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Char Steak House

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777 US Highway 202, Raritan, NJ 08869-1421
+1 908-707-1777
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good25%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
777 US Highway 202, Raritan, NJ 08869-1421
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went here on the recommendation of a friend who enjoys top end steakhouses and were happy we did. My girlfriend and loved our meal and service which included salads, steak, seafood, and drinks. What was extremely surprising to us was reading reviews here that...More

Thank chrisv94
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mixed reviews on our evening. Five of us dined and had very different experiences. One universal belief though is it’s very over priced. Reasonable quality of steaks but not excellent. Some cooked to perfection, some way off. Service was the highlight of the dining experience....More

Thank David O
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Imagine driving north on the very unremarkable Highway Rt 202 North Raritan,NJ. Next you make a quick right turn off the highway into the parking lot of Char. Take just a couple of steps onto this restaurant’s patio, and you have been magically transported to...More

Thank Kristy F
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Date night dinner. Experience couldn't have been better! we always go to the one in Raritan, not anymore! the ambiance at this location blows the other out of the water. Food, appetizers, drinks all hit a home run. Wait staff and hostess were phenomenal! Can't...More

Thank picatinnyjunk
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

I was surprised by how expensive this restaurant is. Prices are up there with Ruth’s Chris and other high end stake houses, yet the food and atmosphere is quite average. Highlights for us were the bread selection and the oysters. Our steak entrees were okay,...More

Thank SATraveller25
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

I took the cowboy rib eye on recommendation of the waiter. It was a 50 dollar steak (on the bill 51 dollar for sole reason). It was a really great steak. I also ordered fries. Which apparently were not included in my 50 dollar steak...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed February 19, 2018

The food was definitely good, but for the prices, I just don't think it was good enough. For spending close to $200 on dinner for 2, I would expect a valet. I would expect a more intimate setting. I would expect a less rushed food...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Want there on Saturday the place was busy we had a wonderful dinner the food was delicious we where also impressed by the wine knowledge , attention to details and friendly service that the french man Serge provided will definitely come back

Thank csolliard
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Have talked about going to Char for years and finally did it. Went on a Saturday night. Note there is valet or self-parking. When it was time to leave, we were glad we self-parked. Our friends waited in the cold for their valet delivery of...More

Thank mizlori
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner with a group from work for a year end celebration. I don't eat beef, but I everyone's steaks and filets looked great. I ordered the soup and fish special, lobster bisque which was so delicious he lobster melted in my mouth. The...More

Thank donjol
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September 21, 2017|
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Response from pro_Cary | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but based on my experience if you call them in advance they should be able to fulfill your request!
July 26, 2016|
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Response from Igle5 | Reviewed this property |
Casual dress code, but just keep in mind steaks and lamb not quality prime cut meat. All side dishes are ala carte . Be prepared to spend money on average service and poor quality meat. Good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$40 - $60
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 777 US Highway 202, Raritan, NJ 08869-1421
    (First Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Raritan stop on the New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Raritan
  • Phone Number: +1 908-707-1777
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