Nearby points of interest

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  4. Distance: 2.28mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.34mi
  2. Distance: 1.14mi
  3. Distance: 1.88mi
  4. Distance: 2.28mi

About The Saddle River Inn

Classic French cuisine with a contemporary flair is featured in a romantic, rustic, barn along the banks of the Saddle River.

2 Barnstable Court
Saddle River, NJ 07458
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm-9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday 5pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
East Allendale Avenue & West Saddle River Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 825-4016

Website:
http://www.saddleriverinn.com/

Executive Chef:
Jamie Knott

Private Party Facilities:
Semi Private Loft - capacity 20

Private Party Contact:
Anthony Helou: (201) 825-4016

Additional:
BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking

The Saddle River Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (76)
Special Occasion (75)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
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Creative Cuisine (53)
Good for a Date (53)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Cozy (43)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Worth the Drive (35)
Tasting Menu (32)
Authentic (25)
Business Meals (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Scenic View (17)
Seasonal (17)
Healthy (11)
Good for Groups (6)
Organic (5)
Fun (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Waterfront (4)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Love everything about the Saddle River in from the service, food to the ambience. BYOB is also a treat.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Friendly staff. Very attentive to service. Great food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

They get it and never disappoint !! All day every day

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I have been coming to the SRI for over 30 years. Always a pleasure to come and enjoy the food and ambience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful time at the Saddle River Inn. The ambience was wonderful, beautifully decorated for the holidays. The staff was very friendly. The waiter struck the perfect balance of seeing to our needs and leaving us alone. Our meals were delicious. My husband had the lobster special and the sea bass. I had the burrata and the filet mignon. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was a birthday dinner for my wife. The table was excellent, the food delicious and the service was very welcoming and pleasant.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding food and service. My 4th visit and this place is always top notch. Filet mignon "maribar" is iconic - one of the best you'll ever have. Great and creative specials, both appetizers and entrees. Service is fantastic. From being greeted on arrival thru the entire meal, the professional and knowlegeable staff make you feel like you're their top priority. Couldn't have enjoyed it more. Can't wait to return for a 5th visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I have never been disappointed at the Saddle River Inn. The food is absolutely delicious and creative. The service is efficient but not intrusive. The ambiance is upscale quaint. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

First class from start to finish ..... A big Thank you to Anthony and the whole crew!!!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

What a disappointment. We had the five course tasting and three out of the four dinner courses were so salty that they were inedible. This is coming from a couple that loves salt! We had the venison, lamb and bass, all three grossly overwhelmingly salty. We were so upset we asked to choose the dessert course to avoid another disappointment. The service was great and it’s a beautiful setting but we’ve never been so disappointed in a dining experience. We live very close and have dined here before,maybe we caught them on an off night but for those type of prices it’s upsetting. In fact it was so bad I felt like I have to write a review ( first time ever writing one). They were kind enough to take $10 off but to be honest the meal so was bad we should not have been charged. Although we only live five minutes away, we will not be coming back.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

As always, great food and the staff are always there to make your dining experience wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fantastic as usual. This time we had the bone in sirloin that was flavorful and cooked to perfection. The caviar was a perfect appetizer.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A gem of a restaurant! Truly a dining treat!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Service was not the usual great quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Beautiful rustic decor set with an upscale yet homey vibe. Always an excellent menu with notable specials. Probably the best restaurant food, service and ambiance-wise in Bergen County. Minor suggestion is that the wait staff can be uneven-sometimes great sometimes wait staff can be a bit green. Overall worth a visit and an enjoyable meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

simply the best this is for true foodies the chef is amazing

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic every time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Years ago I frequented the SRI and always remembered it fondly as a very special place with beautiful food and ambience. Having moved out of state 20 years ago and just returning I was disappointed and dismayed by our experience. Yes the room is still beautiful and the service is outstanding, but on a Friday night the noise level was louder than a sports bar. I have never seen or heard such raucous behavior in a fine dining establishment. Despite my husband I having an intimate corner table for 2, we could not have a conversation or hear each other at all. At times my husband actually yelled for people to be quiet, but of course no one could hear him. The food overall was quite good, the foie gras preperation being outstanding, but the steak tartar was under seasoned and the truffle risotto and duck overly salted. All in all the evening was not what we wanted for a birthday celebration.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

