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The Saddle River Inn

4.9
4.9
2329 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.

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 825-4016

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Executive chef

    Jamie Knott

  • Private party facilities

    Semi Private Loft - capacity 20

  • Private party contact

    Anthony Helou: (201) 825-4016

  • Neighborhood

    Saddle River

  • Cross street

    East Allendale Avenue & West Saddle River Road

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 2,329 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    French

  • New Jersey - North

    Best Overall

  • New Jersey - North

    Best Food

  • New Jersey - North

    Best Service

  • New Jersey - North

    Best Ambiance

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  1. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Saddle River Inn has the best food in North Jeresey, hands down. The setting is charming and the property is lovely. One draw back is the nosie level. On a recent evening, the overall level of activity was quite distracting. The wait staff is competent but a bit too "familar" for my taste. I also lament the loss of the old dress code which gave the place a bit more class than the average suburban restaraunt. Overall, still a great choice for a special evening.

  2. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    WONDERFUL FOOD AND SERVICE EXCEPT THAT THE SERVERS ARE TRAINED TO MOVE QUICKLY TO TURN TABLES. ON THE WAY TO THE TABLE, BEFORE BEING SEATED, WE WERE ASKED "REGULAR WATER OR BOTTLED WATER?". AS SOON AS WE SAT THE SERVER WAS ALL OVER US WITH THE MENUS AND WE HADN'T EVEN HAD A CHANCE TO CATCH OUR BREATH OR GET OUR BOTTLE OF WINE OPENED. THERE IS NO WAY TO SIT AND RELAX WITH A GLASS OF WINE BEFORE ORDERING DINNER. WE WERE THEN TOLD THERE WAS ANOTHER PARTY FOR OUR TABLE SO WE NEEDED TO ORDER. ALTHOUGH THE FOOD IS WONDERFUL, THE RUSH CREATES A TOXIC ATMOSPHERE AND A MOST UNPLEASANT WAY TO DINE. THE FOOD IS WONDERFUL AND HIGHLY PRICED, BUT THE RUSH CHEAPENS THE ENTIRE DINING EXPERIENCE. SO SAD!

  3. GM

    GMDW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Highly Recommend! Made a 6pm reservation for a Wednesday night. We arrived 15 minutes early and were seated. Ordered caviar service, 3 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts, including 1 special (truffle risotto). Tye was our server and he was extremely attentive and personable. He thoroughly explained the specials and offered excellent suggestions. Water and wine were always refilled promptly by the entire team. A large group next to us that was very loud made it a little difficult to hear, but that is no reflection of the staff or service,

  4. TV

    TVD1

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love the Saddle River Inn for special occasions - this time was dinner before our honeymoon. We each had an appetizer and and entree - 3 of which were specials and it was great to try something new

  5. GJ

    GuyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing!!!!!! Food, service everything was amazing!!!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been there many times. Always great and definitely the best in Bergen County. Our waiter Nick was great!

  7. CC

    ChaCha

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit celebrating an anniversary. Excellent service and everything was delicious! Great menu selections. Our server, Nick, was very attentive and thorough. Never felt rushed. Can see why it’s hard to get a reservation. We’ll be back!

  8. k

    kh531

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love the atmosphere, and the food and service were superb!

  9. CB

    CatherineB

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent. Ty our waiter was outstanding. We celebrated a 60th birthday. The service and food was better than anticipated!

  10. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all around. There is clearly a reason why getting a reservation is impossible.

  11. SK

    SKWK

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! One of the best! Never disappoints!

  12. IE

    InnaE

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the best restaurant in New Jersey! We love everything about this place. Can’t wait to be back!

  13. j

    jeanetteh

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed a delicious dinner, & wonderful service. We highly recommend going there for a very enjoyable evening.

  14. RH

    RickH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating a Birthday. This is hands down the best restaurant in NJ.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating May birthdays for two members of our party of 4. Service was spectacular. The waiter greeted us as we sat down & took our water order. He continued to be attentive but not obtrusive throughout the night. Filling up out drink glasses when needed. Appetizers including wagu meatballs, crabcakes, & shrimp were delicious. Our main courses did not disappoint! Dover Sole, Lobster Ravoli and Soft Shell Crabs were exquisitely prepared. We shared yummy desserts too! All around great night!

  16. DC

    DouglasC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great!!

  17. SS

    SophyaSara

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I went to the SRI for my birthday dinner. We ordered 3 apps ( 2 specials- shrimp and smoked salmon , hamachi tartare) 1 pasta special ( lobster ricotta ravioli) 2 entrees ( soft shell crab special and the dover sole) and 2 desserts ( flourless choc cake and peanut butter mousse) - every bite was incredible! Amazing presentation, impeccable service and very romantic rustic ambiance. 10/10.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  19. M

    Mickfian17

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Service is outstanding. Accommodating, professional wait staff makes for a much more pleasant experience. Get your reservations early as they are hard to come by for normal dinner times. Food is excellent. As an avid steak eater, their porterhouse was one of the best I've ever eaten.

  20. D

    Dfitz326

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome thanks

  21. m

    marwana

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best place around by far!! Can’t beat the food, service and atmosphere!!

  22. M

    Madeline

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Better wheelchair accessibility would be welcome, specifically with entering and accessing bathrooms. Excellent food and service.

  23. AB

    AlexandraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My first time and I will be back . Impeccable service and food !

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing!!!! Celebrated my best friend’s birthday here and everything was amazing. The service was impeccable and the food was fabulous. Would definitely recommend!

  25. MA

    MikeA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved their menu! Everything we ordered was delicious, from appetizer to dessert!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner

  27. JE

    JamesE

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    10 out of 10! The food, service and ambiance was impeccable. Highly recommend! And BYOB makes it even better!

  28. JR

    JosephR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and great dining. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding.

  29. GP

    GoodPasta

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Matt was great. Very attentive

  30. KV

    KimV

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely our most favorite restaurant in Bergen County! Food is always outstanding and the daily specials offer such a variety. Have been going here for over 25 years. Love it!

  31. H

    Halfmiler

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best restaurant in Bergen county. Outstanding in every way. The menu items are different from the usual fare and perfectly done.

  32. MR

    MatthewRork

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Completely accommodating to our lenten dietary restrictions. Made dishes to order that allowed for us to follow our traditions. Thank you again to the amazing staff who make every experience enjoyable.

  33. JN

    JNC2020

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A must try. Filets were phenomenal! servers are outstanding. we now understand how they sell out of reservation bookings so fast!

  34. DH

    DanielH

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding meal! Enjoyed every minute of it… no complaints

  35. A

    Antonia

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the SR Inn. Prices have increased. But still the most pleasurable dining experience!!

  36. T

    Tom1

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue and delicious dinner

  37. MF

    MikeF

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I went here to celebrate our move to Upper Saddle River. What a wonderful experience. We loved our waiter Ty. We can't wait to go back.

  38. I

    Irene

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience. The servers were excellent as was the food.

  39. MA

    MikeA

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time back in over 2 years and we were not disappointed. The crabmeat salad is extraordinary! And we both had the halibut which was amazing. Service was impeccable. Bravo to Jamie and his staff.

  40. EB

    ElaineB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Had a hard time deciding what to order. Service was great and felt comfortable yet special

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

The Saddle River Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 2329 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Saddle River Inn

2 Barnstable Court Saddle River, NJ 07458

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East Allendale Avenue & West Saddle River Road

  • Neighborhood

    Saddle River

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jamie Knott

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (201) 825-4016

  • Private party facilities

    Semi Private Loft - capacity 20

  • Private party contact

    Anthony Helou: (201) 825-4016

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