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The Saddle River Inn

4.9
1202 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Classic French cuisine with a contemporary flair is featured in a romantic, rustic, barn along the banks of the Saddle River.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm-9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday 5pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(201) 825-4016
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jamie Knott
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Private party facilities
Semi Private Loft - capacity 20
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Private party contact
Anthony Helou: (201) 825-4016
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
East Allendale Avenue & West Saddle River Road
Additional
BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking
What 1202 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Consistency sums it up. Always excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Love, love, love the SR Inn.
My favorite. Always come for special moments. This time we were there for my husband’s birthday.
Anthony is always so welcoming and
the wait staff is well informed and friendly.
Charming and cozy. They do it all right!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fabulous food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

SRI is our favorite restaurant in Bergen County and it's byob, you can't go wrong.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Both my husband & I agreed the evening could not have been better. Food offered was outstanding and the staff was professional & delightful. Will return frequently !

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was great as was the service. Varied taste combinations coupled with unusual dishes and undeniably fresh. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Having spent many special evenings at this restaurant, we planned another to celebrate a friend’s birthday. When we arrived we were given the best table on the balcony and it was perfect for four old friends to chat away the night. We had given our wine bags to the gentleman who greeted us- he told us he would take care of everything. We probably talked just a bit too long because by the time we payed our bill and left, there was no one around to return the bags (we did get them the next day). I feel that if you take the responsibility for wine carriers, you should return them at the end of the evening, perhaps with the wine that went unfinished. The food was very good, fresh tasting, beautifully presented, but definitely not hot enough. Lastly, one of my biggest loves is a great, crusty piece of bread. The offering was a somewhat boring whole wheat or a soft slice of Italian- neither were great and both were room temp- perhaps heating them would liven their flavor. I love this restaurant and don’t want to complain- Just thought it might help to know!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

From the moment you walk in, everyone you deal with are extremely polite and attentive. The service is tip top. The food is unbelievable. One thing after another, just better and better. Overall a wonderful experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fantastic as always. Great service clearly showing a well trained team that understands hospitality and how to welcome their guests. Lucky to have this place in my town.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The best! From Anthony greeting us to excellent service throughout and the best meal on the planet, who could say more? My favorite restaurant and it always lives up to or surpasses our expectations! Jamie, the chef/owner is a genius!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always a nice experience

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

First time experience! Waiter was excellent but didn't explain entree options well. You can choose to have the chef's seasonal menu or we can choose the standard 3 courses. The website shows up to five courses. We were given only three courses I guess by default although we could've eaten more! After asking the Maitre D, he explained we didn't choose the chefs menu which would've contained multiple courses according to the chef's liking. Long and short, our waiter obliged us and gave us choice of another course. They even acknowledged my birthday which was nice.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It's as good as it gets. TSRI never disappoints. The flavors just pop, the service is impeccable and the vibe is warm and inviting.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everything about this dining experience was top notch, from the host to the wait staff to the food. The Saddle Brook Inn has an incredible atmosphere that would seemingly serve any occasion from a get together with friends to a celebration to an intimate, romantic dinner with a loved one. The chef is tremendous and this was perhaps the best meal I have ever eaten (I highly recommend the duck). My wife and I were in complete agreement that we have never been as satisfied with a dining experience as we were at the Saddle Brook Inn. We will certainly dine there again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and attentive service!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food as usual was outstanding. Service was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We had a casual dinner with friends and could not have been more pleased with the food and service. Excellent night out!

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1.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We have eaten here a few times. We love the room - it’s probably the most romantic room in north jersey. Sadly, the past 3 or 4 times we just haven’t had a good experience. Food is over-seasoned and just plain salty. Staff is unfriendly and on 3 separate occasions I had to request for water. For a restaurant that prides themselves on service and Food - we aren’t impressed. Won’t be going there again.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I went to the Saddle River In many years ago and was terribly disappointed at the horrible. cold service. Wow!! How things have changed!! We were greeted with warmth and friendliness that set the tone for the evening. The atmosphere is charming and the food excellent. I started with the froie gras and it was as good as I ever had in France. My fish was perfect - moist and flaky! We can't wait to return!!~

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Very enjoyable evening. Service very attentive. Will be back.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We were placed upstairs in a very stuffy corner. It got terrible hot and uncomfortable. my lobster app which cost 22 dollars was very bland and not memorable. My husbands tuna app was exceptional had had bright flavors for 19 dollars. My Branzio was light and flavorful, my husbands duck was over powerd by the hoisen sauce. the duck skin was not crisp. Our Brussel sprouts were overpowerd by the apple cider vinigar--they were inetible. Our desserts wer so so. I would not return again.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Saddle River Inn is an incredible restaurant with an outstanding staff. The ambience is cozy and relaxing, each dish was prepared to perfection...kudos to Chef Jamie Knott.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We are at the Inn at least once or two times a month. Our food is always amazing as it was last night. However, I wasn’t crazy about our service. Our server was less than enthusiastic. I started off the evening with having my wine poured for me to pouring it myself by the end of the evening. I also felt the menu choice we asked for could have been accommodated but wasn’t. Our desserts were delish, and we still had a wonderful time.
See you in April

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always great. Each course brilliant and delightful. You cannot ask Dora better dining experience anywhere.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Had the halibut as a main course and it was wonderful. We all had the tuna special as an app. and it was bland. Not terrible but just blah. Love the place and will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Wonderful food and service !

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

When we were placing our preferred beverage order and we specified San Pellegrino sparkling water we were informed the restaurant had a tap water filtration system which could either be a flat or sparkling option. There were numerous special appetizers and entrees explained in depth by our server and the price noted after each explanation. Needless to say I was shocked when my bill came and I was charged $16.00 for the glorified NJ tap water we were served. Note there was never any mention of this fee when my request for the San Pellegrino choice was summarily denied. I guess the restaurant chooses to recapture the cost of their water system by gouging their clientele (and unannounced I may add). I frequented this establishment under the previous ownership but will never return.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

one of the best restaurants in the area. Amazing food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great as always

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

SRI never disappoints. Love the marabar filet and risotto. The tuna carpaccio is awesome to start. Great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Awesome tasting menu and very attentive staff. You need to bring your own wine so bring two bottles. Great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Wonderful experience. Best service in northern NJ and the food was outstanding... again.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Awesome!!!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Awesome dinner with excellent service

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Lived up to the hype. Getting reservations here was a huge pain. But in the end it was worth it. Service was great. Food perfectly timed Food was very good. Portions were generous but not oversized. Would definitely comeback.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

By far this is the best meal I have eaten. My husband and I have gone to Michelin rated restaurants as well as 5 star restaurants. We pride our selves on being foodies and Saddle River Inn blew those places away. We are both still talking about how wonderful the food was. The atmosphere is cozy and the wait staff is very attentive. If you have the opportunity to go here, don't hesitate.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

First rate. Best in ares

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This was one of the best restaurants my wife and I have visited -- on par, in our opinions, with Chez Catherine in Westfield, the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, and Restaurant Bouchard in Newport, RI. Everything about our meal there was perfect. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

As a post Valentine date with my wife, we enjoyed an amazing dinner. Ambiance is very warm and cozy. We had a seat by the window which overlooks the pond and looks nice at night. Great service , loved the food and price is very reasonable if you factor in how much you save with the b.y.o.b. policy. I definitely look forward to dining there again.

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