The Saddle River Inn

4.9
1552 reviews
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French
Classic French cuisine with a contemporary flair is featured in a romantic, rustic, barn along the banks of the Saddle River.
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J
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The octopus appetizer was great as well as the beet salad. Love that it’s byob. The side of truffle mash was great too

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was awesome. Service was great. I can’t wait to go back.

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AB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and food is always top notch. Its a favorite.

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MS
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant in Saddle River. Nothing to find fault with at the SRI. Small wait for reservation, but attentive host kept us informed. BYOB allows patrons to bring their own choice of wines (recommend a very good bottle to pair with the quality of the entree you will order). Risotto with truffle appetizer was the best I have had since traveling to Genoa. The chef special soft shell crabs were tasty, perfectly spiced and the dinner finished with chocolate lava cake. A great and memorable meal. We will be back often. Hard to find anything close to this quality in Bergen County.

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FH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again an exception dining experience. Will always select Saddle River Inn when we want something special.

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LR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious! This time we celebrated my husbands birthday. We had the Hamachi special and crabmeat salad off the menu as appetizers and for entree's we had the steak special and sea bass off the menu. Its very hard to choose but you cannot go wrong with what you order - for certain do not miss the peanut butter mousse desert with banana ice cream!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrate my Birthday
Excellent

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love❤️❤️ The tuna carpaccio should NEVER leave the menu- it is divine!

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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We arrived at 7, but a corner table that was requested was not available. We sat upstairs at a nice table with a view. For the first time In many visits, service was slow and inattentive. My husband's steak was mediocre; ny sea bass was good. We complained and got free desserts, which made up for nothing. We did learn that repeat customers who were known to staff got fast, exceptional service. Before this, we always felt all diners treated equallly. Not so. We will try again and hope for a better experience.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner! Exceptional service.

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m
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outside of the fact that it was the smallest crab cake appetizer I have ever seen- the meal was excellent, the service was beyond exceptional, and the overall experience was sublime.

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N
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prices are pretty high but food and service are excellent.

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top restaurants in the metro area! Wonderful food, service and ambience.

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FH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very best in area. Always our favorite regardless of the occasion

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JA
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Ordinarily, I would give this restaurant a raving 5 star we even brought guests since we love this place so much. On this particular night my food was terrible!!! Our waiter came and asked if it was to our liking, I was embarrassed to send it back but I could eat it. They made me another and while it was average, at best I ate some so I wouldn't make my guests uncomfortable but at this point, I was no longer hungry.
I'll definitely go back but would never unfortunately, I was disappointed in my meal.

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MT
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to have dinner at this beautiful restaurant

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H
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Service was not appropriate and it took the kitchen 1.5 h for the first corse out of 6

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond amazing. And fresh !

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate a family birthday. Food was phenomenal as always. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Server remembered us from past visits and made recommendations based on our past preferences and was spot on. I always look forward to our visit there definitely the highlight of our week!

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One our favorite restaurant for special occasion dinners. The service was first rate and the appetizers and dinners were outstanding.

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PK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go 3 times per year in celebration of our birthdays and anniversary. The service and food are always top notch. I would recommend for people that want to go out to dinner for a fine dining experience.

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner. The food was delicious and so the service was great. Tye was a great waiter. Can’t wait to go back.

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GD
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tuna fish was great, and I had some of my wife’s octopus....fantastic! Truffle risotto is the best and Maribar steak was perfect! Service was also top notch!

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MT
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. I am a regular customer and this place never disappoints

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OT
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. Kale salad, lamb chops and pork chop all spectacular

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QP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Dined at the Inn this week. We met family there and when we arrived my brother in-law said he was told he was early so we had to wait. Our Open Table reservation was 7:15 although the host told him 7:30. No worries we waited until 7:30 to sit. Our wine was taken to our table and service started out very well. Bread and water were served, menus came and specials were given. Wine was poured and orders were taken. Appetizers arrived and we're very good. Service was not consistent at this point as my brother in-law had to get up and search for the Chardonnay in the communal wine bucket. Entrees came and the special risotto was excellent as were the fish dishes. There was one special dessert; olive oil pound cake that was fairly neutral. All in all, a restaurant I would recommend you try at least once.

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OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food!

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JR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Knott and his staff do an amazing job! Food is always perfectly prepared and the service is second to none! Make sure you try the Spanish Octopus appetizer!

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GM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent but expensive....it is a byob.... I only mention that it is expensive so someone is not shocked...you have the feeling that you are eating in an old barn with nostalgia....the staff were all very nice and knowledgeable...we enjoyed the food very much and we were not rushed at all...you need a reservation in advance....they book up quite fast..enjoy everyone!!!

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were told we could have a table downstairs since one of our guests was 81 years old. Upon arrival we were taken upstairs. When I mentioned that we were suppose to have a table downstairs, I was told there was no note to that affect., and that was that. No effort to accommodate us. And also, coat person was being rude to guest who didn’t have tag for coat in our arrival. A bit of arrogance here. Food was very good. Wait staff was terrific.

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OT
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not sure how it’s possible, the food gets better and better. The pork chop is outstanding.

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a
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a really special place. The atmosphere is beautiful. Lighting is perfect, and there is plenty of space between tables so that you're not dining right on top of your neighbors. The food was terrific with a lot of variety on the menu. And the service was great. I can't think of a better place to dine in Bergen County. Only problem is getting a reservation!

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SF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saddle River Inn is my favorite Restaurant in NJ. I eat out a lot and Saddle River Inn is the best. I used to eat in NY City when I worked there, and Saddle River Inn measures up to most of the top NY restaurants.

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening. Food and wait staff were excellent!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food outstanding i definitely will be going back

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. This restaurant is absolutely superb. The food is delicious, the ambiance is very romantic and service is impeccable.

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FM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at this lovely restaurant! The service and the food were outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the absolutely the best food i have ever tasted hands down... i had my proposal here and the manager Anthony set up my every need i cant wait to go back!!!

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