The Saddle River Inn

4.8
1959 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Classic French cuisine with a contemporary flair is featured in a romantic, rustic, barn along the banks of the Saddle River.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1959 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viploveit
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saddle River Inn exceeds our expectations every time!

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vipJamie1974
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always.

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vipLive2eat
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They could add more indoor table given capacity allowed.
Outdoor dining was adequately heated though.

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rhodes22
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typically, I would selfishly keep my knowledge of a good thing close to the vest for fear of "if you rate it high, others will come and quality and service will decline". However, that could not be further than the truth at this fine neighborhood jewel. Which keeps up with increasing volume and is the one place I would frequent as often as I could.
SRI has stood the test of time from generation to generation (and a favorite of a former President's).
It seems this establishment not only always pleases but through continual innovation always exceeds expectations in the most favorable ways.
I await the Michelin Star and meanwhile I will frequently enjoy the fine fare and wonderful atmosphere of this crown jewel!!

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Love2eat
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable

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vipangie
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Inn did the best of any other restaurant we've visited with Covid induced outdoor dining. We asked for outdoors where it was warmest and quickly removed any jackets - the whole huge tent was comfortably warm yet without any noise from the heaters. Tent was pleasantry decorated, about 15-20 well spaced tables.
The food as always top notch - though the menu rarely changes there are always a few specials. Foie Gras and Crab Cake apps (special) were excellent. We ordered a couple mains we never order in restaurants - a delicious Filet Mignon (Miribar) with a couple exceptional sauces and a 'brick' chicken, crispy yet as juicy as a great steak
Service pleasant as always, maybe slipped a tiny bit, re-pouring wine glasses, but still very pleasant and knowledge of menu was detailed. Have to give them some slack - they need to go outside to another building for the food!!! It was about 10 degrees.
Excellenet

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vipMarty
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great pre-Valentine's Day dinner in their outdoor tent. It was actually really nice; warm and quiet. As always the food was terrific. The crabmeat salad was great but could have used some apple chunks. I would have preferred the duck breast with a fruity sauce rather than a pepper rub, but it was still delicious. My wife loved the Maribar with Bearnaise sauce. The service was terrific and the fact that we were there a bit early in the evening meant that the tent was almost empty which was an added bonus.

One thing the restaurant needs to address is their recently enacted policy of adding credit card service fees. I am not saying they can't or shouldn't be adding a fee to credit card payments; that is their own choice and their business decision. What they CAN'T do (as per Visa/Mastercard regulations) is have no signage anywhere advising patrons of this fee. There is supposed to be a sign at the entrance and by the point of sale. In fact their only notification is a notice at the bottom of your check, and that doesn't even say what the percentage is. Not a very respectful gesture to your loyal clientele.

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vipAmylisaring123
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

It was ridiculous that they put us in the tent at five pm when the dining room was still almost empty upon leaving. Absolutely no atmosphere in tent it’s like they didn’t try at all. No one to greet u or tell u where to sit. I pored my own wine many times and had to ask for the bottle to be opened. Not romantic not attention to detail. It was very disappointing

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JohnB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All a great dining experience!

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KevinB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining at the Saddle River Inn is always such a treat. The food always tastes exceptionally fresh and anything ordered is absolutely delicious. The wait staff is always attentive and polite. We will continue to dine there and recommend it to others.

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DanL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around... the outdoor experience was the best we have had and we look forward to returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Outdoor dining was wonderful..great atmosphere and very comfortable.

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vipnona
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be able to eat outside in the heated tent. It was very comfortable with the heaters on. And the food, as always, was delicious! Great option if you want to go out for dinner but don’t want to do indoor dining yet.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best! Treat yourself, you wont be sorry!

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King
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

You can’t complain about saddle river inn -amazing as always-food was fantastic -the service top notch -

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Traybrown
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. I love the saddle river inn.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent

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GRPanthers
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Comfortable tent atmosphere. Warm inside. Tables set apart.

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vipSusanC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Love the Inn

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Peachy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

The tent next to the road experience did not work. Prices have increased dramatically and the food was subpar compared to prior dinners we have had there in terms of portions and quality. Very disappointing and we will not be going back.

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Brad
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor tent was very warm and vented on all sides. Food and service were excellent as always. The restaurant clearly invested in the heating system n the tent and it proved to be a very enjoyable outdoor dining experience on a very cold night.

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LorettaS
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saddle River INN never disappoints. Great evening with family. looking forward to our next dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I visited here last night and from sitting down to finishing the end of the meal everything was fantastic! Our server Dylan was on point about all the dishes and explaining everything. I highly recommend the steak tartar, tuna carpaccio, veal chop parm and the maribar filet mignon it melted in your mouth and was cooked to perfection. Don’t sleep on the coconut cream pie for dessert or the creme brûlé. Compliments to Chef!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Service great, food ehh at best. At at the Saddle River Inn about a year ago and recall enjoying the experience. The most recent experience the food was poor. In fact, the ice cream had entirely no flavor. My wife’s halibut was too salty. Important to mention service was excellent.

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steveE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat! Great food & service, just a wonderful experience!

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DawnM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went to the SR Inn for a friends birthday. The food was amazing! I had the kale salad which was delicious then the filet which was so tender & flavorful that I didn’t need the sauces they provided. The chocolate flourless cake & peanut butter tart were both excellent! I can’t wait to back next week!

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LanaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening with my family. Haven’t seen them in a long time because of the pandemic. We’re doing it again next week!

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SeanC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was simply excellent. The best crab cake I've ever had in my life

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out under Covid challenges. Saddle River Inn continues to do a great job.

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stephens
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service great. It was for a special occasion, our anniversary. On our desserts they put a little candle, nice touch. Will definitely be back.

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Jimp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Son’s birthday

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vipFrankH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First rate even with outdoor dining required.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Anniversary dinner.

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vipMorel
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Date with my wife. Not so great.

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vipnona
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be able to eat a terrific meal outside during covid. The heated tent was comfortable and we felt safe so we could relax. We will be back!

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Eugene
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly an experience. Ty was a wonderful server. Duck was amazing. Only wish we could have been inside. Seems like a lot of money to eat in a tent but they did the best they could.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent
food, ambiance and service outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining experience was lovely, tables spacing was very generous and warm heating system. Food and service were great

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King
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience -always so welcoming -the staff were amazing -the food was fantastic -saddle river inn can never disappoint -

FAQs

The Saddle River Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1959 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.