St. Eve's

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452 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
About St. Eve's, Chef Christianson and our Menu
St. Eve's is one of New Jersey's best BYO restaurants with a dining experience that is both refined and relaxed with quality, care and service that will have you coming back again and again. Chef/Owner Steve Christianson, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, in Hyde Park, NY, is lauded for his kitchen artistry, his passion for perfection and his commitment to serving only the freshest organic, and when possible, locally sourced ingredients. The menu evolves with the season and so each dining experience can be a new culinary adventure! Chef Steve invites you to come in and experience the sum of his service-oriented team's efforts and be sure to say 'Hello'...He'll be in the kitchen!
What 452 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is fantastic! We love coming here for our special occasions!

SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tables are too close together.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious salads, wonderful ambiance & very attentive waiter! Perfect special occasion lunch!

JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food was absolutely delicious. Creative menu, wonderful choices, artful presentation, terrific service. St. Eve’s never disappoints! It’s where to go for a really special meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

I’ve dined here several time and every single time the meat (regardless of type of meat) has been over cooked and dry. The same held true last night when I ordered the duck breads medium rare. It was beyond medium. Very disappointed. The service and atmosphere is great but the don’t know how to cook meat dishes. I’ve had pork and beef there as well. Same result.

JR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was unique and outstanding. Service was flawless as dishes were cleared promptly but not rushed.

Seating arrangements were a little awkward as we were seated against a wall in between 2 other couples in an otherwise empty room. The room filled up an hour later but it clearly made the couple to our left uncomfortable. The filet ravioli was outstanding. All the dishes came out hot and clearly were not under the lamp waiting. Can't wait to go back.

M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately the food was fair and the service was bordering rude. We always had a decent meal here and went back because it is a beautiful restaurant. Not sure it’s worth the price just for the atmosphere.

GA
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is very well prepared.. Restaurant is sweet but very noisy. Will go again.

F
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our meal at St. Eve's was very nice the flavors were excellent , and they do have some interesting dishes. It is a BYOB so that helps keep the cost in check. We loved the fig appetizer!!! The the herb chicken is one of the best.

L
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The server was friendly and knowledgable. The food was very good and the presentation was very nice. This was my 4th visit to this restaurant and I've never been disappointed with the quality of the food or the service, but the portion size is quite small for the price.

MS
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service at a friendly, sophisticated restaurant.

JH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always lovely

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. What more can you ask for!

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were out with our neighbors for a Saturday night dinner. Based on a previous visit to St. Eves I wanted to share the great food and atmosphere and service with my neighbors. Happy to say they did not disappoint.

HD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Food is very overpriced and the menu is very limited. Waitress was rude. 0/5.

a
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rate in every way. The menu is varied and intelligent. The preparations are well executed. Everything was delicious. Our group went home very happy.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They gave us a table for four even though it was just the two of us. It was nice to have the extra space. Service was good and I appreciated that the food being served was not rushed. Nice variety of options and the food was delicious.

MP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as always! St Eve’s never disappoints.

DH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience. Once you visit....you will want to comeback again soon. Great atmosphere. Tasty, more than ample dishes. Weeknights are relaxing and easy. A great local find..

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable food and service. Great value and BYOB! Even printed a Happy Anniversary menu for us.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, charming. Unfortunately the food is disappointing. Too many ingredients/components in one dish. The swordfish was covered in an excessive amount of salty olive tapenade and placed on top of messy caponata. The parmigiana crusted chicken was anything but that. The desserts were very good.

WC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is consistently good here. It was quiet as we sat outside.

MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best dinner I have had since the last time I ate at St. Eve's. Sitting outside in their little courtyard was beautiful. The added touch of putting "Happy Birthday Diane" on the menu was so lovely and made my sister in law very happy.

JD
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a pleasant surprise and a great dining experience. Great food with even better service.

d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible dessert- pina colada panna cotta. Wow. Different and delicious

J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Make sure you ask for the pricing of specials before you order there over-the-top expensive and not worth it

S
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent as always. We had the Swordfish and the Salmon entree and both were excellent. We sat outside for the first time and it was nice. It is a bit busy out there so if you want a slight less busy atmosphere I would sit inside.

OT
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a night to dine al fresco and enjoy three delicious seafood dishes that enclosed a lobster and crab mousse with salad, soft shell crab tempura with refreshing setup Caesar and tomato salad, and crab crusted codfish. We managed to save a little room for berry pavlova meringue tart. Service was great and gracious. And to be sat in the outside corner enjoying the sunset at this little outside dining gem...not to say the inside is beautiful too along with tonight dishes we sampled. Go make reservations here...everyone was happy this Sunday evening. Thanks again.

c
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I was dining with a friend, who implored me NOT to say anything to the server. Personally, I always feel it is better to say something when you are having the bad experience, and it should be said directly to those responsible. But, friendships need to be valued and nurtured, so I said nothing.

With that said, I'm one who relies on Open Table with all its reviews. St. Eve's, as you can see, has wonderful reviews. 4.7 stars! I was terribly misled, and since I do not want any other member to be so misled, here is my honest review.

The service was very good, yes! Our server was personable and very professional. And the décor of St. Eve's was cozy and inviting, yes! And don't most of us appreciate a lovely BYOB dining spot? Unfortunately, that is where it stopped. Sadly, and surprisingly considering the great reviews, the FOOD was NOT GOOD. Not enjoyable at all. I wish I could think of something more creative to describe our meals, but I think "not good" and "not enjoyable" are sufficient.

You may read this and think "well, every place can have an off night". And I would agree, except this was my 2nd time dining at St. Eve's. I dined for the first time in June 2019, and thought that was the "off" night. I can honestly say this experience was more disappointing. In the dining world, I think 2 strikes and you're out applies (serious foodies would only give 1 strike!) The service is important, and the décor too, but if the food is "not good" or "not enjoyable", then the restaurant is not worthy of 4.7 stars.

K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep going back to St. Eves for the delicious food and the great service

JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy the friendly casual atmosphere of this restaurant, where we have been going for many years. The food is always good, sometimes imaginative, and well-priced.

TC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant, good menu choices, everything seems carefully prepared

KT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! One of the most consistent restaurants in regards to food and service. Definitely a big favorite of mine!

S
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to St. Eve’s in awhile, so we decided to go there with friends in a Saturday evening. It was nice to see the extraordinary standards have not changed. Our table enjoyed lobster ravioli, short ribs, salmon, swordfish and opah. We also indulged in perfederrols for dessert. Everything was wonderful!

MG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great meal here. The food is outstanding and always had excellent service. I also like the ambiance.

c
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and everything was great

KT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St. Eve’s is one of our favorites. My husband and I have never been disappointed in the food or service.

LT
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Not a huge menu, but something for everyone.

A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience for celebrating my husband's birthday. Mussels were REALLY good, we asked for extra bread for dipping into the yummy sauce and got it. For dinner I got a single soft shell crab, which was excellent, crisp but not crunchy, just right..... My husband got the short ribs, probably more of a fall or winter meal, but he enjoyed it very much, sides were good with that, carrots, mashed potatoes and a lovely sauce.
We were happy with the service, the meal and the noise level (but it was not a full house, which would feel cramped I think)
Good meal $100 with tip, BYOB

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