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Rat's Restaurant

16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3447
+1 609-584-7800
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“popovers” (23 reviews)
“hummus” (20 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3447
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were apple picking at terhune orchards (20 min away) and found out about Rats from trip advisor. I was sure that there would be a dress code ( there wasn't) and a table would not be available (it was!). there is plenty of parking...More

Thank sotms
Reviewed 1 week ago

In my view, the most significant aspect of Rats restaurant is it's ambiance and location within the perimeter of the Grounds For Sculpture. The views both within and immediately surrounding alone make the visit worthwhile. We've been there twice for lunch. At the latest visit,...More

Thank Vince S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was good. You are given a selection of complimentary bread and a popover (more bread) prior to dinner. French onion soup was fine - nothing to write home about. My short ribs while tender, seemed dry somehow. The vvegetables were delicious though. Dessert was...More

Thank Anon8815
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to have lunch here at the last minute on a beautiful Saturday afternoon while visiting the Grounds for Sculpture (you get a 10% discount if you are a member and show your card). We didn't have a reservation and had to wait over...More

Thank Simonizzze
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there for lunch yesterday with my wife. The atmosphere is nice. The creamy butter with herbs is excellent. My wife had the trout and I tried a bite of it. It was perfectly cooked. It just melted in your mouth. I had the steak...More

Thank WrldTraveller67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food with Sublime. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants have a bit of a food Adventure.

Thank Katherine F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For years we talked about going to Rats. Well after visiting tonight I am mad we have been missing out on this jem. We had the cheese and charcuterie plates for our appetizers. Both were excellent and was sufficient for four people. My wife had...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside or inside, your choice. Food is excellent. Service is very friendly. Thank you, Chris. I would recommend making reservations ahead or upon arrival.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived Sunday late afternoon. Parking was a bear but got lucky and was able to park in the lot. The restaurant and bar scene was busy and vibrant. Salads were large enough for 2. Mojitos and specialty drinks were perfectly prepared. The chocolate dessert was...More

Thank Flora P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After wandering around a bit looking for the entrance to Rats, we found the door and checked in with the hostess. The dining areas are decorated in an Alice-in-Wonderland meets Provence style that somehow just works. Our reservation for a table on the patio was...More

Thank LizWaz
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Andrea W
11 August 2017|
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Response from Eileen D | Reviewed this property |
You can request an area. The outside is nice.
29 April 2017|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Plenty of parking. Not an issue.
31 March 2017|
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Response from NJDebster | Reviewed this property |
They have one or two seafood items on each menu plus specials. ratsrestaurantcom Food-Spirits
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 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
  • E-mail
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