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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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank Judy W
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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399 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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79 reviews
48 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 28 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 

Thank Uday S
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

Thank Gail C

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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
USD 40 - USD 60
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?