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.
Chatham, NJ 07928
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.
Main Street (Rt. 124)
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Custom menus for groups.
Enjoy parking in our large private lot.
Chatham stop on the New Jersey Transit Train and Buses
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
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.)
Serenade Ratings and Reviews
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 !!!
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....
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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