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About The Village Inn
Welcome to The Village Inn. Begin your culinary journey at one of the top restaurants Wayne NJ has to offer. Executive Chef John A.Martino cec, has created an amazing dining experience, ensuring The Village Inn’s position as one of the most sought-after New Jersey restaurants. If you’re searching for the leading restaurants Wayne, New Jersey has to offer, look no further. The Village Inn also provides services for any events, parties and intimate dinners. The Village Inn has become known as one of the best American Bistros in NJ. Experience creative cuisine is what has become perhaps one of the most beloved authentic American/Italian restaurants in Wayne New Jersey.
Wayne, NJ 07470-3036
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close
Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday: starting at 2:30pm
Brunch & Lunch open for private parties only
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Friday nights we have a classical guitarist, Serge.
Go to Youtube him to see him play: Inesperado Classical Guitar.
See our website under the Cook and Carry menu - full listing of off-premise catering with prices available.
90 parking spots available in our private lot
Bus stop right on the corner of Runnymede Dr.
John A. Martino C.E.C.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Village Inn Ratings and Reviews
Village Inn needs to retool their restaurant from top to bottom: from food to service to even the grounds. Starting with outside, many nights lights were not working. Lot was dark and the front sign was missing. Food took forever to get and it was only fair tasting . Had to ask for a wine list.
Never got dessert
Looks like focus is parties in back room. If so, close restaurant.
We love dining at the village inn. The owner is a genuine man who cares about his customers. The wait staff is friendly & eager to make sure your dining experience is enjoyable. Our dinner was incredible! We started with the amazing stuffed meatball appetizer and spring rolls - both delish! Next, we enjoyed mouthwatering steak specials, pasta and salmon. We concluded with the creme Brûlée trio (best dessert I've ever had) & the homemade warm jelly donuts. Everything was delicious! In addition, we tried several different whiskeys and also enjoyed a seasonal pineapple beer that was out of this world. This restaurant is a MUST! You will not be disappointed.
Ordered charred octopus appetizer. Only one tiny tentacle served. Looked like a calamari. Disappointed. Also pork shank entre portion size was tiny, looked like 2 Cornish game hen legs. Veal chop was a good size, but underseasoned. So food was good, portions small, price high for portion size. Definitely will have room for dessert.
The decor is beautiful, and the main meal was good. However, the service was poor from a line chef perspective. It was a 40 minute wait from the time we ordered to table. Although the bread was excellent, that is not enough to sustain a hungry patron. The waitress was excellent, and cannot be held accountable for the kitchen. We also tipped her accordingly. Even though the food was good, the dessert was not. Creme Brulee that was undercooked, not carmelized, and more like a flan without the caramel, was an extreme disappointment for me. Stick to the main course and you will be happy.
The Village Inn was the perfect place for our Valentine's Day dinner date. My husband and I do not enjoy the same type of restaurant. This year it was my choice and TVI turned out to be perfect for both of us. It was comfortable, yet elegant; good food and good portions; friendly service without being overbearing. We look forward to returning.
Food was very salty - not much taste otherwise. Service slow. Lower grade cut of meat. Wine list below average - mostly headache wine. Overpriced for the quality of the food and wine. I was hoping it'd be decent as we have very few good restaurants in Wayne. I cannot recommend it or think of one reason to return.
Wonderful dinner with great friends. The menu is diverse enough to satisfy everyone's tastes. Each meal was delicious. The service was great. My request for a table in the dining are with the fireplace was accommodated. Definitely will be back again and again.
This was our first time here. The staff was very attentive. The food was delicious. We went on New Years Eve, and got there early. I had the surf & turf and it was cooked perfectly. My husband had the porterhouse steak, also cooked to perfection. The oysters were so fresh, and the shrimp & lobster bisque was delicious. We will definitely come back.
I have lived in the area for many years and have never dined at the Village Inn. Had dinner with two friends for a Girls Night Out. The service was very good. Our waitress was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. The time between courses was perfectly timed and we never felt rushed. The food arrived hot and was absolutely delicious.
Have eaten here many times in the past 25 years, so maybe I'll chalk this less than satisfactory experience up to it being a holiday weekend. However, the seared Ahi tuna appetizer was anything but. Clearly was not Ahi grade and was fully cooked instead of seared. My guess is that the kitchen cooked it to try to disguise the quality of the fish. The pork shank special was good except drowned in bordelaise sauce which also influenced the flavor of the creamed spinach. Wife's chicken dish was good so one of us was happy. We skipped dessert, which is rare for us. Hard to know if we will return since there is no shortage of fine restaurants in our area.
We ordered the Antipasto apetizer and the Lump Crab cocktail for appetizer. It seems that they were shirt of staff and the appetizers and Food took a very long time to come out. We ordered the Veal chop, Pork chop and the tripple pork shank and well as the chicken scalopini. The portion sizes were small. Service was not that good but they were trying.
Whenever I go out to eat, I check out Yelp. After speedily being able to make a reservation online via open table, I perused the offerings and pics for the Village Inn. My mother of course did the same thing! We both went in knowing what we might want. For starters we shared a bottle of Malbec while noshing on stuffed meatballs and cheese stuffed cheese on toast. For dinner, I had the sea bass over risotto. It was tasty. My mom had the T-bone. My pops had the filet w Gorgonzola crust. Everyone was pleased with dinner. We all made sure to save room for dessert. Mom had the bananas foster sundae, but was underwhelmed. Pops had the brownie. Yum. I had the best dessert - trio of creme brûlée. Three flavors of tiny ramekins with whipped cream on the side with different sauces. Delicious.
The Village Inn is a great neighborhood restaurant with good food, and friendly service. We always look forward to the creative and innovative specials on the menu, and it's nice to have creative "American" choices since the selection is not good in this area for this type food.
This restaurant has been open too long for them to be as unorganized as they were tonight on Valentine's eve. We waited 20 minutes to be seated; if we hadn't asked I wonder if the wait would have been longer. One server loudly apologized multiple times to diners complaining how many tables she had. The dinner service took almost 2 hours but felt eternal. The food was ok, not memorable. We will go back because they wouldn't honor our airline reward program coupon. We were Disappointed because we enjoyed previous dining experiences there.
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