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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
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Consistently good

Several times a year my wife and I have dinner with my best friend and his wife, who moved from northern New Jersey to New Hope, PA. Char is equidistant from our homes. I am an aficionado of steak houses. While Char does not serve quite as good a steak as the River Palm which I believe is much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Bard401
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Fairfield, New Jersey
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Fairfield, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Several times a year my wife and I have dinner with my best friend and his wife, who moved from northern New Jersey to New Hope, PA. Char is equidistant from our homes. I am an aficionado of steak houses. While Char does not serve quite as good a steak as the River Palm which I believe is much better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The filet here was very tender and delicious, but also expensive. The food was very good and the service was great - just be ready for the price.

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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I've been to Char's multiple times for business dinners and every time they never disappoint. The steaks are always incredible, the service is top notch and the drinks are always done very well! The Manager remembers me and is always welcoming with a smile, the bartenders and the wait staff have always had excellent service, and the ambiance creates a... More 

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a classic steakhouse with a range of steaks and then other dishes in case someone in the party doesn't like steak. The food is fine, but it's not particularly imaginative or exciting which given the cost of the food means I'd rate is as average. With a couple of galsses of wine dinner is about $100-$130 per person.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The hostess with the mostest actually needs more clothes and better fashion sense! What a turn off to be welcomed (with children present) by creases of someones private parts because they're dressed so minimally, courtesy of Fredericks of Hollywood. In general the food was *okay* but how can you mess up garlic mashed? Cold, dry potatoes....not good. And my $50... More 

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New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Went to this great restaurant with my husband and another dear friend. We all had excellent meals-- steaks and veal chop cooked to perfection. Attentive wait staff. They even brought us a small chocolate mousse cake gratis. Excellent wine choices by the glass. Pricey, but a place for special occasions. Loud on a Saturday night, but we were happy to... More 

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Garwood, New Jersey
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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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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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 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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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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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?