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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
11:30 - 23:00
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Morristown, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Rods has an excellent reputation and deservedly so! The Prime Rib is always good and the bar is a fantastic place..."Where everybody knows your name"! The wait staff professional. My parents were regulars here. Overall environment is classic road house. Very clean. Excellent wine selection. Here is my only rub keeping it from 5 stars. Our last visit to the... More 

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

Thank you for your review, I'm happy to learn that you enjoy our restaurants. I am sorry that your meatloaf wasn't up to par on your last visit, I will discuss the matter with the culinary team to prevent this from happening again. Hope to see you soon. Regards, Jerry More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Rod's for many years. The quality and consistency of this family owned restaurant never change. It has a full bar with music (which can get noisy at times) and multiple rooms for dining: upper and lower dining (noisiest)room and Train Car(quietest). The steaks and seafood appetizers are the most popular options and the reason we... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, I'm very fortunate to have such loyal, longtime guests such as you. I hope to see you again soon. Regards, Jerry More 

New Jersey
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134 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We've eaten at Rod's a few times and always thoroughly enjoyed it. The steaks are very good, the wine selection is great and the side dishes are thoughtful and well prepared. All in all, it is everything you would expect from a traditional steak house but done to a high standard. You can eat in the main restaurant - a... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Last visit was a while ago, but this is a classic traditional steakhouse. Of course, they do Surf and Turf well to earn the seafood grille name as well. My main concern at a Steakhouse is nail the temperature of my steak. Of course, it has to be a good steak, but let's assume that for a moment. At Rod's,... More 

Thank Rich V
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184 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Everything in this restaurant is good. Old fashioned food like pot pie and hot turkey sandwich are great. Also good steaks. Great bar.

Thank maddie924
Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA
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134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I had brunch here recently with a girlfriend and we really enjoyed ourselves. There is a lot to choose from - there is cheese and cold salads, meat carving station, omelet station, bagels and fixins (including lox, creamcheese, etc.), a variety of other hot dishes and a bunch of desserts. Its a little expensive, especially if you can't eat a... More 

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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92 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Rod's is close to the Convent Station railroad stop and adjacent to the Madison Hotel. Atmosphere is old style charm. We sat in something similar to a theatre box overlooking the main dining room, all adorned with crystal and chandeliers. Service was excellent; waiter quickly and smilingly fixed few errors made in our drink and meal orders and filled our... More 

Thank tmmadams
New Jersey
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Reserved a table in the railroad car. Excellent food and service. Great! The atmosphere was fantastic. You can ask for just a table in the car or a much more intimate room in a car.

Thank URIVisitor
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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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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93 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$60 - US$100
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?