Saddle River Cafe

4.7
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77 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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.3
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AL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great local fare, excellent service , great new menu

c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saddle River Cafe was excellent.... from the delicious food to the warm atmosphere to Ryan’s hospitality and great waitstaff! A nice “ surprise” since our favorite restaurant is The Saddle River Inn! 🤗😋

RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine Day dinner. The hole experience was excellent!

r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful dining experience
chef knott and his team deliver perfection in dining - perfect menu offering, perfect setting, perfect service - a regular spot for informal yet upscale dining

JE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ordered a burger and the open faced reuben. Both were excellent. We went to the restaurant for a Valentine Lunch Date and it was the perfect spot for it!

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This area is so fortunate to have such a gem that makes delicious dining available each and every day. Thank you Chef Jamie and your amazing staff.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my new go-to restaurant for the rare date night or out with friends who are into food. I love that it’s byob so I can bring some special occasion wines. The food is fantastic and the service is perfect. It’s a casual place but you can definitely dress up too.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Second time back and very enjoyable. Have had the salmon each time and love it! Service
Is great and the meals are wonderful. Very casual, open atmosphere for a nice night out

AL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing new menu, extra special . Our go to place

SJ
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have gone twice and really like the SR Cafe. We both said we could see this being our go to place when we don’t want a more formal setting. The patrons seated by us were lovely and we had a little chat with people on either side of us. The tables aren’t too close together as they can be in the SR Inn and Varka. We liked the food a lot and the service was superior. Will definitely go once a month for sure. Looking forward to taking our friends there, too. So glad we have a ‘go to’ place where jeans are ok but we can have a great meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Always great food and the staff are so friendly!

A
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Easy reservation

AL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best casual dining in bergen county

LB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was (consistently) superior and our waiter (Yossi) was tremendous (as usual). An enjoyable evening from beginning to end!

TR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit after dining many times at the Saddle River Inn. Exceeded our expectations, and we will certainly be back.

R
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I frequently order sea scallops so we have a good basis for comparison. The scallop special last night was indeed special, among the best that we've had anywhere.

T
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The overall experience was very good, from the food, service and ambience. The only comment we would have was that the french fries were overly salted.

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great service
Tasty food
Too noisy
Need more supportive chairs

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and everyone is so friendly and accommodating. Love it!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve at the SR cafe was great! Delicious meal. Great service. High quality food in a casual atmosphere. Looking forward to going back.

EG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our second visit to the Saddle River Cafe for dinner. New Year’s Eve was A fixed price. Each part of the dinner was excellent. It is BYOB or bar. A great feature. Parking easy.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu is not large but everything I’ve tried is delicious. The burrata and Pork Chop Milanese were both outstanding, the burger though $18 was delicious and the Old Bay fries were thin, crispy and addictive. Staff were attentive and friendly.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Unfortunately service was not great and our meal was spoiled when we found a very long dark hair in our appetizer.
Our apps and entrees took very long to come out. Very disappointing given we have been dying to go and frequent Saddle River Inn

OT
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic. Waiter was great! Good time!

S
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pleasant find, nice inventive menu. Warm hosts .enjoyable food

OT
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Food and service are outstanding.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our third time at the Saddle River Cafe, each time has been exceptional. The meals are fresh and prepared perfectly. The wait staff is professional and accommodating. Will be going back in the near future.

T
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time but certainly not the last.

Nice atmosphere, great food and service.

b
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

food was excellent. a less expense version of Saddle River Inn

JM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food for a special family dinner.

GG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious. Good service.Comfortable seating and a welcoming atmosphere..Looking forward to another visit.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and excellent service. Highly recommend.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The meal started on a high note, barrata apperter special was delicious, then the black bass was average at best , my wife veggie burger was like a hockey puck and the nitro coffe was flat. The evening was saved by the great service.

KP
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fundraiser for the covenant house through Terrie O’Connor Realtor’s

E
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with great flavors. Superb service. A little noisy

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Seating by the front window was not optimal as there was no back or foot support.

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was blown away by the food. It’s pretty unassuming from the street but the food is of the highest caliber with service to match. Bonus that it was BYOB, and they were very attentive when it came to opening and pouring the wine.

a
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a very nice meal here. The food and service were quite good. It’s a nice space but the lightening could be toned down a bit for dinner to make it more intimate.

WP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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