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Rat's Restaurant

16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3447
+1 609-584-7800
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

Limited menu. Overpriced. Excellent cuisine and atmosphere. Location is the best....the superb Grounds for Sculpture

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Discover783266
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambiance is exceptional!! Very fun location for a date or quiet evening. They have private dining space for groups as well. Then walking around the property before or after to see all the Art was amazing. The food is good but it’s more about...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank loriregin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there with friends and knew it was on the pricey side. The setting is lovely. But the day we were there, it was breezy and chilly. They put us upstairs where the doors were wide open and we were freezing. The food was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though Rat's has throughout the years become one of our favorite restaurants in the area, and we came to love the place, the ambiance, the incomparable interior, and the best and the most personable service out there (our favorite waiters Marco, Maynor and the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The ambience of this restaurant is wonderful. The wait staff is very good, and the food is excellent (I'm not a big fan of french cuisine, but I really enjoyed my entree). Portions are very small for the somewhat high prices, but that's typical of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bertsky1987
Reviewed November 5, 2018

A Great dining experience in a Beautiful setting We really enjoy their Happy Hour Menu and sitting out by the pond.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Geoffrey Sr. K
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Arrived at 11:AM for the brunch special. We were seated by the fireplace upstairs at a nice table for two. Atmosphere was very nice and the restaurant is very cozy. Our waiter was good but a little late topping off our coffees, but overall service...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Frank S
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Inside of the sculpture park. The food is good (portions are small though), French style. Good selection of wines and cheese. The style is not modern, more outdated, but not as bad thing, it fits to the environment. Nice to spend the day and visit...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank samanthat447
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We had a Sunday lunch at Rats, in the bar area. The food and service were excellent; I had the chicken schnitzel while my wife had a frittata. Ok...it was pricey for lunch but the quality of the food and attentive service was worth it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sra2801
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I stumbled upon this lovely little place whilst visiting New Jersey for the day/visiting Grounds for sculpture. The restaurant facade is Reminiscent of a French traveling caravan and has the most wonderful rustic decor. We were seated outside by the lake which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sarah H
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July 20, 2018|
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Response from HSR112 | Reviewed this property |
I thought there would be somewhat of a dress code and we dressed on the nicer side, but I was wrong. People were there in shorts and jeans and sneakers, so learn by my mistake and be comfortable while walking around.
Andrea W
August 10, 2017|
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Response from HSR112 | Reviewed this property |
Outside if the weather is nice. It's dark inside, but intimate.
April 28, 2017|
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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