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

“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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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
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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
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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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Stafford, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had a terrific day at Grounds For Sculpture. Enjoyed a late lunch with one of the best onion soups along with the in house cured pastrami. Great! The service by Marie was friendly efficient and spot on. One of my best experiences at GFS and Rats Restaurant.

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Central New Jersey
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131 reviews 131 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fine dining and great service is what we experienced again for our second visit to Rats. Rats is located on the Grounds for Sculpture and has a view into the grounds there. We had reservations which were hard to get - we know why - the food is great! We were seated promptly. The serving staff was terrific, especially Sarah,... More

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was a welcome lunch break after walking the Grounds for Sculpture. So cozy and warm with several fireplaces going and the decor was just beautiful, service good too. Four of us enjoyed a nice lunch- everything we had was delicious. We all had soup,the beef/barley and onion, both delicious, and then most of us had sandwiches. My husband had... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A group of 4 of us went to Rat's for lunch today, a Saturday. The bill was $120 for soup, sandwiches and salads. We had one desert (ice cream) and 3 coffees, no other drinks, only water. The portions were very small for this high price. I had a warm shrimp salad for $18, It had 4 medium-large shrimp (30... More

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Highland NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The outdoor section overlooks a re creation of Monet's waterlily Garden and Bridge. We felt like we had traveled to Giverney for lunch!

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited this restaurant for lunch when we visited Grounds for Sculpture. I would recommend, as the food was amazing and very good. We got a cheese platter appetizer, and then two different pasta dishes for lunch, and they were delicious. The only downside is that this place can be pricey. Also, we made a reservation in advance because it... 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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