Great choice 4 a parent's night out
The food is excellent... A small menu, but a good variety (even for a picky eater like myself). The dishes my wife and I selected were all amazing... well cooked and full of flavor. No big portions here, but we still left feeling full. Its rare we get dessert, but since this was a special night out we tried the sorbet and some lemon pastry. Yum.
Would (will) come back for sure and will be bringing parents and others who enjoy a good meal.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A worthy alternative to the
A worthy alternative to the Bernard's Inn next door at half the price. A great find for this area.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to this restaurant several times. I have never been disappointed. It's small but they have created an intimate dining experience. Delicious food!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
As usual, the food at Sette
As usual, the food at Sette was excellent, as was the service. If you want a great meal at a slightly higher price, you cannot do better than Sette.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT food, but just a little slow
Another great meal the other night. Basically ordered the same thing as our last visit and it was just as god as we remembered. Service was a little slow, but thankfully the food made up for it.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delish Italian food!
We went for our wedding anniversary and really liked it. The location is very convenient as it is in the center of B-ville. So if you want to go for a drink, there are plenty of options. Our table was right by the window, with the curtain entrance to the kitchen nearby. Not what I would have chosen, but also not a disaster. I think the restaurant also has a seating area in the back, but I didn't see that as we were in the front entrance part. Service was good, not outstanding. BUT: the food is DELICIOUS! My husband eats out a lot for work & has high expectations and he (& I) were very impressed with all our courses. Absolutely fantastic. And it's a BYOB, so that's always a bonus in terms of cost. Definitely recommend!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Sette many
We have been to Sette many times as a couple and with friends. Every experiencewas excellent and I'm sure that the friends that we brought there will also return.
The food has always been excellent. Cooked perfectly every time. The service is attentive but never overbearing. We would recommend this lovely gem to anyone.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Held a business meeting this past Tuesday evening. We opted for a tasting menu, based on the general manager's recommendation. Dinner was spectacular and service excellent. Non intrusive yet attentive. Great venue for any occasion. Highly recommend when in the area
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely will return
Our first time there. Not a huge menu, but specialties from different parts of Italy. The room we were in was very small and quiet (a plus! We could actually hold a conversation without shouting!) The staff were pleasant, professional and attentive. And most importantly, the food was delicious!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We stumbled upon this restaurant by accident the first time we dined here and couldn't wait to come back. We really enjoyed the casual but elegant atmosphere. The waitstaff is very friendly. We thought the menu was perfect. The chef had a good variety to choose from but just enough to not be overwhelming. The dishes have been perfected and are delicious! It is BYOB so don't forget your wine! If you do, the waitstaff told us about a wine shop around the corner. We had a very enjoyable evening with friends and were not rushed at all. The way it should be! It is a small place and fills up on a Saturday night so make your reservations well in advance to not be disappointed.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, wonderful service. This restaurant is a gem.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great local BYOB, fresh well
Great local BYOB, fresh well thought through menu.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It doesn't get any better!!
It is quite clear that the owner-chef has made a very deep-seated, personalized commitment to the presentation of a singular
culinary experience. My intuition tells me that he can't be persuaded to "do it another way," or "add this, or elimate that" from
the menu. The menu is extremely interesting, but somewhat esoteric. This is not to say that I, personally, could find something I
truly love each and every night of the week. It would be nice, however, to have a broader choice of pastas, salads, and veal. I
was disappointed that one could not find the word "vitello" on the menu. My dinner was outstanding, well-prepared and abundantly flavorful. My wife's reaction to her dinner was quite similar. Sette is fantastic.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived very late because of traffic; wait staff was very accommodating. Extremely quiet atmosphere - but excellent food. Conversation would be difficult if restaurant was at full capacity. Surprised to be charged for tomato bruschetta since we were asked if we would like either that or bread - charge should be stated when asked.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely a neighborhood gem
This is a tiny place right in the town of Bernardsville next to the movie theater. It is a favorite of ours for a weekend dinner out with friends. We have been there many times and are never disappointed. It's a BYOB so it is a nice night out without breaking the bank. Highly recommend it.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful evening.
