Saddle River Cafe

4.8
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124 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Saddle River Café is built on the same traditions of quality cuisine and hospitality driven service as its acclaimed sister restaurant, the Saddle River Inn. The café is open for brunch & dinner. A bright, casual American café, featuring the highest quality ingredients including, farm fresh eggs, locally sourced produce, prime cuts of meat, responsibly sourced seafood, farm fresh coffee, and fresh pressed juices. The menu is healthy, creative and nutrient packed for the modern active diet.
What 124 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viprobertb
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and great service especially during these challenging times.

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RonaL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this place. Tables spaced out..food great..service terrific..friendly & accommodating staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe especially during this pandemic.

DB
vipDrBob31
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Outdoors but excellent.

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Tom1
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was delicious and Arvid, the server was attentive.

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ElizabethB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

5 star winner if not for covid seating in parking lot. Service and food exceptional! Wish for a non covid day inside to enjoy this phenomenal dinner. BYOB a nice option as well. Seltzer supplied and wine spritzers on a hot day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great experience. Well done with Covid restrictions.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great dinner! We love this place!

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MaryR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lii ok bed everything about this place

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Robert
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was outdoor dining because of COVID. Food and service were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Saddle River Cafe! They always do a great job with our food and make sure it is gluten free.

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SKWK
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and ambience all were amazing. We really enjoyed dinner at Saddle River Cafe - top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ll keep it brief. Amazing. Stellar service.

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Nana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My second visit with your outdoor seating..I felt very comfortable and safe. Plan to return shortly.

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vipChiligirl
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good job spacing tables. Staff and patrons wore masks and observed social distance when possible. Food and service very good.

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vipDavidR
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Eating outside in the parking lot is never optimal but they have made the best of it.
Food is great and service always good. WORTH SUPPORTING!

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place and have consistently enjoyed wonderful lunches with family and friends. While pricey, the creative and fresh food, expert friendly service and calm pleasant ambiance are delightful. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, exceptional service and welcoming outdoor set up made for a perfect meal and evening with friends. We always look forward to going to SRI Cafe as we know we will enjoy a delicious dinner and that the experience will be wonderful.

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vipRichard
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have dined here repeatedly for good reason. Our menu choices are cooked to perfection, the service is great and the outdoor dining area is a cut above most in the area.

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Tom1
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I would rated the Saddle River Cafe higher for service if ALL the servers and managers wore sanitary gloves along with the face masks. Would also like to see more aggressive sanitizing of the tables and seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another really delicious meal!

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vipnona
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and nice outdoor ding experience! We will be back. Try the fried artichoke appetizer.

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vipnona
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice transition to outside dining. Lobster roll, Tuna tacos, and artichokes were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and attentive service!!

JB
vipJB727
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Given it's still not approved in NJ to dine indoors, the outdoor area in the parking lot of Saddle River Cafe wasn't all that bad in terms of setup. The food was excellent and the staff was attentive. Having never been there before it was a very nice surprise - cannot wait to return.

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vipCiar
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Lovely place with terrific food and service doing its absolute best given the pandemic limitations. Tables are set up in adjacent parking lot but a first class establishment.

JP
vipJohnP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious ! Service was excellent ! We can’t wait to go back !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I really enjoyed the food and the restaurant overall. These are tough times for everyone and it’s so hard to judge during these times.

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vipTerriM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Love it! We sat outside, where the tables were set up in a creative and attractive way in the parking lot on the side of the building. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The food was tasty and pleasantly plated. Portions were ample. We shared crispy artichokes, charred corn salad, house salad, hand rolled orecchiette, Saddle River lobster roll with bay fries, and a mini banana cream pie—all were very tasty. The only thing that would have made our experience better would be if we could have gotten expresso beverages—apparently the expresso machine was down. That being said, we will definitely be dining at the Saddle River Cafe again.

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Tom1
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

It was a good experience, it was outside on the parking lot under umbrellas. The food was delicious and service was attentive. The only problem was that there was the smell of the asphalt pavement that took away the ambiance. If they had put down something like Astro turf or outdoor carpeting over the full area, that could have helped.

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WendyG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Staff was great. Food was delicious. Loved the area rugs set up under the tables to reduce the heat from the blacktop.

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vipRichard
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time dining outdoor there. They've done a great job and the food is as good as ever.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with my three children last week. We all felt very safe dining there. The tables were spaced nicely and all staff members were wearing masks. Everyone was friendly and social distanced appropriately. We would definitely go back!

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vipRuthL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience for our first dinner out al fresco. Manager did good in setting the tables far apart and the staff all wore masks. I just wish the dinner would too until they sit down at their tables. The menu is an all day vs lunch and dinner. Which is fine for now.

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vipSamanthaC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful food in a lovely environment. Food a little on the pricey side but I would definitely say it was worth it for a treat.

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vipNeilG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an awesome place.

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vipALANA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent great value awarding winning staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything was wonderful! Great service. Dinner was delicious! Have a few pet peeves that really aren’t big deals but I hate feeling rushed into ordering and I hate when a server clears when another is still eating. If those two things didn’t happen would have scored a 5 out of 5. Great place and highly recommend.

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vipDavid
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice all around

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greenapple2
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Very quite and accommodating. Salmon was outstanding!

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Saddle River Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Saddle River Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

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