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Restaurant Serenade

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6 Roosevelt Ave, Chatham, NJ 07928-2532 (Main Street (Rt. 124))
+1 973-701-0303
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chatham, New Jersey
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was abysmal - pretentious attitudes. The hostess had 0 customer service skills. The food is ok for a small town however it does not warrant the prices or the attitude. I can only assume that they think if they have an attitude that people will be impressed. The only highlight was the bartender who knows how to make... More 

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1 Thank LissaG7
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time dining here, and we were impressed by the ambience. While the food proved to be mostly excellent, we were put off immediately by the odd manner of the server. She seemed to either be haughty or uncomfortable relating to people. In either case she wouldn't seem to be a good staffing choice. When we made the reservation we... More 

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1 Thank Doug W
nj
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have gone here a lot. The food is very good. I wish they would change thier menu more. It seems like they have the same stuff on it and just change it a little. The portion size is good for an upscale menu. I like the bar area beacuse you can order from the main menu and the bar... More 

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

Dear Mike G, Nice review, thanks for visiting us in the bar and the dining room. Thanks for your comments. John Jansma General Manager More 

New Jersey
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

RS has a Saturday Night table d'hôte menu which was “limited” but had enough selections to appeal to all. Portion size for this type of restaurant was as expected. Extensive wine menu and full bar. Service/Staff was very attentive from the moment we walked in the door. Atmosphere is quaint/unique. My only minor complaint was that the table d'hôte menu... More 

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Thank SeaDart23
John J, General Manager at Restaurant Serenade, responded to this review

Dear SeaDart23, Thanks so much for your detailed review. Next time you visit on a Saturday, please feel free to have a salad or cheese course instead of dessert for the same price. I look forward to seeing you again soon. John Jansma General Manager More 

Chatham, New Jersey
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Love eating in the bar area. The food is always delicious. I wish the simple salmon was bigger because it is perfectly cooked. Wish the bar area was bigger. Great staff!

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

Dear Tokyomcqs, Thanks for your review. If we could make the bar area any larger we certainly would. Try our Salmon entrée from the dinner menu with quinoa risotto and tomatillo salsa, you might like it even more than the Simple Salmon! John Jansma General Manager More 

Bethesda
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This meal was delicious. My aunt got the "tasting menu" which is more like a three course meal (fix price). I was worried the portions were going to be itty bitty, but they were full portions of each course. Each of her courses were beautifully presented and delicious. I got the tuna entree, which was AH-MAZING. I could eat that... More 

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Thank SaraE081391
John J, General Manager at Restaurant Serenade, responded to this review

Dear SaraE081391, I'm so glad that you had a nice time here. Thank you for trying our tasting menu, you must come back for our five course menu option, just ask your waiter. I look forward to your next visit. John Jansma General Manager More 

Chatham, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Farm to table fresh food for the season. Great atmosphere and friendly knowledgable staff and easy parking.

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Thank Cindilouhoo7
John J, General Manager at Restaurant Serenade, responded to this review

Dear Cindilouhoo7, Thank you for your kind comments. I look forward to your next visit to Restaurant Serenade. Best Regards, John Jansma General Manager More 

Paris, France
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The room and desserts are the stars of this well appointed Chatham favorite. The food is perfectly fine, but clearly if struggles with the desire to be more, the idea that it is more, and the need to please a clientele that expects it to be just enough. If you keep your ambitions in check (you are in Chatham!) you... More 

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Thank claudiah647
John J, General Manager at Restaurant Serenade, responded to this review

Dear claudiah647, Thank you for your review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your experience here. Perhaps we will take a few more risks before your next visit. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, John Jansma General Manager More 

Orangeburg, New York
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Was invited here for a business lunch with no clue as to what to expect. It was comfortable, spacious and well appointed. The welcome was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. I had grilled octopus followed by a fish mixed grill (swordfish, scallop and shrimp over bok choy in a light tomato-based sauce). I had not planned dessert but... More 

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Thank MichaelPreston12
John J, General Manager at Restaurant Serenade, responded to this review

Dear MichaelPreston12, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I'm glad that you enjoyed your luncheon at Restaurant Serenade. I hope to see you again sometime soon. Regards, John Jansma General Manager More 

Chatham, New Jersey
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

It's the best place to eat in Chatham if you are looking for a NYC feel with NYC prices. The bar can get crowded with suburban moms and golf bros but everyone is very nice and inclusive. The food is done well and creative, staff is very good. A recommended try for higher end experience.

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Thank captainl301
John J, General Manager at Restaurant Serenade, responded to this review

Dear captainl301, Thanks for your amusing review. I'm glad that you feel welcome! I look forward to your next visit, thanks for recommending us. John Jansma General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $90
Cuisine
American, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Roosevelt Ave, Chatham, NJ 07928-2532
    (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
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."

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