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Char Steak House

777 US Highway 202, Raritan, NJ 08869-1421
+1 908-707-1777
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good26%
  • 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 4 weeks ago

The food was definitely good, but for the prices, I just don't think it was good enough. For spending close to $200 on dinner for 2, I would expect a valet. I would expect a more intimate setting. I would expect a less rushed food...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Want there on Saturday the place was busy we had a wonderful dinner the food was delicious we where also impressed by the wine knowledge , attention to details and friendly service that the french man Serge provided will definitely come back

Thank csolliard
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Have talked about going to Char for years and finally did it. Went on a Saturday night. Note there is valet or self-parking. When it was time to leave, we were glad we self-parked. Our friends waited in the cold for their valet delivery of...More

Thank mizlori
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner with a group from work for a year end celebration. I don't eat beef, but I everyone's steaks and filets looked great. I ordered the soup and fish special, lobster bisque which was so delicious he lobster melted in my mouth. The...More

Thank donjol
Reviewed 9 December 2017 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 9 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 JJAncellotti
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 20 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
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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!
27 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
USD 40 - USD 60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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