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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
Closed 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
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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 17
    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
Great steak

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 .

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
Yayan63
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Newark, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Had dinner at Char for the first time, waiter was good. Waiter asked what we'd like to drink, drinks took about 15 minutes - which to me - is too long to wait. Bread was offered only once - should we assume that Char is watching their costs and only wants to serve bread only one time. This is not... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Excellent food: great steaks, and some of the best drinks in NJ The cuts of the beef are generous and the appetizers just the right size

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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

I know steaks and I know beef. This is the real deal - great cuts followed by the best way of grilling it. The drinks are generous with alcohol and the appetizers are just the right size. In fact, we keep coming back for drinks and appetizers and on occasion for a full meal. The variety in the menu is... More 

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Decent place. The servers are always rude. Good steak but it is not one of the better ones I've had. For the price I paid, I would much rather go into the city and go to Michael Jordan steak house in grand central station

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NJ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants as its food is fresh and well prepared. The size of the portions is more than enough and we enjoy the sides being served family style.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Best restaurant in the area, with outstanding food and ambiance. Menu is tad pricey, but well worth it.

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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?