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Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille

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1 Convent Rd, The Madison Hotel, Morristown, NJ 07960-6922 (Madison Avenue)
+1 973-539-6666
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11:30 - 23:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rod's has lost much of the luster it was known for in the 80's. It used to be a true 5 star dining experience offering a unique culinary experience. Unfortunately, it is now an ordinary steakhouse with an active bar scene. Rod’s has an identity crisis...is it a bar with food or a fine dining establishment with a bar. Upon... More 

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Thank Cliff S
TheKellerFamily, Owner at Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Cliff - Thank you for personally speaking with me regarding your dinner here at Rod's. We will use your comments constructively to improve our operation. We look forward to serving you in the future. More 

Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

March 14th and the storm had done its damage with people needing to get some great food and drinks at Rod's. The place was packed with people waiting and John Alexander Uribe, the Assistant Manager, took my order and hand delivered on time, 20 minutes promised, to my room at the Madison Hotel! That is integrity and the chicken parmesan... More 

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TheKellerFamily, General Manager at Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, hope to see you again soon. Jerry More 

Canton, Connecticut
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love downtown Morristown! It is great....but it is really congested...parking is tough...and you are probably going to wait....So...if you are looking for REALLY good food....simple parking...(even valet if you are so inclined) in an atmosphere that brings you back to a retro kind of feel....then go to Rods! - It isn't cheap....in fact...it's kind of pricey....Good food pretty much... More 

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TheKellerFamily, General Manager at Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, hope to see you again soon. Jerry More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! I returned to the area to take my niece, fiancé and family to celebrate her engagement - and chose Rod's because of a memorable business dinner 6 years ago. We asked for a private space, preferably in the train car in advance and got the back berth. Everything about the dinner was perfect- the ambience, the shrimp cocktail, bread,... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a salad and beer at the bar. Bartender Sean was friendly and service was quick. Food was also outstanding!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Locals told me I had to get a steak here - it would be terrific... I got the filet. The petite filet was $35. It was good. Definitely not a top 2% Prime. It was lean, tender, but under seasoned. I felt like I was having dinner at grandmas. House salad was good, but not worth $9. Creamed spinach was... More 

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TheKellerFamily, Public Relations Manager at Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again. More 

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great find. We stayed for the weekend, a short getaway. We met up with some family members that live in the area. Excellent choice. The dining room is very pretty, so many details. Very clean. The staff was very attentive. The dishes not only looked beautiful, but tasted amazing. What a great experience!!

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Thank Lucy G
TheKellerFamily, Public Relations Manager at Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It is always great to hear when our guests have such a nice experience dining with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Summit, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well maybe slightly better than average---if only for the ambiance. I enjoyed the asparagus soup. My grilled chicken sandwich was nothing special---though the main ingredient, the chicken breasts, were first rate and well cooked. My host had a club which he liked, accompanied by an overly large basket of fries, which he shared. The service seems a bit confused. I... More 

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TheKellerFamily, Public Relations Manager at Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and will use your comments in a constructive manner to improve our operation. We hope to see you again! More 

Cranford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

My husband took me to Rods last week end, we sat in the train, the decoration was amazing. It was very tranquil and private, they had a snapper special, which was amazing. One of the waiter Marc was very attentive to our table, we didn't have to wave at him once. The food and service surely made it one of... More 

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TheKellerFamily, Public Relations Manager at Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so happy to hear that we helped to make your anniversary so special and we hope you celebrate with us again! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

i went on new years eve. I love steakhouses so i wanted to try this one. Complete waste of money. the steak was inedible. literally. spent a lot of money and barely ate. to make it worse, the waiter could barely speak english so we could not get our questions about the menu answered. i didnt want to complain at... More 

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TheKellerFamily, Guest Relations Manager at Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience on New Year's Eve and that you never received a response to your email. Please contact us at rods@themadisonhotel.com so that we can discuss this further. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Convent Rd, The Madison Hotel, Morristown, NJ 07960-6922
    (Madison Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: New Jersey Transit Trains and Bus at our doorstep. Convent Station New Jersey
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Morristown
  • Phone Number: +1 973-539-6666
  • This restaurant is at The Madison Hotel
Description
Welcome to New Jersey's Legendary Steak House

Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, an area landmark and winner of New Jersey Monthly's 'Best Steakhouse' award, offers lunch and dinner daily as well as the finest Sunday Brunch in New Jersey.

The restaurant's new design, rich wood paneling and highly polished brass, lends a classic elegance to the sophisticated atmosphere. For an intimate and unique experience, dinner aboard the private Parlour Cars is sure to be remembered. Formerly the private domain of the rich and famous, these beautifully refurbished, turn of the century railway cars are exquisitely complimented by the haute cuisine of Rod's esteemed Executive Chef.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?