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Rat's Restaurant

16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3447
+1 609-584-7800
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3447
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my second visit to Rat's and I was very disappointed. My first visit was great, although we weren't seated at what we requested when we made the reservation. We wanted to be outdoors and we ended up in a corner inside This visit...More

Thank Fred T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So I heard an awful lot about the happy hour and the wonderful selection of small plates they offer .....well they most definitely are “small “. The cheese curds and potato chips were delicious and the atmosphere is great.

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Menu is not extremely big but all the entrees and deserts were delicious. Obviously is not a cheap place and not for everybody’s taste but if you like French food you will like it.

Thank simoncarlo3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to relax, get a bite to eat and dip a glass of wine. The service was very good and everyone was very friendly. If it is crowded, sit at the bar.

Thank Al L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location in the Grounds for Sculpture is unique and very picturesque. Enjoyed the setting and the quite country atmosphere. The interior was as interesting as the exterior. The menu choices were enough to make a decision on which item to order, without being too many.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Rat's" is named for one of the main characters in Kenneth Grahame's "Wind in the Willows," where "Ratty" was an outstanding, welcoming host. The restaurant is a cleverly designed "cabin" at the Seward Johnson "Grounds for Sculpture" park. Several small rooms, each with distinctive decor...More

Thank Projournalist
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Don’t let the name fool you or turn your nose up to this place. Is a hidden gem amongst the sculpture field! The Resturant is elegant up front and the bar near the terrace is bohemian in feel and spirit! The decor there in the...More

Thank dmhorner
Reviewed May 1, 2018

If convenience is what you’re after, Rat’s is your place. We had the brunch and it was okay. I would go back just to relax and discuss the artwork with friends over coffee and dessert.

Thank BeachLoverJD
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Rat's will probably be unlike anything you have been to before. From the driveway in to the front door the Stewart Johnson statues give a old world feel placed on the grounds. This theme is carried through in the restaurant . With beamed ceilings a...More

1  Thank tom K
Reviewed April 21, 2018

It is probably our 6th or 7th review of Rat's on TripAdvisor. For many years we have been very fond and appreciative of this restaurant. We have seen a line of succeeding chefs come and go, but we still loved the place. Unfortunately, as it...More

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Andrea W
August 10, 2017|
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Response from Eileen D | Reviewed this property |
Call the place.
April 28, 2017|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Plenty of parking. Not an issue.
March 30, 2017|
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Response from NJDebster | Reviewed this property |
They have one or two seafood items on each menu plus specials. ratsrestaurantcom Food-Spirits
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$26 - $38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3447
    (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
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