Gladstone Tavern:
A Restaurant Review

Gladstone Tavern
Gladstone Tavern
273 Main St.
Gladstone, NJ 07934
(908) 234-9055

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:   American

Price:  Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality:  2 1/2 Stars

Service:  2 1/2 Stars

Decor:  3 Stars

Overall Rating:  2 1/2 Stars

Note:  Four star Rating System from
1/2 Star = poor to
Four stars = Best in Class

Well prepared traditional American dishes using locally sourced ingredients when available

Set in a beautifully restored 1847 farmhouse.

Value:  Excellent

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Upscale casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent food in an attractive, upscale setting with a warm & inviting ambiance.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer simpler food in a less upscale, classic tavern setting

Recommended dishes:  When available, Duck, House-smoked barbecued brisket; Maine lobster Cobb salad; "Slooow" Roasted Half

Liquor:  Full service bar with a good craft beer list and limited wine selection

Restaurant Review

Set in the Somerset Hills area, The Gladstone Tavern is an upscale yet casual landmark restaurant housed in an attractively restored 1847 farmhouse.

Under the direction of Executive Chef and co-owner Tom Carlin, formerly with the note able Gotham Bar and Grill in NYC, the Gladstone Tavern has in recent years been able to achieve improvements where it is now considered to be a destination restaurant for families and groups of friends celebrating a special occasion.

The main dining room is attractively decorated with an equestrian theme and features a field stone fireplace with a bar and lounge. Upstairs there is a spacious private dining room with a stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling and a cocktail porch is available for social and corporate functions. There is a life-size horse statue on the porch.

In the warmer months there is outdoor dining under a covered terrace with an outdoor fireplace overlooking the herb garden.

The Gladstone Tavern is open for Lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:30pm.
Dinner, seven days a week from 5pm.
Sunday Brunch from 11:30 am to 3pm.
They are also open for Thanksgiving Day. Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve.

(updated: October, 2016)

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