Rat’s Restaurant

A True Culinary Oasis at Grounds For Sculpture

Rat’s Restaurant, named for the gregarious character in sculptor and creator Seward Johnson’s favorite childhood story book, the Wind in the Willows, is designed to make guests feel like they have stepped back in time to Claude Monet’s beloved town of Giverny. With lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menus featuring superb country French cuisine, Rat’s is a welcome part of any visit to Grounds For Sculpture.

With an authentic European aesthetic and bold French menu inspiration, we are committed to fresh seasonality made possible by our close proximity to local neighboring New Jersey farms. Named for the beloved character Ratty from the classic children’s storybook The Wind in the Willows, Rat’s will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time into a cozy and inviting French countryside café. Whether you pop in for lunch, dinner, or brunch, Rat’s is one of the highlights of any visit to GFS.

Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture is a 42-acre sculpture park, museum, and arboretum founded on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Opened to the public in 1992, it has rapidly become one of the premier cultural destinations in New Jersey, welcoming and enchanting nearly 2.1 million visitors since then. Founded by artist and philanthropist Seward Johnson, the nonprofit Grounds For Sculpture presents and conserves an exceptional collection of contemporary sculpture, offers outstanding programming for all ages, and provides seasonally rotating exhibitions in six indoor galleries.

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16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619