As always consistently incredible!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fabulous as usual. The kale Caesar is really good as is the scallops entree.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was my 4th time in this restaurant but first time with the new owners. I was thrilled to find that the level of service and quality of food was maintained. Every part of the meal was exceptional from the appetizers to the dessert. The fillet was so tender it melted in your mouth. I will definitely be going back and I live an hour away.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

as always a wonderful experience. great appetizers and terrific food. service is excellent. always tough to get a reservation, but well worth it. as good as any restaurant in NYC

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our friends mentioned they had never been to the Saddle River Inn, so we said “let’s go”! Our friends said the dinner met and exceeded their expectations. For the four of us, we had lamb, pork, duck, and fish. Everything was delicious. We had a bottle of wine that needed to be decanted, they were able to take care of that. (Not all BYOB’s have decanters). We will definitely return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Superior attention from all members of the staff. Our server, Brian, was knowledgeable and capable. Menu specials were excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Chef Jaimie, Anthony and their Team always deliver the most memorable culinary experience...everything is outstanding with special mention for the Risotto with Foraged Wild Mushrooms and generous shavings of Black Truffles...highly recommended.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love SRI. The tasting menu is amazing. Every dish is perfection!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Absolutely amazing!!!!
The food was so unique and fresh, very creative menu. The chef sent out a couple complementary things to try like butternut squash soup and chocolate chip cookies... which was great because the soup isn't something my husband and I would normally order- now we would in the future!

The service was outstanding. Brain was very detailed and informative and took very good care of us. He also offered to split up the 2 appetizers we ordered and bring them out one at a time. We loved that, we didn't feel rushed at all and got to appreciate each dish.

Ambiance is beautiful! Very romantic.
We can't wait to come back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had the caviar for an appetizer, superb. If it’s not on the menu just ask for it. The veal chop was also fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was pretty much inedible! Veal chop inferior quality -full of sinew -chef said he agreed then why did he serve it. Risotto tasted liked plain rice. Food garbage. Cannot figure out who must have cooked when food critics had tasting,

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything we had was EXCELLENT! The service was attentive and we enjoyed the atmosphere. We were pleased to be seated upstairs. The prices are high, especially because the portions are small. But overall, an amazing meal!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent restaurant, this chef never disappoints!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food and service were excellent. The prices were higher than what we normally experience, but were not to high. There could have been more side food with the main entrée. They should consider adding a soup dish to the menu. The deserts were too small.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food and service is always impeccable. Truly a dining experience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Always excellent, seasonal menu, welcoming staff, great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Every bite was painstakingly prepared , innovative, fresh and off the charts delicious!

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

Always great food! One is the best dining in our neighborhood

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Saddle River Inn does so much right, but one key thing that is a big deterrent to returning is the chairs they have you sitting in. They need new chairs! You immediately sink into them when you sit, so you instantly are not at the right height in relation to the table top. Then, your back begins to hurt. A fine dining establishment such as this, absolutely should be seating you in a comfortable, supportive chair - period. Everyone in our party of 4 (aged late 40's to mid 50's) left with their back bothering them. Also the Maitre d' we encountered there this week, reminded us of the unfriendly old owners, sadly. New chairs and they'll be the best restaurant in Bergen County!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food and service. Always a wonderful special occasion experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is my third time at the Saddle River Inn. This place never disappoints. Overall, tonight’s meal was one of the best culinary experiences that my husband and I have shared. The service was superb. Jaime M. was our server and he was excellent, to say the least. He was very attentive along with every other staff member. The setting is quaint, rustic and cozy. The meal set up was perfect. I like to sample different appetizers and upon their suggestion, the order of plates was devised appropriately. They split the appetizers for us so we were given individual portions and each course brought a merriment of excitement to our taste buds. I had the most incredible mushroom risotto of wild mushrooms and shavings of truffle. The food is highest quality and the flavors are exceptional...the only thing it is missing is a wood burning fireplace :-)

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2017

always delicious, the Saddle River Inn, is wonderful for a special occasion or for a nice meal out any day of the week. The service is outstanding and the BYOB policy leaves you feeling like you didn't pay a fortune for an exceptional meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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