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Ambiance  - The Hill - Closter, NJ, Closter, NJ

The Hill - Closter, NJ

4.7
4.7
922 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Hill features globally influenced, seasonal American cooking with the lightness and bright global flavors Chef Ben Pollinger is known for. Seafood, steaks, game, and vegetable-centric options are featured on the menu.
The style takes a cue from Scandinavian minimalism with a rustic farmhouse decor accented by mid-century design elements, industrial elements and warm earthy colors and natural tones. The atmosphere is inviting and approachable, suitable for everyday dining and also features a full bar, private dining room and outdoor patio.

Chef Ben looks forward to welcoming you to The Hill!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon, Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon, Wed–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 899-4700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ben Pollinger

  • Private party facilities

    Business or pleasure, let us take care of you and your guests!Weddings, birthdays, showers, business meetings, gatherings of friends, we can cater to all of your needs.We’ll tailor your party to fit your food, budget and size. We can accommodate up to 95 guests for a seated event and 150 guests for a cocktail reception.

  • Neighborhood

    Closter

  • Cross street

    Schraalenburgh Road between Durie Ave and Old Hook Road

  • Parking details

    Handicapped access at the Schraalenburgh Road side of the building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 922 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AS

    AlanS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite of food is delicious, scrumptious dessert, and the wait staff is pleasant and very professional. A wonderful dining experience!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, we had a great time and food was amazing! The best fish tacos ! Loved it .
  3. M

    Michele

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great live music-terrific atmosphere
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious meal. Very attentive staff, friendly and professional. Lovely ambiance and overall experience.
  5. C

    Conference

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food, the patio was lovely last night. Always consistently good food and very accommodating. One of my favorite spots
  6. B

    Beachie

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable dinner in a lovely restaurant. Food was delicious. Servers were attentive and friendly. Will definitely return!
  7. G

    Geegala

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. We had an app special and entree, both great. I had duck which was delicious. Every one of the plates were cleared! Awesome vibe as well. Would def go back.
  8. CC

    CatherineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 2nd time at the Hill. Food is great and a beautiful space. Terrific service.
  9. M

    Melanie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for an anniversary dinner and it was perfect. Very romantic atmosphere. Everything was excellent from service to vibe to food and drink. Staff was very attentive. Would highly recommend for your next date night, laid back girls night, or family dinner! Will definitely return!
  10. EL

    EriL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Service was underwhelming. We had our wedding here and they forgot about us
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the start it was a great welcome! The service was amazing and the food was unbelievable!! We will be back as this was a terrific dining experience!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I took my wife here for her birthday and it was wonderful and romantic. The quiet atmosphere on the patio in the warm summer evening was so pleasant. The wait staff was friendly and multiple employees offered to take our photo. While the scallops were perfect, my fish tacos were slightly overdone. However, the chocolate strawberry cake at the end was the best dessert we've had in a very long time. This place is on the pricey side $164 for the two of us (we got wine, and espresso, and dessert) it was well worth it for a place we're sure to go to again. We had such a beautiful evening together, and I left feeling perfectly content with my choice for her birthday restaurant.
  13. K

    Kit22

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food was outstanding, wonderful, delicate flavors. We asked to be seated on the patio and at first we were well attended to, but once the dining room got busy we were all but forgotten. Our second course took forever to appear, no one came to check on us or ask if we needed more drinks. When we finished our dinner we asked for dessert menus and never received them - we had to chase down another server for them. If it was not a special celebration we would have left without dessert.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time for friends. They loved it and will return on their own.
  15. F

    Foodmaven

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food service was excellent.
  16. AL

    AbbyL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic and food was served quickly. Delicious as always and always a great experience when we go
  17. DS

    DebbieS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was great.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    First time here since the Harvest Bistro closed. Half our food was good, half not. Risotto was hard…not cooked enough. Steak was tough even tho it looked great. Calamari was very good. Swordfish tacos were good but not filled and needed more sauce. Table next to us got it and theirs were brimming with filling and sauce, so upset with the inconsistency. Focaccia to start looked great but was tough like it was in the microwave. If that was the owner who came around yo take our plates at one course, would have been nice if he said so. We had told our waitress the risotto was undercooked but got no feedback from her or that guy who may have been the owner.
  19. AC

    AlexC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Service was wonderful. Booking process was smooth and easy.
  20. CR

    ChrisR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely coming back! Shrimp and polenta, calamari, steak, duck and New Yu.. Great
  21. RC

    RichC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is beautifully decorated and there are several “rooms” to dine in,,,, the staff was super attentive and plentiful and the food was amazingly outstanding and delicious . It was a perfect evening for our special meal. We Will be back !!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance, the staff, and the food were terrific! We plan on returning to try the other foods.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Chris as well as the rest of the team were extremely attentive. It was a delightful experience.
  24. JD

