Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.34mi
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  3. Distance: 1.88mi
  4. Distance: 2.28mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.34mi
  2. Distance: 1.14mi
  3. Distance: 1.88mi
  4. Distance: 2.28mi

About The Saddle River Inn

Classic French cuisine with a contemporary flair is featured in a romantic, rustic, barn along the banks of the Saddle River.

2 Barnstable Court
Saddle River, NJ 07458
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm-9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday 5pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
East Allendale Avenue & West Saddle River Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 825-4016

Website:
http://www.saddleriverinn.com/

Executive Chef:
Jamie Knott

Private Party Facilities:
Semi Private Loft - capacity 20

Private Party Contact:
Anthony Helou: (201) 825-4016

Additional:
BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking

The Saddle River Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Romantic (71)
Good for Anniversaries (69)
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Good for a Date (56)
Creative Cuisine (53)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Cozy (39)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Worth the Drive (33)
Tasting Menu (23)
Authentic (21)
Local Ingredients (21)
Business Meals (18)
Seasonal (18)
Scenic View (14)
Healthy (10)
Hot Spot (6)
Fun (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Organic (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Waterfront (3)
People Watching (2)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Always the best ! Love going coming hete

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Nice and very comfortable dining experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent Restaurant. Service was great. They were able to handle my wife’s food allergies. A bit hard to find even using Waze. In addition, their web site does not state that they were a byob restaurant. Overall we enjoyed our dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Run don't walk. We are still talking about our meal from a couple of nights ago. Have been going to this restaurant since asking my wife to marry me there 30 years ago. It was great then and simply amazing now under the current owner and Chef. We have brought friends, family and clients to the SRI and it always lives up to my pre-meal hype. Perfect service, tremendous food, in such a unique setting. Did I say run don't walk to this restaurant yet?

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Love Saddle River Inn!! So pretty, yummy food, attentive service and a super manager, Anthony who greets everyone warmly!!
It’s my favorite and definitely worth getting up in the middle of the night to make a Saturday evening reservation on Open Table!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Simply put THE BEST...dont miss this culinary experience

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Fantastic service and food. We did the 5 course tasting menu and it hit all the highlights of the main menu and apps. Seasonal menu interesting and varied - good vegetarian dishes as well as fantastic fish and meat options. BYOB restaurant - otherwise this place would definitely be up there with the 1 to 2 Michelin star places in the the city. It was a great excuse to take some special wines along though.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a lovely, romantic anniversary dinner. The restaurant is charming, the service impeccable and the food extraordinary.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Another great experience at Saddle River Inn, tough to get a table but well worth it

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

For creative cuisine and impeccable service, The Saddle River Inn has no peer in northern Bergen County. My wife and I spent part of our New Year's Eve at this rustically elegant restaurant, and, as we might have predicted, our meals--a tuna carpaccio appetizer and a halibut entree for me, a kale salad appetizer and a bronzino entree for her--was first-rate, as was the attentive but understated service from our very fine waiter. My one gripe was the noise level, which was high and occasionally irritating. Was this the result of the license that diners feel on New Year's Eve to shout and make merry? Perhaps, but we've been to the Saddle River Inn several times in the past 2 years, and the din was more pronounced than in previous years. It may be that the restaurant, under new management, is attracting a younger crowd that likes its dining lively, even loud. Somewhat older diners, however, want to talk over dinner, not shout.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We always enjoy having a quiet dinner at the Saddle River Inn. Whether with friends or by ourselves for a special occasion, the Saddle River Inn has excellent food, service, a cozy atmosphere and we never feel rushed. We look forward to going back again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Perfect BYOB for any celebration.
Exceptional food & service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Year's Eve dinner. Everything, from the service, the ambiance and especially the food was absolutely perfect. Will definitely be on our return list! More expensive than other restaurants, but the Saddle River Inn demonstrates the phrase, " You get what you pay for"!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Spectacular dinner and experience - especially with of Christmas decor and snow flurries outside. Perfect in every way.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This restaurant is magical in every way. The food, the service, ambiance - everything perfect. 5 stars!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food, cozy atmosphere, courteous staff. I recommend it highly!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

one of my favorite restaurants. Service, ambiance and food is some of the best in NJ.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

