Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.34mi
  2. Distance: 1.14mi
  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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
Romantic (60)
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Good for a Date (56)
Creative Cuisine (50)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Cozy (31)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Worth the Drive (29)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Tasting Menu (21)
Local Ingredients (20)
Business Meals (18)
Authentic (17)
Seasonal (14)
Scenic View (11)
Good for Groups (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Healthy (6)
Fun (5)
Organic (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Waterfront (3)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Was a beautiful snowy evening...fire pit was blazing ...food was delicious ...and staff was so very friendly and accommodating...!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely perfect in every way. We ordered the five course tasting menu and I couldn't say which choice was our favorite - everything was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent restaurant - food is amazing but what makes this restaurant so outstanding is how kindly everyone treats you!! The atmosphere and people along with the food make this place a winner!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Ambience + outstanding food and service. Perfect for a special dining experience. BYOB. And plan ahead.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely fantastic experience! Best meal I've ever eaten with incredible staff and a great, scenic atmosphere. No valet parking and BYOB are also pluses for me as they go very far in lowering your overall bill, which was very reasonable for a place this upscale. Jacket is not required, but I wore one and was not out of place at all. I can't recommend Saddle River Inn enough.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

An early Valentines Dinner. We had an amazing dinner with fabulous food & service. Love this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was delicious and the service was great. Our only disappointment was that the menu was essentially the same as it was the last 2 or 3 times we were there. We would come more often if there was more of a seasonal variation in the menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was our first dinner at the Saddle River Inn with our sister and her friend. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. The service was wonderful and the chairs are very comfortable for dining.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Yummy!! Octopus appetizer and burrata fantastic!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This place is awesome! The Maribar steak is too good! I would eat here everyday if I could.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Anniversary

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This is now one of our favorite restaurants. We really enjoyed the complimentary sample of Chef's take on Onion Soup; 4 of us agreed it tasted like Thanksgiving stuffing, very unique & delicious. This time we sat on the 2nd floor overlooking the main dining room and really enjoyed the view. I could see both the river out of one window and the outside wood burning fire pit out of another - great atmosphere! Delicious food, Excellent service, BYOB will keep me coming back. This place gets it rights!!! Thank you!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Perfect as always

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great spot. Super nice staff, and with BYOB reasonable for the quality of food and experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food is good and so is the service. I was disappointed in the bread served, not fresh and not to the standard of the rest of the meal.. Also, the waiter sent over a very small glass with 1/4" of onion soup for the table. That was really inapproriate for such a fine restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Fantastic as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We both selected scallops and spaetzle. Jamie was our attentive and friendly waiter. We come here about once a year fir food and environment. Planning to bring a friend here in coming weeks.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing dining experience!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

While it’s challenging to get a reservation the food is wonderful. The arrival a little less so. We waited over 20 minutes for our reservation and were ignored for 10 min once seated, after that it was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We came here to celebrate a birthday since all the hype and buzz was in favor of this restaurant. We were extremely disappointed. Our reservation was at 8PM, however as instructed we got there a bit early around 7:50. Once we arrived, the manager instructed us that the table will be ready in 10 minutes however ultimately we were not seated until 8:30. Meanwhile, we saw plenty of other parties of 4-6 people being seated while we were waiting. The manager gave a half hearted apology for the wait. The food was pretty good and all the credit goes to the chef for that. The waiters were gentlemen and were attentive however the manager’s demeanor was an extreme turnoff. The experience was not worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Service has greatly improved since the new owners took over with seeming totally new wait staff that didn't know much, at least about how to handle wine. While the 2-tops can be close together, they aren't so close that you need to introduce yourself. My husband had the lobster toast special that he really enjoyed. I had the BLT (bibb lettuce, bacon, sauce), small but flavorful and larger might have been too much. He had the Halibut special, again excellent sauce. I had the duck breast. The crispy rice was formed into two sticks - maybe a little dry, but had good flavor. We ordered two sides, the potato gratin which isn't on the menu and is holdover from previous owners and the crispy brussel sprouts which my brussel sprout hating husband said were good. He had the crème brule for desert while I asked for chocolate and vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce. Perfect after a rich meal. Our wines were treated well and new glasses brought when we changed from white to red. We will be back for another special occasion.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Outstanding

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

As touted
Excellent service
A great dining experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Been here countless times, but had the worst food this time, two bad dinners in a row. Sorry to see the quality of food deteriorate with increasing prices in what used to be one of our favorite restaurants.
Will not be back.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

First time there and we were seated in a corner upstairs with no view. Watched the servers duck their heads to move around. Had to ask for bread and wine to be poured. Food was very good but pricey.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Fabulous as always.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great dinner at the Saddle River Inn. Only disappointment is that I feel like it’s time to alter the menu and specials.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Dinner was perfect. Service was perfect. Menu was great. W let v the he Saddle River Inn we look forward to coming back soon.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

SRI is always predictable FANTASTIC!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The service was a little off from the usual, but the usual is very high. Specials are carefully explained and they do let you know the price. We had crab and steak tartar as apps. Both were good and consistent. Halibut main courses. Just a little under cooked. BYOB allows you to bring a great wine to pair with fine dining. Overall Saddle River Inn is consistent and remains one of the best in NJ.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

My wife loves this joint!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Wonderful experience. Terrific food and service was top notch.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Everything about The Saddle River Inn was wonderful ! We will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Wonderful experience! Excellent food and great service. Will return very soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

- Quaint and intimate setting
- Excellent service
- Unforgettable truffle fries, foie gras, pork chop and lemon creme brulee
I cannot wait to revisit very soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Everything about the Saddle River Inn was wonderful. From the Manager to the Wait Staff everything was perfect.
My wife and I celebrated our 35th Anniversary and will definitely be making the restaurant a regular place for a fine dining experience!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

it only gets better, everything was wonderful. what else can i say

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

great ambiance, outstanding service, exquisite food. We highly recommended it both for everyday dining and special occasion

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always the best ! Love going coming hete

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