We had a wonderful evening. Great food, perfect service, lovely atmosphere. We could not have asked for anything more!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful, Cozy Quiet...a step through the door from bustling charming down town Bernardsville, to the nicely appointed colors of Italy. Sette was outstanding! Chef Russo's menu is made up of "I have got to try this" selections. The four we did decide on were fresh, presented elegantly, and lick the plate delicious. Paired with the blockbuster 2004 Super Tuscan from my cellar, our dinner was fabulous. We were planning our next indulgence at Sette, before we got to our car.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Northern Italian Cuisine
Fantastic restaurant! BYO allows you to have a phenomenal meal and walk away with less than $50 per head. Everyone I take there said this was their new favorite restaurant. For a casual meal to a special occasion, I can't think of a better place. Their ravioli and risotto are off the charts!! Chef is always willing to cook off menu if he has the ability. I have been to Sette several times and never been disappointed.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
great discovery of small spot
great discovery of small spot on the main street of a quaint town. high tin ceilings really bounce the sound around. food was sublime. the bruschetta was so good,,sort of garlic bread with slices of tomato and cheese on top. the 3 of us shared a salad with poached pears, almonds, golden raisins and a cheese as well as grilled sausage with peppers. so good! dinners were short ribs, fettucini with shrimp and peas, and rigatoni with pancetta. my son loved his dinner so much that he photographed the plate! we were too stuffed for dessert but the coffees came with a biscotti on the saucer. such a treat! byob helps keep the cost down. we loved it!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took out a business colleague out for dinner. We had a tasting menu. Bruschetta, followed by mixed salad, ricotta gnocci, fish and then profiteroles. Amazing experience!!!!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another superb Italian Restaurant
I have dined at many Italian restaurants in the New York area and find that this is one of the best, including those in Little Italy, Manhattan and Arthur Ave in the Bronx
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great and well worth the price. Getting to bring my own perfect wine is the bonus!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy Quiet and Comfortable. Wonderful menu, every dish is a gem piping hot and authentic Italian from every region. You won't regret trying Sette, bring the best bottle from your Italian cellar and enjoy.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I must have driven past Sette countless times without even realizing it was there. My boyfriend and I are certainly happy we found it this past weekend. We had an awesome dinner, including gnocchi, sausage & potatoes, fettucine with shrimp and the filet. I loved how small the restaurant was and the great service. We will definitely be back!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sette continues to deliver exceptional food and service, this was my 6th visit. I had the chef's tasting menu after having trouble deciding what to have, this choice proved to be an excellent way to experience a range of flavors. The service here is exceptional. Remember it is BYOB.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Getting together with old friends
This restaurant turned out to be just the thing. We enjoyed the lovely setting and delicious food. Some of our party thought the portions were a bit small, but it depends on what you order. My short ribs were great.
Everyone was happy with this choice of venue, and we had a lovely walk around after dinner, because the town is beautiful too.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is now our Special Place
and we celebrate our special occasions at Sette. To have found such a gem tucked away on our town is truly unique.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very small (~10 tables, max), superb Italian food.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful Dinner at Sette
Six of us just enjoyed a delicious dinner at Sette. It is a small and intimate restaurant, delightfully quiet and with leisurely service allowing us the time to talk and enjoy our dinner.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a new place to dine and happened to see the excellent reviews for Sette so we booked here. Let me say, the reviews were RIGHT!! In an intimate atmosphere, this better Italian does the little things right. We ordered the four course chef's tasting menu. It included an excellent antipasto (with terrific burrata), a perfectly cooked amatriciana, excellent fish and short ribs for the main, and a dessert tasting menu. Before we got started the chef/owner came out to see if there was anything we didn't like, so he could customize the tasting for us. In a world with a lot of don't care about you restaurants, the people who work at Sette, genuinely do. This was a wonderful find!!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cozy Neighbor Gem
We were warmly greeted by the staff, not rushed and with attention to detail. The food was good and the ambiance lovely.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad to have found this gem
After reading some great reviews on other websites as well as OpenTable, we decided to give it a try. The 35 minute drive was well worth it. Host was pleasant, seemed to care about guests. Food was fantastic, just wish the portions were bigger. They were a bit small, especially for the price. We were not disappointed with the flavor, presentation of the pork scaloppini, the mixed appetizer including parma prosciuto. The fish special was fantastic. We did feel that it was the type of restaurant that should have finished the meal off with a couple of complimentary truffles and cookies. It also seemed like the type of place that should have served a palate cleanser between courses. Those two things would have brought it to the top.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Oasis after a busy week
The eight tables at Sette offer an alternative to the "how many tables can we turn tonight" norm of big-plate Italian glutted New Jersey Italian restaurants.The owner/chef becomes a long-time friend in an instant. It takes only a moment to realize he cares about food and hospitality in a way you thought had disappeared long ago. You could dress in a tux or your jeans and feel comfortable here. Savoy cabbage as you've never tasted it! We'll be back often.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although hidden on a major street in beautiful Bernardsville, it's worth finding. Food is excellent! Atmosphere reminds me of Tuscany and the staff is very attentive.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our recent dinner at Sette in Bernardsville, NJ was a very enjoyable experience. The food was delicious and the service was attentive. The menu was interesting with a variety of choices. The atmosphere was cozy. I would suggest that the music volume be lowered as Sette can be a bit noisey. All in all, it was a very enjoyable dinner.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
outstanding small resturant
Excellent service well timed. Great food. BYOB in a lovely room with plenty of room between tables
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good food, small so
Really good food, small so a little noisy, might want to change up the menu from time to time.....BYO which is awesome.....
