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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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Randolph, New Jersey
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I was looking for a Prix Fix restaurant to celebrate my mom birthday, and stumbled upon this special place by chance on Google. It is available, you would want to celebrate your special occasion in a restored PARLOUR train car (see the detail in their web pages). We have an amazing time dining in a beautiful private setting with an... More 

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

Thank you for your review. the Parlour Cars are very special, so glad you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Denville, New Jersey
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Seated on the balcony of the steak house is a moment to be remembered. It's a breath-taking view of the restaurant and bar area below, with the enormous chandelier seeming almost fingertips away....quiet, relaxes, good background music; crisp, attentive staff; specials as well as prime beef. Be sure to try the house-made raisin-nut bread as an appetizer. The sliced tenderloin... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words, we work hard to ensure our food and service is top-notch and it's always nice to hear that we've succeeded. Jerry More 

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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner with my team from work. Everyone was impressed with the ambiance! People mostly ordered steak, though some had scallops. We ordered sides for the table and had plenty! The wine selection was terrific and everyone enjoyed the evening. Good place in Morristown!

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Thank karenwalker99
TheKellerFamily, General Manager at Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, I'm glad you all enjoyed yourselves. Jerry More 

Endicott, New York
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234 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Really liked our dinner. Came spur of the moment. Walked in and very loud but nice place. Food was excellent all the way around. Crab cake was the best ever. Drinks and service also excellent.

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Thank JmpPsu2004
TheKellerFamily, General Manager at Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you! glad you found us, hope to see you soon. Jerry More 

Belleville, NJ
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112 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

I lived and worked in the area about 20 years ago and went to Rod's on a regular basis, especially for brunch, and have continued to recommend this restaurant for business lunches and dinners even though I've not been in ages because the reviews online continue to be great A friend and I recently went to brunch and sadly it... More 

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

Dear LexiBelleville, Thank you for your recent feedback. It is our goal to provide the very best food and service and it is regrettable that your recent visit wasn’t up to standards. I can offer no valid excuse for the poor service you received, however I will discuss this issue with the service staff involved. Please accept my personal apology... More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I am a vegan, wife loved their steak, my salad and vegetables were excellent, so was her steak, very well flavored, blending herbs and spice, and very meticulously prepared. I was hesitating eating here, but would return feeling very comfortable.

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

Thank you for your feedback, it's nice to know that a "non steak eater" can enjoy our restaurant as well. I look forward to seeing you again. Jerry More 

New York City, New York
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I have been here quite a few times. This steak is completely mediocre and so is the menu. You are better off headed to a longhorn steakhouse than this place. For the price I pay, I think i should be getting more than just steak slabbed on a plate. There is no presentation. I may look young, but my $100... More 

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Thank travler7237
TheKellerFamily, General Manager at Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent feedback, Travler7237. It is our goal to provide the very best food and service and it is regrettable that your visits haven't up to standards. I can offer no valid excuse for your poor experience; however, I will discuss these issues with our chef and service staff. Please accept my personal apology and feel free... More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Dined with another couple in the dining car. A delightful ambience and service was outstanding. My steak was only average, somewhat gristly and tough. The wedge salad was terrific- deconstructed with a slap of thick bacon and a chunk of blue cheese- enough to for two. Overall an exceptional ambience and service was great, only knock was that my steak... More 

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

Thank you for posting your review, I'm sorry that your steak wasn't up to par. We use only USDA prime meats, hand selected and cut in our own butcher shop so it is regrettable that an inferior steak was served to you. Please feel free to contact me directly the next time you are in town, we'd love another chance... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The food was excellent, and priced fairly for an upscale restaurants. Our group favored both the tenderloin and the scallops. Good wine list. Service superb. But best was eating in the historica old parlor cars off a train from a previous age. It was like stepping back in time.

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

Thank you so much for the nice review, I'm happy you had such a nice time and look forward to seeing you again. Jerry More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

My siblings and I sent to Rods for a bday lunch for my sister. I must preface this review by stating that food quality and preparation is very important to me. So even if the food is great but service is poor I'm not happy. Well the service at our luncheon was impeccable. Our server Cesar was extremely professional, knowledgeable... More 

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

I'm very happy to learn of your great experience and look forward to seeing you and your family again. I'll be sure to share your remarks with both Cesar and the chef. Thank you for celebrating at Rod's Jerry 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?