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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.
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
American, European, Farm-to-table
Hours of Operation:
Sunday 11:00am to 3:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm to 12:00am
Sunday 3:00pm to 9:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Join us for Session Thursdays in the Piano Bar. Jazz groups play weekly starting at 6pm!
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.
We also provide valet service.
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.
The Ryland Inn Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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....
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!,
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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