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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.

422 Runnymede Dr
Wayne, NJ 07470-3036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close

Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday: starting at 2:30pm

Brunch & Lunch open for private parties only

Cross Street:
Valley Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 696-0555

Website:
http://www.thevillageinnofwayne.com/

Entertainment:
Friday nights we have a classical guitarist, Serge.
Go to Youtube him to see him play: Inesperado Classical Guitar.

Catering:
See our website under the Cook and Carry menu - full listing of off-premise catering with prices available.

Parking Details:
90 parking spots available in our private lot

Public Transit:
Bus stop right on the corner of Runnymede Dr.

Executive Chef:
John A. Martino C.E.C.

Additional:
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

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (75)
Special Occasion (56)
Romantic (45)
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Fit for Foodies (40)
Good for Groups (31)
Notable Wine List (21)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Casual (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Outstanding Value (3)
Scenic View (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Love the fresh food, many selections, quiet atmosphere, excellent service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Definitely going back awesome food, atmosphere and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We got married here 4 years ago & we return at least once a year for our anniversary. The food is always amazing & the deserts to die for. John the owner is awesome!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Good food, good ambiance, cheerful server & attentive wait staff.
Very good house salads and the "specialty" donuts were suburb!
Portions were plentiful and we weren't rushed from one course to the next

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Been here a few times now and the food is always terrific! Service is friendly and very competent. Quaint kind of feel, but food seems fresh and is definitely tasty. Has a liquor license and prices are reasonable. Casual dress.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Food is always great. Service is wonderful. Olive bread is delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The service was very slow. It took greater than 2 hours to have dinner with no desert and one appetizer.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Good local restaurant. Food is consistently enjoyable with a nice wine list. Good place for dinner with friends or family.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Consistently quality food, great device, welcoming staff. Always a good meal and great value.

Tags: Quick Bite, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My wife and I had our valentines dinner here for a few years now. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. We are looking forward to next year along with an occasional dinner in between.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

been here several tmes.always a great meal. never disapointed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Great experience for my father's birthday. The staff was warm and welcoming to us, as they always are, and had a great table set up ready to go with a high chair for our son.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

The menu options and food was ok. However, the service was very slow even though the restaurant was not packed. It took a little more than 2 hours to get 1 appetizer and 3 entrees.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We have been here about 10x so far. Always a delicious experience!

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

This place is great. The food, the service and the price. We had the onion soap with melted cheese. I also had the sea bass cooked perfectly. The building is really nice also. I was told that it is the oldest restaurant in Wayne New Jersey.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Servers need to have a little more personality other than that good experience will come back

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2016

This place was Fantastic We went there fir thanksgiving dinner and it was a wonderful meal at a reasonable price The service was outstanding. It was our first time there but surely will not be out last.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Food was excellent. Service ( Heidi) is always VERY PROFESSIONAL.
We were celebrating a 92nd birthday & everything was low key, and perfect for the occasion.
A wonderful dining experience, once again

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 28, 2016

Not much atmosphere. Average food and wait staff. Wine average.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 12, 2016

Excellent foodandthe service wasoutstanding.woulddefinitely recommend tofriends andfamily

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Been going there for years. Last two times not so good. My dish salmon was overcooked and dry, my dates dish was served on a plate in a way it was difficult to eat. Very strange, probably won't go again.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 17, 2016

The waitress was so friendly. Food was very good. They don't rush you. Definitely will come again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2016

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Great service, great food and a very nice quite atmosphere....You can really have a conversation with people at your table......would definitely recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2016

This is a pretty restaurant with tiffany lamps and cloth tablecloths. It is set back from the beaten path and is a great place to dine. Everything is delicious. Entrees come with salad, potato, vegetable and bread.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2016

Friendly staff, delicious Sea Bass, welcoming atmosphere. Will definitely come back. A pleasant evening.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2016

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2016

We started the night by sitting at the bar for 20 minutes without getting served. The bread was cold and sad looking. The food was just okay. The sauces were a bit salty and lacked nuance. For these prices definitely would not return.

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