The Saddle River Inn

4.9
2129 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2129 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots in north Jersey !

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Alexis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 Would recommend for a special occasion dinner. Exceptional food and great service.

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Jksh
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, especially the foie gras, can’t go wrong with any of the meat dishes!

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vipSilvanaH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and overall experience was outstanding! I love how special each dish is and how well flavors work.

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Dooey
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food and setting all ruined by an unbearable noise level. We were unable to hold a conversation.

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hedger
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food outstanding— best restaurant in Bergen County. Service impeccable.

TR
vipTonyR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way

CB
ConnieB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 25th. anniversary there. We were married there. Still as magical as ever.!!

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vipC5HHK
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an extraordinary meal for our anniversary. The service is friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The Saddle River never disappoints. Hands down our favorite local restaurant.

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LisaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick our server was great at sharing the specials and giving us just the right amount of attention needed. Our food was divine as it always is. We enjoyed eating inside of the restaurant again. The crab cake special was perfectly crisp on the bottom and the porterhouse for two was cooked medium as requested and seasoned perfectly. Nick recommended it with the black truffle butter and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our favorite restaurant for over 25 years. Not only is the service always excellent but the food is the best of any restaurant of its class. Hopefully in the future we will be able to make more Saturday night reservations as it has been impossible for years. I cannot recommend any restaurant as highly as this one!!!

LD
LennyD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaurant that offers outstanding service, delicious food and a very unique setting

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BruceW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good a dining experience that can be had in New Jersey

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience as always!

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Daniela
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Saddle River Inn is a true hidden gem. We felt very taken care of. Our experience felt like so much more than just dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal as well as the service was excellent! I especially loved our banana split dessert. It was well worth the wait!

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vipGregV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special night celebrating a birthday or our anniversary! Food is amazing, lots of wonderful flavors, service is great, love the rustic ambiance. Truly a memorable culinary experience!

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vipdinnerateight
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, service and ambience. Ty took excellent care of us. The evening was absolute perfection, as always at the Inn!

JB
JohnB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasurable dining experience!

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PaulK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best food in NJ. Place is phenomenal.

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vipJgnj
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and experience at the restaurant. Anthony who is in charge always insures a great experience for diners!

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GandLV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and always a beautiful setting

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a return after a birthday celebration! Excellent Excellent!
Perfect in every way! Good ambience, service!
Love it!

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StevenP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, superior food and excellent service. Everything was outstanding.

RB
vipRichardB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Everything was wonderful!

DW
DavidW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Top shelf Restaurant with country feel. High wnd prices are balanced with BYO. Service was pleasant and professional. Everyone who enjoys fine dining ought to try it at least once.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Great service. Delicious meal. Wish it was easier to get a reservation!

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Donna
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saddle River Inn is spectacular! The food, service and ambiance all are amazing. Just delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We very much enjoyed our meal and the attentive service, especially the Kobe steak and the truffle pasta. We’ll be back.

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Charles
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Our experience at the restaurant would have been perfect had it upheld it's request to not have toddlers running around and crying during our meal. The food was outstanding. The service was outstanding. But one family who brought babies to an upscale restaurant, marred the ambiance for the adults trying to enjoy their very expensive night out. I found it very funny that the women and children left the restaurant when the men were served their dinner. It seems like they did not want their experience ruined by screaming children, however it didn't phase them to have their children ruined the experience of others. I know this is an isolated incident, however it was our initial experience at this restaurant. I was just very surprised that it was permitted. The food, the preparation, the presentation, the service, everything was exceptional except it was unsettling to have to listen to the disturbance of another person's family.

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ChocolateFan
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Food was mediocre at best. Shrimp risotto had no taste. Waiter was rushed and not very warm. We will not return.

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vipbear
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual. Staff is very attention and unobtrusive. Would highly recommend Saddle River Inn

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PM2018
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service in beautiful riverfront setting.

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Rmtm
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always an exceptional restaurant. The variety of selection and the quality of the food and the staff were perfect. The staff were not overbearing but appeared just when needed, whether to pour the wine or offer more bread or to clear away a dish. The octopus app. was perfect as was the S.A. lobster app. The lamb with taziki was exceptional. The veal parm melted in your mouth. Already made a table side reservation for next month because there were several items that we wanted to try.

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PamW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Superb food. Memorable. Understandably the best restaurant in the area.

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BanessaC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great about the restaurant. Service amazing, food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipluv2dine
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most wonderful dinner. Three of us enjoyed dinner and dessert. The wait staff was professional, knowledgeable, and friendly . Desserts were delicious. We tend to celebrate special occasions here as it is a bit far from our home. We have never been disappointed.

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DamarisL
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful. The place never disappoints. Great service.

FAQs

The Saddle River Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 2129 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.