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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 2.90mi
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  3. Distance: 4.24mi
  4. Distance: 6.80mi
  1. Distance: 2.90mi
  2. Distance: 3.17mi
  3. Distance: 4.24mi
  4. Distance: 6.80mi

About The Ryland Inn

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.

111 Old Rt 28
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
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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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 534-4011

Website:
http://www.rylandinnnj.com/

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

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.

Parking Details:
We also provide valet service.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Albrehct

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

Special Events & Promotions:
For information on all of our upcoming events, please visit www.rylandinnnj.com.

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The Ryland Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
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Fit for Foodies (13)
Romantic (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Live Music (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Organic (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Happy Hour (3)
Authentic (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Consistently great food and atmosphere! The bartenders are extremely knowledgeable, creative and friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Authentic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We were seated at a table in the dinning room near the bar. It was so noisy, we could not hear each other's conversation. They quickly moved us to the back dinning room and it was very much appreciated. We enjoyed the tasting menu which was excellent. The only thing we did not enjoy was the coffee. Otherwise a lovely meal especially after the seating change.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very pricey and the food was not great. Portions were minuscule and not flavorful. Salmons was raw and cold inside. Truffles and pasta for 75 dollars was blah. Ambience is very nice but the quality of the food for the price was unsatisfactory.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The Ryland Inn is a wonderful place for a quiet or romantic dinner with superb cuisine. Portion sizes are more than adequate and the food presentation was remarkable. My husband had the hangar steak which is served with delicious greens and steak fries. I'm a salmon lover and the mixtures of flavors combined with a perfectly cooked salmon steak was unbelievably delicious.
The staff at The Ryland Inn are more than accommodating to insure their guests are treated like royalty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Chef Chris and the restaurant team make for an unforgettable dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We love eating in the bar. Very good atmosphere with great service and food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We stopped in for brunch and I was really hoping for the rueben. Unfortunately it is no longer on the menu. I settled for the frittata which was a wonderful backup!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My wife and I had a cocktail at the bar which has an excellent atmosphere and a great piano player the night we were there. We moved to our table for an 8:30 reservation right on time and enjoyed an excellent dinner. The 30 oz. pork chop for two was remarkable. Overall, it was a memorable experience

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I really enjoyed the food , the drinks and the ambiance which has been dependable and with reliably delicious food since I resumed going there a couple years back. Even had great service while a wedding party was in progress at the facility! I recommend this restaurant to all of my friends and business associates too!

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The dinner was a special occasion and each of our selections was outstanding (one from the menu, one a daily special). Very professional service, great presentation. We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I liked the revamp of this restaurant. It doesn't feel quite as pretentious as its predecessor. The service, while extremely friendly, felt as if they were trying a bit too hard. A little more relaxed and my review would be even better. No complaint, just that I felt as if I had to make our server relax a bit. Kept apologizing for over attention, then under-attention, then something else. Perhaps was a new staff member. Food was wonderful. Loved the king crab special as well as the black bass.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a pleasant and enjoyable experience . Well worth a visit with someone special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

At $250 a person...the restaurant is just not worth it...the service was mediocre...I resented the attempt to "sell add-on's" like truffles...it was okay...the place looks great but the food is not what is was before the catering facilities were completed...I think they are stretched in terms of food quality and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It's not really casual but the restaurant is not very welcoming for any other purpose. Food is expensive, limited wine list. Food was ok for this price range. This was a much higher end and more romantic prior to the flooding / water damage this place suffered some years ago.

It was out of commission for years and came back as what it is today, not as good as the original. Don't get me wrong, everything at this place meets a certain standard and it does everything well, from food , service etc but I wish they had made it more elegant and romantic and brought back the original staff mainly in the kitchen.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Looks like a beautiful venue for a wedding, but dinner on a Saturday evening was not so great - kind of like an afterthought. Our server was way too busy to provide the kind of service he probably wanted to provide. Food was inconsistent. We shared oysters that were very good, and an arugula salad that was teeny tiny with way too much dressing that was not very good. The seared tuna was great though and the lamb special was also very good. I had a cheese plate for dessert that had 3 little dots of cheese that were not too exciting, served with two dabs of some kind of a sour jam on the plate. Even the chocolate dessert was disappointing. Nice wines and beers, but I don't think we'll be returning.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Shaina was tremendous! Great service with excellent suggestions!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great experience. Hannah, our server was knowledgeable, fun and a pleasure to be around. The tasting menu and accompanying wines were delicious. Definitely a great place to celebrate an anniversary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

An absolutely gorgeous location and facility. The food and drinks were great but a little pricey. The service was pretentious but not observant.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Awful food. Will not go back. the restaurant is lovely but the food was so bad that I not only will not recommend it but will never go back. What a shame for a place that was one of the premiere restaurants in NJ.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I felt that the menu was limited
Basically there was 7 entries and 1 special
I have done here before a while ago I actually felt it was better then

