Gladstone Tavern:
A Gladstone, NJ Restaurant Review

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

Gladstone Tavern: Restaurant Highlights

Fare:   American

Price:  Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality: Well-executed, seasonally changing menu using locally sourced ingredients when available

Friendly, attentive, though at times inconsistent. especially of late under pandemic side effects.

Set in a beautifully restored 1847 farmhouse, with an equestrian theme and features a field stone fireplace, and acoustic sound baffling tiles.

Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars

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

Value:  Excellent

Noise Level:  Moderate

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy a well-executed menu 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, The Grilled Filet Mignon; The Duck Confit; and The Seared Salmon "Tzatzitki."

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 owner Tom Carlin where he honed his culinary skills at many of NYC restaurants including Jonathan Waxman's, Jam's, Tom Colicchio's Craft, Alfred Portale's Gotham Bar & Grill, and Barry Wine's The Quilted Giraffe, prior to opening Gladstone in 2005

Chef Carlin serves a well-executed, seasonally changing, limited menu using locally sourced ingredients when available. His cooking style brings out the taste of fresh ingredients to avoid being overwhelmed by heavy sauces.

The main dining room is attractively done up. 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. Production studio-quality acoustical ceiling tiles have been installed in several dining rooms to lessen the noise for quiet conversation.

Weather permitting, there is outdoor dining under a covered terrace with heated standalone heaters, and an outdoor fireplace overlooking the herb garden.

There is Live Music on Friday Evenings

Gladstone Tavern is open Six days/week. Closed on Monday. Lunch Served Tuesday – Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. Sunday Brunch served from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm & Dinner Served Tuesday – Sunday from 5 pm.
Open Thanksgiving for pickup only. Full indoor dining on Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve

Updated: November 2021

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