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The Saddle River Inn

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2 Barnstable Ct, Saddle River, NJ 07458-3051 (East Allendale Avenue & West Saddle River Road)
201-825-4016
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A New Beginning At The Saddle River Inn

I stayed away from dining at the Saddle River Inn for well over a decade after calling one time to inquire as to whether or not a table was available for the upcoming weekend. The response I got from the woman on the other end of the phone at that time was, " Do you mean this weekend?" This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Bulls76
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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I stayed away from dining at the Saddle River Inn for well over a decade after calling one time to inquire as to whether or not a table was available for the upcoming weekend. The response I got from the woman on the other end of the phone at that time was, " Do you mean this weekend?" This question... More 

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Monroe, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A little difficult to find, as it is tucked into a square of buildings without obvious signage. There isn't anything challenging about the menu - you've probably seen these preparations before, but everything was prepared to the highest level. Dinner started off with complimentary shots of watermelon gazpacho - nice touch. The specials matched other offerings on the menu and... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

So well worth the wait for a reservation. The food and service were exquisite. It is not expensive given the quality of the food and the experience. I definitely would return. I like a byob because I have allergies, and this way I know exactly what I am drinking. I have not had an experience like this in any restaurant,... More 

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Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We just finished dinner there, celebrating out children's 8th Anniversary. We were promptly seated, cordially greeted and sat down to an outstanding meal. There are very few restaurants that I would give a 5-star rating to but this one deserves it. The wait staff were among the most professional I have ever encountered. They were constantly filling water, filling wine... More 

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Saddle River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The staff, service, food, and ambience is perfection! If you have not been here yet, make sure to make a reservation through open table and visit this restaurant. Ask to be seated upstairs the view is gorgeous! Also, it is super great for date night as it is really wonderful for a romantic dinner!

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

For our 16th wedding anniversary we decided to go to The Saddle River Inn to celebrate. This was our first visit under the new management. We immediately missed the festive hanging garland that always gave it that romantic feel. The food was excellent although a bit pricey for the serving size. Service was good, but they still need to work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Very quaint little hide a way in saddle river nj. Food excellante,when the owner/chef is not in,they are closed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had dinner here with another couple on a week night. It wasn't too crowded and not noisy. The service is excellent. Scallops are wonderful. Chicken was really good. The special tuna tartare was just ok. Bread pudding was good but serving was way too small.

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New City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My wife and I have been to this very special BYO venue numerous times, be it under original ownership or since David Madison and Jamie Knott (both with major creds) took over in early 2013. (That said, please refer to my earlier review, 8/24/13.) Reservations still remain next to impossible, the place is packed every night. And perhaps therein lies... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a fine dining restaurant housed in a charming farmhouse. BYO makes it a reasonable option, even if you are not celebrating a special occasion. I was initially disappointed that they were fully booked on Valentine's Day, but the day after was even better, as the room was full, but it was not frenetic the way most restaurants likely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Barnstable Ct, Saddle River, NJ 07458-3051
    (East Allendale Avenue & West Saddle River Road)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Saddle River
  • Phone Number: 201-825-4016

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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