Sette

4.9
674 reviews
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Italian
Proprietor Allan Philip Russo's highly acclaimed restaurant Sette resides in prestigious countryside Bernardsville, New Jersey. Nationally recognized as “One of the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the United States” by OpenTable, a status rating of “Excellent” by Zagat and an honorary recipient of “Best Chefs in America”, Russo welcomes guests to his "Elegant Tuscan" dining room while delivering European hospitality.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in NJ. Enough said.

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SB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding find ! One of best Italian restaurants in NJ. Food, service and ambiance were top notch.

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r
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Best service we've had in many years. Friendly and warm welcome, perfect timing and attention. Service perfection. I'd agree with other reviewers the bruschetta is divine. We had a variety of antipasti, all were excellent. I was a little disappointed in the haddock that evening. Can't put my finger on why except to say it was ordinary. Perhaps my expectation was too high. Coffee and dessert were wonderful. I would come again. A lovely evening.

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JA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious meal in a beautiful setting. The brushetta is the best I have ever had - warm bread with garlic, olive oil tomato and basil - to die for. Short ribs melt in your both, chicken over escarole is my favorite. Old world charm, great service, delectable dishes. Enjoy!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and filing. Can't wait to go back, especially for the homemade bread.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We especially enjoyed visiting with the owner. The staff was friendly, and the food delicious.

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k
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had heard such good things about Sette and were excited to finally try it. It definitely lived up to the raves. We loved the bruschetta, the best ever. My husband and I both had pastas, which were delicious. The restaurant is so small and cozy. We were very impressed by the owner/manager coming to our table to introduce himself. Definitely looking forward to going back.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and service. The restaurant is a small intimate setting. Unfortunately there was a very loud table of 6 next to us that was bothersome to us and other guest.

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M
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Allan and his staff are attentive and make you feel welcomed. Food is outrageous! Never disappointed when I come here

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MW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We brought our good friends for dinner who were visiting from Italy ! It was a perfect evening from the moment we arrived. The Wait staff were professional, respectful and very hospitable. Food was excellent. Timing of ordering, serving and tending to our beverages was flawless.
We will definetly return.

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p
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent and the service was very good but the setting is so noisy on a Saturday night that it was difficult to carry on a conversation.

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SL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at this restaurant and we will be going back soon, the food was excellent as was the service.

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CS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sette never disappoints. Bruschetta is best anywhere!

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JV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice intimate dining room and great food. It is a perfect place for a special occasion or nice date.

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LL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with excellent service and stellar food.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bday dinner it was amazing !

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M
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent

My favorite spot in NJ.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!
This is a must visit place.

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Table next to us didn't read the menu "to keep conversations quiet"

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OT
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection

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RR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Food and service as always!!

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently great food and service---salads, pasta and seafood are well prepared and presented

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RH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food in an intimate atmosphere. Impeccable service.

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N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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JK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This our third time going here. The food is outstanding and the service impeccable! I think it’s one of the top restaurants in NJ.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owner and Chef Alan and his team never disappoints! Best Italian restaurant in the area due to menu innovation and quality. Intimate setting; owner frequently there. Highly recommend!

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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food at a great price

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AF
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous bruschetta! Wonderful pasta! Warm and friendly owner! A special dining experience!

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, great....food was outstanding and wine and food service were top notch

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R
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Local byob which is nice. Wish they would just have some basics like a Caesar salad, the only salad was a kale salad. Appetizers didn’t appeal to me but the pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe is amazing

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f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We really enjoyed it and would recommend it

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BS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, highly recommend, owner very pleasant, restaurant is small and cozy but very comfortable

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PA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Intimate setting, attentive, friendly service and great food! Great flavors and presentation, quality not just quantity.

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VO
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendliest most accommodating staff and food is always excellent.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service. As always. Alan and team are phenomenal

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SH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't miss the opportunity to dine here. Excellent all around. Don't forget to bring your own wine. I always bring a red and a white to pair with my dinner choices. BYOB

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we dine at Sette it feels like we are in Italy! Authentic Italian food prepared to perfection, excellent service, and great ambience. This has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants!

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WA
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food, service, atmosphere was great. It is a small, quiet treasure of a restaurant. Consistently fine dining and individualized service. Always a high recommendation to friends.

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Only negative is with scheduling of reservations. We arrived at 7:50 here for a 7:45 reservation. The party preceding us at the table finished around 8 so, given the lack of waiting area inside the small restaurant, we had to wait for 15 minutes outside on the sidewalk. This would not be optimal in the rain or on a hot, muggy day/evening. Perhaps lengthening the time between reservations would mitigate this problem.

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FT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta was delicious! The service exceptional. BYOB which is great for us. Can’t wait to go back.

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