The Saddle River Inn
Friday - Saturday 5pm - 10:00 pm
everything wonderful-- only critique would be difficulty in getting resrervation. Open Table a month in advance and if u don't do within minutes of availiability you're out of luck. Have been there many times, but would go more often if reservations were easier.
Nothing short of a 5 star experience! Try the 6 course tasting menu - you won’t be disappointed.
Always a pleasure to dine here! From the moment you walk in, you are transported to an ideal dining experience. Great for special occasions as well. Never disappointed here with the selections.
Wonderful meal, excellent service, gorgeous room. We will return!
Great ambiance with a dedicated staff
Good tuna tartare. Fabulous Vesl Chop.
We will return regularly,
Advised them in advance it was a birthday celebration and of an allergy to bell peppers. Waiter greeted us with "Happy Anniversary"
Waiter brought a complimentary gazpacho to the table. Advised afterwards it contained bell pepper. Luckily only a mild allergy effect.
Specials were pricey. Food was okay but nothing special.
Overall disappointed only because previous visits over the years were quite good.
Beyond excellent. Spectacular place to dine and the service is extraordinary.
Outstanding as usual. Jamie keeps the quality an ongoing standard. Every meal is excellent. Great attention to detail!
The food is absolutely outstanding. The service was not quite what I would have expected of a restaurant of their reputation. We had a 5:30 pm reservation and were one of the first ones in the restaurant on a Saturday. The service started out fine, but service slowed as the meal progressed. The server could have checked in with us more frequently. I can understand not wanting to be intrusive, but at least walk by or eyeball our table once in a while, particularly after our dinner plates were empty. Then receiving and paying the bill took a long time - I was about the ask the server serving the table next to us to please track down our server. By this point in the evening the restaurant was filling, but still not at full capacity, so I don't understand the lack of attention.
Nick did a great job as our server. Chef very accommodating for wife who is gluten/wheat free. Five stars all around.
Our favorite date nite spot. Food and service is always top notch and memorable. Thanks SRI!
I love this place; it’s my favorite restaurant. It’s expensive, but worth every penny. The service is impeccable and the food is always amazing. The setting is elegant but not stuffy. I’ll never tire of eating here.
We came here to celebrate our anniversary after having it on our "must try" list for many years. It was well worth the wait!! We did the chef's tasting menu, and we each had different foods brought out to us. We basically got to sample half the foods from the menu by choosing this option and it was phenomenal! All the portions were the perfect size and they were served beautifully. The taste was even better. We were very impressed with the preparation and the attention to detail. It was a truly memorable experience!
My husband has a food allergy and sometimes eating gluten free is boring, our meal was delicious and catered just for us. With some minor modifications - not eliminations - the plates were changed to accommodate gluten free dining. The food was delicious and just the right amount. Not too much and every bite was worth eating. Would recommend highly to a friends. Thanks for taking the time to make our dining experience delicious.
As always the food service and general feel is outstanding....always a go to place if you want a wonderful meal....
This is our favorite restaurant for our anniversaries and birthdays. I have celiac and they are incredibly accommodating and understanding. The food quality is as high as the best in NYC. We will continue to celebrate at this restaurant.
As usual, the food and service were excellent. We have been going for the past few years. We typically go for either of our birthdays and our anniversary. Great romantic evening.
Nice corner table. Service was odd and not consistent with a top tier restaurant. We have been here several times before and did not have an issue.
This night after taking the wine, the server seemed to forget the 1/2 bottle of prosecco as well as the white wine until we asked about it after the appetizer round which also came before bread which we had to ask for as well. My husband also needed to pour the red wine for both himself and my son except for the last few drops. Our seltzer bottle was also empty before dessert and no attempt to refill or ask if we wanted more water was ever uttered.
There were 2 bigger parties in the middle that seemed to garner most attention even though some of them were dressed in casual jeans.
We dressed nicely for a Friday night special occasion dinner and wish the service and dress code would be consistent with the level of the food which was delicious. The meal itself was enjoyed by our entire family as well as the beautiful presentation since we taste first with our eyes.
I will try again and perhaps look to avoid the weekend in summer experience.
