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What's Your Beef

21 W River Rd, Rumson, NJ 07760-1337
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Ranked #3 of 13 restaurants in Rumson
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Doing business
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26 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We are 'locals', have been in the area since before What's Your Beef was What's Your Beef. My family rate it as one of their favorite dining spots and we - now three generations - get there every few months or more. There were 4 of us on a Sunday, we went at 5:30, it was busy but we were... More

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey, Usa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Being a local, for years I had heard about What's Your Beef. I can't put my finger on why I never was tempted to try the restaurant, but when the local eatery in Red Bank that my friends and I met at each month closed, they recommended that we switch to WYB. Well, I must say, after nearly a year... More

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

You select your cut/style of meat and the size and they custom cook it to perfection...your definition of perfection. Vegans have no need to come here. This place is for meat lovers, and they know how to do it. The atmosphere is decidedly un-stuffy, which makes for a pleasant dining experience.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The restaurant was packed when we arrived. Had a great martini and great white wine when we were waiting for our table. The salad bar was 'ruby Tuesday' non the less and the rybeye was below average. The side of mushrooms were from a can and the white baked potato was nothing special. Such a disappointment! The bill was $100... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I am not a beef lover but I do like a good prime rib. Many times I will order it and it will be tough and dry. Not this place. This was the juiciest and most tender prime rib I have ever had. Done exactly the way I ordered it. Simply perfection. The drinks at the bar were big and... More

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Summit, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I love this place! The food is always so fresh, the salad bar is simple but really just perfect (cole slaw is too die for if you like cole slaw), and staff is always friendly. The building is not fancy - kind of like eating in an old library, as the back room is loaded with shelves of old books.... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The steaks here are great. It's an old standby for us. Set up like a butcher, you go & order your cut of meat at the counter. I don't think the decor has changed in 20 years, but we love it. Try to sit in the library if you can. We love sitting at the bar & eating dinner, but... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Unique steak house where you order your meal from a butcher like counter where you are asked how big? This is a question pertaining to the size of steak you want. While you wait for your meal to be cooked visit the salad bar which is also very good. Waitress does come by for drink orders and to bring out... More

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