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Rat's Restaurant

16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3447
+1 609-584-7800
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (37 reviews)
“popovers” (22 reviews)
“hummus” (19 reviews)
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French, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3447
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From the time I made the call for reserving a table, seating and servers, we were treated cheerfully and professionally. I should mention my niece has a severe tree nut AND peanut allergy. Our server, Hillery, was most helpful and matter of fact in making...More

Thank Jean M F
Reviewed 4 days ago

The other day we celebrated the life of a cousin at an unveiling, followed by a lunch at Rat's Restaurant. Despite the humorous intent, referring to the Wind and the Willows, a children's book, I find the name off-putting. Now, I could live with The...More

Thank dh0414
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our children and grandchildren to Rat's before touring the Grounds for Sculpture. There is a reason that Rat's is number one on the Tour Advisor restaurant list. The menu is extensive, with something for every palate, and the preparations are tastefully done without...More

Thank Arnold P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were disappointed with our dinner at Rat's. Many of the dishes were poorly seasoned, the service was inconsistent, and the prices were out of line . The two best things were the lovely outside setting and the bread and butter. After...More

Thank tomsN4416TZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very relaxing on outdoor deck, overlooking the lake and Monet's garden, great cold beer after strolling in the gardens for 3 hours. Food was excellent and so was the service, must be more beautiful and romantic in the evening

Thank Karlpeter2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rat's offers the perfect place to spend a few hours enjoying a leisurely lunch & then strolling the gardens & parklands of Grounds for Sculpture. On this particular day we enjoyed lunch with a group of friends & everyone was happy with their selections. My...More

Thank OldBridges
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere Great architecture Great food Great venue Great time!!!!!! The menu was well diversified and everything on it seemed like an exotic presentation. There was many things of interest which means we will return for sure. Specialty drinks were good as well. Definitely make...More

Thank bbamford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally we made it to Rat's. This rustic restaurant is beyond lovely in the perfect setting with its own sculptures set among wonderful varieties of flowers, shrubs and ponds. The service on this day was perfect, knowledgable, friendly and prompt. Our food choices at lunch...More

Thank Dreyfus01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the property of Grounds for Sculpture, Rats is a restaurant with great ambience and food. The menu is limited, pricey, and changes seasonally, designed with the farm to table concept in mind. Although the service was only fair and wait staff amateurish, I would...More

Thank Lois M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love, Love, Love! This place is truly unique. Food is just as beautiful and delicious as the atmosphere. Highly recommend the Bloody Mary's and cheese tray.

Thank Laura M
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is parking available?
28 April 2017|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Plenty of parking. Not an issue.
As a Chef I wondered if you had more seafood dishes on the menu.
30 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
Alexandru V
Is there anything on the dinner menu convenient for vegetarians?
4 October 2016|
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Response from anne s | Reviewed this property |
I suggest calling as the menu does have season changes. There was an Eggplant Mignon on the menu and a mezze platter that included hummus, eggplant salad, quinoa tabbouleh, olives & flat bread. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$38
Brunch, 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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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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