Serenade

4.7
1964 Reviews
$50 and over
French American
Chef James and Nancy Laird welcome you to one of New Jersey’s Top 25 Restaurants. Experience the locally sourced vegetables, naturally raised meats, exceedingly fresh fish, freshly baked bread, and the in-house from-scratch desserts all prepared by Chef Laird and his team.

Stop in or take out one of the hand-crafted cocktails and delicious food in our outdoor space. Takeout and curbside pickup is also available. Our takeout menu, etc. can be found on our website www.restaurantserenade.com in the "Order Online" button at the top right of the home page. Reservations are necessary to eat at the restaurant.

Support Serenade during COVID-19

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1964 people are saying
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vipDoreenL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous as always!! Love the atmosphere. The wait staff was very friendly but not at all intrusive. Serenade never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect. everything is so delicious.

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vipAGinNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serenade never disappoints! Their COVID protections are excellent and yet there is still a warmth and intimacy to dining there. And the food is perfect - generous portions and creative flavors. Our favorite restaurant in the area and where we return often.

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JohnE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although it isn't cheap, the food is delicious and the service is top notch. They did an excellent job spacing tables and following covid restrictions to make diners feel at ease.

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vipcgs1
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A total Valentine's day value. A lot of quality food, that was very well prepared (as always) and professional served (also as always). Serenade continues to deliver as a great "special occasion" and high quality food restaurant. Many thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was impeccable, as well as the service. The room we were in was very modern and too bright.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dessert was fantastic found out later on they have their own pastry chef. I havent been to any resturaunt around here where the dessert is that good!! A must go for dessert lovers

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter to celebrate her 25th birthday.

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vipAngelaV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love coming here as the atmosphere and food are always special. This time I have to reduce my review to 4 stars because my food was a tad cold and the portion seemed a bit small for the price this time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They did a wonderful job helping my wife celebrate her birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always phenomenal

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Paola
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s a beautiful quiet place to enjoy a wonderful meal with family and friends.

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vipLisaM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uber covid friendly with relaxing and cozy atmosphere and outstanding service. Drinks were sublime.

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vipBackdoc
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always has been and remains our favorite gourmet restaurant in NJ or anywhere! James & Nancy do a spectacular job and it shows.

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ShelleyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!!Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. It was a most pleasant dining experience all around. We can’t wait to return as there are so many great menu items to choose from... You have to come back And we will. Great Staff. Very safe also for indoor dining. So no reason to stay home.

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vipMarmar
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average food , slow service limited menu option for dinner

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vipNYCFoodlover
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday night was our first Indoor dining since March! We have enjoyed serenades take out over the past months and 2go cocktails - but decided we needed and were ready to get out. We felt so comfortable the tables were spaced out with great dividers and precautions. The waiters are so knowledgeable and friendly. The food was exquisite - we started off with the octopus and the melt in your mouth short rib tortellini appetizer - to die for! I loved the swordfish w lobster risotto - huge portion- so good. My guy had filet mignon and loved it he’s a discerning steak lover- this ranks up there w the best. We didn’t have room for dessert so we ordered it to go since it looked so good. Great vibe, excellent food much needed date night - felt like a real person again.

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RosieH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful experience. Amazing food and drinks with awesome ambiance. The New Year’s Eve prefixe dinner was excellent!! Still thinking about it days later!

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vipjonb
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

New Years, great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well staffed. Felt safe. Amazing food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as well as the service!

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vipCourtney
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff. Superb food. Very safe and extremely social distancing indoor dining.

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vipFoodie123
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service always excellent, just very expensive.

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vipSushiguy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Bland and uninspiring food. The appetizers took forever and were served cold - we sent them away and the restaurant was kind enough to acknowledge it and replace with a new hot ones and take them of the bill. Overall, despite a hype and high reviews, we are not coming back - the food doesnt worth it.

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ChuckV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serenade never fails to deliver in terms of ambience, food, and service. It has always been a wonderful experience.

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vipjulieg
Montreal
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good experience at Serenade even during COVID.
We sat inside. The restaurant is clean, socially distanced. Food was delicious.

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FrancisN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I loved the place I wish I could have gotten a better place to sit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional night out and a truly delightful evening. Exquisite cuisine and superb service.

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vipOlgaF
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It felt so normal for once. Although tables were far apart the atmosphere felt busy and normal. I haven't felt this way in a while. It was refreshing. The food was delicious. I ordered tuna tartar and pork. Really excellent choices

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vipmcjuli
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at Serenade, and once again, the food and service were excellent. We ate outside due to the pandemic, and greatly appreciated how they have transformed the parking lot into a lovely outdoor dining space with patio heaters and festive lights.

The octopus appetizer was superb, and we both enjoyed our entrees as well. The wine list is also excellent, and there are some nice selections by the glass. Even though it was a busy night with multiple birthday party celebrations, the service was outstanding once again.

We highly recommend Serenade, and will definitely return.

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vipMindyC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serenade, one of our favorite restaurants, has set up a lovely outside dining area with heat lamps. During this pandemic, it has become a favorite outing for us.

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vipBarryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no place better in this area .
Always a delight , great food , wine and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was exceptional as was the service but my greeting was like warm upon arrival. I also did not appreciate our table for two being so small and in a small corner. Definitely not enough real estate for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is reliably delicious. Service was prompt and friendly. And always a good ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent as usual.

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vipCharlesS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner as usual, and sitting outside under the tents was perfectly fine. Looking forward to doing it again soon.

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PaulC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is always outstanding and food was delicious, though with restriction imposed on them the menu was somewhat limited.

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vipDianeP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Serenade is outstanding there were many people seated outside we ate inside both were set up nicely

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vipSethL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This place always great, this time a cold covid night unfortunately but will continue to support!

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vipAngelaV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serenade is a favorite for a special night out because almost all nice restaurants in Morris County are delicious, but Italian. Great to have something more creative and unique.

FAQs

Serenade is rated 4.7 stars by 1964 OpenTable diners.

Serenade does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.restaurantserenade.com/gifts.

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.

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