Saddle River Cafe

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38 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Saddle River Café is built on the same traditions of quality cuisine and hospitality driven service as its acclaimed sister restaurant, the Saddle River Inn. The café is open for brunch & dinner. A bright, casual American café, featuring the highest quality ingredients including, farm fresh eggs, locally sourced produce, prime cuts of meat, responsibly sourced seafood, farm fresh coffee, and fresh pressed juices. The menu is healthy, creative and nutrient packed for the modern active diet.
What 38 People Are Saying
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WP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This is becoming one of my favorite go to places. Food and service are way above average.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coffee shop turned dinner venue and they made the transition seamless. BYOB is refreshing.

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Revamped menu was a pleasant surprise.

OT
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding dinner, top notch food.

OT
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tuna appetizer was outstanding as was the burger and pork.

OT
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding service and the quality of dinner was just as good as the Inn. We were blown away by our food.

NF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A pleasant surprise (a more casual version of the Saddle River Inn next door but with the same high quality food and excellent service).

We'll definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was outstanding !!!

CS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent. Service was great. Chairs were slightly uncomfortable. 2 top tables were smashed in with no room.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious...always sooo accommodating...and staff so friendly. Love it!

DG
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service in a hip casual atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, excellent service and food.

RS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

This place has great potential. Great location, creative menu. Hard surfaces make it a little noisy. I would do it again.

LS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience! Ambience, food & service excellent! Andrew our server was exceptional! We’ll be back 👍

f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan the manager was wonderful and the food was excellent

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice would return

TD
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great casual restaurant but with amazing chef talent and dishes. Highly recommend.

R
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We're always anxious to try a new restaurant and I typically rely heavily on Open Table reviews to make selections. Usually, they're very accurate and this one is no exception. An excellent experience all around, with high quality food and service. My wife was especially happy with the salmon. Most definitely recommended.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything excellent. We had the mussels & French fries and could have just drank the broth from the pot. Outstanding.

D
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Exceptionally slow kitchen.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service every time!

A
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food! But our server was a bit aloof with an apparent lack of knowledge about the preparation of various menu items.

MR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saddle River Cafe was such a delicious and wonderful dining experience. The service was amazing as well as the food. A+++++++

G
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for an early dinner on a Saturday night. It's has a casual cafe feel but the food was of a higher caliber. The Seared Tuna was fantastic and my husband had the Salmon and crab cakes which were great. The mashed fingerlings and cole slaw was so fresh and tasty. We will be returning.

LD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service and good food. Small portions. A bit expensive but very good.

CF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I had lunch here today with my 4 and 9 year old grandsons. I had the grilled cheese and side salad. It was delicious and decadent and $13. No problem. My grand sons each ordered plain pancakes. Each child got 5 very small and thin pancakes. Nothing fancy on the dish was added. I was stunned at the $14 charge EACH! That makes no sense and I will not come back based on that alone. Just because you locate yourself in Saddle River does not give you the right to charge these prices. IHOP would be better and more reasonable.

Saddle River Cafe
Responded on 11 October 2019

Hi Catherine, Firstly, I'm so happy you enjoyed your grilled cheese. Secondly, we are very sorry you were charged the wrong price for children's pancakes, we do have pancakes for adults and it is a much more substantial portion with a compote and that's what the price reflected. We would love the opportunity to gain your business, please come back in and have pancakes with your grandkids, my treat.

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CJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dinner at the Cafe...Same owner and quality of food as the Saddle River Inn, which of course is close to impossible to get into. This is much more casual, but we thought just as good, and we love casual. We started out with the "Roots and Fruits" Salad....which I turned my nose up to when my husband ordered it. I tasted it, and OMG it was delicious. So different and excellent. I had the skirt steak, which was the most tender skirt steak I've ever had in a restaurant. My husband had the salmon, which was cooked to perfection, he asked for it rare and it was perfect.
We will definitely go back...

e
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food very good. portions on small side.
For the price should serve bread or something more than a (very ) few cut vegetables--maybe 8..for a party of 4

H
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food served by gracious people. Limited but evolving "something for everyone" menu has a backbone of classics but also has choices that allows you to be creative. Quickly becoming our favorite place.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really delicious food and warm environment-we loved it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met a friend for a quick Wednesday night dinner and everything was fantastic. The food was great. The waitress was very attentive and sweet. I can’t wait to go back.

s
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided at 5:45 to go to Saddle River Cafe for a 6:00 reservation. It is a sophisticated more casual version of the Saddle River Inn.

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, attentive service,alittle noise, chairs alittle hard to sit on w an older back.

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Everything about it is perfect!

I
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice but I don’t think the chairs are comfortable

DG
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Creative food. Attentive staff. Nice looking room. And they are now on Open Table.

OT
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Really outstanding appetizer Burrata special. The pork chop was as good as the Inn. The fries, outstanding. As amazing as the service is as the Inn I felt service had a touch of attitude. Dinner overall was a really good experience and definitely will go back.

d
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved The Saddle River Cafe! What a wonderful ambience and excellent service! Everything was delicious and super fresh! We can’t wait to return!