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Restaurant Serenade

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6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928 (Main Street (Rt. 124))
Chatham stop on the New Jersey Transit Train and Buses
+1 973-701-0303
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: "Dinner at this jewel-like restaurant has been described as the "ultimate...
"Dinner at this jewel-like restaurant has been described as the "ultimate level of culinary enlightenment" stated the Asbury Park Press. Serenade serves contemporary French cuisine created by the collaborated efforts of James and Nancy Laird. Come visit this beautiful restaurant located in the picturesque town of Chatham, New Jersey."
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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pricey but good

Took my wife to Serenade for our 24th wedding anniversary celebration last night. I have eaten there before several years ago but wife has not. The restaurant was surprisingly busy for a Monday evening. We had reservations and were seated at a nice table very quickly. The overall service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
jennfam5
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New Jersey
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Our food was good but certainly overpriced as compared to other restaurants in the area There were some touches that were unacceptable for this caliber restaurant. The server was not very warm or helpful. The wine that we got was one year younger than advertised in the menu. Finally, at the end of dinner every table got a tray of... More 

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John J, General Manager at Restaurant Serenade, responded to this review

Dear MichelleVitt, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I'm sorry that you felt the service to be unhelpful, for the vintage mistake in our wine list, and our missing your petits fours. These mistakes are unusual at Restaurant Serenade and I hope that you will give us another opportunity. Please feel free to reach out to me, I... More 

New Jersey
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband and I have been coming here for years for spontaneous lunch or dinner dates, and we've always enjoyed their fine-dining food and relaxed and friendly service. We've taken our son here as well, and they are just as friendly and attentive to us. They have a sommelier in the house (John), and he is very warm and friendly.... More 

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John J, General Manager at Restaurant Serenade, responded to this review

Dear KateAlways, I'm glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I look forward to serving you again soon. Best Regards, John Jansma General Manager Restaurant Serenade More 

New Jersey
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Took my wife to Serenade for our 24th wedding anniversary celebration last night. I have eaten there before several years ago but wife has not. The restaurant was surprisingly busy for a Monday evening. We had reservations and were seated at a nice table very quickly. The overall service was very good as we had several people visiting our table... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always a fabulous meal. THis is where we go for special occasions. Have never had a bad meal. Beautiful presentation. Great bar as well.

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went to Restaurant Serenade for our anniversary dinner. It was perfect.! We had the Saturday night prefix menu....everything was soooooo yummy! From our appetizers to our desserts...was awesome! Our waiter was also wonderful. We will definitely be back.

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Upon walking into this restaurant at 7:15, we couldn't believe the "action" in the bar area. High top tables as well as bar seats were occupied by the "younger generation" of both couples and singles in their 40's. Apparently this is the place to meet, eat, and drink. We, however, were seated in the main dining room with reservations made... More 

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morristown,nj
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The service was very good - striving to be excellent, but not quite making it. The food sounded very inventive, but I found it to be a little more bland than I'd hoped. That being said, the food was still good - although not stellar, and it was a lovely setting. For the area, it is a nice, higher end... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

How many times have New Year's Eve prix fixe dinners disappointed! Not this past year at Restaurant Serenade. We had enjoyed dinner here on other occasions, but the prix fixe selections were an opportunity to sample many different specialties. The first course with seafood samplings and an amazing taste of chestnut soup was fantastic. Ditto the dessert plate. In between... More 

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Fanwood, New Jersey
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I loved this restaurant. My sister and I had the full tasting menu. Portion was right. Presentation was perfect. Service and ambience was great! Will be back soon.

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NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Serenade is the kind of place where you could go for your special occasion kind of meal or a quick bite at the bar. In either case you are sure to experience excellent food and very professional service. Great place for a business lunch, too, as the place is usually pretty quiet.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928
    (Main Street (Rt. 124))
  • Public Transportation: Chatham stop on the New Jersey Transit Train and Buses
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Chatham
  • Phone Number: +1 973-701-0303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 90
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

"Dinner at this jewel-like restaurant has been described as the "ultimate level of culinary enlightenment" stated the Asbury Park Press. Serenade serves contemporary French cuisine created by the collaborated efforts of James and Nancy Laird. Come visit this beautiful restaurant located in the picturesque town of Chatham, New Jersey."
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?