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The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station, NJ

The Ryland Inn

4.5
4.5
1084 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

UPDATE: The Ryland Inn Restaurant is currently closed, please visit our sister property, Stone House at Stirling Ridge just twenty minutes away and open for both a la carte dining and private parties. Thank you for your understanding.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, European, Farm-to-table

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (908) 534-4011

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Albrecht

  • Catering

    "In terms of decor, Ralph Lauren would be jealous." -The New York Times. Romantic and luxurious, equestrian yet refined. Built in 1796, The Ryland Inn is a former country home and stagecoach stop. Today, it is a redesigned space that boasts exposed wood beams, elegant chandeliers, and exceptional cuisine. Both spaces are located on opposite sides of the property, ensuring exclusive use of the facility. Nestled on these 10 acres are overnight accommodations as well. The Grand Ballroom- With the feel of a country farmhouse paired with modern flair, the breathtaking 30' windows and matching stone fireplace play perfectly in concert with the glimmer and glow of our chandeliers. The Coach House- Our refurbished 200-year-old barn is nothing short of magnificent for your next event. Utilizing the original silo and materials from the original barn, this space is unique, authentic and dramatic. For more info: 866.683.3586 or events@landmarkvenues.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Experience the ultimate exclusivity in one of our private dining areas and chef's room. You and your guests can enjoy specialty tasting menus and beverage service from one of our uniquely designed spaces. Nothing makes quite an impression as hosting and unforgettable experience in one of New Jersey's top restaurants. For more information please call 866.683.3586 or e-mail events@landmarkvenues.com

  • Private party contact

    Landmark Hospitality : (866) 683-3586

  • Neighborhood

    Whitehouse

  • Parking details

    We also provide valet service.

  • Entertainment

    Join us for Session Thursdays in the Piano Bar. Jazz groups play weekly starting at 6pm!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Announcement

  • Due to the Current State of Our Communities, the Governor and Cdc Has Made the Decision That Mandates We Close.

    We will share reopening information when that becomes available. Our property is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday – by appointment only – to anyone who wishes to book a future event. At the end of the day, we are one community and we will overcome this together.

    Last updated: February 5, 2022

    What 1,084 people are saying

    Overall ratings and reviews

    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

    4.5
    4.5 based on all time ratings
    • 4.5Food
    • 4.5Service
    • 4.6Ambience
    • 4Value

    NoiseModerate

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    1. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      San Francisco

      7 reviews

      5.0

      7 reviews

      Dined on March 12, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great table. Waitress was attentive enough. Great food and wine

    2. m

      mpdagostino

      New York Area

      19 reviews

      4.0

      19 reviews

      Dined on March 11, 2020

      overall4food4service5ambience5

      My wife and I and our niece dined here last week. Valet service was nice and upon entering live piano music and singing added to the ambiance of the restaurant. We were shown to our table and immediately a very amiable female server took care of our drinks and went over the specials. I had the spiced guinea hen (moist and delicious) and ordered roasted brussel sprouts (outstanding). My wife had sunchoke soup (very good) and a salad which was just OK. Our niece had (naturally, being 22 years old) a burger. She loved it and took home my brussel sprouts because she loved them. All in all a good experience. We looked out upon their brick patio with a huge chimney for barbecuing. We have to go back in the warmer weather to sample that!!

    3. AS

      AnneS

      Tampa

      7 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      7 reviews

      Dined on March 1, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Met friends for Sunday. brunch. The service, food, and atmosphere were perfect to engage in conversation This will now be our go to place

    4. C

      Coachjdk

      New York Area

      38 reviews

      5.0

      38 reviews

      Dined on February 16, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The Ryland Inn is at the top of best restaurant experience you can have. The presentation and food preparation was outstanding. The service staff and dining atmosphere was exceptional. This is a special dining experience I look forward to returning to again.

    5. J

      Joseph

      New York Area

      8 reviews

      5.0

      8 reviews

      Dined on February 15, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great Restaurant. Great food. ❤️

    6. GR

      GregR

      New York Area

      5 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      5 reviews

      Dined on February 12, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Always 5 stars, top to bottom. I’ve never noticed the slightest misstep here, and spent many years working in fine dining and wine (and would categorize my reviews as “firm but fair”).

    7. RM

      RMani

      New York Area

      33 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      33 reviews

      Dined on January 18, 2020

      overall5food4service4ambience4

      Great service and nice ambiance. Good for dates but definitely an older crowd.

