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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 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Zug, Switzerland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank 65vincent
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Uday S
Level Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here to celebrate a birthday with a friend this past Sunday. Luckily, we wound up going on a Sunday, and so were able to take advantage of their prix fixe menu - $49.99 for a soup/salad, entree and dessert. We must have thought we were starving, because we both ordered an app in addition to the prix fixe -... More 

Thank Elisa M
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting menu and good service (with reservation) but no ability to substitute, prices were high across the board.

Thank Gail C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Drove by many times and decided to stop in. Took 3 hostesses to figure out where they might have an open table for 2 ( it's not that big a restaurant and half the tables were empty)... Is that supposed to be for effect ?? Extremely expensive prices, made us wish we had just gone to a restaurant in Somerville... More 

Thank Lynne L
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We always enjoy our dinner at Char, with a knowledgeable and attentive wait staff, good menu and nice selection of drinks. It can be noisy inside on a Saturday night so we decided to dine outside. What a great idea! The heater kept us warm and the environment was like we were eating in NYC. Our meal was well paced.... More 

Thank Neal W
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Have driven passed this place very many times over a few years and never made a visit, until invited last evening for a business meeting. Greeters were very pleasant, ambience moderate, service extremely casual more suited to a diner than a steakhouse. Food was good, but nothing to get overly exctied about - especially considering the prices. Sides were very... More 

Thank AlexanderDC1
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

After years of driving past this restaurant that is a mere half hour from our home we decided to actually make it happen. Our server Alyssa was fabulous ! She was very knowledgable on the food and wine which was a help as it was our first visit here. She was attentive and personable and made the experience that much... More 

Thank neeniec
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Char has good food but it's very expensive. It's the usual steakhouse setting with pricey steaks and sides are extra. I had two appetizers and half dozen clams and that was more than enough food for me. Plus nothing was outstanding enough for us to return. One could tell that almost everyone in there was from work, probably J&J, with... More 

Thank kittenhead
new jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Excellent food and service.Restraunt was full, but service and the food did not suffer. Billed as a steakhouse, but menu covers all the bases. Good wine list and beer selection. Can be challenging to find a parking spot if You are an early diner as You will be competing with the happy hour bar scene. It can also be some... More 

Thank jonkarNewJersey

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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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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?