The Hill - Closter, NJ

4.5
631 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. Fine seafood, steaks, game and vegetable-centric options feature 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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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
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
What 631 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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michaela
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Danny was our server. Very kind and knowledgeable. Asked him what days he worked bc alone coming back for food I we could come back for him. Delicious and great experience for me an my wife especially for her birthday 🙏🏽

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Restaurant is beautiful but the food tasted like out of the box for the most part. If you go to restaurants for great food, this is not the right place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great ambiance - we were surprise to find such a gem in sleepy surburbia. Food is great though not huge selection portions are generous. We enjoyed it very much and will be coming back for more…

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vipLoisN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Lovely people and setting. Food just OK.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went for brunch. The food was excellent. The service was excellent - from hostess to servers (multiple) to food runners and bar staff. Manager stopped by to introduce himself and check-in on us. We sat in the bar and there were only four other tables seated so I was able to converse with my daughter with ease. A great restaurant has great food, but is also a great experience. That is what we had. Will come again for dinner with friends. (Make sure someone in your party orders the tagine - it was at lest as good as Cafe Mogodor in the city).

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KaitlinV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED our night! Everything from the ambience, service, cocktails and courses was spectacular! Can’t wait to come back!

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vipsusanmf
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was prepared perfectly. Innovative cocktail lust. Server was a delight.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in NJ!

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DeborahS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went to see The Kootz Band playing wonderful acoustic music, they were great! The food was very good and the service was adequate, new servers are working hard to keep up and did their best. The atmosphere is lovely with several rooms to choose from as well as an outdoor dining area. We enjoyed the evening and will be returning. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We heard such great things about The Hill were so impressed with everything. I highly recommend The Hill. Food, ambiance and service were stellar.

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Kerry
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was great - we got the mac and cheese special, chicken under a brick, ceviche, and rigatoni Bolognese. Typing that up I realize that is quite a lot of food for two people! Everything had good flavors and was cooked perfectly. Nice atmosphere though I wish it wasn't so humid so we could have taken advantage of the outdoor seating. We also got sangria which was flavorful and strong.
The only issue we had was service. It took about 10 minutes for someone to come and take our order. That is understandable if the server was not the person to seat us or if it was busy, which it was not. He seemed more interested in flirting it up with one of the other waitstaff than helping us. Once the bill was paid the plates all sat on the table until he was flagged down to get a box.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience form the physical space to the music to
Amazing waiters. A four out of four star place! Will be returning frequently!

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vipExcellent
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Well managed establishment and highly suggest.

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JasonN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary, the staff made it a pleasant dining experience with a quality meal!

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vipDinnerfor4
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Very disappointed with the food with chef of this caliber and pedigree. Pre-made gruc, under seasoned fish and spoiled steak.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

still have yet to be disappointed in the dishes or service here. always happy to come back and bring new friends

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NicholasT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place food atmosphere as well as service no complaints here music was only question mark coulda been a mix rather than southern rock otherwise thumbs up

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience2

Maybe it was just a bad night but it took an hour to just receive our appetizer. Our waitstaff was kind and apologized but the restaurant was not even that full. We were seated on a table that honestly shouldn’t be there. We were literally crammed into a corner- and they gave me that high top table while I’m 6 months pregnant. Unfortunately the food was not worth the wait either. I wanted to love this place but I would not go back.

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ErikH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really bad service, had to wait 2 hours to get the food, not recomended

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DRomaniak
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, delicious food / clearly high quality and fresh ingredients, great service and the manager and staff are attentive to detail, live music on Thursdays, say YES to the Hill, and come back often !!

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RobinG
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my appetizer and entrees. The drinks were well prepared and generous. Service was very attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed my evening

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WendyK
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and good quality ingredients. The selections are unique and interesting. Superb at handling complex allergies, they know and work-in fresh ingredients. The wait staff was kind and positive in a sincere way. Just the right balance of attention and efficiency. Beautiful, simple interior.

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Becky
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Only negative was that the food took a long time to come out. Food was delicious and servers were very attentive.

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vipNamezy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Fathers Day experience

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KBM428
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service wonderful. My only complaint was that it took over an hour to get our appetizers and then a while to get our entree. I would go a lot earlier or on a weekday for our next visit. But we will be back!

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FeliceB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hill in Closter is a hidden gem! ! Food and service was excellent! The specialty drinks were refreshing and unique! Everyone there was friendly and eager to please! Definitely will go back!

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Potless
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall good experience
Good food nice staff
Some prices high
I definitely recommend

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Taso
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for top-notch food and great service. Make sure to make a reservation as they do fill up quickly on the weekends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff was great! however the manger very rude and loud totally doesn’t fit in with the rest of the staff

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keithm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The ceviche was great.
The scallops were fabulous.
The lamb/ sausage/ chickpeas-OMG!
Light and airy in the dining room.
Very nice first experience, certainly not our last...

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vipJonM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and setting…even better service! We love this place.
Never disappoints

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vipfinediningobsessed
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything is excellent especially the service food was delicious I just wish that the menu had a little bit more options aside that we absolutely loved everything and will be back !!

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carmenp
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a great choice. Would like to see more seafood options .

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red309
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is good and price is reasonable. However, being that it's a local neighborhood restaurant, I would like to see some new menu items more frequently or rotated.

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DesJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Loved the look and the food was delicious. Service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We sat at the high top tables in the bar areas. Service was great. Very accomodating. Everyone was really helpful. Food was perfect and noise level was appropriate for conversation. Overall, we will return

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DonnaUSR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Revamped menu with less options but a variety of choices for everyone. Food was delicious. The service was AMAZING. Our waiter could not have been more friendly, knowledgeable or patient with questions.

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Annonymous
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner, first time here....what a surprise. Completely chilled me out after a long week. Calming, jazz, dim but open space, well designed, busy but not crowded. Food excellent. Manager checked in on us twice. Cute bar area too. Will def be back.

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vipVeronica
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The portions are substantial. I had the cervice which is delicious, however one could make a meal of it with another appetizer. The salad was really good. My husband had the hamburger and fries which he thought was very good and he doesn't really like hamburgers. It was flavorful and cooked to his liking. I had the fish tacos made with fried swordfish.. They are big. I could only eat two and that was pushing it because it was very good. We enjoyed their bread and shishito peppers too. Service was attentive and friendly. Only problem was our desert of the chocolate mousse with strawberries, which you must have, took a long time to get to our table. They were very apologetic..

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The Hill - Closter, NJ is rated 4.5 stars by 631 OpenTable diners.

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