    JohnD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with family. All four appetizers and entrees were excellent. Desserts we fresh as well. Service was excellent.
  25. MC

    MarleneC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service was good food was excellent and the ambience was perfect
  26. AG

    AvikG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Hill was a planned choice for a very long time which turned out to be worth the wait.. the food and ambience was amazing. The service was great which enhanced the experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience1
    Chef and Owner Ben is very talented. Great food!
  28. L

    Love2eat

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit and will surely not be the last. Amazing experience from start to finish. Unique was our waitress and she was fantastic. Great recommendations and very attentive. The manager, Frank was wonderful as well. He bought us dessert when he found out we were having a sister reunion and had not been together in 2.5 years. Highly recommend corn fritters, calamari and the hummus/ falafel dish as appetizers. For dinner, we had the chicken under a brick(best ever) duck breast (amazing) steak bavette (tender and flavorful, and rice crusted halibut. Warm butter cake was to die for. 10 out of 10 for food, service, ambiance. We sat on the outdoor patio and was wonderful from start to finish! We will be back!
  29. CC

    ChrisC

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single thing we ordered was spectacular, especially the rice-flaked halibut with watermelon curry — I eat out a LOT and have never encountered a dish quite like that before. Also, our server Mathilda was a delight, warm and knowledgeable and on top of everything. Beautiful dining room, too. Strong recommend! (Oh, and please never take the Nu Yu off the cocktail menu.)
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé and I had dinner at The Hill and it was the best meal and dining experience we’ve had in a very long time! The team was phenomenal, attentive, and friendly. Frank was outstanding and made us feel so special! The food was absolutely delicious from the amazing cocktails, incredible sautéed shrimp & crispy polenta cakes, to the scrumptious cinnamon crunch cheesecake and warm butter cake, the entire meal was outstanding. We can’t wait to return! Highly, highly recommend!
  31. RW

    RandyW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Chris was awesome and the food was incredible and the ambience was beautiful! Will for sure be back !!!!
  32. AW

    AndreaW

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Great ambiance. Simple, clean and elegant. Great bar area. The food was of exceptional quality. The waitstaff was attentive and well trained. The manager greeted and seated us and was very welcoming. Desert was out of this world. Will definitely put it on my “regulars” list
  33. LM

    LisaM

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was not the first time I’ve been to The Hill. It never disappoints. I was there to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We had such a lovely dinner. The restaurant is so charming and we loved our server, Daniel. The food is consistently delish with a nice wine list.
  34. TG

    TheaterGirl

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner experience - delicious meals and attentive service
  35. RH

    RichardH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Waitress so sweet and kind but a bit young. She asked us at the end “are you interested in seeing your bill?” I think she would be wonderful. Just needs guidance. Food choices only ok. A lot of things in menu that were out. But shark great and we will definitely come again.
  36. L

    Lily

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love the food and vibe of The Hill. Staff and service are 10/10 - extremely polite and everything was timed out just right. I really appreciate it when I don't feel pressured or rushed by the servers, and that's exactly what did not happen during my time here. It was also nice to see the manager on the floor, checking that each table was doing okay. They made sure the little things mattered, like our water glasses were always filled and used silverware was removed before the main course. OH! And they do something I'd like to call, VALET TAKEAWAY. They package your leftovers for you and give you a "ticket" which you give to the host on your way out and they hand you your bag of food before leaving the door. I was very surprised by this, and sort of laughed at first, but then I thought of how nice it was to not worry about forgetting my food or trying to find a place to leave it at the table (putting food on the floor is a no-go). Highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot in Bergen County.
  38. DG

    DGJx

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of those places where you can get a good meal served by a good wait staff in a restaurant with a good ambiance.
  39. n

    nancyc

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and superb food. A terrific experience all around.
  40. KL

    KarenL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    The place was good but food was bad. Pasta marinara & Chicken tenders that I ordered for my son was under cooked. Bavette Steak was barely chewable. Reception person was unfriendly and snob. Ambience was great but never coming back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Hill - Closter, NJ using the Order Online button. The Hill - Closter, NJ also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 899-4700.

The Hill - Closter, NJ is rated 4.7 stars by 922 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Hill - Closter, NJ

252 Schraalenburgh Rd, Closter, NJ 07624

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Schraalenburgh Road between Durie Ave and Old Hook Road

  • Neighborhood

    Closter

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon, Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon, Wed–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Handicapped access at the Schraalenburgh Road side of the building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ben Pollinger

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (201) 899-4700

  • Private party facilities

    Business or pleasure, let us take care of you and your guests!Weddings, birthdays, showers, business meetings, gatherings of friends, we can cater to all of your needs.We’ll tailor your party to fit your food, budget and size. We can accommodate up to 95 guests for a seated event and 150 guests for a cocktail reception.

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