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The Ryland Inn

4.7
883 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Executive Chef Chris Albrecht uses farm-to-table, local and sustainable ingredients making menus of fresh food and flavors that change with the seasons. The creative cuisine and spectacular dining experience shows why the Ryland Inn received four stars from New Jersey Monthly, an award that has not been given out in over a decade.

Guests will also enjoy the historic Duck Bar with its unique classic style and craft cocktails , curated by some of New Jerseys best mixoligists.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, European, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Brunch Hours
Sunday 11:00am to 3:00pm

Dinner Hours
Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Bar Hours
Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm to 12:00am
Sunday 3:00pm to 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(908) 534-4011
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Albrehct
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Catering
With three private dining spaces and a newly built ballroom, the Ryland Inn is the perfect spot for any occasion. From weddings to corporate meetings and galas to not for profit functions, our beautiful spaces and unmatched cuisine make any event successful and memorable.
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Neighborhood
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We also provide valet service.
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Entertainment
Join us for Session Thursdays in the Piano Bar. Jazz groups play weekly starting at 6pm!
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Special events & promotions
For information on all of our upcoming events, please visit www.rylandinnnj.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 883 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Did the tasting menu with wine pairings. A very good meal with some excellent dishes and lovely wines, but a few glitches. The beef dish was exceptional- 3 cuts with an amazing sauce done a perfect medium rare. A long wait for dessert and then the dessert was not what was one the menu and no explanation was given for the change, even when we asked. It actually took so long the coffee got cold. A chipped dish in one course. An unimpressive vegetarian entree. Poured a new wine course into a used glass. Little thing maybe, but this level of restaurant is about the details.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Brunch menu had nice variety and service was warm and welcoming. Will make this a regular brunch option from now on!!!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Service and ambience are great. Veal chop was way undercooked and a bit tough. Wagyu sirloin was excellent. Needs a more diverse wine by the glass menu.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Outstanding as usual! We drove up from the shore. It was well worth the drive and the money- it was a wonderful dining experience. The service was also excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great service, and very warm atmosphere. Very enjoyable expierence.

With some very, very good alternatives close by, the Ryland Inn is in a very competitive market.

Prices were reasonable and the food was good.

Definitely would return for the service alone!!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good meal. Would prefer that one wait staff take care of a table, not 4 or 5.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Can’t wait to go back . The service was amazing . The food was wonderful . The ambiance was beautiful.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Love the food and wine. The waiter was very courteous. We were very happy and will be back again

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a 51st anniversary dinner the day before our anniversary which also happened to be on Easter this year. Shanan, our server, was very attentive and a major plus for the experience. The food was outstanding. A very pleasant evening, no rush and no problems of any kind. We certainly recommend the Ryland Inn for fine dining. The cost was less than a lunch in New York.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A nice dinner : went to the bar after dinner to finish our bottle of wine to watch the BB game . Once we finished our wine we wanted a cocktail - bartenders were "busy" cleaning up and we actually had to wave at them for service . Ugh! Spent $600 for dinner and felt we should be happy Ryland Inn had us got dinner !

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was very good - great menu. A really lovely dining experience

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had nine people in our party it was celebrating a very special house closing. I did want the family to experience the restaurant atmosphere but we had a private room which turned out to be a very nice special service with a private server.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Beets with goat cheese and the mushrooms apps were soooooo good and dinner entrees didn’t disappoint. Our waiter was absolutely WONDERFUL.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great all-around! Looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We sat in the bar area at a table as our younger son was with us. The bartenders were attentive and nice. We went early 5:30. We ordered a few apps which were great love the fried chicken and the burger which is always good. Thank you for a great quick night out. I absolutely love the grounds, the restaurant and it’s appeal.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

