Sette

4.8
933 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special friends in from Nashville! We wanted them to experience NJ at it’s finest, and that happened at Sette! Never disappoints. Really a special evening! Food service and ambiance all wonderful and first class. Can’t wait to come back.

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pondini
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Cozy small BYOB venue with just about 8 tables but very accommodating staff and great food.

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vipKarenM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great evening. Great food at very reasonable prices.

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DelMar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Started with a warm welcome by owner, ambience was wonderful appetizers, dinner & deserts were fantastic. Can't say enough about the food and friendliness of the owner & staff. Spectacular!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the warmest, friendliest atmosphere. Food was extraordinary.

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vipDanielS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a romantic and intimate dinner. Staff is excellent, including the owner and his family. They make you feel so welcome, you might forget you are at home. Highly recommended

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vipHappy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a repeat customer and I am always very satisfied with the quality of food and the friendliness of the staff. It is a pleasure to dine at Sette.

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vipCapo61
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This should not be missed. Likely one of the finest restaurants in New Jersey. Did I forget BYOB. I'm not exactly sure what is going on in the kitchen but Devine Intervention cannot be ruled out. Run don't walk.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food - great service -

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VirginiaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the dining experience at Sette was fantastic in every way!

LJ
LJF4778
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I had the $40 lamb chop and it was a ridiculously small portion. I have no problem paying $40 and understand it’s not an all you can eat buffet but you need to provide some semblance of value at those prices. I had to have a plate of eggplant parm when I got home!

My better half had the chicken. Small and a bit overcooked.

The bruschetta appetizer was outstanding.

One and done as we won’t go back.

CM
CarolM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sette is a wonderful restaurant for dinner.The food is outstanding as is the service. A family owned business, Sette is a warm and welcoming venue to celebrate any special occasion. Although a little pricey, the experience is truly memorable.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is special, the ambiance cozy. A hidden gem.

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vipMeaty1972
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and our host were outstanding. So cozy and great atmosphere. Keep up the great work

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kennp
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first, and lasting, impression is a small, sophisticated and professional restaurant with a sense of European elegance found in the hidden local neighborhoods far from the tourist centers. The menu is focused, offering variety without overwhelming choices. This type of focus indicates, to me, a desire to serve quality rather than the mundane. It was a delight to recognize that the pace to serve each course was timed in a deliberate manner, giving time to enjoy each dish. The service was attentive but not hovering or intrusive attending to the pace of each course and recognizing the privacy of the guests. This entire experience demonstrates the professional management’s obsession to detail and quality. This is a gem of a restaurant!

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GregoryP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service . I highly recommend this restaurant.

LJ
vipLeslieJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always great food ,friendly service The tortalini home made and very good. Lamb done perfectly

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vipMeaty1972
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always! Food was outrageous !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the service outstanding! The owner came to the table and talked for a bit. It was a wonderful experience!!!

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JaniceC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a lovely meal hitting most of the right notes. The menu is extremely limited, if you are vegan or vegetarian there are few if any true allowances. We both ordered the salmon which was listed as being topped with a Sicilian tomato ratatouille, ours came topped with three sliced ripe grape tomatoes. Perhaps my expectations were too high... the Pasta Norma was exceptional. The music was delightful to our taste.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! The food is always fantastic and Alan, the owner/chef has created a special place for foodies!

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Lucille
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! I had the shrimp appetizer- amazing! and salmon entrée- Scrumptious! Highly recommend. BYOB makes the evening just perfect!

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DeckView
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to Sette for a number of years. It’s our favorite local restaurant for quality dining. We’ve never had a poor experience and last night was no exception.

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vipDianeP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, small restaurant with about 10 tables. Hopefully they can resume business as usual with more staff, etc. in the not too distant future. Overall it was a good experience.

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viplokeoman7
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always, the dining experience at Sette was outstanding. Anice quiet table, with a window view. Courteous service. Excellent dishes served. All in all, an awesome night out...

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PAWT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a small, intimate setting. Also, it’s BYO so you can match the sophisticated food with serious wines without ending up in the poor house.

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vipChar
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made this reservation for my son to take my daughter in law to dinner for her birthday. They had the pre fixe menu and could not stop raving about every course! As usual, Alan and restaurant delivered the very best!!!

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Foodwithflavor
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, very small and quaint. The food is outstanding and the service is just as outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.

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KMo21
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING! The atmosphere is really nice and cozy. The staff did a great job. One of my new favorite places!

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ChristineW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food/service/ everything! Love Sette!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipRobert
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never fails to impress in quality , quantity and atmosphere

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vipHappy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is what you want when dining out

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viphappjack
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pennette Alla Norman is sublime: best we ever had, even in Sicily!

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CathyR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was very attentive.

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StaceyA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful at Sette!!!

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Cassi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, love that it is BYOB. Service was excellent.

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vipMeaty1972
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner! Allan does a great job. Outstanding food and service.

LD
Love2DineOut
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All in our party had the price fixed dinner, and all impressed with our delicious choices. From the amazing bread with fresh tomatoes and basil on the brushetta, the delicious shrimp and the sausage appetizers, the salmon and chicken entrees, our palates were delighted! We are already planning our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at Sette, celebrating our anniversary.

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 933 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.