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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 - 11:00 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 20
    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
Lunch

Food was good, for the price I would have expected more though.I would try again. Thank you for reading my review.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
harrisfamily52015
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Raritan, New Jersey
via mobile
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Raritan, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good, for the price I would have expected more though.I would try again. Thank you for reading my review.

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Thank harrisfamily52015
Naugatuck
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing food presentation quality service everything prefect you get what you pay for being a cook was so impressed asked chief to come to table needed to tell him how good everything was to top it all off comped us desert and coffee can not say enough about it made for special and amazing evening with a special lady

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Thank Harry S
central nj
Level Contributor
45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an anniversary dinner here and they did not disappoint. Expect to pay a bit more but also expect great attentive service along with outstanding food. Parking at times can be tough due to limited space you may have to park on the side road. But once your in the door, be sure to enjoy the experience of it all.

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Thank jbarbieri
Staten Island, New York
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174 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to head out last minute and got in with reservations. We arrived and the place was packed but we were whisked to our table immediately. Service was on point right from the start. Our server was Danielle L who delivered awesome personal service. Her recommendations were on point. Our wine was a 94 point Malbec that paired well... More 

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1 Thank Damian A
Succasunna, New Jersey
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

New Years Eve dinner - all four of us had steaks - different cuts. Each one was cooked to perfection. Everything is al la carte so it can get pricey, but well worth it for special occasions.

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Thank sha8524
naperville, il
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This was a great choice for a birthday celebration. Chris was our server - excellent. Food was prepared exactly as requested and the lobster mac and cheese side dish was awesome. Try the kitchen sink sundae - worth the extra zillion calories.

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Thank Pam H
somerset nj
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The steaks were done perfectly and the service was very good (good looking waitstaff). The outside area is nice in the fall. If it was a little less expensive I would probably go more often, but for now it is for very special occasions only.

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Thank ogura98
Washington, D.C.
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Our whole family plus a few friends ate dinner here and the food was really, really good. The service was also good and effecient. Can I also say that every server is incredibly good looking. Is that part of the hiring criteria? :)

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Thank LuxuryTraveler_8
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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245 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Ate a business dinner on a Thursday evening. The servers are abrupt and the bus and asst waiters couldn't get get coordinated. The veal chop was Pounded out to 1/4 of an inch but had more breading that that, so the veal couldn't be tasted. The veggies were only fair and were overpriced. The tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella weren't supermarket... More 

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1 Thank s w
New Jersey
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

First, the check-in. The two youngish girls were busy talking to each other and did not acknowledge that I had walked in despite the restaurant being nearly empty. What are you two in high school or something? Stop your chat, smile, and say something to the effect of, "Welcome to Char!" If I were the owner of the restaurant, I'd... 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?