Ninety Acres

4.6
4137 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
During this time, please note the following temporary changes:
Valet Parking is suspended. Self Parking is available.
Cleaning & Sanitation Protocols are in effect.
No outside beverages are permitted.

The Natirar Estate, a nearly 500-acre site atop the mountains of Peapack, is the home of Ninety Acres Culinary Center, which consists of a farm-to-table restaurant, bar & lounge, cooking school, and restaurant events offering unique and exciting menus featuring produce and livestock fresh from the estate farm. The restaurant, along with our private party facilities, redefines what a quality dining experience can and should be. We offer an a la carte menu in our dining rooms.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4137 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time with my husband! Food was awesome!

VV
vipVinoVeritasZZ
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always, dinner at Ninety Acres was an enjoyable experience with great food in a beautiful setting. Our experience was made even better by the exceptional service from our waitress Gabby.

NH
NicholasH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

If they seat you in the attic ask for a different location.

F
vipFoodie
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the dishes were excellent! Nothing "run of the mill" here - each dish is unique to this place. Highly recommend.

EG
EvelynG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience every time. Thank you Ninety Acres for making my niece Emily’s birthday a very special day!

n
nickl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and I love coming here for special occasions!

SM
SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It is normally a great time here. For dinner on Easter, we were placed upstairs in a very small, intimate space. Would have been great if it did not give an extremely somber feel. With black walls and dim lighting on a beautiful, sunny day, it was quite "off." There were only 3 other tables upstairs with us and we literally were whispering to one another, as the other diners were doing pretty much the same. It was very depressing to eat up there, and service was lackluster as well. Would eat there again if I was not forced to sit in what appeared to be to me a dark attic! Was not the mood I wanted for a cheerful Easter dinner with family.

Bathroom upstairs was abysmal in terms of cleanliness compared to downstairs. Overall, will avoid if I know they will stick me upstairs.

DN
vipDNINNJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Disappointed. We had a 1:30 reservation and high hopes for a outstanding experience. We were brought immediately upstairs to their club room which when we started only had 1 other table with people at it. (During the meal the max number of tables full was 3) Felt like we were an afterthought. While the servers were attentive and polite, they were dressed in jeans - When you pay $120.00 a head you expect a certain level of professionalism. The app's were very nice, and plating was exactly how we expected - high level of artistic talent. The lamb tartare was very nice, but they provided no toast points that would normally be associated with tartare. The burrata was a lovely cheese dish. 2 of us had the steak - while it was good, it was not $120.00 good, asked for rare, came in just over medium rare. The veggie risotto was tasty, and the duck ravioli got great reviews. So all in over $650 for a dinner for 4 with no wine. Value just not there. Lesson learned. Yes it is Peapack/Gladstone area, but to charge that kind of money you want people to walk out saying "That was the best meal ever" and we walked out feeling like we were not appreciated.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the chef sampler menu and that was a fun tasty experience. The environment at 90 acres is always beautiful. Service was excellent, we felt safe in the socially distanced indoor dining area. Not crowded at all. Will be going back and would recommend to a friend. Not a cheep night out at $250 bucks including 20% tip for two with one glass of wine each.

D
vipDanello
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The wait staff was not too sharp... we waited for our drink orders-3 time stz our waiter disappeared several times for 10 minutes or more.

AW
vipAmandaW
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! My husband and I cannot wait to come back here. This was our first dining experience and we went all in; chef's prix fixe menu + wine pairing. Overall, we ended up getting 10 plates of food (3 apps, 2 pasta dishes, 2 entrees + 1 side, 2 desserts) and 4 wine pairings. Great deal for the price, in my opinion. They started us off with scallops, carrot & endive salad, and an egg dish with butternut squash and cauliflower. Then we were served this pasta with cheese in it that was delicious and another pasta with mushrooms. For our entree, we had goat, skate and a side of kimchi brussels sprouts. For dessert, we had a coconut dish and a chocolate cheesecake. Everything was simply delicious. We loved the atmosphere, the staff was great. We sat in the room near the kitchen, so that was fun to see. We liked the first 2 wines we were serviced, but the red and dessert wine weren't our favorites. Still, it didn't take away from our experience. We absolutely want to come back here in the spring and fall when the leaves are budding and changing color!

LS
LSTM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant dining and sumptuous food. Just celebrated our anniversary here. Ninety Acres was attentive to my gluten allergy and provided a memorable experience.

