The Village Inn
The Village Inn

The Village Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thevillageinnofwayne.com/
  • Phone: (973) 696-0555
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close

    Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday: starting at 2:30pm

    Brunch & Lunch open for private parties only
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: John A. Martino C.E.C.
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: See our website under the Cook and Carry menu - full listing of off-premise catering with prices available.
  • Entertainment: Friday nights we have a classical guitarist, Serge.
    Go to Youtube him to see him play: Inesperado Classical Guitar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Valley Road
  • Public Transit: Bus stop right on the corner of Runnymede Dr.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 90 parking spots available in our private lot
A word from The Village Inn
Welcome to The Village Inn. Begin your culinary journey at one of the top restaurants Wayne NJ has to offer. Executive Chef John A.Martino cec, has created an amazing dining experience, ensuring The Village Inn’s position as one of the most sought-after New Jersey restaurants. If you’re searching for the leading restaurants Wayne, New Jersey has to offer, look no further. The Village Inn also provides services for any events, parties and intimate dinners. The Village Inn has become known as one of the best American Bistros in NJ. Experience creative cuisine is what has become perhaps one of the most beloved authentic American/Italian restaurants in Wayne New Jersey.
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The Village Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)special occasion (4)romantic (3)fit for foodies (2)good for groups (1)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Excellent dinner
    Dineout
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Very good food---nice ambiance--excellent service. All in all, a most pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible
    norman
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was practically inedible. My fiance's pasta was undercooked, not al dente, hard and UNDERCOOKED.. Not only that but the cavatelli was clumpy and there was just a random piece of cauliflower instead of broccoli. My green beans and steak were bland, and mashed potatoes incredibly salty! How does a restaurant make TWO dishes taste horrible? Do not waste your money, go elsewhere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great everything!
    JerseyGirl07407
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food was wonderful, just a bit disappointed, but not because of the dining experience. A friend and I went last year and the Village Inn had Fall Specials that we ordered, which turned out to be some of the best food we ever ate. I had hoped they would recreate that meal again this year, but our server asked and told us we were a week too early. Our server, Megan shared with us, that we were her first customers at the restaurant, but she was perfect, attentive but not annoying. She asked questions when she wasn't sure about how something was prepared, although she already knew enough to suggest a great dessert! Owner was just as nice welcoming us and even saying good night at the end of a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We got married here last year. The first thing that sold us was the excellent food. John the owner is outstanding. Explained everything & took care of everything. We decided to wait to return on our 1st anniversary to make it special. Now we will be returning on a regular basis. The food is outstanding. The ambiance is very romantic. This place is a real gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 16 reviews are from the The Village Inn reviews archive.
  • Good Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is a great find. Servicer was attentive but not intrusive. Food was good and presented well. We were not rushed and had a wonderful meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We got there for our Saturday night reservation and the restaurant is CLOSED! No sign on door or anything. When I called I get their regular recording and I left a message. No one called back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Above Average
    Amazing
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was good a touch above diner food Service amazing one server handled the whole restaurant and did a fabulous job. If I lived in area would go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome. Loved it
    homegrownfoodie
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Ambience - excellent, service - excellent, food - excellent, prices - excellent for the quality, fresh cheese is amazing! I need more! The Village Inn is definitely on my favorites list. Kudos to Chef and Owner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise
    devilznj
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    My first Groupon and we will definitely be back. I have a weak spot for BLT Wedge Salad and theirs was outstanding. Nice selection of entrees to choose from...already lined up a few for our upcoming visits. Unique food combinations and some interesting desserts...the inverted apple pie was delicious. Staff was very friendly with impeccable timing. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Foodie7
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The Village Inn has become one of our favorite dining spots, whether for special occasion or just a dinner out. Tucked at the end of a quiet street, the overall experience never disappoints. They have a great happy hour in the bar area, and the restaurant is cozy (there's even a fireplace for those cold evenings) but not cramped. The owner, John, and his staff are welcoming and warm. Most importantly, the dishes they prepare are always delicious. Best tip: Save room for dessert (the doughnuts are amazing)!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little diaappointing
    chip
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have dined here on many special occasions ( Thanksgiving,Easter, Mothers Day,etc.) The entree choices are always limited on holidays, but this last time our table had 4 different ones and they were sub-par from tough overcooked lamb to a shrimp scampi so overly laced with a tomato type brushetta, as to not make it a true scampi dish. The appitizer and desert tables were both still very good and kept well stocked. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice surprise
    Teddy
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    always anxious about visiting a new choice for dinner on a Saturday night, we were more than surprised at how much detail & care went into each part of the meal. The braised pork shank entree (specials) was one of the best meals I have ever had, and the 5 donut dessert special was a treat I had not had since my youth, when bakers were special and made real Bavarian cream filling. WOW!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food and Atmosphere
    food3
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Loved, Loved the Potatoe crusted Chilean Sea Bass and Soft shelled Crab! Service was good and clean establishment. Parking was easy and restaurant was not crowded..they seated us immediately (we made reservations online). Lava cake dessert was wonderful!! Loved that dining was in a home and they have a beautiful room in back for special functions- sooo pretty. ***a well kept secret in Wayne*****
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining experience
    Chefsdaughter
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    This place was very nice and low key. Service was superb. Food was delicious. Wine list and bar were extensive. Great date nights spot or dinner with friends. And you can book private parties as they have two additional rooms besides the main dining area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very nice neighborhood restaurant
    wendy
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Our server was excellent, very helpful in making choices for the table food was very good and we will definitely be going back to try more dishes
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day 2014
    Christine
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The dinner was perfect! Wonderful service and friendly staff! Will be returning soon .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal!
    lkkalj
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Take the time to check the Village Inn out. The food is excellent, the staff is great. There is a lot of variety on the menu and always great specials. They also offer affordable banquet packages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a regular
    thepacker
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    One of my regular eateries. Has been a bi- weekly regular for years, never disappointed. I've taken friends for special occasions and all have enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The presentation of the food
    lucky2enjoy
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The presentation of the food was enticing and the meal from his daily special list was absolutely delicious. This owner/chef really cares and prides himself with his art. There were four people in our party and we ordered four different meals and the reaction from all was the same- outstanding. His homemade desserts also were great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An enjoyable evening out with
    Enjoyingeatingout65inNJVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    An enjoyable evening out with excellent food,a nice atmosphere and terrific service-all at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.