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Prospect Tavern Beef & Ale

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American, Bar, Pub, Steakhouse
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14 Prospect St, Madison, NJ 07940-2164 (Formerly Prospect Tavern)
+1 973-295-6255
11:30 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Kearny, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We're always looking for great little places & prefer not to go to chain restaurants. I came across a Groupon deal online so I thought this would be perfect. We drove about 40 minutes to get there but we don't mind if the place is worth it. This restaurant was nothing special, not terrible - not fantastic. Interior was pretty... More 

Thank Sha L
Millington, New Jersey
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here to use a Groupon that we had. There was a nice selection of Pizza, Salads and Sandwiches, When we saw the Lobster Rolls listed, we stopped looking. The lobster roll was almost as good as going to Maine and comes with a nice choice of sides. We chose Sweet Potato Fries and Cole Slaw. Both were... More 

Thank Rodger E
Chatham, New Jersey
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This place has a great bar, the best in Madison. The food is OK, but the attraction is the bar for me.

Thank Charles4564
New Providence, NJ
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We go to the Prospect Tavern frequently. They have a nice selection of special beer. The food (steaks), burgers and salads are GREAT. Highly recommended. And there are TVs to watch sports.

Thank Barry S
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The onion soup is delicious and you can even get it with gluten-free bread. Henry is the best server ever! Great place to hang with friends and have a beer.

Thank Ann S
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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144 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

For a bar, it serves very high quality food. A foodie can tell that the chef is making many of the dishes from scratch. The best part of this place is the happy hour (3-6pm I think) which offers incredible food and premium drinks at very low prices.

Thank bhons21
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have eaten here several times this year when I'm in town for work. They have a nice deck for outdoor seating, plus a large bar and additional seating inside. I love the Strawberry & Brie salad (with grilled chicken) and the Arugula & Pear salad - really good! You'll enjoy having lunch or dinner here.

Thank LauriePopp
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714 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

took advantage of the weather to sit outside even though the view is nothing special. Good food but predictable.

Thank JillConnecticut
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Attractive inside and out, this should be a great tavern with great tavern food. But it's not. Risotto was crunchy, burgers overcooked and greasy - there's always something wrong and never something worth overlooking that for. We've been a few times because we are hopeful, but then regret it. We're done.

Thank Carol G
Long Valley, New Jersey
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159 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The food quality was mixed. My blackened salmon was good but the rueben sandwich was not good. The corned beef was so fatty my companion could not eat. it. The turkey burger was under cooked and did not arrive with the other 4 entrees because it seems either our waiter or the kitchen did not have the order right. Our... More 

Thank buffylane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Prospect St, Madison, NJ 07940-2164 (Formerly Prospect Tavern)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 973-295-6255
In the late 19th century, the Prospect Tavern housed a coal company, part of the bustling railroad industry located just yards away. Today the 1880's Tudor building comfortably seats 50 patrons in the dining room, while the 60-foot bar and outdoor patio make the tavern the preferred place for a casual dinner or to enjoy the perfect pint.The Prospect Tavern offers classic American comfort food like our thinly sliced prime rib sandwich with au jus sauce or our slowly-braised home-style pot roast. Our superior-cut Prime Rib has distinct marbling and is served and seasoned to perfection. Available only on the weekends, this excellent Prime Rib includes a salad, vegetable, and any-style potato.The Prospect Tavern is situated in the central business district of Madison N.J., steps away from the train station, movie theater and great local shopping, making it the perfect place to enjoy a delectable meal before a movie, or to have a relaxing drink on the outdoor patio. Come visit us soon!

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