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About Serenade

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 for one of the hand crafted cocktails and delicious small plates at our bar before you order from our award-winning, carefully chosen wine list.

6 Roosevelt Ave
Chatham, NJ 07928
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm;
Dinner: Thursday - Friday: 5:30pm-9:30pm;
Saturday Price Fixe: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
We do not take reservations for the bar.

Cross Street:
Main Street (Rt. 124)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 701-0303

Website:
http://www.restaurantserenade.com/

Catering:
Custom menus for groups 12-50 people

Parking Details:
Enjoy parking in our large private lot.

Public Transit:
Chatham stop on the New Jersey Transit Train and Buses

Executive Chef:
James Laird

Private Party Facilities:
Create a deliciously memorable event designed especially for your tastes and needs. Whether it is a holiday party, business function or family event, Restaurant Serenäde offers the perfect menu and service that will guarantee an unforgettable experience.

Private Party Contact:
Jeffrey Worster: (855) 820-6754

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Come celebrate with family and friends at this festive evening. Let us take care of you during this hectic time. We are offering a delicious three-course meal. Adults are $85 and children 10 and under are $40. We ask that notify us 24 hours in advance, if you intend to cancel.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Spend one of the most lovely evenings of the year celebrating at Serenade. Our delicious four-course meal is $135 per person. (There is not a special price for children for this event.) We ask that you give us 24 hours notice, if you intend to cancel.

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Details
Sun 8:00PM - 8:00PM

Sat 5:30PM - 5:45PM 9:15PM - 9:45PM

Serenade Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Special Occasion (29)
Notable Wine List (23)
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Romantic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Business Meals (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Authentic (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Seasonal (8)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
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Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was very good at Serenade. I had read an article about the restaurant last summer and was looking forward to having dinner there. It was all a bit too pretentious for my tastes and very pricey. Not expecting to see members of the serving staff standing around in groups most of the evening. All food was price fixed and that caught us by surprise . Had seen no mention of this when we looked through their menu through Open Table. It was a one time experience. Not planning on going back.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Second time back this month! This time had the dinner special-- hanger steak and short rib! Awesome!!! Finished the whole thing.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Awesome, awesome food! I loved that it was Farm to Table! Great options as well! Definitely will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A truly iconic restaurant. Great service and creative, well prepared and beautifully presented food. Extensive wine list with moderately priced options along with the special bottles. Short rib ravioli appetizer was both creative and comfortable. Striped bass over a lobster tomato risotto was as good as it sounds.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was good...as always. Not our best experience, though.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our food was delicious, the service impeccable, and the room we sat in had a lovely fireplace blazing away. The bar was pretty crowded the whole night, so I'll assume it's a good place to hang 🍸

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We've been here before and expected nothing less than perfection! We were not disappointed. I love the decor and atmosphere, the staff is exceptionally professional and friendly, and the food as usual was fabulous! Definitely one of the best in the area! Looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My wife’s fish was undercooked. They merely reheated it without so much as an offer of a complimentary dessert. Waiter stumbled through the specials, clearly distracted by the regulars at the next table. At $40 an entree, best off going elsewhere.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary - was disappointed with the location of the table . right in the middle behind the servers and in front of the entrance to upstairs room. Area was busy and not enjoyable for a special occasion dining.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a friends get together there and were all very pleased with the quality of the food, presentation and selections. The wine list is quite pricey, would like to see more moderately priced wines offered. We will definitely go back for a special occasion or two.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful destination for a special occasion. Was especially pleased they were open on a Sunday evening and that service and kitchen were still top notch. Although relatively small, the tables are nicely separated allowing for privacy and a quiet ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

First time here and very pleased with my choice .Loved it
Thank you for every thing .

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I have been here may times. It expensive, but well worth the money

The service was a bit off as it was a busy Tuesday lunch (not sure why).

But it still gets an overall 5 stars

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent food, combined with elegant atmosphere, made for fine dining. Only negative was a waitress who had a bad attitude.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We would of given five stars however dinner was quite rushed. Not that we were looking to spend 4 hours there however we had to tell the staff to wait until we were done with our current course or drinks a few times.

With that said the meal and environment were great

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Always a pleasure to eat at Seranade. The menu changes frequently and the food is always nicely presented and delicious. Service is also always on point. We've been going to Seranade for years, and will continue to do so.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service and great ambient place to be with the love of your life.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food, ambience and service

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

MY ENTREE (TUNA) WAS TO DIE FOR; HOWEVER I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN THE APPETIZER (GRILLED OCTUPUS) & THE DESSERT (CARROT CAKE.) THE OCTUPUS WAS OVER-COOKED AND CHEWY. THE CARROT CAKE HAD TOO MANY LAYERS RESULTING IN MORE ICING THAN CAKE; AND THE OUTER EDGE OF THE CAKE WAS STALE & DRY.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had another excellent meal at Serenade. All four of us enjoyed our meals. Service was attentive but we never felt rushed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always well done, menu was seasonal and perfect with great options and great flavor. Service is and always is impeccable. Will be back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great meal, but I thought the service was a bit slow. Local ingredients, carefully prepared and -best of all- tasty in a way that always surprised.

