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The Saddle River Inn

4.9
4.9
2403 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 825-4016

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Executive chef

    Jamie Knott

  • Private party facilities

    Semi Private Loft - capacity 20

  • Private party contact

    Anthony Helou: (201) 825-4016

  • Neighborhood

    Saddle River

  • Cross street

    East Allendale Avenue & West Saddle River Road

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access

What 2,403 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Best Ambiance

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    French

  • New Jersey - North

    Best Overall

  • New Jersey - North

    Best Food

  • New Jersey - North

    Best Service

  • New Jersey - North

    Best Ambiance

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  1. FG

    FrankG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saddle River Inn is a Must Try. Amazing Food and staff
  2. n

    nyloracnelg

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We felt the overall experience was very good. Improvement needed with first impression with the hostess. We were not greeted warmly or cheerfully and brought upstairs when there were plenty of tables empty downstairs. We are an older couple and it was uncomfortable having to climb the stairs. Great waitstaff and well trained. Good pacing however we were sent a note on open table telling us we only had the table for one hour forty five minutes and felt stressful during our anniversary dinner to hurry up and not linger. Food was delicious!!! Two very small cookies with a birthday candle was acknowledging our 54th wedding anniversary which was sort of lame .
  3. AP

    AlyceP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding as usual. Always a memorable dining experience.
  4. b

    bethfnj

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We enjoyed celebrating our anniversary here- attentive staff and delicious food!
  5. r

    rhodes22

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    late dinner for three as always menu selection very good food prep excellent, service first class -despite being the last table seating - the service was ever so attentive to detail - wine glasses kept full - relaxed as if we were family - we go back 25 years as guests and its always special bring on the Michelin star!!
  6. J

    Jennifer

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best romantic restaurant in NJ food was delicious. Tye was the best waiter who had exceptional service. The filet mignon was so tender. Worth the high price. Good for special occasion. I went for my wedding anniversary. Highly recommended
  7. LA

    LorraineA

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    They should not offer late reservations (9:00) if they are not prepared to give you time to have a leisurely enjoyable meal. Unfortunately the service is more remembered than the meal.
  8. SB

    ShariB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant for a special occasion dinner. Food always delish, ambience is charming. Hard to get a rezy! While the entire staff is wonderful Matt our waiter should receive 5 stars for being above and beyond and making my husbands birthday extra special!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the service was just as good! We had Troy as our server and I have to say the whole team is working for you and really enjoy what they do! Thanks for a great dinner!
  10. JG

    JakeG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great restaurant and meal- definitely exceeded high expectations
  11. T

    Tommyboy23

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived until we left, our dining experience was fantastic!!! Nick , our server was just the best! His recommendations and attentiveness was beyond expectations. The food was phenomenal and service impeccable. The entire staff was attentive to our every detail. We cannot wait to return and enjoy ourselves as we did the other night. Thanks so much!!!
  12. B

    Baylor

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab salad is always a favorite. The lobster tails were delicious. Different prep from last time also.
  13. PS

    PriyaS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a charming restaurant! And the food is spectacular. It totally lived up to its reputation of being one of the best restaurants in Bergen county!
  14. JS

    JoeS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. The service was great and the food was amazing.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant!!!!!
  16. BA

    BrianA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single thing that we ordered was absolutely delicious. The only disappointment was that the Maribar was ordered medium rare and came out closer to medium. Our waiter, Matt, was wonderful and all of the staff were attentive. So wish it wasn’t so hard to get a reservation because we want to go back again soon!
  17. KE

    KenE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply excellent. It starts with a great vibe from the super attentive staff to the outstanding food. My favorite restaurant in NJ hands down.
  18. CS

    CatS

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It pains me to say this as typically the SRI is outstanding, however, this time the Hamachi appetizer, one of my favorites, was lacking flavor and I could not find the lobster in the lobster ravioli special. On the upside the truffle appetizer and Wagyu steak were exceptional.
  19. M

    Marty

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is consistently excellent, which is why you usually need to make your reservation a month in advance.
  20. PO

    PatriciaO

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have the most amazing meals at the Saddle River Inn. Food, service, and ambiance just perfect.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing and the food was incredibly delicious!! Can’t wait to go again!!
  22. EB

    EliseB

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, every bite! Very expensive, but at least you leave knowing you got what you paid for! Wait staff is friendly and professional, attentive but not overbearing. A very enjoyable dinner!
  23. MP

    MichaelP

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent as always. Nick was great. We had the specials lobster ravioli and shrimp prepared Cajun and Thai chili Thank you
  24. o

    odetteb

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at The SRI is always an amazing and delicious experience!
  25. B

    Britt

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and great service.
  26. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food that you can pair with your own wine (as its bring your own bottle). This creates tremendous savings and allows you to have exactly the wine you want to have whether its from your personal wine collection or purchased at your local wine & spirits store. The ambiance is romantic and the service is top notch. A truly unique dining experience.
  27. PM

    PaulM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a special restaurant with exceptional food and great personal service. The quality of the food exceeds what you will find elsewhere and that makes this restaurant a good value.
  28. s

    safgator

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We arrived late to our reservation but there were only two of us. They would not let us have one of our courses. We finished 25 minutes early and sat and could have easily had dessert
  29. G

    Gordon

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the specials like the Zucchini Flowers and the many steak options
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing!!!
  31. MR

    MargeR

    New England

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Impeccable service, friendly and courteous! Food was very delicious and we look forward to returning!
  32. k

    kjd13

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always best the meal, service and ambiance, highly recommend!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food. great ambiance
  34. AF

    AieshaF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yves, our server, was very attentive and knowledgeable. He made spot on recommendations and he definitely helped to make my birthday dinner and first time experience a memorable one.
  35. J

    Jamie1974

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite meal as always!
  36. BV

    BrettV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb restaurant with the most Amazing service and food. One of my regular places to visit and it never disappoints.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a couple here for their first time, and they can’t wait to go back. Nick was our server, he was very knowledgeable and personable. He was a pleasure to have serve us. Shout out to the other waiter, Matt, blonde server who was also an incredible addition with his kindness and attentiveness toward our table. I double dare someone to find me a better byob in the state, I’ll die on this hill with the claim that it is head and shoulders better than every byob I’ve ever been to, that includes restaurants with a liquor license as well.
  38. L

    Lainey

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is fantastic. Nice selection. From appetizers to dessert all were excellent.
  39. TJ

    TheJediFoodie

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Jamie Knott and his staff continue to deliver an exceptional dining experience in North Jersey
  40. PC

    PhilipC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been coming to the SRI for special occasions for more than 20 years. The food, experience and quality keeps getting better and better every time. It is a must go. Phil Coffman

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Saddle River Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 2403 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The Saddle River Inn

2 Barnstable Court, Saddle River, NJ 07458

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East Allendale Avenue & West Saddle River Road

  • Neighborhood

    Saddle River

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jamie Knott

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (201) 825-4016

  • Private party facilities

    Semi Private Loft - capacity 20

  • Private party contact

    Anthony Helou: (201) 825-4016

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