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16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619 (Sculpture Way)
Less than 3 miles from the Hamilton, NJ Amtrak/NJ Transit complex
+1 609-584-7800
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 309
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Definitely fit for foodies

Rat's has a wonderful menu, comfortable atmosphere and interesting events. Look for their Dine and Stroll specials - can't be beat!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
JerseyKukla
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rat's has a wonderful menu, comfortable atmosphere and interesting events. Look for their Dine and Stroll specials - can't be beat!

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Thank JerseyKukla
Washington Crossing, NJ
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Currently Rats is offering free appetizers at Happy Hour. In a beautiful Moroccan inspired room with a view of Monet's Bridge, I enjoyed Prosecco and a delicious taco bar at an incredible value.

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Thank BarbaraKNJ
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Don't let the name fool you. Rats is one of the most charming, delicious, beautiful restaurants we have ever been too. For over 14 years I have been coming to Rats. This is the place I choose for my birthday, a special celebration, a company dinner, a brunch with my girlfriends. Hot popovers. Local cheese plates. Seasonal cuisine that is... More 

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Thank luckydevil99
Brick, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing French cuisine, the pop overs are to die for. We got engaged leaving actually and now we do an annual Valentines day diner with friends here. highly recommend.

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Thank alana1234567
New Jersey
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133 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

9/18/15- a great place to eat even if you just drop in for a meal or happy hour. One of the best restaurants I`ve ever been to. Great service and great food!

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Thank TomQuinlan19
Warren, New Jersey
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

For our anniversary, my husband and I visited the Grounds for Sculpture and decided to have lunch at Rats. Excellent choice! Food was really delicious and it provided a nice break while walking the grounds.

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Thank Susan B
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Rat's has much going for it; located adjacent to "Grounds for Sculpture", an exceptional sculpture park, the restaurant has a lovely interior and a history of fine cuisine. We recently visited twice: once for dinner, and a few weeks later for weekend brunch. Whereas our dinner was up to the restaurant's high standards - great food and service - the... More 

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Thank WeEaSoNo
nj
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206 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Very good. Would have given excellent but for the cold fries....replaced quickly. The food, service and decor are delectable. Love the grounds too!

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Thank gg99
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This restaurant is situated in the Grounds for Sculpture. If you have a nice day, I would suggest to eat outside. The scenery is breathtaking

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Thank Susan R
Ocean, New Jersey
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

A unique setting in the midst of 40+ acres of sculptures. Out the window mists are generated to sweep over the pond with a six foot head posed in the center. Try the great entrees, cocktails, and desserts, too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
    (Sculpture Way)
  • Public Transportation: Less than 3 miles from the Hamilton, NJ Amtrak/NJ Transit complex
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-584-7800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 38
  • Cuisine: French, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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