The Saddle River Inn

4.8
1653 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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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful!! Can’t wait to go back!

c
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

My husband and I have not been here since the new owners took over and we were happy to find that it is still a wonderful dining experience! My only complaint is that it is so hard to get reservations on a Saturday night! We ended up with 7:30 on a Friday night and we never felt rushed which sometimes happens in places like this.

F
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was outstanding. We were greeted at the door and asked whether we had wine we needed service. Since we brought a very nice Pomerol I asked it to be decanted and it was promptly decanted and brought to the table. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to guide us through the Chef’s tasting menu effortlessly. We will be coming back regularly.

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We frequently head to SRI for date nights, stopping in almost monthly. While our dinner was fantastic we were hoping for a menu change. We originally thought the menu would be seasonal as in the past, but were disappointed that it hadn’t changed since our last few visits.

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

Our night at The Saddle River Inn was easily our best dining experience of the year, and we dine out a fair amount. The service was impeccable, from our first greeting by the host to each server that we interacted with. Most importantly, the food was off the charts, from the first course to dessert. The entrees in particular (we had the duck entree and the "Maribar" steak) were absolutely incredible. We're already making plans to return soon! Highly recommended.

DB
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is certainly worth a visit. It is a hidden treasure in bucolic Saddle River.

BH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great romantic get away from kids. Excellent service and best duck I have ever eaten.

g
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant.

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Although the food we ordered was good, the value is not there, my husband ordered the Kansas City Steak $69 special with mashed pot and baby carrots, literally 3T of potatoes and 4 baby carrots, steak was small and presliced..not worth it...my daughter had crab cake special app for $19, 1 crab cake, small, taste was nice but its not like there would chunks of crab...she also had scallops, although seared nicely, 4 scallops for $39, and my filet mignon nicely charred, cooked perfectly, $45, which was fine but my salad, truffle ranch dressing BLT, with bacon $19 was very very small, too much dressing, soaked(and i typically like more dressing then the average person) and bacon was not cooked enough, many bites were pure fat. We also ordered the zucchini blossoms w/stuffed lobster etc, 3 small blossoms for $19, again my opinion they are way over priced for appetizers and salads because the portions are quite small. My husband regretted paying $69 for his steak, so not worth it, comparing to Peter Luger's steakhouse...Im not looking for huge portions but just a little more for the price. This is a turn off to me when you offer very small portions with big prices. Also, we sat upstairs and this made the noise level from below worse, it was difficult to have a conversation. The service was eeh, just ok, i don't think as polished and the waiter had 0 personality, very monotone. The bread service waiter, offered 1/2 slice of varied breads, ice cold, bread should always be warmed up, sorry...

K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Love this place - great food - the service was not great on Saturday night . Very disappointed-usually we get the same waiter who is super attentive- however Saturday night the waiter was uninterested - don’t think he was cut out for high end service .

s
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service ambiance food was excellent. Live the staff. Good selection of foods

LF
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our service was outstanding. Thank you Todd for making it a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely return.

d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal... great place for any kind of occasion!!!

T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent
We live in Manhattan and come here every year to celebrate our anniversary

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service...can’t wait to go back again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birfday dinner quite excellent

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FT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was awesome! Will be coming back.

A
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and superb service. We will be back!

b
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always food and service were excellent. would love to see them occasionally change the menu

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is what dining out should be like. The food is outstanding and the service matches in quality. The staff is warm, polite, friendly and professional. Thank you for a lovely evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere

R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Bergen County, excellent service, superior food quality and preparation. Decor very appealing!

RR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience. Four of us had the tasting menu which was tailored slightly by the chef for our individual preferences. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Wait staff was very attentive and got everything right. Dinner was on Tuesday evening which seems much less hectic than on a weekend. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxed.

JG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the tasting menu, we got to try everytbing on the menu!

LS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance , outstanding service and wonderful food !!

AP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing unique experience. Great for a special occasion. We loved our meal and the service was wonderful.

CS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. The best restaurant in the Northern NJ area.

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was top notch. We will be back again soon!!

RV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service, great location,
Unique place to have dinner

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamie knott is amazing chef can’t find a better Dining experience anywhere!

MI
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very accommodating restaurant also bring your own bottle which is always good staff was friendly courteous and very professional

OT
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding. Service food and atmosphere all top notch. The caviar is such a great appetizer.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

GR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Thaddeus did a great job with service and recommendations. Will be back in on August 3.

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

High end. Delicious food. Beautiful setting. Knowledgeable and attentive staff.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at this wonderful restaurant. It was wonderful from the moment you get in. They make sure your wine is at the right temperature (BYOB). Our waiter was wonderful but all the staff works hard to make your evening extra special. My favorite was the octopus. Best one with a flavor of chimichurri and just extra delicious. We went for the 5 course tasting menu since pretty much their whole menu looks fantastic. Told our waiter we really didn’t like two of the things and he made sure we wouldn’t get them. Told him also our top choices and sure enough we got them. Is that great service... yes it is!!
From the 4 savory chef choices that went so well together to the fabulous dessert we enjoyed every bite. This place is so romantic and pleasant. Great anniversary celebration choice.

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Limited menu, small portions for price
Sliced steak - $69.00
4 rib lamb chops 45.00
Quality of meat , good
Atmosphere is same as it was decades ago, charming and cozy
I prefer the menu from prior owners

E
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality and creative dishes. Environment is relaxing and the service is excellent.

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you enter Anthony sets the tone for a perfect evening. We were seated promptly, presented with menus and our wine was decanted. Each of our appetizers were extraordinary. Everyone had a different entree and we all raved. I had the special salmon which was the most delicious I've ever had.
This was our 5th dinner at the Saddle River Inn and in my estimation is one of the most fantastic places to dine in the tri-state area. The food, the service, the ambiance, the bread are all fabulous.
Anthony wished us a safe trip home as he escorted us out-we can't wait to go back.

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