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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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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Excellent food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Montvale, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I wish I can deliver a review but have been unable to get a reservation here for over a year. They tell you they only take reservations one month out and I call the day before one month out and they're already booked between 5:30 and 8:30 PM. When I ask (now three months in a row) how can that... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We celebrated our Anniversary for the 4th year in a row at the Saddle River Inn. Since the new owners took over a couple of years ago and the food and service was a little off initially it has gotten back and is as good if not better than it ever was. It is one of the few restaurants that... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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114 reviews 114 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Came here most recently for New Year's Eve dinner, just two of us. Outstanding menu. Far too many great choices, but that's means we need to come back soon! Service was outstanding. Great value. Cant say enough good things about this outstanding restaurant

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

As a long term patron I had fallen out of love with a Saddle River Inn due to high handed ness of previous management. Better now. Food is excellent with a more modern menu. Service also improved and it actually seems like they like having customers. Welcome back !

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Akron, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This small gem of a restaurant consistently delivers a great meal. It comes at a price but it is certainly worth it for a special occasion. You will need to bring your own wine, but the owner can help you at the Hohokus Wine Shop and they'll deliver!

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Oakland, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Everything was very good, but not great... Decor, service, food all very good. But the portions were very very small and very expensive! Don't think we will be returning any time soon. :/

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New Jersey
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76 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We've been here about 7-8 times over the years. We booked a weekday dinner reservation. I guess jackets aren't part of the dress code anymore. In fact the guy sitting next to us had a North Face fleece jacket around the back of his chair. Coat check is available but optional. The service was excellent. The menu offered many different... 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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?