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Matt's Red Rooster Grill

22 Bloomfield Ave, Flemington, NJ 08822-1402
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Ranked #3 of 109 restaurants in Flemington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main Street
Description: Matt’s Red Rooster Grill is a contemporary American bistro paying homage to a wood fired grill that “brings out the best flavors” of traditional American cuisine, reinvented creatively. A CIA (Hyde Park) graduate, Chef Matt McPherson stays true to his local roots integrating the finest seasonal ingredients, sourced from local family farms & day boat fisherman into his unique dishes. The restored Victorian home provides a relaxed elegant atmosphere to catch up with friends, celebrate special occasions, enjoy a romantic dinner, or impress an important client. As Matt’s creations pamper your taste buds, the staff indulges you with rock star service, the perfect remedy for a long day or week. With two floors, downstairs feeds off the warmth & energy of a bustling open kitchen. Four seats at the Chef's counter let you feel the heat, as you watch Matt & his team from a perch over the grill. Upstairs is away from the bustle while the porch provides relaxed & refreshing outdoor dining.
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81% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I heard a lot about the restaurant and was really excited to go. Enjoyed the dinner, however, won't return due to the small portions and above average prices for the area.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ok food, nice atmosphere, average overpriced food.Definitely the Chef/Owner was not on the premises..

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New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Cute old building in downtown Flemington, nice touch with outside dining on a cozy covered porch. The staff is wonderful- courteous and efficient. Food generally very good but they use too much salt in most offerings and the prices are out of line -too high. We understand a high price for premier items such as lobster tails but, come on,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We dined recently on a Tuesday evening at Matt's restaurant. We were on business and decided to use Trip Advisor to choose a local restaurant. Matt's menu is very nice with several selections available including meat, chicken and fish. Many appetizers were offered at reasonable prices Overall our meals were excellent, only to be surpassed by the incredible waiter who... More

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New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My friend took me to Matt's Red Rooster Grill for my birthday dinner and we had a superb meal. The appetizer (Lobster Roll) was FILLED with lobster and the sauce was delicious! The mahi mahi for dinner was perfectly grilled and the vegetables that were served on the dish were crisp and enjoyable. My friend enjoyed her salmon dinner very... More

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I sat right next to the wood-fired grill watching the chef cook up everything from halibut to ribeye to calamari to pork tenderloin. Unfortunately I had to ask a bus boy if we could see a server after sitting for 20 minutes unattended. The show was awesome, the chef & staff were a well-oiled machine, but I'm not so sure... More

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Readington, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We've been here before, and the food was really good, so we expected another delicious meal...and it was! This was the first time we were seated upstairs, and it was nice to see a different part of the restaurant. However, service was really slow. Good thing we weren't needy. Prices are moderately expensive, but it's worth it.

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Had better experiences at Red Rooster than we had last night. We had a nice table upstairs for the four of us. David was our waiter and Steven the helper. we had to ask for water twice to start off with. Appetizers were done very well. We had mostly steaks and one steak was just barely warm. We tried to... More

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clinton, nj
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've had many meals at this restaurant and consider eating here before choosing other area restaurants. Biggest complaint is that it's hard to get a 7:00 reservation because of it's popularity. No worries, early or late evening reservations are usually available. If you sit at the counter and watch the cooking that takes place, you may just feel like you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you're visiting Flemington be sure to make reservations at Matt's Red Rooster. You won't be disappointed. Casual attire and a great place for locals to have dinner. Menu changes with the seasons. BYOB

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