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Char Steak House

777 US Highway 202 North, Raritan, NJ 08869
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Ranked #4 of 36 restaurants in Raritan
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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113 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
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English first
Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We had a great meal here,,,this is our special occasion restaurant - it is pricy, but worth it for special times. Drinks are always great, love that the seafood apps come out with dry ice, presentation is great! Surf and turf is our favorite,,,lobster is tasty and filet so tender. Atmosphere is really nice too, feels like a hip nyc... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I have been a hard core steak fan ever since I was little girl, some may even say I'm snob about it. When I can't get into the city for a nice steak I got to Char. The restaurant is gergous and you can go dressed to the nines or super casual depending on your night. They have very nice... More

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Oeiras, Portugal
Top Contributor
336 reviews 336 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Nice decor, with efficient service, although not consistently friendly (the lady at reception never smiled...or even said anything but the script she has been taught). But you ar in for a good food experience. The filet mignon was just d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s, cooked as ordered. and the order really came fast, which shows really professionalism as the house was full. Starters come... More

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Belle Mead
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My family visited Char on March 1 for my husband's birthday. We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed great service. We used a gift card to pay part of our check and was told by the server that she could only put in for 80 of the 100 dollars on the card. We agreed and our bill came for the... More

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New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Service was excellent - Friday night 7:00 no wait for our reservation. Room was friendly and waiter very attentive. Food was good, although it felt to me as if they picked from the Sysco catalog, heated, and plated the food. That said, they chose very good food from the catalog. Seafood looked fresh and meat was high quality (but a... More

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