The Saddle River Inn
It was wonderful!! Can’t wait to go back!
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.
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.
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.
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.
This restaurant is certainly worth a visit. It is a hidden treasure in bucolic Saddle River.
Great romantic get away from kids. Excellent service and best duck I have ever eaten.
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...
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 .
The service ambiance food was excellent. Live the staff. Good selection of foods
Food was delicious and our service was outstanding. Thank you Todd for making it a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely return.
Awesome meal... great place for any kind of occasion!!!
We live in Manhattan and come here every year to celebrate our anniversary
Excellent food, excellent service...can’t wait to go back again!
Birfday dinner quite excellent
The food and service was awesome! Will be coming back.
Phenomenal food and superb service. We will be back!
As always food and service were excellent. would love to see them occasionally change the menu
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.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere
Best restaurant in Bergen County, excellent service, superior food quality and preparation. Decor very appealing!
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.
Loved the tasting menu, we got to try everytbing on the menu!
Beautiful ambiance , outstanding service and wonderful food !!
Such an amazing unique experience. Great for a special occasion. We loved our meal and the service was wonderful.
Absolutely amazing. The best restaurant in the Northern NJ area.
The food was absolutely delicious and the service was top notch. We will be back again soon!!
Excellent food and service, great location,
Unique place to have dinner
Jamie knott is amazing chef can’t find a better Dining experience anywhere!
Very accommodating restaurant also bring your own bottle which is always good staff was friendly courteous and very professional
Absolutely outstanding. Service food and atmosphere all top notch. The caviar is such a great appetizer.
Excellent service. Thaddeus did a great job with service and recommendations. Will be back in on August 3.
High end. Delicious food. Beautiful setting. Knowledgeable and attentive staff.
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.
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
Excellent quality and creative dishes. Environment is relaxing and the service is excellent.
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.