The Saddle River Inn
Friday - Saturday 5pm - 10:00 pm
Very good food with price as expected. Service excellent, but portions a little on the small side. Ambience meh and byob. If local to us would def go back.
One of the most memorable dining experiences of all time. The mushroom risotto at Saddle River Inn is by far the best risotto I have ever tasted, superior to other notable dining establishments. This is not a place to be missed.
Been coming for years Staff is always very professional Anthony is the best and Jamie is an outstanding chef. Always top quality food , never have we had a bad meal.
Such a beautiful place, great service and wonderful food. It never disappoints.
Our first visit was for our 10th anniversary. A number of people had recommended the restaurant so we decided to try a new place. The food was incredible, the service was impeccable, and we’ll definitely be back!
Great food , great service. I would recommend it to anyone. We're great time
Excellent as always ! We were celebrating my Mother's birthday (96) and she loved it!
My favorite restaurant in New Jersey. Love love love the tasting menu!
The absolute best, creative, delicious, excellent service and the definition of consistency.
I have been to the SRI before and had a great experience which is why I wanted to go back to celebrate an anniversary. I made reservations a month in advance to get the date and time we wanted. We arrived a couple minutes before our 7:30pm reservations on a Friday night. We waited a half hour to get seated. They give their guests a 15 minute grace period to arrive for reservations, a place like this I feel should then seat their guests within 15 minutes of their reservation. Every other time I have been to the SRI we receive a small tasting of something the chef has prepared that night, it’s fun to taste and see what thwe chef has created. Tables around received this but we did not. We ordered the tuna carpaccio as an appetizer because the last time I was there it was delicious. The basil totally made the dish. This time it was served with micro greens instead of basil which are much less flavorful. When we received our dinner our order of truffle fries did not come out. We had to get the waiters attention to inform him of this instead of him coming to check to make sure we received everything we had ordered. He did apologize that it was his fault, that he forgot to submit the order. I understand this happens but at a place like the SRI this shouldn’t happen. I always get the filet and it did not disappoint. We also got the pork chops which were delicious. We found ourselves having to refill our wine glasses. Again, I have two hands and can pour my own wine but I go to the SRI for the exceptional service and food and unfortunately this visit left me very underwhelmed.
Excellent service, fantastically creative cuisine.
The best restaurant in the area. Hands down. NYC quality dining.
Just all around great! Loved it from the moment we stepped through the door. An exceptional dining experience
My husband and I have had the good fortune to have been to this restaurant many, many times. It NEVER disappoints!! The food, service, and ambiance are wonderful (which is why we keep going back). My only criticism is that they tend to run late with reservations. That said, it is still worthwhile and I look forward to going back again soon!!
This is a great restaurant for special occasions. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The food is outstanding!
Overall, we enjoyed our time, but there were way too many improvement opportunities to count. The Wagu beef was too tough; Wagu should be tender, luscious, and almost melt in your mouth. While Australian truffles were interesting to try, they don't come close to French and Italian truffles -- yet the price was nearly the same! And yes this restaurant is BYOB, but every server should have formal wine service training. Corks should always be offered. Never store any bottle in the sun prior to opening! And always ask the guest if his/her preference is to put a white wine on ice or keep it on the table -- never assume on ice! The wine service ruined our experience, as we brought rather special bottles of white and red Burgundy to celebrate.
They are absolutely the best BYOB you will ever attend. The food is five star, the service is wonderful and the overall ambiance is original to the 200 year old barn it is. The location is fantastic, they set up an outdoor seating area by a fire pit near a brook that is wonderful to have a cigar and port wine. What else can I say than you must try this fine dining for yourself. If you would like caviar just call the GM Anthony in advance for any special requests and if at all possible he WILL get it done.
We had an excellent experience at the Saddle River Inn. We decided on the tasting menu and we absolutely loved every course. We’ll definitely be dining at the SRI again.
Haven't been in years but I will definitely return. Food was fantastic! Great taste and presentation. Peanut butter Mousse was out of this world with banana sorbet!
Service was very pleasant and professional. Can't wait to go back!
Just a fantastic meal. Service is top notch.
As always Chef Jamie is amazing and Anthony is always there with a friendly smile
My compliments to the Chef. Everyone's meal was outstanding.
The service was not. We even had to pour our own wine during dinner. As you are aware our reservation was made thru Open Table. There was no indication anywhere on the reservation that we had a time limit to eat our dinner. We were told that we had to order since another party would be arriving and our table would be needed. All of us was surprised this was said to us. When we go out with friends, we want to relax, catch up on our families, have a great meal (which we did) and enjoy the evening. The four of us go out quite often, we go to less expensive as well as very expensive restaurants, and this was the first time we were told we had a time limit.
Note: When we did leave, we did not see anyone waiting for our table or any other tables.
Wonderful experience with Manhattan - caliber cuisine!
This is a fantastic restaurant. Certainly #1. The food is beyond delicious. The service is attentive as always.
Incredible as always. Definitely our favorite place....
There was a table of ten very loud and inconsiderate next to us but otherwise everything was great
Impeccable service, warm and friendly. Specials explained clearly and included pricing. Food was excellent. Very good value in terms of fine dining for the cost of the meal - we were pleasantly surprised. The setting remains cozy and relaxed with high standards of service and high quality food.
We've been dining at the Saddle River Inn for 35 years with the present and previous owners and have always been pleased with the quality of food and the service. It is our favorite "go to" place for special occasions.
My wife and I actually got married here. The place has incredible food and the atmosphere is perfect! Definitely recommend!
Service ruined this place.
My wifes birthday
I travel all over for business and I still am yet to find a restaurant that can fall into the same bracket as the Saddle River Inn. We try to go 1x a month and from the moment you walk through the front door till you leave at nights end the service is 5-star.
From the highly attentive wait staff you are guaranteed an exceptional evening. Add in the fact that it’s BYOB, make sure you bring that exceptional bottle(s) with you!
We were a party of 5 and had the perfect table upstairs in the loft tucked in a cozy, private corner with a view overlooking the other diners downstairs. The ambience was wonderful, food delicious and service excellent! Definitely worth splurging for a special ocassion!
Very enjoyable from start to finish! Exceptional food, wonderful service.
My husband and I enjoyed our second meal at the Saddle River Inn this past weekend. We shared two appetizers, one being excellent (soft shell crab) and the other just OK. It was chopped fish I believe. No special taste to it. The crab was huge and very good. Our main courses were both the same. We just adore their scallops and the preparation of them. We can't get enough of this dish.
This was our first time and it was outstanding, would go back in a heart beat!!!
We are never disappointed with the food, service or atmosphere. Always a creative and delicious menu.
The food and service were fantastic
We came here to celebrate my belated birthday. We had been here once before and enjoyed the experience. The food was very good, but it was rather noisy in the restaurant the night we were there and we had trouble hearing what our waiter was telling us. Loved our table in the corner and will come back again for a special occasion.