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Char Steak House

777 US Highway 202, Raritan, NJ 08869-1421
+1 908-707-1777
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
777 US Highway 202, Raritan, NJ 08869-1421
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner with my wife. Appetizers, soup, salad, wine all great. Then came the steak. I ordered the Cowboy Ribeye. I asked for it rare. They told me they don’t cook their steaks rare and the best they could do is medium rare. I...More

Thank Butch K
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Wanted somewhere to eat that was quite quick. Char had a wide range of food and it was very nice. Had the salmon and it was excellent. Recommended

Thank tommo_t1000
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The setting is nice here. It can get busy. There is seating outside and it’s pretty cool in all weathers. My wife and I sat outside and had cocktails after dinner next to the fire on a chilly night. However, it’s expensive and you can...More

Thank uktriathlete
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Recently attended a large group luncheon at Char, and what is amazing was the touch of Italian appetizers presented during the meal; wisely done within a restaurant located on a town originally settled by Italians arriving to American in the early 1900's. While I cannot...More

Thank John J A
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Had dinner here together with a customer and were very happy to haven choisen thisplace: great wines, many beers, friendly and speedy service, high quality starters and main dishes - especially steaks are really great. We finished the evening with a nice desert and an...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Hard to get a reservation as the place is always filled with a lot of corporate clientele. It is a beautiful restaurant with the stone, glass, water and fire. We visited in November and were seated next to the glass windows and it became quite...More

Thank Terri C
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We we made a reservation for 8:15 showed up about 20 minutes early and were told they were running on time. At 8:20 we went to the desk and said what about us, we were then told 20 min more because people were not getting...More

Thank 123i
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The food is pricey....it did not taste as good as its worth. The staff is also bored to be helping you. Just average.

1  Thank cassiebernard
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Place has a great reputation but I was disappointed. I expected a better & larger menu, I had 3 shrimp for a shrimp cocktail, priced individually, they were large and expensive but delicious. I ordered the rubbed rib eye (didn't see a plain rib eye)...More

Thank Jo Ann S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Waiter was very nice but management is very rude and could care less about customers. Food is average at best and so overpriced. If you are not a "regular" then you are out of luck.

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22 September 2017|
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Response from pro_Cary | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but based on my experience if you call them in advance they should be able to fulfill your request!
26 July 2016|
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Response from Igle5 | Reviewed this property |
Casual dress code, but just keep in mind steaks and lamb not quality prime cut meat. All side dishes are ala carte . Be prepared to spend money on average service and poor quality meat. Good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 777 US Highway 202, Raritan, NJ 08869-1421
    (First Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Raritan stop on the New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Raritan
  • Phone Number: +1 908-707-1777
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