Market Yard Grille

A Freehold, NJ Dining Review

Market Yard Grille


Market Yard Grille
18 E Main St
American Hotel
Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 431-3220




Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Contemporary American - Steakhouse

Price: Expensive

Food Quality:



Overall Rating:

Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

One of the top steakhouses in Freehold
Attractive decor
Preparation of amongst Menu items apt to be inconsistent.

Value: Fair

Noise Level: Moderate - High

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy contemporary steakhouse dining with a lively bar scene

Not Recommended For:
Budget conscious diners who prefer simpler, more family oriented comfort food.

Recommended dishes:
When available,  The Tomahawk Rib Eye Steak; The 21 day -Dry Aged NY Strip; and The Pan Roasted Mediterranean Bronzino.

Full Service Bar, Bar scene is vibrant


Restaurant Review


The Market Yard Grille is located in the restored historic American Hotel in Freehold. The American Hotel with a storied history since the 19th century, is the centerpiece of downtown Freehold, and now has become a popular spot for meeting friends for drinks and dinner in downtown Freehold


Though there are some dishes that are above average, overall the quality of the ingredients and the preparation are just average for a fine dining restaurant.


The menu offers a variety steaks, seafood and bistro-style dishes. For plate sharing there is a Tapas menu with smaller portion sizes.


The bar is also attractively done up with wood trim and display TV's and has become, along with the Metropolitan Cafe, the places to be in downtown Freehold for happy hour. The bar scene is energetic and professional, with a large part of the bar crowd coming from the many law firms scattered through this Monmouth County Seat.


The bar scene is especially energetic on Friday evenings from 6 - 8pm. A popular Freehold spot for 55+ singles


While waiting for a table, diners can enjoy a cocktail either in the restaurant's bar or near the fireplace at the lobby lounge.


There is live music on weekends.


While the restaurant has good acoustics, if you are coming for a romantic, cozy dinner and quiet conversation, ask for a table away from the partially open, see through wall adjacent to the bar.


The wait staff at the Market Yard Grille is knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive.


The Market Yard Grille is open open 7 days for lunch and dinner until 11:00 pm with a Tapas menu until 12:00 midnight

They offer a Sunday brunch, though a little on the pricey side.


During the warmer months there is outside dining on the sidewalk patio


(updated February, 2015)


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