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We celebrated our first anniversary with the tasting menu, and I'm so glad we came here! They greeted us with a sweet card and personalized menus for our special dinner. It was so delicious and included a lot of food we would not have otherwise ordered. Our waiter was so kind and attentive, it was wonderful. The food is always fantastic - definitely worth the cost.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was our first time dining at The Ryland Inn other than attending a wedding there a few weeks earlier. The Inn is lovely, inside and out and our server was excellent. However, we all felt the menu was pretty limited and it is expensive. My seared tuna entree and brussels sprouts salad were both excellent but the dessert of apple cake was dry and ordinary.
Our table was right inside the dining room next to the bar. It was a Friday evening and the bar was quite busy and noisy. In the future I would ask to be seated farther away from the bar area.
I'm glad we were able to see what dinner there is like but we will not be going back for a dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very good service. Unique menu. Nice quiet pleasant environment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The Ryland Inn never fails to deliver with its beautiful decor, great ambiance and fantastic culinary delights. First class all the way, and it is great for special occasions that really make them feel “special”. Great for anniversaries, special birthday or that romantic dinner with someone special!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was our first time back after the Ryland Inn re-opened. It had been a memorable spot, for the food. service and environment. We were not disappointed in the least and it lived up to all expectations. We look forward to many more great memories at the Ryland Inn.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food, and a good place for special occasions, like birthdays and anniversaries. Nice for outdoor dining during the warm weather.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great meal in a beautiful setting. Service was great, both at the bar and at the table. Food was great and the Scotch selection is stellar. A few more wines by the glass would be nice and the quinoa brownie was so-so. Other than that, we will be back often. Love this little gem in West NJ!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Outstanding, the tasting menu was exquisite. Inventive pairings of some truly top notch home grown produce and local meat for an authentic meal. The staff are knowledgeable and working to politely enhance your experience with their descriptive explanations of each course brought to the table.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Organic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The renewed Ryland Inn is celebrating their one year anniversary and is better than ever. We had the most amazing Anniversary dinner there last night. We dined in the private Chef's Room and enjoyed watching Master Chef Christopher Albrecht and his Chefs perform their culinary art. The tasting menu was fabulous, the ambiance was wonderful and the service was excellent They are also working with local farmers and offering family style Sunday events. I offer the highest recommendation for dining at The Ryland Inn.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The remodel is outstanding. The greeting and care from the velvet parking to the food was superior.

Considering using as a wedding venue. We loved our evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

After such wonderful reviews it was a completely disappointing experience. The cocktails are very nice and done well. Our service was deplorable. I do not blame the waitress, she admitted she was new, I blame her training. We were there on a Sunday for a birthday. The restaurant was very much empty - only two other tables. We sat for 15 minutes before being approached. It was another wait before we ordered and at THAT point, we were told 3 of the menu items were unavailable! There are only about 8 entrees to begin with. Of course these were our selections. This produced more of a delay. By time we ordered 40 minutes passed with not even bread. The wine we ordered came after the appetizers. My pasta appetizer was cold, the collard greens with the steak were so bitter they were inedible. The food overall was ok, but for the price, not worth it. The waitress was very uninformed not knowing how many people a side would serve, if she could split a bill or even where the bathrooms were! We had such high hopes too....

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Truly a memorable dining experience. Our server Matthew was exceptional.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We had a fantastic meal from start to finish! Would go back tomorrow!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

As usual, the Ryland Inn did not disappoint. The food was superb and the service is always excellent. This was a birthday celebration and everything was perfect from appetizers, entrees, desserts and wine. Always a night to remember when you go to the Ryland Inn. First rate and always great!,

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful, as always. Have never been disappointed. Service and food were excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

much too loud for an evening meal... need to clam the quest down.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Chicken superb
Pasta appetizer creative & very good
Olives great but they and especially the peanuts overpriced
Blueberry Marscapone delicious!

Wonderful Evening!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I've been to the Ryland Inn twice before and sadly, the most recent visit didn't meet our expectations. There were 4 of us, celebrating a birthday, and we made the reservation weeks in advance. The restaurant was just beginning to fill when we arrived at 6:45 but there was also a wedding that night. We felt overlooked for the majority of the night; e.g., bread was not offered (although 2 tables seated after us received theirs) until we asked, drinks took 15 minutes or more to receive, dinner wasn't served until 8:30, although we ordered shortly after sitting, after dinner drink was forgotten altogether. The menu also seemed to be more limited than those in the past and portions (with the exception of the entree protein) very small for the expense. We probably won't return for our next celebration.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Interesting appetizers but entrees were nothing special-steak, cod, chicken, nothing too interesting. Great service however!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The food was delicious, the atmosphere appropriate for celebrating our anniversary, the waiter was very friendly and they gave us desert for celebrating the occasion

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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