Saddle River Cafe

4.7
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46 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 46 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food delicious. Good service.Comfortable seating and a welcoming atmosphere..Looking forward to another visit.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and excellent service. Highly recommend.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The meal started on a high note, barrata apperter special was delicious, then the black bass was average at best , my wife veggie burger was like a hockey puck and the nitro coffe was flat. The evening was saved by the great service.

KP
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fundraiser for the covenant house through Terrie O’Connor Realtor’s

E
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food with great flavors. Superb service. A little noisy

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Seating by the front window was not optimal as there was no back or foot support.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was blown away by the food. It’s pretty unassuming from the street but the food is of the highest caliber with service to match. Bonus that it was BYOB, and they were very attentive when it came to opening and pouring the wine.

a
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had a very nice meal here. The food and service were quite good. It’s a nice space but the lightening could be toned down a bit for dinner to make it more intimate.

WP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

This is becoming one of my favorite go to places. Food and service are way above average.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Coffee shop turned dinner venue and they made the transition seamless. BYOB is refreshing.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Revamped menu was a pleasant surprise.

OT
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding dinner, top notch food.

OT
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The tuna appetizer was outstanding as was the burger and pork.

OT
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Outstanding service and the quality of dinner was just as good as the Inn. We were blown away by our food.

NF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A pleasant surprise (a more casual version of the Saddle River Inn next door but with the same high quality food and excellent service).

We'll definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meal was outstanding !!!

CS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was excellent. Service was great. Chairs were slightly uncomfortable. 2 top tables were smashed in with no room.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious...always sooo accommodating...and staff so friendly. Love it!

DG
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service in a hip casual atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere, excellent service and food.

RS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

This place has great potential. Great location, creative menu. Hard surfaces make it a little noisy. I would do it again.

LS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience! Ambience, food & service excellent! Andrew our server was exceptional! We’ll be back 👍

f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ryan the manager was wonderful and the food was excellent

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice would return

TD
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great casual restaurant but with amazing chef talent and dishes. Highly recommend.

R
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We're always anxious to try a new restaurant and I typically rely heavily on Open Table reviews to make selections. Usually, they're very accurate and this one is no exception. An excellent experience all around, with high quality food and service. My wife was especially happy with the salmon. Most definitely recommended.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything excellent. We had the mussels & French fries and could have just drank the broth from the pot. Outstanding.

D
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Exceptionally slow kitchen.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service every time!

A
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food! But our server was a bit aloof with an apparent lack of knowledge about the preparation of various menu items.

MR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Saddle River Cafe was such a delicious and wonderful dining experience. The service was amazing as well as the food. A+++++++

G
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for an early dinner on a Saturday night. It's has a casual cafe feel but the food was of a higher caliber. The Seared Tuna was fantastic and my husband had the Salmon and crab cakes which were great. The mashed fingerlings and cole slaw was so fresh and tasty. We will be returning.

LD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good service and good food. Small portions. A bit expensive but very good.

CF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

I had lunch here today with my 4 and 9 year old grandsons. I had the grilled cheese and side salad. It was delicious and decadent and $13. No problem. My grand sons each ordered plain pancakes. Each child got 5 very small and thin pancakes. Nothing fancy on the dish was added. I was stunned at the $14 charge EACH! That makes no sense and I will not come back based on that alone. Just because you locate yourself in Saddle River does not give you the right to charge these prices. IHOP would be better and more reasonable.

Saddle River Cafe
Responded on 11 October 2019

Hi Catherine, Firstly, I'm so happy you enjoyed your grilled cheese. Secondly, we are very sorry you were charged the wrong price for children's pancakes, we do have pancakes for adults and it is a much more substantial portion with a compote and that's what the price reflected. We would love the opportunity to gain your business, please come back in and have pancakes with your grandkids, my treat.

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CJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our dinner at the Cafe...Same owner and quality of food as the Saddle River Inn, which of course is close to impossible to get into. This is much more casual, but we thought just as good, and we love casual. We started out with the "Roots and Fruits" Salad....which I turned my nose up to when my husband ordered it. I tasted it, and OMG it was delicious. So different and excellent. I had the skirt steak, which was the most tender skirt steak I've ever had in a restaurant. My husband had the salmon, which was cooked to perfection, he asked for it rare and it was perfect.
We will definitely go back...

e
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

food very good. portions on small side.
For the price should serve bread or something more than a (very ) few cut vegetables--maybe 8..for a party of 4

H
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food served by gracious people. Limited but evolving "something for everyone" menu has a backbone of classics but also has choices that allows you to be creative. Quickly becoming our favorite place.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really delicious food and warm environment-we loved it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I met a friend for a quick Wednesday night dinner and everything was fantastic. The food was great. The waitress was very attentive and sweet. I can’t wait to go back.

s
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We decided at 5:45 to go to Saddle River Cafe for a 6:00 reservation. It is a sophisticated more casual version of the Saddle River Inn.