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The people are gracious and welcoming. It was not crowded so we could talk and relax. Food was excellent! Get the brochetta and make sure to try the fish, monk fish was great.
We were seated at a table for six that could have been larger to accommodate all the people and the china and glassware. Service was a little slow but likely because we were constantly in conversation.
BYOB a great plus as it makes a great experience very affordable.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tour of Italy
Take your choice of what region of italy your appetizer, entre or pasta will mimic. Great food from the mother country !
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Must Visit!
Top quality and well managed across food, setting, and service. Very charming interior reminiscent of small osteria in Italy (think bistro). Service is sweet and attentive but not overbearing. But the food is the main draw - simple and uncomplicated which allows the chef's classical and traditional style shine along side the seasonal selection of ingredients. The fish was fresh and delicately treated; the manzo (beef prepared as short ribs) was intense and succulent. The pasta starters (ricotta gnocchi and ravioli, both homemamde with the latter made outside the restaurant) were light, perfectly sauced and prepared - a fitting tribute to 'la nonna' (the grandmother).
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Understated Italian dining
We were warmly greeted when we entered this small but lovely restaurant. Our table was ready at the reservation time and our wine was promptly opened. I started with the Insalada di Pere - it was fresh arugula greens with pear, raisins, small cubes of cheese and a light dressing. It was delicious. The risotto with asparagus and safron was cooked perfectly and the Snapper served with olive oil and tomatoes was delicate and flavorful. The service was excellent and the creme brulee dessert finished the meal off on a high note.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
good choice for an evening out
The menu was somewhat limited, but varied enough that everyone in our party of six was able to find a satisfying choice. The appetizers were all excellent, although a bit pricey. My husband and I shared the special ravioli; the others ordered octopus or the salad and were equally pleased. For entrees, I had the monkfish which hit the spot, light and nicely seasoned. The others who had the salmon special served with shrimp and asparagus were also very pleased. The winner was my husband who had the short ribs, succulent and tender enough to cut with a fork. The presentation of the food was very appealing, the staff efficient and above all, the noise level very quiet.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worthy of the best from your cellar
You can expect a warm we're happy to see you reception at Sette. The intimate beautifully decorated dinning rooms, and friendly service are the perfect accompaniment for a great meal. The menu featuring specialties from many regions of Italy is well presented and the dishes live up to the tempting descriptions. My wife and I have enjoyed many of the menu, offerings each fabulous. You can be confident that the finest bottles in your cellar will be well complimented with a spectacular meal.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined numerous times at Sette and always come away pleased. This small (8 tables) restaurant is great for a quiet and intimate meal. The food and service are always top notch.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attractive venue with great
Attractive venue with great food, attentive and friendly waitstaff
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little gem!
We had an evening out with friends and we decided to try somewhere different. I am so glad we tried Sette & we will definitely return. The food was outstanding. It is cosy, the service is excellent & it's a BYOB. We can't wait to return!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always good at
The food is always good at this neighborhood BYOB restaurant. I had the gnocchi with speck in a light and tasty cheese sauce and the pork saltimboca. Bothe were deliciuos and with great presentation. Service was excellent and attentive.
Great spot for business meals and date
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A quiet dinner for two in
A quiet dinner for two in a romantic Brownstone setting serving
an array of delicious culinary creations.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A hidden gem
Nestled next to a small-town movie theater, Sette is a hidden gem. The service was attentive but not overbearing, and the food was very nicely done. The butternut squash soup was rich and silky and the mushroom "quiche" appetizer was out of this world, skip the sausage appetizer...good, but fairly basic. The monkfish dish was excellent, as was the pork saltimbocca.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite restaurant
This is a Bernardsville gem. I'm very picky. On open table, I request a meal off the menu and they make it for me. Now that is service. And it is byob which we love. The service is wonderful. If I had a restaurant, I would not change a thing.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM