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16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
+1 609-584-7800
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Ranked #1 of 69 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $38
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Sculpture Way
Transit: Less than 3 miles from the Hamilton, NJ Amtrak/NJ Transit complex
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English first
New Jersey
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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Trenton, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Food is expensive but it is gooood and tasty... and sculptures are really nice specially at night time..

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Very pretty setting. excellent food and service is excellent. I have been their with a large group and a small gathering of four people. never disappointed.

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Trenton, NJ
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

While this is not the first time I've been to Rat's, it certainly is one of the more memorable. This is one of the greatest "unknowns" in the area. Truly worth your time and money to dine here. The staff, and the ambiance match the food. This is where you want to go for a good meal or for that... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Last night a group of friends came to Rats for our holiday get together! Rats never disappoints...from the festive and beautiful atmosphere, to the gracious and skilled wait staff and then on to the fabulous meals. If you get our waiter, Bill, you hit the jackpot! And if you go with a group be sure to get the Provential Mezze... More 

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a beautiful restaurant. Food was excellent! The staff was friendly and professional. This was our second visit and we will surely be back.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

“Amazing food and customer service beyond expectations!!! It was a delightful dinner and special occasion that I am glad to have shared with some of the Rat’s Restaurant staff. I could give you more minor details if you wish to email me. (john_calderone2003@yahoo.com) You see, let me explain by giving you a quick overview. I pulled a fast surprise on... More 

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Rat's is so beautiful in the fall and spring. We ate there twice this fall. The food is always great! The prices are high but someone has to pay for all this atmosphere. Be sure to check out the grounds around Rat's building because that will give you an idea how nice "Grounds for Sculpture" is! That is also worth... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I dined at Rat's recently with my sister in law, and brother in law. ( See fireridge review below ) I must agree with my "foodie" in laws, as i had a fantastic late lunch at Rats after a wonderful first visit yo Ground For Sculpture. The only things that outdid the classy decor and picture perfect views, were the... More 

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Denville, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I love the Grounds for Sculpture, and Rats is part of the over the top visual splendor of the place. The restaurant is beautiful, unique, and placed in the most gorgeous setting. The cozy, wood beamed rooms are lovely, and the outdoor patio is just beautiful. Then there's the rest of the experience. I have been kept waiting 15-20 minutes... 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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