The Saddle River Inn
Such a wonderful meal. Love this restaurant
We had gone to the Saddle River Inn a few times back during the reign of owner and master chef Hans Egg. Therefore, we were somewhat sceptical of what new owners Jamie Knott and Peter Lioia would do in order to sustain the immense tradition of this fine establishment.
Well, skeptics no more. The new owners have masterfully sustained legacy dishes (read: Maribar) and interlaced new and creative dinners and appetizers alike.
This is to say nothing of their par excellence dining room staff. The wait staff, host, support, and coat check are all extremely professional, lively, and not the least bit pretentious or robotic.
Lastly, we always end our visit with a walk around the wonderful grounds and adjacent areas. The pictures additionally prove the resounding point that this legendary spot remains strong.
This was our second visit under the new ownership. First class all around from the service, food and surroundings. Menu prices are reasonable given the food quality. However, the specials were priced high. A Dover Sole was $68. Seems a little steep. Our main courses ranged from lamb and pork to halibut and shrimp risotto. All were excellent.
My husband and I had a lovey dinner. The food and the staff were superb.
Fantastic ambient, romantic setting. We love how cozy and rustic the place. We are 100% coming back
Excellent food and service
Always a wonderful meal and experience. Cannot say enough. Wish I could get reservations more often
We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. He enjoyed it immensely
Always an outstanding dinner. Only problem is getting a reservation at the Saddle River Inn. We like to have dinner there about every 2 months, but availability is limited.
Saddle river inn never disappoints. Food was outstanding. Cheese plate finish. Amazing. Great place for special moments
It was good to return for our anniversary. It had been many years. Nice “elegantly rustic” setting. My veal chop special and my wife’s fish were excellently prepared. Service was efficient and attentive. Kale Caesar was different and tasty. Nice citrusy merengue dessert. Pricey, but very good food and a nice special occasion place.
This was our 2nd dinner at the Saddle River Inn; we like to go for a special occasion and it is definitely worth it. The food, service and ambiance are outstanding
Always the best.
Two terrific sirloin steaks with all the trimmings. The ladies both had fish dishes.
Great service and ambiance.
Nice relaxing non rushed dining experience.
This place is amazing. Great service. Great food. Very nice setting. Can’t wait to go back again!
Best place anywhere, we go as often as possible and would choose to go here more than any other restaurant. Reservations are challenging at times but what great restaurants aren’t.
This could be the best restaurant I have ever been to service and food was outstanding. The only thing missing is a liquor license
This restaurant never disappoints. Nick was our server. He was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. It was a great meal.
Hands down the best place in NJ for any occasion!
All around lovely and delicious. A bit of a wait in the small waiting area was awkward, but besides that it was fantastic.
I’m not one to have a broad pallet for food. I mostly stick to the things I know. I figured since this was a special occasion I’d try the 5 course tasting menu. What set me even further out of my comfort zone, considering it’s a blind tasting. Well , I couldn’t have been more pleased with my choice. Since we both got the tasting we each got a different plate at each course. We decided to split each course and the food was absolutely amazing. I got to eat many foods I’ve never tried before and i can’t speak more highly of the chef’s talents. Crab, Scallops, lobster, lamb, carpaccio, halibut, BLT, duck, everything was amazing. I will definitely be returning and highly recommend. All the research my girlfriend did to assure this was the place to eat, did not disappoint.
best NJ restaurant I've been to, romantic ambience, excellent service, top notch ingredients and food preparation, super professional staff, yet friendly
Excellent food. Tye is great server. Only wish we could get in on a Saturday
Excellent service. Food is consistently well prepared and inventive. I appreciate that we are always promptly seated.
A superb meal in every way. The best duck breast I’ve ever had.
The Saddle River Inn is still one of the top restaurants in Northern New Jersey. The food is incredible. I had the duck breast and it was perhaps the best duck I ever had. My wife had the Salmon special and it was just as good. The service is impeccable. Although the prices are higher than most restaurants it is BYOB so the value is still very good.
Delicious! We had the special of the night, bone-in ribeye steak for two, and it was better than any steakhouse I have been to. For appetizer, I had the squash capriccio and it was delicious and gourmet. My wife had the Sichuan noodles and loved it. This is a special place perfect for romantic dinner!
Always flawless in food and service. I think they can do a little more with upstairs decor. The mirror looks dirty & dingy. Love the downstairs more. Our favorite restaurant. Anthony is very welcoming!!
Great service and excellent food! Very accommodating to my gluten allergy!
We had a truly perfect dinner here on Valentine's Day. Very comfortable seating tables not too close together. Service was very good and food was delicious. We shared the octopus starter and both had steak, the Kansas City special and the filet. Very nice ambiance, got dressed for the occasion and we weren't the only ones. Nice to see people making dinner a special night out again. Would highly recommend.
Excellent as always. Never disappoints!
Place is the best everything always amazing
The best restaurant in New Jersey and possibly the tri-state area. The food is superb and the service attentive and professional. Worth the cost and wait for a reservation!
I love going to this restaurant. This was our 4 year in a row that my husband has taken me to The Saddle River Inn for my birthday. He know it is my favorite. Just by my ratings, you know how I feel about this restaurant.
We love the Saddle River Inn. Came here for an early Valentines Day celebration. Ty was our server. Service was professional and attentive but not pushy. Our meals were excellent. Atmosphere perfect. We will be back.
Always the best. We’ve been going for many years!
This place never disappoints.
Saddle River Inn never misses. Absolutely my favorite place for a special occassion.
Great place, service, food ! We will come over and over again! Haven!
The food lives up to the hype. Such a great place for a special occasion.
The Saddle River Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 1821 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.