What a lovely pleasant surprise -outstanding venue for a WEDDING

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Enjoyed the atmosphere and service was thoughtful, kind to your needs, never skipped a beat to make sure our dinner was enjoyable. Definitely would eat at The Ryland Inn again. Beautiful setting for any party, love the chandeliers and the room was setup so that wherever you turn it was spacious even for waitress and waiters to move about. Exceptional.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Always a good meal...excellent service. We have tried their tasting menu and loved it as well as the special menus for holidays such as Easter. We will return for drinks a appetizers as we also love to sea t at their beautiful bar.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Fantastic place, food was outstanding, great service, no complaints at all, great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My girlfriend an I had driven by this place for years, so this past weekend for our Valentines dinner I made reservations and we had dinner. The night started in a great rustic bar that was comfortable and well lit with handmade specialty cocktails that were awesome. My Old Fashion and her Manhattan were well made and very tasty and the bartenders open to conversation. We were then sat in a cozy dining room with a fire going, made even better with a falling snow. On first course she went for the Beet salad and I had the BBQ Oysters, both were amazing. The oysters were something I have not experienced, but with bacon, cheese and bbq sauce were simply amazing. For our main meals she ordered the Chicken Fricassee and I went for the special which was Rack of Lamb. Shortly after the waiter returned to informed me the Rack of Lamb was out but the Chef was offering me the Lamb Porterhouse in its place. I agreed to the change and upon telling the chef our waiter returned with a plate that had a Brie Tart which he explained due to the fact the Porterhouse would take a bit longer the chef offered us an appetizer to enjoy. It also was really good, my girlfriend loved the pastry on the outside. In a short period the chef arrived at the table with the Porterhouse on a cutting board to show me prior to his slicing , it looked amazing. Our meals came shortly after and it was nothing short of excellent. Her chicken was perfect and the mix of vegetables that accompanied it worked perfect. My Lamb Porterhouse was amazing, the meat truly melted in my mouth and the turnip/potato gratin I had chosen went so very well with it, they even provided the bone at the table. Even with all of this I requested a Sorbet for dessert which was Raspberry and it too was delectable. They followed that with a plate of candies and cookies as if we needed more. If you truly want a great dinner experience, this place is somewhere you need to visit. Local vegetables/meats made with care and perfection.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This was our first visit to the Ryland Inn since they reopened and it was a lovely experience. The renovation is beautiful. Our waiter was a pleasure and very knowledgeable. We both tried a house cocktail and they were both delicious. The food was outstanding. This is the perfect place for a special dinner. The outdoor seating looks great but it was snowing while we were there.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The food and service were fantastic. Every dish had so much flavor and was totally worth the value. My son who never wears pants was so thoroughly pleased that it was worth putting on pants for! That’s a good sign. Keep up the great work Ryland Inn!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We had our late Valentines + Chinese New Year dinner at the Ryland Inn and the experience was very enjoyable. We had the charcuterie board, which was fantastic. We had the very fresh and carefully shucked oysters. The seafood stew was delicious, and I particularly liked the roasted bread. The wagyu loin chop was tender and flavorful with the perfect amount of seasoning. The mushrooms side dish was wonderfully sautéed. The dessert pear consumme is light and presented in a surprising way. The service was impeccable and the server made us feel welcomed. The bartender created a refreshing cocktail just for me as I felt like having something with pineapple juice that evening. We had certainly ate too much. We will return soon to have a more reasonably sized meal - at least we'll try.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We always enjoy dining at the Ryland Inn, and this was no exception. The service was great, friendly and professional. The food was outstanding! I had braised apple-fed lamb with parsnip puree, kale and gnocchi - it was to die for. My husband had the hanger steak, also incredible! We'll be back and would recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Sunday Brunch never disappoints . Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We went to the Ryland Inn for an early Valentine's Day Brunch as we prefer quiet, uncrowded spaces with food selections not usually available at home or other local restaurants.
We both had starters (Beet salad, Sheep yogurt) and a main (Brioche French Toast, Green Market Frittata) which together made for 'right-sized' meals for an early Sunday afternoon. Service from entry to departure was excellent as was cleanliness in the dining area.
A young & talented acoustic music duo (The Walking Brothers) played original music as well as numerous covers for several hours adding to our experience. They have played here on a regular monthly basis for more than a year and are a big part of the reason we dined at The Ryland Inn.

We will certainly be back...looking forward to outdoor dining in the Spring/Summer.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We had one of our best dinners ever. Tasting menu was just fantastic, service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Love the food and drinks!

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Definitely not the old inn. We got seated at a table with no tablecloth. For the price you're going to pay here, having a tablecloth and crisp table linen should be a given. As for service, our waitress was sweet, but she was pretty much alone in tending to us. Not like the old Ryland that had their wait staff outnumber you. As for food, wagyu beef and oysters were good. I had the black bass and it was overcooked and salty. Many of the accoutrements were good, but nothing I would go back for. The funniest one was the cauliflower mousse with a drop of caviar on top. This was the worst tasting cauliflower I ever had - bland, wallpaper glue. It was an insult to cauliflowers! Drinks were good. Cheese plate, good. Salads, good.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food, wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service and food always special

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was great, our server, Shane, was attentive without hovering. She knew the menu, and went to confirm her thoughts when there were gluten related questions. Other service, valets to maître de, were all professional and a joy to deal with. Food was excellent; my wife and younger daughter enjoyed a venison special, my older daughter had beef dishes that were perfectly cooked.
Can be an expensive night, but you definitely get value for your dollar.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

What a great place!!! We thoroughly enjoyed our much needed date night here! We aren’t Food critiques or have an adventurous pallet, but we know how incredible eat bite of food was! Even the cocktails were creative and delicious!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary here and were delighted by the experience. It remains one of our favorite restaurants.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Been going there since Craig Shelton was around. Love the ambiance, but the food has gone way downhill. Last three times I’ve been there, at least one dish of the meal was toxically salty. I have no idea what the heck is going on in that kitchen.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing service! The food was great as well! We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

I recently brought my nephew and his wife to the restaurant, which he has never been, for a celebratory birthday dinner and had a fabulous night! I did mention the occasion with reservations but the hospitality and attention were far beyond my expectations.
The wine, food and service were spectacular. And although my nephew and his wife live a distance away, they expressed their desire to return.
Thank you for making an already special night more amazing.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Best experience in a restaurant ever. Great food, great service.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic food, excellent wait staff, beautiful ambience. Who could ask for more?

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1.0Dined on January 4, 2018

We reserved Ryland Inn for a dinner on the 4th using Open Table. That was the day of the storm - we drove all the way to find that the Inn was shut.
There was no information of them being shut on the web and open table allowed us to make the reservation. It was my husband's Birthday. We were very bummed by this experience.

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