    8. PC

      PeterC

      New York Area

      5 reviews

      5.0

      5 reviews

      Dined on January 11, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      A wonderful evening. Fantastic food, a creative variety!

    9. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      New York Area

      4 reviews

      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on December 27, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Amazing ambiance. Live music with a solo singer and guitar - the performer was great. Attentive service. Delicious food and they accommodated my wife's gluten allergy. And, since they new it was our anniversary, they gave us a little card. Another, factor I appreciated - our table was designated that 10% of all proceeds were donated to a local charity. Our leftovers were wrapped up and picked up at coat check on the way out. We'll 100% be back.

    10. SB

      SirBennett

      Philadelphia

      79 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      79 reviews

      Dined on December 18, 2019

      overall5food5service4ambience5

      The Ryland Inn never fails to be outstanding although, at this time of year, was unusually crowded with holiday parties etc. The best venison my brother in law has EVER HAD (and he is a connoisseur). This was our friends first time there and they enjoyed everything! Will be back.....again!

    11. r

      robert

      New York Area

      53 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      53 reviews

      Dined on December 15, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Had Christmas brunch with the family. Pricey but food and service were outstanding

    12. b

      bbadim1014

      Hawaii

      5 reviews

      5.0

      5 reviews

      Dined on December 14, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Ryland Inn was fabulous from start to finish . The minute we walked in directed straight to piano bar . Great music and cocktails. Then are guests arrived and sat down in main room. Quiet spectacular service by our waitress and food was delicious. From the charcuterie platter to start to the wagyu steak.

    13. RG

      RachelG

      New York Area

      72 reviews

      5.0

      72 reviews

      Dined on December 12, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The special seasonal cocktail, the Ryland Punch was excellent. Very creative with cachaça, mescal, thyme. The rest of the cocktails looked interesting as well. We enjoyed the monkfish and the black bass, with a side of mushrooms. All the food was fresh, well prepared and delicious. The Foccacia bread was served warm and was hard to resist. Service was attentive and outstanding.

    14. DS

      DebraS

      New York Area

      8 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      8 reviews

      Dined on December 8, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      Loved our dinner and Peter our server was fantastic. The black cod and the filet were amazing.

    15. PB

      PeggyB

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on December 7, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      We had not been to The Ryland Inn for at least ten years. We wanted to eat out at a special restaurant because we were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and could not have been more pleased with our decision to dine at The Ryland Inn. Everything about the evening was perfect, starting with the service, the ambience and, of course, the food.

    16. SD

      SueD

      New York Area

      18 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      18 reviews

      Dined on November 30, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Awesome food and great wine selection

    17. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      New York Area

      51 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      51 reviews

      Dined on November 27, 2019

      overall4food3service4ambience5

      It was an off-night for the Ryland Inn this time, just before Thanksgiving. The cocktails, ordered first, took forever to arrive, so we ate our app s-l-o-w-l-y. The bartender seemed overwhelmed. Our entrees were what we wanted, though mine was barely warm when it was put in front of me. We also asked if we could split the truffle shavings between our 2 plates, and were told yes, but were charged for two ultimately. The dessert list was mundane (no pastry chef?), and the gluten-free apple tart was almost taste free, as well. The food was good, but not up to Ryland's usual standards.

    18. CS

      CarlS

      New York Area

      16 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      16 reviews

      Dined on November 9, 2019

      overall4food5service3ambience3

      Waiter was extremely knowledgeable and courteous but tried to up sell each and every interaction we had. It got old by the end of the meal.

    19. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      New York Area

      14 reviews

      4.0

      14 reviews

      Dined on November 2, 2019

      overall4food4service5ambience5

      It was fine the entree was good but the accompaniment of chorizo was tough The ‘snacks’ of popcorn and cheese and bread were quite good

    20. M

      Maryellen

      New York Area

      14 reviews

      5.0

      14 reviews

      Dined on October 25, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Wonderful dinner, excellent service and imaginative menu and drinks. The only downside to this lovely venue is the noise level. Perhaps a week night would be quieter. The

    21. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Hawaii

      8 reviews

      5.0

      8 reviews

      Dined on October 20, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Always a great night at the Ryland Inn ! Food and drinks were outstanding and the service was excellent. Great atmosphere.

