Sette

4.8
633 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Executive Chef 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(908) 502-5054
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Allan Philip Russo
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Catering
Be a guest at your own event by utilizing Sette Caterers. With a complete catering staff available and unique catering packages, inquire about our off premise catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mount Airy Road
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Public transit
NJ Transit, Bernardsville Line
Additional
BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu
What 633 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Exquisite food and wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Authentic Italian experience with delicious unique dishes and perfect service.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

What can I say. It is always delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 3, 2018

-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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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Fantastic place to eat, staff and food never disappoint

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Absolutely lovely high quality dining. Food was of a very high calibre cooked to perfection, with a wonderful menu

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Met our friends here for dinner. The food was outstanding, service excellent. The chef and owner, Mr. Russo, made a point of introducing himself and welcoming us to his restaurant. My friend has allergies, and Mr. Russo chatted with her to make certain that the food was prepared properly for her. All in all an excellent restaurant. The only negative was that the second seating was coming in at 7:30 and we had to leave.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

A bottle of a nice Barbera from that place round the corner to accompany the courses that Allan prepared this evening made for another outstanding dining experience.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Always a local favorite. Food is delicious and the total bill is reasonable since it is BYOB. Missed seeing the owner Alan on this visit, but the staff did a fine job.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great service, personal and efficient. Food was excellent throughout, entree portions were on the large side

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great food! Outstanding service, very intimate.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Love this restaurant. Friendly people, delicious food, innovative

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Best Italian restaurant in NJ! Hands down. VIP treatment and the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Consistently excellently prepared food and excellent service . Never disappointed. The owner and staff are extremely attentive to guests' needs. Always a positive experience. Reservations a must.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We always enjoy the great food and wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Outstanding ! Upon our arrival we felt very welcome and enjoyed a delicious meal . The entire evening was delightful and we feel like we found a new favorite

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

My husband and I dined at Sette last Saturday evening.
This is a small,intimate BYOB restaurant that serves excellent food from various regions of Italy.. It is a true gem that should not be missed!!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Everything was delicious. We were offered Bruchetta while we were waiting, it was a surprise when we were charged. It was delicious, but it was offered not ordered

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Perfectly prepared and presented, served in an intimate, tasteful atmosphere

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We had dinner with friends, and as usual the service and food was excellent. We all had smoked Norwegian salmon as an appetizer, and it was delicious, served with thin sliced onions and capers. Some of us had the haddock entree. It was simply extraordinary, perfectly cooked, moist and light in texture. For those interested in fresh fish, cooked to perfection, Sette is the place to go. Others had the lamb ragu pasta, which is also very special. All in all, a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Outstanding; both courses, the Trofie al Sugo d'Agnello and the Costata al Forno, were prepared to perfection. Allan was away this evening; nonetheless, his team gave me a wonderful dinning experience.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Four of us had a terrific meal. Enjoyed every bite. Excellent appetizers, second plates and main courses. Remember it is BYO wine . Recommend without reservation.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great place

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Sette is a wonderful experience. The attention to detail in both cuisine and service make Sette a treat. Can't wait to go again.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Perfect. We shared a delightful ricotta gnocchi appetizer. The lamb ragu trofie was excellent, and the poached sea bass was perfect. We finished with a freshly prepared profiterol, simply outstanding. And, the service, as always, was very professional.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Disappointed that neither the gnocchi nor burrata cheese appetizers were on the menu.
Food and service were excellent, as always.
Patrons should be advised that the bruschetta is not complimentary.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This is a great little Italian place. Small, simple decor, straight forward food, wonderful guys running the place. Always makes me feel like I am back in Milan.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Absolutely amazing food and service! It was a great experience with the chef introducing himself and explaining the dishes in detail. I will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Sette never disappoints! The service is friendly and professional and the food is always original and outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Top notch all around. Best Italian in Morris County and that's saying a lot. Food and service were excellent. We get there at 6 pm and were the first table seated. By 7 pm all 8 tables were filled and it was very noisy despite the menus request to speak quietly. Our first time at Sette and we'll be back soon.

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