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About Ninety Acres
PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OUR BMF (TASTING MENU) EXPERIENCE
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, a light bar menu in our bar and lounge areas, and the "Bring Me Food" experience, our interpretation of the tasting menu concept, exclusively in our kitchen dining area.
Peapack, NJ 07977
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
CLOSED: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Monday - Thursday: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Old Dutch Rd. E
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(908) 901-9500 ext. 1
Private Party Facilities: Ninety Acres has several beautiful private rooms from which to choose, and can accommodate groups of up to 50 for a seated dinner or 75 for cocktails.
We offer complimentary valet parking. Should you wish to self park, please take the driveway to your left before the entrance and park at the top go the hill.
Closest Train Stations are:
David C. Felton
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Chef Felton who is always willing to break down the wall between diner and chef, has devised a new method to the usual tasting menu madness and welcomes you to BMF (BRING ME FOOD) dining. Please call for reservations and more information.
Ninety Acres Ratings and Reviews
We came here for our wedding anniversary on a Tuesday night and found this restaurant to be extremely disappointing in terms of overall experience, food, and service. The only positive aspect of this experience is the ambiance is very nice in terms of decor.
We started at the bar before we were seated. The bar was not crowded but the service was very slow getting a drink. Even when we were the only 2 people sitting at the bar, the bartenders were talking amongst themselves drinking clementine juice while we were waiting for them to refill our drinks.
We were seated and both ordered a pre fixed menu of 3 courses. The first course I got was the octopus, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a worse octopus dish. The flavor and seasoning was really off and the consistency of the octopus was not fresh. Hard on the outside and rubbery on the inside. Everything you don’t want an octopus to be.
Next was the scallops and pork belly. Talk about frozen scallops and pork belly that was more like a pork roast. The pork belly was also not the right color or consistency. It was a bit hard and very dry. I honestly couldn’t even finish this dish it was that bad.
Lastly, my main course came. I ordered the steak and another disappointment. It fell totally flat. The rice under the steak was the strangest texture it was a black sticky rice that almost tasted powdery... yep! My husband had venison and had a similar experience. I couldn’t finish the steak again...
We decided against dessert because the aforementioned experience was such a Let down. For someone who looks at the desert menu before making a dinner choice, that was so annoying! I mean I just wanted a great dessert.
Lastly, when we were asking for the check it took about 15 minutes when we had to ask someone else. The waitress that came over apologized and said they were busy. Busy...at 9:30 PM on a Tuesday night with 3 empty tables next to us?!
Expensive meal, not worth it. Will not be coming back.
Disappointed this visit. It makes sense now why the restaurant wasn’t full on a Friday night. Started with wrong cocktail; wrong liquor plus ordered on rocks and arrived with soda. Then we asked for sparkling water and received flat. Steak for table was under cooked. We passed on dessert and I’m so glad. I asked for a mint tea and received a cup of clear liquid that smelled minty but there wasn’t a tea bag/pot? Not sure what this was but I didn’t drink it because it tasted horrible. There was even a spoon but I’m not sure what for since there also were no condiments brought out. I have been such a fan of Ninety Acres but all I can say after this night is, I’m glad we didn’t bring friends who have never been. I would have been embarrassed. PS we were celebrating our Anniversary. Big let down for a big bill.
I went with a friend who I haven't seen in a long time so it was a special occasion.
The bar is a nice scene and the wine and cocktails are nice, if not a tad overpriced at $17 per glass on average. As it was just the 2 of us, I assume the waiter forgetting about us was due to him expecting a small bill/tip. All other tables had 4 or more guests.
I ordered the scallops. They were fresh and perfectly cooked. However there was little to no flavor on them. I could have pan sauteed them myself at home with butter and salt. My dessert was flourless chocolate cake with lavendar ice cream. It sounded amazing but tasted plain, like they had added minimal cocoa. A topping of fig paste did not work with it so I scraped it off. My friend ordered risotto which was fine, and her dessert of the pumpkin pie was excellent.
We had to flag them down after finishing our meal and waiting for 20 minutes to clear the dishes. After that we had to remind them for dessert/coffee menus.
When he asked us if we wanted to keep nibbling on some of the items; we said YES and he proceeded to remove them and threw them away, obviously not listening at all. We were stunned speechless but made a point to comment when he came back. He gave us a patronizing smirk. That was when we decided he was getting the minimum tip.
The ambience is lovely with the rolling hills, fireplace and brick exposed walls. I would come back to hang at the bar with friends but the food is not worth the taste, money or the attitude.
We love dining here. From the perfectly mixed martini to the fresh baked deserts the food is exceptional. I am a seafood and steak person which are excellent but when I come here I eat the fresh beet salad and the fried chicken dinner. It’s well worth the hour drive it takes to get to 90 acres.
