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Local cuisine, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
About
Welcome to New Jersey's Legendary Steak HouseRod's Steak & Seafood Grille, an area landmark and winner of New Jersey Monthly's 'Best Steakhouse' award, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily as well as the finest Sunday Brunch in New Jersey. The restaurant's 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.
PRICE RANGE
US$60 - US$100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed December 20, 2020 via mobile

Four of us visited on Thanksgiving - five stars all the way. The staff was exceptional, food delicious (we had turkey, two signature steaks, prime rib-photo below.). This Thanksgiving was different for everyone, and unfortunately, we had less people at our table this year. I...want to sincerely thank the team at Rod’s for making our holiday special and memorable. We are all still raving about the experience. I think we may have a new tradition!!!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020 via mobile

Party of 6 under the tent awning in the back of the restaurant. Very nice venue. 5 of the party had streaks of various sizes and they were all excellent, especially the Delmonico. Great very large starter salads and side dishes.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic as always. Great food,’outstanding service. We also stayed to watch the band for a bit. They were very good!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

We have eaten many times at Rod's and reserved a table for 3 (parents + 11 year old child) for New Year's Eve 2019. The fixed menu was a real disappointment. The soup was tasteless! I have bought better quality meat at Stop & Shop...and my 11 year old son ordered a shrimp cocktail for an extra $10.95......hm.....the shrimp cocktail contained 4 medium sized shrimp and really "tired" looking lettuce. The service was mediocre and the server should have been taught how to serve wine properly. The only + was the dessert but I am not a sugar person so it really didn't matter at that point. Needless to say, we are not going back. I wonder if the chef and staff has changed???More

Date of visit: December 2019
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TheKellerFamily, General Manager at Rod's Steak And Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2020

Thank you for your feedback on your New Years Eve dinner, please contact me directly if you would like to discuss these issues further. I can be reached at the restaurant by phone, 973-539-6666 or via email at jkeller@themadisonhotel.com Sincerely, Jerry Keller

Reviewed December 26, 2019

My Father in Law treated my wife and I to Christmas Eve dinner at Rod’s. We have dinned there several times before including weddings and Christmas Eve last year. This year we encountered a significant drop in quality. The dinner features a limited list of...entrees and each selection includes an appetizer and dessert for one price. Prices are high and we expected a high degree of excellence. I selected the prime rib dinner and started with crab bisque soup. The soup was very tasty but served only at a warm temperature. The prime rib was excellent and cooked as ordered but the two included small potatoes were hard and undercooked. My wife said her carrots were completely hard. My green beans were perfectly done and hot. Our desserts were perfect. We each ordered a cocktail which although tasting good, were mostly ice and about 2 swallows, definitely not worth the price. Our service was good and the carolers that sang at each table were excellent. To add to our dismay we were seated in the farthest table in the log cabin room, next to a door to a storage closet. Staff constantly moved furniture in an out during our dinner which was very disturbing not to mention a cold air blast each time the door opened. There were many open tables and our table should not have been used. All in all the dinner provided the ambiance of a factory and we left disappointed and will not return on a holiday again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2019

Having worked in the area for some time I've had the pleasure dining at Rod's a few occasions. Classic elegance and a extensive menu as well as great service are reasons to dine here. On my recent visit for lunch we were seated upstairs and...were actively attended to. Menus delivered, water and bread and butter set promptly. This visit we had escargot, the crab bisque and roasted asparagus and some crisp Sauvigon Blanc. It was all delicious.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

It was a free meal but I don’t know how much I can really complain. The only thing I thought was good was the fillet mignon.Everything else the Caesar salad the crème brûlée the bread was Soso. The crème brûlée in particular was terrible.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2019

We were celebrated a 50th anniversary with the family in one of the dining car rooms. It was a great choice since we had the room to ourselves and the 3 year old could bounce about as she pleased. It was the Sunday buffet so...everyone had their fill. The choices were numerous and they all were top quality ingredients expertly prepared.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

We love going to Rod's for special occasions or a date night. The staff is so efficient. The atmosphere is sophisticated, but not pretentious. The food is consistently excellent. Despite the non-healthy choice I make, I have to have roast beef. It's made to perfection....We never feel rushed and are well-taken care of.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 31, 2019

Great service from Abe, 3 nights in a row. Food and presentation was good as ever. Nice selection of beef and side. The martinis are very good, filled to the brim without spillage.

Date of visit: October 2019
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