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21 W River Rd, Rumson, NJ 07760-1337
732-842-6205
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love the bar

My wife and I enjoy eating at the bar with a couple of glasses of wine and talking to the to all the people there. The food is good and it is not over the top expensive . Liz is a great bartender and is very welcoming . :-)

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
gary_palasciano
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Rumson, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rumson, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My wife and I enjoy eating at the bar with a couple of glasses of wine and talking to the to all the people there. The food is good and it is not over the top expensive . Liz is a great bartender and is very welcoming . :-)

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Manalapan, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This place has consistantly the best steaks anywhere...keep peter luger and ruths chris and mortons....this is monmouth countys best kept secret. The owner cuts your choice of type of steak and cooks it to your taste, the wait staff is the same for years, bartenders are very welcoming, sometimes there is a long wait, but its so worth it...they also... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Met friends for a party. the bartender was very nice, hostess was accommodating since we were late and the waitress was very nice. Salad bar was just good nice selections for a starter. Bread selection was good. most of the guests had steak and lobster combos. I would have liked more selection of cuts. I had the NY 11 oz... More 

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Red Bank, NJ
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A while back I wrote a review of Neal Michaels Steak House. I raved about their food and service. They rank up there with What's Your Beef in my opinion. This past Saturday was my birthday and my family wanted to take me out to my favorite restaurant for dinner. Uh-oh, I had to choose between the two. I weighed... More 

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Colts Neck
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We sat at the bar and ordered a beer and ribeye steak. The place was just finishing its dinner rush and the bar was half full. The bartenders were very slow and distracted. He served us two warm beers in 12 oz. mugs , not the usual cold pint glasses most places serve. The salad bar was dirty with butter... More 

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Freehold, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My Favorite! I've been eating there for years. Great steaks at a reasonable prices. They cut and cook the stakes right in front of you. Great salad bar. I love the stuffed shrimp. Great decor. All of the chain restaurants must've went here and copied the cool style. Small and cozy. Nice bar area. Across the street from a beautiful... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The menu really hasn't changed from the 70's, the best filet mignon, baked potatoes, and salad bar anywhere!!!

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We walked in to what looked like a cute dining establishment, and were greeted by a weirdly tiled salad bar next to a sign listing menu items. The sign was made using letters you would find on a garage sale sign, and were not even put on using a ruler. Looked sloppy. Then we sat down, the smell was awful.... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Doesn't look like much on the outside but inside Wow! great decor, service wonderful and food great. Little funky -- you take your bill to the chef and order direct and then they bring it to you. But anytime I am in Rumson -- I will go here!!

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I enjoyed my entrée. The Salad bar was the typical salad bar - nothing special. If you like slicing your own bread from a loaf that was handled by many strangers - go for it. The communal bucket of butter was just as dirty as the bread, with the spreading knife's handle covered in butter from other patrons. I don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 W River Rd, Rumson, NJ 07760-1337
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Rumson
  • Phone Number: 732-842-6205

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?