Sette

4.9
660 reviews
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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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JV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6, 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 5, 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
37 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection

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RR
San Francisco
1 review
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 January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food in an intimate atmosphere. Impeccable service.

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 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
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 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 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food at a great price

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AF
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on December 14, 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
168 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 6, 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 6, 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 21, 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 7, 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
4 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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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best authentic Italian around period ! I love everything about this places service, the atmosphere and of course the food. Enjoy!!

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MD
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly an exceptional dinner! Met a friend for dinner to catch up and were not disappointed. It was my friend’s first time there and I know it won’t be her last. We had no business having dessert as we shared a few dishes and were full but so glad we did. Pricey but worth every penny! Exceptional service as well.

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WD
New York Area
931 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! It was a perfect meal created by Allan for the season and the modest wine that I brought.

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CV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exquisite food and wonderful service!

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WK
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection! Loaded with flavor and will cater to any of your requests. It’s obvious they’re in this business because they love what they do.

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R
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local BYOB. Was a little disappointed in the menu selection this time. Was surprised to see things like winter greens and more fall to winter type of appetizers and entrees. Would have liked to see more seasonal items offered like zucchini flowers? Things with fresh tomatoes etc.

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k
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian experience with delicious unique dishes and perfect service.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say. It is always delicious.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful evening. We started out seated at a table by the window however a woman with two Irish Setter service dogs sat at table next to us. We are major dog lovers and empathetic to anyone in need of a service dog but unfortunately, the dogs smelled very bad and my husband started sneezing. The waiter was very understanding and we were seated at another table. While it was not by the window, we appreciated the ability to change tables.

They brought warm bread to the table with a nice olive oil. I did not partake but my husband was in his glory. I started out with the salad of winter greens and it was just fantastic. They easily accommodated my request to forego the almonds. I really wanted to try one of the pastas but not as my entrée. The waiter advised that they could give me a half portion to go with my entrée. I chose the pasta with broccoli rabe and the pasta was al dente as I like it and the broth was excellent. For the entrée I went with the Sea Bass. It must have been cooked in a cast iron skillet because they got a perfect char on the skis and it was cooked to perfection. It was a very generous portion of fish accompanied by spinach and two small potatoes. After the salad and pasta I only ate half of my entrée and enjoyed the leftovers the next day.

My husband had the risotto special which he said was a bit lacking in flavor but good. He had the halibut which was cooked to perfection but when compared to my Sea Bass, was not as flavorful.

The service was spot on. The only slight negative is that we brought two very expensive bottles of wine, a white and a red, and the waiter put the wrong corks in each for us to take home. I did not think it was a big deal but my husband said that is a major faux pas in the wine world. The owner, Alan, always makes his way to every table and is extremely gracious. No doubt that his attentiveness has made this one of the very best restaurants in our area. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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KM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased! Excellent food ,service, atmosphere, a bit pricey but being a BYOB helped keep the total price down. Great place for special occasions. Definitely will be back!

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J
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very delicious. Portions were reasonable. Didn’t leave hungry. Liked the BYOB. Service was ordinary. Host pointed to the table from across the room and said sit there. Didn’t speak to the menu at all or make recommendations. Very expensive. Dinner for two with gratuity was $140 and I brought my own alcohol. You would be going there for the food.

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CP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

-Fell short of our expectations. Saw reviews where it was rated Top 100 in US and certainly didn't have that experience. Small dining room, nice ambiance, however, the service certainly wasn't anything memorable. Waiter/host wasn't attentive. Table utensils were left for next course, water was warm, had to ask for bread. Food lacked flavoring, small portions(3 small shrimp in appetizer for $18). Risotto was tasty, probably best part of the meal. Salmon was over cooked. Appears the staff shut off the AC towards the end of our meal. Did not stay for dessert.

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c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place to eat, staff and food never disappoint

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