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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Romantic (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Business Meals (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Live Music (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Organic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Cozy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Very much enjoyed The Ryland Inn for dinner. It is nice to go to a restaurant where you can hear the conversation and enjoy good to great food. I always recommend you get the side dishes, as their vegetables are outstanding. All in all, a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Our table of 5 took the tasting menu. Very creative, sometimes surprising (a daring Kimchi as Amuse Bouche - a bit strong for some palates, but why not?), and overall a really enjoyable experience. The salads were very fresh and full of flavor, the main meal, a lobster tail and rib, was exceptional - and the dessert(s) beautiful and creative (some found the olive oil ice-cream too surprising - but that's just part of why we go to the Ryland Inn). We did not take the wine-pairing, but received good advice on the wine list (very nice Alsace Riesling and an excellent St. Emilion). Thanks to the Ryland team for discrete and friendly service - the ambiance is elegant, without being overly "posh".

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

It was the first time I visited the Ryland Inn since its earlier incarnation under Craig Shelton. The atmosphere is more relaxed than its previously, airier, and welcoming. We ate indoors, but the outdoor eating area is quite attractive and spacious. My salmon was cooked to perfection in temperature, although a bit more seasoned than I normally prefer. The beet salad was tiny, but savory, including a beet mouse that was outstanding. Tune was cooked a bit more than requested, but seasoned just enough. My wife's mussels were out of this world--and the broth was to die for--naturally, I helped her finish her broth. We order a crème brulee for desert to split and it was rich enough for three people, with the custardy inside melting in your mouth.

The tables are a bit closer than I prefer for a restaurant of this type, but it was not full, and the additional space was appreciated. The staff were all attentive and helpful.

While we did not spend time in the bar area, there was musical entertainment and a convivial group, I presume of regulars. Definitely worth checking out for a special occasion. In fact, the pricing is not as formidable as it was in its earlier state, so you don't have to wait for a special anniversary or birthday.

The one downside was the wine menu, which appears to be marked up considerably and offers little choice in a modest price range. The quality of the offerings are strong, and wines by the glass are available with reasonable choices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The Ryland Inn chefs are amazing! I loved every course more than the previous. Left full and content. Great service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Authentic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Fun, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Great service, a terrific ambiance and great food. The restaurant inside was noisy but people were gracious and helped us settle outside which
was lovely. The host gave us drinks for our anniversary . We stopped on our way out and ended up hanging and singing at the piano bar. A great night for us both.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 30, 2017

very nice ambiance - very good service - disappointed the bar did not stock Bacardi rum for my Bacardi cocktail -

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Outdoor brunch - beautiful outdoor space, lots of seating and delicious food!

Tags: Live Music, Great for Brunch, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The quality of the food was beyond mediocre. Even for the extremely high price, if the quality and flavors were memorable I could recommend it. For $15 I got a tiny bit of flaccid, old lettuce and literally 5 tiny strawberries that looked and tasted like they had been in storage for several days (white ends and mushy). The entree ingredients were not fresh. The taste was ok, not great, and for the $36 price tag the worst entree I have ever had for quality and price. The atmosphere is very stuffy. Did not feel friendly or inviting. We couldn't wait to leave.
It is clearly primarily a banquet hall and the food reflects that.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Maybe the best food I have ever had. Really creative menu taking advantage of Jersey farms.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The Ryland Inn is one of our favorite restaurants. Not only is the farm to table cuisine fantastic the gracious old country inn is such an inviting, romantic setting you won't want to leave! Highly recommend!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent salmon, monkfish, chicken, and Waygu beef dishes, and loved the trays of petit fours at meal's end; pot of loose-leafed-brewed caffeinated (not ordered) rather than decaffeinated tea (as requested) kept me up all night!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Excellent dinner, appropriate portions and unique desserts! Loved the bar for drinks before dinner. Great for special occasions or just a nice evening out with friends

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Chef Chris and the entire team do a wonderful job on providing a memorable dining experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Wonderful in every way including a great waiter. I have been coming to this spot since the 60s believe it or not & will be back again soon! Yes

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The food was excellent. Farm to table, creative dishes, good menu. Expansive wine list. Our service was not great, however. We were a table of 6 and received 5 rolls, we were missing a bread plate. Our first wine bottle was not good, a second one was served, wine spilled on my husband's napkin, but it was not replaced. There was a wedding taking place at the time of our dinner, so I am not sure if that is why the service was lacking, but that should not have happened in such an upscale establishment.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We always enjoy a special meal at the Ryland. Saturday night we were outside since the weather was pleasant and a very sudden rain burst took place. Kudos to the staff. Our meal was just being set down as the raindrops started coming down. They whisked the food under cover and seated us at a table with an umbrella without any rain getting in our food or our wine. The food was excellent as always. It seemed the menu was smaller than usual, no Specials, which I assume had to do with a large wedding taking place at the same time.
Apropos, we were at a wedding here in May and it is a great venue for a wedding. The new courtyard is perfect and the food catered was wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The ambience, service & food were outstanding. Our only cringe worthy comment would be our server had either BO or bad breath. He was great just there was something....
I would go back & hope for another server.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Over priced food for what you got. Menu was very drab and limited. Drinks were very strong. Ambiance and seating was excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Limited selection of food that was way too salty for our tastes. We should have sent the food back. Aside from the salt the dishes would have been every good. Even the sides were too salty. The manager did appligize for the mistake and offered a free dessert which was nice. I just feel for the price you pay a mistake like this should not have be made.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Our first time here after a long time thinking "we should go there". Excellent all around, we both loved the House Made Agnolotti to start and had great entrees as well. Beer selection was small but well thought out with good craft and local options. Cocktails show promise too, as the one I ordered ("More Perfect") was exceptional. Pricey overall but worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Food, drinks and service are superb! Love it here!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Our server, Max, was terrific! The Waygu steak was amazing! Will definitely be back again!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Well done! Service first rate, food excellent, great wine list very nice atmosphere! Highly recommend!

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

My husband and I have not been to The Ryland Inn since it reopened, but decided to dine their for our 25th Anniversary. The food -- appetizers and main dishes -- were outstanding. The cocktails and dessert, however, were not. While the alcohol content of our drinks were fine, they just didn't taste good and we both ordered specialty drinks. Unfortunately, there was nothing special about them. The same could be said for the "carrot cake," which was not cake, but bread. It tasted fine, and was an interesting twist on an old idea, but I was really looking forward to a true piece of cake, like we had at our wedding reception. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves, and I would recommend the restaurant to others who are looking for a beautiful place to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Outstanding all around experience, the staff are exceptional, food 5 star, and our server made arrangements to tour us through kitchen, and entire location at the conclusion of our dinner/bday celebration...Mike the bartender also was a significant first impression while we waited to be seated , gave us complete history of the Ryland...we will be back, and plan future family and friends events..

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

W. Somerset Maugham was fond of saying he favored outstanding and interesting food in small portions. Dining at the Ryland requires attention to the subtleties of the chef's flavor combinations. The food and drink are the occasion...or at least the best complement to one.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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