New Jersey Dining July 29, 2022
Take A Stroll Through Grounds For Sculpture, Then Dine Al Fresco At Rat’s Restaurant In New Jersey
If you’re looking for an elegant way to spend the day while enjoying some fresh air and outdoor art, you’ve got to get yourself over to Grounds for Sculpture! This world-famous art park is also home to a beautiful gourmet French bistro, so you can plan a day of culture and cuisine that’s sure to stick in your memory for years to come.
Grounds for Sculpture is located in Hamilton, very close to 295. It's easy to get to from pretty much anywhere in New Jersey or the Greater Philadelphia area.
This 42-acre sculpture park and botanical garden is a magical place, full of whimsey and wonder. Art aficionados will love it, and it's appropriate for both children and adults.
There are more than 270 contemporary sculptures on display throughout the park, and in a museum building on the property. Each one is truly unique.
The park is also home to water features and walking paths that wind through beautiful planned gardens. It's open year-round, and is pretty any time of year.
The Impressionist sculptures are perhaps the most interesting works of art in the park. They're 3-D interpretations of famous paintings.
Walking through this large park is sure to work up an appetite, and the on-site restaurant does not disappoint.
Rat's Restaurant is a modern French bistro, with elegant fare and an outdoor patio area that overlooks some of the prettiest gardens in the park.
In fact, the best view of the interpretation of Monet's bridge and garden is right from this patio. You'll feel like you've been whisked off to France!
The view is one thing, but what really makes Rats the talk of the town is that the food is
just as good as the scene you'll see from your table!
Elegant and gourmet dishes are on the menu, including steaks, seafood, and the crowd favorite, coq au vin.
With an impressive wine list and seasonally inspired cocktails, this place is the whole package.
There's just one rule you've got to remember: no cats allowed!
Take a look at
Rat’s Restaurant on the web to find their current hours and menu, which changes seasonally. To learn more about the sculpture park, visit Grounds for Sculpture’s website. Address: Grounds For Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619, USA