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The Saddle River Inn, Saddle River, NJ

The Saddle River Inn

4.9
4.9
2893 Reviews
$31 to $50
Unspecified
Romantic BYOB set inside an elegantly restored barn serving upscale French-American cuisine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, French, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (201) 825-4016
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Formal Attire
  • Executive chef
    Jamie Knott
  • Private party facilities
    Semi Private Loft - capacity 20
  • Private party contact
    Anthony Helou: (201) 825-4016
  • Neighborhood
    Saddle River
  • Cross street
    East Allendale Avenue & West Saddle River Road
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, View

What 2,893 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Best Food

  • New Jersey

    Best Service

  • New Jersey

    Best Ambiance

  • New Jersey

    Romantic

  • New Jersey

    Good for special occasions

  • Bergen

    Best Overall

  • Bergen

    Best Food

  • Bergen

    Best Service

  • Bergen

    Best Ambiance

  • Bergen

    Romantic

  • Bergen

    Good for special occasions

  • Bergen

    Most Booked

2,893 Reviews
  1. AlexanderthePlate

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience we had on Saturday night was magical. The charming decor and beautiful view set the backdrop to what would become an unforgettable culinary experience. From the scallop and crab cake starters to the oysters and finally dover sole and wagyu ribeye with wild mushrooms, the chef took us on a journey of the senses that we will not soon forget. The staff were polite, accommodating and very efficient. While pricey, you must experience this culinary gem at least once. Thank you Saddle River Inn, Alexander Materna

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  2. HaroldB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SRI is consistently rated one of the best restaurants in NJ and there’s a reason, it’s the best!!

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  3. JesseH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyable meal. Service and food were both excellent. Felt a little rushed, but we did have a 815pm reservation and I did not realize that the restaurant closed at 11pm. Appetizers were all good - scallop crudo in particular was excellent. Entrees of center cut filet Mignon and 20oz bone in Sirloin were both great. Decent selection of desserts, but nothing noteworthy. Overall we had a great meal, and we will be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve driven by this place a thousand times but never tried it until last night. What a treat! Everything from the greeting to dessert was top-notch. Outstanding food and service. A great night to celebrate our Anniversary! We will definitely return! If you forget that they are BYOB…don’t worry, Door Dash will bring you wine in a pinch! (Speaking from experience)

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  5. Tom1

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Saddle River Inn is one of the best romantic restaurants in the region. The cuisine is delicious and the presentation is beautiful. The service is beyond compare. All the staff made our dining experience wonderful and very memorable. We will continue to return to the Inn soon and often. Thank you Matt, Anthony and all the staff for a fantastic evening.

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  6. LindaM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine here about once a month and this restaurant never disappoints. We visted again on 2/22. The twin lobster tails on the specials menu were extraordinary and the veal parm was tender and delicious. Strawberry cheesecake topped off a great meal. Quite and comfortable atmosphere with a great wait staff. Service is always top notch.

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  7. Pleased

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, superb service, nice setting, good menu variety

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  8. TedB

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nick was our server and he and the rest of the staff were excellent! Food was superb.

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  9. JAE1124

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I am so surprised by the high ratings for this restaurant. We were very disappointed. Making a reservation at this restaurant is unnecessarily difficult. No one picks up the phone majority of the time but even when they do, they are not accommodating at all. Nearly impossible to get a reservation online using OpenTable but no reservation beyond 30 days. When we finally get there, half the restaurant was empty...not sure why it was so difficult to get a reservation. Food and service was unexpectedly subpar. I will say majority of the staff looked pleasant except our waiter, who was just very unpleasant. We were very close to asking if it was possible to get another waiter. Then the food...overall subpar and I have to point out that it was probably the worst lamb chop and foie gras we have ever had. Such a shame because we were so looking forward to a wonderful experience...esp. since it took so long to get a reservation!

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  10. MiguelG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What absolutely phenomenal food and service. The staff were so helpful with their recommendations and service. One of the best restaurants in Bergen County!

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  11. Josie

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Saddle River Inn has been a favorite for a number of years. The menu is amazing and the dishes are prepared and plated in the most delicious and visually appealing manner. Last night I had the Dover sole, which was prepared with a lemon parsley vinaigrette. It was so light, yet distinctive in flavor, I ate the entire portion (and the yummy potatoes too). The lobster toast is a must for me!!! Our server, Leo, was both delightful and attentive. The atmosphere was relaxing and jovial overall. This restaurant is worth every penny!

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  12. BLBrady

    New York City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful, romantic restaurant! Wonderful food and impeccable service. Highly recommend.

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  13. KellyF

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food- loved the valentine decor- always consistent and quality dining!

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  14. Lorelei

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere and service (Leo!) were perfect. And our appetizers and entries were very good - Michelin-star worthy. However, the deserts are a little light - the ice cream and sorbet were good, but only as good as most high-end ice creams are. The scoop of cheesecake filling surrounded by graham cracker crumbs was anti-climatic, and had one lonely strawberry. My main beef is getting a table. We need to dine on Saturday or Sunday, and it's impossible to get a reservation for two on Saturday night. I called to complain, and ask for help, and was told to wait until midnight on Wednesday and I should be able to get something. The 3rd week of waiting until midnight on Wednesday, I got this reservation. We had a gift card - I didn't care which Saturday I dined - and the reservation policy really subtracts from the experience. I should not have to stay up late on a work night to compete with bots to get a restaurant reservation. Twice I was shut out by 12:05am. This is not a concert, and it's not an inexpensive restaurant. I wish they could figure out a better way to serve more people. They used to be open on Sunday, which was a lot easier to get in and we dined here more frequently.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unreal food/experience and fantastic service. Our waiter Ty was the best! Hope to go back soon and have him again.

