The Saddle River Inn

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$31 to $50
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French
Classic French cuisine with a contemporary flair is featured in a romantic, rustic, barn along the banks of the Saddle River.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always amazing.

RV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to the Saddle River Inn for years
And even though it change ownership a few years ago
They kept the best cuisine and service in the area

PB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food - nice pace of service - we were celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The steak for 2 was excellent. The Pavlova was a great lite dessert and the brussel sprouts were the best I have ever had (I should have gotten the recipe).

LH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around delicious food
Proper portions

EY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place. This was my first time dining here and was recommended by a colleague. We sat on the second level towards the back so we enjoyed our privacy. The restaurant is BYOB which helps with the bill, but would still be nice to have a bar area set up somewhere.

DK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding - Open Table needs more Stars for the Saddle River Inn.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, ambiance and food were spectacular. I’m already booking my next reservation.

J
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ty was great. This was the second time we had Ty and he makes the best recommendations. The tasting menu is phenomenal helped me discover the cavatelli dish. The bread us amazing too needs to keep coming.

Cheese plate was exceptional.

N
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place. Never a bad meal and service

l
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time back in a few years as we don't live near Saddle River. It was a wonderful evening. We were there to celebrate an occasion and it did not disappoint. The service was excellent although there are too many specials for me to remember. One of us ordered the risotto with shrimp and it was disappointing only in that while it was delicious, it had hardly any rice. The Hamachi Tartare was very good and the Hudson River Foie Gras was delicious as was the Sechuan Noodles. The apple crostata for dessert was also nice. We arrived at 6:00 pm and the restaurant was empty. By the time we left, every table was occupied on a Thursday evening.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saddle River Inn is still the best restaurant in Bergen County. The ambiance is reminiscent of a quaint Vermont Inn. A lovely hint of a wood burning fire place and warm dark wood makes you feel warm and comfortable.
The food is divine and service impeccable. The relatively newer owner and chef has not skipped a beat.
If you want a memorable dinner and evening the Saddle River Inn is a must.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife to the Saddle River Inn for her "special " birthday. Everything was top notch form the GM accommodating our request for a second floor seating to the ambiance, food and service! This was our first time back in nearly 20 years and I can promise you we won't be waiting that long to come back!

S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. Food is exceptional.
Top of the line cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.
Treat yourself to this restaurant, you will not be sorry.
It’s BYO which is always nice.

P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, as usual. We had the venison and lamb chops - they were tender, perfectly cooked and flavorful. Where do they get these cuts of meat! Although the meals are expensive, the overall experience is worth it.

l
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a favorite and always exceeds expectations. Food, service and overall dining experience are consistently outstanding.

n
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner! Everything was excellent from start to finish. Rustic and romantic and delicious food.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was wonderful but waiter had an attitude and was not attentive or helpful.

RL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always an exceptional culinary experience at The Saddle River Inn. Additionally, the ambiance and service is second to none!

RM
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A belated birthday celebration. Top notch service. Tried a “treat” instead of an appetizer...single bite of pineapple and cube of beef on a skewer. Beautifully seasoned, but not worth its price. Lobster toast and warm beets much enjoyed. Scallops and halibut just exactly right. Always a great meal and this was no exception.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening in all aspects. Waiting area too congested.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been going here at least 15-20 years. Food excellent - service not as good as usual - holiday - and exceptionally noisy- again holiday. Would like the menu updated a bit
However still our favorite in Bergen County!!!

CM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for sure but this time we had to ask the waiter to pour our wine. Thus the 4 rating on service. Unusual since the restaurant is flawless in my opinion. Food and ambiance were stupendous as always!!!

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Saddle River In is our favorite restaurant. This time, as always, was so wonderful!
Anthony is an asset to the restaurant and always makes us feel so welcome!Thank you!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. It’s somewhat difficult to get a reservation but well worth it.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great ambiance

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Exquisite 6 course tasting menu

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Best food hands down. Especially the Maibar delicious. It's a must have.

KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about dining here is impeccable--delicious food, lovely atmosphere, and attentive service. We will be back!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Steak Tartare ever! Great service always!

EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. The ambience was warm and relaxing. The noise level was however, very high.

GG
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! Generous portions, and served at perfect temperatures! The wait staff was wonderful, especially our waiter, Ty. He made the that much more enjoyable, with his interpersonal skills, and pleasant conversation.

f
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Always an impressive night out! The service was excellent but the food this time was a little off the usual.

PL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

While the food was very good, the servers seemed a bit unsure of themselves & didn’t get coffee orders correct so we “settled” for what was brought out. Perhaps some training is called for. We were told by our waiter he would see what could be done about getting wine delivered (my error for not bringing any) but after some time, when we did not get an answer, one of us left the restaurant to get it. No big deal but a simple prompt no would have been appreciated. Overall we still had a lovely evening with our friends!

SF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in NJ by a mile. Food Fantastic, Great Atmosphere and impeccable service.

JA
Poconos
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Saddle River Inn

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal!! We both got szechuan noodles as our appetizer, then scallops and duck as our main courses. We then only had room to split a dessert--warm chocolate cake. Everything was delicious! There was a large party with several very small children sitting by us, so it was quite noisy, with a lot of activity. We love kids but it definitely detracted from our enjoyment of a special night out.

BP
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IMHO the best restaurant in the area. The food is amazing and always consistent. We dine out frequently and there service is best we've experienced. bYO is an absolute plus

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was wonderful- the service was great, the ambiance was warm and friendly, and the food was delicious! Can't wait to go back!

V
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected the Saddle River Inn to celebrate our 60th Anniversary and we were not disappointed.