always an enjoyable experience
the best in bergen county

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Impressive ambiance. Great food. Solid wait staff and service. But very poor reservation management by the maitre d’. We had a 7:15pm reservation and weren’t seated until 7:30pm. The maitre d’ blamed the slow couple at our table, but a top restaurant like this needs to be more savvy about its approach to table rotation to make sure no one ever waits that long. Waiting 5 minutes, ok. But 15 minutes is just neglect and pretty amateur. I would eat there again, but my expectations are now set to make sure we arrive fashionably late.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding dining experience- the food, service and ambiance were all excellent. A Manhattan experience in Bergen County.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Expect to pay at least $50 per person by the end of the meal and easily more than that with apps. and dessert, but also expect to have a top notch meal with the freshest of ingredients cooked correctly, never over or under done, seasoned to perfection and lots of fish, poultry and beef choices. We eat here two times a year, splurging and we love it!!! BYOB helps a lot and they treat your cheap bottle of wine like its something special! Our last waiter was sweet and kind and helpful, thank you to him!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Saddle River Inn is the best restaurant we have dined at this year . The food is outstanding and creative . Service from Jensen and Anthony who greeted us and opened our wine in addition to our food delivery staff was professional and attentive. It was a special evening and we will return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best restaurant in New Jersey- by far. The food, service, and ambiance is second to none. An amazing time, always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Organic, Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The Saddle River Inn is our favorite restaurant! It never fails us... Jamie Knott has certainly continued this fine restaurant after Hans left!I And Anthony is on top of everything ...Always! I told my husband, “ coming here to dine , makes me happy!” Errs Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2018!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We go to the inn at least once a month and we’re truly disappointed this evening. We started out waiting 40 minutes for our table ... telling us it would be just a few more minutes.
We sat down in the back of the restaurant where handicap people kept leaving and opening the door while we were eating . There should be no table there. The lighting was poor and we asked for our wine that we gave them which took ten minutes to bring over.
The food which is usually good was very salty... the steak especially.
When we left the coat check couldn’t find our coat and then finally found it with another customers.
Not the type of service you would expect from a restaurant like this!
Truly disappointing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I've been coming here for over 10 years, all with good experiences. I would recommend the Marimar Filet Mignon. Stick to the items on the menu as they are perfected.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Love, Love , Love the SR Inn!!
Food keeps getting better every time we are there .
We were there with our dear friends and the holiday decor was lovely!!
Merry Christmas to Anthony and the SR Inn staff !!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in my area. Actually rivals some of my favorite NY city restaurants. Fantastic food, service is excellent . Just a great establishment. I used to go to the Saddle River Inn when it was owned by the other couple and it also was excellent. I was a bit wary of it being as good when the new owners came in. It is every bit as good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good food, good service. Love to go here at Christmas time since the place is so cozy and pretty.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Brian was the best server !!!!! Very knowledgeable.!!!!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The only disappointment was not being able to get in at a reasonable time. All of the slots were taken immediately and the restaurant did a poor job of getting back to us. I was seriously considering cancelling my reservation as the timing was so poor. I will be remiss to say it but I would probably not go back if there are not better times available to the clients.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love everything about the Saddle River in from the service, food to the ambience. BYOB is also a treat.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Friendly staff. Very attentive to service. Great food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

They get it and never disappoint !! All day every day

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This place never fails to exceed expectations. My boyfriend and I are always beyond pleased with the food and exceptional service. We will continue to come back and back again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

My wife and I have been coming to the SRI for over 30 years. Always a pleasure to come and enjoy the food and ambience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We had a wonderful time at the Saddle River Inn. The ambience was wonderful, beautifully decorated for the holidays. The staff was very friendly. The waiter struck the perfect balance of seeing to our needs and leaving us alone. Our meals were delicious. My husband had the lobster special and the sea bass. I had the burrata and the filet mignon. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

This was a birthday dinner for my wife. The table was excellent, the food delicious and the service was very welcoming and pleasant.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Outstanding food and service. My 4th visit and this place is always top notch. Filet mignon "maribar" is iconic - one of the best you'll ever have. Great and creative specials, both appetizers and entrees. Service is fantastic. From being greeted on arrival thru the entire meal, the professional and knowlegeable staff make you feel like you're their top priority. Couldn't have enjoyed it more. Can't wait to return for a 5th visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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