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  16. SuzanneB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambience was fabulous! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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  17. VincentP

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding dining experience at Saddle River Inn! From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with warmth and hospitality. The lobster special, both as an appetizer and main course, was simply divine – fresh, succulent, and cooked to perfection. The spicy hamachi, oysters, and white truffle ravioli were equally impressive, showcasing the chef's skill in creating bold and delicious flavors. As for the American Wagyu ribeye, it was a true highlight of the evening, with every bite bursting with rich, melt-in-your-mouth goodness. The ambiance was cozy and inviting, adding to the overall enjoyment of our meal. Highly recommend Saddle Inn for anyone looking for an exceptional dining experience in NJ!

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  18. TomG

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just wonderful every time go as much as you can for any reason

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  19. MartyK

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best possible experience for Valentine’s Day. They even provided flowers for the ladies.

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  20. ChristopherS

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we order was presented and tasted great. Would definitely go back soon.

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  21. Jmike

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice, charming rustic place , food, portions, ambiance, and service was spot on.

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  22. NicoleR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best in Bergen County. Consistently amazing.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food and exquisite service.  the Maribar steak is not to be missed. 

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  24. Psychogourmet

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going to the "Saddle River Inn." Fabulous service, superb food & a great atmosphere. The only negative, it is so popular difficult to get reservations. However, its worth your effort to keep on trying until your lucky enough to get a reservation.

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  25. BE50th

    New York City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the Saddle River Inn but almost never get the table I ask for. Last night they said it was a table for 4 and set for 2. The table right next to it, exactly the same, 2 people were sitting at it. I love upstairs as it is a little more quiet. But they seem to have a problem sitting us by the rail. When making the reservation they ask if it is an occasion and it was my birthday. Not one mention of it. Why ask if nothing said.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every g was fabulous from start to finish, from service to cuisine. Always an occasion!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner as usual. This place never disappoints. By far one of my top restaurants EVER!!

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  28. CatS

    New York City

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another outstanding meal at SRI. The wagyu beef caps just melted in your mouth and of course the truffle pasta cannot be described - so, so delicious. Tye, our waiter, is wonderful - knowledgeable, personable and just elevates the entire dining experience.

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  29. ChristopherH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! Best restaurant in all of North Jersey!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Immerse yourself in the rustic sophisticated atmosphere of this place, time and again lures couples and friends to its warm and welcoming space. The food matches the welcoming grand loft with evocative flavors and professional friendly staff. No better place to meet friends !

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  31. Kathy

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an excellent dining experience Great food, great service. The staff knows the menu. Answer questions well.

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  32. Irishaco

    New York City

    33 reviews

    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    It was a pleasure to dine with you yesterday - as always, food and service was top notch. I was utterly disappointed with the reception we got at the door by telling us that my kids are not allowed into the restaurant unless they behave. The messaging has to be clearly stated before the reservation is made. This is to avoid the diner like us spending our anniversary sitting on needles and worrying about our kids saying one word in the restaurant so they would not be kicked out. Additionally, the "kicking out of my kids" should be discussed with parents and parents only - my kids were thoroughly distraught and were scared to say as to one word. The words from my 5 year old "Mom I am a statue".

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great meal and service. One of my favorite spots.

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  34. ElaineB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at the Saddle River Inn is always enjoyable. However the entire menu used to change seasonally. That is no longer true and while the specials may be intriguing the main menu has become uninspired

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  35. RichardP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived on time 5:15PM. only time we could get, however there were a few tables that never filled in and so we think we could have gotten a little bit later reservation, especially after trying for quite a while to get a reservation...the staff was very receptive to us on our arrival, very attentive and very pleasant. Did not rush us and told us to please take our time throughout the entire meal. My dinner, the filet mignon was excellent w/roast shallot mash, bearnaise, chestnut butter .....sooo tender and tasty. My husband had the lamb chops, they were excellent as well...three, could have been a little larger but really tender and tasty...the addition to his meal was a potato, cauliflower, onion gratin...it was okay, but not much flavor my husband said...he felt it didn't add to his lamb chops. We also ordered the Broccolini w/garlic...really delish and cooked to perfection! The dessert...I had what was like a choco molten (choc. Budino cake) cake with a little ice cream and salted caramel...soooo delish, definitely not on my diet! Double espresso, and cappuccino...all in all we had a really lovely evening and meal...I'd go every night if I could afford it! It's really top drawer and great for a special occasion splurge!

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  36. MarybethG

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is always impeccable! And chef Scott never disappoints

    1 person found this helpful

  37. MicheleC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything! The barista was delightful and the coffee was wonderful!

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  38. DannyD

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect evening! SRI is the best place! Ty =best waiter ever! Awesome evening. Thank you!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lights could be dimmer

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  40. Shannon

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They are always the best. Food and staff are incredible.

    1 person found this helpful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Saddle River Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 2893 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 13 times today
Google Map for The Saddle River Inn

2 Barnstable Court, Saddle River, NJ 07458

Additional information

  • Cross street
    East Allendale Avenue & West Saddle River Road
  • Neighborhood
    Saddle River
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, French, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Formal Attire
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jamie Knott
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, View
  • Phone number
    (201) 825-4016
  • Private party facilities
    Semi Private Loft - capacity 20
  • Private party contact
    Anthony Helou: (201) 825-4016
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