The Hill - Closter, NJ

4.7
730 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 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!

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
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 730 people are saying
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MichaelB
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was attentive and knowledgeable. It was a special occasion and we were warmly greeted. The staff helped select a wine that enhanced the meal. All the food was very good, but my lamb could have been a little warmer. This is my favorite restaurant in the area.

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

Frank is very accommodating , on top of solid service and staff support , and delivers a really nice dining experience.

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Ezon
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, food is delish & beautifully served. Servers very attentive and friendly. Cozy yet upscale feel.

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Charlie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!
This was our second visit, one of my favorite places now.

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vipnyterps
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager was so friendly & helpful with excellent recommendations. Great ambience. Excellent service. Interesting menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! We’re regulars. We love it here, we celebrate our anniversary here all the time!

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StevenP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance. Amazing service.
Food was amazing as well, especially the starters and the sides.
I look forward to returning.

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JoannaH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we celebrate family member birthday. We truly enjoyed!

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vipHammer
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice local place to go out
Very good food and service

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LouS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal,
Creative menu
Wonderful wines,
Awesome waitstaff!

Great all around experience.

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vipAngelaD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good always excellent
Good ambiance and great service

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vipBridgetM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for an early New Year’s Eve dinner. We arrived at 6 pm and were promptly seated. Atmosphere was great and we admired the new glass-enclosed deck, which was almost completed. We ordered shrimp cocktail and the arugula salad for shared appetizers and they were excellent.

My daughter had the bolognese (dinner portion), my husband had the halibut special and I had the fish tacos. All very tasty and the truffle fries topped everything off perfectly!! Drinks were great and the atmosphere was cozy and fun. So glad there wasn’t a fixed menu for the evening. Love dining here!!

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DanaA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our kids in at 5:30 on NYE for dinner. It wasn’t our first time but it was the first time with kids. We were welcomed so warmly! Will definitely return again with and without kids.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Closter. Upmarket ski lodge feel inside, food & service excellent.

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DoctorJoeE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place. Prompt and courteous service. Beet salad appetizer was great, as was the mac & cheese (but let's face it -- has anyone ever had BAD mac & cheese?). For main courses, the Moroccan style lamb tagine was delicious, rich, and filling, and the steak was grilled to perfection. For dessert we shared an oreo cheesecake, also excellent. No complaints at all -- the place deserves it's "top 30 in NJ" listing. We'll be back, perhaps to sit out on the patio when it warms up a bit.

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vipTerynC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Their shrimp and polenta cake special is to die for! Everyone is warm, inviting and extremely attentive. Can’t wait to go back!

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LauraC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Perfect cocktails. Great pulse. Young guy, who was the singer for the evening, was perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Creative chef. Will return.

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Rusty
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my 81st birthday. The food was excellent, particularly the slow-cooked halibut. This was topped by a glass of Kistler Chardonnay. We have returned to this restaurant and recommend it for special dining.

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dutch9236
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing. We sat late and the service was a bit off, but highly recommend.

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Dawn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience4

Although the food was outstanding, I was overcharged, two times, for drinks on this visit. The first time, I dismissed it as an innocent oversight when two bourbon drinks showed up on our bill that we never ordered. The waitress removed them from the bill. Upon her return with the revised bill, I noticed were were then charged 2x for our vodka drinks. The waitress explained this as an upcharge for premium vodka. (Tito's) Why would I be charged double the price for premium? This upcharge was removed, but it took the waitress a half hour to return with our revised bill. I will not be going back to the Hill.

The Hill - Closter, NJ
Responded on December 17, 2021

Hello Dawn, I'm so sorry we were not able to communicate the pricing for your drinks effectively. I will work with my team to address that. I am looking at your bill and am certain that there must have been a miscommunication which I would be happy to clear up for you. We charge $10 for a standard drink with 2oz. Tito's(i.e. vodka soda). There is a $3 upcharge for a martini which has between 3 and 4 oz, depending on the drink. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate birthday and it went great! Waitress was amazing! Drinks were good but food was amazing! Had a great time and will definitely be back!! 🥳

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JosephS
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our first time here and it was a nice dining experience! An eclectic menu, with very good food and service.
Would recommend!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dines her a bunch of tunes and keep coming back. Everything is fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants the food is amazing never disappoints. Chef Ben is second to none., Michelin rated and well deserved. The drinks are original, difficult to pick just one.
We have been coming here for years and most recently they hired Frank as the Maitre’d. His charisma and attention to detail truly elevate the fine dining experience. LOVE the HILL!!!

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vipSteven
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had to send meal back to heat

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Atal
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Salad was good but main dish arrive not cooked (fish) and everything was very salty. Has to go ho after and eat my left overs from the night before that was better.

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vipZESG
New England
28 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great dinner at The Hill. We were two couples and everyone enjoyed everything from appetizers to dessert. We never felt rushed and our server, Stephanie was great. :)

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lindal
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully designed space with features to allow for a superior dining experience, i.e., high ceilings, spacing of tables, large windows, fireplace; food is exceptional, and the focus on excellent service is most welcomed! Highly recommend!

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LouS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and service. Beautiful cozy dining area

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food and service incredible but the thoughtfulness that went into honoring the birthday reservation put the experience over the top. Will absolutely be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails, and service all outstanding. In addition, Frank made special efforts to ensure that this family reunion from up and down the East Coast went off without a hitch. THANK YOU!!!

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vipLuvgoodfood
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommended The Hill for a group of friends and I am so glad I did. Everyone loved their meal and even made room for yummy desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome place for get together

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vipRalucaT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night out!

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vipMarniV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Very disappointed with this restaurant. After a mediocre meal,I was followed to the parking lot asking where my payment was. Handled in a very disturbing manner. Won’t be back.

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DebbieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere. Delicious food. Exceptional services

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ChadR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Excellent food and service. I can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was perfect, the food was Delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. The Hill was crowded and fun....

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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 730 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.