Metuchen Inn

4.5
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1080 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The historic Metuchen Inn has elegant new decor, same fantastic food and service with a creative new menu. Come see some old friends and make some new. Enjoy our Happy Hour with your hosts Constantine and Victor

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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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c
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is wonderful. We've been here many times and will continue to dine here. It's one of my favorite places.

SR
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff was amazing and they made our anniversary a wonderful experience. The food was great. The only issue was that the scallops were a little over cooked and under seasoned. The short rib was like butter. Best short rib ever. Will return with friends.

CZ
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Driven by a hundred times, finally decided to stop in. Was so happy I did. Place is charming, service was great and food was fantastic. Will be back more often.

IB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

I’ve noticed a decrease in the portions of food although the quality was still good! Our servicer was outstanding as always! The portions did not equal the cost! Not in any hurray to come back!

PM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not one negative about this wonderful restaurant. This was my first time there and I will certainly be a repeat customer. Owner and staff couldn't have done more to make our meal and experience as wonderful as possible.

MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Metuchen Inn is a lovely place for a civilized luncheon or dinner. The food is good, the ambience warm and friendly. Best of all, the noise level is low enough that you can hear your dining partners speaking.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy the food and especially the friendliness of the staff!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for making my Aunt’s birthday special ! Food was greAt, service excellent! Highly recommend

f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, excellent service, delicious fare. A great place for a Saturday dinner with friends or family. I'd highly recommend it.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was excellent but service was extremely slow. Was there over 3 hours for dinner for 4 people.

EH
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friend's home, was perfect. We definitely would return to try more dishes. Drinks were excellent and wallet friendly. I was excited that not only they knew what a Sidecar was, but that they had one one their drink menu. Service was very friendly and made the evening great. Two things to make it even better would be to time the service a little faster (some people like a slow-paced meal, we tend to like things a little faster), and while the flavors of the meals were absolutely delicious, we would love to see the intensity of the very same flavors jacked up.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was ver

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and top notch service. A Five-star experience that's local to home.

JR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite places to go! Everyone who works there, from the maitre d, the bartender and the servers, are so warm & welcoming. We always look forward to going back.

P
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great first time experience. I will be back.

EH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

We were looking forward to dining here for Valentine's Day, but it totally underwhelmed. We were seated next to the kitchen and could barely hear each other over the noise. Service was terrible, constantly having to get the attention of our waiter whenever we spotted him running past our table. Cocktails were watered down and the meal was flavorless! I have no problem paying for an upscale dining experience - but this wasn't it despite appearances.

TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is always great. Great, friendly service. We always come back.

OT
Atlantic Canada
14 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just Got back from the Metuchen Inn so memorable so elegant so perfect had Patrick as our server so kind so professional the food was phenomenal service was phenomenal just was a perfect night can’t wait to return

FD
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner was fantastic and service was great despite how busy they were.

TM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I love this place. The food is delicious and fresh. The waiters are attentive and friendly. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

RT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The meals were fantastic. Best Osso Bocco ever. Our waiter (William) was extremely knowledgable and professional with a great sense of humor to boot. It was a great dining experience overall

JT
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff and cosy decoration. Will come back again for sure!

P
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Went to the Inn for lunch. Service was just ok, food was too. Pricey for lunch. Was disappointed with decor. Expected it to have more of a homey feel.

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect - met a friend for brunch and it was perfect!

SV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The Diner has a very cosy ambience which is perfect for small parties like us. The Food and drinks options were excellent. The food was very tasty and drinks were perfect. The server was very pleasant and friendly and we felt very welcome. The only drawback would be the kids menu...though the kids meal was excellent and sufficient portion - however there was only one choice.

I
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was delicious. We went early. Service was very spotty. We were forgotten in the back room. At one point the waiter dropped our bred basket and never came back. We got our coffees, finished them and then they brought over the dessert. I would go back and be specific to be in the main dining room. I’ll see how that goes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

We were served fish that both smelled and tasted bad. When we told our waiter, he was defensive and reluctantly took the fish back without offering to bring something else. This was the first time my husband returned food in 25 years. It was spoiled!

RD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

2nd time at the Metuchen Inn. Once again, food was solid. Well prepared, fresh, big portions, excellent flavor. Osso buco was outstanding and among the best I have ever had. Beautiful setting to enjoy a well-prepared meal. Slight negatives in two areas: 1. Nobody seems to be in charge of the host/ hostess area. Stood for several minutes before someone asked if we were being helped or had a reservation. 2. Service got overwhelmed as the restaurant filled. Waited quite awhile for dessert and then for the check. Can’t have that when charging premium prices. The room captain did a nice job trying to keep things moving. Will most definitely be back. Overall a very good night out.

ST
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food & service always! Perfect get together with friends!

PM
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. One of the best dinners we've ever had.

OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner as always. Filets were so tender you could cut with a butter knife.

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you, Metuchen Inn, for a delightful birthday lunch. What a professional service team! What perfectly prepared dishes! The day outside was wet and gray, but you made it a truly warm memory.

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very comfortable and food is delicious Staff is very courteous.

MV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall a very good experience. Have eaten here many many times but the last two times were not as impressive as past experience. The service is very good but usually they are tripping over each other to wait on you. Seems like they have been short staffed. Need to ask for water refills, time it takes to clean away the appetizer dishes, etc...
Food was very good but my meal was a bit warm, not hot. So so. I like the fact they provide the coupons for birthdays and anniversaries which I take full advantage of.

PH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Went here for my husband's birthday. We were given a complimentary glass of champagne which I thought was a nice gesture and we also had a $25.00 coupon for his birthday. We were seated at a nice table near the fireplace. The food is very good, not exceptional, but the atmosphere and service make it a nice special night out.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food definitely will be back

MC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great. Everyone was every polite and helpful.

WS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Wait staff hovered near table for 90% of our visit. Some of the food came out warm to cold.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Overall positive experience (Metuchen Inn provided a very nice setting for a get together with friends). That being said, we paid 5-star prices for 4-star service and 3-star food. For that reason I would not return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

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