    22. ME

      MplsEater

      Minneapolis

      20 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      20 reviews

      Dined on October 16, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The hostess was the most amazing, gracious and kind person. We were waiting on a client during a rainstorm, and she kept checking in with us. Music in the bar area was a bit too loud, but the performer was amazing!

    23. AD

      AnthonyD

      New York Area

      24 reviews

      4.0

      24 reviews

      Dined on October 12, 2019

      overall4food5service4ambience4

      Another good meal at Ryland Inn. We came on a Saturday night and it seemed like the restaurant was understaffed. It took quite a while for us to be greeted with water. It seemed as though the waiter had 10 other tables besides us which is abnormal for a fine dining restaurant. The food was great, service was a bit slow at the beginning, ambiance and noise level was normal, but the price was a bit steep for the portion amount. Last time I came to the Ryland a year ago, I remember the portions being a but bigger.

    24. G

      Gelfali

      New York Area

      2 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on October 12, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great dining experience and superb service by Austen

    25. SS

      SalvatoreS

      New York Area

      39 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      39 reviews

      Dined on October 6, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      One of our favorite restaurants! We drive 45 minutes and well worth it! Excellent food and service! Highly recommend!

    26. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      New York Area

      6 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on September 21, 2019

      overall4food5service2ambience5

      Our pre dinner cocktails at the bar was offered and suggested by the hostess upon entering. This was nice because the piano player and service here was excellent. The bartenders were true mixologist and Dean (piano) was absolutely the highlight of the night. Throughout our dinner, the sub servers were very good but I must admit our main waitress (Danielle) had a terrible attitude right from the moment we sat down. Had the food not been existent and the remainder of the staff superb, we wouldn’t consider returning. This was one of the best meals we have had in a long time so we’re up for a second chance some time soon.

    27. OT

      OldTimeInn

      New York Area

      133 reviews

      vip
      3.0

      133 reviews

      Dined on September 14, 2019

      overall3food4service2ambience2

      Here is a restaurant that tries to be pretentious and fails. We arrived on a Saturday night and were escorted through the bar area which was very loud, but it is a bar area. Then we were seated at a table in another room and it was just as loud. We then waited for at least 10 minutes before anyone came to the table. Finally someone came and offered us water and then left. I assumed that this was the busboy. Only later to find out that it was the waiter. He finally offered us drinks or wine. This was the pattern for the rest of the night. We finally ordered and the drinks and food came rather quickly. Appetizers were excellent, but I had to pour my own wine refills. Soon entrées came and my wife's salmon was undercooked and needed to go back, so I ate my steak alone and watched he eat her fish later. Again I poured my own wine. In summary, this is a sports pub with NYC prices. Not at all worth the price. Would not go back and would not visit any of their other restaurants. BTW, no manager ever came by the table.

    28. E

      Eater

      New York Area

      60 reviews

      4.0

      60 reviews

      Dined on September 14, 2019

      overall4food3service4ambience3

      Solid American food. Given the restaurant's history in its former building, at which I also ate, I expected produce with more flavor. This was a little heavy on the salt or sweetness. Good drinks and wines. Steak had good flavor.

    29. DO

      DorothyO

      Philadelphia

      4 reviews

      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on September 14, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Fantastic adult beverages, service, ambiance and food! Interesting pairings of ingredients. Love this place...

    30. KY

      KatherineY

      New York Area

      3 reviews

      5.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on September 13, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The food was exquisite and the service was wonderful, as well.

    31. RS

      RickS

      New York Area

      2 reviews

      4.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on September 1, 2019

      overall4food4service3ambience5

      My wife and I spent an inordinate amount of time debating over whether or not the Ryland Inn would live up to our hopes/high expectations for a very special anniversary celebration and we could not have been more pleased with our choice! The venue was as lovely and well-maintained as depicted online; main dining room and bar area upscale/elegant, yet warm, inviting, comfortable, cozy. The bartender was great; professional, knowledgeable and cocktails were excellent. We had the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings; substituted the grilled octopus ceviche (suggested by the bartender) for the heirloom tomato salad and all offerings were excellent. The one aspect in which the experience fell short was regarding the service staff; whom although they were really nice and trying really hard, there was no disguising the fact they were overwhelmingly too young and inexperienced than one would expect to find in a fine-dining establishment such as this.

