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Char Steak House

777 US Highway 202 North, Raritan, NJ 08869
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Ranked #3 of 36 Restaurants in Raritan
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Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: First Avenue
Transit: Raritan stop on the New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line.
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English first
Strasbourg, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Very good food, large portions. Especially liked the sea food. Friendly personnel and good atmosphere

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Flemington, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We dined here twice in the past 3 months. Both times we were very impressed with the quality of the food and the service. It's expensive but worth it. The first time we were there it was not overly busy, the second time it was really packed. We found the food to be of the same quality and felt that... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I got together with several former colleagues for dinner at Char in Raritan as this location was a good spot for a group coming from NY, NJ and PA. Very nice bar in an equally nice indoor restaurant setting as we waited for the full party to show up. Good drinks and beer, not overly expensive. We were seated outside... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have gone to Char's several times on business trips. The food is good; however, the service leaves something to be desired. When I asked about timing for getting at table (after spending $60 at the bar) I was told that they had very important customers from an "important local business" and I would have to wait - even though... More

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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Nice outdoor area. A bit of a wait for a table and tough parking. Service was a bit slow but not too bad. Food was great. It's a steak place so I had a steak. Not many options and only one small size so I had that. Steak was great...prepared perfectly and very tender. Sides are family style... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I attended a 40th Birthday celebration dinner for 50 and was very impressed from the moment I arrived until I departed several hours later. We had drinks outside and were served by very attentive waiters. Once the Guest of Honor arrived we were escorted to a large room spacious enough for us and room to mingle. The meal selections were... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went there after work with colleagues. Great choice on the menu so we had multiple starters, mainly seafood as we were all having steak as mains. The starters were super tasty and fresh. Highly recommended!! The steaks then were of premium quality. The desserts to finish were out of this world!! Top restaurant in acute little city. A must try... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have visited this restaurant multiple times on business trips- it is a great place to take clients. The food is excellent. Everything I have tried has been great. I will continue to take clients to this restaurant when I am in New Jersey.

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great Cesar salad. Escargot was tender and nice sauce to accompany. Steak cut like butter and was cooked to perfection with a nice crust and tender warm center. My son had crab cakes which were better than he's ever had (eats them at the shore). Sides: fries are well cooked with good dipping sauces. Lobster mac and cheese was great.... More

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were here on a Saturday night for dinner. We were seated at the time of our reservation without wait. Our waiter was professional and courteous, BUT did not introduce himself. The food was tasty but overpriced. The presentation was lacking. The filet mignon was sitting on the plate looking very lonely with only a small roasted garlic for company.... More

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