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Char Steak House

777 US Highway 202, Raritan, NJ 08869-1421
+1 908-707-1777
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good26%
  • Average23%
  • 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

Imagine driving north on the very unremarkable Highway Rt 202 North Raritan,NJ. Next you make a quick right turn off the highway into the parking lot of Char. Take just a couple of steps onto this restaurant’s patio, and you have been magically transported to...More

Thank Kristy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Date night dinner. Experience couldn't have been better! we always go to the one in Raritan, not anymore! the ambiance at this location blows the other out of the water. Food, appetizers, drinks all hit a home run. Wait staff and hostess were phenomenal! Can't...More

Thank picatinnyjunk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised by how expensive this restaurant is. Prices are up there with Ruth’s Chris and other high end stake houses, yet the food and atmosphere is quite average. Highlights for us were the bread selection and the oysters. Our steak entrees were okay,...More

Thank SATraveller25
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I took the cowboy rib eye on recommendation of the waiter. It was a 50 dollar steak (on the bill 51 dollar for sole reason). It was a really great steak. I also ordered fries. Which apparently were not included in my 50 dollar steak...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 20 February 2018

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
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

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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