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16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619 (Sculpture Way)
Less than 3 miles from the Hamilton, NJ Amtrak/NJ Transit complex
+1 609-584-7800
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 229
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Better than Chocolates for Valentine's Day

First time at Rat's. Service and food outstanding...and we are very critical. We did the tasting menu and with wine pairing which could not have been better. Each course was as delicious as the one before. A few wonderful surprises from the chef during the meal which were delightful. The waiter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
chemistandnurse
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Manalapan, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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394 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manalapan, New Jersey
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

First time at Rat's. Service and food outstanding...and we are very critical. We did the tasting menu and with wine pairing which could not have been better. Each course was as delicious as the one before. A few wonderful surprises from the chef during the meal which were delightful. The waiter Dillon was very professional as were all the servers.... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Went with friends for lunch this past Saturday. Lunch for 4 was $138 plus tip. If you are a member don't forget that you receive a 10% discount in the restaurants too! Started with a bowl of onion soup which had that deep, complex beef and onion flavor and loaded with onions! The Gruyere cheese over the top was just... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Enjoyed a fabulous dinner with friend on a saturday night on february 7 2015 outstanding food,service along with just a lovely atmosphere of an old country inn. Will return again and again!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

What could be better? This place has it all and it is pretty reasonable I think. I really love the food here and had greta service every time. Really a great place for a date. Kids maybe not so much. Weddings are great here too as far as I can tell from the one I accidentally crashed

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Recently joined a big group at this charming restaurant. We expected service to be the usual fare with a crowd. However, they handled the group with ease and the food was fabulous!

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Bronx, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Rat's serves nice French-inspired food in a gorgeous setting of the sculpture garden. After exploring the Grounds for Sculpture for a while I decided to eat here..what a great choice. I sat on the patio with a great view while I drank the Rat's Red and ate from Artisanal Cheese platter. I then fished with the Filet Mignon. Service was... More 

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East Windsor, New Jersey
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The food was very good but not excellent. We have dined here several times over the past few years and this past Saturday was a letdown. Still a great atmosphere and cocktails were wonderful, lobster bisque and escargot were wonderful. The fish of the day, black bass, was at best okay.

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Tabernacle, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This restaurant is the complete package, great decor, great food, great drinks and great desserts. It is our go to special occasion restaurant, and of late we have frequented it for happy hour also. We find our favorite time to go is for a spring lunch when you can have a wonderful meal, then work it off walking thru the... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I was at first a bit disturbed by the name of the place, but that was completely wiped away by the magnificent meal and outstanding service. The ONLY criticism I would offer is that the kale side that we ordered was much too salty - - the staff immediately removed it when I said so, and took it off of... More 

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I dined at Rat's recently with my wife for her birthday. It wound up being a fantastic meal for multiple reasons. First, the atmosphere is charming. The décor is old-school rural French with interesting artworks. I was fascinated by the Gauguin-like paintings on the walls of the room we were seated in. Second, the service is absolutely perfect. Everyone was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
    (Sculpture Way)
  • Public Transportation: Less than 3 miles from the Hamilton, NJ Amtrak/NJ Transit complex
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-584-7800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 38
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?