VM
vipVincentM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

This was our first time back since COVID and I have to say it was not up to standards, but I think that is true of a lot of places. The waiter didn't know the menu, he quoted us incorrect items that they didn't have, seemed frequently confused, and gave us an out-of-date drink menu. And the food was fine - nothing special. We were a table of 4 and got the prix fixe menu because we thought those would be specialities, but they were just so-so. We have loved 90 acres in the past and will definitely go back. It is a special setting and I am sure the food and service will improve as things get closer to back to normal.

m
mmh250
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck was amazing! The heat lamps make it very comfortable to sit outside in chilly spring temps.

K
Kiersten
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner and will definitely be going back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waiter was awful as if we were doing him a favor. Food was just ok. Was better a few years ago. Seems like they have an audience and give off a take it or leave it aura. Not worth going back anytime soon..

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great, but not as great as pre-covid. Little touches were off, property not as well kept. Had to send a drink back with flies in it. Yes, there is construction, but even the immediate grounds were not as clean or well lit. Hopefully once Covid is past this will be back to the world class property it was. Food was still tremendous!

RV
RajeevV
Chihuahua
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday ! Was good

N
vipNancy
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had the four course meal. It was good but small portions. At the end of it we had to order a pizza. Espresso martini was excellent.

CB
CarolB
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The menu was limited and expensive, the service was outstanding, the seating uncomfortable unless you were seated at the banquet. The Prix Fixe was interesting enough to want to try it in the future.

JS
vipJosephS
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I’ve been coming to the restaurant since it opened and I have to say this experience was one of the worst I’ve had. It’s been trending this way for a while but this was particularly disappointing on many levels.

1. Parking situation is terrible without valet. No big deal but you should think about it.
2. Upstairs is loud and service is inconsistent.
3. The food was good but my portion of salmon was probably no more than 4 oz. isn’t that a bit silly? It’s not an expensive fish and it was treated like fresh Wahoo. The drinks were small. I get the food is a delicacy but you are pushing it. It’s good but not better than other restaurants.
4. The QR code stuff is just silly at this point. You have paper menus. If using QR then how about a mobile version.
The use of the QR to pay is just obnoxious.
5. We had a particular issue with a gift card that was finally handled correctly but misinformation along the way. It was old. We were told it had an expiration which it didn’t. It was not until my date presented a receipt with proper proof that it was acknowledged it was simply written off some time ago by the restaurant. He parents purchased it for her and it’s a lot is money to them which made it feel very insensitive. The people were all nice - waiter and manager but the entire episode made us feel that, like the rest of the night, your guests are being taken for granted.

I get that it’s a popular place but over pricing and I see delivering and making people feel marginalized is not how you keep that reputation. It’s a lovely setting of course but you can’t depend on this in my opinion.

F
Food4thought
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Place was beautiful. Food and service was great. I requested an intimate table for my husband’s birthday. Felt a bit shoved in a corner. Noisy due to a few other guests at nearby tables. Can’t help that. Would definitely go back.

MT
MichT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here. The food and service are always exceptional

BL
BarbaraL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ninety Acres is one of our favorite places to dine. The ambience, food and service are always great.

l
vipluvagoodmeal
Tampa
88 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, excellent, not a crumb left and fabulous service.

SA
SantiA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our meal was lovely. The staff upstairs was quite challenged with being able to share recommendations and the nuances of the chefs tasting menu.
With the quality of the chefs and the price point I would expect the staff to be stronger at knowing the menu and being able to explain it.

MA
MelissaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

For the price and fact that we've been excited for this for some time, we were let down to have to eat upstairs. Pasta was hard. Experience was underwhelming for $300.

Next time

HG
HobokenG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Outside seating was not comfortable for colder temperatures. Also, in the bushes by our table there was a build up of leaves and also garbage like straws, wrappers, etc. I could not believe this rubbish had not been raked and cleaned up. Food was decent and we know the price-point of the restaurant. That said, my husband ordered the steak (with fries). $62. That is ridiculous for what it was. At that price point (even at a nice restaurant) the expectations are higher. At ninety acres you pay for the ambiance, not necessarily the food. I was sold on the pasta as the chef's specialty and that it would be "al dente". It was hard. Point blank hard. Not al dente. It was good but I've had soooo much better. I will continue to return to ninety acres for parties or work functions but personally I would not spend my money here.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Parking is poor and requires one to walk up a dirt path up a hill. Menu variety was poor. Cost was very high compared to other similar restaurants. Flavor palette was confusing and poorly paired. Textures were odd. Value was poor. Service was nothing extraordinary. Ambience was that of a diner. Very nice exterior and main lounge area. 3 stars at best.

J
vipJank
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner.

