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Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery

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Trap Rock Restaurant & BreweryTrap Rock Restaurant & Brewery

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
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 jwc215:
Photo of jwc215
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

This is a very up-scale restaurant. It is very fancy, and you wouldn't know that it was a brewpub if you didn't see the vats and know better. they have a very extensive wine list and display the wines. The staff is dressed elegantly. Proper attire is required.
I went with some friends on a Sunday night.
The person who waited on us didn't seem to know much about beers, but other staff members came over to us, including the bartender, and they knew a bit more. They were all friendly.
The menu listed the eight beers that were availble - thought they were out of the porter and the red ale. The food selection was limited, but varied. They were out of several of the food selections, including a steak dish that one of my friends ordered. They also did not have the beer sampler available, as they were out of two of the beers.
The food was good - as you would expect from a place like this. We started with the oysters - then, we each ordered a different food selection. The portions were average-sized - neither generous nor frugal.
We also each ordered a different beer - They were all good - very smooth. The prices were not unreasonable for the beer - 4.50 for a pint and 12 for a growler (10 for refills).
Because of the high prices, especially for what you got, I don't see myself going there too often, but I'm glad I went to try it. I wasn't really disappointed with anything except that they were out of several things. (and they were a bit hurried when it approached closing time - nine o'clock - but I guess I can't blame them for that.) If you are in the area,

jwc215, Jun 26, 2006
More User Reviews:
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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.