The Saddle River Inn

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$31 to $50
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French
Classic French cuisine with a contemporary flair is featured in a romantic, rustic, barn along the banks of the Saddle River.
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RL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way.wish it was easier to get a weekend reservation

MM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is fantastic!!!

RM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

My wife had a bad reaction to the food.

WC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience, the Maine lobster toast and veal were delicious!

OT
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great outstanding dinner. Service is impeccable

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

Great time as usual.

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

A very pleasurable dining experience. The food & the service was excellent. We will definitely be sure to dine there again.

s
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Nothing out of what i expect a top estanlishment to provide

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to the SRI. We attend once or twice a month and it is delicious every time. Part of the enjoyment is seeing Tye. We love his knowledge of food, great personality and he always makes us feel so welcome. See you again soon!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The place was outstanding! Food and service was first class!

A
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service every time we dine here. The Saddle River Inn is an exceptional restaurant by any standard.

d
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nearly perfect meal. Great service. Nice ambiance.

Not really a place to take the kids, but that didn't stop one family. Who brings toddlers to a restaurant like that?

My only other criticism, I would check the accessibility, if this is an issue for you. It's a converted barn and the bathrooms are tiny.

T
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the night was Amazing! Our server Ty was so friendly, the food was DELICIOUS and we had a nice chat with the manager Anthony! Can’t wait to go back! I know now to call at least 2 weeks in advanced to get a table as they are limited.

T
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We came here for my daughters 19th Birthday. Gave 4 stars because the service was ok, my husband and son had the porterhouse for 2 and it was not cooked exactly how they wanted it. We feel that the bread , although it’s very good, would be better served warm. The ambiance is always very nice and overall it was a great experience. We will definitely return, but it’s really only for special occasions.

EC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. The food was wonderful and the service outstanding.

I
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome- always!!!

BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant,dining experience in the NY metropolitan area.

N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The less than 4 star review is solely based on the fact that we waited 30 minutes for our table despite a reservation. While not always a big deal to wait, we weren't seated until nearly 9 pm (on a Wednesday) and was starving and ended up being out much later than anticipated. We were told we would be seated in a "few minutes", and the maître d' never checked back with us, barely acknowledged that we were left standing there by the check in station (very limited seating). After 20 minutes we asked how long it would be only to be told they were waiting for a table to finish up. However, the policy said a table for 2 is held for an hour and 45 minutes, but clearly that wasn't the case, or if they messed up and booked reservations too close, a courtesy call would have been nice, or just told that we would be waiting nearly 30 minutes, as perhaps we would have chosen to go someplace else. The food was great, and the server was phenomenal but the wait was really inexcusable, especially for a restaurant of that caliber.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the restaurant to celebrate our 50th. Anniversary. We were seated upstairs by the window which was perfect. My husband ordered the veal chop and I ordered the pork chop. I was a little hesitant because of the cutting involved .The waiter suggested that they cut it in the kitchen.It was perfect along with the spaetzle I ordered as a side dish. The spaetzle was coated in mustard and covered in pretzel crumbs. Very different and excellent! It is one of our favorite restaurants. The waiter and wait staff were very attentive.

E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, excellent, excellent. All aspects of the eating experience were exceptional. Food was extraordinary. Service was impeccable. Perfect for a special occasion. Considering everything, the price was more than reasonable. Same meal in New York would be 3x as much.

SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food and service to make you feel special!

JF
Central Coast
138 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Brought two people who hadn't been here before and they really liked it. They had the octopus appetizer, zucchini appetizer and then entrees were scallops and crab risotto. The crab in the risotto really made itself known and was delicious. I find a la carte to be more enjoyable than prix fix.

RK
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food ,service and staff were excellent . Table location and size could have been better but all in all an excellent experience as always

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful!! Can’t wait to go back!

c
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

My husband and I have not been here since the new owners took over and we were happy to find that it is still a wonderful dining experience! My only complaint is that it is so hard to get reservations on a Saturday night! We ended up with 7:30 on a Friday night and we never felt rushed which sometimes happens in places like this.

F
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was outstanding. We were greeted at the door and asked whether we had wine we needed service. Since we brought a very nice Pomerol I asked it to be decanted and it was promptly decanted and brought to the table. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to guide us through the Chef’s tasting menu effortlessly. We will be coming back regularly.

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We frequently head to SRI for date nights, stopping in almost monthly. While our dinner was fantastic we were hoping for a menu change. We originally thought the menu would be seasonal as in the past, but were disappointed that it hadn’t changed since our last few visits.

VM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our night at The Saddle River Inn was easily our best dining experience of the year, and we dine out a fair amount. The service was impeccable, from our first greeting by the host to each server that we interacted with. Most importantly, the food was off the charts, from the first course to dessert. The entrees in particular (we had the duck entree and the "Maribar" steak) were absolutely incredible. We're already making plans to return soon! Highly recommended.

DB
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is certainly worth a visit. It is a hidden treasure in bucolic Saddle River.

BH
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great romantic get away from kids. Excellent service and best duck I have ever eaten.

g
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant.

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Although the food we ordered was good, the value is not there, my husband ordered the Kansas City Steak $69 special with mashed pot and baby carrots, literally 3T of potatoes and 4 baby carrots, steak was small and presliced..not worth it...my daughter had crab cake special app for $19, 1 crab cake, small, taste was nice but its not like there would chunks of crab...she also had scallops, although seared nicely, 4 scallops for $39, and my filet mignon nicely charred, cooked perfectly, $45, which was fine but my salad, truffle ranch dressing BLT, with bacon $19 was very very small, too much dressing, soaked(and i typically like more dressing then the average person) and bacon was not cooked enough, many bites were pure fat. We also ordered the zucchini blossoms w/stuffed lobster etc, 3 small blossoms for $19, again my opinion they are way over priced for appetizers and salads because the portions are quite small. My husband regretted paying $69 for his steak, so not worth it, comparing to Peter Luger's steakhouse...Im not looking for huge portions but just a little more for the price. This is a turn off to me when you offer very small portions with big prices. Also, we sat upstairs and this made the noise level from below worse, it was difficult to have a conversation. The service was eeh, just ok, i don't think as polished and the waiter had 0 personality, very monotone. The bread service waiter, offered 1/2 slice of varied breads, ice cold, bread should always be warmed up, sorry...

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

Love this place - great food - the service was not great on Saturday night . Very disappointed-usually we get the same waiter who is super attentive- however Saturday night the waiter was uninterested - don’t think he was cut out for high end service .

s
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service ambiance food was excellent. Live the staff. Good selection of foods

LF
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our service was outstanding. Thank you Todd for making it a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely return.

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

Awesome meal... great place for any kind of occasion!!!

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

Excellent
We live in Manhattan and come here every year to celebrate our anniversary

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service...can’t wait to go back again!

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

Birfday dinner quite excellent

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