Sette
Sette

Sette

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.settenj.com/
  • Phone: (908) 502-5054
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: Open for Private Events,

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Allan Philip Russo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Takeout
  • Catering: Be a guest at your own event by utilizing Sette Caterers. With a complete catering staff available and unique catering packages, inquire about our off premise catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: We invite you to make your private events truly unique in Sette's intimate dining room. We will work with you to create an unforgettable evening of delightful dining in an elegant atmosphere. Private functions to guests are available throughout the week, Saturday & Sunday afternoons.
  • Private Party Contact: Allan Russo 9085025054x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mount Airy Road
  • Public Transit: NJ Transit, Bernardsville Line
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Sette
Executive Chef Allan Philip Russo's restaurant Sette resides in prestigious countryside Bernardsville, New Jersey. An awarded recipient to "Best Chefs America" for years 2013 and 2014, Russo welcomes guests to his "Elegant Tuscan" dining room while delivering European hospitality.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Sette reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)fit for foodies (46)special occasion (37)romantic (33)good for groups (7)hot spot (5)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food, too loud
    SHmomVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Food was great. They REALLY need to invest in acoustic panels or carpeting. It is beyond loud in there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well prepared italian food with great service
    marijk
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This restaurant is located in Downtown Bernardsville and offers Italian food. All dishes are prepared from really fresh ingredients and they taste great. The salads are out of this world.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must
    Love2DineVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We have dined here a number of times and it has always been excellent. Brought friends for their first time and they loved it too! They repeatedly commented "How did you find this great place?" We always receive personalized attention, service and recommendations from the owner. We will certainly return and I am certain so will our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    CettsVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is an intimate, romantic BYOB. The owner and servers were very attentive. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grif
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great as usual, the fish was excellent, don't miss the bruscetta (sp) appetizer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Celebration venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Such a warm welcoming venue. Divine food and caring attention to one's well-being. Just loved every minute of the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sharingourfun
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We continue to return to Sette as it is special for both of us. Although familiar with the area we had not dined there until a few months ago. The setting is quaint and beautiful, staff always very pleasant and accommodating. Food is extra delicious. Can't say enough about how much we enjoy Sette.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy as usual!
    luvagoodmealVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had the lamb loin special. Delicious! Salad,dessert,appetizer everything was yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophisticated and Comfortable
    ameliasgrandmaVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This gem in Bernardsville is quite small, less than a dozen tables, with top-notch quality and gracious service. Each dish we had was expertly prepared, and I would bet that all offerings on the small but varied menu were similar in quality. Although the style is Italian, the flavors were varied to suit each dish, and certainly not redolent of garlic. We were pleasantly satisfied after an appetizer and entree each, so we did not order dessert. We were sent home with a small box of biscotti, which were perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PatS
    PatS
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Truly lovely family run Italian restaurant. They care and it shows. In my opinion, they do an outstanding job with the fish entrees and their pastas are devine. Service is excellent as the owner himself goes table to table to make sure his guests are well taken care of. It is a small intimate restaurant. Saw somrone get engage there once. It is BYOB which is a nice bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Went out for a romantic date-night with my wife. The food is simply 'out-of-this-world' and the service is tremendous. Very romantic atmosphere. A+ across the board. Fantastic!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food, service and attention to detal are outstanding. We had a delicious meal at a lovely table. The owner introduced himself and thanked us for coming. Very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food, quaint atmosphere
    sandyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great food and very personal professional service. Small intimated space not too crowded but can get a little loud. We enjoyed our meal and time at Sette. Perfect for dinner and a movie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!!
    Trish
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Sette is a gem! Alan is a wonderful owner/chef who makes you feel special and well taken care of. The food is excellent as us the service. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lteat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner in a lovely neighborhood spot with beautiful details, fine linens, glasses, and atmosphere. Its a small space, but with a table near the window it was a lovely experience. The bruchetta signature dish is a must, crispy, yet soft bread with garlic, beautifully roasted tomatoes and just the right touch of fresh basil. Worth the trip on its own! The gnocchi is also fantastic with a sage butter sauce. We will return for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grif
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was very good and the service was also very good. We have been here many times and it never disappoints. All the dishes are consistent. His special of ravioli was terrific as was his pork loin special
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!!!
    FroedeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Fantastic find, combining the best of wonderful Tuscan flavors with Swiss precision and focus on details. We will certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thanks for the Recomendation
    Tony
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Dining at Sette is always a enjoyable experience, great food great service and a feeling your among friends. On my last visit, friends, to whom I recommended Sette to some months previous were there and having a wonderful time, a thank you for the recommendation text was a compliment to Chef Russo and to myself, it is now one of their favorites. Try Sette for yourself you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food at Sette
    Love2eat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We met friends at this restaurant for a Saturday night dinner. Even though we arrived early for our reservation, our table was ready. The owner immediately came over, introduced himself & thanked us for coming. He came back as soon as our friends arrived & introduced himself to them as well. He explained the specials to us & gave us ample time to peruse the menu. When taking our order, he offered suggestions & inquired about food allergies. The food was wonderful from the appetizer to the dessert. Service was very attentive; wine & water glasses never remained empty for long & we were no ever rushed, even well after our dessert was finished. I definitely recommend Sette if you are looking for good food & a relaxing yet elegant setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was delicious
    luvagoodmealVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent chef, specials were the best. Looking forward to going back. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Baccus Delight
    cpt27nyc
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Small, intimate, casual and delightful eating experience is what awaits you at Sette. Great food preparation greets your palate!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    BobG
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have been to Sette several times and always enjoy the experience. The menu changes regularly and includes interesting items. Prices are not high and since it is a BYOB you don't spend a lot on wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Local Italian Restaurant
    Claret
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Sette is an excellent restaurant. It is small and intimate with a wonderful atmosphere. It feels like a genuine Italian restaurant. The menu is superb with a wide variety of real Italian dishes from different parts of the country. Every course I had was delicious and interesting. Seating is limited so I recommend making a reservation and remember it's BYOB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A very attractive space. The cuisine departs from the run-of-the-mill fare you find at most Italian restaurants. At its best, it is exceptional. On occasion, some dishes could use a bit more seasoning. Definitely worth going.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attention to detail
    bropaul
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Sette is a small restaurant with an interesting mixture of dishes from different regions of Italy. The food is very good and well prepared. I started with a bruschetta of tomato, basil and parmigiano, which was outstanding since we're at the height of tomato season. Then I had an appetizer special of prosciutto, figs & ricotta salata, the perfect marriage of sweet and salty. I followed with the rigatoni all'amatriciana, which I enjoyed thoroughly, though I suspect it was made with bacon and not pancetta or guanciale. What I particularly appreciated was the attention to detail - crisp linen, silverware with heft, good glasses and attentive service. All in all, a lovely dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sette
    LeeR
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Tremendous food and service. Allan does a great job of making sure that everything is perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grif
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was excellent and the owner was on top of everything from seating to checking that everything from you r table to your food was want you wanted. Very nice quiet small restaurant. We have been there several times
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    shopgirl24VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food and service were great. Had the braised short ribs, and the meat fell off the bone- really good. Buratta salad for starters was delicious. Will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday Dinner
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I could not have wished for a better dinner. The two specials of the evening, starter and entree (pork tenederloin) were outstanding. There are only 3 BYOB Italian restaurants that I can consider truely outstanding (2 in Somerset and 1 in Mercer). Dozens that I've tried are good or very good, but this is one of the very special restaurants..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bernardsville secret
    BebeVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very nice. Good food. Great staff. We really enjoyed our meal at this adorable byo restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our evening was perfect from food to service to ambiance. We love Sette and feel lucky it is so close !!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JeffSVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Another wonderful experience at the gem of a restaurant. Very solicitous, custom prepared for and a great dining expedience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 165 reviews are from the Sette reviews archive.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Chef owner is very attentive, makes you feel at ease and is always looking to make sure you have everything you want. Great place for a BYOB. W I'll be returning soon
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Diiner
    Pisces72
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Had dinner with 4 high school friends- selected restaurant because it was midway for us and BYO. We had a great meal (loved fig appetizer)- and I will return with my husband now!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Amazing food, and a cozy intimate vibe. Just loved it and can't wait to go back. The owner is engaged with the customers and really cares about his customers' experience. Few tables, which I think adds to the special and unique ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply Wonderful
    Tony
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Chef Alan Russo's pedigree is evident from your first step into his beautifully appointed intimate dinning room. A warm greeting hints at the attentive but not fussy service that will accompany your fantastic meal. To make a suggestion of the menu choices is to suggest one first and one last, when all are simple ingredient dishes expertly prepared and presented wonderfully. A chef's tasting menu would be a great choice! One thing you won't find on Sette's menu is disappointment. As for Chef Alan's pedigree; ask him when you visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grif
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food is excellent, service is just as good. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Restaurant
    asdf1234
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The menu had lots of interesting and intriguing options. Most of the dishes were very good but not quite spectacular. They all seemed to be missing just some special spark that would have really made them standout dishes. The service was attentive but the courses were slow in coming out. There were just two of us and it took two hours for 3 courses. I'm fine with a leisurely meal but only when I'm the one eating slowly to force that pace. We both finished each course fairly quickly and then had a long wait for the next. Sometimes you want a good meal but you don't want to hang around all night. All in all it was an enjoyable evening with good food, even with a very loud table right next to us which was amplified in the small space.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and BYOB in Bernardsville
    makeitright
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My husband and I recently celebrated out anniversary at Sette (Italian for the number 7). The owner greeted us at the door, gave good advice and obviously cares a great deal about the quality of the food. Our appetizers were relish and the lamb tenderloin was delicious and very tender. The creme brûlée was very rich and we did not go home hungry. I understand it can be hard to get a reservation here, so I am glad that we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    FoodieMan
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We really enjoy Sette. Alan Russo, the chef-owner is on hand to make sure the meal meets expectations. He will even prepare special dishes upon request. All of his selections show the care taken to offer high quality, well seasoned and delicious dishes to his guests. His gnocchi is "to die for". All ingredients are brought in each day so they are the freshest possible. The restaurant is small with seating for only about 30 people, so it is sometimes hard to get a reservation on a weekend night. The restaurant is right next door to the Bernardsville Cinema so it is well situated for the "dinner and a movie" crowd. Don't miss the opportunity to savor what Sette has to offer. Once you try it you will become a regular I'm sure!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate