Sette

4.8
868 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Proprietor Allan Philip Russo's highly acclaimed restaurant Sette is a bring your own bottle, residing in prestigious countryside Bernardsville, New Jersey. Nationally recognized as “One of the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the United States” according to 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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What 868 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dick
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For the first time we were disappointed with the overall restaurant. Food was just OK, selection of entrees was very limited compared to other visits.

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MikeM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food ambiance and service excellent!! Can’t wait retirn

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Settle continues as a high quality upscale trattoria.

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vipDanielM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allan delivers every time from the second you enter you are treated like family. The meal simply the best

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vipSusanJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sette is a small, family owned establishment. The food and service was great. I highly recommend giving it a try.

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vipJoyceG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great people. Very friendly and accommodating. The owner and waiters make you feel very welcomed and they are extremely personable, Made the evening very special. Will be back for Sure!!!!

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TheGolfManatee
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a quiet Monday for our first visit. nice service and handling of our BYOB. Risotto was light and focused on the taste of the mushroom. fantastic.

My lamb loin chops were cooked perfectly and tasty as well. Nice to have lamb that is not your regular rack....

we will go back.

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vipKatieT
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sette is one of our favorite restaurants. The owner, Allen, is attentive to every detail, from the delicious food to ensuring your water & wine glasses remain filled (BYOB). Our party of 4 enjoyed the salmon, black sea bass & pork loin. All were delicious, as was the bruschetta. Highly recommend for a wonderful meal!

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JanK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute culinary treat! Delicious, very pleasing presentations and wonderful service!
Chef and host Allen makes you feel appreciated and welcome!

A real culinary treasure and we can’t wait to return!

MM
MichaelM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The menu is not extensive I think on purpose so great care is put into every item.

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vipMike
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant! The service is impeccable and the food is outstanding. My favorite place.

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AliRay
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always in this neighborhood gem. Food is prepared and served to perfection.

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Jerry
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

the food was not that great for the price.
My risotto was very bland and the cod was not fresh that my partner ordered.

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vipStephanieC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect spot for a quiet evening out. The ambiance is relaxing and light, and the food is spectacular. The menu changes with the season, but everything we have tried is amazing. The Burrata salad is refreshing and the souffle is decadent! I've had the risotto and veal ragu, and both were amazing. My husband swears the lamb chops are some of the best he's ever had. We have visited twice now and will continue to come back. A bonus is the restaurant is BYOB, so we pick up some nice wine to accompany a beautiful meal with top-notch service.

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viphris
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all around dining experience. Would highly recommend.

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vipLalitC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a very small cozy place owned by a family who is definitely making great efforts to provide a memorable experience. The best part is that it is a BYOB place with great food, excellent service and cozy atmosphere. Definitely worth trying!

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DonH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual. Best restaurant in the area!

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vipCharlesS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, beautifully presented, flawlessly served. Always a delight!

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vipVinoVeritasZZ
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sette is consistently terrific. The food quality and service are outstanding, and dining here is an absolute pleasure. It's easy to say "we've never been disappointed" when discussing a restaurant, but when Sette is involved in the conversation, it's more like "we've always been impressed".

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vipCharliehelps
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a quiet night, with few tables. Place has 5-6 steps up front to get in... a problem for my wife. Once settled we opened our wines and shared a great bruschetta. Waiter was prompt, but not pushy.
Appetizers were mixed... special golden beet salad was good not great, soup was also fair to good. Shrimp were excellent, as was the garden salad.

Special cod proved worthwhile, shrimp appetizer served up as an excellent entree (6 big shrimp). Two of us had a pork dish rolled over cheese... very good.
No room for dessert.

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viprobg
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we were early and with covid restrictions, only 2 couples there, so can't say about things like noise level, but the food and service were close to perfect. it's BYOB, which helps too

JM
vipJenniferM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg.... Alan Russo, Guillermo and the establishment was phenomenal. The food was exquisite. The ambiance was very cozy and charming. Everything we ate was mouthwatering. I feel this is NJ's #1 restaurant, for sure. So excited to go back. Also want to try his parent's restaurant, Da Fillipo in Sommerville.

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vipJoe4640
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sette was outstanding in every respected - food, service and ambiance. We will be back soon.

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BrianM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would be a top restaurant anywhere in the world!

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vipMeaty1972
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ! Awesome food and service! This place is a hidden gem. Alan the host and owner makes you feel so welcomed!

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Dick
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the entire evening was great. We will be sure to return soon.

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AliRay
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent dining experience. Food is prepared to perfection every time, and Allan,the gracious chef/owner makes you feel welcome.

Small restaurants like this are especially impacted by the past year’s restrictions and we encourage anyone who appreciates authentic and delicious Italian cuisine to reserve a table at this local treasure!

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vipJeff
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Godson’s birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! We felt very comfortable. It was our first in-restaurant experience in over a year. The food is fresh, delicious, very interesting flavors. We’ll definitely go back.

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vipJames
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a quaint, beautiful place with people that do a spectacular job of preparing and serving amazing food. Highly recommend!

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TamiE
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, Covid safe/friendly, personal service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as always!

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DonH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always and excellent expirience! Had the salmon app and Cod specials.

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vipDjb1202
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service as always. Everything is made by the chef owner and cooked to order. Absolutely delicious and it’s a BYOB which helps on the cost end. Highly recommend

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MightyQuinn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The spacing of the tables were totally covid compliant which made us feel safe and comfortable. The service was very attentive and super friendly. The food was delicious. It truly was a pleasurable experience. We will definitely be going back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! The service was exquisite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, delightful setting

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Dick
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my wife's birthday with another couple. Meal was outstanding, service was excellent. Owner/Chef came by a few times and we had a lively discussion with him that added to our wonderful evening.

Bruschetta is something we always have when here, unique to Sette's. Appetizers were very different and as usual very good.

Had spare ribs that were really good, sea bass was also very good. Wife had orecchiette with veggie's and it too was excellent.

Desserts were excellent and decaf espresso and cappuccino were also the best.

We will be back to this special place.

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vipMarty
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Everything comfortable and very good food. We live in Manhattan and New Jersey. This was as good as best NYC restaurants. And they have takeout!

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vipValhalla3
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always! Clean and safe as well!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sette using the Order Online button. Sette also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 502-5054.

Sette is rated 4.8 stars by 868 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.