About Rat’s Restaurant

STEP BACK IN TIME TO CLAUDE MONET’S BELOVED TOWN OF GIVERNY

About Rat's PhotoRat’s Restaurant, located at Grounds For Sculpture, was conceptually designed by sculptor Seward Johnson, with an Impressionist Claude Monet-styled atmosphere. The restaurant scenery features Johnson’s own impressionist-inspired sculptures, as well as a lily pond and bridge. It is named after the character “Ratty” from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.

In Kenneth Grahame’s classic, The Wind in the Willows, one of Mr. Johnson’s favorite books, the character Ratty represented everything a host should be. As founder of Rat’s and Grounds For Sculpture, Johnson likens himself to Ratty who threw the best parties with the best wine. Likewise, the two share delightful imaginations and far-reaching dreams.

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16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619

⚠️ PLEASE NOTE ⚠️

Rat’s Restaurant will be closed for Dinner & Happy Hour on Friday, May 24 for a private event.

Rat’s Restaurant will be open for Lunch on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.