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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
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5:00 pm - 10:00 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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant dining but pricey

The ambiance was pleasant, modern, trendy and clean. We were seated promptly and the wait staff was personable and professional. The menu and the wine list provided variety and quality. The appetizers were delicious however the steamed clams were disappointedly chewy. The meals were enjoyed but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
PBJaxBeach
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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Somerset, New Jersey
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sitting outside at Char in the summertime has a great vibe! Char has a fabulous wine list and many gluten free items to choose from. The service is excellent and Eddier is one of the best waiters there!

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy Char. Everything about it is excellent---the atmosphere, the servers--and, of course, the food. I had an appetizer special (heirloom tomato, prosicutto, asparagus, cantaloupe and buffalo mozzarella). The variety of textures and flavors were wonderful. We chose surf and turf for our entrees. The beef could be cut with a fork--it was prepared exactly as... More 

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New Jersey
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went to Char on a Sunday evening for our anniversary. We have eaten there repeatedly before. Char is one of those restaurants that seems to have nailed everything right: the decor is clean, trendy and upscale, the service is excellent, and the food (not just the steaks themselves) are superb. On this summer evening we sat outside on the... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The ambiance was pleasant, modern, trendy and clean. We were seated promptly and the wait staff was personable and professional. The menu and the wine list provided variety and quality. The appetizers were delicious however the steamed clams were disappointedly chewy. The meals were enjoyed but were not stellar considering the price.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We wanted to try something different, hence our trip to Char. We had been to their Red Bank location over a year ago. Seems we had the same issue here as there. If you have dietary restrictions, they will go just so far. I couldn't figure out why they would not make me sauteed onions without the sugar when this... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Char is a steakhouse with a modern flair. The steaks were good and the dessert was amazing. One of their specials was "Death by Potato", and it's one of the best and luxurious mashed potatoes I've ever had. It's buttery, garlicky and cheesy at the same time. What's more -- it is topped with a generous amount of shaved truffles.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place was for sure fancy, but I think it was way too overpriced. I got a Maine lobster and a steak filet. The steak was incredible but the lobster was fairly average. It was a rich guy atmosphere but I would have expected more flavor for how much the dish cost.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife and 2 friends went to Char on a nice summer evening to catch up. I had heard all spectrums from great to terrible so it was an opportunity for us to check it out ourselves. We had a reservation and were seated in a timely wait. Generally, while sitting outside you get the highway noise which was not... More 

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Bayonne,NJ
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

After reading the reviews I was skeptical about dinner. Well check out places for yourself sometimes. This place was excellent. Food, service and ambiance. Only issue was the waitress(I will agree with the comments about the women staff) trying to 'explain' the temps and cuts of beef. Aside from that she was very attentive. Food was prepared as we asked... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Used to be good.The prices have gone up , up , up and quality down , down , down.The wait staff does not even ask " How is your food." In Fear you may complain .The $ 64.95 al la carte Cowboy Sirloin was like show leather.Terrible.The Sea Food Tower , Doubled in Price and lost 1/2 its tower.....It is... 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?