BUT when I go to a top-10 restaurant within 50 miles of NYC, I want service like I get at Bouley or Le Bernardin. I thought the wait stuff was borderline inattentive.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

The service was excellent with an attentive, courteous and gracious staff and the ambience is lovely. However, the food was lacking. The burger, which should have been medium, was well done and in fact was charred rendering a burnt taste. The pasta was tasty but the noodles didn't appear homemade or perhaps not freshly made.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were at a nearby bridal salon with my daughter looking for her wedding dress and decided that Serenade would be a nice choice for dinner after her appointment with the salon as it is one street over.
What a wonderful choice! Impeccable presentations of truly delicious meals prepared with obvious care. The service is fantastic! The restaurant is well staffed with knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and attentive though unobtrusive waitstaff.
A gem in Chatham.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was the first time at Serenade that we were really not thrilled. They have changed the menu to a forced prix fixe which is more expensive. They had no specials and we struggled to find an option that appealed to my husband. The atmosphere is a bit stuffy. Ultimately we prefer Common Lot in Millburn which is more contemporary, better priced, BYO and has amazing food creativity & preparations.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 6, 2017

First, the building, decor and ambiance have a wonderful feel and aesthetic. The dining room is quaint, modern and well appointed. We were a party of 4 and decided on the tasting menu. The tasting menu consisted of 4 courses and a dessert. We opted out of the wine pairing (we stuck with our mixed drinks instead).

The good - the food was delicious as were the mixed drinks. Even the bread had great taste and complexity. The staff that brought the food out was well choreographed.

Room for improvement - our waiter was a bit spacey and not into details. The Mayweather mixed drink, although delicious, was served in a small glass with a huge ice cube and the drink literally consisted of 2 1/2 sips. I returned to my dirty vodka martinis afterwards. The service seemed a bit quick (not rushed but very little time in between courses). The dessert was ice cream. Although good, not what we expected after a 4-course tasting menu and by far the most plentiful dish. As for the tasting menu, other than the soup, the courses were very small (the scallop course consisted of 1 scallop and not even a jumbo one). If the tasting menu were 5 courses or more, I’d understand - but 4 necessitates a bit more of a portion.

Don’t get me wrong, we’d go again but we’d order off the menu. The ambiance and food were excellent. FYI - The bill was $510 without tip and that included 6 mixed drinks.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very creative and tasty pre-fix menu with lots of different options. Team was accommodating of pre-dinner requests. Great evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Outstanding as always. great service and seasonal choices were exceptional

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Perfect setting for our anniversary dinner! Service food ambiance couldn't have been better!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food is always great. Service was a bit off - meals were incorrect and having the meal upstairs meant that a server was not always present and easy to access. A strong 7, but far from a 9

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Serenade always excels. We booked a table with friends from Nashville, and they were impressed with the food, service and wine list. Delicious dinner as always.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Our waitress HATED US. She huffed & puffed over EVERYTHING. We were not difficult, but she made it VERY clear that she wanted NO part of waiting on us. HORRIBLE SERVICE.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Tasting Menu was excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Restaurant is getting tired; needs a good facelift and cleaning. Food only fair - lobster roll on a burned roll; fries overdone. And the avocado fries were just an avocado cut in thirds with a coating; not worth it.

Service lovely.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

the best, best service anywhere in NJ.
we had at least 6 servers attending to us.
they didn't interfere with each other, each knew exactly where we were in our meal and drinks.
we couldn't have been any more delighted with the wait staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

My first experience here was good but not at this time. I was completely ignored for 40 minutes without being asked by any staffs there. Even though the food was good but I will never come back to this restaurant again for the rest of my life. I have been visited so many Michelin star restaurants in the world and this was the first time I got treat like this. They did not even offer me treat to make il their mistake. Even California Pizza kitchen at Short Hills mall offered me a free dessert when they forgot to make my dessert and i had to wait extra 15 minutes for it. Such a huge disappointment!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great food. Polite staff. Nice digs. My wife liked how the wait staff wore sport jackets.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great from greeting to good-bye. We're impressed with the sauces and nutritious content. Best wine list we've seen in years.

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Restaurant Serenade is consistently a great dining experience. The outstanding menu and food, depth of wine choices, and polite service just makes each dinner so memorable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic
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