grounds for sculpture which is connected to Rat's.That was Awesome!! So we decided to finish at Rats A walk across the bridge. Very impressed the service was too notch.the atmosphere was Cozy yet surreal. Each course that came out was perfectly timed and we were not rushed.... More 

Thank Burgerpeeps
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The food was amazing...loved the decor in the lounge. It was a nice time. The only thing we didn't like was that the whole time we were eating, people were coming into the restaurant through a back door which was right next to our table. It was noisy, distracting, and a little cold because of this. The waiter was really... More 

Thank Michelle I
Whippany, New Jersey
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189 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

What a treat to dine in this charming restaurant with the best French food! Besides an adorable setting, the service and food are impeccable. A special occasion, for sure - or just treat yourselves.

Thank Carol C
Level Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Started with a cheese dish of 3 separate cheeses from three different countries. Then onto a sliced koby beef medium rare. Was awesome. Service was spot on ( minus the waiter forgetting my vegetables). Other then that food and service were amazing. The resturant itself is beautiful. I sat right in front of the fire place on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$38
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3447
    (Sculpture Way)
  • Public Transportation: Less than 3 miles from the Hamilton, NJ Amtrak/NJ Transit complex
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-584-7800

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