AS
vipAllisonS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our Friday night dinner outside. Loved the kale salad. The chicken entree was amazing. Enjoyed the vegan dessert as well. Overall, great experience sitting outside. Our waitress was so nice and friendly which topped it all off.

l
lalanis
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Moved our table from outdoors to inside (cold) and Hostess was very accommodating. Will definitely be back!! Steak was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. The host, waitress, staff and manager were extremely attentive. The food was delicious. I had the burrata and duck. My husband had the steak tartare and strip loin. Unfortunately no room for dessert this time. We’ve just moved to the area and will definitely be back.

LF
LovesFood
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was so nice to be able to eat in a restaurant. The Staff was very nice and helpful. We felt very comfortable with the atmosphere. The food was excellent and the service very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a nice relaxing and quiet atmosphere .

JD
JasonD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating inside at 90 Acres since the pandemic started, but we have eaten outside several times before the weather turned cold and were regulars prior to COVID.

Chef Freddy Vargas' cuisine is always joyful, well executed and interesting. He's not afraid to stretch and when he hits it can be magical and even with his simpler dishes, the always fresh ingredients make for a memorable meal. On this night the standouts were the rather "simple" (as in "simply perfect") pappardelle with mushrooms and garlic -- perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned and loaded with flavor and the truffled egg starter.

We did the Tasting Menu and everything was uniformly excellent, save an ever-so-slightly over cooked / overly dense Gnudi that was merely very good. The cod preparation and pork loin were extraordinary.

Service was exemplary -- friendly, classy and wonderfully attentive, but in no way formal and stuffy. Hats off to Nelson and Lindsay for making our evening wonderful!

Another special shout out to whoever has reworked the Wine List. 90 Acres was once one of THE very best places in all of NJ to go for a thoughtful, fairly priced Wine List -- then, something awful happened several years ago where the thoughtfulness was still there, but pricing went INSANE -- to the point that we actually stopped dining there! When you cannot BYOB (they do not allow it) AND the Wine List is priced at more than three times retail? No thank you!

Fortunately fair pricing is back and we enjoyed a stunningly good (and rare) white Burgundy at exactly the same price it would have been in a retail shop. Bravo! Chef Vargas' food is too good to eat without wine and so the beverage team literally has a responsibility to keep the wine list both interesting AND priced fairly -- at least IMHO!

It's good to see 90 Acres doing well. In this part of NJ it is a real asset.

j
johnb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The place is beautiful and the food was terrific. The bar did not have Malibu Rum (really?) and did not have some of the Beer that was on their menu. The service was terrible. The waiter was very difficult to understand when we asked about the Fixed Price option. He also had a bit of an attitude. We could see him joking around with his fellow workers and not looking towards our table to see if we needed anything. had it not been for the service we would highly recommend this place.

PO
vipPONY
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, did not disappoint. Beautiful restaurant with 5 star quality food.

V
vipVito
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wasn't as good as the many other times I've been there. Food very bland

K
vipKelly
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

My husband and I were looking forward to a beautiful night out at Ninety Acres to celebrate his birthday. It has been our go-to restaurant for special occasions and date nights for many years. Unfortunately, our experience was terrible for start to finish, leaving my husband to suggest that maybe it’s time to find a new favorite place. Upon arrival, we were lead upstairs to the Members Club, which served as overflow seating- I’m guessing to allow for increased capacity. The space was dark and cold, having none of the ambiance of the downstairs. The table next to our was very loud, with no music or anything else to drown out their conversation, and we noticed several other tables bothered by their volume as well. We were willing to look past the seating issues and enjoy our night. However, there was only one server assigned to the entire upstairs. While he was attentive when he could be, the service was slow and insufficient. We were left waiting with empty water cups multiple times (they didn’t leave a carafe on our table, like the others had, or we would have happily served ourselves). We were never explained the specials of the night or checked on after our drinks or food had arrived. Our meal was mediocre. My husband ordered the strip loin, which was beautifully presented but must have been sitting out for a while because it was lukewarm. I ordered the rigatoni, but the homemade pasta was undercooked and tough to chew. The highlights of the night were our drinks and our desserts- the carrot cake fritters were delicious. However, by that point the night was spoiled. My husband and I often joke that our standards for a nice night out have dropped, since we have young kids and do not get out often anymore. Unfortunately, Ninety Acres did not even meet those lowered standards. Given the restaurant’s reputation and cost, this dinner would have been unacceptable on any night, but it was even more so disappointing as we celebrated a special occasion.

FAQs

Ninety Acres offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 901-9500 ext. 1.

Ninety Acres is rated 4.6 stars by 4137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.