Celebrating my 39th Birthday at the best nj restaurant. Such a great dining experience. Great food and wonderful service. It never disappoints.
As always, the food was great. Quality rivals many of the top NYC restaurants. Did the 5 course tasting menu and was pleasantly surprised by most of the chef's choices. Was a bit disappointed because waiter indicated we would have a cold and a hot appetizer, and we received two sets of cold apps, but they were all tasty. Portions on the tasting menu are small - they could stand tone a bit larger.
Service was good - but at certain times our waiter was not very attentive. For example, we had to find him to open our red wine for our meat course after he had already emptied our white wine during the previous course. They used to be silently always present.
Overall a great experience. Would definitely come back. It is quite pricey though, so would save for a special occasion.
This restaurant has been for the past 20 years or more( even when Hans Egg owned it) my husband’s and my favorite restaurant... for special occasions and more! The Saddle River Inn is a “ special” dining experience” in every way! Love it!! ❤️💙
Carol and Tom Palmieri
Lived up to expectations. We were a group of four, each with a different entree and everyone loved their meal. Attentive, professional service. Pricey, but boy helps. Only negative is having to reserve weeks in advance.
Crabmeat Appetizer was very good and the desserts were excellent. Unfortunately, both of our fish entrees were extremely disappointing (scallops undercooked and my branzino sauce was too heavy). The waiter never asked if we were happy, or I would have given him feedback.
IF we go back, we’ll only get our standby — the filet. Kinda miss the old Saddle River Inn.
This was an incredible restaurant. The food was spectacular and the value was fabulous. It was a very enjoyable evening.
We love this place! This time my filet was a little too over cooked.
The food very good. The service was not good and certainly not up to fine dining service. Not going back anytime soon.
Always a pleasure to dine at Saddle River Inn and Very Delicious :)
Each visit is as outstanding as the last! We noticed new bread this time and we were thrilled! This restaurant just never disappoints!
Great for special occasions! Food was wonderful and the service was great. Everyone was very attentive.
Very good food with price as expected. Service excellent, but portions a little on the small side. Ambience meh and byob. If local to us would def go back.
One of the most memorable dining experiences of all time. The mushroom risotto at Saddle River Inn is by far the best risotto I have ever tasted, superior to other notable dining establishments. This is not a place to be missed.
Been coming for years Staff is always very professional Anthony is the best and Jamie is an outstanding chef. Always top quality food , never have we had a bad meal.
Such a beautiful place, great service and wonderful food. It never disappoints.
Our first visit was for our 10th anniversary. A number of people had recommended the restaurant so we decided to try a new place. The food was incredible, the service was impeccable, and we’ll definitely be back!
Great food , great service. I would recommend it to anyone. We're great time
Excellent as always ! We were celebrating my Mother's birthday (96) and she loved it!
My favorite restaurant in New Jersey. Love love love the tasting menu!
The absolute best, creative, delicious, excellent service and the definition of consistency.
I have been to the SRI before and had a great experience which is why I wanted to go back to celebrate an anniversary. I made reservations a month in advance to get the date and time we wanted. We arrived a couple minutes before our 7:30pm reservations on a Friday night. We waited a half hour to get seated. They give their guests a 15 minute grace period to arrive for reservations, a place like this I feel should then seat their guests within 15 minutes of their reservation. Every other time I have been to the SRI we receive a small tasting of something the chef has prepared that night, it’s fun to taste and see what thwe chef has created. Tables around received this but we did not. We ordered the tuna carpaccio as an appetizer because the last time I was there it was delicious. The basil totally made the dish. This time it was served with micro greens instead of basil which are much less flavorful. When we received our dinner our order of truffle fries did not come out. We had to get the waiters attention to inform him of this instead of him coming to check to make sure we received everything we had ordered. He did apologize that it was his fault, that he forgot to submit the order. I understand this happens but at a place like the SRI this shouldn’t happen. I always get the filet and it did not disappoint. We also got the pork chops which were delicious. We found ourselves having to refill our wine glasses. Again, I have two hands and can pour my own wine but I go to the SRI for the exceptional service and food and unfortunately this visit left me very underwhelmed.