Food Quality: Uses fresh farm to table products. Menu items tend to be Traditional "Old-World" lacking creativity.
Ambiance/Decor: Elegant, old-world formal, suitable for celebrating a special occasion.
Service: Welcoming, attentive, though inconsistent.
Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy traditional American food served in an old world, elegant setting.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer eclectic food in a trendy, vibrant setting.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Seared Dry Jumbo Sea Scallops : The New Zealand Rack of Lamb; and The Whole Branzino.
Liquor: Full service bar with a good wine selection.
The Metuchen Inn features old world dining in an elegant setting. This neighborhood landmark is set in a circa 1843 restored old mansion. The restaurant is popular with diners out to celebrate a special occasion or for a dining experience with old world, formal ambiance.
Diners are typically older, in the 55+ aged group.
The interior ding areas have been remodeled to provide a charming, bright, elegant ambiance, done up with wood floors, fireplaces, and attractive moldings.
The dining rooms are located on two floors and include three working fireplaces and private rooms.
The walls are adorned with a collection of sconces and paintings. The bar area is vibrant with a dark wooden bar and dark wood floors. Tables are spaced close together. Background music plays soft rock hits from the 60s,70s & 80s!
Weather permitting, outdoor patio dining is available.
The Metuchen Inn is owned and operated by Constantine Papanicolaou with the kitchen run by Executive Chef Tommy Ramiro. The dining area is under the friendly and warm supervision of owner Constantine.
They are committed to using local farm fresh organic farming, when available, in the preparation of their menu items.
Tip: If coming here for a romantic occasion, when making a reservation, request a table near one of the fireplaces and away from the noisy bar area.
The Metuchen Inn is open seven days/week Monday - Friday 11:20 am - 10:00 pm, Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm and Sunday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
They are also open for holiday dining on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Holiday decorations enhance the atmosphere.
They have five private rooms that can accommodate private parties and banquets for up to seventy people.
Valet parking is available.
(Updated: November 2021)
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