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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 256
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 10
    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
A special place - and brunch is out of this world!

This is a great place for a special dinner or even better Sunday Brunch. The brunch is scrumptious and elegant and the beautiful gardens and pond just steps away. If you want a special experience, this is the place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Rita K
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Flemington, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Flemington, New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for a special dinner or even better Sunday Brunch. The brunch is scrumptious and elegant and the beautiful gardens and pond just steps away. If you want a special experience, this is the place!

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Willingboro, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My experience at Rat's Restaurant is excellent. The service is great. The service is accommodating and nearby for you to ask for any additional services. The premises are very clean and decorative. The marvelous interior wood and glass walls design, comfortable chairs and artistic enhancements of each table setting, provides a totally enjoyable dining ambiance. The serving staff is well... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We have dined at Rat's many times, and most recently held a private function in one of the party rooms. It is a unique and breathtaking location. The one warning I would give--because the Grounds for Sculpture are open to the public, many people stopped by the party room or looked inside, thinking that it was part of the restaurant... More 

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

While at the Grounds for Sculpture you must treat yourself to a meal you won't soon forget. The French onion soup was probably the best I've ever had. My husband loved his potato leek soup equally as well. The burgers and salads incredibly good! Ask for a table on the patio near the water for the most romantic setting ever!... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great room for a party, great buffet and great service. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Great valet parking, too.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

They really have a great menu. The food is always fresh. We also had lunch here and then walked through the Grounds for Sculpture. It was a wonderful day.

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New Jersey
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

French chateau brought from France and reassembled. Plates are all hand painted. Gorgeous paintings and designs on the walls. New chef streamlined the menus and made good food even better. unique stove in the kitchen that is 28 feet long. Can reserve to eat in the kitchen. Excellent manager oversees the operations. Expensive but worth it for special occasions. Twice... More 

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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

I was not happy being seated upstairs, insist on being downstairs or better yet on the terrace. I thought it would be too hot out there. The wait staff are excellent. The food very good. I want to try it agian.

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St. James, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a great lunch with excellent service. The food was prepared perfectly. The experience could not have been better.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

An absolute gem, Rat's is located next to the Grounds for Sculpture and is worth a visit. While it is a quite pricey restaurant, it is a true experience. You should call for reservations, however, if you're just passing by or at the Grounds for Sculpture, just pop in to see if there are any tables available. We were there... More 

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Additional Information about Rat's

Address: 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone Number: +1 609-584-7800
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hamilton
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
Average Prices: USD 26 - 38
Cuisine: French

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?