Excellent MealWe an excellent meal at Serenade. The food was wonderful. We both had the tuna appetizer which was very tasty and fresh. Bison and calves liver entrees were tender and well prepared. The warm chocolate tart was outstanding.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLove SerenadeWe have been going to Serenade for years and have never been disappointed. The food is always superb and very interesting and creative They used to serve a chocolate soufflé for dessert- was worth going for that alone. They don't offer that any longer but they do have an excellent chocolate tart like choice. Lets just say that I all but lickedthe plate!! I was a little bummed when we arrived because we were given a table upstairs. But that disappointment was made up for by our charming waiter!! In the winter, the roaring fire adds to the allure.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMJersey gemSerenade advertises itself as providing "modern cooking". Not sure about that, but the food is excellent in a romantic setting in Chatham. My wife and I went for our anniversary and were not disappointed. Three menus available: two tasting menus at $120 per person for 5 courses; and a 3 course prix-fixe for $65, which we went for. The wine list is extensive and has very good reasonably priced selections by the glass. My only complaint was that our waiter was somewhat overbearing. Good place for an occasion, as is Scalini Fideli on the other side of rte 124.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed immenselyFrom the moment that the valet parks your car, to the wonderfully-made cocktails at the bar, to the beautiful dining room and finally the exceptional service and food, Serenade is a fantastic dinner experience for a special occasion. While we enjoyed cocktails in the bar before dinner, it appeared that a number of people enjoyed more casual food (and dress) in the lounge area and we were told that music is featured on one or two nights. Dinner was delicious (chose the 5 course tasting plus wine pairing) but the price makes tis a "special occasion" place. Only one minor criticism--accoustics are very poor and therefore, loud people are even louder here. Having said that, highly recommend this experience.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a winner!My husband and I have always enjoyed the bar, but this night I reserved a table in the dining room. The food and service were top-notch, as usual. And we rather like the new decor! We will return again and again.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous eveningMy husband took me here for our anniversary and what a fabulous evening we had; from the moment we walked in the door and greeted by Nancy, so gracious and accommodating! Michele, our waitress was so affable and abiding! We took her suggestions for most of the dinner. I am still relishing the creamy Asparagus Soup ( wondering how Chef Laird accomplished making such a rich soup WITHOUT any cream added!!) . My husband ,for the main course , had the Halibut and I had the Shirt Ribs ( possibly THE BEST anywhere!!) and we thank Michele for these suggestions ! The rest of the staff were so wonderful ! I am hoping that we go back again , other than for a special occasion !!!!!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful. An inclusive experience.We revisited Serenade last night and had a great meal. The food was beautiful and tasty, as usual. (The halibut special was fabulous, as were the soft shell crabs.) The service was attentive and fun. Our server was very engaging. When we commented on the new "look" in the restaurant, he explained that they had just changed to wooden tables, that were handmade walnut, to keep the look up-to-date. Here, here -- a great change. We also noticed that the guests included a large business group, several romantically inclined couples, a graduation celebration, and a woman celebrating her 90th birthday. All seemed to be having a great time. The bar was very busy with lots of people waiting for a spot to sit. We will definitively return.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA winner !Food was superb. Good selection of wines. Excellent service. Nice ambiance.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the price but not on a budgetExquisite food & presentation but very pricey. Good sized portions and so we were cimfortably full when we left.
Attentive friendly service. When restaurant is busy, noise is bothersome making conversation difficult.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. ServiceFood was excellent. Service was average. Overall pricey.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently GoodI meet a friend at Serenade for lunch every few months and we are always glad we came. Delicious food, good service and pretty space make us happy every time.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and drinks were great.Food and drinks were great. The waitress did not seem pleasant as the host was, but it was still an excellent romantic meal.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was excellent.Food and service was excellent. Nice place to enjoy a special evening. The wine selection was awesome.We took our neighbors and we all enjoyed it.Three of us ordered the 5 course tasting with the wine.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food and service.Fabulous food and service. The atmosphere was great in the bar and fine in the dining room, though a tiny bit formal. The sommelier offered an excellent recommendation from the wine list.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I have frequentedMy husband and I have frequented this restaurant for many years. The food is always excellent. We had the tasting menu, called the Market menu, this time and enjoyed it very much. Each course was inventive and delicious.