    32. ES

      EllenS

      New York Area

      7 reviews

      5.0

      7 reviews

      Dined on August 23, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Friends 60th Birthday

    33. SB

      SherriBerri

      Philadelphia

      3 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on August 15, 2019

      overall5food4service5ambience5

      Wonderful time!! Thank you!

    34. t

      tandt

      New York Area

      60 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      60 reviews

      Dined on August 11, 2019

      overall5food5service4ambience4

      The food was superb for our anniversary dinner! Not only in taste but presentation. The setting is lovely. My only complaint is my table didn’t have a tablecloth and for fine dining I feel that’s a must. I would love to go back for the brunch.

    35. GO

      GilO

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on August 10, 2019

      overall4food5service3ambience5

      The ambience, setting, and especially the food were excellent. Our server faded after a strong start and we didn’t see her for about 25 minutes after we had gotten our food. She brought the check over and we didn’t realize she had put the neighboring table’s martini on our tab. She did catch it and took it off of course but I’m not sure I should be giving kudos for getting a bill correctly. Not sure about the ‘noise’ rating but it seemed just right. Would recommend again. Great food.

    36. w

      way2g

      New York Area

      14 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      14 reviews

      Dined on July 31, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Staff took amazing care of us for our anniversary on short notice. Excellent food, drink, and service. Will return!

    37. P

      Portabellie

      New York Area

      23 reviews

      4.0

      23 reviews

      Dined on July 30, 2019

      overall4food5service4ambience4

      All aspects of the evening were good, except that the air conditioning didn’t seem to be working ( or not well if it was).

    38. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Dallas

      10 reviews

      5.0

      10 reviews

      Dined on July 28, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Visiting town for the QuickChek balloon festival. We happened upon this place in search of an impromptu brunch. It was a bit pricey but worth every penny. Food was to die for and staff was very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely love to go back if we are in the area.

    39. DB

      DonnaB

      New York Area

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on July 26, 2019

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      My husband and I haven't dined at the Ryland Inn in many years because it's a good 45 minutes from our house. Loved it before and loved it now. We had a wonderful experience celebrating my husband's birthday.

    40. b

      bhughe

      New York Area

      39 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      39 reviews

      Dined on July 20, 2019

      overall5food5service4ambience5

      Exquisite meal, fabulous balance of flavors in the grilled peach salad along with a wonderful scallop dinner. Food is always great and live music in bar area is a wonderful touch. Comfortable , cozy, classy and costly. But worth every dollar.

    FAQs

    The Ryland Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 1084 OpenTable diners.

    Not bookable

    This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

    Additional information

    • Neighborhood

      Whitehouse

    • 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

    • Cuisines

      American, European, Farm-to-table

    • Dining style

      Casual Elegant

    • Dress code

      Smart Casual

    • Parking details

      We also provide valet service.

    • Payment options

      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

    • Executive chef

      Christopher Albrecht

    • Entertainment

      Join us for Session Thursdays in the Piano Bar. Jazz groups play weekly starting at 6pm!

    • Additional

      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

    • Phone number

      (908) 534-4011

    • Catering

      "In terms of decor, Ralph Lauren would be jealous." -The New York Times. Romantic and luxurious, equestrian yet refined. Built in 1796, The Ryland Inn is a former country home and stagecoach stop. Today, it is a redesigned space that boasts exposed wood beams, elegant chandeliers, and exceptional cuisine. Both spaces are located on opposite sides of the property, ensuring exclusive use of the facility. Nestled on these 10 acres are overnight accommodations as well. The Grand Ballroom- With the feel of a country farmhouse paired with modern flair, the breathtaking 30' windows and matching stone fireplace play perfectly in concert with the glimmer and glow of our chandeliers. The Coach House- Our refurbished 200-year-old barn is nothing short of magnificent for your next event. Utilizing the original silo and materials from the original barn, this space is unique, authentic and dramatic. For more info: 866.683.3586 or events@landmarkvenues.com.

    • Private party facilities

      Experience the ultimate exclusivity in one of our private dining areas and chef's room. You and your guests can enjoy specialty tasting menus and beverage service from one of our uniquely designed spaces. Nothing makes quite an impression as hosting and unforgettable experience in one of New Jersey's top restaurants. For more information please call 866.683.3586 or e-mail events@landmarkvenues.com

    • Private party contact

      Landmark Hospitality : (866) 683-3586

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