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Char Steak House

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777 US Highway 202, Raritan, NJ 08869-1421 (First Avenue)
+1 908-707-1777
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So, we took a friend for a birthday treat and went away somewhat dissatisfied. Our server was just barely ok, she did not check to see that we had prearranged a birthday desert and consequently that surprise didn't happen, and she made a mistake in tallying up our bill, which was not in our favor. Her excuse was the buttons... More 

Thank lavendernj
Level Contributor
30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Agree with last review. A tough one. This has a good convenient location for business dinners. They are trying hard to be a NYC steak house (which goes as far as bringing in girls from the city to work the front, strange), but the food and service are just not up to par for a $70 steak, sorry. The scallops... More 

2 Thank Todd T
New Jersey
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good, though not as great as it should be at these prices. Wine prices are especially high. Service is good, but not very personable. The fellow providing the bread came around only once... which was fine by us cause we did not want more, but it would have been nice to be offered. I am at... More 

2 Thank njdogdad
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quick review of Char Steakhouse! The occasion was for my wife's birthday and our 2 children was there to celebrate her birthday! Overall, we were quite satisfied with the vast majority of what I look for in a restaurant! With the exception of feeling a bit rushed during our dinner I would recommend them! The food was... More 

Thank Zenone63
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Well it was our anniversary and where to go Duh CHAR ! An amazing meal served by a terrific server named Isabella, quite an impressive bright young lady. It was a real treat I ordered a 3 pound lobster - out of the shell Ruthie had a cedar planked salmon,we both started with a delicious salad great dessert and decaf... More 

Thank MarcTuna127
Izmir, Turkey
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the restaurant with a party of 6 and with suggestions of friends. We ordered lots of appetizers and main meal steak, appetizers like mushrooms,fries,baby rip and onion soup. Soup was ok but not the best to salty,steaks was very good and really good we had cowboy rip eye which was correct grilled. Service slow price ok for... More 

Thank vedatzor
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Crowded restaurant with disorganized and confused staff. Food ok. Nobody finished their meal. My salmon was overcooked. Steak was ordered med-rare and was delivered closer to well done and chewey. Wedge salad was good (hard to screw up), and dessert wasn't bad either (creme brule'). Had to ask for status of food and drink items several times. Bar was hopping... More 

Thank The_Long_Road
DeLand, Florida
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Dining at this establishment is upscale and outstanding. All of the meals, wine and service was great. Of course, it comes at a price to match.

Thank Janice R
Somerville, New Jersey
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Do not go to steak houses often but have to say that Char never disappoints. Great bar service. My Manhattan was very good. Wait staff was great. My dry aged NY strip was delicious. Sea food tower was exceptional. One of our group had his arm in a sling. The staff couldn't have been better to him.

Thank jjmad2016
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Maybe I'm used to a very high level steaks and I had high expectations from them but I feel that a dry aged ribeye should be very tender and flavorful and won't taste like someone fried it with canola oil My steak was also very chewy The chocolate cake was also a big disappointment The only reason I didn't gave... More 

Thank Nadav Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 777 US Highway 202, Raritan, NJ 08869-1421
    (First Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Raritan stop on the New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Raritan
  • Phone Number: +1 908-707-1777

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?