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16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3447 (Sculpture Way)
+1 609-584-7800
08:00 - 21:00
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Milton, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Mid-way through our day at the Grounds for Sculpture, we took a leisurely lunch which was reminiscent of places we've visited in France. Though it was just cool enough for us to choose to sit inside, we sat in the bar area by a window and enjoyed the view nonetheless (with the warmth and coziness of the interior space ).... More 

Thank PJZimm
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was great and food was awesome. The place has great atmosphere and the Sculpture Garden is great to walk around in after an amazing meal. This place is a must visit!

Thank Robert B
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The middle-age hostess was the most rude, arrogant, repulsive, nasty woman. The moment we entered she had this disgusted attitude. Why would they have her greeting guests?! She proceeded to lie to us that an outdoor table would take at least 1.5 hours and that many people were waiting for outdoor seating at the bar. We went to the bar... More 

Thank LoveAtFirstSight13
Allentown, New Jersey
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, the setting felt like a fairytale, you do not feel like you are in Hamilton, NJ in any way. You are transported to a French chateau with manicured gardens, it is truly magical. Even better, the food and service matches the amazing atmosphere as long as you're ready to spend the money. My filet mignon was one of... More 

Thank Hayley O
Jersey City, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate on the patio overlooking the pond and beautiful grounds...very beautiful...pan seared trout was the best ever...fresh and perfectly prepared...would love to go back and try other dishes but know I could not resist ordering the trout again

Thank washeduponshore
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been meaning to go to Rats for years after reading all the positive reviews so finally made a reservation to go and celebrate my son' s 18th Birthday. Such a huge let down. I Actually apologized to my son for taking him to such an awful place for his bday. The food was beyond mediocre, it was cold... More 

2 Thank Navaz S
Westfield, New Jersey, United States
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171 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A group of us visited Grounds for Sculpture and ate lunch here. The service was polite and a bit on the slow side. Prices were higher than we expected, but the food was good. Salads were great.

1 Thank Carole S
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Nice variety of items on the menu, food is well presented and tastes great. Outdoor pond side tables are very pleasant. Very popular in summer season so reserve table well in advance and request table overlooking pond and arched bridge.

2 Thank PaTravelfan
New Hope
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We enjoyed a great meal and had great service. They are aiming to please. The atmosphere of informality and the French theme set a tone. Our meals were well prepared and beautifully presented. After salad,and the meal we knew we were comfortable but we broke the calorie count for the day and shared a dessert. WORTH IT!

1 Thank pauline r
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

upscale, expensive but every penny is worth it I am vegetarian and tried the eggplant. It was delicious. My husband tried the duck and apparentlythat was great as well

Thank Shreejan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$38
French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?