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The Saddle River Inn

4.8
1227 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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 1227 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Outstanding!!! We prefer impromptu dining, which is impossible here, but that tells you something about the Saddle River Inn. The attention to detail with the food and different flavors, the service was excellent, not too overwhelming and not absent. We will be back soon!!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Stunning experience
Thank you Anthony & Nick

@DRBRIANTANZ

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Love this place! I can’t wait to come back here! The food was awesome. It’s BYOB, so don’t forget to bring your own! The rustic setting is simple and elegant at the same time and service is amazing. I had the halibut as an entree, and it did not disappoint. We had the escargot, foie gras and another app. Definitely will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at the Saddle River Inn. The food was delicious and we loved the ambiance!

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

As always, fabulous food. Seemed to get busy all of a sudden and had to wait for wine refills. Would rather the wine be left close to the table. Kudos to Sasha who was aware we were agitated and alerted the situation to someone. And, on another positive note, thank you Jamie for finding my cell phone, before I even knew I’d lost it.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great food served in a great setting

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Service and food is consistently near perfect. On this visit, our anniversary, we were greeted and congratulated by each server and treated to candles on our desserts. We never leave disappointed from The SRI.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Everything was fantastic

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Absolutely wonderful

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Celebrating a wedding

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Absolutely perfect! My husband had the special salmon appetizer and it was amazing! He said he could have had a larger portion for dinner. I had the cold asparagus salad. Just perfect. For dinner the bronzino special was delicious! The best I’ve had! We loved it so much before we left we made another reservation! Can’t wait to return!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent service

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food was amazing. Great service ...great time...will definitely be back...soon...

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Fantastic, as always!

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Best food, ambience in a beautiful setting
SRI is a very special restaurant!

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

It is a wonder that SRI has maintained its quality focus after all these years in the suburbs. Surely, there are cracks in the façade, but all in all it has few competitors in the region. The décor is a celebration of rustic barnwood, from the building's earlier days when the adjacent, old mill pond provided more than tranquility and a sense of ease. its Chef, Jamie Knott, has reinvigorated the Grande Dame with bold restatements of the familiar. Usually it works very well, but the essence of risk is an occasional misstep.

For example, the Australian lamb chops were succulent, but the bed of hummus added nothing to the presentation. A verde sauce, peppered with a smoked cast was incongruous, and fought with the lamb for attention. So the dish suffered from both timidity and misplaced dash. The crabmeat risotto was wonderful, if a tad wet - a flaw in execution more than concept. This was a small matter, but was the price of a fifth star.

The lemon crème brulee was flawless, as was the apple crepe. One might feel, however, that the portions were more a tasting than a dessert, a pity when this is the last chance to dazzle you.

Northern Bergen County has many dining choices, but few superb ones to compete with SRI. Perhaps that is why reservations to SRI are difficult, especially on weekends. Good for SRI! They have earned it.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Fantastic meal as always, impeccable service and a reasonable noise level.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

A wonderfully romantic yet unpretentious restaurant with a professional staff and creative, fresh and extremely tasty cuisine. Everybody is so kind here and the food is out of this world.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Small portions and the food so ok . Service excellent .

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

It’s always a pleasure to dine here. The food and the service are always incredible.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Went here for our wedding anniversary. Every staff member wished is a happy anniversary. Service is always professional, plating is in point and the cuisine is beyond belief. We shared the Octopus and a special Seafood Tartare appetizer. I devoured the Black Sea Bass which was perfectly paired with fingerling potato slices in a seasoned lobster broth. My husband dined on the Lamb loin which was cooked to perfection and served over a puree of seasonal vegetables. There's a reason this restaurant is top rated year after year. From the reservation process through your dessert (we opted for the lighter sorbet special after our indulgent meals), there isn't anything this restaurant misses.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Good food and fantastic service.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Always amazing, every bite

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Consistency sums it up. Always excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We had not been in many years, and it is now under new owners. The place is lovely; I still appreciate white table cloths and napkins. The service was excellent and unobtrusive. The Szechuan noodles were different and delicious as were the halibut and the amazing veal chop. I appreciated that the waiter gave us the prices of the specials without asking

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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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