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Char Steak House

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777 US Highway 202, Raritan, NJ 08869-1421 (First Avenue)
+1 908-707-1777
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy a restaurant where the hostess's attitude is "I'm a pretty hostess and you're not" then Char is for you. Here's a tip for the brunette: looks don't last honey, I hope you have something to fall back on later in life. My dining companion and I must have been dressed too casually for the standards of the... More 

Thank Sid_Mac
Lakeland, Florida
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Char has a great vibe, the atmosphere is very inviting and very nice. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I sit in the bar area, at a table. It was really good I highly recommend the calamari and the lobster bisque soup. Good drink specials and a dinner special from Sunday to Thursday. It was not... More 

Thank Erin T
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We had a business dinner here, which was average but good. Fixed menu but well done. Nothing particularily great or poor, not a lasting experience...

Thank Pol I
Savannah, Georgia, United States
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Our family likes to celebrate birthdays with a visit to Char. It is an large restaurant with various rooms and a large bar. The noise level can be loud when the rooms fill. The service is good but culd be better with more attention from the team. As an example our server didn't ask us if we wanted any sauces... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I can be VERY picky about food. I am always eating thinking x ingredient would make this better. One day my husband took me to Char on a recommendation, a year ago. OH MY GOD am I glad he did. Weve gone numerous times over the past year and my steak is always cooked right, our service is always stellar.... More 

Thank pima4911
Monroe, New Jersey
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A wonderful experience at Char. Yes it is very expensive, but it is worth it for a special occasion. The dry aged beef is exceptional. The service was exceptional. The atmosphere was exceptional.

Thank Jesse H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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407 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I went to this restaurant with a group of people attending a seminar at work. We had a fixed menu - the appetizers were fried calamari, crab cakes, I really liked the crab cakes - fairly large portion. The calamari was good to but the sauces that came with it needed some help. Not very tasty. Each of us was... More 

Thank IntlTrainer
Hopewell, New Jersey
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Had a chance to visit Char for two corporate events, each for ~ 30 people. Service and food were exceptional both times. The staff never seems to be in the way. For larger groups like these they have a separate seating area which is very comfortable. The decor of the restaurant is also very inviting and warm. Would highly recommend... More 

Zug, Switzerland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Good steaks, very good crab cakes... and truffle fries. A very nice place to go for business or with friends.

Thank 65vincent
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I went to Char yesterday and was extremely disappointed. We got there early so we sat at the bar and ordered 2 dirty kettle martinis. My friend likes blue cheese olives and we were excited that they had them so we ordered one with the blue cheese olives and one regular. They charged us $1.50 extra for the olives. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?