Restaurant is beautiful and the food was very good and well prepared. The sevice was a little annoying, you get a waiter or waitress, someone else brings drinks, someone else brings food, 2 water girls lurk around filling your water constantly, it's to the point you feel a bit stalked while trying to dine. My biggest issue wss the small portions for the price. I have no issues with paying premium price for quality, but the quantity of food was deficient.
One of if not the best restaurant in NJ, maybe even in NY. Option to eat in kitchen for tasting menu called BMF- mind blowing concoctions, creativity, services, environments, etc. Perfect restaurant on beautiful Acres. Great sommeliers, wine, etc. Chef Charles Bauer is incredible.
Somewhat hard to get to, but good free valet parking. Inside is very nice. Decent privacy, tables not too close. Attentive wait staff. Adequate menu options. Service was very good. Food quite tasty, with fairly large portions. We were not hurried. Somewhat expensive, but well worth the cost. We look forward to returning. It is certainly one of the best restaurants in central NJ.
I have dined at Ninety Acres many times. The food is generally good if not overwhelming so. Despite its pretensions Ninety Acres is not a great restaurant. On my last visit my cauliflower soup was good and hot but my trout was tasteless and unremarkable.
However, what I find most distasteful is the service. While the staff is clearly trained they seem to be without passion and go about their job in a perfunctory manner doing what they were trained to do and say. Twice during the meal while there was a pause in actual eating for conversation and with food clearly on our plates the same young women came over to clear our plates from the table. She was clueless.
I've had better meals and better service elsewhere.
I thought the overall experience to be outstanding. I have always enjoyed a 5 star experience, here, and after reading some recent reviews was concerned. Perhaps because it was a Tuesday evening and not as busy as a weekend (by 8 there were still several open tables), the attention to details were great. My choices for the 3 plates for $75 were delicious and very generous for a tasting menu. The fois gras torchon, pan roasted black bass, and the venison were all excellent, as were the by the glass wines that I ordered to pair with them.
This is among the finest restaurants in the central jersey area. The level of service is unmatched! Bread basket is worth noting...yum! Each couple shared a appetizer...beet salad and cavatelli with ricotta and tomatoes. We all had the fried chicken with mashed potatoes. The portion was giant...4 pieces each. And so delicious.
We made reservations for a special occasion because we knew this spot was pricey. Although not somewhere we can afford to go regularly it was definitely worth the experience. Awesome staff, delicious food and a great wine and coacktail list. If you're willing to spend the money I highly recommend going here, but make sure to make your reservations well in advance!
Personally, we felt this place was overrated. My husband and I fine-dine out frequently between New Jersey and New York and it this was not nearly what we had expected. I am sure visiting during the summer months & taking in the view would be very grande, but the food was lacking a bit in flavor and although had some unique combinations, we found them to be a bit too eclectic for our taste buds. And, no sophistic scenery or well decorated establishment could replace a mediocre meal experience. Our wine sommelier recommended a wine based on our requests and we were sorely disappointed with the selection ( mind you, it was an $80 bottle - and to be still disappointed?! ) If you are interested in visiting just for the experience, I would suggest ordering pizza's and wine and enjoying the scenery and you will not be let down. We just expected more "wow" factor from the menu. Inside ambience was nice and welcoming & service staff was very attentive - so giving credit where credit is absolutely due!
Had fond memories of dinner a year ago. The food, particularly the beef, was only fair and way to expensive. Appetizers and desert were ok. My cocktail, the last word, was just not crafted properly. Very disappointed but glad the quality of service was excellent.
I took my husband to Ninety Acres for his birthday, along with our son who is in his 20s. It was a first-time for all of us.
Everyone we met along the way was warm and welcoming: the valet at the door, hostess, bartender, wait staff. Our server, greeted us and she immediately acknowledged my husband's birthday, which set the tone nicely. She had just the right amount of check-in with our table and was helpful with our selections. Our dishes were outstanding from appetizers through dessert. I also enjoyed the NJ chardonnay on the menu!
I would highly recommend coming here in the daytime to see the view. We had an evening meal and I would have loved to have seen the surroundings as we drove in.
The dinner was pricey, no doubt. However, it was worth it for this very special occasion.
In town on business, we were looking for a great restaurant, with good atmosphere, high caliber menu and all around superior quality. Ninety acres exceeded on all accounts. We ate and shared the three course meals and felt personally catered to. Every course seemed to exceed the one prior. Phenomenal ambiance and great staff. We even ended up with an Uber driver issue at the end of our night, which the hostess personally called and solved for us. I can't begin to describe how fantastic this night out made our quick business trip to NJ.
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