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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.

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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate the New Year at Serenade. Chef Laird has created a wonderful 4-course meal that our Sommelier has expertly paired with wines. The menu is on our website www.restaurantserenade.com.

We are serving from 5:00 until 10:00. The price is $135 for the 4-course meal. Wine pairings are an additional $50 per person. (Our full wine list is also available.) (All prices exclusive of tax and gratuity.)

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Serenade your sweetie on Valentine's Day. Come experience a beautiful meal created by James Laird for all you lovers.
We are serving from 5:00 PM till 10:00 PM.
$135 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity.)

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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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
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Romantic (25)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Business Meals (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Cozy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Seasonal (8)
Authentic (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Vegan (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Serenade is perfection. Service is always impeccable. It’s been around for a long time. It’s fine dining with a casual atmosphere. Everyone is out of their way genuinely kind.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food and service were impeccable. We will be back

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Serenade has consistently given us wonderful meals and wonderful evenings. The setting and decor are lovely, the ENTIRE waitstaff is very competent, very professional, and provide a rare level of service that is very much appreciated. Every dish on the menu is a delight and very artfully presented. This IS ABSOLUTTELY a DO NOT MISS restaurant !!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Wonderful meal, excellent food, knowledgeable and attentive staff. No complaints, no overdrawn amount of time waiting...perfectly timed.

Food was excellent - harvest soup and short rib tortellini were excellent, and as others have said, the lamb rack was a hit.... very quiet (it was early Tuesday evening), but a very nice ambiance overall....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Another wonderful luncheon experience at Serenade.
The service professional and accommodating. The food delicious & beautifully presented.
Looking forward to returning more often!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were there for our new year's eve dinner. It was a prefixed menu. The appetizer sampler and our second course were excellent. The main entrees (Fish, Beef and Lamb) were comme ci comme ca, nothing outstanding. The dessert sampler was good. The wines selected by the restaurant for pairing was okay...could be better. Overall, a good place for decent french food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service was excellent as always. The only complaint we have is that the ambiance of fine dining is not enhanced by a bare wood table, sans linen tablecloth. This was standard in the past but sadly absent now.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and service are always good. The decor desperately needs a facelift

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

My first time at Serenade and it was a very nice experience. The staff is very friendly and the food was very good. The ambience is romantic and is a great place to relax and enjoy quiet conversation with your loved one. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had been to Seranade times before and liked it. We went back for Christmas Eve dinner. I ordered a fillet medium, pink inside. They were my words. The steak came well done! I would have sent it back but did not want to hold up the rest of the table. I ordered the chocolate cake. The inside was pure chocolate syrup. I love chocolate but this was so sweet! Long time before we go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This is a very good restaurant with some unique dishes. The service is friendly and helpful, but our waiter seemed a little unfamiliar with the details of dishes and struggled a bit to suggest a wine suited to my wife's request. Very nice guy, and otherwise a flawless server.
The decor is well done in a sorta retro-70's way....I like it.
If I have one complaint, it's one of my standard ones: please offer more bread if bread plates are empty, especially if the appetizer hasn't even come yet.
A little pricey, but overall good value.
We'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great place - highly recommend! Cool vibe - great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Enjoyed the tasting menu a few nights ago. The soup was delicious. The scallops were cooked perfectly. The lobster was one of the best lobsters I have ever had in my life. The texture and flavor of the shellfish dish was really incredible.

The service was spot on. Very attentive without being pushy.

Highly recommend. Going back soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Seasonal, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Entire experience and food did not meet expectations or other fine dining experiences.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

A favorite of my family. Service and ambiance amazing. The food is fantastic and the presentation is lovely. Will return soon

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Serenade is our anniversary tradition (although we come a few other times a year as well). Always impeccable service and excellent food choices. The lamb is superb and the chef soup of the day is amazing. Never been disappointed with a meal yet. Seasonal local ingredients are interestingly intertwined into the preparations. Wine list is very comprehensive and reasonable on price for this 5 star restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was delicious however the waiter told us we had to be out in an hour as they were sold out. It was very disappointing to be rushed without being told in advance that an hour was our limit for the table. I find an hour unacceptable for a restaurant of this caliber.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is always my go-to restaurant. Food in incredibly prepared and presented.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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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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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything from the food to the service was perfect. We went there for thanksgiving dinner and had a delightful time.

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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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 (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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