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Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery

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Trap Rock Restaurant & BreweryTrap Rock Restaurant & Brewery
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

50 Ratings
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.68%
Active Beers: 44
Beer Ratings: 148
Beer Avg: 3.79
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

279 Springfield Ave.
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, 07922
United States
phone: (908) 665-1755

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Reviews by TheDeuce:
Photo of TheDeuce
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%

Place was crowded as hell, my girl and I had a reservation for 8:30, got seated at 8:45, couldn't even get to the bar to get a beer because it was so crowded, but that's ok.

Seated in a small table for two we are served bread and water and take our drink orders, I order the Merlin IPA, a West Coast variety and she orders one of the seemingly endless choices of wine. The IPA was well made and balanced, not as hoppy as my normal choice but I liked it. Food was excellent, I had a Filet Mignon while Suzanne had the Mahi Mahi, expensive but excellent, service was responsive and polite. I had a Porter to top the night off that was well made as well, the beers were all high quality, nothing jumped out at me as too crazy, though the Rye beer looked different than most I've seen.

This is an expensive place, and no it doesn't serve usual pub fare like wings/burgers, but that is no reason to not give it a chance, on a slow night you can always just stop at the bar and sample the beers or its a great place to have dinner if you can deal with the prices and want a great beer. There are enough gimmicks in the craft beer world, why not an mid to upper class restaurant too?

One thing I could've done without was the valet parking, other than that this is a fine place.

TheDeuce, Jan 27, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

muskiesman, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Resuin
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Resuin, May 25, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%

Vibe: This is an upscale restaurant that also happens to have a brewery. The interior is a little rustic and feels like you are in a chalet in the country. Outdoor seating is also available.
Quality: Beers were served at the proper temperature using a variety of glassware.
Service: There was a variety of wait staff that offered prompt service and were knowledgeable about the menu.
Selection: I counted nine different beers on-tap, which were available in pints and jumbo (23 oz.). Samplers were also available, as well as growler fills and kegs. One of the beers was on hand pump.
Food: The food is really what sets this place apart. We started off with House Smoked Pulled Pork Tacos, which were in miniature hard shell tacos on a bed of black bean salsa. We also tried the Fried Chicken and Cheddar Waffles and the Yellowfin Tuna. The appearance of each of the dishes was very fancy. Everything tasted excellent.

metter98, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of lknox511
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

lknox511, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of JG-90
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

JG-90, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

acurtis, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Varkias41
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Varkias41, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Gnarles
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%

recently went here for a buddies birthday and out of all the local brew pubs in the cnetral jersey area I think this is the nicest one. We tried their sampler and a couple of beers after and all were amazing. Excellent beer! Excellent service! Enough said!

Gnarles, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of djrn2
4.15/5  rDev +3%

I love this place. By far the best Brewpub in New Jersey that Ive been to. Yes the atmosphere is not your typical "brewpub" style and the food is upscale and pricy, but the beer is great. There are always about 8 beers on tap, ranging from Imperial India Pale Ales to Oatmeal Stouts to Raspberry Wheats. There are 4 flagship beers with 4 rotating sesonals and specialties. The food there is excellent but on the gourmet side. You wont find nachos and chicken wings. I highly recommend this place if you have the chance to get there. And remember, no hats allowed!

djrn2, Jun 08, 2013
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Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery in Berkeley Heights, NJ
90 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.