The Saddle River Inn

4.9
2149 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 2149 people are saying
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TomJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening...food service ...not rushed...looking forward to come again
maribar was great

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

I’ve been dining here for years and the experience is always superb. From the staff, ambiance, and more importantly to the food.

Special thanks to the Saddle River Inn team! You all are amazing.

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askiryna
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We have dined at The Saddle River Inn many times. Last night it was our first visit since they are reopened for indoor dining. A Big Change!! Not positive!!!
The worst was a service. I will hesitate to dine there for long time.

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vipAlexandraR
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food here is unmatched! I am continuously impressed by everything I eat here. Can’t wait to come back!

RS
vipRobertS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and excellent food. Great for special occasions.

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MerylN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My partner and I were excited to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday at the Saddle River Inn. The food was beyond excellent. It was evident that the chef is a seasoned professional. Our server, Taie was wonderful. I appreciated how accommodating they were when it came to my dietary restrictions.

The only downside of the evening, (not SRI’s fault), was a table of 8 that was way too loud and rather obnoxious. The room was already full and then they amped it up to a point of discomfort. Not just the volume, but a lack of concern for what they were saying and how they may be affecting any one else’s experience.

Will definitely be going back - just hope that 8-top goes somewhere else.

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vipBergenHappy
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and wonderful service. I had the scallops and hamachi crisp. The most delicious ever!

My husband had Maribar (filet mignonette) which was terrific. He also had the special Harvest salad.

This is a great meal and always a treat.

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Liliya
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The place dates back to the 1700s, but they modernized a few things, so the ghosts may or may not appear in the mirrors.

Overall, the all male staff was professional, save for the head guy who seemed to be having a rough day and wouldn’t so much as turn around to give me directions to the bathroom.

The menu had an identity crisis in terms of claiming to be French American, but wanting to bed an Asian mistress. How the spicy noodles ended up on the apps list and where the coconut dessert appeared from has yet to be seen. However, the food was amazing for New Jersey standards. In NYC they would no doubt be downgraded a star.

Bonus for the fire pit outside.

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PeterG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went to SR Inn last night to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and everything from the ambiance to the service to the delectable food was incredible, as always. This continues to be our favorite restaurant in the area for special occasions. They never disappoint!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Honestly, one of the best I’ve ever had.

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LYBL
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food

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vipDanielG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time experience here, quirky historical building with low ceilings in some areas. A bit loud as a result. However that didn’t overshadow the wonderful waiter Ty we had and waitstaff on top of details such as water, bread, etc. Extremely delicious appetizers and creatively delicious main courses. Definitely quality over quantity — just the right amount. Left room for wonderful desserts and espresso. A memorable experience. We are definitely returning next month!

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Pope
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tasty food , great service , cooperative staff . Ambience ok, value a bit pricey but go if you have the time and money.

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vipAntonia
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely!!
Food was outstanding!!
Shared apple pie dessert..super yummy!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, service was outstanding, menu was superb, and the quality of food was outrageous. Will be going back ASAP.

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Momof3
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance are difficult to beat at this beautiful restaurant.

The only drawback for us last night was the small children at the table upstairs with us. One of them was crying and it really detracted from the evening. At these price points, have a crying baby nearby was not the best experience.

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DirkB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

LA
vipLAM1969
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and fantastic service. Top notch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single dish was amazing and service was excellent! Truffle linguini was irresistible!!!

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Nothappycamper
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Menu seemed boring, same items that I’ve seen on the menu well over a year ago. They now pass on a credit card fee of just under 4% to the consumer. To me with the food margins the way they are you should be able to eat the credit card fee at a high-end establishment like this. I feel like it’s nickel and diming.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food there is always delicious and we love that it is a BYOB. I would like if the tables were a bit more spaced apart

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots in north Jersey !

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jksh
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
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.

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

Outstanding in every way

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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
88 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!!!

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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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Trendyfoodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Our wedding anniversary dinner we have kept the last 21 years. Never had a bad meal here. Anthony the maître d’ made the best of a terrible situation during the hurricane and was able to evacuate everybody in a very safe manner as all the roads are flooding and the Saddle River was overflowing.
Thank God we were able to get out in time because of him. Great meal as always, Thank you Jamie and Anthony.

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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
3 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food.

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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!

FAQs

The Saddle River Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 2149 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.