Our waiter was fairly attentive in the busy restaurant. The wine list has improved over the last few months and we were very happy with a nice French burgundy. My only criticism was that we had to refill our own wine glasses as the waiter and sommelier were too busy. This did not ruin the dinner but it should be corrected for the future guests.
The food experience rivals meals we have had in Manhattan. Keep up the quality.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely.WE had an amazingly delightful meal and experience at Serenade. Lovely venue, fantastic table. Beautifully prepared and presented dishes.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasureWe're never disappointed in Serenade. This time we had the seafood tasting menu with the wine pairings, which was something we hadn't tried before. It was perfection. The food, the wine, the service--we couldn't have asked for a better evening. We were concerned that having an early reservation time (6:30) we would be rushed, but we weren't at all. We have a nice, leisurely dinner and are already looking forward to our next visit.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service, awesome staffI found the entire staff to be friendly and accommodating. The food was priced reasonably for an upscale restaurant in an affluent section of Morris County, NJ. I got the scallops for appetizer and sea bass for dinner. My wife got the fois gras and hangar steak. All dishes were prepared to specification and contained delightful flavors that mixed well in each dish. For dessert we split a brownie. A staff member came over and offered hot chocolate sauce. We were then surprised with a selection of free sweets.
All the food came out timely. My wife tells me that the staff asked a table next to us to quite down a bit. I didn't notice them being particularly loud. I didn't notice the staff asking them to quiet down either.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely dinner with the in-lawsLovely dinner with the in-laws to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday (dined 4/5/13). Definitely a great place that anyone who appreciates fine dining should try and enjoy. The asparagus soup was nicely light. Chopped salad had good bite, not overly dressed. Salmon exceeded my expectations. Coffee was good, but no second cup offered?4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant. We'veExcellent restaurant. We've been wanting to go for a long time and finally did. It's easier to get a reservation early in a week. We went on a Monday when it's less crowded. If you like bison steak medallions, this is the place for you!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMToo dark in main dining area.Too dark in main dining area. The interior needs some updating. Linens on the table would be highly recommended to improve the overall look.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFun,food filled Saturday nite!What a delightful experience! From the warm, exhubruant welcome at the front door, right through lingering over wine and dessert,Bravo. It was our first time at Serenade and their attention to details was evident everywhere. Although the friendliness of the staff did not seem to carry over to the bar tends. We truly enjoyed our three course meal served with perscission. Food was inventive,fresh and very tasty. Definitely a go back to spot.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and wine list.Excellent food and wine list. We ate seafood that was perfectly cooked and accompanied it with a wonderful Sancerre. Very courteous personnel. Service was very well timed.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been to serenade severalHave been to serenade several times but not for about 1 year. Went for my wife's birthday. Glad to say quality of food and service still execellent. Manhattan quality restaurant in suburbia. Need to make time and go more often. They also brought over a special marzipan/sorbet for my wife's birthday. Nice touch!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter 16 years Serenade remainsAfter 16 years Serenade remains one of my favorite NJ restaurants. It remains consistanly wonderful.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasant experience withVery pleasant experience with great food and an outstanding wine list. Has never disappointed.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gem of a Restaurant.....We had a really wonderful meal, opting for the 3 course prix fixe menu. Our server, Michelle, as well as the sommelier, Charles, were very attentive and knowledgable.
We had a lovely, well-paced, truly enjoyable dining experience. All the dishes were beautifully prepared, from starters to desserts (especially delicious were the pea soup and the lemon meringue "tart.")
We will definitely return with friends and family.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingThis restaurant is on par with some of the best in NYC. Food was fabulous and the service was impeccable. Amazing NJ find.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time but not the last time.We've lived in Chatham for 6 years and It was our first time at Serenade but it certainly will not be our last. The food was wonderful and the service was impeccable. Had a nice calm romantic atmosphere. Great for an intimate date night.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great!We enjoy this place very much. It is quiet and the food is always great, served hot and with aplomb.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM