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Char Steak House

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777 US Highway 202 North, Raritan, NJ 08869 (First Avenue)
Raritan stop on the New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line.
9087071777
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Happy Birthday to me.

Went to Char for my birthday. Craving a nice juicy steak. Ample parking. The place was packed but we didn't have to wait long to be seated. The service and the ambience was top notch. The food was a little pricey, but I didn't mind( I wasn't picking up the tab). Only complaint-a bottle of wine was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Winosaurus
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Garwood, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Garwood, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went to Char for my birthday. Craving a nice juicy steak. Ample parking. The place was packed but we didn't have to wait long to be seated. The service and the ambience was top notch. The food was a little pricey, but I didn't mind( I wasn't picking up the tab). Only complaint-a bottle of wine was way over priced.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We went for an early Valentine's dinner and dropped close to $200. Complaint #1: They didn't really give you much wine for $14.00/glass. Complaint #2: They gave all the other women carnations - we had to ask them what was going on. Yes, they were very gracious and brought one over, but I didn't get how they missed us in... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Quality food, great service, amazing ambiance - NOT cheap, but worth it! I have never eaten outside, but that looks nice even though it is near the highway. The fire elements everywhere are cool. Good bar. Food is a la carte.

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Springfield, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great steakhouse! Went there for our first time and would definitely go back. Steaks were delicious and perfectly cooked. French onion soup and sides were also good. Friendly service. Price as expected for a good steakhouse. They have a bar which got busier as the night went on. Only complaint is the parking. We got there at 630pm on a... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I travel to New Jersey frequently, and this establishment is one of best restaurants I have ever had the pleasure to dine in.

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Chester, New Jersey
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Sunday night dinner with friends. Seated at a very larg table in the bar area. The service was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Salads were excellent and the steaks were cooked to perfection. The pricing is a little high for the area as everything is al la cart. I would like to try their outdoor seating when the... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Wonderful service , warm , happy atmosphere and superb food . We had a large party of 16 people and were served timely . Everyone loved their steaks and the seafood .

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The steak, sides, and drinks were amazing. I had the short rib and it was to die for. It melted in my mouth. My date had the rib-eye and it was equally delicious. We shared a side of Mac 'n Cheese which was good (a little dry, but still good). We went around Christmas time and there were carolers in... More 

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Annandale, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Char Steak Restaurant was a disappointment. Requested the petite filet to be done medium rare; it was served medium well and cold. Another guest ordered veal chops with Italian peppers. it was never stated that hot peppers would be in the medley. Guest was not able to eat peppers. Waiter simply said, I am sorry,I requested filet to be medium... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I was a guest of a large business dinner so can not really comment on prices and the like..but...what a rib eye steak! Clearly the best I have ever had - so certainly deserves comment. Service was terrific by very professional staff. Thank you Char!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 777 US Highway 202 North, Raritan, NJ 08869
    (First Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Raritan stop on the New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Raritan
  • Phone Number: 9087071777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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